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Nigeria's acting president slams parliamentary blockade
A blockade of Nigeria's parliament on Tuesday by security forces that prevented lawmakers from entering for up to an hour was done without the presidency's knowledge, said the acting president who sacked the head of the security agency.
Is Nigeria’s oil industry on the road to recovery?
Over the past few years, Nigeria, Africa’s top oil exporter, has been beset by a multitude of problems, notably decreased crude production and exports, oil theft and pipeline attacks, stalled economic reforms and recovery, and the threat of oil price volatility. While the Nigerian oil industry has been cautiously optimistic about overcoming these upheavals in 2018, the nation has and will continue to face several acute challenges.
Nigeria grazing violence kills many more than Boko Haram, poses serious stability threat: think-tank
Violence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018, and poses a major threat to the country’s stability, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday.
Flooding kills 49 in Nigeria, 20 others missing
Flooding caused by torrential rains on Nigeria's border with Niger has left 49 people dead and another 20 missing, the emergency services said on Tuesday.
Nigeria outstrips India as country with most people in poverty
Nigeria, one of Africa’s two wealthiest economies, has overtaken India as home to the world’s greatest concentration of extreme poverty, amid warnings that the continent will host nine out of 10 of the world’s poorest people within 12 years.
'Kupal' wins best cinematographer at Nigeria's Realtime festival
Iranian feature 'Kupal', directed by Kazem Mollaie, received the Best Cinematographer award for Majid Gorgian at the Third Realtime International Film Festival (RTF) in Lagos, Nigeria.
11-year-old artist becomes a sensation in Nigeria
An 11-year-old artist named Waris Kareem is creating waves with his unique creations in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigeria overtakes India in extreme poverty ranking
Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, with an estimated 87 million Nigerians, or around half of the country's population, thought to be living on less than $1.90 a day.
86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash
Eighty six people have been killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in restive central Nigeria, police said.
Boko Haram raid kills five in Nigeria
At least five people were killed and six others injured in a night-time Boko Haram raid and suicide attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, residents told AFP on Saturday.
Messi on mission, Argentines train with renewed hope
Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
Cattle thieves kill at least 10 people in northern Nigeria
At least 10 people were killed in raids by suspected cattle thieves on four remote villages in northern Nigeria, police said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the region.
Nigeria's military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity: Amnesty
Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Cholera outbreak kills 12 in northeastern Nigeria
Twelve people have died of cholera in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, the health commissioner said on Wednesday, in the latest outbreak of the disease in the region.
Boko Haram bomb attacks kill four civilians in Nigeria
Boko Haram bombers have killed at least four civilians after fighting broke out on the outskirts of northeast Nigeria's biggest city, Maiduguri.

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