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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

Pope calls for peace in Nigeria

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 11:35

Pope Benedict XVI calls for peace in Nigeria as reprisal attacks between Muslims and Christians continue.
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Nigeria curfew in clash cities

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:49
related places: Damaturu

Nigerian authorities impose a curfew in the north-eastern city of Damaturu after clashes between Islamist militants and the army, which unconfirmed reports say left 25 dead.
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Boko Haram claims Nigeria bombing

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:53
related places: Kaduna

Radical Islamist group Boko Haram says it was behind Sunday's suicide bombings of three churches in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna.
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VIDEO: Curfew in Nigeria after deadly blast

Monday, June 18th 2012, 4:27
related places: Kaduna

A curfew has been imposed in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna after multiple bomb attacks kill at least 36 people.
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Dozens dead in Nigerian violence

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 21:30
related places: Zaria

At least 36 people are killed in multiple blasts at several churches in northern Nigeria and in subsequent rioting, reports say.
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Nigerian fuel scam MP questioned

Friday, June 15th 2012, 18:53

Police in Nigeria question an MP who headed an inquiry into a massive fuel scam, over allegations he tried to secure a bribe during the investigation.
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Nigerian clashes over bike ban

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:39

Clashes take place in Nigeria's central city of Jos Nigeria after a ban on motorcycle taxis is imposed amid security concerns.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's slum built on the water

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 6:59
related places: Lagos

Once a fishing village in Nigeria, Makoko is now a slum over the Lagos lagoon with a population of nearly 100,000 migrant workers.
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Nigeria financial chief suspended

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 19:36

The head of Nigeria's stock exchange regulator, Arunmah Oteh, is suspended pending an investigation into allegations of malpractice.
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Nigeria gang in 'revenge raid'

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:43

An armed gang kills at least 27 people in remote Nigerian villages in what is thought to be a revenge attack, witnesses and police say.
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Huge Nigerian cement plant opens

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:26

The biggest cement factory in sub-Saharan Africa is opened in Nigeria by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote.
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Seven dead in Nigeria violence

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 21:55

Boko Haram militants attack two Nigerian churches leaving at least one person dead and triggering reprisals in which six more are killed.
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Nigeria police rescue Obodo

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 17:24
related places: Obodo

Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have rescued Christain Obodo who is said to be unhurt after being kidnapped by armed gunmen n Saturday.
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Bomb hits Nigeria city police HQ

Friday, June 8th 2012, 20:31
related places: Maiduguri

Five people die in a car bomb outside the police HQ in Maiduguri, the Nigerian city which is the base of militant Islamists, officials say.
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VIDEO: Film tribute to plane crash victims

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 23:53

New film tells story of Nigerian aviation disasters
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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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