Nigeria - breaking news (February 2, 2023)

Gunmen destroy hundreds of ballot boxes in southeast Nigeria

In the latest in the series of attacks on the electoral commission's offices, gunmen in Nigeria's south-eastern Anambra State, destroy nearly 800 ballot boxes and voting booths, three weeks before the ... | 1 hour ago
Nigeria election 2023 in Rivers state: The oil land with no electricity

Like millions of other small business owners in Nigeria, the 37-year-old tailor cannot rely on electricity from the national ... | 1 day ago
Nigeria sees cash shortage amid push for redesigned currency

Experts are warning that Nigeria's push to replace its paper money with newly designed currency notes has created a shortage ... | 2 days ago
Nigeria election 2023: Who are the presidential candidates?

Under Nigeria's first democratically elected president ... Omoyele Sowore is the founder and publisher of US-based news site, ... | 7 hours ago
Electoral Commission office and police station attacked in Nigeria, one killed

A group of heavily armed men attacked an electoral commission office and a police station in southeastern Nigeria on ... | 9 hours ago
Nigerian communities file damages claim against Shell in London court

More than 11,000 Nigerians from the oil-producing Niger Delta have filed a compensation claim against Shell at the London ... | 9 hours ago
Photo shows helicopter damaged in Texas, not shot down in Nigeria

A post with two images of helicopters has been shared hundreds of times on Twitter, with claims that it shows a Nigerian army chopper being shot down by separatists in southeastern Nigeria. However, ... | 11 hours ago
Thousands of Nigerians seek justice for devastating impacts of Shell oil spills – video

Nigerian farming communities have made claims against Shell in London's high court afters years of damage from oil spills ... | 2 hours ago
Nigerian billionaire 'closes in on £90m takeover of Sheffield United'

The Blades are pushing for promotion back to the Premier League this season but were hit by a transfer embargo last month amid financial difficulties. | 7 hours ago
Nigeria’s $11bn court challenge

This is an audio transcript of the FT News Briefing podcast episode: ‘Nigeria’s $11bn court challenge’ Good morning from the ... | 6 days ago
Nigeria delays switching from old banknotes to new

Central bank bows to pressure as millions are left unable to obtain new banknotes with a presidential election looming ... | 4 days ago
Nigeria election office attacked in southeast weeks before vote

Gunmen wielding explosives bombed a local election office and a police station in southeast Nigeria, killing a teenage boy and destroying voting materials, officials said, weeks before the country's ... | 7 hours ago
Nigeria Disagrees With 'Surprise' Moody's Downgrade - Finance Minister

Nigeria's finance minister said on Thursday she disagreed with what she called a "surprise" downgrade of the country's credit ... | 9 hours ago
Nigeria presidential candidate Atiku denies new allegation of corruption-BBC

Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said he is willing to disclose his assets if compelled by law and ... | 1 day ago
Don’t undermine Nigeria’s democratic process, U.S warns politicians

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, on Wednesday reiterated her country’s decision to deny or cancel visas for any ... | 21 hours ago
Nigerian govt accuses opposition of using fake news to undermine 2023 polls

Ahead of 2023 elections, the Nigerian government has accused opposition of sponsoring fake news to undermine successful ... | 2 days ago
Buhari Will See Himself As A Public Officer If Nigeria Were Not An Outlier And An Anomaly

Only in an unusual place like Nigeria will the head of the executive branch of government and public services for the Nigerian people deny being a public officer. | 7 hours ago
Posts misleadingly claim Nigerian ruling party’s VP candidate said he was unfit for election

Several social media posts recently claimed that the vice-presidential candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives ... | 6 days ago
Nigerian rights commission panel to probe abortion allegations against military

A Nigerian military guard, unnamed to protect his identity, who observed abortions being performed on Nigerian women as part ... | 1 day ago
Nigerian senator in UK court accused of organ harvesting

Nigeria's former deputy senate president and his wife appeared in a London court on Tuesday ahead of their trial for organ ... | 2 days ago
Nigerian Army: Chinade takes over as 37th GOC of 82 Division

Aminu Chinade has taken over as the 37th General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 82 Division of Nigerian Army. He took over ... | 6 hours ago
2023 Election: Shun hate speech, fake news, NOA tells youths

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), urged youths to avoid overheating the polity by shunning hate speech, and fake news as the country goes to the 2023 polls. | 5 hours ago
Uk government celebrates Nigerian Rail Heritage

Government celebrated Nigerian railway heritage in Lagos as a way to showcase the progress of ongoing promotion of UK-Nigeria shared heritage in the railway sector (Heritage Project). | 12 hours ago
U-17 AFCON: Nigeria to battle Morocco, South Africa, Zambia in Algeria

Nigeria’s national U-17 football team, the Golden Eaglets, will battle against Morocco, South Africa, and Zambia in Group B ... | 11 hours ago
Nigeria: Despite Deadline Extension, Crowds Besiege Banks Amid Scarcity of New Notes

While POS operators in major cities have no cash, crowds remain in banks as Nigerians lament scarcity of the new naira notes. | 16 hours ago
Republican and Democrat leaders urge Biden to add Nigeria to list of countries violating religious freedom

New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith and a bipartisan group of leaders in Congress introduced a resolution Tuesday urging the State Department to add Nigeria to its CPC list. | 1 day ago
MTN becomes first quoted company in Nigeria to post N2 trillion in revenues

Nigeria's largest telecommunications company MTN became the first publicly listed company to hit the N2 trillion mark in ... | 7 hours ago
2023 Presidential Election: Fulanis Versus The Rest Of Nigeria, By Bolaji O. Akinyemi

The angels in the hallowed chamber of the National Headquarters of the ECWA Church in Jos, must have been as surprised as I ... | 11 hours ago
Gunmen destroy 800 ballot boxes in Nigeria in the latest in a series of attacks

LAGOS, Nigeria — More than 800 ballot boxes were destroyed by armed ... CapRadio provides a trusted source of news because of ... | 6 hours ago
Nigeria’s Declining Output Lowers Overall OPEC Output In January

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) recorded a lower oil output in January, as Nigeria’s output failed to ... | 17 hours ago
Nigerian tech media vs Founders; how to be an honest broker of news

As the Nigerian tech news corp reported critical analytical pieces and countless groundbreaking investigative reports all ... | 5 days ago
From 2015 till date, Nigeria’s automotive sector got over $1bn investment – Trade minister, Adebayo

Under president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Nigeria has made significant progress in its investment portfolio ... | 1 day ago
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