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Boko Haram 'kidnaps bus passengers'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 18:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Suspected militants from Nigerian group Boko Haram hijack a bus in Cameroon and kidnap at least 20 people, residents say.
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Nigeria election: Five questions about delay

Monday, February 9th 2015, 15:40

And other questions from Nigeria election delay
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Nigeria 'confident' poll will happen

Monday, February 9th 2015, 14:00

The Nigerian interior minister says he is confident the fight against Boko Haram will be successful enough to allow postponed elections to go ahead.
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Mixed reaction to Nigeria poll delay

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 17:51

Nigerians split along party lines as poll is delayed
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Nigeria delay 'setback for democracy'

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 13:45

Nigeria's opposition says the decision to postpone the 14 February presidential poll by six weeks over security concerns is a "setback for democracy".
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Nigeria postpones presidential vote

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 8:23

The electoral commission in Nigeria delays the 14 February presidential election by six weeks in a move criticised by the opposition.
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Boko Haram in first Niger attack

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 1:51
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Niger Niger

Nigerian militants Boko Haram attack a town in Niger for the first time, with Niger's government saying they killed 109 from the group.
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Nigerian rivals square up for rematch

Friday, February 6th 2015, 1:26

What's at stake in Nigeria's election rematch?
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Nigeria to press ahead with election

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 22:48

Nigeria's influential council of state decides to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement.
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Pirates raid Greek ship in Nigeria

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 23:41
related countries: Greece Greece

Gunmen board a Greek-owned tanker at a Nigerian port, killing one crew member and taking three others hostage, officials say.
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Chad army 'kills Nigeria militants'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 13:48
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 militant Islamists and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Chad troops join Nigeria battle

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:05
related countries: Chad Chad

Chadian troops backed by air strikes enter north-eastern Nigeria to join the battle against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: #BBCtrending: Dr Damages: a personal view on Nigeria's elections

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 0:36

A comic take on Nigeria's elections
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Blast hits Nigeria election rally

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 21:47
related places: Gombe

A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the north-east Nigerian city of Gombe, minutes after a rally by President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 16:57
related places: Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
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Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:13
related countries: Chad Chad, Niger Niger

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
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Mixing religion and politics in Nigeria

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 2:51

A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
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Nigeria army 'warned of Baga attack'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 17:43
related places: Baga

Nigeria's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says.
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Africa urged to act over Boko Haram

Monday, January 26th 2015, 14:55
related places: Maiduguri

African states should act quickly and collectively to curb the growing threat posed by Nigeria's militant Islamists, the African Union chief says.
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Why is Boko Haram so strong?

Monday, January 26th 2015, 2:08

How did Nigeria's Boko Haram become so strong?
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Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 19:57
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram fighters have attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri, with dozens reported dead.
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Boko Haram 'raping our daughters' in Baga

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 16:08
related places: Baga

Rare account of life under Nigerian militants in captured town
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Liverpool sign Nigerian prospect

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 12:02

Liverpool manager Matt Beard believes he has signed one of the best young players in the world after agreeing terms with Asisat Oshoala.
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Nigeria urged to delay elections

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 16:54

Nigeria's security chief says the electoral commission should delay next month's poll to give more time for voter card distribution.
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Nigeria Buhari defends school record

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 19:28

Nigeria's main opposition presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, rejects claims that he did not obtain his school-leaving certificate.
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Cameroon 'frees German hostage'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 16:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Germany Germany

Cameroon says its military has freed a German hostage kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Boko Haram 'leader' claims Baga raid

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 6:31
related places: Baga

A man purporting to be the leader of militant group Boko Haram says in a video that his fighters carried out a deadly raid on the Nigerian town of Baga.
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VIDEO: Fears Boko Haram threat spreading

Monday, January 19th 2015, 23:37
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

The BBC's Will Ross reports from Nigeria on fears that Boko Haram is expanding its attacks, after 80 people were kidnapped from a village in Cameroon.
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VIDEO: Escape from Baga: Fleeing Boko Haram

Monday, January 19th 2015, 22:54
related places: Baga

The BBC's Thomas Fessy speaks to some of the people who fled the Nigerian town of Baga when Boko Haram attacked it two weeks ago.
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Nigeria bomber 'attacks bus station'

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:11

A suicide bomber kills four people at a bus station in a town in north-eastern Nigeria hit by female attackers a week ago, witnesses say.
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Chad to join Boko Haram campaign

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:21
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Chad Chad

Cameroon says Chad will send a large contingent of troops to help it fight incursions from the Nigeria-based militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Nigeria leader visits attack victims

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:09

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan makes his first trip to the violence-hit north-east since 2013, following massacres by Boko Haram militants.
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Images 'show Boko Haram destruction'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 22:48

Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram earlier this month show widespread destruction, Amnesty International says.
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VIDEO: Satellite images show devastation

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 3:54
related places: Baga

Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.
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Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 15:13
related places: Borno

The Nigerian army repels an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the town of Biou in the north-eastern state of Borno.
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Cameroon repels army base raid

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:42
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon says it has killed 143 Boko Haram militants who attacked one of its army bases near the Nigerian border in a battle lasting five hours.
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Why reporting on Boko Haram is hard

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 14:10

Why it is hard to report the truth about massacres in Nigeria
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West 'ignoring' Nigerian attacks

Monday, January 12th 2015, 17:54
related places: Jos

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, in central Nigeria, accuses the West of ignoring the threat posed by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Female bombers hit Nigeria market

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 22:29

Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in north-east Nigeria, killing at least four other people and injuring dozens.
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Nigeria 'girl bomber' attacks market

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 21:15
related places: Maiduguri

At least 19 people are killed and several injured by a bomb reported to be strapped to a girl aged about 10 in north-eastern Nigeria, police say.
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Niger abandons Boko Haram battle

Friday, January 9th 2015, 12:08
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Baga

Niger says it will not help recapture the Nigerian town of Baga, which hosts a multinational military base and has been seized by Boko Haram militants.
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'Bodies strewn' across Nigeria town

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 18:54
related places: Baga

Bodies lay strewn on the streets of a key north-eastern Nigerian town following on-going raids by militant Islamists, officials tells the BBC.
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Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 11:16
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger
related places: Bodo

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell agrees to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two major oil spills.
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Boko Haram seizes Nigerian army base

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 20:29

The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.
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Villagers kidnapped in north Nigeria

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 13:04

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men in a raid on a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.
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Nigeria vows to defeat Boko Haram

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 20:19

The Nigerian president says Boko Haram "will not win", after a series of attacks blamed on the militant Islamist group.
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VIDEO: Schoolgirl on escape from Boko Haram

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 17:14

Deborah is one of the schoolgirls who managed to escape when Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in April 2014 in northern Nigeria. She told the BBC about her escape and her plans for the future.
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Nigeria girl tells of suicide attack

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 12:19
related places: Kano

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her parents gave her to Boko Haram to take part in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Kano.
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Nigeria travel ban during Christmas

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 12:38
related places: Borno

All vehicle movement in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state is banned from Christmas Eve until Sunday to prevent militant attacks, the army says.
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African Dream: Video director's tips

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:54

Nigerian video director's tips for media success
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Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 19:15
related places: Gombe

At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.
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Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

Friday, December 19th 2014, 17:31

A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
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