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Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of elections  Washington Post

In Nigeria and other African countries fighting fake news is vexing and divisive, especially as major elections loom.

Washington Post
Nigerian elections 2019: Who's leaving the country?  BBC News

The opposition's presidential candidate said Nigerians are leaving "because there is no hope".

BBC News
Gospel glamour: how Nigeria's pastors wield political power  The Guardian

With days to go before the presidential election, four-time candidate Chris Okotie insists he is the man for the top job.

The Guardian
Nigeria stampede: Deaths at Buhari rally in Port Harcourt  BBC News

A number of people are killed after the crowd surges towards a gate at a Port Harcourt stadium.

BBC News
Why chaos, violence continues in Nigeria's Kaduna state  IOL

Nigeria's Kaduna State has been embroiled in conflict for decades. The violence has its roots in ethnic tensions between the state's Muslim and non-Muslim ...

IOL
Nigeria: Ogoni widow testifies against Shell in The Hague  BBC News

The widow of a Nigerian activist suing oil giant Shell over the execution of her husband says his death left her "traumatised" and "poverty-stricken". Esther Kiobel ...

BBC News
1000 Nigerians in Austria face repatriation  Vanguard

ABUJA—Country Director-General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, ICMPD, Michael Spindelegger, has said about 1000 Nigerians in ...

Vanguard
Nigeria Faces ‘Lost Decade’ as Economic Growth Stagnates  Bloomberg

Promises by Nigerian presidential candidates to fix an economy that vies with South Africa's to be the continent's largest could be unfulfilled unless the country is ...

Bloomberg
Nigeria's Uche Agbo 'football more important than cash'  BBC Sport

Nigeria's Uche Agbo says he will not sacrifice his football ambition for money at this stage of his career after rejecting a move to China.

BBC Sport
As elections near, Nigerians view their country’s economy and political system negatively  Pew Research Center

Many Nigerians are dissatisfied with Nigeria's democracy and are skeptical about its political and judicial systems. Over half describe the economy as bad.

Pew Research Center
Nigeria's economy grew 1.9% in 2018: data  EWN

LAGOS - Nigeria's economy grew 1.9% in 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday, just days from an election in which the pace of growth is a ...

EWN
No aircraft in Nigeria can operate with worn out tyre —NCAA  The Punch

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says no airline in Nigeria can operate an aircraft with a worn out tyre based on safety checks put in place b...

The Punch
SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria's four seasons of lavishness with N15.46 trillion Excess Crude Fund  Premium Times

In the last fifteen years, the Nigerian government has spent at least $107.4 billion (the equivalent of N15.46 trillion) from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) under ...

Premium Times
PDP’ll truncate Nigeria’s dream—Masari  Vanguard

By Bashir Bello. KATSINA—Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, has described “desperation by the leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic ...

Vanguard
U.S. envoy tasks Nigerian religious leaders on nonviolence  Vanguard

The United States' Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel Brownback, has called on religious leaders in Nigeria to send out clear ...

Vanguard
Shell’s History in Nigeria Comes to Haunt It on Its Home Turf  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- A two-decade fight over whether Royal Dutch Shell Plc contributed to the execution of nine Nigerian oil-industry critics has landed at the ...

BloombergQuint
Cyprus police arrest two in Nigerian goalie probe  Vanguard

Cypriot police on Tuesday arrested two people in connection with a health card issued to Nigeria's World Cup goalkeeper Francis Uzoho loaned to a local club ...

Vanguard
Buhari's suspension of Nigeria's chief justice breaches human rights: UN  africanews

The United Nations has condemned described the suspension of Nigeria's chief justice by )president Muhammadu Buhari, saying it broke international human ...

africanews
Face Brexit, Russia Collusion, Nigerian group tells UK, US  Vanguard

A foreign relations group in Nigeria has urged the United Kingdom and the United States to face their own democratic challenges rather than focusing on Nigeria ...

Vanguard
UPDATE 1-EU adds Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria to dirty-money blacklist  CNBC

STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat ...

CNBC
2019: Go home and rest, after failing Nigerians woefully, Junaid tells Buhari  Vanguard

ABUJA—Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, yesterday, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to take a dignified exit from governance ...

