But just hours before the polls opened Geidam city in Yobe state was attacked by suspected Islamic extremists and dozens of residents fled.
The UK will increase its military support to Nigeria to help protect its citizens and British workers from the "menace" of groups like Boko Haram. But the main aim of the trip is to push trade ties
Today we'll head to Nigeria where a pig farm is turning waste management and recycling into profit.
A blast in northeast Nigeria has killed at least 31 people
Three men have been filmed bursting into a packed Senate in Nigeria and stealing a symbolic mace.
Ekene Ngige studied fine arts but now uses coffee to create paintings and portraits
The government says 76 of the 110 girls abducted in Dapchi last month by Islamist militants have been returned to the northeastern town
It's northeastern Nigeria's deadliest mass killing in 2017.
The UK Foreign Office confirms David Squire was killed, but three others who were kidnapped at the same time have been freed.
The number of children blown-up has quadrupled so far in 2017.
Over 100 'Chibok girls' kinapped by Boko Haram militants from the northern Nigerian town are ready to reintegrate into society after months of medical treatment and counseling.
Twenty-seven people have died after a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a market in northeastern Nigeria.
At least 11 people have been killed and 18 wounded in a shooting spree in a church in southeastern Nigeria
Worshippers gathered in Lagos to mark the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday
The 82 girls were released by Boko Haram in exchange for commanders of the jihadist group.
Freed Chibok schoolgirls are taken to meet Nigeria's president before being reunited with their families