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Nigeria stops Russia 'arms' boat

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Nigeria’s navy says it has seized a foreign-flagged ship carrying arms and ammunition and arrested its mainly Russian crew members.
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'Balkans' gets stolen Nigeria oil

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 10:10
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The main buyers of the estimated 180,000 barrels of oil stolen each day in Nigeria are based in the Balkans and Singapore, a local politician says.
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Militants 'kill Nigerian troops'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:56
related places: Potiskum

Several soldiers are killed in a bomb attack by suspected militant Islamists in Nigeria's north-eastern town of Potiskum, an army source tells the BBC.
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Nigeria 'militant commander' held

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 9:51

The Nigerian army says it has arrested a senior commander of Boko Haram, as attacks by suspected members of the Islamist group continue.
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Seven kidnapped off Nigeria coast

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 14:45
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Pirates kidnap six Russians and one Estonian during an attack on their vessel off the coast of Nigeria, the vessel's operator confirms.
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'Militant blasts' in Nigeria city

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 15:27
related places: Maiduguri

Loud explosions and gunfire rock the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri - the military says 24 militants from Islamist group Boko Haram were killed.
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Gunmen kill 20 in north Nigeria

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 13:01

Gunmen have killed at least 20 people in a dawn attack in a remote village in northern Nigeria, reports say.
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Africa Cup of Nations round-up

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 17:33
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Zambia Zambia

Zambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Tunisia qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but Senegal-Ivory Coast tie is abandoned.
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Shell rejects Nigeria spill claim

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 17:34
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger

Oil giant Shell rejects claims that it should pay compensation to four Nigerian farmers, in a case that may set a legal precedent.
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Lynchings shut Nigeria university

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 10:40

A Nigerian university closes because of violent protests about the lynching of four students accused of stealing laptops and mobile phones.
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Nigeria troops 'kill civilians'

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 5:32
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian troops open fire in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, reportedly killing at least 30 civilians after an army patrol is hit by a bomb.
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Nigeria student lynching arrests

Monday, October 8th 2012, 12:56

Thirteen people are arrested after four Nigerian students accused of stealing were beaten and burnt alive, with the killing filmed and published on the internet.
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Nigerian troops 'kill militants'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 22:18

About 30 suspected members of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram have been killed in a battle with troops in the north east, the military says.
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Nigeria anti-fraud agents jailed

Friday, October 5th 2012, 11:01

Two anti-corruption agents in Nigeria are given five-year prison terms by a High Court for accepting bribes during a sting operation.
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Nigeria denies 'massacre' arrests

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 17:48
related places: Mubi

Nigerian police deny that there have been arrests over the killing of at least 26 people at a college hostel in the north-eastern town of Mubi.
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Animal influx after Nigeria flood

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 13:53

Some residents forced to evacuate their homes amid devastating floods in Nigeria say dangerous animals such as hippos and crocodiles have moved in.
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Nigerian attackers kill students

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:19
related places: Mubi

At least 25 people, mostly students, have been killed by unknown gunmen in Mubi, north-eastern Nigeria, police say.
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Nigeria oil militant in SA court

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The trial opens in South Africa of a former Nigerian militant leader in connection with bombings at Nigeria's 50th independence celebrations in 2010.
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Nigeria anger over women Hajj row

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria is angered by the latest deportations of women from Saudi Arabia a day after Hajj flights had resumed and the problem thought to be resolved.
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Officials 'acted for Boko Haram'

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 18:16

Nigerian authorities arrest a number of officials, whom they suspect of carrying out attacks for Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Nigeria Hajj row over unescorted women

Friday, September 28th 2012, 8:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria has suspended all Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia following the deportation of more than 170 Nigerian women who had arrived in the country without male escorts.
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Nigeria suspends Hajj flights

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 16:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria suspends all Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia after the authorities there deported more than 170 women who had arrived without a male escort.
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Achebe publishes Biafran memoir

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 15:28

Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe publishes his long-awaited memoir, There Was a Country, about the brutal three-year Biafran war.
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Saudis detain Nigerian Hajj women

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 14:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria protests about the detention at airports in Saudi Arabia of an estimated 1,000 Nigerian women planning to make the Hajj pilgrimage.
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Nigerian's battle to keep her baby

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 23:37

Nigerian tells of being threatened to give up her son for adoption
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Nigeria in Boko Haram crackdown

Monday, September 24th 2012, 21:21

At least 35 suspected Islamists are killed in a sweep against the Boko Haram group in north-eastern Nigeria, the army says.
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Church bombed in northern Nigeria

