President Goodluck Jonathan took a gamble when he launched an offensive on Boko Haram's attempt to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.
Pressing on with a sweeping offensive against Boko Haram militants, Nigeria's military says it re-established control in five remote areas.
South Africa has positioned itself as the voice of African interests, when talking to just about anybody on the global stage in Brics and G20.
Goodluck Jonathan's visit to SA has sounded just the right note at a moment when this country's international reputation has taken a beating.
Nigeria and South Africa have put aside internal political battles that upset a once-stable relationship.
Goodluck Jonathan has said it is imperative that Africa's two biggest economies work together to boost the regional economy and combat corruption.
At least 185 people in a fishing community have been killed in weekend clashes between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists.
The leader of Nigeria's radical Islamist group Boko Haram has rejected the presidency's idea of a potential amnesty deal to curb a bloody insurgency.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a 4.99-trillion naira budget passed by Parliament, ending a two-month dispute about spending plans.
Nigeria has appealed to foreign governments to help crack down on crude oil theft.
Gunmen have kidnapped seven foreigners and killed a security guard when they stormed a construction company in Nigeria's Bauchi State, claim police.
France has attacked a rebel hideout in Gao, north Mali's largest city, intensifying a security lockdown against guerrilla attacks.
Soldiers manning a checkpoint in northern Nigeria have killed two members of a radical sect responsible for hundreds of killings this year alone.
Nigerian rescuers expect to find more bodies in the search for victims of the plane crash in Lagos, which killed all on board and many on the ground.
Attackers armed with bombs and guns have opened fire at outdoor church services at a Nigerian university on Sunday, killing around 20 people.
Two blasts went off outside a customs building in Nigeria's flashpoint city of Maiduguri, the base of Boko Haram Islamists.
President Goodluck Jonathan has considered enteingr the race for chairperson of the African Union after Gambia pulled out of the running this week.
Boko Haram has killed hundreds in attacks that authorities have been unable to stop, prompting calls for talks to bring an end to the bloodshed.
The ANC has slammed religious killings between Nigeria's Christians and Muslims, which have claimed hundreds of lives.