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# 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 5,557 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 5,647 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 3,665 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 4,946 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 13,432 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 3,747 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 5,769 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 14,497 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 1,344 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 2,338 Views 12 Comments

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

# nigeria - Monday 11 June, 2012

Boko Haram attacks on two churches in Nigeria kill at least seven
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Boko Haram attacks on two churches in Nigeria kill at least seven

Jun 11th 2012, 12:18 PM 567 Views 0 Comments

A suicide bomber and a gunman attacked churches in the cities of Jos and Biu.

# nigeria - Monday 4 June, 2012

Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash
# Days Of Mourning
# Days Of Mourning

Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash

Jun 4th 2012, 9:50 AM 3,647 Views 7 Comments

The airliner crashed into a densely-populated area of Lagos yesterday.

# nigeria - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Over 150 feared dead after plane crashes into building in Nigerian city
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Over 150 feared dead after plane crashes into building in Nigerian city

Jun 3rd 2012, 6:39 PM 4,636 Views 8 Comments

The plane crashed into a two-storey building in Africa’s largest city. Residents said the plane had been coming in low and making a loud noise before it crashed.

# nigeria - Thursday 31 May, 2012

German engineer kidnapped in Nigeria killed
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

German engineer kidnapped in Nigeria killed

May 31st 2012, 5:00 PM 3,844 Views 3 Comments

Reports of the killing say it’s unclear if the hostage was killed before or during a failed rescue attempt.

# nigeria - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Almost 800 doctors fired in Lagos over pay dispute
# Lagos
# Lagos

Almost 800 doctors fired in Lagos over pay dispute

May 8th 2012, 2:08 PM 2,555 Views 6 Comments

Doctors went on indefinite strike last month over the implementation of a pay raise agreed in late 2010.

# nigeria - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Nigerian football mourns the loss of World Cup '94 star Rashidi Yekini
# Super Eagle
From The42
# Super Eagle

Nigerian football mourns the loss of World Cup '94 star Rashidi Yekini

May 5th 2012, 5:23 PM 1,929 Views 2 Comments

The Super Eagles striker will be remembered fondly for his goal celebrations after scoring against Bulgaria in the tournament.

# nigeria - Monday 30 April, 2012

10 killed in suicide blast in northeast Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

10 killed in suicide blast in northeast Nigeria

Apr 30th 2012, 8:15 PM 1,265 Views 0 Comments

A suicide bomber drove into a convoy carrying a top police official in northeast Nigeria todayy, detonating his explosives and killing at least 10 people.

# nigeria - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Ahern's profile removed from public speaking agencies' websites
# Bertie
# Bertie

Ahern's profile removed from public speaking agencies' websites

Apr 10th 2012, 10:24 AM 5,117 Views 30 Comments

A spokesman for one public speaking agency said it had been advised to remove the former Taoiseach’s profile.

# nigeria - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Shatter confirms investigation into slashing of Garda on deportation flight
# Attack
# Attack

Shatter confirms investigation into slashing of Garda on deportation flight

Apr 1st 2012, 1:36 PM 6,399 Views 38 Comments

The government has for the first time confirmed the details of an incident on board a repatriation flight from Madrid to Nigeria last month.

# nigeria - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

After resignation from FF, Ahern is keynote speaker at Nigerian conference
# Bertie In Nigeria
# Bertie In Nigeria

After resignation from FF, Ahern is keynote speaker at Nigerian conference

Mar 27th 2012, 8:25 AM 4,796 Views 53 Comments

Bertie Ahern spoke at the Ogun State Investors’ Forum in south-western Nigeria yesterday, it has emerged.

# nigeria - Friday 16 March, 2012

Gardaí are 'not getting protection they need' - Calleary
# Attack
# Attack

Gardaí are 'not getting protection they need' - Calleary

Mar 16th 2012, 6:54 PM 3,344 Views 34 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD has raised a number of concerns after it emerged that a garda was attacked and slashed with a sharp object aboard a repatriation flight last week.

Garda slashed by detainee on deportation flight
# Attack
# Attack

Garda slashed by detainee on deportation flight

Mar 16th 2012, 6:00 AM 11,331 Views 77 Comments

Representatives of rank-and-file gardaí have accused managers of “reckless endangerment”, saying there were not enough officers on the aircraft.

# nigeria - Friday 9 March, 2012

Details of hostages' last days emerge amid UK and Italian diplomatic row
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Details of hostages' last days emerge amid UK and Italian diplomatic row

Mar 9th 2012, 10:20 PM 3,707 Views 18 Comments

Briton Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara died in a botched rescue attempt in north-western Nigeria yesterday. Italy’s president accused Britain of an “inexplicable” failure to consult with Italy over the mission.

