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.

Nigerian troops capture Boko Haram leader

Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said Thursday.

Under-fire President Jacob Zuma vows action on Nigeria church tragedy

 

Nigeria: President Jacob Zuma on Thursday vowed his government would do everything it can to help the families of 67 South Africans believed to have been killed in last week`s church collapse in Nigeria.

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.

Underfire Zuma vows action on Nigeria church tragedy

 President Jacob Zuma on Thursday vowed his government would do everything it can to help the families of 67 South Africans believed killed in last week`s church collapse in Nigeria.

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday.

Nigeria ruling party governors back Jonathan re-election bid

State governors from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan`s ruling party on Wednesday said they would back his bid to run for a second term, in a strong indication that he will stand for re-election.

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.

67 South Africans died in Nigeria hostel collapse

At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel collapsed in Nigeria`s most populist city of Lagos last week, South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma has revealed.

Shooting, blast at college in Nigeria`s Kano: witnesses

Gunshots and an explosion hit a college in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday and multiple casualties were feared, witnesses said.

Nigerian preacher under pressure over fatal church collapse

A popular Nigerian preacher and televangelist was under mounting pressure on Wednesday to co-operate with the authorities after a fatal building collapse that claimed at least 67 lives.

Pretoria says 300 South Africans at collapsed Nigerian church

As many as 300 South Africans were visiting a Pentecostal church in Nigeria last week when a building in the compound collapsed, killing more than 60 people, and an unknown number are still unaccounted for, the government said on Wednesday.

Nigerian president urged to declare `total war` on Boko Haram

Nigerian senators said Tuesday they will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan to press him to declare "total war" on Boko Haram, in a sign of frustration and concern over worsening security.

Death toll rises to 62 from Nigeria building collapse: Official

The death toll from a collapsed guesthouse at a megachurch in Nigeria`s financial capital Lagos rose to 62 on Tuesday afternoon, a rescue official said while expressing the hope that more survivors would be found.

12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

Twelve Nigerian soldiers were today sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year.

12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny: Court martial

 Twelve Nigerian soldiers were on Tuesday sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year.

Nigeria keeping options open about missing plane

Nigeria's military on Monday appeared to rule out sabotage after an airforce jet disappeared while on operations in the insurgency-hit northeast.

Nigeria keeping options open about missing plane

Nigeria's military on Monday appeared to rule out sabotage after an airforce jet disappeared while on operations in the insurgency-hit northeast.