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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

Top militant 'killed in Nigeria'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:30

The spokesman for Islamist militant group Boko Haram is killed by Nigeria's military, reliable sources tell the BBC.
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Surviving the pirates off the coast of Nigeria

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 10:10

Oil tanker crew describe terrifying ordeal off Nigeria's coast
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Nigerian troops 'kill militants'

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 10:54

The Nigerian army says it has killed seven suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram in a gun battle in the north of the country.
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Nigeria to guard all phone masts

Friday, September 7th 2012, 17:01

Nigeria's police chief orders 24-hour surveillance of all telecom installations after militants attacked mobile phone masts across the north.
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Nigeria's phone masts attacked

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 22:46

At least 24 mobile phone masts are attacked across northern Nigeria, officials say, in a campaign militant group Boko Haram said it carried out.
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Nigeria rescues hijacked tanker

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 16:25
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Nigeria’s navy says it has rescued a Singapore-owned oil tanker hijacked by pirates on Tuesday night.
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African viewpoint: Scramble for Nigeria's $15m 'bribe'

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 12:58

What should Nigeria do with a multi-million dollar 'bribe'
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Alarm at Nigeria spy records leak

Friday, August 31st 2012, 19:04

Former Nigerian secret agents tell the BBC they are concerned for their safety after personal records were published online, reportedly by an Islamist group.
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Nigeria's power minister quits

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:51

Nigeria's Power Minister Barth Nnaji resigns amid allegations of a conflict of interest as he is linked to a firm with a stake in the electricty sector.
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Nigeria confirms Boko Haram talks

Monday, August 27th 2012, 3:58

The Nigerian government says it has started informal talks with Boko Haram to try to end deadly attacks by the militant Islamist group.
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Nigerian gunmen free oil workers

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 10:57

Four foreign oil workers, kidnapped off Nigeria's coast earlier this month, are released - their employer's refusing to say whether a ransom was paid.
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Nigeria makes Mali force warning

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:33
related countries: Mali Mali

Military intervention in northern Mali is the only option if talks with militant Islamists controlling the area fail, Nigeria's leader warns.
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Nigeria to overhaul sports set-up

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 11:12

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders an overhaul of the sports sector following the country's failure to win a single medal at the Olympics.
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Nigeria cancels famous festival

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 18:27
related places: Kano

A centuries-old festival held during Muslim Eid celebrations is cancelled in northern Nigeria, a region hit by increasing insecurity, due to the poor health of Kano's emir.
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Central Nigeria floods kill 33

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:53

At least 33 people are killed by heavy flooding in central Nigeria's Plateau state, a relief official, Abdussalam Muhammad, tells the BBC.
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Dragons' Den star to help Nigeria

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK businessman and reality TV star Doug Richard launches an initiative in Nigeria to help more than 1,200 young entrepreneurs set up businesses - including snail farms.
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Nigeria army 'kills 20 Islamists'

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 19:37

Nigerian troops kill 20 suspected members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in a shootout in the north-east of the country, the army says.
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Clinton set for key Nigeria talks

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:54
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due in Nigeria for talks expected to focus on the growing insecurity caused by Islamist militants.
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Shootings near mosque in Nigeria

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 15:27
related places: Kogi

Two soldiers are killed in an attack near a mosque in Okene city in central Nigeria - a day after gunmen shot dead at least 19 worshippers at a church.
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Nigerian deadly building collapse

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 15:20
related places: Abuja

At least two people are killed after two unfinished buildings, where hundreds of people were living illegally, fall down in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
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Nigeria church attack 'kills 19'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 9:48

At least 19 people are killed in a gun attack as worshippers pray in a church in central Nigeria, officials say.
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Nigeria bombing kills soldiers

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 21:49
related places: Damaturu

A suicide bomber in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Damaturu has killed at least six soldiers and two civilians, police say.
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Deadly attack off Nigeria coast

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 16:47

Gunmen in Nigeria storm an oil barge off the coast, killing two sailors and kidnapping four foreigners, a naval officer says.
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VIDEO: Rare look at an illegal oil refinery

