More than 8,000 people have died while being held prisoner by Nigeria’s armed forces in the campaign against Islamist group Boko Haram, many of them deliberately killed, according to Amnesty International.
According to data released by the United States Department of Agriculture, by 2030 Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) will be over 1 trillion US dollars.
A small group of Nigerian women armed with AK-47s save their town and their school from Boko Haram militants. It is a story that has captured imaginations on social media. But the story is a hoax.
Two weeks after the Boko Haram massacres in northern Nigeria we still don’t know exactly how many people have died. There are no journalists, government officials, soldiers or independent monitors in Baga at present. There are no Internet connections and mobile phones have not worked in months since jihadists destroyed cellphone masts in the area.
Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram crossed the border into Cameroon, but soon realised that this might not have been the best idea. In fact, they paid with their lives. Meanwhile in Nigeria, the president bought himself a new hat, my friend.
Boko Haram is believed to be behind recent wave of suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria. It is suspected that the suicide bombers were young girls.
SA and Egypt rank as the continent’s most beloved, while Kenya and Nigeria comes in last… again.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on has declared Nigeria to be free of the Ebola virus.
The SA government is jumping into action following the building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria, which saw at least 67 South Africans killed
President Zuma has confirmed that 67 South Africans have died after the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday 12 September in Lagos
Boko Haram looks set to showcase its new global profile, with either outcome of their most recent offer likely to swing to their advantage, argues Bradley Marshall
It may have been a long time coming, but as South Africa’s economy slows down, Nigeria takes the lead on the ‘Dark Continent’ for the first time. However, a straight comparison of GDP statistics alone may be rather misleading, as population numbers as well as individual spending habits vary greatly between the two nations
New, more accurate measurement of Nigeria’s GDP may knock the South off its pedestal as Africa’s biggest deal, in economic terms. This is good news for South Africa, where Africa’s better-off enjoy shopping for trade deals as well as luxury goods. But the hard question remains: why aren’t we growing that fast as well?