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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

VIDEO: Boko Haram attack deaths 'hit 1,500'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 9:50

Amnesty International says 1,500 people have been killed in north-east Nigeria this year in attacks by Islamist militants, Boko Haram.
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Prisoners die in Nigeria 'revolt'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 7:13
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's secret police says 21 people have been killed in an attempted jailbreak by detainees at its headquarters in the capital Abuja.
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Guide to Nigeria's Afrobeats stars

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 0:29

BBC DJ picks out top talent from musical hotspot Nigeria
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Nigeria conflict 'affects millions'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:07
related places: More

More than three million people are facing a humanitarian crisis in three Nigerian states hit by an Islamist-led insurgency, the government says.
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'House of Horror' riot in Nigeria

Monday, March 24th 2014, 19:11

Rioting erupts outside a building in Nigeria dubbed the "House of Horror", after human remains were found there.
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Women tell of Boko Haram escape

Monday, March 24th 2014, 11:50

Women tell BBC about life with Nigerian militants
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VIDEO: Tales of terror after Boko Haram escape

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:17

The BBC's Will Ross meets some of the people who have been traumatised by violence in Nigeria where more than 500 civilians have been killed this year.
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Nigeria probes 'house of horror'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:51
related places: Ibadan

Nigerian police open a murder investigation after human skeletons and body parts were found in an abandoned building in Ibadan city.
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Nigerians debate nation's future

Monday, March 17th 2014, 13:45

Some 500 delegates gather in Nigeria's capital to discuss the country's future, 100 years after the Muslim north and Christian south were united.
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Nigeria stampede: No resignation

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:19

Nigeria's interior minister rejects calls for him to step down after he blamed job-seekers for their deaths in Saturday's stampede.
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Nigeria village attacks kill 100

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 12:50
related places: Kaduna

At least 100 people have been killed in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's Kaduna state believed to be linked to ethnic rivalries, officials say.
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VIDEO: Nigeria stampede kills jobseekers

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 2:01
related places: Abuja

A stampede among jobseekers taking a recruitment test in the national stadium in the Nigerian capital Abuja has left several people dead and injured.
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Nigeria stampede kills jobseekers

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 18:00
related places: Abuja

A stampede among jobseekers taking a recruitment test in the national stadium in the Nigerian capital Abuja leaves many dead and injured.
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Militants 'attack Nigeria barracks'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:35
related places: Maiduguri

Suspected Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack an army barracks in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri., with deaths reported on both sides.
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Adichie wins US fiction honour

Friday, March 14th 2014, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins the US National Critics Book Prize for her novel Americanah.
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Scores killed in Nigeria attack

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 20:48
related places: Katsina

At least 69 people have been killed in days of attacks on villages in Katsina state, north-western Nigeria, officials and witnesses say.
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Nigeria protests over SA beating

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 12:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Nigeria sends a "strongly worded" protest to South Africa about a "merciless attack" by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town.
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Nigeria checks 'missing $20bn' claim

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:58

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders a forensic audit of the state oil firm following claims that $20bn (£12bn) have gone missing.
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VIDEO: Call for oil revenue audit in Nigeria

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 6:45

In Nigeria, Central Bank governor Lamido Sanusi was suspended after he accused the state oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), of failing to account for $20bn in oil revenues.
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The mysterious case of Wendell Simlin

Friday, March 7th 2014, 12:37

A team of online sleuths claim to have exposed an attempt to smear the former governor of Nigeria's central bank.
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Nigerian men lashed for gay acts

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 21:43
related places: Bauchi

Four Nigerian men receive 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicts them of gay sex, officials say.
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'Militants' torch Nigeria village

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 18:37

Suspected militant Islamists kill at least 11 people in a raid on a village in north-eastern Nigeria, setting fire to about a third of the homes.
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VIDEO: Nigeria violence leaves many dead

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 22:30
related places: More

More than 100 people have been killed following a weekend of violence in north-east Nigeria.
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Islamists 'attack' town in Nigeria

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 18:26

Suspected militant Islamists kill at least 29 people in an attack on a town in north-eastern Nigeria, as soldiers flee, a lawmaker tells the BBC.
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Viewpoints on Nigeria at 100: A time to celebrate?

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:24

As Nigeria turns 100, is there something to celebrate?
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New Nigeria massacre comes to light

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 15:30
related places: Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 39 villagers in north-eastern Nigeria, hours after an even deadlier twin bombing in nearby Maiduguri.
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VIDEO: Inside a Nigerian private jet

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 11:12
related places: Lagos

Nigerians have spent $6.5bn on private jets - the BBC visits one in Lagos.
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Twin Nigeria blasts kill at least 50

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 11:02

Two explosions targeting a busy market area in northeast Nigeria have killed at least 50 people, the Red Cross says.
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Islamists blamed for Nigeria attack

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:02
related places: Adamawa

Suspected militant Islamists killed at least 37 people during an assault on a town and villages in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say.
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Fury at Nigeria military over attack

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 14:17

Local people are angry that Nigerian forces withdrew security checkpoints before an attack on a school in Yobe state by Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Students killed in Nigeria

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 3:06

At least 29 students have been killed after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a boarding school in north-east Nigeria.
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Students die in Nigeria school raid

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 18:42

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants attack a school in north-eastern Nigeria, killing 29 teenage boys and injuring another 11.
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Nigerian army 'will do better'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:13

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan defends the army's efforts against Islamist militants after more than 200 civilians were killed in recent attacks.
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Nigeria anger over 'Islamist attack'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 15:24

A leading Nigerian senator expresses outrage over the security forces' failure to prevent a second deadly attack on a town by suspected militant Islamists.
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Nigerian emir's palace set on fire

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 16:22
related places: Bama

The emir's palace was burnt during Wednesday's attack on Bama, northern Nigeria, in which at least 60 people were killed, police say.
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Nigeria's central bank head ousted

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 13:20

Nigeria's central bank governor is suspended after he fell out with the president for alleging that $20bn (£12bn) in oil revenue had gone missing.
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VIDEO: Nigeria violence mars victory claim

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 0:26
related places: Bama

Suicide bombers are believed to have taken part in a major attack on the northern Nigerian border town of Bama, the army has said. Will Ross reports.
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Attack mars Nigeria's victory claims

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 17:43

Suicide bombers reportedly take part in a "massive" attack in northern Nigeria a day after a spokesman said the army was winning the war against militants.
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Boko Haram 'in village massacre'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 22:14

Dozens are feared dead after suspected Islamist militants raided a northern Nigerian village in defiance of intense security in the region.
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VIDEO: Rare footage of Boko Haram aftermath

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 19:02
related places: Konduga

The BBC's Will Ross takes a look at the devastation left after a Boko Haram attack in the town of Konduga, Nigeria.
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Nigeria state 'needs extra troops'

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 18:39
related places: Borno

The governor of Nigeria's Borno state calls for more troops to be deployed to combat Boko Haram Islamist militants following a deadly town attack.
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Nigerian president sacks ministers

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 17:17

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria sacks four ministers, in the latest shake-up ahead of elections next year.
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'Dozens killed' by Nigeria militants

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 16:40

Around 39 people are believed to have been killed in an attack on a north-east Nigerian town by Islamist militants.
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AUDIO: US ambassador tries pidgin English

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 12:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lagos, English

US ambassador to Nigeria James F Entwistle takes a radio presenter by surprise in Lagos by answering a question during a live broadcast in Nigerian pidgin English.
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Nigerian gay men being hunted down

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 12:23

How hostility to homosexuals is growing in northern Nigeria
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VIDEO: Locals help police target homosexuals

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:20

People in Nigeria who are suspected of being gay could face the death penalty, as parts of the country crack down on practices not compliant with Islamic law.
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Nigeria oil money 'not missing'

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 18:52

Nigeria's state oil firm denies an allegation by the central bank chief that it has failed to account for at least $20bn (£12.2bn) of oil revenues.
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Nigeria lynch mob 'kills pastor'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:55

A Christian pastor is killed by a lynch mob in northern Nigeria after a schoolgirl was mutilated and killed, a local MP tells the BBC.
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Top Nigerian photographer dies

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 13:34
related places: Lagos

One of Africa's most prominent photographers, JD 'Okhai Ojeikere, dies in Lagos, Nigeria, aged 83.
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