Nigeria
  • Nigerian Army lifts suspension of UNICEF's activities in Boko Haram stronghold
    15 december 2018 06:00:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army has revered a controversial decision to suspend the activities of the UN children's fund (UNICEF) in the Boko Haram-ravaged northeast saying it changed its mind after the intervention of “concerned Nigerians”. Full text...
  • Amnesty International condemns Nigeria's suspension of UNICEF in Boko Haram stronghold
    14 december 2018 22:11:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Amnesty International has "strongly" condemned the Nigerian army’s suspension of the UN children's fund (UNICEF) from operations in northeast Nigeria over allegations of spying and collaborating with Boko Haram. Full text...
  • Nigeria suspends UNICEF operations in terror-ravaged northeast zone
    14 december 2018 18:19:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Military on Friday announced the suspension of activities of the UN Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the northeast zone of the country that has been ravaged by Boko Haram terrorism. Full text...
  • Buhari says its mandatory for Nigeria to assist ECOWAS
    13 december 2018 19:27:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President and chairman of ECOWAS, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said that it is mandatory for Nigeria to assist the sub-regional body. Full text...
  • ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council meets in Abuja
    13 december 2018 19:22:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Mediation and Security Council on Thursday began a three-day meeting in Abuja with the Nigerian federal government assuring of credible elections in 2019. Full text...
  • Nigeria, Senegal play final of 2018 CAN beach soccer in Egypt
    13 december 2018 19:12:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has joined Nigeria for the final of the Beach Soccer Cup of African Nations tournament being played in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, after beating Morocco 7-2 goals in the semifinal on Thursday. Full text...
  • Rights group says Nigeria should end impunity for killings of shia
    12 december 2018 22:04:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that Nigerian authorities have failed to ensure justice for the killings of hundreds of members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) since 2015. Full text...
  • Revamping Lake Chad requires diverting water from River Ubangi in Congo Basin
    11 december 2018 17:57:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said feasibility studies to revamp the Lake Chad Basin require a diversion of River Ubangi in the Congo Basin. Full text...
  • Training on Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa opens in Abuja
    10 december 2018 16:07:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A one day training programme on Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA), for heads and senior officials of Anti-Corruption Agencies in the African Union (AU), opened in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Monday with President Muhammadu Buhari calling on heads of anti-corruption agencies in Africa to adopt fresh measures that will prevent corrupt acts through risk assessment strategies.Full text...
  • Nigeria's GDP grows by 0.64 per cent, to 1.81 per cent
    10 december 2018 15:55:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday released the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report for the third quarter of the year 2018 (Q3, 2018), saying that the Nigerian economy recorded a growth rate rise of 0.64 percentage points to 1.81 per cent. Full text...
  • ICC asked to investigate Nigerian govt over human rights violations in Boko Haram war
    10 december 2018 11:23:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Global human rights group, Amnesty International, on Monday said that it is imperative for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently investigate the Nigerian government over alleged failures to sanction military commanders and terrorists suspected of grievous human rights abuses in the war against Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Nigerian absence from African Free Trade Agreement worries experts
    05 december 2018 09:45:01
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Nigeria has been slow in signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement because the cost of signing the trade agreement far outweighs the benefits, according to a Nigerian economic scholar.Full text...
  • President Buhari calls for calm as dozens killed in communal clash is Cross River State
    04 december 2018 16:32:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Dozens of people have been killed and many more injured as violence broke out in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River, eastern flank of the Niger Delta region, with President Muhammadu Buhari calling for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities. Full text...
  • ECOWAS engages more Nigerian stakeholders ahead of 2019 elections
    04 december 2018 15:26:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has taken its phased training workshop on Dialogue and Mediation to political stakeholders in Nigeria’s south-west geo-political zone as part of the regional organization’s engagements towards ensuring peaceful elections in the country in 2019. Full text...
  • Buhari directs emergency procurement of critical military equipment for war against Boko Haram
    04 december 2018 10:07:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the emergency procurement of critical equipment for the Nigerian Armed Forces to enable them to effectively fight Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Nigeria, Russia sign treaty on legal assistance in criminal matters
    04 december 2018 09:38:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Nigeria and the Federation of Russia have signed a treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.Full text...
