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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

VIDEO: At site of Nigeria bus station blast

Monday, April 14th 2014, 21:28
related places: Abuja

A powerful bomb blast has ripped through a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 71 people.
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VIDEO: Nigeria bus station blasts 'kill 70'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 18:27
related places: Abuja

Two bombs have exploded at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
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More than 70 killed in Nigeria blast

Monday, April 14th 2014, 15:25

More than 70 people are killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded bus station near Nigeria's capital, Abuja, officials say.
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Nigerian jailbreak tweeter 'freed'

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 0:31

A Nigerian man arrested after tweeting from the scene of an attempted jailbreak has been released nearly two weeks in custody, his family says.
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Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 22:06

A senator from north-east Nigeria tells the BBC that 135 civilians have been killed by gunmen there since Wednesday.
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Mugabe comment offends Nigeria

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Nigeria summons Zimbabwe's envoy to the country over President Robert Mugabe's comment that Zimbabwe is becoming "like Nigeria" in terms of corruption.
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The man who 'disappeared' in Nigeria

Friday, April 11th 2014, 10:13

A man who tweeted an attempted jailbreak in Nigeria has disappeared - prompting the hashtag #FreeCiaxon.
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Nigerian child bride 'poisons groom'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 18:28
related places: Kano

A 14-year-old girl in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has confessed to killing the man she was forced to marry, police say.
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'Dozens die' in Nigeria gun attack

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 21:52
related places: Fulani

Seventy-nine people are reportedly killed in northern Nigeria, in an attack blamed by police on gunmen from the Fulani community.
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Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 14:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.
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Nigeria ex-bank chief wins damages

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 13:37
related places: Sanusi

A Nigerian court awards about $300,000 (£180,000) in damages to suspended central bank chief Lamido Sanusi after he files a harassment case against the government.
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Nigeria suicide bomb 'kills 21'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 21:29

At least 15 civilians and six attackers die in a suicide bombing by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, officials say.
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Nigerian men acquitted of gay charge

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 15:43

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria acquits two men accused of having gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club.
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Nigerian army 'killed hundreds'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:32

Nigeria's army killed some 600 people after a recent attack by Boko Haram militants on a barracks, Amnesty International says.
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Risking my life to find Boko Haram

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:12

The Nigerian who risks his life to help track down militants
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VIDEO: Boko Haram attack deaths 'hit 1,500'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 9:50

Amnesty International says 1,500 people have been killed in north-east Nigeria this year in attacks by Islamist militants, Boko Haram.
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Prisoners die in Nigeria 'revolt'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 7:13
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's secret police says 21 people have been killed in an attempted jailbreak by detainees at its headquarters in the capital Abuja.
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Guide to Nigeria's Afrobeats stars

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 0:29

BBC DJ picks out top talent from musical hotspot Nigeria
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Nigeria conflict 'affects millions'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:07
related places: More

More than three million people are facing a humanitarian crisis in three Nigerian states hit by an Islamist-led insurgency, the government says.
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'House of Horror' riot in Nigeria

Monday, March 24th 2014, 19:11

Rioting erupts outside a building in Nigeria dubbed the "House of Horror", after human remains were found there.
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Women tell of Boko Haram escape

Monday, March 24th 2014, 11:50

Women tell BBC about life with Nigerian militants
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VIDEO: Tales of terror after Boko Haram escape

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:17

The BBC's Will Ross meets some of the people who have been traumatised by violence in Nigeria where more than 500 civilians have been killed this year.
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Nigeria probes 'house of horror'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:51
related places: Ibadan

Nigerian police open a murder investigation after human skeletons and body parts were found in an abandoned building in Ibadan city.
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Nigerians debate nation's future

Monday, March 17th 2014, 13:45

Some 500 delegates gather in Nigeria's capital to discuss the country's future, 100 years after the Muslim north and Christian south were united.
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Nigeria stampede: No resignation

