Gulf Times - Nigeria
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.

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.