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# nigeria - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Napoli under investigation over suspected transfer fraud in deal for Nigerian striker
# Probe
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# Probe

Napoli under investigation over suspected transfer fraud in deal for Nigerian striker

Tue 4:45 PM 6,929 Views 3 Comments

Victor Osimhen joined the Serie A side from Lille in 2020.

# nigeria - Monday 13 June, 2022

Napoli forward scores four goals as Nigeria earn AFCON record in 10-0 win
# Emphatic
From The42
# Emphatic

Napoli forward scores four goals as Nigeria earn AFCON record in 10-0 win

Jun 13th 2022, 10:42 PM 6,675 Views 2 Comments

Nigeria crushed Sao Tome e Principe in Morocco on Monday.

# nigeria - Monday 6 June, 2022

Nigerian forces hunt gunmen who killed 50 at church
# Unrest
# Unrest

Nigerian forces hunt gunmen who killed 50 at church

Jun 6th 2022, 8:43 PM 21,297 Views 9 Comments

No-one has claimed responsibility for the killings.

# nigeria - Sunday 5 June, 2022

Gunmen kill 'many' worshippers at a church in southwest Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Gunmen kill 'many' worshippers at a church in southwest Nigeria

Jun 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 17,741 Views 5 Comments

No group claimed responsibility for the attack in the southwest state of Ondo.

# nigeria - Saturday 28 May, 2022

More than 30 die in stampede at Nigeria church food event
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

More than 30 die in stampede at Nigeria church food event

May 28th 2022, 8:02 PM 24,521 Views 10 Comments

A church organisation was offering food and gifts for the impoverished at the Port Harcourt Polo Club when a “mammoth” crowd got out of control.

# nigeria - Sunday 24 April, 2022

At least 80 killed by explosion at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

At least 80 killed by explosion at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria

Apr 24th 2022, 12:57 PM 14,583 Views 10 Comments

Some of the bodies recovered were ‘burnt beyond recognition’.

# nigeria - Friday 25 March, 2022

Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon
# Qualifiers
From The42
# Qualifiers

Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon

Mar 25th 2022, 10:27 PM 3,673 Views 0 Comments

The eagerly awaited clash was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final last month.

# nigeria - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Iheanacho hits winner against Salah's Egypt as Nigeria move past troubled AFCON build-up
# Off The Mark
From The42
# Off The Mark

Iheanacho hits winner against Salah's Egypt as Nigeria move past troubled AFCON build-up

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 10:33 PM 5,307 Views 0 Comments

Guinea-Bissau couldn’t capitalise on Egypt’s defeat despite their best efforts against Sudan.

# nigeria - Sunday 9 January, 2022

At least 200 people killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria
# Zamfara
# Zamfara

At least 200 people killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria

Jan 9th 2022, 11:53 AM 14,313 Views 1 Comment

A government spokesperson said thousands of people have been displaced following the attacks.

# nigeria - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger
# Conflict
From The42
# Conflict

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:33 PM 6,795 Views 1 Comment

Nigeria previously suggested Watford were ‘baring fangs’ when the club objected to Emmanuel Dennis being named in their squad.

# nigeria - Monday 29 November, 2021

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria
# Covax
# Covax

Ireland donates 500,000 Covid-19 Janssen vaccines to Nigeria

Nov 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 24,475 Views 34 Comments

The vaccination rate in Nigeria is currently below 2%.

# nigeria - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'I spoke to him before the game' - One Lagos-born Irish youngster is aiming to follow in the footsteps of another
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

'I spoke to him before the game' - One Lagos-born Irish youngster is aiming to follow in the footsteps of another

Nov 16th 2021, 1:00 PM 35,875 Views 6 Comments

Joshua Kayode on being inspired by Chiedozie Ogbene.

# nigeria - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
# Global Game
From The42
# Global Game

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'

Jul 20th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,261 Views 2 Comments

Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.

# nigeria - Monday 5 July, 2021

Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria

Jul 5th 2021, 3:45 PM 10,313 Views 5 Comments

The abduction is the latest in a series of similar incidents across northwest and central Nigeria.

# nigeria - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
# Banned
# Banned

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules

Jun 5th 2021, 6:46 PM 20,224 Views 19 Comments

The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.

# nigeria - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
# Abducted
# Abducted

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels

Mar 13th 2021, 11:49 AM 9,929 Views 10 Comments

Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.

# nigeria - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor
# Zamfara
# Zamfara

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:55 AM 7,240 Views 1 Comment

Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months

# nigeria - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days
# Returned
# Returned

Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days

Updated Feb 27th 2021, 1:30 PM 17,329 Views 1 Comment

42 people, including 27 children, have been freed.

# nigeria - Friday 26 February, 2021

Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria
# Mass Kidnapping
# Mass Kidnapping

Hundreds unaccounted for after new abduction at school in Nigeria

Feb 26th 2021, 1:27 PM 16,739 Views 13 Comments

Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years.

