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Why is no-one talking about Nigeria's Zamfara conflict?

Friday, May 18th 2018, 23:35

The brewing crisis in Nigeria's Zamfara State has the potential to become as deadly as the Boko Haram conflict.
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Nigerian students 'tied to cross and whipped' for being late

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 14:16

Three people, including the school's headteacher, are under arrest in Nigeria after the incident.
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Nigeria's cattle war fuels religious tension

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 1:12

What started as a cattle war between farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria's middle belt has taken a religious dimension, writes the BBC's Mayeni Jones.
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Nigerian authorities shut three cough syrup manufacturers

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 11:59

A BBC investigation showed employees illegally selling addictive cough syrup containing codeine.
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I sold all I had to go to Europe - now I'm home, and broke

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 23:56
related places: More

More than 3,000 Nigerian migrants who failed to reach Europe have been flown home by the UN - leaving many unsure how to face their families.
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Marylove Edwards: The 13-year-old 'Nigerian Serena'

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 23:10

At just 13, Nigerian tennis player Marylove Edwards is being tipped for future international success.
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Nigeria companies raided over cough syrup addiction

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 21:24

Firms raided after BBC investigation finds addiction to codeine cough syrup is sweeping Nigeria.
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Nigeria attacks: Mosque bomb blasts kill dozens in Mubi

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 19:16
related places: Mubi

The suicide bomb attacks happened at afternoon prayers in the north-eastern town of Mubi.
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Nigeria bans cough syrup with codeine after addiction outcry

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 16:40

The move follows a BBC investigation into a cough syrup addiction epidemic sweeping Nigeria.
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How Trump stirred controversy in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 15:39

Donald Trump unexpectedly weighed into a conflict splitting the African country.
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How cough syrup in Nigeria is creating a generation of addicts

Monday, April 30th 2018, 16:13

The BBC's Ruona Meyer investigates the people making, selling and consuming opioid-based medicine in Nigeria.
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Nigeria’s deadly codeine cough syrup epidemic

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 23:12

With thousands in Nigeria addicted to codeine cough syrup, BBC Africa goes undercover to investigate.
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Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye and his many scandals

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 1:07

Dino Melaye's latest controversy is an alleged attempt to escape through a police van window.
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African female bikers raising health awareness in Nigeria

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 23:41

Taking women's health awareness across Nigeria, on a motorbike.
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Crossing Divides: Nigeria tin mine heals ancient wounds

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 0:12
related places: Fulani

Despite a history of tension and violence, some Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers in Nigeria now work together.
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Moment mace is stolen in Nigerian Senate

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 8:28

Intruders stormed into the Nigerian upper house and took the symbolic mace.
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Why some Nigerians give 10% of their income to the church

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 23:54

Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.
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Chibok girls: Many abductees dead, says journalist

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 23:41

The Nigerian government insists it is still in discussions to release the missing 112 schoolgirls.
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Nigerian brides sit exams in wedding gowns

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 16:10

Two university students had to sit their final exams on their wedding day after a rescheduling clash.
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Nigeria's Buhari to run in 2019 elections

Monday, April 9th 2018, 15:26

The announcement ends months of speculation about the 74-year-old leader's plans.
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Skepta has been made a chief in Nigeria

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 11:34

The MC says he's "honoured" and will "continue to put time and love into Nigeria".
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Nigerian 'migrant hero' baptised by Pope after foiling robbery

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 18:09

Nigerian beggar John Ogah tackled a cleaver-wielding robber with his bare hands; the Pope has now baptised him.
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Pope Francis baptises Italy's 'migrant hero' at Easter service

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 3:30
related countries: Italy Italy

A Nigerian man who stopped a supermarket thief armed with a cleaver is baptised by the Pope.
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Nigerian senator salary calculator: How do you compare?

