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Federal republic in West Africa

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Nigeria: Federal republic in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.

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Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

Police said on Saturday they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria's Buhari saga: The fake wedding, the president and the family feud

Recent events involving Nigeria's President Buhari and his wife hint at tensions in the presidential villa.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Nigeria

Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria [Video]Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

Police said on Saturday (October 19) they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Reinventing the wheel with a Nigerian kids' unicycle coach [Video]Reinventing the wheel with a Nigerian kids' unicycle coach

In a driveway of a suburban Lagos house, 14-year-old Kehinde Oguntokun juggles colourful circus clubs as he swings around on a unicycle.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Injured Neymar sidelined for four weeks - PSG [Video]Injured Neymar sidelined for four weeks - PSG

Paris St Germain forward Neymar will be out of action for four weeks because of a thigh injury, PSG says.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

Hundreds of chained captives released from Nigerian school [Video]Hundreds of chained captives released from Nigerian school

Police say children as young as five were among those released from the building in Kaduna

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Nigeria bans foreign milk to support local farmers [Video]Nigeria bans foreign milk to support local farmers

Critics say local producers may struggle to supply enough milk for 200 million Nigerians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Nigeria's diesel-dependent economy braces for clean-fuel rules [Video]Nigeria's diesel-dependent economy braces for clean-fuel rules

Diesel prices are expected to surge as United Nations rules aimed at cleaning up international shipping come into effect next year, and that has generator-dependant businesses in Nigeria worried. Sarah..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Africa's freestyle footballers show off their tricks in Nigeria [Video]Africa's freestyle footballers show off their tricks in Nigeria

Ivorian competitor Abdul Kone wins the African Freestyle Football Championship for the second time against more than 40 contestants. Kwame Amoah Mensah reports.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

Hundreds of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa after attacks [Video]Hundreds of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa after attacks

Nigerian airline to return more than 600 nationals in the coming days with victims saying it's 'not safe here'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Nigeria's 'Nollywood' attracts global entertainment brands [Video]Nigeria's 'Nollywood' attracts global entertainment brands

Nigeria's film industry, the world's second-largest, is increasingly grabbing the attention and financing of international investors eager to get access to a growing African market. Alexis Akwagyiram..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Nigeria works to end violence in 'Wild West' [Video]Nigeria works to end violence in 'Wild West'

The government says it is moving to address what the nomads called decades of exploitation and oppression.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:39Published

South African violence: Nigeria recalling top diplomat [Video]South African violence: Nigeria recalling top diplomat

Nigeria is expected to recall its top diplomat in South Africa, where riots in recent days have targeted mainly foreigners from other parts of Africa.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

South Africa shuts embassy in Nigeria after reprisal attacks [Video]South Africa shuts embassy in Nigeria after reprisal attacks

Protesters gathered to voice their anger at foreign businesses being attacked in the South African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:22Published

Under siege in Nigeria, South African businesses shut stores [Video]Under siege in Nigeria, South African businesses shut stores

South African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday after attacks on their facilities in the country - a retaliation after days of riots in South Africa chiefly targeting..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Foreigners in South Africa fear for safety after attacks [Video]Foreigners in South Africa fear for safety after attacks

Nigerian leader condemns anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa after days of rioting

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Nigerian forces accused of abuses in conflict against separatists [Video]Nigerian forces accused of abuses in conflict against separatists

The United Nations' special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has just ended a two-week visit to Nigeria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:21Published

Nigeria government 'detaining' trafficking survivors: Report [Video]Nigeria government 'detaining' trafficking survivors: Report

According to a Human Rights Watch report, survivors of human trafficking are being locked up in shelters by government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

17 Arrested In US Over Multi-Million Dollar Internet Romance Scam [Video]17 Arrested In US Over Multi-Million Dollar Internet Romance Scam

