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Bomb blast hits Nigeria refugee camp

Friday, September 11th 2015, 14:53
related places: Yola

At least three people die after a bomb explodes at a camp in north-eastern Nigeria for people who have fled the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.
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Nigeria's oldest pupil dies 'at 94'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:12

A man believed to be the oldest school pupil in Nigeria has died at the age of 94, his family says.
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BBC seeks Ethiopia and Eritrea service

Monday, September 7th 2015, 19:35
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Ethiopia Ethiopia

The BBC's Director general Tony Hall proposed to introduce a news service for Eritrea and Ethiopia, as well as expanding digital services for Nigeria.
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Nigerian leader declares wealth

Friday, September 4th 2015, 11:30

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declares he has $150,000 (£100,000) in his personal account - far less than his vice-president.
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VIDEO: Assessing Nigeria's new president

Friday, September 4th 2015, 4:49

This weekend Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari marks 100 days in office.
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Twin blasts kill 19 in Cameroon

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

At least 19 people are killed in two bomb attacks in the far north of Cameroon, where Nigeria's Boko Haram militants are active, officials say.
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Nigerian drones to fight oil theft

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 17:38

Nigeria is to deploy drones to monitor ships in an effort to curb the rampant theft of oil in the country, the state oil firm says.
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Nigeria ex-security adviser in court

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 12:55
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's sacked national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, pleads not guilty to the charge of illegally possessing weapons at a court in the capital, Abuja.
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Boko Haram 'spreads to Lagos'

Monday, August 31st 2015, 10:33
related places: Lagos

Boko Haram is trying to expand its activities to southern Nigeria, include the commercial capital Lagos, as well as other parts of the country, officials say.
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Nigeria warns of airport attack

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 12:42
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's intelligence agency warns of a possible attack on Abuja's airport after disrupting what it said was a Boko Haram spying network.
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Nigeria anti-graft boss 'not corrupt'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:17

Nigeria's anti-corruption boss Ibrahim Lamorde denies allegations that $5bn (£3.2bn) has gone missing at the commission he heads.
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Nigeria ex-security adviser charged

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:05

Nigeria's sacked national security adviser has been charged in court with illegally possessing weapons, an official statement says.
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Militants ambush Nigerian army chief

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 13:54
related places: Borno

Suspected Boko Haram militants ambushed a convoy carrying the new head of the Nigerian army through Borno state, the military says.
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'Dozens drown' fleeing Boko Haram

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 22:28

Reports in Nigeria say as many as 60 people may have been killed after a raid on a village in the north-east by suspected Boko Haram militants.
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Nigeria to get 10,000 extra police

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 13:46

Nigeria's will recruit an extra 10,000 police officers to boost security and help tackle youth employment, President Muhammadu Buhari says.
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Shekau 'still leads' Boko Haram

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 17:31

An audio emerges purportedly of Abubakar Shekau in which he denies being replaced as leader of Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Nigerians mourn revered monarch

Friday, August 14th 2015, 15:10
related places: Ife

A revered monarch in south-west Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, has been buried after thousands attended his funeral, a mourner tells the BBC.
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Boko Haram deadline for Nigeria army

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 15:17

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari gives his new military chiefs a three-month deadline to defeat the Islamist militant Boko Haram group.
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Christians 'hurt Boko Haram fight'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:01

Christian leaders in Nigeria undermined efforts to combat the threat of Boko Haram by failing to engage in dialogue, a senior Anglican cleric says.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'has new leader'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 13:33
related countries: Chad Chad

The Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has a new leader who is open to dialogue, says Chad's President Idriss Deby.
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Nigeria live-tweets heart surgery

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 18:00

A state-run hospital in Nigeria live-tweets an operation to repair a hole in the heart of an eight-year-old girl, in a first for the West African state.
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Nigeria market blast 'kills 47'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 17:45
related places: Borno

An explosion at a market in Nigeria has killed at least 47 people in the north-east state of Borno, officials tell news agencies.
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Nigeria 'blocks IS recruitment'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 12:44

About 24,000 people have been stopped from leaving Nigeria over suspicion they could become involved in jihadi activities, prostitution or slavery, officials say.
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Nigeria sets up anti-corruption team

