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Corruption takes centre stage in Nigerian election campaign

Abuja - Corruption is taking centre stage in the run-up to Nigeria's presidential elections, with the incumbent accused of failing to tackle the scourge of graft and his challenger facing claims about his past.

14 dead, aid affected after jihadist raid in Nigeria: MSF

Lagos - Fourteen people were killed and thousands fled when Boko Haram attacked a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday.

Nigeria's Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram as the jihadists launched fresh attacks in the restive northeast.

Nigeria's Buhari hands key colleague re-election role

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday handed responsibility for his re-election campaign to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a sign of rapprochement with the man who masterminded his landmark 2015 election win.

How to explain the return of Nigeria's Boko Haram militants?

Kano - Nigeria's Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified attacks against the army in the northeast of the country at an alarming rate, and the military appears to be strugglin...

Former Nigerian president Shagari dies aged 93

Abuja - Former Nigerian president Shehu Shagari, who was in power between 1979 and 1983, died Friday aged 93, the country's current president said.

Suspected killers of Nigeria ex-defence chief arrested: police

Lagos - Five suspected killers of a former Nigerian defence chief have been arrested, the police said on Thursday.Retired air chief marshall Alex Badeh was shot dead last week by unknown gunmen on a road outside Abuja, the nation's capital.

13 Nigerian troops, policeman killed in Boko Haram attack

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists ambushed a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman, the army said Wednesday.

Boko Haram mastermind of deadly Nigeria blasts arrested: police

Kano - A top Boko Haram leader accused of organising deadly twin blasts in the Nigerian capital Abuja that killed 18 people has been arrested, police said Friday.

Nigerian military lifts ban on UNICEF in restive northeast

Abuja - The Nigerian military lifted a ban on UNICEF operations in the ravaged northeast late Friday after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training "spies" supporting Boko Haram jihadists.

Nigeria's military bans UNICEF over 'spies' training claim

Lagos - Nigeria's military on Friday suspended UNICEF from operating in the country's ravaged northeast over claims it was training "spies" who are supporting Boko Haram jihadists.

Nigerian police kill over 100 'bandits' in crackdown

Lagos - Nigerian police claimed on Friday that over 100 "bandits" had been killed in a crackdown targeting crime in the northwest state of Zamfara, following a surge in kidnappings for ransom and cattle rustling.

Nigerian soldiers lash out in video after bloody Boko Haram attack

Kano - Troops fighting on the frontlines of the Boko Haram conflict in northeastern Nigeria have released a video claiming at least 100 soldiers died in a recent attack and deploring the poor state of their equipment.

IS claims 118 killed in 'West Africa province' after Nigeria army bases attacked

Lagos - The Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast Nigeria that have raised fears of a resurgent Boko Haram.

Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria: civilian militia

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists abducted around 50 loggers in northeastern Nigerian close to the border with Cameroon, civilian militia and residents told AFP Thursday.

Boko Haram attacks leave 53 dead in pre-election show of force

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.

Nigeria's pro-business opposition leader launches campaign

Lagos - Nigeria's opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launched his presidential campaign on Monday vowing to create millions of jobs to tackle rising inequality and insecurity in Africa's top oil producer.

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigerian troops repelled an attack on a military base in northeastern Borno state in which a soldier was killed and four others were injured, military and militia sources told AFP Saturday.

Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir

Kano - One of Nigeria's leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence.

Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain

Abuja - The head of Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited to face trial because a corruption probe against her in Britain was taking too long.
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