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33 killed in fresh attack in northern Nigeria
Lagos, Sep 17 : At least 33 people, including a soldier, were killed Tuesday night in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, official said Wednesday.
20 killed in Nigerian college attack
Abuja, Sep 17 : At least 20 people were killed following an explosion and sporadic shootings that rocked the premises of a college in Nigeria's Kano state Wednesday, hospital sources said.
Explosion, gunfire heard in Nigerian college
Abuja, Sep 17 : An explosion followed by sporadic gunfire rocked the premises of the Federal College of Education in northwest Nigeria's Kano state Wednesday afternoon, residents who scampered to safety said.
Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 70
Abuja, Sep 17 : The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos reached 70 Wednesday, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest development on the incident which occurred last week.
67 South Africans died in Nigeria hostel collapse
Pretoria, Sep 17 : At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel collapsed in Nigeria's most populist city of Lagos last week, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has revealed.
Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 57
Lagos, Sep 16 : The toll from a building collapse in Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos has risen to 57, from Monday's 49, Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency confirmed Tuesday.
Four dead as speed boat capsizes in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 15 : Four people were found dead and one person was declared missing after a speed boat capsized in a riverine area in southwestern Nigeria's Lagos state, residents who launched a rescue operation said Monday.
Toll reaches 44 in Nigeria building collapse
Abuja, Sep 15 : Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency Sunday said that 44 bodies were recovered, while 130 people trapped in a collapsed church building were rescued in the country's commercial city of Lagos.
Toll in Nigeria building collapse now 40
Abuja, Sep 14 : The toll in Friday's building collapse in Lagos, the main commercial city of Nigeria, has risen to 40, a rescue official said Sunday.
100 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 13 : At least 100 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an operation by military troops in northeastern Nigeria's state of Borno Friday, a senior military officer said.
India-Nigeria trade likely to hit $20 bn this year: Envoy
By Francis Kokutse, Lagos, Sep 12 : In yet another sign of India's growing trade ties with Africa, India's High Commissioner to Nigeria A.R. Ghanashyam has said that trade between his country and this West African nation is likely to rise beyond $20 billion this year.
Nigerian injured in Delhi brawl
New Delhi, Sep 10 : A Nigerian national was injured following a clash between two groups in south Delhi's Khirki Extension area, police said Wednesday.
Nigeria airports authority denies syringe attack on US official
Abuja, Sep 10 : The airports authority of Nigeria says an allegation of a syringe attack on a US air marshal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos may not be true as preliminary observation proved there was no evidence to back up the claim made by the US.
US official quarantined after syringe attack in Nigeria
Washington, Sep 9 : A US air marshal who was stabbed with a needle full of unknown substance in Nigeria has been placed under quarantine Tuesday for possibly contracting the Ebola virus or HIV.
Number of Ebola cases in Nigeria hits 19
Lagos, Sep 8 : The Nigerian government Monday said the country has recorded another Ebola case in southwest Lagos state, bringing the total number of Ebola cases to 19 with seven fatalities.
50 militants killed in Nigeria's Borno state
Lagos, Sep 7 : Nigerian troops Saturday stormed a suspected hideout of Islamic militants in the northeastern Borno state, killing over 50 members, the military said in a statement.
Nigeria records seventh Ebola death
Abuja, Sep 4 : An Ebola infected patient died in Nigeria Wednesday, bringing the toll from the disease to seven in the West African country, an official said.
Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment
Abuja, Sep 2 : Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday.
Three Ebola cases recorded in Nigeria oil hub
Abuja, Sep 1 : At least three cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been recorded in Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, where a fatality was confirmed last week, the country's Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said here Monday.
Nigerian troops, Boko Haram militants exchange gunfire
Abuja, Sep 1 : Heavy gunfire was heard Monday from the scene of a gunfight between Nigerian security forces and suspected members of the Boko Haram in the restive northeastern state of Borno, residents said.
East Bengal get past Mohun Bagan 3-1 in season's first derby
Kolkata, Aug 31 : East Bengal rode on Nigerian Ranti Martins' brace to triumph 3-1 over Mohun Bagan Sunday before over 90,000 spectators in the season's first Kolkata derby - the 150th between the two sides whose soccer rivalry dates back to the 1920s.
Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Port Harcourt
London, Aug 28 : Nigeria Thursday confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, BBC reported.
Scores killed in Nigeria militant attack
Abuja, Aug 26 : Scores of people were killed Monday in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants, sources said.
Boko Haram declares 'Islamic State' in besieged Nigerian towns
London, Aug 25 : The notorious Islamic terror group Boko Haram has claimed it has set up an Islamic State in besieged Nigerian towns and villages.
Nigeria to launch anti-insurgency operations
Abuja, Aug 25 : Nigerian troops will soon launch a massive military offensive to end insurgency in the northeast region of the West African country, Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah has said .
Fresh cases of Ebola recorded in Nigeria: Official
Abuja, Aug 22 : Fresh cases of the Ebola virus disease have been recorded in Nigeria, where the highly contagious disease has already claimed five lives, Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.
UN works to help Nigerian girls
United Nations, Aug 21 : UN agency in Nigeria will work to help some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who managed to escape after being abducted by Boko Haram militants.
Ebola spread in Nigeria under control: Minister
Abuja, Aug 21 : Nigeria has been successful in its efforts to control the spread of Ebola disease, a minister said.
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.