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Nigerian soldiers block roads, burn buses in Lagos protest

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 20:17

Nigerian soldiers blocked roads, fired shots into the air and burned several buses in Lagos on Friday after a soldier was killed in a bus accident, an episode residents said recalled the country`s former military dictatorship.

Nigeria car bomb explosion toll 56

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 20:27

The toll in the car bomb explosion that rocked a busy market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri a day ago has risen to 56, civil defence sources told EFE Wednesday.

Nigeria trains 167,000 policemen for 2015 poll: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 23:48

Nigeria has trained 167,000 police officers to manage an election next year in which President Goodluck Jonathan is widely expected to seek another term, an official said on Saturday.

Boko Haram kidnaps two traditional rulers in Nigeria

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 18:59

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped two prominent traditional rulers in Nigeria, a security source said Friday.

Gunmen raze two schools in North Nigeria

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 07:59

Lagos: A group of gunmen razed two schools in Bauchi state, northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram gunmen previously attacked a girls` school, a police spokesman has said. Dozens of gunmen in cars and on motorcycles stormed the neighbouring villages of Shadarki and Yelwan Darazo, setting two primary schools ablaze, one in each village, said officer Haruna Mohammed yesterday.

Bodies and skulls found in Nigerian `House of Horror`

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 22:02

Nigerian police on Sunday said they have opened a murder probe after the discovery of rotting bodies and skeletons in an abandoned building the media has branded a "House of Horror".

Nigerian police free pregnant girls in `baby factory` raid

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 01:37

Nigerian police said on Saturday they had raided a home near Lagos where eight pregnant girls were staying with plans to sell each of their newborns for nearly two thousand dollars.

13 militants killed in Nigeria

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 14:02

Nigerian troops killed 13 Boko Haram militants and arrested 15 during a raid on their make-shift camp between two northeastern states that are suffering most from the Islamist group`s attacks, media reported.

Nigeria `at war` with Boko Haram, presidency says

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 16:44

Nigeria`s presidency on Friday said the country was at war with Boko Haram, apparently backing off previous claims that the Islamist rebels were on the run and desperate.

Suspected Islamist gunmen raze Nigeria town, kill 2: Residents

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:27

Scores of suspected Boko Haram Islamists armed with grenade launchers and explosives razed a town in Nigeria`s embattled northeast, killing two people, including a child, witnesses said on Thursday.

Lagos gets on its bike with recycling `loyalty` scheme

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 15:41

Nigeria`s biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tonnes of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers.

90 bodies found in Nigeria after attacks: Official

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 07:50

A day after deadly attack by Boko Haram, a total of 90 corpses have been recovered and buried in Nigeria northeast town of Bama, a senior official said Thursday.