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# 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.

# nigeria - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out

The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.

# nigeria - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From The42 Former Nigeria coach Keshi dies aged 54 Coach

Former Nigeria coach Keshi dies aged 54

A winner of the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach, Stephen Keshi died at the age of 54.

# nigeria - Friday 20 May, 2016

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls

A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.

# nigeria - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

First of 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls found in the woods

The abductions in 2014 caused outrage in Nigeria and across the world.

# nigeria - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

More than 200 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok on 14 April 2014.

# nigeria - Thursday 31 March, 2016

PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued

His family reportedly abandoned him because they thought he was a witch.

# nigeria - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Women disguised as men kill 22 people in mosque suicide bombing

A further 18 people sustained injuries in the blast.

# nigeria - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Pastor who burned woman to death and tried to kill five others challenges death sentence

The Christian pastor poured petrol on five other members of his congregation.

# nigeria - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

These heartbreaking images show the moment a starving boy was rescued in Nigeria Hope This post contains images

These heartbreaking images show the moment a starving boy was rescued in Nigeria

He was abandoned because his family thought he was a witch.

# nigeria - Monday 15 February, 2016

Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country

The woman was offered a lift home by the man who she met outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.

# nigeria - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge This woman got a modelling contract after accidentally photobombing a popstar Daily Bread

This woman got a modelling contract after accidentally photobombing a popstar

Rapper Tinie Tempah was being photographed in Nigeria when this beautiful bread-seller walked into shot.

# nigeria - Friday 25 December, 2015

Over 100 killed after gas plant explodes in Nigeria

The fire raged for hours.

# nigeria - Saturday 21 November, 2015

For advice on sex and money, Nigerian women turn to Instagram

Nigerian agony aunt Fatibolady says her Instagram page provides much-needed support to women in the country’s conservative north.

# nigeria - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

Two major bomb attacks leave more than 30 dead in two days

The number killed in the attack this evening is unclear at this time.

# nigeria - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Six killed as 12-year-old girl used as a bomb

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bus park bombing but it bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

# nigeria - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Domestic workers are the most exploited group in Ireland

A new report from the EU has singled out childcare and domestic cleaners as the most exploited in Ireland.

# nigeria - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row'

“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”

# nigeria - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

300 rescued from Boko Haram, but none are the Chibok schoolgirls

200 abducted girls and 93 women was rescued after the Nigeria army attacked one of the group’s camps.

# nigeria - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Child bride faces death penalty over accusation she poisoned her husband

The key witness in the case is a 7-year-old girl who is the sister of the man’s other wife.

# nigeria - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Woman withdrew more than €50,000 from ATMs when Ulster Bank was down

The woman said she used the money to pay for her father’s kidney transplant.

# nigeria - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Empire State Building to turn red and purple for #BringBackOurGirls campaign

One year on, the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are still missing

# nigeria - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

"Accidental" Nigerian president loses election fight to 72-year-old former military man

Muhammadu Buhari has won the country’s presidential elections.

# nigeria - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

# nigeria - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Boko Haram declares allegiance to ISIS

The Nigerian terror group’s leader said the pledge was being made as it would “enrage the enemy of Allah”.

# nigeria - Monday 2 March, 2015

The Irish Navy's LÉ Emer is now in the Nigerian navy

We’ll miss ol’ Emer… or as she’s now known, NNS Prosperity.

# nigeria - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber

Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.

# nigeria - Friday 20 February, 2015

This map shows what Africa's deadliest terror group may be planning next

The group’s activities are shifting east and concentrating on border areas.

# nigeria - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: "I challenge you to attack me now"

Hundreds are feared to have been killed in the group’s latest attacks.

# nigeria - Thursday 15 January, 2015

These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram

The group is believed to have killed as many as 2,000 people in the last weeks.

# nigeria - Monday 12 January, 2015

"It is corpses everywhere": Survivors of Boko Haram attacks describe the horror they've seen

The militant group is responsible for the deaths of around 2,000 people.