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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

Nigeria begins bank boss charges

Monday, August 31st 2009, 21:22

Nigerian anti-corruption police bring criminal charges against executives from five banks rescued in a $2.6bn bail-out.
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Sect members captured in Nigeria

Friday, August 28th 2009, 9:22

Police in Nigeria say they have captured 30 members of a sect behind last months's Islamist uprising.
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Nigeria recoups $170m bad debts

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 22:52

Nigeria's fraud police say they have recovered $170m (£105m) from wealthy debtors who owe money to five banks.
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Nigeria bank boss held by police

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 16:58

One of Nigeria's top banking executives sought by the country's anti-corruption police for days turns herself in.
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Nigeria to act against debtors

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 8:30

Nigeria's fraud police say they will act against tycoons who have failed to pay back huge debts to the country's banks.
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Nigeria rebels hand over weapons

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 18:25

A number of militant leaders in Nigeria's Delta region hands over weapons under a government amnesty programme.
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Nigeria oil rights grab 'illegal'

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 14:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Nigeria's high court rules the government illegally revoked exploration licences granted to a South Korean oil consortium.
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Arrest threat for Nigeria debtors

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 16:16

Nigeria's central bank threatens legal action against the defaulting customers of five banks rescued in a $2.6bn bailout.
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Nigeria nearing 'a failed state'

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 15:37

The head of Nigeria's leading lawyers' association says the country is "gliding toward being a failed state".
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Shares suspended in Nigeria banks

Monday, August 17th 2009, 14:23

Shares in five Nigerian banks, which were bailed out by the government last week, have been suspended.
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Nigeria police raid Muslim sect

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 8:36
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigerian police arrest more than 600 members of the Darul Islam community in the northwestern Niger state.
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Nigeria sacks heads of five banks

Friday, August 14th 2009, 19:50

The Nigerian central bank has injected 400bn naira ($2.6bn; £1.6bn) into five banks and sacked their managers.
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Clinton nudges Nigeria on reform

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 16:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Nigeria to press ahead with democratic reform and the fight against corruption.
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Nigerian militant amnesty starts

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 16:05
related countries: Niger Niger

An amnesty for militants in Nigeria's troubled oil-producing region, the Niger Delta, comes into effect.
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Nigeria frees Ukraine arms plane

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 15:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian plane impounded in Nigeria last month for transporting weapons is allowed to leave the country.
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Nigeria to probe Islamist attacks

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 16:23

President Umaru Yar'Adua orders an investigation into last week's Islamist uprising in Nigeria, which left hundreds dead.
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Sect leader 'alive when captured'

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 6:47

The BBC obtains a photo showing that Nigerian Islamic sect leader Mohammed Yusuf was alive when captured by the army.
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Nigerian police find sect women

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:38

Nigerian police say they have found another large group of women and children abducted by the Boko Haram sect.
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Scale of Nigerian unrest emerges

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 22:44

A military commander in the city at the centre of recent Nigerian violence says around 700 bodies were found there alone.
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Nigeria seeks last sect members

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 13:52

Nigerian security forces search for remaining members of a sect blamed for violence which left hundreds of people dead.
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Nigeria row over militant killing

Friday, July 31st 2009, 20:17

Nigeria's army and police disagree over whether the leader of an Islamist sect was still alive when he was captured.
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Islamist death 'good for Nigeria'

Friday, July 31st 2009, 13:35
related places: Human

A Nigerian government minister expresses relief at the death of an Islamic sect leader who was killed hours after being captured.
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Nigeria sect head dies in custody

Friday, July 31st 2009, 6:24

The leader of an Islamic sect blamed for deadly violence is shot dead trying to flee hours after his arrest, Nigerian police say.
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Nigerian sect leader 'captured'

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 19:27

The leader of a Nigerian Islamist sect blamed for days of deadly violence in the north of the country is captured, say police.
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Nigeria riot city 'under control'

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 17:28
related places: Maiduguri

Residents of the besieged Nigerian city of Maiduguri say security forces are back in charge after routing militants.
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Nigeria forces storm sect mosque

