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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 army 'excesses' admitted

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 14:46
related places: Borno

The governor of the Nigerian state of Borno admits the army has been guilty of excesses during operations to counter the uprising by Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Nigeria police in Islamist trial

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:39

Four Nigerian policemen appear in court over the killing a radical Islamist leader in 2009, the first public hearing to be held on the case.
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Thousands flee Nigerian attacks

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:47
related places: Maiduguri

Residents of Maiduguri flee the Nigerian city following a spate of recent attacks, which have also led to the university being closed.
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Nigeria claims Boko Haram deaths

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 19:57
related places: Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has shot dead 11 Islamic militants in the troubled northern city of Maiduguri and denies claims that civilians were killed.
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Nigeria star gets death penalty

Friday, July 8th 2011, 17:30

Nigeria's final court of appeal rules that actress Rabi Ismail should be hanged for killing a male friend to acquire his property.
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Nigeria bans 'terror motorbikes'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 11:50
related places: Maiduguri

Motorbikes are banned from the Nigerian city of Maiduguri to prevent drive-by attacks by the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
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Man jailed for trafficking girls

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 18:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first man to be convicted of trafficking females out of the UK, in a case involving two Nigerian girls, is jailed for 20 years.
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Blast rocks Nigeria northern city

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 17:17
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian soldiers engage in running battles with the militants in Maiduguri after a large explosion rocks the north-eastern city.
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Inferno kills Cameroon smugglers

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 10:18
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Dembo

Six petrol smugglers die in Cameroon after a truck loaded with illegal fuel imported from Nigeria explodes in the northern border town of Dembo.
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Ten dead in north Nigeria attacks

Monday, July 4th 2011, 0:22
related places: Maiduguri

At least 10 people die in attacks blamed on Islamist militants in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a week after a similar attack killed 25.
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Nigeria imposes curfew on Abuja

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:40
related places: Abuja

A curfew is imposed on Nigeria's capital, Abuja, following attacks by Islamist militants, meaning nightclubs, beer parlours and cinemas must close early.
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Nigeria Islamists 'bomb drinkers'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 10:04

Gunmen believed to be from the Boko Haram Islamist sect throw bombs at a beer garden in the Nigerian town of Maiduguri killing at least 25 people, security sources say.
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Germany win Women's World Cup opener

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 18:15
related countries: Canada Canada, France France, Germany Germany

Hosts and holders Germany get their Women's World Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating Canada 2-1, while France see off Nigeria 1-0.
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Double attack in northern Nigeria

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:33
related places: Katsina

Men armed with guns and explosives attack a bank and police station northern Nigeria state of Katsina, killing seven people.
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VIDEO: Crackdown on 'Nigeria's Taliban'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 5:42

The Nigerian government has pledged to crack down on radical Islamist group Boko Haram, saying they will be history within a few months.
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Nigerian Islamists 'kill nurse'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 14:57
related places: Maiduguri

A nurse is shot dead as he was playing cards in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, police say, blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists.
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'School is wrong'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 17:08

The anti-education protesters who bombed Nigeria's police HQ
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Islamists 'bombed Nigeria police'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 13:00

The Islamist group, Boko Haram, says it carried out Thursday's bombing of Nigeria's police headquarters which left at least six people dead.
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Nigeria police HQ 'hit by bomber'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 17:14
related places: Abuja

At least two people, including a suspected Islamist bomber, are killed in an attack on Nigerian police headquarters in the capital, police say.
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Nigeria's 'millionaire' pastors

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 7:55

Nigeria's pastors run multi-million dollar empires which rival that of oil tycoons, a Nigerian blogger who researches the issue tells the BBC.
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Islamists held for Nigeria raids

Friday, June 10th 2011, 16:45
related places: Maiduguri

Fourteen people have been arrested in Nigeria after this week's attacks on a church and police stations in the northern city of Maiduguri, police say.
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Volunteers kidnapped in Nigeria

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 12:12

Gunmen in Nigeria abduct five members of the national youth corps in the oil-rich Delta region.
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Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:21
related countries: Jersey Jersey

A man who laundered money in a business deal with ex-Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha is ordered to repay £26.5m by Jersey's Royal Court.
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Deadly attack on Nigerian police

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 15:52
related places: Maiduguri

At least five people are killed after police stations are attacked in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, hospital sources say.
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Muslim cleric killed in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 10:40

