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Nigeria's finance minister to run for World Bank top job


Nigeria's finance minister will run for the World Bank top job, her South African counterpart announced on Friday, the deadline for nominations to succeed Robert Zoellic.

"We are proud to confirm tha

Nigerian court jails three Indians for contempt

A Nigerian court has sentenced three Indians of a Lagos-based company to one-month imprisonment each for disobeying its orders.

The Indians, who are brothers, include the Managing Director of a priv

30 killed in attack on Nigeria market: medic, witness

Suspected Nigerian Islamists opened fire and set off bombs at a market in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday, killing at least 30 people, a medic and a witness said.

Gunmen believed to be m

Deadly Lassa virus kills 13 in Nigeria

A deadly haemorrhagic virus Lassa has killed at least 13 people since its detection a week ago in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.

The virus was detected in Taraba state and the deaths reported at the Feder

Nigeria's army, air-force bases attacked

Militants targeted army's and air-force bases in Nigeria as explosions hit northern city of Kaduna on Tuesday, even as casualty figures remain unknown.

Spokesman for the National Emergency Managemen

Nigeria lead poisoning 'worst in modern history': HRW

A lead poisoning epidemic in Nigeria's north that has killed 400 children and affected thousands is the worst in modern history, but cleanup has not even begun in many areas, Human Rights Watch said o

Black...? Then line up here, don’t jig!


Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself, says the Holy Bible. But, are we doing it? Not, if one is to go by the experience of these Nigerian students. Their neighbours don’t want them. They’ve no pla

Gunmen shoot police officers in flashpoint Nigerian city

Gunmen opened fire on a police station Friday and two officers were feared dead in the Nigerian city of Kano, where attacks claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram left 185 dead last week.

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Oil rig fire kills Indian, French in Nigeria

An Indian was among two workers who were killed in a major fire that consumed the visible part of Chevron Corp company-owned oil rig off Nigeria's coast.

An official from FODE Drilling Ltd, the comp

Fresh blasts, gunfire heard in violence-torn Nigerian city


Explosions and gunfire were heard early on Tuesday coming from an area near a police station in the Nigerian city of Kano, where coordinated attacks and gun battles last week killed at least 250 peopl

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