Sport Ahmed Musa of Nigeria

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Colin Firth condemns 'cruelty' of Home Office decision to deport seriously ill woman to Nigeria

Actor Colin Firth has condemned “the cruelty” of a Home Office decision to deport a seriously ill woman to Nigeria, where doctors say she may die because of the limited availability of affordable healthcare.

Young poets hailed on National Poetry Day

Fifteen budding young poets have won the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award today, on National Poetry Day.

Feud blamed after gunmen kill 26 college students in Nigeria

At least 26 students were killed when gunmen opened fire in a college residence in the north-eastern Adamawa state.

A Nigerian Airways Boeing 707 waits at Stansted to smuggle Dr Umaru Dikko out of Britain

Umaru Dikko, the man who was nearly spirited away in a diplomatic bag

One of the more outlandish options for Julian Assange's passage to Ecuador has been tried before. Max Siollun reports

Britain's Olympic winner Mo Farah

Plastic Brits? They were the secret of our success

More than a third of Britain's Olympic medal-winners were born abroad, or had a foreign parent or grandparent, reflecting the nation's rapidly changing demographic make-up, according to an analysis for The Independent.

August 11, 2012: Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men's 5000m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

British medal winners reflect nation's ethnic diversity

More than one-third of Britain's Olympic medal winners were born abroad, or had a foreign parent or grandparent, reflecting the nation's rapidly-changing demographic make-up, according to an analysis for the i.

Impact of HIV/Aids: the late Fela Kuti

Our Kind of People, By Uzodinma Iweala

From the myth of promiscuity to unmentionable illness

19 killed in attack on Christian church in Nigeria

Gunmen have shot dead at least 19 people in a Christian church in central Nigeria, according to an army official.

Nigeria cash push by Heritage

Tony Buckingham's Heritage Oil tapped the City for $370m (£237m) yesterday as the explorer looks to fund sub-Saharan Africa's biggest-ever upstream oil deal.

Joseph Yobo

Joseph Yobo secures transfer from Everton to Fenerbahce

Everton defender Joseph Yobo has completed a permanent move to Fenerbahce for an undisclosed fee.

Lawrence Okoye made his Olympic debut today

London 2012: Team GB discus thrower Lawrence Okoye puts Oxford on hold for Olympics

Team GB's discus thrower Lawrence Okoye put his academic career on hold so that he could pursue his Olympic dreams. 

America's LeBron James scores against Lithuania in a close game

Basketball: US 'Dream Team' taken to the wire by Lithuania

United States 99 Lithuania 94

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points against Nigeria

Basketball: USA 'Dream Team' score Olympic record of 156 points against poor Nigeria

An irresistible force met with a very moveable object yesterday and the result was a record-breaking scoring spree for the US men's basketball team over a hapless Nigeria at the Olympic Basketball Arena.

Unrest in Nigerian market leaves Cussons off the pace

Britons' growing appetite for fake tan and glossy hair was not quite enough to offset chaos in Nigeria and falling sales in Australia for the soap group PZ Cussons.

Why conmen send out such far-fetched scam emails

Emails sent out by confidence tricksters often seem so far-fetched that one wonders who could possibly fall for them.

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