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2000 Oct 5
Nigerians from Libya arrived home on repatriation flights and bore tales of a pogrom by youths resentful of economic immigrants.
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2000 Oct 16
In Lagos, Nigeria, over 100 people died in clashes between Hausas and Yorubas. Most of the dead were believed to be Hausas.
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2000 Nov 5
In Nigeria at least 96 people were killed when an oil tanker truck slammed into a line of parked vehicles at a police check point between Ife and Ibadan.
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2000 Nov 27
In London, England, Damilola Taylor (10), a Nigerian immigrant, bled to death on a stairwell after being stabbed by members of The Young Peckham Boys. In 2001 murder charges were sought against 4 boys (14-16). In 2006 two brothers were acquitted of assault with intent to rob. On Aug 9, 2006, Danny Preddie (18) and Ricky Preddie (19) from Peckham, south London, were convicted of the manslaughter of Taylor. The 2 teenage brothers were sentenced to eight years in youth custody.
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2000 Nov 30
In Nigeria dozens were incinerated while scooping gasoline from a pipeline.
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2000 Nov 30
In Zimbabwe Pres. Mbeki of South Africa and Pres. Obasanjo of Nigeria admonished Pres. Mugabe to abide by laws and to curtail the seizure of white-owned farms.
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2000 Dec 9
In Nigeria 62 people were killed when a bus collided with a truck a 3rd vehicle hit the 1st two and burst into flames.
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2000
In Nigeria Anambra Gov. Chinwoke Mbadinuju invited a fanatical Christian group, the Bakassi Boys, to enforce law and order after some 35 merchants were killed near Onitsha.
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2000
In Nigeria 12 northern states declared sharia law.
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2000
Nigeria was rated the most corrupt country in the world according to Transparency Intíl. By 2007 it improved to become the 32nd most corrupt.
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2001 Jan 19
In Nigeria Bariya Magazu (19) was flogged 100 times for having premarital sex under Islamic law (sharia).
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2001 Mar 6
In Nigeria 30 girls died from a fire at the Gindiri Girls School in Jos. They were reportedly locked in for the night so as not to mix with boys.
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2001 Apr 18
In Nigeria a mosque collapsed amid a downpour in a Lagos shantytown and at least 12 children were killed.
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2001 Apr 26
Kofi Annan addressed an AIDS summit in Nigeria and called for an increase of funding against AIDS to at least $7 billion.
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2001 Apr 26
Nigeria announced an agreement with Cipla, an Indian drug maker, for drugs to treat 10,000 people with AIDS at $350 per patient per year.
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2001 Apr 27
In Nigeria 53 African states signed a joint declaration to boost health spending to 15% to fight AIDS.
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2001 Jun 12
In central Nigeria clashes erupted between the Azare and Tiv communities.
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2001 Jun 30
It was reported that some 50,000 people had been driven from their homes in central Nigeria during 2 weeks of ethnic violence in which as many as 200 people died in Nassarawa state.
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2001 Jul 18
In Nigeria a 30-member robbery gang killed up to 22 people in the town of Awkuzu in Anambra state. They began with the house of Francis Okafor, a vigilante member.
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2001 Sep 7
In Nigeria violence between Christians and Muslims erupted in Jos. Pres. Obasanjo called out the military the next day with dozens dead. Thousands fled the area and at least 70 people were killed.
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2001 Sep 12
In Nigeria fighting resumed in Jos and the death toll estimate was raised to 165. Police moved to quell the violence.
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2001 Oct 12
In Nigeria the mutilated bodies of 19 abducted soldiers were found in Benue state.
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2001 Oct 14
In Nigeria weekend anti-American protests left 13-200 people dead in Kano.
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2001 Oct 22
2001 Oct 24
In eastern Nigeria soldiers killed up to 200 civilians and caused thousands of villagers to flee into the bush. The killings were apparently in revenge for 19 soldiers killed in Benue state. Pres. Obasanjo later acknowledged ordering the attacks and made a formal apology Jan 1, 2003.
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2001 Oct 23
African leaders gathered in Nigeria for the formal launch of the New Africa Initiative, aimed at reviving ailing their economies.
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2001 Nov 4
In northern Nigeria Christian-Muslim fighting over the weekend left about 10 dead. It was sparked by the imposition of Muslim religious law, Shariah.
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2001 Dec 23
In Nigeria Bola Ige (71), justice minister and attorney general, was shot and killed at his home in Ibadan, Osun state. Pres. Obasanjo sent troops to Ibadan.
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2002 Jan 6
It was reported that Nigeria had a National Youth Service Corps that required participation by all university graduates under age 30.
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2002 Jan 12
In Nigeria fighting broke out in Owo when members of the Odua People's Congress approached the palace of a Yoruba tribal leader. Dozens were feared dead.
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2002 Jan 17
In Nigeria labor leaders ended a 2-day general strike after Adams Oshiomole and other activists of the Labor Congress were arrested.
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2002 Jan 27
In Nigeria explosions at the Ikeja military base rocked Lagos. Over 1,000 people died when they fled the area and drowned in Oke Afa drainage canal. Deaths from panic later rose to 600 and then 1,000-2,000.
