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Shell 'failing to clean up oil spills'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 5:03

Oil giant Shell is accused of making false claims about the extent of its clean-up operations in Nigeria.
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Boko Haram reveals rocket factory

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 19:16

Islamist militant group Boko Haram releases photos apparently showing a rocket-making factory in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Scammers target Nigeria anti-fraud move

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 16:41

Fraudsters are posing as banks helping Nigerians register with an anti-fraud measure, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
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What’s the point of Nigeria’s traditional kings?

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 15:32

What’s the point of Nigeria’s traditional rulers?
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MTN seeks to cut $5.2bn Nigerian fine

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 12:47

Share trading in MTN, Africa's biggest mobile operator, has restarted after being suspended following a huge fine imposed by Nigerian authorities.
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Nigeria crackdown on fake bank accounts

Friday, October 30th 2015, 18:45
related places: More

Nigeria launches a major crackdown on fake bank-account holders in a bid to reduce fraud in the banking sector.
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Nigeria arrests over '$90 baby sale'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 15:38

Six people are arrested in south-eastern Nigeria for allegedly selling a two-week old baby, including the child's mother, according to police.
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VIDEO: Could rugby rival football in Nigeria?

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 22:33

Rugby veterans in Nigeria are trying hard to save the game, which is struggling to match football for popularity.
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Nigeria's 'most-wanted Islamists' photos

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 11:26

Nigeria's army publishes 100 photos of its most-wanted Boko Haram suspects as it steps up efforts to hunt down the Islamist militants.
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Nigeria troops free Boko Haram captives

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 16:40

The Nigerian army has freed 338 people held by Boko Haram near the group's north-eastern stronghold, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's school for aspiring musicians

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 0:23

A leading Nigerian musician has established a college to help improve the country's musical exports.
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Nigeria names new Yoruba king

Monday, October 26th 2015, 15:53
related places: Ife

A 40-year-old accountant, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is named the new Ooni of Ife in Nigeria - one of the most revered Yoruba kings.
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Nigeria bombs leave at least 42 dead

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 19:27

At least 42 people are feared dead after two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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VIDEO: Dozens dead in Nigeria blasts

Friday, October 16th 2015, 19:53
related places: Maiduguri

At least 39 people have died after multiple explosions in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
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Nigeria general jailed over defeat

Friday, October 16th 2015, 18:40

A military court in Nigeria sentences a general to six months in jail for his involvement in one of the army's worst defeats by Boko Haram militants.
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Dozens dead in Nigeria mosque blasts

Friday, October 16th 2015, 10:46
related places: Maiduguri

At least 39 people have died after multiple explosions in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Thursday and Friday, an emergency official says.
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Suspicious Nigeria death not Ebola: WHO

Friday, October 9th 2015, 13:35
related places: Calabar

A man whose death in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar triggered an Ebola scare did not have the virus, the World Health Organization says.
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Blasts in Nigeria capital kill 18

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 13:34
related places: Abuja

A series of blasts rock the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja killing at least 18 people and injuring many more, officials say.
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Five children 'bomb Nigerian city'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 17:59
related places: Maiduguri

Five children were behind a series of deadly explosions in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Thursday evening, security sources say.
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Nigeria president to run oil ministry

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 11:12

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he intends to remain in personal control of the oil ministry as he pursues an anti-corruption campaign.
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Nigeria Hajj deaths rise to 54

Monday, September 28th 2015, 11:11

At least 54 Nigerians are known to have died in Thursday's stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca, says Nigeria's National Hajj Commission.
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Nigeria reaches polio 'milestone'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 21:42

The World Health Organization removes Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries, a "milestone" on the path to eradicating the paralysing viral infection.
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VIDEO: Nigeria close to eradicating polio

Friday, September 25th 2015, 18:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Until recently there were three countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria - where polio was endemic, now there remain just two.
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Boko Haram fighters surrender in Nigeria

Friday, September 25th 2015, 15:50

Some 200 members of Boko Haram Islamist militant group give themselves up, in the biggest such surrender, Nigeria's army says.
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Triple blasts kill dozens in Nigeria

Monday, September 21st 2015, 13:12
related places: Maiduguri

At least 54 people have been killed in three explosions in the birthplace of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram - Maiduguri in north-east Nigeria, police say.
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Half million children 'flee Boko Haram'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 11:39

Close to 500,000 children have fled attacks by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram over the past five months, bringing the total to 1.4m, Unicef says.
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Nigeria enforces single bank account

