163 people die from lead poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria: confirmed cases being treated number 355.
More than 100 children have recently died of lead poisoning in northern Nigeria digging illegally for gold, health officials say.
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Bandits open fire at a village hall, where residents gather at night to watch films, in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Eleven people are killed and many more are injured.
Gunmen kill at least 30 people in an attack on a gold mine in a remote area of Zamfara State, northwestern Nigeria.
Armed bandits and robbers riding motorbikes kill 48 people in Nigeria's Zamfara State.
Nigerian police killed 104 cattle thieves in operations in the north-western state of Zamfara.
A court in Milan, Italy, examines evidence submitted by the campaign group Global Witness, that alleges bribery around the attribution of the OPL 245 oil prospecting license in 2011 led to a loss for the Nigerian state estimated at US$6 billion.