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Letter from Africa: Nigeria's budget fiasco

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:58

The story behind Nigeria's accounting fiasco
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Nigerian's 90-lawyer team 'intimidating'

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 12:48

A Nigerian judge criticises a lawyer facing criminal charges after he turned up to a court hearing with a defence team of more than 90 people.
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VIDEO: 'Bring back our girls' - the fight goes on

Friday, February 12th 2016, 20:46

Activists in Nigeria say they will continue their campaign to secure the safety of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Scores killed in Nigeria camp bombings

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 20:07

At least 56 people are killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
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Nigeria's supercar sellers hit by economic slow-down

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 0:15

Why Porsche sales have collapsed in Nigeria
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Nigeria 'war crimes' general reinstated

Monday, February 1st 2016, 17:30

Amnesty International criticises the reinstatement of a Nigerian general it accuses of war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram.
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Nigeria seeking World Bank loan

Monday, February 1st 2016, 9:30

Nigeria is holding talks with the World Bank to help it fund a forecast $11bn (£7.7bn) budget deficit as it copes with falling oil revenue.
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Attack on Nigeria village 'kills 50'

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 15:29

At least 50 people are reported killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.
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Why rat poison is big business in Nigeria

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 4:54

Boko Haram-grade poison for the newest terrorists in town
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Nigeria suicide blasts hit Chibok

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 15:59
related places: Chibok

Suicide attackers kill at least 13 people in north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok, scene of the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants.
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'No progress on African corruption'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 11:46
related countries: Somalia Somalia, South Africa South Africa

Somalia tops the list of most corrupt countries in the world and no progress is seen in Nigeria and South Africa, says Transparency International.
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The world of Nigeria's sex-trafficking 'Air Lords'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 0:45

The vicious world of Nigeria's sex-trafficking 'Air Lords'
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Suicide blasts hit north Cameroon town

Monday, January 25th 2016, 16:39
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Bodo

At least 25 people are killed as suicide bombers strike the town of Bodo in northern Cameroon near the border with Nigeria.
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In pictures: The power of one woman

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 1:46

Work of a Nigerian female chief on display
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The Nigerian football star coaching Afghan migrants in Sweden

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 8:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Sweden Sweden

African champion now coaching team of migrants in Sweden
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Influential Nigerian king dies at 101

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 14:03
related places: Ibadan

An traditional monarch in south-west Nigeria, the Olubadan, or ruler of Ibadan land, has died at the age of 101, his son confirms to the BBC.
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VIDEO: Hunt for truth over Nigeria Shia crackdown

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 15:38

Eyewitnesses have told the BBC that the Nigerian army killed dozens of members of a Shia Muslim organisation during a military crackdown last month.
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Nigeria ex-officers in arms fraud probe

Friday, January 15th 2016, 16:45

Nigeria's president orders 20 ex-military chiefs and officers to be investigated over alleged arms procurement fraud.
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How first coup still haunts Nigeria 50 years on

Friday, January 15th 2016, 2:03

How ghosts of its first coup still haunt Nigeria
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New Chibok girls investigation ordered

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 22:05
related places: Chibok

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari approves a new investigation into the kidnap of about 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in April 2014.
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Nigeria parliament 'loses budget copies'

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 19:42

Nigeria's 2016 budget documents have gone missing at the country's parliament, an MP who requested anonymity tells the BBC.
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Nigerian minister 'stole weapons money'

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 11:06

A former Nigerian defence minister is charged with money laundering in connection with missing funds meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram.
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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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