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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.

World news related to Nigeria – overview

Nigeria: news

Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 0:26

Nigeria insists it will not agree to a swap deal with militants holding dozens of schoolgirls, after an official said all options were available.
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Video 'shows missing Nigeria girls'

Monday, May 12th 2014, 18:28

A Boko Haram video purports to show dozens of abducted Nigerian girls, as the government rejects an offer to swap them for imprisoned militants.
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Nigeria: How can foreign teams help?

Monday, May 12th 2014, 15:43

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner examines how the specialist overseas teams sent to Nigeria can aide the search operation.
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VIDEO: Video 'shows missing Nigeria girls'

Monday, May 12th 2014, 12:43

Boko Haram releases a video purporting to show about 130 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls as its leader demands a prisoner exchange.
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Martin and Forsyth in Scotland squad

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Derby County duo Chris Martin and Craig Forsyth receive their first Scotland call-ups for the friendly against Nigeria.
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VIDEO: Nigeria kidnap: The scale of rescue

Monday, May 12th 2014, 7:21
related places: Borno

"Concerted international help" will be needed to find the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls reports John Simpson, who witnesses the scale of the problem on the ground in Borno state.
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'Information' about Nigeria girls

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 23:15
related countries: France France

The governor of Nigeria's Borno state says he has information on the whereabouts of 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram.
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PM backs missing Nigeria girls effort

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 15:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron joins the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign as he promises Britain will do what it can to help find the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
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First Lady condemns Nigeria kidnaps

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 18:18
related countries: United States United States

An "outraged" US First Lady Michelle Obama says the mass kidnap of Nigerian schoolgirls is part of a pattern of threats to girls' education globally.
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VIDEO: Obamas 'heartbroken' over Nigeria girls

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

US First Lady Michelle Obama has said her family is "outraged and heartbroken" following the mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls.
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VIDEO: Nigeria 'ignored' school warnings

Friday, May 9th 2014, 22:04

There are growing international calls for the release of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
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Nigeria 'ignored' school warning

Friday, May 9th 2014, 20:23

Nigeria's military had advance warning of an attack on the town where some 270 girls were kidnapped but failed to act, a rights group says.
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Nigeria schoolgirl abductions: Five questions

Friday, May 9th 2014, 15:14

As international experts arrive in Nigeria to help in the hunt for the abducted schoolgirls, Nigeria analyst Andrew Walker answers five questions about the case.
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VIDEO: Nigeria 'warned about kidnaps'

Friday, May 9th 2014, 15:05

Nigeria's military had advance warning of the attack on a school at which some 270 girls were kidnapped but failed to act, a rights group says.
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US, UK teams help Nigeria seek girls

Friday, May 9th 2014, 11:51
related countries: United States United States

Experts from the US and UK arrive in Nigeria to help find some 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: US team 'on ground' in Nigeria hunt

Friday, May 9th 2014, 4:40
related countries: United States United States

Secretary of State John Kerry says a US team is set to start work in Nigeria to help find some 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram militants.
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VIDEO: 'I ran and ran to escape kidnappers'

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 22:15

The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram could be a turning point in the battle against Islamist militants, Nigeria's leader has said.
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Nigeria kidnaps 'a turning point'

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 14:19

The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls "will be the beginning of the end of terror" in Nigeria, says President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Dangote in Nigeria investment drive

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 13:43

Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote says he will invest $2.3bn (£1.35bn) in the north of the country, where an insurgency has sparked international concern.
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Nigeria confirms market massacre

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:28

Nigeria's government confirms that suspected Islamist insurgents attacked a town in the north-east, massacring at least 100 civilians during a busy market day.
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Was US slow to act on Nigeria abductions?

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 2:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Did

Did the US take too long to respond?
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Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 22:33

Girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai says the world must not stay silent over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria.
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VIDEO: Anguish at kidnap of Nigeria girls

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 21:54

Nigeria's police have offered a $300,000 (£177,000) cash reward to anyone who can help locate and rescue more than 200 abducted schoolgirls.
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UK team to aid Nigeria girls effort

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Whitehall

The UK is to send a small team of experts to Nigeria to help efforts to find 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.
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Nigeria reward to find schoolgirls

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 18:33

Nigerian police offer a $300,000 reward for help to rescue girls abducted by Islamist militants, said to have killed 300 people in a recent attack.
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Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists?

