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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Nigeria

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British national kidnapped in Lagos
It is reported that the man was abducted while travelling into the city after landing at the airport.
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.
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.
Tahiti concede 6 but get to show the world 'The Paddle'
The tournament underdogs scored once in a heavy defeat to Nigeria last night.
Gardaí appeal for information on Nigerian woman missing since 2010
47-year-old Charity Ejoh went missing from Tipperary on 4 February that year.
'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.
Taribo West 12 years older than he let on through career - reports
We’ve all lied about our ages… but 12 years, Taribo?
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.
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.
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.
Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria
A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.
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.
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.
Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations
Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.
VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON
Nigeria’s Sunday Mba ran from inside his own half to score the winner in the quarter-final.
'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs
The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO
The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.
Gang in police uniforms kills 21 people at Nigerian mosque
The attack is thought to be the latest in a long and bloody conflict between Christian and Muslim mobs.
Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre
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.
Suicide bomber at Nigeria church kills woman and child
The blast comes after a wave of targeted attacks at Catholic churches earlier this year.
Revenue seize €70,000 of cannabis in Drogheda
The seizure was a result of the controlled delivery of a package, originating in Nigeria, to a residential premises.
Mikel shuts Twitter account after racist abuse (updated)
Meanwhile, there were also allegations of racism following tonight’s game between Tottenham and Lazio.
Al Qaeda's second-in-command in Yemen killed says country's military
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.
Body of Irishman shot dead in Nigeria to be repatriated next week
Robert Gray was shot dead in the east of the country on Thursday. He was originally from Westport in Co Mayo.
Irish man shot dead in Nigeria ambush
The engineer in his forties was working for an Irish company in the south east of Nigeria.
Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio
Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.
Boko Haram attacks on two churches in Nigeria kill at least seven
A suicide bomber and a gunman attacked churches in the cities of Jos and Biu.
Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash
The airliner crashed into a densely-populated area of Lagos yesterday.
Over 150 feared dead after plane crashes into building in Nigerian city
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.
German engineer kidnapped in Nigeria killed
Reports of the killing say it’s unclear if the hostage was killed before or during a failed rescue attempt.
Almost 800 doctors fired in Lagos over pay dispute
Doctors went on indefinite strike last month over the implementation of a pay raise agreed in late 2010.
Nigerian football mourns the loss of World Cup '94 star Rashidi Yekini
The Super Eagles striker will be remembered fondly for his goal celebrations after scoring against Bulgaria in the tournament.
10 killed in suicide blast in northeast Nigeria
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.
Ahern's profile removed from public speaking agencies' websites
A spokesman for one public speaking agency said it had been advised to remove the former Taoiseach’s profile.
Shatter confirms investigation into slashing of Garda on deportation flight
The government has for the first time confirmed the details of an incident on board a repatriation flight from Madrid to Nigeria last month.
After resignation from FF, Ahern is keynote speaker at Nigerian conference
Bertie Ahern spoke at the Ogun State Investors’ Forum in south-western Nigeria yesterday, it has emerged.
Gardaí are 'not getting protection they need' - Calleary
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
Representatives of rank-and-file gardaí have accused managers of “reckless endangerment”, saying there were not enough officers on the aircraft.