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# Nigeria

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# Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike
The army said that three other key figures were also killed.
# Nigeria
Boko Haram releases new video of abducted schoolgirls
The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April 2014 provoked global outrage.
# in the bin
Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out
The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.
# Coach
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.
# Boko Haram
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.
# Chibok
First of 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls found in the woods
The abductions in 2014 caused outrage in Nigeria and across the world.
# Nigeria
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.
# Hope
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.
# Nigeria
Women disguised as men kill 22 people in mosque suicide bombing
A further 18 people sustained injuries in the blast.
# congregation
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.
# Hope
These heartbreaking images show the moment a starving boy was rescued in Nigeria
He was abandoned because his family thought he was a witch.
# Waterford
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.
# daily bread
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.
# Nnewi
Over 100 killed after gas plant explodes in Nigeria
The fire raged for hours.
# agony aunt
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.
# Ealing
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.
# Nigeria
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.
# Boko Haram
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.
# Au Pairs
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.
# Condemnation
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.’”
# bring back our girls
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.
# Nigeria
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.
# Courts
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.
# bringbackourgirls
Empire State Building to turn red and purple for #BringBackOurGirls campaign
One year on, the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are still missing
# no luck for goodluck
"Accidental" Nigerian president loses election fight to 72-year-old former military man
Muhammadu Buhari has won the country’s presidential elections.
# Boko Haram
Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations
Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.
# enrage the enemy
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”.
# bye emer
The Irish Navy's LÉ Emer is now in the Nigerian navy
We’ll miss ol’ Emer… or as she’s now known, NNS Prosperity.
# Nigeria
Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber
Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.
# Boko Haram
This map shows what Africa's deadliest terror group may be planning next
The group’s activities are shifting east and concentrating on border areas.
# Nigeria
Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: "I challenge you to attack me now"
Hundreds are feared to have been killed in the group’s latest attacks.
# Nigeria
These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram
The group is believed to have killed as many as 2,000 people in the last weeks.
# Nigeria
"It is corpses everywhere": Survivors of Boko Haram attacks describe the horror they've seen
The militant group is responsible for the deaths of around 2,000 people.
# Explainer
Explainer: What is Boko Haram and why can't Nigeria stop them?
The group killed over 2,000 people last week.
# Nigeria
Boko Haram use 10-year-old girl suicide bomber in attack outside market
Witnesses said the girl may not have known what exactly was strapped to her body under her hijab.
# Nigeria
'Thousands' feared killed in Boko Haram terror attack
An Amnesty International statement said there were reports the town of Baga was razed and that as many as 2,000 people were killed.
# Boko Haram
"I saw them kill my father, they slaughtered him like a ram"
Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 in their latest attacks.
# Nigeria
Boko Haram raze 16 towns, kill at least 100
The attack comes as President Goodluck Jonathan kicked off his campaign for re-election.
# Nigeria
Islamic extremists Boko Haram have seized 40 men and boys
The attack occurred in the northeast of Nigeria on New Year’s Eve