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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.

World news related to Nigeria – overview

Nigeria: news

Nigeria cleric goes after scandal

Monday, May 31st 2010, 15:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Vatican accepts the resignation of an Irish archbishop in Nigeria accused of abuse.
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Niger's hungry 'fleeing south'

Friday, May 21st 2010, 11:56
related countries: Niger Niger

A growing number of people from Niger are crossing the border into Nigeria because of the food crisis at home, reports say.
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Nigeria police 'kill and torture'

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 10:00

A civil liberties group says police in Nigeria routinely carry out extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual assault.
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Number two

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 16:35

Nigeria's new vice-president is relative political newcomer
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Nigeria vice-president confirmed

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 15:16
related places: Kaduna

Nigeria's parliament confirms the appointment of Kaduna state governor Namadi Sambo as the country's vice-president.
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Nigeria politician in drugs probe

Monday, May 17th 2010, 22:26
related places: Lagos

A Nigerian politician is arrested at Lagos airport on suspicion of smuggling nearly 2kg of cocaine in his stomach.
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Nigeria and China in huge oil deal

Friday, May 14th 2010, 11:24
related countries: China China

Nigerian and Chinese authorities sign a $23bn deal to build three refineries and a fuel complex in the African state.
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Nigeria party leader steps down

Friday, May 14th 2010, 8:55

The head of Nigeria's governing party, Vincent Ogbulafor, resigns days after appearing in court on fraud charges.
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Dubai 'frees' Nigeria ex-governor

Friday, May 14th 2010, 8:18

Nigerian political powerbroker James Ibori is reportedly freed on bail in Dubai after being arrested on corruption charges.
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Nigeria arrests ex-governor Ibori

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:28

One of Nigeria's most influential and wealthy politicians, James Ibori, is arrested in Dubai on corruption charges.
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South Korea hold Nigeria to progress

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina, South Korea South Korea


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Higuain inspires Argentina victory

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:14
related countries: France France, Greece Greece, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico

Gonzalo Higuain scores a World Cup hat-trick - the first since 2002 - as Argentina beat South Korea 4-1 in an entertaining match in Johannesburg.
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USA take point from England game

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:58

A blunder by the England goalkeeper gives the United States an equaliser in a 1-1 draw on the World Cup's second day.
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Nigeria leader 'chooses deputy'

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 12:55
related places: Kaduna

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan nominates relatively unknown Namadi Sambo as vice-president, officials say.
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Nigeria leader 'chooses deputy'

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 8:17
related places: Kaduna

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan nominates Kaduna state governor Namadi Sambo as vice-president, sources say.
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Nigeria party leader denies fraud

Monday, May 10th 2010, 16:31

The chairman of Nigeria's governing PDP party, Vincent Ogbulafor, appears in court charged with fraud.
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'Sham' democracy

Monday, May 10th 2010, 11:40

Death of Nigerian leader highlights shady politics
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Abacha son in Swiss appeal

Monday, May 10th 2010, 9:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Abba Abacha, son of Nigeria's ex-military ruler, launches an appeal against a Swiss court order to return $350m.
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Nigerians lobby for deputy leader

Friday, May 7th 2010, 11:22

Lobbying is underway to be Nigeria's new vice-president after Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as president.
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Nigeria swears in new president

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 19:28

Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan is sworn in as head of state following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.
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Umaru Yar'Adua: Your comments

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 8:47

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has died following a long illness. What is his legacy?
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Nigerian President Yar'Adua dies

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 8:33

Nigeria announces seven days of mourning for President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has died following a long illness.
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Nigerian President Yar'Adua dies

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 6:58

Nigeria announces seven days of mourning for President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has died following a long illness.
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Yar'Adua dead: Your comments

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 3:53

Readers react to the Nigerian state TV announcement that President Umaru Yar'Adua died at his presidential villa on Wednesday.
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Nigeria axes anti-corruption case

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 18:34

Nigeria drops charges against former anti-corruption boss Nuhu Ribadu, who was controversially removed in from his job in 2007.
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Nigerians hail poll chief sacking

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 12:24

Nigerians welcome acting President Goodluck Jonathan's removal of election chief Maurice Iwu ahead of polls next year.
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Nigerian denies child bride claim

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 11:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Nigerian senator denies reports he has married an Egyptian girl aged 13 but refuses to reveal his bride's age.
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'Child bride' inquiry in Nigeria

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 16:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Nigeria's Senate orders an investigation into reports that one of its members has married a 13-year-old Egyptian girl.
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Ram-tastic

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 7:58

The battle to find Nigeria's strongest ram, in pictures
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Nigeria party leader is charged

Monday, April 26th 2010, 16:30

The chairman of Nigeria's governing party is charged with fraud, as the party considers its presidential candidate.
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'I attacked friend'

Monday, April 26th 2010, 7:03

Nigerian forgives friend who burnt his house down
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Germans held in Nigeria are freed

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Germany Germany

Two German men are freed six days after being seized while swimming in Nigeria's oil-producing south-east
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Reprisal killings in Jos, Nigeria

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 15:43
related places: Jos

Nigeria's military exhumes seven bodies from shallow graves near Jos, as apparent revenge killings continue.
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Nigeria attack halts Ibori arrest

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 12:45

Police trying to arrest a former state governor in Nigeria charged with corruption are attacked by his supporters.
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Two killed in Nigeria jail-break

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 17:29
related places: Kaduna

Two prisoners are shot dead during an attempted jail break in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, officials say.
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Two Germans abducted in Nigeria

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 23:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Gunmen abduct two German men from a beach in Nigeria's oil-producing south-east, where kidnappings are rife.
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Nigeria police lose in sect case

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 18:19

A Nigerian court finds the police guilty of the extra-judicial killing of the father-in-law of an Islamic sect leader.
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Nigeria's presidents 'have not spoken'

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 15:32

Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan says he has not seen or spoken with ill President Umaru Yar'Adua in five months.
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Nigeria bill 'to stop extremism'

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 15:25

Politicians in northern Nigeria discuss a bill designed to limit the type of religious extremism that led to deadly violence in 2009.
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Nigeria ex-leader eyes presidency

Monday, April 12th 2010, 15:57

General Ibrahim Babangida declares his intention to run in Nigerian presidential elections due in 2011.
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Nigeria doctors in kidnap strike

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 17:11

Doctors in southern Nigeria's Edo state go on strike after a colleague is kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
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Nigeria sacks oil company head

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 10:44

Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan sacks the head of the state-run oil firm after swearing in a loyal cabinet.
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Nigeria inaugurates new cabinet

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 15:51

Nigeria's acting President Jonathan swears in members of his new cabinet, in President Yar'Adua's continued absence.
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US wants new Nigerian poll head

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 10:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Obama

The Obama administration calls for the head of Nigeria's election commission to be replaced ahead of new elections in 2011.
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Nigeria clerics meet ill leader

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 11:34

Senior clerics meet Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, saying he had difficulty speaking.
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