‘Help release Sowore’ – activists plead with Archbishop of Canterbury

NIGERIA A human rights organization in Nigeria has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking him…

Nigeria spy agency opens fire on pro-Sowore protesters

NIGERIA Nigeria’s state security service has fired live rounds to disperse protesters in the capital, Abuja,…

‘Mentally ill people being mistreated in Nigeria’, says HRW

NIGERIA The campaign group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), says thousands of mentally ill people in Nigeria…

Jack Dorsey: No questions for Twitter CEO in Nigeria

NIGERIA Journalists in Nigeria have expressed disappointment after no questions were permitted at a meeting with…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey arrives in Nigeria

NIGERIA The co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey is in Nigeria for the start of…

NIGERIA: ‘Don’t call me Your Excellency,’ says Lagos governor

LAGOS, Nigeria The governor of Nigeria’s most populous state has said he no longer wants to…

‘I was kidnapped and now only travel by train’

NIGERIA To avoid Nigeria’s notorious kidnapping gangs thousands of commuters pack on to trains each day…

Nigeria police ‘free hundreds detained in mosque’

NIGERIA Police in Nigeria has rescued hundreds of captives detained in a mosque in Ibadan, in…

Oscar disqualifies Nigeria’s Lionheart film

NIGERIA Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji has protested against the disqualification of her film,…

Nigeria’s borders to stay closed until 31 January

NIGERIA Nigeria’s land borders will remain closed to trade until at least 31 January 2020. The…

Nigerian Army condemns ‘torture’ and ‘killing’

NIGERIA The Nigerian army has condemned and is investigating allegations of “unprofessional torture” and “extrajudicial killing”…

Capturing the heart of Nigeria – and Mandela’s socks

NIGERIA How a self-educated boy rose to become a celebrated photographer recording key historical moments. Sunmi…

Nigeria police free captives ‘held in prayer house’

NIGERIA Police in Nigeria has opened investigations after they rescued 15 people detained in a prayer…

Nigeria lifts ban on AAH, Mercy Corps

NIGERIA The Nigerian government says it has temporarily lifted the ban on two international charities –…

The border crisis fuelled by rice

NIGERIA Nigeria, one of Africa’s superpowers, closed all its land borders two months ago to tackle…

Sentamu warns of ‘environmental genocide’ in Nigeria

UK A leading Anglican cleric in the UK has told the BBC that oil exploration in…

Dozens of inmates escape prison in Nigeria

NIGERIA The Nigerian authorities say more than 150 inmates have escaped from a prison which partly…

Nigeria move to end IAAF cash row

ABUJA, Nigeria Nigeria’s sports minister has sought to end a two-year stand-off with the IAAF by…

UN re-opens Nigerian office after bombing

ABUJA, Nigeria The UN has reopened its office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, more than eight…

Nigerian art work sells for $1.4m after owners googled signature

NIGERIA A painting by the artist considered to be the father of Nigerian modernism has been…

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