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Nigeria coast braces for biggest oil spill in 13 years


Nigerian authorities were putting emergency measures in place on Thursday to prevent an oil spill from a Royal Dutch Shell facility, the biggest leak in Nigeria for more than 13 years, washing up on i

Polio in Nigeria sees four-fold increase: BBC


Nigeria is witnessing a four-fold increase in polio, the BBC has reported.

The disease is also spreading to other countries - Niger, Mali and Ivory Coast, the WHO revealed.

The BBC report quoted an

US warns of more attacks in Nigeria after 150 killed

The US has warned Nigeria of possible attacks by a radical Islamic sect, responsible for the bloody violence that left at least 150 people dead in the country's northeast, on several locations here fr

Series of explosions rip through Nigeria's Maiduguri town

A series of explosions rocked Nigeria's restive town of Maiduguri including an attack by suicide bombers on a military base, an Army spokesman said.

"They came with a black SUV to the Joint Task Fo

Dozens killed in attacks in northern Nigeria: Witnesses

Bomb and gun attacks in Nigeria's northeastern city of Damaturu -- targetting police stations and churches -- left dozens of people dead and at least 100 injured, witnesses said on Saturday.

The atta

67 dead in northeast Nigeria attacks


At least 67 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria on Friday night, officials said on Saturday, as frightened mourners left their homes to begin burying their

Bomb rocks UN building in Nigeria capital


A bomb rocked the UN building in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Friday and wounded were being evacuated from the five-storey structure which sustained heavy damage, officials and witnesses said.


India seeks more oil, gas from Nigeria


India has asked hydrocarbon-rich Nigeria to allocate more oil and gas to India and help it in its energy security efforts.

"India has expressed its interest to procure a portion of the additional req

25 killed in attacks in northern Nigeria: security sources

Suspected Islamists have hurled bombs and fired on a beer garden in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 25 people and injuring about 30, police and witnesses said.

The two men

Indian MoS for oil arrives in Nigeria to invite President

Indian minister of state for petroleum and natural gas R.P.N. Singh on Friday arrived in Nigeria to invite President Goodluck Jonathan and foreign minister Henry Odein Ajumogobia to the second Indian-African forum summit scheduled in Addis Ababa later in May.

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