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# Nigeria

This year
Gunmen kidnap dozens in Nigerian university raid
Gunmen broke into three female hostels and took the occupants.
Nigeria World Cup star becomes highest-profile female player to move to Saudi Arabia
Ashleigh Plumptre has signed for Al-Ittihad.
Diplomacy 'best way forward' in Niger but force still on table, says Nigerian president
A spokesperson for Bola Tinubu said: ‘No options have been taken off of the table.’
Ireland finish World Cup adventure with Nigeria draw and historic point
24,884 fans watched on in Brisbane.
Ireland's World Cup voyage coming to an end - but important to finish on a high
Vera Pauw’s side round out their first-ever major tournament against Nigeria as the future moves into focus.
Visa delays leave African nurses in Ireland isolated from family
Nurses migrating to Ireland to fill vacancies say housing crisis, cultural differences and visa process delays might push them to leave.
Nigeria stun Australia 3-2 and put co-hosts in danger of early exit
Ireland face Nigeria in final group game.
Sam Kerr spearheads experienced Australia squad, Ireland's other group rivals in chaos
Australia, Canada and Nigeria join Vera Pauw’s Ireland in Group B.
More than 100 people dead after river boat accident in Nigeria
The river boat was ferrying people in Kwara State from a wedding in neighbouring Niger State when it went down.
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 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.
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.
St Patrick, patron saint of…Nigeria?
We’re not the only ones who have the famed snake driver as a patron saint.
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
Seven dead after car smashes into Nigerian carnival
29 people were also injured in the crash yesterday, including three girls and two boys.
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?
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.
Napoli under investigation over suspected transfer fraud in deal for Nigerian striker
Victor Osimhen joined the Serie A side from Lille in 2020.
Napoli forward scores four goals as Nigeria earn AFCON record in 10-0 win
Nigeria crushed Sao Tome e Principe in Morocco on Monday.
Nigerian forces hunt gunmen who killed 50 at church
No-one has claimed responsibility for the killings.
Gunmen kill 'many' worshippers at a church in southwest Nigeria
No group claimed responsibility for the attack in the southwest state of Ondo.
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.
At least 80 killed by explosion at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria
Some of the bodies recovered were ‘burnt beyond recognition’.
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.
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.
At least 200 people killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria
A government spokesperson said thousands of people have been displaced following the attacks.
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
Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.
'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.
'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.
Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria
The abduction is the latest in a series of similar incidents across northwest and central Nigeria.
Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.
Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.
All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor
Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months
Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days
42 people, including 27 children, have been freed.
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.
Rescue operation ordered after criminal gang kidnaps hundreds of students from school in Nigeria
The incident happened yesterday in the town of Kagara.
Over 300 schoolboys abducted in Nigeria have been released - official
It’s unclear whether the kidnappers are still holding some students captive.
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.