The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
Godwin Adamu, Nigerian diplomat in Johannesburg, says Nigerians will be flown out in two flights, a week after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners, including against Nigerian-owned businesses and properties, killed 10 people.
Alhaji Musa, a resident of Wurma village in Katsina, northwest Nigeria, whose two daughters were among those taken, said more than 100 bandits were "shooting from all angles."
How a man who converted from Sunni Islam to Shiaism became a challenge for Nigeria’s government.
There was spontaneous applause as Africa’s largest economy Nigeria signed up to a deal that experts say could provide far-reaching benefits, but only if it is implemented properly.
President Muhammadu Buhari starts his second four-year tenure as the country battles severe security challenges.
Police said that at least 23 people have been killed by armed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state.
Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer said the defeated candidate would challenge the "sham" result as he pledged to do so, after losing against the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El Rufai confirmed the killing of nine citizens by “criminal elements” who attacked Nandu in Sanga (district) in early hours of this morning.
At least eight deaths were reported as violence erupted after some party supporters fearing an election loss destroyed results sheets and other voting materials.
Buhari took 56 percent of the vote against 41 percent for his closest challenger, businessman and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.
The disciplinarian former military ruler has been elected as president for the second time, but Buhari’s task is harder than it was before.
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