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Nigeria church which collapsed killing dozens 'had structural faults'

Friday, December 16th 2016, 21:04

A church in Nigeria that collapsed last week killing dozens had structural faults, regulators say.
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Accounts frozen

Friday, December 16th 2016, 15:03

The BBC's Stephanie Hegarty explains how a Ponzi scheme caught on like wildfire in Nigeria.
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Nigeria women footballers in pay protest

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 12:03

Nigeria's victorious women's football team protest outside parliament over unpaid bonuses.
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Nigeria Maiduguri: Two 'young girls' in bomb attack

Monday, December 12th 2016, 3:01

Two girls said to be aged seven or eight are involved in a bomb attack at a Nigerian market.
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Nigeria Maiduguri: Two 'young girls' used as human bombs

Monday, December 12th 2016, 1:20

Two girls said to be aged seven or eight die while being used to bomb a market in Nigeria.
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Nigeria Uyo: Scores dead in church collapse

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 14:49
related places: Uyo

A roof collapses during a church ceremony in south-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 100 people.
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Nigeria Uyo church collapse: Footage of aftermath

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 2:40
related places: Uyo

At least 60 people are killed when a church roof collapses in Uyo, south-eastern Nigeria.
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Sex toys and erotica

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 2:54

It used to be a cultural taboo for a woman to ask for sexual gratification in Nigeria, but there's a mini-revolution going on the in bedroom, writes the BBC's Bola Mosuro.
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Madagali: Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attack

Friday, December 9th 2016, 23:20
related places: Madagali

At least 45 people are killed in a suicide attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali.
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'Limping giant'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:43

In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.
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Google's Nigeria boss: 'I believe in sharing'

Monday, December 5th 2016, 13:17

Juliet Ehimuan Chiazor is the country manager for Google in Nigeria. For her, supporting and sharing is key to success.
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Children in Nigeria starving to death, says UN

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 22:07

Hundreds of thousands of people in northern Nigeria are suffering from acute malnutrition, warns the UN.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: 'We survived militants but face starvation'

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 9:00

Up to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.
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Namibia's 'unique' saxophonist Suzy Eises

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 1:55
related countries: Namibia Namibia, South Africa South Africa

Suzy Eises is a saxophonist from Namibia who has shared the stage with South Africa’s Jimmy Dludlu and other African artists.
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Nollywood's bosses

Monday, November 28th 2016, 0:04

Nigeria has a massive film industry and yet fewer than 20 directors are women. That's changing and so are the plotlines.
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Nigeria security forces 'killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 2:10

Amnesty says Nigeria's security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protesters since August 2015.
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Nigerian Supreme Court judge charged with corruption

Monday, November 21st 2016, 15:32

A Supreme Court judge in Nigeria is charged with corruption after cash and multiple passports were found.
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What stories should African novelists tell?

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:16

Top African writers at Nigeria's Ake Arts festival give the BBC their take on what stories need to be told.
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Who is policing Nigeria's police?

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 1:04

Will Nigeria's first police complaints unit reduce corruption?
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Nigeria Boko Haram: 75,000 children 'risk dying of hunger'

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 20:45

Some 75,000 children in insurgency-hit northern Nigeria could die of hunger within months, UN says.
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Nigeria Shia pilgrimage clash kills nine in Kano

Monday, November 14th 2016, 15:14
related places: Kano

Clashes between Nigerian Shia pilgrims and the police in Kano state kill nine people, police say.
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Preacher deletes Clinton win prophecy

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

An online prediction by a Nigerian evangelist of a woman winning the US election is removed.
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Gunmen kill 36 Nigerian miners in Zamfara state

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 23:46

Gunmen kill dozens of gold miners in north-western Nigeria, in the latest in a series of raids.
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Nigeria sends female police to protect Boko Haram victims

Monday, November 7th 2016, 15:52

Nigeria police deploys 100 female officers to camps for displaced people, following reports of sexual abuse.
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Nigeria schoolgirl missing from Chibok 'found with baby'

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 11:38
related places: Chibok

One of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram has been found with a baby, the military says.
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History lessons needed

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 0:49

In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa looks at why it is a good idea for Nigeria to reintroduce history as a school subject.
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'Extravagant grannies...'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 1:19

This year's Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria brings together well-known photographers and their take on identity in Africa.
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Boko Haram: Nigerian officials 'sexually abusing' victims

