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# nigeria - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Seven jobseekers killed in Nigeria stadium stampede
# Abuja
# Abuja

Seven jobseekers killed in Nigeria stadium stampede

Mar 15th 2014, 12:22 PM 8,401 Views 13 Comments

Witnesses said that only one entrance at the 60,000 capacity Abuja stadium was open as the crush occurred.

# nigeria - Thursday 27 February, 2014

37 dead after militia launch three separate attacks
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

37 dead after militia launch three separate attacks

Feb 27th 2014, 9:30 PM 5,795 Views 18 Comments

The attack came the day after students were killed at a boardingg school in Yobe state.

# nigeria - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Students hacked to death and burned alive at their secondary school
# Islamic Militants
# Islamic Militants

Students hacked to death and burned alive at their secondary school

Feb 26th 2014, 11:19 AM 24,778 Views 104 Comments

Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at the school in Nigeria and shot and killed anyone who tried to escape.

# nigeria - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law

Feb 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,238 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.

# nigeria - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 79 Views 63 Comments

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.

# nigeria - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria
# Training
# Training

Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria

Nov 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 8,111 Views 23 Comments

The partnership deal is worth €3 million over three years.

# nigeria - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored

Nov 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 24 Views 14 Comments

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.

# nigeria - Thursday 7 November, 2013

NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist 'ahead of his time'
# Environment
# Environment

NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist 'ahead of his time'

Nov 7th 2013, 5:43 PM 5,575 Views 1 Comment

Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.

Amnesty: Shell made 'false claims' on oil spills
# Bodo Creek
# Bodo Creek

Amnesty: Shell made 'false claims' on oil spills

Nov 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,837 Views 9 Comments

Shell has said that it firmly rejects the report, and rejects claims that it exaggerated the impact of oil theft and sabotage.

# nigeria - Sunday 3 November, 2013

There was a partial solar eclipse in parts of the world today (pics, video)
# Eclipse
# Eclipse

There was a partial solar eclipse in parts of the world today (pics, video)

Nov 3rd 2013, 7:35 PM 16,809 Views 20 Comments

No sign of it here in Ireland unfortunately…

# nigeria - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast
# Pirates
# Pirates

Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast

Oct 24th 2013, 9:37 PM 11,086 Views 26 Comments

The US Navy and the Marine Corps had not yet received orders to intervene.

# nigeria - Friday 11 October, 2013

Previously lost Doctor Who episodes found in Nigeria
# BBC
# BBC

Previously lost Doctor Who episodes found in Nigeria

Oct 11th 2013, 8:25 PM 8,685 Views 28 Comments

The find brings the number of lost episodes of the cult sci-fi show down to 97.

# nigeria - Friday 19 July, 2013

British national kidnapped in Lagos
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

British national kidnapped in Lagos

Jul 19th 2013, 9:45 PM 7,993 Views 15 Comments

It is reported that the man was abducted while travelling into the city after landing at the airport.

# nigeria - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Nigeria to probe unprecedented 79-0, 67-0 scores
# Sounds Legit
From The42
# Sounds Legit

Nigeria to probe unprecedented 79-0, 67-0 scores

Jul 9th 2013, 7:58 PM 6,431 Views 9 Comments

Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine FC both needed convincing wins to earn promotions to the Nigeria Nationwide League.

# nigeria - Saturday 6 July, 2013

30 killed in vicious attack on school in northeast Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

30 killed in vicious attack on school in northeast Nigeria

Jul 6th 2013, 1:11 PM 7,274 Views 41 Comments

Some pupils were burned alive and others shot dead in the latest school attack blamed on a radical terror group Boko Haram.

# nigeria - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Tahiti concede 6 but get to show the world 'The Paddle'
# Confed Cup
From The42
# Confed Cup

Tahiti concede 6 but get to show the world 'The Paddle'

Jun 18th 2013, 11:02 AM 1,949 Views 0 Comments

The tournament underdogs scored once in a heavy defeat to Nigeria last night.

# nigeria - Friday 31 May, 2013

Gardaí appeal for information on Nigerian woman missing since 2010
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí appeal for information on Nigerian woman missing since 2010

May 31st 2013, 8:44 AM 8,666 Views 32 Comments

47-year-old Charity Ejoh went missing from Tipperary on 4 February that year.

# nigeria - Monday 22 April, 2013

'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles

Apr 22nd 2013, 1:52 PM 4,144 Views 18 Comments

Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.

