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Six reasons why so many buildings collapse

Friday, March 15th 2019, 12:55
related places: Lagos

A building containing a school collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, killing at least 20 people. Why?
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Lagos collapse: 'Everybody had to run for their lives'

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 22:51
related places: Lagos

Eyewitnesses describe their terror as a building containing a school collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Nigeria school collapse: Lagos building disaster leaves 10 dead

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 20:31
related places: Lagos

At least 10 people are killed and many more feared trapped in the rubble of a four-storey building.
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How chess in Nigeria's slums is changing young lives

Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 0:10

Chess player Babatunde Onakoya is using the game to educate children in Nigerian slum communities.
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Polls close after Nigerians vote in governor elections

Saturday, March 9th 2019, 20:12

Some state governors in the oil-rich nation control budgets larger than neighbouring countries.
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What we've learnt from the Nigerian election

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 11:04

Five lessons from a controversial poll.
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Nigeria election 2019: The challenges waiting for Buhari

Wednesday, February 27th 2019, 1:27

The problems the re-elected president of Nigeria will face include corruption and an economic slowdown.
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Nigerian elections: Voters taken through Boko Haram danger zone

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 12:25

Witnesses tell the BBC they were taken home from refugee camps despite the threat from Boko Haram.
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Jussie Smollett had no role in own attack, lawyers say

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 14:04

The denial by the US actor's lawyers comes amid allegations he may have staged the assault.
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Jussie Smollett: Suspects held over attack on actor released

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 9:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Empire

Police release without charge two men arrested in connection with the alleged attack on the actor.
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Dozens of bodies found in north-west Nigeria

Friday, February 15th 2019, 21:31

Police find the bodes of 66 people, including 22 children and 12 women, killed in villages.
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Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 21:44

What do you know about Africa's most-populous nation and largest economy?
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Nigeria: Ogoni widow testifies against Shell in The Hague

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 14:39

Esther Kiobel accuses the oil giant of complicity in a crackdown by Nigeria's then military rulers.
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Sent into prostitution with black magic

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 0:15

Magdalen is one of tens of thousands of Nigerian migrants to Europe who have been forced into sex work.
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Nigeria election 2019: Mapping a nation in nine charts

Monday, February 11th 2019, 0:11

The BBC maps the challenges facing Nigeria as it approaches a presidential election 20 years after the end of military rule.
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Nigerian elections: Has Boko Haram been defeated?

Friday, February 8th 2019, 0:36

The government claims Boko Haram militants have been "decimated" since it came to power in 2015.
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BMX riding in Lagos: Starboy using sport to keep kids out of trouble

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 0:03
related places: Lagos

Riding BMX bikes keeps young kids from the ghetto out of trouble, says Nigerian rider Starboy.
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The ‘godfathers’ who pull Nigeria's strings

Monday, February 4th 2019, 9:10

A look at the men who many believe decide the winners and losers of elections in Nigeria.
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Yemi Osinbajo helicopter crash: Nigeria's VP thanks crew

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 12:40

Yemi Osinbajo says he is "safe and sound" after his aircraft came down on his way to a campaign rally.
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In Pictures: Pain and ecstasy at the Lagos marathon

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 9:33
related places: Lagos

Battling heat and humidity to complete the marathon in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
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Nigerian Boko Haram militants are being given a chance to re-integrate into society.

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 0:50

A de-radicalisation scheme in Nigeria is helping former Boko Haram militants rejoin society.
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Nigeria dismisses criticism over Chief Justice Onnoghen suspension

Monday, January 28th 2019, 11:32

Nigeria's president says Western powers were wrong to criticise the suspension of the chief justice.
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Nigerian chief justice's suspension raises international concerns

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 16:30

President Buhari faces international pressure after suspending the country's top judge before an election.
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Nigeria universities: Where students don't know if they will graduate

Thursday, January 24th 2019, 1:15

The futures of more than a million Nigerian university students are on hold as a lecturers' strike drags on.
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The horsemen making a living on Lagos beach Nigeria

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 0:31
related places: Lagos

The young people who make a living from taking people for horse rides on Nigeria's beaches.
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Nigerian contortionist Murphy has Guinness Record dreams

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 0:26

Nigerian performer Murphy taught himself to be a contortionist with the help of online lessons.
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Islamic State-linked militants 'seize Nigeria's Baga town'

Friday, December 28th 2018, 19:13
related places: Baga

Civilians and soldiers have fled since Islamist fighters hoisted their flag in Baga, residents say.
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NFL's Jay Ajayi on Nigeria's role in Super Bowl win

