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Nigeria has been warned it risks a humanitarian disaster if the government goes ahead with its threat to throw aid agencies out of the northeast of th(...)

Electoral commission officers and voters discuss while votes are counted at a polling station in Yola, Adamawa State on Saturday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

As many as 39 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria, civil society groups said on Sunday, as the country awaited the results of voting in(...)

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(...)

One of the kidnapped Chibok girls released in October celebrates with family members. Photograph: Olamiken Gbemiga/AP

One of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram from their school in north-east Nigeria’s Chibok in 2014 has been fou(...)

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 (...)

Children walk down the street of Chibok in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their dormitories at the government run girls’ secondary school in Chibok, drawing global attention to the Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Stefan Heunisstefan/Getty Images

Boko Haram child suicide bombings have surged 11-fold in West Africa over the last year, Unicef said on Tuesday. There were 44 child suicide bombings(...)

A girl holds a candle during a vigil for the girls who were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, on the anniversary of their abduction in Abuja April 14, 2015. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

More than 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school dormitories by Boko Haram militants last year are not among the nearly 300 girls and women rescue(...)

A file screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks, sex slaves and fight(...)

Rival candidates in the Nigerian presidental election, President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and Muhammadu Buhari exchange a signed peace deal in Abuja on Thursday. About 800 people died in post-election violence in 2011 in which Mr Jonathan defeated Mr Buhari. Photograph: EPA/STR

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan warned against violence ahead of Saturday’s presidential election as people stockpiled food, cash and fuel for f(...)

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