South Africa

Nigerians repatriated from South Africa after attacks

Nigerian airline to return more than 600 nationals in the coming days with victims saying it's 'not safe here'.

Nigerians repatriated from South Africa after attacks

Nigeria

Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari's election

Defeat for the main opposition People's Democratic Party was widely anticipated and judges dismissed all its claims.

Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari's election

Nigeria

Banned Nigerian Shia group alleges police killed 12 marchers

The group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, was banned for being 'terrorists' in July after a series of deadly clashes.

Banned Nigerian Shia group alleges police killed 12 marchers

Nigeria

Children held in 'horrific conditions over Boko Haram ties': HRW

Rights group says thousands of minors are held for long periods of time over suspected involvement with Boko Haram.

Children held in 'horrific conditions over Boko Haram ties': HRW

Nigeria

Nigeria to repatriate hundreds of citizens from South Africa

About 600 Nigerians will return from South Africa after a wave of deadly xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.

Nigeria to repatriate hundreds of citizens from South Africa

Opinion

Why Nigeria cannot afford a stand-off with South Africa

Today Abuja addresses Pretoria from a position of weakness.

Gimba Kakanda

by Gimba Kakanda

Gimba Kakanda

Africa

Nigeria works to end violence in country's northwest

The government says it is moving to address what nomads describe as decades of exploitation and oppression.

Nigeria

South Africa shuts embassy in Nigeria after reprisal attacks

Pretoria closes diplomatic missions as Nigeria encourages its citizens to return home amid anti-foreigner violence.

South Africa shuts embassy in Nigeria after reprisal attacks

Nigeria

Nigeria pulls out of South Africa summit after deadly riots

Nigeria withdraws from WEF gathering in Cape Town in the aftermath of attacks on foreigners in South African cities.

Nigeria pulls out of South Africa summit after deadly riots

AJ Impact

Nigerian growth slows amid declining oil output

President Muhammadu Buhari, who was re-elected in February, has pledged to diversify his country's economy.

Nigerian growth slows amid declining oil output

Nigeria

UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

UN special rapporteur says deadly attacks rocking Nigeria could have a ripple effect throughout the region.

UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

People & Power

West Africa's Opioid Crisis

In Nigeria, prescription drugs are being taken in life-threatening doses by millions in search of a fix.

Ghana

Nigerian women in Ghana exploited by smugglers, madams, 'priests'

Forced into prostitution, Nigerian women are victims of a network that uses 'fetish priests' to manipulate them.

Nigerian women in Ghana exploited by smugglers, madams, 'priests'

Human trafficking

Nigeria government 'detaining' trafficking survivors: Report

According to a Human Rights Watch report, survivors of human trafficking are being locked up in shelters by government.

Nigeria government 'detaining' trafficking survivors: Report

Africa

Nigerian police battle a growing kidnapping crisis

Until now kidnappers in Nigeria had targeted public officials, their relatives and foreign workers, often in the oil industry.