Nigeria`s opposition said Monday that delaying next month`s election because of raging Boko Haram violence would mark "a victory" for the insurgents, and urged the government to respect the electoral calendar.
President Goodluck Jonathan promised Nigerians on Tuesday he would fight corruption and defeat the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency as he announced his bid to win a second term at the head of Africa`s biggest economy in a February election.
Ahmed Musa scored twice to help holders Nigeria to their first win in African Nations Cup qualifying as they beat Sudan 3-1 in Abuja on Wednesday to resurrect their chances of reaching next year`s finals in Morocco.
Nigeria`s Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least three times so far, according to the military, yet each time he apparently returns in the group`s numerous jihadist videos.
Foreign ministers from Nigeria and neighbouring countries met on Wednesday to discuss Boko Haram, as the militants` rapid land grab intensified in the far northeast, raising fears for regional security.
The leader of Nigeria`s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza "by Islamic law", in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection.