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Nigerian town is ‘twins capital’ of the world

The town recently hosted its second festival, attracting hundreds of sets of twins dressed in traditional clothes

Nigeria vote tensions rise as counting suspended in volatile state

Most domestic and international observers said last month's presidential vote was credible, despite well-documented problems. But tensions remain high

Nigeria president to run for second term with party endorsement

Muhammadu Buhari will run for a second term in polls scheduled for February 2019

Thousands pay respects to Ghana’s John Atta Mills

Thousands of mourners including African leaders, dignitaries and Ghanaian citizens have attended the funeral of president John Atta Mills.

Nigeria’s oil workers threaten to down tools

Nigerian oil workers have threatened to halt production as a strike over fuel prices enters its fourth day and secterian tensions simmer.

Shock follows UN attack in Nigeria

Families are searching the rubble from a bomb blast at UN headquarters in Nigeria for loved ones.

Nigeria marks 15 years since execution of Saro-Wiwa

Nigeria marked 15 years since the execution of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and his campaign against the oil industry drew the world's attention to abuses.

Nigeria’s oil riches benefit few 50 years after independence

It only became worse for Joseph Udoh after his home caught fire -- and his struggles illustrate the stress many Nigerians live through 50 years after independence, despite the country's oil wealth.

Yar’Adua’s oil reforms run into troubled waters

The death of Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua jeopardises long-awaited reforms of the nation's decrepit and corruption-ridden oil sector.

Nigeria power transfer ‘is needed political tonic’

Transfer of power to Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's acting president is the tonic needed to revive governance in the key oil producer, analysts say.

Nigerian banks groan under global liquidity crunch

Nigeria's regulatory authorities have long persisted in painting a rosy picture of the country's banks despite the global financial meltdown.

Nigerians lose millions to phoney investment funds

Aduke Komolafe, a 58-year-old Nigerian civil servant, put an end to her life by swallowing rat poison, mortified at the loss of her savings to a phoney investment fund. Lured by the promise of 100% returns in two weeks, the mother of five put 1,3-million naira ($10 000) into Pennywise, one of dozens of self-styled "wonder" investment firms.

Shell under fire from Nigerian ethnic groups

Since 1956, when Shell first struck oil in Nigeria, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant has never been under fire like it has since the beginning of the year, analysts said on Wednesday. Shell's foray into Nigeria's lucrative oil industry began with the historic feat of striking the first oil well in Oloibiri in present-day southern Bayelsa state.

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High court grants Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal adverse ruling on tobacco ban

The court held that the ongoing state of disaster meant there was public interest in the legal test applied to measures taken to contain the pandemic

Concourt to hear Zondo commission’s application for contempt order against Zuma on March 25

The former president has one week to file answering papers in the application that also seeks a prison sentence imposed on him

Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa

On his fourth appearance before the commission, the former Eskom CEO maintains he was tricked into sharing company information with a third party

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