Two rival Nigerian lawmakers in the National Assembly are injured, with one sustaining a broken arm.
Kidnapped Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe, of the Owerri Archdiocese in Nigeria, is freed by his captors. Kidnapped last Sunday, police allege that no ransom is paid. International condemnation includes Pope Francis, during his new year message calling for Bishop Chikwe's release. While in Imo state, a Catholic women's organization, stage a peaceful protest at the Imo state government house, calling on Governor Hope Uzodinma, to quicken action for the release of the Auxiliary Bishop.
Suspected serial killer Gracious David-West confesses to fifteen murders at a hotel in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The death toll of a cholera outbreak in Yobe and Borno, Nigeria, rises to 97.
Two bombs explode in the central Nigerian city of Jos with at least 40 people dead.
Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Benin, and Chad join together to combat Boko Haram.
In Nigeria, a clash between the military and Islamic extremists leaves at least 185 people dead.
Nigerian police claim to have captured a senior commander of the radical Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Nigeria reports Iran to the United Nations Security Council over the seizure of a shipment of weapons.
The Nigerian Minister of Finance announces that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is insolvent, and is asking the government for funds to help pay off debts and continue operations.