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Anger over Lagos blasts  The Nigerian president has demanded an explanation from the military. Many children and babies drowned 1000 missing after Lagos blasts Ethnic clashes in Lagos Sharia punishments condemned Sharia court frees woman Aircraft with 75 people crashed Map of Kano Nigeria
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Army dump blast rocks Lagos  An accidental fire has caused dozens of huge explosions. Thousands fled their homes in panic Lagos blasts leave 500 dead
100 dead in village violence Woman appeals death by stoning   General strike


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Jan.16  
  The strike has paralysed most of the main cities and brought commercial life to a standstill. Offices have shut down
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Jan.28  
  killed as a result of a series of huge explosions at an army munitions dump
 
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  An aircraft has crashed into buildings in Kano in northern Nigeria, as it approached the airport
Authorities investigating plane disaster

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Jun.5 Amnesty appeal over Nigeria mother
Jun.19   Students feud kills 18  Attack done by students belonging to a secret society at a university in southeast Nigeria on a rival group

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.17   Women prolong oil standoff  Hundreds of unarmed women are continuing their siege of a ChevronTexaco oil terminal that trapped hundreds of workers Jul.19   Women oil protesters take hostages
  Unarmed women occupying 4 ChevronTexaco flowstations took 2 oil workers hostage in a bid to force negotiations Jul.24   Rival tribes jostle for oil jobs in Delta   Competition over oil money fueled the ethnic violence that has shattered villages across southeast Niger Delta

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6   Body could be activist Saro-Wiwa  Ken Saro-Wiwa campaigned against the military junta and its environmental policy and was executed in 1995 Aug.17   Gunmen kill ruling official  A senior official of President Obasanjo's ruling party Ahman Ahmed Pategi died when gunmen opened fire on his car Aug.19   Woman loses stoning death appeal
  An Islamic court has ruled that a young woman must face death by stoning for having a child outside marriage

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.9   Students burn down university buildings  University refused to re-enroll 11 students expelled for allegedly kidnapping the vice chancellor in 2000 Sep.18   Factory fire kills 45  Plastics factory was gutted by a fire that trapped an entire night shift. The number of workers on duty is controversial

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3   Miss Denmark joins sharia boycott  23-year-old Majsa Juel protests against a death sentence imposed on a Nigerian woman for having sex outside marriage Oct.11     Ruling on Nigeria-Cameroon row  The World Court ruled in favor of Cameroon in a bitter dispute over an oil-rich peninsula in the Gulf of Guinea

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.9   Nigeria to quash stoning sentence   Nearly a dozen contestants have decided to stay away from the December 7 Miss World pageant in Abuja Nov.10   Nigeria to block stoning of women  Nigeria will block Islamic courts from carrying out stonings of women sentenced to death for sex outside marriage Nov.12   Boycott fails to stop Miss World  Beauty queens from around the world have arrived despite a mass boycott over the nation's Islamic stoning sentences Nov.13     Condemned woman speaks out
  31-year-old Amina Lawal is calling on beauty pageant contestants to cancel a boycott organized on her behalf Nov.22   Miss World leaves Nigeria for London
  Organizers of the pageant will move the pageant in the wake of violent pageant-related protests
Nov.26   Miss World reporter faces fatwa
  Nigerian state issued an Islamic fatwa that calls for the death of a journalist who wrote an article that sparked riots


December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.6   State stands firm on Sharia
Map of Zamfara Nigeria  'Whoever insults any prophet, that person is to be executed,' said Zamfara state commissioner





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Army dump blast rocks Lagos  An accidental fire has caused dozens of huge explosions. Thousands fled their homes in panic Army dump blast rocks Lagos  An accidental fire has caused dozens of huge explosions. Thousands fled their homes in panic Lagos blasts leave 500 dead




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Jan.28
  killed as a result of a series of huge explosions at an army munitions dump
Jan.30 1000 missing after Lagos blasts
May.4 Aircraft with 75 people crashed Map of Kano Nigeria
  An aircraft has crashed into buildings in Kano in northern Nigeria, as it approached the airport
May.4 Authorities investigating plane disaster Sep.18 Factory fire kills 45  Plastics factory was gutted by a fire that trapped an entire night shift. The number of workers on duty is controversial



Nigeria, 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.16   General strike
  The strike has paralysed most of the main cities and brought commercial life to a standstill. Offices have shut down
Jul.24 Rival tribes jostle for oil jobs in Delta   Competition over oil money fueled the ethnic violence that has shattered villages across southeast Niger Delta



Nigeria, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.10 100 dead in village violence
Jan.13 Woman appeals death by stoning Feb.2 Ethnic clashes in Lagos Mar.21 Sharia punishments condemned Mar.25 Sharia court frees woman Jun.19 Students feud kills 18  Attack done by students belonging to a secret society at a university in southeast Nigeria on a rival group Aug.17 Gunmen kill ruling official  A senior official of President Obasanjo's ruling party Ahman Ahmed Pategi died when gunmen opened fire on his car Aug.19 Woman loses stoning death appeal
  An Islamic court has ruled that a young woman must face death by stoning for having a child outside marriage Nov.9 Nigeria to quash stoning sentence   Nearly a dozen contestants have decided to stay away from the December 7 Miss World pageant in Abuja Nov.10 Nigeria to block stoning of women  Nigeria will block Islamic courts from carrying out stonings of women sentenced to death for sex outside marriage



Nigeria, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.28 Anger over Lagos blasts  The Nigerian president has demanded an explanation from the military. Many children and babies drowned Mar.21 Sharia punishments condemned
Mar.25 Sharia court frees woman Jun.5 Amnesty appeal over Nigeria mother Jul.17 Women prolong oil standoff  Hundreds of unarmed women are continuing their siege of a ChevronTexaco oil terminal that trapped hundreds of workers Jul.19 Women oil protesters take hostages  Unarmed women occupying 4 ChevronTexaco flowstations took 2 oil workers hostage in a bid to force negotiations Aug.6 Body could be activist Saro-Wiwa  Ken Saro-Wiwa campaigned against the military junta and its environmental policy and was executed in 1995 Sep.9 Students burn down university buildings  University refused to re-enroll 11 students expelled for allegedly kidnapping the vice chancellor in 2000 Oct.3 Miss Denmark joins sharia boycott  23-year-old Majsa Juel protests against a death sentence imposed on a Nigerian woman for having sex outside marriage Oct.11   Ruling on Nigeria-Cameroon row  The World Court ruled in favor of Cameroon in a bitter dispute over an oil-rich peninsula in the Gulf of Guinea Nov.9 Nigeria to quash stoning sentence   Nearly a dozen contestants have decided to stay away from the December 7 Miss World pageant in Abuja Nov.10 Nigeria to block stoning of women  Nigeria will block Islamic courts from carrying out stonings of women sentenced to death for sex outside marriage Nov.12 Boycott fails to stop Miss World  Beauty queens from around the world have arrived despite a mass boycott over the nation's Islamic stoning sentences Nov.13   Condemned woman speaks out  31-year-old Amina Lawal is calling on beauty pageant contestants to cancel a boycott organized on her behalf Nov.22 Miss World leaves Nigeria for London
  Organizers of the pageant will move the pageant in the wake of violent pageant-related protests
Nov.26 Miss World reporter faces fatwa
  Nigerian state issued an Islamic fatwa that calls for the death of a journalist who wrote an article that sparked riots
Dec.6 State stands firm on Sharia Map of Zamfara Nigeria  'Whoever insults any prophet, that person is to be executed,' said Zamfara state commissioner