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# nigeria - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly
# Super Eagles
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# Super Eagles

Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:59 PM 19,542 Views 15 Comments

The Super Eagles are in action at Wembley this evening, with their new kit for the World Cup proving popular with supporters.

# nigeria - Monday 28 May, 2018

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship
# Miracle
# Miracle

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

May 28th 2018, 9:07 AM 13,654 Views 14 Comments

The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.

# nigeria - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed

Mar 21st 2018, 1:22 PM 16,421 Views 13 Comments

110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.

# nigeria - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Nigeria struggles to contain spread of Lassa fever after 110 deaths
# Ebola's Cousin
# Ebola's Cousin

Nigeria struggles to contain spread of Lassa fever after 110 deaths

Mar 13th 2018, 8:28 AM 11,990 Views 12 Comments

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 353 Lassa cases since 1 January.

# nigeria - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'

Feb 22nd 2018, 7:11 AM 12,936 Views 8 Comments

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

# nigeria - Monday 22 January, 2018

Mother of sick child facing deportation 'turned to prostitution' to pay his medical bills, Supreme Court hears
# Sickle Cell Disease
# Sickle Cell Disease

Mother of sick child facing deportation 'turned to prostitution' to pay his medical bills, Supreme Court hears

Jan 22nd 2018, 6:58 PM 18,431 Views 0 Comments

The young boy (who suffers from sickle cell disease) and his mother have been subject to the order since 2011.

# nigeria - Friday 29 December, 2017

Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year
# Suicide Attacks
# Suicide Attacks

Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year

Dec 29th 2017, 8:15 PM 8,302 Views 4 Comments

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.

# nigeria - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'

Dec 23rd 2017, 1:15 PM 6,881 Views 14 Comments

Officially the title is ‘commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfilment’.

# nigeria - Friday 1 December, 2017

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
# Eastern Promise
From The42
# Eastern Promise

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

Dec 1st 2017, 4:51 PM 8,793 Views 7 Comments

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
# Road To Russia
From The42
# Road To Russia

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Dec 1st 2017, 4:04 PM 28,271 Views 55 Comments

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

# nigeria - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday
# Hanging Up The Boots
From The42
# Hanging Up The Boots

The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:52 PM 9,614 Views 5 Comments

The Nigerian scored 95 goals during spells with Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers.

# nigeria - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'The roof was blown off': At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque
# Mubi
# Mubi

'The roof was blown off': At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque

Nov 21st 2017, 12:01 PM 8,135 Views 58 Comments

“It was when the prayers were on that he set off his explosives,” a police spokesperson said.

# nigeria - Friday 17 November, 2017

Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics
# Cool Runnings
From The42
# Cool Runnings

Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics

Nov 17th 2017, 4:19 PM 11,787 Views 15 Comments

They will compete at next year’s games in Pyeongchang after crowd-funding $150,000.

# nigeria - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

Jul 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,072 Views 11 Comments

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# nigeria - Monday 8 May, 2017

Girls freed from Boko Haram will be cared for - Nigerian president
# Bring Back Our Girls
# Bring Back Our Girls

Girls freed from Boko Haram will be cared for - Nigerian president

May 8th 2017, 10:08 AM 12,696 Views 21 Comments

The president has promised to support their “education, health, security and general well-being”.

# nigeria - Sunday 7 May, 2017

82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released
# Prisoner Swap
# Prisoner Swap

82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released

May 7th 2017, 8:18 AM 16,463 Views 9 Comments

They were exchanged for a number of Boko Haram fighters held by authorities in Nigeria.

# nigeria - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nigeria charges 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding
# Heavy Prison Term
# Heavy Prison Term

Nigeria charges 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding

Apr 20th 2017, 9:10 PM 13,405 Views 42 Comments

The men stand charged with “belonging to an unlawful society”.

# nigeria - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Nigerian anti-corruption agency, facing criticism for lack of action, finds $43 million sitting in empty flat
# Humongous
# Humongous

Nigerian anti-corruption agency, facing criticism for lack of action, finds $43 million sitting in empty flat

Apr 13th 2017, 9:23 PM 26,365 Views 21 Comments

The agency has described the fund as “humongous”.

# nigeria - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)
# YAHYA Jammeh
# YAHYA Jammeh

Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)

Jan 21st 2017, 8:00 AM 8,370 Views 8 Comments

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.

# nigeria - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

A military jet has mistakenly bombed a homeless camp in Nigeria
# Air Strike
# Air Strike

A military jet has mistakenly bombed a homeless camp in Nigeria

Jan 17th 2017, 6:50 PM 23,653 Views 26 Comments

At least 52 people have been killed and another 120 injured.

# nigeria - Friday 23 December, 2016

People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic
# Fake Plastic Rice
# Fake Plastic Rice

People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic

Dec 23rd 2016, 3:08 PM 16,518 Views 21 Comments

The country’s inflation is running at 18.5%, driven by higher food prices partly caused by a ban on rice imports.

