In Nigeria’s teeming city of Lagos, children in the Makoko area swim and play in filthy water surrounded by garbage.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Security forces repelled an attack by Islamic extremists on a coalition center in northeastern Nigeria and several election officials elsewhere were kidnapped as results trickled in Sunday from the gubernatorial vote.
Millions of Nigerians have headed back to the polls for gubernatorial elections following a disputed presidential election last month.
Six people were killed and dozens injured when a train crashed into a passenger bus in Lagos, Nigeria.
The newly elected president of Nigeria is the first person chosen to lead the country with less than 50% of the vote.
Tensions are mounting in Nigeria’s capital as election officials continue releasing official results from Saturday’s presidential vote.
People are still lined up hours after voting was supposed to close in Nigeria during the country’s presidential and parliamentary election which opened with large delays.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two separate road crashes involving trucks in southern Nigeria left 20 people dead including children, authorities said Sunday, with many of the victims burned beyond recognition.
Nigeria’s president has marked the opening of a $1.5 billion, Chinese-funded deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos that authorities hope will help grow the West African nation’s ailing economy.
The three Nigerian stowaways found traveling on an oil tanker’s rudder after an 11-day ocean voyage from Lagos, Nigeria to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands are seeking asylum in Spain, a spokesperson for the Spanish government delegation in the Canaries said Wednesday.
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued three stowaways who were found traveling on a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria.
Teenage climate activists in Nigeria’s largest city are recycling trash into runway outfits for a “Trashion Show.”
The United Nations says the world’s population is reaching the 8 billion mark on Tuesday. The projection came in a U.N. report released in July that said much of the growth expected between now and 2050 is coming from just eight countries.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 3-year-old son of Nigerian music star Davido has died at his home in an apparent drowning, police said Tuesday.
Associated Press (AP) — Nigerian police officers on Thursday fired tear gas at protesters in Lagos who were marking the second anniversary of demonstrations against police brutality that turned deadly.
Twins appear to be unusually abundant in Nigeria’s southwestern city of Igbo-Ora. Local chief Jimoh Titiloye says nearly every family in the city has twins or other multiple births.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s anti-drug agency seized a record 1.8 tons of cocaine valued at $278 million at a Lagos warehouse in what it described Monday as likely the country’s largest bust ever.
Nigerian officials say they have seized thousands of donkey penises that were about to be exported to Hong Kong.
Emergency officials in Nigeria say at least six people are dead after a seven-story building collapsed in Lagos, the country’s largest city.
A former governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, has been nominated to be the ruling party’s presidential candidate in next year’s presidential election.
Nigeria’s police say the country’s security forces are still looking for suspects in the abduction of the head of the Methodist Church Nigeria who was freed in exchange for a ransom of 100 million naira ($240,600).
A Nigerian court has sentenced a Danish man to death after finding he killed his wife, a Nigerian, and three-year-old daughter in 2018 at their residence in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
A three-story residential building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, killing at least five people with many feared trapped.
Nigeria police and officials say more than 50 people have been killed and many injuredin an explosion that rocked an illegal oil refinery in southeastrn Nigeria.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a $2.5 billion fertilizer plant with which Africa’s most populous country hopes to contribute to the global supply amid the impact of increasing prices in the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine war.
Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in travelers that arrived from South Africa in the past week.
Emergency service officials in Nigeria say that a gas explosion in Lagos has killed at least five people, including a child.
A Nigerian judicial panel says that army soldiers “shot, injured and killed” peaceful protesters demonstrating against police brutality at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos in Oct. 2020.
A Nigerian Red Cross official says seven more bodies have been recovered from a high-rise apartment building that collapsed while under construction in Lagos, bringing the death toll to 43.
The number of bodies recovered from a collapsed high-rise apartment building in Nigeria’s most populous city has risen to 36, an emergency official told The Associated Press.