Cash crunch hits mass weddings in northern Nigeria
Under the matchmaking scheme, Kano state pays the bride price and provides furniture and household utensils for the newlyweds. But the government no longer has enough money.
Chibok girl rescue raises hopes for others held by Boko Haram
One of 219 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram Islamists for more than two years has been found, the military and activists said Wednesday, the first rescue that has raised hopes for those still being held.
Getting the Chibok girls home is one thing. Knowing what to do with them afterward is another
Rebuilding communities torn apart by Boko Haram isn't as easy as returning children forced to be soldiers and brides to their homes.
Hashtag fail? Two years after the first #BringBackOurGirls tweet not much has changed
Most of the 276 girls are still missing, their Government Girls Secondary School is a broken ruin and Chibok is desperate for development.
Nigerians are writing steamy romance novels to escape religious violence
Nigeria's romance novels, known as "littattafan soyayya," shift between morality tales and pulp romance. They help a lot of people escape the stress of life in the country's north.
Boko Haram kidnapped 300 children and it barely made the news
Human Rights Watch calls it the biggest documented school abduction by Boko Haram militants. The Nigerian government denied it happened.
Nigerian troops free 800 Boko Haram hostages
Nigerian troops have rescued hundreds held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in the country's restive northeast, the army said Thursday.
Around 50 killed as Boko Haram hits NE Nigeria village
Around 50 people were killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, medics and local residents said on Sunday.
Brussels has canceled New Year's Eve
The rest of the world is just putting it under really tight security.
The world is getting a new giant Jesus statue
Move over, 'Christ the Redeemer.'
Boko Haram deadlier than Islamic State? Here’s the story behind the headlines
The Nigeria-based terror group became the world's deadliest in 2014, but it also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State earlier this year.
In Nigeria, hoping a mosquito bite doesn't mean malaria
Malaria is increasingly resistant to the top treatments, as Caelainn Hogan reports in Lagos.
Whatever language you speak, Greek voters said ‘no' loud enough for the world to understand
Greeks voting Sunday screamed, absolutely no freaking way are they accepting those bailout terms.
Women around the world can relate to #BeingFemaleInNigeria
Women in Nigeria share their daily struggles on Twitter and start a global trend.
Buhari sworn in as Nigeria's president after historic election win
Muhammadu Buhari vows to tackle the country's many problems — including Boko Haram — "head on."
Nigeria's Jonathan starts handover to president-elect Buhari
The outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan took his successor on a tour of the presidential villa.
Boko Haram hostages were held in 'severe and inhuman conditions': military
Nearly 500 women and girls were released this week.
Nigeria has rescued 300 women from Boko Haram. But no one is sure how many are still missing
The Nigeria military claimed to have rescued 300 girls after heavy fighting this week.
Watch: It takes 'boko' to fight Boko Haram
Resisting terror, refugee educators keep teaching wherever they can.
Watch: Food's running out in Nigeria's refugee settlements
With farmland in short supply, Boko Haram survivors now face food shortages.
Just how many girls has Boko Haram kidnapped in Nigeria?
The Nigerian army rescued 200 girls from Boko Haram on Monday. But they weren't the 200 girls that inspired the campaign, #BringBackOurGirls.
Nigeria says it has rescued nearly 300 women and girls from a Boko Haram stronghold
A spokesman said late Tuesday the hostages were not the girls kidnapped from Chibok a year ago.
Here is why Boko Haram exists. And the terrible repercussions
Senior Correspondent Erin Conway-Smith traveled to Nigeria to investigate the roots and impacts of Boko Haram.
Boko Haram 'burned our houses, they burned our food' (VIDEO)
City of hope: Yola has taken in many of the 1.5 million Nigerians chased from their homes by the insurgency.
What Boko Haram terror looks like through the eyes of Nigerian children
Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses — these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence.
Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria
The attackers gathered people at a mosque and then opened fire.
Dawn in the Creeks: Former Niger Delta militants move toward a more peaceful future
As Nigeria looks to a new president to lead, meet three young people working to leave violence behind.
Boko Haram uses children as human bombs: UN
Human rights chief says the group also forces women and girls into sex slavery.
Can Nigeria's election inspire a wave of African democracy?
Some experts believe this might be the beginning of an 'African Spring.'
Nigeria's first opposition win since '60 puts an ex-military coup leader back in power
Nigerians weren’t happy with their president, and so they voted him out. It's not as simple as it sounds.
Nigeria says goodbye to Goodluck Jonathan
Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been in charge since the end of army rule in 1999.