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Nigerian civil war remix of a theatre classic

Inua Ellams gives Chekhov's classic play a radical new setting: 1960s Nigeria during the Biafran War.
BBC News - Published

UK seeks to confiscate convicted Nigerian politician's loot

A British prosecutor launched a fresh attempt on Thursday to confiscate tens of millions of pounds stolen from an oil-producing state in Nigeria by its former governor, who was convicted of laundering..
Reuters - Published

Nigerian Islamist militants free three aid workers, other civilian hostages: U.N.

Islamist militants released three aid workers and other civilians in northeast Nigeria who had been held hostage since late December, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country said on..
Reuters - Published

Remembering Nigeria's Biafra war that many prefer to forget

Fifty years from the end of Nigeria's civil war three people on the losing side reflect on its impact.
BBC News - Published

#MeToo gave women a voice but solutions still missing: novelist Adichie

The #MeToo movement may have given women's rights a boost but the drive for gender equality still takes "two steps forward, and one step backwards," Nigerian novelist and activist Chimamanda Ngozi..
Reuters - Published

The Nigerian blind mechanic using touch to make repairs

Nigerian Emeka Abugu says he's perfected his skills after losing his sight as a child.
BBC News - Published

Militant attack in Nigerian town kills 20 soldiers, displaces 1,000 residents

About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1,000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria, two residents and a military source said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria-Cameroon border grenade blast kills nine

Twenty-six people were wounded in the blast on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, an official says.
BBC News - Published

Thirty killed in northeast Nigeria bomb blast on crowded bridge

At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters on Monday.
Reuters - Published

The story of the aeroplane house in Nigeria's capital Abuja

Said Jammal has spent 20 years building the family's unusual home in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
BBC News - Published

UK and US considered Nigeria naval blockade over Saro-Wiwa execution

The UK and US considered an oil embargo after activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged, document reveals.
BBC News - Published

Gay in Nigeria: 'Everybody sees me as an abomination'

Five years on from Nigeria's Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, discrimination seems to be worse.
BBC News - Published

Militants kill 10 in Nigeria attack targeting aid workers, Christians: witnesses

Islamist militants killed at least 10 people and took two women captive in an attack on a convoy in northern Nigeria that targeted Christians and those associated with international aid groups,..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in Nigeria

Islamic State released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria, saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and its..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State in Nigeria 'beheads Christian hostages'

The killings are said to have been revenge for the death of the Islamic State group leader in Syria.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria releases Sowore and Dasuki after AG orders bail

Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore and former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki left prison Tuesday evening after the attorney general ordered their release on bail, in recognition of court orders.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria orders release of Sowore, Dasuki, heeding court orders: attorney general

Nigeria's attorney general ordered the release on bail of an ex-presidential candidate and a former national security adviser, in recognition of a court order that they be released.
Reuters - Published

Pro-government group attacks rally demanding release of 'illegally' held Nigerians

Pro-government activists in Nigeria on Monday attacked civil society protesters who were demanding the release of people they say are illegally detained, a Reuters witness said.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian table tennis players home from Bosnia camp

The two Nigerians say Croatian police mistook them for illegal migrants and forced them into Bosnia.
BBC News - Published

Letter from Africa: How talk of witches stirs emotions in Nigeria

A section of the Nigerian criminal code forbids witchcraft, and it is punishable by a jail term.
BBC News - Published

Armed group claims killing four humanitarian hostages in Nigeria, aid organization says

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Armed group says it killed 4 hostages kidnapped in Nigeria: Action Against Hunger

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian spent eight years awaiting trial before being freed

Babagana Aliyu spent eight years in prison without being convicted of a crime.
BBC News - Published

Rights groups urge release of Nigerian ex-presidential candidate

Human rights groups called on Monday for the release of a former presidential candidate facing treason charges who was re-arrested a day after being freed from detention on bail.
Reuters - Published

Pirates capture crew members of Hong Kong-flagged tanker: SCMP

A Hong Kong-registered crude oil tanker was attacked and its sailors kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the early hours of Wednesday, the South China Morning Post cited the city's Marine..
Reuters - Published

