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The Embraer passenger plane crashed just outside Lagos airport's domestic terminal this morning

Cultural Life: Yinka Shonibare, artist

Books: 'Flash of the Spirit' by Robert Farris Thompson is a book I am reading now. It's about African and African-American art and philosophy. I often express ideas in my work related to current affairs and on a weekly basis I tend to read 'The Economist' and the weekend 'Financial Times'. For 'Crash Willy, a piece on show in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, I was influenced by the credit crunch and drew from both non-fiction resources as well as fictional tales, such as 'Death of a Salesman'.

Nigeria v South Korea player ratings

Man-for-man ratings from the Moses Mabhida Stadium

Kaita puts the boot in and gives game away to Greece

Greece 2 Nigeria 1

World Cup: Greece v Nigeria Live!

Join in with your thoughts on the game, plus follow the latest score and developments.

Anti-corruption advocate returns from exile

Respected anti-corruption campaigner Nuhu Ribadu is expected to join the Nigerian government this week after returning from self-imposed exile in US.

Nigerian president dies, aged 58

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has died, the President's office confirmed last night. He was 58 years old.

Acting President of Nigeria calls for unity

The acting President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, said it was premature to talk of him making a bid for the leadership in elections due by early next year and called for unity in the ruling party.

Disabled athlete gets deportation reprieve

Even giant clouds of volcanic smoke have silver linings – for some people at least. Vincent Onwubiko, 43, a disabled power-lifting champion, is one of dozens of failed asylum-seekers who have won an unexpected reprieve after the intervention of Mt Eyjafjallajokull.

Welcome to Lagos, BBC2<br/>The Prisoner, ITV

An uplifting gem of a documentary from the refuse tips of Lagos contrasts with a lacklustre US remake of a British classic

Lagos: Inside the ultimate mega-city

Chaotic, sprawling, dynamic &ndash; Lagos inspires and terrifies visitors in equal measure. How do its citizens survive the world's most extreme urban environment?

Man's deportation halted over wheelchair blunder

Officers forgot to take weightlifter's aid to the airport for the flight to Nigeria

Blood and Oil - Executive stress in a murky industry

After cutting her teeth on Zadie Smith and tasting blockbuster success, Naomie Harris is coming of age in a revealing drama about the oil trade in Nigeria. By Gerard Gilbert

Fela Kuti: And the beat goes on

A new musical about Fela Kuti has drawn rave reviews in New York, and a West End run is eagerly awaited. Now his son Femi wants to bring it home to Lagos

A progress report: Six tales reveal how much still remains to be done

Poverty, poor health, sexual violence and degradation remain endemic around the world in spite of closer equality between the sexes
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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor