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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.

World news related to Nigeria – overview

Nigeria: news

Deadly clashes in north Nigeria

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 15:42

At least six people die in clashes involving suspected Islamist gunmen in two northern Nigerian towns, sources tell the BBC.
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Nigerian oil field shut by spill

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 17:34
related places: Bonga

Shell closes Nigeria's offshore Bonga oil field after 40,000 barrels spill into the Atlantic Ocean during a transfer to a tanker.
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Nigeria praised by IMF's Lagarde

Monday, December 19th 2011, 12:35

IMF head Christine Lagarde praises Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's efforts to transform his country's economy during a visit to Africa.
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Nigeria arrests 'Islamist leader'

Monday, December 19th 2011, 11:37
related places: Kano

One of the leaders of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is arrested after a shoot-out in the northern city of Kano, security sources say.
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Gunmen attack school in Nigeria

Friday, December 16th 2011, 17:13

Four air force personnel are killed when gunmen attack a military-run secondary school in northern Nigeria, hospital sources say.
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VIDEO: Young Nigerians warned about cybercrime

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 5:55

Young people in Nigeria, where there is high youth unemployment, are being encouraged not to turn to cybercrime.
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Deadly boat accident in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:21
related countries: Niger Niger

At least 20 people drown after an overloaded boat capsizes in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region, officials say.
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VIDEO: New law would criminalise gay Nigerians

Monday, December 5th 2011, 10:43

Nigeria's lawmakers seek to further criminalise the country's gay community by proposing a tough new bill.
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Nigerian leaders unite against same-sex marriages

Monday, December 5th 2011, 9:05

Why is Nigeria bothering to outlaw same-sex weddings?
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VIDEO: Nigerian gay man on country's hostility

Monday, December 5th 2011, 6:31

As Nigeria moves towards banning same sex marriage, one gay man talks about the difficulty and hostility faced by people like himself.
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Europe crisis 'threatens Africa'

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 0:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The crisis in Europe is damaging African economies, according to the South African and Nigerian finance ministers.
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US warns of Nigeria's Islamists

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

A US Congressional report says Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram is an "emerging threat" to the US.
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Nigerian bank chief wins award

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 10:50

Nigeria's central bank governor Lamido Sanusi is voted Africa Person of the Year by Forbes magazine.
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'Nigerian sect' in Yobe attacks

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 1:23

Gunmen believed to be members of the Nigerian militant Islamist sect Boko Haram attack several targets in the country's Yobe state, reports say.
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Nigeria's ex-Biafra leader dies

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 16:57

The former leader of the Nigerian breakaway state of Biafra, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, dies after a long illness aged 78.
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Compensation for Nigeria comedian

Friday, November 25th 2011, 15:55

Nigerian comic actor Baba Suwe, wrongly detained for three weeks on suspicion of trafficking drugs, is awarded over $150,000 in damages.
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Nigeria corruption chief sacked

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 19:10

The head of much-criticised Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, Farida Waziri, is sacked by the president.
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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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