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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

Nigeria 'fake medics' in SA court

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 14:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Six Nigerians and one Zambian are charged in South Africa with impersonating doctors and endangering people's lives.
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'My lost life'

Monday, February 14th 2011, 8:06

Nigerian freed after police torture and 15 years awaiting trial
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VIDEO: Rally stampede in Nigeria kills 11

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 8:55

At least eleven people have died in a stampede during an election rally for Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Nigeria rally stampede kills 11

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 0:52

Eleven people die and another 29 are injured in a stampede at an election rally held by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan.
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DR Congo 'gold smuggling' arrests

Monday, February 7th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States United States

Eight foreigners - from the US, France and Nigeria - are arrested on allegations of gold smuggling in eastern DR Congo, officials say.
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Adamu 'desperate' to clear name

Monday, February 7th 2011, 15:14

Disgraced Nigerian sports administrator Amos Adamu says he is taking his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport because he is desperate to prove his innocence.
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Nigeria's Jonathan seeks one term

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 17:28

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria says he will not seek a second term in office if he wins elections in April.
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Gunmen shoot Nigerian politician

Friday, January 28th 2011, 18:53
related places: Borno

A candidate for governor in Nigeria's Borno state and at least four other people are shot dead by gunmen after Friday prayers, officials say.
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Billiards sparks Nigeria clashes

Friday, January 28th 2011, 9:44

A dispute over a game of billiards sparks sectarian clashes in Nigeria that leave four people dead and dozens of buildings on fire, police say.
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Poland chooses its first black MP

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 6:40
related countries: Poland Poland

A Nigerian, John Abraham Godson, has become the first black man to become a member of parliament in Poland.
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Nigeria told to reduce ministries

Friday, January 21st 2011, 14:08

Nigeria's president is told by a key advisory panel to cut government's running costs by reducing ministries to free money for development schemes.
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Nigeria to issue bond in dollars

Friday, January 21st 2011, 11:40
related countries: United States United States

The Nigerian government is to issue bonds which pay interest in US dollars for the first time.
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UN inspects Iran arms to Nigeria

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 14:07
related countries: Iran Iran

UN weapons experts are in Nigeria to inspect an arms shipment from Iran amid a possible violation of sanctions.
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Ribadu chosen for Nigeria's poll

Friday, January 14th 2011, 17:47

Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu is chosen as the opposition Action Congress candidate for April's presidential polls.
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'Cash and carry' politics

Friday, January 14th 2011, 15:37

Is good luck all it takes to win Nigeria's elections?
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Nigeria's Jonathan wins primary

Friday, January 14th 2011, 9:44

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan wins primaries to become the ruling party's presidential candidate and the favourite for April's polls.
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Nigeria clashes 'leave 13 dead'

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 18:24
related places: Jos

At least 13 people have been killed after further violence between rival groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos, witnesses say.
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Nigeria ghost town after clashes

Monday, January 10th 2011, 16:57
related places: Jos

Nigeria's central city of Jos is a ghost town after weekend clashes between rival groups left at least 18 people dead.
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Nigeria's top banker wins international recognition

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 14:21

Nigeria is frequently cited as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, but its top banker has won prestigious awards.
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Nigeria senator on murder charge

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 19:13

A court in Nigeria charges the leader of the Senate, Teslim Folarin, with involvement in the murder of a trade union activist Lateef Salako.
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Ivory Coast crisis mission fails

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 15:00

Ivory Coast's political crisis remains deadlocked despite a mediation attempt by African leaders, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has said.
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Ivory Coast crisis mission fails

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 12:03

Ivory Coast's political crisis remains deadlocked despite a mediation attempt by African leaders, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has said.
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Barracks bomb in Nigerian capital

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 6:33
related places: Abuja

An explosion at a bar near a barracks in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, kills a number of people as they celebrate New Year's Eve.
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Nigeria attackers target police

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 18:34

Suspected Islamists kill at least five people, including three police officers, in attacks in northern Nigeria
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Politicians 'fuel Nigeria unrest'

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 21:29
related places: Jos

Nigerian faith leaders accuse politicians of using religion to fuel sectarian violence in Jos, where 80 people have died in recent unrest.
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UN chief condemns Nigeria clashes

