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Nigeria launches offensive on Boko Haram hideouts
Abuja, April 23 : Nigerian government forces have commenced mop up operations to weed out Boko Haram from Sambisa forest, a camp known as one of the militant group's major hideouts in Borno state, defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said on Thursday.
Top Boko Haram commander killed by Nigerian troops
Lagos, April 23 : Nigerian troops have killed a top commander of the Boko Haram militant group in the country's Borno state, a military spokesperson said on Wednesday.
East Bengal beat Salgaocar 1-0 in I-League
Kolkata, April 22 : A solitary strike from Nigerian forward Ranty Martins in the 55th minute of the game, sealed a crucial 1-0 victory for hosts East Bengal against Salgaocar FC in an I-League football match here at Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday.
World Bank programme to focus on air quality in India
Washington, April 21 : A new World Bank administered programme, with an initial total allocation of around $45 million, will focus on air quality management in five major urban areas in India, China, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa.
Cholera claims 30 lives in Nigeria
Abuja, April 20 : At least 30 people have been killed in the latest cholera outbreak in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state's Isoko South community, a health official said on Monday.
Boko Haram using IS' strategy of religious cleansing in Nigeria
Washington, Apr. 20 : The Islamic militant group Boko Haram is adopting IS' religious cleansing strategy by putting Nigeri's 70 million Christians in danger for their lives, said human rights advocates.
I-League: East Bengal, Mumbai FC ends 1-1
Kolkata, April 18 : A late equaliser from Nigerian forward Dudu Omagbemi saved East Bengal the blushes as they drew 1-1 against Mumbai FC in an I-League encounter at en empty Salt Lake stadium here on Saturday.
Nigeria advances to semi final in CAF beach soccer championship
Seychelles, April 17 : Nigeria qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing 2015 Beach Soccer Championship, defeating Cote D' ivoire 7-6 in their quarter-final encounter here.
Ban urges to 'never forget' Nigerian girls on anniversary of abduction
New York, Apr 15 : On the one-year anniversary of their abduction by the extremist group Boko Haram, the kidnapped girls of Chibok, Nigeria must not be forgotten, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Tuesday as he reiterated his call for their immediate release and safe return to ...
2,000 women, girls abducted by Boko Haram since 2014: Amnesty
Nairobi, April 14 : At least 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Nigerian jihadi group Boko Haram since the start of 2014, Amnesty International denounced in an article published on Tuesday.
800,000 children forced to flee homes in Nigeria: Unicef
United Nations, April 14 : The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) in a new report has revealed that at least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups.
Nigeria's 'abducted schoolgirls' seen with Boko Haram militants in ...
London, April 14 : More than 50 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last year have been seen alive three weeks ago, a woman said.
Nearly 800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria: UNICEF
New York, Apr 14 : A new report released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reveals that least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups.
Five killed after church collapses in Nigeria
Lagos, April 13 : At least five people were killed after a church building collapsed in Oduma town of southeast Nigeria's Enugu State, police said on Sunday.
Six suspected terrorists arrested in Nigeria
Lagos, April 11 : Nigerian troops in the oil rich city of Port Harcourt on Saturday said they have arrested six suspected terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition from them after soldiers raided their hideout.
Ban looks forward to peaceful holding of State assembly elections in ...
New York, Apr 11 : As Nigeria gets set this weekend to hold its Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the country's people and Government on the peaceful manner in which the recent presidential and parliamentary elections were held ...
Nigerian troops recapture more towns from militants
Lagos, April 11 : Nigerian troops combating terrorists in northeastern states on Friday captured four more towns from Boko Haram in Borno State in a push to capture Sambisa forest.
Nigeria: UN launches appeal for refugees as Boko Haram violence ...
New York, Apr 10 : The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has issued an urgent funding appeal as it seeks to provide tens of thousands of people fleeing the violence in north-eastern Nigeria with critical assistance and protection.
East Bengal trounce Kalyani Bharat FC 3-0 in I-League
Pune, April 8 : The Nigerian strike force of Dudu Omagbemi and Ranty Martins powered East Bengal to a 3-0 win over Kalyani Bharat FC in an I-League football match at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Chad
New York, Apr 8 : The members of the United Nations Security Council condemned on Tuesday in the strongest terms the spate of recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and Chad.
UN condemns terror attacks in Nigeria, Chad
United Nations, April 8 : The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" the recent terrorist attacks by Boko Haram militants in the two African countries of Nigeria and Chad.
Nigerian police place politicians under surveillance
Lagos, April 7 : The police in Nigeria have placed certain categories of politicians in central north Kogi state under surveillance, as part of efforts to ensure peaceful conduct of the April 11 elections to state assemblies, an officer said on Tuesday.
24 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, April 7 : At least 24 people were killed in the latest attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria's state of Borno, a medical source said on Monday.
Nigerian U-17 coach Amuneke hopes to impress in World Cup
Abuja, April 2 : Nigerian Under-17 football team coach Emmanuel Amuneke believes the four-time world champions tend to play their best on the biggest stage and will deliver in the 2015 edition too.
Nigeria FA to finalise details of coach Keshi's contract
Lagos, April 2 : The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) was yet to finalise details on a new contract for national team coach Stephen Keshi.
Nigeria's newly-elected President Buhari vows to 'spare no effort to ...
Washington, April 2 : After becoming the first opposition candidate to win Nigeria presidential election, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to take on Boko Haram, the extremist group who abducted 270 Nigerian girls last April and recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS).
Boko Haram using children as human bombs, forcing women into sexual ...
Johannesburg, April 02 : The United Nations human rights chief has said that Boko Haram militants are using children as human bombs in northern Nigeria and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery.
US pledges support in fight against Boko Haram
Washington, April 2 : US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged continuing US support to Nigeria and its regional partners in the fight against extremist group Boko Haram, a media report said on Thursday.
In phone call, UN chief congratulates Nigeria's President-elect Buhari
New York, Apr 2 : Taking note of the results of the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections announced yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him, and called on all Nigerians to accept the outcome of the elections.
'Roots of conflict' must be addressed to defeat Boko Haram: UN rights ...
New York, Apr 2 : Expansive economic, social and political opportunities are key to reducing Nigeria's smouldering ethnic and sectarian tensions and countering the growing threat posed by Boko Haram, the top United Nations human rights official declared on Wednesday.