Nigeria says militants had 'perfected plans to attack' both the British High Commission and the US Embassy in Abuja.Read the full story ›
The animal grappled with the bomber until the explosives detonated, killing the dog and the teenager.Read the full story ›
Captives freed from the group's base on the Cameroon-Nigeria border were mainly women, children and elderly people, a minister said.Read the full story ›
Muhammadu Buhari has asked his parliament to extend his medical leave in the UK where he is undergoing a series of tests.Read the full story ›
A little boy named Hope, who was pictured emaciated and abandoned after being accused of being a witch, is almost unrecognisable a year on.Read the full story ›
The Nigerian air force say it has deployed to Senegal to "provide support in enforcing The Gambia's election mandate".
Gambia's president of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, has refused to hand over power after losing an election last year.
Senegal troops are at the Gambian border and are understood to be ready to enter the country if no political solution is reached by midnight.
British tourists are being evacuated from the West African country.
At least 52 people are dead in the bombing including soldiers and Nigerians working for Doctors Without Borders.Read the full story ›
Nigeria's army has driven Boko Haram from its last camp in the Islamist militant group's northeastern Sambisa forest stronghold.Read the full story ›
Nearly half a million children face starvation in the region in the grip of a humanitarian crisis created by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising.Read the full story ›