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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

Nigeria pardons presidential ally

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 11:22

Nigeria's government pardons a key ally of President Goodluck Jonathan who was convicted of stealing millions of dollars.
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British hostage's family 'saddened'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 21:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Relatives of a Briton thought to have been murdered by a Nigerian Islamist militant group say they are saddened and pay tribute to a "lovable rogue".
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Nigerian FA denies 'lesbian ban'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 13:48

The Nigerian FA insists lesbians have not banned from playing in the West Africa country and says Fifa is not investigating the issue.
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Video 'shows dead Nigeria hostages'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 12:01

A video posted online appears to show the bodies of some of the foreign hostages seized by Nigerian Islamist militant group Ansaru last month.
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Nigeria hostages are feared dead

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 22:48
related countries: Italy Italy

A Nigerian militant group's claims to have killed seven foreign hostages it seized last month are credible, Western governments say.
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Hague condemns UK hostage 'murder'

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Briton held hostage in Nigeria since 16 February "is likely to have been killed" by his captors in "an act of cold-blooded murder", Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria hostages death claim probed

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 7:41

Diplomats are investigating claims that seven foreign hostages seized last month in Nigeria have been killed.
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Nigeria hostages death claim probed

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 23:47

Diplomats investigate claims by Nigerian militant group Ansaru that it has killed seven foreign hostages.
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VIDEO: Nigeria Boko Haram amnesty dismissed

Friday, March 8th 2013, 2:19

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says his government cannot grant an amnesty to the militant Islamist group Boko Haram because it is not known who its members are or what they want.
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Nigeria Boko Haram amnesty dismissed

Friday, March 8th 2013, 0:22

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan rejects an amnesty for the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, despite a recent appeal by a Muslim leader.
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Fifa queries Nigeria 'lesbian ban'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 15:29

Fifa writes to the Nigerian Football Association about claims that lesbians are now banned from playing football there.
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Nigeria leader 'eligible for 2015'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 12:38

A high court in Nigeria rules that President Goodluck Jonathan is eligible to stand for another term in office in elections due in 2015.
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What 'hostage video' reveals about Nigeria's Boko Haram

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 13:53
related countries: France France

What the French 'kidnap video' reveals about Nigeria's militants
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French hostages 'not released'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 12:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, France France

The French foreign ministry denies reports that a French family, kidnapped in Cameroon this week, have been freed.
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Nigeria charges Russia 'gun dealers'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 15:27
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Lagos

Fifteen Russian sailors are charged in a court in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, with illegally bringing weapons into the country.
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Islamists claim Nigeria kidnappings

Monday, February 18th 2013, 20:01

Nigerian militant group Ansaru says it kidnapped seven foreign workers in a raid in the north of the country that saw a security guard killed.
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Foreign workers abducted in Nigeria

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 17:55

Seven foreign workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in northern Nigeria, in the biggest such incident in recent years.
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Nigerian singer 'Goldie' dies

Friday, February 15th 2013, 13:34
related places: Lagos

Nigerian pop singer Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, popularly known as "Goldie", dies after a sudden illness in Lagos, her manager says.
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Nigeria charges over polio killings

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 17:53

Two Nigerian journalists are charged with incitement over the killing of nine vaccinators last week, after airing a programme about polio.
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Keshi hails players after victory

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 22:48
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi salutes his players after they beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1994.
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Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 20:42
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Sunday Mba scores a magnificent winner as Nigeria win the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time - their first since 1994.
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Foreign doctors killed in Nigeria

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 12:54

Three doctors - reportedly from North Korea - have been killed in an attack in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Yobe, officials say.
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Polio vaccinators killed in Nigeria

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:47

Nine female polio vaccinators have been killed in two shootings at health centres in Nigeria's northern state of Kano, police tell the BBC.
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Nigeria: Kano reels after emir attack

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 9:37

Why would Nigerian Islamists attack revered Muslim leader?
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Nigeria raids 'kill' militants

Friday, February 1st 2013, 17:46

Nigeria's military says it has killed 17 insurgents in helicopter-backed raids on two training camps belonging to the Boko Haram Islamist group.
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Nigeria oil campaigner MP charged

Friday, February 1st 2013, 14:48

The MP who exposed a massive fuel scam costing Nigeria billions of dollars is charged with soliciting a $3m bribe from an oil tycoon.
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Nigeria 'plane graveyard' cleared

