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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

Nigerian students living in fear

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 23:39

Nigerian students live in fear following dormitory massacre
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Students arrested at Moscow embassy

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 8:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow detain 16 Nigerian students accused of smashing furniture inside their country's embassy, reportedly in anger over unpaid grants.
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'No security' at Nigeria college

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:45

The Nigerian authorities say there was no security at an agricultural college where dozens of students were shot dead by suspected Islamist gunmen on Sunday.
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Dozens die in Nigeria college attack

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 12:56

Dozens of students are killed after suspected Islamist gunmen attack a college in a part of north-east Nigeria under military control.
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Dozens killed as Nigeria boat sinks

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 16:29

A boat has capsized on the River Niger in central Nigeria, leaving at least 42 people dead and 100 more missing, officials say.
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Nigerian women demand husbands

Friday, September 27th 2013, 17:17

A demand by 8,000 Nigerian women seeking husbands for help to get married will be considered, Zamfara state officials say.
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Video released of 'Boko Haram chief'

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:55

A video released in Nigeria purportedly shows the head of the Boko Haram militant group alive, despite the military's claims he might have been killed.
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'Islamist' clash in Nigeria capital

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:17
related places: Abuja

A cell of suspected Islamist militants has opened fire on security forces in Nigeria's capital Abuja, normally spared such attacks, say officials.
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Nigeria taken oil 'laundered abroad'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 12:17

The proceeds from stolen Nigerian crude oil sold each year on international markets are being laundered in world financial centres, a report says.
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VIDEO: 'Industrial' theft of Nigerian oil

Friday, September 20th 2013, 9:59

Nigerian crude oil is being "stolen on an industrial scale" according to think tank Chatham House. Tomi Oladipo reports.
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Scores dead in Boko Haram raid

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 22:47
related places: Borno

At least 87 people are reportedly killed in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state by Boko Haram insurgents wearing military uniforms.
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Nigerian wins Muslim beauty pageant

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 8:16
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

A Nigerian contestant is crowned the winner of a beauty pageant exclusive only to Muslims in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
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Nigeria army battles militants

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 16:12
related places: Borno

Nigeria's army and Boko Haram militants have engaged in a fierce gun battle in the north-eastern Borno state, reportedly leaving scores dead on either side.
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Punches thrown in Nigeria parliament

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:37

Nigerian politicians exchange punches after a splinter group from President Goodluck Jonathan's PDP party tried to address parliament.
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Nigerian kidnappers free archbishop

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 14:04

One of Nigeria's most senior Anglican clerics, Ignatius Kattey, is freed more than a week after being kidnapped by armed men, officials say.
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Nigeria leader sacks ministers

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 15:03

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan sacks nine cabinet ministers amid serious divisions in the governing party.
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Nigeria seeks archbishop abductors

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:00

Police in Nigeria are looking for the armed men who kidnapped the country's second most senior Anglican archbishop, Ignatius Kattey.
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Boko Haram 'ambush' vigilante group

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 21:54
related places: Borno

At least 18 people die in clashes between suspected Boko Haram fighters and vigilantes in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.
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Nigerian gunmen 'tracked and killed'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 22:43

About 50 Islamist Boko Haram militants have been killed in Nigeria after the military tracked them and then raided their camps, an army spokesman says.
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Nigeria tycoon in oil refinery deal

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 15:55

Africa's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, signs a multi-billion dollar deal with banks to finance the building of a huge oil refinery in Nigeria.
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Vigilantes 'killed by Boko Haram'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:02

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants ambush a vigilante group in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 24 of its members, officials say.
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Soldier dies during moors training

Friday, August 30th 2013, 14:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British army soldier from Nigeria dies after collapsing on moorland during a training run in North Yorkshire.
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Nigeria man to be extradited to US

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 15:51
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

A court in Nigeria orders the extradition to the US of a man accused of having links with al-Qaeda and recruiting members to train in Yemen.
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'Boko Haram' kill Nigeria vigilantes

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 23:09

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 20 people in apparent revenge attacks on vigilante groups formed to fight the violent sect.
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'Boko Haram' in deadly Nigeria raid

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 20:50

Suspected Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group killed at least 35 villagers in north-eastern Nigeria early this week, local officials reveal.
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Saintfiet to report Keshi for 'racism'

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 15:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Malawi Malawi

Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet is to report Stephen Keshi to Fifa after the Nigeria coach calls him "a white dude who should go back to Belgium".
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Is Boko Haram in Nigeria on the back foot?