  • Nigerian president Buhari again pledges to rescue remaining Chibok girls
    04 december 2018 09:27:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has again pledged that his government will not rest until the remaining Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in April 2014 are safely released. Full text...
  • Boko Haram terrorists kill 8 Nigerian soldiers in fresh attack on Army base
    04 december 2018 08:21:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Boko Haram terrorists have killed eight Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in Buni Gari, Yobe State, northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Buhari says Nigeria remains committed to saving Lake Chad from extinction
    03 december 2018 15:39:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday in Katowice, Poland, reaffirmed that Nigeria remains committed to saving Lake Chad from extinction as a way of sustaining livelihood to over 40 million people living in the region. Full text...
  • Nigeria Army says 2 suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri
    02 december 2018 11:59:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Sunday said that two persons died when two Boko Haram suicide bombers (male and female) on a mission to infiltrate Muna Garage Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, hurriedly detonated one of their suicide vests on siting troops of 195 Battalion on patrol on Saturday night. Full text...
  • Buhari congratulates Super Falcons on winning AWCON trophy
    01 december 2018 20:11:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday “warmly” congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria on their victory over the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the final match of the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Ghana 2018.Full text...
  • Army dislodges Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria
    01 december 2018 13:48:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Saturday said that its troops have dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from their hideout in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state in the northeast of the country. Full text...
  • Buhari departs Abuja to attend climate change conference in Poland
    01 december 2018 11:57:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for Katowice, Poland on Saturday to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2-4 December. Full text...
  • Buhari says Nigeria appreciates Irish standing with Nigeria during difficult moments
    30 november 2018 17:28:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday expressed Nigeria’s appreciation to the Republic of Ireland and its people for standing by Abuja during its difficult moments. Full text...
  • Army says troops foiled another Boko Haram attack in Northeast Nigeria
    30 november 2018 13:48:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army said its troops on Wednesday repelled another Boko Haram Terrorists attack on Arege after hours of heavy gun battle with several of the terrorists killed and high caliber weaponry and ammunition recovered after the shootout. Full text...
  • Lake Chad Basin leaders to collaborate on new onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists
    29 november 2018 19:52:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) ended their one-day consultative meeting in N'djamena, capital of Chad Thursday, resolving to change modus operandi and collaborate more to a fresh onslaught against terrorists, particularly the Boko Haram group. Full text...
  • Nigerian Army says Boko Haram now uses drones, foreign fighters
    29 november 2018 07:39:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army High Command says Boko Haram terrorists have of late been deploying foreign fighters and drones to attack its frontline troops in the northeast of the country. Full text...
  • Nigeria president Buhari tells top Army commanders to end Boko Haram threats
    29 november 2018 07:28:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to eliminate all threats of Boko Haram, declaring that the war against terrorism must be won. Full text...
  • Nigerian Army foils Boko Haram invasion of community in northeast
    28 november 2018 17:09:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops repelled Boko Haram terrorists’ attack in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno state in the northeast of the country. Full text...
  • Buhari summons emergency meeting of Lake Chad Basin Commission countries
    28 november 2018 17:02:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called a consultative meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to be held Thursday in N’Djamena, Chad.Full text...
  • Buhari nominates three new ambassadors, appoints High Commissioner to South Africa
    27 november 2018 16:15:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday nominated three ambassadors-designate for confirmation by the Nigerian Senate. Full text...
  • Nigerian State gov. lauds ECOWAS dialogue, mediation initiatives ahead of 2019 polls
    27 november 2018 15:12:47
    Kaduna, Nigeria (PANA) - The governor of Nigeria’s Northern State of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, has commended the ECOWAS Commission for its efforts towards ensuring peaceful elections in the country in 2019. Full text...
  • Guterres censures terrorist attacks in Nigeria, pledges UN ‘solidarity’
    26 november 2018 20:01:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the recurrent attacks by terrorists and other extremist groups in northern Nigeria that have taken a heavy toll on civilians and security forces. Full text...
