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Nigeria football federation headquarters gutted
Abuja, Aug 20 : A fire gutted the headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Wednesday but no one was killed or injured in the incident, an official said.
40 soldiers in Nigeria face execution for mutiny
Abuja, Aug 20 : Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff Kenneth Minimah has said some 40 soldiers in north-eastern Nigeria, who refused to fight the Islamist Boko Haram group, would be court-martialled and sentenced to death if convicted of mutiny.
Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'
Panaji, Aug 20 : After two Goa lawmakers called Nigerians "cancer" and "wild animals", the state home ministry has referred to an African as "Negro", spelt wrongly as "Nigro", in an annexure submitted to the assembly.
Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'
Panaji, Aug 20 : After two Goa lawmakers termed Nigerians "cancer" and "wild animals", the state home ministry has referred to Africans as "Nigros" in an annexure submitted to the assembly.
Nigeria confirms death of doctor who treated Ebola patient
Abuja, Aug 20 : A Nigerian doctor who treated an Ebola virus disease patient has died Tuesday in the country's southwestern state of Lagos, local authorities said.
2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN
United Nations, Aug 20 : The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said here Tuesday.
Ebola situation looks reassuring in Nigeria, Guinea
Geneva, Aug 19 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said the Ebola virus-hit Nigeria and Guinea have showed encouraging signs to contain the outbreak.
Uganda holds suspected Ebola infected Nigerian passenger
Kampala, Aug 19 : Ugandan health officials placed a female Nigerian passenger with Ebola virus disease-like symptoms in an isolation unit at the country's Entebbe International Airport.
Cameroon to close borders with Nigeria over Ebola
Yaounde (Cameroon), Aug 19 : The Cameroonian government has decided to close its border with Nigeria to prevent the spread of Ebola virus from the neighbouring country.
Nigerian not tested positive for Ebola: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 18 : The union Health Ministry Monday denied reports that a Nigerian national admitted to the RML hospital here has tested positive for the dreaded Ebola disease.
Ebola: Nigeria schools shut down till further notice
Abuja, Aug 18 : The Nigerian government has approved the extension of the current holiday of primary and secondary schools across the country until further notice in order to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease among students, media reported Monday.
India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola symptoms
Abu Dhabi, Aug 18 : A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, travelling from Nigeria to India for cancer treatment, has died in the UAE after showing symptoms similar to those of deadly Ebola virus, health authorities said here Sunday.
Nigerian Ebola patient discharged after full recovery
Abuja, Aug 17 : The first Nigerian confirmed to have contracted the Ebola virus has been discharged here after full recovery, the government said.
Three Nigerians admitted to RML
New Delhi, Aug 16 : Three nationals from Ebola-affected Nigeria, who arrived here Saturday morning, have been admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for screening and treatment if required.
Nigeria pulls out of Youth Olympics due to Ebola
Nanjing (China), Aug 16 : Nigeria has decided to pull out of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games after two other West African countries - Sierra Leone and Liberia also pulled out due to the spread of deadly Ebola virus in the region.
Nigeria to establish arbitration court for sports
Lagos (Nigeria), Aug 16 : Nigeria will soon have a Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to avoid taking sports cases to regular courts, Minister of Sports Tammy Danagogo, said.
Nigeria receives experimental drug on Ebola
Lagos, Aug 15 : The Nigerian government has received an experimental drug for Ebola virus disease from an unnamed Nigerian scientist, Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu has said.
Ebola scare: Four Indian doctors in Nigeria returning home Friday
New Delhi, Aug 14 : The four Indian doctors in Nigeria who wanted to return home citing an alleged Ebola scare would be leaving the West African nation Friday with the Indian High Commission there facilitating their return, a top official said.
Nigeria records fourth Ebola death
Abuja, Aug 14 : Nigeria Thursday recorded the fourth Ebola fatality following the death of a nurse, a media report said.
Indian doctors in Nigeria creating unnecessary scare: Primus hospital
New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Primus Hospital here, that employs the four Indian doctors in Nigeria wanting to return home due to an alleged Ebola scare, Thursday accused them of creating 'unnecessary scare' and 'cheating' their profession.
No Ebola case in Abuja, India ready to help its doctors leave Nigeria
New Delhi, Aug 13 : Seeking to distance itself from the case, the government Wednesday said the issue of four Indian doctors in Nigeria wanting to return home due to an alleged Ebola scare was a matter between the doctors and the Indian-run and owned hospital and that the doctors were free to leave.
Nigeria: Indian doctors shirk professional responsibilities because ...
By Francis Kokutse, Accra, Aug 13 : The Indian high commission in Abuja, Nigeria, has confirmed that five Indian doctors who have been working in the country have chosen to shirk their professional responsibilities and expressed the desire to leave the country because they do not want to contract ...
Another Ebola death in Nigeria
Abuja, Aug 13 : An Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) official has died of the Ebola virus disease in Nigeria, the West African regional bloc said in a statement, taking the total number of deaths in the country to three.
MEA working to recall Indian doctors in Nigeria
New Delhi, Aug. 12 : Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs said that efforts were on to recall three Indian doctors in Ebola-hit Nigeria.
Ebola: No panic movement by Indians from West Africa
By Francis Kokutse, Accra, Aug 12 : There is no panic movement out of West Africa by Indian nationals living in the region following the spread of the Ebola virus disease, officials of the Indian missions in Nigeria and Ghana have confirmed to IANS.
Nigerian president vows to contain Ebola outbreak
Abuja, Aug 12 : Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Monday pledged to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in the country.
Nigeria bans transfer of dead bodies over Ebola scare
Abuja, Aug 10 : Nigeria has banned movement of dead bodies from within and outside the country as part of its measures to avoid the spread of the Ebola virus.
Nigerian President declares 'national emergency' over Ebola epidemic
London, Aug 9 : Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the Ebola virus disease a 'national emergency' after the World Health Organization announced it as an international health emergency yesterday.
Nigeria: Indian show to go ahead despite Ebola outbreak
By Francis Kokutse, Accra, Aug 8 : A three-day "Indian Show" scheduled for Aug 26-29 in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos will go ahead in spite of the reported cases of Ebola virus disease in that country, Ranjit Jabbi, director of trade fairs division of the Confederation of Indian Industry ...
Nigeria schoolgirls kidnapping: New theory says girls being used as ...
Johannesburg, Aug 7 : A new theory on the missing Nigerian schoolgirls suggests the abducted girls are most likely being used as human bombs.