Mar 19, 2013 16:35 EDT
Wounded survivors on Tuesday described the terrifying scene of a suicide attack at a Nigerian bus station that killed at least 41 people, the latest violence to hit the restive north.
Mar 19, 2013 16:05 EDT
The death toll from a suicide attack at a bus station in Nigeria's second largest city of Kano rose to 41 on Tuesday, a rescue official told AFP, after police earlier had given a toll of 22.
Mar 18, 2013 16:49 EDT
A series of blasts targeting buses full of passengers in Nigeria's second city of Kano killed at least 20 people on Monday, but the toll was expected to rise, a rescue official and a security source told AFP.
Mar 16, 2013 09:37 EDT
Gunmen have killed a senior judicial official in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano, police said Saturday.
Mar 08, 2013 10:13 EST
Before his 30-hour train journey to northern Nigeria began, David Adedamola had been excited to ride the just-revived service, but after half a day of creaking and rattling, he was craving a beer.
Feb 26, 2013 11:07 EST
Walking with wooden crutches because polio robbed him of the use of his legs, Aminu Ahmed Tudun-Wada is determined to prevent superstition and misinformation crippling efforts to vaccinate against the disease.
Feb 25, 2013 17:31 EST
Gunmen shot dead a senior police officer in northern Nigeria on Monday as he stood outside his home, the latest targeted killing in a region hit by waves of violence, police said.
Feb 23, 2013 07:10 EST
Nigeria has suspended the broadcasting license of a radio station that repeated conspiracy theories about polio vaccines days before deadly attacks on polio clinics, a statement said Saturday.
Feb 17, 2013 21:35 EST
Gunmen stormed a construction site in northern Nigeria, kidnapping seven foreign workers and killing a security guard, police said, in one of the worst attacks on expatriates in the restive region.
Feb 14, 2013 12:40 EST
Nigerian officials vowed to push ahead with polio vaccination campaigns on Thursday after last week's deadly attacks on two polio clinics, while the brother of a victim also urged action.
Feb 12, 2013 12:26 EST
Nigeria charged two journalists and a controversial Muslim cleric Tuesday over a radio programme that allegedly repeated conspiracy theories about polio vaccinations days before deadly attacks on polio clinics.
Feb 12, 2013 05:47 EST
Nigerian police have detained two journalists from a programme that repeated conspiracy theories about polio vaccinations days before deadly attacks on polio clinics, a radio station said Tuesday.
Feb 11, 2013 14:57 EST
Police in Nigeria's Kano state said Monday that Islamist group Boko Haram was behind last month's attack on a key Muslim leader, adding that seven people had been arrested over the incident.
Feb 10, 2013 17:45 EST
Nigerians frustrated by years of waiting for their football team to again play to its potential erupted with screams of joy and celebration Sunday as the country clinched the African Cup of Nations.
Feb 10, 2013 12:19 EST
Men armed with knives slit the throats of three North Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria in the latest in a spate of such killings in recent months, police said.
Feb 10, 2013 08:12 EST
Men armed with knives slit the throats of three South Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria in the latest in a spate of killings of foreigners in recent months, police said.
Feb 09, 2013 13:56 EST
Nigerian police have arrested two gunmen following a shootout in a foiled attack on a police station outside the restive northern city of Kano, police said Saturday.
Feb 08, 2013 21:54 EST
Gunmen killed at least 10 people in horrifying attacks on two Nigerian polio clinics, dealing a new blow to the campaign to wipe out the disease.
Feb 08, 2013 11:11 EST
Nigeria's sensational run to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations has united the often divided country in football pride and given a nation that has grown weary with bad news a reason to celebrate.
Feb 08, 2013 10:51 EST
Gunmen killed at least nine people at two Nigerian polio clinics on Friday, with one of the wounded health workers describing a horrifying attack that saw them trapped by fire.