Boko Haram Cameroon attack toll rises to 19, 'many beheaded': Sources

Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night's attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.

'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria: Official

A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said on Saturday.

Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians: Sources

Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said on Friday.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least ten people in overnight attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, two senior army sources told Reuters on Friday.

Nigeria air traffic controllers suspend crippling strike

Nigeria air traffic controllers on Friday suspended a strike that had grounded all domestic flights, but warned that a more damaging work stoppage would be launched next week if their demands were not met.

Air traffic controllers' strike grounds all Nigerian domestic flights

A strike by air traffic controllers grounded all domestic flights in Nigeria on Thursday leaving passengers stranded at terminals across the country, an official said.

Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram`s abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

Chibok `ambassadors` vow to keep fighting for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls` release

The 219 schoolgirls who marched through Nigeria`s capital on Tuesday said they will never be tired of fighting for the rights of their kidnapped "sisters" who cannot speak for themselves.

Malala criticises world leaders on Boko Haram kidnappings

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday criticised Nigerian and other world leaders for failing to secure the release of over 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram militants a year ago.

Nigeria president-elect says can`t promise schoolgirls will be found

Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned the he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram exactly a year ago.

Nigeria abductions: Girls remain missing one year on, Prez-elect says can't promise to find them
Nigeria abductions: Girls remain missing one year on, Prez-elect says can't promise to find them

As Nigeria remembered with much pain and sadness the tragic abductions of more than 200 Chibok school girls exactly a year ago, a report by the Amnesty International only added to the anguish saying, that the terror group has kidnapped some 2,000 girls since the start of 2014 and forced them into sex slavery or trained them to join the attacks.

Atleast 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty
Atleast 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty

 Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a year on from the mass abduction of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls.

Buhari party wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

The party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of the country's 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results today showed.

President-elect`s party wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

The party of Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of Nigeria`s 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results on Monday showed.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala Yousafzai

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.

Nigeria's ruling party wins oil hub Rivers state governorship

 Nigeria`s ruling People`s Democratic Party (PDP) won the governorship election in oil hub Rivers state with 1,029,120 votes, the electoral commission in state capital Port Harcourt said early on Monday.

Routed Boko Haram fighters hiding on Lake Chad islands

 Boko Haram militants driven out of strongholds in Nigeria by a regional military offensive are increasingly taking refuge on remote islands in Lake Chad, terrorising locals or recruiting others.

Five killed after church collapses in Nigeria

At least five people were killed after a church building collapsed in Oduma town of southeast Nigeria's Enugu State, police said on Sunday.

Regional vote extended in oil hub as Nigeria awaits results

Voting in Nigeria`s regional elections extended into Sunday in the restive Rivers state after irregularities at some polling stations, as the nation anxiously awaited the results.