Monday, December 27th 2010, 3:44

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns the "deplorable" violence in Nigeria that left at least 38 dead over Christmas.
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Fresh clashes in central Nigeria

Monday, December 27th 2010, 1:44
related places: Jos

Further violence has broken out in the city of Jos in central Nigeria following bombings that killed 32 people on Christmas Eve.
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Fresh clashes in central Nigeria

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 20:18
related places: Jos

Further violence between armed groups has broken out in the city of Jos in central Nigeria following bombings that killed 32 people.
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Nigeria pledges to hunt bombers

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 1:03

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledges that bombers who killed at least 32 people in the centre of the country will be brought to justice.
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Bomb blasts kill many in Nigeria

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 15:20
related places: Jos

At least 32 people are killed in bomb blasts near Nigeria's central city of Jos, the scene of deadly sectarian clashes earlier this year.
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Iranian granted bail in Nigeria

Friday, December 24th 2010, 1:40
related countries: Iran Iran

A court in Nigeria grants bail to an Iranian man charged with arms trafficking, after an illegal shipment of weapons was intercepted in October.
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Nigerian sex slave rescue 'fails'

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 15:58
related countries: Mali Mali

A senior Nigerian official says a plan to rescue thousands of victims of sex trafficking fails because of lack of co-operation from Mali's authorities.
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Nigeria drops Dick Cheney charges

Friday, December 17th 2010, 16:30
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria drops a bribery case against former US Vice-President Dick Cheney after an out-of-court deal with the energy firm he used to head, officials say.
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Nigeria's leader gets poll boost

Friday, December 17th 2010, 12:11

A group of Nigeria's powerful governors say they will back President Goodluck Jonathan for next year's elections - seen as a major boost to his campaign.
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'Plane bomber' faces new charges

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 22:57
related countries: United States United States

A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an airliner with a bomb sewn into his underwear last December is arraigned on new charges in the US.
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Senegal recalls Tehran ambassador

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Senegal Senegal
related places: Tehran

Senegal recalls its ambassador to Iran after Tehran failed to provide a "satisfactory" explanation for an arms shipment seized in Nigeria in October.
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Poland swears in first black MP

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 11:18
related countries: Poland Poland

John Abraham Godson, a Polish citizen of Nigerian origin, is sworn in as the first black member of Poland's parliament.
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Dubai allows Nigerian extradition

Monday, December 13th 2010, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dubai's highest court rules that a former state governor from Nigeria can be extradited to the UK to face corruption charges.
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Nigeria's 'kidnap leader' killed

Monday, December 13th 2010, 10:49
related places: Abia

The alleged leader of several notorious kidnapping gangs in Nigeria's Abia state is killed in a shoot out, the army says.
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Pfizer: No Nigeria dirty tricks

Friday, December 10th 2010, 17:29
related countries: United States United States

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dismisses as "preposterous" reports that it hired investigators to pressure Nigeria's attorney general during a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
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Nigeria election equipment stolen

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 16:12

Armed robbers steal new voter registration equipment shortly after it arrives at Nigeria's main international airport, for use in elections next April.
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Nigeria files Dick Cheney charges

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency files charges against US former VP Cheney over a bribery scandal involving a former subsidiary of energy firm Halliburton.
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Oil firms questioned in Nigeria

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 17:08

The local managing directors of Shell and Halliburton are summoned by anti-corruption police in Nigeria over their role in alleged bribery scandals.
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Charges over Nigeria oil kidnaps

Friday, November 26th 2010, 11:04

Charles Okah, brother of Nigerian militant Henry Okah, is one of four people charged with kidnapping nine foreign oil workers.
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Nigeria charges Iranian over arms

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 20:11
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian man is charged with arms trafficking in a Nigerian court, in connection with an arms shipment intercepted at a port last month.
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Africa's cities to triple in size

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 10:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Lagos

The number of people living in African cities will triple over the next 40 years and by 2050 60% of Africans will be city dwellers, a UN report says.
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Nigeria sets April election date

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 19:35

Nigeria confirms it will hold its delayed presidential election on 9 April, 2011, ending months of speculation.
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