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100 killed in pipeline fire Map of Lagos Nigeria  Flames from a ruptured fuel pipeline swept through homes and a school in a village, killing about 100 people and injuring 20 others Violence ripples to gas prices  Violence in oil-rich southern Nigeria is having a ripple effect - at gas stations in the United States Oil pipeline attacked  The militants have blown up an oil pipeline near Chevron's Escravos oilfields. The attack prompted it to shut down onshore production Oil attack's rebels announce truce Map of Niger Delta Nigeria  The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta blamed for an number of recent attacks on the oil industry announced a unilateral truce Seized oil workers freed  Eight foreign workers, kidnapped by militants, have been freed unharmed Nigeria military chiefs dismissed  President Yar'Adua has dismissed the country's chief of the defence staff together with the heads of the army and navy Militants claim 29 soldiers dead
At least 30 die in fuel tanker blast   A car crashed into a fuel tanker, which exploded and burst into flames in the oil-rich town Legal blow for senator  A tribunal has annulled the election of the president of the senate, David Mark, who was chosen for Benue state in disputed elections Militants claim pipeline attack  A main group behind a string of recent attacks in southern oil region has sabotaged another pipeline. ExxonMobil reported workers on strike Oil firms cut output

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  Industrial action and attacks from militants have forced Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell to cut their production

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  A militant group said it killed 29 Nigerian soldiers and lost 6 of its fighters in 'reprisals' for the military's killings of citizens; military disagrees

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  The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta declared an 'oil war' in response to what it said were 'unprovoked' attacks by government

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Nov.29   Riots kill hundreds
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  Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed in central Nigeria; Christians and Muslims clashed over the result of a local election

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Dec.18   Poisoned medicine kills dozens of children
  More than 30 children are thought to have died recently after taking the medicine. The factory's managing director had been charged

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