Nigeria

Country Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Continent Africa
Currency Naira(NGN)
Languages English, Hausa, Yourba, lgbo, Fulani, Edo, Efik, Fulani, Idoma, Ijaw, Kanuri, Itsekiri, Urhobo-Isoko, Igala, Igbira, Nupe, Ibibio, Gwari, Tiv, Birom, Margi, Jukun & Katab

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British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. In January 2010, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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South Africa apologises to Nigeria over xenophobic attacks - BBC News
  1. South Africa apologises to Nigeria over xenophobic attacks  BBC News
  2. South Africa apologises to Nigeria  eNCA
  3. Nigerians Evacuated From South Africa After Attacks  The Organization for World Peace
  4. South Africa apologises to Nigeria over attacks  The East African
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South Africa apologises to Nigeria after anti-migrant violence - News24
  1. South Africa apologises to Nigeria after anti-migrant violence  News24
  2. South Africa offers 'profuse' apologies to Nigeria after attacks  Aljazeera.com
  3. Ramaphosa’s envoys arrive in Nigeria in pan-African reconciliation bid  Daily Maverick
  4. Nigerians return home, fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa  CNN
  5. Nigerians aren't targeted more than other Africans in South Africa's xenophobic attacks but the damage is done  Quartz Africa
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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 7–13 - Council on Foreign RelationsNigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 7–13  Council on Foreign Relations

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 7 to 13, 2019. This update also ...



Nigeria's diesel-dependent economy braces for clean-fuel rules - ReutersNigeria's diesel-dependent economy braces for clean-fuel rules  Reuters

Nigeria's frenetic commercial capital, Lagos, is plunged into darkness several times a day. Then its generators roar, and the lights flood back on.



Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal - News24Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal  News24

Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.



How Nigeria got hit with a $9.6 billion gas deal judgment debt in a UK court - QuartzHow Nigeria got hit with a $9.6 billion gas deal judgment debt in a UK court  Quartz

Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6 billion judgment debt against the West African nation. The ruling has ...



Brazil confirm friendlies with Nigeria and Senegal - BBC SportBrazil confirm friendlies with Nigeria and Senegal  BBC Sport

Brazil confirmed they will play Senegal and Nigeria in Singapore in October.



Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick has properties seized - BBC SportNigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick has properties seized  BBC Sport

Several properties belonging to top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), including its president Amaju Pinnick, have been seized in a *fresh* ...



Nigerians repatriated from South Africa after attacks - Al Jazeera EnglishNigerians repatriated from South Africa after attacks  Al Jazeera English

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



Emmanuel Emenike: Ex-Nigeria striker hopes to bounce back in Belgium - BBC SportEmmanuel Emenike: Ex-Nigeria striker hopes to bounce back in Belgium  BBC Sport

Former Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike joins his 10th professional club as he looks to revive his career at Belgian second tier club KVC Westerlo.



22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross - Aljazeera.com22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross  Aljazeera.com

It's the highest number of missing persons registered with the organisation in any country, most of them children.



Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 7 - 13, 2019 - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 7 - 13, 2019 - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Nigeria about Protection and Human Rights; published on 17 Sep 2019 by CFR.



What Nigerian cities can learn from the rest of the world - The Conversation - AfricaWhat Nigerian cities can learn from the rest of the world  The Conversation - Africa

Africa is the world's most rapidly urbanising region. By 2050 more than one billion people will live in cities across the continent. Nigeria is Africa's urban growth ...



Islamic State fills the void in Nigeria as soldiers retreat to 'super camps' - ReutersIslamic State fills the void in Nigeria as soldiers retreat to 'super camps'  Reuters

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Reuters (Reuters) - When Islamic State gunmen stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Magumeri on the night of August 21, they had free ...



Nigeria Inflation Slows to 43-Month Low as Food Costs Grow Less - BloombergNigeria Inflation Slows to 43-Month Low as Food Costs Grow Less  Bloomberg

Nigeria's inflation rate fell to the lowest in more than three years in August as growth in food prices slowed.



Banned Nigerian Shia group alleges police killed 12 marchers - Aljazeera.comBanned Nigerian Shia group alleges police killed 12 marchers  Aljazeera.com

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



Niger and Nigeria Governors Pledge to Cooperate on Cross-Border Crime - Council on Foreign RelationsNiger and Nigeria Governors Pledge to Cooperate on Cross-Border Crime  Council on Foreign Relations

Zakari Oumoru, the governor of Maradi, a region (equivalent to a state) in Niger, hosted a cross-border meeting with the Nigerian governors of Katsina, Sokoto, ...



