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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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Dozens killed in Nigeria attacks

Monday, December 28th 2015, 18:33

A wave of attacks by female suicide bombers in north-eastern Nigeria kills more than 50 people and injures many others.
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VIDEO: Fire after Nigeria blast 'raged for hours'

Friday, December 25th 2015, 17:45

A huge explosion on Thursday at a butane gas depot in south-eastern Nigeria left "tens" of people dead, Nigeria's president says.
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'Tens' dead in Nigeria gas plant blast

Friday, December 25th 2015, 13:12

A huge explosion at a butane gas depot in south-eastern Nigeria has left "tens" of people dead, Nigeria's president says.
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Boko Haram 'technically defeated'

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 10:30

The Nigerian army has all but won the war against Boko Haram militants, President Muhammadu Buhari tells the BBC.
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Boko Haram forces '1m out of school'

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 11:42

An Islamist-led insurgency has kept about one million children out of school in Nigeria and three neighbouring states, the UN children's agency says.
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Nigeria bans credit card use abroad

Monday, December 21st 2015, 15:06

Nigeria's central bank has ordered commercial banks to stop customers from using their debit and credit cards abroad, a source tells the BBC.
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Illegal migrant makes good as plumber in Nigeria

Monday, December 21st 2015, 1:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Illegal migrant leaves UK to become top Nigerian plumber
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Sex, love and money: Nigeria's new Instagram agony aunt

Monday, December 21st 2015, 0:13

Nigerian women use Instagram to get advice from agony aunt
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Mercy for Nigeria soldiers facing death

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 15:38

Nigeria's military announces that death sentences handed to 66 soldiers for munity have been commuted to 10-year prison terms.
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Nigerian aide charged with fraud

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:45

Nigeria's former national security adviser is charged on 19 counts of fraud, money laundering and criminal breach of trust worth a total of $68m.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's floating classroom on a lagoon

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 8:41
related places: Lagos, Makoko

A floating school is giving the children of a fishing community in Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria, the chance of a better life.
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Nigeria crowns new Yoruba king

Monday, December 7th 2015, 19:46
related places: Ife

A 40-year-old accountant, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is crowned the new Ooni of Ife in Nigeria - one of the most revered Yoruba kings.
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Nigeria's $500m typing error

Friday, December 4th 2015, 15:51

Nigeria's telecom regulator says it made a $500m (£330m) typing error when announcing a reduction in the fine imposed on Africa's largest mobile operator, MTN.
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Should new calls for Biafra worry Nigerians?

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:33

Should new calls for a breakaway state worry Nigeria?
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Suicide attack hits Nigeria Shia march

Friday, November 27th 2015, 17:27
related places: Kano

A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria's Kano state, eyewitnesses say.
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Thieves steal $250m of Nigerian oil

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 21:23

Thieves have stolen nearly $250m of oil from a single pipeline this year, Nigeria's state oil company says.
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Deadly bombing at Nigeria phone market

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 18:09
related places: Kano

Two female suicide bombers kill 11 people at a mobile phone market in northern Nigeria's main city, Kano, police say.
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Facebook activates Nigeria safety check

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 14:12
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Facebook activates its safety check feature after a deadly blast in Nigeria, following criticism that it was used in the Paris attack but not elsewhere.
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'$2bn stolen' from anti-Boko Haram fight

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 12:17

Nigeria's president orders the arrest of a former top official for allegedly stealing more than $2bn (£1.3bn) meant to fight militant Islamists.
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Nigeria vegetable market blast kills 30

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 9:03
related places: Yola

More than 30 people are killed in a suicide attack at a market in the northern Nigerian city of Yola, just days after a visit by President Buhari.
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Graca Machel meets Chibok parents

Friday, November 13th 2015, 12:34
related places: Chibok

Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel is meeting some of the parents of the 219 Chibok girls abducted by Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram militants last year.
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VIDEO: Living under the threat of Boko Haram

Friday, November 13th 2015, 6:53
related places: Maiduguri

The BBC's Martin Patience gains rare access to the city of Maiduguri at the heart of Nigeria's Islamist insurgency.
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Nigeria protests over Biafra arrest

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 19:06

Hundreds of people in southern Nigeria protest about the continued detention of an activist who supports the creation of a breakaway state of Biafra.
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Appeal to pardon Nigeria's Saro-Wiwa

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 13:36

Supporters of Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa call for him to be posthumously pardoned, as they mark the 20th anniversary of his execution.
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Lake Chad state of emergency declared

Monday, November 9th 2015, 23:08
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad declares a state of emergency in the western Lake Chad region following attacks by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria.
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Nigeria's anti-corruption chief fired

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:13

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacks the head of the anti-corruption agency, Ibrahim Lamorde, but gives no reason for his removal.
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VIDEO: Nigerian scoops Scrabble world title

Monday, November 9th 2015, 16:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Nigerians have been congratulating countryman Wellington Jighere, who has become the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship.
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Nigeria celebrates Scrabble victory

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Nigeria's president congratulates countryman Wellington Jighere, who has become the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship.
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Nigeria and Mali reach U17s final

Friday, November 6th 2015, 10:13
related countries: Mali Mali

Nigeria and Mali set up an all-African final at the Under-17 World Cup after winning their semi-finals on Thursday.
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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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