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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Nigeria

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Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April
Eyewitnesses say the women were forced into vehicles at gunpoint.
Nigerian authorities 'furious' parents of four girls failed to say children had safely returned
Authorities have revised down number of girls kidnapped. There are 219 girls still missing.
Nigeria keeper somehow throws the ball into his own net against Scotland
Way to catch the ball.
Nigeria says it's located missing schoolgirls, but won't use force to rescue them
“The good news for the girls is that we know where they are but we cannot tell you,” the country’s top military official told reporters.
US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel
China has also offered its assistance, while the United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram
Column: With a positive attitude and determination to succeed, the sky is the limit
Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this weekend. Here, entrepreneur Timi Martins talks about being an entrepreneur in Ireland.
"Cruel and evil" twin car bomb attack kills 46 in Nigeria
The incident could stoke fears about security in the country.
Column: 'Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent'
Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this week. Here, writer and broadcaster Carol Azams writes about her life in Ireland.
Countries 'declare war' on Boko Haram over abducted girls
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met his counterparts from neighbouring countries to approve an action plan today.
Boko Haram kill one Chinese worker and kidnap 10 others in Cameroon
The militants stormed an encampment used by Chinese road workers last night.
Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram
Meanwhile, a regional governor has said that all of the girls shown in a video release by the militant group had been identified as students in the school attacked last month.
US flying 'manned missions' in search of abducted Nigeria girls
The Lagos Government dismissed a prisoner-swap offer from the Boko Haram kidnappers.
David Cameron told to "shut up" on telly, then ripped to shreds on Twitter
The British PM appeared on the Andrew Marr show this morning and spoke about the Nigerian kidnappings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls reportedly sold into marriages
Around 220 schoolgirls are still missing after being abducted by Islamic extremist group 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
37 dead after militia launch three separate attacks
The attack came the day after students were killed at a boardingg school in Yobe state.
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.
Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law
The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.
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.
Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria
The partnership deal is worth €3 million over three years.
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.
NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist 'ahead of his time'
Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.
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.
There was a partial solar eclipse in parts of the world today (pics, video)
No sign of it here in Ireland unfortunately…
Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast
The US Navy and the Marine Corps had not yet received orders to intervene.
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.