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 19:09

At least 65 planes abandoned at airports across Nigeria are being dismantled as part of efforts to improve air safety, an aviation official says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's Wizkid on his success

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 17:31

Wizkid, the young singer-songwriter taking over Nigeria's music scene, speaks to BBC Africa about his success.
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Shell 'happy' over Dutch verdict

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 17:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger

A Dutch court rejects four out of five allegations against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell over oil pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.
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Dutch ruling due in Shell case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 5:29
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Four Nigerian farmers are set to find out whether a Netherlands court will back their pollution legal case against oil giant Shell.
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VIDEO: Nigerian farmers take on Shell

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 5:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger

A group of Nigerian farmers will hear on Wednesday whether their case against Dutch oil giant Shell has been successful. The farmers blame oil leaks in the Niger delta on the oil company, but Shell denies any wrongdoing.
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France returns Nigeria artefacts

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 20:03
related countries: France France

France returns to Nigeria five 3,000-year-old terracotta sculptures smuggled out of the country in 2010.
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Nigeria lead poison fund welcomed

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 16:55

The release of $4m (£2.5m) promised by Nigeria's president seven months ago to clean up villages contaminated by lead is welcomed by campaigners.
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Is satellite TV killing African football?

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 1:33

Why a Nigerian prefers Manchester to Katsina United
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'Beheadings' in Nigerian city

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 13:56
related places: Maiduguri

Suspected militant Islamists behead five people overnight in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, a resident and journalist tell the BBC.
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Attacks in Nigeria leave 23 dead

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 20:46
related places: Damboa

Suspected Islamist gunmen are blamed for the deaths of at least 23 people in two separate attacks in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Nigeria 1-1 Burkina Faso

Monday, January 21st 2013, 21:18
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Ten-man Nigeria are held to a 1-1 draw as Burkina Faso score deep in injury time in their opening game at the Cup of Nations.
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SA court convicts Nigeria rebel

Monday, January 21st 2013, 10:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Abuja

A South African court finds Nigerian militant Henry Okah guilty of masterminding 2010 car bombing which killed 12 people in Abuja.
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Gunmen attack Kano emir's convoy

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 16:51
related places: Kano

The revered emir of Kano in northern Nigeria survives an attack which is suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants.
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France boosts Mali troop numbers

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 23:24
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

France increases its troop strength in Mali to 1,400 to help fight militant Islamists in the north, the French defence minister says.
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VIDEO: Mali military campaign intensifies

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 23:15
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

France has increased its troop strength in Mali to 1,400 to help fight militant Islamists in the north, while Nigerian troops are also being deployed to the country.
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VIDEO: Dancing soldiers prepare for combat

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Mali Mali

The mood appears upbeat among Nigerian soldiers preparing to cross the border into Mali in west Africa.
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African troops for Mali 'in days'

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 17:19
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

Troops from a West African force will be in Mali within days to help a French intervention against Islamist rebels, Nigeria says.
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Boko Haram militant 'arrested'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 10:29
related places: Maiduguri

A local leader of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Mohammed Zangina, is arrested by the Nigerian military in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
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VIDEO: Nigerian texters to take on fake medicines

Friday, January 11th 2013, 10:36

Some packs of medicine in Nigeria are being given a unique code which once sent by text message will reveal if the drugs are safe to take or not.
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Nigerian texters to take on the drug counterfeiters

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:14

Can you tell which is the fake drug for sale in Nigeria?
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Explosion in Nigeria's Lagos port

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 14:16
related places: Lagos

An oil depot in the port area of the Nigerian city of Lagos is hit by a major explosion and fire.
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Italian sailors freed by pirates

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 9:08
related countries: Italy Italy, Niger Niger

Pirates free three Italians kidnapped by gunmen off the coast of Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region last month, says Italy's foreign ministry.
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Anger at Nigeria free phone plan

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 18:45

A Nigerian opposition party condemns a government scheme to give 10 million mobile phones for free to farmers as a "mischievous vote-catching exercise".
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Nigeria police reveal 'ransom'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean firm Hyundai paid a ransom of $190,000 (£118,000) to free six workers kidnapped last month, Nigerian police say.
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