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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's coast 'threatened by shipwrecks'

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 20:05

How shipwrecks are threatening Nigeria's coastline
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VIDEO: Wrecks litter Nigeria's coastline

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 2:21

There is growing concern in Nigeria that the multi-billion dollar oil industry is impacting the environment, as its ships end up abandoned along the coast.
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Nigeria holds drug suspect comic

Friday, October 14th 2011, 13:40
related places: Lagos

Popular Nigerian comedian Baba Suwe is detained at Lagos airport on suspicion of drug trafficking.
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'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 20:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 tells his trial he is pleading guilty to all charges.
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VIDEO: 'Underpants bomber' pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 18:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 has told his trial in Detroit that he is pleading guilty to all charges
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Paper 'used fake Obasanjo letter'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 14:39

Nigerian police arrest four journalists after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says their newspaper published a letter carrying a forgery of his signature.
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Underwear bomber 'sought to kill'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 19:06

A Nigerian accused of trying to bomb a plane as it landed in Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 was on a martyrdom mission for al-Qaeda, his trial hears.
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Pirates seize tanker in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 13:23

Pirates seize a tanker and its crew off the Nigerian coast, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) monitoring group says.
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Niger in historic qualification

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 20:14
related countries: Libya Libya, Niger Niger, South Africa South Africa

Niger and Libya qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations but South Africa and Nigeria make surprise exits.
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Nigeria approves UK prisoner deal

Friday, October 7th 2011, 18:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigerian lawmakers approve a deal allowing offenders convicted in the UK to serve out their jail terms in Nigeria.
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Ex-governors arrested in Nigeria

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 23:19

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency arrests three former state governors for allegedly embezzling funds amounting to $615m (£400m).
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'Pants bomber' in court outburst

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 15:52

A Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound plane using explosives sewn into his underwear makes another courtroom outburst.
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Gunmen kill 19 in Nigeria village

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 19:41

At least 19 people are shot or hacked to death when a group of 150 people raids a village in north-west Nigeria, police say.
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VIDEO: Zimbabwean farmers working Nigerian land

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 8:04

A group of Zimbabwean farmers are helping Nigerians learn how to use the vast amounts of fertile land in their country.
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VIDEO: Nigeria and Benin try to combat pirates

Friday, September 30th 2011, 3:53
related countries: Benin Benin

Nigeria and its West African neighbour Benin have begun joint naval patrols in an attempt to curb the rising threat of pirates.
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Nigeria and Benin tackle piracy

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 0:21
related countries: Benin Benin, Guinea Guinea

Nigeria and its West African neighbour, Benin, are to begin joint naval patrols to combat an increased number of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Nigeria arrests after cyber rape

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 15:35

The Nigerian police say they have arrested two people in connection with the gang-rape of a woman posted on the internet.
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Cyber anger at Nigeria gang rape footage

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 10:39

Cyber anger fuels investigations into Nigeria gang rape footage
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Swiss court to retry Abacha son

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 15:19
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's highest court orders the retrial of a son of the former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha for taking part in a criminal organisation.
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Abuja UN 'bomber' video released

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 12:08

A video message emerges in Nigeria purportedly featuring a suicide bomber alleged to have carried out the attack on the UN headquarters last month.
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'Killer phone number' fears eased

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 18:42

Nigeria's authorities are forced to reassure the public that a mobile phone number cannot kill, after a text message rumour sparks panic.
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Nigeria army 'to end Jos unrest'

Monday, September 12th 2011, 16:59
related places: Jos

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the military to take "all necessary actions" to stop unrest in Jos and the surrounding area.
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Nigeria cattle theft amputation

Friday, September 9th 2011, 16:07

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state sentences two youths to amputation of their right hands for stealing a bull.
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Children killed in Nigeria attack

Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:12
related places: Jos

A father and his seven children are among nine people killed in the latest religious and ethnic violence on the outskirts of central Nigeria's Jos city.
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Indian sailors die in ship blast

Friday, September 9th 2011, 3:57
related countries: India India
related places: Lagos

The bodies of three Indian crew members who went missing after an explosion on a cargo ship off Lagos have been recovered, Nigerian officials say.
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Messi 'too costly' for Dhaka fans

