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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 oil sabotage 'increasing'

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 20:59
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says acts of sabotage are on the increase in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta.
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Nigeria ex-bank chief faces court

Friday, August 13th 2010, 13:07

The former head of Nigeria's Intercontinental Bank is formally charged with financial crimes relating to bank's near collapse.
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Nigeria president gets poll boost

Friday, August 13th 2010, 10:00

Nigeria's governing party agrees that President Goodluck Jonathan has the right to contest next year's elections, overturning a party rule.
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Abuja building collapse kills 14

Friday, August 13th 2010, 9:38
related places: Abuja

Rescue efforts are continuing in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, after a condemned building collapsed, killing at least 14 people.
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In pictures

Monday, August 9th 2010, 0:26

Sightsavers tackles river blindness in Nigeria
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Nigeria sacks stock market chief

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 15:10

Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission fires the head of the country's stock exchange and suspends its chairman.
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Nigeria brings stock market cases

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 14:42

Financial regulators in Nigeria are to bring charges against a list of people they accuse of illegally manipulating the stock market.
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Nigeria brings stock market cases

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 14:42

Financial regulators in Nigeria are to bring charges against a list of people they accuse of illegally manipulating the stock market.
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Booby-trap bomb in Nigerian city

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 14:03
related places: Jos

Nigerian police are searching the troubled city of Jos after a booby-trap bomb was found in a house abandoned during recent clashes.
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Nigeria senate seeks earlier poll

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 4:02

Nigerian senators vote to change the constitution to bring forward the date of next year's presidential and parliamentary elections.
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Nigeria machete raid kills eight

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 18:41
related places: Jos

At least eight people are killed by attackers with machetes near Jos in Nigeria, the scene of deadly sectarian violence this year.
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Nigeria football passports taken

Friday, July 16th 2010, 17:13

Fraud police in Nigeria seize the passports of four top football officials sacked after the World Cup.
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Nigeria denies oil firm bankrupt

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 9:15

The Nigerian government strongly denies claims that the state oil company is bankrupt, shortly after a junior minister said it was insolvent.
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Nigeria main oil firm 'insolvent'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 1:53

Nigeria's state oil firm is insolvent with massive debts, a cabinet minister says - as the firm blames the government.
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Nigeria main oil firm 'insolvent'

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 22:47

Nigeria's huge state oil firm is insolvent with massive debts, a cabinet minister says - as the firm blames the government.
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Canoe children

Monday, July 12th 2010, 10:27

Images of students who row to school in Nigeria
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Nigerian held with 70 dead babies

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 17:06

A man working for Lagos University Teaching Hospital is arrested in Nigeria, carrying bags with more than 70 dead babies.
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China to build Nigerian refinery

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 15:29
related countries: China China

China agrees to build a $8bn oil refinery in Nigeria, the first of three under an accord signed in May.
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Sweep-up system

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 12:48

Will sackings end Nigeria football turmoil?
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Nigerian president lifts team ban

Monday, July 5th 2010, 18:26

Nigeria's president drops his threat to ban the national football team for two years after a poor World Cup campaign.
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Nigeria awaits Fifa ban deadline

Monday, July 5th 2010, 12:55

Nigeria will discover at 1700 BST whether they will be expelled from world football by governing body Fifa.
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Fifa issues Nigeria ban deadline

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 10:15

Fifa will expel Nigeria from world football unless the government overturns a two-year ban of the national team by Monday.
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Nigeria football team ban queried

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 13:00

Nigerian football fans question the president's decision to suspend the national team after its failure at the World Cup.
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Fraud buster

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 12:42

Nigeria's iron lady takes on corrupt speculators
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Nigeria president suspends team

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 15:48

Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan suspends the national side from international competition for two years after a poor showing at the World Cup.
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Pfizer-Nigeria appeal dismissed

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 18:21
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court gives Nigerian families the green light to sue Pfizer over the use of a new antibiotic on their children.
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Nigeria striker critical of coach

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 13:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigeria's Osaze Odemwingie criticises coach Lars Largerback, claiming he was the wrong choice to lead the Super Eagles in South Africa.
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Nigerian MPs hurt in parliament

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 15:08

A fight breaks out between rival Nigerian lawmakers in the National Assembly, leaving two injured - one with a broken arm.
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Kaita gets threats after red card

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 13:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Nigeria midfielder Sani Kaita receives 1,000 death threats after being sent off in the 2-1 loss to Greece.
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Man jailed over World Cup tickets

Friday, June 18th 2010, 11:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A special World Cup court sentences Nigerian man to three years in prison over stolen tickets in South Africa.
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Down by the jetty

Friday, June 18th 2010, 8:56

Images of Nigerian fishing village where women rule
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Nigeria coach proud despite loss

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 18:13
related countries: Greece Greece

Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback praises his side despite their 2-1 defeat by Greece which leaves them with only slim hopes of making the World Cup last 16.
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Nigeria sunk by Greece comeback

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 17:01
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece earn their first World Cup win as they come back from a goal down to beat Nigeria, who have Sani Kaita sent off in the first half.
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Nigeria sunk by Greece comeback

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 17:01
related countries: France France, Mexico Mexico

Greece earn their first World Cup win as they come back from a goal down to beat Nigeria, who have Sani Kaita sent off in the first half.
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In pictures

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 13:08

Cleaning up after Nigeria's lead poisoning disaster
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Argentina v Nigeria - video, text commentary and stats

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 14:25


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More Nigeria poison deaths feared

Monday, June 7th 2010, 16:28

Hundreds more children could die of lead poisoning in northern Nigeria, an expert tells the BBC, but officials downplay fears.
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Lead poisons 100 Nigeria children

Friday, June 4th 2010, 17:06
related places: More

More than 100 children have recently died of lead poisoning in northern Nigeria digging illegally for gold, health officials say.
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Libyan executions are condemned

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 11:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya
related places: Human

Human rights campaigners condemn the Libyan execution of 18 people, mostly foreigners from Nigeria and Egypt.
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Nigerian airlines to get bail-out

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 7:47

Nigeria's central bank is extending a 500bn naira ($3.3bn; £2.3bn) bail-out to its troubled airlines.
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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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