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Nigeria in new bid to defend naira

Friday, December 19th 2014, 13:34

Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
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Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

Friday, December 19th 2014, 10:46

Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
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'200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 18:47

Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
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Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 23:59

A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
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Oil price forces new Nigeria budget

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:06

The prolonged slump in the price of oil forces oil-export dependent Nigeria to revise its budget plans, prompting its currency to fall to a record low.
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Nigerian oil workers go on strike

Monday, December 15th 2014, 12:21

Nigeria's two main oil workers' unions begin a nationwide strike, threatening to hurt the output of Africa's largest oil producer.
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VIDEO: Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

Friday, December 12th 2014, 20:59
related places: Jos

The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria has said more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in twin bomb attacks.
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Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

Friday, December 12th 2014, 12:50
related places: Jos

The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria says more must be done to protect ordinary people, after dozens died in twin attacks blamed on Boko Haram.
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Dozens killed in Nigeria bombings

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 21:30
related places: Jos

A twin bomb attack by suspected militants in Nigeria kills at least 30 people in the central city of Jos.
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Ex-general to seek Nigeria presidency

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 18:39

Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari is set to contest Nigeria's presidential election after winning a primary for the opposition APC.
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VIDEO: 'Boko Haram cut off my hand'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 9:37

BBC News hears from victims of Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, including a man whose hand was cut off.
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VIDEO: 'My baby was born under Boko Haram'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 5:09

A Nigerian woman describes how she gave birth during two months living under the control of Boko Haram.
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Suicide attacks near Nigeria market

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 21:47
related places: Kano

At least four people are killed in a dual suicide attack by suspected female Boko Haram militants near a market in Kano, northern Nigeria, police say.
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Nigerian medics join Ebola response

Friday, December 5th 2014, 11:27
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

About 100 Nigerian medical workers are expected to arrive in Sierra Leone to help with the response to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Letter from Africa: Finger-pointing over Boko Haram

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 18:10

The blame game in Nigeria over the Boko Haram insurgency
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Author Okri receives bad sex prize

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 20:34

Nigerian author Ben Okri's The Age of Magic has scooped the Bad Sex in Fiction award.
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Curfew in Nigerian city after attack

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 17:05
related places: Damaturu

An indefinite 24-hour curfew is imposed in the northern Nigerian city of Damaturu, a day after it was attacked by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Two Nigerian cities under attack

Monday, December 1st 2014, 15:03
related places: Damaturu, Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram militants strike in two state capitals in north-east Nigeria, with suicide attacks in Maiduguri and a raid in Damaturu.
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Nigeria gunmen 'raid Damaturu city'

Monday, December 1st 2014, 13:30
related places: Damaturu

A police base and university are among facilities attacked by militants in Nigeria's Damaturu city, while twin blasts hit Maiduguri, residents say.
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Nigeria mosque raid deaths over 100

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 3:18

More than 100 people are now known to have died in an attack on a mosque in the Nigerian city of Kano.
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Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack

Friday, November 28th 2014, 23:06
related places: Kano

Dozens are killed and many more hurt in a bomb and gun attack during prayers at one of the biggest mosques in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.
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VIDEO: Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack

Friday, November 28th 2014, 22:00
related places: Kano

Many people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano.
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Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens'

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 21:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

At least 25 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.
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Many dead in twin Nigeria blasts

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 21:03
related places: Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 78 people, hospital staff say.
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Nigeria devalues currency on low oil

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 17:28

Nigeria has devalued the naira, saying a drop in oil prices has been making it hard to defend its currency.
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'Militant traders' raid Nigeria town

Monday, November 24th 2014, 19:44

Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
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Nigeria APC party anger over raid

Monday, November 24th 2014, 12:35

Nigeria's main opposition party condemns a weekend raid of its offices ahead of February's elections and calls for an independent inquiry.
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VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Horrific attack' on traders

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 18:29

Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.
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'Boko Haram' kills Nigeria fishermen

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 13:43
related countries: Chad Chad

Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.
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Boko Haram in 'despicable' attack

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 23:35

Dozens of people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and villagers say.
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Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:48

Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.
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NFF accepts blame for Nigeria exit

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 9:55

The Nigeria Football Federation accepts the blame for the champions' failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
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Nigeria fail to reach Nations Cup

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 21:11

Reigning champions Nigeria fail to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after drawing their final group match on Wednesday.
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Call to arms over Boko Haram attacks

Monday, November 17th 2014, 14:17

One of northern Nigeria's most influential Muslim leaders, the Emir of Kano, calls on people to defend themselves against Boko Haram militants.
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VIDEO: Nigerian army 'retakes Chibok'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 18:35
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern town of Chibok, which was seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.
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Nigerian army 'retakes Chibok'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 14:15
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok from Boko Haram militants, who seized the town on Thursday.
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Boko Haram militants 'seize Chibok'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 20:31
related places: Chibok

Boko Haram militants seize Chibok, the north-eastern Nigerian town from which they abducted more than 200 schoolgirls this year, residents say.
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Nigeria army helicopter crashes

Friday, November 14th 2014, 14:20

A Nigerian army helicopter comes down in the north-east, where the military is battling Islamist Boko Haram fighters, the second crash this week.
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Boko Haram 'loses key Nigeria town'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:27
related places: Mubi

Nigeria's army has recaptured the town of Mubi from Boko Haram, officials say - the first town the militants have lost since declaring a caliphate.
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Shell 'warned pipeline could leak'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was told a pipeline had reached the end of its life years before it spilled up to 500,000 barrels of oil in Nigeria, according to court documents seen by the BBC.
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'Suicide bomb' at Nigeria college

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 17:09

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a college in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people, witnesses tell the BBC.
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Nigeria fury over US arms refusal

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:25
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria criticises the US for refusing to sell the government "lethal" weapons to fight militant Islamists as they seize another town.
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Nigeria school blast kills dozens

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:53
related places: Potiskum

At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police say.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria cash machine

Friday, November 7th 2014, 17:22

At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb blast as they queued to withdraw money from a cash machine in northern Nigeria, residents tell BBC.
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Boko Haram suspects found dead

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 18:25
related places: Potiskum

Eighteen men arrested by soldiers in north-eastern Nigeria have been found dead hours after being taken into custody, residents in the town of Potiskum say.
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Nigeria reveals wave of jailbreaks

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 23:51
related places: More

More than 2,000 prisoners have escaped over the last five years in Nigeria, the authorities say, mainly because of attacks by Boko Haram militants.
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Boko Haram renames key Nigeria town

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 19:08
related places: Mubi

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram renames Mubi, a recently captured town, Madinatul Islam or City of Islam.
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What now after Nigeria's ceasefire fiasco?

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 18:38

What next after Nigeria's Boko Haram ceasefire fiasco?
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'Suicide blast' hits Nigeria's Shias

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 16:30

A suicide bomber kills 15 worshippers at a Shia religious ceremony in north-eastern Nigeria, while the security forces reportedly kill another five.
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Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 1:38

Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

Friday, October 31st 2014, 14:02
related places: Gombe

An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.
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German hostage freed in Nigeria

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany

A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
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