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.

Boko Haram kidnaps scores in Nigeria: Witnesses

Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped scores of people from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast, hauling some of the hostages away on boats across Lake Chad, witnesses said on Monday.

Death toll at Nigeria church building collapse rises to 45

Rescue workers have pulled three more bodies from a collapsed guesthouse at a megachurch in Nigeria's financial capital Lagos, raising the death toll to 45, emergency services said on Monday.

Fijians safe from Ebola virus: Health ministry

Fiji`s health ministry has ruled out any possibility of Ebola outbreak in the island-country because of its geographical location and lack of any direct global trade with West Africa, media reported Monday.

Toll reaches 44 in Nigeria building collapse

Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency Sunday said that 44 bodies were recovered, while 130 people trapped in a collapsed church building were rescued in the country's commercial city of Lagos.

Nigerian Air Force plane missing in far northeast: Military

 A Nigerian Air Force jet has been missing for two days after disappearing in the country`s far northeast, where troops are fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the military said on Sunday.

17 killed in Nigeria church building collapse: Rescuers

Seventeen people were killed when a building collapsed at the megachurch of one of Nigeria`s most famous preachers and televangelists, the country`s main rescue body said on Saturday.

100 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

At least 100 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an operation by military troops in northeastern Nigeria`s state of Borno Friday, a senior military officer said.

Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram

Nigeria's military Friday claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another under-siege town complained of food shortages and slavery.

TN government orders deportation of Nigerians

Tamil Nadu government on Friday ordered deportation of three Nigerians lodged in a Special Camp for Refugees at Thiruvannamalai District for overstaying in violation of visa regulations.

Boko Haram have 'surrounded' Nigeria's Maiduguri, say elders

Boko Haram fighters have surrounded the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and are preparing an imminent takeover, an influential regional group claimed on Thursday, calling for military reinforcements.

Italian oil giant hit by Nigeria corruption probe

Shares in Italian energy giant ENI slid on Thursday after it emerged that the company`s chief executive is being investigated over suspected corruption linked to a billion-dollar oil deal in Nigeria.

Nigeria launches air and ground attacks to reclaim town from Boko Haram

Nigeria`s military launched ground and air offensives against Boko Haram to recapture the northeastern town of Michika that fell to the jihadist militants over the weekend, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Nigeria airports authority denies syringe attack on US official

 The airports authority of Nigeria says an allegation of a syringe attack on a US air marshal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos may not be true as preliminary observation proved there was no evidence to back up the claim made by the US.

Thousands flee Nigeria town as Boko Haram capture more territory

Panicked residents fled their homes in northeast Nigeria on Monday in fear of Boko Haram attacks while the military sought to recapture ground lost to the militants in recent weeks.