Astounding footage has emerged from the rescue of a Nigerian chef who survived in an air pocket of a capsized ship for nearly three days.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the apparent "cold-blooded murder" of a British hostage by his captors in Nigeria.
A passenger plane carrying 153 people has crashed in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos. Government officials have said there are no survivors.
Players and officials involved in two Nigerian football matches that ended 79-0 and 67-0 have been banned for life following an investigation into the unlikely results.
The Nigeria Football Federation found that one player scored 14 goals in a match and another netted three own goals, while four goals were scored within a minute in one of the games.
Plateau United Feeders beat Akurba FC 79-0, while Police Machine FC romped to a 67-0 win over Bubayaro FC in the two promotion play-off matches last month.
Both winning teams had been looking to improve their goal difference in order to advance.
"The investigation showed that all the players and officials of the four teams were involved in the shameful act," Nigeria Football Federation vice-president Mike Umeh said.
"The captain of Akurba FC, Arijide Said Timothy, who scored three own-goals against his team, is believed to have been the arrowhead in the scandalous result."
All four teams involved have been banned from the game for 10 years.
A British national was kidnapped in Nigeria shortly after arriving at Lagos airport, the British High Commission said.
Gunmen attacked a four-wheel drive car at around 8.30 p.m. (1930 GMT) on Tuesday after it left the airport's international terminal, kidnapping a British man who was returning to a residential area of Lagos, two security sources said
The Nigerian driver of the vehicle was shot but survived, the sources said.
– Foreign Office statement
We are aware of reports of a missing person and are liaising with the Nigerian authorities.
A British national was kidnapped in Nigeria this week shortly after leaving the international terminal of Lagos airport, the British High Commission (BHM) said.
A statement said: "The BHM is working closely with others to secure the release of the hostage. Because of the nature of this incident, the BHM is not going into further detail about it."
Four Nigerian football teams have been suspended after play-off matches ended in "scandalous scorelines", the Telegraph reports.
The teams are being investigated for match-fixing after Plateau United Feeders beat Akurba FC 79-0, whilst Police Machine FC, beat Babayaro FC 67-0.
With promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide League division at stake, all 146 goals were scored in the second half of both matches, which took place at the same time.
The Nigerian Football Federation said the scores were a "mind-boggling show of shame" and said the tournament coordinator would be investigated for match-fixing. A spokesman said:
"It is unacceptable - a scandal of huge proportions. The teams are suspended indefinitely, pending further sanctions."
Islamic extremists have attacked a school in northeast Nigeria, killing 29 students and a teacher, the Associated Press is reporting.
A woman claiming to be the cousin of one of the suspects in the Woolwich attack has apologised to the family of murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby.
Speaking exclusively to ITV News, she said: "I can only say how sorry we are to the family".
Both of the suspects who were detained at the scene of the attack have family ties to Nigeria.
ITV News correspondent Ronke Phillips tracked down the family home of one of them, Michael Adebowale, in the Nigerian city of Lagos:
In a statement, the family of Chris McManus described the overwhelming feelings of trauma and pain when they were told of his death.
"We accept that the decisions reached and taken by the authorities were the only ones possible based on the information available.
"Two years ago we lost our beloved Chris, the trauma, pain, horror and distress have been overwhelming and intense. We are living our way through the grief with the tireless support and love of our family and friends. Our thanks and love goes out to each and every one of them.
"Chris cannot be hurt any more; we and all those who loved him will always remember the way he lived and not the way he died."
Recording a verdict of unlawful killing the Coroner said:
– Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner, David Ridley
Within the first minutes of the operation was when Chris was fatally shot. Those two insurgents who were seen leaving the compound, I'm satisifed that one of those was responsible for Chris's death and also Franco's. Chris died from the result of a devastating gunshot wound to the head.
The pathologist who carried out the post-mortem found that in addition to head wounds, Christopher McManus also suffered injuries to the left leg, the left arm and torso. One section of the report read:
Death would have followed rapidly if not immediately... There would have been nothing a medical responder, however promptly they had been on the scene, could have done to save his life.