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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'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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Alert over package at US airport

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 19:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston, Logan

The cargo handling area of Boston's Logan airport is evacuated following discovery of two suspicious packages with Nigerian addresses.
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Nigeria's 'kidnap' gang arrested

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 16:11
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's army says it has arrested a suspected militant leader and more than 50 of his members over recent kidnappings in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Nigeria seizes heroin from Iran

Friday, November 19th 2010, 23:25
related countries: Iran Iran

Nigerian officials seize 130kg of heroin, worth nearly $10m (£6.25m), which they say was concealed in engine parts shipped from Iran.
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Lagerback in frame for Wales job

Friday, November 19th 2010, 7:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ex-Sweden and Nigeria boss Lars Lagerback reveals to Sport Wales that he is a candidate to become Wales manager.
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Nigeria's Adamu banned for three years

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:09
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Adamu

Nigeria's Fifa Executive Committee member Amos Adamu is suspended for three years and fined $10,000.
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Nigerian troops rescue hostages

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 1:25
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigerian troops free 19 hostages - including seven foreigners - seized by militants in the Niger Delta oil region earlier this month, officials say.
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Oil workers seized in Niger Delta

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 13:52
related countries: Niger Niger, United States United States

Armed militants in Nigeria seize seven local oil workers in an attack on an oil rig run by US firm ExxonMobil in the Niger Delta.
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Nigeria reports seized Iran arms

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 13:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Nigeria says it has reported its seizure of a shipment of Iranian weapons to the United Nations Security Council.
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Nigeria to quiz Iranian over arms

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Lagos

Iran allows Nigeria to question one of its citizens inside its embassy, over a weapons shipment seized in Lagos.
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Nigeria's unions suspend strike

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 18:00

Nigeria's two largest unions suspend their three-day strike after receiving assurances the government will increase the national minimum wage.
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Talks fail to halt Nigeria strike

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:10

Nigerian unions go ahead with a nationwide strike for an increased minimum wage, despite emergency talks with the president.
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Nigerian militants attack oil rig

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 9:15

Gunmen in Nigeria attack an offshore oil rig and seize up to seven workers after a relative lull in recent months.
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Nigerian local leaders urge calm

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 14:24

Community leaders in Nigeria's central Plateau State appeal for calm after sectarian violence flared up earlier this week.
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Nigeria rapped for mass evictions

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 10:06
related places: Port Harcourt

Plans to redevelop Nigeria's oil capital of Port Harcourt - which have already sparked violent clashes - could leave 200,000 people homeless, warns the rights group Amnesty International.
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Nigeria intercepts arms shipment

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 9:39
related places: Lagos

A large shipment of weapons is seized by Nigeria's secret police at a port in the city of Lagos.
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Curfew after deadly Nigeria clash

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 16:12

A curfew is imposed on two rural villages in Nigeria's Cross River state after deadly clashes involving youths armed with machetes and guns.
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Nigeria issues fraud blacklist

Monday, October 25th 2010, 19:54

Nigerian anti-fraud police publish a list of 100 people - almost half of them politicians - who they say should be banned from running for political office.
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Nigeria 'forced marriage' upheld

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 16:07

A Nigerian high court dismisses a case brought by a woman who says she was forced into marriage, saying it was not a human rights violation.
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Fifa official denies vote selling

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 12:06

Nigerian Fifa official Amos Adamu tells the BBC he is innocent of allegations that he offered to sell his vote in the contest to host the 2018 World Cup.
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Nigeria holds secret bomb hearing

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 16:20

Charles Okah, brother of Nigerian militant Henry Okah, is charged at a secret hearing after his arrest on suspicion of aiding deadly car bombings.
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Nigeria probes 'toxic waste' ship

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 21:59
related places: Lagos

Nigerian officials are investigating the apparent disappearance of a ship carrying toxic waste, amid conflicting accounts from officials.
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Nigeria militant's brother held

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 11:17
related places: Abuja, Lagos

Charles Okah, the brother of Nigerian oil militant Henry Okah, is arrested in Lagos on suspicion of aiding deadly car bombings in the capital, Abuja.
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Third Nigerian fails drugs test

Friday, October 15th 2010, 15:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's women's 4x400m Commonwealth Games relay squad are promoted to silver after Nigeria's Folashade Abugan fails a drugs test in Delhi.
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'Plane bomber' in court hearing

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner with a bomb sewn into his underwear acts as his own lawyer in a court hearing.
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Nigerian mogul sues secret police

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 9:28

Media mogul Raymond Dokpesi sues Nigeria's secret police over his arrest in connection with the Independence Day Abuja bombings.
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Nigeria police station destroyed

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 9:48
related places: Maiduguri

A police station in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri is destroyed and three officers injured in an attack blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
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Second Nigerian fails drugs test

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 8:56

Samuel Okon, who was sixth in the 110m hurdles, becomes the second Nigerian to fail a drugs test at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
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Delhi 100m winner tests positive

Monday, October 11th 2010, 13:07

Commonwealth Games women's 100m gold medal winner Damola Osayemi of Nigeria fails a drugs test.
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Banks 'complicit' in corruption

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Global Witness report accuses four UK banks of accepting deposits from Nigerian politicians accused of corruption.
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Former Nigeria bank CEO jailed

Saturday, October 9th 2010, 0:16

A former Nigerian bank chief is sentenced to six months in prison for fraud and ordered to hand over $1.2bn (£786m) in cash and assets.
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Nigeria restore sacked official

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 13:07

Nigeria's suspended federation reinstates recently-sacked official Musa Amadu in a bid to appease Fifa.
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Nigeria lead poisoning 'doubles'

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 15:02

At least 400 children have died from lead poisoning in northern Nigeria this year, twice as many as previously reported, the UN says.
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Yobo asks Fifa to end Nigeria ban

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 13:27

Captain Joseph Yobo makes a passionate plea to Nigeria's sports authorities to ensure that a Fifa ban on the country is reversed.
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Nigerian mogul's arrest condemned

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 12:17
related places: Abuja

The arrest of an aide to a rival of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan over the Abuja car bombings is condemned as "frivolous".
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Abuja 'foiled earlier bomb plot'

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 0:15
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's intelligence agency says it foiled plans for a larger attack on central Abuja, days before last week's deadly car bombings.
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Fifa issues world ban to Nigeria

Monday, October 4th 2010, 16:27

Fifa suspends Nigeria from international competition because of government interference in the sport.
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Nigerian lifter wins opening gold

Monday, October 4th 2010, 15:12

Teenage Nigerian weightlifter Augustina Nkem Nwaokolo wins the first gold medal of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the women's 48kg division.
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Militant charged for Nigeria bomb

Monday, October 4th 2010, 10:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Abuja

Oil militant Henry Okah is charged in South Africa in connection with Friday's bomb attack in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.
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Nigeria bombing suspects named

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 23:10
related places: Abuja

Nigerian police name two men suspected of masterminding two blasts that killed 12 during independence day celebrations in Abuja on Friday.
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