Witness

Aisha: Boko Haram Huntress

Meet the 'Queen Hunter' Aisha who catches Boko Haram fighters and searches for kidnapped children in northern Nigeria.

Land grabs

Nigeria: Clearing the locals to make Abuja the capital

Former residents of Nigeria's current capital say they were forcibly removed without proper compensation.

Nigeria: Clearing the locals to make Abuja the capital

Africa

Nigeria: 149 women and children rescued from Boko Haram

Soldiers free 54 women and 95 children abducted by Boko Haram in the country's northeast, says army spokesman.

Nigeria: 149 women and children rescued from Boko Haram

Africa

Dozens killed in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

Although the government says Boko Haram has been defeated, the group continues to target isolated, vulnerable villages.

Africa

Gunfire and explosions 'rock Nigeria's Maiduguri'

Security forces in battle with large number of fighters suspected to be members of the Boko Haram armed group.

Gunfire and explosions 'rock Nigeria's Maiduguri'

Boko Haram

Displaced by Boko Haram, thousands languish in camps

Dire living conditions in Nigeria's capital for thousands who escaped the armed group's violence in the northeast.

Thousands displaced by Boko Haram languish in Abuja IDP camps

Boko Haram

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls undergoing treatment

The 105 Nigerian schoolgirls and their families have begun to recover after the Boko Haram fighters who abducted the girls released them earlier this week.

Nigeria

Boko Haram frees abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Children were abducted from school by about 50 armed men in the northern town of Dapchi last month.

Nigeria

Nigerian forces failed to act on mass abduction warnings: Amnesty

Rights group investigation says military and police received at least five calls hours before the attack by gunmen.

Nigerian forces failed to act on mass abduction warnings: Amnesty

African Union

Buhari puts off ACFTA free trade deal signing

“This is to allow more time for input from Nigerian stakeholders”.

Buhari puts off ACFTA free trade deal signing

Africa

Nigerians want change ahead of next year's election

As questions about the effectiveness of Muhammadu Buhari's campaigns against corruption and Boko Haram fighters rise, Nigerians have begun to look at their electoral choices almost a year before the elections.

Humanitarian crises

Parents of Nigeria's abducted girls cherish keepsakes

Mundane items left behind are the only connection parents have with their daughters after 110 girls went missing.

Parents of Nigeria's abducted girls cherish keepsakes

Education

Nigeria paying parents to take their children to school

Wishing to capitalise on the success of a UNICEF programme, the Nigerian government is offering $41 a year to families to keep their daughters in the classroom.

Nigeria

MSF suspends work in Nigerian town after deadly attack

At least three aid workers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked an army base in the northeastern town

MSF suspends medical work in Nigeria's Rann after deadly attack

Africa

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills aid workers in Nigeria

At least eight security forces also killed in attack at a military base close to an IDP camp of more than 50,000 people.

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills aid workers in Nigeria