US prosecutors charged 80 people -- mostly Nigerians -- in a widespread conspiracy on Thursday. The scam defrauded at least $6 million from businesses and vulnerable elderly women. According to CNN, 17..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Nigerian police battle a growing kidnapping crisis [Video]Nigerian police battle a growing kidnapping crisis

Until now kidnappers in Nigeria had targeted public officials, their relatives and foreign workers, often in the oil industry

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Eighty charged in US online fraud scam [Video]Eighty charged in US online fraud scam

A federal grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday, charging 80 people, most of whom are Nigerian nationals, with participating in a variety of online scams to steal millions of dollars. U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Nigeria: Displaced women live in fear as incidents of rape rise [Video]Nigeria: Displaced women live in fear as incidents of rape rise

The Abagena camp in the city of Makurdi was supposed to be a refuge for the people, but most people don't feel safe here anymore. A sharp increase in rape of women and young girls is bothering the..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:03Published

 

Life in a Nigerian torture 'school': I was treated like an animal

Police discovered more than 70 men and boys in shackles when they raided the private Islamic school.
BBC News - Published

Ben Enwonwu: The Nigerian painter behind 'Africa's Mona Lisa'

Ben Enwonwu, the painter behind "Africa's Mona Lisa", had a complex relationship with the UK.
BBC News - Published

Police free hundreds of males, some chained and beaten, from Nigerian school in third raid this month

Police freed about 500 men and boys from an Islamic school in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, many of whom had been chained to walls, molested and beaten, police sources said.
Reuters - Published

Hundreds more freed from torture in third Nigerian 'school' raid in a month

Police freed about 500 men and boys from an Islamic school in northern Nigeria on Wednesday where some had been chained to walls, molested and beaten, police sources said.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria's land borders closed to all goods: head of customs

Nigeria has closed its land borders to all movement of goods and has no timeline for reopening them, the head of the nation's customs agency said.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools after second raid

Nigeria's president on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic schools, after a second police raid in less than a month revealed men and boys subjected to beatings, abuse and squalid..
Reuters - Published

Men and boys chained up at Nigeria Islamic 'school'

Police say dozens of males were freed in a raid on the institution in Katsina state, Nigeria.
BBC News - Published

Hundreds fled abusive Nigerian 'school' before police raid

Hundreds of captives who were beaten, abused and held in squalid conditions at a purported Islamic school in northern Nigeria escaped prior to a raid this week, police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

'Tortured' and shackled pupils freed from Nigerian Islamic school

Police find 67 pupils with chains on their ankles at an Islamic boarding school in the north.
BBC News - Published

Nigerian police rescue 67 from 'inhuman' conditions at Islamic 'school'

Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to "inhuman and degrading treatments."
Reuters - Published

Nigeria looks to sign military cooperation deal with Russia this month

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants,..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria seeks anti-sexual harassment law after BBC #SexForGrades film

The bill follows a BBC film that exposed alleged sexual misconduct at universities in West Africa.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria lecturer suspended after BBC Africa Eye 'sex-for-grades' film

Lagos University's Boniface Igbeneghu, who has not commented, was filmed propositioning an undercover journalist.
BBC News - Published

Keeping alive the Igbo talking flute in Nigeria

This Nigerian music teacher wants to preserve Igbo traditions, such as the 'Oja'. talking flute.
BBC News - Published

South African attacks on foreigners shame the continent, says Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that a wave of deadly violence against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa last month was an embarrassment to the continent.
Reuters - Published

Gunmen kidnap six schoolgirls in Nigeria

Gunmen kidnapped six schoolgirls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Thursday, police said.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria releases 25 children cleared of suspected ties with Boko Haram: UNICEF

The Nigerian army released 25 children on Thursday after clearing them of suspected ties with armed Islamist groups in the country's restive northeast region, the United Nations Children's Fund..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria and South Africa: When two African giants meet

Nigeria's president visits continental rival South Africa weeks after condemning attacks on foreigners there.
BBC News - Published