Monday, October 31st 2016, 16:33

Nigerian officials are abusing women displaced by the Boko Haram conflict, a rights group says.
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Nigeria 'rickshaw bombs' leave seven dead in Maiduguri

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 13:55
related places: Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers kill at least seven people in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials say.
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After the escape

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 0:06

#BringBackOurGirls was a global campaign to free girls and women who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Now some are free, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what lies ahead for them.
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Nigeria Boko Haram: Army 'releases child suspects'

Friday, October 28th 2016, 18:25

The UN says it has negotiated the release of 876 children held as suspects by the Nigerian army.
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How can investors tap in to Nigeria's diaspora?

Friday, October 21st 2016, 20:46

Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.
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Women belong everywhere

Friday, October 21st 2016, 0:03
related countries: Ghana Ghana

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Muhammadu Buhari's recent comments about his wife and offers her view of what Nigeria's president got wrong.
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I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 23:42
related countries: Denmark Denmark

When a 58-year-old Danish woman was scammed into paying a 24-year-old Nigerian, she took an unexpected turn by going out and visiting him, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
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Nigerian actor Mary Njoku: 'I just want to be bigger'

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 14:09

Nigerian actor and film producer Mary Njoku aims to be "bigger and better" as she continues her career.
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Son of Nigeria's Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 10:43

The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died after a brief illness.
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Tears of joy as Chibok girls reunited with families

Monday, October 17th 2016, 19:47
related places: Chibok

People have been celebrating the release of 21 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants in the town of Chibok who have now been reunited with their families.
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Chibok girls: Freed students reunite with families in Nigeria

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 22:29
related places: Chibok

Twenty-one schoolgirls who had been kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok have been reunited with their families.
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Back from Boko Haram

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 13:46
related places: Chibok

Observers in Nigeria say it is unlikely that Boko Haram freed 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls while getting nothing in return, writes Martin Patience.
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Nigeria's President Buhari: My wife belongs in kitchen

Friday, October 14th 2016, 19:12

Nigeria's president responds to criticism of his government from his wife by saying she belongs in his kitchen, living room and "the other room".
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Nigeria's president warned by First Lady Aisha Buhari

Friday, October 14th 2016, 15:10

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's wife warns him in a BBC interview that she may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government.
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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari: My wife Aisha belongs to my kitchen

Friday, October 14th 2016, 15:09

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari responds to criticism of his leadership by his wife Aisha Buhari by saying that she "belongs to my kitchen".
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Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls freed in Boko Haram deal

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 17:01
related places: Chibok

Twenty-one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram Islamist militants have been freed, the president's spokesman confirms.
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How to head wrap like a Nigerian

Monday, October 10th 2016, 13:17

Find out how to tie stylish "geles", the Nigerian head wraps that are gaining popularity across the fashion world.
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Nigeria seizes $800,000 in 'anti-corruption raids' on judges

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 22:38

Nigeria's security agency says it has seized $800,000 in cash in raids on senior judges suspected of corruption.
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Nigeria to sell two presidential jets 'to cut waste'

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 11:25

Nigeria is selling two of its presidential jets in bid to "cut down on waste", as the country suffers from its worst economic crisis in years.
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Close encounters

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 23:58

How a popular actress broke a moral taboo - and why northern Nigeria's film industry is keen to be seen to be upholding a strict ethical code.
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Nigerian actress Rahama Sadau sorry for 'offensive hug'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 11:51
related places: Hausa

A leading Nigerian actress, who was banned from the Hausa-language film industry because of her "immoral" behaviour, apologises to her fans.
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Nigerian actress banned over hug

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 15:20
related places: Hausa

Top Nigerian actress Rahma Sadau is banned from Kannywood, the Hausa-language film industry, for "immoral" behaviour, the main industry body says.
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Money makers

Friday, September 30th 2016, 23:11

Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence.
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Boko Haram's Shekau says he is 'in good health' following claim of his death

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 9:31

The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video denying claims he had been killed or badly wounded in air strike.
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Nigerian woman, 25, becomes Argungu city leader

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 15:58
related places: Argungu

A 25-year-old becomes the first woman to head a local authority in Argungu city, in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria - a move seen as unprecedented.
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Hairy subject

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school's hair rules really were racist or if something else was at play.
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