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Nigeria: Federal republic in West Africa
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic 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. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

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Nigeria's Abubakar files legal challenge to presidential vote result

The beaten candidate in last month's Nigerian presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday lodged a legal challenge to the official result, his lawyer said.
France 24 - Published

Ahmedabad: Nigerian gang duping traders busted

The accused have been identified as Vikas Maheswari (31), Dharmesh Jain (31) and Nawab Khan (24) from Rajasthan, Suresh Kumar (32) from Ahmedabad and Azharuddin Kabir (27) from Mumbai.
DNA - Published

Videos for Nigeria

Nigeria election outcome put hopes for democracy in doubt [Video]Nigeria election outcome put hopes for democracy in doubt

More than half of the newly elected members of parliament have no previous legislative experience.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship [Video]Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship

8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi fled Nigeria in 2017 as he and his family sought asylum from Boko Haram attacks in his home country. But that hasn't stopped him from becoming a chess champion in the..

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 01:04Published

Fusing London's pop electronic music with an African aftertaste [Video]Fusing London's pop electronic music with an African aftertaste

Ibibio Sound Machine is known for its fusion of African and electronic music, singing in both English and the Nigerian language, Ibibio. The group recently performed in London, as Soraya Ali reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Rescuers try to account for children after Nigerian school collapses [Video]Rescuers try to account for children after Nigerian school collapses

Rescuers were trying to find a register of children to work out how many died when their school building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, an emergency official said on Thursday. Mia Womersley..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

At Least 9 Dead After Nigeria School Building Collapse [Video]At Least 9 Dead After Nigeria School Building Collapse

The building collapsed Wednesday morning. Dozens of people have been rescued so far.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Up to 100 children feared trapped in collapsed Nigerian building [Video]Up to 100 children feared trapped in collapsed Nigerian building

A rescue effort has been launched after a building containing a school collapsed in Lagos on Wednesday (March 13). Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

At least 8 killed in Nigeria school building collapse [Video]At least 8 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

Rescuers search for more than 100 children feared trapped after collapse of a building that houses a school in Lagos.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

At Least Eight Dead After a School Building Collapsed in Nigeria With Children Inside [Video]At Least Eight Dead After a School Building Collapsed in Nigeria With Children Inside

Emergency crews sifted through debris to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a building that collapsed Wednesday in Lagos, Nigeria. At least eight people were confirmed..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:17Published

Children trapped in Nigeria building collapse [Video]Children trapped in Nigeria building collapse

A four-storey building that housed a school collapsed in Nigeria's commercial capital and up to 100 children are feared trapped.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Deaths reported in Nigeria school building collapse [Video]Deaths reported in Nigeria school building collapse

At least 25 people rescued after collapse of a three-floor school building in Lagos.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:14Published

100 Children Among Those Feared Trapped In Collapse Of Nigerian Building [Video]100 Children Among Those Feared Trapped In Collapse Of Nigerian Building

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, as many as 100 children along with many others, were feared trapped after a building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria's commercial..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Lagos Governor Says Search For Survivors Ongoing Following Deadly Building Collapse [Video]Lagos Governor Says Search For Survivors Ongoing Following Deadly Building Collapse

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the governor of Lagos state said that several people had been killed when a Nigerian building that housed a school collapsed and that rescuers are..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Dozens Feared Trapped after Nigeria School Building Collapse [Video]Dozens Feared Trapped after Nigeria School Building Collapse

A spokesperson for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency told the BBC the building collapsed around 10 a.m. local time.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

'Children trapped' after school building collapses in Nigeria [Video]'Children trapped' after school building collapses in Nigeria

A building containing a school collapsed in Nigeria's capital of Lagos on Wednesday, an emergency agency spokesman said. There was no immediate information on any casualties.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:37Published

Nigerian human trafficking survivor seeks justice in Mali [Video]Nigerian human trafficking survivor seeks justice in Mali

Al Jazeera meets a young Nigerian woman who was trafficked and forced into prostitution at age 17 in Mali.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Traffickers farmed Russia's World Cup for sex slaves [Video]Traffickers farmed Russia's World Cup for sex slaves

Blessing Obuson thought Russia's soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead, she found herself forced to work as a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

 

Nigeria's defeated main opposition candidate challenges election result

ABUJA (Reuters) - The defeated main opposition candidate in Nigeria's presidential elections filed a legal challenge on Monday to last month's vote. Atiku Abubakar's petition said that he, the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Homeless boy wins New York State chess championship: 'I want to be the youngest grandmaster'

An 8-year-old homeless Nigerian refugee has won the New York State chess championship for his age bracket. He learned the game about a year ago.
USATODAY.com - Published

Homeless third grader aims to become youngest chess grandmaster

One of the country's newest and youngest chess champions is being praised for his perseverance through incredible hardship. Tani Adewumi is just eight years old and only learned to play chess about a..
CBS News - Published

Fire kills at least eight, destroys homes in northeast Nigeria camp

A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against Islamist insurgents, aid group Norwegian..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria school building collapse killed 20 - Lagos health official

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in Wednesday's collapse of a four-storey building containing a primary school in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos and 45 others..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Nigeria school collapse left 20 dead, mostly children

Officials say 43 people rescued alive from building collapse in Lagos, but still unclear how many were in there
CBS News - Published

Six reasons why so many buildings collapse

six reasons why so many buildings collapse
A building containing a school collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, killing at least 11 people. Why?
BBC News - Published

Nigerian boy pulled from rubble remains calm amid chaos

The boy lay wide-eyed on a bed of outstretched arms. The men who carried him, and others looking on, cheered at the sight of the youngster who seconds earlier had been pulled from the rubble of a..
Reuters - Published

Top Stories March 14: Plains hammered by snow

Here's the latest for Thursday March 14th: Boeing says it supports decision to ground planes; Colleges take action amid bribery scandal; Building collapse in Nigeria; Winter weather in Plains states.
USATODAY.com - Published

Families keep vigil at hospital as rescue at Nigerian school collapse ends

Families kept a vigil at a hospital on Thursday for children pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed school building in the Nigerian city of Lagos, as rescue operations came to an end.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories March 14

Here's the latest for Thursday March 14th: Boeing says it supports decision to ground planes; Colleges take action amid bribery scandal; Building collapse in Nigeria; Winter weather in Plains states.
USATODAY.com - Published

At least 12 pupils killed in school building collapse in Nigeria

at least 12 pupils killed in school building collapse in nigeria
LAGOS, March 14 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 pupils have been confirmed dead following the collapse of a three-storey building which housed a primary school in Lagos on Wednesday, according to a hospital..
WorldNews - Published

Rescuers try to account for children after Nigerian school collapses

Rescuers were trying to find a register of children to work out how many died when their school building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, an emergency official said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

More people die after Nigeria building collapse: emergency agency official

More people have died after being taken to hospital in the wake of the collapse of a building housing a school in the Nigerian city of Lagos, said an emergency agency official on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

8 killed and dozens trapped in Nigeria school collapse

Anguished families crowded around the flattened remains of the building, which housed an elementary school, holding out hope more would be found alive
CBS News - Published

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