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We remain committed to partnering with Nigeria and its neighbours to ...
LONDON, 18 September 2017: Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the Security Council briefing on the Lake Chad Basin

UK cracks down on modern slavery in Nigeria
LONDON, 2 Sept 2017 : International Development Secretary calls for a world free from abhorrent trade of modern slavery during visit to Lagos.

WHO and partners supporting health authorities rapidly respond to ...
GENEVA, 1 September 2017 : The World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners are moving swiftly to help health authorities contain a cholera outbreak in a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in north-eastern Nigeria.

UK to provide help of GBP 200m to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria
London [U.K.], Aug 31 : The UK Government announced a five-year package of help to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria, costing an extra 200 million pounds to prevent 1.5 million people from famine and to help 100,000 boys and girls to provide education.

Caverton Helicopters Expands Fleet With 8 New Bell Helicopters
LAGOS, Nigeria, August 27, 2017 : Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of The Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc announced that the company has entered a purchase agreement with Dallas based Bell Helicopter for eight brand new Bell 407GXPs.

Nigeria: UN experts denounce ultimatum and death threats targeting ...
GENEVA, 26 August 2017: An ultimatum telling Nigeria's Igbo minority in the north of the country to flee their homes is of "grave concern", a group of United Nations human rights experts* has warned.

68 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Nigeria
Borno [Nigeria], Aug 24 : The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that 68 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered in Borno in last three weeks.

Use of children as 'human bombs' rising in northeast Nigeria
ABUJA/GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2017 : UNICEF is extremely concerned about an appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls, as 'human bombs' in northeast Nigeria.

TerraPay and Instant Cash Team up to Launch Global Cross-border Money ...
DUBAI, UAE, August 22, 2017 : Migrants across the globe can send money to all major mobile wallets in Tanzania, Uganda and all mobile numbers in Nigeria.

83 Nigerian kids used as "human bombs" since January, says UNICEF
Ankara [Turkey], August 22 : The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said at least 83 children have been deployed as human bombs by Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the country's northeast region between the month of January and August.

More Access to Africa on Delta with New York-JFK Nonstop Service to ...
NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2017 : Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is offering customers a new way to reach Lagos, Nigeria, beginning March 24, 2018, via new service from the airline's New York-JFK hub. Flights will operate three times weekly, complementing the existing four-times-weekly service from Atlanta.

Nigerian President Buhari returns home after treatment in London
Abuja (Nigeria), Aug 19 : Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to the country after over three months of medical leave from the United Kingdom for an undisclosed health challenge.

Two Africans nabbed with cocaine worth Rs 40 crores at Delhi airport
New Delhi , Aug 17 : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel on Thursday arrested a Tanzanian and a Nigerian national and seized four kilograms of cocaine worth Rs 40 crores.

Nigerian national arrested with possession of Ganja in Goa
New Delhi , Aug 17 : A Nigerain national was arrested on Wednesday in Goa's Calangute, while selling narcotics substance Ganja at Baga.

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Borno state, Nigeria
NEW YORK, 16 August 2017 : Condemning a series of terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for those responsible for these "repeated heinous acts" to be brought to justice.

Three female suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria
Abuja [Nigeria], August 16 :At least 30 people were killed and more than 80 others injured when three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria's Borno State, a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, on Tuesday.

Sarthak Gandhi strikes silver at Nigeria TT Open
Lagos [Nigeria], Aug. 15 : India's Sarthak Gandhi registered his best-ever performance as he grabbed runner-up position in the men's singles event at the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos, which concluded on Sunday.

Fighting famine: 'Unprecedented crisis' putting 20 million people at ...
NEW YORK, 14 August 2017 / PRN Africa / -- Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations food relief agency said, spotlighting today its worldwide ...

12 killed in Lone wolf attack at Catholic church in Nigeria
Abuja [Nigeria], August 6 :A gunman killed 12 worshippers and injured several in an early morning attack on Sunday at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Anambra state in south-eastern Nigeria.

WHO and partners take on malaria: the top killer in north-eastern ...
GENEVA, 04 August 2017 : Following more than 8 years of conflict in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, some 3.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and all are at risk for malaria.

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Nigeria
WASHINGTON, 02 August 2017 / PRN Africa / -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Amine Mati visited Nigeria from July 20-31, 2017 to discuss recent economic and financial developments, update macroeconomic projections, and review reform implementation.

Diamond Ark bids farewell to Indian market; eyes market in Africa
New Delhi , August 1 : Designer brand Diamond Ark Lifestyle announced the closing down of its operation in the Indian market while targeting expansion in the emerging fashion markets in Nigeria and parts of Africa.

Writer Information and IAL Nigeria Limited Announce Joint Venture to ...
MUMBAI, July 28, 2017 : Writer Information and IAL Nigeria Limited today announced a joint venture to offer premier data governance solutions, operating under the name Intelics Solutions Nigeria Limited.

Western Lotto Brings International Lottery Brands to Nigerian Market
LAGOS, Nigeria, July 28, 2017 : With the support of a UK firm, entertainment and gaming company Western Lotto Nigeria Limited entered the Nigerian market on July 10th with five international lottery games and pledged to change the landscape of gaming in the country.

In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to ...
NEW YORK, 20 July 2017 / PRN Africa / -- Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African ...

Hunger Pushes Over 20 Million People to the Brink of Starvation: U.S. ...
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 : For the first time, eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to urge the American public to donate to the new Hunger Relief Fund in response to looming famines and persistent hunger threatening millions of people in South ...

Suicide bomb attacks leaves 12 dead in Nigeria's Maiduguri
Maiduguri [Nigeria], July 17 : At least 12 people were killed in suicide bombings in Nigeria's Maiduguri city on Monday.

17 killed in multiple Boko Haram suicide bombings in Nigeria
Maiduguri [Nigeria], July 12 :At least 17 people were killed and 22 injured after Boko Haram terrorist carried out multiple suicide bombings in northeastern Nigeria's Maiduguri city.

Oil tanker, cargo ship collide in English Channel
London [U.K.], July 1 : An oil tanker carrying 38,000 tonnes of petrol to Guatemala, collided with the Huayan Endeavor cargo ship on its way from the Netherlands to Nigeria in the English Channel

Suicide bombers kill 16 in Nigeria's Borno state
Borno [Nigeria], June 19 : As many as 16 people have been killed and many injured when suicide bombers simultaneously blew themselves up in different locations in Nigeria's Borno state on Monday.