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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

Germans held in Nigeria are freed

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Germany Germany

Two German men are freed six days after being seized while swimming in Nigeria's oil-producing south-east
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Reprisal killings in Jos, Nigeria

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 15:43
related places: Jos

Nigeria's military exhumes seven bodies from shallow graves near Jos, as apparent revenge killings continue.
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Nigeria attack halts Ibori arrest

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 12:45

Police trying to arrest a former state governor in Nigeria charged with corruption are attacked by his supporters.
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Two killed in Nigeria jail-break

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 17:29
related places: Kaduna

Two prisoners are shot dead during an attempted jail break in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, officials say.
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Two Germans abducted in Nigeria

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 23:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Gunmen abduct two German men from a beach in Nigeria's oil-producing south-east, where kidnappings are rife.
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Nigeria police lose in sect case

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 18:19

A Nigerian court finds the police guilty of the extra-judicial killing of the father-in-law of an Islamic sect leader.
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Nigeria's presidents 'have not spoken'

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 15:32

Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan says he has not seen or spoken with ill President Umaru Yar'Adua in five months.
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Nigeria bill 'to stop extremism'

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 15:25

Politicians in northern Nigeria discuss a bill designed to limit the type of religious extremism that led to deadly violence in 2009.
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Nigeria ex-leader eyes presidency

Monday, April 12th 2010, 15:57

General Ibrahim Babangida declares his intention to run in Nigerian presidential elections due in 2011.
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Nigeria doctors in kidnap strike

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 17:11

Doctors in southern Nigeria's Edo state go on strike after a colleague is kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
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Nigeria sacks oil company head

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 10:44

Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan sacks the head of the state-run oil firm after swearing in a loyal cabinet.
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Nigeria inaugurates new cabinet

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 15:51

Nigeria's acting President Jonathan swears in members of his new cabinet, in President Yar'Adua's continued absence.
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US wants new Nigerian poll head

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 10:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Obama

The Obama administration calls for the head of Nigeria's election commission to be replaced ahead of new elections in 2011.
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Nigeria clerics meet ill leader

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 11:34

Senior clerics meet Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, saying he had difficulty speaking.
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Sharia court confirms Twitter ban

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 17:48

A Sharia court in northern Nigeria permanently bans a civil rights group from debating punishment amputations on the internet.
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Gaddafi wants more Nigeria splits

Monday, March 29th 2010, 15:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Gaddafi says Nigeria should be split into several states along ethnic lines - comments bound to anger Nigeria.
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Islamic court 'bans Twitter feed'

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 13:23

A Sharia court in northern Nigeria bans a civil rights group from debating punishment amputations on the Twitter website.
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Cabinet choices surprise Nigeria

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 12:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministerial nominees submitted by Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan contain surprises including a UK-based banker.
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Nigeria leader 'chooses cabinet'

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 18:27

Nigerian acting President Goodluck Jonathan picks new ministers, sources say, a week after he sacked his cabinet.
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Nigeria leader 'chooses cabinet'

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 18:10

Nigerian acting President Goodluck Jonathan picks new ministers, sources say, a week after he sacked his cabinet.
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Nigerian dies in Swiss deportation

Friday, March 19th 2010, 11:27
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Zurich

Switzerland halts special flights to deport asylum seekers after a Nigerian man on hunger strike died at Zurich airport.
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Empty cabinet

Friday, March 19th 2010, 10:03

Tough choices for Nigeria leader after sacking ministers
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Nigeria recalls Libya ambassador

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 18:30
related countries: Libya Libya

Nigeria recalls its ambassador to Libya after leader Muammar Gaddafi suggested Nigeria be divided into two states.
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Nigeria leader dissolves cabinet

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 0:26

Nigeria's acting president, Goodluck Jonathan, dissolves the cabinet five weeks after assuming executive powers.
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Nigeria village in machete attack

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 10:35
related places: Jos

At least 10 people are killed in an attack on a mainly Christian Nigerian village in the violence-hit Jos area, officials say.
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Nigeria vote 'may be held early'

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 17:47

Nigeria's next election could be held early if voting laws are reformed, helping to end rumours over the president's health.
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Gaddafi says split Nigeria in two

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 14:56
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says Nigeria should be split into two to avoid further bloodshed between Muslims and Christians.
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Explosions hit Nigeria oil talks

Monday, March 15th 2010, 14:31

Two car bombs are detonated in Nigeria, during talks over an amnesty for militants in the oil-rich delta.
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Real crash enlivens Nigerian mock rescue

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 13:03
related places: Port Harcourt

A Nigerian plane taking part in a simulation exercise for disaster relief operations crashes in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt.
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Village of tears

Friday, March 12th 2010, 17:30

No end in sight to Nigeria's brutal cycle of violence
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Nigeria women protest at killings

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 18:53
related places: Jos

Hundreds of Nigerian women protest over last week's violence near Jos, where women and children were massacred.
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Nigeria survivors recall massacre

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 11:19

Survivors of violence in central Nigeria on Sunday have been telling the BBC what happened.
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Nigeria charges over Jos killings

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 4:00
related places: Jos

Police say 49 people are to be charged with murder following communal violence that left scores of Nigerian villagers dead.
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Nigeria 'ignored attack warnings'

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 9:01
related places: Jos

A Nigerian governor accuses the army of ignoring warnings of attacks, as communal tension remains high near Jos.
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Nigeria kidnappers free SA man

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African TV worker is freed by kidnappers a week after he was snatched near Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region.
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US seeks Nigeria massacre trial

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jos

Hillary Clinton urges Nigeria to arrest and try those responsible for killing hundreds of people near the city of Jos.
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In pictures

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 1:49

Mourning in Nigeria after carnage of ethnic clashes
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'Hundreds dead' in Nigeria attack

Monday, March 8th 2010, 21:47
related places: Jos

Several hundred people are now reported to have been killed in an ethnic clash near the Nigerian city of Jos, officials say.
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Nigeria head puts forces on alert

Monday, March 8th 2010, 2:33

Nigeria's president puts security forces on alert after at least 100 are reported killed in suspected communal violence.
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'Scores killed' in Nigeria riots

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 22:28
related places: Jos

At least 100 people are reported killed in suspected communal violence near the city of Jos in central Nigeria.
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Nigeria condemns police 'killing'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 11:56

Nigeria's police minister launches a scathing attack on the force, accusing officers of killings.
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Nigeria probes 'brutal robbery'

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 18:42

Nigeria's Senate orders an investigation into reports that the police failed to attend the scene of a brutal robbery.
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Nigeria PDP wants Muslim for poll

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 17:57

Nigeria's ruling party wants a Muslim to run in next year's presidential poll, ruling out acting President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Journalists kidnapped in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 13:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Three employees of South African TV channel SuperSport are seized in south-east Nigeria.
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Nigeria police held over deaths

Monday, March 1st 2010, 17:37

A "significant number" of Nigerian police officers are arrested over the alleged extra-judicial killing of members of a religious sect.
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Nigeria appoint Lagerback as boss

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 11:09
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Nigeria appoint former Sweden coach Lars Lagerback to lead them at the World Cup in South Africa in June.
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Nigeria deputy 'has full powers'

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 23:52

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan remains acting president despite the return home of President Yar'Adua, senior officials say.
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