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Future football stars

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 1:18

One of the world's biggest football clubs, Barcelona is taking its skills to Nigeria.
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South Africa plans drive against illegal foreign workers

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 15:02

The crackdown follows recent attacks on foreigners which has led to protests in Nigeria.
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'One is enough'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 1:40

Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria but one of the country's most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice - in some cases.
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The woman who helps 5,000 children orphaned by HIV/Aids

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 18:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Emah-Emah runs a charity which helps Nigerian children whose parents died from HIV/Aids.
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Where is Nigeria's president?

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 2:57

Muhammadu Buhari has not been seen in public recently and the Nigerian rumour mill is in overdrive, as Martin Patience explains.
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Nigeria's Arik Air and aviation industry in disarray

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 0:30

Why delays and chaos means air travel in Nigeria is often grounded.
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The businesswomen in Nigeria making money out of moi moi

Friday, February 10th 2017, 0:42

Two businesswomen in Nigeria describe what it's like to run their businesses in a country where 40% of women are entrepreneurs.
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Nigeria's President Buhari extends medical leave in UK

Monday, February 6th 2017, 17:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Concerns about the health of Nigeria's president increase as he extends his medical leave in the UK.
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'Paragon of beauty'

Sunday, February 5th 2017, 0:45

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the art of Nigerian verbosity.
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More please

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 0:22

Rice grows in Nigeria. So why does the country import so much of the stuff, asks Ijeoma Ndukwe?
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Baba Masaba: Nigerian man with 86 wives dies aged 93

Monday, January 30th 2017, 10:20

The former preacher often married women who believed he could cure their illnesses.
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Nigeria's pay-as-you-go solar solution

Monday, January 30th 2017, 0:10

How solar power in Nigeria is helping small businesses become more sustainable.
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Buchi Emecheta: Nigerian author who championed girls dies aged 72

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 11:57

Buchi Emecheta's books were studied by schools in several African countries.
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Home solutions

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 0:16
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's largest city Lagos is facing a housing crisis. The BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks at how entrepreneurs are trying to solve the crisis.
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'I saw dead children'

Friday, January 20th 2017, 10:59

An eyewitness relives the horror of an erroneous bombing by Nigeria's military of a camp for displaced people.
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Welcome to Lagos - tech incubator

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 23:59
related places: Lagos

A new crop of Nigerian developers is drawing on the depth of culture across the continent to make distinctly African games.
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Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 17:54

The victims of Tuesday's accidental bombing should be compensated, Human Rights Watch says.
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Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 23:36

Scores are killed when a military jet targets a refugee camp, thinking it was Boko Haram militants.
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Gambia crisis: Nigerian MPs back asylum for Jammeh

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 18:35
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The Gambia's ruler should have a "safe haven" in Nigeria to persuade him to quit, Nigerian MPs say.
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Comic or tragic?

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 11:01

A video by a Nigerian comedian that jokes about a gay man about to be sexually assaulted has sparked a heated debate.
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Nigerian Chibok girl found with her six-month-old baby

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 17:38
related places: Chibok

One of the schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok by Boko Haram is found with her six-month-old baby.
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Nigeria rice 'contaminated, not plastic' - NAFDAC

Friday, December 30th 2016, 10:50

Lab tests show alleged 'plastic rice' is real but contaminated, Nigerian food safety officials say.
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'We only eat every three days'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 16:51

Children could die of starvation in Nigeria unless they receive urgent aid, the UN warns.
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Freed Chibok girls not allowed home for Christmas, say families

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 15:02

Families of 21 Nigerian Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram say the girls are being closely guarded by authorities.
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Freed Chibok girls reunited with their families for Christmas

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 23:19

More than 20 Chibok girls freed in Nigeria by Boko Haram reunite with their families for Christmas.
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Boko Haram 'ousted from Sambisa forest bastion'

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 18:05

Nigeria's army drives Boko Haram from their last camp in the Sambisa forest, the president says.
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The longest kiss

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 0:49

Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani picks out some of 2016's quirkier stories.
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Nigerian officials row over 'plastic rice'

