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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

Nigerians living in poverty rise

Monday, February 13th 2012, 17:49

Poverty rises in Nigeria, with almost 100 million people living on less than a $1 a day, despite strong economic growth, statistics show.
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Nigeria recaptures bomb suspect

Friday, February 10th 2012, 16:24
related places: Abuja

A man suspected of masterminding the deadly Nigerian bombing of a church on the outskirts of Abuja on Christmas Day has been recaptured, officials say.
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Ribadu welcomes Nigeria oil post

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 12:03

Nigeria's ex-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu says he views his appointment as chair of a new task force to police the oil sector as a national calling.
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Nigeria Islamists claim army raid

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:59
related places: Kaduna

Nigeria's militant Islamists say they are behind Tuesday's suicide bombing at the army headquarters in the northern city of Kaduna.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's lead poisoning epidemic

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:21

Some four hundred children have been killed and many more are at risk after the world's worst lead poisoning epidemic in northern Nigeria.
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'Suicide attack' on Nigeria army

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:59
related places: Kaduna

A man in military uniform blows himself up outside a Nigerian army barracks in the city of Kaduna, which is also rocked by other blasts, officials say.
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Blasts rock north Nigeria cities

Monday, February 6th 2012, 21:52
related places: Kano, Maiduguri

Explosions have hit a police station in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, scene of deadly attacks last month, and a market in Maiduguri to the west.
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Militants 'hit Nigeria pipeline'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 16:03

Suspected militants say they have attacked an oil pipeline in Nigeria, in what would be the first such attack since 2010.
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'Extra-judicial' Nigeria killings spark fury

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 1:52

Is Nigerian army killing innocent Muslims after militant attacks?
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Nigeria holds militant spokesman

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 18:53

Nigerian police arrest Abul Qaqa, who serves as spokesman for the Boko Haram militant group which has carried out scores of attacks recently.
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Nigerians mourn Christmas victims

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 12:27

Thousands of mourners in Nigeria's capital attend the burial service for people killed at a church bombed by Islamist militants on Christmas Day.
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Abacha aide appeals over hanging

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 16:53

A close aide to former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha appeals against his hanging sentence for killing the wife of politician Moshood Abiola.
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Former Nigerian speaker cleared

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 16:41

A judge in Nigeria drops fraud charges against one of Nigeria's most powerful politicians, former House of Representatives speaker Dimeji Bankole.
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VIDEO: Nigeria at the heart of African economy

Monday, January 30th 2012, 17:46

Despite recent violence in the country, Nigeria is still at the heart of an economic renaissance on the African Continent
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Abacha aide to hang over killing

Monday, January 30th 2012, 17:09

A close aide to former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha is sentenced to hang for killing the wife of politician Moshood Abiola.
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Deadly attack on Nigeria police

Monday, January 30th 2012, 11:04
related places: Kano

Two civilians have died in an attack on a police post in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, police confirm.
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Nigeria army kills 11 Islamists

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 23:02

The Nigerian army shoots dead 11 members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the north-east, a spokesman says.
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Kano schools empty after Nigeria attacks

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 9:28

Christian classes shunned by fearful parents in northern Nigeria
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Nigerian traders shot and burnt

Friday, January 27th 2012, 17:05

Gunmen in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state kill at least 15 village traders returning from a market at night.
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Five Nigeria governors forced out

Friday, January 27th 2012, 15:12

Nigeria's Supreme Court orders five of the country's powerful state governors to step down for overstaying their term in office in a landmark judgement.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram 'operates with no face'

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 21:57

The president of Nigeria has challenged the Islamist militant group Boko Haram to identify themselves and state their demands as a basis for dialogue.
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Boko Haram urged to state demands

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 19:59
related places: Kano

The president of Nigeria challenges Islamist militant group Boko Haram to identify themselves and state their demands as a basis for dialogue.
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German worker abducted in Nigeria

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kano

A German engineer has been abducted by gunmen in the city of Kano in northern Nigeria.
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Nigeria's police chief 'sacked'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 18:13

The president of Nigeria dismisses police chief Hafiz Ringim, forcing him to retire early, an official statement says, after a wave of Islamist attacks.
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Nigeria makes Boko Haram arrests

