Industrial action in Nigeria over increases in fuel duty and a doubling of sales tax is stepped up to become a general strike.
- Two oil and transport unions begin a strike in Nigeria over an increase in fuel duty and a doubling of sales tax.
- Nigerian officials report, as a result of negotiations, Boko Haram has released an estimated 82 schoolgirls who were among about 220 kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok in Borno State in April 2014.
- At least 36 people are dead after two buses crash on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Nigeria.
- A general strike is held in Brazil, the first one in twenty years.
- Nigerian spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after anti-corruption agents uncovered more than $43 million in cash at his flat in Lagos.
- Over the last week, a meningitis outbreak has killed at least 140 people in Nigeria.
- Multiple suicide blasts occur at a refugee camp near Maiduguri, Nigeria, leaving eight people dead and wounding 18 others.
- Four suicide bombers kill at least two people and wound 16 others in Maiduguri, 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.
- Up to seven suicide bombers blow themselves up after failing in an attempt to attack a camp for displaced people near Maiduguri, Nigeria.