Gulf Times - Nigeria
Three killed in Nigeria suicide bomb attack

Three killed in Nigeria suicide bomb attack

Three people died and more than 30 injured in a twin suicide blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, militia sources and residents told AFP Sunday.

19 die in road crash in northern Nigeria

19 die in road crash in northern Nigeria

Nineteen people were killed when a truck veered off of the road in northern Nigeria's Katsina state, a road safety official said on Saturday.

Fire kills at least 8, destroys homes in northeast Nigeria camp

Fire kills at least 8, destroys homes in northeast Nigeria camp

A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against Boko Haram insurgents, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council said on Saturday.

Families keep vigil at hospital as rescue at Nigerian school collapse ends

Families keep vigil at hospital as rescue at Nigerian school collapse ends

Families kept a vigil at a hospital on Thursday for children pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed school building in the Nigerian city of Lagos, as rescue operations came to an end.

Many people, including schoolchildren, feared trapped in Nigerian building collapse

Many people, including schoolchildren, feared trapped in Nigerian building collapse

Many people including children were feared trapped on Wednesday after a building containing a school collapsed in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, an emergency agency spokesman said, as rescue efforts began.

Bandits kill 30 in northwest Nigeria: police, witnesses

Bandits kill 30 in northwest Nigeria: police, witnesses

At least 30 people have been killed by armed bandits who raided a village in northwest Nigeria, police and residents said Tuesday.

Nigerian pipeline explodes, forces hundreds to flee

Nigerian pipeline explodes, forces hundreds to flee

A major Nigerian oil pipeline has exploded, local police said Sunday, forcing nearby residents to flee and raising suspicions of possible sabotage.

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday, following an election marred by delays, logistical glitches and violence.

Nigerian election 'peaceful' despite isolated violence, observer says

Nigerian election 'peaceful' despite isolated violence, observer says

Nigeria's election was ‘peaceful’ despite isolated incidences of violence and malpractice, the African Union (AU) observer mission said Monday.

Observers say several killed in Nigeria poll violence

Observers say several killed in Nigeria poll violence

As many as 35 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria civil society groups said on Sunday after voters went to the polls in a tight presidential race between President Muhammadu Buhari and businessman Atiku Abubakar.

At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria: security sources, resident

At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria: security sources, resident

At least 59 ‘bandits’ were killed by a civilian defence force when they attacked a village in northwest Nigeria, security officials and locals told AFP on Thursday.

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections.