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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

Nigerian kidnappers free archbishop

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 14:04

One of Nigeria's most senior Anglican clerics, Ignatius Kattey, is freed more than a week after being kidnapped by armed men, officials say.
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Nigeria leader sacks ministers

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 15:03

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan sacks nine cabinet ministers amid serious divisions in the governing party.
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Nigeria seeks archbishop abductors

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:00

Police in Nigeria are looking for the armed men who kidnapped the country's second most senior Anglican archbishop, Ignatius Kattey.
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Boko Haram 'ambush' vigilante group

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 21:54
related places: Borno

At least 18 people die in clashes between suspected Boko Haram fighters and vigilantes in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.
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Nigerian gunmen 'tracked and killed'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 22:43

About 50 Islamist Boko Haram militants have been killed in Nigeria after the military tracked them and then raided their camps, an army spokesman says.
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Nigeria tycoon in oil refinery deal

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 15:55

Africa's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, signs a multi-billion dollar deal with banks to finance the building of a huge oil refinery in Nigeria.
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Vigilantes 'killed by Boko Haram'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:02

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants ambush a vigilante group in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 24 of its members, officials say.
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Soldier dies during moors training

Friday, August 30th 2013, 14:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British army soldier from Nigeria dies after collapsing on moorland during a training run in North Yorkshire.
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Nigeria man to be extradited to US

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 15:51
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

A court in Nigeria orders the extradition to the US of a man accused of having links with al-Qaeda and recruiting members to train in Yemen.
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'Boko Haram' kill Nigeria vigilantes

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 23:09

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 20 people in apparent revenge attacks on vigilante groups formed to fight the violent sect.
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'Boko Haram' in deadly Nigeria raid

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 20:50

Suspected Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group killed at least 35 villagers in north-eastern Nigeria early this week, local officials reveal.
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Saintfiet to report Keshi for 'racism'

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 15:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Malawi Malawi

Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet is to report Stephen Keshi to Fifa after the Nigeria coach calls him "a white dude who should go back to Belgium".
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Is Boko Haram in Nigeria on the back foot?

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 16:26

Are Nigeria's feared militant Islamists really on the back foot?
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Boko Haram leader 'may be dead'

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:04

Nigeria's militant Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau may have been killed by security forces during a shoot-out, an army spokesman says.
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Nigerian town suffers deadly attack

Friday, August 16th 2013, 21:09
related places: Damboa

Suspected Islamic militants attack the town of Damboa in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 11 people, reports say.
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Cameroon's new territory to pay tax

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 11:24
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon formally takes full sovereignty of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula, ceded by Nigeria in 2008, meaning its residents must now pay taxes.
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Nigeria troops 'kill top militant'

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 17:37

Nigeria's military says it has killed the second-in-command of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Momodu Bama.
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Nigeria dismisses Boko Haram threat

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 17:02

Nigeria's interior minister says the army is making progress in the war against Boko Haram militants, despite the killing of 44 people in a mosque.
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Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 10:18

At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead by suspected Boko Haram militants at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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'Mass evictions' from Nigeria slums

Monday, August 12th 2013, 19:40
related places: Lagos

Tens of thousands of Nigerians risk being evicted - and 9,000 already have been - as part of redevelopment plans in Lagos, Amnesty says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria officer fired over bribe video

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 20:38

A Nigerian policeman has been sacked after being caught on film apparently trying to extort $150 (£100) from a motorist accused of a traffic offence.
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Nigeria officer fired over video

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 15:01

A Nigerian police officer gets the sack less than 24 hours after secretly filmed footage apparently showing him trying to extort money from a motorist went viral.
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North Nigeria attacks 'kill 35'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 16:03

At least 35 people were killed in attacks by militants on a police station and a military base in northern Nigeria on Sunday, the authorities say.
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Bars targeted in Nigeria Kano blasts

