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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

Tearful appeals in Malala's Nigeria visit

Monday, July 14th 2014, 5:11
related places: Malala

Taliban shooting victim appeals for release of kidnapped schoolgirls
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VIDEO: Malala in Nigeria campaign visit

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 23:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has travelled to Nigeria to meet the families of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
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Nigeria to show Biafran war film

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 12:06

The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.
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Nigeria women 'escape Boko Haram'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 11:14

More than 60 women and girls abducted by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are reported to have escaped, security sources say.
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Nigeria arrests 'Boko Haram women'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:25

Three women have been arrested in Nigeria for recruiting female members for the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the military says.
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Nigeria hospital frees atheist

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:16

A Nigerian man detained in a psychiatric ward because he did not believe in God has been freed and is seeking reconciliation with his family.
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Keshi: Nigeria did not renew deal

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 9:45

Stephen Keshi says his time as Nigeria coach has come to an end because his contract expired and he was not offered a new deal.
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Deadly bomb hits Nigeria market

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 14:59
related places: Maiduguri

At least 18 people are killed in a bombing by suspected militants at a market in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, a medical worker tells the BBC.
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Nigeria 'raids Boko Haram cell'

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 0:48

Nigeria's military says it has raided a Boko Haram intelligence unit linked to the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls.
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Nigeria coach Keshi resigns after exit

Monday, June 30th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi resigns and Joseph Yobo retires after the Super Eagles' exit from the World Cup in Brazil.
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France 2-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 30th 2014, 21:26
related countries: France France

France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup as second-half goals knock out Nigeria in Brasilia.
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Nigeria bonuses not an issue - Mikel

Monday, June 30th 2014, 10:23
related countries: France France

John Mikel Obi says Nigeria's bonus row "wasn't a major issue" and will not affect the team in Monday's last-16 game against France.
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Villages attacked in north Nigeria

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 17:22

At least 40 civilians are killed in attacks on four villages by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.
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Several dead in north Nigeria blast

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 12:32
related places: Bauchi

At least 10 people have been killed and 14 injured in an explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, police say.
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Nigeria boycott training in money row

Friday, June 27th 2014, 9:36
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nigeria's World Cup squad refused to train on Thursday because of a row over bonus payments for their performance in Brazil.
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Living in fear of Boko Haram

Friday, June 27th 2014, 6:52

Living in fear of militants in Nigeria's "home of peace"
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VIDEO: Who is the man leading Boko Haram?

Friday, June 27th 2014, 5:37

The Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has come to international prominence after abducting more than 200 school girls, but what do we know about its leader?
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Nigeria leader cuts trip after blast

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 10:07
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan cuts short a trip to an African Union summit after Wednesday's bomb attack in Abuja, his spokesman says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria bomb blast kills at least 21

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 3:56
related places: Abuja

A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, has left at least 21 people dead and injured 52 more.
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Nigeria 2-3 Argentina

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 21:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina win a thriller against Nigeria, who also qualify from Group F despite the defeat.
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Deadly blast rocks Nigerian capital

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 20:21
related places: Abuja

A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, kills at least 21 people and injures 52 more.
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Nigeria atheist 'ruled mentally ill'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:30
related places: Kano

A Nigerian man is sent to a mental institute in Kano state after declaring that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram 'seizes women' in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 21:59

Around 60 women and children have been abducted in northern Nigeria by suspected militant Islamists, residents and officials say.
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Militants 'seize women' in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 18:27

More than 60 women and children have been abducted in northern Nigeria by suspected militant Islamists, residents and officials say.
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Keshi hits back at Okocha comments

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 9:08

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is unhappy with former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha's criticism of his World Cup tactics.
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Deadly blast hits Nigerian college

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:08
related places: Kano

An explosion hits a college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, killing at least eight people, police say.
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Ameobi admits Nigeria rode their luck

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 16:02
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Shola Ameobi admits Nigeria rode their luck at times as they beat Bosnia-Hercegovina 1-0 in a crucial Group F encounter on Saturday.
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Dozens killed in Nigeria attacks

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 14:49

Dozens of people are killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on two Nigerian villages near where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April.
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World Cup: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 0:34
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Peter Odemwingie's goal in the first half is enough for Nigeria to beat Bosnia, who fail to qualify for the last 16.
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Shell in Nigeria judgement

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Anglo-Dutch oil giant shell is braced to pay up to £30m in compensation after two oil spills in Nigeria, but lawyers for the communities affected say the company has a responsibility to protects its pipelines from thieves.
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Nigeria to recover 'Abacha loot'

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 17:42
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein has agreed to return $227m to Nigeria that was looted by former military ruler Sani Abacha, the finance ministry confirms.
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India is Nigeria's top oil customer

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 10:40
related countries: India India, United States United States

India has taken over from the US as the largest importer of Nigerian oil, the west African state's national oil company says.
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Nigeria blast hits World Cup viewers

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:38

A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people in northern Nigeria's Yobe state as they were watching a World Cup match, a hospital source tells the BBC.
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Okocha criticises Nigeria coach Keshi

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 10:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Ex-Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha says coach Stephen Keshi is responsible for the team's struggles against Iran at the World Cup.
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Iran 0-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 16th 2014, 21:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran and Nigeria play out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup as their Group F opener ends goalless in Curitiba.
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Nigerian gospel singer Kefee dies

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:28
related countries: United States United States

Popular Nigerian gospel singer Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh reportedly dies in a hospital in the United States after falling into a coma.
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Uzoenyi thrilled by second chance

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:39

Nigeria's Ejike Uzoenyi is thrilled to be at the World Cup after being recalled to the squad as an injury replacement.
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UK boosts Nigeria military aid

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 16:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.
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Nigeria curtails World Cup viewings

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 9:02
related places: Adamawa

Nigeria's north-east state of Adamawa orders venues planning to screen live coverage of the World Cup to close, citing bomb threats by militants.
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Call to decriminalise W Africa drugs

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 1:20

Low-level drug offences should be decriminalised in West Africa, according to a commission headed by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
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Nigerian women 'taken by militants'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 10:00

Suspected Boko Haram militants abduct at least 20 women in northern Nigeria, near where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April, eyewitnesses say.
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New Nigerian Emir denies family rift

Monday, June 9th 2014, 15:33
related places: Kano

The new Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, denies that there is a family rift over his appointment, following clashes in the Nigerian city.
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New emir of Kano named in Nigeria

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 17:58
related places: Kano

The ousted central bank governor and prominent government critic, Lamido Sanusi, is named as the new emir of Kano in Nigeria.
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Nigerian army raids newspaper depots

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 18:22

Nigeria's army raids newspaper distribution centres, detaining vendors and confiscating copies in what it says is a security operation.
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Nigeria buries revered Muslim ruler

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:42
related places: Kano

Tens of thousands of people attend the burial of the emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Nigeria v Brazil dream final

Friday, June 6th 2014, 16:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Peter Okwoche went to meet some London-based Nigeria fans who have been packing their bags for Brazil.
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Revered Muslim ruler dies in Nigeria

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:24
related places: Kano

The emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most prominent and revered Muslim leaders, and a vocal critic of Boko Haram, has died after a long illness.
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