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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

Nigerian senator 'linked to sect'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 17:12

A Nigerian senator is charged over his alleged links to the Boko Haram Islamist militants who have staged numerous deadly attacks in recent months.
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Nigeria polio 'in big increase'

Monday, November 21st 2011, 13:31

A four-fold increase in polio is reported in northern Nigeria, with the disease spreading to neighbouring countries, a World Health Organisation official says.
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BA and Virgin face Nigerian fine

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria's civil aviation authority fines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in a row over ticket prices.
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Nigerian tops African rich list

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:39

A Nigerian construction mogul, Aliko Dangote, tops a Forbes magazine list of Africa's richest people.
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Nigeria author snub 'surprising'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 13:40

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan regrets acclaimed author Chinua Achebe's rejection of the nation's second highest honour, his spokesman says.
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Why can't Nigeria defeat Boko Haram?

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:57

Why can't Nigeria counter growing threat from Islamist militants?
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Nigeria's plastic bottle house

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 5:56

The bullet-proof Nigerian dwelling made from discarded containers
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VIDEO: Nigeria hotel attack warning issued

Monday, November 7th 2011, 1:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abuja

US citizens in Nigeria should avoid certain hotels in the capital, Abuja, because they may be targets for Islamist militant bomb attacks, the American embassy says.
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US warns of Nigeria hotel attack

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 16:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abuja

An Islamist group which carried out attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, may be planning to bomb hotels in the capital, Abuja, the US embassy warns.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's Boko Haram 'kills 63'

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 4:07

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for gun and bomb attacks in the north-east of the country on Saturday, in which at least 63 people died.
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Pirates free tanker off Nigeria

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 22:28
related countries: Niger Niger

An oil tanker seized by pirates off the coast of the Niger Delta last week has been released, officials say.
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Nigeria Islamist raid 'kills 63'

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 22:01
related places: Damaturu

Dozens of people are killed in bomb attacks on police and churches in Nigeria's north-eastern town of Damaturu - Islamist group Boko Haram's deadliest raid to date.
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Nigerian comedian Baba Suwe freed

Friday, November 4th 2011, 19:27

Nigerian comic actor Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, is been freed on bail after his detention on suspicion of drug trafficking.
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Nigerian security bases attacked

Friday, November 4th 2011, 18:06
related places: Maiduguri

Suicide bombers target the headquarters of the military and secret service in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, army officials say.
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Nigerian gunmen kill churchgoers

Friday, November 4th 2011, 14:54

Riots break out in a northern Nigerian town after a church was attacked by unknown gunmen, leaving at least two dead and 14 wounded.
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Nigeria pirates hijack oil tanker

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 16:26
related places: Port Harcourt

Pirates seize an oil tanker, the MT Halifax, off Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria and kidnap the crew, officials say.
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Comedian in Nigeria to be freed

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 13:50

Nigeria's High Court orders the release on bail of popular comedian Baba Suwe following his detention on suspicion of drug trafficking.
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'Nigerian sect' kills TV reporter

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 23:03

A cameraman for the Nigerian state-run television network is killed in northern Nigeria, apparently by Islamist militants Boko Haram.
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Nigeria MP 'killed by Boko Haram'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:50
related places: Borno

An MP in north-eastern Nigeria's Borno state has been assassinated by suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram, police say.
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Nigeria's coast 'threatened by shipwrecks'

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 20:05

How shipwrecks are threatening Nigeria's coastline
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VIDEO: Wrecks litter Nigeria's coastline

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 2:21

There is growing concern in Nigeria that the multi-billion dollar oil industry is impacting the environment, as its ships end up abandoned along the coast.
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Nigeria holds drug suspect comic

Friday, October 14th 2011, 13:40
related places: Lagos

Popular Nigerian comedian Baba Suwe is detained at Lagos airport on suspicion of drug trafficking.
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'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 20:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 tells his trial he is pleading guilty to all charges.
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VIDEO: 'Underpants bomber' pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 18:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 has told his trial in Detroit that he is pleading guilty to all charges
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Paper 'used fake Obasanjo letter'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 14:39

Nigerian police arrest four journalists after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says their newspaper published a letter carrying a forgery of his signature.
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Underwear bomber 'sought to kill'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 19:06

