Gulf Times - Nigeria
Suicide attack kills 11 in Nigeria

Suicide attack kills 11 in Nigeria

Eleven people were dead on Saturday after two suicide bombers and a gunman attacked a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police official said.

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to open.

Boko Haram kills three troops in Nigeria base attack

Boko Haram kills three troops in Nigeria base attack

Three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday.

Five killed in fire at camp for Boko Haram displaced

Five killed in fire at camp for Boko Haram displaced

Five people were killed in a fire at a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, an eyewitness and a humanitarian source said on Friday.

Six Nigerian troops killed in Boko Haram raid

Six Nigerian troops killed in Boko Haram raid

Six Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 injured when Boko Haram jihadists raided a village near the army chief's family home, security and hospital sources said Saturday.

Many feared dead after tanker blast in Nigeria

Many feared dead after tanker blast in Nigeria

Nigerian police on Saturday said many people were feared dead after a petrol tanker veered off the road, caught fire and exploded as people tried to recover fuel.

Nigerian troops retake Baga after Boko Haram attack

Nigerian troops retake Baga after Boko Haram attack

Nigerian troops were back in a strategic town on the shores of Lake Chad, military and civilian sources said Thursday, after Boko Haram attacks forced tens of thousands to flee.

Militants kill at least 10 in bid to capture northeast Nigerian lake town

Militants kill at least 10 in bid to capture northeast Nigerian lake town

Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the run-up to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue, the army and residents said.

Boko Haram abduct dozen girls in southern Niger

Boko Haram abduct dozen girls in southern Niger

Suspected members of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram abducted around a dozen girls in raids on several border villages in southeastern Niger, a local councillor and an NGO said Saturday.

Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain

Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain

The head of Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited to face trial because a corruption probe against her in Britain was taking too long.

Three dead as IMN members clash with Nigerian security forces

Three dead as IMN members clash with Nigerian security forces

At least three people were killed when supporters of an imprisoned Shia cleric clashed with security forces during a protest march in Abuja, the Nigerian Army said.

Pirates seize eight Polish crew, three others from ship off Nigeria coast

Pirates seize eight Polish crew, three others from ship off Nigeria coast

Pirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria, seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland, according the vessel's management firm and Polish state media.