The Nigerian government is creating a fact finding committee on local Islamist militant group Boko Haram in hopes of putting an end to its attacks in Nigeria's northeast through dialogue.
08/19/2011 02:21 pm
The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is fielding criticism for exacerbating the country's sectarian problems by allowing Islamic banking to make its debut in Nigeria.
06/27/2011 02:06 pm
For many Nigerians, their state governors matter more to their daily life than the president or parliamentarians.
04/26/2011 02:29 pm
Stakes in Tuesday's state governors races are high, both for incumbents who want to hold onto their lucrative seats and for opposition challengers.
04/26/2011 09:32 am
Scores have been killed in Muslim-Christian violence after this weekend's relatively clean presidential election, highlighting that the age of 'do-or-die' politics and 'thugs-for-hire' networks is not dead in Nigeria.
04/20/2011 01:45 pm
Goodluck Jonathan was certified Tuesday as the winner in Nigeria's presidential election last weekend. There were deadly protests between Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria, following Goodluck Jonathan's victory.
04/20/2011 10:37 am
Rioting broke out Monday after it became clear that Goodluck Jonathan had won the presidency, underscoring a deep regional divide between northern Muslim voters and southern Christians.
04/18/2011 04:42 pm
Nigeria's parliamentary and presidential elections, slated to begin Saturday, aim to tackle corruption and internal tension while setting an example for other African nations soon to hold votes.
04/08/2011 01:15 pm
US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer allegedly conducted nonconsensual drug tests on 200 Nigerian children, some of whom died. The Supreme Court Tuesday allowed a civil lawsuit against Pfizer to go forward.
06/29/2010 04:24 pm
Developing nations' urgent need for more energy has become a central issue this year as developed countries push for a global reduction in carbon emissions.
10/02/2009 01:00 am
Boko Haram has attacked schools, police stations, and other symbols of state power. While the group is relatively minor, the attacks underscore a widespread public distrust of the government.
07/29/2009 01:00 am
Islamist groups opposing Western-style education clashed with security forces, leaving dozens dead.
07/27/2009 01:00 am