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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

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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Nigeria book World Cup finals place

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 17:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup after beating Ethiopia 2-0 for a 4-1 aggregate win.
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French priest kidnapped in Cameroon

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 22:12
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, France France

A French priest is kidnapped in northern Cameroon close to the border with Nigeria, the French foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: US brands Boko Haram 'terrorists'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

The US has designated Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations.
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US names Boko Haram 'terrorists'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

The US designates Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations, blocking all US financial transactions with them.
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US 'to name Boko Haram terror group'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

The US is to designate the Nigerian Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, a foreign terrorist group, blocking all financial transactions, reports say.
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Abducted US sailors freed in Nigeria

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

Two US sailors kidnapped in October from an oil supply ship off Nigeria's coast have been released, the state department says.
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Spain sex-trafficking ring broken up

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 19:27
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police say they have arrested 25 people in a sex-trafficking ring that allegedly lured women from Nigeria to work as prostitutes.
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Nigeria oil spills 'misrepresented'

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 12:59

Amnesty International accuses oil firms, including Shell, of misrepresenting spills in Nigeria to avoid paying compensation - a claim Shell denies.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's lingering lecturers' strike

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 20:25
related places: Lagos

There are faltering talks between the Nigerian government and university lecturers to bring an end to a four-month-long strike. BBC Africa's Tomi Oladipo reports from Lagos.
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Nigerian anger over Goa murder

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 11:58
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

The Nigerian community in India is feeling "aggrieved" after one of its citizens was killed in Goa last week, Nigeria's high commissioner tells the BBC.
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Wedding party massacred in Nigeria

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 18:45
related places: Borno

Gunmen attack a wedding convoy in the troubled north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno, killing about 30 people - including the groom.
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Deadly church stampede in Nigeria

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 0:07

At least 17 people are killed and many more injured in a stampede at the end of a religious vigil in eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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Militants raid north Nigerian city

Friday, October 25th 2013, 16:48
related places: Borno

Militants engage security forces in a long gun battle in a key city in northern Nigeria, while the army says it has killed 74 militants elsewhere.
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Pirates seize US sailors off Nigeria

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

Pirates seize two US sailors from an oil supply ship near Nigeria, as the White House voices concern over rising piracy off West Africa.
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100 Women: Nigeria's wedding best

Monday, October 21st 2013, 23:53

Up close and personal with Nigeria's wedding guests
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One woman's mission to save Nigeria's palms

Monday, October 21st 2013, 7:51

One woman's mission to save Nigeria's ecological riches
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Nigerian militants kill 19 motorists

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 20:36

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants wearing army uniforms kill 19 motorists at checkpoints in north-east Nigeria.
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Abuja: Nigeria's unfinished capital

Friday, October 18th 2013, 0:05
related places: Abuja

The Nigerian capital of Abuja - still unfinished, decades later
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'Hundreds die in Nigerian jails'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:25

Hundreds of people have died in detention centres in Nigeria as the army tries to crush an Islamic militant rebellion there, Amnesty International says.
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Igiebor injured in attack on bus

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:46
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Nosa Igiebor suffers injury after Nigeria's team bus was attacked on Sunday after the team's World Cup play-off against Ethiopia.
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In pictures: Country of kings, Nigeria's many monarchs

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 1:31

Pictures of the pomp and grandeur of Nigeria's many monarchs
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Nigerian shoppers warm to online retailers

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:21

The home-grown Amazons meeting Nigerians' consumer needs
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Yeti classic among Doctor Who trove

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The discovery in Nigeria of nine lost episodes of 1960s Doctor Who includes the classic story The Web of Fear, in which Patrick Troughton's Doctor battles robot yeti in the London Underground.
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Nigeria drops Russians' arms charges

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia

A Nigerian court drops arms trafficking charges against seven Russian sailors, a year after they were arrested.
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VIDEO: 'My grandfather was a Nazi'

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 9:30
related countries: Germany Germany

A German woman, with a Nigerian father, has spoken of her shock at discovering her grandfather was an infamous Nazi.
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Amnesty condemns Nigeria killings

Friday, October 4th 2013, 10:12

The human rights group Amnesty International says the killings of schoolchildren in Nigeria show an absolute disregard for the right to life and education.
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Plane crashes after Lagos take-off

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 13:18
related places: Lagos

At least 13 people are killed in Nigeria as a small passenger plane crashes shortly after take-off from Lagos airport, officials say.
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My grandfather would have shot me

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 23:25

The half-Nigerian who found out her grandfather was Amon Goeth
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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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