Tensions ran high in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday in the aftermath of an explosion outside a Catholic church that left six people dead, according to hospital and government officials.
A suicide car bomber targets worshippers at a Catholic church in the central Nigerian city of Jos.
The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday in a statement, according to the government-run Nigerian Television Authority.
He is the son of a canoe-carver, a mild-mannered academic who wears a fedora but eschews the flowing robes and bombastic brashness that often characterize Africa's "Big Man" leaders.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has suddenly shifted his attitude toward the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, as violence spreads across northern Nigeria.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on Boko Haram militant threats and attacks on police and civilians in Nigeria.
The inspector general of police in Nigeria has been fired, aides to the Nigerian president said Wednesday.
A joint military task force in Nigeria arrested 158 suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, security sources told CNN Tuesday, three days after a spate of bombings and shootings left more than 200 people dead in Nigeria's second-largest city.
Nigeria's president toured his nation's second largest city Sunday after blasts there killed at least 157 people, and left the police headquarters and other government buildings in charred ruins.
A night-time curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian city of Kano, days after a deadly series of attacks.
The head of Nigeria's police has been given 24 hours to produce a terror attack suspect who escaped police custody under suspicious circumstances, a government minister said Thursday.
An uneasy calm returned to Nigeria's cities Tuesday, a day after two Nigerian labor groups suspended their nationwide strike over the elimination of the country's fuel subsidy.
Nima Elbagir reports on Nigerian labor groups suspending their nationwide strike after hearing from the president.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan addresses his nation as the national strike over soaring fuel prices continues.
Unrest and unhappiness over a sudden spike in fuel prices consumes Nigeria. Vladimir Duthiers is there.
On the streets of Nigeria, we bear witness to what many see as a bold decision on fuel subsidies is also uncovering decades of frustration and corruption.
Aging infrastructure struggles to keep up with Nigeria's economy growth. CNN's John Defterios reports.
Nigerians took to the streets for the second day of a nationwide strike Tuesday, showing their anger over a government decision that has more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
Nigeria's government is facing rising religious violence in the north, a long-simmering separatist movement in the oil-rich south and now a nationwide strike fueled by widespread anger over the end of fuel subsidies seen by many as one of the few benefits of living in the largely impoverished state.
Furious Nigerians protest fuel prices with violent rallies and a nationwide strike. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Police and protesters clashed across Nigeria on Monday amid a nationwide strike and widespread protests over a government decision that more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
A northeastern Nigerian state was under a 24-hour curfew Saturday following three days of violence that left more than 30 Christians dead.
Islamic militants claim credit for attacks that left 25 dead in violence against Nigeria's Christian minority.
Nigeria's president has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country afflicted by violence from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Nigeria's Christians are losing faith that the government will protect them from attacks by Islamic extremists and will "respond appropriately" to future killings, the country's leading church group warned Wednesday.
A government official condemned Monday the series of Christmas Day attacks on churches in Nigeria that killed 35 people, blaming an extremist group that has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the last two years.
A string of bombs struck churches in five Nigerian cities Sunday, leaving dozens dead and wounded on the holiday, authorities and witnesses said.
The leader of the Nigerian secessionist state of Biafra, where haunting images of underfed children caught in a civil war shocked the world, has died at age 78, officials said Saturday.
The term of service for the president should be extended from its current four years -- renewable once -- to a single term of "a little more than four years," Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Tuesday in a statement.
President Barack Obama will welcome his Nigerian counterpart to the White House on Wednesday, days after the leader of Africa's most populous nation was sworn in for a four-year term.
Goodluck Jonathan is sworn in as president of Nigeria. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Two more blasts struck Nigeria on Monday, bringing the total to five since President Goodluck Jonathan was inaugurated Sunday.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, was sworn-in on Sunday as his country tries to bounce back from violence unleashed last month by an Islamist sect.
Hours after the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan, a bomb blast rocked the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, a government spokesman said.
After a complicated election process, Goodluck Jonathan is declared the winner of Nigeria's presidential election.
Nigeria will proceed with national gubernatorial elections Tuesday, despite continuing violence that has raised fears that an Islamist group will step up attacks against voters.
Bomb blasts Monday in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno killed three people and wounded dozens, raising fears that an Islamist group will step up attacks against voters on the eve of national governorship elections, police said.
Christian Purefoy reports from villages in Northern Nigeria rocked by violence that threaten upcoming elections.
Rural villages held mass burials in northern Nigeria on Sunday, the Red Cross said, raising the possibility that six days of post-election violence have produced heavy casualties.
Concerned about ongoing violence, Nigerian election officials Thursday delayed gubernatorial elections in two states.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the fallout over the election of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's president.
President Goodluck Jonathan pledged a "new dawn" for Nigeria, days after the electoral commission declared him the winner in a vote hailed as a significant improvement from past polls.
Roughly 17,000 people fled their homes in eight northern Nigerian states as violence erupted after presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation, the Nigerian Red Cross said Tuesday.
Riots break out in Nigeria as election results go against a local favorite. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is the winner of the presidential election in Nigeria, the chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission declared Monday.
Christian Purefoy reports on controversy over the election of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's president.
Who is Nigeria's new president, Goodluck Jonathan?
Acting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sits down with CNN's Christiane Amanpour for his first-ever interview.
Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan looked likely Sunday to win the election, a CNN tally of preliminary results showed.
Nigerians voted for president Saturday, a week after parliamentary elections were marred by violence and accusations of fraud in Africa's most populous nation.
