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# nigeria - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

"Cruel and evil" twin car bomb attack kills 46 in Nigeria

The incident could stoke fears about security in the country.

Column: 'Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent'

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this week. Here, writer and broadcaster Carol Azams writes about her life in Ireland.

# nigeria - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Countries 'declare war' on Boko Haram over abducted girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met his counterparts from neighbouring countries to approve an action plan today.

Boko Haram kill one Chinese worker and kidnap 10 others in Cameroon

The militants stormed an encampment used by Chinese road workers last night.

# nigeria - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram

Meanwhile, a regional governor has said that all of the girls shown in a video release by the militant group had been identified as students in the school attacked last month.

# nigeria - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Morning! Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

US flying 'manned missions' in search of abducted Nigeria girls

The Lagos Government dismissed a prisoner-swap offer from the Boko Haram kidnappers.

# nigeria - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge David Cameron told to "shut up" on telly, then ripped to shreds on Twitter Bring Back Our Girls

David Cameron told to "shut up" on telly, then ripped to shreds on Twitter

The British PM appeared on the Andrew Marr show this morning and spoke about the Nigerian kidnappings.

# nigeria - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Nigeria "failed to act" on warnings over Boko Haram kidnappings

Amnesty International says that security forces knew about the attack four hours before it happened.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning! Today’s top stories so far…

Abducted schoolgirls: Michelle Obama to deliver White House address

The UN Security Council has condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls, abducted by Boko Haram three weeks ago.

# nigeria - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good Morning. It’s Wednesday and these are the nine stories you should know before 9 o’clock hits.

Dublin rally to 'bring back our girls' missing in Nigeria

The protest is to raise awareness about the missing 220 students taken from a school in Chibok.

# nigeria - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

US offers help as UNICEF condemns Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

John Kerry made a phone call today to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, just hours after it was revealed that eight more girls had been taken.

# nigeria - Monday 5 May, 2014

'I will sell them in the market' - Boko Haram leader admits to abducting 223 schoolgirls

There are fears some of the girls were sold as brides for as little as $12.

# nigeria - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls reportedly sold into marriages

Around 220 schoolgirls are still missing after being abducted by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

# nigeria - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

234 girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Nigeria

The girls are all missing from a school that was attacked by Boko Haram last week.

# nigeria - Monday 14 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Death toll in Nigeria bus station bombs rises to 71

President Goodluck Jonathan is on his way to the scene, where a further 124 commuters were injured.

# nigeria - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Rotting bodies and skeletons found in Nigerian ‘House of Horror’

Police also rescued several severely malnourished people found wandering nearby. It’s reported that others were found alive, shackled inside.

# nigeria - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Nigerian police free pregnant teens in 'baby factory' raid

The teenagers and young women were found in a house that was stormed in the Akute district.

# nigeria - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Shot, burnt and 'hacked with machetes': Over 100 killed in three Nigerian villages

Around 20 assailants with guns and machetes stormed the villages in central Nigeria, local officials say.

# nigeria - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Seven jobseekers killed in Nigeria stadium stampede

Witnesses said that only one entrance at the 60,000 capacity Abuja stadium was open as the crush occurred.

# nigeria - Thursday 27 February, 2014

37 dead after militia launch three separate attacks

The attack came the day after students were killed at a boardingg school in Yobe state.

# nigeria - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Students hacked to death and burned alive at their secondary school

Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at the school in Nigeria and shot and killed anyone who tried to escape.

# nigeria - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law

The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.

# nigeria - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# nigeria - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria

The partnership deal is worth €3 million over three years.

# nigeria - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: An oil spill in America provoked outrage, but other victims are more easily ignored

People in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta have suffered thousands of oil spills – which have ruined livelihoods, public health and the environment. Why are they not being listened to? Because oil companies control information about the spills.

# nigeria - Thursday 7 November, 2013

NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist 'ahead of his time'

Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.

Amnesty: Shell made 'false claims' on oil spills Bodo Creek This post contains images

Amnesty: Shell made 'false claims' on oil spills

Shell has said that it firmly rejects the report, and rejects claims that it exaggerated the impact of oil theft and sabotage.

# nigeria - Sunday 3 November, 2013

There was a partial solar eclipse in parts of the world today (pics, video)

No sign of it here in Ireland unfortunately…

# nigeria - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast

The US Navy and the Marine Corps had not yet received orders to intervene.

# nigeria - Friday 11 October, 2013

Previously lost Doctor Who episodes found in Nigeria BBC

Previously lost Doctor Who episodes found in Nigeria

The find brings the number of lost episodes of the cult sci-fi show down to 97.

# nigeria - Friday 19 July, 2013

British national kidnapped in Lagos

It is reported that the man was abducted while travelling into the city after landing at the airport.

# nigeria - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

From The42 Nigeria to probe unprecedented 79-0, 67-0 scores Sounds Legit

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.

# nigeria - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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.

# nigeria - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

From The42 Tahiti concede 6 but get to show the world 'The Paddle' Confed Cup This post contains videos

Tahiti concede 6 but get to show the world 'The Paddle'

The tournament underdogs scored once in a heavy defeat to Nigeria last night.

# nigeria - Friday 31 May, 2013

Gardaí appeal for information on Nigerian woman missing since 2010

47-year-old Charity Ejoh went missing from Tipperary on 4 February that year.

# nigeria - Monday 22 April, 2013

'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.