• President Yar'Adua dies

    The current president died of an illness. Vice-president Goodluck Jonathan succeeds.
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    Nigerian Violence

  • 50 Years of Independence

    Celebrations in Abuja marred by deadly bomb blasts.
  • Interception of arm shipment from Iran

    Reports found to UN security council.
  • Bomb Attacks

    Near central city of Jos, kills at least 80 people. Attacks claimed by Islamist sect Boko Haram spark clashes between Muslims & Christians.
  • Goodluck Jonathan wins presidential elections