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Nigeria troops patrols riot city

Monday, January 18th 2010, 11:31
related places: Jos

Troops and riot police patrol the Nigerian city of Jos, after fighting between gangs of Muslim and Christian youths.
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Nigeria delays leader court bids

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 13:13

Nigerian judges adjourn three cases aimed at clarifying who rules the country while President Yar'Adua is sick.
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Nigeria deputy leader 'in charge'

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 18:12

Nigeria's vice-president can perform all duties for the sick president, but is not formal head of state, a court rules.
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Nigeria lawmakers to see Yar'Adua

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 19:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's parliament votes to send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to check on absent President Umaru Yar'Adua's health.
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Egypt beat Nigeria at Nations Cup

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 19:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt come from behind to beat Nigeria 3-1 in the opening game of Group C in the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Fit for the job?

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:58

Nigerian president's absence continues to rankle
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Gunmen seize Britons in Nigeria

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 17:05
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Port Harcourt

Three Britons and a Colombian are kidnapped near Nigeria's oil hub Port Harcourt - the first such attack in many months.
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Nigeria's leader breaks silence

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 14:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's president, not seen since going into hospital in Saudi Arabia in November, tells the BBC he hopes to resume his duties.
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'Not guilty' plea in Detroit case

Friday, January 8th 2010, 21:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A "not guilty" plea is entered on behalf of the suspect in the Detroit plane bomb case at his first court appearance.
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Nigeria leader signature 'forged'

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 16:13

Opposition parties in Nigeria accuse the government of forging the president's signature on budget documents.
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Plane 'plotter' met Yemen cleric

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 13:10
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Muslim

The alleged US plane bomber met a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen and was recruited in London, Yemeni officials say.
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Nigerian charged over plane plot

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

A US grand jury indicts Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six counts over an alleged plot to bomb a plane on Christmas Day.
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Sick Nigeria leader 'held talks'

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 22:48

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, who is being treated in hospital abroad, has recently spoken on the phone to key officials, a minister says.
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Nigerian players deny India harassment

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 17:48
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court grants bail to three footballers arrested in Mumbai for allegedly harassing an air stewardess.
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US screening 'risks Nigeria ties'

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abuja

The US inclusion of Nigeria on a list of countries facing stiffer security checks threatens relations with Abuja, officials say.
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Nigeria makes US air-check appeal

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria asks the US to remove it from a list of countries whose citizens face tougher airport security checks.
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Triple trouble for Nigeria leader

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 12:19

Three legal cases are filed against Nigeria's sick President Yar'Adua, as a rights group wants him declared "missing".
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US screening unfair, says Nigeria

Monday, January 4th 2010, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria says the US has acted unfairly by singling out Nigerian air passengers for screening after an attempt to bomb a jet.
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US screening unfair, says Nigeria

Monday, January 4th 2010, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria says the US has acted unfairly by singling out Nigerian air passengers for screening after an attempt to bomb a jet.
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Obama briefed on plane bomb probe

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 21:12
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama is briefed on security lapses that allegedly allowed a Nigerian man to smuggle a bomb onto a plane.
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Nigeria doctor 'sold own babies'

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 17:21

Police in south-eastern Nigeria arrest a doctor suspected of impregnating girls and selling their babies.
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US 'aware of Nigerian attacker'

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 22:56
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The US knew of "a Nigerian" in Yemen being prepared for a terrorist attack - weeks before a failed bombing on a US plane.
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'Illegal' chief judge for Nigeria

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 15:34

The swearing-in of Nigeria's new chief justice is illegal in the president's absence, a lawyer tells the BBC.
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Shell oil case set to go to court

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 11:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court rules it has the authority to hear a case brought by Nigerian farmers against Royal Dutch Shell.
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'Children die' in Nigeria clash

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 16:49
related places: Bauchi

The Red Cross in Nigeria says many of those who died in clashes in Bauchi state on Monday were children.
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Deadly clashes in north Nigeria

