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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

Into the black

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 1:14

One man remembers the day Nigeria found oil
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Nigerian militants 'rape women'

Monday, March 16th 2009, 12:06
related countries: Niger Niger

Gunmen in Nigeria's Niger Delta gang rape at least five women hijacked from a passenger boat.
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Nigeria election reform 'U-turn'

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 11:31

Nigeria's government rejects reforms that would have empowered the judiciary to choose the leader of the electoral commission.
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Nigeria gay activists speak out

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 17:23

Gay activists tell Nigeria's lawmakers they should throw out a new law banning gay marriage.
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UK arrest in Nigerian bribe case

Friday, March 6th 2009, 13:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

British police arrest a London lawyer accused of moving millions of dollars in bribes to Nigeria to win contracts for a US firm.
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Nigerians face baby poison charge

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 15:31

Three people appear in a Nigerian court over the deaths of 80 children, linked to a poisonous teething mixture.
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Nigerian sisters tell of African good news odyssey

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 11:16

Nigerian sisters, Chioma and Oluchi Ogwuegbu, have got fed up with all the bad news out of Africa. So much so that they've embarked on a journey right across Africa to try to draw attention to the good news which doesn't get reported.
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Nigerian sextuplets' mother dies

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 11:36

A woman who gave birth to a set of sextuplets over the weekend in south-west Nigeria dies of complications.
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Seven dead in Nigeria team crash

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 18:49

Seven people died and several others are injured after a head-on crash involving the team bus of Nigerian Premier League side Zamfara United.
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Four killed in Nigerian clashes

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 16:44
related places: Bauchi

At least four people are killed and dozens injured in the Nigerian city of Bauchi after sectarian clashes break out.
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Russians 'escape' Delta captors

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 20:45
related countries: Niger Niger, Russia Russia

Nigeria's military say they have found two Russian expatriates abducted in the Niger Delta, who managed to break free.
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Nigerian kidnappers to get life

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 17:04

Kidnappers in Nigeria's oil-producing Rivers State will now face life in jail after local MPs change the law.
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Nigeria police 'kidnap' witness

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 14:58

Police in Nigeria seize a witness in a murder trial after he alleges he was tortured into making a statement.
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Slave to music?

Monday, February 16th 2009, 0:14

Jackson Five in Nigeria museum controversy
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Judge leaves Nigeria rebel trial

Friday, February 13th 2009, 16:26

The judge in the trial of a Nigerian militant steps down after being accused of bias.
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Nigerian currency control fears

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 10:00

Financial analysts in Nigeria say the central bank's attempt to stabilise the naira may damage foreign investment.
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Arrests in Nigeria baby poisoning

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 17:00

Nigerian drug regulators annouce 12 arrests in connection with the deaths of 84 children from poisoned medicine.
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Nigeria military seize stolen oil

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:35
related countries: Niger Niger

The Nigerian military seizes 22 barges of suspected stolen crude oil in the lawless Niger Delta region.
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Nigerian oil workers go on strike

Monday, February 9th 2009, 11:07

Oil workers hold a walk-out in Nigeria over lack of security in the oil-producing Delta.
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Nigeria baby poison deaths rise

Friday, February 6th 2009, 14:00

The number of children in Nigeria killed by a contaminated medicine has risen from 34 in December to 84, the health ministry says.
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Gunmen free Nigerian boy of nine

Friday, February 6th 2009, 12:57

Oil militants in Nigeria release a nine-year-old boy kidnapped last week, when his sister, 11, was shot dead.
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Water kings

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 19:48

The boys who deliver water in Nigeria's cities
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Nigerian ex-minister's wife held

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 16:52

The wife of a former Nigerian oil minister is kidnapped from a bar in Nigeria's Delta region.
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Nigerians can sue US drugs firm

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 3:19
related countries: United States United States

A US court allows Nigerian families to sue drugs giant Pfizer in the US, over its alleged role in a drugs testing scandal.
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Ceasefire called off in Nigeria

Friday, January 30th 2009, 17:26
related countries: Niger Niger

Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta say they are calling off a ceasefire after a military attack on one of their camps.
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Girl shot dead in Nigerian Delta

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 17:13
related countries: Niger Niger

An 11-year-old girl is shot dead trying to protect her brother from militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Smouldering fires

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 14:24

Christians and Muslims wary after Nigerian clashes
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Anger at priest kidnap in Nigeria

Monday, January 26th 2009, 19:24
related countries: Niger Niger

The head of Nigeria's Roman Catholic Church condemns the kidnap of a priest in Nigeria's Niger Delta
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Nigerian director's home attacked

Monday, January 26th 2009, 11:35

A mob attacks the family of a Nigerian film director jailed for defying Islamic censors.
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Crash kills Nigerian footballers

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 19:03

A road crash in Nigeria's central Plateau state kills 15 members of a local football team on their way to a match.
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Nigerians hand "car-thief-turned goat" over to police

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 14:17

A goat accused of being an armed robber who used witchcraft is in the custody of Nigerian police.
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Romanian hostage freed in Nigeria

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 15:21
related countries: Niger Niger, Romania Romania

Nigerian militants free a hostage seized from a fuel tanker off the coast of the Niger Delta
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Tanker damaged in Nigeria attack

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 14:13
related countries: Romania Romania

Nigerian militants badly damage a fuel tanker carrying tonnes of diesel and kidnap a Romanian crew member.
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Sharia police block women's rally

Monday, January 19th 2009, 13:20

Islamic police in northern Nigeria tell divorcees to stop a planned protest over women's rights.
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Nigeria 'hostage rescue' denied

Monday, January 19th 2009, 9:50

Nigeria's military denies claims it shot civilians during a failed attempt to rescue hostages.
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New team to tackle Nigeria crisis

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 13:17

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua sets up a team of economic advisors, as he warns of a looming financial crisis.
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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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