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:19

Nigeria's interior minister rejects calls for him to step down after he blamed job-seekers for their deaths in Saturday's stampede.
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Nigeria village attacks kill 100

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 12:50
related places: Kaduna

At least 100 people have been killed in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's Kaduna state believed to be linked to ethnic rivalries, officials say.
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VIDEO: Nigeria stampede kills jobseekers

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 2:01
related places: Abuja

A stampede among jobseekers taking a recruitment test in the national stadium in the Nigerian capital Abuja has left several people dead and injured.
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Nigeria stampede kills jobseekers

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 18:00
related places: Abuja

A stampede among jobseekers taking a recruitment test in the national stadium in the Nigerian capital Abuja leaves many dead and injured.
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Militants 'attack Nigeria barracks'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:35
related places: Maiduguri

Suspected Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack an army barracks in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri., with deaths reported on both sides.
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Adichie wins US fiction honour

Friday, March 14th 2014, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins the US National Critics Book Prize for her novel Americanah.
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Scores killed in Nigeria attack

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 20:48
related places: Katsina

At least 69 people have been killed in days of attacks on villages in Katsina state, north-western Nigeria, officials and witnesses say.
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Nigeria protests over SA beating

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 12:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Nigeria sends a "strongly worded" protest to South Africa about a "merciless attack" by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town.
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Nigeria checks 'missing $20bn' claim

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:58

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders a forensic audit of the state oil firm following claims that $20bn (£12bn) have gone missing.
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VIDEO: Call for oil revenue audit in Nigeria

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 6:45

In Nigeria, Central Bank governor Lamido Sanusi was suspended after he accused the state oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), of failing to account for $20bn in oil revenues.
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The mysterious case of Wendell Simlin

Friday, March 7th 2014, 12:37

A team of online sleuths claim to have exposed an attempt to smear the former governor of Nigeria's central bank.
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Nigerian men lashed for gay acts

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 21:43
related places: Bauchi

Four Nigerian men receive 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicts them of gay sex, officials say.
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'Militants' torch Nigeria village

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 18:37

Suspected militant Islamists kill at least 11 people in a raid on a village in north-eastern Nigeria, setting fire to about a third of the homes.
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VIDEO: Nigeria violence leaves many dead

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 22:30
related places: More

More than 100 people have been killed following a weekend of violence in north-east Nigeria.
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Islamists 'attack' town in Nigeria

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 18:26

Suspected militant Islamists kill at least 29 people in an attack on a town in north-eastern Nigeria, as soldiers flee, a lawmaker tells the BBC.
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Viewpoints on Nigeria at 100: A time to celebrate?

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:24

As Nigeria turns 100, is there something to celebrate?
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New Nigeria massacre comes to light

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 15:30
related places: Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 39 villagers in north-eastern Nigeria, hours after an even deadlier twin bombing in nearby Maiduguri.
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VIDEO: Inside a Nigerian private jet

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 11:12
related places: Lagos

Nigerians have spent $6.5bn on private jets - the BBC visits one in Lagos.
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Twin Nigeria blasts kill at least 50

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 11:02

Two explosions targeting a busy market area in northeast Nigeria have killed at least 50 people, the Red Cross says.
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Islamists blamed for Nigeria attack

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:02
related places: Adamawa

Suspected militant Islamists killed at least 37 people during an assault on a town and villages in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say.
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Fury at Nigeria military over attack

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 14:17

Local people are angry that Nigerian forces withdrew security checkpoints before an attack on a school in Yobe state by Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Students killed in Nigeria

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 3:06

At least 29 students have been killed after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a boarding school in north-east Nigeria.
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Students die in Nigeria school raid

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 18:42

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants attack a school in north-eastern Nigeria, killing 29 teenage boys and injuring another 11.
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Nigerian army 'will do better'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:13

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan defends the army's efforts against Islamist militants after more than 200 civilians were killed in recent attacks.
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