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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 militant attacks kill 29

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 21:38
related places: Maiduguri

Militants launch deadly raids in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, including a suicide attack on a mosque, after the inauguration of the new president.
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Buhari promises change for Nigeria

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:15

Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's president in front of cheering crowds, promising to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and corruption.
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VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria

Friday, May 29th 2015, 4:29

History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties.
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Handing over the reins of power in Nigeria

Friday, May 29th 2015, 2:54

Muhammadu Buhari prepares to take on Nigerian presidency
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Muhammadu Buhari's Nigeria to-do list

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:37

Can Nigeria's new leader end corruption without a horse whip?
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Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:24

Nigeria's army sacks at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.
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'Spike' in Nigeria suicide attacks

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:40

The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.
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Oshoala wins BBC Women's award

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 14:30

Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala is named as the first BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.
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VIDEO: Massive queues for fuel in Lagos

Monday, May 25th 2015, 17:47
related places: Lagos

Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.
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'Deal to end' Nigeria fuel crisis

Monday, May 25th 2015, 15:39

Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.
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Nigeria fuel crisis cripples economy

Monday, May 25th 2015, 11:21

Nigerian businesses are crippled by a severe fuel shortage with banks closing early and flight cancellations ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration.
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VIDEO: Nigeria conflict: People have lost everything

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 14:39

The humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria is one of the worst in the world, according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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'Hope' for Nigeria death-row troops

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10:12

Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.
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Nigeria 'moves' Boko Haram survivors

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:49

The Nigerian army relocates 260 women and children recently rescued from the militant jihadist Boko Haram group, officials say.
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Child bride murder charges dropped

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 14:55

The murder charge against a Nigerian girl who confessed to killing her husband with rat poison has been dropped, prosecutors say.
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Nigeria 'destroys' Boko Haram camps

Monday, May 18th 2015, 11:33

Nigeria's military says it has cleared 10 more Boko Haram bases as part of its efforts to flush militants out of the Sambisa forest in the north-east.
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VIDEO: Why Nigerians are queuing for fuel

Friday, May 15th 2015, 10:34

Right across Nigeria people are struggling with a fuel shortage that is causing major disruption.
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Curfew after Boko Haram attack

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 12:12
related places: Maiduguri

Nigeria's military imposes a curfew in the main north-eastern city of Maiduguri after a surprise attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Chad's Boko Haram fight 'hampered'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:23
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad's President Idriss Deby says fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.
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Nigeria leader warns of 'persecution'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 8:22

Nigeria's outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that his ministers will be "persecuted" once his successor Muhammadu Buhari takes office.
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Nigeria in pictures: Lagos facelift

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 23:45
related places: Lagos

Chaotic Nigerian city is revamped and renewed
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Nigeria college targeted by gunmen

Friday, May 8th 2015, 15:47

Dozens are wounded in a gun and suicide bomb attack on a college in north-east Nigeria as the army continues its offensive against Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: The migrant who lost it all at sea

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 6:40
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

Kingsley a Nigerian man with an Environmental Science degree took a harrowing boat journey to reach Greece from Turkey, but lost his passport, clothes and money at sea.
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VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram captives receive aid

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 15:04

The BBC's Will Ross reports from inside a Nigerian camp where 300 freed Boko Haram captives are being cared for.
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VIDEO: Abducted girl safe after Boko Haram ordeal

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 21:47

A 15-year-old girl abducted by Boko Haram six months ago, has been reunited with her family following a dramatic rescue by Nigerian forces.
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Freed women tell of Boko Haram horror

Monday, May 4th 2015, 11:46

Former hostages held by Boko Haram in Nigeria say some fellow captives were stoned to death by the militants, as the army arrived to rescue them.
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VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram hostages speak out

Monday, May 4th 2015, 8:16

Women and children who have been held by Boko Haram militants say that some of their group was stoned to death as the Nigerian army approached to rescue them.
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Nigeria troops 'killed civilians'

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 23:07

Community leaders in central Nigeria accuse government troops of killing civilians and burning villages following the deaths of six soldiers.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram 'captives' arrive at camp

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 3:22

A group of nearly 300 women and girls, which the Nigerian army says were freed from Boko Haram militants earlier this week, have been taken to a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria.
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More 'Boko Haram hostages freed'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 23:53

Another 234 women and children are rescued from Boko Haram Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria, the country's military announces.
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Army to hand over 'rescued' Nigerians

Friday, May 1st 2015, 17:20

The Nigerian military is expected to hand over nearly 300 people rescued from Boko Haram camps, so they can receive treatment and see their families.
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Nigeria target World Cup semi-finals

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:57

Nigeria aim to make history at the 2018 World Cup by becoming the first African team ever to reach the semi-finals.
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Nigerian army 'rescues nearly 300'

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 12:01
related places: Chibok

Nigeria's army says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women but says the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok are not among them.
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Nigeria oil firm overpaid government

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 17:05

An audit finds that Nigeria's embattled state oil company overpaid the government $750m, but also says it has not properly accounted for $1.48bn.
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SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 14:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
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Nigeria targets last Boko Haram bases

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 17:07

Nigerian ground troops have joined an offensive on the last known hideout of the Boko Haram Islamist militants, an army spokesman tells the BBC.
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In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 0:06

Tastier than fish? Some Nigerians are not convinced
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Pesticides 'behind 18 Nigeria deaths'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 12:40

Pesticide is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in south-western Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says.
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Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 22:08

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.
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VIDEO: 'I closed my shop on police advice'

Friday, April 17th 2015, 11:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Sharif Danis, a shopkeeper from Nigeria, tells the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Adichie on top 100 influential list

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 17:50
related places: Time

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.
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Nigerian marathon runner achieves North Pole dream

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 13:49

Nigerian achieves her North Pole marathon dream
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Chibok girls 'must not be forgotten'

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 19:21

Demonstrators around the world vow to remember the 219 girls abducted in Nigeria one year ago by militant Islamists Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: 'We jumped out of truck to escape'

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 18:47

A Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped from Boko Haram tells the BBC of the night 219 girls were kidnapped, and how she escaped.
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Abducted Nigerian girls 'seen alive'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 23:08
related places: More

More than 50 of the girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Nigeria missing girls 'spotted'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 21:59
related places: Chibok

A woman in Nigeria claims that she saw some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls as recently as three weeks ago, a year since their alleged abduction.
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Malala pleads for Nigerian captives

Monday, April 13th 2015, 14:40

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai calls on Nigeria to intensify efforts to free 219 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants a year ago.
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Nigerian opposition wins landslide

Monday, April 13th 2015, 12:55

The party of Nigeria's incoming president wins a landslide in elections for powerful state governors, ending the former ruling party's dominance.
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VIDEO: 'I was trafficked into UK prostitution'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Coventry, Ope

Ope, 28, tells the story of how she was brought from Nigeria to Coventry to work as a prostitute in an animated film.
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The phone call that changed Nigeria

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 15:23

The phone call that changed Nigeria
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