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Aid reaches thousands affected by Boko Haram violence in northern ...
New York, July 23 : In a cross-border humanitarian operation, a total of 31 metric tonnes of food and some non-food items have been distributed to about 15,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Banki, located in Nigeria's restive Borno state, near the border with Cameroon, the United Nations ...
Nigeria: Health disaster in Borno State, says MSF
Abuja, July 21 : The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500,000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves outside the State capital of Maiduguri are in urgent need of food, medical care, drinking water and shelter.
Children starving in parts of Nigeria held by Boko Haram, UN ...
New York, July 20 : About a quarter of a million children in Borno state, north-eastern Nigeria, are suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations children's agency on Tuesday announced. Of those, about one in five will die if they do not receive treatment.
Nigeria pick Le Guen as national football coach
Lagos, July 19 : Nigeria's football federation has recommended French coach Paul Le Guen to their executive committee as the new technical adviser for the national men's team.
Nigerian held for drug peddling in Delhi, cocaine seized
New Delhi, July 17 : A Nigerian national has been arrested on the charge of drug peddling and cocaine worth Rs 3.5 crore seized from him, police said on Sunday.
Two kidnapped Indians released in Nigeria: Sushma Swaraj
New Deli, July 16 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday confirmed that two Indians, who were abducted in Nigeria, have been released.
Two Indians kidnapped in Nigeria released after fortnight
New Delhi, July 16 : Two Indian nationals, who were kidnapped by suspected terrorists from an area called Boko near Makurdi in Benue State of Nigeria on 29 June, were released on Saturday morning, say government sources.
Two Indians kidnapped in Nigeria released
New Delhi, July 16 : Two Indians kidnapped in Nigeria last month were released on Saturday, the government announced.
'Alarming' levels of malnutrition and famine-like conditions in ...
New York, July 12 : Humanitarian convoys have uncovered emergency levels of severe acute malnutrition and famine-like conditions in Nigeria's Borno State, particularly in 15 satellite camps, where some 275,000 people are living, the United Nations relief aid wing has warned.
Gujarat ATS nabs 3 with meow-meow party drug
Navsari (Gujarat), July 9 : The Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Saturday seized a consignment of party drug Mephedrone, also called M-Cat or meow-meow, valued at around Rs 90 lakh from three persons linked to a Mumbai-based Nigerian drug racket.
India helps to set up Apparel Training Centre in Nigeria's Kaduna
New Delhi, Jul 8 : The Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry announced on Friday that an Apparel Training Centre has been established in Kaduna, Nigeria under the Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (Cotton TAP) for Africa.
India sets up textiles training centre in Nigeria
New Delhi, July 8 : India has set up an apparel training centre in Nigeria to promote skill development in the textiles sector of the West African nation, an official statement here said on Friday.
Expatriate abducted by gunmen in Nigeria
Lagos, July 6 : An expatriate was abducted by unidentified gunmen in southwest city of Epe in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, police officials said on Wednesday.
Nigeria releases 11 Indian prisoners confirms Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, July 4 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday confirmed the release of 11 jailed Indians from a Nigerian prison.
11 Indians released from Nigerian prison
New Delhi, July 4 : 11 Indians who had been languishing in a Nigerian prison for two years have been released, confirmed External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.
UN urges more aid for people in north-east Nigeria, once inaccessible ...
New York, July 2 : Tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria will die of malnutrition this year unless they receive treatment soon, the United Nations on Fridaywarned after reaching areas in the north-east of the country which had been cut off by Boko Haram violence.
Nigerian held for visa fraud
Gurgaon, July 1 : A 33-year-old Nigerian has been arrested here while trying to extend his Indian visa with fake documents, police said on Friday.
Two Indians abducted in Nigeria, confirms government
New Delhi, July 1 : The government on Friday confirmed reports that two Indian nationals have been kidnapped in Nigeria and said that the Indian mission in the West African nation is closely coordinating with local agencies in the wake of the incident.
Two Indians abducted in Nigeria, confirms government
New Delhi, July 1 : The government on Thursday confirmed reports that two Indian nationals have been kidnapped in Nigeria and said that the Indian mission in the West African nation is closely coordinating with local agencies in the wake of the incident.
Vizag engineer kidnapped in Nigeria
Vishakhapatnam, Jul 1 : : Two Indian employees, including a civil engineer of a cement company from Vishakhapatnam, were kidnapped by unidentified miscreants in Nigeria on Wednesday morning, The Times of India reported.
UN allocates USD 13 million from emergency fund to support people in ...
New York, June 28 :The top United Nations relief official on Monday released USD 13 million from a fund that supports rapid humanitarian responses - known as the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) - to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-east Nigeria that have ...
Nigeria's Olympics football team to open training camp in Atlanta
Abuja, June 25 : Nigeria's Under-23 football team will open its training camp in the United States ahead of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Ransom ruled out for abducted New Zealander in Nigeria
Wellington, June 23 : New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Thursday ruled out paying a ransom for a New Zealander who was abducted in southern Nigeria.
26 killed in Nigeria violence
Abuja, June 22 : At least 26 people have been confirmed killed in violence that broke out early this week in central Nigeria's Benue State, local authorities said on Wednesday.
Nearly half of women of reproductive age in India anaemic: Study
Kolkata, June 20 : As many as 48.1 per cent of women of reproductive age in India have anaemia, which is only slightly less than the prevalence percentages in West African nations of Guinea and Nigeria, says the Global Nutrition Report 2016.
15 killed in Nigeria attack
Abuja, June 19 : At least 15 people were killed in an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's southwestern state of Ogun, sources said.
Boko Haram kills 18 people present at funeral in northeast Nigeria
Washington, June 18 : Boko Haram militants killed 18 mourners, who were present at a funeral in northeast Nigeria.
Boko Haram kill 18 in Nigeria
Abuja, June 17 : At least 18 persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria's Adamawa state, police said on Friday.
Delhi: NCB arrests two Nigerians with drugs
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday arrested two Nigerian nationals and seized drugs worth Rs. one crore after getting specific inputs in this regard.
Ex-Nigerian football coach Shaibu dies at 58
Lagos, June 11 : Former Nigeria coach Amodu Shaibu has died at the age of 58, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed on Saturday.