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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 border town 'captured'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 17:14
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Iraq Iraq

Islamist militants in Nigeria capture a border town near Cameroon, witnesses say, amid a warning that the country could be breaking up like Iraq.
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Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 12:15
related places: Bama

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
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Nigerian army's pride wounded

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:41

Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram goes from bad to worse
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The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Monday, September 1st 2014, 23:11

The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
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VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa

Monday, September 1st 2014, 13:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.
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VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola death outside Lagos

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 19:28
related places: Lagos, Port Harcourt

Nigeria has recorded its first Ebola death outside Lagos after a doctor died of the virus in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.
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Nigeria launches electronic ID cards

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 18:45

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally launches a national electronic identity card, which can also be used to make payments.
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Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 12:02
related places: Lagos, Port Harcourt

Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.
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Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 14:44

Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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Nigerian troops cross into Cameroon

Monday, August 25th 2014, 18:45
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers cross into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, but Nigeria denies they fled.
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Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 11:21

Militant group Boko Haram says it has set up an Islamic state in towns and villages it has seized in Nigeria, but the army rejects the claim as "empty".
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Fire destroys NFF building in Abuja

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 11:34
related places: Abuja

A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday.
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Nigerian 'mutiny over Boko Haram'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 16:00

A group of soldiers in Nigeria is refusing to fight Boko Haram militants until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers tells the BBC.
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Chad army 'rescues 85 Nigerians'

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 23:47
related countries: Chad Chad

Chadian troops rescue some 85 Nigerian villagers who were abducted earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants, reports say.
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'New mass abduction' in Nigeria

Friday, August 15th 2014, 15:43

Reports emerge of a new mass abduction in north-eastern Nigeria, suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants Boko Haram.
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How Nigeria turned Her Majesty's prison into a place of pleasure

Friday, August 15th 2014, 0:04

How a colonial jail in Nigeria became a place of solace and joy
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VIDEO: Third Ebola victim dies in Nigeria

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 13:14

The deadly virus Ebola has claimed a third victim in Nigeria, taking the overall death toll to over 1,000 people.
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Nigeria soldiers' wives protest

Monday, August 11th 2014, 19:01

The wives of Nigerian soldiers have protested against their husbands being sent to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a demonstrator says
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VIDEO: Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 17:08

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11m (£6.5m) in funding to help contain it.
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Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 1:29

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.
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Militant attack on Cameroon village

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 22:44
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Militants with suspected ties to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram raid a village in northern Cameroon, police say, killing 10 people.
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Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 0:44

The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria
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VIDEO: Nigerian army 'atrocities' exposed

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:52

Amnesty International releases footage which it says shows the Nigerian army engaging in "gruesome extrajudicial executions".
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Nigeria army 'atrocities' uncovered

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 0:07

Amnesty International says it has uncovered evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, where the military is fighting Islamist militants.
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Nigeria records second Ebola case

Monday, August 4th 2014, 17:32

Nigeria records its second confirmed Ebola case as new UN figures show that 887 people have died of the virus in West Africa since February.
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Teenage gold medallist faces doping ban

Friday, August 1st 2014, 10:29

Teenage weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria faces a doping ban after failing her 'B' sample drugs test.
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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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