Nigerian government workers are continuing their work after last-minute efforts by authorities averted a nationwide strike to protest growing hardship which could have shut down government services in Africa’s most populous country.
Unions representing Nigeria’s government workers have announced they will go on strike starting next week to demand pay raises and to protest the austerity measures of the country’s newly elected government.
Authorities in Nigeria say that security forces have rescued 14 of at least 20 students abducted from their university in the country’s northwestern region, and that they’re searching for those still held captive.
Residents and local media in northcentral Nigeria say at least 20 students have been abducted by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria during an attack that targeted their school.
Deposed Nigerien president petitions West African regional court to order his release, reinstatement
The Nigerien president detained since July by the soldiers who deposed him has petitioned a regional court demanding his release and reinstatement.
Police in Nigeria say several members of a security patrol have been killed in an ambush by gunmen in the country’s southeastern region.
Nigeria’s main opposition candidates in this year’s presidential election appealed a ruling that upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory and asked the nation’s Supreme Court in separate applications to declare them the winner instead.
Power is getting restored in Nigeria after the country’s electricity distribution companies reported a 10-hour nationwide power outage.
Emergency officials say at least 24 villagers have been killed while many more remain missing amid a frantic rescue effort after a boat capsized in north-central Nigeria’s Niger State.
An appeals court in Nigeria has rejected the petitions filed by the opposition challenging the legitimacy of President Bola Tinubu’s election victory in February.
Some employees in government offices in Nigeria walked off their jobs in protest of the growing cost of living due to the removal of gas subsidies, threatening to “shut down” Africa’s largest economy if their demands for improved welfare are not met.
Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu is traveling to India for the annual G20 summit in New Delhi. The visit comes as Nigeria considers whether to join the group of the world’s strongest economies.
Logging is threatening Omo Forest Reserve in southern Nigeria, which is home to endangered wildlife like African elephants.
Police in Nigeria say they detained at least 67 people celebrating a gay wedding. It is one of the largest mass detentions targeting homosexuality, which is outlawed in the country.
Nigeria’s statistics agency says the unemployment rate now stands at 4.1%. It’s a multi-decade low but analysts say it’s an undercount.
Rescue crews are searching for survivors after a building collapse in Nigeria’s capital left two people dead while many others are feared trapped.
Locals have reported the abduction of 42 women during an attack by Islamic extremist rebels in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state.
Nigeria’s military says it lost 36 soldiers in attacks blamed on armed gangs in the country’s northern region.
Authorities in Nigeria say seven worshippers have been killed when a mosque collapsed during prayers in northwestern Nigeria’s Kaduna state.
Villagers in north-central Nigeria’s Plateau state say at least 20 people have been killed by gunmen.
Players who reached the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup got larger individual bonuses that can be life-changing to many of them.
A decision by a bloc of West African nations to shut down their borders with Niger as a way of sanctioning its coup plotters is harming local businesses in northern Nigeria, where a cross-border economy has boomed for years.
Chiamaka Nnadozie’s Nigeria lineup had two chances hit the crossbar in a scoreless draw and only missed out on the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals after losing a penalty shootout against England.
Star England forward Lauren James stepped on a Nigeria defender late in a tense round-of-16 game and received a red card that could rule her out of the remainder of the Women’s World Cup.
England held firm despite a red card for Lauren James to beat Nigeria on penalty kicks and advance to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup.
Randy Waldrum was described by one federation official as the worst coach to ever lead the Super Falcons to a Women’s World Cup when he dared speak up about pay and conditions for the Nigeria women’s team.
The verdict is still out on the legitimacy of both Australia and England at the Women’s World Cup, where each team has a chance Monday to move into the quarterfinals and make a claim as true tournament contenders.
Keira Walsh has recovered from a knee injury in time to make England’s starting lineup for a Women’s World Cup round of 16 match against Nigeria.
Doctors from Nigerian public hospitals who have been on strike since last week say they will embark on a nationwide protest, accusing the country’s president of ignoring their demands for better work conditions.
Regional mediation efforts to reverse the coup in Niger collapsed as soon as they started. Tensions are escalating as Sunday’s deadline nears for possible military intervention by other West African countries.
Defense chiefs from West African nations finalized an intervention plan and urged militaries to ready resources after negotiations deadlocked with Niger’s military junta, which says it is severing military agreements with France, its former colonial ruler.