US secretary of state John Kerry with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan at the state house in Lagos today. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria’s military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources (...)

File photograph issued by  Boko Haram of its  leader Abubakar Shekau with armed members of the group

Nigeria’s military have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast of the country, accordi(...)

Nigerians crammed into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi following  attacks in northeast Nigeria. Photograph: EPA

Yusuf Sarkin does not remember much about the massacre that drove him from the town where he was born. The gunfire and the screaming and the frenzy of(...)

Members of Nigerian military manning checkpoints in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: EPA

A bombing at a military checkpoint next to a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe killed at least one person and wounded 18 others on Tue(...)

A man injured in a suicide blast is transported at the general hospital in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum. Photograph: Aminu Abubakar/AFP/Getty Images

A day after gunmen killed 12 people at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris last Wednesday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan issue(...)

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan , who   has not yet addressed the  Boko Haram massacres in Baga. Photograph:   Sean Gallup/Getty Images

After a week of bloodshed unleashed by militant Islamist group Boko Haram left hundreds of civilians dead across northeastern Nigeria, Ibrahim Abu w(...)

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three northeastern states last year after Boko Haram intensified their efforts to establish an Islamist state there. Photograph: Sabine Albers/Bloomberg

Two bombs exploded near a bus station in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday evening, witnesses said, the second one killing at least 40 p(...)

Bomb experts investigate the site of an explosion at a police station in Kano, Nigeria, on November 15th, in which six people were killed. At least 35 were killed in a further attack in the same city on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano, killing at least 100 people o(...)

Bomb detection experts and soldiers at the scene of an explosion at a police station in Kano earlier in November. Female suicide bombers also attacked a school in the city last June. Photograph: Reuters

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 21 people on Tuesday in a busy market area of Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, centre of a militan(...)

‘#Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigners taking part in a lamentation parade last week in Abuja. Violence in Nigeria’s northeast has been on the rise since the government unilaterally announced a ceasefire with Boko Haram. Photograph:  Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

President Goodluck Jonathan promised Nigerians he would fight corruption and defeat the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency as he announced his bid to win (...)