A gunman on a motorbike believed to be from the Boko Haram Muslim sect shoots dead a prominent cleric from a rival sect in northern Nigeria.
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Nigeria speaker held over 'fraud'

Monday, June 6th 2011, 14:51

One of Nigeria's most powerful politicians, outgoing House of Representatives speaker Dimeji Bankole, is arrested by anti-corruption police.
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Fifa probes Nigeria match betting

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Abuja

Fifa is examining betting patterns relating to Nigeria's 4-1 win over Argentina in Abuja on Wednesday
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Nigeria 'baby farm' girls rescued

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 18:58
related places: Aba

Police in Nigeria raid a hospital in south-eastern city of Aba, rescuing 32 pregnant girls allegedly held by a human-trafficking ring.
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Islamists claim Nigeria attacks

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 17:44

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram tells the BBC it carried out the series of bombings after President Goodluck Jonathan's inauguration on Sunday.
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Further blasts in Nigeria's north

Monday, May 30th 2011, 17:22

At least six people have been injured by a number of explosions in the hometown of Nigeria's Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, officials say.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria army base

Monday, May 30th 2011, 10:24

At least 10 people are killed by bomb blasts near an army barracks in northern Nigeria on the day Goodluck Jonathan is sworn in as president.
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Nigeria's new president sworn in

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 17:33

Ceremonies take place in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, to swear in Goodluck Jonathan for a new four-year term as president.
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VIDEO: Power priority for Nigeria's new leader

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 4:44

Goodluck Jonathan has made solving Nigeria's electricity crisis the biggest priority of his new presidency.
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Nigerian youth to guard pipelines

Friday, May 27th 2011, 19:34
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's government employs 12,000 young people to protect oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta from being vandalised, a minister announces.
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Nigeria three-baby plan 'tricky'

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:21

A Nigerian family planning expert tells the BBC it would be difficult to implement the suggestion that Nigerians should only have three children to limit the country's booming population.
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Meet the yam monster

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 2:42

Sesame Street with Nigerian accents and a puppet with HIV
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Nigeria gunmen kidnap foreigners

Friday, May 13th 2011, 18:25
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kebbi

Gunmen in Nigeria kidnap two foreign engineers - a British man and his Italian colleague, in the north-west state of Kebbi.
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Nigeria's Buhari challenges poll

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:38

Nigeria's biggest opposition party goes to court challenging President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory, alleging fraud.
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Deadly attack on Nigerian village

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 13:46

At least 16 people are killed in an attack on a predominantly Christian village in northern Nigeria, local authorities say.
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Elephant tusks seized in Nairobi

Friday, May 6th 2011, 16:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

More than a 100 elephant tusks have been seized at Nairobi's international airport, found in containers labelled with a Nigerian address, Kenyan police say.
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Shell loses Nigeria land dispute

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:02

The oil giant Shell loses its appeal against a ruling that it is not the rightful owner of land where it runs Nigeria's biggest oil export terminal.
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Nigeria's Adamu lodges CAS appeal

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 15:20
related places: Adamu

The Court of Arbitration for Sport reveals that Nigeria's Amos Adamu has appealed against his three-year ban from football.
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Nigerian bank bosses re-arrested

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 18:26

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission re-arrests four former bank executives who were sacked in 2009 for financial mismanagement
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Riot-hit states vote in Nigeria

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 14:34

There is tight security in two northern Nigerian states hit by rioting last week as voting gets under way in polls delayed because of the unrest.
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Nigeria elects powerful governors

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 17:24
related places: Maiduguri

Counting begins after relatively peaceful elections for Nigeria's powerful state governors - no-one was hurt when more bombs exploded in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
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Deadly bombings in north Nigeria

Monday, April 25th 2011, 17:35
related places: Maiduguri

Bomb blasts kill at least three people in the north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri, ahead of Tuesday's elections for governors across the country.
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'More than 500' killed in Nigeria

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 21:38

More than 500 people died following Nigeria's presidential elections earlier this month, a human rights group in the country says.
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Nigeria unrest 'recalls Biafra'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 3:06

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says the violence following his election is a "sad reminder" of events that plunged Nigeria into civil war in 1967.
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VIDEO: Nigeria tense ahead of state polls

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 6:50

Voters in Nigeria go to the polls on Thursday to elect state governors and assemblies, as tension following the presidential elections remains.
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