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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

Nigeria gunmen open fire in pub

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:25

Gunmen reportedly dressed as soldiers indiscriminately open fire on customers in a pub in central Nigeria, killing several civilians, officials say.
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Gunmen attack Nigeria police HQ

Monday, November 26th 2012, 17:00
related places: Abuja

Two police officers are killed as gunmen attack a Nigerian police base in the capital, Abuja, enabling five suspected robbers to escape.
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Bombs hit Nigeria barracks church

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:34
related places: Kaduna

Two suicide bombers target a church inside an army barracks in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, killing 11 people and injuring 30, officials say.
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Rewards for Boko Haram leaders

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 20:22

Nigeria's military is offering large rewards for information leading to the capture of leaders of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Nigeria hit by 'blasphemy' riot

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 20:20

A rumour that a Christian blasphemed against Islam sparks a riot in Nigeria as the incoming Anglican church head launches a religious tolerance initiative.
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UK aid to Nigeria 'not working'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 5:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Millions of pounds of UK government aid to Nigerian schools has failed to produce any major improvement in pupil learning, an independent watchdog says.
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Total sells Nigeria oil to China

Monday, November 19th 2012, 14:37
related countries: China China, France France

French oil firm Total says it has sold its 20% stake in a Nigerian offshore oilfield to the Chinese state-owned Sinopec.
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Nigeria dismisses 'killing' video

Monday, November 19th 2012, 10:28

Nigeria's military dismisses as fake a video said to show a soldier shooting dead a captive at close range in the north, where it is fighting militant Islamists.
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Nigeria Islamist chief 'killed'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 16:39
related places: Maiduguri

Nigeria's army kills a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, a military spokesman says.
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VIDEO: Nigerian military chief on Mali plan

Friday, November 16th 2012, 15:15
related countries: Mali Mali

Troops would be in Mali within weeks of UN approval, Nigeria's army chief has told the BBC.
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Main Nigeria donkey market closes

Monday, November 12th 2012, 17:04

A top trader at Nigeria's biggest donkey market is kidnapped, police say, leading to it closing for several hours.
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The foiled Nigerian kidnap plot

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How

How a UK customs agent found a man in a Nigerian diplomatic box
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Three police shot dead in Nigeria

Friday, November 9th 2012, 16:17

Gunmen kill three policemen in a raid on a police station in northern Nigeria, in the latest violence blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Nigeria poses challenge for Welby

Friday, November 9th 2012, 10:58

Uniting Nigerian Anglicans poses a challenge for the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
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Chinese workers killed in Nigeria

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:10
related countries: China China

Two Chinese workers are killed by unknown gunmen in the north-east of Nigeria - an area beset by insecurity because of an Islamist insurgency.
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Two million hit by Nigeria floods

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 12:55
related places: More

More than two million Nigerians have been forced from their homes by this year's floods, which have left 363 people dead, officials say.
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Mass arrests over Biafra protest

Monday, November 5th 2012, 16:52

Some 100 people are charged with treason in south-eastern Nigeria after a march supporting independence for Biafra, their lawyer says.
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'Youths executed' in Nigeria city

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 16:45
related places: Maiduguri

Dozens of young men have been shot dead in Nigeria by the military in Maiduguri, residents in the north-eastern city tell the BBC.
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Nigerian army accused of abuses

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 18:06

Nigeria's army has fuelled unrest by committing widespread abuses in its campaign against Islamist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International says.
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Foreign hostages freed in Nigeria

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 13:07
related countries: Estonia Estonia, France France, Russia Russia

Russian and Estonian sailors kidnapped from a French-owned ship off the Nigerian coast last month have been freed, a military spokesman says.
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Nigerians' fear of northern atrocities

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 12:01

Army accused of abuses in Boko Haram crackdown
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Armed gang 'kills 20' in Nigeria

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:32

A gang of robbers kills 20 people, including a local chief, in an attack on a village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, a local official says.
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'Juju' rituals trafficker jailed