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 8:19

Nigeria's President Buhari appoints a committee to advise him on how best to tackle corruption and reform the legal system.
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Nigeria arrests after 'pirate raid'

Monday, August 10th 2015, 10:30
related countries: Niger Niger

The Nigerian military arrests six after four soldiers and a policeman are killed in an attack by suspected pirates in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Nigeria to establish weapons factory

Friday, August 7th 2015, 18:02

Nigeria is to set up a domestic weapons factory in an effort to cut its dependence on imported arms, President Muhammadu Buhari says.
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Cameroon 'repatriating Nigerians'

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 15:05

Cameroon has begun repatriating about 12,000 Nigerians who had sought refuge from Boko Haram attacks, Nigeria's aid officials say.
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Boko Haram leader absent from video

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 12:33

Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.
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Nigeria frees Boko Haram captives

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 0:54
related places: Boko

Nigeria's army says it has rescued 178 people, more than 100 of them children, from Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country.
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'No border' for anti-Boko Haram army

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 11:28

A multinational force fighting Boko Haram militants in West Africa will be able to pursue them across borders, Nigeria says.
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Cameroon strengthens border force

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:09
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon will deploy an extra 2,000 troops along its northern border with Nigeria to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state television reports.
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Ex-Nigeria minister 'stole $6bn'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:21

A former government minister in Nigeria stole $6bn (£3.8bn) of public money, a state governor alleges.
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Child bomber hits Nigerian city

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 20:53
related places: Damaturu

Nigerian police say a girl aged about 10 has carried out a suicide bombing in the city of Damaturu, killing at least 16 people.
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Nigeria reaches polio-free landmark

Friday, July 24th 2015, 11:34

Nigeria makes a vital step towards being declared polio free in 2017, after marking a year without a recorded case of the disease.
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US 'aided' Boko Haram with arms ban

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 10:46
related countries: United States United States

The US has "aided and abetted" the Boko Haram Islamist militant group by refusing to provide weapons to Nigeria, President Buhari says.
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Many die in northern Nigeria attacks

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 22:20
related places: Gombe

Dozens are killed after bombs hit two bus stations in Nigeria's northern city of Gombe, according to witnesses and officials.
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Nigeria 'will negotiate for girls'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 9:52

Nigeria's new president says he is willing to negotiate with Boko Haram leaders for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped last year.
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Boko Haram area 'to get $2bn in aid'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:28

The World Bank pledges $2.1bn (£1.4bn; €1.9bn) to help rebuild north-eastern parts of Nigeria, wracked by years of Boko Haram militancy, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says.
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Eid suicide attack hits Nigeria

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:41
related places: Damaturu

At least nine people are killed in explosions at Eid prayers in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, the army says.
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Nigeria Eid shoppers 'die in blasts'

Friday, July 17th 2015, 0:16
related places: Gombe

At least 49 people in Nigeria shopping ahead of Eid celebrations have been killed following explosions at a market in Gombe, officials say.
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What's it like to grow up black, white, Mexican, Nigerian, Bengali....

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The global conversation about growing up in different cultures
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Nigeria vows to close Radio Biafra

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 12:45

Nigerian's government says it will shut down an illegal radio station operated by people sympathetic to the breakaway state of Biafra.
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Nigeria leader to tackle film piracy

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 12:11

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he will save the country's massive Nollywood film industry from pirates.
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Nigeria replaces military chiefs

Monday, July 13th 2015, 17:23

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari replaces the army, navy and air force chiefs, following an upsurge in Boko Haram attacks.
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Nigeria church fights coroner's call

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 13:24

The church of popular Nigerian evangelist TB Joshua rejects a call for it to be prosecuted over the collapse of a hostel which killed 116 people.
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Buhari pledge to Chibok activists

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 18:31
related places: Chibok

Nigeria's new president meets Bring Back Our Girls campaigners and pledges troops for an anti-Boko Haram force will be in place by the end of July.
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Nigeria church accused over collapse

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 15:04

A church run by the popular Nigerian evangelist TB Joshua should be prosecuted after one of its buildings collapsed, killing more than 100 people, a coroner rules.
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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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