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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Nigeria

All time
# Boko Haram
Nigeria "failed to act" on warnings over Boko Haram kidnappings
Amnesty International says that security forces knew about the attack four hours before it happened.
# Nigeria
Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address
The UN Security Council has condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls, abducted by Boko Haram three weeks ago.
# Boko Haram
Dublin rally to 'bring back our girls' missing in Nigeria
The protest is to raise awareness about the missing 220 students taken from a school in Chibok.
# Boko Haram
US offers help as UNICEF condemns Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings
John Kerry made a phone call today to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, just hours after it was revealed that eight more girls had been taken.
# Nigeria
'I will sell them in the market' - Boko Haram leader admits to abducting 223 schoolgirls
There are fears some of the girls were sold as brides for as little as $12.
# bring back our girls
Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls reportedly sold into marriages
Around 220 schoolgirls are still missing after being abducted by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
# Boko Haram
234 girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Nigeria
The girls are all missing from a school that was attacked by Boko Haram last week.
# Boko Haram
Death toll in Nigeria bus station bombs rises to 71
President Goodluck Jonathan is on his way to the scene, where a further 124 commuters were injured.
# Ibadan
Rotting bodies and skeletons found in Nigerian ‘House of Horror’
Police also rescued several severely malnourished people found wandering nearby. It’s reported that others were found alive, shackled inside.
# Nigeria
Nigerian police free pregnant teens in 'baby factory' raid
The teenagers and young women were found in a house that was stormed in the Akute district.
# attacks
Shot, burnt and 'hacked with machetes': Over 100 killed in three Nigerian villages
Around 20 assailants with guns and machetes stormed the villages in central Nigeria, local officials say.
# Abuja
Seven jobseekers killed in Nigeria stadium stampede
Witnesses said that only one entrance at the 60,000 capacity Abuja stadium was open as the crush occurred.
# Boko Haram
37 dead after militia launch three separate attacks
The attack came the day after students were killed at a boardingg school in Yobe state.
# Islamic militants
Students hacked to death and burned alive at their secondary school
Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at the school in Nigeria and shot and killed anyone who tried to escape.
# LGBT Rights
Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law
The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.
Voices
Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.
# Training
Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria
The partnership deal is worth €3 million over three years.
Voices
Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored
People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.
# Environment
NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist 'ahead of his time'
Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.
# bodo creek
Amnesty: Shell made 'false claims' on oil spills
Shell has said that it firmly rejects the report, and rejects claims that it exaggerated the impact of oil theft and sabotage.
# eclipse
There was a partial solar eclipse in parts of the world today (pics, video)
No sign of it here in Ireland unfortunately…
# Pirates
Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast
The US Navy and the Marine Corps had not yet received orders to intervene.
# BBC
Previously lost Doctor Who episodes found in Nigeria
The find brings the number of lost episodes of the cult sci-fi show down to 97.
# Nigeria
British national kidnapped in Lagos
It is reported that the man was abducted while travelling into the city after landing at the airport.
# sounds legit
Nigeria to probe unprecedented 79-0, 67-0 scores
Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine FC both needed convincing wins to earn promotions to the Nigeria Nationwide League.
# Nigeria
30 killed in vicious attack on school in northeast Nigeria
Some pupils were burned alive and others shot dead in the latest school attack blamed on a radical terror group Boko Haram.
# confed cup
Tahiti concede 6 but get to show the world 'The Paddle'
The tournament underdogs scored once in a heavy defeat to Nigeria last night.
# Missing
Gardaí appeal for information on Nigerian woman missing since 2010
47-year-old Charity Ejoh went missing from Tipperary on 4 February that year.
# Nigeria
'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles
Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.
# dob
Taribo West 12 years older than he let on through career - reports
We’ve all lied about our ages… but 12 years, Taribo?
# pope francis
Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter
In his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for Syria, the Korean peninsula and issued an appeal for hostages held by militants in Nigeria.
Voices
Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies
Irish people are now spending more on chocolate per head of population than any other country in the world, but what do we know about where the chocolate we eat comes from, asks Jim Clarken.
# Nigeria
Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll rises to 41
The attack yesterday saw two suicide bombers ram their car into the bus station in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city.
# Nigeria
Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria
A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.
# Take a Bow
Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations
NIgeria won the competition for the first time in 19 years this evening.
# AFCON
Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win
The Stallions take on Nigeria in tonight’s African Cup of Nations final.
# Recap
Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations
Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.