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27 March 2017 22:17 (South Africa)

Nigerian blasts kills 7 on independence day

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Friday marked 50 years of Nigeria's independence from the UK, but it seems not everyone was in a celebratory mood. Two bombs exploded in Abuja outside the ministry of justice, killing at least seven people, including a policeman. Earlier on Friday morning the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta had issued a bomb threat, saying it would target Eagle Square, where Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was speaking. Mend has not yet stated whether it was responsible for the bombs outside the justice ministry. Read more: Sport24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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