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In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 0:06

Tastier than fish? Some Nigerians are not convinced
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Pesticides 'behind 18 Nigeria deaths'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 12:40

Pesticide is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in south-western Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says.
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Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 22:08

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.
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VIDEO: 'I closed my shop on police advice'

Friday, April 17th 2015, 11:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Sharif Danis, a shopkeeper from Nigeria, tells the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Adichie on top 100 influential list

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 17:50
related places: Time

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.
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Nigerian marathon runner achieves North Pole dream

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 13:49

Nigerian achieves her North Pole marathon dream
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Chibok girls 'must not be forgotten'

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 19:21

Demonstrators around the world vow to remember the 219 girls abducted in Nigeria one year ago by militant Islamists Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: 'We jumped out of truck to escape'

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 18:47

A Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped from Boko Haram tells the BBC of the night 219 girls were kidnapped, and how she escaped.
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Abducted Nigerian girls 'seen alive'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 23:08
related places: More

More than 50 of the girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Nigeria missing girls 'spotted'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 21:59
related places: Chibok

A woman in Nigeria claims that she saw some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls as recently as three weeks ago, a year since their alleged abduction.
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Malala pleads for Nigerian captives

Monday, April 13th 2015, 14:40

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai calls on Nigeria to intensify efforts to free 219 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants a year ago.
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Nigerian opposition wins landslide

Monday, April 13th 2015, 12:55

The party of Nigeria's incoming president wins a landslide in elections for powerful state governors, ending the former ruling party's dominance.
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VIDEO: 'I was trafficked into UK prostitution'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Coventry, Ope

Ope, 28, tells the story of how she was brought from Nigeria to Coventry to work as a prostitute in an animated film.
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The phone call that changed Nigeria

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 15:23

The phone call that changed Nigeria
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Nigeria victor issues Boko Haram vow

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 14:35

The winner of Nigeria's presidential election Muhammadu Buhari vows that militants Boko Haram will "soon know the strength of our collective will".
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Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 12:52

The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.
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Opposition wins Nigeria election

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 4:56

Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
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VIDEO: Joy and elation on Nigeria streets

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 19:07
related places: Kano

Muhammadu Buhari's win in Nigeria's presidential election has triggered mass celebration in the northern city of Kano.
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Opposition set for Nigeria victory

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 16:27

Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is on the verge of a historic victory over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with most votes counted.
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VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 4:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.
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Nigeria vote 'too close to call'

Monday, March 30th 2015, 17:01

Initial results from Nigeria's election show little separating the two main candidates for the presidency, with full results due on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Race is on to count Nigeria votes

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 19:08

International observers have praised Nigeria's elections, despite technical hitches, protests and reports of violence.
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Observers praise Nigeria election

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 17:29

The UN and regional body Ecowas praise the conduct of Nigeria's election despite technical hitches and reports of violence.
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VIDEO: Nigeria votes in presidential poll

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 22:49
related places: Borno

As voting takes place in Nigeria there are reports that gunmen have killed up to 25 people and set fire to homes in the northeast of the country, according to the governor of Borno state.
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Nigeria voting extended to Sunday

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 21:18

Elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are extended to Sunday in some parts of the country after delays and a number of attacks.
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VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 17:12

It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments.
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VIDEO: Lagos on lockdown amid polling

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 14:53
related places: Lagos

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on high security in the Nigerian city of Lagos as voting in the presidential election takes place.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram Nigeria HQ 'retaken'

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 1:24
related places: Gwoza

Nigeria's army says it has recaptured Islamist group Boko Haram's headquarters in the town of Gwoza.
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Boko Haram HQ in Nigeria 'retaken'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 16:53
related places: Gwoza

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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The best thing about Nigeria is...

Friday, March 27th 2015, 4:16

And nine other great things about Nigeria
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VIDEO: Displaced Nigerians struggle to vote

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 17:55

Most internally displaced people in Nigeria live with relatives across the country, this makes it very difficult for many of them to cast their vote. Abdulahi Kaura Abubakar reports.
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Nigeria's unpredictable election

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:05

Will bribes and rice determine Nigeria's next leader?
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Nigeria rivals sign peace accord

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 12:35

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates sign an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.
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Nigerian exodus as election looms

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 10:23

The Christians bussing out in case Nigeria poll turns violent
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Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 17:50

Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.
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Nigeria shuts borders ahead of polls

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 14:19

Nigeria orders the closure of land and sea borders to prevent foreigners from voting in Saturday's tightly contested elections, a minister says.
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'Hundreds' of Nigeria children missing

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 22:56

About 500 children are missing from a Nigerian town recaptured from militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a former resident tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Taxi driver dreams of fairer Nigeria

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:28

Tackling social injustice will be high on the agenda for voters in Nigeria as they head to the polls on Saturday for a presidential election.
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Nigeria tycoon funds entrepreneurs

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 18:21

Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu says he will fund 1,000 budding African entrepreneurs as part of a $100m (£670,000) initiative to boost the continent's private sector.
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VIDEO: Nigeria leaders gear up for election

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:36

The people of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are due to vote in presidential elections on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram: bodies found in Nigeria

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 4:52
related places: Damasak

At least 70 bodies are found outside the town of Damasak in north-eastern Nigeria, after it was recaptured from Boko Haram militants.
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Secret Nigerian drinking dens in Kano

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 1:30
related places: Kano

The bars where Nigeria's Muslims can forget Sharia
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Bodies found in Boko Haram town

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 0:28
related countries: Chad Chad, Niger Niger

At least 70 bodies are found dumped near Damasak in north-eastern Nigeria, after it was recaptured from Boko Haram by troops from Niger and Chad.
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Boko Haram 'pushed out in a month'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 11:11

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan tells the BBC that he hopes all territory seized by Islamist militants Boko Haram will be recaptured within a month.
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Bolivia 'chickened out' of fixture

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 22:55
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Nigerian football officials set up a friendly match against Uganda and say original opponents Bolivia "chickened out".
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Switzerland to return Abacha 'loot'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland will return to Nigeria some $380m (£260m) allegedly looted by ex-military ruler Sani Abacha, a Swiss official says.
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Nigeria 'takes town' from Boko Haram

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 9:32
related places: Bama

The Nigerian military says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Bama from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: BBC visits Boko Haram ghost towns

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 0:12
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Niger Niger

After years of violence in north-east Nigeria, military forces from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been taking back towns lost to Boko Haram.
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Deadly dawn raid on Nigerian village

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 22:51

Dozens of people die in a raid on a Nigerian village in an attack believed to be linked to tensions between herdsmen and farmers.
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Nigeria ‘embarrassed’ by Morocco row

Friday, March 13th 2015, 19:19
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Nigeria's president says he is "highly embarrassed" that his officials said he had spoken to the Moroccan king when he had not - sparking a diplomatic row.
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SA concern at Nigeria 'mercenaries'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's government says it is concerned at reports that its citizens have been contracted to help Nigeria's army fight Boko Haram militants.
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IS 'accepts' Boko Haram's allegiance

Friday, March 13th 2015, 11:04

Islamic State accepts a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram, according to an audio message purportedly from IS.
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Morocco-Nigeria spat over royal call

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 13:35
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Morocco recalls its Nigeria ambassador in a row over whether the countries' heads of state had spoken to each other on the phone.
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