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Lagos slum eviction: Court rules as unconstitutional

A Nigerian court has ruled that the forcible eviction of tens of thousands of people from a waterfront slum in Lagos is unconstitutional. The judge said the rights of those evicted, such as the residents of Otodo-Gbame, had been violated as…

Nigeria mulls intervention to rescue Etisalat

Embattled Etisalat Nigeria, a telecom giant, may get respite as key institutions are reported to be finding a solution to its financial predicament. The company has not been able to meet its financial obligation to 10 consortium of banks,…

Suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria’s Borno state

Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, birthplace of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, police said on Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the…

Nigeria’s Vice President Osinbajo signs 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday signed the 2017 budget almost four weeks after the National Assembly transmitted the appropriation bill to the presidency. At the signing ceremony witnessed by principal officers of the National…

Nigeria’s President Buhari to return home on Saturday

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly home from London and arrive back in the country on Saturday, two presidency sources said, ending his second long break for medical leave in Britain this year. Buhari left Abuja on May…

14 dead after gangs clash in southern Nigeria

Members of two rival gangs clashed in southern Nigeria early on Friday in violence that left at least 12 people dead, a community leader said. The fight between the Icelanders and Greenlanders took place in Sime, a community in the Tai…

Nigeria policemen ‘killed by navy’ in Calabar

Three Nigerian police officers have reportedly been killed after clashes with members of the navy in the south-eastern city of Calabar. It is unclear what sparked the clashes but a senior police officer told the BBC that a police station…