Nigeria imposes 24-hr curfew on Damaturu over Islamist clashes
The authorities in Nigeria have imposed a 24-hour curfew on the north-eastern city of Damaturu after clashes between Islamist militants and the army intensified overnight.
Three churches bombed in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state
Dozens of worshippers injured in explosions at churches in the neighboring cities of Zaria and Kaduna.
Nigerian lawmaker who exposed oil fraud quizzed over bribe
Farouk Lawan, who headed up a probe that uncovered a $6.8 billion fuel subsidy scam in Nigeria, is being questioned by police over allegations that he tried to secure bribes from a major oil tycoon to doctor his report.
Nigeria: Controversial strongman steps up, says he can save the country
The security crisis prompts an ‘incorruptible’ former general to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan.
Nigerian suicide bomber, gunmen attack churches
Militants attacked two Nigerian churches today.
Nigeria: Sucide bombing kills at least five
A suicide bombing outside police headquarters in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri has killed at least five people.
Why so many planes crash in Nigeria
After Sunday's crash that killed 159 people, Nigerians express anger at the airline and the government for a poor air-safety record.
Nigerian army kills 16 suspected Boko Haram militants
Security forces in Nigeria say they have killed at least 16 suspected members of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
Nigeria mourns plane crash dead in Dana Air disaster
Nigeria is in mourning after a plane crash in a densely populated Lagos neighborhood killed all 153 people on board, while many on the ground are also feared dead.
Chatter: Nigeria mourns plane crash dead
Nigeria declares three days of mourning for the 153 people killed aboard Dana Air Flight 997, George Zimmerman is back behind bars, and the unlikeliest of subjects celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria kills all 153 on board (VIDEO)
The Dana Air flight en route to Lagos from the capital, Abuja, crashed into a building before it exploded into flames.
Bombing at church in Bauchi, Nigeria kills at least 15
The suicide car bombing took place at a Christian church in Bauchi as worshippers left an early morning service while another blast at a church was reported nearby.
Nigeria: where giving birth can be deadly
Nearly one in six maternal childbirth deaths globally occurs in Nigeria. Here’s how the country is fighting back.
Kidnapped German engineer killed in Nigeria
A German engineer kidnapped in northern Nigeria in January has been killed by his captors after the military launched a failed bid to rescue him on Thursday.
Italian engineer kidnapped in west Nigeria
An Italian engineer has been kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria’s western state of Kwara.
Nigerian students take to streets over Lagos university name change
Hundreds of students in the Nigerian city of Lagos have staged a second day of protests against President Goodluck Jonathan after he decided to change the name of their university without consulting them.
Goodluck Jonathan's bad luck presidency
After two years in office, President Goodluck Jonathan faces more challenges than successes.
Nigeria: Telecom industry and government tangle over regulation
Telecom firms say they need reliable electricity and security to give top service.
Untangling ethnic and religious violence in Nigeria's 'Middle Belt'
Thousands have been killed in battles between Muslims and Christians in the city of Jos, but locals say it's not all about religion.
Nigerian universities demand bribes for admission
With a shortage of college spaces, prospective students complain that wealth and connections trump entrance exam scores.
Dozens dead after gunmen set Nigeria's Potiskum cattle market alight
An attack on a cattle market in north-eastern Nigeria by gunmen armed with explosives has left dozens dead, with the toll likely to climb.
Motorcycle suicide attacks kill 11 in Nigeria
At least 11 people have been killed in a suicide attack on a police convoy in north-east Nigeria, a day after twin attacks killed at least 21 in other parts of the country.
Nigeria: Boko Haram bombs the media
Peeved about “inaccurate reporting” and a mistranslated YouTube video, the Islamist militants targets the media.
Nigeria: Six people killed in twin attacks on newspaper offices
At least six people have been killed in twin attacks on newspaper offices in the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Kaduna.
Nigeria attacks in Plateau state kill five and injure ten
Five people have been killed and ten injured in two separate shooting and bomb attacks in central Nigeria
Nigeria tries to curb appetite for imported food
Country has land and climate to grow adequate food for its population but is hampered by corruption.
Kidnapped Spanish doctor freed in Nigeria
Jose Manuel Machimbarrena Corcuera was kidnapped earlier this month.
African aquifer called 'huge' in groundbreaking water study
Huge swaths of the African continent, where many people do not have access to clean drinking water, sit atop up to a million cubic kilometers of water.
Nigeria's silent killer: its energy shortage
Africa's largest oil producer relies on dangerous wood-burning fires. The president has a plan to change that.
Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo ends World Bank bid
The former Colombian finance minister will support Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Nigeria: 'Baby factory' raided, pregnant women rescued
Nigerian police have raided an alleged "baby factory," where young women are forced to bear children to be sold.