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Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack Blast hits Nigeria election rally Boko Haram 'kill 70 in Cameroon'   Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security  The electoral commission in Nigeria has postponed the 14 February presidential election by six weeks over concerns about the security situat...   Boko Haram city attack repelled   Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack on the north-east city of Gombe, officials say Nigerian army 'retakes Baga town from Boko Haram'   Boko Haram pledge to Islamic State
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Satellite images show destruction of Nigeria villages by Boko Haram Boko Haram 'in Cameroon kidnappings'   Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city Map of Maiduguri Nigeria
Extremists kidnap 40 males in northern Nigeria   Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga   The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Map of Bodo Nigeria  Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills 'Bodies strewn' across Nigeria town Nigeria market blast: At least 16 dead in Maiduguri   Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000 Map of Baga Nigeria


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  Local officials reported death tolls ranging from hundreds to as many as 2,000 people. The gunmen unloaded motorcycles and followed in pursuit
 The attackers sped into a town with grenade launchers -- their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm
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  In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri


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  Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement
Mar.8 Boko Haram: Nigerian allies launch offensive Mar.10 Boko Haram children 'forgot names' Mar.12   IS 'accepts' Boko Haram's allegiance   Islamic State (IS) has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram, according to an audio message Mar.20 Bodies found in Boko Haram town Mar.27     Nigerian voters prepare to go to polls   Nigerians are about to go to the polls to elect a president, with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhar... Mar.28   Nigeria: Partial extension of voting to Sunday  Elections in parts of Nigeria have been extended until Sunday after delays and a number of attacks Mar.30   Nigeria election: Buhari 'ahead' in early counting  Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari more votes than the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan Mar.31   Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins
  Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.    Unofficial voting tallies put Gen Buhari more than t...


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Apr.11 U.N. appeals for $174M for victims of Boko Haram Apr.12 Nigeria's opposition makes regional election gains Apr.13 Chibok girls 'seen with Boko Haram in Gwoza'   Chibok girls remembered one year on   Ceremonies are to be staged around the world to mark one year since more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram Apr.18 'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials

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May.1   Nigerian army frees another 234 women and children   Another 234 women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, the military has announced May.3   Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror  Former hostages held by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria say some fellow captives were stoned to death as the army approached May.26   Boko Haram kills at least 43 people in the town of Gubio   The attack, which a military source said involved a convoy of around 50 Boko Haram members storming Gubio, lasted for around five hours May.30 Suicide bomber kills 26 people in a Maiduguri mosque


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Jul.5 Boko Haram attack caps week of bloodshed in Nigeria
Jul.6 Boko Haram crisis: Jos blasts kill scores Jul.25   Fresh attack in north Cameroon town of Maroua 'kills 19' Map of Pont Vert Maroua Cameroon  A suicide attack in the northern Cameroon town of Maroua is reported to have left at least 19 people dead, including the bomber

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Aug.2   Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people
Map of Borno Nigeria  The Nigerian military says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Borno state. 101 were children Aug.10 Nigeria president appoints anti-corruption advisers Aug.29 7 die in Nigeria as air force plane crashes into house

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Sep.20 Blasts rock Nigerian city of Maiduguri


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Oct.8 Ebola scare as man dies in Nigerian city of Calabar
Oct.23   Nigeria bombs leave at least 42 dead in Maiduguri and Yola Map of Yola Nigeria  Two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria have left at least 42 people dead and more than 100 injured, officials say

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Nov.17   Nigeria blast: 'More than 30' dead in Yola explosion   An explosion in the Nigerian city of Yola has caused multiple deaths and injuries, with some reports saying more than 30 people may have die... Nov.27     Suicide attack hits Nigeria Shia march
Map of Kano Nigeria  A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in an attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Kano state, eyewitnesses and organisers say

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Dec.24   Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people
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  Scores of people are reported killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria
Dec.28     Nigeria suicide bombers attack Maiduguri and Madagali
Map of Maiduguri Borno Nigeria  A wave of attacks by female suicide bombers in north-eastern Nigeria has killed more than 50 people





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  Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga   The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say   Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city Map of Maiduguri Nigeria




