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Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan has failed to show up in court, after a judge ruled that he should be called as a witness in a high-profile corruption trial.
Nigerian ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's home in the west African country capital Abuja was reportedly "stripped bare" after it was broken into in July.
Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.
The United States has reduced its surveillance flights to help find more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants after building a base body of intelligence.
Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing after an attack that has sparked global outrage.
Nigeria's naira fell to a record low to the dollar owing to volatility caused by the suspension of central bank governor Lamido Sanusi, say dealers.
Few voters have gone to the polls to elect local councils in a north-eastern Nigerian state that is battling Islamic militants who say democracy in corruption-riddled Nigeria is an enemy of the people.
A Nigerian court has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $37.5m mansion belonging to a former oil minister facing corruption charges.
Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to meet with parents of the schoolgirls kidnapped three months ago.
Nigeria's military says that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa.
Nigeria's leader has vowed to "do everything possible to bring our daughters home”.
Nigeria's finance minister has soothed fears that a change in leadership at the central bank would affect economic policy, after the suspension of Lamido Sanusi.
Nigeria says it would open a probe into claims of state-sponsored killings dating back to the era of military rule, raising hopes that perpetrators will finally be brought to book.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged a prominent critic to prove allegations of corruption and that he is training a death squad to kill enemies.
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