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15 killed in Nigeria attack
Abuja, Dec 31 : At least 15 people were killed in an overnight attack in Kautikari, a local community in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state, a security source and residents told Xinhua Wednesday.
Nigeria's squash champion calls for grassroots support
Abuja (Nigeria), Dec 30 : Nigeria's squash champion Sodiq Taiwo urged stakeholders to make grassroots development of the sport a topmost priority in Africa's most populous country.
Saudi Arabia bars Nigerian planes carrying Pakistani arms
By Francis Kokutse, Accra (Ghana), Dec 29 : Saudi Arabian authorities have refused to grant over-flight permits to Nigerian cargo planes carrying military equipment including armoured tanks from Pakistan which Nigerian authorities have procured in order to fight the Boko Haram rebel group, media ...
Boko Haram slaughters 30 in Cameroon village
Yaounde, Dec 29 : At least 30 Cameroonian villagers were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Nigerian daily Leadership reported Monday citing a security official.
Cameroon army kills over 40 suspected Boko Haram militants
Yaounde, Dec 29 : More than 40 suspected militants of the Nigeria-based Boko Haram were killed in a series of confrontations with the Cameroonian army here, Cameroonian Communication Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said.
10 killed in Nigeria village attack
Lagos, Dec 28 : At least 10 people were killed in an attack by gunmen in a village in Nigeria, security sources said Sunday.
Foreigner arrested for illegal stay in Goa
Panaji, Dec 27 : A foreigner, believed to be a Nigerian national, has been booked for overstaying in Goa without proper documents, police said Saturday.
13-year old Nigerian girl given to Boko Haram by own father
Washington, Dec 26 : A 13-year old Nigerian girl who was arrested after refusing to detonate a suicide bomb in Nigeria's Kano city said that she was given to the Boko Haram militants by her father.
Nigerian troops capture suicide bomber
Abuja, Dec 25 : Nigerian Army has captured a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber in the northeastern state of Gombe, who rammed into a military check point, a military officer said Wednesday.
Cured Ebola patient returns to Liberia
The Hague, Dec 24 : A Nigerian Ebola patient who was cured in the Netherlands has returned to Liberia, the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs has told Xinhua.
UN peacekeeper recovers from Ebola
United Nations, Dec 24 : A Nigerian peacekeeper serving in the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has recovered from Ebola, media reported.
Mumbai FC sign Chika Wali as third foreigner
Mumbai, Dec 23 : I-League side Mumbai FC Tuesday confirmed the services of Nigerian defender Chika Wali for the 2014-15 season.
Boko Haram attacks Nigeria market, 15 killed
Abuja, Dec 23 : An explosion at a market in Nigeria's northeastern state of Bauchi Monday, killed at least 15 people, witnesses said.
20 killed in bus station explosion in Nigeria
Abuja, Dec 22 : At least 20 bodies have so far been recovered at the scene of an explosion which rocked a bus station Monday on the outskirts of Gombe, the capital of Nigeria's northeastern state by the same name, the Red Cross said.
Nigerian Ebola patient cured in the Netherlands
The Hague, Dec 19 : The Nigerian UN peacekeeper infected with Ebola has been cured after treatment in the Netherlands, it was announced Friday.
Boko Haram kills 33, kidnaps 200 villagers in Nigeria
London, Dec 19 : Militants have killed at least 33 people and kidnapped about 200 in north-eastern Nigeria, a survivor said.
Boko Haram kills 32, abducts 185 in Nigeria
Lagos, Dec 18 : Armed men suspected to be members of the deadly Boko Haram group have killed 32 people and abducted 185 others in Gumsuri village northeast Nigeria's Borno state, a security source and witnesses told Xinhua Thursday.
Nigerian Army court sentences 54 soldiers to death
Abuja, Dec 18 : A Nigerian military court has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists.
Nigerian Rasaq to boost Mohun Bagan defence
Kolkata, Dec 16 : City football giants Mohun Bagan Tuesday roped in Nigerian central defender Bello Oladimeji Rasaq on loan from Tollygunge Agragami for the ongoing domestic season.
Strategic and economic consequences of cheap oil
By Amit Kapoor : Crude oil prices have plummeted globally. The present levels have consequences for both oil exporting countries like Russia, Nigeria, Mexico and Venezuela and those in the Middle East, as well as developing economies like China and India that depend on imports for meeting the ...
Another Boko Haram attack in Nigeria, 13 killed
Abuja, Dec 12 : An overnight attack by the Boko Haram militant group in a remote town of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state killed at least 13 people, a security officer said Friday.
32 killed, 47 injured in Nigeria twin blasts
Lagos, Dec 12 : The Nigerian government confirmed Friday that 32 people were killed and 47 injured in twin suicide bomb blasts in the central north state of Plateau.
180 suspected Boko Haram militants killed: Cameroon military
Yaounde, Dec 12 : At least 180 militants suspected to be members of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram were killed by Cameroon defence and security forces in the north of the country, a military source said Friday.
31 killed in Nigeria twin blasts
Abuja, Dec 12 : At least 31 bodies have so far been recovered from the scenes of two explosions that rocked in the Nigerian state of Plateau Thursday, a government spokesperson said.
Nigerian president retains deputy for 2015 polls
Abuja, Dec 11 : Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday announced that he would retain Vice President Namadi Sambo as his running mate for the February 2015 presidential election.
Two female suicide bombers behind Nigeria market attack
Abuja, Dec 11 : Two female suicide bombers were behind twin explosions which claimed dozens of lives at a market place in Nigeria's Kano state Wednesday, police said.
Dozens feared killed in Nigeria market explosion
Abuja, Dec 10 : Dozens of people were feared killed in an explosion that rocked a local market in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kano Wednesday, witnesses told Xinhua.
Two persons arrested in Goa with hashish
Panaji, Dec 10 : Two persons, including a Nigerian national, were arrested in the past 24 hours in Goa for possessing drugs, police said Wednesday.
27 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria military operations
Lagos, Dec 9 : At least 27 Boko Haram fighters were killed in two separate operations by troops in northeastern Nigeria's states of Borno and Bauchi in a bid to rid the areas of insurgency, the country's defence headquarters said Tuesday.
27 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria clashes
Kano, Dec 9 : At least 27 Boko Haram militants have been killed in a fierce exchange of fire with Nigerian army forces in the country's northeastern state of Borno, media reported Tuesday.