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Thieves spark fire at dormant Nigeria oil well
Friday, January 2, 2009
A fire at a dormant Royal Dutch Shell oil well in southern Nigeria caused by thieves trying to siphon off crude oil has killed at least one person,...

Nigeria ex-minister is wanted man
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A Nigerian ex-minister has been named as an official suspect in the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars of government funds.Nigeria's...

Nigeria: Presidential Election Upheld
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Supreme Court upheld the election of President Umaru Yar’Adua, left, on Friday after more than a year and a half of legal battles and allegations...

Nigeria buys baby poison antidote
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Nigerian medical authorities are flying in 100 doses of an antidote to try and stem the deaths of babies poisoned by a contaminated teething...

NIGERIA: Aid agencies struggle to cope after Jos carnage
Monday, December 1, 2008
JOS Monday, December 01, 2008 (IRIN) - Aid workers say they are struggling to cope with the fallout of violent clashes between Christians and Muslims...

Riots kill 'hundreds' in Nigeria
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed during religious clashes in the central Nigerian town of Jos. A Muslim charity says it collected...

Nigeria tests drug after deaths of children
Friday, November 28, 2008
All paracetamol-based drugs prescribed in Nigeria are being tested after the deaths of 29 children, who had taken contaminated medicine, officials...

Poll riots erupt in Nigerian city
Friday, November 28, 2008
Riots in the Nigerian city of Jos have left one policeman and several civilians dead the day after elections for the local council, police say. A...

NIGERIA: Early marriage adds to socioeconomic woes, NGOs say
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
KANO Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (IRIN) - Just 26 percent of girls in northern Nigeria make it beyond primary school, according to the UN Children’s...

'Bad syrup' kills Nigerian babies
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Nigeria's food and drug agency says that 25 children aged between three months and four years have died after taking a contaminated teething syrup....
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