The Nigerian government says the scale of the damages is not warranted. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish-owned company is due to ask the British courts to enforce a $9 billion (€8 billion) award against Nigeria’s government in a dispute over a ga(...)

Shell has been in Africa’s biggest oil producer the longest. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell should face investigations in three countries for alleged complicity in Nigerian government abuses, including murder and rape, more (...)

Displaced people collect water in Muna Garage camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In the early hours of a Friday morning in August, aid workers staying in a United Nations compound in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, were woken by the (...)

The sentencing and imprisonment of 17 Irish missionaries in Port Harcourt puts, if not a full stop, at least a semi-colon, at the end of one of the mo(...)

Malala Yousafzai: “The leaders of Nigeria should commit to work together and make the case of the Chibok girls a priority in their first 100 days in office, as well as the education of every Nigerian child.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to free (...)

Satellite image of the village of Doro Baga (aka Doro Gowon) in north-eastern Nigeria taken on 2 Jan 2015. The image shows an example of the densely packed structures and tree cover. Photograph: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has released satellite images it says shows the scale of a recent Boko Haram attack which may have left as many as 2,000 people (...)

File picture of former Nigerian President General Sani Abacha  – the CAB has secured orders freezing investment bonds worth €5.22m in Irish accounts which were allegedly misappropriated by the family of a deceased dictator. Photograph: Getty

The Criminal Assets Bureau has secured orders freezing investment bonds worth US$6.5m (€5.22m) in Irish accounts which were allegedly misappropriated (...)

People inspect the damaged roof at the site of a suicide bomb explosion at Government Science Technical College Potiskum, Nigeria, on Monday, which killed at least 48. Photograph: Adamu Adamu/AP

A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern(...)

Shell Cawtharine channels at Awoba in the Niger Delta on March 22nd, 2013. Photograph: Getty

The “systemic failure” of the Nigerian government and oil giant Shell to clean up the widespread oil pollution in the Niger Delta has been branded “sh(...)

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram. Photograph: Reuters

When Washington imposed sanctions in June 2012 on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, he dismissed it as an empty gesture.Two years later, Shekau’s sce(...)

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