Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa – sources

By Paul Carsten ABUJA, Sept 19 : Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they […]

Nigerian Finance Minister Adeosun resigns over forgery claims

By Chijioke Ohuocha ABUJA, Sept 15 : Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, who said she stepped down over allegations of using a forged certificate to avoid participation in the country’s mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Adeosun, a top cabinet member and a former investment banker […]

Samsung Heavy in talks to resolve Nigeria industry zone dispute

By Didi Akinyelure LAGOS, Sept 14 : The Nigerian arm of Samsung Heavy Industries is in talks to resolve a court action launched by an industrial zone in the west African country where the company has been building a floating oil platform for Total, Samsung Heavy said on Friday. “We are in discussions to iron […]

MTN CEO confident about Nigeria dispute as firm applies for injunction

By Tiisetso Motsoeneng DURBAN, South Africa, Sept 10 : South African telecoms firm MTN Group said on Monday it was confident a multibillion-dollar dispute with the Nigerian government would be resolved even as it applied for a court injunction to protect its Nigerian assets. Nigeria’s central bank last month ordered MTN’s Lagos-based unit to hand […]

Many feared dead after Islamist attack in northeast Nigeria -witnesses

By Ahmed Kingimi MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 8 : Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali, two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday. The Nigerian government in June ordered thousands of people who fled the decade-long war with Boko Haram to return to Gudumbali, one […]

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 10 people in northeast Nigeria

By Ola Lanre MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 5 : Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped between 10 and 20 people, a family member of one of those abducted, a senator and two military sources said on Wednesday. The people were aboard a bus from Maiduguri, the city worst hit by Boko Haram, travelling to the town […]