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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

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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'Spam capital' India arrests six

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 14:10
related countries: India India

Indian authorities arrest six suspected email scammers just days after the country was named spam capital of the world.
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VIDEO: Nigeria ethnic clashes kill 50

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 2:55

At least 50 people are killed in clashes between rival ethnic groups in the state of Ebonyi in south-eastern Nigeria.
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Nigeria to remove fuel subsidies

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 21:33

The Nigerian authorities announce the start of a controversial plan to scrap fuel subsidies - which is expected to push up petrol prices.
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Nigeria attacks prompt emergency

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 5:29

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency in areas targeted by Islamist militants, who killed dozens on Christmas Day.
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Nigerian ethnic clashes kill 50

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 5:18

At least 50 people are killed in Nigerian land disputes, as a state of emergency is declared in other areas affected by Islamist attacks.
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Deadly attack hits Nigerian city

Friday, December 30th 2011, 21:50
related places: Maiduguri

An attack blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram group hits the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, reports say, killing at least two people.
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Nigerians 'will defend churches'

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 23:57

Nigerian Christians will have "no other option" but to defend themselves if Islamist attacks continue, church leaders say.
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'Thousands flee' Nigeria clashes

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 12:21
related places: Damaturu

About 90,000 people are displaced in clashes between militant Islamists and the security forces in Nigeria's Damaturu city, an official says.
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VIDEO: Prayers held for Nigeria bomb victims

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 2:49
related places: Abuja

Prayers have been held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for those who died in a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks.
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Deadly Nigeria attacks condemned

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 21:29

World powers condemn a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in Nigeria that killed almost 40 people and injured many more.
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Nigeria rocked by church blasts

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 19:05
related places: Abuja

A series of bomb attacks in Nigeria, including two on Christmas Day church services, leave almost 40 people dead and many injured.
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VIDEO: Nigeria rocked by church blasts

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 17:46

Bomb blasts targeting Christmas Day church services in two Nigerian cities have left at least 28 people dead, with three more attacks on other towns.
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Many die in Nigeria sect clashes

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 22:40
related places: More

Nearly 70 people have died in days of fighting between Nigerian troops and suspected Islamist gunmen in the country's north-east, officials say.
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Nigerian warning over oil spill

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 18:55

A recent oil spill off Nigeria could have a severe environmental impact on fishing and the coastline, Friends of the Earth warns.
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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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