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# nigeria - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters Lagos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nigeria’s president blames ‘hooliganism’ for deaths of civilians Muhammadu Buhari

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nigeria’s president addresses nation on unrest but doesn't mention protesters’ deaths Lagos

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

Nigeria has been gripped by protests against police brutality.

# nigeria - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria? End Sars This post contains videos

Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?

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

From TheJournal.ie Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations Lagos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader Frozen Assets

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

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

# nigeria - Monday 25 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement Remittances

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

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

From TheJournal.ie World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable Nigeria

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

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

# nigeria - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

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

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

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

# nigeria - Friday 27 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of  boys and men freed from 'torture house' in Nigeria Kaduna

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

Ruthless Norway make Nigeria pay for first-half errors

Norway join hosts France at the top of Group A.

# nigeria - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria Lagos

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

‘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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the real me': Nigerian president denies he was replaced by a lookalike Buhari

'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

From TheJournal.ie 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

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

'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

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

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

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

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.

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

'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

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

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.

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed Nigeria

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

From TheJournal.ie Nigeria struggles to contain spread of Lassa fever after 110 deaths Ebola's Cousin

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers' Boko Haram

'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

From TheJournal.ie Mother of sick child facing deportation 'turned to prostitution' to pay his medical bills, Supreme Court hears Sickle Cell Disease

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

From TheJournal.ie Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year Suicide Attacks

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

From TheJournal.ie Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister' Happy Days

Fancy the job? Nigerian state gets 'happiness minister'

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

# nigeria - Friday 1 December, 2017

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.

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The roof was blown off': At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque Mubi

'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.

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