Africa

Scores of inmates escape Nigeria prison after heavy rains

Ninety-seven escapees at large after rainfall in Kogi state prison allows over 120 to escape, prison authority says.

Scores of inmates escape Nigeria prison after heavy rains

Africa

Nigeria border closure: Businesses complain of revenue loss

The government says it wants to stop smugglers and criminals who pose a threat to the country and its economy and will keep the borders closed for now.

Africa

Nigeria shipwrecks: Gulf of Guinea remains high risk

Operators say the shipping routes, which are littered with wrecks, pose a problem for sailors and regional economies.

Football

The remarkable story of a British Nigerian football star

Born in London to Nigerian immigrants, Ola Aina remembers the sacrifices his parents made to make his dreams a reality.

The remarkable story of a British Nigerian football star

Nigeria

Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

Fourth such operation in a month brings the total released from religious schools in north Nigeria to more than 1,000.

Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

AJ Impact

Nigeria's land borders closed to all goods, official confirms

Ban since summer on goods imported via land borders has pushed up food prices and pummeled neighbouring Benin's economy.

Nigeria's land borders closed to all goods, official confirms

Nigeria

Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools

For the second time in a month, police raid a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions.

Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools

AJ Impact

Nigeria has a mental health problem

One in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness, but help is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff.

Nigeria has a mental health problem

AJ Impact

Nigerian president offers record $34bn budget for 2020

Buhari's government has repeatedly rolled out record spending plans, but has struggled to fund them.

Nigerian president offers record $34bn budget for 2020

Facebook

Facebook removes accounts from UAE, Nigeria, Egypt and Indonesia

Hundreds of pages accused of 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' and misleading millions of users worldwide.

Facebook removes accounts from UAE, Nigeria, Egypt and Indonesia

Africa

Gunmen kidnap six school girls in Nigeria

Police say the armed men also took away two staff from the boarding school south of the city of Kaduna.

Gunmen kidnap six school girls in Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria, South Africa to set up early warning system over attacks

Pledge to stop xenophobic attacks came during a visit by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to South Africa.

Nigeria, South Africa to set up early warning system over attacks

Africa

Hundreds of 'abused' captives freed from Nigeria school

At least 300 students, many in chains, rescued from a building housing an Islamic school in Kaduna city, say police.

Hundreds of 'abused' captives freed from Nigeria school

AJ Impact

UK judge allows Nigeria to appeal $9bn asset forfeiture ruling

At the United Nations this week, President Muhammadu Buhari called the case a 'scam', and vowed to fight it.

UK judge allows Nigeria to appeal $9bn asset forfeiture ruling

Nigeria

Nigeria: Abducted aid worker killed by ISIL affiliate

Report of the aid worker's killing comes after decision by Mercy Corps to close four offices in northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria: Abducted aid worker killed by ISIL affiliate