Nigeria closes international airport in capital for six weeks

Nigeria has closed its airport in the capital, Abuja, for six weeks for runway repairs starting Wednesday, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said.

Nigeria "accidentally bombed" civilians in north-east, president says

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his military "accidentally bombed" civilians in the country's north-east on Tuesday after an aid organization said 52 people were killed in a Nigerian airstrike on a refugee camp.

MSF: Nigerian airstrike on refugee camp leaves 52 dead, 120 wounded

At least 52 people were killed and 120 wounded after a Nigerian military airstrike on a refugee camp in the country's north-east, aid organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

Another Chibok schoolgirl rescued by army in Nigeria

Soldiers have rescued another one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014, the army said Thursday.

Nigeria president says Boko Haram "crushed," ousted from last enclave

Nigeria's president said Saturday that Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram had been crushed and ousted from its last enclave in Sambisa forest in the north-east of the country.

Germany contributes 4.2 million euros to fight terrorism in Nigeria

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday pledged 4.2 million euros (4.4 million dollars) to support the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has killed thousands of people.

At least 200 feared dead in Nigeria church collapse, says hospital

At least 200 people are feared dead after a church building collapse in Nigeria's southern state of Akwa Ibom at the weekend, said a local hospital director on Sunday.

Nigerian police clash with Shiite marchers, at least nine dead

At least nine people died in north-western Nigeria on Monday, police said, after clashes broke out between security forces and members of a Shiite Islamic group who were apparently blocking roads during an annual march between two cities.

Nigerian president condemns rebel attacks on oil pipelines

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday that militants who blew up oil pipelines on the weekend would not go unpunished.

Nigerian military: second "Chibok girl" and 96 other hostages freed

Nigerian security forces have rescued 97 hostages, including a second "Chibok girl," and killed 35 members of the Boko Haram terror group that had been holding the hostages, a military spokesman said early Friday.

At least 22 dead after suicide bombers attack Nigerian mosque

Two suicide bombers killed at least 22 worshippers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Wednesday, the military said.

Death toll in Nigeria building collapse reaches 35

The death toll from a building collapse in south-western Nigeria this week reached 35 on Thursday, a top emergency rescue official told dpa.

Nigerian troops kill 25 militants, free scores of hostages

Nigerian soldiers killed 25 Boko Haram militants and rescued 284 hostages in the north of the country this week, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

Lassa fever outbreak claims 40 lives in Nigeria

Some 40 people have died after an outbreak of Lassa fever in northern Nigeria, the Health Ministry said on Friday.