Yinka Ilori: My Nigerian narrative of art and design in London

Yinka Ilori is a London-based artist whose technicolour work is inspired by his Nigerian heritage.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria files fraud charge in bid to overturn nearly $10 billion penalty

Lawyers for the Nigerian government filed "new and substantive" allegations of fraud with a British court on Friday, carrying on a fight against an arbitration award now worth close to $10 billion, a..
Reuters - Published

Nigerian activist Sowore re-arrested hours after he was freed: lawyer

A Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate whose detention has prompted protests by rights groups was re-arrested on Friday at a court hearing hours after he was freed on bail, his lawyer..
Reuters - Published

Nigerian activist Sowore released on bail: Sahara Reporters

A Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate whose continued detention prompted protests by rights groups was released on bail late on Thursday, the news organization that he founded said on..
Reuters - Published

Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker off Nigeria

Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria, an official with the ship's operator said on Thursday, in another sign of worsening piracy in the region.
Reuters - Published

UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said.
BBC News - Published

Cambridge college to return looted Benin cockerel statue to Nigeria

A Cambridge University college said on Thursday it would return an antique statue of a cockerel to Benin City in Nigeria, more than 120 years after the work was looted by British colonial forces.
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Boris Johnson suggested Nigerian people are obsessed with money in 'racist' resurfaced column

'This is deeply offensive and unforgivable,' says anti-racism campaigner
Independent - Published

Nigeria meets with West African neighbors on border closure

Nigeria met with its West African neighbors on Tuesday over its land border closure, with the African giant insisting on levying duties on goods transiting to its country through neighboring nations to..
Reuters - Published

47 Nigerian men plead not guilty to homosexuality charge

Forty-seven Nigerian men pleaded innocent on Wednesday to a charge of public displays of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian prison scam: Head of high-security jail arrested after $1m fraud

A prison doctor was also arrested over an alleged role in enabling a scammer to operate while in jail.
BBC News - Published

Nobel winner Wole Soyinka’s journey with prostate cancer

Nigerian author and Nobel prize winner Prof Wole Soyinka was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014.
BBC News - Published

U.S. indicts Nigerian airline CEO on bank fraud and money laundering charges

The founder and CEO of one of Nigeria's largest airlines, Air Peace, has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of bank fraud and money laundering for the alleged illegal movement..
Reuters - Published

Internet fraud: Nigerian scammer 'pulls off $1m heist' from prison

Officials say Hope Olusegun Aroke was able to visit hotels and functions while in a police hospital.
BBC News - Published

Lion removed from house opposite school in Lagos, Nigeria

The creature was reportedly being used to guard a house in the Nigerian city of Lagos.
BBC News - Published

Nigeria to form border force with neighbors Benin and Niger to fight smuggling

Nigeria and neighboring countries Benin and Niger have agreed to set up a joint border patrol force to tackle smuggling between the West African countries, they said in a communique on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria security agency denies opening fire on supporters of detained activist

Nigeria's state security agency on Wednesday denied that its officers opened fire on campaigners calling for the release of a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who remains in..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Preston, Fulham & Man City midfielder Etuhu guilty of match-fixing

Former Nigeria international Dickson Etuhu is found guilty of attempted match-fixing by an appeals court in Sweden.
BBC News - Published

Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'

A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart.
BBC News - Published

The company decoding African DNA to help fight diseases

Nigeria-based 54gene wants to help scientists to better diagnose and treat illnesses affecting black Africans.
BBC News - Published

Crystal Chigbu: The mum making prosthetic limbs for Nigerian children

Crystal Chigbu was inspired to help children in need after her daughter's leg was amputated.
BBC News - Published

Omoyele Sowore: Anger over detention of Nigerian journalist

The Nigerian state security service claims that nobody has come to collect Omoyele Sowore on bail.
BBC News - Published

'I was kidnapped and now only travel by train'

To avoid Nigeria's notorious kidnapping gangs thousands of commuters pack on to trains in the capital.
BBC News - Published

Timeline: Captives freed from abusive Islamic institutions in Nigeria

Nigeria launched a crackdown on informal Islamic schools and rehabilitation centers in late September after a man was refused permission to see his nephews at one institution and complained to police...
Reuters - Published

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