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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

Italian abducted in Nigeria freed

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 1:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Kwara, Rome

An Italian engineer kidnapped in Kwara state, western Nigeria, has been freed, officials in Rome announce.
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German man 'killed in Nigeria'

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 14:31
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Kwara

A German engineer abducted in January by gunmen in Kano in northern Nigeria has been killed in a failed rescue bid, security sources say.
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Lagos anger over university name

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 18:44
related places: Lagos

Students in Nigeria take part in angry protests over the president's sudden decision to change the name of the prestigious University of Lagos.
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VIDEO: Nigeria action on fuel corruption

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 5:43

Pressure is growing on the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, to take decisive action following an investigation into high level corruption in the fuel sector.
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Yakubu hints at Blackburn exit

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 12:01

Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni may have played his last match for Blackburn Rovers, as he tells the BBC that the Championship is not for him.
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Nigeria 'frees Chinese traders'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 9:39
related countries: China China

Officials say dozens of Chinese traders arrested in Nigeria and accused of "economic scavenging" have now been released.
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Profile: Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 7:23

The shadowy man behind Nigeria's Islamist militants
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VIDEO: Couples in mass Nigeria wedding

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 10:19
related places: Kano

One hundred couples have been married in a mass wedding in Nigeria's second city, Kano.
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'Robbers' killed in Nigeria blast

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 12:34
related places: Port Harcourt

At least two suspected armed robbers are killed in an explosion in a minibus in Nigeria's oil capital, Port Harcourt, police say.
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Nigeria divorcees in mass wedding

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:06

A hundred couples marry in an officially sanctioned mass ceremony in Nigeria - in an effort to provide stable homes for Muslim divorcees and widows.
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'Militant leader' held in Nigeria

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 20:48
related places: Kano

Nigerian police say they have arrested a senior commander of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the troubled northern city of Kano.
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Nigeria 'must act' on lead poison

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:06

The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) calls on the Nigerian government to do more to deal with a deadly outbreak of lead poisoning.
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Lagos sacks doctors in pay row

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 9:55
related places: Lagos

Almost 800 doctors are sacked after going on an indefinite strike over pay, which Nigeria's Lagos state government says is illegal.
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Distributing Nigerian films online

Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:36

Making a fortune by selling Nigerian films online
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Tributes paid to Nigeria's Yekini

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 11:31

The former African Footballer of the Year, Rashidi Yekini, dies at the age of 48, prompting emotional tributes from fans and former colleagues.
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'Dozens killed' in Nigeria raid

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 13:29

At least 34 people are killed when gunmen open fire and throw explosives at a cattle market in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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Boko Haram claims attack on paper

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 12:42

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram posts a video saying it is responsible for last week's bombing of a major newspaper and warns other media attacks.
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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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