An oil tanker seized by pirates off the west coast of Africa has been released by the hijackers, the operators of the vessel said.
A Nigerian man whose wife was among 153 people killed Sunday when a MD-83 aircraft crashed in Lagos, Nigeria, has filed suit against the manufacturer of the plane and its engines, and against the estate of the American who was piloting the aircraft.
The search for bodies of those killed in a plane crash in Nigeria's major city of Lagos has ended, authorities said Wednesday.
Lagos residents recount the moment the plane crashed with 153 people on board. CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports.
Nigerian aviation authorities suspended Dana Air's operating license Tuesday as torrential rain hampered recovery efforts after a deadly weekend plane crash.
The search for bodies and, hopefully, survivors in Nigeria's most populated city continued through the night and into Monday, hours after an airliner crashed killing all 153 passengers and crew on board and at least 10 people on the ground.
Day after day, men and women from Soweto, a township near Johannesburg, wake up at the crack of dawn to battle bumper-to-bumper traffic and cramped public transport to show up at work in time.
Nima Elbagir reports on Nigerian labor groups suspending their nationwide strike after hearing from the president.
An uneasy calm returned to Nigeria's cities Tuesday, a day after two Nigerian labor groups suspended their nationwide strike over the elimination of the country's fuel subsidy.
[Updated 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 16] The photo above shows thousands of people gathering at Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos, Nigeria, to protest the government's elimination of the country's fuel subsidy.
Negotiations between labor unions and the Nigerian government ended late Thursday without an agreement to restore fuel subsidies, and a union official expressed resolve, in the absence of an accord, to halt oil production in the eighth-largest petroleum-exporting nation.
Nigerians took to the streets for the second day of a nationwide strike Tuesday, showing their anger over a government decision that has more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
Stretching some 7,000 kilometers along the West African coastline, a submarine fiber-optic cable emerges off the coast of Nigeria to help bridge the digital divide in the continent.
As a style journalist for over ten years, I've made it my business to scour the world in search of fresh and innovative fashion. And since launching ARISE, I've honed my sights on Africa.
Nkepile Mabuse and fashion blogger Sandiso Ngubane preview the new styles on the runway of visits Africa fashion week.
Armed with her mobile phone, Temiloluwa Akinremi embarks on her daily online routine, scouring the internet to keep up-to-date with what's happening in her city of Lagos, Nigeria.
CNN's Christian Purefoy invites you to experience a royal wedding in Lagos, from the planning to the vows to the party.
It has been a year of royal weddings. First there was Prince William and Kate, then Monaco's Prince Albert and Charlene -- and Nigeria has just had a royal wedding of its own.
The harvesting of snails as a delicacy has traditionally been synonymous with countries such as France and Italy.
Snails are considered a delicacy in many countries across the world and in Nigeria snail farmers are experiencing a boom in trade.
Police and military forces are increasingly reliant on unmanned aerial vehicles to do jobs deemed too risky for humans to do in person, with drones regularly used in surveillance and warfare, from Liverpool to Libya.
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The novelist and poet Ben Okri was raised in the UK and Nigeria where he first discovered a love of literature.
For decades, poetry, novels and essays have flowed from Ben Okri's fingertips, making him one of Africa's most eminent contemporary writers.
In an ambitious drive to promote African writing, 14 African writers have visited different cities across the continent to produce a series of travel books.
Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission is urging would-be voters to turn out for the scheduled voter registration session in January, in hopes for a "free fair and credible elections in 2011," a Commission spokesman said Thursday.
Security forces in Nigeria believe a recently-seized arms shipment -- reportedly from Iran -- was bound for the western African nation, not another land.
The shipping containers filled with illegal weapons seized in Lagos, Nigeria, earlier this week came from Iran, a leading global shipping company said Saturday.
Nigeria security services seize hundreds of weapons in shipping containers. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Using a claw-hammer the port security agent pulled open the wooden crate to reveal a cargo of seemingly harmless floor-tiles. But, clearing away the top layer of tiles, he and his colleagues revealed the crate's hidden cargo -- smuggled weapons.
Nearly 700 people in a small town within Lagos, Nigeria, will be moved to a relief camp due to heavy flooding that has plagued the region since September, according to a state governor.
Fifteen people, including a baby, were killed and 18 others were injured Sunday when a truck on its way to Lagos, Nigeria, crashed into several vehicles and caught fire, police said Monday.
A truck on its way to Lagos, Nigeria, crashed into several vehicles and caught fire, killing an unconfirmed number of people, police said on Sunday.
A junkyard orchestra of car horns, bus touts, traders and feedback from loudspeakers clamor for attention from the thousands of commuters making their way to work in Lagos's biggest bus stop, Oshodi.
CNN's Christian Purefoy examines the challenges of life in the most-populous city in sub-Saharan Africa.
Attackers killed at least 11 people Wednesday in a region of Nigeria that has been convulsed by violence between Muslims and Christians, an official said.
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How could a man who allegedly had explosives hidden in his underwear have been allowed to board a plane headed for the United States?
CNN's Kara Finnstrom looks at how dogs are trained to sniff out explosives at airports and other terrorist targets.
