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Abacha aide cleared over Abiola wife

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:58

A close aide to former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha is acquitted of killing the wife of politician Moshood Abiola, after spending 14 years in prison.
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Nigeria army restores phone service

Friday, July 12th 2013, 9:29

Nigeria's military stops blocking the mobile phone signal in one of three states where an emergency has been declared because of militant attacks.
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Deadly building collapse in Lagos

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 17:09
related places: Lagos

At least seven people have been killed after a three-story residential building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, officials say.
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China signs $1.1bn deal with Nigeria

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 9:34

China agrees to give Nigeria a $1.1bn (£700m) low-interest loan to build much-needed infrastructure, including roads and airport terminals.
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Nigerian Islamists sentenced to life

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:37

A Nigerian court jails four Islamist militants for life - the heaviest sentences given to suspected members of Boko Haram.
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Nigerian clubs banned for goal glut

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:09

The Nigerian Football Federation indefinitely suspends four clubs involved in two play-off matches that ended 79-0 and 67-0.
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Nigerian author wins Caine prize

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 0:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

Nigerian writer Tope Folarin wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing, regarded as Africa's leading literary award, for a story set in an evangelical church in the US.
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Nigerian schools shut after massacre

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 19:36

Secondary schools are ordered to close across Nigeria's north-eastern Yobe state after suspected Islamist extremists killed 22 students.
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'Dozens dead' in Nigeria school raid

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 12:03

At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a boarding school in north-east Nigeria, reports say.
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Nigeria hunt for jail breakers

Monday, July 1st 2013, 19:06

Nigerian security forces hunting for 175 men who escaped from a jail in the south-west of the country recapture 54 prisoners, officials say.
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Nigeria villagers die in cattle feud

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:47

Gunmen in central Nigeria attack three villages killing at least 28 residents in a feud over cattle, a military spokesman says.
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Four prisoners hanged in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 2:03

Four prisoners have been hanged in southern Nigeria, officials say, in what are believed to be the first executions for seven years.
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Nigeria 0-3 Spain

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 22:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Spain will face Italy in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after topping Group B with a controlled victory over Nigeria.
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Nigerian army bans satellite phones

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 10:35

Satellite phones are banned in a northern Nigerian state to hinder communication by Islamist militants following recent attacks.
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Struggling to revive theatre in Nigeria

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 9:32

Sell-out musical rekindles Nigerians' love of theatre
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Nigeria motorbike raiders 'kill 48'

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 11:49

Gunmen on motorbikes kill 48 people in an attack on a remote village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says.
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Nigeria militants kill school pupils

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 0:23

Suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria kill at least nine school children, in what survivors suggest is a response to growing vigilante groups.
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Behind Nigeria's piracy

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 14:45

How corruption in Nigeria's oil sector has fuelled sea attacks
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Tahiti 1-6 Nigeria

Monday, June 17th 2013, 21:44

South Pacific islanders Tahiti score a historic goal in their Confederations Cup debut, which ends in a respectable defeat by Nigeria.
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Nigeria settle bonus payment dispute

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 18:46
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nigeria will play in the Confederations Cup in Brazil after a dispute about bonus payments is settled.
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Nigerian survives two days under sea

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 16:36

A Nigerian man whose boat sank in rough seas survives for two-and-a-half days, trapped in an air bubble 30m (98ft) below in freezing seawater.
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VIDEO: Man survives three days trapped under sea

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 15:00

A chef for an oil company has survived three days trapped at the bottom of the sea after his boat capsized off the coast of Nigeria.
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Oil tycoon wife wins divorce ruling

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:46

The Supreme Court rules in favour of a Nigerian oil tycoon's wife, in a case that lawyers say could have significant implications for some wealthy divorcing couples.
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Nigeria's army gunning for Boko Haram

Friday, June 7th 2013, 16:19

Villages once more under Nigeria's control after Islamists ousted
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VIDEO: Nigerian city returning to life

Friday, June 7th 2013, 16:16
related places: Maiduguri

The BBC's Will Ross reports from the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, where life is returning to normal after a military offensive against Boko Haram militants.
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Nigeria decree to tackle militancy

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 9:17

Nigeria officially bans two militant Islamist groups, warning that anyone who helps them will face a minimum jail sentence of 20 years.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram officially banned in Nigeria