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 0:42

The Nigerian authorities say they are clamping down on the illegal trade in crude oil, but the BBC's Will Ross found an illegal refinery.
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Access Bank wins £600m damages

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 15:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Nigeria's Access Bank wins a High Court ruling in London ordering a former executive to pay £600m to the bank.
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Nigeria's precarious oil amnesty

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 7:02

How long can amnesty buy peace in Nigeria's oil region?
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Nigeria's booming illegal oil refineries

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 4:58

How oil thieves run lucrative refineries in Nigeria's creeks
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Deadly floods in central Nigeria

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 13:16
related places: Jos

At least 39 people die in flooding in central Nigeria after heavy rainfall caused a dam to overflow near the city of Jos, the Red Cross says.
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Team tackling contraception myths

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 1:19

Spreading the word about contraception in southern Nigeria
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VIDEO: Lagos demolishes water slums

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 22:28
related places: Lagos

The authorities in Nigeria have started knocking down slum dwellings built on the lagoon in its biggest city Lagos.
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Shell urged to pay Nigeria $5bn

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 16:56

Nigeria's oil regulator asks Shell to pay $5bn (£ 3.2bn) over a spill off the country's southern coast last December.
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Rocket fired at Nigeria school

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:23
related places: Jos

A 10-year-old boy is killed after a rocket is fired at a school in the central Nigerian city of Jos but misses and hits a nearby building, officials say.
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Lagos demolishes slums on water

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:51
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's authorities start knocking down the famous slum dwellings built on water in its biggest city Lagos.
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Bomber targets mosque in Nigeria

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:45
related places: Maiduguri

A suicide bomber kills five people at a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri and narrowly misses a prominent Muslim leader, officials say.
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'Engines failed' in Lagos crash

Friday, July 13th 2012, 14:04
related places: Lagos

Dual engine failure caused a plane to crash in the Nigeria city of Lagos last month, killing more than 150 people, investigators say.
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Scores die in Nigeria tanker fire

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:30
related places: More

More than 100 people are burnt to death in southern Nigeria after rushing to collect petrol from a fuel tanker that had crashed.
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The challenge of family planning in rural Nigeria

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 16:08

The difficulties of ensuring women in Nigeria can get what they need
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Nigeria cancels aluminium sale

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 11:03

Nigeria's Supreme Court orders that the world's biggest aluminium producer, Rusal, be stripped of its ownership of a former state-owned aluminium processing plant.
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Nigeria officials die at funeral

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 21:11
related places: Jos

Two Nigerian politicians die during an attack by gunmen on a funeral for victims of communal violence that has flared around Jos in Plateau state.
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Nigeria Christian villages raided

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:24

Heavily armed gangs attack Christian villages in northern Nigeria, sparking a day of violence in which 37 people are killed, the military says.
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Nigerian men 'linked to al-Qaeda'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 8:46
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Two Nigerian men are charged with receiving funds from the Yemen-based Islamist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
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Arsenal cancel visit to Nigeria

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 22:29

Arsenal have cancelled their pre-season trip to Nigeria where they were scheduled to play a friendly with the country's national team.
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Nigeria bans Olympic delegation

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Nigeria will not be sending a government delegation to the Olympics in London in order to stop the jamborees of the past , the sports minister says.
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Nigeria agrees $4.5bn oil deal

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria signs a preliminary $4.5bn deal with US-based Vulcan Petroleum to build six oil refineries.
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Nigeria author wins Caine prize

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Nigerian writer Rotimi Babatunde wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing, regarded as Africa's leading literary award, for his story about WWII soldiers in Burma.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram exploiting Nigeria tensions

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 14:13

Boko Haram wants Islamic law imposed across Nigeria and is attempting to exploit existing divisions in the country.
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Will Nigeria's Boko Haram add fuel to Jos fires?

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 0:23
related places: Jos

Will militant attacks worsen Nigeria's religious tensions?
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Nigerians 'should limit children'

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:22

Nigerians should only have as many children as they can afford, President Goodluck Jonathan says.
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Arsenal to face Nigeria in Abuja

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:16
related places: Abuja

English Premier League side Arsenal will take on Nigeria in a pre-season friendly on 5 August in Abuja.
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