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:28
related places: Kano

At least 28 are people are killed in a series of explosions that targeted bars in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, a hospital source tells the BBC.
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Nigeria vigilantes in deadly clashes

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:35

At least 20 villagers in northern Nigeria are killed after clashes between a recently formed vigilante force and militant Islamists, the army and vigilantes say.
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Nigerian players receive life ban

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 17:11

Players and officials of clubs involved in two Nigerian play-off games that ended 79-0 and 67-0 receive life bans.
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Kidnapped Briton freed in Nigeria

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 9:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lagos

A British national kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday has been released, the British High Commission says.
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'Kidnap' of Briton in Nigeria probed

Friday, July 19th 2013, 14:14

The Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that a Briton has been kidnapped after leaving the terminal building at Lagos Airport in Nigeria.
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Nigeria 'to pull out Mali troops'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Mali Mali

Nigeria is to withdraw some of its 1,200 soldiers from the UN force in Mali to tackle militants at home, the head of regional group Ecowas reveals.
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Nigeria governors pelted with stones

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 13:10

Powerful Nigerian governor Rotimi Amaechi, who recently fell out with the president, and four of his northern counterparts are pelted with stones by opponents.
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Sudan's wanted Bashir leaves Nigeria

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 15:28

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir leaves Nigeria before the end of an AU summit he was attending, amid calls for his arrest on genocide charges.
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Anger over Nigeria's Bashir welcome

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:16
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir, Human

Human rights groups condemn Nigeria for hosting Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, and demand his arrest on genocide charges.
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VIDEO: Lagos building collapse kills seven

Friday, July 12th 2013, 16:41
related places: Lagos

At least seven people are killed after a residential building collapses in a poor neighbourhood in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos.
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Abacha aide cleared over Abiola wife

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:58

A close aide to former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha is acquitted of killing the wife of politician Moshood Abiola, after spending 14 years in prison.
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Nigeria army restores phone service

Friday, July 12th 2013, 9:29

Nigeria's military stops blocking the mobile phone signal in one of three states where an emergency has been declared because of militant attacks.
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Deadly building collapse in Lagos

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 17:09
related places: Lagos

At least seven people have been killed after a three-story residential building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, officials say.
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China signs $1.1bn deal with Nigeria

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 9:34

China agrees to give Nigeria a $1.1bn (£700m) low-interest loan to build much-needed infrastructure, including roads and airport terminals.
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Nigerian Islamists sentenced to life

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:37

A Nigerian court jails four Islamist militants for life - the heaviest sentences given to suspected members of Boko Haram.
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Nigerian clubs banned for goal glut

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:09

The Nigerian Football Federation indefinitely suspends four clubs involved in two play-off matches that ended 79-0 and 67-0.
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Nigerian author wins Caine prize

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 0:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

Nigerian writer Tope Folarin wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing, regarded as Africa's leading literary award, for a story set in an evangelical church in the US.
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Nigerian schools shut after massacre

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 19:36

Secondary schools are ordered to close across Nigeria's north-eastern Yobe state after suspected Islamist extremists killed 22 students.
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'Dozens dead' in Nigeria school raid

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 12:03

At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a boarding school in north-east Nigeria, reports say.
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Nigeria hunt for jail breakers

Monday, July 1st 2013, 19:06

Nigerian security forces hunting for 175 men who escaped from a jail in the south-west of the country recapture 54 prisoners, officials say.
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Nigeria villagers die in cattle feud

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:47

Gunmen in central Nigeria attack three villages killing at least 28 residents in a feud over cattle, a military spokesman says.
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Four prisoners hanged in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 2:03

Four prisoners have been hanged in southern Nigeria, officials say, in what are believed to be the first executions for seven years.
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Nigeria 0-3 Spain

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 22:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Spain will face Italy in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after topping Group B with a controlled victory over Nigeria.
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Nigerian army bans satellite phones

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 10:35

Satellite phones are banned in a northern Nigerian state to hinder communication by Islamist militants following recent attacks.
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