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Rocket fired at Nigeria school

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:23
related places: Jos

A 10-year-old boy is killed after a rocket is fired at a school in the central Nigerian city of Jos but misses and hits a nearby building, officials say.
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Lagos demolishes slums on water

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:51
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's authorities start knocking down the famous slum dwellings built on water in its biggest city Lagos.
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Bomber targets mosque in Nigeria

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:45
related places: Maiduguri

A suicide bomber kills five people at a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri and narrowly misses a prominent Muslim leader, officials say.
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'Engines failed' in Lagos crash

Friday, July 13th 2012, 14:04
related places: Lagos

Dual engine failure caused a plane to crash in the Nigeria city of Lagos last month, killing more than 150 people, investigators say.
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Scores die in Nigeria tanker fire

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:30
related places: More

More than 100 people are burnt to death in southern Nigeria after rushing to collect petrol from a fuel tanker that had crashed.
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The challenge of family planning in rural Nigeria

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 16:08

The difficulties of ensuring women in Nigeria can get what they need
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Nigeria cancels aluminium sale

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 11:03

Nigeria's Supreme Court orders that the world's biggest aluminium producer, Rusal, be stripped of its ownership of a former state-owned aluminium processing plant.
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Nigeria officials die at funeral

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 21:11
related places: Jos

Two Nigerian politicians die during an attack by gunmen on a funeral for victims of communal violence that has flared around Jos in Plateau state.
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Nigeria Christian villages raided

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:24

Heavily armed gangs attack Christian villages in northern Nigeria, sparking a day of violence in which 37 people are killed, the military says.
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Nigerian men 'linked to al-Qaeda'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 8:46
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Two Nigerian men are charged with receiving funds from the Yemen-based Islamist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
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Arsenal cancel visit to Nigeria

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 22:29

Arsenal have cancelled their pre-season trip to Nigeria where they were scheduled to play a friendly with the country's national team.
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Nigeria bans Olympic delegation

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Nigeria will not be sending a government delegation to the Olympics in London in order to stop the jamborees of the past , the sports minister says.
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Nigeria agrees $4.5bn oil deal

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria signs a preliminary $4.5bn deal with US-based Vulcan Petroleum to build six oil refineries.
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Nigeria author wins Caine prize

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Nigerian writer Rotimi Babatunde wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing, regarded as Africa's leading literary award, for his story about WWII soldiers in Burma.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram exploiting Nigeria tensions

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 14:13

Boko Haram wants Islamic law imposed across Nigeria and is attempting to exploit existing divisions in the country.
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Will Nigeria's Boko Haram add fuel to Jos fires?

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 0:23
related places: Jos

Will militant attacks worsen Nigeria's religious tensions?
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Nigerians 'should limit children'

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:22

Nigerians should only have as many children as they can afford, President Goodluck Jonathan says.
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Arsenal to face Nigeria in Abuja

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:16
related places: Abuja

English Premier League side Arsenal will take on Nigeria in a pre-season friendly on 5 August in Abuja.
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Nigerian leader sacks oil bosses

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 9:44

The heads of Nigeria's huge state oil company are sacked in the interests of "greater transparency and accountability", following a report alleging massive corruption in the sector.
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Nigeria's new anti-terror tactics

Monday, June 25th 2012, 11:34

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says he sacked his security chiefs because new tactics are needed to fight Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Nigeria jail attack frees inmates

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:29
related places: Damaturu

Armed men attack a jail in Damaturu, northern Nigeria, freeing 40 inmates, police say, days after dozens of people were killed in violence in the town.
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Nigerian security chiefs sacked

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 8:48

Nigeria's president dismisses his national security adviser and defence minister, after about 150 people die in a week of violence in the north.
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Nigeria 'Christmas bomber' held

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 11:26

One of the men accused of responsibility for Nigeria's Christmas Day bombings, which killed dozens, is arrested, security sources say.
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How selling two necklaces made a fortune in Nigeria

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 7:57

The woman who sold two necklaces and never looked back
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Team GB lose opening warm-up game

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 6:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Houston

Great Britain begin their London 2012 warm-up campaign with an 86-80 defeat in overtime by Nigeria in Houston.
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Boko Haram men on US terror list

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

Three leaders of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group are designated as terrorists by the US State Department.
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Pope calls for peace in Nigeria

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 11:35

Pope Benedict XVI calls for peace in Nigeria as reprisal attacks between Muslims and Christians continue.
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Nigeria curfew in clash cities

