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Death Toll in Nigeria Petrol Pipeline Fire Rises to 12

The death toll from a fuel pipeline blast in Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos has risen to 12, a senior official said, after ten victims died of their injuries from last week's explosion.

A huge fireball was sparked by vandals who broke open a state-run pipeline in order to steal petrol in the Ijegun area of the city on Thursday, in the latest in a string of similar tragedies. 

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Anti-Boko Haram Militia Frees 900 Children in Nigeria, Says UN

Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed on Friday, the UN said.

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Two Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Suicide Attack in Nigeria

Two people, including a soldier and a vigilante, were killed when two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military and militia sources said Friday.

The bombers quickly blew themselves up on Thursday in bid to evade arrest when they were stopped by troops and militiamen outside the garrison town of Monguno.

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Building Collapses in Lagos, Many Casualties Feared

A three-storey residential building collapsed Wednesday in a densely-populated part of Lagos, and local media said there could be many casualties, including schoolchildren.

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Nigeria Police Say More Than 300 Held for Voting Offences

More than 300 people were arrested on suspicion of committing electoral offences during Nigeria's recent elections, the top police chief has said. 

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Nigeria Opposition Rejects President Buhari's Re-Election

Nigeria's opposition leader on Wednesday rejected the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in a delayed poll plagued by claims of rigging, vowing to challenge the "sham" result in court.

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Muhammadu Buhari Re-Elected Nigerian President

Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected Nigeria's president, results showed Tuesday, after a delayed poll that angered voters and led to claims of rigging and collusion.

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Many Feared Dead after Tanker Blast in Nigeria

Nigerian police on Saturday said many people were feared dead after a petrol tanker veered off the road, caught fire and exploded as people tried to recover fuel.

The vehicle crashed in the Odukpani area of the southeastern state of Cross River, just north of the state capital, Calabar, at about 5pm (1600 GMT) on Friday.

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Cholera Outbreak in Nigeria Claims Nearly 100 Lives

A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.

More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno in a region that is also grappling with a Boko Haram insurgency, it said.

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100 Die in Severe Flooding in Nigeria

Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country's main relief agency said on Tuesday.

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