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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.

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Nigeria: news

Lebanese man kidnapped in Nigeria

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 12:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Kano

Gunmen take a Lebanese businessman hostage in the northern Nigerian city of Kano after storming his factory, a police spokesman tells the BBC.
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Nigeria insurgents attack barracks

Friday, December 20th 2013, 17:29

Suspected Islamist militants attack a military barracks in north-eastern Nigeria, sparking a battle involving military fighter jets that lasted several hours.
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Nigeria president loses majority

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 17:02

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan loses his majority in the powerful House of Representatives after 37 MPs defect to a new opposition party.
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Nigeria university strike called off

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 14:01

A five-month strike by lecturers which has closed all public universities in Nigeria is called off after the government pays for refurbishments.
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'Heavy toll' since Nigeria emergency

Monday, December 16th 2013, 18:26

The UN says more than 1,200 people have been killed in Islamist-related violence in north-east Nigeria since a state of emergency declared in May.
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Nigeria row over Obasanjo letter

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 13:20

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's office hits back at ex-leader Olusegun Obasanjo for a "provocative" letter condemning his leadership and telling him not to seek re-election.
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Nigerian is 'African of the year'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 14:23

Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina is named Forbes African of the Year for his reforms to the country's farming sector.
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Nigeria militants attack airbase

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:00
related places: Maiduguri

Boko Haram insurgents attack a military airbase in north-eastern Nigeria, the authorities say, prompting them to impose a 24-hour curfew.
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Nigeria will accept deportee's plane

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 15:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria says it has given permission for a plane to land in the country should the UK try again to deport a failed asylum seeker.
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Hunger-strike Nigerian 'back in UK'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Nigerian man who has been on hunger strike is back in the UK after a Home Office flight deporting him had to turn around, his lawyers say.
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Nigeria: Lebanese cleared of terror

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Three men accused of being members of Hezbollah are cleared of terrorism charges by a Nigerian court, though one is jailed for life on weapons charges.
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Nigerian 'hid cocaine in speakers'

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 16:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nigerian police say they have arrested a man with $500,000 worth of cocaine stashed inside hi-fi speakers brought on a flight from Brazil.
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French hostage describes escape

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 13:25
related countries: France France

A French hostage held hostage by Islamist militants in Nigeria for nearly a year describes how he managed to escape.
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Nigerian official banned for bribe

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:38

Nigeria FA disciplinary committee chairman Olaleye Adepoju is banned for 10 years for taking a bribe from a club.
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Nigerian governors defect from PDP

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 18:34

Several state governors in Nigeria merge with the main opposition after defecting from President Goodluck Jonathan's People's Democratic Party.
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Attack by Nigeria gunmen kills 37

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 15:27

Gunmen kill 37 people in a pre-dawn raid on villages in Nigeria's central Plateau state, the military says, in the latest communal violence to hit the area.
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Several killed in 'Boko Haram' raid

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 23:01

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists kill 12 people in a raid on a village in northeast Nigeria, where a state of emergency is in place.
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'Boko Haram' lecturer arrest anger

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 12:32

The family of a Nigerian Islamic studies lecturer accused of being a leader of the militant Boko Haram group tells the BBC his arrest was a "set up".
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Nigeria president taken ill in UK

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 17:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is taken ill and receives medical treatment during a visit to London, but an aide says his condition is not serious.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's musical talents nurtured

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 10:10

The Musical Society of Nigeria champions classical music and is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Corporate sponsorship enables them to run classes for aspiring musicians/
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French hostage free in Nigeria

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 14:43
related countries: France France

A French hostage held hostage by Islamist militants in Nigeria for nearly a year is free after reportedly escaping during a shoot-out.
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Nigeria book World Cup finals place

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 17:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup after beating Ethiopia 2-0 for a 4-1 aggregate win.
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French priest kidnapped in Cameroon

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 22:12
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, France France

A French priest is kidnapped in northern Cameroon close to the border with Nigeria, the French foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: US brands Boko Haram 'terrorists'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

