More than 50 doctors in Edo State, Nigeria go on strike after a colleague is kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
A group of gunmen kidnap students from Greenfield University in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Police in Kaduna, Nigeria, raid an Islamic learning centre, and free around 500 men and male children held captive there. The freed detainees allege torture, slavery, and sexual abuse, and some display evidence of injury and malnutrition. Two children self-identify as being from Burkina Faso, with the remaining captives thought by police to be mostly Nigerian. Eight suspects are arrested.
Nigeria bans international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger for allegedly providing food and medicine for Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country. Action Against Hunger denies the Nigerian military's accusations.
A spat in a market in Nigeria's northern Kaduna State results in 55 dead. After the brawl, 22 people were arrested.
The owners of the Dutch ship MV "FWN Rapide" announce the ship was attacked by pirates last night while sailing from Ghana to Nigeria and 12 of the crew abducted.
Boko Haram militants rampage through three villages in northern Nigeria killing 28 people.
Protesters in the Nigerian capital Abuja hold a "million woman" march over the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terrorist group two weeks ago.
Iranian man Azim Aghajani is convicted in Nigeria of attempting to smuggle weapons to The Gambia. He is sentenced to five years imprisonment.
Nigerian writer and literary icon Chinua Achebe dies at the age of 82.
The Nigerian Army regains control of the city of Jos after religious violence killed more than 200 people.