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Exclusive: Mother of escaped Chibok girl speaks to BBC

Monday, August 15th 2016, 22:12
related places: Chibok

A mother whose daughter escaped from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram tells the BBC what life was like for her daughter.
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Nigeria Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 17:40
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video showing some 50 of the schoolgirls seized by the group from Chibok more than two years ago.
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Boko Haram video shows abducted Chibok schoolgirls

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 17:38
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the schoolgirls they abducted from the northern town of Chibok.
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Boko Haram video 'shows missing Chibok girls'

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 9:30
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video purporting to show some of the schoolgirls seized by the group from Chibok more than two years ago.
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Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

Friday, August 12th 2016, 12:14

Five million Nigerian children are due to be vaccinated against polio after the first new cases for two years, the government says.
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Nigeria reports first polio cases since 2014

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 21:19

The Nigerian government reports two cases of polio in the first re-emergence of the disease in the country since 2014.
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Bikes not bombs in Nigerian birthplace of Boko Haram

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 9:00
related places: Maiduguri

After motorcycles were banned in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, due to Boko Haram attacks, bicycles became popular.
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Clashes over Nigerian farmland

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 9:08

Hundreds have been killed in clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria's latest security crisis.
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'Hacked to death'

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 1:19

Farming is threatening the lives of a semi-nomadic community in Nigeria, unleashing violence that has already claimed hundreds of lives this year, writes the BBC's Martin Patience.
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Nigeria's Olympic gold policewoman Chioma Ajunwa

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 15:46

Chioma Ajunwa was the first Nigerian to win an Olympic gold in 1996, while she was also working as a police officer.
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Family fun

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 23:42
related countries: United States United States

A Nigerian man in the US has become a comedy hit on social media because of his videos about African family life.
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Split decision

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:23

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram now has two rival leaders - Nigeria analyst Andrew Walker looks at whether the split will make it more or less dangerous.
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Boko Haram in Nigeria: Split emerges over leadership

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 11:06

The disputed leader of Boko Haram says he is still in charge of Nigeria's militant Islamist group despite a statement by so-called Islamic State that he had been replaced.
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Recipe for happiness?

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 10:46

One of Nigeria's most high profile pastors gets social media cooking with comments about what makes an ideal spouse.
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Boko Haram in Nigeria: Abu Musab al-Barnawi named as new leader

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 12:33

So-called Islamic State says its West African affiliate Boko Haram has a new leader, but makes no mention of the fate of his predecessor Abubakar Shekau.
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Nigeria Shia killings: Army should be prosecuted

Monday, August 1st 2016, 17:07
related places: Zaria

Nigerian troops should be prosecuted for the killing of 349 Shia Muslims in northern Zaria city last year, a judicial inquiry says.
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Online fraud: Top Nigerian scammer arrested

Monday, August 1st 2016, 16:42
related places: Port Harcourt

A Nigerian behind thousands of online scams around the world has been arrested in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol alleges.
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UN condemns 'barbaric' Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 23:32

A top UN official says the Boko Haram group is guilty of "almost unimaginable" brutality in Nigeria as troops battle to push it back.
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Nigeria pastor arrested for chaining up son for 'stealing'

Monday, July 25th 2016, 15:38

Nigerian police arrest a church pastor, accused of keeping his nine-year-old son chained up for more than a month as a punishment for stealing.
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Nigeria's Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 10:31
related places: Lagos

A Nigerian Muslim group welcomes a court ruling lifting the ban on schoolgirls in Lagos state wearing the headscarf as a victory.
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Crippling the creeks

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 23:32
related countries: Niger Niger

The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Nigeria's oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis, writes the BBC's Martin Patience
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Why are Nigeria pipelines blown up?

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 19:33

A recent wave of militancy in Nigeria has targeted the country's oil facilities damaging the industry, but what is motivating this?
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Nigerian journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 3:00

Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure is the second winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award.
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Nigeria Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef

Monday, July 18th 2016, 23:41
related places: Borno

Almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria's Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are severely malnourished, the UN children's agency says.
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Italy migrants: Nigerian killed in Fermo race attack

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 18:53
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Fermo

A man is held by Italian police investigating the killing of a Nigerian immigrant which the government has condemned as a racist attack.
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Nigerian DJ Obi attempts to break world record with 10-day set

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 21:47

A Nigerian DJ is attempting to break a world record for the longest set ever played.
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Kidnapped Sierra Leone diplomat released in Nigeria

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 19:54
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The former head of Sierra Leone's army, Maj Gen Nelson Williams, who was kidnapped in Nigeria last week has been freed, officials say.
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Two years of captivity

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 23:23
related places: Chibok

