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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Nigeria

All time
# Kaduna
Hundreds of boys and men freed from 'torture house' in Nigeria
Victims at the facility were found padlocked to car hubcaps and had their hands and feet chained.
# Late Late Show
Man City's Mahrez hits late winner to send Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final
Senegal await in the decider which will take place on Friday.
Holders crash out as Arsenal star Iwobi grabs winner to send Nigeria through
Nigeria beat holders Cameroon 3-2 in Saturday’s thrilling Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie.
# Upset
Ranked 108th in the world, Madagascar stun Nigeria to seal Africa Cup of Nations progress
Unbeaten Madagascar defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 to top Group B on Sunday.
# Up and Running
Ruthless Norway make Nigeria pay for first-half errors
Norway join hosts France at the top of Group A.
# Lagos
Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria
Reports suggested that dozens of children were trapped inside the building.
# throwback
‘We beat the British Army 37-0. A few weeks later we won against Germany and were European champions’
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.
# buhari
'It's the real me': Nigerian president denies he was replaced by a lookalike
The rumours stem from the president’s ill health.
# a matter of complexion
Skin bleaching in Africa: Teens are using injectables as the trend sees worrying growth
For many Nigerians, it is seen as a “standard procedure”.
# One carl ikeme
Wolves goalkeeper retires after year-long battle with leukemia
Tributes have been made as 32-year-old Nigeria international Carl Ikeme is hanging up his boots following advice from doctors.
# emotional toll
'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash
The Nigerian captain was told to call kidnappers hours before last Tuesday’s World Cup group D meeting kicked off.
# El Diez
Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win
The Argentina icon required treatment after his nation reached the last 16 at the World Cup.
Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup
Nigeria take on Argentina, with both sides’ World Cup hopes in the balance.
# Last Chance Saloon
On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation
Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.
# Super Eagles
Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open
Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa sent the Super Eagles into second place with an impressive brace against Iceland.
# worldie
Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup
The forward’s 14th goal for his country is surely a goal of the competition contender.
# Clobber
'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup
Nigeria’s eye-catching kits have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament, but, sadly the same can’t be said of their football so far.
# top of the table
Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D
An own goal and a Luca Modric penalty handed Croatia all three points in Kaliningrad.
# Review
Impressive England go 9 games unbeaten with World Cup warm-up win
Goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane saw the Three Lions earn a victory over Nigeria.
# Super Eagles
Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly
The Super Eagles are in action at Wembley this evening, with their new kit for the World Cup proving popular with supporters.
# Miracle
Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship
The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.
# Nigeria
Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed
110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.
# ebola's cousin
Nigeria struggles to contain spread of Lassa fever after 110 deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 353 Lassa cases since 1 January.
# Boko Haram
'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'
“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”
# sickle cell disease
Mother of sick child facing deportation 'turned to prostitution' to pay his medical bills, Supreme Court hears
The young boy (who suffers from sickle cell disease) and his mother have been subject to the order since 2011.
# Suicide attacks
Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year
Children in Nigeria and the Chad Basin are being viewed with increasing paranoia at checkpoints as they are thought to be the carriers of explosives.
# Happy Days
Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'
Officially the title is ‘commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfilment’.
# eastern promise
World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.
# road to russia
Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.
# Hanging up the boots
The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday
The Nigerian scored 95 goals during spells with Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers.
# Mubi
'The roof was blown off': At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque
“It was when the prayers were on that he set off his explosives,” a police spokesperson said.
# Cool Runnings
Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics
They will compete at next year’s games in Pyeongchang after crowd-funding $150,000.
# Boko Haram
'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.
# bring back our girls
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”.
# Prisoner Swap
82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released
They were exchanged for a number of Boko Haram fighters held by authorities in Nigeria.
# heavy prison term
Nigeria charges 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding
The men stand charged with “belonging to an unlawful society”.
# Humongous
Nigerian anti-corruption agency, facing criticism for lack of action, finds $43 million sitting in empty flat
The agency has described the fund as “humongous”.
# YAHYA Jammeh
Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)
Yahya Jammeh, who had until last night refused to accept his losing result in last month’s election, has led the west African nation since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago.
# Air Strike
A military jet has mistakenly bombed a homeless camp in Nigeria
At least 52 people have been killed and another 120 injured.
# fake plastic rice
People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic
The country’s inflation is running at 18.5%, driven by higher food prices partly caused by a ban on rice imports.