# nigeria - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Taribo West 12 years older than he let on through career - reports
# Dob
From The42
# Dob

Taribo West 12 years older than he let on through career - reports

Apr 4th 2013, 11:55 AM 6,577 Views 11 Comments

We’ve all lied about our ages… but 12 years, Taribo?

# nigeria - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter

Mar 31st 2013, 2:35 PM 4,789 Views 52 Comments

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.

Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies

Mar 31st 2013, 12:00 PM 71 Views 30 Comments

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 - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll rises to 41
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll rises to 41

Mar 19th 2013, 9:20 PM 6,135 Views 3 Comments

The attack yesterday saw two suicide bombers ram their car into the bus station in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city.

# nigeria - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria

Feb 17th 2013, 5:40 PM 14,319 Views 0 Comments

A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.

# nigeria - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations

Feb 10th 2013, 9:49 PM 3,858 Views 0 Comments

NIgeria won the competition for the first time in 19 years this evening.

Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win
# AFCON
From The42
# AFCON

Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win

Feb 10th 2013, 11:03 AM 1,015 Views 0 Comments

The Stallions take on Nigeria in tonight’s African Cup of Nations final.

# nigeria - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations
# Recap
From The42
# Recap

Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations

Feb 9th 2013, 8:30 AM 1,463 Views 0 Comments

Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.

# nigeria - Sunday 3 February, 2013

VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON

Feb 3rd 2013, 5:36 PM 2,605 Views 0 Comments

Nigeria’s Sunday Mba ran from inside his own half to score the winner in the quarter-final.

# nigeria - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs
# Malaria
# Malaria

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

Oct 31st 2012, 6:45 AM 2,965 Views 4 Comments

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# nigeria - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 28th 2012, 10:30 AM 8,766 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# nigeria - Friday 19 October, 2012

Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO
# Ethnicity
# Ethnicity

Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO

Oct 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 17,582 Views 64 Comments

The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.

# nigeria - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Gang in police uniforms kills 21 people at Nigerian mosque
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Gang in police uniforms kills 21 people at Nigerian mosque

Oct 14th 2012, 5:08 PM 5,552 Views 18 Comments

The attack is thought to be the latest in a long and bloody conflict between Christian and Muslim mobs.

# nigeria - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre
# Massacre
# Massacre

Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre

Oct 3rd 2012, 5:47 PM 5,640 Views 8 Comments

Last week in Mubi, Nigeria’s military conducted a high-profile raid targeting an extremist group, killing a senior figure and arresting 156 suspected members.

# nigeria - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Suicide bomber at Nigeria church kills woman and child
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Suicide bomber at Nigeria church kills woman and child

Sep 23rd 2012, 4:16 PM 3,661 Views 13 Comments

The blast comes after a wave of targeted attacks at Catholic churches earlier this year.

# nigeria - Friday 21 September, 2012

Revenue seize €70,000 of cannabis in Drogheda
# Revenue
# Revenue

Revenue seize €70,000 of cannabis in Drogheda

Sep 21st 2012, 7:11 PM 4,943 Views 39 Comments

The seizure was a result of the controlled delivery of a package, originating in Nigeria, to a residential premises.

# nigeria - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Mikel shuts Twitter account after racist abuse (updated)
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Mikel shuts Twitter account after racist abuse (updated)

Sep 20th 2012, 10:28 PM 13,428 Views 36 Comments

Meanwhile, there were also allegations of racism following tonight’s game between Tottenham and Lazio.

# nigeria - Monday 10 September, 2012

Al Qaeda's second-in-command in Yemen killed says country's military
# Yemen
# Yemen

Al Qaeda's second-in-command in Yemen killed says country's military

Sep 10th 2012, 8:36 PM 3,746 Views 21 Comments

Saeed al-Shehri, the second man in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in an operation by armed Yemeni forces according to the country’s defence ministry.

# nigeria - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Body of Irishman shot dead in Nigeria to be repatriated next week
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Body of Irishman shot dead in Nigeria to be repatriated next week

Aug 25th 2012, 10:52 AM 5,755 Views 4 Comments

Robert Gray was shot dead in the east of the country on Thursday. He was originally from Westport in Co Mayo.

# nigeria - Friday 24 August, 2012

Irish man shot dead in Nigeria ambush
# RIP
# RIP

Irish man shot dead in Nigeria ambush

Aug 24th 2012, 9:44 PM 14,491 Views 52 Comments

The engineer in his forties was working for an Irish company in the south east of Nigeria.

# nigeria - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio
# POLIO
# POLIO

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Jul 4th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,338 Views 5 Comments

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

# nigeria - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,336 Views 12 Comments

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.