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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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War on indiscipline

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 23:43

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari recently launched a behaviour change campaign similar to his successful war against indiscipline in the 1980s. The BBC's Isa Sanusi asks if it will work.
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Baby born on Mediterranean rescue ship

Monday, September 12th 2016, 14:31

A Nigerian woman gives birth to a boy on board a rescue ship in the Mediterranean, hours after being plucked from an overcrowded rubber dinghy.
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Too many voters

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 1:06

Elizabeth Blunt, who witnessed her first African election in Nigeria in 1979, looks at how to spot the tell-tale signs of possible rigging.
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Nigeria crisis: The children who know only hunger

Monday, August 29th 2016, 11:41

Aid agencies are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, where more than two million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.
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Bono and Africa's richest man visit Nigeria camp

Monday, August 29th 2016, 10:43

Bono and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, have visited a camp of 2.3 million displaced people in north-east Nigeria.
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Ghost town

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 23:34

The largest town that Boko Haram ever controlled still lies in ruins, frozen in time nearly 18 months after Nigeria's military recaptured it, writes the BBC's Martin Patience.
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Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria air strike 'kills commanders'

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:11

Nigeria's army says it has killed several Boko Haram commanders in an air strike and has seriously wounded the group's disputed leader.
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The rower and the rapper

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 16:24
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria's Olympic rower Chierika Ukogu has an inspirational story - but without the mistaken promotion of US rapper Snoop Dogg, she is likely to have sunk without trace.
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Rio 2016: Nigeria Olympic kit ‘arrived too late'

Friday, August 19th 2016, 16:22

Nigerian athletes in Rio only received their Olympic kits on day 13 of the Games after most of them had finished competing, the BBC learns.
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Freed Nigeria Chibok schoolgirl 'misses militant husband'

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 12:39
related places: Chibok

The first Nigerian schoolgirl from Chibok to be rescued from Boko Haram says she misses the father of her baby, who is a suspected Islamist militant.
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'She is my daughter'

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 1:15

In our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks a mother’s desperate battle to recover her kidnapped toddler.
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Exclusive: Mother of escaped Chibok girl speaks to BBC

Monday, August 15th 2016, 22:12
related places: Chibok

A mother whose daughter escaped from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram tells the BBC what life was like for her daughter.
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