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Nigeria MP 'slapped by prison boss aide'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 13:06

The head of Nigeria's prisons service is summoned to appear before parliament after his security guards allegedly slapped a female MP for overtaking his motorcade.
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New Chibok girls video 'gives hope'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 17:30

A new video showing some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped two years ago gives hope they may return, their family and friends say.
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Nigeria video shows kidnapped girls

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 14:12
related places: Chibok

Friends and family members of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago from the town of Chibok say they have identified some of them in a new video.
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VIDEO: What happened to #BringBackOurGirls campaign?

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 8:26

BBC News assesses the impact of the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign, two years after 276 students were abducted by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Nigeria 'should investigate mass graves'

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 17:19
related places: Human

Human rights group Amnesty International calls for a full forensic investigations after Nigerian officials admit that more than 300 Shia Muslims were buried in mass graves.
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Pirates 'attack cargo ship' off Nigeria

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Pirates attack a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria kidnapping six of the crew, says the Nigerian navy.
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Nigeria militants offered olive branch

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 13:51

Nigeria's army says 800 militants from the Islamist Boko Haram group who have surrendered and shown remorse are to be rehabilitated into society.
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Nigeria Islamist group leader 'caught'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 19:36

The leader of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Ansaru, Khalid al-Barnawi, has been arrested in Nigeria, authorities there say.
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Nigeria campaign to stop church births

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 23:06

Why some Nigerian women would rather give birth in a church than a clinic
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Nigeria community divided over Boko Haram

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 23:53

Nigerian town left divided after Boko Haram ousted
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Bombing suspect 'not Chibok girl'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 12:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Chibok

A top Nigerian official tells the BBC that a would-be suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon is not one of the missing schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok two years ago.
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Suspect in kidnapped schoolgirl claim

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 0:38
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Chibok

Authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria investigate a would-be suicide bomber's claim that she is one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in 2014.
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Mass Boko Haram death sentences

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 18:38
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon sentences 89 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death in the first case since new anti-terror laws were passed, local media report.
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Nigeria anger over equality law snub

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 20:15

Nigeria's Senate is condemned for rejecting a proposed bill aimed at eliminating "all forms of discrimination" against women in the country.
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Suicide blast hits Nigeria mosque

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 15:18
related places: Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers attack a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 22 worshippers, the army says.
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Nigeria's 'eight-year-old teachers'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 18:53
related places: Bauchi

Children as young as eight are being paid teaching salaries by the state as part of identity fraud in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Bauchi, officials have found.
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Nigerian oil revenues of $16bn 'missing'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 18:03

Nigeria's state-owned oil company failed to pay revenues worth $16bn to the government in a suspected fraud, according to an official audit.
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Buhari's battle to clean up Nigeria's oil industry

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 18:01

Can Nigeria end the rampant corruption in its oil industry?
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MTN 'fuelled' Boko Haram insurgency

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 15:24

Mobile phone giant MTN fuelled the Islamist-led insurgency in Nigeria by failing to disconnect unregistered sim cards, the Nigerian president says.
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Nigeria defence chief 'stole $20m'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 14:57
related places: Abuja

A former Nigerian chief of defence is charged with stealing $20m (£14m) from the air force and buying a mansion in the capital, Abuja.
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Boko Haram 'cattle markets' shut down

Friday, March 4th 2016, 17:53

Four cattle markets in northern Nigeria, where stolen animals were allegedly being sold to finance the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency, are shut down.
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VIDEO: The man who built a Calais 'Jungle' school

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 5:48

Nigerian migrant Zimako Jones told BBC News about the school he built in the Calais "Jungle"
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Armed men kidnap Nigeria schoolgirls

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 11:41
related places: Lagos

Nigerian police are hunting for three teenage girls abducted from their boarding school on the outskirts of Lagos city by heavily armed men.
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Shell is sued over Nigeria oil spills

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 22:14
related countries: Niger Niger, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oil giant Shell is being sued in London for the second time in five years over spills in the Niger Delta but Shell says it is reviewing the claims and the case should be heard in Nigeria.
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Nigeria removes 24,000 ghost workers

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 22:54

The Nigerian government removes nearly 24,000 workers from its payroll after an audit revealed they did not exist, the Finance Ministry said.
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Nigeria team rewarded after 30 years