Nigeria: Humanitarian Funding Overview (As of 31 August 2019) - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria: Humanitarian Funding Overview (As of 31 August 2019) - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

As part of the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy for Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, the United Nations and partners are aiming to reach 6.2 ...



Nigeria pulls out of South Africa summit after deadly riots - Al Jazeera EnglishNigeria pulls out of South Africa summit after deadly riots  Al Jazeera English

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



ECOWAS parliament calls for reversal of Nigeria's borders closure - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaECOWAS parliament calls for reversal of Nigeria's borders closure - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MONROVIA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The recent closure of the Nigerian borders with west African neighbors might hamper the implementation of the free trade ...



Andela lets go of 250 developers in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda - Quartz AfricaAndela lets go of 250 developers in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda  Quartz Africa

When Andela, the software developer training and outsourcing company, first launched in Lagos five years ago, its business model was simple: train local ...



Nigeria to repatriate hundreds of citizens from South Africa - Al Jazeera EnglishNigeria to repatriate hundreds of citizens from South Africa  Al Jazeera English

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



Nigeria’s Biggest Tomato Facility Idle Again as Farmers Dump Crop - BloombergNigeria’s Biggest Tomato Facility Idle Again as Farmers Dump Crop  Bloomberg

Nigeria's biggest tomato plant is counting on the government's restriction of food imports to sustain operations after going idle again six months after it resumed ...



Explainer: How Nigeria got hit with a $9.6bn judgment debt in London - Fin24Explainer: How Nigeria got hit with a $9.6bn judgment debt in London  Fin24

Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6bn judgment debt against the West African nation.



Nigeria works to end violence in country's northwest - Aljazeera.comNigeria works to end violence in country's northwest  Aljazeera.com

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



Africa in the news: SACU-UK trade agreement, Nigeria’s border closures, and Sudan’s transitional government - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: SACU-UK trade agreement, Nigeria’s border closures, and Sudan’s transitional government  Brookings Institution

U.K. signed an economic partnership agreement with six African countries, Nigeria continues its border closure with Niger and Benin, Sudan swore in its first ...



18 killed in central Nigeria road accident - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua18 killed in central Nigeria road accident - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

ABUJA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen people lost their lives when a bus in which they were travelling was involved in a road accident in central Nigeria, local ...



Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari's election - Aljazeera.comNigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari's election  Aljazeera.com

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



Nigerian Government Hosts Maritime Security Conference - The Maritime ExecutiveNigerian Government Hosts Maritime Security Conference  The Maritime Executive

The Federal Ministry of Transportation Nigeria, in collaboration with the Nigeria Maritime Administr...



Nigerian officials ponder next move in $9bn energy scandal - The GuardianNigerian officials ponder next move in $9bn energy scandal  The Guardian

As war of words continues over potential loss of assets, mixed messages of negotiation and scam emanate from government.



Nigeria's Ebola outbreak: Where are we 5 years after? - CNBCAfrica.comNigeria's Ebola outbreak: Where are we 5 years after?  CNBCAfrica.com

Five years after the death of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who identified and contained the first Ebola patient in Nigeria and helped to curb the spread of the ...



Nigeria detained children as young as five over 'Boko Haram links' – report - The GuardianNigeria detained children as young as five over 'Boko Haram links' – report  The Guardian

Human Rights Watch says thousands of children were detained in distressing conditions by military over last six years.



Nigerian soldiers, CJTF leader killed as ISWAP attacks Gubio, Gajigana, Gajiram and Magumeri - The Defense PostNigerian soldiers, CJTF leader killed as ISWAP attacks Gubio, Gajigana, Gajiram and Magumeri  The Defense Post

Islamic State fighters killed at least six soldiers and a civilian militia leader when they attacked 4 towns in Nigeria's Borno state.



Action! Nigeria's film industry draws global entertainment brands - ReutersAction! Nigeria's film industry draws global entertainment brands  Reuters

"Oya!" shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.



'Nigerians overreacted over xenophobia' – SA tells special envoy - News24'Nigerians overreacted over xenophobia' – SA tells special envoy  News24

The Nigerian special envoy leaves South Africa having “understood the overreaction by their country” over xenophobic violence and a challenge thrown back at ...



