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Nigeria: Federal republic in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, 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. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular country.

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Islamic State claims it killed 11 soldiers in northeastern Nigeria

Islamic State (IS) killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria says ex-president and his oil minister took bribes: court filing

The Nigerian government has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and his then oil minister of accepting bribes and breaking the country's laws to broker a $1.3 billion oil deal eight years ago, a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Nigeria

Pope gives migrant children ride on popemobile [Video]Pope gives migrant children ride on popemobile

Pope Francis has given eight migrant children a ride in his popemobile around St Peter's Square during his weekly audience. The children recently arrived in Italy and hail from Syria, Nigeria and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Nigeria violence: Widespread attacks by armed gangs [Video]Nigeria violence: Widespread attacks by armed gangs

Despite the presence of the army and hundreds of volunteer vigilantes, 'bandits' continue to kill and maim villagers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:13Published

Thousands of Nigerian refugees still fear Boko Haram violence [Video]Thousands of Nigerian refugees still fear Boko Haram violence

Around Maiduguri, 'temporary' refugee camps are becoming a permanent fixture.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger [Video]Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger

Recent attacks are focusing on refugees and IDPs in southeast Nigeria, people who were already forced from their homes by the fighting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger [Video]Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger

Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Nigeria building safety: Questions after deadly collapse [Video]Nigeria building safety: Questions after deadly collapse

After a building collapsed killing 20 children, questions are raised about building safety standards in Nigeria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Nigeria to diversify economy away from oil [Video]Nigeria to diversify economy away from oil

Nigeria imports a lot of its food, which is bought using money earned from selling oil.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls: Five years on, 112 still missing [Video]Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls: Five years on, 112 still missing

At least 276 girls were taken from a government secondary school in Chibok town by Boko Haram in 2014.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

Sub-Saharan Africa's growth rate slashed [Video]Sub-Saharan Africa's growth rate slashed

The World Bank has cut the economic growth rate of Sub-Saharan Africa to 2.8 percent this year, as the region again fails to meet expected targets. Sam Holder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

14 Tons Of Pangolin Scales And Elephant Ivory Seized In Singapore [Video]14 Tons Of Pangolin Scales And Elephant Ivory Seized In Singapore

Authorities in Singapore have seized one of the largest ever shipments of pangolin scales. CNN reports that the scales were en route to Vietnam, worth an estimated $38.7 million. In a statement,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Will Nigeria crackdown on crime in Zamfara state work? [Video]Will Nigeria crackdown on crime in Zamfara state work?

Nigeria has suspended mining in one of its northern states and ordered all foreigners engaged in mining activities to leave.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Singapore Seizes Over 14 Tons of Pangolin Scales [Video]Singapore Seizes Over 14 Tons of Pangolin Scales

One conservation official estimates 36,000 pangolins were killed for the shipment.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state plagued by gang violence [Video]Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state plagued by gang violence

The military, police and the state security forces have been deployed in recent weeks to tackle criminal gangs behind a spate of killings and kidnappings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

Nigerians turn to mobile apps in Nigerians turn to mobile apps in "proptech" housing boom

Faster broadband speed and cheaper smartphones are boosting internet use in Nigeria, in turn leading to a surge in property-focused technology firms. Serena Chaudhry reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Nigerian artist turns trash into art [Video]Nigerian artist turns trash into art

Funmi Adubi uses waste paper to make flowers & other decorative items using various techniques of paper craft to promote the importance of recycling.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Anglophone refugees in Nigeria dream of home, but settle in [Video]Anglophone refugees in Nigeria dream of home, but settle in

Fighting between Cameroon government forces and English-speaking separatists sends thousands of refugees over the border to camps in Nigeria and there's no end in sight.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Nigerian fishermen's livelihoods under threat [Video]Nigerian fishermen's livelihoods under threat

A build up of silt on the banks of Lake Gerio in northeastern Nigeria is affecting local fishing activities. For many villagers, fishing is their only source of income. Serena Chaudhry reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:12Published

Glitz and glamour on show at Nigeria polo contest [Video]Glitz and glamour on show at Nigeria polo contest

The latest fashion trends were on display when Lagos recently hosted West Africa's biggest polo tournament. Serena Chaudhry reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

The Pope prays for victims of Mali and Nigeria attacks [Video]The Pope prays for victims of Mali and Nigeria attacks

At least 134 Fulani herders were killed in central Mali on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the region in recent times. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

 

Nigerian militia frees nearly 900 children used in war on Boko Haram: UNICEF

A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces freed on Friday almost 900 children it had used in the war against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)..
Reuters - Published

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