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Nigeria seeks $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in ...
New York, Feb 22 : As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United ...

'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in ...
New York, Feb 22 : Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), urging prompt action to save them.

Nigerian national arrested with drugs worth Rs. 4 crore
New Delhi (India), Feb. 15 : A Nigerian drug smuggler Okey Chikoo Mathew was arrested on Monday by Kullu district police of Himachal Pradesh with 1 kilogram drug and 550 grams heroin drug.

Nine countries join UN-supported network to halve maternal, newborn ...
New York, Feb 15 : A health network is being created, with support of United Nations agencies, in nine countries - Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda - whose Governments have pledged to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities by ...

FIFA extends ban of five Nigerian officials
Zurich, Feb 8 : FIFA on Tuesday confirm the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed by the Nigerian Football Federation's (NFF) Disciplinary Committee on May 12, 2016, against the officials Christopher Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong for breaches of the NFF ...

UN envoy strongly condemns attack on UN team near Nigeria-Cameroon ...
New York, Feb 2 : Strongly condemning an attack against a United Nations monitoring team near the Nigeria-Cameroon border that resulted in the death of five persons, the UN envoy for West Africa and the Sahel region, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, called on both countries to take swift action to bring the ...

UN food relief agency chief welcomes progress on anti-hunger ...
New York, Jan 28 : The head of the United Nations food relief agency on Friday welcomed the progress made by the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in fighting hunger and malnutrition in the West African country's north-east.

UN-backed measles vaccination campaign to reach 4.7 million children ...
New York, Jan 27 : A major vaccination campaign against a measles outbreak in northeast Nigeria is reaching 4.7 million children, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Amid outpour of sympathy, UN emergency responders aid bombed ...
New York, Jan 18 : United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported 100 others.

Nigeria: Military accidentally drops bomb on refugees, kills at least ...
Abuja, Jan 18 : An error by the Nigerian military turned fatal as they accidentally dropped a bomb on a refugee camp in Rann, killing at least 52 people and injuring hundreds, reports said.

More than 100 killed after military jet bombs refugee camp in Nigeria
London [United Kingdom], Jan. 18 : More than 100 people have been killed after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria.

UN-backed campaign to help vaccinate millions of children against ...
New York, Jan 13 : A United Nations-supported mass vaccination campaign is set to start on Fridayto protect more than 4.7 million children against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria.

Kolkata: 10 Nigerians booked for staying without valid documents
Kolkata, Jan 7 : Based on credible source inputs, the Kolkata Police on Friday midnight arrested as many as ten Nigerians from Ahalyanagar area under Purba Jadavpur Police Station limits in southern Kolkata for staying in the city with expired passports and visas, reports said.

Cabinet approves revised Air Services Agreement between India, ...
New Delhi [India], Dec. 14 : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for signing of the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Nigeria.

Boko Haram commanders freed in exchange of 21 Chibok girls
New York [USA], Oct. 14 : A number of Boko Haram soldiers have been reportedly released by the Nigerian Government in exchange for the 21 Chibok schoolgirls, who were freed by the terror outfit after holding them captive for two years.

Boko Haram reportedly releases 21 Chibok girls
New York [US], Oct. 13 : The Boko Haram militants reportedly handed over 21 missing Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian Government on Thursday morning.

President Mukherjee wishes people of Nigeria ahead of National Day
New Delhi, Oct 1 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the occasion of their National Day.

Vice President Ansari returns after 'satisfying' visits to Nigeria, ...
New Delhi , Oct.1 : Completing his five day visit to Nigeria and Mali, Vice President Hamid Ansari today returned to New Delhi after holding talks on issues related to terrorism, defence, agriculture and Information and Technology.

Issues of terrorism and UN reforms key aspects of discussion in ...
New Delhi, Oct 1 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that issues of terrorism, reforms in United Nations were key aspects of discussions during his visit to Nigeria and Mali.

Vice President Ansari arrives in Mali, several agreements on card
By Amit Shankar, Bamako [Mali], Sept. 29 : Carrying forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's initiative to engage with all regions of Africa, Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari on Thursday arrived in Mali on a two-day visit after his successful trip to Nigeria.

UNICEF more than doubles funding appeal for children in north-east ...
New York, Sept 29 : The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from USD 55 million to USD 115 million in order to be able to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the north-east of the country.

Independent India a faithful reflection of the legacy of our national ...
By Amit Shankar, Lagos (Nigeria), Sept.29 : Addressing faculty and students at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, today, Vice President Hamid Ansari said the image of the modern Indian nation and the values that shape and continue inform it today, were cast in the crucible of the struggle for ...

VP Ansari arrives in Lagos after Abuja visit
Lagos [Nigeria], Sept. 28 : India's Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari on Wednesday arrived in Lagos from capital city Abuja on the second leg of his four-day official visit to Nigeria.

Need to restructure international legal framework, adopt CCIT to ...
Abuja [Nigeria], Sept. 28 : Asserting that the biggest threat to international peace and to the sovereignty of states today is terrorism, Vice President of India, Mohammed Hamid Ansari said that terrorism can only be defeated by organized international action, adding we need to restructure the ...

Aberrations must be resolved in transparent fashion, says Vice ...
By Amit Shankar, Abuja [Nigeria], Sept. 28 : Maintaining that India and Nigeria are linked by common historical experiences of colonial rule and are united in the desire to work towards democratic pluralism, Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said that main concern should be ...

Stronger India-Nigeria relations would be mutually beneficial and ...
New Delhi, Sept 28 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said that considering the diverse security challenges of our times, stronger India-Nigeria relations would not only be mutually beneficial, but would also add to the regional and global security.

India, Nigeria ink one MOU and four Letters of Intent
By Amit Shankar

Nigerian President Buhari accepts President Mukherjee's invitation to ...
By Amit Shankar

India, Nigeria discuss intelligence sharing on terrorism
By Amit Shankar

Considerable potential for expanding trade between India, Nigeria: ...
By Amit Shankar, Abuja [Nigeria], Sept. 27 : As both India and Nigeria make an attempt to broad base their economy, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said both nations should harness the complementarities in attracting investments, which is a key factor for a positive economic growth.