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Nigerian state in 'tomato emergency'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 14:42
related places: Kaduna

A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are reportedly destroyed by pests.
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'Drugged woman told to bomb market'

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 16:16
related places: Kano

A Nigerian woman describes how she was abducted, drugged, fitted with a suicide vest and told to bomb a market in the city of Kano.
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Boko Haram abductees freed in Nigeria

Friday, May 20th 2016, 19:43
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian army says it has freed 97 women and girls from Boko Haram, including one taken from Chibok school, however this is disputed.
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VIDEO: Ninety-seven rescued from Boko Haram

Friday, May 20th 2016, 19:26

The Nigerian military has announced that 97 women and children held by the Islamist group Boko Haram have been rescued.
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Freed Chibok girl meets Nigerian leader

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 16:54

The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued since their capture in Chibok two years ago meets President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
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Freed Chibok girl reunited with family

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 19:44

The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued since her capture two years ago has an emotional reunion with her mother.
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First Chibok girl found in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 17:16
related places: Chibok

One of the 219 missing Chibok schoolgirls is found in Nigeria, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago.
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Nigeria unions press ahead with strike

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 8:08

Nigeria's main trade union federation says it will press ahead with a general strike on Wednesday, despite a court injunction against it.
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Nigeria arrests 'Avengers' oil militants

Monday, May 16th 2016, 11:53
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria arrests several suspected members of a militant group called the "Niger Delta Avengers", thought to be behind recent attacks on oil pipelines.
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Nigerian anger at 'criminal' price hike

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 11:58

Nigeria's trade union federation says it will resist the "criminal" removal of the fuel subsidy which will see petrol prices rise by 67%.
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Nigeria petrol prices set to rise

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 19:33

The price of petrol in Nigeria is set to rise by two thirds in a government bid to end crippling fuel shortages.
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Nigeria demands back stolen money in UK

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 16:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he wants the return of stolen assets, not an apology, after UK PM calls his country "fantastically corrupt".
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VIDEO: Is Nigeria 'fantastically corrupt'?

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 5:40

British Prime Minister David Cameron has described Nigeria as "fantastically corrupt" in a conversation with the Queen. Is he right? Martin Patience has been finding out.
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VIDEO: English actress who is a Nigerian film star

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 23:10

A former air-hostess has mastered pidgin English to land a starring role in a Nollywood film.
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Nigerian barracks 'a place of death'

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 23:02

Amnesty International says at least 149 detainees have died "in appalling conditions" at a barracks detention centre in north-east Nigeria this year.
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How to rebuild Nigeria after Boko Haram

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 7:46

How to rebuild Nigerian region left in ruins
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Nigeria finally signs delayed budget

Friday, May 6th 2016, 14:49

After months of wrangling, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari finally signs into law a 2016 budget designed to kick-start the economy.
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Who are Nigeria's Fulani herdsmen?

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 1:40
related places: Fulani

One of the world's most deadly conflicts you may not have heard of
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A hunger for romance in northern Nigeria

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 23:24

How romantic novels are teaching Nigerian brides about love
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The ballet dance troupe of Lagos

Friday, April 29th 2016, 14:54
related places: Lagos

The ballet troupe started in a Nigerian garage
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Nigeria crackdown on cattle raiders

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 11:59

Nigeria's president orders the security forces to crack down on cattle raiders accused of killing hundreds of people this year.
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Nigeria ex-MP sentenced to 154 years

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 11:19

A court in Nigeria sentences a former local MP to 154 years in jail for corruption and money laundering but he will only serve two years.
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Nigeria MP 'slapped by prison boss aide'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 13:06

The head of Nigeria's prisons service is summoned to appear before parliament after his security guards allegedly slapped a female MP for overtaking his motorcade.
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New Chibok girls video 'gives hope'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 17:30

A new video showing some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped two years ago gives hope they may return, their family and friends say.
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Nigeria video shows kidnapped girls

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 14:12
related places: Chibok

Friends and family members of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago from the town of Chibok say they have identified some of them in a new video.
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VIDEO: What happened to #BringBackOurGirls campaign?

