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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

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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Italy demands UK hostage answers

Friday, March 9th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy's foreign minister asks Britain to provide "utmost clarity" within "hours" about the failed attempt to rescue a Briton and Italian in Nigeria, as a row over the handling of the operation deepens.
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Two die during Nigeria rescue bid

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British engineer and his Italian colleague, who were abducted in Nigeria last year, have died in a failed rescue attempt, David Cameron says.
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Nigeria gunmen kill customs boss

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 12:54

A high-ranking Nigerian customs officer has been shot dead by gunmen thought to be from the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram, police say.
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Nigeria gas rig fire extinguished

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chevron

A fire that killed two workers and destroyed a gas exploration rig off Nigeria's south-east coast goes out after 46 days, US oil and gas firm Chevron says.
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Nigeria buries ex-Biafra leader

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 17:24

Thousands of people in south-eastern Nigerian attend the funeral of former Biafran secessionist leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.
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Pirates kidnap crew off Nigeria

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Two members of a cargo ship crew are kidnapped in a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea, the international maritime watchdog says
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'Deadly attack' on Nigeria police

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 16:33

Unconfirmed reports say 3 policemen have been killed, in northern Nigeria, in gun attacks in a stronghold of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.
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James Ibori: How a thief almost became Nigeria's president

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:54

How a convicted thief became one of Nigeria's most powerful men
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Nigeria official 'stole millions'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, pleads guilty on money-laundering and fraud charges worth a total of $250m (£160m).
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Suicide attack on Nigerian church

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 22:13
related places: Jos

A suicide car bomb attack on a church in the Nigerian city of Jos kills three people and sparks bloody reprisal attacks.
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Deadly blasts rock Nigerian city

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 0:04
related places: Gombe

A gun and bomb attack kills at least four people in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe, amid an upsurge in religious and ethnic violence.
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Nigerian school targeted in fire

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 18:19
related places: Maiduguri

A Nigerian school is set alight - the second non-religious school in the Islamist militant stronghold of Maiduguri to be targeted this week.
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Nigeria rig 'may burn for months'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 16:26
related countries: Niger Niger

A gas-fuelled fire, with flames as high as 5m, may burn for months in waters off the Niger Delta in south-east Nigeria, a Chevron spokesperson tells the BBC.
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Obasanjo in Senegal peace mission

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo is to meet Senegal's opposition to try to defuse rising tensions ahead of Sunday's elections.
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Nigeria Islamists 'die in clash'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 17:45
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian security forces say they have killed at least eight members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the north-east city of Maiduguri.
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Underwear bomber given life term

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 21:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian man who admitted trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 is sentenced to life in prison by a court in Detroit.
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Militants claim Nigeria jailbreak

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 20:07

Gunmen in Nigeria free more than 100 inmates from a jail in the centre of the country, with Islamist group Boko Haram claiming responsibility for the attack.
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Nigeria anti-bomb officer killed

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 13:09

A Nigerian bomb disposal officer is killed when an explosive device he was trying to defuse went off, a police spokesperson says.
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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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