The initial death toll of eight is expected to rise as rescue workers reached the foundation of the three-storey building but did not expect to find more survivors.
Rescue efforts are underway in capital Lagos after a four-storey building housing an "illegal school" collapsed while classes were in session.
Some hours before the opening of polls on Saturday, multiple explosions rocked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, perhaps in a daring attempt to breed fear and discourage voting.
Nigeria counts votes in closely-fought presidential election even as voting continues in some units where polling opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.
In Lagos, Nigeria, truckloads of electronic waste illegally imported from developed countries is causing problems for human health and the environment.
Last December, the Nigerian government confirmed that nearly 70 percent of inmates in prisons were awaiting trial. Now a number of tech-driven nonprofits and social media movements have appeared across the country to counter this trend.
A young software engineer Oscar Ekponimo developed an app, Chowberry, which connects grocery stores with non-profits and non-profits with hungry people.
Millions of people for the first time are now coughing up taxes as President Muhammadu Buhari's government conducts one of the country's most vigorous collection drives in years.
''Africa is not a country'' goes the popular meme, and in fact, there are 55 states on the continent. Negotiating a common pan-African position on free trade is a massive undertaking, and informs us why Africa lacks leverage on the global stage.
Lagos, home to more than 20 million people, is turning to water taxis as part of an integrated transport system to unclog the city's roads.
With as many as 100 deaths being reported in Cameroon's English-speaking provinces, the tensions, which have their origins in World War I, are mounting in the equatorial African country.
Lagos's state government left 30,000 people homeless after authorities brutally set fire to their homes. The authorities were working hand-in-hand with developers on lucrative projects with little concern for court rulings or the rights of the poor.
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