WATCH: SRK's Nigerian Fans Recreate Iconic 'DDLJ' Song, Impress Anupam Kher - News18WATCH: SRK's Nigerian Fans Recreate Iconic 'DDLJ' Song, Impress Anupam Kher  News18

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, shared a 2018 video on Twitter, in which, two Nigerian actors can be seen re-enacting the title track of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le ...



Nigeria's 'super camp' strategy questioned as Islamic State fills the void - Africanews EnglishNigeria's 'super camp' strategy questioned as Islamic State fills the void  Africanews English

Nigeria's new strategy of withdrawing to “super camps” that can be more easily defended against insurgents, is under scrutiny following unchallenged attacks on ...



Hackett Receives Honorary Chieftaincy in Nigeria - UT Knoxville NewsHackett Receives Honorary Chieftaincy in Nigeria  UT Knoxville News

Rosalind I. J. Hackett, a Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and professor of religious studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, is starting the school ...



Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M - TechCrunchNigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M  TechCrunch

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently ...



The $9.6 billion penalty imposed on Nigeria by a UK court poses a serious threat to its economy - Scroll.inThe $9.6 billion penalty imposed on Nigeria by a UK court poses a serious threat to its economy  Scroll.in

Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6 billion judgment debt against the West African nation. The ruling has ...



Nigeria's central bank moves monetary policy committee meeting forward to Sept. 19 and 20 - Reuters AfricaNigeria's central bank moves monetary policy committee meeting forward to Sept. 19 and 20  Reuters Africa

Nigeria's central bank has rescheduled its monetary policy committee meeting, it said in a statement on Tuesday.



Hundreds Arrested in Nigeria, US on Online Fraud Charges - VOA NewsHundreds Arrested in Nigeria, US on Online Fraud Charges  VOA News

Nearly 300 people — the bulk in Nigeria and the U.S. — have been arrested in an internationally coordinated law enforcement operation aimed at disrupting a ...



Home to Over Half the Population, Nigeria's Cities Continue to Boom - Council on Foreign RelationsHome to Over Half the Population, Nigeria's Cities Continue to Boom  Council on Foreign Relations

At independence in 1960, Lagos had an estimated population of 763000; today it is about 13 million. Together with Lagos state, the population reaches 21 ...



The Nigeria FA to decide on Salisu Yusuf's return after his ban - BBC SportThe Nigeria FA to decide on Salisu Yusuf's return after his ban  BBC Sport

The Nigeria Football Federation's executive will decide whether Salisu Yusuf will return to his national coaching roles after serving a one-year ban.



UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria - Al Jazeera EnglishUN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria  Al Jazeera English

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



Nigerians leaving SA: 'We can't wait to get out of this place' - News24Nigerians leaving SA: 'We can't wait to get out of this place'  News24

Nigerians who took up the offer of evacuation from SA say they will never come back because 'it is clear that we are not wanted'.



Nigeria: Shelter/CCCM(DMS) - Monthly Factsheet - July 2019 - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria: Shelter/CCCM(DMS) - Monthly Factsheet - July 2019 - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Nigeria and 3 other countries about Coordination, Shelter and Non-Food Items, Aged Persons, Children, Flood and more; ...



Africa Using Blockchain to Drive Change: Nigeria and Kenya, Part One - CointelegraphAfrica Using Blockchain to Drive Change: Nigeria and Kenya, Part One  Cointelegraph

Blockchain adoption in Africa is on the rise. From transportation to the gaming and lottery industries, reports of companies utilizing decentralized ledger ...



Nigeria seizes properties of FA chiefs in fresh graft probe - Sport24Nigeria seizes properties of FA chiefs in fresh graft probe  Sport24

Nigerian authorities have seized a dozen properties from senior officials of Nigeria's top football body in a *fresh* corruption probe.



Nigerians To Start Paying For Bank Deposits In 2020 - SaharaReporters.comNigerians To Start Paying For Bank Deposits In 2020  SaharaReporters.com

The charges will attract three per cent processing fees for withdrawals and two per cent processing fees for lodgments of amounts above N500,000 for individual ...