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 12:34

Nigerian troops overrun a mosque hideout of a radical Islamic sect, reportedly leaving dozens of militants dead.
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Nigerian Islamist fighters 'flee'

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 3:41
related places: Maiduguri

Members of a Nigerian radical Islamist sect reportedly flee the northern city of Maiduguri after the army overruns their base.
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Captives freed in Nigerian city

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 14:38

Police in Nigeria free about 100 women and children held by Islamists in Maiduguri as fighting continues in the rebels' enclave.
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Nigeria army fights Islamist sect

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 9:55

Heavy fighting continues between the Nigerian military and a radical Islamist sect after at least 150 people are killed in attacks
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Nigerian troops shell Islamists

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 20:53
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian troops shell the home of a radical Islamist leader in Maiduguri after unrest which claimed at least 140 lives.
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Islamist enigma

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 12:00

Who are the militants behind Nigeria's attacks?
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Security boosted in north Nigeria

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 2:06

Nigeria steps up security across northern areas, following attacks by Islamist militants in which at least 100 people have died.
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Nigerian Islamist attacks spread

Monday, July 27th 2009, 16:00

At least 100 people are killed after attacks by Islamist militants in northern Nigeria, following similar clashes on Sunday.
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Curfew after Nigeria gun battles

Monday, July 27th 2009, 4:18
related places: Bauchi

A curfew is imposed in the Nigerian city of Bauchi, after violence on Sunday in which at least 39 people were killed.
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Dozens killed in Nigeria clashes

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 21:42

At least 39 people die in clashes between security forces and a radical Islamist group in north-east Nigeria, officials say.
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Nigeria militants release crew

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 6:13

Nigerian militants release six members of an oil tanker's crew, kidnapped three weeks ago, as part of a ceasefire deal.
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Nigeria art chiefs 'stole funds'

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 11:10

Nigerian anti-corruption police charge five officials with stealing about $7m of public funding from the national art gallery.
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Nigeria police 'killed civilians'

Monday, July 20th 2009, 16:45

A rights group accuses Nigerian security forces of killing dozens of Muslims in election-related violence last year.
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Nigeria 'ready for 10,000 rebels'

Friday, July 17th 2009, 15:26

Some 10,000 militants could benefit from an amnesty in Nigeria's oil-producing region, a military official says.
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Nigeria authorities welcome truce

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 16:05

Officials in Nigeria welcome a 60-day truce declared by the main oil-rebel group, days after they carried out a deadly attack.
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Nigerian rebels declare ceasefire

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 14:23
related countries: Niger Niger

The main rebel group in Nigeria's Niger Delta, Mend, declares a 60-day ceasefire in its campaign against the oil industry.
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Nigeria releases key rebel leader

Monday, July 13th 2009, 16:08

Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah is freed from jail days after accepting an amnesty offer from the government.
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Nigerian oil attack 'kills five'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 15:18

Five people are killed in an explosion at a Nigerian oil facility, officials confirm, with a rebel group claiming responsibility.
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Nigeria rebels claim Lagos attack

Monday, July 13th 2009, 12:26
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's most prominent militant group says it has carried out an attack on an oil tanker loading facility near Lagos.
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Nigeria rebel 'accepts amnesty'

Friday, July 10th 2009, 9:43
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah accepts an amnesty offer - possibly a step towards peace in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Nigeria welcomes UK prisoner plan

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria says it is happy with a UK offer to help refurbish its prisons so that Nigerians imprisoned in the UK can be sent home.
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Nigerian scoops African 'Booker'

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 7:15

Nigerian writer EC Osondu wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing for his story Waiting, about displaced people.
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Nigeria militants seize ship crew

Monday, July 6th 2009, 12:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Militants in Nigeria's main oil-producing region kidnap the crew of an oil tanker, including its Russian captain.
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Sahara gas pipeline gets go-ahead

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 14:47
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Nigeria, Niger and Algeria agree to build a giant multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline across the Sahara desert.
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Nigerian gas firm Nigaz gets web all of a twitter about 'racist name'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 12:14
related countries: Russia Russia

A new joint-venture energy firm between Nigeria and Russia has got online communities twittering, after the governments choose the name Nigaz.
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