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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.

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Nigeria: news

VIDEO: BBC visits Boko Haram ghost towns

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 0:12
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Niger Niger

After years of violence in north-east Nigeria, military forces from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been taking back towns lost to Boko Haram.
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Deadly dawn raid on Nigerian village

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 22:51

Dozens of people die in a raid on a Nigerian village in an attack believed to be linked to tensions between herdsmen and farmers.
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Nigeria ‘embarrassed’ by Morocco row

Friday, March 13th 2015, 19:19
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Nigeria's president says he is "highly embarrassed" that his officials said he had spoken to the Moroccan king when he had not - sparking a diplomatic row.
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SA concern at Nigeria 'mercenaries'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's government says it is concerned at reports that its citizens have been contracted to help Nigeria's army fight Boko Haram militants.
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IS 'accepts' Boko Haram's allegiance

Friday, March 13th 2015, 11:04

Islamic State accepts a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram, according to an audio message purportedly from IS.
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Morocco-Nigeria spat over royal call

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 13:35
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Morocco recalls its Nigeria ambassador in a row over whether the countries' heads of state had spoken to each other on the phone.
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Anti-Boko Haram force 'retakes town'

Monday, March 9th 2015, 17:43
related places: Damasak

A regional force recaptures the Nigerian town of Damasak a day after launching an air and ground offensive against militant group Boko Haram, sources say.
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VIDEO: Preparing to fight terror in Africa

Monday, March 9th 2015, 16:21
related countries: Chad Chad, Niger Niger, United States United States

As hundreds of soldiers from Chad and Niger cross the border into Nigeria to fight Boko Haram, Thomas Fessy joins US and African soldiers taking part in training exercises in Chad.
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Nigeria truckers run Boko Haram risk

Monday, March 9th 2015, 1:26

The perils facing lorry drivers crossing Boko Haram territory
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Allies begin push against Boko Haram

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 19:05
related countries: Chad Chad

Niger and Chad launch an offensive against Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, as officials dismiss the group's pledge to IS as a sign of weakness.
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Boko Haram pledge to Islamic State

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 23:09

Boko Haram militants pledge allegiance to Islamic State, in a message apparently from the Nigerian group's leader Abubakar Shekau.
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Dozens killed in Nigeria city blasts

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 16:36
related places: Maiduguri

Multiple blasts in the Nigeria's flashpoint north-eastern city of Maiduguri kill 50 people and injure 56, an emergency official tells the BBC.
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Nigeria in pictures: Hairdressing money spinner

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 1:51

Nigerian hairstyling - more lucrative than banking?
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US missionary freed in Nigeria

Friday, March 6th 2015, 23:59
related countries: United States United States

A US woman who was abducted last month by masked gunmen in central Nigeria is now free, officials say.
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'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria

Friday, March 6th 2015, 10:06
related places: Borno

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 45 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
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Nigeria's 'brown envelope' journalism

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 15:55

Shining a light on Nigeria's "brown envelope" journalism
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Nigeria mob victim 'not bomber'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:31

A woman who was beaten to death in Nigeria on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was in fact mentally ill and not involved in terrorism, according to police and her family.
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Nigerian mob kills bomb suspect

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 17:25

A young woman is beaten to death by a Nigerian mob in the belief she was on a suicide mission, in an area hit by Boko Haram attacks.
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Deadly bombs at Nigeria bus stations

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 19:58

Suicide bomb attacks kill at least 32 people in northern Nigeria, as the wave of violence from Boko Haram continues.
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Buhari rules out Boko Haram talks

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 14:48

Nigeria's main presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari rules out negotiating with Boko Haram militants if he wins elections next month.
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The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 0:09

The bronzes looted from Nigeria - and in one case returned
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How oil prices have upset Nigeria's women

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 0:52

How oil prices have upset Nigeria's glamorous women
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Deadly bus bombs explode in Nigeria

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:01
related places: Potiskum

Suicide bombings at bus stations in two major commercial centres in northern Nigeria kill at least 27 people, police and hospital sources say.
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US missionary abducted in Nigeria

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 17:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christian