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 15:14

Nigeria's food safety agency denies the health minister's claims it has cleared the "plastic rice".
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Seized plastic rice 'feels realistic'

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 12:49
related places: Lagos

The BBC's Martin Patience examines some of the 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" seized in the Nigerian city of Lagos.
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'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 15:04
related countries: China China

Nigeria confiscates 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country from China, officials say.
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Abimbola Alale: The woman taking Nigeria to space

Monday, December 19th 2016, 12:18

Nigerian Abimbola Alale is the only female head of a major satellite company in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
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Nigeria church which collapsed killing dozens 'had structural faults'

Friday, December 16th 2016, 21:04

A church in Nigeria that collapsed last week killing dozens had structural faults, regulators say.
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Accounts frozen

Friday, December 16th 2016, 15:03

The BBC's Stephanie Hegarty explains how a Ponzi scheme caught on like wildfire in Nigeria.
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Nigeria women footballers in pay protest

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 12:03

Nigeria's victorious women's football team protest outside parliament over unpaid bonuses.
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Nigeria Maiduguri: Two 'young girls' in bomb attack

Monday, December 12th 2016, 3:01

Two girls said to be aged seven or eight are involved in a bomb attack at a Nigerian market.
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Nigeria Maiduguri: Two 'young girls' used as human bombs

Monday, December 12th 2016, 1:20

Two girls said to be aged seven or eight die while being used to bomb a market in Nigeria.
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Nigeria Uyo: Scores dead in church collapse

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 14:49
related places: Uyo

A roof collapses during a church ceremony in south-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 100 people.
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Nigeria Uyo church collapse: Footage of aftermath

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 2:40
related places: Uyo

At least 60 people are killed when a church roof collapses in Uyo, south-eastern Nigeria.
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Sex toys and erotica

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 2:54

It used to be a cultural taboo for a woman to ask for sexual gratification in Nigeria, but there's a mini-revolution going on the in bedroom, writes the BBC's Bola Mosuro.
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Madagali: Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attack

Friday, December 9th 2016, 23:20
related places: Madagali

At least 45 people are killed in a suicide attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali.
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'Limping giant'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:43

In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.
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Google's Nigeria boss: 'I believe in sharing'

Monday, December 5th 2016, 13:17

Juliet Ehimuan Chiazor is the country manager for Google in Nigeria. For her, supporting and sharing is key to success.
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Children in Nigeria starving to death, says UN

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 22:07

Hundreds of thousands of people in northern Nigeria are suffering from acute malnutrition, warns the UN.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: 'We survived militants but face starvation'

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 9:00

Up to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.
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Namibia's 'unique' saxophonist Suzy Eises

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 1:55
related countries: Namibia Namibia, South Africa South Africa

Suzy Eises is a saxophonist from Namibia who has shared the stage with South Africa’s Jimmy Dludlu and other African artists.
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Nollywood's bosses

Monday, November 28th 2016, 0:04

Nigeria has a massive film industry and yet fewer than 20 directors are women. That's changing and so are the plotlines.
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Nigeria security forces 'killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 2:10

Amnesty says Nigeria's security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protesters since August 2015.
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Nigerian Supreme Court judge charged with corruption

Monday, November 21st 2016, 15:32

A Supreme Court judge in Nigeria is charged with corruption after cash and multiple passports were found.
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What stories should African novelists tell?

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:16

Top African writers at Nigeria's Ake Arts festival give the BBC their take on what stories need to be told.
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Who is policing Nigeria's police?

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 1:04

Will Nigeria's first police complaints unit reduce corruption?
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Nigeria Boko Haram: 75,000 children 'risk dying of hunger'

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 20:45

Some 75,000 children in insurgency-hit northern Nigeria could die of hunger within months, UN says.
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Nigeria Shia pilgrimage clash kills nine in Kano

Monday, November 14th 2016, 15:14
related places: Kano

Clashes between Nigerian Shia pilgrims and the police in Kano state kill nine people, police say.
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Preacher deletes Clinton win prophecy

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

An online prediction by a Nigerian evangelist of a woman winning the US election is removed.
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