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India encourages new agriculture techniques in Nigeria
Abuja, June 29 : The Indian high commission in Nigeria has urged the government to implement integrated farming and drip irrigation techniques used in India.
Mentioning Messi's name saved my life, says abducted Argentine
Buenos Aires, June 29 : An Argentine agricultural engineer kidnapped in Nigeria and held captive for three days in the west African country claimed using the name of his famous compatriot, footballer Lionel Messi, calmed his violent abductors.
Female suicide bombers kill five in Nigeria
Abuja, June 28 : At least five people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide bombing attack near a hospital in Nigeria's Maiduguri city, an official said on Sunday.
18 killed in Nigeria road accident
Lagos, June 27 : Eighteen people were killed after the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in Nigeria's Ogun state, authorities said on Saturday.
Meghalaya Police arrest Nigerian drug smuggler from Delhi
Shillong, June 26 : A Nigerian drug smuggler has been arrested by Shillong-based customs officials from New Delhi, where he was under detaintion after his visa lapsed, an official said on Friday.
15 Boko Haram fighters killed in Niger
Abuja, June 25 : At least 15 Boko Haram terrorists were killed and 20 others arrested by Niger's Defence and Security Forces (FDS) in clashes that occurred between June 18 and 23 in the western African republic's Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, an official source said.
Nigeria FA probes coach for Cote d'Ivoire job plea
Lagos, June 24 : The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has summoned 'Super Eagles' head coach Stephen Keshi to appear before its disciplinary committee over his inclusion in a job shortlist in Cote d'Ivoire.
Suicide bombing in north-eastern Nigeria kills 10
London, June 24 : At least 10 people have been killed in north-eastern Nigeria after a female suicide bomber reportedly detonated explosives in Yoba state's Gojba town.
20 killed as Boko Haram invades village in Nigeria
Abuja, June 23 : Twenty villagers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters stormed a remote village in Nigeria's Borno state, shooting sporadically and razing houses, survivors said on Tuesday.
Boko Haram kills 38 civilians in Niger
Niamey, June 19 : A total of 38 civilians were killed between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and over 100 houses burnt during an attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Niger's southeastern region near the Nigerian border, official sources said in Niamey.
Nigerians jailed for smuggling drugs into New Zealand
Wellington, June 19 : Four Nigerian nationals and a New Zealander have received jail terms for their involvement in an international drug smuggling ring, New Zealand Police said on Friday.
Boko Haram kills 40 civilians in Niger
Niamey (Niger), June 18 : At least 40 civilians were killed between Wednesday night and Thursday morning in attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Niger's far eastern localities of Lamana and Ingoumaoua, near the Nigerian border, a private radio has reported.
Nigerian held with cocaine worth Rs.47 lakh
New Delhi, June 18 : A Nigerian national was arrested here with 47 grams of cocaine worth Rs.47 lakh in the international market, police said on Thursday.
Nigerian held for buying liquor using fake debit card
Gurgaon, June 18 : A 22-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested here for purchasing liquor using a fake debit card, police said on Thursday.
CAF bans Nigerian midfielder Onazi for misconduct
Lagos, June 18 : The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slammed a two-match ban on Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi over his sending-off in Saturday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Chad.
14 killed in Nigeria explosion
Abuja, June 17 : At least 14 people were killed and 48 others injured in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno when an explosion hit members of a local security group tasked to protect civilians against attacks, a security source and local hospital confirmed to Xinhua news agency on Wednesday.
11 killed in Nigeria suicide bombings
Abuja, June 16 : At least 11 people were killed on Monday in a twin suicide bombing in Nigeria's city of Potiskum, hospital sources said.
Nigerian footballer dies after collapsing on pitch in Malaysia
Kota Baru (Malaysia), June 14 : A Nigerian footballer named David Oniya has died after collapsing on the pitch during a local friendly in Malaysia.
Women's World Cup: Australia beat Nigeria 2-0
Winnipeg (Canada), June 13 : Kyah Simon scored twice to lift Australia over Nigeria 2-0 at the women's World Cup football tournament.
Alarming levels of insecurity in Nigeria driving civilian ...
New York, Jun 13 : The World Food Programme (WFP) expressed on Friday its particular concern about the consequences of insecurity in Nigeria, which has displaced so far 200,000 people, a number of them seeking refuge in Niger, Cameroon and Chad, while others are waiting at the borders.
19 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, June 10 : Nineteen people were killed when Boko Haram militants stormed a village in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, local residents said on Tuesday.
Nigeria: Citing 'horrifying acts of cruelty', UN rights chief urges ...
New York, Jun 6 : The human rights situation in Boko Haram-held areas of northern Nigeria is one of "absolute terror" and "grave" violations, the top United Nations human rights official said today amid a wider call for Nigerian authorities to thoroughly investigate reports of abuses committed by ...
French tourist shot dead in Nigeria
Lagos, June 5 : Nigerian police on Thursday confirmed that a French tourist was shot dead and his wife injured in a suspected robbery in Nigeria's Ebonyi State, media reported.
Nigerian among three held for fraud
Gurgaon, June 4 : A 35-year-old Nigerian and two others have been sent to judicial custody on charges of duping a Gurgaon company's client in Macedonia, police said on Thursday.
Amnesty decries 8,000 murders by Nigerian army
Abuja, June 3 : Human rights watchdog Amnesty International on Wednesday denounced the death of 8,000 people at the hands of the Nigerian army during the struggle with Boko Haram in the north of the country, calling the murders war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.
Toll in Nigeria market blast rises to 31
Abuja, June 3 : The toll in Tuesday's blast in a livestock market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, capital of the restive Borno State, rose to 31 on Wednesday, hospital sources said.
12 reported killed in Nigeria market blast
Abuja, June 2 : At least a dozen people were feared killed on Tuesday in a blast in a livestock market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, capital of the restive Borno State, a security source said.
Toll in Nigeria tanker explosion rises to 85
Lagos, June 2 : The toll from a tanker explosion in the southeastern Nigerian city of Onitsha in Anambra state has risen to 85 as of Monday night, authorities said on Tuesday.
69 killed in oil tanker explosion in Nigeria
Abuja, June 1 : An oil tanker truck exploded on Monday at a crowded bus station in the southern Nigerian state of Anambra, killing at least 69 people and wounding dozens of others, the Nigerian Red Cross said.
Mohun Bagan clinch I-League title
Bengaluru/Kolkata, May 31 : With just four minutes left on the clock, Nigerian defender Bello Rasaq headed in to hold defending champion Bengaluru FC 1-1 at home and propel Mohun Bagan to the national league title -- their fourth, and the first after a long wait of 13 years.