The chairman of the Nigerian People's Democratic Party (PDP), Vincent Eze Ogbulafor, resigns days after facing fraud charges in court.
Boko Haram militants kill at least 15 people in a village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria.
Stephen O'Brien, head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reports that the world is experiencing its most severe humanitarian crisis since World War II, with over 20 million people suffering from severe lack of food security in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Northeast Nigeria.
At least 56 are killed and 70 wounded in a twin suicide attack in northeastern Nigeria. [https:--www.naij.com-1076968-breaking-boko-haram-twin-bomb-blast-kills-47.html (NAIJ)], [https:--www.bbc.com-news-world-africa-38263837 (BBC)], [https:--www.nytimes.com-aponline-2016-12-09-world-africa-ap-af-nigeria-boko-haram.html?_r=0 ("The New York Times")], [http:--europe.newsweek.com-nigeria-double-suicide-bomb-kills-30-former-boko-haram-stronghold-530142?rm=eu (Newsweek)], [http:--www.foxnews.com-world-2016-12-10-toll-rises-to-57-in-suicide-bombings-in-northeast-nigeria.html (FOX News)] Madagali suicide bombings
Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party wins a gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State with its candidate Henry Dickson receiving 90% of the vote.
The Nigerian People's Democratic Party wins the governorship in Adamawa State.
Nigeria accuses the international community of taking action in Libya while doing little to resolve the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire.
A bomb explodes at a People's Democratic Party rally in Suleja Nigeria killing at least three people.
Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party nominates incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate for April presidential elections.
Thousands of members of Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party begin voting on whether incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan should be their choice of candidate in April presidential elections.
Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar is chosen to challenge incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan for the ruling People's Democratic Party nomination in next year's presidential election.