Militant members of a predominantly Christian tribe attacked a central Nigerian town dominated by a rival Muslim ethnic group, destroying homes and mosques and killing at least 80 people, Nigerian police told news agencies Tuesday.
Nigeria's ruling party swept to a predictable victory in weekend local elections amid claims of fraud and a wave of political violence that could endanger the country's fragile five-year-old democracy.
A court in northern Nigeria ruled Thursday to overturn the conviction of Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning for committing adultery under the strict auspices of Islamic Sharia law.
Nearly a week of ethnic warfare in the southern Nigerian oil city of Warri has left an estimated 100 people dead and more than 1,000 others injured, the Nigerian Red Cross told news agencies Friday.
Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor began his second day in exile in southeastern Nigeria on Wednesday, after handing control of his war-torn country to his vice president and in the face of United Nations war crimes charges.
President Bush ended his five-country tour of Africa in Nigeria, calling the fledgling democracy a country of "great promise" and praising President Olusegun Obasanjo for his regional leadership on key issues such as AIDS and the conflict in Liberia.
Striking workers on an oil rig off the coast of Nigeria's Niger Delta agreed Friday to release 100 foreign hostages held captive since April 19.
Striking workers on an oil rig off the coast of Nigeria's Niger Delta have taken 100 foreign employees hostage, including 21 Americans, company officials said Thursday.
In a wave of renewed violence between Muslim and Christian groups in Nigeria, angry street riots have spread from the northern city of Kaduna to the capital city of Abuja.
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