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David Ojabo: From Nigeria to Aberdeenshire to second round NFL draft pick

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David Ojabo hangs up his phone and lets out a guttural roar of relief and joy. His circuitous route to the NFL -- which began in Nigeria, had stops in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and Michigan -- finally has come to an ...

Some 300 inmates on run after suspected Boko Haram raid on Nigeria prison

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Abuja, NigeriaAround 300 inmates are on the run after a suspected raid by Islamist Boko Haram militants on a prison in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Tuesday night, an interior ministry official said. The raid, and a sep...

Mass shooting at Nigeria church kills dozens, says local lawmaker

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Nigeria A church in southwestern Nigeria became the site of a bloody attack on Sunday, according to local lawmakers. Attackers stormed into the church in the city of Owo and began "shooting sporadically," Adeyemi Ola...

More than 30 people, including children, killed in stampede at church event in Nigeria

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Abuja, Nigeria More than 30 people were killed and others injured when a stampede broke out at a church event in the southeastern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt on Saturday, according to police and security officials...

Shell escaped liability for oil spills in Nigeria for years. Then four farmers took them to court — and won

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Nigeria When Nigerian environmental lawyer Chima Williams launched a lawsuit against oil giant Shell plc, he did not envisage a 13-year battle that would lead to a landmark ruling and land him a prestigious environme...

Huge blast at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria kills scores of people, including children

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Abuja, Nigeria Women and children are among the scores of people killed in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in a border town in southern Nigeria, authorities say. "The fire occurred in an illegal bunkering sit...

From fintech to football: With Sporting Lagos, Paystack’s Shola Akinlade hopes to change the game in Nigeria

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Lagos, Nigeria On February 13, hundreds of people gathered at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center. The crowd was there to see a new club, Sporting Lagos FC, play its first-ever football m...

Fans storm onto the pitch as Ghana earns World Cup berth over Nigeria

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Supporters in Nigeria broke onto the field at the final whistle as Ghana earned a spot at this year's FIFA World Cup following a 1-1 draw with the Super Eagles. After a goalless draw in the first leg, Thomas Partey...

‘In Paris it’s about race, in Nigeria it’s about gender’: Singer Aṣa opens up about prejudice

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Superstar singer Aṣa has spoken about her battles against different types of prejudice in her home city, Paris, and the country she grew up in, Nigeria. "In Paris I don't think about gender," she told CNN's Zain Ash...

Nigeria hero ‘supercop’ wanted for part in cocaine smuggling cartel

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Abuja, Nigeria Nigeria's 'super cop' Abba Kyari, has been declared wanted over his alleged involvement in a cocaine deal, the country's drug law enforcement agency, said Monday. Kyari was suspended last August follow...

Tunisia stuns Nigeria to reach AFCON quarterfinals

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A depleted Tunisia side stunned three-time champion Nigeria to reach the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. With several players and coach Mondher Kebaier absent following a Covid-19 outbreak in t...

Kelechi Iheanacho fires Nigeria to AFCON victory against Egypt as Mohamed Salah struggles

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Kelechi Iheanacho scored a goal of real quality as Nigeria won its opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations against Egypt. The Leicester striker scored the winning goal in the first half, firing his half-volley hi...

Babies, pregnant women among 97 hostages freed in Nigeria after months of captivity

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Abuja, Nigeria More than 90 hostages have been rescued in separate rescue operations in northwest Nigeria, local police have announced. The Commissioner of Police in northwestern Zamfara State, Ayuba Elkana, told a p...

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria preparations hit by Covid-19, injuries and Watford ‘baring fangs’

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Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) preparations have been hit by the loss of four players due to a mixture of Covid-19, injuries and "administrative reasons," with the tournament just over a week away. Napoli f...

Nigeria destroys 1M expired donated COVID-19 vaccines

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC: CHINA ISSUES LOCKDOWN OF 13 MILLION PEOPLE Faisal Shuaib, head of Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, said health officials in Africa's most populous country were left with l...

Nigeria on high alert as it confirms three cases of Omicron variant

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Africa's most populous nation is on high alert as three people in the country have the newly identified coronavirus variant Omicron, a statement from The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed. The te...

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