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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

Niger Delta anger at 'execution'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 12:58
related countries: Niger Niger

Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta threaten to break a ceasefire after claiming a gang leader was executed by the army.
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DR Congo doctor is 'top African'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 11:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Congolese doctor is awarded the first African of the Year by a Nigerian paper for his work for rape victims.
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Just hot air

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 0:10

Nigeria misses new deadline to stop 'toxic' gas flares
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Nigeria hostage pictures released

Monday, January 12th 2009, 18:12

Two Britons who have been held hostage in Nigeria for months are "alive and well".
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Nigerian pirates free nine crew

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 10:32
related countries: France France

Nine crew members of a French ship taken hostage at the weekend off the coast of Nigeria have been released.
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Gunmen kidnap Nigerian novelist

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 19:04
related countries: Niger Niger

Renowned Nigerian writer and novelist Elechi Amadi has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Niger Delta region, say officials.
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Nigerian motorcyclists wear pumpkins to evade helmet law

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 14:27

Nigerian authorities are cracking down on motorcyclists who try to dodge fines for not having a helmet by wearing dried pumpkin shells.
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Nigerian pirates grab French ship

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 10:17
related countries: France France

Pirates seize a ship owned by a French company off the Nigerian coast, taking nine crew hostage.
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The curse of Nigerian oil

Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 12:25

The BBC's Sue Lloyd-Roberts argues that Nigerian oil has brought wealth to a few but fuels greed and corruption on a grand scale.
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Nigeria ex-minister is wanted man

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 16:28
related places: Rufai

Ex-minister Nasir el-Rufai is declared a wanted man over the disappearance of millions of dollars from Nigeria.
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Nigerian gunmen kidnap Russians

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 12:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Two workers of a Russian aluminium company are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria, the company says.
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Nigeria graft fine 'no deterrent'

Friday, December 19th 2008, 14:55

Former Nigerian governor Lucky Igbinedion is fined $25,000 for embezzling $21m.
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Nigeria gets first oil minister

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 17:37

Nigeria's president names a former head of Opec as the country's first minister for petroleum.
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Nigeria holds foreign 'Islamists'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 12:54

Nigerian police accuse eight foreigners of being 'Islamists' trying to incite violence.
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Nigeria poll challenge dismissed

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:32

Nigeria's Supreme Court rejects the final challenge to last year's controversial election of President Umaru Yar'Adua.
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Nigeria leader wants no immunity

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 16:14

The Nigerian president calls for the rules that protect top politicians from prosecution to be scrapped.
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Nigeria 'child witch killer' held

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 15:35

A self-proclaimed "bishop" who claimed to have killed 110 child 'witches' is arrested in Nigeria.
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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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