# nigeria - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Rescue operation ordered after criminal gang kidnaps hundreds of students from school in Nigeria
# School Abductions
# School Abductions

Rescue operation ordered after criminal gang kidnaps hundreds of students from school in Nigeria

Feb 17th 2021, 11:40 AM 16,454 Views 8 Comments

The incident happened yesterday in the town of Kagara.

# nigeria - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Over 300 schoolboys abducted in Nigeria have been released - official
# Kankara
# Kankara

Over 300 schoolboys abducted in Nigeria have been released - official

Dec 17th 2020, 9:47 PM 15,970 Views 6 Comments

It’s unclear whether the kidnappers are still holding some students captive.

# nigeria - Monday 16 November, 2020

Former Nigeria and Serie A player escapes from suspected armed kidnappers
# Lucky
From The42
# Lucky

Former Nigeria and Serie A player escapes from suspected armed kidnappers

Nov 16th 2020, 3:06 PM 9,633 Views 1 Comment

Christian Obodo says two men forced themselves into his car and pushed his girlfriend out.

# nigeria - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
# Lagos
# Lagos

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Oct 24th 2020, 8:30 AM 17,284 Views 36 Comments

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

Nigeria’s president blames ‘hooliganism’ for deaths of civilians
# Muhammadu Buhari
# Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president blames ‘hooliganism’ for deaths of civilians

Oct 24th 2020, 7:55 AM 15,170 Views 5 Comments

An official toll says 51 civilians, 11 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed during unrest linked to protests about police abuse.

# nigeria - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Nigeria’s president addresses nation on unrest but doesn't mention protesters’ deaths
# Lagos
# Lagos

Nigeria’s president addresses nation on unrest but doesn't mention protesters’ deaths

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 10:21 PM 30,391 Views 7 Comments

Nigeria has been gripped by protests against police brutality.

# nigeria - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?
# End Sars
# End Sars

Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?

Oct 21st 2020, 1:32 PM 56,899 Views 8 Comments

Several people have been killed by security forces amid ongoing protests against police brutality.

Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations
# Lagos
# Lagos

Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations

Oct 21st 2020, 7:35 AM 16,539 Views 8 Comments

Defiant protesters at the scene had sung the national anthem and pledged to remain out on the streets despite the stay-at-home order.

# nigeria - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader
# Frozen Assets
# Frozen Assets

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

Aug 13th 2020, 8:22 PM 37,238 Views 40 Comments

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

# nigeria - Monday 25 November, 2019

Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement
# Remittances
# Remittances

Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement

Nov 25th 2019, 12:17 PM 15,029 Views 51 Comments

The Galway West TD singled out Nigeria while raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.

# nigeria - Thursday 14 November, 2019

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable

Nov 14th 2019, 3:15 PM 28,364 Views 55 Comments

There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.

# nigeria - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years

Nov 13th 2019, 6:16 PM 73,038 Views 158 Comments

The claim was made by independent TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil yesterday.

# nigeria - Friday 27 September, 2019

Hundreds of  boys and men freed from 'torture house' in Nigeria
# Kaduna
# Kaduna

Hundreds of boys and men freed from 'torture house' in Nigeria

Sep 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 31,654 Views 31 Comments

Victims at the facility were found padlocked to car hubcaps and had their hands and feet chained.

# nigeria - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Man City's Mahrez hits late winner to send Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Man City's Mahrez hits late winner to send Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

Jul 14th 2019, 10:16 PM 5,662 Views 1 Comment

Senegal await in the decider which will take place on Friday.

# nigeria - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Holders crash out as Arsenal star Iwobi grabs winner to send Nigeria through
# AFCON
From The42
# AFCON

Holders crash out as Arsenal star Iwobi grabs winner to send Nigeria through

Jul 6th 2019, 9:27 PM 8,305 Views 0 Comments

Nigeria beat holders Cameroon 3-2 in Saturday’s thrilling Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie.

# nigeria - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Ranked 108th in the world, Madagascar stun Nigeria to seal Africa Cup of Nations progress
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Ranked 108th in the world, Madagascar stun Nigeria to seal Africa Cup of Nations progress

Jun 30th 2019, 9:16 PM 8,147 Views 7 Comments

Unbeaten Madagascar defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 to top Group B on Sunday.

# nigeria - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Ruthless Norway make Nigeria pay for first-half errors
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Ruthless Norway make Nigeria pay for first-half errors

Jun 8th 2019, 10:46 PM 6,878 Views 0 Comments

Norway join hosts France at the top of Group A.

# nigeria - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 13th 2019, 10:33 PM 8,392 Views 12 Comments

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

# nigeria - Sunday 23 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 23rd 2018, 9:00 AM 26,776 Views 4 Comments

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
# Buhari
# Buhari

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 10:09 AM 14,134 Views 11 Comments

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
# A Matter Of Complexion

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

Aug 11th 2018, 10:30 AM 38,349 Views 34 Comments

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

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