Chelsea hotshot Abraham warns Southgate he will play for Nigeria if he is not picked for England soon - The SunChelsea hotshot Abraham warns Southgate he will play for Nigeria if he is not picked for England soon  The Sun

TAMMY ABRAHAM has threatened to play for Nigeria if Gareth Southgate doesn't hurry up and pick him again for England. The Chelsea striker qualifies to play ...



Nigerian fans thrilled by Lagos Trophy Tour stop - Manchester City FCNigerian fans thrilled by Lagos Trophy Tour stop  Manchester City FC

After the US and Brazil, Manchester City Trophy Tour presented by Etihad Airways and Rexona headed to Nigeria to meet the fans in Lagos! The trophy tour ...



Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a 'pressure cooker' that must be addressed, says UN rights expert - UN NewsInsecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a 'pressure cooker' that must be addressed, says UN rights expert  UN News

Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalized violence that must be addressed urgently, an independent United Nations expert said on ...



Chelsea news: Tammy Abraham refuses to rule out playing for Nigeria after hat-trick against Wolves - The IndependentChelsea news: Tammy Abraham refuses to rule out playing for Nigeria after hat-trick against Wolves  The Independent

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has suggested he is open to a Nigeria call-up. The 21-year-old scored a hat-trick to take Frank Lampard's side to a 5-2 victory ...



Nigeria: Why is it struggling to meet its tax targets? - BBC NewsNigeria: Why is it struggling to meet its tax targets?  BBC News

Nigeria says more people than ever are paying tax - but government revenues are not growing.



OPEC members Iraq, Nigeria agree to cut oil output - Aljazeera.comOPEC members Iraq, Nigeria agree to cut oil output  Aljazeera.com

Oil prices have dropped below $60 per barrel as fears of a global recession outweigh concerns about falling supply.



Nigerian magician Babs Cardini: 'I want to be the best' - BBC NewsNigerian magician Babs Cardini: 'I want to be the best'  BBC News

Nigerian magician Babs Cardini wows audiences on the streets of Lagos.



Nigeria Agency Lists 13 States To Experience More Flooding - SaharaReporters.comNigeria Agency Lists 13 States To Experience More Flooding  SaharaReporters.com

He said water from six of the nine countries that make up the Niger Basin Authority was pouring into the country and could lead to severe flooding in those states.



Opinion: FBI fraud busts dent Nigeria's global reputation - CNNOpinion: FBI fraud busts dent Nigeria's global reputation  CNN

David Hundeyin is a journalist and commentator who writes on tech, politics, and finance. He was a founding writer on the Nigerian political satire TV show 'The ...



Nigeria: North-East Floods Situation Report No. 2 (as of 30 August 2019) - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria: North-East Floods Situation Report No. 2 (as of 30 August 2019) - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Nigeria about Coordination, Education, Children, IDPs, Epidemic, Flood and more; published on 30 Aug 2019 by OCHA.



Davido On Chris Brown + Lil Baby in Nigeria + Who Has Best Jollof - hot97.comDavido On Chris Brown + Lil Baby in Nigeria + Who Has Best Jollof  hot97.com

He talked about growing up in Atlanta and in Lagos. He also talked about his song with Chris Brown and getting ready to bring Chris to Nigeria, his relationship, ...



Nigeria Important, I'm Hopeful About Country -Bill Gates - SaharaReporters.comNigeria Important, I'm Hopeful About Country -Bill Gates  SaharaReporters.com

Says he's partnering Dangote, speaks regularly with 6 northern governors.



China Invests $16 Billion in Nigeria's Oil Sector - VOA NewsChina Invests $16 Billion in Nigeria's Oil Sector  VOA News

Chinese investment in Nigeria's oil and gas industry has reached $16 billion, according to Nigeria's state-run oil company.



Nigerian lawmakers face public anger over planned purchase of luxury cars - CNNNigerian lawmakers face public anger over planned purchase of luxury cars  CNN

A coalition of civil society groups has launched a lawsuit to block the purchase of luxury cars for principal officers in the Nigerian Senate.



ECOWAS Parliament appeals to Nigeria to reopen borders - The PunchECOWAS Parliament appeals to Nigeria to reopen borders  The Punch

The ECOWAS Parliament on Monday appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its closed borders as it hampers on the implementation of free trade ...



'The misdeeds of a few': Nigeria speaks out over $46m fraud case - The Guardian'The misdeeds of a few': Nigeria speaks out over $46m fraud case  The Guardian

Government says it will not stand in way of justice after 77 Nigerian nationals are among 80 suspects indicted in US.



