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'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria: Official

Lagos - A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday.

Last male white rhino on Earth guarded by armed men 24/7

The last endangered white rhino on Earth is currently being guarded constantly by four armed rangers. It is their hope to aid the rhino in mating before the animal becomes extinct.

Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Abuja - Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

At least 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty

Lagos - Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a year on from the mass abduction of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala

Lagos - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.

Buhari party wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

Lagos - The party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of the country's 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results on Monday showed.

Nigeria's ruling party regains control of key oil state: Election results

Port Harcourt - Nigeria's ruling party on Monday won back control of the key oil-producing state of Rivers, official results showed on Monday, after rigging claims by the main opposition.

Incoming president's party makes gains in Nigeria regional election

Lagos - Nigeria's All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Nigeria girls who fled Boko Haram look to brighter future

Lagos - A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening -- basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes.

Results expected in Nigeria governor, local polls

Lagos - Results were expected to be announced from Sunday in Nigeria's state governorship and local assembly polls, after voting wrapped up across the country.

Nigeria votes for state governors, local assemblies

Lagos - Nigeria began counting votes from state governor and local assembly elections on Saturday, with the main opposition party tipped to build on its historic victory in the presidential race.

Nigeria votes for state governors, local assemblies

Lagos - Nigerians were on Saturday voting to choose new state governors and local assemblies, with the main opposition party tipped to build on its victory in the presidential race.

Op-Ed: Pesach and Easter in a torn world — In praise of Faith

New York - Like us all, every religious and spiritual tradition has its most beautiful part. Every religion and faith has parts that feel like young love, that part of the greater story that has no shadow, no shame, nor apology.

ECOWAS says no plans for April 8 summit on Boko Haram

Abuja - West African bloc ECOWAS on Sunday withdrew an earlier statement announcing a regional summit on April 8 to discuss the Boko Haram threat, saying no such meeting was planned for that day.

Op-Ed: Why Nigerians forgave and elected a former military dictator

Abuja - As Nigeria bids farewell to incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, its people welcome back a former military dictator who ran the country for 20 months in the early 1980s.

Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win

Abuja - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory marking the first democratic transfer of power in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win

Abuja - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory marking the first democratic transfer of power in Africa's most populous nation.

Buhari in historic Nigeria election win

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday became Nigeria's president elect after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power ever in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria on edge as first vote results unveiled

Abuja - First results trickled in from Nigeria's closely fought general election on Monday, with protests over the conduct of the vote and a warning of manipulation of the count adding to fears of violence.

Thousands call for vote re-run in Nigeria's Rivers state

Port Harcourt - Thousands of supporters of Nigeria's main opposition party on Sunday demonstrated in the oil-rich state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities.
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