A cyclist drives pasts a campaign poster in Kano for Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari, on February 17th. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500km from the east of the country to the capital, Abuja, to vote in the presidential election – only for the vot(...)

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 (...)

A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno. Photograph:  Reuters/Tim Cocks

Nigeria launched a military campaign yesterday to flush Islamist militants out of their bases in remote border areas, after President Goodluck (...)