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Nigeria: Country in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is geographically situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi), and with a population of over 218 million, it is the most populous country in Africa, and the world’s sixth-most populous country. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa.

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Racism's role contested as marches held in Italy for Nigerian beaten to death [Video]

Racism's role contested as marches held in Italy for Nigerian beaten to death

Local people have largely accepted investigators' belief that street vendor Alika Ogorchukwu was killed in the street by a man known to have psychiatric problems.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published
Nigerian airlines crippled by skyrocketing jet fuel prices [Video]

Nigerian airlines crippled by skyrocketing jet fuel prices

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:04Published
Monkeypox cases in Delhi rose to 3, total cases in India reach to 7 | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Monkeypox cases in Delhi rose to 3, total cases in India reach to 7 | Oneindia News *News

Cases of Monkeypox in the national capital Delhi reached to 3 on Tuesday, after another man from Nigeria was tested positive for the virus. Kerala also reported another fresh case of Monkeypox on..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:25Published
Women's AFCON: Nigeria to face Zambia for third place [Video]

Women's AFCON: Nigeria to face Zambia for third place

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:42Published
Nigeria's Tinubu picks Muslim senator as presidential running mate [Video]

Nigeria's Tinubu picks Muslim senator as presidential running mate

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:48Published
Nigeria : IS group claims Kuje prison attack, enlarges scope of its attacks [Video]

Nigeria : IS group claims Kuje prison attack, enlarges scope of its attacks

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:36Published
Nigeria: Refugees displaced in Niger incited to come home despite risks [Video]

Nigeria: Refugees displaced in Niger incited to come home despite risks

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:27Published

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London museum to return more than 70 artefacts to Nigeria

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A museum in London has decided to hand back more than 70 artefacts in its collection to Nigeria.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Tobi Amusan wins gold 100m hurdles gold

Watch Nigeria's Tobi Amusan win 100m hurdles gold in a Games record time of 12.30 seconds as England's Sember wins bronze at the Commonwealth Games.
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Monkeypox scare: Delhi sees its fourth case, third Nigerian national tests positive; India's tally reaches 9

Delhi on Wednesday reported its fourth case of monkeypox with a 31-year-old Nigerian woman testing positive for the virus.
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Monkeypox scare: Delhi reports third case, another Nigerian man tests positive for infection

Monkeypox scare: Delhi reports the third case, another Nigerian man tests positive for infection
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8th case of monkeypox detected in India: Here are symptoms to watch out for

A Nigerian national from Delhi tested positive today and capital recorded its third monkeypox case.
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35-year-old Nigerian tests positive for monkeypox, second case in Delhi


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Monkeypox task force set up as first death in India confirmed

The Centre has constituted a task force to monitor the emerging monkeypox situation in the country even as Kerala confirmed the first death in the country from the disease and Delhi reported its second..
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Monkeypox scare: Delhi sees its second case, Nigerian man with no recent travel history tests positive

Monkeypox scare: The total number of infected people in the country has now climbed to six.
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Italian police arrest man for brutal street killing that was filmed by onlookers as no one intervened

italian police arrest man for brutal street killing that was filmed by onlookers as no one intervened
Italian police have arrested a man over the brutal killing of a Nigerian street-seller, an attack that was filmed by onlookers in broad daylight without any apparent attempt to intervene.
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Monkeypox symptoms now different from those of earlier outbreaks: Study

Monkeypox symptoms being seen in the current outbreak are significantly different from those reported during the previous outbreaks in African regions, a study published in the British Medical Journal..
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World Athletics Championships: Tobi Amusan follows up world record win with gold in 100m hurdles

Watch as Nigeria's Tobi Amusan triumphs in 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, narrowly missing out on breaking her own world record
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Nigeria's Tobi Amusan sets hurdles world record in semi

Nigeria's Tobi Amusan sets a new 100m hurdles world record in a set of semi-finals featuring an extraordinary set of times.
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World Athletics Championships: Nigeria's Tobi Amusan smashes women's 100m hurdles world record

Watch as Nigeria's Tobi Amusan smashes the women's 100m hurdles world record with a time of 12.12 seconds beating USA's Kendra Harrison's time of 12.20 from London 2016.
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Nigerian politician and wife accused of bringing 'slave' to UK to harvest his kidney

nigerian politician and wife accused of bringing 'slave' to uk to harvest his kidney
A Nigerian politician has appeared in court charged with planning to harvest the kidney of a 21-year-old man he brought to the UK so it could be given to his daughter.
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Taiwo Awoniyi: Nottingham Forest sign Nigeria forward from Union Berlin for club-record fee

