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#Nigeria

# nigeria - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria

Reports suggested that dozens of children were trapped inside the building.

# nigeria - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From The42 ‘We beat the British Army 37-0. A few weeks later we won against Germany and were European champions’ Throwback This post contains videos

‘We beat the British Army 37-0. A few weeks later we won against Germany and were European champions’

Goalkeeper Dean Delany reflects on winning the U18 European Championships in Cyprus and playing in the 1999 World Youth Cup in Nigeria under Brian Kerr.

# nigeria - Monday 3 December, 2018

'It's the real me': Nigerian president denies he was replaced by a lookalike

The rumours stem from the president’s ill health.

# nigeria - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Skin bleaching in Africa: Teens are using injectables as the trend sees worrying growth A Matter Of Complexion This post contains videos

Skin bleaching in Africa: Teens are using injectables as the trend sees worrying growth

For many Nigerians, it is seen as a “standard procedure”.

# nigeria - Friday 27 July, 2018

From The42 Wolves goalkeeper retires after year-long battle with leukemia One Carl Ikeme This post contains videos

Wolves goalkeeper retires after year-long battle with leukemia

Tributes have been made as 32-year-old Nigeria international Carl Ikeme is hanging up his boots following advice from doctors.

# nigeria - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From The42 'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash Emotional Toll

'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash

The Nigerian captain was told to call kidnappers hours before last Tuesday’s World Cup group D meeting kicked off.

# nigeria - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

From The42 Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win El Diez

Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win

The Argentina icon required treatment after his nation reached the last 16 at the World Cup.

# nigeria - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

From The42 As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup

Nigeria take on Argentina, with both sides’ World Cup hopes in the balance.

# nigeria - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The42 On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation Last Chance Saloon

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

# nigeria - Friday 22 June, 2018

From The42 Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open Super Eagles

Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open

Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa sent the Super Eagles into second place with an impressive brace against Iceland.

From The42 Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup Worldie This post contains videos

Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup

The forward’s 14th goal for his country is surely a goal of the competition contender.

# nigeria - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

From The42 'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup Clobber

'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup

Nigeria’s eye-catching kits have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament, but, sadly the same can’t be said of their football so far.

# nigeria - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D Top Of The Table

Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D

An own goal and a Luca Modric penalty handed Croatia all three points in Kaliningrad.

# nigeria - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From The42 Impressive England go 9 games unbeaten with World Cup warm-up win Review

Impressive England go 9 games unbeaten with World Cup warm-up win

Goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane saw the Three Lions earn a victory over Nigeria.

From The42 Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly Super Eagles This post contains videos

Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly

The Super Eagles are in action at Wembley this evening, with their new kit for the World Cup proving popular with supporters.

# nigeria - Monday 28 May, 2018

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship Miracle This post contains videos

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.

# nigeria - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed

110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.

# nigeria - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Nigeria struggles to contain spread of Lassa fever after 110 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 353 Lassa cases since 1 January.

# nigeria - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

# nigeria - Monday 22 January, 2018

Mother of sick child facing deportation 'turned to prostitution' to pay his medical bills, Supreme Court hears

The young boy (who suffers from sickle cell disease) and his mother have been subject to the order since 2011.

# nigeria - Friday 29 December, 2017

Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year

Children in Nigeria and the Chad Basin are being viewed with increasing paranoia at checkpoints as they are thought to be the carriers of explosives.

# nigeria - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'

Officially the title is ‘commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfilment’.

# nigeria - Friday 1 December, 2017

From The42 World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off Eastern Promise

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

From The42 Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia Road To Russia

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

# nigeria - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday

The Nigerian scored 95 goals during spells with Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers.

# nigeria - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'The roof was blown off': At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque

“It was when the prayers were on that he set off his explosives,” a police spokesperson said.

# nigeria - Friday 17 November, 2017

From The42 Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics Cool Runnings

Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics

They will compete at next year’s games in Pyeongchang after crowd-funding $150,000.

# nigeria - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# nigeria - Monday 8 May, 2017

Girls freed from Boko Haram will be cared for - Nigerian president

The president has promised to support their “education, health, security and general well-being”.

# nigeria - Sunday 7 May, 2017

82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released

They were exchanged for a number of Boko Haram fighters held by authorities in Nigeria.

# nigeria - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nigeria charges 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding

The men stand charged with “belonging to an unlawful society”.

# nigeria - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Nigerian anti-corruption agency, facing criticism for lack of action, finds $43 million sitting in empty flat

The agency has described the fund as “humongous”.

# nigeria - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)

Yahya Jammeh, who had until last night refused to accept his losing result in last month’s election, has led the west African nation since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago.

# nigeria - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

A military jet has mistakenly bombed a homeless camp in Nigeria

At least 52 people have been killed and another 120 injured.

# nigeria - Friday 23 December, 2016

People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic

The country’s inflation is running at 18.5%, driven by higher food prices partly caused by a ban on rice imports.

# nigeria - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Girls 'aged seven or eight' used as bombs in Nigerian market

“She headed toward the poultry sellers, and then detonated her explosives belt.”

160 killed after church roof collapsed onto worshippers

The church was still under construction when metal girders crashed and the corrugated iron roof caved in.

# nigeria - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria

It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.

# nigeria - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike

The army said that three other key figures were also killed.

# nigeria - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Boko Haram releases new video of abducted schoolgirls

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April 2014 provoked global outrage.

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