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# nigeria - Sunday 24 April, 2022

At least 80 killed by explosion at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

At least 80 killed by explosion at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria

Apr 24th 2022, 12:57 PM 14,568 Views 10 Comments

Some of the bodies recovered were ‘burnt beyond recognition’.

# nigeria - Friday 25 March, 2022

Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon
# Qualifiers
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# Qualifiers

Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon

Mar 25th 2022, 10:27 PM 3,669 Views 0 Comments

The eagerly awaited clash was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final last month.

# nigeria - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Iheanacho hits winner against Salah's Egypt as Nigeria move past troubled AFCON build-up
# Off The Mark
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# Off The Mark

Iheanacho hits winner against Salah's Egypt as Nigeria move past troubled AFCON build-up

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 10:33 PM 5,298 Views 0 Comments

Guinea-Bissau couldn’t capitalise on Egypt’s defeat despite their best efforts against Sudan.

# nigeria - Sunday 9 January, 2022

At least 200 people killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria
# Zamfara
# Zamfara

At least 200 people killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria

Jan 9th 2022, 11:53 AM 14,303 Views 1 Comment

A government spokesperson said thousands of people have been displaced following the attacks.

# nigeria - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger
# Conflict
From The42
# Conflict

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:33 PM 6,791 Views 1 Comment

Nigeria previously suggested Watford were ‘baring fangs’ when the club objected to Emmanuel Dennis being named in their squad.

# nigeria - Monday 29 November, 2021

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
# Covax
# Covax

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria

Nov 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 24,465 Views 34 Comments

The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.

# nigeria - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'I spoke to him before the game' - One Lagos-born Irish youngster is aiming to follow in the footsteps of another
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

'I spoke to him before the game' - One Lagos-born Irish youngster is aiming to follow in the footsteps of another

Nov 16th 2021, 1:00 PM 35,851 Views 6 Comments

Joshua Kayode on being inspired by Chiedozie Ogbene.

# nigeria - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
# Global Game
From The42
# Global Game

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'

Jul 20th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,254 Views 2 Comments

Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.

# nigeria - Monday 5 July, 2021

Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria

Jul 5th 2021, 3:45 PM 10,305 Views 5 Comments

The abduction is the latest in a series of similar incidents across northwest and central Nigeria.

# nigeria - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
# Banned
# Banned

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules

Jun 5th 2021, 6:46 PM 20,219 Views 19 Comments

The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.

# nigeria - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
# Abducted
# Abducted

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels

Mar 13th 2021, 11:49 AM 9,925 Views 10 Comments

Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.

# nigeria - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor
# Zamfara
# Zamfara

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:55 AM 7,236 Views 1 Comment

Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months

# nigeria - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days
# Returned
# Returned

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days

Updated Feb 27th 2021, 1:30 PM 17,325 Views 1 Comment

42 people, including 27 children, have been freed.

# nigeria - Friday 26 February, 2021

Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria
# Mass Kidnapping
# Mass Kidnapping

Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria

Feb 26th 2021, 1:27 PM 16,735 Views 13 Comments

Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years.

# nigeria - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Rescue operation ordered after criminal gang kidnaps hundreds of students from school in Nigeria
# School Abductions
# School Abductions

Rescue operation ordered after criminal gang kidnaps hundreds of students from school in Nigeria

Feb 17th 2021, 11:40 AM 16,450 Views 8 Comments

The incident happened yesterday in the town of Kagara.

# nigeria - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Over 300 schoolboys abducted in Nigeria have been released - official
# Kankara
# Kankara

Over 300 schoolboys abducted in Nigeria have been released - official

Dec 17th 2020, 9:47 PM 15,963 Views 6 Comments

It’s unclear whether the kidnappers are still holding some students captive.

# nigeria - Monday 16 November, 2020

Former Nigeria and Serie A player escapes from suspected armed kidnappers
# Lucky
From The42
# Lucky

Former Nigeria and Serie A player escapes from suspected armed kidnappers

Nov 16th 2020, 3:06 PM 9,632 Views 1 Comment

Christian Obodo says two men forced themselves into his car and pushed his girlfriend out.

# nigeria - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
# Lagos
# Lagos

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Oct 24th 2020, 8:30 AM 17,278 Views 36 Comments

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

Nigeria’s president blames ‘hooliganism’ for deaths of civilians
# Muhammadu Buhari
# Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president blames ‘hooliganism’ for deaths of civilians

Oct 24th 2020, 7:55 AM 15,166 Views 5 Comments

An official toll says 51 civilians, 11 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed during unrest linked to protests about police abuse.

# nigeria - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Nigeria’s president addresses nation on unrest but doesn't mention protesters’ deaths
# Lagos
# Lagos

Nigeria’s president addresses nation on unrest but doesn't mention protesters’ deaths

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 10:21 PM 30,384 Views 7 Comments

Nigeria has been gripped by protests against police brutality.

# nigeria - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?
# End Sars
# End Sars

Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?

Oct 21st 2020, 1:32 PM 56,892 Views 8 Comments

Several people have been killed by security forces amid ongoing protests against police brutality.

Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations
# Lagos
# Lagos

Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations

Oct 21st 2020, 7:35 AM 16,513 Views 8 Comments

Defiant protesters at the scene had sung the national anthem and pledged to remain out on the streets despite the stay-at-home order.

# nigeria - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader
# Frozen Assets
# Frozen Assets

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

Aug 13th 2020, 8:22 PM 37,229 Views 40 Comments

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

# nigeria - Monday 25 November, 2019

Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement
# Remittances
# Remittances

Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement

Nov 25th 2019, 12:17 PM 15,025 Views 51 Comments

The Galway West TD singled out Nigeria while raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.

# nigeria - Thursday 14 November, 2019

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable

Nov 14th 2019, 3:15 PM 28,352 Views 55 Comments

There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.

# nigeria - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years

Nov 13th 2019, 6:16 PM 73,010 Views 158 Comments

The claim was made by independent TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil yesterday.

# nigeria - Friday 27 September, 2019

Hundreds of  boys and men freed from 'torture house' in Nigeria
# Kaduna
# Kaduna

Hundreds of boys and men freed from 'torture house' in Nigeria

Sep 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 31,650 Views 31 Comments

Victims at the facility were found padlocked to car hubcaps and had their hands and feet chained.

# nigeria - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Man City's Mahrez hits late winner to send Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Man City's Mahrez hits late winner to send Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

Jul 14th 2019, 10:16 PM 5,661 Views 1 Comment

Senegal await in the decider which will take place on Friday.

# nigeria - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Holders crash out as Arsenal star Iwobi grabs winner to send Nigeria through
# AFCON
From The42
# AFCON

Holders crash out as Arsenal star Iwobi grabs winner to send Nigeria through

Jul 6th 2019, 9:27 PM 8,303 Views 0 Comments

Nigeria beat holders Cameroon 3-2 in Saturday’s thrilling Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie.

# nigeria - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Ranked 108th in the world, Madagascar stun Nigeria to seal Africa Cup of Nations progress
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Ranked 108th in the world, Madagascar stun Nigeria to seal Africa Cup of Nations progress

Jun 30th 2019, 9:16 PM 8,144 Views 7 Comments

Unbeaten Madagascar defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 to top Group B on Sunday.

# nigeria - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Ruthless Norway make Nigeria pay for first-half errors
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Ruthless Norway make Nigeria pay for first-half errors

Jun 8th 2019, 10:46 PM 6,876 Views 0 Comments

Norway join hosts France at the top of Group A.

# nigeria - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria
# Lagos
# Lagos

Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria

Mar 13th 2019, 10:33 PM 8,389 Views 12 Comments

Reports suggested that dozens of children were trapped inside the building.

# nigeria - Sunday 23 December, 2018

‘We beat the British Army 37-0. A few weeks later we won against Germany and were European champions’
# Throwback
From The42
# Throwback

‘We beat the British Army 37-0. A few weeks later we won against Germany and were European champions’

Dec 23rd 2018, 9:00 AM 26,772 Views 4 Comments

Goalkeeper Dean Delany reflects on winning the U18 European Championships in Cyprus and playing in the 1999 World Youth Cup in Nigeria under Brian Kerr.

# nigeria - Monday 3 December, 2018

'It's the real me': Nigerian president denies he was replaced by a lookalike
# Buhari
# Buhari

'It's the real me': Nigerian president denies he was replaced by a lookalike

Dec 3rd 2018, 10:09 AM 14,129 Views 11 Comments

The rumours stem from the president’s ill health.

# nigeria - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Skin bleaching in Africa: Teens are using injectables as the trend sees worrying growth
# A Matter Of Complexion
# A Matter Of Complexion

Skin bleaching in Africa: Teens are using injectables as the trend sees worrying growth

Aug 11th 2018, 10:30 AM 38,335 Views 34 Comments

For many Nigerians, it is seen as a “standard procedure”.

# nigeria - Friday 27 July, 2018

Wolves goalkeeper retires after year-long battle with leukemia
# One Carl Ikeme
From The42
# One Carl Ikeme

Wolves goalkeeper retires after year-long battle with leukemia

Jul 27th 2018, 4:47 PM 9,801 Views 1 Comment

Tributes have been made as 32-year-old Nigeria international Carl Ikeme is hanging up his boots following advice from doctors.

# nigeria - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash
# Emotional Toll
From The42
# Emotional Toll

'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash

Jul 3rd 2018, 12:35 PM 8,661 Views 8 Comments

The Nigerian captain was told to call kidnappers hours before last Tuesday’s World Cup group D meeting kicked off.

# nigeria - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win

Jun 27th 2018, 12:01 AM 44,531 Views 29 Comments

The Argentina icon required treatment after his nation reached the last 16 at the World Cup.

# nigeria - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup From The42
Live Jun 26th 2018, 7:09 PM

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup

# nigeria - Monday 25 June, 2018

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation
# Last Chance Saloon
From The42
# Last Chance Saloon

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Jun 25th 2018, 7:56 AM 12,266 Views 6 Comments

Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

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