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 16:00

The Nigeria squad that won the first Fifa Under-16 World championship have finally been rewarded after a 30-year wait.
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Letter from Africa: Nigeria's budget fiasco

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:58

The story behind Nigeria's accounting fiasco
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Nigerian's 90-lawyer team 'intimidating'

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 12:48

A Nigerian judge criticises a lawyer facing criminal charges after he turned up to a court hearing with a defence team of more than 90 people.
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VIDEO: 'Bring back our girls' - the fight goes on

Friday, February 12th 2016, 20:46

Activists in Nigeria say they will continue their campaign to secure the safety of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Scores killed in Nigeria camp bombings

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 20:07

At least 56 people are killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
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Nigeria's supercar sellers hit by economic slow-down

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 0:15

Why Porsche sales have collapsed in Nigeria
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Nigeria 'war crimes' general reinstated

Monday, February 1st 2016, 17:30

Amnesty International criticises the reinstatement of a Nigerian general it accuses of war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram.
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Nigeria seeking World Bank loan

Monday, February 1st 2016, 9:30

Nigeria is holding talks with the World Bank to help it fund a forecast $11bn (£7.7bn) budget deficit as it copes with falling oil revenue.
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Attack on Nigeria village 'kills 50'

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 15:29

At least 50 people are reported killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.
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Why rat poison is big business in Nigeria

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 4:54

Boko Haram-grade poison for the newest terrorists in town
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Nigeria suicide blasts hit Chibok

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 15:59
related places: Chibok

Suicide attackers kill at least 13 people in north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok, scene of the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants.
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'No progress on African corruption'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 11:46
related countries: Somalia Somalia, South Africa South Africa

Somalia tops the list of most corrupt countries in the world and no progress is seen in Nigeria and South Africa, says Transparency International.
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The world of Nigeria's sex-trafficking 'Air Lords'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 0:45

The vicious world of Nigeria's sex-trafficking 'Air Lords'
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Suicide blasts hit north Cameroon town

Monday, January 25th 2016, 16:39
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Bodo

At least 25 people are killed as suicide bombers strike the town of Bodo in northern Cameroon near the border with Nigeria.
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In pictures: The power of one woman

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 1:46

Work of a Nigerian female chief on display
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The Nigerian football star coaching Afghan migrants in Sweden

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 8:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Sweden Sweden

African champion now coaching team of migrants in Sweden
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Influential Nigerian king dies at 101

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 14:03
related places: Ibadan

An traditional monarch in south-west Nigeria, the Olubadan, or ruler of Ibadan land, has died at the age of 101, his son confirms to the BBC.
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VIDEO: Hunt for truth over Nigeria Shia crackdown

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 15:38

Eyewitnesses have told the BBC that the Nigerian army killed dozens of members of a Shia Muslim organisation during a military crackdown last month.
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Nigeria ex-officers in arms fraud probe

Friday, January 15th 2016, 16:45

Nigeria's president orders 20 ex-military chiefs and officers to be investigated over alleged arms procurement fraud.
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How first coup still haunts Nigeria 50 years on

Friday, January 15th 2016, 2:03

How ghosts of its first coup still haunt Nigeria
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New Chibok girls investigation ordered

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 22:05
related places: Chibok

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari approves a new investigation into the kidnap of about 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in April 2014.
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Nigeria parliament 'loses budget copies'

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 19:42

Nigeria's 2016 budget documents have gone missing at the country's parliament, an MP who requested anonymity tells the BBC.
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Nigerian minister 'stole weapons money'

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 11:06

A former Nigerian defence minister is charged with money laundering in connection with missing funds meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram.
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Nigerian cleric sentenced to death

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 9:37
related places: Kano

An Islamic court sentences a Nigerian cleric to death after finding him guilty of blasphemy in the northern city of Kano.
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Nigeria 'will negotiate for schoolgirls'

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 10:11
related places: Chibok

Nigeria's president says he is prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram to secure the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
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VIDEO: Inside Boko Haram's stronghold

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 5:49

BBC Hausa's Jimeh Saleh was granted exclusive access to Boko Haram's stronghold in the Sambisa forest in the north east of Nigeria.
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On patrol with Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 2:36

In the thick of Nigeria's Boko Haram combat zone
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