Parents are reunited with released students of the Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo

Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the 120-plus students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School i(...)

Mr Justice Charles Meenan  directed the application for judicial review be made on notice to Maynooth University, and returned the matter to later this week. Photograph:   Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A student teacher has brought High Court proceedings against Maynooth University over not being permitted to graduate this year because she had not bu(...)

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(...)