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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

Nigerians vote in key elections

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 20:46

Tens of millions of Nigerians have taken part in Africa's biggest presidential election, amid hopes of the most credible poll in two decades.
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Nigeria politician remanded in UK

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 12:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

One of Nigeria's most influential and wealthy politicians, James Ibori, is remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates in London charged with money laundering and fraud.
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Nigeria ex-governor charged in UK

Friday, April 15th 2011, 19:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of Nigeria's most influential and wealthy politicians, James Ibori, is charged in the UK with money laundering and fraud.
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VIDEO: Africa's biggest democracy to vote

Friday, April 15th 2011, 10:38

In the lead up to the election the BBC is finding out what is on people's minds on the streets of Nigeria
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Elections 'have changed Nigeria'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 12:39

Preliminary parliamentary poll results revealing big losses for the ruling party show Nigeria "has changed", an analyst tells the BBC.
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Nigeria ruling party faces losses

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 14:18

Early results from Nigeria's election suggest a weakening of the parliamentary majority held by President Goodluck Jonathan's People's Democratic Party.
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VIDEO: Votes counted in Nigerian elections

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 4:37

Fears of violence had forced the polling day to be put off twice in the space of a week.
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Vote counting begins in Nigeria

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 18:16

Vote counting begins in Nigeria after relatively peaceful parliamentary elections in Africa's most populous country.
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Polls close in Nigeria election

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 16:37

Polls close in Nigeria in parliamentary elections that have been marred by bloody attacks and chaotic delays.
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Bomb hits Nigeria election office

Friday, April 8th 2011, 21:18

A bomb blast kills at least six people at Nigeria's election commission office in the central town of Suleja, hours before election polls are to open.
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VIDEO: Can Nigerian elections be fair?

Friday, April 8th 2011, 20:21

Nigerians are preparing to vote again in national elections after previous delays
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Further delay in Nigeria election

Friday, April 8th 2011, 15:00

Legislative elections, initially due last Saturday, are to be delayed for a third time in some parts of Nigeria, the election chief announces.
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'I fear my neighbours'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:36

The Nigerian priest whose home has been burnt down three times
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Nigeria leader backs poll delay

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 18:05

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan tells the BBC he fully supports his troubled poll chief after elections due to start last Saturday were postponed.
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Nigerian election postponed again

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 22:12

Nigerian election officials postpone parliamentary elections for the second time in two days, blaming organisational problems.
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Last-minute halt to Nigeria polls

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 13:23

Key elections across Nigeria are postponed until Monday because of organisational problems, electoral official say.
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Nigeria in poll violence warning

Friday, April 1st 2011, 19:38

Politicians in Nigeria should put a stop to campaign violence ahead of national polls on Saturday, the rights group Amnesty International says.
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Nigeria election debate boycotted

Friday, March 25th 2011, 9:25

The three main opposition candidates pull out of TV debates with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, ahead of next month's poll.
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City of fear

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 7:30

Nigerian battle between Islamist motorbike killers and brutal police
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Bomb blast targets Nigeria rally

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 17:33
related places: Abuja

A bomb explodes during a political meeting near the Nigerian capital, Abuja, leaving at least three people dead, police say.
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Fela musical to travel to Nigeria

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 11:30

An award-winning stage musical about the life of the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti is to be staged in his home country for the first time.
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Nigeria 'fake medics' in SA court

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 14:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Six Nigerians and one Zambian are charged in South Africa with impersonating doctors and endangering people's lives.
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'My lost life'

Monday, February 14th 2011, 8:06

Nigerian freed after police torture and 15 years awaiting trial
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VIDEO: Rally stampede in Nigeria kills 11

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 8:55

At least eleven people have died in a stampede during an election rally for Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Nigeria rally stampede kills 11

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 0:52

Eleven people die and another 29 are injured in a stampede at an election rally held by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan.
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DR Congo 'gold smuggling' arrests

Monday, February 7th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States United States

Eight foreigners - from the US, France and Nigeria - are arrested on allegations of gold smuggling in eastern DR Congo, officials say.
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Adamu 'desperate' to clear name

Monday, February 7th 2011, 15:14

Disgraced Nigerian sports administrator Amos Adamu says he is taking his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport because he is desperate to prove his innocence.
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Nigeria's Jonathan seeks one term

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 17:28

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria says he will not seek a second term in office if he wins elections in April.
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Gunmen shoot Nigerian politician

Friday, January 28th 2011, 18:53
related places: Borno

A candidate for governor in Nigeria's Borno state and at least four other people are shot dead by gunmen after Friday prayers, officials say.
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Billiards sparks Nigeria clashes

Friday, January 28th 2011, 9:44

A dispute over a game of billiards sparks sectarian clashes in Nigeria that leave four people dead and dozens of buildings on fire, police say.
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Poland chooses its first black MP

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 6:40
related countries: Poland Poland

A Nigerian, John Abraham Godson, has become the first black man to become a member of parliament in Poland.
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Nigeria told to reduce ministries

Friday, January 21st 2011, 14:08

Nigeria's president is told by a key advisory panel to cut government's running costs by reducing ministries to free money for development schemes.
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Nigeria to issue bond in dollars

Friday, January 21st 2011, 11:40
related countries: United States United States

The Nigerian government is to issue bonds which pay interest in US dollars for the first time.
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UN inspects Iran arms to Nigeria

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 14:07
related countries: Iran Iran

UN weapons experts are in Nigeria to inspect an arms shipment from Iran amid a possible violation of sanctions.
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Ribadu chosen for Nigeria's poll

Friday, January 14th 2011, 17:47

Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu is chosen as the opposition Action Congress candidate for April's presidential polls.
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'Cash and carry' politics

Friday, January 14th 2011, 15:37

Is good luck all it takes to win Nigeria's elections?
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Nigeria's Jonathan wins primary

Friday, January 14th 2011, 9:44

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan wins primaries to become the ruling party's presidential candidate and the favourite for April's polls.
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Nigeria clashes 'leave 13 dead'

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 18:24
related places: Jos

At least 13 people have been killed after further violence between rival groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos, witnesses say.
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Nigeria ghost town after clashes

Monday, January 10th 2011, 16:57
related places: Jos

Nigeria's central city of Jos is a ghost town after weekend clashes between rival groups left at least 18 people dead.
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Nigeria's top banker wins international recognition

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 14:21

Nigeria is frequently cited as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, but its top banker has won prestigious awards.
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Nigeria senator on murder charge

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 19:13

A court in Nigeria charges the leader of the Senate, Teslim Folarin, with involvement in the murder of a trade union activist Lateef Salako.
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Ivory Coast crisis mission fails

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 15:00

Ivory Coast's political crisis remains deadlocked despite a mediation attempt by African leaders, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has said.
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Ivory Coast crisis mission fails

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 12:03

Ivory Coast's political crisis remains deadlocked despite a mediation attempt by African leaders, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has said.
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Barracks bomb in Nigerian capital

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 6:33
related places: Abuja

An explosion at a bar near a barracks in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, kills a number of people as they celebrate New Year's Eve.
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Nigeria attackers target police

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 18:34

Suspected Islamists kill at least five people, including three police officers, in attacks in northern Nigeria
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Politicians 'fuel Nigeria unrest'

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 21:29
related places: Jos

Nigerian faith leaders accuse politicians of using religion to fuel sectarian violence in Jos, where 80 people have died in recent unrest.
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UN chief condemns Nigeria clashes

Monday, December 27th 2010, 3:44

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns the "deplorable" violence in Nigeria that left at least 38 dead over Christmas.
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