Monday, October 29th 2012, 12:40

A man who carried out "juju" witchcraft on teenage girls he trafficked from Nigeria to Europe for prostitution is jailed for 20 years.
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Suicide attack at Nigeria church

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 16:21
related places: Kaduna

At least seven people have been killed and dozens hurt in a suicide attack at a Catholic church in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.
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Arms dealer shipped 80,000 guns

Friday, October 26th 2012, 15:00
related countries: China China

An arms dealer is convicted of helping to organise a shipment of 80,000 guns from China to Nigeria without a licence.
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Nigeria's oil losses revealed

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 14:41

A leaked report into Nigeria's oil and gas industry reveals the extent of mismanagement and corruption that is costing billions of dollars each year.
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Nigeria stops Russia 'arms' boat

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Nigeria’s navy says it has seized a foreign-flagged ship carrying arms and ammunition and arrested its mainly Russian crew members.
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'Balkans' gets stolen Nigeria oil

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 10:10
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The main buyers of the estimated 180,000 barrels of oil stolen each day in Nigeria are based in the Balkans and Singapore, a local politician says.
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Militants 'kill Nigerian troops'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:56
related places: Potiskum

Several soldiers are killed in a bomb attack by suspected militant Islamists in Nigeria's north-eastern town of Potiskum, an army source tells the BBC.
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Nigeria 'militant commander' held

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 9:51

The Nigerian army says it has arrested a senior commander of Boko Haram, as attacks by suspected members of the Islamist group continue.
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Seven kidnapped off Nigeria coast

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 14:45
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Pirates kidnap six Russians and one Estonian during an attack on their vessel off the coast of Nigeria, the vessel's operator confirms.
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'Militant blasts' in Nigeria city

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 15:27
related places: Maiduguri

Loud explosions and gunfire rock the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri - the military says 24 militants from Islamist group Boko Haram were killed.
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Gunmen kill 20 in north Nigeria

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 13:01

Gunmen have killed at least 20 people in a dawn attack in a remote village in northern Nigeria, reports say.
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Africa Cup of Nations round-up

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 17:33
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Zambia Zambia

Zambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Tunisia qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but Senegal-Ivory Coast tie is abandoned.
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Shell rejects Nigeria spill claim

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 17:34
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger

Oil giant Shell rejects claims that it should pay compensation to four Nigerian farmers, in a case that may set a legal precedent.
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Lynchings shut Nigeria university

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 10:40

A Nigerian university closes because of violent protests about the lynching of four students accused of stealing laptops and mobile phones.
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Nigeria troops 'kill civilians'

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 5:32
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian troops open fire in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, reportedly killing at least 30 civilians after an army patrol is hit by a bomb.
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Nigeria student lynching arrests

Monday, October 8th 2012, 12:56

Thirteen people are arrested after four Nigerian students accused of stealing were beaten and burnt alive, with the killing filmed and published on the internet.
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Nigerian troops 'kill militants'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 22:18

About 30 suspected members of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram have been killed in a battle with troops in the north east, the military says.
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Nigeria anti-fraud agents jailed

Friday, October 5th 2012, 11:01

Two anti-corruption agents in Nigeria are given five-year prison terms by a High Court for accepting bribes during a sting operation.
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Nigeria denies 'massacre' arrests

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 17:48
related places: Mubi

Nigerian police deny that there have been arrests over the killing of at least 26 people at a college hostel in the north-eastern town of Mubi.
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Animal influx after Nigeria flood

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 13:53

Some residents forced to evacuate their homes amid devastating floods in Nigeria say dangerous animals such as hippos and crocodiles have moved in.
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Nigerian attackers kill students

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:19
related places: Mubi

At least 25 people, mostly students, have been killed by unknown gunmen in Mubi, north-eastern Nigeria, police say.
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Nigeria oil militant in SA court

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The trial opens in South Africa of a former Nigerian militant leader in connection with bombings at Nigeria's 50th independence celebrations in 2010.
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Nigeria anger over women Hajj row

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria is angered by the latest deportations of women from Saudi Arabia a day after Hajj flights had resumed and the problem thought to be resolved.
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