The Netherlands and Nigeria will begin using body scanners on airline passengers following the attempted terrorist attack on a U.S.-bound flight on Christmas Day, authorities in both nations said Wednesday.
Investigators combed through Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's history Sunday in hopes of learning how the British-educated son of a Nigerian bank executive ended up carrying what authorities said was a bomb onto a Michigan-bound jetliner.
The elderly in Nigeria say they feel left out of Lagos' rapid growth and urbanization. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Planners of Nigeria's capital city are plotting three new city centers, new railways and a highway.
In Lagos, Nigeria, officials hold a city wide street soccer competition. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Using two makeshift goal posts, young men of all ages, sizes and tattered clothes push and kick each other to snatch a winning goal over their neighborhood enemies.
In the dark of the early morning, the assembled drug agents murmur a short prayer before setting out on an early morning drugs raid.
As CNN's Christian Purefoy reports, Nigeria is a hub for worldwide drug trafficking.
Rebels claimed to have attacked an oil facility in Lagos state late Sunday, according to a statement e-mailed to journalists from The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).
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If Lagos were a person, he (or she) would be described as "mad, bad and dangerous to know."
Incident details: "Armed pirates chased, boarded and hijacked a fishing trawler underway" southeast of Mogadishu, Somalia. "Several persons armed with machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and machetes attempting to climb onboard with use of rope" at Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.
The head of a shipping company describes the experience of being hijacked. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria warned Sunday that it had received threats of a possible attack on diplomatic missions in Lagos, the nation's most populous city.
It is one of the most prestigious awards in world football, one that recognizes some of the finest footballers in the game, whilst alerting the best teams in Europe to a huge pool of untapped talent.
It's very rarely African cities get compared with their flashy European counterparts, yet, when it comes to cost of living Lagos isn't just competing with its neighbors in Europe -- it's beating them.
That Africans today so dominate distance running is in part testament to the career of Kipchoge (Kip) Keino.
An oil pipeline ruptured and exploded after a construction vehicle accident in Nigeria.
Police are looking for suvivors after a pipeline exploded, killing people trying to steal the leaking fuel.
The Egbin Thermal Power Station, a few miles outside Lagos, is Nigeria's largest generating plant, with a capacity of 1,320 megawatts. It has six units, but two have been cannibalized to repair the remaining four, and at peak hours only two turbines are functioning. On bad days, like the first week in November, when the gas supply line was sabotaged, the plant shuts down altogether.
The Palms shopping center in Lagos is the largest mall in sub-Saharan Africa. It's managed by a South African company, Broll, and most of its stores - Game, Shoprite, NuMetro, Nandos - are South African brands. The largest mobile-phone company in Nigeria? It, too, is South African: MTN, which has captured nearly 50% of the market.
CNN's Patrick Snell answers your questions about football.
Kelly Rowland collapsed onstage early Sunday in Lagos, Nigeria, where she had been performing.
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Nigerians hoping for an honest leader to fight endemic corruption voted in presidential elections Saturday, but disarray at the polls and a failed truck bombing caused unease in a country trying to solidify democratic rule.
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A British veterinary employee hospitalized for a "mild respiratory illness" after working on a weekend outbreak of avian flu does not have the deadly strain of the virus, authorities said Wednesday.
It looks more like the Batmobile rather than a long-distance coach, so perhaps it is fitting that it is called the Superbus. Offering the speed of an inter-city train with the flexibility of a bus, its Dutch inventors hope that it will provide a vital part in a sustainable future of public transportation and, who knows, it just might make travelling by bus cool.
At least 200 people were killed outside Lagos, Nigeria, in a massive explosion and fire that ignited as crowds carried away buckets of refined fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline, the Nigerian Red Cross said.
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Armed attackers stormed an oil rig off the coast of Nigeria, kidnapping eight foreign workers and raising new fears over security in Africa's top oil producing nation.
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Up to 200 people were reported killed in an oil pipeline explosion on the outskirts of Nigeria's main city of Lagos on Friday.
Between 150 and 200 people died on Friday in an oil pipeline explosion in the outskirts of the Nigerian city of Lagos, Nigerian officials say.
Between 150 and 200 people were killed on Friday when a gasoline pipeline exploded in Nigeria, officials said, incinerating people as they were trying to drain fuel into cans.
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Nigeria began three days of mourning Monday for 117 people who died when a passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Lagos airport.
All 117 people aboard a passenger jet that crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos are dead, including several high-level Nigerian officials, the government said Sunday.
The wreckage of a passenger jet with 114 people on board has been found in central Nigeria, authorities said. There was no information on survivors.
The United States closed its Nigerian consulate in Lagos Friday for undisclosed security reasons, the U.S. State Department announced.
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"I live in a country that lacks most of the infrastructure to run a successful business. I run a small home business and I'd like to know how best I can market my business to a global market on a shoestring budget." -- Ademola, Lagos, Nigeria
At least 20 people were killed in a blast Tuesday at an oil production facility in Lagos as they were stealing fuel, a Nigerian government official said Thursday.
Up to 50 people are feared to have been killed in a petroleum pipeline explosion in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, police said.
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A small plane has crashed in the water off a beach in the Nigerian city of Lagos, and a search and recovery operation will begin at dawn Saturday, emergency officials told CNN.
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