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Nigeria triumphs over South Africa in Nelson Mandela Challenge match

August 15, 2013

Since 1994, the Nelson Mandela Challenge soccer match has served as a showcase for South African footballers to take on visiting international teams to support the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Read Article »

Nigeria rebukes proposed British visa bond

June 26, 2013

Nigeria has historically had a difficult relationship with the United Kingdom, which colonized it from the late 19th century to 1960, when the African country finally gained its independence. Read Article »

Nigeria seeing e-commerce grow in its economy

June 23, 2013

Like many African nations, Nigeria is looking to develop its economy and solidify a position in the global marketplace. Read Article »

Issue with Nigeria soccer player bonuses casts shadow over match

June 17, 2013

Nigeria is known for its strong presence in the field of world soccer. Read Article »

Nigeria builds new city on land recovered from Atlantic Ocean

March 6, 2013

Eko Atlantic will one day be home to an estimated 250,000 people and a workplace for 150,000 more, but only a few years ago, the site on which this city will rise was part of the Atlantic Ocean. Read Article »

Nigeria welcomes back ancient artifacts

July 27, 2012

American authorities seized a number of ancient carvings at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport earlier this week, and now these statue pieces will make the long journey home to Nigeria. Read Article »

Nigeria to face Olympic Cameroon Lionesses in upcoming AWC

July 23, 2012

The eighth annual African Women's Championship (AWC) is coming up in October, and the groups have been drawn, pitting Nigeria's national team, the Super Falcons, against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. Read Article »

Nigeria will take on UK Arsenal Football Club in August friendly

June 27, 2012

Nigeria's Super Eagles will soon be facing the Arsenal Gunners in the first game the English team has played in Africa since they toured South Africa in 1993, according to The Daily Mail. Read Article »

Nigeria edges out Rwanda to advance to final African Cup qualifiers

June 19, 2012

Nigeria's football team, the Super Eagles, defeated Rwanda 2-0 over the weekend in the African Cup Qualifiers. Read Article »

Cameroon, Nigeria work together over border issues

May 16, 2012

The leaders of Cameroon and Nigeria recently announced efforts to cooperatively exploit hydrocarbon resources along the border of the two nations. Read Article »

Fellow football players mourn the loss of football star Rashidi Yekini

May 8, 2012

Football officials, players and fans across Africa are mourning the loss of legendary football player Rashidi Yekini. Read Article »

Abandoned ships create problems in Nigeria

May 1, 2012

Along the coast of Nigeria, abandoned ships dot the shore, and their presence is becoming an area of great concern. Read Article »

Shell may have grossly underestimated the 2008 oil spill in Nigeria

April 24, 2012

Amnesty International recently exposed a massive cover up by Royal Dutch Shell concerning the amount of oil that spilled in the Niger delta in 2008. Read Article »

Nigeria's Lagos Black Heritage Festival features poets and colorful parade

April 10, 2012

The fifth annual Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) was held this week at Freedom Park on Lagos Island, and for the first time, no speeches were given. Read Article »

FIFA lauds Nigeria Football Federation for effectively dealing with problems

March 16, 2012

Global football organization FIFA recently commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for resolving problems with Dr. Sam Jaja and Barrister Raj Nnaji who both brought cases against the NFF. Read Article »

Natural gas fires off Nigerian coast finally extinguish themselves

March 6, 2012

On January 16, there was a natural gas explosion on a Chevron exploration rig off the coast of Nigeria. Read Article »

Nigeria Eagles to play in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

March 2, 2012

The recent qualifying match between Nigeria's national football team the Super Eagles and Rwanda's Amavubi Stars ended in a draw, but Nigeria is still expected to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Read Article »

Former governor of Nigerian state pleads guilty to thievery charges

February 28, 2012

James Ibori, 53, managed to lie and deceive his way into the governor's seat of the oil-producing Delta state in Nigeria in 1999. Read Article »

Nigeria Eagles to take on Rwanda Wasps for 2013 Nations Cup qualifier

February 24, 2012

Nigeria football fans are getting ready to cheer for their national team, the Eagles, in the first 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Rwanda Wasps next week. Read Article »

Suspected Boko Haram bomber arrested in Abuja but escapes

January 19, 2012

On Christmas Day, a bomb went off just outside of Nigeria's capital Abuja at a Catholic church in Madulla. Read Article »

Nigeria Fashion Week goes "green"

December 21, 2011

One of the main themes of this year's Nigeria Fashion Week was "going green," and one of the shows took the theme literally. Read Article »

Nigerian Olympic medalist Sunday Bada dies at age 42

December 13, 2011

Sunday Bada, an Olympic medalist from Nigeria, passed away on Monday, December 12. Read Article »

Mike Epps will be laughing it up in Nigeria next month

November 11, 2011

American comedian Mike Epps is slated to headline the Harp Rhythm Unplugged concert in Lagos, Nigeria, next month. Read Article »

Baba Suwe detained for suspicion of drug smuggling at airport, judge rules in his favor

November 2, 2011

On October 12, Nigerian comedian Baba Suwe was detained at an airport in Lagos. Read Article »

Nigeria puts up a valiant effort but loses to Brazil in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

September 9, 2011

Nigerian soccer team, the Beach Eagles, made it to the quarterfinals of the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, but lost to Brazil's club 10-8. Read Article »

Shell takes responsibility for 2008 oil spills in Nigeria

August 16, 2011

Shell, one of the top oil companies in the world, finally stepped up and admitted liability for two massive oil spills in Nigeria that occurred back in 2008. Read Article »