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Mohun Bagan sacks Muranda, recruits Christopher
Kolkata, Dec 3 : Mohun Bagan Tuesday sacked Kenyan striker Harrison Eric Muranda and recruited Chizoba Christopher of Nigeria as its fourth foreign footballer for the ongoing soccer season.
24 insurgents killed in Nigeria attacks
Lagos, Dec 3 : At least 24 insurgents have been killed during an exchange of fire between Nigerian security forces and suspected terrorists in the pre-dawn attack on Maiduguri, a military statement said Monday.
Gunmen attack Nigerian Air Force base
Lagos, Dec 2 : Suspected Boko Haram rebels launched a massive attack on the Nigerian Air Force base in Borno state Monday, killing many people, while forcing the government to clamp a 24-hour curfew, police source said.
Palestinian envoy calls for economic sanctions against Israel
Abuja, Nov 30 : The international community should impose economic sanctions on Israel over its continued occupation of Palestinian territories, Palestinian ambassador to Nigeria Montaser Abuzaid said.
Brit boxer Herbie Hide jailed for 22 months over drug dealing charges
London, Nov 30 : Nigerian-origin British boxer Herbie Hide has reportedly been imprisoned for 22 months after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, which was revealed in a sting operation by a British newspaper.
Nigerian woman undergoes weight loss surgery
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Confined to a wheelchair after an accident, a 26-year old Nigerian woman had little hope of walking again, due to her excessive weight of 154 kg. That was till she decided to undergo bariatric surgery at a hospital here.
Nigerian arrested, Rs. 30 lakh cocaine recovered
New Delhi, Nov 27 : A Nigerian drug dealer, staying illegally in India, was arrested here and cocaine valued at Rs.30 lakh was recovered from him, police said Wednesday.
40 killed in fresh Nigeria attacks
Abuja, Nov 27 : At least 40 people were killed in fresh attacks by gunmen in Nigeria's state of Plateau, where ethno-religious crises have claimed hundreds of residents in the past, Xinhua reported citing sources Tuesday.
3 more arrested for Nigerian's murder in Goa
Panaji, Nov 25 : Police Monday arrested three people involved in the murder of a Nigerian national in Goa.
Nigerian held with Rs.1 crore of drug
New Delhi, Nov 20 : Delhi Police Wednesday said it had seized some 400 grams of MDMA, a drug used in rave parties and valued at Rs.1 crore globally, and arrested a 32-year-old Nigerian.
French hostage escapes, reaches home
Paris, Nov 18 : A French hostage abducted in Nigeria and kept hostage for 11 months arrived in Paris Monday morning after escaping from his captors, according to local reports.
Locals beat Nigerian in Goa, no complaint yet
Panaji, Nov 18 : A Nigerian was beaten up by locals for allegedly intimidating a woman after an accident Saturday in Goa's party hotspot, Candolim. But no complaint has been registered yet, a police spokesperson said here Monday.
Nigeria, Ivory Coast first African teams to book 2014 World Cup ...
Washington, Nov 17 : Nigeria and Ivory Coast have reportedly become the first African teams to book a passage to Rio, Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals following their respective successes in qualifiers.
Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire qualify for World Cup
Calabar (Nigeria), Nov 17 : Nigeria qualified for the World Cup finals beating Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff here for a 4-1 aggregate victory. Meanwhile, Cote d'Ivoire too booked their ticket for Brazil after drawing Senegal 1-1 for a 4-2 aggregate win in the African playoffs.
Nigerian Army kills 20 insurgents
Abuja, Nov 17 : The Nigerian Army has said its troops killed 20 Boko Haram suspects in a raid on the insurgents' camp in northeastern Borno state, and destroyed vehicles and 50 motorcycles.
'India, Africa should have strategic dialogue for better ...
By Biswajit Choudhury, New Delhi, Nov 17 : Indians and Africans should have more Track-II dialogues for greater understanding that would help prevent the kind of situation provoked by the recent incidents in Goa involving Nigerians.
Barzagli to miss Italy-Nigeria friendly
Milan, Nov 17 : Andrea Barzagli is forced to miss Italy's friendly against Nigeria in London due to muscle problem.
Nine Boko Haram killed in military offensive in Nigeria
Lagos, Nov 16 : Nine Boko Haram insurgents were killed in an offensive on a camp in the Nigeria northeast Borno State, military authorities said Friday.
Stop racism in Goa, says Eduardo Faleiro
Panaji, Nov 15 : Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned what he termed the ongoing racism against Nigerians in Goa.
Stop racism in Goa, says Eduardo Faleiro
Panaji, Nov 15 : Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned the ongoing racism against dark-skinned Nigerians in Goa.
17,000 Nigerians seek asylum in neighbouring countries: UN
Abuja, Nov 15 : The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Thursday said that Nigeria had more than 17,000 asylum seekers in Chad, Cameroun and Niger due to the crisis in northeastern region.
Nigerian expresses insecurity over his safety in India
Panaji (Goa), Nov.14 : Nigerian John King, who was granted a conditional bail in the recent Nigerian national death case, has expressed insecurity about his safety in Goa.
Nigerian lawmaker alleges racism in Goa
Panaji, Nov 14 : Villages in Goa have started a racist campaign against Nigerians, a lawmaker in Nigeria's House of Representatives said, according to a report in a leading Nigerian newspaper Thursday.
FIFA lauds Nigeria for winning U-17 World Cup
Lagos, Nov 14 : The International Football Federation (FIFA) has hailed the victorious Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for their triumph at the U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Ethiopia is newest hub of African aspirations in space
By Hadra Ahmed, Addis Ababa, Nov 14 : After South Africa and Nigeria, Ethiopia is becoming a hub of Africa's aspirations in space with the East African nation's finalising the installation of two huge deep-space observatory telescopes to promote space research in the region, a prelude to its ...
Nigerian violence: Goa Police seek footage from news channels
Panaji, Nov 14 : The state police have sought footage from local news channels of last month's violence, where a Nigerian was brutally assaulted by a mob near Panaji.
US blacklists two Nigerian organisations as terror groups
Washington, Nov 14 : The US Wednesday named Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru as foreign terrorist organisations and slapped sanctions on them.
Gunmen kill four in Nigeria
Lagos, Nov 12 : At least four persons were confirmed dead in Nigeria's central northern state of Kogi where suspected gunmen attacked a police station, local authorities said Tuesday.
Nigeria, Cameroon move to strengthen sporting ties
Abuja, Nov 12 : Nigeria's National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Cameroon sports ministry are taking steps to strengthen cooperation and improve sporting ties between the two countries.
Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa's hate list?
Majorda (Goa), Nov 11 : After last week's backlash against Nigerians in Goa, are Kashmiris next in line?