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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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The Nigerian bobsleigh team racing towards history

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 19:52

The first bobsleigh team from Africa are on the verge of qualifying for the 2018 Olympics.
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Nigerian student beaten in India in alleged racist attack

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 23:44
related countries: India India

Video footage shows Endurance Amalawa being attacked by a mob in India.
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Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 10:23

The disease has infected more than 1,000 people in one of the worst outbreaks for years.
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Attacks on Nigerian students shock India

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 9:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Angry crowds near Delhi blamed the students for the death of a teenager from a suspected overdose.
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UK visa problems halt African friendly

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 13:37
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Nigeria's friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London is called off after several Burkina Faso players fail to gain entry visas for the UK.
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Safe to drink?

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 1:17

A recent court case in Nigeria highlights concerns that locally made drinks may be considered unsafe for human consumption.
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Two German-born terror suspects to be deported

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 1:31
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Germany Germany

The men of Algerian and Nigerian descent were detained on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
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Bundles of banknotes seized at Nigeria's Kaduna airport

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 11:52
related places: Kaduna

The cash, in the local naira currency, amounts to $155,000 and was "still in sealed packs".
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Inside emergency feeding centre for children in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 17:15

Time is running out to save 20 million people facing famine in Africa and the Middle East, says the UN.
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Somalia drought: How 15 minutes of treatment saves lives

Monday, March 13th 2017, 23:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Yemen Yemen
related places: Time

Time is running out to help 20 million people facing famine across Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria - and Somalia.
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Nigeria President Buhari: I've never been so sick

Friday, March 10th 2017, 12:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

On his return from extended medical leave, President Buhari says he will resume his duties on Monday.
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Cleaning up Nigeria

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 14:40

Experts warn Nigeria's health system is heading for a crisis if pollution is not tackled.
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Nigeria closes Abuja airport for repairs

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 0:23
related places: Abuja

How will the six-week closure of Nigeria's main airport in Abuja affect passengers?
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Nigeria Chibok abductions: Ex-President Jonathan denies rescue snub

Monday, March 6th 2017, 13:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British offer to free 200 abducted schoolgirls was reportedly rejected by Nigeria's former government.
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'We're not all criminals'

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 16:28

Nigerian shop-owner Emmeka Uhanna tells the BBC that he is worried following recent xenophobic attacks in parts of Johannesburg.
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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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