Nigerian soldiers had live ammo during deadly protest

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Army has admitted for the first time that soldiers were given live bullets when they went to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, where several p...

Nigerian army admits shooting in air at deadly protest

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s army has said after weeks of denial that its troop did fire shots into the air to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protest...

Extremists kill 12, kidnap others in Nigeria, residents say

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Insurgents have killed at least 12 people and abducted nine women and young girls in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, residents said Tuesday. The incident occurred...

'Gruesome' crash kills 21, mostly young children, in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president is expressing sadness over a “gruesome vehicle accident” in which 21 people, most of them young school children, were killed. The accident ...

Nigeria's army admits its soldiers were at Lagos shootings

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army has admitted its soldiers were deployed at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where live rounds were fired last week, killing several peaceful protesters prompting glob...

Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee, an official announced Tuesday, as some seek accountability for the worst t...

Tumult at Nigeria prison after days of anti-police protests

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Plumes of smoke rose from a prison in Nigeria's largest city and gunfire could be heard as people ran through streets in the area on Thursday, signs of continued unrest in the We...

Nigeria puts curfew in Lagos against anti-police protests

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — As violent incidents have grown from Nigeria's widespread protests against police brutality, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed in Lagos, the country's largest city. ...

Nigeria's anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed some 200 inmates in Benin in southern Nigeria. Some p...

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings fr...

Protests against Nigeria's police kill 10, charges Amnesty

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Protests against Nigeria's police continued to rock the country for the eighth straight day Thursday as demonstrators marched through the streets of major cities, blocking traffi...

Nigeria protesters demand police reforms for sixth day

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Crowds protesting against police brutality in Nigeria took to the streets Tuesday for a sixth day across the country after a video of a beating posted online sparked demonstratio...

Nigerian state says rapists will face surgical castration

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state has signed a law saying men convicted of rape will face surgical castration, and anyone raping a child under age 14 will face the death pen...

In pandemic, Nigerian teacher can 'teach the whole world'

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — For many 12th graders, the closure of Nigeria’s public schools to combat the spread of COVID-19 presents a particular problem: How to prepare for crucial, final exams? ...

2 dead, 1 hurt after helicopter crashes in Lagos, Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Two people have died and a third is critically injured after a helicopter crashed into a residential area in Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos, authorities said Friday. ...