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Nigeria optimistic of qualifying for U-20 women's World Cup
Lagos (Nigeria), Jan 12 : Nigeria's National Sports Commission (NSC) is confident that the country's under-20 women's football team will qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, a top official has said.
71 killed in Nigeria cholera outbreak
Abuja, Jan 11 : At least 71 people have died of cholera in Nigeria's Kano state, an official said.
Nigeria to host Africa junior tennis qualifiers
Lagos (Nigeria), Jan 11 : The Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) has said players from eight African countries will participate in the qualifiers for the Africa Junior Tennis Championship (AJTC) billed for March in Nairobi.
Goans hand over Nigerian with cannabis to police
Panaji, Jan 10 : A Nigerian national was handed over to police here by residents Friday after the scooter he was riding met with an accident and packets of 'ganja' (cannabis) tumbled out of the two-wheeler's glove-box, a ruling legislator said.
38 terrorists killed in Nigeria, says military
Lagos, Jan 10 : Nigeria's troops in northeast state of Borno said Thursday that 38 Boko Haram suspects were killed after it successfully repelled an attack on Damboa community in by suspected Boko Haram fighters.
16 killed in Nigeria village attack
Abuja, Jan 8 : Nigeria's police authority in central north state of Plateau Tuesday confirmed 16 people dead in an attack on Shonong community, consisting of four villages in the restive state.
Magisterial probe into Nigerian footballer's death
Agartala, Jan 4 : The Tripura government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the mysterious death of 17-year-old Nigerian footballer Auro Azendu Joel, who was found dead in a juvenile home here last week, officials said here Saturday.
Nigeria's women team to open camp for AWC qualifiers
Lagos, Jan 3 : Nigeria's Super Falcons will resume camping on Jan 13 ahead of the 2014 African Women Championship ( AWC) qualifiers, the country's football governing body said.
Oil theft drops to 40,000 barrels daily: Nigerian governor
Abuja, Jan 3 : The volume of oil theft in oil rich Nigeria's Niger Delta region has reduced from 100,000 barrels to 40,00 barrels per day, the governor of oil rich Delta State said Thursday.
Murder in India still echoes in Nigeria
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Panaji, Jan 1 : The chaos triggered by the brutal murder of 35-year-old Nigerian Simeon Obobo, allegedly by a rival drug mafia in Goa, and the subsequent arson has died out. But far away, in the oil-rich Nigerian state of Imo, home to a large chunk of Indian energy ...
Nigeria concludes repatriation of citizens from Saudi Arabia
Abuja, Dec 31 : The last batch of Nigerians being repatriated from Saudi Arabia has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport here, a top official said Tuesday.
63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military
Lagos, Dec 31 : At least 63 Boko Haram fighters were killed during Nigerian army's raids following a recent pre-dawn attack on military barracks in Bama town by the militant sect in the northern state of Borno, a military spokesperson said Monday.
Naomi Campbell 'hanging out' with rumoured Nigerian billionaire beau
New York, Dec. 30 : Naomi Campbell is reportedly spending time with rumoured boyfriend Nigerian oil mogul, Kola Aluko, after chilling out with her former beau Formula One mogul, Flavio Briatore, and his wife in Africa.
Nigerian extremist leader says 'Allah ordered them to decapitate and ...
Washington, Dec. 29 : The bloody insurgency in Nigeria will continue because 'Allah says they must decapitate and mutilate,' an Islamic extremist leader in north eastern Nigeria has said.
Tripura probing juvenile home death of Nigerian
Agartala, Dec 28 : No headway has yet been made into the probe on the death of Nigerian 17-year-old footballer Auro Azendu Joel, who was found dead in a juvenile home in Tripura three days ago, officials said Saturday.
Indian expo in Nigeria hopes to boost bilateral trade
Abuja, Dec 25 : A three-day expo of Indian products and services in neighbouring Nigeria next month hopes to return bilateral trade to its peak of $17.3 billion, from which it has marginally declined, the Indian High Commission here says.
70 killed Nigerian clashes: military
Lagos, Dec 24 : Over 70 people have been killed in clashes between the army and members of the Boko Haram militant group in the northeast, following last Friday pre-dawn attacks on a military barracks in Bama town, the Nigerian defence authority said Monday.
22 killed in Nigeria attack
Abuja, Dec 19 : At least 22 people were killed in an attack by gunmen who entered a business place in Mubi area of Nigeria's Adamawa state.
22 killed in road accident in Nigeria
Abuja, Dec 19 : At least 22 people were burnt to death in Nigeria Wednesday when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed and caught fire in Takai town of northwestern Kano state, Xinhua reported.
Nigeria win Copa Lagos Beach Soccer 2013
Lagos, Dec 16 : Nigeria's Sand Eagles retained the 2013 Copa Lagos Beach Soccer title, defeating Senegal 4-2.
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.