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Nigeria says will sign landmark Africa free trade pact

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will sign a landmark deal to scrap trade tariffs among African countries at an upcoming summit of the continent's leaders, his office said.

At least 45 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast

Port Harcourt - At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed and then exploded as people gathered fuel, emergency services said Tuesday.

In the heart of the metropolis, a king of Nigeria's herder Fulani

Lagos - The Sarkin Fulani of Lagos sinks into his white upholstered throne, lays a hand on the sculpted golden cow head that forms the armrest and scans the subjects gathered at his feet.

Hunger for beef offers rewards and risks for Nigeria's pastoralists

Lagos - With over 200 million people and an emerging middle class, Nigeria is witnessing a boom in demand for meat that offers potential but also risks for the semi-nomadic herders who provide most of its beef.

Forces of history drive Nigeria's herder-farmer conflict

Sokoto - Beneath an escalating conflict between herders and farmers in central Nigeria lies a relentless but often under-reported force: history.

The long read: Nigeria's War of the Land

Kaduna - "Move! Move!" The herders cry, the packed crowd divides, and a vast column of cattle charges through the swirling dust, their long sharp horns swaying like a forest.

Rival groups and strategies overshadow jihadist conflict in Nigeria

Kano - Two attacks less than 24 hours apart in northeastern Nigeria this week have laid bare the deadly but divergent strategies of Boko Haram and a rival jihadist group, the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).

30 killed in triple suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

Kano - Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group.

EU urges Nigeria electoral reform after disputed polls

Abuja - European Union election observers on Saturday called on Nigeria to consider urgent electoral reforms after identifying "systemic failings" in the recent presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections.

In Nigeria's Lagos, aquatic weed plagues waterways

Lagos - Traffic jams on the snarled up roads of Nigeria's megacity of Lagos are legendary, but a growing problem is also clogging up the waterways of Africa's biggest city -- water hyacinths.

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and root out corruption in Africa's key economy.

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and root out corruption in Africa's key economy.

New Nigeria versus old as governor cuts emir's power

Kano - When the emir of Kano returned from pilgrimage this month, dancing supporters lined the streets to welcome a monarch commanding millions as one of Nigeria's principal Islamic leaders.

How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say

Lagos - Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned Tuesday.

Nigerians hold birthday rally for girl held by Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigerian activists Tuesday staged a rally to mark the 16th birthday of a girl who was abducted by Boko Haram 449 days ago.

Nigerian women protest against police over sexual assaults

Abuja - Hundreds of protesters marched through the Nigerian capital Abuja on Friday demanding an end to police impunity, after officers were accused of carrying out a string of sexual assaults.

Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested -- then assaulted

Abuja - In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in the capital Abuja.She says she was detained, assaulted and then raped by those meant to protect her.

Nigeria vows to capture killers of aid worker couple

Abuja - Nigeria's government vowed Tuesday to track down gunmen who stormed a luxury hotel and murdered two aid workers, a British woman and a Nigerian man, before abducting three other people.

Nigerian president increases minimum wage by two-thirds

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law an increase by two-thirds to the minimum wage in Africa's most populous country.It raises the minimum wage from 18,000 naira ($50, 44 euros) a month to 30,000 naira ($83).

'Fake news' fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria: experts

Lagos - Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.
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