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  • Nigeria militants 'seize' major town BBC (Today) - Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC....Read more
  • The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant BBC (Today) - The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant...Read more
  • Nigeria militants 'suffer losses' BBC (Yesterday) - The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east....Read more
  • VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa BBC (Yesterday) - There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African...Read more
  • VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola death outside Lagos BBC (5 days ago) - Nigeria has recorded its first Ebola death outside Lagos after a doctor died of the virus in the oil hub of Port Harcourt....Read more
  • Nigeria launches electronic ID cards BBC (5 days ago) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally launches a national electronic identity card, which can also be used to make payments....Read more
  • Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub BBC (5 days ago) - Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos – a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt who becomes the sixth fatality in Africa's most populous country....Read more
  • Nigeria closes schools over Ebola BBC (6 days ago) - Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola....Read more
  • Nigerian troops cross into Cameroon BBC (Monday, 25 August) - Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers cross into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, but Nigeria denies they fled....Read more
  • Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state' BBC (Monday, 25 August) - Militant group Boko Haram says it has set up an Islamic state in towns and villages it has seized in Nigeria, but the army rejects the claim as "empty"....Read more