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Ben Enwonwu: The Nigerian painter behind 'Africa's Mona Lisa'

Thursday, October 17th 2019, 8:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ben Enwonwu, the painter behind "Africa's Mona Lisa", had a complex relationship with the UK.
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Men and boys chained up at Nigeria 'school'

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 11:44
related places: Katsina

Police say dozens of males were freed in a raid on the institution in Katsina state, Nigeria.
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'Tortured' and shackled pupils freed from Nigerian Islamic school

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 10:53

Police find 67 pupils with chains on their ankles at an Islamic boarding school in the north.
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Keeping alive the Igbo talking flute in Nigeria

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 23:04
related places: Igbo, Oja

This Nigerian music teacher wants to preserve Igbo traditions, such as the 'Oja'. talking flute.
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Nigeria and South Africa: When two African giants meet

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 1:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigeria's president visits continental rival South Africa weeks after condemning attacks on foreigners there.
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James Johnson: 'My struggles as an intersex footballer'

Monday, September 30th 2019, 23:01

James Johnson, who was born intersex, was called up to Nigeria's women's team.
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Nigerian 'torture house': Kaduna school was 'like hellfire'

Sunday, September 29th 2019, 14:41
related places: Kaduna

Nearly 500 men and boys were rescued from a Nigerian school, where many were chained up and starved.
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Nigerian 'torture house': Kaduna school was 'like hellfire'

Sunday, September 29th 2019, 13:49
related places: Kaduna

A survivor of the Nigerian "torture house" raided by police has described being there as "living in hellfire".
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Nigerian 'torture house': Hundreds freed in Kaduna police raid

Friday, September 27th 2019, 15:40
related places: Kaduna

Nearly 500 men and boys were tortured, sexually abused, chained up and starved, police said.
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Italy migrant cleared of fine for sweeping local street

Wednesday, September 25th 2019, 17:02

Officials scrap a penalty imposed on a Nigerian man who chose to sweep for money instead of begging.
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South Africa apologises to Nigeria over xenophobic attacks

Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 9:07

An envoy expresses the country's "sincerest apologies" following a wave of violence targeting foreigners.
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Nigerian magician Babs Cardini: 'I want to be the best'

Saturday, September 14th 2019, 23:55
related places: Lagos

Nigerian magician Babs Cardini wows audiences on the streets of Lagos.
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'I fled Boko Haram and had to leave my son behind'

Friday, September 13th 2019, 23:40
related places: Asibi

Nigerian mother Asibi faced an impossible choice when she was forced to flee Boko Haram.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Military denies detaining thousands of children

Tuesday, September 10th 2019, 16:15

Nigeria is detaining thousands of children allegedly linked to militants Boko Haram, a report says.
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'American football helped me fight racism in US'

Saturday, September 7th 2019, 23:53
related countries: United States United States

Samson Ebukam is a Nigerian-born American football player who used sport to overcome bullying in US.
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Nigeria: Why is it struggling to meet its tax targets?

Saturday, September 7th 2019, 23:08

Nigeria says more people than ever are paying tax - but government revenues are not growing
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South Africa closes embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic violence

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 15:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa says its diplomatic staff in Nigeria have received threats of reprisal attacks.
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South Africa's President Ramaphosa condemns 'anti-foreigner violence'

Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 6:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Looting and violence targeting foreigners is "totally unacceptable", President Ramaphosa says.
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Premier League: Why Nigeria's passion for English football continues

Sunday, September 1st 2019, 5:39

As England's Premier League continues to grip Nigeria, the football phone-ins are intense listening.
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Letter from Africa: Nigerian anger over South African xenophobia

Wednesday, August 28th 2019, 23:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Anti

Anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa are souring the country's relations with Nigeria.
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US names Nigerians in massive fraud investigation

Friday, August 23rd 2019, 16:37
related countries: United States United States

Eighty people - most described as Nigerian citizens - are accused of stealing millions of dollars.
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Nigerian government ordered to pay $9bn to private gas firm

Friday, August 16th 2019, 22:58

Gas company P&ID has been locked in a legal dispute with the Nigerian government for almost a decade.
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Ibraheem Zakzaky: Nigerian IMN leader flown to India for treatment

Monday, August 12th 2019, 20:22
related countries: India India

Supporters of Ibraheem Zakzaky have staged weeks of protests to demand his release.
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Turkish sailors kidnapped off coast of Nigeria are released, reports say

Friday, August 9th 2019, 20:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The 10 men kidnapped from a Turkish container ship last month are reportedly in good health.
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Islamic Movement in Nigeria: The Iranian-inspired Shia group

Monday, August 5th 2019, 17:16
related countries: Iran Iran

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is challenging the ban, arguing that it is a peaceful movement which has borne the brunt of state-orchestrated violence.
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Boko Haram: A decade of terror explained

Monday, July 29th 2019, 23:26

How the death of one man 10 years ago sparked an unending campaign of terror in Nigeria and beyond.
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Dozens of mourners 'killed by Boko Haram' at a funeral in north Nigeria