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 16:34

The BBC looks at the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which is fighting to overthrow the Nigerian government and create an Islamic state.
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US joins hunt for Nigerian girls

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

A team of US experts is sent to Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Eight more Nigerian girls abducted

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 22:44

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped eight girls in northern Nigeria, following last month's mass abduction, police say.
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Eight more Nigeria girls abducted

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 13:44

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped eight girls in northern Nigeria, following last month's mass abduction, police say.
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VIDEO: US 'outrage' at Nigeria abductions

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 13:29
related countries: United States United States

The United States and Britain have condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist group, Boko Haram, three weeks ago.
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US 'outrage' at Nigeria abductions

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 11:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants "an outrage".
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Boko Haram 'to sell' abducted girls

Monday, May 5th 2014, 17:53

The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram says it will "sell" the hundreds of schoolgirls it abducted three weeks ago.
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Nigeria girls protest leader held

Monday, May 5th 2014, 11:02

A woman leading protests over more than 200 girls abducted in northern Nigeria is detained on the orders of the president's wife, activists say.
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VIDEO: ‘Agony’ over missing Nigerian daughters

Monday, May 5th 2014, 8:48

Parents of the schoolgirls who have been abducted in Nigeria have spoken of their pain as they wait for news of their missing daughters.
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Nigeria leader ends silence on girls

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 22:11

Nigeria's president admits he still does not know the whereabouts of the schoolgirls seized last month by Islamist militants, in his first public comments on the matter.
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VIDEO: Nigeria security fears ahead of WEF

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 7:38

The Nigerian government is under pressure to tackle unrest days before a World Economic Forum event in the capital.
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Nigeria cracks down before WEF event

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 0:20
related places: Abuja

Nigerian security forces detain several people in Abuja over recent bomb attacks, days before a World Economic Forum event.
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Nigeria appeal for girls' photos

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 12:43

Police in Nigeria appeal to parents of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls to come forward with their photographs to confirm the number of missing.
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VIDEO: Nigeria bomb fuels insecurity fears

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 10:40
related places: Abuja

The BBC's Will Ross in the Nigerian capital Abuja says a car bombing at a bus station on Thursday night has heightened security concerns ahead of next week's World Economic Forum.
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Car bomb rocks Nigeria's capital

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:00
related places: Abuja

A car bomb attack in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the second in recent weeks, kills at least 19 people and injures dozens more.
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Nigeria school abduction sparks social media campaign

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 14:00

Nigerian social media campaign to rescue abducted schoolgirls
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Nigeria parents plead for help

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 13:04
related places: Chibok

Parents of the 230 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria march in their hometown of Chibok to plead for more help to find their daughters, residents tell the BBC.
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Nigeria march over girls' abductions

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 21:18
related places: Abuja

Women in Nigeria march to demand that more be done to secure the release of 230 schoolgirls abducted by militants two weeks ago.
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AUDIO: Call for action on abducted girls

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 9:26

The Nigerian government has been criticised for not doing enough to find and release some 190 schoolgirls abducted by militants two weeks ago.
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Seized Nigerian girls 'taken abroad'

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 13:19

Schoolgirls abducted by suspected militant Islamists in northern Nigeria have been taken to neighbouring states, a local leader tells the BBC.
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Nigeria leader under pressure over abducted schoolgirls

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:13

Are Nigerian leaders doing enough to free abducted schoolgirls?
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Nigeria delays Biafran war film

Friday, April 25th 2014, 15:27

Censors delay the Nigerian release of Half of a Yellow Sun, a film about the Biafran war, for unknown reasons.
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Nigeria abductions: 'My family is crying and grieving'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:00

Nigerian family waits for news of abducted schoolgirls
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Nigeria vows to find abducted girls

Friday, April 25th 2014, 9:16

After a crisis meeting, Nigeria's government vows to do all it can to rescue some 190 girls abducted from their school last week.
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