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 21:49

A suicide bomber in northern Nigeria attacks a Catholic church, killing at least two people and injuring 48, Red Cross officials say.
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Nigeria airline to resume flights

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 21:34

Nigeria's largest carrier Arik Air says it will resume domestic flights on Sunday after settling a dispute with aviation officials.
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Nigerian Muslims protest at film

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 13:20
related places: Kano

Tens of thousands of Muslims march in Kano, the biggest city in northern Nigeria, to protest at an anti-Islam video posted on Youtube.
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Nigeria halts currency reforms

Friday, September 21st 2012, 12:17

Nigeria's president orders the central bank to suspend plans to introduce a new series of coins and a high-denomination note, following a public outcry.
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Nigeria airline ends most flights

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 18:25
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's largest carrier Arik Air cancels all domestic flights after the company says aviation officials disrupted a flight in Lagos.
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VIDEO: Nigeria floods displace thousands

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 17:58

Floods in eastern and central Nigeria have killed more than 130 people and displaced tens of thousands since the beginning of July.
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Gunmen kill Nigerian officials

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 17:49

Suspected Boko Haram militants shoot dead two officials in the country's north, as one of their own senior figures is killed.
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Top militant 'killed in Nigeria'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:30

The spokesman for Islamist militant group Boko Haram is killed by Nigeria's military, reliable sources tell the BBC.
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Surviving the pirates off the coast of Nigeria

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 10:10

Oil tanker crew describe terrifying ordeal off Nigeria's coast
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Nigerian troops 'kill militants'

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 10:54

The Nigerian army says it has killed seven suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram in a gun battle in the north of the country.
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Nigeria to guard all phone masts

Friday, September 7th 2012, 17:01

Nigeria's police chief orders 24-hour surveillance of all telecom installations after militants attacked mobile phone masts across the north.
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Nigeria's phone masts attacked

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 22:46

At least 24 mobile phone masts are attacked across northern Nigeria, officials say, in a campaign militant group Boko Haram said it carried out.
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Nigeria rescues hijacked tanker

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 16:25
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Nigeria’s navy says it has rescued a Singapore-owned oil tanker hijacked by pirates on Tuesday night.
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African viewpoint: Scramble for Nigeria's $15m 'bribe'

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 12:58

What should Nigeria do with a multi-million dollar 'bribe'
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Alarm at Nigeria spy records leak

Friday, August 31st 2012, 19:04

Former Nigerian secret agents tell the BBC they are concerned for their safety after personal records were published online, reportedly by an Islamist group.
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Nigeria's power minister quits

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:51

Nigeria's Power Minister Barth Nnaji resigns amid allegations of a conflict of interest as he is linked to a firm with a stake in the electricty sector.
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Nigeria confirms Boko Haram talks

Monday, August 27th 2012, 3:58

The Nigerian government says it has started informal talks with Boko Haram to try to end deadly attacks by the militant Islamist group.
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Nigerian gunmen free oil workers

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 10:57

Four foreign oil workers, kidnapped off Nigeria's coast earlier this month, are released - their employer's refusing to say whether a ransom was paid.
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Nigeria makes Mali force warning

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:33
related countries: Mali Mali

Military intervention in northern Mali is the only option if talks with militant Islamists controlling the area fail, Nigeria's leader warns.
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Nigeria to overhaul sports set-up

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 11:12

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders an overhaul of the sports sector following the country's failure to win a single medal at the Olympics.
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Nigeria cancels famous festival

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 18:27
related places: Kano

A centuries-old festival held during Muslim Eid celebrations is cancelled in northern Nigeria, a region hit by increasing insecurity, due to the poor health of Kano's emir.
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Central Nigeria floods kill 33

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:53

At least 33 people are killed by heavy flooding in central Nigeria's Plateau state, a relief official, Abdussalam Muhammad, tells the BBC.
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Dragons' Den star to help Nigeria

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK businessman and reality TV star Doug Richard launches an initiative in Nigeria to help more than 1,200 young entrepreneurs set up businesses - including snail farms.
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Nigeria army 'kills 20 Islamists'

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 19:37

Nigerian troops kill 20 suspected members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in a shootout in the north-east of the country, the army says.
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Clinton set for key Nigeria talks

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:54
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due in Nigeria for talks expected to focus on the growing insecurity caused by Islamist militants.
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Shootings near mosque in Nigeria

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 15:27
related places: Kogi

Two soldiers are killed in an attack near a mosque in Okene city in central Nigeria - a day after gunmen shot dead at least 19 worshippers at a church.
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Nigerian deadly building collapse

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 15:20
related places: Abuja

At least two people are killed after two unfinished buildings, where hundreds of people were living illegally, fall down in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
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