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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

'Dozens killed' by Nigeria militants

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 16:40

Around 39 people are believed to have been killed in an attack on a north-east Nigerian town by Islamist militants.
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AUDIO: US ambassador tries pidgin English

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 12:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lagos, English

US ambassador to Nigeria James F Entwistle takes a radio presenter by surprise in Lagos by answering a question during a live broadcast in Nigerian pidgin English.
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Nigerian gay men being hunted down

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 12:23

How hostility to homosexuals is growing in northern Nigeria
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VIDEO: Locals help police target homosexuals

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:20

People in Nigeria who are suspected of being gay could face the death penalty, as parts of the country crack down on practices not compliant with Islamic law.
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Nigeria oil money 'not missing'

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 18:52

Nigeria's state oil firm denies an allegation by the central bank chief that it has failed to account for at least $20bn (£12.2bn) of oil revenues.
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Nigeria lynch mob 'kills pastor'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:55

A Christian pastor is killed by a lynch mob in northern Nigeria after a schoolgirl was mutilated and killed, a local MP tells the BBC.
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Top Nigerian photographer dies

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 13:34
related places: Lagos

One of Africa's most prominent photographers, JD 'Okhai Ojeikere, dies in Lagos, Nigeria, aged 83.
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Former Nigerian VP joins opposition

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 13:17

Nigeria's former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar joins the opposition - the most high-profile in a wave of defections from the governing party.
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Did Nigerian splits help Boko Haram?

Friday, January 31st 2014, 12:28

Military divisions undermine Nigeria's war on Boko Haram
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Archbishops criticise anti-gay laws

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 10:47
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have told the leaders of Nigeria and Uganda that gay people should be valued and not victimised.
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Nigerian senators in mass defection

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:31

At least 11 Senators from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's party defect to the opposition, the latest in a series of desertions.
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Nigerians 'slaughtered' in church

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 13:46

A senior cleric tells the BBC how suspected Islamist militants "slaughtered" at least 30 churchgoers in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday.
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Many die as Nigeria villages raided

Monday, January 27th 2014, 17:19
related places: Borno

Police say suspected Islamist militants have attacked two villages in Nigeria's north-east, with some 74 people killed.
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Nigeria's opposition to block budget

Friday, January 24th 2014, 14:41

Nigeria's main opposition party calls on its MPs to block all legislation including the 2014 budget until the "rule of law" is restored in the country.
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Lagos state passes smoking ban

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 15:53
related places: Lagos

MPs in Lagos state, Nigeria's economic hub, pass a bill banning smoking in public places, including restaurants and on public transport.
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Letter from Africa: Nigeria's bad luck party?

Friday, January 17th 2014, 11:07

Nigeria's president under pressure amid PDP divisions
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Nigerian gets 20 lashes for gay acts

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 16:56
related places: Bauchi

A Nigerian man receives 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences.
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Nigeria's military chiefs sacked

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 12:46

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his military high command, his spokesman says, amid mounting concern about the army's failure to tackle an Islamist insurgency.
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Islamic court tries 'gay' Nigerians

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 16:59

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of being homosexuals, a crime punishable by stoning to death, an official says.
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Nigeria hit by deadly car bomb

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 19:02
related places: Maiduguri

A car bomb kills at least 17 people in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in the latest attack claimed by the Islamist rebel group Boko Haram.
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Fears over new Nigeria anti-gay laws

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 12:40

Gay rights activists express fears over new laws in Nigeria banning same-sex marriages, gay groups and public displays of same-sex affection.
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UK and Nigeria sign prisoners deal

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and Nigeria sign an agreement to allow the transfer of prisoners between the two countries, which is expected to start later this year.
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Nigeria bank chief told to resign

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 15:43

Nigeria's president asked central bank chief Lamido Sanusi to resign over a leaked letter about missing oil funds, a source confirms to the BBC.
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Nigeria mosque worshippers killed

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 13:22
related places: Kano

Gunmen have attacked a mosque in the northern Nigerian state of Kano, killing three worshippers and wounding 12 others, police say.
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Gunmen storm central Nigeria village

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 12:52

Gunmen storm a village in Nigeria's troubled Plateau state, leaving 30 dead and torching houses, say local people and officials.
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VIDEO: Nigeria filmmaker eyes global success

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 18:00

Some Nigerian filmmakers are working outside the Nollywood genre, hoping to succeed internationally. Kunle Afolayan is one of them.
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Nigerian military 'kills insurgents'

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 12:25

At least 70 people were killed when the Nigerian military attacked those behind last week's raid on a barracks as they tried to flee the country, officials say.
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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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