Aminu Abubakar

Nigeria’s military crackdown puts squeeze on bandit gangs

Nigeria has launched military campaigns against bandits in the northwest before and even sought amnesty deals to coax them to abandon hideouts deep in the region's vast forests.

​Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polls

Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar who has campaigned largely against his record in office

What’s behind the return of Boko Haram?

A faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified attacks against the army in the northeast of Nigeria

Nigerian soldiers demand break from Boko Haram

Analysts say Nigeria has not faced such a serious threat from Boko Haram since the peak of the insurgency between 2013 and 2015

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken

Fit-again Nigerian president hits the campaign trail

Following months spent outside his country, President Muhammadu Buhari is getting ready to make a comeback

Hunting for Africa’s Einstein with a science lab on wheels

A truck equipped with laboratory equipment tours Nigeria, allowing 7,500 students and 15 schools to conduct practical lessons.

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest.

Major airlines give Kaduna airport a miss

"​Nigeria’s capital has cut off by air since Wednesday"

Proposed Nigerian family laws can revolutionise polygamy

A new-generation leader is tackling tradition that leaves wives and children vulnerable

Cash crunch affects match-making programme and mass weddings in Kano, Nigeria

'The matchmaking programme began in 2012 to help divorcées remarry in Kano state, which has the highest divorce rate in Nigeria.'

Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria

Girl aged just 11 one of two bombers linked to terror group Boko Haram. Suicide bombings have killed 49 people in less than 24 hours.

Press Releases