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# Nigeria

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Details of hostages' last days emerge amid UK and Italian diplomatic row
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.
Kidnapped engineers killed during failed rescue attempt in Nigeria
David Cameron has confirmed the deaths of the Briton and Italian who were kidnapped in May while working on a construction project.
Fatal gas fire off Nigerian coast extinguishes after 46 days
The fire killed two people and destroyed a Chevron rig before it extinguished by itself.
Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.
A quarter of the world's children do not have enough to eat - report
A major survey carried out by the charity Save the Children has highlighted the problem of child malnutrition.
Insurgents kill 180 in attacks that rocked Nigerian city
Islamists from the Boko Haram group mounted a deadly series of bomb attacks and shooting sprees across Kano.
Seven killed as Kano rocked by explosions and gunfire
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.
Ennis is not a racist town - Mayor
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.
Abortion and other Western policies threaten future of humanity - Pope
The pope’s veiled references to gay marriage were also taken as his strongest condemnation of same-sex unions to date.
Radical sect kill a further 6 people in northeast Nigeria
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.
20 killed in Nigeria anti-Christian attacks
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.
Column: ‘People have thrown eggs at me, but Ireland is my home’
Timi Martins moved to Ireland from Nigeria as a teenager in 1996. He told about Irish attitudes and his experiences – both good and bad.
State of Emergency declared in Nigeria
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.
Fear of further church violence after attacks kill 39 in Nigeria
A series of bombings yesterday targeted Christmas Day church services and Nigeria’s military.
Bomb strikes Nigerian church during Christmas service
Local officials could not confirm how many people were injured, but said there were not enough ambulances to convey the wounded to hospital.
WATCH: The footballing genius of Jay Jay Okocha
It’s Friday, so here’s a video you’ll enjoy, featuring one of the greatest Nigerian footballers ever.
Nigeria Senate votes to ban gay marriage
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.
67 dead in Nigeria as suicide bombers, gunmen attack
Suspicion for the attack has fallen on a radical Muslim sect which bombed the UN headquarters in Nigeria last August.
A tribute to Rob Earnshaw: five of the worst misses of all-time
Robert Earnshaw whiffed an absolute sitter against England last night, but he doesn’t even come close to cracking our countdown.
Nigeria says man with al-Qaeda links masterminded UN bomb attack
Twenty-three people were killed in the attack on the UN’s headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja last week.
Video: Explosion strikes UN building in Nigeria, killing 16
One eyewitness says he saw ‘many dead’ after an explosion at the United Nation’s main Nigerian offices at Abuja.
Most victims of sex trafficking are African, says support group
Ruhama’s annual report shows that the majority of women they help who were trafficked into Ireland and forced into the sex trade are African.
Chelsea star's father found alive by police
Michael Obi, father of Mikel John Obi, was released by his abductors today.
Mikel family receive ransom demand
The family of Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi have reportedly received a ransom demand for the release of the player’s father.
Mikel John Obi's father victim of kidnapping
It has emerged that the father of Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi is being held by kidnappers in his native Nigeria. The footballer has yet to receive a ransom demand.
Bus kills 14 in Nigeria after robbers forced them to lie on road
The passengers, who had been ordered off another vehicle, were run over by the bus which then drove off.
Nigerian family deported after long-running legal appeal
Pamela Izevbekhai and her daughters are deported after six years of appeals. How much has it cost Ireland?
Beer garden bomb attack kills 25 in Nigeria
Islamist militants have been blamed for the attack, the latest in a series of deadly bombings.
Nigeria blast kills 15 people hours after inauguration
A bomb tore through a military barracks in the north of the country killing 15 people – just hours after the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja.
Meet the man with 107 wives, 185 children and a family of 5,000
Bello Maasaba, from Nigeria, has married more than 100 times – although divorce and death have left him with just 86 spouses remaining.
50 killed in central Nigerian post-election rioting
As Christian southerner Goodluck Jonathan accepts victory, supporters clash with those of Muslim challenger Muhammadu Buhari.
The 9 at 9: Wednesday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Viable explosives sent to Neil Lennon, a Chinese man watches helpless as his girlfriend is murdered 11,000 miles away, and Cardinal Brady is off to the royal wedding.
Jonathan appeals for calm after being declared Nigerian winner
Re-elected president Goodluck Jonathan asks citizens to find common ground, after riots break out over his victory.
Riots break out in Nigeria over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan's likely election success
Opposition supporters in the north reportedly firing guns and setting fire to houses after early results suggest Jonathan will top the polls.