20 January 2015
Charity Amnesty International described the recent bloodbath in Baga, Nigeria, as Islamist group Boko Haram’s “deadliest massacre”. Some 2,000 people were killed.
16 December 2014
Hong Kong police clear last camps | Palestinian minister killed | Numsa union to challenge ANC | Nigerian oil workers walk out
21 October 2014
Nigeria; Catalonia; Russia
19 August 2014
Up to 4,000 people have died in Nigerian military custody since 2012, human rights investigators believe.
29 July 2014
Nigeria kills five at Gaza demo | Fresh clashes in eastern Ukraine | Libya descends further in chaos
10 June 2014
Politicians, bosses and generals are arming and funding the very insurgency that grew out of anger at their rule, reports Baba Aye
20 May 2014
Egypt Dedak campaign | Boko Haram and Nigeria | Abu Wa’el Dhiab in Guantanamo
13 May 2014
Baba Aye of the Socialist Workers League in Nigeria explains the roots of the Islamist group Boko Haram and says military action against it is bound to fail
06 May 2014
The abduction of over 200 school students by Islamist group Boko Haram has created a crisis for Nigeria’s government.
22 October 2013
The Nigerian military has killed over 950 people in custody this year as part of its “war on terror” against Islamist group Boko Haram.
15 January 2013
Socialists in Nigeria are taking action to defend Socialist Worker editor Femi Aborisade, whose house was attacked twice. The first time, on 22 November, he suffered machete wounds.
12 January 2013
Femi Aborisade, the editor of Socialist Worker in Nigeria, has been attacked in his house.
13 March 2012
The British government sent in an elite army force to rescue two hostages in Nigeria last week. The raid ended with the two hostages dead.
24 January 2012
The West African state of Nigeria was shaken by a series of bomb explosions on Friday of last week.
17 January 2012
Labour leaders in Nigeria called off a general strike on Monday of this week after the government agreed to partly reintroduce petrol subsidies.
10 January 2012
Nigeria arose on Monday as its workers began an indefinite general strike.
06 January 2012
Several hundred Nigerians joined a noisy protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in central London on Thursday afternoon. They were angry that the West African country's President, Goodluck Jonathan, says he will abolish the subsidy on fuel prices. The government says everyone must tighten their belts—but only the poor rely on the subsidy to make costs of cooking and transport bearable. Many ordinary Nigerians say the subsidy is the only benefit they have had from the country's oil wealth.
23 November 2010
The hit Broadway musical about Nigerian musical legend and political radical Fela Kuti has just opened in London.
23 March 2010
In many ways it’s surprising that there has not already been a BBC drama called Blood and Oil. There’s hardly a lack of source material.
09 March 2010
The Niger Delta in Nigeria is a battleground.