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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

Nigeria's Adamu lodges CAS appeal

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 15:20
related places: Adamu

The Court of Arbitration for Sport reveals that Nigeria's Amos Adamu has appealed against his three-year ban from football.
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Nigerian bank bosses re-arrested

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 18:26

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission re-arrests four former bank executives who were sacked in 2009 for financial mismanagement
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Riot-hit states vote in Nigeria

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 14:34

There is tight security in two northern Nigerian states hit by rioting last week as voting gets under way in polls delayed because of the unrest.
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Nigeria elects powerful governors

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 17:24
related places: Maiduguri

Counting begins after relatively peaceful elections for Nigeria's powerful state governors - no-one was hurt when more bombs exploded in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
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Deadly bombings in north Nigeria

Monday, April 25th 2011, 17:35
related places: Maiduguri

Bomb blasts kill at least three people in the north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri, ahead of Tuesday's elections for governors across the country.
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'More than 500' killed in Nigeria

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 21:38

More than 500 people died following Nigeria's presidential elections earlier this month, a human rights group in the country says.
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Nigeria unrest 'recalls Biafra'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 3:06

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says the violence following his election is a "sad reminder" of events that plunged Nigeria into civil war in 1967.
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VIDEO: Nigeria tense ahead of state polls

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 6:50

Voters in Nigeria go to the polls on Thursday to elect state governors and assemblies, as tension following the presidential elections remains.
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Nigeria unrest 'not spontaneous'

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 19:10

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the violence in the country that followed his re-election "was not a spontaneous reaction".
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Nigeria poll unrest sparks exodus

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 17:05

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes because of post-election violence in Nigeria, the Red Cross says.
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Nigeria rival to challenge poll

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 12:19

The runner-up in Nigeria's presidential poll says his party will challenge results but urges calm as the number of people displaced by violence rises.
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Anxious days

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 18:39

Post-election violence alarms Nigerian religious leaders
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Nigerians flee northern rioting

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:36

Thousands flee their homes in northern Nigeria as the election runner-up, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, says post-election violence is "unwarranted".
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VIDEO: Nigerian president urges 'unity'

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 3:18

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan calls for unity following post-election violence in the north of the country.
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Nigerian president calls for calm

Monday, April 18th 2011, 21:32

President Goodluck Jonathan appeals for an end to "unnecessary and avoidable" post-election violence across northern Nigeria.
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VIDEO: Post-election violence in Nigeria

Monday, April 18th 2011, 21:30

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed for an end to "unnecessary and avoidable" post-election violence across the north of the country.
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Riots over Nigeria poll results

Monday, April 18th 2011, 17:15

Riots break out in the northern cities of Kano and Kaduna as presidential poll results show Goodluck Jonathan is set to win.
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Nigeria's Adefemi dies in Greece

Monday, April 18th 2011, 11:15
related countries: Greece Greece

Nigerian and Skoda Xanthi defender Olubayo Adefemi dies in a car accident in Greece at the age of 25.
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VIDEO: Nigeria 'handling democratic process'

Monday, April 18th 2011, 6:20

Preliminary results from Nigeria's election show the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, appears to have won outright in the first round.
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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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