Officials and eyewitnesses recount the militant Muslim fundamentalist group's audacious attack on a military base, which left many killed and injured.
Nigeria will announce rebased gross domestic product figures next month, which could reveal it to be Africa's largest economy.
South African packaging company Nampak is expanding in faster-growing economies on the continent to offset slower growth in South Africa.
Boko Haram is abducting Christian women whom it converts to Islam on pain of death and then forces into "marriage" with fighters.
The South African company, Nampak, has cast its eye to the rest of the continent, with Angola and Nigeria first in its sights.
In the fashion of great African studio photographers, Lakin Ogunbanwo tears down and rebuilds portraiture in his own image, writes Stefanie Jason.
FirstRand bank has shown interest in buying three banks from Nigeriaâ€™s Asset Management, including Mainstreet and Keystone.
The retailer has thrown in the towel after several failed attempts to improve performance in the north African country.
In hiding: The determinedly elusive musician William Onyeabor was finally tracked down in his home town Enugu in Nigeria this year.
Dozens of migrants from Niger heading for Algeria have died of thirst in the Sahara desert after their vehicle broke down, say local officials.
Efficiency is in, waste out. The Mail & Guardian takes a look a look at why the motor-vehicle industry is causing the state's headache.
Nearly 1Â 000 people, mostly suspected Islamist militants, have died in Nigerian prisons in 2013 alone, says Amnesty International.
There are far more African billionaires than previously thought, and most of them are Nigerian, says "Ventures" magazine.
Gunmen have killed at least 40 people, mostly students, at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state, Nigeria.
Nigeria's sharp decline in inflation may be caused by a new 50% cash reserve requirement on public sector deposits held at commercial banks.
There are huge returns to be had in Nigeria where around 16-million homes are needed just to meet current demand.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine ministers in his first major Cabinet reshuffle in a bid to keep party support.
Shell has begun talks with Nigeria's Bodo community on compensation and a cleanup after the largest loss of a mangrove habitat caused by oil spills.
An art investment boom is under way in Nigeria as local and foreign collectors flock to buy traditional work.
Deep-rooted traditions and conservative religious beliefs continue to ruin the lives of young girls in Nigeria.