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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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Britain Pledges £200 Million to Help Nigeria Fight Boko Haram

Britain will give Nigeria aid worth £200 million over five years to help it cope with the brutal insurgency being waged by Boko Haram jihadists, the foreign ministry in London said Wednesday.

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Amnesty Says Nigeria Must Investigate Disappearances

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on Nigerian authorities to investigate unexplained disappearances, as the rights group highlighted a pro-Iranian Shiite religious movement that claims 600 of its members are missing. 

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Toll from Botched Nigeria Air Strike Rises to 90

A botched air strike by the Nigerian Air Force earlier this week on a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 90 people, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aid group said Friday.

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