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 0:52

Compare your pay to Nigerian senators, who are entitled to $37,500 a month each for expenses.
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Islamic State and the kidnap of Nigerian schoolgirls from Dapchi

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 6:54
related places: Dapchi

The BBC's Tomi Oladipo looks at the links between the Islamic State group and Nigeria's militants following the Dapchi abductions.
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Nigeria Dapchi abductions: Schoolgirls finally home

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 18:05
related places: Dapchi

Nearly all the Dapchi girls seized by Boko Haram are home after visiting the Nigerian president.
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Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 12:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Thirty-nine Nigerian women are rescued after being found living in "squalid conditions in caves".
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Dapchi kidnap: Government 'will not abandon' lone hostage

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 19:08
related places: Dapchi

The Nigerian government says it is committed to freeing the last remaining girl kidnapped in Dapchi.
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Dapchi kidnap: Nigerian father's pain as daughter flies to Abuja

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 17:33
related places: Abuja

Hours after returning from Boko Haram's capture in northern Nigeria, Dapchi school girls were separated from their parents to meet the President.
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Nigerian girls tell of kidnap ordeal

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 11:54
related places: Dapchi

What the Dapchi schoolgirls have said about their time in the hands of Boko Haram militants.
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Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed in Nigeria

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 19:14
related places: Dapchi

Nearly all the 110 abducted girls are returned to Dapchi town - but five are believed dead.
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'Nigerian soldiers killed my husband'

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 0:07

One woman remembers how a late-night visit from the Nigerian army tore her family apart.
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Nigerian university hires snake charmers after student death

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 12:22

An economics student in her final year died after being bitten by a serpent last week.
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Kidnap diaries

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 0:12
related places: Chibok

One of the Chibok girls freed in May tells how a diary was kept of some of their three years in captivity in Nigeria.
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The battle against deadly snakebites in Nigeria

Friday, October 20th 2017, 14:36

More than 10,000 people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year.
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Lessons from Catalonia

Monday, October 16th 2017, 23:16
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Spain Spain

The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.
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Five arrested in Delhi over assault on Nigerian

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 5:56

A video shows a group of four or five using sticks to beat up an African man, who is tied to a post.
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Boko Haram suspects on trial in Nigeria's Kainji town

Monday, October 9th 2017, 17:28

The secret trials of thousands taking place in Nigeria raise concerns about lack of transparency.
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Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed

Monday, September 25th 2017, 18:14

The deadly attack is seen as a big blow to Nigeria's efforts to promote tourism.
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Zannah Mustapha founded a school that teaches Boko Haram children

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 7:22

Zannah Mustapha founded a school for children affected by Boko Haram violence in the heartland of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria.
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Nigeria's Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 5:25

Nigerian journalist Amina Yuguda is the third winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award.
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Celebrations as Nigeria's 'Chibok girls' reunited with families

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 16:32
related places: Chibok

The women, kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, are now "fully recovered", a Nigerian minister says.
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British High Commissioner to Nigeria gives BBC interview in Pidgin

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 0:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

‘’My name be Paul Arkwright, I be British High Commissioner in Nigeria and I like Nigeria well-well.’’
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Nigerian Taekwondo fighter kicks gender inequality where it hurts

Friday, September 8th 2017, 23:13

Nigeria's youngest Taekwondo referee on fighting gender inequality and taking on a street thief.
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Praised but unpaid

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 6:54

They "saved" Nigeria from the brink of an Ebola epidemic in 2014, so why are these doctors still waiting to be paid?
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No jobs, no peace

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 23:23

They helped tackle Boko Haram but could vigilantes turn into Nigeria's next security threat?
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A Nasty Boy: The Nigerian magazine breaking gender taboos

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 23:23

A Nasty Boy was founded to support gender fluidity and challenge stereotypes.
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Nigerian president to 'work from home' after rat infestation

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 16:04

Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from extended medical leave, but now has an office infestation.
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Jollof rice: West Africa’s culinary king?

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 15:09
related places: Lagos

Food lovers in Nigeria have been attending the inaugural Jollof festival in the commercial capital Lagos.
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President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

Monday, August 21st 2017, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

President Buhari urges Nigerians to unite on his return from three months of medical leave in the UK.
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Olajumoke: 'Tinie Tempah photobomb transformed my life'

Monday, August 21st 2017, 10:01

How a moment of pure chance turned a bread-seller into a national celebrity and model in Nigeria.
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Growing pains

Sunday, August 20th 2017, 20:44
related places: Lagos

Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?
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The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 23:11
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Two Nigerian men are paying their way in the city by volunteering to clean up the streets.
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Nigerian leader spent three months in the UK seeking treatment for an unspecified illness.
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