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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Nigeria

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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.
'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.
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”.
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.
Nigeria charges 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding
The men stand charged with “belonging to an unlawful society”.
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”.
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.
A military jet has mistakenly bombed a homeless camp in Nigeria
At least 52 people have been killed and another 120 injured.
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.
Girls 'aged seven or eight' used as bombs in Nigerian market
“She headed toward the poultry sellers, and then detonated her explosives belt.”
160 killed after church roof collapsed onto worshippers
The church was still under construction when metal girders crashed and the corrugated iron roof caved in.
Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria
It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.
Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike
The army said that three other key figures were also killed.
Boko Haram releases new video of abducted schoolgirls
The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April 2014 provoked global outrage.
Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out
The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.
Former Nigeria coach Keshi dies aged 54
A winner of the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach, Stephen Keshi died at the age of 54.
Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls
A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.
First of 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls found in the woods
The abductions in 2014 caused outrage in Nigeria and across the world.
Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram
More than 200 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok on 14 April 2014.
PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued
His family reportedly abandoned him because they thought he was a witch.
Women disguised as men kill 22 people in mosque suicide bombing
A further 18 people sustained injuries in the blast.
Pastor who burned woman to death and tried to kill five others challenges death sentence
The Christian pastor poured petrol on five other members of his congregation.
These heartbreaking images show the moment a starving boy was rescued in Nigeria
He was abandoned because his family thought he was a witch.
Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country
The woman was offered a lift home by the man who she met outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.
This woman got a modelling contract after accidentally photobombing a popstar
Rapper Tinie Tempah was being photographed in Nigeria when this beautiful bread-seller walked into shot.
Over 100 killed after gas plant explodes in Nigeria
The fire raged for hours.
For advice on sex and money, Nigerian women turn to Instagram
Nigerian agony aunt Fatibolady says her Instagram page provides much-needed support to women in the country’s conservative north.
Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years
Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.
Two major bomb attacks leave more than 30 dead in two days
The number killed in the attack this evening is unclear at this time.
Six killed as 12-year-old girl used as a bomb
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bus park bombing but it bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.
Domestic workers are the most exploited group in Ireland
A new report from the EU has singled out childcare and domestic cleaners as the most exploited in Ireland.
Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row'
“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”
300 rescued from Boko Haram, but none are the Chibok schoolgirls
200 abducted girls and 93 women was rescued after the Nigeria army attacked one of the group’s camps.
Child bride faces death penalty over accusation she poisoned her husband
The key witness in the case is a 7-year-old girl who is the sister of the man’s other wife.
Woman withdrew more than €50,000 from ATMs when Ulster Bank was down
The woman said she used the money to pay for her father’s kidney transplant.
Empire State Building to turn red and purple for #BringBackOurGirls campaign
One year on, the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are still missing
"Accidental" Nigerian president loses election fight to 72-year-old former military man
Muhammadu Buhari has won the country’s presidential elections.
Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations
Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.
Boko Haram declares allegiance to ISIS
The Nigerian terror group’s leader said the pledge was being made as it would “enrage the enemy of Allah”.