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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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Big nation, big losers

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 0:20

Triple jumper Tosin Oke outlines his frustrations as an athlete battling the Nigerian and international federations that govern the sport.
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Nigeria's Maiduguri University digs trench to keep out Boko Haram

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 7:10

The university in north-eastern Nigeria has had to take drastic measures after a spate of attacks.
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Eleven dead in Nigeria church gun attack

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 23:39

Police said the shooting followed an argument between local Nigerians living abroad.
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Mass Nigerian arrests for 'homosexual acts' in Lagos State

Monday, July 31st 2017, 15:53

Homosexuality, gay marriage, gay groups and displays of same-sex affection are all illegal in Nigeria.
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Before the flood

Saturday, July 29th 2017, 23:26

Can Nigerian lives and property be saved from the aftermath of torrential rain and flooding each year?
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'More than 40' killed in battle with Boko Haram in Nigeria

Friday, July 28th 2017, 9:58

They were killed during an operation to free a group abducted by Boko Haram, the army says.
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Nigerian chief faked his own kidnapping

Friday, July 14th 2017, 16:17
related places: Lagos

The governor of Lagos said the chief had tried to frame a rival for his disappearance.
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Cameroon forces 'kill 97 Nigerian fishermen' in Bakassi

Friday, July 14th 2017, 11:31
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

The fishermen were allegedly killed by Cameroon security forces in an area ceded by Nigeria in 2008.
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'Treated like slaves'

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 0:11

A new movement has emerged with a new leader Nnamdi Kanu calling for Biafran independence from Nigeria.
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Biafra at 50: Nigeria's civil war explained

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 10:18

It's 50 years since the start of the Biafran war, one of Africa's bloodiest post-independence conflicts. What was the Nigerian conflict about and why does it still matter today?
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Nigeria's Kanu on saving lives through his heart foundation

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 23:07
related places: Kanu

Nigeria and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu inspired millions across Africa as a player. Now he wants to make a difference off the pitch, by improving healthcare on the continent.
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Nigeria: Ogoni widows sue Shell over military crackdown

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 12:23

The women accuse the oil giant of complicity in a crackdown by Nigeria's then military rulers.
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Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 10:46

The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.
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Nigerian president's Eid speech in Hausa criticised

Monday, June 26th 2017, 15:29
related places: Hausa

Greetings in a regional language have stirred rather than quelled rumours over the president's health.
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'Half' Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered

Monday, June 19th 2017, 11:44

Nigeria's government says it is beefing up security to stop the "diversion of relief".
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Nigerian athlete's wig falls off during long jump

Friday, June 16th 2017, 10:46
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Blessing Okagbare was competing in the long jump in Oslo when the hair-raising moment occurred.
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Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 0:47
related countries: India India

Half a million children still die each year, with India and Nigeria among the most affected.
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Chibok girls: 82 reunited with families in Nigeria

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 18:33

The girls, kidnapped in 2014, were released two weeks ago and have finally met their parents.
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After Boko Haram

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 23:09
related places: Chibok

In April 2014 Islamist militants kidnapped 276 girls from their school in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Nigeria Chibok girls: Lone schoolgirl escapes Boko Haram captivity

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 16:48
related places: Chibok

Nigeria confirms one of the Chibok girls captured by Boko Haram militants in 2014 has escaped.
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The deal maker

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 1:17

The lawyer behind the release of 82 women captured by Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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What's it like to be kidnapped? We hear from three victims

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 0:53
related places: Lagos

The death penalty has been introduced for kidnapping after a spate of abductions in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Nigeria Chibok girls: 'One refused to be released'

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 16:47

A spokesman for Nigeria's president says the young woman said she has a husband and is happy.
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Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

Monday, May 8th 2017, 18:22

The Chibok girls freed in Nigeria were named on Twitter but many families cannot access social media.
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Biafran exit

Friday, May 5th 2017, 17:05

Nnamdi Kanu is on bail after spending a year-and-a-half in jail without trial accused of treason over his campaign for a state of Biafra to break away from Nigeria.
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Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid

Friday, May 5th 2017, 9:50

The two sold 180 bags of rice donated for people displaced by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Why Oba of Lagos 'snubbing' Ooni of Ife shocked Nigeria

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 10:37
related places: Ife, Lagos

In a country where greetings are all-important, it's rare for traditional leaders to rebuff each other in public.
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Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Friday, April 21st 2017, 15:52

At least seven people died after an electric cable fell on fans in Nigeria, police say.
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Ghetto talent

Saturday, April 15th 2017, 23:37
related places: Ajegunle

Ajegunle, a Nigerian slum, has a reputation for crime but it's also produced some of Nigeria's top footballers.
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The Nigerian woman standing up to Boko Haram

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 23:21

Meet the woman vigilante who isn't afraid to join the hunt for Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
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Inside the Nigerian flat full of cash in Lagos

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 17:35
related places: Lagos

Millions of dollars worth of cash are discovered in a flat in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Price of sinning

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 23:14

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks into the culture of blind belief in destiny.
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Trump administration 'to sell Nigeria planes' for Boko Haram fight

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 11:23
related places: Obama

The Obama administration halted the deal after a Nigerian air strike killed 90 civilians in January.
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Shell admits dealing with money launderer

Monday, April 10th 2017, 23:36

The oil firm admits it dealt with a convicted money-launderer when negotiating Nigerian oil rights.
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