Gulf Times - Nigeria
Freed Nigerian schoolboys arrive back home a week after abduction

Freed Nigerian schoolboys arrive back home a week after abduction

Dozens of the 344 kidnapped boys freed from their captors in northwest Nigeria were seen arriving at local government buildings in the city of Katsina on Friday, a Reuters witness said.

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Militant group Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school students in northwest Nigeria.

Nigeria buries scores of farmers killed by militants, some beheaded

Nigeria buries scores of farmers killed by militants, some beheaded

Villagers in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Sunday buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected militants while security forces searched for dozens of people who are still missing.

Nigeria gets back 'priceless' smuggled antique from Netherlands

Nigeria gets back 'priceless' smuggled antique from Netherlands

Nigeria has received a "priceless" terracotta head believed to be at least 600 years old which was smuggled to the Netherlands, the information minister said.

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police says 22 officers killed in protests

Nigeria police said Friday that 22 officers were killed and 205 police stations destroyed during nationwide protests this month and denied reports it had shot at peaceful demonstrators.

African Union 'strongly condemns' violence in Nigeria

African Union 'strongly condemns' violence in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairman on Thursday strongly condemned deadly violence in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and called on all parties to ‘privilege dialogue’.

Nigerian serial killer sentenced to death

Nigerian serial killer sentenced to death

A Nigerian man on Friday received the death sentence for the serial murders of nine women in hotel rooms in the country's oil hub in what appeared to be ritual killings.

Qatar strongly condemns attack in Nigeria

Qatar strongly condemns attack in Nigeria

Qatar has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the armed attack that targeted the convoy of the governor of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, which led to deaths and injuries.

Nigeria convoy attack death toll rises to 30

Nigeria convoy attack death toll rises to 30

The death toll from a militant attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday.

10 dead in Nigeria as boat capsizes

10 dead in Nigeria as boat capsizes

Ten people were killed, five rescued and four others went missing when a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, a government agency said on Saturday.

Boko Haram fighters kill 69 people in Nigerian village, witnesses say

Boko Haram fighters kill 69 people in Nigerian village, witnesses say

Boko Haram terrorists have killed at least 69 people in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses said on Wednesday. The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in cars to attack the village

Nigerian girl, lover held for faking own kidnap

Nigerian girl, lover held for faking own kidnap

A 17-year-old girl in southwestern Nigeria who allegedly faked her own kidnap to demand a ransom from her mother has been arrested, police said on Sunday.