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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(...)

Young women stand in front of a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria in 2013. At least 13 students may still be missing after the attack by Boko Haram on the village of Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria. Photograph:  Jon Gambrell/AP

The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram (...)

Women  mourn victims of suicide bomb attacks in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, on November 16th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an in(...)

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 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(...)

Police officers block people protesting over news that Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds and fears over Boko Haram violence.  Photograph: AFP/Getty

Nigeria’s decision to postpone elections for six weeks because of spreading attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the northeast is a “s(...)

People inspect the damaged roof at the site of a suicide bomb explosion at Government Science Technical College Potiskum, Nigeria, on Monday, which killed at least 48. Photograph: Adamu Adamu/AP

A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern(...)

A campaigner from #Bring Back Our Girls addresses a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja on November 1st, 2014. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people in a procession of Shia Muslims marking the ritual of Ashoura in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state today, said(...)

Nigerian members of the National Human Rights Comission, Women for Peace and Justice and other concerned organisations protesting over the government’s failure to rescue more than 200 abducted Chibok school girls. At least 10 people have been killed today in an attack on a village less than 5km from Chibok. Photograph: EPA

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people today in an attack on two Nigerian villages, including one targeting worshippers at a church, a(...)

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