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Crude oil production starts in Lagos

Lagos offshore field becomes Nigeria's first oil ouput outside Niger Delta. Nigerian firm Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum (YFP) has begun crude oil production from the offshore Aje field located 24km off...
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Lagos gets tough with beggars

Lagos issues ultimatum to beggars amid anti-begging campaign. The Lagos state government is warning beggars to leave Lagos within three months or face "drastic action", amid an official campaign ad...
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Traders oppose upgrade of Lagos market

Lagos traders ask state to halt planned demolition of Iyana Ipaja market. Traders in the north Lagos suburb Iyana Ipaja have appealed to the state government to block the local council's plan to de...
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Lagos hit by Lassa fever

Lassa claims second Lagos casualty. Lagos has been hit by an outbreak of Lassa fever, a virus transmitted to humans through rats, claiming its second victim. The city currently has some 20 suspe...
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Boko Haram kill 86 in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram militants burn children alive in village attack. At least 86 people were killed in a series of gun and bomb attacks in the village of Dalori in Nigeria's north-eastern state Borno on the...
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Nigerian army kills Biafra campaigners

Five pro-Biafra supporters killed celebrating leader's release. Nigerian security forces killed five pro-Biafra campaigners as they celebrated the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu in the souther...
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Nigeria under attack for Shiite killings in Zaria

Amnesty International and US call for investigation into Zaria killings. The United States and Amnesty International are calling for an investigation of what has been defined as a “substantial loss...
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Nigeria's former security adviser arrested

Corruption blamed for weak response to Boko Haram insurgency. An investigation is underway after the Nigerian government arrested its former national security adviser for his alleged misappropriati...
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Nigerian cabinet sworn in

Buhari appoints cabinet seven months after election. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party swore in a cabinet on 11 November, more than seven month...
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Nigeria rescues 178 hostages from Boko Haram

Rescue follows mlitary shake-up mid July The Nigerian army says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militants Boko Haram in the country's northern Borno state, according to a statement rele...
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Nigeria's president Buhari cleans up military

New military heads announced After the sacking of the chiefs of the army, navy and airforce Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the new chief of the defence staff as Major General Ab...
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Nigerian collector plans gallery for his collection

One of Nigeria's largest private collectors, retired stock broker Sammy Olagbaju, has announced that he will be building a gallery to house his collection of 1,500 pieces of modern and contemporary Af...
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Buhari may review Nigerian death-row troops

Hundreds of troops face court martial for charges including mutiny Nigeria's incoming president Muhammadu Buhari may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko...
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Nigerian army rescues 200 girls and 93 women

Rescue mission part of ongoing campaign against Boko Haram The Nigerian army says it has rescued almost 300 girls and women from a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, however it s...
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Buhari's party makes gains in local elections

Results seen as key victory for party of president-elect The All Progressives Congress (APC) party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained the key Lagos state governorship accor...
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Buhari wins Nigerian presidential election

Jonathan concedes defeat after serving four years Former military head of state Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election, which took place on 28 March, beating incumbent Goodluck J...
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Nigeria postpones elections over security concerns

February presidential poll postponed until March Nigeria is postponing its 14 February presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns over the ongoing military campaign by Boko Haram...
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Calls for delay in Nigerian elections

About half of voters yet to receive biometric voting card Nigeria's national security adviser Sambo Dasuki has called for the postponement of the upcoming presidential elections to allow more time...
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Nigeria prepares for elections

Terrorism and falling oil prices set the agenda in the general elections Nigeria's upcoming presidential elections on 14 February will be contested by a total of 14 candidates, including incumbent...
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Boko Haram takes control of Baga

Attack comes as difficulties increase for Nigerian army The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has attacked the fishing town of Baga in northern Nigeria, leaving hundreds of people unaccounted for...


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