Nigeria vote delay would be Boko Haram `victory`: Opposition

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.

Regional help needed to tackle Boko Haram: UN representative

A senior United Nations official on Friday called for a regional response to tackle Boko Haram, as the six-year conflict increasingly threatened Nigeria`s neighbours.

Nigeria-US training cancellation `logistical, not political`: Abuja

Nigeria on Friday said that a decision to cancel US training of its soldiers to fight Boko Haram was a logistical, not a political decision.

Nigeria president vows to hunt those behind mosque attacks

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks which left at least 120 dead at the mosque of a top Islamic leader and vocal critic of Boko Haram.

Nigerian opposition says govt playing politics with Boko Haram

Nigeria`s main opposition party on Wednesday accused the government of playing politics with Boko Haram, as it held its first major election rally.

Gunmen attack Nigeria school, casualties not known

Firing shots in the air, gunmen attacked a school in central Nigeria`s Niger state Monday, police told Xinhua but declined to give details of casualties.

Nigeria's Jonathan vows to beat graft, Boko Haram in second term bid

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.

17 killed, 30 teenagers abducted in Nigeria's Borno State

At least 17 people were killed and 30 abducted by gunmen in a renewed attacks in northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, epicenter of Boko Haram violence, a local government chief said Sunday.

Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on kidnapped girls
Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on kidnapped girls

Nigeria's military and presidency on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Ahmed Musa double keeps Nigeria''s Nations Cup hopes alive
Ahmed Musa double keeps Nigeria''s Nations Cup hopes alive

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.

Jonathan promises free, fair Nigerian poll in 2015

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday assured the international community that his government will stage free and credible elections next year, a statement said.

Nigeria court martials soldiers for balking at taking on Boko Haram

Nigeria`s Army says it will on Thursday begin court martials of soldiers balking at taking part in a stepped-up campaign against a five-year Islamist insurgency in the north by the Boko Haram group.

Nigeria votes for new FA bosses to end leadership tussle

Nigeria`s embattled football association on Tuesday elects a new president and executive committee, hoping to draw a line under a leadership struggle that took the country to the brink of a FIFA ban.

Boko Haram ''leader'', killed repeatedly, continues to threaten Nigeria

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.

Nigerian president urged to declare `total war` on Boko Haram

Nigerian senators said Tuesday they will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan to press him to declare "total war" on Boko Haram, in a sign of frustration and concern over worsening security.

12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

Twelve Nigerian soldiers were today sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year.

100 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

At least 100 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an operation by military troops in northeastern Nigeria`s state of Borno Friday, a senior military officer said.

Security meeting in Nigeria as Boko Haram attacks intensify

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.

Boko Haram seeking attention with caliphate call: Experts

Boko Haram`s declaration of a caliphate in Nigeria may have been prompted by the attention heaped on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, experts said, but the pronouncement may have deeper roots.

Boko Haram leader says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

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.