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Nigeria: Country in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. Lagos is the most populous city in the country and the African continent, as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

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Nigeria court overturns teen’s 10-year prison sentence for blasphemy [Video]

Nigeria court overturns teen’s 10-year prison sentence for blasphemy

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Mo Abudu expands possibilities for African media [Video]

Mo Abudu expands possibilities for African media

The Nigerian media entrepreneur shows us parts of her ever-expanding empire and talks about the hurdles she overcame through her career.

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Inside Mo Abudu's self-made empire [Video]

Inside Mo Abudu's self-made empire

The Nigerian media mogul has built a TV network. film production company and her own hotel – and she has plans in the works to do more.

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Nigerian world record holder hopes for future in soccer [Video]

Nigerian world record holder hopes for future in soccer

12-year-old Chinonso Eche has set a world record for the most consecutive soccer ball touches in one minute while balancing a second ball on his head.

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Can social and messaging apps transform the grocery industry in Nigeria? [Video]

Can social and messaging apps transform the grocery industry in Nigeria?

As consumers turn to contactless alternatives to get their groceries, local grocery stores in Nigeria have adapted quickly to meet their customers online. CNN’s Eleni Giokos takes a look at how these..

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Nigeria's 'Techpreneurs' solving real-world problems with solution-based startups [Video]

Nigeria's 'Techpreneurs' solving real-world problems with solution-based startups

Meet four intrepid entrepreneurs launching innovative businesses in one of Africa’s largest tech hubs.

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These small innovators are building Nigeria's future with big ideas [Video]

These small innovators are building Nigeria's future with big ideas

With a hands-on, intuitive approach to learning, the STEM Cafe in Lagos is a space dedicated solely to kids and their imaginations.

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African film industry: Nigeria's first feature length animation film is out [Video]

African film industry: Nigeria's first feature length animation film is out

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Armed group attacks threaten northwest Nigeria's grain basket [Video]

Armed group attacks threaten northwest Nigeria's grain basket

Growing anger in northern Nigeria - where the threat from armed groups is crippling farmers' livelihoods.

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Schoolboys kidnapped in northwest Nigeria released [Video]

Schoolboys kidnapped in northwest Nigeria released

More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria have returned home.

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Freed schoolboys arrive in Nigeria’s Katsina week after abduction [Video]

Freed schoolboys arrive in Nigeria’s Katsina week after abduction

More than 300 boys arrive barefoot and looking weary, a week after they were kidnapped from school in attack claimed by Boko Haram.

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More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped in Nigeria have been freed, says state governor [Video]

More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped in Nigeria have been freed, says state governor

The abduction of more than 300 boys bears chilling similarities to the kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014. About 100 of those girls are still missing.

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Freed Nigerian schoolboys arrive back home a week after abduction [Video]

Freed Nigerian schoolboys arrive back home a week after abduction

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17 Nigerian students rescued from Boko Haram, two dead: Official [Video]

17 Nigerian students rescued from Boko Haram, two dead: Official

Katsina state’s governor says rescue operations are continuing to save more than 300 students still missing since Friday abduction.

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Nigeria kidnapping: over 300 students were abducted last week [Video]

Nigeria kidnapping: over 300 students were abducted last week

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Nigeria school attack: Fears over Boko Haram's growing regional influence [Video]

Nigeria school attack: Fears over Boko Haram's growing regional influence

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Audio says Nigeria's Boko Haram behind abduction of schoolboys [Video]

Audio says Nigeria's Boko Haram behind abduction of schoolboys

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Boko Haram claims kidnapping of Nigeria students in north [Video]

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of Nigeria students in north

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Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school [Video]

Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school

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Over 300 schoolboys still missing after Nigeria school attack [Video]

Over 300 schoolboys still missing after Nigeria school attack

Anxious family members converge at all-boys secondary school in the country’s northwestern Katsina state that was attacked by gunmen.

