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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

Five Nigeria governors forced out

Friday, January 27th 2012, 15:12

Nigeria's Supreme Court orders five of the country's powerful state governors to step down for overstaying their term in office in a landmark judgement.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram 'operates with no face'

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 21:57

The president of Nigeria has challenged the Islamist militant group Boko Haram to identify themselves and state their demands as a basis for dialogue.
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Boko Haram urged to state demands

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 19:59
related places: Kano

The president of Nigeria challenges Islamist militant group Boko Haram to identify themselves and state their demands as a basis for dialogue.
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German worker abducted in Nigeria

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kano

A German engineer has been abducted by gunmen in the city of Kano in northern Nigeria.
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Nigeria's police chief 'sacked'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 18:13

The president of Nigeria dismisses police chief Hafiz Ringim, forcing him to retire early, an official statement says, after a wave of Islamist attacks.
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Nigeria makes Boko Haram arrests

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 23:17
related places: Kano

Nigerian forces arrest 158 suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram organisation in dawn raids in the northern city of Kano.
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Kano prayers over Nigeria attacks

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 11:28
related places: Kano

Both Muslim and Christian residents of Kano, the northern Nigerian city where at least 160 people were killed in a series of attacks on Friday, are urged to heed a day of prayer.
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VIDEO: Nigeria president 'to defeat attackers'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 22:43
related places: Kano

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has promised to defeat the perpetrators of the attacks in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, which left more than 150 people dead.
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VIDEO: Nigerian President visits Kano

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 18:47
related places: Kano

President Goodluck Jonathan has made a trip to Kano in northern Nigeria following the devastating bomb attacks, which left more than 150 people dead.
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Nigeria bombs toll 'sure to rise'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 16:26

The death toll from Friday's devastating bomb attacks in Nigeria is sure to rise above 160, doctors say.
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Scores dead after Nigerian blasts

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 20:50
related places: Kano

A series of bombings by Nigerian Islamist militants Boko Haram kills about 150 people in the city of Kano, in the group's deadliest attack to date.
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VIDEO: Deadly bombings kill dozens in Nigeria

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 17:02
related places: Kano

Co-ordinated attacks by Islamist militants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday killed at least 120 people, witnesses and reports say.
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VIDEO: Dozens dead in Nigeria bombings

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 13:19
related places: Kano

Eyewitnesses in Nigeria say they have counted as many as 80 bodies in a morgue, after a series of blasts in the northern city of Kano.
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VIDEO: Witness describes Nigeria blasts

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 4:11
related places: Kano

A coordinated series of bomb attacks in Nigeria has killed at least six people in the biggest city in the north, Kano.
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Deadly blasts rock Nigeria's Kano

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 1:51
related places: Kano

Nigerian authorities impose a curfew in Kano after a series of co-ordinated bomb attacks targeting police offices in the northern Nigerian city leaves at least seven people dead.
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VIDEO: What is behind tensions in Nigeria

Friday, January 20th 2012, 10:46

Religious tensions in northern Nigeria have seen several bomb attacks take place in recent months.
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VIDEO: Nigerians keep pressure on government

Friday, January 20th 2012, 1:08

Nigeria's commercial capital was the centre of recent protests against the removal of fuel subsidies.
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Key suspect flees Nigeria police

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 18:36

A key suspect in a Nigerian church bombing that killed more than 40 people escapes custody - leading to the arrest of a top policeman.
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Nigeria fraud agents in fuel raid

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:12
related places: Anti

Anti-corruption officers in Nigeria raid the agency that regulates the sale of fuel, as people return to work after a week-long strike sees the petrol price cut.
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Viewpoint: Nigeria's President Jonathan backs down

Monday, January 16th 2012, 18:30

Weighing the standoff between Nigeria's president and unions
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VIDEO: Nigerian protesters suspend strike

Monday, January 16th 2012, 15:55

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has made a concession to the strikers who brought the country to a halt last week over the cost of petrol.
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Nigerian fuel strike is suspended

Monday, January 16th 2012, 15:34

Nigeria's unions suspend strike after the president agreed to cut the cost of petrol following a week of protests.
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Nigeria 'to cut price of petrol'

Monday, January 16th 2012, 12:20

Nigeria's president says he will reduce the price of petrol, but protests over the removal of a fuel subsidy continue into a second week.
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Deadlock at Nigerian fuel talks

Monday, January 16th 2012, 2:07

The latest round of talks in Nigeria end with no sign of a deal over the removal of fuel subsidies, as unions warn their strike will continue.
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No deal at Nigeria strike talks