# nigeria - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Girls 'aged seven or eight' used as bombs in Nigerian market
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

Girls 'aged seven or eight' used as bombs in Nigerian market

Dec 11th 2016, 4:32 PM 16,482 Views 66 Comments

“She headed toward the poultry sellers, and then detonated her explosives belt.”

160 killed after church roof collapsed onto worshippers
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

160 killed after church roof collapsed onto worshippers

Dec 11th 2016, 9:11 AM 11,449 Views 47 Comments

The church was still under construction when metal girders crashed and the corrugated iron roof caved in.

# nigeria - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria

Nov 15th 2016, 12:43 PM 10,643 Views 16 Comments

It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.

# nigeria - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike
# Abubakar Shekau
# Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike

Aug 23rd 2016, 8:19 AM 15,319 Views 23 Comments

The army said that three other key figures were also killed.

# nigeria - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Boko Haram releases new video of abducted schoolgirls
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Boko Haram releases new video of abducted schoolgirls

Aug 14th 2016, 4:26 PM 24,831 Views 52 Comments

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April 2014 provoked global outrage.

# nigeria - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out
# In The Bin
# In The Bin

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out

Jun 23rd 2016, 3:19 PM 27,700 Views 34 Comments

The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.

# nigeria - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Former Nigeria coach Keshi dies aged 54
# Coach
From The42
# Coach

Former Nigeria coach Keshi dies aged 54

Jun 8th 2016, 8:12 AM 5,281 Views 2 Comments

A winner of the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach, Stephen Keshi died at the age of 54.

# nigeria - Friday 20 May, 2016

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls

May 20th 2016, 7:20 PM 26,477 Views 17 Comments

A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.

# nigeria - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

First of 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls found in the woods
# Chibok
# Chibok

First of 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls found in the woods

May 18th 2016, 3:48 PM 23,987 Views 15 Comments

The abductions in 2014 caused outrage in Nigeria and across the world.

# nigeria - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

Apr 14th 2016, 9:32 PM 21,769 Views 14 Comments

More than 200 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok on 14 April 2014.

# nigeria - Thursday 31 March, 2016

PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued
# Hope
# Hope

PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued

Mar 31st 2016, 10:56 PM 25,684 Views 38 Comments

His family reportedly abandoned him because they thought he was a witch.

# nigeria - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Women disguised as men kill 22 people in mosque suicide bombing
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Women disguised as men kill 22 people in mosque suicide bombing

Mar 16th 2016, 1:01 PM 11,118 Views 38 Comments

A further 18 people sustained injuries in the blast.

# nigeria - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Pastor who burned woman to death and tried to kill five others challenges death sentence
# Congregation
# Congregation

Pastor who burned woman to death and tried to kill five others challenges death sentence

Feb 27th 2016, 11:47 AM 15,842 Views 21 Comments

The Christian pastor poured petrol on five other members of his congregation.

# nigeria - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

These heartbreaking images show the moment a starving boy was rescued in Nigeria
# Hope
# Hope

These heartbreaking images show the moment a starving boy was rescued in Nigeria

Feb 16th 2016, 7:39 AM 32,878 Views 131 Comments

He was abandoned because his family thought he was a witch.

# nigeria - Monday 15 February, 2016

Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country
# Waterford
# Waterford

Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country

Feb 15th 2016, 10:59 PM 36,852 Views 0 Comments

The woman was offered a lift home by the man who she met outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.

# nigeria - Thursday 11 February, 2016

This woman got a modelling contract after accidentally photobombing a popstar
# Daily Bread
From The Daily Edge
# Daily Bread

This woman got a modelling contract after accidentally photobombing a popstar

Feb 11th 2016, 2:04 PM 11,765 Views 3 Comments

Rapper Tinie Tempah was being photographed in Nigeria when this beautiful bread-seller walked into shot.

# nigeria - Friday 25 December, 2015

Over 100 killed after gas plant explodes in Nigeria
# Nnewi
# Nnewi

Over 100 killed after gas plant explodes in Nigeria

Dec 25th 2015, 12:02 PM 8,823 Views 3 Comments

The fire raged for hours.

# nigeria - Saturday 21 November, 2015

For advice on sex and money, Nigerian women turn to Instagram
# Agony Aunt
# Agony Aunt

For advice on sex and money, Nigerian women turn to Instagram

Nov 21st 2015, 4:00 PM 19,158 Views 19 Comments

Nigerian agony aunt Fatibolady says her Instagram page provides much-needed support to women in the country’s conservative north.

# nigeria - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years
# Ealing
# Ealing

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Nov 18th 2015, 10:12 PM 37,992 Views 36 Comments

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.