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Overstaying foreigners deal in drugs, are a real problem: Goa AG
Panaji, Aug 27 : Overstaying foreign nationals, especially Nigerians, are a "real problem" and their only ostensible business is drug dealing, Goa Advocate General Saresh Lotlikar said on Saturday.

UN sounds alarm as 4.5 million people need food aid in Boko Haram-hit ...
New York, Aug 24 : The number of people in need of food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has nearly doubled to 4.5 million from March, according to a mid-August analysis by various agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).

Nigeria eyes more medals at Paralympics: official
Abuja, Aug 23 : Nigeria plans to win more medals at the forthcoming Paralympics in Brazil, an official said as athletes gradually round off preparations for the games.

Nigeria: With thousands in urgent need, UN health agency scales up ...
New York, Aug 23 : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is ramping up its response in north-eastern Nigeria, where initial assessments have revealed urgent health problems among populations in areas formerly held by Boko Haram insurgents.

Nigeria holds off Honduras to win men's football bronze
Belo Horizonte, Aug 21 : John Obi Mikel and Umar Sadiq led Nigeria to a 3-2 victory over Honduras in the Rio Olympics men's football bronze-medal match, demonstrating a greater thirst for goals and above all superior execution.

Nigeria's military gains against Boko Haram uncover vast humanitarian ...
New York, Aug 19 : The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that it is increasingly alarmed at the unfolding situation in north-east Nigeria where the advancing military campaign against Boko Haram has exposed "catastrophic" levels of suffering among a population outside humanitarian reach ...

Homeless movement protests mar Olympics football semi-final
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Aug 18 : Protests marred the semi-final match between Germany and Nigeria in the Olympic men's football competitions here.

Mohun Bagan draft Nigerian Daniel Bidemi
Kolkata, Aug 17 : City soccer football giants Mohun Bagan have roped in Nigerian Daniel Bidemi as their third foreign recruit for the ongoing season, the club announced here on Wednesday.

16 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria
Lagos, Aug 16 : At least 16 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by the Nigerian troops in the country's restive Borno state, officials said.

Olympic football: Nigeria beat Denmark, to face Germany in semis
Salvador (Brazil), Aug 14 : John Obi Mikel and Aminu Umar sent Denmark packing while getting Nigeria into the semi-finals of the Olympic men's football tourney with a solid 2-0 victory that puts them on the road to a collision with Germany.

New polio cases turn back eradication clock: UN
United Nations, Aug 13 : The World Health Organisation has said the confirmation of two new cases of polio in Nigeria was "a disappointing development", and the cases turned back eradication clock in the West African country.

Nigeria reports first polio cases since 2014, highlighting urgency of ...
New York, Aug 12 : After two children were paralyzed by polio in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, the first cases of wild poliovirus in more than two years, the United Nations health agency on Thursday stressed the need to prioritize immunization of children in hard-to-reach areas such as ...

Urgent farming support needed amid rampant food insecurity in parts ...
New York, Aug 9 : As more areas previously controlled by Boko Haram become accessible to humanitarian assistance, a critical opportunity has arisen to tackle "alarming levels" of food insecurity in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

Nigeria FA considers coach Rohr for Super Eagles' job
Abuja (Nigeria), Aug 7 : Nigerian football's governing body has been advised to consider Gernot Rohr as the new technical adviser for the country's national team, affectionately called the Super Eagles.

Ban hails EU donation to African-led Lake Chad Basin task force ...
New York, Aug 5 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the European Union (EU) Commission for its 50 million euro contribution to the multinational task force, created by Lake Chad Basin countries - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria - and Benin to combat Boko Haram ...

Nigerian defense dismisses change in Boko Haram leadership
Lagos, Aug 5 : Nigeria's Defense Headquarters on Thursday dismissed the reported change in the leadership of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

UNICEF working at 'full strength' in north-east Nigeria, despite ...
New York, Aug 1 : Despite an attack on a humanitarian convoy in which one of its staff members was injured, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up its response to provide assistance to thousands of conflict-affected children in Nigeria's Borno state, which has borne the brunt ...

Delhi Police Special Cell recovers heroin worth 16 crores, arrests ...
New Delhi, Aug. 1 : The Delhi Police special cell on Monday seized heroin worth Rs. 16 crore and arrested four persons including two Nigerians.

After attack on convoy, UN suspends aid delivery in areas of restive ...
New York, July 30 :The United Nations has temporarily halted humanitarian assistance missions in north-eastern Nigeria's restive Borno state after on Thursday's attack on a multi-agency aid convoy which had been delivering desperately needed relief aid in a remote area of the region, according to ...

Indonesia executes four convicted for drug crimes
Jakarta, July 29 : Indonesia on Friday executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, late last night despite a string of legal appeals, diplomatic pressure and international condemnation.

Nigerians majorly account for drug crime arrests: Goa CM
Panaji, July 26 : Nigerian nationals accounted for more than half of the foreigners arrested in drug related crimes in Goa over the last four years, revealed state home statistics tabled in the legislative assembly on Tuesday.

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.

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