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Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub, after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.

Nigeria protesters tell of 'terrible' shooting

Lagos - Nothing is left of the party atmosphere that filled the protest ground in the centre of Nigeria's biggest city Lagos -- except for broken glass and graffiti denouncing police violence.

Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces sparked international outrage.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters in which Amnesty International said security forces had killed several people.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters in which Amnesty International said security forces had killed several people.

Nigeria in shock after deadly shooting of protesters

Lagos - Nigerians were in shock on Wednesday after a deadly shooting of peaceful protesters in the biggest city Lagos that Amnesty International blamed on security forces.

Curfew declared in Nigeria's Lagos as protests worsen

Lagos - Authorities declared a 24-hour curfew in Nigeria's economic hub Lagos Tuesday as violence flared in widespread protests that have rocked cities across the country.

Death toll climbs as Nigeria protests spiral

Lagos - Crowds took to the streets again in Nigeria's largest cities on Monday as the death toll rose in snowballing protests sparked by police brutality.

Nigeria's youth finds voice in police brutality protests

Lagos - Protests against police brutality in Nigeria have brought Africa's largest city to a standstill and dominated social media, channelling anger among the frustrated youth that has forced the government to listen.

Nigerians stage fresh protests over police brutality

Lagos - Thousands of Nigerians took to the streets in a string of cities once again Tuesday for fresh protests against police brutality, bringing traffic to a standstill in economic hub Lagos.

Hopes dashed but still dreaming, Nigeria turns 60

Kano - It was just after midnight in Lagos, on a horse-racing track turned square, when Nigeria's new white and green flag was hoisted officially for the first time, replacing Britain's Union Jack.

Nigeria convoy attack death toll rises to 30: sources

Kano - The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday.

UN declares Africa free of polio

Lagos - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday declared that Africa was free of the virus that causes polio, a landmark in a decades-long campaign to eradicate the notorious disease around the world.

Africa to be declared polio-free

Lagos - The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that the African continent is free from wild polio, four years after the last cases appeared in northeastern Nigeria.

Jihadists take hundreds hostage in northeast Nigeria town

Kano - Jihadists have taken hundreds of hostages in a northeast Nigerian town where people had just returned after fleeing their homes, locals and militia sources said Wednesday.

Gunmen kill 21 villagers in northern Nigeria: police

Lagos - Gunmen have killed 21 villagers in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, police said Friday, in the latest deadly violence between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers over grazing and water rights.

In Nigeria, African researchers blaze a trail in virus fight

- "Strong people don't put others down -- they lift them up."So says the discreet sign at the entrance to one of the most remarkable research facilities in Africa.

Death toll from Nigeria jihadist attack rises to 69

Kano - The death toll from an attack by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has risen to 69, security sources and residents said Wednesday.

Jihadist attack leaves 59 dead in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Fighters from an IS-linked jihadist group on Tuesday killed 59 people in a raid on a herding village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local militia members and residents told AFP.
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