Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.
The army in northeastern Nigeria forced non-profit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region, accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State. Reuters - Published
Diesel prices are expected to surge as United Nations rules aimed at cleaning up international shipping come into effect next year, and that has generator-dependant businesses in Nigeria worried. Sarah..
Nigeria's film industry, the world's second-largest, is increasingly grabbing the attention and financing of international investors eager to get access to a growing African market. Alexis Akwagyiram..
US prosecutors charged 80 people -- mostly Nigerians -- in a widespread conspiracy on Thursday. The scam defrauded at least $6 million from businesses and vulnerable elderly women. According to CNN, 17..
Mele Kolo Kyari, the new managing director for Nigeria's state oil company, has plans to turn partner with a private refinery and turn the oil-producing nation into a fuel supplier for the region. Mia..
Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, the South African.. Reuters - Published
South Africa's Foreign Minister acknowledged on Thursday that prejudice against people from other African countries was one of the causes behind deadly attacks on foreign-owned businesses, a day after.. Reuters - Published
South Africa has temporarily closed its embassy in Nigeria after threats led to fears for staff safety, Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told Reuters, after attacks this week on foreign-owned.. Reuters - Published
Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities. Reuters - Published
South African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country. Reuters - Published
The Nigerian division of South African telecom operator MTN said on Wednesday it will shut all stores and service centers in the country until further notice after its facilities in three cities were.. Reuters - Published
Nigeria's multiple security problems have created a crisis that requires urgent attention and could lead to instability in other African countries if it is not addressed, a United Nations rapporteur.. Reuters - Published
Nigeria has partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling that is threatening the country's attempt to boost local production, the government said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
A judge in London said on Friday he would grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to seek to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an.. Reuters - Published
Blessing was only six years old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for a family in the Nigerian city of Abuja, on the promise they would put her through school. Reuters - Published
A Nigerian judge ruled on Monday that the detained leader of a banned Nigerian Shi'ite Muslim group could seek medical treatment abroad, after a series of protests calling for his release turned.. Reuters - Published
Nigerian security agents arrested Omoyele Sowore, an activist, news organization founder and former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution, the security agency said on Sunday. Reuters - Published
A banned Nigerian Shi'ite Muslim group on Wednesday said it had suspended a series of protests calling for the release of its detained leader and will temporarily seek other avenues to secure his.. Reuters - Published
Nigerian police are seeking help from the general public to arrest members of a banned Shi'ite Muslim group whose protests were declared illegal on Sunday, the country's most senior policeman said on.. Reuters - Published
At least 65 people died in twin attacks by suspected Islamists in Nigeria's northeastern Borno region, state television reported on Sunday, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years. Reuters - Published
Nigeria's government has banned a Shi'ite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader, accusing the group of inciting violence. Reuters - Published
At least 65 people have been killed in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno after Boko Haram militants targeted civilians on their way from a funeral, state television quoted local government chairman.. Reuters - Published
International aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Thursday that a staff member and five others kidnapped in Nigeria last week had appeared in a video released on Wednesday evening. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in trying to undermine democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections this year. Reuters - Published
Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one demonstrator, one journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting one of the security.. Reuters - Published
Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria, an international aid organization said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by Islamist insurgents.. Reuters - Published
One Action Against Hunger staff member, two drivers and three other health workers are missing after an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria in which one driver was killed, the aid organization said.. Reuters - Published