Gulf Times - Nigeria
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.

Nigeria reopens main cities Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased out

Nigeria reopens main cities Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased out

Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa's biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus.

Virus cases leap in Nigeria's Kano

Virus cases leap in Nigeria's Kano

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria's northern Kano state have almost tripled in a few days after the government ramped up measures following a spate of "mysterious deaths", figures showed Friday.

Boko Haram bombers kill seven in Cameroon

Boko Haram bombers kill seven in Cameroon

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said.

Nigerian army prepares for coronavirus lockdown, mass burials

Nigerian army prepares for coronavirus lockdown, mass burials

The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to try to shield the country from coronavirus, and is leasing equipment

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history

The discovery of a 14th century underground burial site deep in Gabon's tropical forest may shed light on a little known period in Africa's history.

Nigerian customs find $8 million in cash on bus at airport

Nigerian customs find $8 million in cash on bus at airport

Nigerian authorities seized $8 million in cash stashed in six plastic bags on a bus at the international airport in the commercial capital of Lagos, the customs service said on Wednesday.

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in militant attack

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in militant attack

Islamic State-affiliated militants have killed three Nigerian soldiers and seized two military vehicles in an attack in violence-wracked northeastern Borno state

Boko Haram kills five in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram kills five in northeast Nigeria

Gunmen from the Boko Haram militant group killed five people and abducted several others as they collected firewood in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources said Friday.

Nigeria files graft charges against ex-minister over oil scandal

Nigeria files graft charges against ex-minister over oil scandal

Nigeria's anti-graft agency said Tuesday it had filed corruption charges against a former justice minister over a $1.3 billion dollar oil scandal involving international majors Shell and Eni.