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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

Six dead in Nigeria college blast

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 18:08
related places: Kano

At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say.
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Gold medallist fails drugs test

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 11:19

Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.
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Nollywood finds its global audience online

Monday, July 28th 2014, 23:01

Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online
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Nigerian state bans cars during Eid

Monday, July 28th 2014, 13:42
related places: Borno

Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.
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Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 10:27
related places: Lagos

Entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the commercial capital Lagos.
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VIDEO: Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria

Friday, July 25th 2014, 22:29
related countries: Liberia Liberia
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's health minister has confirmed that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian man who died in quarantine in Lagos.
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New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 9:21

Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 17:45
related places: Kaduna

Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.
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Key bridge blown up in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 10:18
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.
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Nigerian leader vows to free girls

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 17:55

Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
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Boko Haram 'controls' Nigeria town

Monday, July 21st 2014, 19:31
related places: Damboa

Nigeria's militant Islamists raise their black flag in the town of Damboa after capturing it, a local vigilante leader tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's boom leaving many behind

Friday, July 18th 2014, 17:21

Nigeria is booming, but a vast gap still exists between the growing middle-class and other Nigerians.
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'Many dead' in Nigeria town raid

Friday, July 18th 2014, 17:14
related places: Damboa

Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attack the town of Damboa in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Fifa lifts suspension on Nigeria

Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:33

Fifa ends its ban on Nigeria following Thursday's court ruling to allow the reinstatement of the country's Football Federation board.
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Nigeria's $1bn military loan delayed

Friday, July 18th 2014, 10:45

Nigeria's National Assembly breaks up for a two-month recess, meaning approval for a $1bn loan to help the military fight Boko Haram must wait.
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Nigeria seeks $1bn to curb militants

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 11:27

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan wants the government to borrow $1bn (£580m) to strengthen the military's capability to fight militant Islamists.
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Nigeria parents deny politics claim

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 15:22
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abuja

Parents of the schoolgirls abducted by militant Islamists in northern Nigeria deny playing politics by refusing to meet President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Nigeria acrimony over abducted girls

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 17:33
related places: Chibok

Nigeria's president accuses activists of "playing politics" after his meeting with parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls is called off.
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VIDEO: Malala meets Nigeria's leader

Monday, July 14th 2014, 21:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram.
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Malala meets Nigeria's leader

Monday, July 14th 2014, 16:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai meets Nigeria's president to press for more action to free the schoolgirls held by Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Can campaign still bring girls back?

Monday, July 14th 2014, 14:18

It has been three months since Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria.
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VIDEO: Malala meets Nigeria kidnap families

Monday, July 14th 2014, 6:23

Malala Yousafzai has met relatives of the some of the schoolgirls, who were kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants three months ago.
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Tearful appeals in Malala's Nigeria visit

Monday, July 14th 2014, 5:11
related places: Malala

Taliban shooting victim appeals for release of kidnapped schoolgirls
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VIDEO: Malala in Nigeria campaign visit

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 23:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has travelled to Nigeria to meet the families of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
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Nigeria to show Biafran war film

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 12:06

The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.
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Nigeria women 'escape Boko Haram'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 11:14

More than 60 women and girls abducted by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are reported to have escaped, security sources say.
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Nigeria arrests 'Boko Haram women'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:25

Three women have been arrested in Nigeria for recruiting female members for the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the military says.
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Nigeria hospital frees atheist

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:16

A Nigerian man detained in a psychiatric ward because he did not believe in God has been freed and is seeking reconciliation with his family.
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Keshi: Nigeria did not renew deal

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 9:45

Stephen Keshi says his time as Nigeria coach has come to an end because his contract expired and he was not offered a new deal.
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Deadly bomb hits Nigeria market

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 14:59
related places: Maiduguri

At least 18 people are killed in a bombing by suspected militants at a market in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, a medical worker tells the BBC.
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Nigeria 'raids Boko Haram cell'

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 0:48

Nigeria's military says it has raided a Boko Haram intelligence unit linked to the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls.
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Nigeria coach Keshi resigns after exit

Monday, June 30th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi resigns and Joseph Yobo retires after the Super Eagles' exit from the World Cup in Brazil.
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France 2-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 30th 2014, 21:26
related countries: France France

France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup as second-half goals knock out Nigeria in Brasilia.
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Nigeria bonuses not an issue - Mikel

Monday, June 30th 2014, 10:23
related countries: France France

John Mikel Obi says Nigeria's bonus row "wasn't a major issue" and will not affect the team in Monday's last-16 game against France.
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Villages attacked in north Nigeria

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 17:22

At least 40 civilians are killed in attacks on four villages by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.
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Several dead in north Nigeria blast

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 12:32
related places: Bauchi

At least 10 people have been killed and 14 injured in an explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, police say.
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Nigeria boycott training in money row

Friday, June 27th 2014, 9:36
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nigeria's World Cup squad refused to train on Thursday because of a row over bonus payments for their performance in Brazil.
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Living in fear of Boko Haram

Friday, June 27th 2014, 6:52

Living in fear of militants in Nigeria's "home of peace"
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VIDEO: Who is the man leading Boko Haram?

Friday, June 27th 2014, 5:37

The Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has come to international prominence after abducting more than 200 school girls, but what do we know about its leader?
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Nigeria leader cuts trip after blast

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 10:07
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan cuts short a trip to an African Union summit after Wednesday's bomb attack in Abuja, his spokesman says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria bomb blast kills at least 21

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 3:56
related places: Abuja

A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, has left at least 21 people dead and injured 52 more.
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Nigeria 2-3 Argentina

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 21:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina win a thriller against Nigeria, who also qualify from Group F despite the defeat.
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Deadly blast rocks Nigerian capital

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 20:21
related places: Abuja

A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, kills at least 21 people and injures 52 more.
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Nigeria atheist 'ruled mentally ill'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:30
related places: Kano

A Nigerian man is sent to a mental institute in Kano state after declaring that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram 'seizes women' in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 21:59

Around 60 women and children have been abducted in northern Nigeria by suspected militant Islamists, residents and officials say.
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Militants 'seize women' in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 18:27

More than 60 women and children have been abducted in northern Nigeria by suspected militant Islamists, residents and officials say.
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Keshi hits back at Okocha comments

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 9:08

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is unhappy with former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha's criticism of his World Cup tactics.
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