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Nigeria bailout for bankrupt states

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 16:29

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari approves a $2.1bn (£1.4bn) intervention package to help bankrupt local states pay workers' salaries.
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Bomb blast in Nigeria 'kills 25'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 14:53
related places: Zaria

At least 25 people have been killed in a bomb attack in northern Nigeria's Zaria city, a senior government official says.
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Twin Nigeria blasts kill scores

Monday, July 6th 2015, 23:26
related places: Jos

Two bomb attacks - on a restaurant and a mosque - in the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead, the authorities say.
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Boko Haram attack caps bloody week

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 15:05

Boko Haram militants are blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a Nigerian church at the end of a week in which more than 200 people were killed.
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Boko Haram raids 'heinous' - Buhari

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 16:34

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.
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Militants 'kill 150' in Nigeria

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 21:31
related places: Monguno

Nearly 150 people are reported to have been killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in attacks in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state.
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Nigeria gay ban 'backed by 87%'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 11:53

A new opinion poll suggests that 87% of people in Nigeria support the legal ban on same-sex relations, compared with 96% five years ago.
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Chibok girls 'fighting for Boko Haram'

Monday, June 29th 2015, 16:01
related places: Chibok

Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria have been forced to join Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBC is told.
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Nigeria death sentences for blasphemy

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:57
related places: Kano

An Islamic court sentences nine people to death after finding them guilty of blasphemy in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
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Nigeria tightens grip on forex

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 15:44

The Nigerian central bank has imposed new foreign exchange controls to try to stem the flow of dollars out of the country
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Boko Haram attack 'kills at least 40'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 13:26

Boko Haram militants kill at least 40 people in north-eastern Nigeria, according to officials and witnesses.
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US search for 'stolen Nigeria money'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 9:52
related countries: United States United States

The US and other countries have promised to help find billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari says.
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Nigeria treasury 'virtually empty'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:35

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says the treasury is "virtually empty" and promises to recover billions of dollars "stolen" by previous governments.
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Deadly bomb hits Nigeria fish market

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 17:30
related places: Maiduguri

At least 20 people have died in a suicide bomb attack at a fish market in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses tell the BBC.
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Nigerian finds suitor via radio appeal

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 23:06
related places: Kano

A woman who went on radio to appeal for a husband in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has found a suitor, a journalist tells the BBC.
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Chad bombs Boko Haram in Nigeria

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 10:19

Chad's military carries out airstrikes against suspected militant positions in neighbouring Nigeria, in response to Monday's twin suicide bombings.
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Confiscated Boko Haram bomb explodes

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 17:44

At least 23 people have been killed in north-eastern Nigeria after a Boko Haram bomb confiscated by vigilantes exploded amid celebrations, an MP says.
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Nigerian wants to buy Arsenal

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:54

Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest businessman, is planning an attempt to buy Arsenal in the future.
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Nigerian trafficking 'top priority'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 5:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Clamping down on the problem of Nigerians being trafficked to the UK is a top priority, independent anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland says.
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Why visa rejections do not halt Nigerian migrants

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 23:02

Why visa rejections do not halt Nigerian migrants
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VIDEO: Africa's best table tennis player

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 23:59

Qadri Aruna from Nigeria has beaten some of the top table tennis players in the world.
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Nigeria to lead Boko Haram force

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 21:10

Leaders from five African countries agree to set up a joint military force led by Nigeria to fight the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Nigeria in pictures: The firemen of Lagos

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 0:29
related places: Lagos

Capturing the moment Nigerian firemen turn up at explosions
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VIDEO: Nigeria accused over army custody deaths

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 21:42

Amnesty International is calling for the Nigerian army to be investigated for war crimes, saying 7,000 men and boys have died in military custody.
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Nigeria army accused of suspect deaths

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 17:10
related places: More

More than 7,000 men and boys have died in Nigerian military custody during its fight against Boko Haram, says Amnesty International.
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New Nigeria leader in foreign trip