Nottingham Forest sign Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi for club-record fee from Union Berlin.
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50 feared dead as gunmen attack Catholic church in Nigeria

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More than 50 people are feared dead after gunmen opened fire on worshippers at a Catholic church in Nigeria.
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Nigerian national attacks passersby with knife in Mumbai, 8 injured

The incident took place at Tata Garden near Parsi Well in the evening, when a Nigerian identified as John pulled out a knife and attacked passersby.
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Children among 31 people killed and several injured in stampede outside church in Nigeria

children among 31 people killed and several injured in stampede outside church in nigeria
At least 31 people have been killed during a stampede at a church in the southern Rivers state of Nigeria, a police spokesperson has said.
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Met Police officer given final warning for appearing on Nigeria's Big Brother

met police officer given final warning for appearing on nigeria's big brother
A Metropolitan Police officer has been given a final written warning after she appeared on Nigeria's version of Big Brother without permission.
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Ashleigh Plumptre: Ex-England youngster exploring her heritage as a Nigeria international

Leicester's Ashleigh Plumptre says swapping her international allegiance from England to Nigeria has allowed her to explore her heritage.
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Blessing Okagbare: Nigerian sprinter banned for 10 years for 'multiple' anti-doping breaches

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare is given a 10-year ban for "multiple breaches of anti-doping rules".
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Oil vessel explodes off coast of Nigeria

A crude oil vessel has exploded off the coast of Nigeria.
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Afcon 2021: Watford's Emmanuel Dennis and Victor Osimhen out of Nigeria squad

Watford's Emmanuel Dennis and fellow striker Victor Osimhen both drop out of Nigeria's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
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How a student's black foetus illustration seeks to diversify the medical world

how a student's black foetus illustration seeks to diversify the medical world
A Nigerian medical student is on a mission to diversify the medical world using his illustrations featuring black skin tones.
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Coal ‘phase down’ taken from US-China COP26 statement, criticism of India unfair, say officials

The BASIC statement, officials said, made it clear India would not agree to phase out of coal subsidies — India was joined by South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Venezuela, Nigeria, China among..
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WhatsApp hackers busted by Delhi police unit, Nigerian held

A syndicate that was hacking into mobile devices and WhatsApp accounts of people using custom-made malware has been busted by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Op (IFSO) unit of Delhi Police. The..
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Cambridge University college returning looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria

cambridge university college returning looted bronze cockerel to nigeria
A Cambridge University college will return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria.
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Nigerian among 2 drug sellers held


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Caribbean hotspots among countries at risk of being added to red list

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Jamaica, Grenada and Nigeria are among the countries that could be moved to the red list today, according to a data expert.
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Gunmen release kidnapped Nigeria schoolchildren after three months

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Gunmen have released some of the children kidnapped from a school in Nigeria three months ago.
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Nigeria seizes record £38m in pangolin parts and elephant tusks

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More than 17 tonnes of pangolin parts and elephant tusks - believed to be worth at least £38m - have been seized by officials in Nigeria.
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Gunmen kidnap dozens of children from school in northern Nigeria

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A gang of armed men has kidnapped dozens of students at a high school in northern Nigeria.
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Real-Life 'Werewolf in Nigeria' Video is a Hoax, Dummy Used for Flick

A now-viral video has been making the rounds of what many say is a real-life sighting of an actual werewolf in Africa, which was apparently shot dead ... but the whole thing is BS. The clip that's got..
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Nigerian govt has a verified Koo account now


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Boko Haram leader died after setting off explosive while being chased by rivals, IS offshoot claims

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The leader of Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram is dead, according to reports.
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Twitter banned in Nigeria after president's tweet removed

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The Nigerian government has said it will ban Twitter indefinitely after the social media platform deleted a controversial tweet by the country's president.
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More than a hundred children kidnapped from Nigerian school, authorities confirm

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Gunmen on motorcycles abducted 136 children from a school in Nigeria, authorities have confirmed.
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'About 200' children abducted after school ambushed by gunmen on motorbikes in Nigeria

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Armed men on motorcycles have kidnapped a large number of children following the ambush of a school in Nigeria.
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Kamaru Usman Rages at After-Party Following KO Win at UFC 261 Fight

Kamaru Usman was ready to party his face off after practically knocking Jorge Masvidal's face into space during UFC 261 ... and he did that and then some at a post-fight rager. The Nigerian mixed..
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More than 1,800 prisoners escape after gunmen attack Nigeria jail

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