The US has designated Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations.
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US names Boko Haram 'terrorists'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

The US designates Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations, blocking all US financial transactions with them.
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US 'to name Boko Haram terror group'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

The US is to designate the Nigerian Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, a foreign terrorist group, blocking all financial transactions, reports say.
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Abducted US sailors freed in Nigeria

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

Two US sailors kidnapped in October from an oil supply ship off Nigeria's coast have been released, the state department says.
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Spain sex-trafficking ring broken up

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 19:27
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police say they have arrested 25 people in a sex-trafficking ring that allegedly lured women from Nigeria to work as prostitutes.
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Nigeria oil spills 'misrepresented'

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 12:59

Amnesty International accuses oil firms, including Shell, of misrepresenting spills in Nigeria to avoid paying compensation - a claim Shell denies.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's lingering lecturers' strike

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 20:25
related places: Lagos

There are faltering talks between the Nigerian government and university lecturers to bring an end to a four-month-long strike. BBC Africa's Tomi Oladipo reports from Lagos.
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Nigerian anger over Goa murder

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 11:58
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

The Nigerian community in India is feeling "aggrieved" after one of its citizens was killed in Goa last week, Nigeria's high commissioner tells the BBC.
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Wedding party massacred in Nigeria

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 18:45
related places: Borno

Gunmen attack a wedding convoy in the troubled north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno, killing about 30 people - including the groom.
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Deadly church stampede in Nigeria

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 0:07

At least 17 people are killed and many more injured in a stampede at the end of a religious vigil in eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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Militants raid north Nigerian city

Friday, October 25th 2013, 16:48
related places: Borno

Militants engage security forces in a long gun battle in a key city in northern Nigeria, while the army says it has killed 74 militants elsewhere.
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Pirates seize US sailors off Nigeria

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

Pirates seize two US sailors from an oil supply ship near Nigeria, as the White House voices concern over rising piracy off West Africa.
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100 Women: Nigeria's wedding best

Monday, October 21st 2013, 23:53

Up close and personal with Nigeria's wedding guests
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One woman's mission to save Nigeria's palms

Monday, October 21st 2013, 7:51

One woman's mission to save Nigeria's ecological riches
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Nigerian militants kill 19 motorists

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 20:36

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants wearing army uniforms kill 19 motorists at checkpoints in north-east Nigeria.
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Abuja: Nigeria's unfinished capital

Friday, October 18th 2013, 0:05
related places: Abuja

The Nigerian capital of Abuja - still unfinished, decades later
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'Hundreds die in Nigerian jails'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:25

Hundreds of people have died in detention centres in Nigeria as the army tries to crush an Islamic militant rebellion there, Amnesty International says.
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Igiebor injured in attack on bus

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:46
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Nosa Igiebor suffers injury after Nigeria's team bus was attacked on Sunday after the team's World Cup play-off against Ethiopia.
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In pictures: Country of kings, Nigeria's many monarchs

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 1:31

Pictures of the pomp and grandeur of Nigeria's many monarchs
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Nigerian shoppers warm to online retailers

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:21

The home-grown Amazons meeting Nigerians' consumer needs
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Yeti classic among Doctor Who trove

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The discovery in Nigeria of nine lost episodes of 1960s Doctor Who includes the classic story The Web of Fear, in which Patrick Troughton's Doctor battles robot yeti in the London Underground.
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Nigeria drops Russians' arms charges

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia

A Nigerian court drops arms trafficking charges against seven Russian sailors, a year after they were arrested.
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VIDEO: 'My grandfather was a Nazi'

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 9:30
related countries: Germany Germany

A German woman, with a Nigerian father, has spoken of her shock at discovering her grandfather was an infamous Nazi.
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Amnesty condemns Nigeria killings

Friday, October 4th 2013, 10:12

The human rights group Amnesty International says the killings of schoolchildren in Nigeria show an absolute disregard for the right to life and education.
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