Sunday, July 28th 2019, 21:10
related places: Borno

At least 65 people are killed as suspected Boko Haram militants target a funeral in Borno state.
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Kidnapped Turkish nationals freed in Nigeria's Kwara state

Sunday, July 28th 2019, 9:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Kwara

The construction workers were captured by unknown gunmen, amid a wave of abductions in the country.
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Turkish sailors held hostage by armed pirates in Nigeria

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 18:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey

They were kidnapped by pirates - reportedly for ransom - although eight managed to escape.
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Nigerian parliament: Violent clashes at Shia protest

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 17:07

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria are demanding their leader is released from jail.
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Arimah's 'naked until married' story wins Caine Prize

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 10:36

Lesley Nneka Arimah's story imagines a parallel Nigeria where women go unclothed until they marry.
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'I want to change Nigeria's narrative through photos'

Saturday, July 6th 2019, 23:40

Dayo Adedayo has taken four million images of Nigeria.
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Dozens die in petrol tanker blast in Nigeria

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019, 15:07

A crashed tanker is said to have exploded as people gathered at the scene to siphon off petrol.
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Nigerian pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo steps aside over rape allegations

Monday, July 1st 2019, 16:47

Activists say the allegations against Biodun Fatoyinbo have triggered Nigeria's #MeToo movement.
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Lagos 'snake man' on his conservation battle

Saturday, June 29th 2019, 23:58

Nigerian veterinarian Mark Ofua is on a mission to rescue snakes and other wild animals.
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Aisha Ahmad Suleiman: 'People tried to stop me playing polo.'

Sunday, June 23rd 2019, 23:47

Polo is widely seen as a men-only game in northern Nigeria, but one woman is changing the narrative.
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Nigeria suicide blast kills 30 at video hall in Borno

Monday, June 17th 2019, 15:44

Bombers detonate devices outside a hall where people gather to watch football and films, killing 30.
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Nigerian weddings: Glitz, glamour but mind the cost

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 23:55

Why are some couples are having multiple weddings? Leah and Echina explain why they did.
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How plastic bottles are paying for lessons in Nigeria

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 23:14

A school in Nigeria is accepting empty plastic bottles in exchange for payment of school fees.
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Letter from Africa: A royal feud threatens Nigeria's heritage

Saturday, June 8th 2019, 23:23
related places: Kano

Why the Emir of Kano's power is waning, eroding years of tradition in the Muslim north.
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Dreadlocks in Nigeria: 'People with locs are seen as miscreants'

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 23:33

Nigerians are embracing dreadlocks, but will the discrimination against those who wear them end?
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Former Nigerian dictator's £210m seized from Jersey account

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 16:46
related countries: Jersey Jersey, United States United States

Millions of pounds laundered by Sani Abacha have been recovered by Jersey and the United States.
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Erosion forcing Nigerian families to abandon their homes and farms

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 23:09

A community in southern Nigeria face losing their homes and food shortages due to erosion.
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Mali violence: Nigerian peacekeeper killed in Timbuktu

Sunday, May 19th 2019, 10:27

The UN says unknown assailants carried out an attack in an area where Islamist militants are active.
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The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria

Saturday, May 18th 2019, 23:50

How a seven-year-old was stolen from his home in Nigeria and the chance encounter with his sister six years later.
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Amon Okechukwu: The one-legged Nigerian athlete who leaps over cars

Monday, May 13th 2019, 23:03

Nigerian athlete Amon Okechukwu dreams of breaking the world high jump record in para-sport.
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Nigeria police publish tips on how to survive their checkpoints

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 16:23

Top tips on how to survive a Nigerian police checkpoint - from the horse's mouth
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John Onaiyekan: Nigeria 'uninhabitable' for young people

Sunday, May 5th 2019, 12:22

A Nigerian cardinal says political leaders' actions are causing young people to migrate to Europe.
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Fifteen-year-old Nigerian builds small scale construction machines

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 13:14

Nigerian teenager Hope Emmanuel Frank makes his creations using discarded materials.
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Nigerian 'children killed' after car hits Easter parade in Gombe

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 10:14
related places: Gombe

The driver reportedly ploughed into the procession because it was blocking the road in northern Nigeria.
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Arinze Stanley: 'Patience is the key to my art'

Friday, April 19th 2019, 23:32
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Nigerian Arinze Stanley Egbengwu creates hyper-realistic pictures that look like photographs.
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Zamfara: Are banditry killings in Nigeria getting worse?

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 23:33

Has the northern state of Zamfara seen an upsurge in violence this year?
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Meet the tyre sculptor of Lagos

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 0:48
related places: Lagos

Nkochwa Ernest's artwork made from discarded tyres is now being shown in a major Nigerian gallery.
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Africa Eye: On the front line of Nigeria’s energy crisis

Monday, March 25th 2019, 10:28
related places: Port Harcourt

Meet the men and women connecting - and sometimes disconnecting - residents of the city of Port Harcourt.
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In pictures: The lifeguards of Lagos

Sunday, March 24th 2019, 0:16
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean
related places: Lagos

The men who watch over the Atlantic Ocean, saving the lives of the swimmers of Nigeria's main city.
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