At least 47 people have been killed and 52 injured in a blast that exploded in a northeastern Nigeria's Borno state market, a military source has told Reuters.
The sources said that the explosion struck the town of Sabon Gari at around 1.30pm. It is in a region where hundreds have been killed in attacks by suspected members of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the last few weeks.
The Nigerian military has claimed to have rescued 178 people from the terror group Boko Haram.
An army spokesperson said 101 of those freed from the camp in northern Borno were children.
"A large number" of Islamist militants were killed in strikes by the Nigerian Air Force near the village of Bitta, near the city of Maiduguri, defence officials said in a statement.
The announcement made no mention of more than 200 girls who are still missing after being kidnapped from a school in April 2014.
The girls' abduction sparked the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign but none of them have been found despite reported sightings.
At least five people have been killed in a suicide bombing during a Christian church service in Nigeria.
The female suicide bombing is the latest in a string of attacks blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that have killed around 200 over the last week.
Nearly 100 men and boys praying in a mosque were gunned down on Wednesday.
Dozens of Muslim worshippers were shot and killed by Boko Haram militants as they prayed at mosques in Nigeria.
The 97 victims - most of them men - were praying ahead of breaking their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when fighters from the Islamist militant group struck at a number of mosques in the town of Kukawa.
A senior government official from the area and a fighter confirmed the deaths, and said some militants also broke into people's homes, killing women and children.
Boko Haram often targets mosques where it believes the Islam being preached is too moderate.
Sixty-nine people were killed and dozens more injured when a runaway oil tanker ploughed into a bus station and exploded in southern Nigeria.
Officials in Anambra state capital Onitsha said the truck's brakes had failed, causing it to veer out of control and smash into the station where more than 100 people were waiting.
The tanker's load of petrol ignited and exploded, sparking a blaze which then spread to 11 other vehicles nearby.
Relatives of people missing since yesterday's crash were today called to morgues in the region to try to identify those killed.
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Nigeria's military says it has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country's north-east.
The announcement by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters brings the number declared rescued this week to more than 677.
There have been reports that some women fought the troops, with Boko Haram using them as an armed human shield.
It is not known how many girls, women, boys and men Boko Haram has kidnapped over its six-year-old rebellion.
The 200 girls rescued in an army operation in Nigeria are not those kidnapped in Chibok last year, an army spokesman has said.
Earlier, the Nigerian Army said it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military operation in the Sambisa Forest after destroying three Boko Haram camps.
But a spokesman for the army has confirmed that the girls were not those kidnapped from schools in Chibok by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in April 2014.
The Nigerian Army has said it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military operation in the Sambisa Forest after destroying three Boko Haram camps.
On its twitter feed, the Nigerian Armed Forces said it was unable to confirm if the schoolgirls kidnapped last year in Chibok are among those rescued.
Troops captured and destroyed 3 terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere camp in the #Sambisa Forest Operation /2
Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls near the northern village of Chibok in April 2014, sparking international outcry.