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 18:59

Nigerian government departments are told to ensure all transactions pass through a single bank account by the end of Tuesday as part of anti-fraud measures.
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VIDEO: The Nigerian school that floats on water

Monday, September 14th 2015, 20:10

BBC Africa's Anne Soy speaks to architect Kunle Adeyemi about the inspiration behind his three-storey floating school on a lagoon in Nigeria.
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Kenyan DJ celebrates Nollywood win

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A popular Kenyan DJ surprises critics after winning an acting award at a ceremony for the Nigerian film industry in Los Angeles.
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Nigeria school collapse kills children

Monday, September 14th 2015, 14:04
related places: Jos

At least four children have died after an Islamic primary school collapsed near the central Nigerian city of Jos, officials say.
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Bomb blast hits Nigeria refugee camp

Friday, September 11th 2015, 14:53
related places: Yola

At least three people die after a bomb explodes at a camp in north-eastern Nigeria for people who have fled the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.
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Nigeria's oldest pupil dies 'at 94'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:12

A man believed to be the oldest school pupil in Nigeria has died at the age of 94, his family says.
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BBC seeks Ethiopia and Eritrea service

Monday, September 7th 2015, 19:35
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Ethiopia Ethiopia

The BBC's Director general Tony Hall proposed to introduce a news service for Eritrea and Ethiopia, as well as expanding digital services for Nigeria.
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Nigerian leader declares wealth

Friday, September 4th 2015, 11:30

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declares he has $150,000 (£100,000) in his personal account - far less than his vice-president.
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VIDEO: Assessing Nigeria's new president

Friday, September 4th 2015, 4:49

This weekend Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari marks 100 days in office.
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Twin blasts kill 19 in Cameroon

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

At least 19 people are killed in two bomb attacks in the far north of Cameroon, where Nigeria's Boko Haram militants are active, officials say.
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Nigerian drones to fight oil theft

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 17:38

Nigeria is to deploy drones to monitor ships in an effort to curb the rampant theft of oil in the country, the state oil firm says.
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Nigeria ex-security adviser in court

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 12:55
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's sacked national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, pleads not guilty to the charge of illegally possessing weapons at a court in the capital, Abuja.
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Boko Haram 'spreads to Lagos'

Monday, August 31st 2015, 10:33
related places: Lagos

Boko Haram is trying to expand its activities to southern Nigeria, include the commercial capital Lagos, as well as other parts of the country, officials say.
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Nigeria warns of airport attack

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 12:42
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's intelligence agency warns of a possible attack on Abuja's airport after disrupting what it said was a Boko Haram spying network.
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Nigeria anti-graft boss 'not corrupt'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:17

Nigeria's anti-corruption boss Ibrahim Lamorde denies allegations that $5bn (£3.2bn) has gone missing at the commission he heads.
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Nigeria ex-security adviser charged

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:05

Nigeria's sacked national security adviser has been charged in court with illegally possessing weapons, an official statement says.
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Militants ambush Nigerian army chief

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 13:54
related places: Borno

Suspected Boko Haram militants ambushed a convoy carrying the new head of the Nigerian army through Borno state, the military says.
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'Dozens drown' fleeing Boko Haram

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 22:28

Reports in Nigeria say as many as 60 people may have been killed after a raid on a village in the north-east by suspected Boko Haram militants.
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Nigeria to get 10,000 extra police

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 13:46

Nigeria's will recruit an extra 10,000 police officers to boost security and help tackle youth employment, President Muhammadu Buhari says.
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Shekau 'still leads' Boko Haram

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 17:31

An audio emerges purportedly of Abubakar Shekau in which he denies being replaced as leader of Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Nigerians mourn revered monarch

Friday, August 14th 2015, 15:10
related places: Ife

A revered monarch in south-west Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, has been buried after thousands attended his funeral, a mourner tells the BBC.
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Boko Haram deadline for Nigeria army

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 15:17

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari gives his new military chiefs a three-month deadline to defeat the Islamist militant Boko Haram group.
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Christians 'hurt Boko Haram fight'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:01

Christian leaders in Nigeria undermined efforts to combat the threat of Boko Haram by failing to engage in dialogue, a senior Anglican cleric says.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'has new leader'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 13:33
related countries: Chad Chad

The Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has a new leader who is open to dialogue, says Chad's President Idriss Deby.
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Nigeria live-tweets heart surgery

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 18:00

A state-run hospital in Nigeria live-tweets an operation to repair a hole in the heart of an eight-year-old girl, in a first for the West African state.
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