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    Nigerian military admit 85 out of more than 100 abducted girls still ...
    London, Apr 19 :The military in Nigeria has reportedly admitted that contrary to its earlier claims, most of the teenaged girls abducted by the Boko Haram Islamist group have not been freed.

    Security beefed up in Nigeria ahead of Easter
    Lagos, April 19 : Nigeriain police have beefed up security across the country to ensure crime-free Easter celebration.

    Nigerian filmmakers seek tie-ups with Indians to take on Hollywood
    By Francis Kokutse, Accra (Ghana), April 18 : Nigeria, one of Africa's largest nations and its most populous, is keen to collaborate with the over $2-billion Indian film industry to promote better understanding between the two countries and provide competition to Hollywood.

    Female students kidnapped by Islamic militants in Nigeria set free
    London, Apr. 17 : More than 100 female students kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants from a school in the north-east of Nigeria have been set free, the country's military said.

    Nigeria: UN seeks immediate release of abducted school girls
    New York, Apr 17 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have condemned the abduction of some 100 school girls from their hostel in north-eastern Nigeria on Tuesday and called for their immediate release.

    Seven killed in Nigeria violence
    Abuja, April 17 : At least seven people were killed and many houses were razed in a violent attack that took place overnight in Nigeria's northeastern state of Taraba, police said Wednesday.

    Boko Haram Islamists abduct as many as 200 girls from boarding school ...
    Washington, Apr 16 : Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram reportedly abducted 200 girls from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria.

    20 killed in Nigerian attacks
    Abuja, April 16 : At least 20 people were killed in attacks launched by gunmen in two Nigerian villages, local media reported Wednesday citing witnesses and security sources.

    Nigerian held with heroin valued at Rs.70 lakh
    New Delhi, April 16 : A Nigerian national was arrested here for trafficking heroin, valued at Rs.70 lakh in the international market, police said Wednesday.

    Over 100 teenage girls abducted in Nigeria
    Abuja, April 15 : More than 100 teenage girls were abducted Monday in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram members, local sources and police said.

    Ban saddened by deadly Nigeria bus bombing
    New York, Apr 15 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced his shock and sadness after a bomb attack at a bus station near the Nigerian capital of Abuja claimed dozens of lives, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

    Nigeria becomes biggest economy in Africa
    London, Apr. 14 : Nigeria has become Africa's biggest economy, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country's gross domestic product.

    Nigeria bus station attack kills 71
    Abuja, Nigeria, Apr 14 : At least 71 people were killed and about 124 got injured as a bomb exploded at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday, reports said.

    71 killed in Nigeria blast
    London, April 14 : At least 71 people were killed and 124 injured Monday in two blasts in a crowded bus station in Nigeria, an official said.

    '135 civilians killed in Nigerian attacks'
    Abuja, April 13 : As many as 135 civilians have been killed since Wednesday in north east Nigeria, a senior official from the region has revealed.

    Scores of rebels, five solders killed in Nigeria
    Lagos, April 8 : Scores of armed rebels were killed Tuesday in a Nigerian military offensive against rebels in the country's northeastern state of Borno, a top Nigerian military officer said.

    Nigerians scuffle with villagers in Greater Noida
    Greater Noida, April 8 : A group of Nigerian nationals allegedly barged into houses in a Greater Noida village and bashed up some villagers, police said Tuesday.

    150 killed in Nigeria attacks
    Abuja, April 8 : At least 150 people were killed during the weekend in separate attacks in northwest and northeast regions of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, officials and witnesses said Monday.

    Nigeria becomes biggest economy in South Africa
    London, Apr. 7 : Nigeria has become South Africa's biggest economy, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country's gross domestic product.

    Nigeria is now Africa's biggest economy
    Abuja, April 7 : Nigeria has surpassed South Africa as Africa's biggest economy, rebased gross domestic product (GDP) figures from authorities showed Sunday.

    More than 30 insurgents killed in Nigeria military raid
    Abuja, April 4 : More than 30 insurgents were killed in an early morning raid by military operatives in Nigeria's north central Nasarawa state, witnesses said Thursday.

    More than 30 insurgents killed in Nigeria
    Abuja, April 4 : More than 30 insurgents were killed in an early morning raid by military operatives in Nigeria's north central Nasarawa state, witnesses said Thursday.

    Three Nigerians held for making fake passports
    New Delhi, April 3 : Police here Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of forgers with the arrest of three Nigerians who would prepare fake passports of African countries and forge Indian visas for overstaying in the country.

    Bharti Airtel is now Nigeria's second largest telecom operator
    New Delhi, April 3 : Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has become the second largest operator in Nigeria in terms of customer numbers, according to Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the market regulator.

    Eight killed in Nigerian boat capsize
    Lagos, April 3 : At least eight people were killed but 12 rescued after a boat capsized Wednesday in Nigeria's largest city Lagos, the country's emergency agency said.

    India to open warehouse in Nigeria for medicine export
    By Francis Kokutse, Accra, April 2 : In what is expected to give a major boost to the presence of Indian pharmaceutical companies in Africa, a new warehousing facility will be opened in Nigeria for exporting medicines from India to that West African country.

    'Boko Haram armoury found in Cameroon'
    Lagos, April 2 : Nigerian military said Tuesday that its Cameroonian counterpart had smashed a suspected Boko Haram camp in Cameroon, close to the Chadian border, recovering arms, ammunition and other materials.

    Suspected Boko Haram jailbreak foiled in Nigeria
    Abuja, March 31 : Security operatives in Nigeria foiled a jailbreak by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect at the secret police headquarters, a security official said Sunday.

    For Africans, India is healthcare destination (Health Feature)
    By Aparajita Gupta, New Delhi, March 30 : Musa Amina Babagana, 45, was suffering from acute rheumatoid arthritis for a decade. Prolonged treatment in Nigeria could not give her relief, but miles away in India a private hospital could bring back that smile on her face with one injection.

    Eight killed in Nigeria suicide bomb attack
    Abuja, March 26 : Police in Nigeria's northeast Borno state Tuesday said that eight people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at Dalori area of the state.

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