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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

Revered Muslim ruler dies in Nigeria

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:24
related places: Kano

The emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most prominent and revered Muslim leaders, and a vocal critic of Boko Haram, has died after a long illness.
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Nyong'o to star in Americanah

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:32

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah.
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Nigeria 'preachers kill dozens'

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:16

Suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria opened fire on villagers who had gathered to hear them preach, killing dozens of people, survivors tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Boko Haram 'tricked villagers'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:25
related places: Gwoza

Peter Biye, a Member of the House of Representatives for Gwoza, in Borno State, Nigeria, tells the BBC's Will Ross that Boko Haram fighters tricked the villagers of Attagara before attacking them.
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Nigeria villagers 'killed at church'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 10:48

Suspected Boko Haram militants. some disguised as soldiers, kill dozens of Nigerian villagers in fresh raids including one on a church, the BBC learns.
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Nigeria U-turn on schoolgirl rallies

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:19
related places: Abuja

Nigerian police say rallies to demand the release of schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants will be allowed, after earlier banning them.
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VIDEO: Improving education in Nigeria

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 6:50
related places: Kano

Will Ross reports from a religious school in Kano - a city that has been attacked by Boko Haram several times.
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How Nigeria schools fight Boko Haram

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 0:06

Nigerian schools defy Boko Haram with Islamic and Western mix
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Deadly blast strikes north Nigeria

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 22:32
related places: Mubi

At least 14 people are reported killed in an explosion targeting people watching football in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi.
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Nigeria traditional leader shot dead

Friday, May 30th 2014, 16:28
related places: Gwoza

A northern Nigerian traditional leader, the emir of Gwoza, is shot dead after his convoy comes under from suspected Boko Haram militants.
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Nigeria's leader vows 'total war'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 13:31

Nigeria's president vows to wage a "total war" against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, saying "terrorism" threatens the country's democratic gains.
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Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 20:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uche Nwofor's late strike denies Scotland victory against World Cup-bound Nigeria at Craven Cottage.
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VIDEO: Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 20:35

The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue.
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Cameroon boosts Nigeria border forces

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 19:12
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon deploys about 1,000 troops to its border with Nigeria to fight the growing threat of the Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:48

Nigerian military says it knows where 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are, but adds it cannot risk "going there with force".
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Nigeria 'called off deal' for girls

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:55

A deal for the release of some of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls was close to being secured when the government called it off, the BBC learns.
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Deadly blast in Nigerian city of Jos

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 0:12
related places: Jos

An explosion in the central Nigerian city of Jos kills three people, police say, days after a twin car bomb attack there killed 118.
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Boko Haram 'targets vigilantes'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 17:24

Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria raid three villages and kill those they accuse of being vigilantes, residents tell the BBC.
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UN imposes sanctions on Boko Haram

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 15:59

The UN Security Council approves sanctions against the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, five weeks after it kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.
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VIDEO: Nigeria girls demo blocked by police

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:49

There have been more protests over the abductions of the school girls in Nigeria, as people continue to call on the government to do more to rescue them.
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'Boko Haram' destroy Nigeria village

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 17:48

Suspected militant Islamists kill more than 25 people and burn nearly all the homes in a village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.
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Nigerian teachers protest over girls

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 14:27

Nigeria's teachers hold a day of protest in support of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram militants last month.
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VIDEO: Nigeria violence: Army ‘demoralised’

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 22:12

The Nigerian army has told the BBC it is demoralised, outnumbered and outgunned, following a series of attacks which killed at least 150 people.
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Deadly attacks on Nigeria villages

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 19:49
related places: Jos

Suspected Boko Haram fighters are accused of killing at least 27 people in two northern Nigeria villages, a day after deadly bombings in the city of Jos.
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Nigerian president condemns bombings

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:10
related places: Jos

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns as "evil" twin bombings in the central city of Jos, in which at least 118 people were killed.
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Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 21:12
related places: Jos

The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of twin bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos, officials say.
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VIDEO: Blasts hit Nigerian city of Jos

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 20:16
related places: Jos

At least 46 people have been killed and many others injured by two bomb explosions in the volatile central Nigerian city of Jos, police say.
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UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Senegal Senegal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.
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Suicide attack on Nigeria bars

Monday, May 19th 2014, 9:26
related places: Kano

A suicide blast in a street full of bars and restaurants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killed four people, police say.
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VIDEO: Nations 'wage war on Boko Haram'

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 9:29
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A summit of African leaders in Paris agrees to wage "war" on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants, following the kidnap of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria.
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Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 17:40

African leaders meeting in Paris declare "war" on Boko Haram militants, who seized about 220 Nigerian schoolgirls and are suspected of fresh attacks.
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Nigeria leader cancels Chibok visit

Friday, May 16th 2014, 9:45
related places: Chibok

Nigeria's president will not now visit the town of Chibok, where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted a month ago, officials say.
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Nigerians defy terror to keep learning

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 23:07

Nigerian students defy terror to keep learning
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Nigeria troops 'fire at commander'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:41

Soldiers open fire on their commander in the north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say, as anger grows over failure to tackle Islamist insurgency.
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VIDEO: Nigeria state of emergency: One year on

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:34

It is a year since parts of Nigeria were placed under a state of emergency.
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Villagers 'repel Boko Haram attack'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 16:30

Villagers in northern Nigeria say they have repelled an attack by suspected militants amid reports of unrest amongst disgruntled soldiers in Maiduguri.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's challenges - in 60 seconds

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 9:23

BBC News looks at the challenges facing Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, in 60 seconds.
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VIDEO: Abducted Nigerian girls 'recognised'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 22:39

Relatives and friends of a group of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram have identified them from a video released by the Islamist group.
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The town Boko Haram destroyed

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 19:56

The aftermath of a Boko Haram massacre in north-east Nigeria
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Nigeria 'ready' for Boko Haram talks

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 17:21

The Nigerian government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, a minister tells the BBC.
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Abducted Nigerian girls 'recognised'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 13:56

Relatives and friends of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls identify some of them from a video released by Boko Haram Islamist militants.
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US planes search for Nigerian girls

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

The US reveals it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: How can video help find schoolgirls?

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 10:34

Forensic video analyst Grant Fredericks says a video by Nigeria's Boko Haram group can provide clues to the location of the missing schoolgirls.
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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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