Vanguard
Former Pres. Sirleaf Meets Nigeria's Electoral Stakeholders  Liberian Daily Observer

The Head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria and former Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen ...

Liberian Daily Observer
Nigeria Tribunal Issues Arrest Warrant for Top Judge Before Elections  U.S. News & World Report

ABUJA (Reuters) - A tribunal on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for Nigeria's suspended chief judge for failing to appear for trial over alleged breaches of ...

U.S. News & World Report
Taiwo Ogunjobi: Former Nigeria defender and official dies  BBC Sport

Former international defender and Nigeria Football Federation official Taiwo Ogunjobi dies suddenly after short illness.

BBC Sport
'No Doubt We're Winning' — Sowore Says Saturday's Election Will Shock Nigerians  SaharaReporters.com

"We are reaching out to the people of Nigeria not to be afraid; they should not reduce themselves to two options only. They cannot reduce themselves to the ...

SaharaReporters.com
Which way, Nigeria? 4+4 or 4-4?  Vanguard

THE widespread aversion, in some quarters, to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid is as shocking as it is baffling. It beats the imagination ...

Vanguard
Nigeria's sickle cell disease drug Niprisan failed but may return  Quartz

The successful development of a drug for the treatment of a sickle cell anaemia using a traditional herbal remedy by Nigerian scientists was widely regarded as ...

Quartz
Nigerian elections: Is poverty getting worse?  BBC News

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy and the continent's biggest oil producer. But it is a country where more than half the population lives in poverty, and 60% of ...

BBC News
Police officers attached to VIPs ‘back to base’  Guardian Nigeria

Following an official order by the Inspector General of police (IGP), Adamu Muhammed that all police personnel attached to Very Important Personalities (VIP's) ...

Guardian Nigeria
2019: Ukraine-based Nigerian pastor reveals 34 reasons Buhari will win presidential election (part 1)  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ The pastor said President Buhari has not done the best that most Nigerians expected from him. But, if he is compared with the other candidate ...

Legit.ng
Nigeria Signs $30 Billion Export-Financing Deal, ThisDay Reports  Bloomberg

Nigeria's federal government reached an export-financing agreement with investment partners to bring in as much as $30 billion from products manufactured in ...

Bloomberg
Nigeria’s Health Care Spending Lags Behind Abuja Declaration  VOA News

Nigerians pay about 70 percent of the hospital expenses out of their own pocket, forcing some patients into debt or poverty.

VOA News
Kidnappers murder Nigerian priest and demand ransom for release of his family  Anglicannews

Reports from Nigeria say that a priest from the Diocese of Sokoto has been murdered by kidnappers who are continuing to hold his family.

Anglicannews
Countries Concerned by Suspension of Nigerian Chief Justice  TIME

The U.S., U.K. and E.U. expressed concern after Nigeria's president suspended the country's chief justice before the presidential elections.

TIME
Teni is a lesbian - Nigerian man claims on social media  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ In his post, the social media user had made the claim that the female singer was a homosexual. He also went on to add that the information ...

Legit.ng
Nigeria's New Gusher Just Made OPEC Compliance a Little Harder  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Nigeria is about to ship the first cargo of crude oil from a new deposit about 90 miles off its coast.

BloombergQuint
U.S to Keyamo: We are neutral, not supporting Atiku  Vanguard

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, Wednesday replied the Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Presidential ...

Vanguard
Elections will be free and fair, Buhari reassures Nigerians  Vanguard

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday visited Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and Port Harcourt, Rivers State where he assured that he is all out for free, fair and ...

Vanguard
Nigeria's main parties in access row as campaign peaks  EWN

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been due to hold a "mega-rally" in Abuja, but said it was shut out of the venue despite having made ...

EWN
Nigerian-American, Ibra Ake grabs first Grammy for producing Gambino’s ‘This is America’  The Punch

Nigerian-American producer, writer and filmmaker, Ibra Ake snagged his first Grammy Award at the 61st ceremony. The News Agency of Nigeria repor...

The Punch
Attacks on APC rally disrespect President’s office ― Tinubu  Vanguard

An All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, says the recent attack on the APC rally in Ogun was disrespectful to the office of the ...

