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Kidnappers release hostages Security tight for polls  State polls is a key test of the electoral process ahead of the presidential vote next weekend Court puts poll in doubt   Supreme Court has ruled that Vice-President Abubakar should be allowed to contest presidential elections Islamists attack police Parties demand poll delay 25 militants killed in fighting Ballots 'not in country'
Militants free Italian   The militants have released an oil worker seized last month from a terminal in the Niger Delta Militants sprung gang leader from jail Nigeria's first human death from bird flu Militants hold more hostages Map of Niger Delta Nigeria


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Feb.8  
  MEND, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, is holding 24 Filipino hostages
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  Election commission: Ballot papers have not yet arrived in Nigeria on the eve of the presidential elections
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Apr.22  
  The biggest local election observer group: presidential election was so badly flawed that it should be cancelled and held again
Apr.23   Yar'Adua wins flawed vote
  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election
 The electoral commission chief said Umaru Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party had 24,638,063 votes against 6,605,299 for Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria People's Party. EU observers said was not credible and Olusegun Obasanjo admitted was not perfect
Apr.24   President says elections not fatally flawed  Obasanjo said that elections should not be voided and asked observers not to judge his country by developed-world standards Apr.25 Yar'Adua calls for reconciliation

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.8   4 Americans seized  Gunmen seized 4 more workers amid a dramatic rise in violence that has roiled southern petroleum-producing region May.25 Foreigners seized
May.29 President Obasanjo hails successor

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2 Rebels: We'll suspend oil attacks
Jun.4   Nigeria sues drugs giant Pfizer  Nigeria accusing the pharmaceutical company of carrying out improper trials for an anti-meningitis drug Jun.11 Hostages released in Niger Delta Jun.21   Troops kill 12 in strike on oil facility   Nigerian troops killed 12 militants and freed a number of hostages in a dawn raid on an Italian-operated oil facility in the Niger Delta Jun.23   Unions end fuel strike  Trade unions have called off their general strike over a rise in oil prices, after talks with government officials

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Jul.5   Three-year-old seized
Map of Niger Delta Nigeria
  Margaret Hill, the daughter of a British expatriate worker, has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Niger Delta
  'Threat to kill' missing UK girl
  Kidnappers who seized a 3-year-old have threatened to kill her unless her father agrees to take her place Jul.8   Kidnappers free UK girl   Kidnappers in southern Nigeria have released 3-year-old Margaret Hill who was held hostage for four days Jul.9   Girl recovers after kidnap  British girl Margaret Hill is reported to be in good health except for mosquito bites Jul.13   3-year-old freed by kidnappers   A Nigerian boy has been released by his kidnappers one day after he was snatched on his way to school in the lawless Niger Delta Jul.20   Pfizer faces new Nigerian lawsuit  Nigerian government lawyers withdrew a $7 billion civil lawsuit, saying they have discovered new material and plan to file an even stronger ...

August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8   Violence in Delta expands into gang war  Kidnappers in oil heartland released a Bulgarian and a Briton, but elsewhere in the anarchic region a deadly gang fight entered its 3rd day

October 2007 ... more > Top ^
Oct.10   Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria
  Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a form of polio. 69 children in the north have caught the disease from others who had already been immunised

November 2007 ... more > Top ^
Nov.12     Police smash 'al Qaeda'  Nigerian security agents arrested several men who had materials for making explosives

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.26   At least 34 dead in fuel pipeline fire
Map of Lagos Nigeria  A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, near city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak





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Militants free Italian   The militants have released an oil worker seized last month from a terminal in the Niger Delta Islamists attack police 25 militants killed in fighting Rebels: We'll suspend oil attacks Troops kill 12 in strike on oil facility   Nigerian troops killed 12 militants and freed a number of hostages in a dawn raid on an Italian-operated oil facility in the Niger Delta Nigeria's first human death from bird flu Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria  Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a form of polio. 69 children in the north have caught the disease from others who had already been immunised At least 34 dead in fuel pipeline fire Map of Lagos Nigeria  A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, near city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak Rebels: We'll suspend oil attacks Nigeria sues drugs giant Pfizer  Nigeria accusing the pharmaceutical company of carrying out improper trials for an anti-meningitis drug Unions end fuel strike  Trade unions have called off their general strike over a rise in oil prices, after talks with government officials Pfizer faces new Nigerian lawsuit  Nigerian government lawyers withdrew a $7 billion civil lawsuit, saying they have discovered new material and plan to file an even stronger ... At least 34 dead in fuel pipeline fire Map of Lagos Nigeria  A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, near city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak Militants free Italian   The militants have released an oil worker seized last month from a terminal in the Niger Delta Militants sprung gang leader from jail Militants hold more hostages Map of Niger Delta Nigeria




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  MEND, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, is holding 24 Filipino hostages
Feb.13 Kidnappers release hostages Apr.21 Truck bomb attempt on poll HQ   An attempt to crash a truck bomb into national election HQ failed. The driver jumped out of the fuel tanker. The truck veered into a lamp po... May.8 4 Americans seized  Gunmen seized 4 more workers amid a dramatic rise in violence that has roiled southern petroleum-producing region May.25 Foreigners seized Jun.11 Hostages released in Niger Delta Jul.5 Three-year-old seized
Map of Niger Delta Nigeria
  Margaret Hill, the daughter of a British expatriate worker, has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Niger Delta
Jul.5 'Threat to kill' missing UK girl
  Kidnappers who seized a 3-year-old have threatened to kill her unless her father agrees to take her place Jul.8 Kidnappers free UK girl   Kidnappers in southern Nigeria have released 3-year-old Margaret Hill who was held hostage for four days Jul.9 Girl recovers after kidnap  British girl Margaret Hill is reported to be in good health except for mosquito bites Jul.13 3-year-old freed by kidnappers   A Nigerian boy has been released by his kidnappers one day after he was snatched on his way to school in the lawless Niger Delta Aug.8 Violence in Delta expands into gang war  Kidnappers in oil heartland released a Bulgarian and a Briton, but elsewhere in the anarchic region a deadly gang fight entered its 3rd day Nov.12   Police smash 'al Qaeda'  Nigerian security agents arrested several men who had materials for making explosives



Nigeria, 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.13 Security tight for polls  State polls is a key test of the electoral process ahead of the presidential vote next weekend Apr.16 Court puts poll in doubt   Supreme Court has ruled that Vice-President Abubakar should be allowed to contest presidential elections Apr.17 Parties demand poll delay
Apr.20 Ballots 'not in country'
  Election commission: Ballot papers have not yet arrived in Nigeria on the eve of the presidential elections
Apr.22 'Flawed' vote rerun call
  The biggest local election observer group: presidential election was so badly flawed that it should be cancelled and held again
Apr.23 Yar'Adua wins flawed vote
  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election
 The electoral commission chief said Umaru Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party had 24,638,063 votes against 6,605,299 for Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria People's Party. EU observers said was not credible and Olusegun Obasanjo admitted was not perfect
Apr.24 President says elections not fatally flawed  Obasanjo said that elections should not be voided and asked observers not to judge his country by developed-world standards Apr.25 Yar'Adua calls for reconciliation
May.29 President Obasanjo hails successor Jun.23 Unions end fuel strike  Trade unions have called off their general strike over a rise in oil prices, after talks with government officials