The incident took place in a town in the Diffa region close to the Lake Chad basin, a strategic area where the borders of four countries converge - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
The 5,600-km Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project traverses 13 African countries along Atlantic coast and would be linked to Maghreb–Europe Gas Pipeline in order to reach Europe via Algeria.
The attack on the convoy of a senator belonging to an opposition party killed two police escorts, two civilian aides, as well as a passerby in Anambra State.
Fifteen children – 4 to 15 years old – were found with a 44-year-old woman claiming to be a nun, say police in Rivers state.
A seven-storey building collapsed in Nigeria's commercial area of Lagos, with the structure almost completely flattened, according to photographs released by rescue officials.
Worshippers were abducted from Jumu'at central mosque in Zugu town of northwestern Zamfara state, officials and witnesses say.
The decision comes after Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments formally asked for the artifacts to be returned earlier this year following a consultation with community members, artists and schoolchildren in Nigeria and the UK.
A Freedom of Information Act report obtained by the Intercept paints a troubling picture of US Africa Command's conduct in the region.
Hundreds of armed bandits on motorcycles kill at least 17 people, including five policemen, in separate raids in northern Katsina state, officials say.
Sadio Mane finishes ahead of Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and fellow Senegalese Edouard Mendy in the men's category, and Asisat Oshoala bags the award in the women's category, a record fifth time.
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.
Mohammad Barkindo died in his home country Nigeria after 40 years of service to the organisation.
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