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 16:44
related countries: Niger Niger

Nigeria's President Buhari is making his first foreign trip since taking office last week, visiting Niger where he is expected to discuss Boko Haram.
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Nigerians upset over first lady's flashy watch

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:45

Nigerian first lady criticised over expensive-looking timepiece
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Boko Haram leader not in new video

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 17:02

Nigeria's militant Islamists release a new video without Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appearing in it, raising questions about his fate.
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VIDEO: Nigeria bankers currency scam

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 3:55

Officials from Nigeria's Central Bank are being taken court for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars.
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Nigeria bankers held for 'mega scam'

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:48

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency arrests six senior central bank officials over an alleged $33m (£21m) currency fraud.
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Nigeria tanker fire kills dozens

Monday, June 1st 2015, 14:39
related places: More, Onitsha

More than 60 people are killed, many burnt to death, after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus station in Onitsha, south-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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Nigeria militant attacks kill 29

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 21:38
related places: Maiduguri

Militants launch deadly raids in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, including a suicide attack on a mosque, after the inauguration of the new president.
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Buhari promises change for Nigeria

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:15

Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's president in front of cheering crowds, promising to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and corruption.
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VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria

Friday, May 29th 2015, 4:29

History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties.
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Handing over the reins of power in Nigeria

Friday, May 29th 2015, 2:54

Muhammadu Buhari prepares to take on Nigerian presidency
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Muhammadu Buhari's Nigeria to-do list

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:37

Can Nigeria's new leader end corruption without a horse whip?
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Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:24

Nigeria's army sacks at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.
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'Spike' in Nigeria suicide attacks

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:40

The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.
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Oshoala wins BBC Women's award

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 14:30

Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala is named as the first BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.
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VIDEO: Massive queues for fuel in Lagos

Monday, May 25th 2015, 17:47
related places: Lagos

Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.
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'Deal to end' Nigeria fuel crisis

Monday, May 25th 2015, 15:39

Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.
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Nigeria fuel crisis cripples economy

Monday, May 25th 2015, 11:21

Nigerian businesses are crippled by a severe fuel shortage with banks closing early and flight cancellations ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration.
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VIDEO: Nigeria conflict: People have lost everything

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 14:39

The humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria is one of the worst in the world, according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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'Hope' for Nigeria death-row troops

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10:12

Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.
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Nigeria 'moves' Boko Haram survivors

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:49

The Nigerian army relocates 260 women and children recently rescued from the militant jihadist Boko Haram group, officials say.
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Child bride murder charges dropped

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 14:55

The murder charge against a Nigerian girl who confessed to killing her husband with rat poison has been dropped, prosecutors say.
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Nigeria 'destroys' Boko Haram camps

Monday, May 18th 2015, 11:33

Nigeria's military says it has cleared 10 more Boko Haram bases as part of its efforts to flush militants out of the Sambisa forest in the north-east.
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VIDEO: Why Nigerians are queuing for fuel

Friday, May 15th 2015, 10:34

Right across Nigeria people are struggling with a fuel shortage that is causing major disruption.
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Curfew after Boko Haram attack

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 12:12
related places: Maiduguri

Nigeria's military imposes a curfew in the main north-eastern city of Maiduguri after a surprise attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Chad's Boko Haram fight 'hampered'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:23
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad's President Idriss Deby says fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.
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Nigeria leader warns of 'persecution'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 8:22

Nigeria's outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that his ministers will be "persecuted" once his successor Muhammadu Buhari takes office.
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Nigeria in pictures: Lagos facelift

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 23:45
related places: Lagos

Chaotic Nigerian city is revamped and renewed
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Nigeria college targeted by gunmen

Friday, May 8th 2015, 15:47

Dozens are wounded in a gun and suicide bomb attack on a college in north-east Nigeria as the army continues its offensive against Boko Haram.
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