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Another Nigerian school girl rescued from Boko Haram militants
Lagos, May 20 : The Nigerian Army on Thursday confirmed the rescue of another girl abducted by Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Borno state in April 2014.
Nigerian president meets rescued Chibok schoolgirl
Lagos, May 20 : Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met the rescued Chibok schoolgirl, Amina Ali-Nkeki, at the Presidential Villa in the capital Abuja.
In Niger, UN relief chief urges focus on civilians impacted by Boko ...
New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): Wrapping up a two-day mission to Niger, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called for greater attention to the crisis unfolding in the country's Diffa region, where violence at the hands of Boko Haram has forced more than 240,000 people out of their ...
One kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria
Lagos, May 18 : A school girl, who was abducted by militant group Boko Haram, has been found in Nigeria media reports said on Wednesday.
Two Nigerians held for drug peddling in Delhi
New Delhi, May 18 : Two Nigerians have been arrested in south Delhi on the charge of involvement in drug trade and 92 gm cocaine valued at Rs.50 lakh seized from them, police said on Wednesday.
Nigeria to open camp for wrestlers ahead of Olympic Games
Abuja, May 17 : A camp will be opened this week for seven Olympic-bound wrestlers from Nigeria, authorities in the West African country said.
Yamaha motor opens motor cycle assembly plant in Lagos, Nigeria
New Delhi, May 16 : Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. announced establishment of its motorcycle assembly plant and modern showroom at the Amuwo Odofin Industrial Scheme in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigeria to track terrorists through DNA data-bank
Lagos, May 16 : Nigeria is set to establish a Deoxyribonucleic Acid DNA data-bank with a view to deploying it in tracking criminal elements, especially terrorists in the country, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has said.
Rescued marine engineer reaches home, thanks Centre
Varanasi (U.P.), May 12 : Santosh Bhardwaj, the marine engineer who was rescued after being held in captivity in Niger delta in Nigeria for over a month, on Thursday expressed gratitude towards Union Government for its efforts to rescue him from the clutches of the pirates.
Marine engineer Santosh Bhardwaj rescued from pirates in Nigeria: ...
New Delhi, May 11 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that Santosh Bhardwaj, the marine engineer who was kidnapped by pirates near Nigeria on March 26, has been rescued.
Nigeria's football federation crisis takes new turn
Abuja, May 11 : The lingering leadership crisis rocking the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) took a new twist this week, when a factional leader of the soccer ruling body vowed to take office without further delay, following a court ruling which strengthened his claim last month.
British PM calls Afghanistan, Nigeria 'fantastically corrupt'
London, May 11 : British Prime Minister David Cameron described Nigeria and Afghanistan as "fantastically corrupt" in a conversation with Queen Elizabeth II.
Nigeria, Afghanistan are 'fantastically corrupt': Cameron
London, May 11 : British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as "fantastically corrupt" in a conversation with the Queen.
Nigerian held for illegal stay in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, May 6 : A 35-year-old Nigerian national was arrested here for overstaying even after his Indian visa expired, police said on Friday.
'Nigeria lost 359 police officers in two years'
Lagos, May 1 : Nigeria's Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase has said 359 policemen were killed on duty between January 2014 and April 2016.
Nigeria football body picks national team's interim coaches
Lagos, April 21 : Nigeria's football governing body has appointed Shaibu Amodu and Salisu Yusuf to take charge of the national team on an interim basis.
Boko Haram ambushes military chief convoy in Nigeria
Abuja, April 20 : The Nigerian Army on Tuesday confirmed an ambush on the convoy of the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brigadier-General Victor Ezugwu in the restive city of Maiduguri.
In Nigeria's restive northeast, fate of thousands of abducted women ...
New York, Apr 15 :The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery, senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday.
'We cannot forget the girls from Chibok' - UN child rights envoy
New York, Apr 14 : Marking two years since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls in Nigeria, a United Nations child rights envoy reiterated a call to bring them back, stressing that the international community must "be their voice" and help give children of Nigeria and the region the peaceful, stable lives ...
Goa should ban Nigerian, Russian mafias: Shiv Sena MP
Panaji, April 13 : Instead of banning Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, the Goa government should first ban Nigerian and Russian mafias operating in the state, Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said on Wednesday.
Nigeria risks football ban due to interference: FIFA
Abuja, April 13 : World football's governing body FIFA has said the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is likely to be banned due to a crisis that has arisen due to interference of a "third party".
Nigeria: UN human rights experts call for progress in abduction of ...
New York, Apr 13 : Ahead of the second anniversary of the abduction of 200 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok in Nigeria, a group of United Nations and African human rights experts on Tuesday appealed to Boko Haram to immediately reveal the location of the girls, and urged the Government of ...
Delhi's Nigerian cocaine 'kingpin' nabbed, drug peddling gang busted
New Delhi, April 12 : Fill, a 33-year-old Nigerian, is cooling his heels in Tihar Jail under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Boko Haram using more children as suicide bombers
New York, April 12 : Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram is increasingly using children in "suicide" attacks, a Unicef report released on Tuesday said.
Pirates attack Turkish oil tanker, abduct six crew
Ankara, April 11 : A group of pirates attacked a Turkish oil tanker sailing near the Nigerian coast and abducted six members of the crew, including the captain.
Nigeria to celebrate World Table Tennis for All Day
Lagos, April 4 : The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) will join their counterparts throughout the world to celebrate the World Table Tennis For All Day on April 6.
Nigeria says Boko Haram not in control in restive northeast
Abuja, March 31 : The Nigerian government on Wednesday denied an online media report credited to a top office that Boko Haram insurgents still controlled two local government areas in the restive northeast region.
Nigeria president pledges to end mass killings, abductions
Lagos, March 27 : Mass killings of innocent citizens, abductions and other criminal atrocities would soon become history in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
Nigeria tightens security at airports after Brussels attacks
Lagos, March 24 : Nigeria has beefed up security at airports in the country following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, an official said on Thursday.
Nigeria ready to confront Egypt in African Cup qualifier
Abuja, March 24 : Samson Siasia, interim head coach of Nigeria's football team, has said it is ready to take on Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier slated for Friday.