  • Nigeria, AfDB to establish an innovation fund for technological growth
    26 november 2018 19:29:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The 22nd African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) Annual General Meeting and Conference opened in Lagos on Monday with Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, announcing that Nigeria is working with African Development Bank (AfDB) to establish a US$500-million innovation fund for technological growth. Full text...
  • Nigerian Air Force strikes Boko Haram locations, vehicles
    25 november 2018 19:39:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Following the killing of over 100 Nigerian Army soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has responded with heavy airstrikes directed at the terrorists’ locations and vehicles. Full text...
  • 154 'repentant' Boko Haram terrorists to be reintegrated into Nigerian society
    25 november 2018 09:05:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military on Saturday said that not less than 154 ex-Boko Haram terrorists who have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are to be reintegrated into the society. Full text...
  • Buhari shocked by deaths of soldiers in Boko Haram attack
    24 november 2018 21:08:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed deep shock over the Boko Haram killing of dozens of military personnel in Metele village of Borno State of northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Uproar over Boko Haram killing dozens of Nigerian soldiers
    24 november 2018 11:14:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – There is uproar in Nigeria over the killing of dozens of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists in Metele, northeast of the country, this week with calls for the government to invest in modern war technology to solve the equipment and readiness crisis facing the military. Full text...
  • Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram logistics base in Northeast region
    22 november 2018 14:48:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday said that its fighter jets destroyed Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) logistics base at Kusuma, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Senate suspends legislative activities in honour of 44 soldiers killed by Boko Haram
    22 november 2018 14:23:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate on Thursday suspended legislative activities for the day to honour fallen Nigerian soldiers. Full text...
  • Nigeria partners with UNWTO to carry out tourism masterplan
    21 november 2018 18:28:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Wednesday said it is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the implementation of the National Tourism Development Master plan, in order to optimally harness the country’s tourism potentials.Full text...
  • Nigeria's secret police arrest three top ISWA, Boko Haram terrorists
    21 november 2018 17:30:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), on Wednesday announced the arrest of a member of Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) and a close associate of Liman Maitukwane, the current leader of Ansaru Group. Full text...
  • Nigeria's inflation rate drops 0.02 percent to 11.26 percent in October
    21 november 2018 17:12:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday that the nation’s inflation rate, which climbed marginally to about 11.28 percent in September, dropped slightly to 11.26 percent in October. Full text...
  • Nigeria extols close relationship with South Africa
    21 november 2018 10:10:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Wednesday extolled its relationship with South Africa, saying that the Defence Industries Association (DIAN) was established to enhance collaboration with the South African aerospace and military technology company, DENEL.Full text...
  • Boko Haram terrorists kill 53 soldiers, farmers in series of attacks
    21 november 2018 09:59:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Boko Haram terrorists have in a series of attacks in the last three days killed 53 soldiers and farmers in Nigeria’s violent northeast region. Full text...
  • Buhari extols Nigeria-Indian relations
    19 november 2018 18:53:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extolled the relationship between Nigeria and India, saying that it is a worthy one, and mutually beneficial. Full text...
  • Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram bases, workshops
    19 november 2018 13:48:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday said that its fighter jets destroyed Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) staging area and vehicle workshops on the outskirts of Tumbun Rego in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. Full text...
  • Nigeria losing half kilometre of land mass annually to desert encroachment
    18 november 2018 20:03:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria is losing about a half kilometre of its land mass annually to desert encroachment and time is of essence before the entire country becomes a desert, the Director General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Muktari Aminu-Kano, said in Lagos on Sunday. Full text...
  • Int'l community urges transparency as election campaign kicks off in Nigeria
    18 november 2018 17:45:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The international community on Sunday welcomed the lifting of the ban on campaigns for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections by Nigeria’s central electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying that they would monitor the election process closely to ensure that it leads to free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.Full text...
  • Presidential and national assembly election campaigns kick off in Nigeria
    18 november 2018 11:06:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s central electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday lifted ban on campaigns for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections, INEC director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said in a statement in Abuja.Full text...

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