Dozens missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

Nigerian President Buhari's election rejected by opposition

Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari won a second term as president of Africa’s biggest oil producer with promises to lift an anemic economy and tackle security threats including a devastating war against insurgents loyal to Islamic State.

Nigeria Electoral Commission rules out sabotage, says nobody forced it to postpone polls

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the decision to postpone the 2019 general elections was entirely that of the commission and not due to any external influence.

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Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo escaped unhurt after his helicopter crash-landed on Saturday, his spokesman said.

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Nigeria police arrest 400 Shia Muslims

Nigerian police have arrested 400 members of a Shia Muslim sect after days of deadly protests in the capital.

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Nigerian President calls for global action on climate change, Lake Chad crisis

A variety of “festering” causes and effects surround crises around the world, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said.

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Nigeria ruling party hit by defections

Fifteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling party on Tuesday and the country’s third most senior politician said he might follow suit, in a sign of growing rifts in the former military ruler’s restive political camp.

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Nigeria's President Buhari orders home stranded World Cup fans

Stranded Nigerian football fans camped on the floor outside the country's embassy in Moscow have been ordered home by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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New Nigeria PDP-led alliance aims to defeat Buhari

Nigeria's main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has formed an alliance with dozens of other parties in a bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's election.

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Nigerian healer killed in 'bullet-proof' charm test

A self-styled traditional healer in Nigeria has died after one of his clients tested his "bullet-proof" charms on him.

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Macron warning on Africa migrant centres

French President Emmanuel Macron has told the BBC that EU plans to create migrant processing centres in North Africa will not work unless the process is led by those countries.

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Oil tanker explosion kills at least 9 in Nigeria, sets dozens of cars on fire

An oil tanker exploded during rush hour traffic Thursday, setting cars ablaze and killing at least nine people and injuring at least five, officials said.

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Nigeria secures $2.4bn currency deal with China

Africa's largest economy has moved to boost trade with China.

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