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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

French sailors seized in Nigeria

Monday, August 4th 2008, 11:39
related countries: France France

Police say they are still waiting for a ransom demand for two French sailors kidnapped in Nigeria's oil-rich region.
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Mob riot in Nigeria after crash

Friday, August 1st 2008, 15:15

A mob goes on the rampage in Nigeria's capital and burns a rescue vehicle at the scene of a deadly road accident.
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Nigeria to appeal Bakassi delay

Friday, August 1st 2008, 13:46

Nigeria's government plans to go court to stop an attempt to delay the handover of Bakassi over a compensation row.
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Gangs clash in Nigeria oil region

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 16:56
related places: Port Harcourt

Rival Nigerian oil gangs clash near Port Harcourt, leaving one soldier and two militants dead, the army says.
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Fatal building collapse in Abuja

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 21:30
related places: Abuja

Rescue workers search for survivors trapped after a shopping centre collapses in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
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Nigeria oil cut by rebel attack

Monday, July 28th 2008, 16:37

A militant attack on two pipelines cuts oil production in Nigeria, as five kidnapped workers are freed.
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Biafrans deny treason in Nigeria

Monday, July 28th 2008, 15:25

Thirty supporters of a separatist movement in south-east Nigeria plead not guilty to treason.
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'Blood oil'

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 23:42

The murky world of conflict and theft in Nigeria's oil region
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Winner takes all

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 1:03

Is Nigerian football suffering from Premiership fever?
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Seized Nigeria oil workers freed

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 20:56
related countries: Niger Niger

Eight foreign oil workers are freed in Nigeria, hours after being kidnapped in a raid by militants in the Niger Delta.
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Oil workers in Niger Delta kidnap

Friday, July 25th 2008, 15:21

Five eastern European oil workers are kidnapped by Nigerian militants, security officials say.
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Lagos tanker explosion kills 12

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 16:31
related places: Lagos

At least 12 people are killed in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, as a petrol tanker bursts into flames.
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Nigeria oil giant 'paid rebels'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 17:07

The head of Nigeria's national oil company says it paid $12m in protection money to rebels.
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Nigerian Muslims hail meat which spells Allah

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 16:54
related places: Allah

Thousands flock to restaurant in northern Nigeria where meat bearing the word "Allah" is found.
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Nigerian 'blood oil' crew paraded

Friday, July 18th 2008, 13:01

A crew of Filipino sailors accused of stealing crude oil in Nigeria is shown to reporters.
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Nigeria footballer's brother free

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 14:13

The brother of Nigerian and Everton footballer Joseph Yobo is freed after being kidnapped by gunmen.
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Nigerian activists reject UK plan

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 14:02
related countries: Niger Niger, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Activists in the Niger Delta reject a UK plan to provide military training to deal with "blood oil".
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Thousands flee Nigerian militants

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 16:11
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Bonny

Thousands of people have fled the Niger Delta town of Bonny after militants threaten to "behead" residents.
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Africans boycott church meeting

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 8:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Bishops from Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda stay away from a meeting of the world's Anglicans.
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Nigerian football conmen exposed

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 12:15

An undercover BBC probe exposes how African footballers are being conned by Nigerian fraudsters.
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Nigerian football conmen exposed

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 10:30

An undercover BBC investigation exposes how African footballers are being conned by Nigerian fraudsters.
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'I was conned'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 4:05

Young Nigerian fooled by hopes of English football trial
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Nigerian jobs scramble kills 12

Monday, July 14th 2008, 11:42

At least 12 people die across Nigeria trying to get a job in the Immigration Service.
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Nigeria 'must ban' ex-minister

Friday, July 11th 2008, 12:02

A key ally of ex-President Obasanjo must never hold office again, the Nigerian senate says.
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Nigerian group 'to end ceasefire'

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 15:15

Nigerian militants say they will end a ceasefire because of a UK offer to help quell violence.
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Threats over Nigeria amputation

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 18:19

A Nigeria doctor says he has received death threats after amputating an injured girl's arms.
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Nigeria seeks to end 'blood oil'

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 11:25

A cartel of oil smugglers is behind the conflict in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta, the president says.
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Elusive peace

Monday, July 7th 2008, 23:19

Nigerian attempts to end oil conflict may be still-born
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Nigeria footballer's brother kidnapped

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 21:48

Gunmen in Nigeria kidnap the brother of star Nigerian and Everton football player Joseph Yobo, police say.
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Nigeria wants mining reparations

Friday, July 4th 2008, 16:57

A Nigerian state asks for compensation for damage allegedly caused by mining firms.
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Nigeria charges ex-air ministers

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 9:30

Two Nigerian ex-aviation ministers are charged over missing money for new radars.
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Paper trail

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 23:00

Nigeria makes progress on getting back stolen cash
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Nigeria arrests ex-air ministers

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 9:18

Two Nigerian ex-aviation ministers are arrested over missing money for new radars.
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Nigeria needs $85bn to fix power

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 13:54

Nigeria needs $85bn of investment in order to produce 24 hours of electricity a day, a panel of experts says.
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Nigerian oilfield resumes pumping

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 16:23
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell resumes production at its main offshore oil field in Nigeria, following a militant attack.
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Nigeria probes missing air cash

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 11:39

An investigation is launched into the whereabouts of millions of dollars meant to improve safety in Nigeria's airspace.
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Nigerian militants call ceasefire

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 22:33

The militant group behind major attacks on Nigeria's oil network announces a unilateral ceasefire, beginning on Tuesday.
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Nigeria oil pipeline 'attacked'

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 21:15

US oil giant Chevron halts onshore oil production at its Escravos oilfield after an attack on a supply pipeline.
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Nigeria launches $10bn oil spree

Friday, June 20th 2008, 17:11

Nigeria announces it is to spend over half of its windfall from the rising oil price, despite warnings on inflation.
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Nigeria 'shock' after oil attack

Friday, June 20th 2008, 13:51

The resumption of oil production is delayed as employees of Shell in Nigeria are in "shock" following an attack by militants.
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Nigerian attack closes oilfield

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 15:49
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell halts production at its main offshore oil field in Nigeria, following a militant attack.
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Nigeria oil watchdog suspended

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 10:03

Nigeria's oil industry regulator head is suspended pending a probe into licences awarded under ex-President Obasanjo.
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Abducted Cameroonians found dead

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 22:01
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Officials in Cameroon say five bodies found near the Nigerian border are those of an abducted official and soldiers.
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Nigeria sailors die in oil raids

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 12:17
related countries: Niger Niger

A second Nigerian sailor is killed in as many days in an attack by oil militants in the Niger Delta.
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Nigeria oil militants attack boat

Monday, June 9th 2008, 13:21

Militants attack a Nigerian navy vessel but the authorities deny reports that it was seized.
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Nigeria's removal of Shell hailed

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 9:54

Shell's removal from the oil fields in Nigeria's volatile Ogoniland is welcomed by the son of executed activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.
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Nigeria seizes 80 tonnes of drugs

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 16:34

Nigeria's Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seizes 80 metric tonnes of cannabis.
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