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 23:52

Talks between Nigeria's government and union leaders fail to reach a compromise over fuel subsidies, but oil workers will not strike immediately.
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Nigeria unions suspend protests

Friday, January 13th 2012, 16:18

Nigeria's trade unions say they are suspending mass protests and some strikes for two days to allow for further talks with the government.
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VIDEO: Nigeria now faces multiple crises

Friday, January 13th 2012, 2:02

Nigeria is facing multiple crises after the government's decision to scrap the oil subsidy has brought the country to the brink.
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Nigeria unions to continue strike

Friday, January 13th 2012, 0:13

Nigeria's main unions say talks with the government over the removal of fuel subsidies were positive, but that a general strike would continue.
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Nigeria faces oil strike deadline

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 22:01

An oil and gas workers' trade union in Nigeria says it will shut down all production from Sunday if the government fails to restore fuel subsidies.
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VIDEO: Oil workers threaten Nigeria output

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 21:46

Nigeria's main oil workers' union says it is putting platforms on red alert for a possible shutdown of the country's output.
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State curfew after Nigeria riot

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:21
related countries: Niger Niger

The Nigerian authorities impose a 24-hour curfew in Niger state after a crowd of youths went on the rampage, as fuel price protests continue around the country.
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Nigeria militants defend attacks

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:09

The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants defends recent attacks on Christians, saying they are revenge for killings of Muslims.
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VIDEO: Strike anger at Nigerian airport

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 16:32

Passengers hoping to leave Nigeria at the country's main airport have become stranded following days of protests over fuel costs.
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Deadly gun attack on Nigerian bar

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 0:00

Suspected Islamic militants open fire in a bar in the north of Nigeria, killing eight people including several police officers.
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Arms dealer 'helped gun shipment'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 20:05
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-based arms dealer helped organise the shipment of guns and ammunition from China to Nigeria without the necessary licence, a court hears.
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Mosque attacked in south Nigeria

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 17:35

A mosque and Islamic school in southern Nigeria are attacked and set alight with five people killed, officials say.
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VIDEO: Fuel dispute sparks fury in Nigeria

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 16:28
related places: Lagos

Roadblocks have been set alight in Nigeria's main city of Lagos on the second day of an indefinite strike over the elimination of a fuel subsidy.
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Nigeria anger as strike continues

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 12:38
related places: Lagos

Roadblocks have been set alight in Nigeria's main city of Lagos on the second day of strike over the fuel subsidy removal after six people died on Monday.
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AUDIO: Religion's role in Nigeria turmoil

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 9:21

As Nigeria faces the second day of a general strike over fuels prices, the country is also dealing with unrest related to religious tensions that have flared in recent months.
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VIDEO: Nigeria braced for more strikes

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 9:15

Tens of thousands of people across Nigeria are expected to take part in a second day of strikes against rising fuel prices, triggered by the removal of a government subsidy
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Nigeria paralysed by fuel strike

Monday, January 9th 2012, 17:01

A strike in Nigeria over the removal of a fuel subsidy and soaring petrol prices brings the country to a standstill, as three die in clashes with police.
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VIDEO: Tensions high at Nigeria fuel protest

Monday, January 9th 2012, 16:36

A general strike in Nigeria over the elimination of a fuel subsidy has brought the country to a standstill.
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Nigeria officials 'aid militants'

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 22:40

Nigeria's president says for the first time he thinks sympathisers of the Islamist Boko Haram group are in his government and security agencies.
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Nigerian leader defends fuel cut

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 7:48

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan goes on TV to defend his decision to remove fuel subsidies, as unions prepare for a general strike.
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Nigerians flee sectarian violence

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 1:46

Hundreds of people flee violence in north-east Nigeria, after dozens die in a 24-hour wave of violence apparently targeting Christian communities.
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Nigeria hit by string of attacks

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 8:06
related places: Mubi

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram carries out a new wave of attacks in northern Nigeria, killing at least 17 people in one incident.
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Court blocks Nigeria fuel strikes

Friday, January 6th 2012, 20:05

A court in Nigeria orders trades unions to call off a national strike planned for Monday against soaring petrol prices.
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Deadly shooting at Nigeria church

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 23:22

A pastor in north-eastern Nigeria says gunmen have killed six people in an attack on his church, amid renewed sectarian violence in the country.
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Nigeria fuel protest tear-gassed

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 16:04
related places: Kano

Police fire tear gas to break up an overnight fuel subsidy protest at a roundabout in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.
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Nigerians to strike over petrol

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 19:25

Nigeria's main trade unions announce an indefinite strike and mass demonstrations from Monday unless a fuel subsidy is restored.
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