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Nigerian governorship vote ends in a stalement: official

Osogbo - The governorship election in southwest Nigeria's Osun state ended in a stalemate on Sunday when the nation's electoral body failed to declare a clear winner.

Nigeria's Buhari under fire over 'astronomic' fuel subsidy bill

Lagos - It's only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt.

'Attack' on Swiss ship off the Nigerian coast: Bern

Port Harcourt - A Swiss-operated ship has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, Switzerland's foreign ministry said late Saturday, amid reports that 12 crew members had been kidnapped by pirates.

Nigerians vote to elect governor of key southwest state

Osogbo - Voters in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun went to the polls on Saturday to elect a new governor amid growing concerns about free and fair voting, six months ahead of a presidential election.

Anger over national carrier launch suspension in Nigeria

Lagos - Leading figures in Nigeria's aviation industry voiced shock and anger Thursday after plans to relaunch a national airline, 15 years after the collapse of a former flag carrier, were placed on hold.

Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

Lagos - He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigeria's military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town after troop attack

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists were in control of a town in northeast Nigeria on Saturday after sacking a military base, in the latest attack that raises questions about claims they are weakened to the point of defeat.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town: sources

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists have taken over a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking and occupying a military base, local officials and security sources told AFP on Saturday.

Cholera kills 14 in NE Nigeria: official

Kano - Cholera has killed 14 people with almost 400 hospitalised in the past week in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, the Borno state health commissioner said on Wednesday. "As of today, 5th September...

Criticism over huge fees for Nigerian election hopefuls

Abuja - Nigeria's two main political parties are asking election hopefuls to pay huge fees for the chance to stand at next year's general election, in a move criticised as favouring the rich and well-connected.

Death toll hits 48 in Boko Haram attack on Nigeria troops: sources

Kano - The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said on Monday.

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid: military sources

Kano - At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told AFP on Saturday.

11 million in urgent need in Lake Chad region: NGOs

Lagos - Eleven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs warned Thursday.

Nigeria must stop unlawful arrests, detentions: Amnesty

Lagos - Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria's government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practising "enforced disappearance" -- detention without trial -- to suppress dissent.

Britain's May takes post-Brexit trade tour to Nigeria

Abuja - Britain's Theresa May held talks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday on the second leg of her maiden Africa tour aimed at drumming up post-Brexit trade deals outside the European Union.

'Save me': Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl pleads for freedom

Kano - A Nigerian Christian schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram jihadists has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure her release, local media said Tuesday, citing a purported audio recording of the hostage.

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram return 'home' as presidential race heats up

- For Fadi Ali, these last three years have been a terrifying game of cat and mouse with Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria."They slaughtered my husband, my grandmother and two of my children," says the 35-year-old mother from Ngoshe.

In Nigeria, thousands celebrate Osun, goddess of fertility and water

Osogbo - "I'm dressed like a river," says priestess Osundele Okugbesan as she shows off her flowing white strapless dress and long beaded necklaces cascading down her chest.
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