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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Abuja

This year
Possibility of sanctions on the cards as West African leaders hold summit over Niger coup
General Abdourahamane Tiani, the chief of Niger’s powerful presidential guard, has declared himself leader of the country.
Nigeria ruling party candidate wins presidential election in disputed vote
International observers noted major logistical problems, disenfranchised voters and a lack of transparency.
All time
Girls freed from Boko Haram will be cared for - Nigerian president
The president has promised to support their “education, health, security and general well-being”.
Nobody knows what will happen if Boko Haram does release kidnapped schoolgirls
There are still 219 girls missing from their hometown of Chibok.
Explosion at crowded shopping centre kills 21 in Nigerian capital
Another 17 people were injured in the blast.
Seven jobseekers killed in Nigeria stadium stampede
Witnesses said that only one entrance at the 60,000 capacity Abuja stadium was open as the crush occurred.
Over 150 feared dead after plane crashes into building in Nigerian city
The plane crashed into a two-storey building in Africa’s largest city. Residents said the plane had been coming in low and making a loud noise before it crashed.
10 killed in suicide blast in northeast Nigeria
A suicide bomber drove into a convoy carrying a top police official in northeast Nigeria todayy, detonating his explosives and killing at least 10 people.
Fear of further church violence after attacks kill 39 in Nigeria
A series of bombings yesterday targeted Christmas Day church services and Nigeria’s military.
Bomb strikes Nigerian church during Christmas service
Local officials could not confirm how many people were injured, but said there were not enough ambulances to convey the wounded to hospital.
Nigeria says man with al-Qaeda links masterminded UN bomb attack
Twenty-three people were killed in the attack on the UN’s headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja last week.
Video: Explosion strikes UN building in Nigeria, killing 16
One eyewitness says he saw ‘many dead’ after an explosion at the United Nation’s main Nigerian offices at Abuja.
Nigeria blast kills 15 people hours after inauguration
A bomb tore through a military barracks in the north of the country killing 15 people – just hours after the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja.