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Nigeria APC party anger over raid

Monday, November 24th 2014, 12:35

Nigeria's main opposition party condemns a weekend raid of its offices ahead of February's elections and calls for an independent inquiry.
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VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Horrific attack' on traders

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 18:29

Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.
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'Boko Haram' kills Nigeria fishermen

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 13:43
related countries: Chad Chad

Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.
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Boko Haram in 'despicable' attack

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 23:35

Dozens of people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and villagers say.
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Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:48

Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.
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NFF accepts blame for Nigeria exit

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 9:55

The Nigeria Football Federation accepts the blame for the champions' failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
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Nigeria fail to reach Nations Cup

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 21:11

Reigning champions Nigeria fail to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after drawing their final group match on Wednesday.
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Call to arms over Boko Haram attacks

Monday, November 17th 2014, 14:17

One of northern Nigeria's most influential Muslim leaders, the Emir of Kano, calls on people to defend themselves against Boko Haram militants.
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VIDEO: Nigerian army 'retakes Chibok'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 18:35
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern town of Chibok, which was seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.
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Nigerian army 'retakes Chibok'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 14:15
related places: Chibok

The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok from Boko Haram militants, who seized the town on Thursday.
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Boko Haram militants 'seize Chibok'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 20:31
related places: Chibok

Boko Haram militants seize Chibok, the north-eastern Nigerian town from which they abducted more than 200 schoolgirls this year, residents say.
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Nigeria army helicopter crashes

Friday, November 14th 2014, 14:20

A Nigerian army helicopter comes down in the north-east, where the military is battling Islamist Boko Haram fighters, the second crash this week.
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Boko Haram 'loses key Nigeria town'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:27
related places: Mubi

Nigeria's army has recaptured the town of Mubi from Boko Haram, officials say - the first town the militants have lost since declaring a caliphate.
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Shell 'warned pipeline could leak'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was told a pipeline had reached the end of its life years before it spilled up to 500,000 barrels of oil in Nigeria, according to court documents seen by the BBC.
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'Suicide bomb' at Nigeria college

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 17:09

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a college in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people, witnesses tell the BBC.
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Nigeria fury over US arms refusal

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:25
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria criticises the US for refusing to sell the government "lethal" weapons to fight militant Islamists as they seize another town.
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Nigeria school blast kills dozens

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:53
related places: Potiskum

At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police say.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria cash machine

Friday, November 7th 2014, 17:22

At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb blast as they queued to withdraw money from a cash machine in northern Nigeria, residents tell BBC.
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Boko Haram suspects found dead

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 18:25
related places: Potiskum

Eighteen men arrested by soldiers in north-eastern Nigeria have been found dead hours after being taken into custody, residents in the town of Potiskum say.
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Nigeria reveals wave of jailbreaks

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 23:51
related places: More

More than 2,000 prisoners have escaped over the last five years in Nigeria, the authorities say, mainly because of attacks by Boko Haram militants.
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Boko Haram renames key Nigeria town

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 19:08
related places: Mubi

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram renames Mubi, a recently captured town, Madinatul Islam or City of Islam.
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What now after Nigeria's ceasefire fiasco?

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 18:38

What next after Nigeria's Boko Haram ceasefire fiasco?
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'Suicide blast' hits Nigeria's Shias

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 16:30

A suicide bomber kills 15 worshippers at a Shia religious ceremony in north-eastern Nigeria, while the security forces reportedly kill another five.
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Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 1:38

Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

Friday, October 31st 2014, 14:02
related places: Gombe

An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.
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German hostage freed in Nigeria

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany

A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
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Nigerian president seeks re-election

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 6:02

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
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Family sues after Ebola school ban

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

A US man sues after his daughter is barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus on a family trip to Nigeria.
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Nigeria given deadline to avoid ban

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 17:58

Nigeria are given until Friday to overturn a court ruling that voided its recent football elections or Fifa will ban them until May 2015.
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Nigerian girls 'sent to front line'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 12:07

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram forces abducted women and girls to go to the front line to help fight the military, a report says.
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Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:54

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
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Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:01

How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe
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Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Monday, October 20th 2014, 15:48

The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.
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'Boko Haram raids' despite truce

Monday, October 20th 2014, 11:47

Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's 'hero doctor' who spotted Ebola

Monday, October 20th 2014, 1:26

The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.
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The tragic case of Nigeria's 'bird' woman

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:31

The chilling video that's trending in Nigeria
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Nigeria and Boko Haram 'agree truce'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 21:40

Nigeria's military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram, and the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.
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Nigerian troops charged with mutiny

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 15:41

Fifty-nine Nigerian soldiers are being court-martialled after being accused of refusing to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Horn-free day for drivers in Lagos

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 20:38
related places: Lagos

Drivers in the Nigerian capital of Lagos were asked to refrain from using their car horns for one day.
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Lagos motorists back 'horn-free day'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 15:46
related places: Lagos

Many motorists use their horns sparingly in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, to show support for a campaign to reduce noise levels and promote road courtesy, a BBC reporter says.
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Malala pleads for Nigerian captives

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 17:59

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai calls on Nigeria to intensify efforts to free 219 schoolgirls held by Islamist militants six months ago.
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Will Nigerian schoolgirls ever be freed?

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 12:56

Nigerian schoolgirl's SOS as she is seized by Boko Haram
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VIDEO: Parents 'desperate' after abductions

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 9:33

It has been six months since more than 200 school girls were abducted in north east Nigeria and two parents have spoken to the BBC about the "desperate" situation.
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Nigerian leader warns over rich list

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 17:42

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan threatens to sue a website that listed him as one of Africa's 10 richest leaders, with a net worth of about $100m.
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Boko Haram insurgency tearing Nigerian families apart

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 12:33

The families torn apart by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants
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In pictures: Exploring the African male

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:54

Nigerian photographer explore sensuality and surrealism
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Boko Haram video shows leader alive

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:47

A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.
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Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 22:38
related countries: Senegal Senegal, United States United States
related places: August

Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
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Nigerian evangelist 'to be sued'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 14:25

Two South Africans who lost relatives when a church hostel in Nigeria collapsed say they intend to sue evangelist TB Joshua - and call for others to join them.
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Boko Haram fighters 'surrender'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 21:18

Hundreds of fighters in Nigeria-based Islamic militant group Boko Haram have surrendered after heavy losses against the army, the country's military spokesman says.
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Nigeria MPs probe arms deal cash

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nigeria's MPs are investigating how $9.3m (£5.7m) of government money - allegedly earmarked for an arms deal - ended up on a private jet in South Africa.
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VIDEO: The impact of Ebola on family life

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Liberia Liberia
related places: Nairobi

Abba Abashi a Liberian-Nigerian student in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been speaking with the BBC about his efforts to maintain contact with family members in Liberia
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