Health

Nigeria child mortality due to pollution-related illnesses rises

The deaths of children in Nigeria from pollution-related illnesses are on the increase. And oil operations in the Niger Delta region are being blamed.

Environment

Nigeria oil spills: Shell begins clean-up after 10-year delay

The clean-up of a contaminated fishing community in Nigeria has finally started almost 10 years after two oil spills in Niger River Delta.

Boko Haram

Nigerians fear 'no end in sight' to Boko Haram fight

As Boko Haram steps up its attacks, Nigerian forces are increasing the number of troops in the country's northeast.

Africa

Nigeria demands international support in fighting Boko Haram

Nigeria is taking a cautious approach to its Independence Day celebrations in the northeastern Borno state this year, amid fears of attacks by the armed group Boko Haram.

Africa

Nigeria struggles to crack down on oil thieves

Nigeria is rich in oil but thieves and pirates cost the government at least $1bn in revenue each month.

Nigeria

Boko Haram: No school for millions of Nigerian children

Close to three million children in need of education as threat from armed group in northeast persists, says UNICEF.

More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram

Opinion

Lake Chad Basin: One long climate catastrophe

Climate change is feeding poverty, instability, hunger and violence in the Lake Chad basin.

Alexander Carius

by Alexander Carius

Alexander Carius

Africa

Female suicide bombers kill 15 in northern Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria's northeastern Konduga area.

Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria

Africa

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

The founder of a school for orphaned children in Nigeria has won a top United Nations award. The UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award honours people who dedicate their lives to helping victims of war.

Africa

Nigeria: Sukur Kingdom fights to preserve UNESCO status

A kingdom in northern Nigeria is trying to recover three years after a devastating attack by Boko Haram.

Africa

Birth complications kill around 50,000 Nigerian women a year

In Nigeria, about 50,000 women die every year because of birth-related complications. It often happens while giving birth at home. Culture, cost and distance keep many from going to hospitals.

Africa

Nigerians return home to rebuild lives shattered by Boko Haram

Attacks by Boko Haram have left a trail of destruction throughout northeast Nigeria. With government control restored, families are now returning home to find their villages and towns destroyed.

Africa

Nigeria community leaders try to quell farmer-herder conflict

Leaders of rival communities in Nigeria are trying to stop the war between Christian farmers and Muslim cattle herders.

Africa

Nigeria: Boko Haram exploiting poor children for suicide attacks

Recruiters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram are targeting people living in extreme poverty and using them to fuel the group's violent campaign in northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks blamed for 400 deaths since April

Amnesty International highlights role of young women and girls forced to target civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Report: Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April