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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

Captives freed in Nigerian city

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 14:38

Police in Nigeria free about 100 women and children held by Islamists in Maiduguri as fighting continues in the rebels' enclave.
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Nigeria army fights Islamist sect

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 9:55

Heavy fighting continues between the Nigerian military and a radical Islamist sect after at least 150 people are killed in attacks
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Nigerian troops shell Islamists

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 20:53
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian troops shell the home of a radical Islamist leader in Maiduguri after unrest which claimed at least 140 lives.
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Islamist enigma

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 12:00

Who are the militants behind Nigeria's attacks?
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Security boosted in north Nigeria

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 2:06

Nigeria steps up security across northern areas, following attacks by Islamist militants in which at least 100 people have died.
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Nigerian Islamist attacks spread

Monday, July 27th 2009, 16:00

At least 100 people are killed after attacks by Islamist militants in northern Nigeria, following similar clashes on Sunday.
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Curfew after Nigeria gun battles

Monday, July 27th 2009, 4:18
related places: Bauchi

A curfew is imposed in the Nigerian city of Bauchi, after violence on Sunday in which at least 39 people were killed.
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Dozens killed in Nigeria clashes

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 21:42

At least 39 people die in clashes between security forces and a radical Islamist group in north-east Nigeria, officials say.
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Nigeria militants release crew

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 6:13

Nigerian militants release six members of an oil tanker's crew, kidnapped three weeks ago, as part of a ceasefire deal.
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Nigeria art chiefs 'stole funds'

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 11:10

Nigerian anti-corruption police charge five officials with stealing about $7m of public funding from the national art gallery.
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Nigeria police 'killed civilians'

Monday, July 20th 2009, 16:45

A rights group accuses Nigerian security forces of killing dozens of Muslims in election-related violence last year.
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Nigeria 'ready for 10,000 rebels'

Friday, July 17th 2009, 15:26

Some 10,000 militants could benefit from an amnesty in Nigeria's oil-producing region, a military official says.
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Nigeria authorities welcome truce

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 16:05

Officials in Nigeria welcome a 60-day truce declared by the main oil-rebel group, days after they carried out a deadly attack.
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Nigerian rebels declare ceasefire

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 14:23
related countries: Niger Niger

The main rebel group in Nigeria's Niger Delta, Mend, declares a 60-day ceasefire in its campaign against the oil industry.
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Nigeria releases key rebel leader

Monday, July 13th 2009, 16:08

Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah is freed from jail days after accepting an amnesty offer from the government.
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Nigerian oil attack 'kills five'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 15:18

Five people are killed in an explosion at a Nigerian oil facility, officials confirm, with a rebel group claiming responsibility.
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Nigeria rebels claim Lagos attack

Monday, July 13th 2009, 12:26
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's most prominent militant group says it has carried out an attack on an oil tanker loading facility near Lagos.
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Nigeria rebel 'accepts amnesty'

Friday, July 10th 2009, 9:43
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah accepts an amnesty offer - possibly a step towards peace in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Nigeria welcomes UK prisoner plan

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria says it is happy with a UK offer to help refurbish its prisons so that Nigerians imprisoned in the UK can be sent home.
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Nigerian scoops African 'Booker'

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 7:15

Nigerian writer EC Osondu wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing for his story Waiting, about displaced people.
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Nigeria militants seize ship crew

Monday, July 6th 2009, 12:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Militants in Nigeria's main oil-producing region kidnap the crew of an oil tanker, including its Russian captain.
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Sahara gas pipeline gets go-ahead

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 14:47
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Nigeria, Niger and Algeria agree to build a giant multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline across the Sahara desert.
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Nigerian gas firm Nigaz gets web all of a twitter about 'racist name'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 12:14
related countries: Russia Russia

A new joint-venture energy firm between Nigeria and Russia has got online communities twittering, after the governments choose the name Nigaz.
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Shell should end Nigeria 'abuse'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 17:18

Amnesty International urges the new head of oil firm Shell to end years of pollution and environmental damage in Nigeria.
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Militants attack Nigeria oil base

