Negotiations ongoing to free Nigerian girls

The US has said that negotiations are ongoing for the release of some 200 Nigerian girls held hostage by Boko Haram militants, who have reached a "ceasefire" deal with that country in this regard.

Rohr resigns as Niger's football coach

Gernot Rohr resigned as Niger national coach on Monday accepting the blame for the poor results that sees them lying bottom of their qualifying group for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

US says talks to free Nigerian girls ongoing

A US official on Monday confirmed that a ceasefire deal appeared to have been reached between Nigeria and Boko Haram militants, but said talks to release some 200 kidnapped girls were ongoing.

Nigerians await news on missing girls

There is cautious optimism in Nigeria today over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country's Islamic rebels, Boko Haram.

Nigerian elders question Boko Haram 'ceasefire' deal

Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

EU tackles Ebola response

European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt Ebola`s deadly spread on Monday, as Nigeria -- Africa`s most populous country -- was expected to be declared free of the disease.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free by WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria free from Ebola virus on Monday.

Anxious wait for Nigeria girls after Boko Haram 'deal'

Relatives of Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls today dared voice cautious hope of seeing the teenagers finally freed after officials claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants.

Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on ceasefire, kidnapped girls

Nigeria Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls but doubts immediately surrounded the purported breakthrough.

Cameroon soldiers kill 107 Boko Haram fighters

Cameroon on Friday said its army killed 107 Boko Haram fighters in ferocious fighting this week in its north, in a claimed success against the Nigeria-based Islamist guerrilla group.

No deal reached on girls' release: Nigeria security spokesman

Nigeria's chief security spokesman Friday said that there was no deal in place with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 hostage schoolgirls after the presidency said an accord had been reached.

Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on kidnapped girls
Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on kidnapped girls

Nigeria's military and presidency on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Passenger from evacuated Madrid plane tests negative for Ebola

The Nigerian passenger, who was taken to a Madrid hospital from an Air France plane by police-escorted ambulance over fears he was suffering from Ebola, has tested negative for the disease, the Spanish government said on Friday.

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.

Nigerian Super Eagles must soar in Congo
Nigerian Super Eagles must soar in Congo

New Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu has one month to find a recipe for success away to Congo Brazzaville or face near-certain elimination from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Boko Haram will not threaten Nigeria vote: Election chief

Nigeria can hold elections in February even if Boko Haram violence makes voting impossible in parts of the northeast, the country`s elections chief told AFP, arguing that the disenfranchisement of thousands of people would not undermine the entire vote.

Nigeria sack Stephen Keshi as national team coach
Nigeria sack Stephen Keshi as national team coach

Nigeria on Thursday sacked Stephen Keshi as national team coach, despite his side`s home win against Sudan that kept them in the running to defend their African title.

Ahmed Musa double keeps Nigeria''s Nations Cup hopes alive
Ahmed Musa double keeps Nigeria''s Nations Cup hopes alive

Ahmed Musa scored twice to help holders Nigeria to their first win in African Nations Cup qualifying as they beat Sudan 3-1 in Abuja on Wednesday to resurrect their chances of reaching next year`s finals in Morocco.

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.