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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 celebrates first home-made warship

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 12:07

Nigeria navy celebrates first home-made warship to fight pirates
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Deadly gunfight in north Nigeria

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 9:48
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian security forces shoot dead 16 suspected Boko Haram militants in fierce gunfight in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.
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Briton 'dead' in Nigeria crash

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 2:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lagos

A woman says she believes her British sister was on a Nigerian airliner which crashed in Lagos on Sunday killing all 153 people on board.
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Lagos crash air company suspended

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 17:21
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's civil aviation authority suspends the operational licence of Dana Air after one of its planes crashed in a busy Lagos suburb, killing at least 153.
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Nigeria air record 'will improve'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 17:55
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's president says there will never be a repeat of Sunday's Lagos plane crash, which killed at least 153 people, promising improvements to air safety.
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Nigeria mourns air crash victims

Monday, June 4th 2012, 12:29
related places: Lagos

Three days of mourning begin in Nigeria for more than 150 people killed when their plane crashed in Lagos, as rescue efforts on the ground continue.
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VIDEO: Lagos crash: 'People want answers'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 6:57
related places: Lagos

Nigerians have begun three days of mourning after a passenger plane with about 150 people on board crashed into buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos.
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All dead in Nigeria plane crash

Monday, June 4th 2012, 0:10
related places: Lagos

A plane crashes into buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos, killing at least 150 people on board and an unknown number on the ground, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'All dead' in Nigeria plane crash

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 22:39
related places: Lagos

A passenger plane carrying around 150 people, has crashed in a densely populated part Nigeria's largest city Lagos.
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Deadly blast hits Nigeria church

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 13:48
related places: Bauchi

A suicide bomber kills at least nine other people near a church in the Nigerian city of Bauchi, amid rising violence by Islamic sect Boko Haram.
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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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