Nigeria's failure to protect its citizens from Boko Haram's insurgency has given rise to vigilante groups north east of the country.
Northeast Nigeria continues to battle the armed group Boko Haram with devastating results for already embattled health systems
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma four-year term as chairperson of the AU has ended. She will not be missed by many and leaves a profoundly divided AU behind her
Buhari has returned to the West African nation after nearly two months spent in the UK. His prolonged absence left many speculating about his health
In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks.
It is largely because of women’s compromised position in society that insurgent groups such as Boko Haram can continue to survive.
It needs to counter religious radicalism and rebuild public services and economic activities
Nigeria is struggling with its first recession in 25 years and critics say Buhari was slow to respond to the crisis.
The Nigerian government on Thursday announced that Boko Haram had released 21 of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014.
Abu Musab al-Barnawi's promise to end the violence wrought on Muslim civilians may revive the terrorist organisation.
The statement did not explicitly say whether the Nigerian army considered the man in the video to be Shekau.
Buhari says his administration would be willing to conduct talks with the help of mediators if insurgents do not wish to deal with government directly
Details emerging from Nigeria point to senior Boko Haram officials killed, and their leader seriously wounded, but the claim hasn't ruffled the group.
Armed group wants Nigerian government to release their fighters from prison.
There were 171 terrorist attacks and 541 deaths in Africa in 2009. In 2015 that had risen to 4,600 deaths from 738 militant attacks
Dozens of Boko Haram members were killed and wounded while 30 Nigerien and two Nigerian soldiers died and another 67 got injured during the attack
In addition to an economy battered by falling oil prices, Nigeria is also now facing the rise of violence in more parts of the country
No soldiers died and 46 hostages were freed, including 18 women and 28 children, according to the statement
The jihadist militants have been "diminished and forced to retreat", but not defeated yet