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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.

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Nigeria: news

Nigeria launches two satellites

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 18:27

Nigeria has successfully launched two Earth observation satellites which could be used to monitor weather in a region seasonally ravaged by disasters.
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Nigeria police kill 'car bomber'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 17:18
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian police say they shot dead a man who tried to drive an explosives-laden car into their headquarters in the restive north-east city of Maiduguri.
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Mikel appeals for father's return

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:44

Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi appeals for the release of his father who has been abducted in Nigeria.
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Nigeria army to open abuse probe

Friday, August 12th 2011, 8:32

Nigeria's army is ordered to investigate allegations of abuse of civilians by soldiers fighting the Boko Haram Islamist sect.
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Pfizer pays Nigeria drug victims

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 17:01
related countries: United States United States

US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer makes the first compensation payment to Nigerian families affected by a controversial drug trial 15 years ago.
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Nigeria to put funds into banks

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:20

Nigerian authorities are planning to inject 679bn naira ($4.5bn; £2.8bn) into three banks that were nationalised last week.
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'Decades' to clean up Nigeria oil

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 19:30

The UN says Nigeria's Ogoniland could take 30 years to recover from oil spills in the region, a day after Shell accepted liability for two leakages.
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Video 'shows Nigeria hostages'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 23:00
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kebbi

A video is released allegedly showing a British man and his Italian colleague kidnapped in Nigeria in May, reportedly by the North African branch of al-Qaeda.
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Shell admits Nigeria oil spills

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oil giant Shell accepts responsibility for two oil spills in Nigeria's Ogoniland region, in what activists say could set a legal precedent for UK courts.
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Bus kills Nigeria robbery victims

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 11:34

At least 13 bus passengers in Nigeria, forced by robbers to lie on a road, die when another bus runs over them, police say.
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Nigeria seeking Boko Haram talks

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 1:15

Nigeria's government appoints a panel to negotiate with the Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for a series of recent attacks.
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Army action angers Nigeria sultan

Friday, July 29th 2011, 12:58
related places: Sokoto

The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims, condemns the military crackdown against the militant Islamist Boko Haram sect.
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Nigeria leader in term limit call

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 1:03

Nigeria's leader Goodluck Jonathan says he will ask MPs to amend the constitution so that future presidents serve a single, longer term in office.
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Nigeria army accused of killings

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 11:46
related places: Maiduguri

Amnesty International accuses Nigeria's security forces of killing 23 people in the northern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Paddling for Africa

Monday, July 25th 2011, 23:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why a UK-born canoeist wants to row for Nigeria in London 2012
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VIDEO: Olympic hopes of Nigeria canoeist

Monday, July 25th 2011, 23:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-born Johny Akinyemi gave up his place at the top of the British canoe rankings to compete for Nigeria, his father's home country.
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PM to defend UK's aid programme

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron is to make his strongest defence yet of Britain's foreign aid programme in a speech in Nigeria.
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Nigeria army 'excesses' admitted

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 14:46
related places: Borno

The governor of the Nigerian state of Borno admits the army has been guilty of excesses during operations to counter the uprising by Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Nigeria police in Islamist trial

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:39

Four Nigerian policemen appear in court over the killing a radical Islamist leader in 2009, the first public hearing to be held on the case.
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Thousands flee Nigerian attacks

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:47
related places: Maiduguri

Residents of Maiduguri flee the Nigerian city following a spate of recent attacks, which have also led to the university being closed.
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Nigeria claims Boko Haram deaths

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 19:57
related places: Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has shot dead 11 Islamic militants in the troubled northern city of Maiduguri and denies claims that civilians were killed.
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Nigeria star gets death penalty

Friday, July 8th 2011, 17:30

Nigeria's final court of appeal rules that actress Rabi Ismail should be hanged for killing a male friend to acquire his property.
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Nigeria bans 'terror motorbikes'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 11:50
related places: Maiduguri

Motorbikes are banned from the Nigerian city of Maiduguri to prevent drive-by attacks by the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
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Man jailed for trafficking girls