CNN's Christian Purefoy has the latest on the Presidential elections in Nigeria and a bombing there this morning.
Nigeria goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president. But can Africa's most populous nation and the continent's major oil producer stage a free and fair vote to bring the changes it needs to strengthen stability both at home and across the region?.
CNN's Chirstian Purefoy reports on the battle between north and south for Nigeria's presidency.
Eleven people were killed and 29 injured during a stampede at an election rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, officials said.
Nigeria's ruling party on Friday declared incumbent Goodluck Jonathan its presidential candidate in the April elections after he won a primary vote in Africa' most populous nation.
Nigeria's ruling party declares incumbent Goodluck Jonathan its presidential candidate, reports CNN's Christian Purefoy.
A Nigerian state election exposes faults and indicates possible chaos ahead for a national vote of 150 million in April.
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan will contest April's election despite a challenge to his nomination from within his own party at the oil-rich African country's American-style presidential primaries.
Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission is urging would-be voters to turn out for the scheduled voter registration session in January, in hopes for a "free fair and credible elections in 2011," a Commission spokesman said Thursday.
Party primaries for Nigeria's presidential election will begin November 26, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced Tuesday.
A former vice president of Nigeria emerged Monday as the consensus candidate put forward by a bloc of leaders from the country's north to challenge current President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2011 presidential elections.
Five more people will face criminal charges this week in Nigeria, suspected of being linked to deadly car bombings earlier this month in the oil-rich nation's capital, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's secret service told CNN Tuesday.
Surgeons operating with kerosene lanterns and accident victims waiting in dark hospital corridors because there's no light to see their injuries; these are among the realities of life during Nigeria's frequent power outages, according to a group campaigning to improve electricity supply.
A militant group claims responsibility for a pair of car bombs that rocked celebrations in Nigeria.
A Niger Delta leader arrested in South Africa after a bombing in Nigeria will be held separately from other prisoners until a bail hearing next week, his lawyer said Tuesday.
The court date of a man held after deadly bombings in Nigeria has been postponed because of fears about his safety in custody, his lawyer said Monday.
Three people have been arrested in Nigeria and are being questioned in connection with the Friday blasts that killed 12 and injured 50 in the nation's capital, a spokesman for President Goodluck Jonathan said Saturday.
CNN's Christian Purefoy explains MEND, the group that claimed responsibility for Nigeria's recent bombings.
At over 246,000 and counting, he has more Facebook fans than the combined tally of British Prime Minister David Cameron, German chancellor Angela Merkel, and South African head of state Jacob Zuma.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said in an exclusive interview with CNN that his country won't fall into violence.
Nigeria will not fall into violence over his decision to stand for elections next year, President Goodluck Jonathan said in an exclusive interview with CNN.
Isha Sesay: President Jonathan, thank you, so much for sitting down to speak to CNN. Nigerian is celebrating 50 years of independence. I want to get your thoughts on what you think the country has achieved in that time.
Nigeria's president ordered security forces Tuesday to step up their search for 15 children kidnapped in the country's southeastern region when gunmen hijacked a school bus.
Nigeria's national security adviser has resigned from his post in order to run in the 2011 presidential election, he told CNN on Sunday.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan officially declared Saturday that he will run in the 2011 elections, lauding his achievements in reforming the oil, banking and electricity sectors.
Nigeria's ruling party has set its presidential primaries for next month, a spokesman said Thursday.
A month after Nigeria's ruling party ruled he may stand for re-election next year, President Goodluck Jonathan said Wednesday he intends to run.
Nigeria's ruling party has decided that President Goodluck Jonathan may run for re-election next year, resolving the outstanding question of his eligibility.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is an angry man. He deserves to be.
CNN's Pedro Pinto speaks to Nigerian footballer Dickson Etuhu about the Nigerian government suspending its national football team.
Nigeria's acting president took the oath of office Thursday morning, hours after Africa's most populous nation woke up to news its elected leader Umaru Yar'Adua had died after a long illness.
CNN's Christian Purefoy looks back at the life of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua.
Acting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he hasn't seen the country's ailing leader Umaru Yar'Adua since Yar'Adua's return from medical treatment in Saudi Arabia and doesn't know the nature of his illness.
Nigeria's acting president dissolved his Cabinet on Wednesday, asserting his authority over the country's government while ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua remains sidelined.
Nigeria's acting president dissolves the cabinet amidst a growing crisis. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Gangs of machete-wielding Muslims have been blamed for the weekend slaughter of hundreds of Christian villagers in Nigeria, but analysts say it would be wrong to assume the conflict was rooted in religion.
Nigeria on Tuesday faced international calls to bring to justice killer mobs armed with guns and knives who massacred hundreds of villagers in the country's rural heartland.
The death toll from weekend violence in central Nigeria climbed to more than 200 Monday after members of a machete-wielding Muslim group attacked a mostly Christian town south of the city of Jos, officials said.
Nigeria's acting head of state has urged citizens to maintain peace and stability while the nation's ailing president recuperates after more than three months at a Saudi Arabia hospital.
Nigeria's ailing president returns home unexpectedly; confusion over his absence persists. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Nigeria's political landscape was shrouded in mystery Thursday as its ailing President, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, returned to the country after months abroad receiving medical treatment.
A previously unknown armed group said Friday it attacked a Nigerian oil pipeline this week on the first full day in office for Nigeria's new acting president.