# nigeria - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Kidnapped engineers killed during failed rescue attempt in Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Kidnapped engineers killed during failed rescue attempt in Nigeria

Mar 8th 2012, 6:58 PM 3,606 Views 6 Comments

David Cameron has confirmed the deaths of the Briton and Italian who were kidnapped in May while working on a construction project.

# nigeria - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Fatal gas fire off Nigerian coast extinguishes after 46 days
# Gas Fire
# Gas Fire

Fatal gas fire off Nigerian coast extinguishes after 46 days

Mar 6th 2012, 10:17 AM 828 Views 0 Comments

The fire killed two people and destroyed a Chevron rig before it extinguished by itself.

# nigeria - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
# Food Crisis
# Food Crisis

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Feb 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 1,672 Views 27 Comments

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# nigeria - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

A quarter of the world's children do not have enough to eat - report
# Save The Children
# Save The Children

A quarter of the world's children do not have enough to eat - report

Feb 15th 2012, 3:14 PM 1,780 Views 26 Comments

A major survey carried out by the charity Save the Children has highlighted the problem of child malnutrition.

# nigeria - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Insurgents kill 180 in attacks that rocked Nigerian city
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Insurgents kill 180 in attacks that rocked Nigerian city

Jan 22nd 2012, 1:18 PM 1,243 Views 16 Comments

Islamists from the Boko Haram group mounted a deadly series of bomb attacks and shooting sprees across Kano.

# nigeria - Friday 20 January, 2012

Seven killed as Kano rocked by explosions and gunfire
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Seven killed as Kano rocked by explosions and gunfire

Jan 20th 2012, 9:08 PM 1,959 Views 7 Comments

Several are feared dead as panic descends on the largest city in Nigeria. Radical Islamist sect Boko Haram have claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

# nigeria - Sunday 15 January, 2012

# nigeria - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Ennis is not a racist town - Mayor
# Racism
# Racism

Ennis is not a racist town - Mayor

Jan 12th 2012, 1:59 PM 4,982 Views 26 Comments

Mayor Michael Guilfoyle defended the Clare town after a man was jailed for 9 months for a racist attack on a taxi driver in the town.

# nigeria - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Abortion and other Western policies threaten future of humanity - Pope
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Abortion and other Western policies threaten future of humanity - Pope

Jan 10th 2012, 9:51 AM 2,594 Views 125 Comments

The pope’s veiled references to gay marriage were also taken as his strongest condemnation of same-sex unions to date.

# nigeria - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Radical sect kill a further 6 people in northeast Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Radical sect kill a further 6 people in northeast Nigeria

Jan 8th 2012, 8:41 PM 2,736 Views 38 Comments

At least 52 people have been killed in recent days by the extremist Boko Haram sect – which has started specifically targeting Christians in northeastern Nigeria.

# nigeria - Saturday 7 January, 2012

20 killed in Nigeria anti-Christian attacks
# Nigeria Attacks
# Nigeria Attacks

20 killed in Nigeria anti-Christian attacks

Jan 7th 2012, 12:50 PM 1,813 Views 26 Comments

An extremist Muslim sect has claimed responsibility for the killings of at least 20 people who had gathered for a meeting of a Christian ethnic group.

# nigeria - Friday 6 January, 2012

Column: ‘People have thrown eggs at me, but Ireland is my home’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘People have thrown eggs at me, but Ireland is my home’

Jan 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 662 Views 86 Comments

Timi Martins moved to Ireland from Nigeria as a teenager in 1996. He told TheJournal.ie about Irish attitudes and his experiences – both good and bad.

# nigeria - Saturday 31 December, 2011

State of Emergency declared in Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

State of Emergency declared in Nigeria

Dec 31st 2011, 5:32 PM 3,481 Views 14 Comments

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, declared a state of emergency in certain areas of the country following an attack that left 39 dead on Christmas Day.

# nigeria - Monday 26 December, 2011

Fear of further church violence after attacks kill 39 in Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Fear of further church violence after attacks kill 39 in Nigeria

Dec 26th 2011, 10:43 AM 1,080 Views 5 Comments

A series of bombings yesterday targeted Christmas Day church services and Nigeria’s military.

# nigeria - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Bomb strikes Nigerian church during Christmas service
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Bomb strikes Nigerian church during Christmas service

Dec 25th 2011, 10:13 AM 1,987 Views 21 Comments

Local officials could not confirm how many people were injured, but said there were not enough ambulances to convey the wounded to hospital.

# nigeria - Friday 16 December, 2011

WATCH: The footballing genius of Jay Jay Okocha
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

WATCH: The footballing genius of Jay Jay Okocha

Dec 16th 2011, 8:30 PM 3,081 Views 5 Comments

It’s Friday, so here’s a video you’ll enjoy, featuring one of the greatest Nigerian footballers ever.