Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria fury over US arms refusal
Nigeria's ambassador to the US has criticised Washington for refusing to sell his government "lethal" weapons to fight militant Islamists.
Nigeria's ambassador to the US has said that Nigeria needed support to deliver the "killer punch", not "light jabs" against the Boko Haram group.
The US has previously ruled out heavily arming the Nigerian military because of its alleged poor human rights record.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has formally declared himself as the governing People's Democratic Party's candidate presidential candidate for February's election at a colourful ceremony in the capital, Abuja.
He called for a minute of silence for the 46 teenage boys who were killed in Monday's suicide bombing at a school in Potiskum town in Yobe.