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 5:40

The Islamist group Boko Haram has been officially banned by the Nigerian government and declared a terrorist network.
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Nigerian MPs ban same-sex marriage

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:26

Nigerian lawmakers back a bill banning same-sex marriage, setting jail terms of up to 14 years for offenders.
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Hezbollah armoury 'found in Nigeria'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An armoury belonging to the Lebanese group Hezbollah has been discovered in northern Nigeria, the West African nation's army and spy agency say.
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Threat of hunger in oil-rich Niger Delta

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 5:04
related countries: Niger Niger

The Nigerian fishermen no longer able to net big fish in oil creeks
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Key Nigerian governor suspended

Monday, May 27th 2013, 17:22

Nigeria's ruling party suspends powerful state governor Rotimi Amaechi, who does not support President Goodluck Jonathan for re-election in 2015.
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Nigeria: 'Cut off' under emergency rule

Monday, May 27th 2013, 13:07

Living under Nigeria's emergency rule without mobile networks
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Nigeria Boko Haram camps 'destroyed'

Friday, May 24th 2013, 20:01

The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
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Thousands at author Achebe's funeral

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 21:32

Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in his home town of Ogidi in Anambra state.
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Igbo burials: How Nigeria will bid farewell to Achebe

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 14:44

How Nigeria is bidding farewell to author Chinua Achebe
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VIDEO: Achebe funeral due to take place

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 5:02
related places: Ogidi

The funeral of the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is due to take place on Thursday in his home town of Ogidi in the east of the country.
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Nigeria to free 'terror' women

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 18:03

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the release of all women held over "terrorist activity" - a Boko Haram condition for holding peace talks.
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'Mass arrests' at Nigeria funeral

Monday, May 20th 2013, 18:19
related places: Maiduguri

About 120 militant Islamists are arrested in Maiduguri as they organise the funeral of a commander killed in clashes, the Nigerian army says.
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Boko Haram militants 'in disarray'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 11:21

The Nigerian military says that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" as a result of its offensive against them, however it has not produced any evidence.
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Nigeria army says crackdown to go on

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 3:57
related places: Maiduguri

Nigeria's army vows to continue its offensive against militants in the north-east "as long as it takes", as a 24-hour curfew is imposed in Maiduguri.
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Nigeria army imposes curfew on city

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 17:55
related places: Maiduguri

Nigeria's military announces a 24-hour curfew in parts of the city of Maiduguri and says it has arrested 65 militants as it fights Boko Haram rebels.
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Kerry urges Nigeria army 'restraint'

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

The US warns Nigeria's army against human rights violations as it pursues a campaign against Islamist militants in the north-east.
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Nigeria air raids on militant camps

Friday, May 17th 2013, 19:58

Air raids target a militant training camp in north-east Nigeria as a military plane is hit by anti-aircraft fire, officials say.
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Jail over Nigeria baby drug deaths

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:02

Two Nigerians are sentenced to seven years in prison over the deaths of at least 80 children who took adulterated teething medicine.
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VIDEO: Army crackdown on Nigeria militants

Friday, May 17th 2013, 14:21

The Nigerian military says it has launched an all-out assault on Islamist militants in the north-east of the country.
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Man 'unlawfully killed' in Nigeria

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An engineer from Greater Manchester was unlawfully killed by his kidnappers in Nigeria minutes after a UK-led rescue operation stormed in, an inquest finds.
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Nigeria begins raids on Boko Haram

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:28
related places: Adamawa

Nigeria's army begins operations against militant Islamists, while residents report overnight explosions and gunfire elsewhere in the north.
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'Huge' campaign on Nigeria's borders

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 20:19

Nigeria declares a "massive" campaign to combat militants in the country's border territories, amid a flourishing Islamist insurgency.
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VIDEO: Nigeria in 'state of emergency'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 14:31

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three states after a series of deadly attacks by Islamist militant groups.
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Nigeria president declares emergency

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 6:15

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency in three north-eastern states after a spate of deadly attacks by Islamist militants.
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'Scores killed' in Nigeria attacks

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 15:51
related places: Benue

Fifty-three people are killed and 13 villages burnt in a series of attacks by cattle herders on a farming community in Nigeria's Benue state, a local MP tells the BBC.
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