An American woman working as a Christian missionary in central Nigeria has been abducted, the Free Methodist Church USA says.
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Army retakes town from Boko Haram

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 19:38
related places: Baga

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the town of Baga, held by Boko Haram militants since 3 January.
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Freed Boko Haram abductees reunited

Friday, February 20th 2015, 11:49

A group of 158 women and children abducted by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria last month are reunited with their families.
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Nigeria's five-to-nine work ethic

Friday, February 20th 2015, 0:01

Why working five-to-nine is key for many in Nigeria
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Air strike 'kills dozens' in Niger

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 3:56
related places: More

Thirty-seven people have died in an air strike in southern Niger during military operations that killed 300 Boko Haram militants, local officials say.
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Nigeria suicide attacks kill dozens

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 0:18

Dozens of people are killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria, as Boko Haram releases a new video, threatening to disrupt elections.
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Nigeria's ex-leader quits party

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 13:22

Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo quits the ruling party ahead of the 28 March elections, tearing up his membership card in public.
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Gains claimed in Boko Haram fight

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 2:00
related places: Borno, Monguno

Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger claim to have made gains in pushing back or capturing Boko Haram militants and their supporters.
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Soyinka on Nigeria's 'cycle of evil'

Monday, February 16th 2015, 12:29

Top Nigerian writer on fighting Boko Haram
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VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Cycle of evil cannot continue'

Monday, February 16th 2015, 0:02

Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talks to Will Ross about Nigeria's presidential election and Boko Haram.
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Deadly attack on Nigeria bus station

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 15:34
related places: Damaturu

A female suicide bomber kills seven people at a bus station in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, a target of previous attacks by Boko Haram.
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Boko Haram city attack repelled

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 17:05
related places: Gombe

Nigerian troops repel a Boko Haram attack on the north-east city of Gombe, officials say, after the group's first frontal assault on the state capital.
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First Boko Haram attack on Chad

Friday, February 13th 2015, 14:30
related countries: Chad Chad

Boko Haram militants from Nigeria attack a village on the shores of Lake Chad overnight, the first such attack on Chadian soil, officials say.
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Jonathan denies role in poll delay

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 11:46

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan denies he was consulted over the controversial postponement of Saturday's hard-fought presidential and parliamentary elections.
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Niger emergency after militant raids

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger declares a state of emergency along its south-eastern border with Nigeria after a spate of attacks by militant Islamists, giving troops sweeping new powers.
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Nigeria to investigate 'camp abuses'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 20:39

The Nigerian authorities announce they will investigate allegations of rape and trafficking at camps for people displaced by Boko Haram's insurgency in the northeast.
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Niger approves anti-Boko Haram force

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 11:59
related countries: Niger Niger

The parliament of Niger votes to send troops to Nigeria to join the fight against Boko Haram, a day after a car bomb in Niger's south east.
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Boko Haram 'kidnaps bus passengers'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 18:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Suspected militants from Nigerian group Boko Haram hijack a bus in Cameroon and kidnap at least 20 people, residents say.
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Nigeria election: Five questions about delay

Monday, February 9th 2015, 15:40

And other questions from Nigeria election delay
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Nigeria 'confident' poll will happen

Monday, February 9th 2015, 14:00

The Nigerian interior minister says he is confident the fight against Boko Haram will be successful enough to allow postponed elections to go ahead.
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Mixed reaction to Nigeria poll delay

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 17:51

Nigerians split along party lines as poll is delayed
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Nigeria delay 'setback for democracy'

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 13:45

Nigeria's opposition says the decision to postpone the 14 February presidential poll by six weeks over security concerns is a "setback for democracy".
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Nigeria postpones presidential vote

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 8:23

The electoral commission in Nigeria delays the 14 February presidential election by six weeks in a move criticised by the opposition.
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Boko Haram in first Niger attack

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 1:51
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Niger Niger

Nigerian militants Boko Haram attack a town in Niger for the first time, with Niger's government saying they killed 109 from the group.
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Nigerian rivals square up for rematch

Friday, February 6th 2015, 1:26

What's at stake in Nigeria's election rematch?
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Nigeria to press ahead with election

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 22:48

Nigeria's influential council of state decides to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement.
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