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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

Cabinet split over sick Yar'Adua

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 15:00

A Nigerian minister urges the cabinet to admit that sick President Yar'Adua is not fit to govern, the BBC confirms.
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Nigeria media tell leader to quit

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 16:16

A group of the most powerful media owners in Nigeria give ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua seven days to cede power.
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US jet bomb suspect 'co-operates'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 3:23
related countries: United States United States

The Nigerian suspected of trying to blow up a plane on Christmas Day is providing "useful" information, US officials say.
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ICC 'must probe Nigeria violence'

Monday, February 1st 2010, 12:41
related places: Jos

A Nigerian rights group urges the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate violence between Muslims and Christians in Jos.
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Nigerian oil pipeline sabotaged

Monday, February 1st 2010, 8:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell shuts oil flow stations in Nigeria after a pipeline is sabotaged, shortly after a militant group ended its truce.
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Nigeria group 'ends Delta truce'

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 14:50
related countries: Niger Niger

A Nigerian militant group ends a ceasefire in the oil-rich Niger Delta, warning companies to prepare for an "all-out onslaught".
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Nigeria court backs ill president

Friday, January 29th 2010, 16:41

A Nigerian court rejects a request for an interim leader to be appointed while President Umaru Yar'Adua is sick.
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Ghana beat Nigeria to reach final

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 19:20
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after an Asamoah Gyan goal leads them to a 1-0 victory over Nigeria.
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Live - Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 15:25
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Egypt Egypt, Ghana Ghana

Egypt face up to Algeria after Ghana beat west African rivals Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
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Sick leader splits Nigeria elite

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 15:54

The Senate says hospitalised President Umaru Yar'Adua should cede power, but Nigeria's cabinet insists he is still fit to govern.
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Nigeria texts 'fuelled Jos riots'

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 10:55
related places: Jos

Text messages spread paranoia and incited killing in the Nigerian city of Jos last week, a religious leader tells the BBC.
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US blames Nigeria for extremism

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 10:08
related countries: United States United States

The extremism of some young Nigerians are the fault of failings by their leaders, says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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'Burnt to ashes'

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 1:14

Gruesome discoveries after Nigeria riots
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Nigeria win through to semis

Monday, January 25th 2010, 23:42
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Nigeria go through to the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Zambia 5-4 on penalties.
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Mass arrests after Nigeria clash

Monday, January 25th 2010, 23:24

Police arrest more than 300 people suspected of being involved in deadly religious clashes in central Nigeria.
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Live text - Africa Cup of Nations

Monday, January 25th 2010, 15:29
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Zambia Zambia

Nigeria beat Zambia on penalties after Egypt defeat Cameroon 3-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
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Nigeria bodies stuffed in wells

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 20:32
related places: More

More victims of deadly religious clashes in central Nigeria are discovered, with scores of bodies stuffed in wells.
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Deadline over ill Nigerian leader

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 13:54

A court gives Nigeria's cabinet 14 days to decide if ill and absent President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit to lead the country.
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Deadline over ill Nigerian leader

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 12:17

A court gives Nigeria's cabinet 14 days to decide if ill and absent President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit to lead the country.
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Deadline over ill Nigerian leader

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 12:07

The Nigerian cabinet is ordered by the federal court to decide within 14 days if ill and absent President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit to lead the country.
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Obasanjo warning to ailing leader

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 11:44

Nigeria's ex-President Obasanjo suggests that his successor, Umaru Yar'Adua, should resign if he is too ill for office.
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Army controls Nigeria riot city

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:46
related places: Jos

Nigeria's army takes control of the city of Jos, the scene of deadly Muslim-Christian religious riots in recent days.
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Mass funerals after Nigeria riots

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 16:02
related places: Jos

Mass funerals are held in the Nigerian city of Jos, where fighting between Muslims and Christians has left hundreds dead.
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Nigeria riot city's curfew eased

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 10:04
related places: Jos

Nigeria's army says the riot-hit city of Jos is under control after days of Muslim-Christian fighting left scores dead.
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Nigeria make it to quarter finals

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 19:01
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Nigeria ease through to the last eight with a 3-0 win over Mozambique in the African Nations Cup.
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Nigeria riot city 'under control'

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 17:53
related places: Jos

Nigeria's army says the riot-hit city of Jos is under control after days of Muslim-Christian fighting left scores dead.
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'200 dead' in Nigeria clashes

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 7:57
related places: Jos

At least 200 people die in three days of clashes between Christian and Muslim gangs in the Nigerian city of Jos, say Human Rights Watch.
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All-day curfew over Nigeria riots

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 12:41
related places: Jos

Nigerian authorities order residents of the central city of Jos to stay indoors after fighting resumes between rival gangs.
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Abducted Britons freed in Nigeria

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 8:06
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Three Britons and a Colombian kidnapped last week in Nigeria's Delta region are freed, police say, and are "looking okay".
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Nigeria troops patrols riot city

Monday, January 18th 2010, 11:31
related places: Jos

Troops and riot police patrol the Nigerian city of Jos, after fighting between gangs of Muslim and Christian youths.
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Nigeria delays leader court bids

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 13:13

Nigerian judges adjourn three cases aimed at clarifying who rules the country while President Yar'Adua is sick.
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Nigeria deputy leader 'in charge'

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 18:12

Nigeria's vice-president can perform all duties for the sick president, but is not formal head of state, a court rules.
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Nigeria lawmakers to see Yar'Adua

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 19:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's parliament votes to send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to check on absent President Umaru Yar'Adua's health.
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Egypt beat Nigeria at Nations Cup

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 19:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt come from behind to beat Nigeria 3-1 in the opening game of Group C in the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Fit for the job?

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:58

Nigerian president's absence continues to rankle
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Gunmen seize Britons in Nigeria

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 17:05
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Port Harcourt

Three Britons and a Colombian are kidnapped near Nigeria's oil hub Port Harcourt - the first such attack in many months.
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Nigeria's leader breaks silence

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 14:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's president, not seen since going into hospital in Saudi Arabia in November, tells the BBC he hopes to resume his duties.
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'Not guilty' plea in Detroit case

Friday, January 8th 2010, 21:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A "not guilty" plea is entered on behalf of the suspect in the Detroit plane bomb case at his first court appearance.
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Nigeria leader signature 'forged'

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 16:13

Opposition parties in Nigeria accuse the government of forging the president's signature on budget documents.
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Plane 'plotter' met Yemen cleric

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 13:10
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Muslim

The alleged US plane bomber met a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen and was recruited in London, Yemeni officials say.
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Nigerian charged over plane plot

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

A US grand jury indicts Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six counts over an alleged plot to bomb a plane on Christmas Day.
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Sick Nigeria leader 'held talks'

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 22:48

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, who is being treated in hospital abroad, has recently spoken on the phone to key officials, a minister says.
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Nigerian players deny India harassment

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 17:48
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court grants bail to three footballers arrested in Mumbai for allegedly harassing an air stewardess.
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US screening 'risks Nigeria ties'

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abuja

The US inclusion of Nigeria on a list of countries facing stiffer security checks threatens relations with Abuja, officials say.
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Nigeria makes US air-check appeal

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria asks the US to remove it from a list of countries whose citizens face tougher airport security checks.
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