The first rescued Chibok girl, who went on to meet Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, has not been seen by her relatives since telling of her ordeal at the hands of Boko Haram.
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Nigerian city of Lagos shuts 'noisy' churches and mosques

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 13:30
related places: Lagos

Some 70 churches, 20 mosques and 10 hotels and pubs are ordered to close in Nigeria's Lagos state in an attempt to reduce high noise levels.
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Dirty money

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 1:03

Nigeria's government is determined to sort out the environmental damage caused by the oil industry, but will a new multi-million dollar clean-up plan work?
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Nigeria senate leader Saraki denies forgery charges

Monday, June 27th 2016, 12:00

The leader of Nigeria's senate, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy plead not guilty to forgery and criminal conspiracy charges.
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War of the robes

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 23:56

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at how the latest religious tension in Nigeria is playing out in what people wear to school.
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Nigeria Boko Haram: Scores of refugees starved to death - MSF

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 10:41
related places: Bama

Nearly 200 people fleeing Boko Haram militants have died of starvation in the Nigerian city of Bama in the past month, medical charity MSF says.
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Australian company's workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 3:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Seven people, including three Australians and a New Zealander, are believed kidnapped in Nigeria in an attack which left one person dead.
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Nigeria MPs threaten to sue over US sex claims

Friday, June 17th 2016, 15:38
related countries: United States United States

Three Nigerian politicians threaten to sue the US embassy over accusations that they groped a hotel worker and tried to solicit prostitutes.
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Nigeria allows naira to float against US dollar

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 16:47

Nigeria plans to allow the embattled naira to trade freely against the dollar in a bid to control a currency crisis.
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Nigeria football backers 'fear lesbians'

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 17:10

Sponsors shy away from backing female footballers because they believe the game is "synonymous with lesbianism", a senior Nigerian official says.
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Nigeria army 'killed Biafra protesters'

Friday, June 10th 2016, 16:40

Nigeria's military is accused of killing at least 17 Biafran protesters by rights group Amnesty International.
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South African mobile phone firm MTN to pay $1.7bn Nigeria fine

Friday, June 10th 2016, 16:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African telecoms firm MTN agrees to pay $1.7bn to Nigeria over unregistered Sim cards, after originally being fined $5bn.
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Buhari 'broke medical tourism promise'

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 11:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of Nigeria's leading doctors accuses President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on a promise to end "medical tourism" by seeking treatment in the UK.
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Boko Haram attack kills 32 in Niger

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 13:47
related countries: Niger Niger

Thirty Nigerien troops and two Nigerian soldiers have been killed repelling an attack by Boko Haram militants in Niger, officials say.
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Pesticide found for Nigeria tomato killer

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 22:34

Nigerian researchers say they have found a pesticide capable of killing a moth which has ravaged the country's tomato crop.
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The Niger Delta Avengers: Nigeria's newest militants

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 23:27
related countries: Niger Niger

Who are the latest militants hitting Nigeria's oil pipelines?
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India probes Nigerian student 'attack'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 5:56
related countries: India India
related places: Hyderabad

India's foreign ministry says it is looking into an alleged attack on a Nigerian student by a local man in the southern city of Hyderabad.
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Buhari’s first year: Five ways Nigeria has changed

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 23:51

And other ways Nigeria has changed under new president
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Orphan who moved Italy starts new life

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 14:51
related countries: Italy Italy

A Nigerian baby girl who survived a shipwreck in the Mediterranean goes to a foster family in Sicily, after touching Italian hearts.
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Nigeria finance chiefs quizzed on naira

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 17:36

Nigerian MPs summon the finance minister and central bank governor to brief them on proposals to ease the economic crisis by devaluing the currency.
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Nigerian state in 'tomato emergency'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 14:42
related places: Kaduna

A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are reportedly destroyed by pests.
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'Drugged woman told to bomb market'

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 16:16
related places: Kano

A Nigerian woman describes how she was abducted, drugged, fitted with a suicide vest and told to bomb a market in the city of Kano.
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Boko Haram abductees freed in Nigeria

Friday, May 20th 2016, 19:43
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian army says it has freed 97 women and girls from Boko Haram, including one taken from Chibok school, however this is disputed.
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VIDEO: Ninety-seven rescued from Boko Haram

Friday, May 20th 2016, 19:26

The Nigerian military has announced that 97 women and children held by the Islamist group Boko Haram have been rescued.
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Freed Chibok girl meets Nigerian leader

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 16:54

The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued since their capture in Chibok two years ago meets President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
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Freed Chibok girl reunited with family

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 19:44

The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued since her capture two years ago has an emotional reunion with her mother.
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