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Electoral commission officials at the state office in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, go over the results of the country’s presidential election on Monday. Photograph: Nyancho NwaNri/Reuters

President Muhammadu Buhari took an early lead on Monday in initial official results from Nigeria’s presidential election but the party of his main cha(...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari casts his vote in Nigeria’s presidential election at a polling station in Daura, Katsina State. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s long-awaited presidential election has arrived, amid heavy gunfire, voting technology failures and reports of vote-buying in some areas. So(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown Daura, in Katsina State, on Friday ahead of the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa’s largest democracy, where past ballots h(...)

Displaced people collect water in Muna Garage camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In the early hours of a Friday morning in August, aid workers staying in a United Nations compound in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, were woken by the (...)

Young girls stand by a fence in Muna camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It took a few hours for Mustafa to realise they weren’t actually going to his grandmother’s house. The shy seven year old had piled into a car with hi(...)

A Civilian Joint Task Force  member: under-resourced, they seize weapons after victories against Boko Haram.

In the shade of a porch outside a long, low, run-down building, a group of middle-aged men sit playing cards, like they have on many afternoons over t(...)

Recently returned people sit in a camp for the displaced in Gwoza, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

On the edges of the Sambisa Forest, a vast, colonial-era game reserve believed to be hiding a combination of of Islamist militants, the region’s disap(...)

A woman cradles her daughter at an MSF clinic for malnourished children in Gwange, Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It was about 10.30pm when the first explosion sounded. Across Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, residents strained to hear anothe(...)

File photo showing 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram in October. Photograph: Getty

A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday after they were released in (...)

Modu and her baby Fatima in the NYSC camp in Maiduguri, Borno State. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Kolo Modu (30) left her home six months ago. Her baby girl Fatima – chubby, cute, and constantly squirming – cries on her lap as she speaks. Fatima (...)

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