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 23:17
related places: Kano

Nigerian forces arrest 158 suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram organisation in dawn raids in the northern city of Kano.
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Kano prayers over Nigeria attacks

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 11:28
related places: Kano

Both Muslim and Christian residents of Kano, the northern Nigerian city where at least 160 people were killed in a series of attacks on Friday, are urged to heed a day of prayer.
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VIDEO: Nigeria president 'to defeat attackers'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 22:43
related places: Kano

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has promised to defeat the perpetrators of the attacks in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, which left more than 150 people dead.
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VIDEO: Nigerian President visits Kano

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 18:47
related places: Kano

President Goodluck Jonathan has made a trip to Kano in northern Nigeria following the devastating bomb attacks, which left more than 150 people dead.
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Nigeria bombs toll 'sure to rise'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 16:26

The death toll from Friday's devastating bomb attacks in Nigeria is sure to rise above 160, doctors say.
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Scores dead after Nigerian blasts

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 20:50
related places: Kano

A series of bombings by Nigerian Islamist militants Boko Haram kills about 150 people in the city of Kano, in the group's deadliest attack to date.
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VIDEO: Deadly bombings kill dozens in Nigeria

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 17:02
related places: Kano

Co-ordinated attacks by Islamist militants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday killed at least 120 people, witnesses and reports say.
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VIDEO: Dozens dead in Nigeria bombings

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 13:19
related places: Kano

Eyewitnesses in Nigeria say they have counted as many as 80 bodies in a morgue, after a series of blasts in the northern city of Kano.
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VIDEO: Witness describes Nigeria blasts

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 4:11
related places: Kano

A coordinated series of bomb attacks in Nigeria has killed at least six people in the biggest city in the north, Kano.
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Deadly blasts rock Nigeria's Kano

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 1:51
related places: Kano

Nigerian authorities impose a curfew in Kano after a series of co-ordinated bomb attacks targeting police offices in the northern Nigerian city leaves at least seven people dead.
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VIDEO: What is behind tensions in Nigeria

Friday, January 20th 2012, 10:46

Religious tensions in northern Nigeria have seen several bomb attacks take place in recent months.
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VIDEO: Nigerians keep pressure on government

Friday, January 20th 2012, 1:08

Nigeria's commercial capital was the centre of recent protests against the removal of fuel subsidies.
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Key suspect flees Nigeria police

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 18:36

A key suspect in a Nigerian church bombing that killed more than 40 people escapes custody - leading to the arrest of a top policeman.
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Nigeria fraud agents in fuel raid

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:12
related places: Anti

Anti-corruption officers in Nigeria raid the agency that regulates the sale of fuel, as people return to work after a week-long strike sees the petrol price cut.
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Viewpoint: Nigeria's President Jonathan backs down

Monday, January 16th 2012, 18:30

Weighing the standoff between Nigeria's president and unions
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VIDEO: Nigerian protesters suspend strike

Monday, January 16th 2012, 15:55

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has made a concession to the strikers who brought the country to a halt last week over the cost of petrol.
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Nigerian fuel strike is suspended

Monday, January 16th 2012, 15:34

Nigeria's unions suspend strike after the president agreed to cut the cost of petrol following a week of protests.
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Nigeria 'to cut price of petrol'

Monday, January 16th 2012, 12:20

Nigeria's president says he will reduce the price of petrol, but protests over the removal of a fuel subsidy continue into a second week.
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Deadlock at Nigerian fuel talks

Monday, January 16th 2012, 2:07

The latest round of talks in Nigeria end with no sign of a deal over the removal of fuel subsidies, as unions warn their strike will continue.
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No deal at Nigeria strike talks

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 23:52

Talks between Nigeria's government and union leaders fail to reach a compromise over fuel subsidies, but oil workers will not strike immediately.
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Nigeria unions suspend protests

Friday, January 13th 2012, 16:18

Nigeria's trade unions say they are suspending mass protests and some strikes for two days to allow for further talks with the government.
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VIDEO: Nigeria now faces multiple crises

Friday, January 13th 2012, 2:02

Nigeria is facing multiple crises after the government's decision to scrap the oil subsidy has brought the country to the brink.
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Nigeria unions to continue strike

Friday, January 13th 2012, 0:13

Nigeria's main unions say talks with the government over the removal of fuel subsidies were positive, but that a general strike would continue.
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