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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

In pictures: Exploring the African male

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:54

Nigerian photographer explore sensuality and surrealism
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Boko Haram video shows leader alive

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:47

A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.
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Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 22:38
related countries: Senegal Senegal, United States United States
related places: August

Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
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Nigerian evangelist 'to be sued'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 14:25

Two South Africans who lost relatives when a church hostel in Nigeria collapsed say they intend to sue evangelist TB Joshua - and call for others to join them.
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Boko Haram fighters 'surrender'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 21:18

Hundreds of fighters in Nigeria-based Islamic militant group Boko Haram have surrendered after heavy losses against the army, the country's military spokesman says.
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Nigeria MPs probe arms deal cash

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigeria's MPs are investigating how $9.3m (£5.7m) of government money - allegedly earmarked for an arms deal - ended up on a private jet in South Africa.
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VIDEO: The impact of Ebola on family life

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Liberia Liberia
related places: Nairobi

Abba Abashi a Liberian-Nigerian student in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been speaking with the BBC about his efforts to maintain contact with family members in Liberia
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Nigeria back-tracks on Chibok girls

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 18:56

Nigeria's army retracts its statement that some of the schoolgirls abducted in April by Islamist militants have been freed.
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Nigeria MPs fury at 'cash arms deal'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.
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Letter from Africa: Internet warriors

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:58

Nigeria's political "thugs" go digital for 2015 election
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More dead in Nigeria church collapse

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 13:32

The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.
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Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 19:49
related places: Borno

Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.
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Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church

Friday, September 19th 2014, 12:42
related places: Lagos

A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago.
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Nigeria has 'torture officers'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 19:14

Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
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SA team helps Nigeria church rescue

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 16:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed.
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Nigeria college attacked by gunmen

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 20:33
related places: Kano

Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
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Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 12:39
related places: Lagos

At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel belonging to Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua collapsed in Lagos, President Zuma says.
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Nigerian bank robbery nets millions

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 13:34
related places: Abuja

Nigerian police in Abuja are seeking an IT worker alleging he helped to steal £25m from the bank where he worked.
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Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 12:26
related places: Maiduguri

Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.
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VIDEO: Northern Nigeria emir speaks to BBC

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 11:21
related places: Kano

In his first interview since becoming emir of Kano in northern Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II tells the BBC about his plans for the area, where Nigeria's government has been battling an insurgency.
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VIDEO: Preacher releases church collapse video

Monday, September 15th 2014, 21:34

Preacher TB Joshua believes the church collapse in Nigeria is linked to a plane being seen overhead shortly before the building fell.
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Plane 'linked to Lagos collapse'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:53
related places: Lagos

TB Joshua, one of Nigeria's best known preachers and televangelists, says a small plane circled over a guesthouse in Lagos before it collapsed.
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Nigeria 'repels' attack on key town

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 18:51
related places: Borno, Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has killed some 100 Boko Haram militants after repelling an attack on a town near Maiduguri in north-eastern Borno state.
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Deadly collapse in Lagos building

Friday, September 12th 2014, 22:35
related places: Lagos

A building linked to TB Joshua, one of Nigeria's best known preachers and televangelists, collapses in Lagos, killing at least three people.
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Militants 'surround' Nigeria city

Friday, September 12th 2014, 7:43
related places: Borno, Maiduguri

Nigeria's militant Islamists have "completely surrounded" Maiduguri, the main city in north-eastern Borno state, traditional elders have warned.
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VIDEO: Nigerian hashtag sparks controversy

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 11:36

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has ordered election banners with the slogan "Bring Back Jonathan 2015" to be taken down.
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Goodluck Jonathan reacts to controversial slogan

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 1:21

The Nigerian president speaks out about an unofficial hashtag that has outraged many.
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Boko Haram 'shoots ex-leader's son'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 17:53

The son of Nigeria's ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is shot and wounded in a battle with militant Islamists, the former leader's aide tells the BBC.
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Nigeria avoid global football ban

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:55

World football governing body Fifa confirms that African champions Nigeria have avoided a ban from global football.
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Nigeria Islamists in new advance

Monday, September 8th 2014, 12:42
related places: Michika

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram capture the key north-eastern town of Michika, residents say, gaining more territory in its efforts to create an Islamic state.
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Nigeria awaits Fifa ruling on ban

Monday, September 8th 2014, 8:47

Nigeria awaits Fifa's final ruling on a possible global suspension as the deadline passes for Chris Giwa to give up his NFF presidential claims.
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Giwa defiant despite Fifa ultimatum

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 14:30

Chris Giwa insists he is president of the Nigeria Football Federation despite a Fifa ultimatum of a global ban if he continues his claims.
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'Bodies littering' Nigerian town

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:19

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker tells the BBC.
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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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