What Explains the Rise of Communal Violence in Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia? - World Politics ReviewWhat Explains the Rise of Communal Violence in Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia?  World Politics Review

Violence involving communal or ethnic militias has spiked across parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with distinct patterns in Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Diffuse, diverse ...



What is driving Nigeria’s growing meth market? - Daily MaverickWhat is driving Nigeria’s growing meth market?  Daily Maverick

Despite government efforts to contain production, the methamphetamine problem is expanding. Mouhamadou Kane for ISS TODAY.



Nigeria misses chance to transform lives – and must pay $9bn damages - The GuardianNigeria misses chance to transform lives – and must pay $9bn damages  The Guardian

UK court ruling over aborted project means country will have to pay one-fifth of its foreign reserves to gas supply company.



Nigerian growth slows amid declining oil output - Aljazeera.comNigerian growth slows amid declining oil output  Aljazeera.com

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



Reactions trail discovery of Patience Jonathan's 'garden' in Canadian hospital - Legit.ngReactions trail discovery of Patience Jonathan's 'garden' in Canadian hospital  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ? Former first lady Patience Jonathan has been under probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged fraud and money ...



The New Guard of Nigerian Musicians - The New York TimesThe New Guard of Nigerian Musicians  The New York Times

Five performers to know — including Odunsi (The Engine) and Teni the Entertainer — who are making their mark in a crowded field.



Letter from Africa: Nigerian anger over South African xenophobia - BBC NewsLetter from Africa: Nigerian anger over South African xenophobia  BBC News

Anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa are souring the country's relations with Nigeria.



Here are the three new books you need to understand Nigeria - Washington PostHere are the three new books you need to understand Nigeria  Washington Post

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, radiating political, cultural and economic influence across the continent and around the world. Yet Nigeria's ...



Datasonic signs JV agreement to explore business opportunities in Nigeria - The Edge Markets MYDatasonic signs JV agreement to explore business opportunities in Nigeria  The Edge Markets MY

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): Datasonic Group Bhd has teamed up with a Nigerian firm to study business opportunities in the West African nation with a ...



Dirty fight to be Nigeria’s army chief triggered theft of ‘billions’ by soldiers – General - Premium TimesDirty fight to be Nigeria’s army chief triggered theft of ‘billions’ by soldiers – General  Premium Times

A military court-martial for the troubled Nigerian Army major-general, Hakeem Otiki, opened on a very personal note in Abuja on Tuesday, with the defence team ...



Niger, Nigeria border governors meet to tackle border violence - News24Niger, Nigeria border governors meet to tackle border violence  News24

Four governors of neighbouring states of Niger and Nigeria have ended two days of talks to address the security situation along their shared border which is ...



Nigeria to gather data on housing needs — Fashola - The PunchNigeria to gather data on housing needs — Fashola  The Punch

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday told United Nations officials that there was a need to gather ...



Nigeria government 'detaining' trafficking survivors: Report - Aljazeera.comNigeria government 'detaining' trafficking survivors: Report  Aljazeera.com

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



$15,000 Bitcoin Ransom Rescues Nigerian Chieftain’s Kidnapped Daughter - CCN.com$15,000 Bitcoin Ransom Rescues Nigerian Chieftain’s Kidnapped Daughter  CCN.com

A Nigerian chieftain rescued his kidnapped daughter by paying a $15000 ransom to her abductors. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work.



Nigerians More Likely To Vote Trump —Report - SaharaReporters.comNigerians More Likely To Vote Trump —Report  SaharaReporters.com

Also, Nigerians are in top five of those actively following Trump on Twitter, a social media platform constantly used by the president.



Nigeria says it will not relinquish assets in $9 billion gas project dispute - ReutersNigeria says it will not relinquish assets in $9 billion gas project dispute  Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will not relinquish assets to a firm registered in the British Virgin Islands following a court ruling related to a $9 billion gas project ...



Nigeria: Sector Monitoring Dashboard DMS/CCCM: January - July 2019 - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria: Sector Monitoring Dashboard DMS/CCCM: January - July 2019 - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

The dashboard highlights the response provided by DMS/CCCM Sector partners in July 2019. Both onsite and mobile site facilitation was provided in 136 sites ...



