Nigeria has delayed presidential elections after security chiefs said the military needed more time to secure areas under the control of Boko Haram.
People displaced by Boko Haram attacks might have another blow dealt to them, as they would have to return to their hometowns to be eligible to vote.
The reaction in Africa to last week's massacre of civilians in the northeast of Nigeria has been described as long overdue.
Boko Haram has escaped scrutiny, with many criticising the lack of emphasis placed on African tragedies as the world focused on the 17 dead in Paris.
There have been calls for the world to support those affected by Boko Haram in Nigeria, as they supported France after the attack on 'Charlie Hebdo'.
President Goodluck Jonathan bids for a second term as Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar lead race for the opposition ticket.
Nigeria's main opposition party is being accused of cloning permanent voter cards ahead of the elections in February.
President Goodluck Jonathan has announced his intentions to run for a second term to, once again, fight corruption and defeat Boko Haram.
Nigerian officials were tight-lipped about the scope of a probe into a fatal church building collapse in Lagos that killed 84 South Africans.
President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to investigate the cause of a building collapse, which has left at least 86 dead.
Discussions between Nigeria's military chiefs and the president over how to rescue schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram have reached a stalemate.
Africa's largest economy is expected to keep rates unchanged on Tuesday in the last meeting before a new central bank governor steps in.
Nigeria is wary of American aid, for fear the US military may gain a foothold in the country.
After Boko Haram posted a video offering to release kidnapped girls in exchange for prisoners, Nigeria says "the window of negotiation is still open".
The United Nations is demanding Boko Haram to immediately release the more than 200 girls, who are believed to still be within Nigeria's borders.
President Goodluck Jonathan says the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram will mark a turning point in the battle against "terror" in the country.
Violence in Africa's largest economy has sparked fears of curbed investment.