Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Nigerian police have detained a journalist for refusing to disclose the source of a story about last week's takeover of parliament by security agents, his employers has said.
Community leaders in Nigeria's oil-rich south have urged militants not to resume attacks on pipelines but give peace talks with the government another chance.
He fled to Rann to escape Boko Haram, but Babagana Jugudum lost everything on January 17 when the Nigerian military accidentally killed more than 100 people in a botched air strike on the town. His wife and two children were among the dead.
Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari who has been away in London for almost three months has become the subject of a sports betting game in his homeland.
Nigeria's military has been ordered to strengthen its response to Boko Haran after 69 people were killed in an ambush earlier this week, the government says.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has called for a "state of emergency for education" in Nigeria, as she visited the country and met some of the Chibok school girls whose cause she championed.
Nigeria's vice president Yemi Osibanjo, the acting head of government, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been receiving unspecified medical treatment there since May 7.
Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered troops in to keep the peace in the restive state of Taraba after deadly clashes between herders and farmers.
Nigeria's government says another Chibok girl is free, having escaped from Boko Haram Islamists more than three years after she was kidnapped with more than 200 classmates.
While Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari was receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed illness, his energetic deputy Yemi Osinbajo was wooing the country's oil heartland.
Campaigners have urged Nigeria to stop handing out millions of dollars to tackle unspecified security issues with no questions asked, arguing the practice fuels corruption and conflict.
Gunmen have ambushed and killed four soldiers and a civilian in Nigeria's oil-rich south, local sources say, breaking months of uneasy calm after unrest over the distribution of the country's oil revenues.
Nigerian protesters have demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari, receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed ailment for more than three months, either return or resign.
A group of Boko Haram gunmen has killed six people in northeast Nigeria, a government spokesperson says, as the country works to ramp up its fight against the jihadists.
At least 33 people were killed in clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, a police chief says.
Nigeria's vice president has returned from a whistle-stop trip to meet ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London and will chair Wednesday's weekly cabinet meeting, his spokesperson says.
The wife of ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has left the country to visit him in London after first attending an African Union event, her office says.
Nigeria's ailing president was glaringly absent as hi deputy marked their two years in power, with no word on the head of state's health three weeks after he went on indefinite medical leave.
Nigerian troops have been told not to get involved in politics, the army says, in a warning likely to resonate given the country's history of coups and with the president currently abroad and ailing.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who has returned to Nigeria after medical leave, says he will leave his deputy in charge for the time being and not immediately resume power.
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