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UN allocates USD 13 million from emergency fund to support people in ...
New York, June 28 :The top United Nations relief official on Monday released USD 13 million from a fund that supports rapid humanitarian responses - known as the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) - to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-east Nigeria that have ...

Nigeria's Olympics football team to open training camp in Atlanta
Abuja, June 25 : Nigeria's Under-23 football team will open its training camp in the United States ahead of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Ransom ruled out for abducted New Zealander in Nigeria
Wellington, June 23 : New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Thursday ruled out paying a ransom for a New Zealander who was abducted in southern Nigeria.

26 killed in Nigeria violence
Abuja, June 22 : At least 26 people have been confirmed killed in violence that broke out early this week in central Nigeria's Benue State, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Nearly half of women of reproductive age in India anaemic: Study
Kolkata, June 20 : As many as 48.1 per cent of women of reproductive age in India have anaemia, which is only slightly less than the prevalence percentages in West African nations of Guinea and Nigeria, says the Global Nutrition Report 2016.

15 killed in Nigeria attack
Abuja, June 19 : At least 15 people were killed in an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's southwestern state of Ogun, sources said.

Boko Haram kills 18 people present at funeral in northeast Nigeria
Washington, June 18 : Boko Haram militants killed 18 mourners, who were present at a funeral in northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram kill 18 in Nigeria
Abuja, June 17 : At least 18 persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria's Adamawa state, police said on Friday.

Delhi: NCB arrests two Nigerians with drugs
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday arrested two Nigerian nationals and seized drugs worth Rs. one crore after getting specific inputs in this regard.

Ex-Nigerian football coach Shaibu dies at 58
Lagos, June 11 : Former Nigeria coach Amodu Shaibu has died at the age of 58, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed on Saturday.

Women in displacement sites in Nigeria's Borno state face high risk ...
New York, June 9 :New assessments of the protection risks faced by the affected people living in Nigeria's restive north-eastern Borno state have concluded that women face a high risk of abuse in displacement sites, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported.

Fuss over rape, racial slur has no impact on tourism: Goa minister
Panaji, June 9 : Controversies in the recent past like rape of foreigners and racist comments against Nigerian nationals have no bearing on the number of tourists coming to Goa, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Thursday.

Tollygunge FC rope in Nigerian footballer Omolaja
Kolkata, June 8 : Tollygunge Agragami FC on Wednesday roped in Nigerian defender Kareem Omolaja for the upcoming edition of the 2016-17 Calcutta Football League (CFL).

Nigerians badly behaved but wrong to ban them: BJP spokesman
Panaji, June 7 : Nigerian nationals in India do display "bad behaviour" but calling for a ban on their entry into the country, as Congress leader Ravi Naik has done, is going too far, Kiran Kandolkar, BJP's spokesman in Goa, said on Tuesday.

Shocking! Former Goa CM now wants 'ban' on Nigerians
Panaji (Goa), June 7 : In what may trigger a fresh controversy, former Goa chief minister Ravi S. Naik on Tuesday demanded the Centre to ban the Nigerians from entering India while alleging that they indulge in illegal activities.

Ex-Goa CM wants ban on Nigerians, calls them 'negroes'
Panaji, June 7 : The Central government should ban Nigerians from entering India, former Goa Chief Minister Ravi Naik has demanded, adding that the state does not need Nigerian tourists.

Former Goa CM wants ban on Nigerians, calls them 'negroes'
Panaji, June 7 : The Central government should "ban" Nigerians from entering India, former Goa Chief Minister Ravi Naik has demanded, adding that the state does not need Nigerian tourists.

Oil prices jump amid supply worries
New York, June 7 : Oil prices rebounded as investors worried about plummeting Nigerian production after a militant attack in Nigeria.

Goa Opposition leader hits out at CM for 'Nigerians' remark
Panaji, June 3 : Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Pratapsingh Rane on Friday criticised Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for his discriminatory remark against Nigerian nationals, which triggered a controversy earlier this week.

Much drama being made over my Nigerian remark: Goa CM
Panaji, June 2 : A miffed Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said that much is being made about his comment on Nigerians and popular sentiment in the state being against them.

Congolese National Pastor dubs Parsekar's 'Goans annoyed with ...
New Delhi, June 1 : Congolese National Pastor Bertin Ektah on Wednesday dubbed Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar's remarks about Goans not being happy with the Nigerians' behavior as a 'misguided argument', saying he cannot put all Africans under the same radar and treat them as menace.

Laxmikant Parsekar triggers controversy over 'Nigerians' remark
Panaji, June 1 : Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday triggered a contrversy when he said people are not happy with Nigerians due to their 'attitude'.

Goans not happy with behaviour and attitude of Nigerians: Goa CM
Goa, June 1 : At a time when reports of African nationals being attacked in the nation have stirred a row, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday courted controversy saying that people of the state are specifically not happy with the behaviour of Nigerians.

Nigerian rape accused was earlier booked twice
Panaji, June 1 : A Nigerian national, arrested for allegedly raping a 31-year-old woman in Goa last week, had been booked earlier for rioting, assault and illegally over-staying in India, police sources said.

Goa: Nigerian accused of rape sent to three-day police custody
Mapusa (Goa), May.31 : The Nigerian national, accused of abducting and raping a woman in Goa, was on Tuesday sent to three-day-police custody by a Mapusa court.

Nigerian accused of rape sent to three days police custody
Panaji, May 31 : A court here on Tuesday sent, to three days police custody, Nigerian national Kenneth Upwegdha, who was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 31-year-old woman here last week.

Goans annoyed with Nigerians' attitude: Goa CM Parsekar
Panaji, May 31 : Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that Goans are "annoyed" with the behaviour, attitude and way of life of Nigerians living in the coastal state.

Goa Tourism Minister for stringent law to deport Nigerians
Panaji, May 30 : Claiming that Nigerians come in conflict with Indian law and indulge in drugs and other criminal activities, Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Monday sought for stringent laws to deport Nigerians.

Not pre-judging rape, what if it's a spat between them: Goa deputy ...
Panaji, May 30 : Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday advised against a media trial in the "sensitive" rape case in which a Nigerian national has already been arrested, and hinted that the complaint could also be a case of a spat between a "girlfriend and a boyfriend".

Nigerians create problems in Goa, India: Goa minister
Panaji, May 30 : Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Monday said that Nigerian nationals not just "create problems" in Goa, but across the country too.

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