Lying in bushes by the side of a road, the security officer played dead and hoped the militants would mistake the blood pooling from a colleague's body as his own. He did not risk looking up to see what was happening, but he could hear.
Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500 km (310 miles) from the east of the country to the capital, Abuja, to vote in the presidential election - only for the vote to be delayed for a week, just five hours before polls had been due to open.
Nigeria's president in a final appeal to the nation before Saturday's election says many "thought the worst might happen" after a surprise week-long delay but he pledges that people can go to the polls free from fear.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising that there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar.
A Nigerian prince got a slap on the wrist Thursday for running a bogus employment-agency scam that ripped off more than 250 job-seekers. Osmond Eweka, 31, a member of the Bennin royal family, strolled into Manhattan Supreme Court to get a no-jail sentence, known in legal parlance as a conditional discharge. He previously copped to...
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