Busloads of Nigerians arrive at OR Tambo to go back to their country - 702Busloads of Nigerians arrive at OR Tambo to go back to their country  702

Nigeria this week said it would repatriate 600 of its citizens. The first two busses arrived at OR Tambo on Wednesday morning.



This company is powering blood donations in Nigeria through Google maps - CNNThis company is powering blood donations in Nigeria through Google maps  CNN

LifeBank is using Google maps to connect blood banks to hospitals in the country which has helped to significantly cut delivery times.



FBI bust of Nigerian email fraud shows evolving scam tactics - Quartz AfricaFBI bust of Nigerian email fraud shows evolving scam tactics  Quartz Africa

A federal grand jury indictment has named 80 Nigerian defendants charged with defrauding victims of millions of dollars through online scams.



Seven-year-old Nigerian robotic wonderkid aims to be world best - The PunchSeven-year-old Nigerian robotic wonderkid aims to be world best  The Punch

Seven-year-old 2019 World Robot Olympiad joint champion Brendon Ikem has said that he aimed to be the best Artifical Intelligent developer in the w...



Nigerian police battle a growing kidnapping crisis - Aljazeera.comNigerian police battle a growing kidnapping crisis  Aljazeera.com

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



David Okereke, Victor Osimhen fill historic Nigerian UEFA Champions League roster - ESPNDavid Okereke, Victor Osimhen fill historic Nigerian UEFA Champions League roster  ESPN

Players of Nigerian origins are making history, with at least one such player in every group of the UEFA Champions League for the first time.



In pictures: Nigeria festival celebrates Yoruba fertility goddess Osun Osogbo - BBC NewsIn pictures: Nigeria festival celebrates Yoruba fertility goddess Osun Osogbo  BBC News

The Osun Osogbo festival, a traditional celebration that is thought to be 600 years old, is under way in Nigeria's south-western Osun state. The two-week festival ...



Men in California oversaw a romance scam that targeted women worldwide, feds say - CNNMen in California oversaw a romance scam that targeted women worldwide, feds say  CNN

US prosecutors charged 80 people -- mostly Nigerians -- in the widespread conspiracy that defrauded $6 million from businesses and vulnerable elderly women ...



UNGA: Nigeria to seek global support against terrorism —Onyeama - The PunchUNGA: Nigeria to seek global support against terrorism —Onyeama  The Punch

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly to seek global support ...



'I lost my soul': the teenage girls lured by traffickers from Nigerian camps - The Guardian'I lost my soul': the teenage girls lured by traffickers from Nigerian camps  The Guardian

Traumatised refugee children are being enticed by tempting offers of escape from poverty, then sold into slavery – but survivors are fighting back.



Nigeria Just Won a Complex Victory Over Polio - Foreign PolicyNigeria Just Won a Complex Victory Over Polio  Foreign Policy

KANO, Nigeria—Addau Saidu weaved his motorbike between lanes crowded with bright yellow kekes, the three-wheeled cabs that ferry people back and forth ...



Nigeria hosts AFCAC, Singapore CAA safety training - The PunchNigeria hosts AFCAC, Singapore CAA safety training  The Punch

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has hosted the 18th African Civil Aviation Commission a...



Twitter storm over Lupita role in Nigerian movie - The Star, KenyaTwitter storm over Lupita role in Nigerian movie  The Star, Kenya

Kenyans and Nigerians on Twitter engaged in a bitter war of words over Lupita's role.



Enough is enough, says Nigeria as relations with SA fracture - Business DayEnough is enough, says Nigeria as relations with SA fracture  Business Day

Already frail diplomatic relations between the SA and Nigerian governments were further strained following days of looting and attacks on foreign nationals and ...



Bomb explosion at South Africa embassy, fake news - Nigeria govt - Africanews EnglishBomb explosion at South Africa embassy, fake news - Nigeria govt  Africanews English

The Nigerian government on Saturday dispelled reports that there had been an explosion at the Abuja premises of the South African High Commission.



Nigerian Government: We'll Block 2 Million GSM Subscribers After September 25 - SaharaReporters.comNigerian Government: We'll Block 2 Million GSM Subscribers After September 25  SaharaReporters.com

The government had announced last week that there were 9.2 million improperly registered SIM cards, posing a huge security risk to the country.



SF-based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria - TechCrunchSF-based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria  TechCrunch

The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco-based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, ...