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The National Emergency Management Agency says the death toll would have been higher if the building had been fully occupied
The killings are the latest in a spike of assaults by fighters believed to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction
Nigeria's fuel subsidy scheme is described as a sprawling web of patronage and mismanagement
Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, slashes its key interest rate to 12.5% amid fears of a deep recession
Here is a look at how African oil-exporting countries are faring in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
The future is bleak for Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, with plunging crude prices and the coronavirus pandemic
The International Monetary Fund notes that the coronavirus pandemic and the plunging global demand for oil are severely affecting Nigeria's economy
The President also announces an immediate two-week lockdown in northern Nigeria's largest city Kano after officials said they were probing a spate of 'mysterious deaths'
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer, is hoping for additional revenues once oil prices bounce back
Farmers, sellers, and consumers complain the fight against the coronavirus has turned Nigeria into a patchwork of roadblocks and regulations that have ruptured business links
Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer is battling to halt the spread of the coronavirus
The confirmed number of infections in Nigeria has now risen to 36, with cases registered in largest city Lagos, the capital Abuja, and 4 other states
Most of the Chinese workers building a 150-kilometer railway line from Nigerian economic hub Lagos to the city of Ibadan have yet to return
The World Health Organization warns that African health systems are ill-equipped to respond to the deadly coronavirus outbreak
'This is a message to Christians all over the world,' says a masked man in a video posted online by ISIS-linked propaganda arm Amaq
Omoyele Sowore – a publisher of online news site Sahara Reporters – still faces trial for treason and other crimes but was freed on bail under orders from the attorney general
Islamic State West African Province fighters intensify deadly attacks, targeting soldiers and mounting fake checkpoints to kill and and abduct civilians
Authorities find the ivory tusks and pangolin scales inside wood boxes shipped from Nigeria
The judgement brings an end to an eight-month bitter legal battle since the presidential election in February when Muhammadu Buhari, 76, won a second term with 56% of the vote
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
Kaduna state governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai says kidnappers demanded ransom payment
The president of both countries agree to set up 'early warning systems' to prevent attacks on foreign nationals
Despite banning the trade in pangolins, business in Cameroon is still thriving in plain sight in some rural regions. In Nigeria, Chinese traders have taken over the market for pangolins.
An aide of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says, 'we will work with South Africa to find solutions to their problems which have become our own problem. We will work as brothers'
11 of the 12 killed were shot, says a local official from the Niger village
A source in the Cameroonian navy says the kidnappers are 'probably Nigerian pirates'
The army confirms the killings but insists troops mistook the police officers for kidnappers
'The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko Haram we know is defeated,' says Nigeria's presidency
Authorities say gunmen snatched the 4 foreigners after storming a bar in a village in the western Kwara state
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the 'frequent and large scale killings of poor villagers by gangs of mass murderers must be met with the fiercest force the government can mobilize'
Forest elephants are the shy relations of their larger savannah cousins and are experts at hiding; so skilled, in fact, very few in the city know about them
Local residents rush to the scene and collect leaking gasoline for over an hour before the fuel catches fire, causes a blast that tears through the surrounding area
Authorities say the accident happened during maintenance work on the pipeline in Oyigbo near the West African country's oil hub Port Harcourt
Three bombers detonate their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometers from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV
Witnesses say bandits opened fire on farmers on their fields outside the villages and also pursued those who fled
The gangs have long been a scourge of rural communities in northern Nigeria, raiding villages, stealing cattle, burning homes, looting food, and kidnapping for ransom
'I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,' says reelected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he will push on with rooting out rampant corruption in Nigeria, saying the legal process is what has slowed progress so far
'It is really a mind-boggling figure,' NRC chief Jan Egeland tells reporters. 'It takes extreme violence and fear of disasters to force a family out of their home, their land, their property, their community.'
The freed children will be enrolled into a reintegration program with education and training to help them return to civilian life
Authorities say the tanker fell on its side and 'spilled its contents and exploded, causing an inferno that engulfed other road users'
Relatives of the kidnapped Chibok girls remain hopeful their children would come home someday. But the world is losing interest
'When you're young your first million is important, but after, the numbers don't mean much,' says Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote
'Twenty people were killed and 45 people were treated in different hospitals,' says Lagos State health commissioner Jide Idris
(UPDATED) The National Emergency Management Agency has said that 37 people were rescued alive
President Muhammadu Buhari will be expecting to consolidate his victory on February 23, where he wins in 19 states to secure a second 4-year terms of office
'We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says
'The hard work to build a better Nigeria continues,' Muhammadu Buhari says in his acceptance speech on Wednesday, February 27
(UPDATED) It is the second victory at the ballot box for Muhammadu Buhari, a one-time military ruler who was first elected in 2015 to lead Africa's most-populous nation and top oil producer
In the Okoto area of the country's biggest city, Lagos, voters were chased away and ballot boxes were destroyed, say poll monitors