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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

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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New rules for ill Nigeria leaders

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9:48

Nigeria's Senate votes to amend the constitution, obliging sick presidents to step aside, after the recent crisis.
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Nigeria deputy remains in charge

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 16:06

Nigeria's president returns from lengthy medical treatment abroad but his deputy is to stay in charge of state affairs.
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Nigerian president returns home

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 12:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's president has gone home after lengthy medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, officials say, but his condition is unknown.
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Nigerian troops end cemetery row

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 10:07
related places: Jos

Nigerian soldiers halt a row over a cemetery between Christians and Muslims near Jos, the scene of deadly religious riots last month.
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Ten die as cable hits Nigeria bus

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 23:48
related places: Port Harcourt

Ten people have been killed by an electric cable falling on a bus in Nigeria's southern oil city of Port Harcourt, police say.
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US praises 'democratic' Nigeria

Friday, February 12th 2010, 11:34
related countries: United States United States

The US says the handover of power to Nigeria's vice-president "served the principles of democracy".
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Nigeria justice minister replaced

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 18:22

Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan removes Nigeria's justice minister in his first act after taking over as acting president.
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New acting president for Nigeria

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 8:39

Nigeria's Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan becomes acting president in place of ailing leader Umaru Yar'Adua.
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Nigerian assembly backs power transfer

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 16:21

Both houses of Nigeria's National Assembly pass a motion for sick President Yar'Adua to hand power to his deputy.
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Nigeria election 'gravely flawed'

Monday, February 8th 2010, 10:45

A state election in Nigeria is widely condemned amid reports of vote-buying, ballot-box theft and electoral roll anomalies.
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Nigerian governor is re-elected

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 13:12
related places: Anambra

The governor of the Nigerian state of Anambra is re-elected amid accusations of unfair voting procedures.
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Delays mar Nigeria regional poll

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 14:57
related places: Anambra

Voting for a new governor in Nigeria's volatile Anambra state is delayed as police refuse to escort ballot papers.
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Ill Nigeria leader 'to step back'

Friday, February 5th 2010, 17:59

Nigeria's sick President Umaru Yar'Adua will write a letter handing power to his deputy, his adviser tells the BBC.
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Cabinet split over sick Yar'Adua

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 15:00

A Nigerian minister urges the cabinet to admit that sick President Yar'Adua is not fit to govern, the BBC confirms.
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Nigeria media tell leader to quit

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 16:16

A group of the most powerful media owners in Nigeria give ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua seven days to cede power.
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US jet bomb suspect 'co-operates'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 3:23
related countries: United States United States

The Nigerian suspected of trying to blow up a plane on Christmas Day is providing "useful" information, US officials say.
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ICC 'must probe Nigeria violence'

Monday, February 1st 2010, 12:41
related places: Jos

A Nigerian rights group urges the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate violence between Muslims and Christians in Jos.
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Nigerian oil pipeline sabotaged

Monday, February 1st 2010, 8:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell shuts oil flow stations in Nigeria after a pipeline is sabotaged, shortly after a militant group ended its truce.
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Nigeria group 'ends Delta truce'

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 14:50
related countries: Niger Niger

A Nigerian militant group ends a ceasefire in the oil-rich Niger Delta, warning companies to prepare for an "all-out onslaught".
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Nigeria court backs ill president

Friday, January 29th 2010, 16:41

A Nigerian court rejects a request for an interim leader to be appointed while President Umaru Yar'Adua is sick.
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Ghana beat Nigeria to reach final

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 19:20
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after an Asamoah Gyan goal leads them to a 1-0 victory over Nigeria.
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Live - Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 15:25
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Egypt Egypt, Ghana Ghana

Egypt face up to Algeria after Ghana beat west African rivals Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
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Sick leader splits Nigeria elite

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 15:54

The Senate says hospitalised President Umaru Yar'Adua should cede power, but Nigeria's cabinet insists he is still fit to govern.
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Nigeria texts 'fuelled Jos riots'

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 10:55
related places: Jos

Text messages spread paranoia and incited killing in the Nigerian city of Jos last week, a religious leader tells the BBC.
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US blames Nigeria for extremism

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 10:08
related countries: United States United States

The extremism of some young Nigerians are the fault of failings by their leaders, says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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'Burnt to ashes'

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 1:14

Gruesome discoveries after Nigeria riots
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