Vanguard
Nigerian Govt Has Imported Israeli Equipment To Jam Network During Elections, Says Fayose  SaharaReporters.com

"During the governorship election in Ekiti State, they jammed telecoms networks 3km radius around the state government house and my hometown, Afao Ekiti.

SaharaReporters.com
Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria's vice president  TimesLIVE

Yemi Osinbajo has played an increasingly prominent role in Nigeria's government since he was appointed as President Muhammadu Buhari's deputy in 2015.

TimesLIVE
Nigerian refugees struggle in aftermath of Boko Haram attacks - Cameroon  ReliefWeb

UNHCR calls for urgent support for more than 35,000 people who fled a surge in militant attacks, and now face acute needs in Cameroon's remote desert north.

ReliefWeb
Bring Back our Girls activist Oby Ezekwesili withdraws from Nigeria's presidential race  CNN

Bring Back our Girls activist and former Nigerian minister Oby Ezekwesili has withdrawn her candidacy from next month's presidential elections, a statement on ...

CNN
Charity Ngilu to Oversee Elections in Nigeria  Kenyans

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has been awarded a crucial role in Nigeria which will be to determine the leadership of the...

Kenyans
Nigeria election 2019: How ‘godfathers’ influence politics  BBC News

A look at the men who many believe decide the winners and losers of elections in Nigeria.

BBC News
Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections: A chance to think globally and act locally  Brookings Institution

With over a dozen national elections in Africa in 2019, the Nigerian presidential election on February 16 is one of the most consequential. The expectation, since ...

Brookings Institution
In Nigeria, Trump administration policies bite hard  Devex

ABUJA, Nigeria — At Adeoyo Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, reproductive health supplies are kept in the special store located almost directly beneath the accident ...

Devex
Reverend Andrew Abhulime urges Nigerians to vote in general elections  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Some Catholic clerics on Wednesday, February 13, appealed to the faithful to pray and also go out to vote, as a *service* to God and the nation.

Legit.ng
Nigeria’s Latest Corruption Rating  Leadership Newspaper

Nigeria's Latest Corruption Rating Despite the repeated promises by governments to fight corruption head-on, corruption appears to be getting worse in Nigeria, ...

Leadership Newspaper
Politics of 2023 shaping 2019  Vanguard

Whereas many people are looking forward to this Saturday to elect a president for the country, many other political actors are looking beyond towards the next ...

Vanguard
Yemi Osinbajo helicopter crash: Nigeria's VP thanks crew  BBC News

Nigeria's vice-president has said he is "safe and sound" after surviving a helicopter crash as he was on his way to an election campaign rally. Yemi Osinbajo ...

BBC News
Clinton on a mission to douse Nigeria’s political tension  The East African

In less than nine days to Nigeria's presidential election, the US has dispatched ex-President Bill Clinton to meet with major contenders to negotiate a peace deal ...

The East African
SYNLAB Nigeria opens ultramodern medical diagnostics centre in Abuja  Vanguard

SYNLAB Nigeria formerly Pathcare Laboratories, has opened an ultramodern facility at Gwarinpa, Abuja.

Vanguard
JPMorgan calls for dismissal of Nigeria’s $875m corruption lawsuit  Financial Times

Nigeria's government said the US bank's conduct was 'grossly negligent'

Financial Times
PDP to pass over campaigns in Ogun  Vanguard

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will not stage a public campaign in Ogun State in response to the decision of the Supreme Court to recognise Senator ...

Vanguard
Nigeria’s Economy ’ll Improve This Year – Uwaleke  Leadership Newspaper

Nigeria's Economy 'll Improve This Year - Uwaleke In this interview with MARK ITSIBOR, Nigeria's first Professor of Capital Market, Uche Uwaleke says any ...

Leadership Newspaper
Woman jailed for buying underwear for man in Nigeria on husband's bank card  News & Star

A WOMAN has been jailed after fraudulently buying goods in her husband's name for a man in Nigeria who she met online.

News & Star
Thousands flee north-east Nigeria after devastating Boko Haram attack  The Guardian

More than 8000 refugees cross border into Cameroon after Nigerian town of Rann is burned to the ground.

