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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

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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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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