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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 to spend oil cash reserve

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 19:50

Nigeria's top economic body approves a government decision to spend $2bn (£1.25bn) from its oil windfall fund.
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Nigeria weapons shipment seized

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 17:16

Nigerian officials seize a container full of arms, raising fears about the proliferation of weapons ahead of elections.
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Peace at last?

Monday, October 5th 2009, 15:53

Guns handed in but future still murky in Nigeria's oil region
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Nigeria militants fight amnesty

Monday, October 5th 2009, 15:16

Hours after an amnesty for Nigeria's oil militants expired, the group that began the unrest goes to court rejecting it as illegal.
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Leading Nigeria oil rebel disarms

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 21:25

The last prominent militant in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region gives up his weapons after agreeing to an amnesty deal.
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Nigeria bails out four more banks

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 16:44

Nigeria's central bank bails out four more banks to the tune of $1.37bn and sacks three of their chief executives.
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Nigeria singer's joy at Mobo win

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 18:11

Nigerian musician Nneka Egbuna expresses surprise and excitement at winning the Best African Act at the Mobos.
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Nigeria oil militant 'ends fight'

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 16:39

One of Nigeria's top oil militants announces he has accepted a government amnesty and has ended his armed struggle.
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Seized Nigerian politician freed

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 9:00
related places: Port Harcourt

A politician kidnapped in northern Nigeria is released in Port Harcourt, at the other end of the country.
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Nigerian anger over China deaths

Friday, September 25th 2009, 12:14
related countries: China China

Nigerian MPs demand an audit of Chinese residents after a row over the cremation of dead Nigerian prisoners in China.
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Nigeria bank boss has no regrets

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 19:14

The governor of Nigeria's Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, defends his shake-up, saying his intention is to save the banks.
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Abacha's son 'to enter politics'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 10:22
related places: Kano

The son of Nigeria's ex-military ruler Sani Abacha tells the BBC he is strongly considering contesting the governorship of Kano.
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Doctor jailed for Obasanjo death

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 0:26
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish doctor is sentenced to a year in jail for his role in the death of the former Nigerian first-lady Stella Obasanjo.
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Nigeria 'offended' by sci-fi film

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 5:06

A Nigerian minister says she has moved to block science fiction hit District9, saying it insults the country's image.
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Nigeria rebels extend ceasefire

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 2:54
related countries: Niger Niger

The main rebel group in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta says it is prolonging its unilateral ceasefire by 30 days.
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Nigeria rebels 'to end ceasefire'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 3:41
related countries: Niger Niger

A main faction of militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta says it will end its ceasefire, but its stance appears isolated.
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Child mortality drop 'too slow'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 22:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mortality rates among the world's under-fives fall but Unicef says the decline is too slow, with Nigeria and DR Congo badly hit.
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Nigeria begins vast river dredge

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 18:23

Nigeria starts a huge project to dredge the River Niger, which officials say will make the waterway fully navigable.
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Legendary Nigerian activist dies

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 21:28

Prominent Nigerian democracy campaigner and human rights lawyer Gani Fawehinmi dies of cancer, aged 71.
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Hope and rusty guns in Niger Delta

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 11:14
related countries: Niger Niger

In the Niger Delta, Caroline Duffield discovers an uneasy truce between militants and the Nigerian government.
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Nigerian 'trained in Afghanistan'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 16:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A member of the Nigerian sect behind July's Islamist uprising confesses to training in Afghanistan, police say.
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'No-music day' on Nigeria radio

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 15:46

Lagos radio stations are not playing Nigerian music as part of a protest about royalties and piracy.
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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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