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# 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 14,493 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 1,340 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.

# 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 566 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 3,644 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 4,635 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 3,826 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 2,531 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 1,902 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 5,115 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 6,397 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 4,795 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 3,339 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 11,323 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 3,705 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 3,605 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 824 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 1,662 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 1,777 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 1,241 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 1,953 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 4,956 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 2,593 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 2,735 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 1,812 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 651 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 3,470 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 1,079 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 1,986 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 3,078 Views 5 Comments

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

# nigeria - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Nigeria Senate votes to ban gay marriage
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Nigeria Senate votes to ban gay marriage

Nov 29th 2011, 1:17 PM 2,083 Views 34 Comments

People found to be breaking the law will face prison sentences of up to 14 years under the new bill, which has been sent to the country’s president for approval.

# nigeria - Sunday 6 November, 2011

# nigeria - Saturday 5 November, 2011

67 dead in Nigeria as suicide bombers, gunmen attack
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

67 dead in Nigeria as suicide bombers, gunmen attack

Nov 5th 2011, 2:23 PM 318 Views 4 Comments

Suspicion for the attack has fallen on a radical Muslim sect which bombed the UN headquarters in Nigeria last August.

# nigeria - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

A tribute to Rob Earnshaw: five of the worst misses of all-time
# Fail
From The42
# Fail

A tribute to Rob Earnshaw: five of the worst misses of all-time

Sep 7th 2011, 12:41 PM 837 Views 3 Comments

Robert Earnshaw whiffed an absolute sitter against England last night, but he doesn’t even come close to cracking our countdown.

# nigeria - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Nigeria says man with al-Qaeda links masterminded UN bomb attack
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Nigeria says man with al-Qaeda links masterminded UN bomb attack

Aug 31st 2011, 9:12 PM 100 Views 2 Comments

Twenty-three people were killed in the attack on the UN’s headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja last week.

# nigeria - Friday 26 August, 2011

Video: Explosion strikes UN building in Nigeria, killing 16
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Video: Explosion strikes UN building in Nigeria, killing 16

Aug 26th 2011, 3:55 PM 300 Views 6 Comments

One eyewitness says he saw ‘many dead’ after an explosion at the United Nation’s main Nigerian offices at Abuja.