The move is thought to be in retaliation for Nigeria shutting its borders. The country made the protectionist move to stop cheap imports damaging local markets.
In an escalating tit-for-tat trade war, the Ghana Union of Traders Association shut down almost 70 Nigerian-owned businesses because of Nigeria’s closure of its border to imports and exports.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says two of the victims were foreigners who were killed during a wave of attacks on foreign-owned stores followed by apparent reprisal attacks in Nigeria.
How a man who converted from Sunni Islam to Shiaism became a challenge for Nigeria’s government.
Since 2009, devastating oil spills have exposed thousands of fishermen and farmers in the oil-rich kingdom to toxic substances, affecting their health and destroying their farmlands and rivers. The clean-up process, however, is too slow.
Nigeria's military said they rescued more than 1,000 people held captive in northeastern Nigeria from the jihadi group Boko Haram. The hostages were consisted mainly of women and children.
The confirmation came after authorities were unable to account for 110 of the 906 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Nigeria's information ministry said.
Authorities expect more to enter Nigeria as Cameroon's military crackdown on protesters in the English speaking parts of the country, who are increasingly calling for a breakaway "Ambazonia" state.
The 82 Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram militant group in exchange for five of their commanders, Nigerian government official says.
Nearly 3,000 suspected cases of meningitis reported in the past few weeks in Nigeria.
Any negotiations would be the first publicly known talks between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, whose seven-year insurgency to create a state in the country's northeast has killed 15,000 people.
A UNICEF report reveals that at least 49,000 children in Nigeria may die this year due to acute malnourishment, saying that the agency needs $308 million to cope with the crisis.
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