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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.

World news related to Nigeria – overview

Nigeria: news

Nigeria jails top political aide

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 10:03

A close ally of Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo is sentenced to two-and-half years for corruption.
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Nigeria militants reinstate truce

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 11:00

Nigeria's main armed group in the oil-rich Delta region announces an indefinite ceasefire to allow for peace talks.
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Tests to catch football age cheats

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 17:50

Fifa to use wrist scans to determine the age of players at this year's Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria.
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Nigeria in big scamster crackdown

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 11:28

Nigeria says it has shut down 800 fraudster e-mailers and arrested those behind 18 high-profile "cyber crime syndicates".
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Nigeria 'to give 10% of oil cash'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria reportedly plans to give 10% of oil revenues to people in the Niger Delta, a key demand of militants there.
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Nigeria militants end ceasefire

Friday, October 16th 2009, 0:47

A hardline faction in Nigeria's main oil militant group ends a three-month ceasefire and says it will resume attacks.
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Nigeria party leader on debt list

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 13:23

Nigeria's former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is included in a new list of tycoons who have failed to pay back bank loans.
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Nigeria lifts gunshot medical ban

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 12:13

Nigeria lifts a law that required hospitals to withhold treatment from gunshot victims until police had filed a report.
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Nigeria tanker explosion kills 70

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 12:57

At least 70 people are killed in a road accident in southern Nigeria involving a fuel tanker and several packed minibuses.
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'My kidnap ordeal'

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 23:03

Doctor's shock after setting up clinic in Nigeria
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'Thousands' disarmed in Nigeria

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 17:27
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's government says as many as 15,000 militants active in the Niger Delta surrendered during a two-month amnesty.
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Nigeria to spend oil cash reserve

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 19:50

Nigeria's top economic body approves a government decision to spend $2bn (£1.25bn) from its oil windfall fund.
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Nigeria weapons shipment seized

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 17:16

Nigerian officials seize a container full of arms, raising fears about the proliferation of weapons ahead of elections.
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Peace at last?

Monday, October 5th 2009, 15:53

Guns handed in but future still murky in Nigeria's oil region
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Nigeria militants fight amnesty

Monday, October 5th 2009, 15:16

Hours after an amnesty for Nigeria's oil militants expired, the group that began the unrest goes to court rejecting it as illegal.
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Leading Nigeria oil rebel disarms

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 21:25

The last prominent militant in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region gives up his weapons after agreeing to an amnesty deal.
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Nigeria bails out four more banks

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 16:44

Nigeria's central bank bails out four more banks to the tune of $1.37bn and sacks three of their chief executives.
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Nigeria singer's joy at Mobo win

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 18:11

Nigerian musician Nneka Egbuna expresses surprise and excitement at winning the Best African Act at the Mobos.
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Nigeria oil militant 'ends fight'

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 16:39

One of Nigeria's top oil militants announces he has accepted a government amnesty and has ended his armed struggle.
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Seized Nigerian politician freed

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 9:00
related places: Port Harcourt

A politician kidnapped in northern Nigeria is released in Port Harcourt, at the other end of the country.
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Nigerian anger over China deaths

Friday, September 25th 2009, 12:14
related countries: China China

Nigerian MPs demand an audit of Chinese residents after a row over the cremation of dead Nigerian prisoners in China.
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Nigeria bank boss has no regrets

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 19:14

The governor of Nigeria's Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, defends his shake-up, saying his intention is to save the banks.
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Abacha's son 'to enter politics'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 10:22
related places: Kano

The son of Nigeria's ex-military ruler Sani Abacha tells the BBC he is strongly considering contesting the governorship of Kano.
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Doctor jailed for Obasanjo death

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 0:26
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish doctor is sentenced to a year in jail for his role in the death of the former Nigerian first-lady Stella Obasanjo.
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Nigeria 'offended' by sci-fi film

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 5:06

A Nigerian minister says she has moved to block science fiction hit District9, saying it insults the country's image.
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Nigeria rebels extend ceasefire

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 2:54
related countries: Niger Niger

The main rebel group in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta says it is prolonging its unilateral ceasefire by 30 days.
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Nigeria rebels 'to end ceasefire'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 3:41
related countries: Niger Niger

A main faction of militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta says it will end its ceasefire, but its stance appears isolated.
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Child mortality drop 'too slow'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 22:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mortality rates among the world's under-fives fall but Unicef says the decline is too slow, with Nigeria and DR Congo badly hit.
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Nigeria begins vast river dredge

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 18:23

Nigeria starts a huge project to dredge the River Niger, which officials say will make the waterway fully navigable.
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Legendary Nigerian activist dies

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 21:28

Prominent Nigerian democracy campaigner and human rights lawyer Gani Fawehinmi dies of cancer, aged 71.
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Hope and rusty guns in Niger Delta

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 11:14
related countries: Niger Niger

In the Niger Delta, Caroline Duffield discovers an uneasy truce between militants and the Nigerian government.
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Nigerian 'trained in Afghanistan'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 16:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A member of the Nigerian sect behind July's Islamist uprising confesses to training in Afghanistan, police say.
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'No-music day' on Nigeria radio

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 15:46

Lagos radio stations are not playing Nigerian music as part of a protest about royalties and piracy.
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Nigeria begins bank boss charges

Monday, August 31st 2009, 21:22

Nigerian anti-corruption police bring criminal charges against executives from five banks rescued in a $2.6bn bail-out.
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Sect members captured in Nigeria

Friday, August 28th 2009, 9:22

Police in Nigeria say they have captured 30 members of a sect behind last months's Islamist uprising.
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Nigeria recoups $170m bad debts

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 22:52

Nigeria's fraud police say they have recovered $170m (£105m) from wealthy debtors who owe money to five banks.
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Nigeria bank boss held by police

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 16:58

One of Nigeria's top banking executives sought by the country's anti-corruption police for days turns herself in.
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Nigeria to act against debtors

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 8:30

Nigeria's fraud police say they will act against tycoons who have failed to pay back huge debts to the country's banks.
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Nigeria rebels hand over weapons

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 18:25

A number of militant leaders in Nigeria's Delta region hands over weapons under a government amnesty programme.
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Nigeria oil rights grab 'illegal'

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 14:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Nigeria's high court rules the government illegally revoked exploration licences granted to a South Korean oil consortium.
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Arrest threat for Nigeria debtors

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 16:16

Nigeria's central bank threatens legal action against the defaulting customers of five banks rescued in a $2.6bn bailout.
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Nigeria nearing 'a failed state'

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 15:37

The head of Nigeria's leading lawyers' association says the country is "gliding toward being a failed state".
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Shares suspended in Nigeria banks

Monday, August 17th 2009, 14:23

Shares in five Nigerian banks, which were bailed out by the government last week, have been suspended.
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Nigeria police raid Muslim sect

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 8:36
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigerian police arrest more than 600 members of the Darul Islam community in the northwestern Niger state.
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Nigeria sacks heads of five banks

Friday, August 14th 2009, 19:50

The Nigerian central bank has injected 400bn naira ($2.6bn; £1.6bn) into five banks and sacked their managers.
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