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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

Boko Haram renames key Nigeria town

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 19:08
related places: Mubi

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram renames Mubi, a recently captured town, Madinatul Islam or City of Islam.
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What now after Nigeria's ceasefire fiasco?

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 18:38

What next after Nigeria's Boko Haram ceasefire fiasco?
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'Suicide blast' hits Nigeria's Shias

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 16:30

A suicide bomber kills 15 worshippers at a Shia religious ceremony in north-eastern Nigeria, while the security forces reportedly kill another five.
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Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 1:38

Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

Friday, October 31st 2014, 14:02
related places: Gombe

An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.
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German hostage freed in Nigeria

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany

A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
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Nigerian president seeks re-election

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 6:02

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
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Family sues after Ebola school ban

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

A US man sues after his daughter is barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus on a family trip to Nigeria.
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Nigeria given deadline to avoid ban

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 17:58

Nigeria are given until Friday to overturn a court ruling that voided its recent football elections or Fifa will ban them until May 2015.
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Nigerian girls 'sent to front line'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 12:07

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram forces abducted women and girls to go to the front line to help fight the military, a report says.
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Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:54

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
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Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:01

How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe
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Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Monday, October 20th 2014, 15:48

The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.
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'Boko Haram raids' despite truce

Monday, October 20th 2014, 11:47

Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's 'hero doctor' who spotted Ebola

Monday, October 20th 2014, 1:26

The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.
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The tragic case of Nigeria's 'bird' woman

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:31

The chilling video that's trending in Nigeria
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Nigeria and Boko Haram 'agree truce'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 21:40

Nigeria's military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram, and the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.
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Nigerian troops charged with mutiny

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 15:41

Fifty-nine Nigerian soldiers are being court-martialled after being accused of refusing to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Horn-free day for drivers in Lagos

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 20:38
related places: Lagos

Drivers in the Nigerian capital of Lagos were asked to refrain from using their car horns for one day.
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Lagos motorists back 'horn-free day'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 15:46
related places: Lagos

Many motorists use their horns sparingly in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, to show support for a campaign to reduce noise levels and promote road courtesy, a BBC reporter says.
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Malala pleads for Nigerian captives

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 17:59

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai calls on Nigeria to intensify efforts to free 219 schoolgirls held by Islamist militants six months ago.
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Will Nigerian schoolgirls ever be freed?

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 12:56

Nigerian schoolgirl's SOS as she is seized by Boko Haram
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VIDEO: Parents 'desperate' after abductions

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 9:33

It has been six months since more than 200 school girls were abducted in north east Nigeria and two parents have spoken to the BBC about the "desperate" situation.
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Nigerian leader warns over rich list

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 17:42

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan threatens to sue a website that listed him as one of Africa's 10 richest leaders, with a net worth of about $100m.
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Boko Haram insurgency tearing Nigerian families apart

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 12:33

The families torn apart by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants
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In pictures: Exploring the African male

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:54

Nigerian photographer explore sensuality and surrealism
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Boko Haram video shows leader alive

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:47

A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.
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Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 22:38
related countries: Senegal Senegal, United States United States
related places: August

Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
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Nigerian evangelist 'to be sued'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 14:25

Two South Africans who lost relatives when a church hostel in Nigeria collapsed say they intend to sue evangelist TB Joshua - and call for others to join them.
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Boko Haram fighters 'surrender'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 21:18

Hundreds of fighters in Nigeria-based Islamic militant group Boko Haram have surrendered after heavy losses against the army, the country's military spokesman says.
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Nigeria MPs probe arms deal cash

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigeria's MPs are investigating how $9.3m (£5.7m) of government money - allegedly earmarked for an arms deal - ended up on a private jet in South Africa.
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VIDEO: The impact of Ebola on family life

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Liberia Liberia
related places: Nairobi

Abba Abashi a Liberian-Nigerian student in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been speaking with the BBC about his efforts to maintain contact with family members in Liberia
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Nigeria back-tracks on Chibok girls

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 18:56

Nigeria's army retracts its statement that some of the schoolgirls abducted in April by Islamist militants have been freed.
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Nigeria MPs fury at 'cash arms deal'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.
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Letter from Africa: Internet warriors

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:58

Nigeria's political "thugs" go digital for 2015 election
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More dead in Nigeria church collapse

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 13:32

The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.
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Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 19:49
related places: Borno

Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.
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Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church

Friday, September 19th 2014, 12:42
related places: Lagos

A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago.
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Nigeria has 'torture officers'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 19:14

Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
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SA team helps Nigeria church rescue

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 16:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed.
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Nigeria college attacked by gunmen

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 20:33
related places: Kano

Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
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Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 12:39
related places: Lagos

At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel belonging to Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua collapsed in Lagos, President Zuma says.
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Nigerian bank robbery nets millions

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 13:34
related places: Abuja

Nigerian police in Abuja are seeking an IT worker alleging he helped to steal £25m from the bank where he worked.
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Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 12:26
related places: Maiduguri

Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.
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VIDEO: Northern Nigeria emir speaks to BBC

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 11:21
related places: Kano

In his first interview since becoming emir of Kano in northern Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II tells the BBC about his plans for the area, where Nigeria's government has been battling an insurgency.
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VIDEO: Preacher releases church collapse video

Monday, September 15th 2014, 21:34

Preacher TB Joshua believes the church collapse in Nigeria is linked to a plane being seen overhead shortly before the building fell.
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Plane 'linked to Lagos collapse'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:53
related places: Lagos

TB Joshua, one of Nigeria's best known preachers and televangelists, says a small plane circled over a guesthouse in Lagos before it collapsed.
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Nigeria 'repels' attack on key town

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 18:51
related places: Borno, Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has killed some 100 Boko Haram militants after repelling an attack on a town near Maiduguri in north-eastern Borno state.
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