The Guardian
Group drums support of Buhari  Vanguard

WARRI: A pro Buhari group, Delta Rescue Mission for Buhari, has lauded the federal government for its Trader Moni program, saying it is already strengthening ...

Vanguard
Nigeria’s president sacks the chief justice weeks before an election  The Economist

THE WHEELS of justice turn slowly in Nigeria. On the rare occasions when corruption cases are brought against prominent people, petitions can take years to ...

The Economist
The 23-year-old Nigerian who designed a special edition jersey with Nike  CNN

After its blistering success with the Nigerian World Cup football jersey, Nike has ventured into another Nigeria collaboration, this time with a youth culture ...

CNN
Nigeria lawyers challenge legitimacy of chief justice’s trial  Financial Times

Opposition criticised for politically motivated move as elections loom.

Financial Times
Nigeria's Buhari failed on economy but should win election  Quartz

Most of the things Nigerians complained about in 2015, unemployment, poverty and economic disempowerment are still unresolved.

Quartz
Nigeria universities: Where students don't know if they will graduate  BBC News

The futures of more than a million Nigerian university students are on hold as a lecturers' strike drags on.

BBC News
Nigeria's top judge ordered to appear for graft trial  Mail and Guardian

People hold banners during a protest over the suspension of the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. (Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters). Comments.

Mail and Guardian
Arrests made in Sicily over suspected sex trafficking of girls from Nigeria  The Guardian

Sicilian authorities have made a series of arrests after a suspected sex trafficking ring was believed to have forced at least 15 Nigerian girls into prostitution in ...

The Guardian
Nigeria drop to 46th place on latest FIFA ranking  The Punch

Nigeria has retained her fourth position in Africa but dropped two places from her previous 44th position in FIFA Coca Cola World Rankings released on ...

The Punch
Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian need  UN News

Since November, more than 80000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already ...

UN News
Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music  Al Jazeera English

Lawyer-turned-musician criticises politicians, police brutality and social injustice in his country through songs.

Al Jazeera English
Nigeria’s next president is a big deal for Londoners  Evening Standard

We are a month away from key presidential elections in Nigeria, which is of concern to hundreds of thousands of Nigerian Londoners. Nigeria is Africa's largest ...

Evening Standard
20,000 Nigerian girls sold to prostitution ring, trafficking agency says  CNN

Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency says it has received concrete intelligence that around 20000 Nigerian girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.

CNN
'Normalised but not normal': Nigerian women call out gropers and catcallers  The Guardian

Sexual harassment has long been rife in Nigeria's bustling markets. Now women are mobilising in protest.

The Guardian
Nigeria in danger of losing flora, wildlife to poaching, illegal lumbering —NCF  The Punch

Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, says the activities of forest poachers and illegal lumbers can make the country ...

The Punch
Nigerian presidential hopeful vows to rewrite oil deals  Financial Times

Atiku Abubakar, the leading opposition challenger to Nigeria's president, has said he would seek to overhaul oil production deals with international companies ...

Financial Times
Nigeria elections 2019 pulls in tech startups for politicians  Quartz

Nigeria's tech ecosystem has come in for praise over the past decade given the rise of startups solving problems and serving addressable market needs using ...

Quartz
UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 from Nigeria's Rann town  Aljazeera.com

Fears of renewed attacks by the armed group prompt the exodus of more than 30000 people from the Nigerian town of Rann.

Aljazeera.com
What to expect from the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria  Brookings Institution

Jideofor Adibe outlines the issues that will drive the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria and predicts which of the two frontrunners, Muhammadu Buhari and ...

Brookings Institution
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala: 'I will run for World Bank President if nominated'  CNN

Former Nigerian minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has given the strongest indication yet that she will throw her hat in the ring for the presidency of the World Bank.

CNN
Thousands returning to Nigeria's restive Borno state 'at risk'; UN 'gravely concerned'  UN News

Amid reports that Cameroon is forcing several thousand Nigerians to return to Borno state in the country's crisis-gripped north-east, the United Nations refugee ...

UN News
 

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The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria ( (listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures while practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. However, it currently has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.