Nigeria signs prisoner exchange agreement with Britain

 Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Britain on prisoner exchange arrangements and immigration issues, an official said.

Nigeria lurches from crisis to crisis as elections approach

Nigeria`s government took out a two-page advertisement in a number of national newspapers on Monday. Its message: President Goodluck Jonathan is the best leader the country has ever had.

Nigeria security agents raid opposition office

Nigeria`s main opposition party claimed on Sunday that security agents had ransacked its office in Lagos, arresting workers and seizing documents, in the latest flareup ahead of February elections.

Urgent action needed to avoid Nigeria poll violence: Crisis Group

 Nigeria`s General Election is on track to be "volatile and vicious", the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday, warning that "an increasingly violent" political climate must be checked to avoid widespread unrest. 

Coroner threatens Nigerian `prophet` for second inquest no-show

A coroner on Thursday said he would order the arrest of a Nigerian preacher after he again failed to appear to give evidence about a deadly building collapse at his Lagos megachurch.

Military plane was `mystery` aircraft above stricken Lagos building: Police

A mysterious aircraft that a popular Nigerian preacher linked to the collapse of a guesthouse at his Lagos megachurch was an Air Force plane, a coroner`s inquest was told on Wednesday.

South Africa to repatriate bodies of nationals killed in Lagos collapse

The South African government said Tuesday that it was ready to repatriate on the weekend the bodies of 81 of its nationals killed in a September church building collapse in Nigerian economic capital Lagos.

`Prophet` fails to appear at Lagos building collapse inquest

One of Nigeria`s most popular preachers failed to appear at a coroner`s inquest on Wednesday to explain how 116 people died in a building collapse at his Lagos megachurch.

Nigeria`s road shame goes online in hope of better days

The dismal state of Nigeria`s roads is a constant source of exasperation for the long-suffering population but a tongue-in-cheek campaign on social media is trying to shame the authorities into action. 

German kidnapped in Nigeria rescued

 A German national, who was abducted a week ago in Nigeria, has been "rescued", authorities confirmed.

Plane isolated at Madrid airport for Ebola check

An Air France plane was isolated at Madrid's airport on Thursday because of a suspected Ebola case after a passenger was reported to have a fever and shivers, officials said.

Horn free: Lagos tries to tackle noise pollution

Nigeria's chaotic megacity Lagos today sought to impose a one-day ban on the use of the car horn, hoping to raise awareness about damaging noise pollution and improve quality of life.

Nigeria military rejects Boko Haram jet, execution claims

Nigeria`s military on Friday dismissed claims that a man beheaded by Boko Haram fighters in the group`s latest video was an air force pilot in a fighter jet that went missing three weeks ago.

Gunmen kidnap Chinese national in central Nigeria: Police

Gunmen kidnapped a Chinese national from his residence in central Nigeria`s Kogi state, police said on Wednesday, vowing to track down the attackers and free the hostage.

Toll in Nigeria building collapse reaches 86

The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria`s commercial capital Lagos climbed to 86 Saturday, authorities said.

Nigerian leader visits collapsed building as death toll hits 86

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Lagos, promising to investigate the cause of the tragedy as the death toll hit 86, rescuers said Saturday.

84 South Africans killed in Nigeria church collapse: Official

The number of South Africans known to have died in the collapse of a multi-storey megachurch in Lagos last week has risen to 84, Pretoria`s high commissioner to Nigeria said on Friday.

Death toll in Nigeria building collapse rises to 80: Rescuers

The death toll from a collapsed guesthouse at a megachurch in Nigeria`s financial capital Lagos has risen to 80 after more bodies were pulled from the rubble, rescuers said on Thursday.

33 killed in fresh attack in northern Nigeria

At least 33 people, including a soldier, were killed Tuesday night in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, official said Wednesday.

Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 70

 The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria`s commercial capital Lagos reached 70 Wednesday, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest development on the incident which occurred last week.