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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

Welfare deal for Nigeria's poor

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 10:22
related places: Poor

Poor Nigerians are to be given loans and grants, if they send their children to school and get them immunised.
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Nigeria oil peace deal 'a stunt'

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 17:39

A key faction of Nigeria's main militant group says it is not involved in a deal to end attacks on the oil sector.
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Nigeria suspends Siemens

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 10:40

Nigeria cancels a contract and suspends dealings with Siemens, pending a probe into bribery allegations.
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Attack mars oil talks in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 9:35
related countries: Niger Niger

Gunmen in the Niger Delta carry out a deadly attack on the eve of peace talks with Nigeria's oil militants.
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Nigeria 'slow' on graft inquiry

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 17:14

Nigeria's attorney-general is accused of jeopardising efforts to recover millions of dollars of stolen public money.
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Nigeria to review privatisations

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 18:09

Nigeria is to review the multi-million dollar privatisation deals ordered by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
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Nigeria asks UK to train police

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to help Nigeria train its police force - which is accused of routinely torturing and killing suspects.
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Bakassi handover ruled 'illegal'

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 10:01
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Nigeria's senate approves a motion declaring the handover of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon illegal.
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Five Nigerians on terror charges

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 2:03

Five suspected Islamic militants are charged in Nigeria with a plot to attack government buildings.
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Nigeria probes Siemens bribery

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 14:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Nigeria investigates ex-ministers named in a German court as taking bribes from telecoms firm Siemens.
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Six die in Nigeria voting clashes

Monday, November 19th 2007, 3:36

Hundreds of people are arrested and six killed as groups loyal to political rivals clash in northern Nigeria.
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Inquiry call over Nigeria deaths

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 14:48

Activists call on Nigeria's government to open an inquiry into the hundreds of people shot every year by police.
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Nigerian robbers shot in hundreds

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 16:35

Nigeria's police chief says 785 suspected armed robbers have died in police encounters in the last 90 days.
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Delta militants deny Bakassi raid

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 15:20
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Niger Niger

Niger Delta militants blame the Nigerian army for killing 21 Cameroonian soldiers in the Bakassi peninsula on Tuesday.
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Nigeria, Cameroon probe attack

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 11:32
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: More

Cameroon and Nigeria are working together to find out who killed 21 Cameroonian soldiers in Bakassi.
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Nigeria makes 'al-Qaeda' arrests

Monday, November 12th 2007, 12:11

A group of militants are being held in northern Nigeria with suspected links to al-Qaeda, say the security services.
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Nigeria sues over child smokers

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 16:16

Nigeria's government says it is suing three cigarette firms for $40bn compensation for promoting underage smoking.
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Airport 'arrest' for Nigeria wife

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 11:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigerian ex-governor James Ibori's wife is reportedly arrested in the UK concerning a money-laundering enquiry.
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Nigerian MPs elect new speaker

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 16:07

Nigeria's parliament elects a new speaker to replace Patricia Etteh who resigned this week over a corruption scandal.
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Nigeria navy in deadly oil clash

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 15:51
related countries: Niger Niger

At least two people are killed in a clash between the Nigerian navy and suspected militants in the Niger Delta.
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Nigeria speaker goes in graft row

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 17:39

Nigeria's parliamentary speaker resigns after weeks of stalemate over a report into alleged corruption.
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Fire engulfs vehicles in Nigeria

Monday, October 29th 2007, 17:52

At least 30 people are killed in Nigeria when a road tanker overturns and fire spreads to nearby cars and buses.
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Oil governor removed in Nigeria

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 16:58

Nigeria's Supreme Court annuls April's election of the governor of oil-rich, violence-prone Rivers State
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Nigeria's speaker will step aside

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 14:32

Nigeria's embattled parliament speaker agrees to step aside while MPs debate a $5m contracts scandal.
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Dutch smash 'voodoo' child trade

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 0:47
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands arrests 19 people said to have trafficked Nigerian children into the West to work as sex slaves.
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Nigeria eyes review of oil deals

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 4:46

Nigeria's top energy adviser says oil extraction partnerships with foreign firms should be reviewed.
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Nigeria leader says honesty pays

Friday, October 12th 2007, 15:38

Nigeria's president says his country needs honest leaders to set an example to help Nigeria escape poverty.
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Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 10:59

Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a vaccine-derived form of polio, says the UN's World Health Organization.
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Nigeria is 'mired in corruption'

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 16:19

Nigeria faces systemic violence and endemic corruption, says a post-election report.
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Nigeria official's $35m refrozen

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The London High Court orders the refreezing of former Nigerian governor James Ibori's $35m assets.
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Nigeria denies US aid worker bail

Monday, October 8th 2007, 23:44
related countries: United States United States

A Nigerian court denies bail to an American aid worker and a Nigerian who were arrested last week for espionage.
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Nigerian Sharia court bans play

Monday, October 8th 2007, 10:49
related places: Kaduna

An Islamic Sharia court in the Nigerian state of Kaduna has banned a satirical play about corruption.
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UK police in Nigerian scam haul

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fake

Fake cheques worth an estimated £8m are seized in a police operation targeting Nigerian e-mail scams.
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Nigeria charges foreign detainees

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 19:08
related countries: Germany Germany, Niger Niger, United States United States

Nigeria charges two German journalists, an American and a Nigerian after detaining them in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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AU attack blamed on Darfur rebels

Monday, October 1st 2007, 15:33

The Nigerian commander of the new Darfur peacekeeping force blames rebels for the deadly attack on an AU base.
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Nigeria arrests foreign 'spies'

Friday, September 28th 2007, 16:56
related countries: Niger Niger, United States United States

A US aid worker and her two German companions are arrested in Nigeria's Niger Delta for "spying".
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UK targets Nigeria's stolen loot

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

London police return money seized from an impeached Nigerian governor and say millions more will follow.
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Probe condemns Nigerian speaker

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 16:55

Nigerian MPs probing a $5m spending spree by the new speaker say she broke the rules.
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Nigerian militants call off truce

Monday, September 24th 2007, 9:39

Nigerian militants in the oil-rich Delta end a voluntary ceasefire saying talks with the government have failed.
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Nigerian MPs brawl over speaker

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 17:01

A brawl breaks out in the Nigerian parliament amid a debate over the Speaker's alleged misuse of public funds.
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Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 9:46

Nigerian President Yar'Adua orders an inquiry into claims that state officials are linked to criminal gangs.
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Nigerian army hits oil city gangs

Friday, September 14th 2007, 23:13

Troops and helicopters gunships are deployed in Port Harcout, Nigeria, in a move against powerful gangs.
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Eight die in Nigeria 'jail-break'

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 22:37

Eight inmates are killed when hundreds of inmates try to break out of a jail in Nigeria, police say.
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Nigerian gunmen kidnap officials

Monday, September 10th 2007, 16:46

Unknown gunmen kidnap 11 Nigerian ruling party officials, saying they were not paid to help rig elections in April.
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Nigeria fraud ring uncovered

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 17:15

A multi-million dollar fraud ring has been cracked in Nigeria involving counterfeit cheques, say investigators.
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