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'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.
Nigerian national assaulted in Delhi for protesting Holi baloon
New Delhi, Mar 24 : Two Nigerian nationals, including a football coach, were brutally assaulted after one of them protested and scolded a child for hurling a water-filled balloon on him in a West Delhi's Uttam Nagar area, reports said.
Nigerian troops kill 58 Boko Haram militants
Abuja, March 22 : Government forces in Nigeria have killed 58 Boko Haram fighters in the latest military operation in the country, Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman said on Tuesday.
27 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria
Lagos, March 21 : At least 27 Boko Haram terrorists were confirmed dead in separate raids over the weekend by the military in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, a military spokesperson said on Monday.
Nigeria to deploy troops in Benue to end communal killings
Lagos, March 20 : The Nigerian Army will adjust deployment of troops as part of measures to end the killings in Agatu communities in central north Benue State, a top military officer said on Saturday.
UN chief condemns double suicide bombing in north-east Nigeria
New York, Mar 18:United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's double suicide attacks in Maiduguri in Nigeria's restive Borno state by suspected Boko Haram elements, which left 20 people dead and many injured.
Mosque bombing in Nigeria kills 22
Abuja, March 16 : At least 22 people were confirmed dead after two suicide attacks on Wednesday targeted a mosque in Umarari village of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, a spokesman of the Nigerian army said.
14 killed in Nigeria mosque attack
Abuja, March 16 : At least 14 people were killed and 21 injured on Wednesday in a suicide attack inside a mosque in Nigeria.
Messi-Ronaldo fan war: Murder accused sent to four-day police custody
Mumbai, March.8 : Nigerian man Nwabu Chukwuma, who was charged for murdering his friend after an argument over whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo was the best footballer, has been sent to a four-day police custody by the Vasai Court on Tuesday.
18 killed in Nigeria road accident: Police
Lagos, March 8 : At least 18 people were killed in an accident on Nigeria's Bauchi-Jos highway, police said.
Shocking! Nigerian man kills friend over Ronaldo-Messi supremacy ...
Mumbai, Mar 07 : In a bizarre incident, a Nigerian man has murdered his friend in Mumbai after an argument over whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo was the best footballer in the world spiralled out of control.
Indian TT team advances in TT Worlds
Kuala Lumpur, March 4 : Achanta Sharath Kamal, leading from the front, helped India beat Nigeria 3-2 to enter the semi-finals of the second division in theTable Tennis World Championships here on Friday.
Nigeria destroys pirated products
Lagos, March 3 : Nigerian government destroyed pirated items that valued 2.4 billion naira (USD 12 million), the media reported on Thursday.
Setback for men, women make amends to keep a clean slate
New Delhi, Mar 1 : It was a setback for the Indian men's squad which went down 0-3 to Nigeria in their group F third round match in the Second Division of the Perfect 2016 World Championships, being held in Kuala Lumpur, to enter the third round on Thursday.
Setback for Indian men, but women make amends in World TT
Kuala Lumpur, March 1 : It was a setback for the Indian men who went down 0-3 to Nigeria in their Group F third round match in Second Division of the World Table Tennis Championships here on Tuesday.