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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Nigeria

Last month
May 2023
# Joseph Okoh
What does Africa Day mean to Afro-Irish people living here today?
It’s a celebration of culture and a recognition of success, mixed with demands for better recognition and a reflection on what is happening in Sudan.
# hse recruitment
HSE kept recruiting nurses from African countries added to WHO list of vulnerable workforces
The Vice President of Zimbabwe has called international recruitment of healthcare workers a crime against humanity.
# Nigeria
Women kidnapped in Nigeria as schoolgirls by Boko Haram return to their village
Hauwa Maltha and Esther Marcus were among 276 schoolgirls abducted from the village by Boko Haram in 2014.
This year
# patron saint
St Patrick, patron saint of…Nigeria?
We’re not the only ones who have the famed snake driver as a patron saint.
# Abuja
Nigeria ruling party candidate wins presidential election in disputed vote
International observers noted major logistical problems, disenfranchised voters and a lack of transparency.
Last year
# Calabar
Seven dead after car smashes into Nigerian carnival
29 people were also injured in the crash yesterday, including three girls and two boys.
# Irish Eye
How Ireland's World Cup group rivals got on during the international window
Vera Pauw’s history-makers were 4-0 winners over Morocco, but how did the other teams in Group B fare?
# pushing on
In-form Nigerian striker helps Napoli go six clear in Serie A while Bayern reclaim top spot
Victor Osimhen helped his side to a 4-0 win over Sassuolo.
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Mikel announces retirement aged 35
The Nigerian won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the Champions League, the Europa League and the League Cup in 11 years at Stamford Bridge.
# Probe
Napoli under investigation over suspected transfer fraud in deal for Nigerian striker
Victor Osimhen joined the Serie A side from Lille in 2020.
# emphatic
Napoli forward scores four goals as Nigeria earn AFCON record in 10-0 win
Nigeria crushed Sao Tome e Principe in Morocco on Monday.
# unrest
Nigerian forces hunt gunmen who killed 50 at church
No-one has claimed responsibility for the killings.
# Nigeria
Gunmen kill 'many' worshippers at a church in southwest Nigeria
No group claimed responsibility for the attack in the southwest state of Ondo.
# Nigeria
More than 30 die in stampede at Nigeria church food event
A church organisation was offering food and gifts for the impoverished at the Port Harcourt Polo Club when a “mammoth” crowd got out of control.
# Nigeria
At least 80 killed by explosion at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria
Some of the bodies recovered were ‘burnt beyond recognition’.
# Qualifiers
Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon
The eagerly awaited clash was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final last month.
# Off the Mark
Iheanacho hits winner against Salah's Egypt as Nigeria move past troubled AFCON build-up
Guinea-Bissau couldn’t capitalise on Egypt’s defeat despite their best efforts against Sudan.
# zamfara
At least 200 people killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria
A government spokesperson said thousands of people have been displaced following the attacks.
# Conflict
Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger
Nigeria previously suggested Watford were ‘baring fangs’ when the club objected to Emmanuel Dennis being named in their squad.
All time
# covax
Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.
# Influence
'I spoke to him before the game' - One Lagos-born Irish youngster is aiming to follow in the footsteps of another
Joshua Kayode on being inspired by Chiedozie Ogbene.
# Global Game
'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.
# Nigeria
Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria
The abduction is the latest in a series of similar incidents across northwest and central Nigeria.
# Banned
Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.
# Abducted
Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.
# zamfara
All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor
Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months
# Returned
Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days
42 people, including 27 children, have been freed.
# mass kidnapping
Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria
Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years.
# school abductions
Rescue operation ordered after criminal gang kidnaps hundreds of students from school in Nigeria
The incident happened yesterday in the town of Kagara.
# Kankara
Over 300 schoolboys abducted in Nigeria have been released - official
It’s unclear whether the kidnappers are still holding some students captive.
# Lucky
Former Nigeria and Serie A player escapes from suspected armed kidnappers
Christian Obodo says two men forced themselves into his car and pushed his girlfriend out.
# Lagos
Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.
# Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s president blames ‘hooliganism’ for deaths of civilians
An official toll says 51 civilians, 11 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed during unrest linked to protests about police abuse.
# Lagos
Nigeria’s president addresses nation on unrest but doesn't mention protesters’ deaths
Nigeria has been gripped by protests against police brutality.
# end sars
Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?
Several people have been killed by security forces amid ongoing protests against police brutality.
# Lagos
Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations
Defiant protesters at the scene had sung the national anthem and pledged to remain out on the streets despite the stay-at-home order.
# Frozen Assets
Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader
The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.
# Remittances
Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement
The Galway West TD singled out Nigeria while raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.
# Nigeria
World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable
There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.
# factcheck
FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years
The claim was made by independent TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil yesterday.