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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

Nigeria buys baby poison antidote

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 16:23

Nigeria is flying in an antidote to stem the deaths of babies poisoned by a teething syrup.
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'Threat' to Nigeria ex-graft Czar

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 13:08

The former head of Nigeria's anti-corruption unit is reportedly receiving death threats.
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Nigeria riot victims swamp medics

Monday, December 1st 2008, 10:01

Hospitals in a Nigerian town hit by sectarian violence at the weekend are struggling to cope, say aid officials.
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Row over tanker held in Nigeria

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 23:29
related countries: Greece Greece

The captain of a Greek oil tanker accuses the armed forces of Nigeria of co-operating with militants to hijack his ship.
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Nigerian city tense after riots

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 22:16
related places: Jos

At least 200 people are dead in Jos, Nigeria, after two days of religious and ethnic clashes, officials say.
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Riots 'kill hundreds in Nigeria'

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 21:03
related places: Jos

Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed during religious clashes in the central Nigerian town of Jos.
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Poll riots erupt in Nigerian city

Friday, November 28th 2008, 17:41
related places: Jos

A policeman is among several people killed in riots after local polls in the Nigerian city of Jos.
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Nigeria tests drug after deaths

Friday, November 28th 2008, 9:21

All paracetamol-based drugs are being tested in Nigeria after the death of 29 children, officials say.
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'Bad syrup' kills Nigerian babies

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 14:44

Nigeria shuts down a pharmaceuticals plant after the deaths of 25 infants are linked to tainted teething syrup.
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Nigerians sweep MTV Africa awards

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 10:32
related places: Abuja

Nigerian artists dominate the MTV Africa Music Awards (the Mamas) in Abuja, scooping six of the 10 awards made.
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Nigerian army gunrunners get life

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 10:50

A military court in Nigeria sentences six soldiers to life in prison for selling thousands of guns to suspected oil militants.
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Nigeria's 'white elephant' satellite is shut down after just 18 months

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 12:34

A multi-million dollar Nigerian satellite launched 18 months ago is shut down to avoid crashing into other satellites.
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Nigerian with 86 wives released

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 18:11

A Nigerian man with 86 wives who is charged with "insulting Islam'" is released on bail after 59 days in prison.
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Nigerian anger at Newcastle snub

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 17:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Newcastle

The man fronting the Nigerian bid to buy UK's Newcastle United dismisses suggestions the offer is not genuine.
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'Share fever'

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 9:51

Riding the wild swings of Nigeria's stock market
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News blogger detained in Nigeria

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 13:21
related countries: United States United States

A controversial US-based Nigerian news blogger is being held without charge by Nigeria's secret service.
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'Innocent' Nigerians on death row

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 18:26

Hundreds of prisoners on Nigeria's death row may be innocent as their trials were not fair, a rights group says.
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Nigeria cuts after oil price fall

Friday, October 17th 2008, 16:22

Nigeria announces "serious" budget cuts because of big falls in the price of oil, at a special cabinet meeting.
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Vaccine 'could end Nigeria polio'

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 0:57

Polio could be wiped out in Nigeria - one of the last blackspots of the disease - thanks to improved vaccine, research suggests.
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Shell to appeal Nigerian eviction

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 15:24
related countries: Niger Niger

Oil giant Shell is to appeal a court order evicting it from a key Nigerian site in the Niger Delta region.
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Police raid Nigeria 'baby farm'

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 12:44

Police raid a private hospital in Nigeria where they suspect babies were being sold.
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Militants 'free' Nigeria hostages

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 13:39

Nineteen Nigerian oil workers are released two week after being seized, the militants say.
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Briton freed after kidnap ordeal

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man taken captive in Nigeria has been released unharmed, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
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Military to split Nigerian town

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 12:34

Nigeria's military has been sent to help segregate a town after violent clashes and impose a curfew, officials say.
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Nigerian militants 'dodge' arrest

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:09

Nigerian oil militants claim they have avoided a military campaign of mass arrests.
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Nigerians confirm bid for Magpies

Monday, September 29th 2008, 13:15

The Nigerian group trying to buy Newcastle United say they have formally lodged a bid.
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Nigerians prepare Newcastle offer

Friday, September 26th 2008, 10:21

A group of Nigerian businessmen says it is finalising its bid to buy English football team Newcastle.
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Mass arrest of Nigerian militants

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:33
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigerian police arrest more than 200 suspected militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Air raid 'hits Nigeria militants'

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 9:03

Nigerian oil militants, who recently declared a ceasefire, accuse the army of attacking their allies' camps.
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Nigeria's 'bachelor catcher' on the prowl in Kano

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 12:04
related places: Kano

A carnival where unmarried men are ridiculed is underway in northern Nigeria.
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Nigerian militants halt 'oil war'

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 14:28
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's main militant group declares a ceasefire, following a week of attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta.
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Pipe hit claim in Delta 'oil war'

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 10:00
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's main militant group says it has blown up a major Shell pipeline in the oil-rich Niger Delta - its sixth attack in a week.
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Nigeria rebels 'blow up pipeline'

Friday, September 19th 2008, 10:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigerian militants say they have blown up another oil pipeline, while freeing two South Africans.
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Plan for Sahara gas pipeline

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 14:43
related countries: Russia Russia

The EU offers to help Nigeria develop a trans-Saharan gas pipeline, to reduce reliance on Russian supplies.
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Nigeria militants step up 'war'

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 12:28

Militants attack another flow station in Nigeria's oil region, after declaring war at the weekend.
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Nigeria shuts TV over hoax report

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 11:17

A TV station is shut down in Nigeria and journalists are arrested after saying the president would resign.
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Nigerian with 86 wives arrested

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 10:12

A Nigerian man with 86 wives is arrested by an Islamic court for not divorcing them.
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Nigerian militants 'seize Briton'

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 9:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Militants reportedly take a UK oil worker hostage in Nigeria and blow up a pipeline.
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Oil station 'blown up' in Nigeria

Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:39
related countries: Niger Niger

Militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta say they have blown up a major oil installation.
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Nigeria militants warn of oil war

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 14:52
related countries: Niger Niger

Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta declare war on the government after clashes at oil facilities.
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Doubts over Niger Delta ministry

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:48
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria creates a ministry for the Niger Delta but activists are not convinced it will mean peace.
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'White magic'

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 8:49
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian priestess of Nigeria spirit world
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Nigerian challenges divorce order

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 16:25

A Nigerian man with 86 wives challenges a decree ordering him to divorce all but four of them.
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Nigerian singer's helicopter impounded during shopping trip

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 12:57

A helicopter rented by a Nigerian hip-hop star is impounded by a school for landing on their field without permission.
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Nigerian leader appears in public

Monday, September 8th 2008, 16:42

Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua appears in public for the first time in two weeks and sacks a top government official.
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Angering the gods

Monday, September 8th 2008, 5:45

Commercial threat to Nigerian spirit-god festival
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Nigeria arranges 'HIV marriages'

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 15:00

A Nigerian state government encourages HIV-positive men and women to marry each other.
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