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

Ismail Babatunde Jose: Newspaper editor who dominated journalism in Nigeria for three decades

Ismail Babatunde Jose was not only the doyen of Nigerian journalism but the mighty tree whose seedlings sprouted other titans of the profession. Appointed editor in 1957 of The Daily Times – the most flourishing newspaper then in existence in West Africa – by Cecil King of the Mirror Group (which had bought the 21-year-old Daily Times in 1947), Jose ruled the journalistic roost in his country for three decades.

Kidnappers release Yobo's brother

Kidnappers have released the older brother of Everton and Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo after almost two weeks in captivity.

BA transfer to Terminal 5 off to a flying start

British Airways' transfer of some long-haul flights to Heathrow's Terminal 5 started well today with the first two planes arriving on time.

Nigerian pipeline blast kills 100

At least 100 people were killed and scores injured when fuel from a pipeline ruptured by an earthmover caught fire and exploded in a Nigerian village near the biggest city of Lagos, the Red Cross said today.

Album: Various artists, Nigeria

Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-1976, Soundway

Tortured genius: burnt and beaten, Ghana golden boy is lucky to be alive

Nii Lamptey could be leading out his country today. Instead, he looks back on a harrowing life of pain and abuse

Tony Allen: The veteran Afrobeat drummer is shaking his sticks as hard and as brilliantly as ever

The musician is back with a nationwide tour, a new album and a fresh collaboration with Damon Albarn

Shadow of the Silk Road, by Colin Thubron

Swap your stirrup for my harp

Australian farmers face ruin as five-year drought worsens

They prayed for rain at two ecumenical church services in Wagga Wagga last week, but the only response was isolated showers.

Ruthless Nigeria find World Cup inspiration

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Frontline Lagos: Taking the negotiation out of aviation

LAGOS AIRPORT is one of the world's least favourite places for airlines. It was never worse than earlier this year when it had its first aircraft hold-up. A Kenya Airways jet, taxiing to take-off, was blocked by bandits who opened a hatch and carried away baggage as crew and passengers looked down in disbelief.

Nigeria sinks back into rule by terror

NIGERIAN PRESIDENT Olusegun Obasanjo was yesterday accused of resorting to the tactics of military rule in order to quell violence that has claimed at least 1,200 lives in the six months since he took office.

Nigeria ravaged by tribal fighting

High hopes for civilian rule have been dashed by bloody conflict in Africa's most populous nation
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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

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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
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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

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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How to make your own Easter egg

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