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Federal republic in West Africa

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Nigeria: Federal republic in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.

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Worshippers seek Nigerian televangelist's blessing in Nazareth

Evangelical Christians have flocked to Israel for a mass faith-healing by a celebrity Nigerian pastor outside Jesus's hometown of Nazareth.
Reuters - Published

Aisha Ahmad Suleiman: 'People tried to stop me playing polo.'

aisha ahmad suleiman: 'people tried to stop me playing polo.'
Polo is widely seen as a men-only game in northern Nigeria, but one woman is changing the narrative.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Nigeria

Germany Makes Last 8 At Women's World Cup [Video]Germany Makes Last 8 At Women's World Cup

Soccer Football - Women's World Cup - Round of 16 - Germany v Nigeria - Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, France - June 22, 2019 Germany players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot GRENOBLE,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Germany Makes World Cup Quarterfinals [Video]Germany Makes World Cup Quarterfinals

Soccer Football - Women's World Cup - Round of 16 - Germany v Nigeria - Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, France - June 22, 2019 Germany's Alexandra Popp celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Nigeria suffers triple suicide attack [Video]Nigeria suffers triple suicide attack

At least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday in the biggest mass killing this year by suicide bombers...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Nigeria land struggle: Farmers fight over resources [Video]Nigeria land struggle: Farmers fight over resources

For centuries, the Fulani people have lived interdependent lives with the farmers but the past 30 years have tested that harmony.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:37Published

Nigeria democracy: Anger over slow progress of reforms [Video]Nigeria democracy: Anger over slow progress of reforms

People are unhappy with failures to reform the electoral process, violence, electricity shortages and unemployment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:16Published

Children at risk in Nigeria due to lead poisoning from gold mines [Video]Children at risk in Nigeria due to lead poisoning from gold mines

Lead poisoning has killed hundreds of children in Nigeria, with treating them made difficult by violence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Children used by anti-Boko Haram groups struggle agianst trauma [Video]Children used by anti-Boko Haram groups struggle agianst trauma

'One day, I hope to open my own business and take control of my life,' says 18-year-old Kaumi Kolo, a former child vigilante in Nigeria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:52Published

Nigeria's former child vigilantes return to school [Video]Nigeria's former child vigilantes return to school

The UN wants the disengagement process to help children caught up in violence have a chance at a normal life.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

Nigeria's 'mega schools' for Boko Haram victims [Video]Nigeria's 'mega schools' for Boko Haram victims

Opposed to western education, Boko Haram launched its school bombing campaign and kidnapping of girls in 2009.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari sworn in for a second term [Video]Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari sworn in for a second term

Security in the capital Abuja was tight as Buhari was sworn in for another four years as president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari begins second term [Video]Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari begins second term

Al Jazeera looks at the challenges Muhammadu Buhari faces as the Nigerian president begins a second term.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

Study: The Rivers Of The World Are Teeming With Antibiotics [Video]Study: The Rivers Of The World Are Teeming With Antibiotics

British researchers say the world's rivers are widely contaminated with antibiotics. According to CNN, samples from rivers in 72 countries and found that antibiotics were present in 65% of them...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Pope gives migrant children ride on popemobile [Video]Pope gives migrant children ride on popemobile

Pope Francis has given eight migrant children a ride in his popemobile around St Peter's Square during his weekly audience. The children recently arrived in Italy and hail from Syria, Nigeria and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Nigeria violence: Widespread attacks by armed gangs [Video]Nigeria violence: Widespread attacks by armed gangs

Despite the presence of the army and hundreds of volunteer vigilantes, 'bandits' continue to kill and maim villagers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:13Published

Thousands of Nigerian refugees still fear Boko Haram violence [Video]Thousands of Nigerian refugees still fear Boko Haram violence

Around Maiduguri, 'temporary' refugee camps are becoming a permanent fixture.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger [Video]Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger

Recent attacks are focusing on refugees and IDPs in southeast Nigeria, people who were already forced from their homes by the fighting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

 

Germany looking for more after easing into last eight

Germany maintained their perfect women's World Cup record by reaching the quarter-finals with another solid performance in a 3-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday, but they are looking for more.
Reuters - Published

Centurion Popp leads Germany into World Cup quarter-finals

Double champions Germany, inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp, continued their unbeaten run at the women’s World Cup by beating Nigeria 3-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Rock-solid Germany reach last eight with Nigeria win

Double champions Germany continued their unbeaten run at the women’s World Cup when they beat Nigeria 3-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: Ajibade's backpass puts Schuller clean through to wrap up the win for Germany

women's world cup 2019: ajibade's backpass puts schuller clean through to wrap up the win for germany
Rasheedat Ajibade's misplaced backpass puts Lea Schuller through to put Germany 3-0 up against Nigeria in Grenoble.
BBC News - Published

Germany beat Nigeria to reach World Cup last eight as VAR plays big part

germany beat nigeria to reach world cup last eight as var plays big part
VAR once again has a major influence at the Women's World Cup as Germany beat Nigeria 3-0 to reach the last eight.
BBC News - Published

Italy protests Swiss delay in releasing evidence in Nigeria graft case

Italian prosecutors have complained to Switzerland about lengthy delays in obtaining evidence they have requested in an international corruption case involving oil firms Shell and Eni, a source..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State says it killed 12 Nigerian soldiers in Borno state attack: statement

Islamic State on Wednesday said its West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 12 soldiers.
Reuters - Published

'If I give my honest feelings, they'll send me home' - did officials get VAR call right?

'if i give my honest feelings, they'll send me home' - did officials get var call right?
Wendie Renard scored a contentious late penalty for France against Nigeria which caused uproar on social media - so did the officials get it right?
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: Relief for Wendie Renard as she scores retaken VAR penalty to beat Nigeria

women's world cup 2019: relief for wendie renard as she scores retaken var penalty to beat nigeria
Wendie Renard scores the winner from a retaken VAR penalty in an incident-packed finish to France's 1-0 win over Nigeria in Rennes.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup: Nigeria 0-1 France

women's world cup: nigeria 0-1 france
Hosts France finish top of Group A after a twice-taken penalty by Wendie Renard against Nigeria in an incident-packed finish in Rennes.
BBC News - Published

Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria

At least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigeria, state emergency services officials said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

At least 30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombings

The bombers detonated their devices outside a hall where people were watching a football match on TV.
BBC News - Published

World Cup 2019: Nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in Africa

world cup 2019: nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in africa
Nigeria players Francisca Ordega and Asisat Oshoala on their personal struggles, inspirations and responsibilities going into this summer's World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Armed gang kills at least 34 in northwest Nigeria, police say

An armed gang killed at least 34 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, police said on Sunday, part of a wave of violence the government has blamed on bandits.
Reuters - Published

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