Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signs legislation to create a so-called "bad bank".
Nigerian voters elect Muhammadu Buhari (who previously ruled as a military dictator in 1983-1985) of the All Progressives Congress as the next President of Nigeria.
Boko Haram rejects the idea of an amnesty offer for militants by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
The President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency in the states of Borno, Yobe, Niger and Plateau due to violence by the Islamist sect Boko Haram. [http:--www.abc.net.au-news-2012-01-01-nigeria-declares-state-of-emergency-3753958 (AFP via ABC News Australia)]Clashes in Ebonyi State in eastern Nigeria kill at least fifty people. [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-nm-20111231-wl_nm-us_nigeria_clashes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019 Nigeria shuts borders with the countries Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. [http:--www.thenationonlineng.net-2011-index.php-news-update-31740-jonathan-declares-state-of-emergency-in-borno-yobe-plateau-and-niger-states.html (The Nation)][https:--web.archive.org-web-20120107132718-http:--www.sunnewsonline.com-webpages-news-national-2012-jan-01-national-01-01-2012-001.html (The Sun)]Clashes in Ebonyi State in eastern Nigeria kill at least fifty people. [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-nm-20111231-wl_nm-us_nigeria_clashes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019
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.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan announces he will contest the presidential election in January 2011.
Gunmen kidnap a politician in southern Nigeria, days after a supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan was also kidnapped.
Nigeria's acting President, Goodluck Jonathan, is sworn in as President of Nigeria following the death of Umaru Yar'Adua.
Acting President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan signs the country's 4.6 trillion naira budget for 2010 into law.
Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is appointed acting President of Nigeria in place of Umaru Yar'Adua.