Ahead of the matches first of two FIFA friendlies against Seychelles, Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuiyan feels the need for having naturalised Nigerian footballer Eleta Kingsley in the squad as the 33-year-old forward is counting hours to make his debut for Bangladesh.
Nigerians, including three presidential candidates, basked in the glory of the country's first world athletics gold medal, welcoming a respite from bad news about economic hardships and deepening insecurity.
At least 50 people were killed in clashes with bandits in northwest Nigeria, which has been riven by cattle rustling and kidnapping, the state government says.
Several people are killed when a stampede erupted at a campaign rally of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari days ahead of general elections, his office says.
Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was safe after his helicopter crash landed in the north central state of Kogi, his spokesman says.
A late goal by Marcos Rojo give Argentina a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in Group D on Tuesday and send the twice champions through to the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Islamist militants Boko Haram releases a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the Chibok schoolgirls whose mass kidnapping nearly four years ago became a symbol of Nigeria's brutal conflict.
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 13 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state, officials say.
Nigeria's president has demanded that police and the army "stop the madness" in central Plateau state after more than 20 people were killed in a new flare-up of violence.
There is some good in the world after all. Remember Hope? The emaciated and diseased toddler found just three months ago wondering the streets in Nigeria after being abandoned by his parents, who believed he was a witch. Saved by Danish care worker, Anja Ringgren Loven, Hope is now in good health.
Four Nigerians among five people are arrested in Dhaka in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
Authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria are investigating a claim from a would-be suicide bomber that she was one of a group of schoolgirls abducted in 2014.
Two female suicide bombers attack a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 22 worshippers, the army says.
This is the heartbreaking story of a 2-year-old Nigerian boy who was abandoned by his parents and community for being a ‘witch’.
At least 56 people are killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
At least 50 people are reported killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.
Scores of people are reported killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of his predecessor's security adviser who allegedly stole more than $2bn ($1.31).
An explosion in the Nigerian city of Yola causes multiple deaths and injuries, with some reports saying more than 30 people may have died.