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:49
related places: Damaturu

Nigerian authorities impose a curfew in the north-eastern city of Damaturu after clashes between Islamist militants and the army, which unconfirmed reports say left 25 dead.
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Boko Haram claims Nigeria bombing

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:53
related places: Kaduna

Radical Islamist group Boko Haram says it was behind Sunday's suicide bombings of three churches in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna.
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VIDEO: Curfew in Nigeria after deadly blast

Monday, June 18th 2012, 4:27
related places: Kaduna

A curfew has been imposed in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna after multiple bomb attacks kill at least 36 people.
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Dozens dead in Nigerian violence

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 21:30
related places: Zaria

At least 36 people are killed in multiple blasts at several churches in northern Nigeria and in subsequent rioting, reports say.
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Nigerian fuel scam MP questioned

Friday, June 15th 2012, 18:53

Police in Nigeria question an MP who headed an inquiry into a massive fuel scam, over allegations he tried to secure a bribe during the investigation.
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Nigerian clashes over bike ban

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:39

Clashes take place in Nigeria's central city of Jos Nigeria after a ban on motorcycle taxis is imposed amid security concerns.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's slum built on the water

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 6:59
related places: Lagos

Once a fishing village in Nigeria, Makoko is now a slum over the Lagos lagoon with a population of nearly 100,000 migrant workers.
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Nigeria financial chief suspended

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 19:36

The head of Nigeria's stock exchange regulator, Arunmah Oteh, is suspended pending an investigation into allegations of malpractice.
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Nigeria gang in 'revenge raid'

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:43

An armed gang kills at least 27 people in remote Nigerian villages in what is thought to be a revenge attack, witnesses and police say.
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Huge Nigerian cement plant opens

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:26

The biggest cement factory in sub-Saharan Africa is opened in Nigeria by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote.
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Seven dead in Nigeria violence

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 21:55

Boko Haram militants attack two Nigerian churches leaving at least one person dead and triggering reprisals in which six more are killed.
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Nigeria police rescue Obodo

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 17:24
related places: Obodo

Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have rescued Christain Obodo who is said to be unhurt after being kidnapped by armed gunmen n Saturday.
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Bomb hits Nigeria city police HQ

Friday, June 8th 2012, 20:31
related places: Maiduguri

Five people die in a car bomb outside the police HQ in Maiduguri, the Nigerian city which is the base of militant Islamists, officials say.
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VIDEO: Film tribute to plane crash victims

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 23:53

New film tells story of Nigerian aviation disasters
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Nigeria celebrates first home-made warship

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 12:07

Nigeria navy celebrates first home-made warship to fight pirates
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Deadly gunfight in north Nigeria

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 9:48
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian security forces shoot dead 16 suspected Boko Haram militants in fierce gunfight in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.
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Briton 'dead' in Nigeria crash

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 2:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lagos

A woman says she believes her British sister was on a Nigerian airliner which crashed in Lagos on Sunday killing all 153 people on board.
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Lagos crash air company suspended

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 17:21
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's civil aviation authority suspends the operational licence of Dana Air after one of its planes crashed in a busy Lagos suburb, killing at least 153.
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Nigeria air record 'will improve'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 17:55
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's president says there will never be a repeat of Sunday's Lagos plane crash, which killed at least 153 people, promising improvements to air safety.
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Nigeria mourns air crash victims

Monday, June 4th 2012, 12:29
related places: Lagos

Three days of mourning begin in Nigeria for more than 150 people killed when their plane crashed in Lagos, as rescue efforts on the ground continue.
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VIDEO: Lagos crash: 'People want answers'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 6:57
related places: Lagos

Nigerians have begun three days of mourning after a passenger plane with about 150 people on board crashed into buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos.
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All dead in Nigeria plane crash

Monday, June 4th 2012, 0:10
related places: Lagos

A plane crashes into buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos, killing at least 150 people on board and an unknown number on the ground, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'All dead' in Nigeria plane crash

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 22:39
related places: Lagos

A passenger plane carrying around 150 people, has crashed in a densely populated part Nigeria's largest city Lagos.
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Deadly blast hits Nigeria church

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 13:48
related places: Bauchi

A suicide bomber kills at least nine other people near a church in the Nigerian city of Bauchi, amid rising violence by Islamic sect Boko Haram.
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Italian abducted in Nigeria freed

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 1:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Kwara, Rome

An Italian engineer kidnapped in Kwara state, western Nigeria, has been freed, officials in Rome announce.
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