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 18:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first man to be convicted of trafficking females out of the UK, in a case involving two Nigerian girls, is jailed for 20 years.
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Blast rocks Nigeria northern city

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 17:17
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian soldiers engage in running battles with the militants in Maiduguri after a large explosion rocks the north-eastern city.
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Inferno kills Cameroon smugglers

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 10:18
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Dembo

Six petrol smugglers die in Cameroon after a truck loaded with illegal fuel imported from Nigeria explodes in the northern border town of Dembo.
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Ten dead in north Nigeria attacks

Monday, July 4th 2011, 0:22
related places: Maiduguri

At least 10 people die in attacks blamed on Islamist militants in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a week after a similar attack killed 25.
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Nigeria imposes curfew on Abuja

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:40
related places: Abuja

A curfew is imposed on Nigeria's capital, Abuja, following attacks by Islamist militants, meaning nightclubs, beer parlours and cinemas must close early.
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Nigeria Islamists 'bomb drinkers'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 10:04

Gunmen believed to be from the Boko Haram Islamist sect throw bombs at a beer garden in the Nigerian town of Maiduguri killing at least 25 people, security sources say.
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Germany win Women's World Cup opener

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 18:15
related countries: Canada Canada, France France, Germany Germany

Hosts and holders Germany get their Women's World Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating Canada 2-1, while France see off Nigeria 1-0.
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Double attack in northern Nigeria

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:33
related places: Katsina

Men armed with guns and explosives attack a bank and police station northern Nigeria state of Katsina, killing seven people.
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VIDEO: Crackdown on 'Nigeria's Taliban'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 5:42

The Nigerian government has pledged to crack down on radical Islamist group Boko Haram, saying they will be history within a few months.
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Nigerian Islamists 'kill nurse'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 14:57
related places: Maiduguri

A nurse is shot dead as he was playing cards in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, police say, blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists.
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'School is wrong'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 17:08

The anti-education protesters who bombed Nigeria's police HQ
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Islamists 'bombed Nigeria police'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 13:00

The Islamist group, Boko Haram, says it carried out Thursday's bombing of Nigeria's police headquarters which left at least six people dead.
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Nigeria police HQ 'hit by bomber'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 17:14
related places: Abuja

At least two people, including a suspected Islamist bomber, are killed in an attack on Nigerian police headquarters in the capital, police say.
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Nigeria's 'millionaire' pastors

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 7:55

Nigeria's pastors run multi-million dollar empires which rival that of oil tycoons, a Nigerian blogger who researches the issue tells the BBC.
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Islamists held for Nigeria raids

Friday, June 10th 2011, 16:45
related places: Maiduguri

Fourteen people have been arrested in Nigeria after this week's attacks on a church and police stations in the northern city of Maiduguri, police say.
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Volunteers kidnapped in Nigeria

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 12:12

Gunmen in Nigeria abduct five members of the national youth corps in the oil-rich Delta region.
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Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:21
related countries: Jersey Jersey

A man who laundered money in a business deal with ex-Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha is ordered to repay £26.5m by Jersey's Royal Court.
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Deadly attack on Nigerian police

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 15:52
related places: Maiduguri

At least five people are killed after police stations are attacked in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, hospital sources say.
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Muslim cleric killed in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 10:40

A gunman on a motorbike believed to be from the Boko Haram Muslim sect shoots dead a prominent cleric from a rival sect in northern Nigeria.
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Nigeria speaker held over 'fraud'

Monday, June 6th 2011, 14:51

One of Nigeria's most powerful politicians, outgoing House of Representatives speaker Dimeji Bankole, is arrested by anti-corruption police.
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Fifa probes Nigeria match betting

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Abuja

Fifa is examining betting patterns relating to Nigeria's 4-1 win over Argentina in Abuja on Wednesday
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Nigeria 'baby farm' girls rescued

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 18:58
related places: Aba

Police in Nigeria raid a hospital in south-eastern city of Aba, rescuing 32 pregnant girls allegedly held by a human-trafficking ring.
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