Friday, December 28th 2018, 0:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Philadelphia Eagles had never won the Super Bowl before, but British-Nigerian athlete Jay Ajayi helped to end that record.
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Letter from Africa: 'Guilty until proven innocent in Nigeria'

Thursday, December 27th 2018, 0:51

Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the naming, shaming and parading of police suspects in Nigeria.
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British-Nigerian wedding MC: I love a good love story

Wednesday, December 26th 2018, 0:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Nigerian wedding MC Fola ‘Folly Fresh’ Sogbesan on why his heart really is in the job.
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The 'angel' who secretly pays patients' hospital bills

Friday, December 21st 2018, 1:05
related places: Lagos

Nigerian hospital patients may not be allowed to leave until they have paid their bill. But in Lagos a wealthy philanthropist is on the lookout for people to help.
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Nigerian military calls for Amnesty International ban

Monday, December 17th 2018, 15:24

The group comes under pressure after saying thousands were killed in farmer-herder clashes.
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Chi Modu has photographed hip hop's biggest artists

Sunday, December 16th 2018, 0:14

Nigerian-born Chi Modu on why documenting black musicians is so important.
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Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

Saturday, December 15th 2018, 0:08

The army earlier accused the UN children's agency of spying for Islamists in north-eastern Nigeria.
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How Nigeria inspired Black Lives Matter

Saturday, December 15th 2018, 0:05

Opal Tometi, who co-founded the movement, says visiting Nigeria as a child changed her life.
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President denies he died and was replaced

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 13:48

Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari rubbishes rumours he had died and been replaced with a lookalike.
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The Nigerian rape survivor helping others to report sexual violence

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 10:48

Oluwaseun Osowobi is helping other women report rape to police after her own traumatic experience.
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Why should black people care about Afrofuturism?

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 1:16

The Nigerian director who wants to inspire black people to reach for "greatness".
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Nigeria admits soldiers were killed in Metele 'terror attack'

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 11:04

After days of silence, Nigeria says soldiers were killed in an attack on a base in the north-east.
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Nigerian seven-year-old photographer on mastering the camera

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 0:18

Nigerian seven-year-old Moyinoluwa Oluwaseun is making her name as a photographer.
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The Nigerian patients being held over unpaid bills

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 1:26

Thousands of Nigerian patients are being held in extreme circumstances over unpaid medical bills.
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Blac Chyna called out for skin-lightening cream

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 11:13

The reality star and model is launching a skin-lightening cream in Nigeria.
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Nigerian special effects makeup artist on creating gore for Nollywood

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 0:18

Meet the special effects makeup artist creating blood and gore for the Nigerian film industry.
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Mental health in Nigeria: Hauwa Ojeifo's 24/7 helpline for women

Friday, November 9th 2018, 0:10

Hauwa Ojeifo set up a mental health helpline for women after suffering from depression herself.
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Prince Charles in Africa: Royal speaks Pidgin in Nigeria visit

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 14:11
related places: Lagos

The prince included some choice phrases from the West African language in his speech in Lagos.
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Nigeria's army cites Trump to justify shooting Shia protesters

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 14:43

Nigeria's army responds to criticism of using live rounds against Shia protesters with a Trump video.
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Letter from Africa: Nigeria - a young country for old men

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 1:17

Why have Nigeria's main parties both chosen septuagenarian presidential candidates?
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Welcome to Nigeria's town of twins

Friday, October 26th 2018, 23:26
related places: Igbo

The town of Igbo-Ora has a huge number of twins, and it's throwing a festival in their honour.
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Rihanna-inspired model Adetutu is challenging tribal marking stereotypes

Thursday, October 25th 2018, 23:11

Nigerian model Adetutu is using social media to change the narrative of people with facial scarring.
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South Africa shocked by live rape trial of Timothy Omotoso

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 0:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A televised rape trial in South Africa of a Nigerian televangelist prompts a furious backlash.
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Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 16:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu had not been seen since soldiers stormed his home more than a year ago.
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Why attacks on aid workers may hurt the world's poorest

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 0:11

The murder of a Nigerian aid worker raises questions about the targeting of humanitarian agencies.
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One Nigerian woman's mission to save Lagos beaches and turtles from plastic

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 0:08
related places: Lagos

The activist leading the way in preserving her local beach and its visiting sea turtles.
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Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 14:13

The fate of two other hostages, including a 15-year-old schoolgirl, is unknown.
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Nigeria's 100-year-old death-row inmate seeking pardon

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 23:29

Celestine Egbunuche has been dubbed Nigeria's "oldest prisoner" amid a campaign calling for his release.
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