Militants claiming to support the Biafran cause have hijacked a merchant ship off the Nigerian coast. They are demanding the release of pro-Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu, as a ransom for the safe return of the ship and its crew.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered on just one of his 200-plus electoral promises during the first seven months of his presidency, a report has claimed.

There's only one person in all of Africa who makes the list of the 50 richest people on earth: Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote. When the ranking was released, Dangote's net worth stood at $14.3 billion, equal to 2.5% of Nigeria's GDP.

Nigeria is in talks with the World Bank over loans to help it fund a record budget in 2016 amid falling oil prices, Reuters reported.


Nigeria has reinstated a general implicated in mass murder, underlining the government’s “monumental failure” to stamp out impunity for war crimes, Amnesty International said Monday, February 1, 2016.


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