Wednesday, April 01
Incumbents, they say, always win in Nigerian elections. But not today. It is now clear that Muhammadu Buhari, the former military ruler, has beaten Goodluck Jonathan to become the next leader of Africa’s most populous and economically powerful state. Now what?
Sunday, March 08
The announcement came in an audio message posted online where the leader of the insurgents Abubakar Shekau purportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group which currently rules a self-declared Caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.
Monday, February 09
Niger's army repelled the second attack in three days by Boko Haram on the border town of Diffa on Sunday, a day before its parliament votes on whether to join a regional offensive against the Nigerian Islamist group.
Thursday, February 05
Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters are attacking Cameroonian troops at a border town with Nigeria, military officers said Wednesday as Nigerian and Chadian jets pursued an offensive that has bombed the Islamic extremists out of a slew of northeastern Nigerian towns.
Monday, January 26
Hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday launched a predawn attack on the Nigerian city of Maiduguri and were locked in a fierce battle with government troops on the outskirts of the city, according to the military, residents and citizen vigilantes.
Thursday, January 22
Cameroonian troops and their allies have freed a German man who was held for six months by Islamist terror group Boko Haram, Cameroonian President Paul Biya said.
Thursday, January 15
The Baga killings last week are a case in point, with politicians and government officials offering vastly different information - from 150 dead to 2,000.
Wednesday, January 14
The attackers sped into a Nigerian town with grenade launchers -- their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm.
Saturday, January 10
More than 30,000 people in northeast Nigeria have been displaced after Boko Haram attacks killed hundreds, possibly thousands of people over the weekend, officials said.
Monday, January 05
Hundreds of Islamist militants have seized a multinational military base in northeastern Nigeria, according to a government official.