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News: Nigeria

We have started to collect the most important news related to Nigeria in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Nigeria – overview

Nigeria: news

African viewpoint: Prophesying the truth?

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:59

The rising popularity of prophecy-making in Nigeria
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Boko Haram regional force call

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:53
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad's leader calls for the urgent creation of a regional force to tackle Boko Haram Islamist militants, who have staged numerous attacks across northern Nigeria.
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'A far cry from the Maiduguri I grew up in'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 23:11

BBC reporter on how attacks have changed his Nigerian home
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Deadly attack on Nigeria police

Monday, April 30th 2012, 17:00

At least 11 people are killed in a bomb attack on a police convoy in north-eastern Nigeria, police say, a day after churches were targeted.
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Deadly attack at Nigerian college

Monday, April 30th 2012, 8:57
related places: Kano

A gun and bomb attack at a university in northern Nigeria leaves at least 16 people dead and six seriously injured, the Nigerian Red Cross says.
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VIDEO: Deadly attack at Nigerian college

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 23:08
related places: Kano

At least 21 people have been killed after a series of blasts and gunfire at a university in the city of Kano, in northern Nigeria.
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Nigeria newspaper hit by blasts

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 17:34
related places: Abuja, Kaduna

At least six people are killed in bomb attacks on newspaper offices in two Nigerian cities, witnesses say.
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Double attack in central Nigeria

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:46

Five people are killed, and 10 injured, in two attacks in central Nigeria, one targeting a venue showing the Chelsea-Barcelona match, officials say.
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Nigeria reveals '$6bn fuel fraud'

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:11

Nigeria's parliament discusses a report said to reveal that $6bn (£4bn) has been defrauded from the country's fuel subsidy fund in the past two years.
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VIDEO: How oil is being stolen in Nigeria

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 7:06
related countries: Niger Niger

Mark Doyle flies over the Niger Delta to see how much oil is being stolen.
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Bakers killed by Nigeria gunmen

Friday, April 20th 2012, 9:45
related places: Maiduguri

Five bakers in Nigeria have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist gunmen in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, police say.
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Ex-governor jailed for £50m fraud

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:08

A former London DIY store cashier who became governor of an oil-rich Nigerian state is jailed for 13 years after admitting fraud totalling nearly £50m.
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VIDEO: From Wickes cashier to millionaire crook

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 12:44

James Ibori was a petty criminal who once worked for the DIY store Wickes, but he re-invented himself as one of the richest - and most corrupt - of Nigeria's regional governors.
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US choice is new World Bank chief

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:55
related countries: United States United States

Jim Yong Kim, a US health expert, is chosen to take over as the new president of the World Bank, after a challenge from Nigeria's finance minister.
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VIDEO: UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Department for International Development is accused of allowing tens of millions of pounds in UK aid to be invested in Nigerian money laundering fronts, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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Africa's World Bank hopes dashed

Monday, April 16th 2012, 18:52

What does decision to overlook Nigerian mean for World Bank?
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UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A fund which invested UK aid money is being investigated for financing Nigerian firms alleged to be fronts for money laundering and fraud, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Dozens killed by Nigeria car bomb

Monday, April 9th 2012, 1:18
related places: Kaduna

At least 38 people die after a car bomb explodes near a church in the Nigerian city of Kaduna on Easter Sunday, officials say.
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Battle for World Bank job hots up

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 15:22

Ex-World Bank officials say Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should be its next head, as the battle for the job intensifies.
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Shell workers 'held in Nigeria'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 12:47

Some Shell workers in Nigeria are being held as part of a protest to demand electricity for a local community, a youth leader tells the BBC.
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Raid hits Nigeria 'bomb factory'

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 23:06

Nigerian security forces raid a suspected bomb factory run by Islamist militants from Boko Haram, killing at least nine, officials say.
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Lagos traffic tweeter is revealed

Friday, March 30th 2012, 12:15

The identity of the tweeter Gidi Traffic, who informs motorists in Nigeria's largest city Lagos of traffic jams, is revealed to the BBC.
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VIDEO: Can Nigerian Islamic schools prevent militants?

