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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

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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Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 9:05

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Nigeria kidnap school

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 19:26
related places: More

More than 180 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being snatched from their classroom last week.
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Niger hit by Nigeria's Boko Haram fallout

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 15:25

Gang members cross border to fight for Nigerian Islamists
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VIDEO: In 60 secs: Who are Boko Haram?

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 15:20

BBC News outlines the background, leadership and activities of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Nigeria school kidnap - '230 seized'

Monday, April 21st 2014, 16:07

Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.
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Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 18:26

The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Nigeria 'should do more' on abductions

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 13:07

Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated.
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Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

Friday, April 18th 2014, 20:53

Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
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Parents seek Nigeria kidnap girls

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 15:59

The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters.
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Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 6:56

Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 22:06

Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 17:25

Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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VIDEO: At site of Nigeria bus station blast

Monday, April 14th 2014, 21:28
related places: Abuja

A powerful bomb blast has ripped through a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 71 people.
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VIDEO: Nigeria bus station blasts 'kill 70'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 18:27
related places: Abuja

Two bombs have exploded at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
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More than 70 killed in Nigeria blast

Monday, April 14th 2014, 15:25

More than 70 people are killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded bus station near Nigeria's capital, Abuja, officials say.
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Nigerian jailbreak tweeter 'freed'

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 0:31

A Nigerian man arrested after tweeting from the scene of an attempted jailbreak has been released nearly two weeks in custody, his family says.
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Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 22:06

A senator from north-east Nigeria tells the BBC that 135 civilians have been killed by gunmen there since Wednesday.
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Mugabe comment offends Nigeria

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Nigeria summons Zimbabwe's envoy to the country over President Robert Mugabe's comment that Zimbabwe is becoming "like Nigeria" in terms of corruption.
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The man who 'disappeared' in Nigeria

Friday, April 11th 2014, 10:13

A man who tweeted an attempted jailbreak in Nigeria has disappeared - prompting the hashtag #FreeCiaxon.
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Nigerian child bride 'poisons groom'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 18:28
related places: Kano

A 14-year-old girl in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has confessed to killing the man she was forced to marry, police say.
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'Dozens die' in Nigeria gun attack

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 21:52
related places: Fulani

Seventy-nine people are reportedly killed in northern Nigeria, in an attack blamed by police on gunmen from the Fulani community.
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Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 14:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.
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Nigeria ex-bank chief wins damages

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 13:37
related places: Sanusi

A Nigerian court awards about $300,000 (£180,000) in damages to suspended central bank chief Lamido Sanusi after he files a harassment case against the government.
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Nigeria suicide bomb 'kills 21'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 21:29

At least 15 civilians and six attackers die in a suicide bombing by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, officials say.
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Nigerian men acquitted of gay charge

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 15:43

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria acquits two men accused of having gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club.
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Nigerian army 'killed hundreds'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:32

Nigeria's army killed some 600 people after a recent attack by Boko Haram militants on a barracks, Amnesty International says.
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Risking my life to find Boko Haram

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:12

The Nigerian who risks his life to help track down militants
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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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