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Bomb blast hits Nigerian mosque
Abuja, Nov 28 : A bomb blast hit the central mosque of Nigeria's Kano state Friday as people gathered for prayers, officials and witnesses said.
New attack in Nigeria forces 3,000 to flee: UN
Geneva, Nov 28 : A Boko Haram attack this week on the northern Nigerian town of Damassak has left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger, the UN refugee agency said Friday.
Boko Haram suspected in Nigerian bomb blast that killed 35
Nairobi, Nov 28 : At least 35 people have died in a bomb explosion on a busy highway in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, one of the areas hit hard by the violence of the Boko Haram Islamist terror group, a media report said Friday.
Nigerian opposition criticise government for currency devaluation
Abuja, Nov 27 : The All Progressives Congress(APC), Nigeria's main opposition party, Wednesday criticised the government for its move to devalue the country's currency naira.
Deadly suicide attack kills 78 in Nigeria
London, Nov 26 : A suicide attack by two female bombers in northern Nigeria's Maiduguri city has killed about 78 people, a report said.
Nigerian cyclist to raise funds for Ebola victims
Lagos (Nigeria), Nov 26 : A Nigeria-born cyclist Tuesday said he was set to embark on a 1,000-km journey from Ghana to Nigeria to raise funds for the victims of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and the fight against the pestilence.
Nearly 100 killed in Nigerian attacks since Monday
Lagos, Nov 25 : Nearly 100 people have been killed in separate attacks carried out by Boko Haram militants since Monday in Nigeria's Maiduguri city and Damasak and Ashigarchi towns, media reports said Tuesday.
45 killed in Nigeria twin bombings
Abuja, Nov 25 : At least 45 were killed Tuesday in two blasts that rocked a busy market in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno and epicentre of Boko Haram's violence in the West African country, medicos at a state-run hospital said.
Over a dozen killed in Nigeria twin bombings
Abuja, Nov 25 : Two blasts Tuesday rocked a busy market in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno and epicentre of Boko Haram's violence in the West African country, killing more than a dozen people, witnesses and security personnel told Xinhua.
Ten-man Almeria grab point against Granada
Madrid, Nov 25 : Nigerian midfielder Ramon Azeez was sent off for a second bookable offence as ten-man Almeria held on for a goalless draw against hosts Granada in a Spanish La Liga match.
Bharti Airtel sells 4,800 telecom towers in Nigeria to American Tower ...
New Delhi, Nov 24 : Bharti Airtel has sold over 4,800 telecom towers in Nigeria to American Tower Corporation, a joint statement by the companies said here Monday.
Boko Haram kills 48 Nigerian fishermen
Abuja, Nov 23 : Members of Nigeria's armed terrorist group Boko Haram have killed 48 people in an attack on fish sellers near the border with Chad, a media report said Sunday.
45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Lagos, Nov 21 : Members of the armed terrorist group Boko Haram have killed at least 45 people in a village near Mafa city in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, media reported citing municipal sources and witnesses.
Police teargas lawmakers outside Nigerian parliament
Abuja, Nov 20 : Pandemonium broke out Thursday ahead of a crucial sitting in the Nigerian parliament when the police and other state security personnel barred federal lawmakers from the premises, dispersing them with teargas.
Nigeria out of Africa Cup
Nairobi, Nov 20 : Defending champion Nigeria was held to a 2-2 draw by already qualified South Africa to miss out on the 2005 Africa Cup of Nations Wednesday.
Airtel Nigeria named best company in education CSR
By Francis Kokutse, Lagos, Nov 19 : In another feather to the cap of the Indian private sector in Africa, Airtel Nigeria has been adjudged the best company for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in education by the Social Enterprise Report Awards (SERA) for 2014 beating other companies including ...
Gunmen attack Nigeria school, casualties not known
Abuja, Nov 17 : Firing shots in the air, gunmen attacked a school in central Nigeria's Niger state Monday, police told Xinhua but declined to give details of casualties.
Suicide bomber wreaks havoc in Nigeria market
Abuja, Nov 17 : A female suicide bomber wreaked havoc at a local market in Nigeria's northeastern state of Bauchi Sunday, witnesses said.
Nigeria recaptures town from insurgents
Abuja, Nov 17 : The Nigerian Army Sunday said its troops have recaptured Chibok town in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state from Boko Haram insurgents.
Six killed in Nigeria bomb attack
Lagos, Nov 15 : At least six people were killed and five others injured following a bomb explosion in northwest Nigeria's Kano state, police said Saturday.
Thousands flee Boko Haram violence in Nigerian town
Abuja, Nov 15 : Thousands of residents fled Chibok town of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno Friday as Boko Haram, an outlawed sect which has become a major security threat in the West African country, went on a rampage in the area.
Another Nigerian city freed from Boko Haram
Lagos, Nov 14 : Local hunters and vigilantes have retaken the important northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi which had been under the control of the Boko Haram radical Islamist group for two weeks, media reported Friday.
Woman suicide bomber dies in Nigeria college attack
Abuja, Nov 12 : A woman suicide bomber was killed after detonating explosive devices at a college in Nigeria's Niger State Wednesday, security sources said. Many students also suffered injuries in the attack.
Nigerian president reiterates efforts against insurgency
Abuja, Nov 11 : Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday restated his commitment toward ending the insurgency of Boko Haram, an outlawed sect which has turned a major security threat in the West African country since 2009.
Nigeria closes schools after bombing
Lagos, Nov 11 : All public and private schools in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe have been closed down following a suicide bomb attack on a school Monday, an official said Tuesday.
Suicide bomber dressed as student kills 46 at Nigerian school
London, Nov 11 : At least 46 students have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a school assembly in Potiskum in the northeastern region of Nigeria wherein the suicide bomber was dressed up as a student, said police.
PM Modi condemns Nigeria suicide bombing
New Delhi, Nov. 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the suicide bombing in Nigeria which led to the death of at least 46 students.
PM condemns Nigeria suicide attack
New Delhi, Nov 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condemned the suicide attack in a boy's school in Nigeria in which 48 people were killed.
78 students killed in Nigeria blast
Abuja, Nov 10 : At least 78 students were killed and 45 injured Monday in an explosion that rocked a government school in northeastern Nigeria, a hospital source said.
78 killed in Nigeria school explosion
Abuja, Nov 10 : At least 78 students were killed and 45 others injured Monday in an explosion in a secondary school in northeast Nigeria, as students gathered for morning assembly before classes began, a police official said.