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 10:14

At least 38 die in clashes between security forces and members of a sect in northern Nigeria.
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'Nigeria bomber' moves detailed

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 9:54
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US jet on Friday was living in Yemen until earlier this month, officials say.
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US asks why 'jet bomber' had visa

Monday, December 28th 2009, 19:14
related countries: United States United States

The US homeland security chief asks how a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a jet could have a visa.
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'Jet bomber' family tell of shock

Monday, December 28th 2009, 12:48

The Nigerian family of the man accused of attempting to blow up a plane says his actions are "completely out of character".
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Obama orders air security review

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 22:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic

President Obama orders a review of air security after a man known to US intelligence is charged with trying to blow up a plane.
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Model student

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

The wealthy Nigerian accused of US plane bombing
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Father warned US about jet suspect

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 13:59
related countries: United States United States

The father of a Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a transatlantic jet had warned US officials about his son's views.
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Man charged with attack on US jet

Saturday, December 26th 2009, 22:56
related countries: United States United States

A Nigerian is charged with attempting to destroy a passenger jet arriving in the US by detonating a bomb on board.
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Sick Nigeria leader 'must quit'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 19:41

A senior politician in Nigeria takes court action to force the country's sick president, Umaru Yar'Adua, from office.
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Bloody clashes in central Nigeria

Monday, December 21st 2009, 16:05

At least 30 people are killed in clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria's central Nasarawa State.
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Nigeria runaway truck kills many

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 12:23

Up to 100 people are killed after a runaway truck rams into a crowded market in central Nigeria.
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Nigeria militants in oil attack

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 10:53
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger delta militants say they have attacked an oil pipeline, putting a two-month truce with Nigeria's government in doubt.
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Nigeria arrest warrant challenged

Friday, December 18th 2009, 9:55
related places: Rufai

Former Nigerian minister Nasir el-Rufai challenges the international arrest warrant issued last week on corruption charges.
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Nigeria drops big corruption case

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 20:24

A Nigerian judge quashes 170 charges against ex-state governor James Ibori, who was accused of massive corruption.
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Nigeria warrants a 'witch-hunt'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 16:44

The international arrest warrants issued by Nigeria for two former senior officials are condemned as a "witch-hunt".
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Nigeria ex-governor in fraud raid

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 18:58

Nigerian anti-fraud officials raid a meeting of senior opposition politicians, arresting ex-governor Attahiru Bafarawa.
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Nigeria brutality claims 'unfair'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 16:50

Nigeria's police say they were unfairly treated after Amnesty issues a report accusing them of murders and brutality.
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Nigerian police 'killing at will'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 14:14

Nigerian police are carrying out a shocking level of disappearances and extrajudicial killings, Amnesty says after a three-year probe.
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Nigeria police overwhelm morgue

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 10:59
related places: Enugu

A hospital in Enugu, Nigeria, tells the BBC it is conducting mass burials to cope with the number of corpses brought in by police.
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Armed robber?

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 10:48

Nigeria police said to kill innocents like Emmanuel, 13
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Shell sued over Nigeria oil spill

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 12:32
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger

A group of Nigerian farmers is suing Royal Dutch Shell, claiming that the oil firm polluted their land in the Niger Delta region
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Gambari to head Darfur UN mission

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 1:37

Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari is the new head of the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, the UN has announced.
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Nigeria leader faces call to quit

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 17:35
related places: More

An influential group of Nigerians urges the president to resign on the grounds of ill-health, but ministers reject the call.
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Ghana frees hijacked Nigeria ship

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 17:59
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Lagos

Ghana sends an oil tanker back to Nigeria, a week after it was seized by pirates in the port of Lagos.
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Nigeria leader has heart problem

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 19:44
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has a heart condition, his spokesman says, after he went to hospital in Saudi Arabia.
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Sani Abacha son 'must pay $350m'

Friday, November 20th 2009, 17:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court orders the seizure of $350m in assets from the son of Nigeria's ex-ruler Sani Abacha after a 10-year investigation.
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