Gunmen target four villages in northwest Kaduna state, killing 15 people and wounding many others, local officials say.
"Terror is a reality the world over. However, it does not mean an attack in Abuja is imminent," says President Muhammadu Buhari's office, after several countries warned of potential attacks, panicking Nigerians and forcing Abuja to boost security.
Defence Minister Bashir Magashi says Boko Haram militants "mostly likely" carried out the attack on a prison near capital Abuja and that 64 jailed militants have also escaped.
Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, beat his two main opponents by a landslide in the vote that is seen as a test run for the 2023 presidential vote.
Atiku Abubakar won most ballots from delegates who voted in a primary election in the capital Abuja, beating competitor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike.
A group of gunmen on motorcycles entered the villages of Damri, Sabon Garin and Kalahe in coordinated attacks on Friday afternoon, shooting people as they tried to flee.
Authorities bury remains of more than 100 victims killed in a weekend explosion of an illegal oil refinery in southern Imo state in three mass graves.
Nigeria ends its suspension of Twitter after banning the social media giant in June in a dispute over a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Designation will mean tougher sanctions under the terrorism prevention act for suspected bandit gunmen, their informants and supporters, such as those caught supplying them with fuel and food.
Armed attackers strike several villages in northern Kaduna state, killing 38 civilians and setting houses, vehicles and farm produce on fire, officials say.
President Erdogan met Nigerian counterpart Buhari at the Presidential Palace in Abuja, with both leaders vowing to deepen ties and cooperation.
Parents raised and paid an undisclosed ransom to free the students, who were among more than 100 taken on July 5 from Bethel Baptist High School, officials say.
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