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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

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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Ex-Mend chief arrested for blasts

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 10:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Abuja

A former leader of the Nigerian militant group Mend, Henry Okah, is arrested in South Africa, after two blasts on Friday which killed 12 in Abuja.
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UK VIPs avoided Nigeria parade

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 15:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK officials withdrew from Friday's anniversary celebrations in Nigeria, targeted by bomb blasts, raising questions about the handling of warnings.
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Deadly blasts mar Nigeria party

Friday, October 1st 2010, 15:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abuja

At least eight people are killed as two blasts in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, mar celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK.
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Nigerian kidnapped children freed

Friday, October 1st 2010, 9:32

A group of 15 children kidnapped in south-eastern Nigeria is freed in a police operation, say officials.
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Nigeria at 50: Colonial heritage

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria celebrates its 50th birthday, but how far has it left behind its British colonial heritage?
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Nigeria 'sex slaves' held in Mali

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 17:41
related countries: Mali Mali

Thousands of women and girls are being forced to work as prostitutes in brothels in Mali, say Nigerian officials.
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Nigerian kidnap town shuts down

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 10:13
related places: Aba

Schools and businesses are refusing to open in the Nigerian town of Aba, fearing another attack after 15 children were kidnapped.
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Royal role

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 8:20

Nigeria's traditional leaders still play an important role
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In pictures

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 15:34

The floods that have left thousands homeless in Nigeria
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Gunmen kidnap children in Nigeria

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 13:30
related places: Abia

Gunmen have demanded a ransom after seizing 15 schoolchildren in the Nigerian state of Abia, say police.
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Do protests pay off?

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 11:39

Why Indonesia flourished while Nigeria floundered
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Nigeria MPs back election delay

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 9:53

A group of Nigerian MPs agrees that next year's polls should be put back until April, to give the election commission more time to prepare.
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Nigeria rains flood food region

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 0:56

Two million people have been displaced in northern Nigeria after flooding damaged homes and crops in one of the country's main food-producing regions.
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High hopes

Monday, September 27th 2010, 7:11

Has Nigeria lived up to independence dreams?
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Nobel writer Soyinka starts party

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 15:47

Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka launches a political party in Nigeria, months before the presidential election.
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Nigeria flooding 'displaces 2m'

Friday, September 24th 2010, 20:34
related places: Jigawa

Two million Nigerians have been displaced after dam floodgates were opened, an official says.
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Ribadu warning for Nigeria elite

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 9:38

Nigeria's former corruption fighter Nuhu Ribadu tells the BBC no-one will be safe from prosecution if he is elected president next year.
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French crew kidnapped off Nigeria

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:43
related countries: France France

Three French crewmen have been kidnapped in an attack on a ship in an oilfield off the Nigerian coast.
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UN probes Nigeria lead poisonings

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 23:56

The UN sends an emergency environmental team to Nigeria to investigate the deaths of more than 200 children this year from lead poisoning.
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Ribadu to seek Nigeria presidency

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 10:25

Nigeria's former corruption fighter Nuhu Ribadu says he will seek to stand in next year's presidential elections on behalf of the main opposition party.
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Nigeria election date questioned

Monday, September 20th 2010, 9:33

Nigeria's governing party says holding elections in January, as planned, will be difficult, after election officials call for a delay.
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Nigerian leader to fight election

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 3:40

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced his intention to stand in next year's election, via a post on the social networking site Facebook.
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Nigeria's leader to contest poll

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 15:23

President Goodluck Jonathan ends months of speculation and announces, on Facebook, he will contest January's elections in Nigeria.
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Plane bomb suspect fires lawyers

Monday, September 13th 2010, 19:43
related countries: United States United States

A Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner with explosives sewn into his underwear on 25 December 2009 says he will represent himself in court.
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'Finance to vary Nigeria economy'

Monday, September 13th 2010, 17:33

Nigeria's chief financial regulator says the country's capital markets will play a key role in diversifying its economy away from oil.
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Sect members escape Nigeria jail

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 20:42

At least 700 prisoners have escaped during an attack on a jail in northern Nigeria, including members of a militant Islamist sect.
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Nigeria replaces security leaders

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 15:51

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed new military and police chiefs ahead of planned January presidential election.
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Sect members escape Nigeria jail

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 12:24

About 700 prisoners escape after members of an Islamist sect storm a jail in northern Nigeria, where many of its followers were held.
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Nigeria sets president poll date

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 18:08

Nigeria's next presidential election will take place on 22 January 2011, reigniting speculation about current leader Goodluck Jonathan's intentions.
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Nigeria arrests ex-football heads

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 11:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Four Nigerian former football officials are arrested amid accusations that some $8m (£5m) went missing during the World Cup finals in South Africa.
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