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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's office has dismissed as "most reckless" and "unjustifiable" a "provocative"" letter he received from former Nigeria leader Olusegun Obasanjo, in which Mr. Obasanjo accused the President of lying, condoning corruption, and leading Nigeria to the brink of collapse.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been temporarily closed by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, following the breakdown of a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747 cargo plane on the runway of the airport last night.
One of Nigeria’s top weather experts says atmospheric scientists could lessen the impact of natural disasters if they used their equipment more effectively.
Nigerian authorities relaxed a curfew and intensified military patrols in Maiduguri on Tuesday, a day after suspected Islamist militants launched strikes on military bases in the northeast city.
The Federal High Court in Abuja gave a life sentence to a Lebanese terrorist suspect on Friday, but set two other Lebanese nationals free at the end of a long, often controversial trial which has constantly made headlines in Nigeria.
Benin freed a former militant leader from Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region on Friday after a personal intervention by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, a government spokesman said.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed Academic Staff of Federal Universities to resume work before December 4 or stand the risk of being sacked. The ultimatum was announced by Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, to reporters in Abuja on Thursday. But striking lecturers have written off the Federal Government directive as a joke
Gunmen opened fire on four villages in central Nigeria early on Tuesday, killing 37 people in the latest tit-for-tat violence in ethnically and religiously divided Plateau state.
The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly been mulling over its options in the northern city of Kano, discussing if now is the time to call off a four-month strike.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has made a "speedy recovery" from illness in London and was well enough to attend an investor conference there, the presidency said on Friday.