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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.

World news related to Nigeria – overview

Nigeria: news

Ameobi admits Nigeria rode their luck

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 16:02
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Shola Ameobi admits Nigeria rode their luck at times as they beat Bosnia-Hercegovina 1-0 in a crucial Group F encounter on Saturday.
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Dozens killed in Nigeria attacks

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 14:49

Dozens of people are killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on two Nigerian villages near where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April.
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World Cup: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 0:34
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Peter Odemwingie's goal in the first half is enough for Nigeria to beat Bosnia, who fail to qualify for the last 16.
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Shell in Nigeria judgement

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Anglo-Dutch oil giant shell is braced to pay up to £30m in compensation after two oil spills in Nigeria, but lawyers for the communities affected say the company has a responsibility to protects its pipelines from thieves.
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Nigeria to recover 'Abacha loot'

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 17:42
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein has agreed to return $227m to Nigeria that was looted by former military ruler Sani Abacha, the finance ministry confirms.
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India is Nigeria's top oil customer

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 10:40
related countries: India India, United States United States

India has taken over from the US as the largest importer of Nigerian oil, the west African state's national oil company says.
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Nigeria blast hits World Cup viewers

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:38

A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people in northern Nigeria's Yobe state as they were watching a World Cup match, a hospital source tells the BBC.
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Okocha criticises Nigeria coach Keshi

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 10:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Ex-Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha says coach Stephen Keshi is responsible for the team's struggles against Iran at the World Cup.
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Iran 0-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 16th 2014, 21:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran and Nigeria play out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup as their Group F opener ends goalless in Curitiba.
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Nigerian gospel singer Kefee dies

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:28
related countries: United States United States

Popular Nigerian gospel singer Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh reportedly dies in a hospital in the United States after falling into a coma.
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Uzoenyi thrilled by second chance

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:39

Nigeria's Ejike Uzoenyi is thrilled to be at the World Cup after being recalled to the squad as an injury replacement.
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UK boosts Nigeria military aid

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 16:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.
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Nigeria curtails World Cup viewings

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 9:02
related places: Adamawa

Nigeria's north-east state of Adamawa orders venues planning to screen live coverage of the World Cup to close, citing bomb threats by militants.
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Call to decriminalise W Africa drugs

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 1:20

Low-level drug offences should be decriminalised in West Africa, according to a commission headed by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
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Nigerian women 'taken by militants'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 10:00

Suspected Boko Haram militants abduct at least 20 women in northern Nigeria, near where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April, eyewitnesses say.
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New Nigerian Emir denies family rift

Monday, June 9th 2014, 15:33
related places: Kano

The new Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, denies that there is a family rift over his appointment, following clashes in the Nigerian city.
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New emir of Kano named in Nigeria

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 17:58
related places: Kano

The ousted central bank governor and prominent government critic, Lamido Sanusi, is named as the new emir of Kano in Nigeria.
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Nigerian army raids newspaper depots

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 18:22

Nigeria's army raids newspaper distribution centres, detaining vendors and confiscating copies in what it says is a security operation.
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Nigeria buries revered Muslim ruler

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:42
related places: Kano

Tens of thousands of people attend the burial of the emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Nigeria v Brazil dream final

Friday, June 6th 2014, 16:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Peter Okwoche went to meet some London-based Nigeria fans who have been packing their bags for Brazil.
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Revered Muslim ruler dies in Nigeria

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:24
related places: Kano

The emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most prominent and revered Muslim leaders, and a vocal critic of Boko Haram, has died after a long illness.
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Nyong'o to star in Americanah

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:32

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah.
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Nigeria 'preachers kill dozens'

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:16

Suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria opened fire on villagers who had gathered to hear them preach, killing dozens of people, survivors tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram 'tricked villagers'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:25
related places: Gwoza

Peter Biye, a Member of the House of Representatives for Gwoza, in Borno State, Nigeria, tells the BBC's Will Ross that Boko Haram fighters tricked the villagers of Attagara before attacking them.
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Nigeria villagers 'killed at church'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 10:48

Suspected Boko Haram militants. some disguised as soldiers, kill dozens of Nigerian villagers in fresh raids including one on a church, the BBC learns.
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Nigeria U-turn on schoolgirl rallies

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:19
related places: Abuja

Nigerian police say rallies to demand the release of schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants will be allowed, after earlier banning them.
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VIDEO: Improving education in Nigeria

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 6:50
related places: Kano

Will Ross reports from a religious school in Kano - a city that has been attacked by Boko Haram several times.
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How Nigeria schools fight Boko Haram

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 0:06

Nigerian schools defy Boko Haram with Islamic and Western mix
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Deadly blast strikes north Nigeria

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 22:32
related places: Mubi

At least 14 people are reported killed in an explosion targeting people watching football in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi.
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Nigeria traditional leader shot dead

Friday, May 30th 2014, 16:28
related places: Gwoza

A northern Nigerian traditional leader, the emir of Gwoza, is shot dead after his convoy comes under from suspected Boko Haram militants.
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Nigeria's leader vows 'total war'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 13:31

Nigeria's president vows to wage a "total war" against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, saying "terrorism" threatens the country's democratic gains.
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Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 20:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uche Nwofor's late strike denies Scotland victory against World Cup-bound Nigeria at Craven Cottage.
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VIDEO: Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 20:35

The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue.
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Cameroon boosts Nigeria border forces

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 19:12
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon deploys about 1,000 troops to its border with Nigeria to fight the growing threat of the Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:48

Nigerian military says it knows where 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are, but adds it cannot risk "going there with force".
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Nigeria 'called off deal' for girls

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:55

A deal for the release of some of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls was close to being secured when the government called it off, the BBC learns.
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Deadly blast in Nigerian city of Jos

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 0:12
related places: Jos

An explosion in the central Nigerian city of Jos kills three people, police say, days after a twin car bomb attack there killed 118.
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Boko Haram 'targets vigilantes'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 17:24

Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria raid three villages and kill those they accuse of being vigilantes, residents tell the BBC.
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UN imposes sanctions on Boko Haram

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 15:59

The UN Security Council approves sanctions against the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, five weeks after it kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.
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VIDEO: Nigeria girls demo blocked by police

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:49

There have been more protests over the abductions of the school girls in Nigeria, as people continue to call on the government to do more to rescue them.
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'Boko Haram' destroy Nigeria village

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 17:48

Suspected militant Islamists kill more than 25 people and burn nearly all the homes in a village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.
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Nigerian teachers protest over girls

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 14:27

Nigeria's teachers hold a day of protest in support of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram militants last month.
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VIDEO: Nigeria violence: Army ‘demoralised’

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 22:12

The Nigerian army has told the BBC it is demoralised, outnumbered and outgunned, following a series of attacks which killed at least 150 people.
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Deadly attacks on Nigeria villages

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 19:49
related places: Jos

Suspected Boko Haram fighters are accused of killing at least 27 people in two northern Nigeria villages, a day after deadly bombings in the city of Jos.
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Nigerian president condemns bombings

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:10
related places: Jos

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns as "evil" twin bombings in the central city of Jos, in which at least 118 people were killed.
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Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 21:12
related places: Jos

The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of twin bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos, officials say.
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