Monday, June 29th 2009, 12:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Nigerian militants attack a Royal Dutch Shell oil facility, the second attack since a government amnesty offer.
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Nigeria 'to release key militant'

Friday, June 26th 2009, 16:33

Nigeria's government is offering clemency to oil rebel leader Henry Okah as part of its amnesty deal for militants.
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Africa cries for Michael Jackson

Friday, June 26th 2009, 9:52

News of pop star Michael Jackson's death shocks Africa, where a Nigerian radio presenter broke down live on air.
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'Attack' mars Nigeria oil amnesty

Friday, June 26th 2009, 9:41
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's oil militants claim to have carried out a new attack in the Niger Delta, hours after the president's amnesty offer.
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Nigeria offers militants amnesty

Friday, June 26th 2009, 6:50
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua unveils details of a 60-day amnesty for militants in the Niger Delta.
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Gazprom seals $2.5bn Nigeria deal

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 14:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Gazprom signs a $2.5bn deal with Nigeria's NNPC, which could boost Russia's control over European energy supplies.
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Nigeria rebels free UK oil worker

Friday, June 12th 2009, 21:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Briton held hostage in southern Nigeria has been released , the UK government confirms.
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Joy at Nigeria oil deaths pay-out

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 16:40

Lawyers for families of nine Nigerian activists hanged in 1994 say they are thrilled by the settlement from oil giant Shell.
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Does peace pay?

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 13:27

Will Ogoni pay-out affect Nigerian militants?
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Shell settles Nigeria deaths case

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 9:43

Oil firm Shell agrees to pay $15.5m to families of a group of Nigerian activists executed in 1995, but accepts no liability.
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Virgin to sell Nigerian airline

Monday, June 8th 2009, 17:28

Virgin Atlantic announces it is to pull its brand name and sell its shares in Nigerian flag-carrier Virgin Nigeria.
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Mass break-out from Nigerian jail

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:04
related places: More

More than 150 inmates escape a prison in south-eastern Nigeria, after a midnight escape.
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Setback for Nigerian UK hostage

Monday, June 1st 2009, 20:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigerian militants say a British oil worker held captive since last year whom they were preparing to release will not now be freed.
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Pen or the sword?

Friday, May 29th 2009, 20:23

Nigerian writers mark a decade of democracy
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Nigeria United fan kills rivals

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 15:20

A Manchester United supporter in Nigeria drives a minibus into Barcelona fans after his team's defeat, killing four, police say.
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Nigerian militant leader killed

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 10:28
related countries: Niger Niger

A militant leader in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta is killed in police custody 24 hours after his arrest.
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Crude tactics?

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 23:16

All-out attack on Nigeria oil militants could backfire
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Nigeria rebels destroy pipeline

Monday, May 25th 2009, 13:45

Nigeria oil militants destroy a big pipeline forcing Chevron to shut down some of its output.
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Spain holds 'voodoo' traffickers

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 10:24
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain holds 23 people suspected of trafficking Nigerian women into the country and forcing them into prostitution using voodoo curses.
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Delta exodus

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 17:29

Civilian horror at military air strikes in Nigeria's oil region
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Nigeria fighting 'killed 1,000'

Monday, May 18th 2009, 0:07

Military operations against militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta have left 1,000 civilians dead, a local pressure group says.
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'Hostage killed' in Nigeria Delta

Friday, May 15th 2009, 17:00

Oil militants in Nigeria's Delta State say a hostage they were holding has been killed in an attack by the military.
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Nigeria MP panel in fraud charge

Friday, May 15th 2009, 11:42

Nigerian MPs in charge of a probe into the failing electricity sector are charged with siphoning off millions of dollars of public funds.
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Hostages seized in Nigerian Delta

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 12:01

Nigerian oil militants say they have taken at least 15 foreign hostages following an attack on a camp in southern Delta state.
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Gun battle in Nigeria oil swamps

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 17:59
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigerian oil militants and security forces clash in the swamps of the southern Niger Delta region.
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