from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Nigeria east of Kano. It is a leather-processing center. Population: 1,110,000.

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  • proper n. A large city in Nigeria

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  • n. a city in northeastern Nigeria; an agricultural trading center


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  • The General Hospital in Maiduguri was built in 2006 but the state government refused to open it until the president came to cut the ribbon.

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  • "We're willing to carry on the strike for as long as it takes for the government to rescind its decision on the removal of the subsidy," one protester said in the remote northeastern city of Maiduguri, which is also plagued by an Islamist insurgency and where the government Thursday imposed a curfew from 6 p.m.

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  • Last Tuesday, a special unit of the country's armed forces began door-to-door inspections to find and seize weapons in Maiduguri, a city that serves as Boko Haram's base.

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  • April 9: Members of Boko Haram burn down a hotel in Maiduguri.

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  • Police say Easter Sunday bomb blasts in the city of Maiduguri that killed three people and wounded 14 were the work of the Islamic group Boko Haram, which has been fighting for the past two years to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

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  • There were three more bombs in Maiduguri Tuesday, but police say there were no casualties.

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  • But now, a year later, Maiduguri and surrounding villages again live in fear of the group.

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  • The group's claim of responsibility for seven recent killings appeared in posters at the post office, railway station and other locales in Maiduguri on Wednesday.

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  • He also said three gunmen from the Boko Haram sect shot and killed four people in Maiduguri late on Saturday.

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  • Major General Jack Nwachukwu Nwaogbo said an explosion near police barracks in the city of Maiduguri killed at least five people and wounded 10 on Sunday evening.

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