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Nigerian military battles armed kidnappers [Video]

Nigerian military battles armed kidnappers

Nigeria's president says the military have located and exchanged fire with gunmen who kidnapped potentially hundreds of students from a school in the country's north-west. David Doyle reports.

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Hundreds of pupils feared abducted after attack on Nigeria school [Video]

Hundreds of pupils feared abducted after attack on Nigeria school

A parent and school employee say about half of the school’s 800 students are missing after raid in northwestern Katsina.

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Changing the perception of magic in Nigeria [Video]

Changing the perception of magic in Nigeria

Magician Stanley Itoya, whose stage name is Felven Brain, uses his array of sleight of hand tricks to entertain crowds. The 24-year-old began using social media to perform card tricks, hypnosis and..

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Nigeria's Lagos state suspends plans to reopen places of worship

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Militants kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in northeast Nigeria attacks

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Nigerian minister calls for action on 'alarming' increase in rapes during coronavirus lockdown

Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen called on law enforcement to expedite rape cases as they spiked during lockdowns aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Boko Haram kills 69, razes village in northern Nigeria: sources

Boko Haram gunman killed at least 69 people and razed a village to the ground in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, three sources told Reuters.
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Nigerian campaigners stage protest over sexual violence

Nigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja on Friday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country after a series of high-profile rape cases.
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Nigeria to relax coronavirus curbs on places of worship

Nigeria will relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from Tuesday, the chairman of the presidential task force for COVID-19 said.
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Armed bandits kill at least 18 in Nigeria's Katsina state

Armed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern state of Katsina killed at least 18 people, including a local official, and stole thousands of livestock on Sunday, two witnesses and a police spokesman told..
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Nigerian military unlawfully detain children at rehabilitation centre for militants: Amnesty

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Outlook bright as solar energy keeps Nigerian homeworkers powered up

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Trapped migrant workers suffer from Lebanon's dollar crisis, lockdown

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Visually impaired Nigerians struggle to navigate coronavirus challenges

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Lagos doctors to end strike after curfew harassment complaint remedied

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Nigeria doctors to strike over treatment by police during lockdown

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Nigerian medical union orders strike over alleged police harassment

Nigeria's largest medical union, the Nigerian medical association (NMA), on Wednesday ordered its members in the commercial capital Lagos to launch an indefinite strike over alleged police harassment.
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Nigeria to impose precision lockdown in coronavirus hotspots

Nigeria announced on Monday it would impose precisely targeted lockdown measures in areas that report rapid increases in cases of the coronavirus, while the phased reopening of the economy as a whole..
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Nigeria impounds British plane for breaking coronavirus flight ban rules: aviation minister

Nigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the aviation minister said on Sunday.
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Nigeria's president appoints ex-U.N. diplomat chief of staff

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff, secretary to the government said on Wednesday.
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Nigeria reopens main cities Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased out

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Nigeria receives $311 million of Abacha assets from United States, Jersey: attorney general

Nigeria has received more than $311 million of funds stolen from the country by former military ruler General Sani Abacha from the United States and Jersey, a statement from the African country's..
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Nigeria to ease lockdowns in three states over six-week period

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Nigeria's northern governors to close Islamic schools due to coronavirus risk

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Nigerian oil union suspends industrial action after Exxon Mobil workers freed

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Nigeria's oil hub frees 22 quarantined Exxon Mobil workers

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Nigerian president's chief of staff dies from coronavirus

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Nigerian security forces killed 18 people during lockdowns: rights panel

Nigerian security forces killed 18 people in two weeks while enforcing lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said.
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Nigeria's northern economic hub Kano imposes week-long lockdown over coronavirus

The northern Nigeria economic powerhouse state of Kano will impose a seven-day lockdown to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the governor said on Tuesday.
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Nigeria to extend coronavirus lockdowns for 14 more days: President Buhari

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Africa's biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus

Lagos, Africa's largest city of at least 20 million people, ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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Africa's megacity Lagos braces for two-week coronavirus lockdown

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