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2002 Feb 2
In Lagos, Nigeria, fighting broke out between militants of the Yoruba and Hausa tribes. At least 55 people were killed over the next 2 days as fighting spread.
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2002 Feb 5
In Nigeria troops cracked down on ethnic fighting in Lagos following 3 days of clashes that left over 100 dead.
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2002 Feb 23
Switzerland largest bank said it was freezing accounts containing money of the family of Sani Abacha of Nigeria, dictator from 1993-1998. The total blocked now reached $720 million.
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2002 Apr 17
The Swiss government announced that the family of Sani Abacha will return $1 billion to Nigeria in an out-of-court settlement that allowed them keep $100 million.
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2002 May 4
A Nigerian jet crashed in Kano. 4 of 76 onboard survived. Nigeria's EAS Airlines owned the British Aerospace twin-engine jet. The Red Cross reported 145 dead. A total of 154 people on the plane and the ground were killed.
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2002 Jul 8
In Nigeria unarmed women, from the Arutan and Igborodo communities occupied a Chevron-Texaco oil terminal, preventing 700 workers, including Americans, Britons, and Canadians, from leaving. Their number soon reached as many as 2,000.
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2002 Jul 15
In Nigeria women occupying a ChevronTexaco oil terminal agreed to end their eight-day siege after the company offered to hire at least 25 villagers and to build schools, electrical and water systems.
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2002 Jul 17
In Nigeria hundreds of unarmed women of the Ijaw tribe seized control of at least 4 more ChevronTexaco facilities in the Niger Delta.
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2002 Jul 19
In Abiteye, Nigeria, unarmed women occupying at least four ChevronTexaco facilities took two hostages in a bid to meet with oil executives.
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2002 Jul 20
In southeastern Nigeria unarmed women occupying at least four ChevronTexaco facilities said they had freed their two hostages in return for a promise from oil executives to meet with them.
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2002 Jul 20
In Nigeria a huge fire broke out Saturday at ChevronTexaco's main oil terminal, days after unarmed village women ended a 10-day siege that crippled the oil giant's local operations.
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2002 Jul 20
2002 Jul 22
In Nigeria dozens of villagers have been killed, many hacked to death, in three days of clashes between rival political factions battling for influence in an oil-rich area of the Niger Delta.
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2002 Jul 25
Hundreds of Nigerian women left ChevronTexaco pumping stations in canoes and on foot following an agreement with company executives.
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2002 Jul 29
In Nigeria presidential bodyguards opened fire on young men who were throwing stones near the rear of Obasanjo's mile-long motorcade. Some people were seen falling with multiple gunshot wounds, and at least six limp bodies were seen being hauled away.
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2002 Aug 3
In Nigeria amid political wrangling and fears of violence, President Olusegun Obasanjo said nationwide municipal elections would be postponed for the second time in six months.
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2002 Aug 8
In Nigeria police freed 46 captives many of them chained and badly beaten in raids on five "torture centers" run by a feared vigilante group.
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2002 Aug 13
In Nigeria the lower house called for the resignation of Pres. Obasanjo.
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2002 Aug 16
In central Nigeria gunmen killed Ahmad Ahman Pategi, Kwara state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and a senior official of President Olusegun Obasanjo's ruling party, along with his police bodyguard.
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2002 Aug 19
An Islamic high court in northern Nigeria rejected an appeal by Amina Lawal, a single mother sentenced to be stoned to death for having sex out of wedlock.
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2002 Aug 26
In Nigeria an Islamic court has sentenced a couple to death by stoning for having an affair, marking the first time in Nigeria that a man has been sentenced to death for adultery.
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2002 Aug 28
Nigeria renewed warnings that it cannot pay its debt service payments for the year because of falling oil revenue.
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2002 Sep 16
In Lagos, Nigeria, an accidental factory fire complex fire left at least 15 dead. Thousands of rioters soon burned and looted the factory. 45 bodies were later recovered.
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2002 Sep 19
In Nigeria Ijaw tribe militants captured seven foreign-owned oil facilities and threatened to invade dozens more in a bid to force the government to change election boundaries they say favor a rival tribe.
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2002 Sep 30
The National Intelligence Council said China, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and Russia will have 50-75 million HIV-infected people by 2010, more than any other 5 countries.
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2002 Oct 10
The United Nations' highest judicial body ruled in favor of Cameroon in a border dispute with Nigeria, giving it possession of an oil-rich peninsula in the Gulf of Guinea.
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2002 Oct 23
The Nigerian government said it rejects a World Court ruling that granted possession of a disputed oil-rich peninsula to neighboring Cameroon.
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2002 Oct 24
Nigeria's parliament approved changes to an oil revenue-sharing law that gives state governments a share of revenues from offshore oil and gas production.
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2002 Nov 8
Nigeria's Supreme Court scrapped limits on the number of political parties, opening the way for dozens of groups hoping to battle President Olusegun Obasanjo's ruling party in 2003 elections.
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2002 Nov 12
The Nigerian navy raided a village in the swamps of the Niger Delta killing five people after attackers from the village robbed a ChevronTexaco oil boat.
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