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  In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri
Feb.1 Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack Feb.14   Boko Haram city attack repelled   Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack on the north-east city of Gombe, officials say Feb.21 Nigerian army 'retakes Baga town from Boko Haram' Mar.8 Boko Haram: Nigerian allies launch offensive Mar.20 Bodies found in Boko Haram town May.1 Nigerian army frees another 234 women and children   Another 234 women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, the military has announced May.26 Boko Haram kills at least 43 people in the town of Gubio   The attack, which a military source said involved a convoy of around 50 Boko Haram members storming Gubio, lasted for around five hours Aug.2 Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people
Map of Borno Nigeria  The Nigerian military says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Borno state. 101 were children Aug.29 7 die in Nigeria as air force plane crashes into house



Nigeria, 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.6 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Map of Bodo Nigeria  Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills Apr.18 'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials Aug.29 7 die in Nigeria as air force plane crashes into house Oct.8 Ebola scare as man dies in Nigerian city of Calabar Dec.24 Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people Map of Nnewi Anambra Nigeria
  Scores of people are reported killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria




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2015 Jan.6 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Map of Bodo Nigeria  Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills



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2015 Jan.3 Extremists kidnap 40 males in northern Nigeria
Jan.8 'Bodies strewn' across Nigeria town Jan.10 Nigeria market blast: At least 16 dead in Maiduguri Jan.12   Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000 Map of Baga Nigeria
  Local officials reported death tolls ranging from hundreds to as many as 2,000 people. The gunmen unloaded motorcycles and followed in pursuit
 The attackers sped into a town with grenade launchers -- their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm
Jan.15 Satellite images show destruction of Nigeria villages by Boko Haram Jan.18 Boko Haram 'in Cameroon kidnappings' Feb.2 Blast hits Nigeria election rally Feb.4 Boko Haram 'kill 70 in Cameroon' Mar.7   Boko Haram pledge to Islamic State
  Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement
Mar.10 Boko Haram children 'forgot names'
Mar.12 IS 'accepts' Boko Haram's allegiance   Islamic State (IS) has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram, according to an audio message Apr.11 U.N. appeals for $174M for victims of Boko Haram Apr.13 Chibok girls 'seen with Boko Haram in Gwoza' Apr.13 Chibok girls remembered one year on   Ceremonies are to be staged around the world to mark one year since more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram May.1 Nigerian army frees another 234 women and children   Another 234 women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, the military has announced May.3 Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror  Former hostages held by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria say some fellow captives were stoned to death as the army approached May.30 Suicide bomber kills 26 people in a Maiduguri mosque Jul.5 Boko Haram attack caps week of bloodshed in Nigeria Jul.6 Boko Haram crisis: Jos blasts kill scores Jul.25 Fresh attack in north Cameroon town of Maroua 'kills 19' Map of Pont Vert Maroua Cameroon  A suicide attack in the northern Cameroon town of Maroua is reported to have left at least 19 people dead, including the bomber Aug.2 Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people Map of Borno Nigeria  The Nigerian military says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Borno state. 101 were children Aug.10 Nigeria president appoints anti-corruption advisers Sep.20 Blasts rock Nigerian city of Maiduguri Oct.23 Nigeria bombs leave at least 42 dead in Maiduguri and Yola Map of Yola Nigeria  Two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria have left at least 42 people dead and more than 100 injured, officials say Nov.17 Nigeria blast: 'More than 30' dead in Yola explosion   An explosion in the Nigerian city of Yola has caused multiple deaths and injuries, with some reports saying more than 30 people may have die... Nov.27   Suicide attack hits Nigeria Shia march Map of Kano Nigeria  A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in an attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Kano state, eyewitnesses and organisers say Dec.28   Nigeria suicide bombers attack Maiduguri and Madagali Map of Maiduguri Borno Nigeria  A wave of attacks by female suicide bombers in north-eastern Nigeria has killed more than 50 people



Nigeria, 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.2 Blast hits Nigeria election rally
Feb.7   Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security  The electoral commission in Nigeria has postponed the 14 February presidential election by six weeks over concerns about the security situat... Mar.27   Nigerian voters prepare to go to polls   Nigerians are about to go to the polls to elect a president, with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhar... Mar.28 Nigeria: Partial extension of voting to Sunday  Elections in parts of Nigeria have been extended until Sunday after delays and a number of attacks Mar.30 Nigeria election: Buhari 'ahead' in early counting  Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari more votes than the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan Mar.31 Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins
  Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.    Unofficial voting tallies put Gen Buhari more than t...
Apr.11 U.N. appeals for $174M for victims of Boko Haram
Apr.12 Nigeria's opposition makes regional election gains Apr.13 Chibok girls remembered one year on   Ceremonies are to be staged around the world to mark one year since more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram Aug.10 Nigeria president appoints anti-corruption advisers