A Nigerian accused of trying to bomb a plane as it landed in Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 was on a martyrdom mission for al-Qaeda, his trial hears.
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Pirates seize tanker in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 13:23

Pirates seize a tanker and its crew off the Nigerian coast, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) monitoring group says.
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Niger in historic qualification

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 20:14
related countries: Libya Libya, Niger Niger, South Africa South Africa

Niger and Libya qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations but South Africa and Nigeria make surprise exits.
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Nigeria approves UK prisoner deal

Friday, October 7th 2011, 18:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigerian lawmakers approve a deal allowing offenders convicted in the UK to serve out their jail terms in Nigeria.
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Ex-governors arrested in Nigeria

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 23:19

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency arrests three former state governors for allegedly embezzling funds amounting to $615m (£400m).
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'Pants bomber' in court outburst

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 15:52

A Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound plane using explosives sewn into his underwear makes another courtroom outburst.
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Gunmen kill 19 in Nigeria village

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 19:41

At least 19 people are shot or hacked to death when a group of 150 people raids a village in north-west Nigeria, police say.
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VIDEO: Zimbabwean farmers working Nigerian land

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 8:04

A group of Zimbabwean farmers are helping Nigerians learn how to use the vast amounts of fertile land in their country.
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VIDEO: Nigeria and Benin try to combat pirates

Friday, September 30th 2011, 3:53
related countries: Benin Benin

Nigeria and its West African neighbour Benin have begun joint naval patrols in an attempt to curb the rising threat of pirates.
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Nigeria and Benin tackle piracy

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 0:21
related countries: Benin Benin, Guinea Guinea

Nigeria and its West African neighbour, Benin, are to begin joint naval patrols to combat an increased number of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Nigeria arrests after cyber rape

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 15:35

The Nigerian police say they have arrested two people in connection with the gang-rape of a woman posted on the internet.
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Cyber anger at Nigeria gang rape footage

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 10:39

Cyber anger fuels investigations into Nigeria gang rape footage
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Swiss court to retry Abacha son

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 15:19
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's highest court orders the retrial of a son of the former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha for taking part in a criminal organisation.
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Abuja UN 'bomber' video released

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 12:08

A video message emerges in Nigeria purportedly featuring a suicide bomber alleged to have carried out the attack on the UN headquarters last month.
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'Killer phone number' fears eased

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 18:42

Nigeria's authorities are forced to reassure the public that a mobile phone number cannot kill, after a text message rumour sparks panic.
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Nigeria army 'to end Jos unrest'

Monday, September 12th 2011, 16:59
related places: Jos

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the military to take "all necessary actions" to stop unrest in Jos and the surrounding area.
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Nigeria cattle theft amputation

Friday, September 9th 2011, 16:07

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state sentences two youths to amputation of their right hands for stealing a bull.
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Children killed in Nigeria attack

Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:12
related places: Jos

A father and his seven children are among nine people killed in the latest religious and ethnic violence on the outskirts of central Nigeria's Jos city.
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Indian sailors die in ship blast

Friday, September 9th 2011, 3:57
related countries: India India
related places: Lagos

The bodies of three Indian crew members who went missing after an explosion on a cargo ship off Lagos have been recovered, Nigerian officials say.
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Messi 'too costly' for Dhaka fans

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Bangladesh's footballing body says it had to charge $100 a ticket for a match between Argentina and Nigeria as the costs of staging it were very high.
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Jos killings continue in Nigeria

Monday, September 5th 2011, 16:15
related places: Jos

At least 16 people have been killed in the latest violence between rival groups in central Nigeria's Plateau state, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Wall of water' floods Nigerian town

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 15:22
related places: Ibadan

People in the town of Ibadan, Nigeria, are surveying the damage after devastating flash flooding caused by heavy rains.
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Nigerians appeal for calm in Jos

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 14:41
related places: Jos

Christian and Muslim leaders appeal for calm in central Nigeria's Jos city after more than 40 people are reportedly killed in clashes.
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Nigeria floods death toll rises

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 21:57
related places: Ibadan, More

More than 100 people were killed by floods in and around the south-western Nigerian city of Ibadan, the Nigerian Red Cross says.
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