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A race to save children in Nigeria collapse, but 8 people are dead

Scenes of horror and grief surrounded the building that had housed the Ohel Nursery and Primary School on Wednesday, as terrified parents and hundreds of onlookers hoped for the best. At least 70 people were inside the building at 10 a.m. when it fell, and possibly many more, neighbours said.

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari wins second term as president

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.


Six people fall into extreme poverty every minute in Nigeria

Today, Nigeria ranks 157 out of 189 countries in the UN Human Development Index, which measures indicators such as health and inequality. Life expectancy is still only 54 years, although that’s an improvement from 46 years in 1999.

Nigeria's postponed vote: What happens now?

As the dust settles on Nigeria's postponed general election, Nigerians have expressed their frustration with the electoral commission. But many are still optimistic their voices will be heard.

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

One theory widely aired on social media - and by some political opponents - was that he had been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan.

Mumbai: Four Nigerians arrested with cocaine worth Rs 1.8 lakh

Sub-inspector Hitendra Vichare said the accused led the police team to the other two men from whom they had bought the cocaine. They have been identified as D K Christian (38) and Oliver Christopher (40).


Nigeria grazing violence kills many more than Boko Haram, poses serious stability threat: International Crisis Group

Violence related to grazing rights has occurred for decades but threatens Buhari's popularity in swing states as herders are mainly from the Fulani ethnic group, as is the president. Deaths have been politicised as his critics say he has not cracked down on the nomads, which he has denied.

Nigeria's President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement

Buhari's government had refused to join a continental free-trade zone established in March, on the grounds that it wishes to defend its own businesses and industry.

Nigeria: Communal clashes leave 86 dead, curfew imposed

Deadly clashes between herders and farmers in central Nigeria are a growing security concern in Africa's most populous country, which is roughly split between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south.

Security increased in northeast Nigeria after deadly bombings

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.