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 8:26

BBC News assesses the impact of the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign, two years after 276 students were abducted by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Nigeria 'should investigate mass graves'

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 17:19
related places: Human

Human rights group Amnesty International calls for a full forensic investigations after Nigerian officials admit that more than 300 Shia Muslims were buried in mass graves.
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Pirates 'attack cargo ship' off Nigeria

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Pirates attack a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria kidnapping six of the crew, says the Nigerian navy.
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Nigeria militants offered olive branch

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 13:51

Nigeria's army says 800 militants from the Islamist Boko Haram group who have surrendered and shown remorse are to be rehabilitated into society.
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Nigeria Islamist group leader 'caught'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 19:36

The leader of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Ansaru, Khalid al-Barnawi, has been arrested in Nigeria, authorities there say.
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Nigeria campaign to stop church births

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 23:06

Why some Nigerian women would rather give birth in a church than a clinic
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Nigeria community divided over Boko Haram

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 23:53

Nigerian town left divided after Boko Haram ousted
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Bombing suspect 'not Chibok girl'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 12:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Chibok

A top Nigerian official tells the BBC that a would-be suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon is not one of the missing schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok two years ago.
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Suspect in kidnapped schoolgirl claim

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 0:38
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Chibok

Authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria investigate a would-be suicide bomber's claim that she is one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in 2014.
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Mass Boko Haram death sentences

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 18:38
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon sentences 89 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death in the first case since new anti-terror laws were passed, local media report.
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Nigeria anger over equality law snub

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 20:15

Nigeria's Senate is condemned for rejecting a proposed bill aimed at eliminating "all forms of discrimination" against women in the country.
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Suicide blast hits Nigeria mosque

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 15:18
related places: Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers attack a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 22 worshippers, the army says.
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Nigeria's 'eight-year-old teachers'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 18:53
related places: Bauchi

Children as young as eight are being paid teaching salaries by the state as part of identity fraud in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Bauchi, officials have found.
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Nigerian oil revenues of $16bn 'missing'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 18:03

Nigeria's state-owned oil company failed to pay revenues worth $16bn to the government in a suspected fraud, according to an official audit.
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Buhari's battle to clean up Nigeria's oil industry

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 18:01

Can Nigeria end the rampant corruption in its oil industry?
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MTN 'fuelled' Boko Haram insurgency

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 15:24

Mobile phone giant MTN fuelled the Islamist-led insurgency in Nigeria by failing to disconnect unregistered sim cards, the Nigerian president says.
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Nigeria defence chief 'stole $20m'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 14:57
related places: Abuja

A former Nigerian chief of defence is charged with stealing $20m (£14m) from the air force and buying a mansion in the capital, Abuja.
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Boko Haram 'cattle markets' shut down

Friday, March 4th 2016, 17:53

Four cattle markets in northern Nigeria, where stolen animals were allegedly being sold to finance the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency, are shut down.
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VIDEO: The man who built a Calais 'Jungle' school

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 5:48

Nigerian migrant Zimako Jones told BBC News about the school he built in the Calais "Jungle"
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Armed men kidnap Nigeria schoolgirls

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 11:41
related places: Lagos

Nigerian police are hunting for three teenage girls abducted from their boarding school on the outskirts of Lagos city by heavily armed men.
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Shell is sued over Nigeria oil spills

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 22:14
related countries: Niger Niger, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oil giant Shell is being sued in London for the second time in five years over spills in the Niger Delta but Shell says it is reviewing the claims and the case should be heard in Nigeria.
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Nigeria removes 24,000 ghost workers

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 22:54

The Nigerian government removes nearly 24,000 workers from its payroll after an audit revealed they did not exist, the Finance Ministry said.
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Nigeria team rewarded after 30 years

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 16:00

The Nigeria squad that won the first Fifa Under-16 World championship have finally been rewarded after a 30-year wait.
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Letter from Africa: Nigeria's budget fiasco

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:58

The story behind Nigeria's accounting fiasco
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Nigerian's 90-lawyer team 'intimidating'

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 12:48

A Nigerian judge criticises a lawyer facing criminal charges after he turned up to a court hearing with a defence team of more than 90 people.
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VIDEO: 'Bring back our girls' - the fight goes on

Friday, February 12th 2016, 20:46

Activists in Nigeria say they will continue their campaign to secure the safety of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Scores killed in Nigeria camp bombings

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 20:07

At least 56 people are killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
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