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Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71

A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja. Suspicio

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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria bomb toll hits 71

The confirmed toll from the bombing of a bus station near the capital Abuja on Monday is 71 killed and 124 wounded so far, police spokesman Frank Mba told Reuters.   Earlier estimates from Reuters witnesses had p

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Emirates to launch service to Nigeria cities

Dubai-based airline Emirates is set to expand its presence in Nigeria with the start of a daily linked service to Abuja and Kano from August 1. The announcement follows Emirates’ recent milestone of 10 years of successful op

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Chevron Nigeria rig still on fire, two missing

Two workers were missing after fire broke out on a drilling rig in Chevron's Funiwa oil facility in southeast Nigeria on Monday, Chevron said.      "Search and rescue has successfully found 152 of 154 personnel. W

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New rules ‘would have stopped air bomber’

A Nigerian man's botched attempt to blow up a US-bound plane on Christmas Day probably would not have occurred if new US airline security measures had been in place, the US Homeland Security Secretary said. Washington has heightened its av

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Nigerian rebels end truce, threaten oil attacks

Nigeria's main militant group called off a three-month-old ceasefire in the Niger Delta on Saturday and threatened to unleash "an all-out assault" on Africa's biggest oil and gas industry. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Del

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US plane bomber wanted to study sharia

The Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a US airliner planned to study Islamic law in Yemen, the Arabian peninsular state which is fighting a local branch of al Qaeda, the Nigerian government said. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, lived

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$10bn Niger-Europe gas project on way

Three African countries have signed an accord to build a $10 billion trans-Saharan gas pipeline linking vast reserves in Nigeria to Europe. The project will convey gas destined for the European market more than 4,000 km from the Niger

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Etihad plans Nigeria flights

Etihad Airways has announced plans to start flights to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, and Abuja, the country’s capital city, from Abu Dhabi. The airline will operate four services a week to the cities. A start date for the new fligh

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