December 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Officials in Katsina and neighbouring Zamfara, where the boys were released after six days, said the attack was carried out by a gang of mostly semi-nomadic ethnic Fulanis, including former herders who turned to crime after losing their cows to cattle rustlers.
December 18, 2020 8:57 am
Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region.
December 12, 2020 1:41 pm
A letter signed by US Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi, actress Kerry Washington, sinegr Alicia Keys, Greta Thunberg and Childish Gambino among others has urged the president to lift the ban on protests and allow young Nigerians to exercise their democratic rights.
November 29, 2020 12:29 pm
At least 40 people working on rice farms in northeastern Nigeria were killed by militants, according to several media reports. A local anti-jihadist militia has blamed Boko Haram for the attack.
February 27, 2019 11:00 am
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, a tally by Reuters based on electoral commission results showed.
May 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Security is expected to dominate the run-up to the next election in February 2019, at which Buhari will stand for a second term. He promised to defeat Boko Haram but is now facing a series of security challenges elsewhere.
April 16, 2018 12:03 pm
The meeting comes weeks after Rex Tillerson, then US secretary of state, visited Nigeria and other African countries in March only to be fired after his return to Washington.
August 21, 2017 1:26 pm
The government has never said what exactly has been ailing Buhari and his long absences have led some to call for his replacement and for the military to remind its personnel to remain loyal. Earlier this year Buhari spent seven weeks in London for treatment and said he had never been so sick in his life
April 14, 2015 4:26 pm
"We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued." - President Buhari
April 01, 2015 12:09 pm
"Nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian," Jonathan said.