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Children in countries facing famine threatened by lack of water, ...
New York, Mar 29 : In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South ...

Delhi: Group of bank account frauds busted, two Nigerians among ...
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : A gang involved in bank account fraud has been busted on Wednesday, where two Nigerian nationals along with seven others were arrested.

African woman slapped in Noida
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 29 : Three days after four Nigerian nationals were attacked, an African woman has been allegedly thrashed in Greater Noida.

Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, ...
New York, Mar 29 : Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and ...

India terms attack on Nigerian students in G. Noida as 'deplorable'
New Delhi , Mar. 28 : Terming the Greater Noida incident in which several people of Nigerian origin were injured as deplorable, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay said that law enforcement authorities of the district have made arrests and are investigating this matter.

Greater Noida DM refuses to declare attack on Nigerians as hate crime
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 28 : Greater Noida District Magistrate Nagendra Prasad Singh today refused to declare the attack on Nigerian nationals as a hate crime.

No clue why we were attacked, says Nigerian national
New Delhi , Mar. 28 : The Nigerian national who was assaulted in Greater Noida yesterday, said they had no clue as to what had prompted the attack on them and added that no one helped them or called the police while they were being beaten up.

After Noida attack, Nigerian student tweets Sushma Swaraj, she calls ...
Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Mar 28 : : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has assured that a "fair and impartial" investigation into a mob attack on several African students in Greater Noida will be conducted, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday morning.

Nigerians attacked in Noida, BJP promises 'swift and proper' ...
New Delhi , Mar. 28 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday promised a 'swift and proper' investigation into a mob attack on several Nigerians students in the Greater Noida area of Uttar Pradesh.

Five arrested in connection with Nigerian students attack case
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 28 : As many as five persons were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the assault on four Nigerian nationals in Greater Noida.

Adityanath assures fair, impartial probe into attack on Nigerian ...
New Delhi , Mar. 28 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said she has spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath about the attack on four Nigerian students in Greater Noida and he has assured fair and impartial probe into the matter.

Nigerian national gets four years imprisonment for peddling drugs
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 23 : A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court on Thursday convicted Nigerian national, Michael Oti Nicholas for a four years rigorous imprisonment for possessing drugs in commercial quantity.

RBI signs MoU with Central Bank of Nigeria
New Delhi , Mar 22 : The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday announced its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on "Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information" with the Central Bank of Nigeria

UN agency voices concern about forced return of Nigerian refugees ...
New York, Mar 21 : The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday expressed concern that forced returns of refugees from Cameroon's far north region to crisis-gripped north-eastern Nigeria are continuing despite the recent signing of a tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring the voluntary nature of ...

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen ...
New York, Feb 23 : Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined other top United Nations officials on Wednesday calling for "strong and ...

Nigeria seeks USD 1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in ...
New York, Feb 22 : As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over USD 1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the ...

'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in ...
New York, Feb 22 : Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), urging prompt action to save them.

Nigerian national arrested with drugs worth Rs. 4 crore
New Delhi (India), Feb. 15 : A Nigerian drug smuggler Okey Chikoo Mathew was arrested on Monday by Kullu district police of Himachal Pradesh with 1 kilogram drug and 550 grams heroin drug.

Nine countries join UN-supported network to halve maternal, newborn ...
New York, Feb 15 : A health network is being created, with support of United Nations agencies, in nine countries - Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda - whose Governments have pledged to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities by ...

FIFA extends ban of five Nigerian officials
Zurich, Feb 8 : FIFA on Tuesday confirm the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed by the Nigerian Football Federation's (NFF) Disciplinary Committee on May 12, 2016, against the officials Christopher Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong for breaches of the NFF ...

UN envoy strongly condemns attack on UN team near Nigeria-Cameroon ...
New York, Feb 2 : Strongly condemning an attack against a United Nations monitoring team near the Nigeria-Cameroon border that resulted in the death of five persons, the UN envoy for West Africa and the Sahel region, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, called on both countries to take swift action to bring the ...

UN food relief agency chief welcomes progress on anti-hunger ...
New York, Jan 28 : The head of the United Nations food relief agency on Friday welcomed the progress made by the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in fighting hunger and malnutrition in the West African country's north-east.

UN-backed measles vaccination campaign to reach 4.7 million children ...
New York, Jan 27 : A major vaccination campaign against a measles outbreak in northeast Nigeria is reaching 4.7 million children, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Amid outpour of sympathy, UN emergency responders aid bombed ...
New York, Jan 18 : United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported 100 others.

Nigeria: Military accidentally drops bomb on refugees, kills at least ...
Abuja, Jan 18 : An error by the Nigerian military turned fatal as they accidentally dropped a bomb on a refugee camp in Rann, killing at least 52 people and injuring hundreds, reports said.

More than 100 killed after military jet bombs refugee camp in Nigeria
London [United Kingdom], Jan. 18 : More than 100 people have been killed after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria.

UN-backed campaign to help vaccinate millions of children against ...
New York, Jan 13 : A United Nations-supported mass vaccination campaign is set to start on Fridayto protect more than 4.7 million children against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria.

Kolkata: 10 Nigerians booked for staying without valid documents
Kolkata, Jan 7 : Based on credible source inputs, the Kolkata Police on Friday midnight arrested as many as ten Nigerians from Ahalyanagar area under Purba Jadavpur Police Station limits in southern Kolkata for staying in the city with expired passports and visas, reports said.

Cabinet approves revised Air Services Agreement between India, ...
New Delhi [India], Dec. 14 : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for signing of the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Nigeria.

Boko Haram commanders freed in exchange of 21 Chibok girls
New York [USA], Oct. 14 : A number of Boko Haram soldiers have been reportedly released by the Nigerian Government in exchange for the 21 Chibok schoolgirls, who were freed by the terror outfit after holding them captive for two years.