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 16:26

Are Nigeria's feared militant Islamists really on the back foot?
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Boko Haram leader 'may be dead'

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:04

Nigeria's militant Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau may have been killed by security forces during a shoot-out, an army spokesman says.
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Nigerian town suffers deadly attack

Friday, August 16th 2013, 21:09
related places: Damboa

Suspected Islamic militants attack the town of Damboa in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 11 people, reports say.
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Cameroon's new territory to pay tax

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 11:24
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon formally takes full sovereignty of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula, ceded by Nigeria in 2008, meaning its residents must now pay taxes.
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Nigeria troops 'kill top militant'

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 17:37

Nigeria's military says it has killed the second-in-command of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Momodu Bama.
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Nigeria dismisses Boko Haram threat

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 17:02

Nigeria's interior minister says the army is making progress in the war against Boko Haram militants, despite the killing of 44 people in a mosque.
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Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 10:18

At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead by suspected Boko Haram militants at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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'Mass evictions' from Nigeria slums

Monday, August 12th 2013, 19:40
related places: Lagos

Tens of thousands of Nigerians risk being evicted - and 9,000 already have been - as part of redevelopment plans in Lagos, Amnesty says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria officer fired over bribe video

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 20:38

A Nigerian policeman has been sacked after being caught on film apparently trying to extort $150 (£100) from a motorist accused of a traffic offence.
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Nigeria officer fired over video

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 15:01

A Nigerian police officer gets the sack less than 24 hours after secretly filmed footage apparently showing him trying to extort money from a motorist went viral.
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North Nigeria attacks 'kill 35'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 16:03

At least 35 people were killed in attacks by militants on a police station and a military base in northern Nigeria on Sunday, the authorities say.
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Bars targeted in Nigeria Kano blasts

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:28
related places: Kano

At least 28 are people are killed in a series of explosions that targeted bars in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, a hospital source tells the BBC.
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Nigeria vigilantes in deadly clashes

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:35

At least 20 villagers in northern Nigeria are killed after clashes between a recently formed vigilante force and militant Islamists, the army and vigilantes say.
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Nigerian players receive life ban

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 17:11

Players and officials of clubs involved in two Nigerian play-off games that ended 79-0 and 67-0 receive life bans.
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Kidnapped Briton freed in Nigeria

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 9:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lagos

A British national kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday has been released, the British High Commission says.
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'Kidnap' of Briton in Nigeria probed

Friday, July 19th 2013, 14:14

The Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that a Briton has been kidnapped after leaving the terminal building at Lagos Airport in Nigeria.
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Nigeria 'to pull out Mali troops'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Mali Mali

Nigeria is to withdraw some of its 1,200 soldiers from the UN force in Mali to tackle militants at home, the head of regional group Ecowas reveals.
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Nigeria governors pelted with stones

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 13:10

Powerful Nigerian governor Rotimi Amaechi, who recently fell out with the president, and four of his northern counterparts are pelted with stones by opponents.
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Sudan's wanted Bashir leaves Nigeria

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 15:28

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir leaves Nigeria before the end of an AU summit he was attending, amid calls for his arrest on genocide charges.
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Anger over Nigeria's Bashir welcome

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:16
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir, Human

Human rights groups condemn Nigeria for hosting Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, and demand his arrest on genocide charges.
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VIDEO: Lagos building collapse kills seven

Friday, July 12th 2013, 16:41
related places: Lagos

At least seven people are killed after a residential building collapses in a poor neighbourhood in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos.
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