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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

Islamists kill nine soldiers in northeast Nigeria: sources

Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday.
Reuters - 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

Nigeria denies Human Rights Watch child detention report

Nigeria is detaining thousands of children allegedly linked to militants Boko Haram, a report says.
BBC News - Published

Banned Nigerian Shi'ite group says police killed 12 in religious marches

A Nigerian Shi'ite group banned by the government said police killed 12 of its members and injured more on Tuesday during marches in the north of country to mark a Muslim holiday.
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of Nigerians to take free evacuation from South Africa

At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's president said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

South Africa: Nigeria to repatriate 600 citizens amid violence

A wave of attacks on foreign-owned businesses in South Africa has left at least 10 dead.
BBC News - Published

Samson Ebukam: 'American football helped me fight racism in US'

Samson Ebukam is a Nigerian-born American football player who used sport to overcome bullying in US.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria: Why is it struggling to meet its tax targets?

Nigeria says more people than ever are paying tax - but government revenues are not growing
BBC News - Published

Nigeria's Buhari to visit South Africa after attacks

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, the South African..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker ordered to pay back £7.3m laundered for corrupt Nigerian politician

London banker was 'lynchpin' in scheme to channel stolen funds through UK, says National Crime Agency
Independent - Published

South Africa acknowledges 'Afrophobia' partly to blame for violence against foreigners

South Africa's Foreign Minister acknowledged on Thursday that prejudice against people from other African countries was one of the causes behind deadly attacks on foreign-owned businesses, a day after..
Reuters - Published

South Africa embassy closed in Nigeria after threats: minister

South Africa has temporarily closed its embassy in Nigeria after threats led to fears for staff safety, Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told Reuters, after attacks this week on foreign-owned..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria boycotts Africa economic summit over anti-foreign riots

Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities.
Reuters - Published

Under siege in Nigeria, South African businesses shut stores

South African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country.
Reuters - Published

MTN Nigeria shuts stores after anti-South African attacks

The Nigerian division of South African telecom operator MTN said on Wednesday it will shut all stores and service centers in the country until further notice after its facilities in three cities were..
Reuters - Published

Nollywood actress: 'I was asked for sex in exchange for roles in films'

Nene Nwayo says she's been asked for sex and to bleach her skin to get roles in Nigerian films.
BBC News - Published

Nigerian insecurity requires urgent attention, U.N. rapporteur warns

Nigeria's multiple security problems have created a crisis that requires urgent attention and could lead to instability in other African countries if it is not addressed, a United Nations rapporteur..
Reuters - Published

OPEC posts first 2019 oil-output rise despite Saudi cuts: Reuters survey

OPEC oil output has risen in August for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by top exporter Saudi Arabia and losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran, a..
Reuters - Published

Letter from Africa: Nigerian anger over South African xenophobia

Anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa are souring the country's relations with Nigeria.
BBC News - Published

More than 50 abducted in attack on northwest Nigerian village: residents

More than 50 people, including pregnant women and children, were abducted in a raid on a village in northwest Nigeria, seven residents told Reuters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria closes part of border with Benin to check rice smuggling

Nigeria has partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling that is threatening the country's attempt to boost local production, the government said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria's fertility goddess festival

The traditional two-week religious celebration is believed to be 600 years old.
BBC News - Published

US names Nigerians in massive fraud investigation

Eighty people - most described as Nigerian citizens - are accused of stealing millions of dollars.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria goes three years without a case of polio

Nigeria is close to being declared polio-free after not seeing a case of the virus for three years.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria's Buhari assigns cabinet portfolios, appoints new oil minister

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari swore members of his cabinet into office on Wednesday, assigning a new minister of state for petroleum in Africa's top producer of crude oil.
Reuters - Published

Why Nigeria has restricted food imports

The government hopes to boost agriculture but will it lead to higher prices?
BBC News - Published

Nigerian government ordered to pay $9bn to private gas firm

Gas company P&ID has been locked in a legal dispute with the Nigerian government for almost a decade.
BBC News - Published

UK judge to allow firm to try to seize $9 billion in Nigerian assets in gas dispute

A judge in London said on Friday he would grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to seek to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an..
Reuters - Published

Met Police officer on Big Brother in Nigeria 'without permission', force says

PC Khafi Kareem under investigation by Scotland Yard's professional standards unit
Independent - Published

West African slavery lives on, 400 years after transatlantic trade began

Blessing was only six years old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for a family in the Nigerian city of Abuja, on the promise they would put her through school.
Reuters - Published

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