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#Nigeria

# nigeria - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From The42 Taribo West 12 years older than he let on through career - reports Dob

Taribo West 12 years older than he let on through career - reports

We’ve all lied about our ages… but 12 years, Taribo?

# nigeria - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter

In his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for Syria, the Korean peninsula and issued an appeal for hostages held by militants in Nigeria.

Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies

Irish people are now spending more on chocolate per head of population than any other country in the world, but what do we know about where the chocolate we eat comes from, asks Jim Clarken.

# nigeria - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Survivors recall terrifying scene of suicide attack in Nigeria as death toll rises to 41

The attack yesterday saw two suicide bombers ram their car into the bus station in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city.

# nigeria - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria

A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.

# nigeria - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From The42 Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations Take A Bow This post contains videos

Super Eagles: Mba's moment of brilliance wins the African Cup of Nations

NIgeria won the competition for the first time in 19 years this evening.

From The42 Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win AFCON

Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win

The Stallions take on Nigeria in tonight’s African Cup of Nations final.

# nigeria - Saturday 9 February, 2013

From The42 Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations Recap

Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations

Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.

# nigeria - Sunday 3 February, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON Upset This post contains videos

VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON

Nigeria’s Sunday Mba ran from inside his own half to score the winner in the quarter-final.

# nigeria - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# nigeria - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# nigeria - Friday 19 October, 2012

Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO

The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.

# nigeria - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Gang in police uniforms kills 21 people at Nigerian mosque

The attack is thought to be the latest in a long and bloody conflict between Christian and Muslim mobs.

# nigeria - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Nigerian troops swarm after 40 killed in student massacre

Last week in Mubi, Nigeria’s military conducted a high-profile raid targeting an extremist group, killing a senior figure and arresting 156 suspected members.

# nigeria - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Suicide bomber at Nigeria church kills woman and child

The blast comes after a wave of targeted attacks at Catholic churches earlier this year.

# nigeria - Friday 21 September, 2012

Revenue seize €70,000 of cannabis in Drogheda

The seizure was a result of the controlled delivery of a package, originating in Nigeria, to a residential premises.

# nigeria - Thursday 20 September, 2012

# nigeria - Monday 10 September, 2012

Al Qaeda's second-in-command in Yemen killed says country's military

Saeed al-Shehri, the second man in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in an operation by armed Yemeni forces according to the country’s defence ministry.

# nigeria - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Body of Irishman shot dead in Nigeria to be repatriated next week

Robert Gray was shot dead in the east of the country on Thursday. He was originally from Westport in Co Mayo.

# nigeria - Friday 24 August, 2012

Irish man shot dead in Nigeria ambush RIP

Irish man shot dead in Nigeria ambush

The engineer in his forties was working for an Irish company in the south east of Nigeria.

# nigeria - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

# nigeria - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# nigeria - Monday 11 June, 2012

Boko Haram attacks on two churches in Nigeria kill at least seven

A suicide bomber and a gunman attacked churches in the cities of Jos and Biu.

# nigeria - Monday 4 June, 2012

Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash Days Of Mourning This post contains images

Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash

The airliner crashed into a densely-populated area of Lagos yesterday.

# nigeria - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Over 150 feared dead after plane crashes into building in Nigerian city

The plane crashed into a two-storey building in Africa’s largest city. Residents said the plane had been coming in low and making a loud noise before it crashed.

# nigeria - Thursday 31 May, 2012

German engineer kidnapped in Nigeria killed

Reports of the killing say it’s unclear if the hostage was killed before or during a failed rescue attempt.

# nigeria - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Almost 800 doctors fired in Lagos over pay dispute

Doctors went on indefinite strike last month over the implementation of a pay raise agreed in late 2010.

# nigeria - Saturday 5 May, 2012

From The42 Nigerian football mourns the loss of World Cup '94 star Rashidi Yekini Super Eagle This post contains videos

Nigerian football mourns the loss of World Cup '94 star Rashidi Yekini

The Super Eagles striker will be remembered fondly for his goal celebrations after scoring against Bulgaria in the tournament.

# nigeria - Monday 30 April, 2012

10 killed in suicide blast in northeast Nigeria

A suicide bomber drove into a convoy carrying a top police official in northeast Nigeria todayy, detonating his explosives and killing at least 10 people.

# nigeria - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Ahern's profile removed from public speaking agencies' websites

A spokesman for one public speaking agency said it had been advised to remove the former Taoiseach’s profile.

# nigeria - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Shatter confirms investigation into slashing of Garda on deportation flight

The government has for the first time confirmed the details of an incident on board a repatriation flight from Madrid to Nigeria last month.

# nigeria - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

After resignation from FF, Ahern is keynote speaker at Nigerian conference

Bertie Ahern spoke at the Ogun State Investors’ Forum in south-western Nigeria yesterday, it has emerged.

# nigeria - Friday 16 March, 2012

Gardaí are 'not getting protection they need' - Calleary

The Fianna Fáil TD has raised a number of concerns after it emerged that a garda was attacked and slashed with a sharp object aboard a repatriation flight last week.

Garda slashed by detainee on deportation flight Exclusive

Representatives of rank-and-file gardaí have accused managers of “reckless endangerment”, saying there were not enough officers on the aircraft.

# nigeria - Friday 9 March, 2012

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.

# nigeria - Thursday 8 March, 2012

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.

# nigeria - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

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.

# nigeria - Monday 20 February, 2012

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.

# nigeria - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

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.

# nigeria - Sunday 22 January, 2012

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.