Nigerian police free 19 women and girls from Lagos 'baby factory': statement

Police in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies.
Reuters - Published

Islamic State claims attack on soldiers in northeast Nigeria

Militants in northeastern Nigeria killed at least nine people in an attack on Sunday, sources told Reuters on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian activist Sowore pleads not guilty to treason charges

Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore pleaded not guilty at a court in Abuja on Monday to charges of treason, money laundering and harassing the president.
Reuters - Published

Victims of north Nigerian institution share stories of terror

When Jibril had tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings, he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian 'torture house': Kaduna school was 'like hellfire'

Nearly 500 men and boys were tortured, sexually abused, chained up and starved, police said.
BBC News - Published

Nigerian authorities seek families of inmates from purported school after raid

Nigerian authorities on Saturday scrambled to find the families of hundreds of men and boys freed from a purported school where some had been kept in chains, tortured and allegedly sexually abused.
Reuters - Published

Authorities seek families of men and boys rescued from Nigeria abuse school

Nigerian authorities on Saturday scrambled to find the families of hundreds of men and boys freed from a school where some had been kept in chains, sexually abused and tortured.
Reuters - Published

Lawlessness double displaced from NW Nigeria to 40,000: UNHCR

Worsening violence has doubled the number of people displaced from northwest Nigeria to some 40,000 over the past four months, the United Nations said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

'Used and dehumanized': Dozens of boys found chained in Nigeria

More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of captives, many boys in chains, freed in Nigeria

More than 300 captives, most of them children and many in chains, have been rescued from a building in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

More than 300 people, mostly children, found in chains in Nigeria's Kaduna

Nigerian police freed more than 300 people, mostly children, being held in chains in a building in the northern city of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria 'torture house': Hundreds freed after Kaduna police raid

Nearly 500 men and boys were tortured, sexually abused, chained up and starved, police say.
BBC News - Published

Mercy Corps suspends northeast Nigeria work after army shuts offices

International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region,..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State says it killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in northeast Borno state: Amaq

Islamic State said via its Amaq news agency that it killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in the northeast state of Borno in attacks on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Italy migrant cleared of fine for sweeping local street

Officials scrap a penalty imposed on a Nigerian man who chose to sweep for money instead of begging.
BBC News - Published

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria's internet scammers are 'role models'

Educated youths have become involved in cyber crime after seeing uneducated scammers get rich.
BBC News - Published

Abuja crime: Is Nigeria's capital city 'one of the safest in the world'?

Is the country's police chief right about the low level of crime in Abuja?
BBC News - Published

Nigeria shuts Action Against Hunger aid group 'for feeding militants'

Action Against Hunger denies accusations that it is supplying "food and drugs" to Boko Haram.
BBC News - Published

Nigerian army says NGO aided terrorists, forces it to close office

The army in northeastern Nigeria forced non-profit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region, accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian man who died in detention centre 'had been unwell for weeks but not seen by a doctor'

Exclusive: Oscar Okwurime asked to see a doctor multiple times before he died, friends and family say
Independent - Published

South Africa apologises to Nigeria over xenophobic attacks

An envoy expresses the country's "sincerest apologies" following a wave of violence targeting foreigners.
BBC News - Published

Islamic State fills the void in Nigeria as soldiers retreat to 'super camps'

When Islamic State gunmen stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Magumeri on the night of August 21, they had free rein.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian magician Babs Cardini: 'I want to be the best'

Nigerian magician Babs Cardini wows audiences on the streets of Lagos.
BBC News - Published

'I fled Boko Haram and had to leave my son behind'

Nigerian mother Asibi faced an impossible choice when she was forced to flee Boko Haram.
BBC News - Published

'I've seen a lot in here, but nothing like this': Nigerian man dies in UK's largest detention centre

'He kept himself to himself. He didn't talk much at all. I don't think he was happy in here'
Independent - Published

Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari's election

A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the February presidential election.
Reuters - Published

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