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 6:05

The Nigerian government has announced that it intends to build hundreds of new religious schools to fight poverty and extremism in the north of the country.
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Can Nigerian Islamic schools prevent militants recruiting?

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 23:57

Can 'model' Nigerian school dent Islamists' recruitment hopes?
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Shell sued over Nigeria pollution

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Lawyers representing a Nigerian fishing community take oil firm Shell to court in London over alleged unpaid compensation for recent oil spills.
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Tribute to man killed in Nigeria

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 10:53

The family of an engineer from Greater Manchester, kidnapped and killed in Nigeria, pay tribute to him ahead of his funeral.
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Nigeria kidnap 'mastermind' dies

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 21:41
related countries: Italy Italy

The man suspected of planning the kidnapping of a Briton and an Italian man in Nigeria dies in police custody, according to officials.
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Nigeria police helicopter crashes

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 14:59
related places: Jos

A police helicopter crashed in a residential area in the central Nigerian city of Jos, killing four people, officials say.
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UK defends Nigeria rescue effort

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 17:30
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs that the attempted rescue of a British and Italian hostage in Nigeria was their "best chance".
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Church targeted in Nigeria attack

Monday, March 12th 2012, 4:44
related places: Jos

A suspected suicide car bombing at a Roman Catholic church in the Nigerian city of Jos kills at least 10 people, officials say.
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UK and Italy seek to defuse row

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy and Britain's foreign ministers move to defuse the diplomatic row that erupted over a failed hostage rescue in Nigeria.
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Italy demands UK hostage answers

Friday, March 9th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy's foreign minister asks Britain to provide "utmost clarity" within "hours" about the failed attempt to rescue a Briton and Italian in Nigeria, as a row over the handling of the operation deepens.
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Two die during Nigeria rescue bid

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British engineer and his Italian colleague, who were abducted in Nigeria last year, have died in a failed rescue attempt, David Cameron says.
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Nigeria gunmen kill customs boss

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 12:54

A high-ranking Nigerian customs officer has been shot dead by gunmen thought to be from the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram, police say.
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Nigeria gas rig fire extinguished

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chevron

A fire that killed two workers and destroyed a gas exploration rig off Nigeria's south-east coast goes out after 46 days, US oil and gas firm Chevron says.
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Nigeria buries ex-Biafra leader

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 17:24

Thousands of people in south-eastern Nigerian attend the funeral of former Biafran secessionist leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.
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Pirates kidnap crew off Nigeria

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Two members of a cargo ship crew are kidnapped in a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea, the international maritime watchdog says
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'Deadly attack' on Nigeria police

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 16:33

Unconfirmed reports say 3 policemen have been killed, in northern Nigeria, in gun attacks in a stronghold of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.
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James Ibori: How a thief almost became Nigeria's president

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:54

How a convicted thief became one of Nigeria's most powerful men
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Nigeria official 'stole millions'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, pleads guilty on money-laundering and fraud charges worth a total of $250m (£160m).
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Suicide attack on Nigerian church

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 22:13
related places: Jos

A suicide car bomb attack on a church in the Nigerian city of Jos kills three people and sparks bloody reprisal attacks.
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Deadly blasts rock Nigerian city

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 0:04
related places: Gombe

A gun and bomb attack kills at least four people in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe, amid an upsurge in religious and ethnic violence.
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Nigerian school targeted in fire

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 18:19
related places: Maiduguri

A Nigerian school is set alight - the second non-religious school in the Islamist militant stronghold of Maiduguri to be targeted this week.
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Nigeria rig 'may burn for months'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 16:26
related countries: Niger Niger

A gas-fuelled fire, with flames as high as 5m, may burn for months in waters off the Niger Delta in south-east Nigeria, a Chevron spokesperson tells the BBC.
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Obasanjo in Senegal peace mission

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo is to meet Senegal's opposition to try to defuse rising tensions ahead of Sunday's elections.
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Nigeria Islamists 'die in clash'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 17:45
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian security forces say they have killed at least eight members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the north-east city of Maiduguri.
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Underwear bomber given life term

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 21:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian man who admitted trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 is sentenced to life in prison by a court in Detroit.
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