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Bangladesh's footballing body says it had to charge $100 a ticket for a match between Argentina and Nigeria as the costs of staging it were very high.
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Jos killings continue in Nigeria

Monday, September 5th 2011, 16:15
related places: Jos

At least 16 people have been killed in the latest violence between rival groups in central Nigeria's Plateau state, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Wall of water' floods Nigerian town

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 15:22
related places: Ibadan

People in the town of Ibadan, Nigeria, are surveying the damage after devastating flash flooding caused by heavy rains.
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Nigerians appeal for calm in Jos

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 14:41
related places: Jos

Christian and Muslim leaders appeal for calm in central Nigeria's Jos city after more than 40 people are reportedly killed in clashes.
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Nigeria floods death toll rises

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 21:57
related places: Ibadan, More

More than 100 people were killed by floods in and around the south-western Nigerian city of Ibadan, the Nigerian Red Cross says.
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Al-Qaeda 'linked' to Nigeria bomb

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 13:59
related places: Abuja

A man with alleged links to al-Qaeda is suspected of being behind last week's bombing of the UN headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria's secret police says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's growing 'prosperity' churches

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 6:15

An increasing number of Nigeria's 70 million Christians are followers of prosperity teachings - the belief that prosperity is a blessing.
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VIDEO: Nigerian leader visits UN blast site

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 18:06
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's president has promised to bring terrorism under control, during a visit to the scene of Friday's bombing at the UN's headquarters in Abuja.
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Nigeria floods kill 20 in Ibadan

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 13:21
related places: Ibadan

At least 20 people are killed and thousands displaced by flooding in and around the city of Ibadan in south west Nigeria.
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Nigeria vows to fight terrorism

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 11:29
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's president promises to bring terrorism under control, during a visit to the scene of Friday's deadly bombing at the UN's headquarters in Abuja.
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Deadly bomb strikes UN Nigeria HQ

Friday, August 26th 2011, 23:05
related places: Abuja

Islamist militant group Boko Haram says it carried out a huge car bomb attack on UN headquarters in Nigeria's capital Abuja, killing at least 18 people.
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Nigeria police and banks attacked

Friday, August 26th 2011, 10:45
related places: Gombi

Suspected Islamist militants kill at least 12 people in attacks on banks and police stations in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Gombi.
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Nigeria corruption body 'failing'

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency is failing to tackle corrupt politicians effectively, a report by the US-based group Human Rights Watch says.
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Back to the land

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 23:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe farmers drive Nigeria's green revolution
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Preaching prosperity

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 23:00

Nigeria's millionaire pastors who say wealth is good
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Gunmen shoot dead Nigerian police

Friday, August 19th 2011, 22:53
related places: Borno

Suspected members of an Islamist sect kill three policemen and a civilian in Nigeria's volatile north-eastern Borno state, police say.
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Ransom demand for Mikel's father

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 10:03

Abductors have demanded a ransom for the release of Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi's father, but his agents will not confirm the amount.
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Nigeria launches two satellites

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 18:27

Nigeria has successfully launched two Earth observation satellites which could be used to monitor weather in a region seasonally ravaged by disasters.
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Nigeria police kill 'car bomber'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 17:18
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian police say they shot dead a man who tried to drive an explosives-laden car into their headquarters in the restive north-east city of Maiduguri.
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Mikel appeals for father's return

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:44

Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi appeals for the release of his father who has been abducted in Nigeria.
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Nigeria army to open abuse probe

Friday, August 12th 2011, 8:32

Nigeria's army is ordered to investigate allegations of abuse of civilians by soldiers fighting the Boko Haram Islamist sect.
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Pfizer pays Nigeria drug victims

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 17:01
related countries: United States United States

US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer makes the first compensation payment to Nigerian families affected by a controversial drug trial 15 years ago.
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Nigeria to put funds into banks

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:20

Nigerian authorities are planning to inject 679bn naira ($4.5bn; £2.8bn) into three banks that were nationalised last week.
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'Decades' to clean up Nigeria oil

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 19:30

The UN says Nigeria's Ogoniland could take 30 years to recover from oil spills in the region, a day after Shell accepted liability for two leakages.
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Video 'shows Nigeria hostages'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 23:00
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kebbi

A video is released allegedly showing a British man and his Italian colleague kidnapped in Nigeria in May, reportedly by the North African branch of al-Qaeda.
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