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Nigeria to buy 10 trainer aircraft from Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 22 : Pakistan has signed an agreement for the sale of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), defence officials said.
Fraud accused Nigerians now booked for invalid passports
Panaji, Oct 21 : Two Nigerian nationals arrested in Delhi by the Goa Police earlier this month for cheating via social media, have now also been booked for possessing invalid visas and passports, a police spokesperson said on Friday.
India may bail out recession-hit Nigeria against oil ...
Accra, Oct 20 : India may provide oil-rich but recession-hit Nigeria a $15 billion advance against future supplies of oil.
Nigerian baby of 2 months undergoes liver transplant
New Delhi, Oct 19 : A two-month-old baby weighing 2.1-kg has successfully undergone a liver transplant at a city hospital here and is claimed to be the smallest baby yet to undergo the surgical procedure.
India to sign MoU to invest in Nigeria's oil, gas sector
New Delhi, Oct 17 : India and Nigeria are in talks on signing an agreement in December by which India will invest in refineries, as well as in exploration and production of oil and gas in the African country, the Indian Petroleum Ministry said on Monday.
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.
Nigerian woman undergoes successful critical surgery in Noida ...
Noida, Oct 5 : A 37-year-old woman from Nigeria, who had two aneurysms in her brain, underwent successful surgery at a hospital here, authorities said on Wednesday.
Two Delhi-based Nigerians arrested for conning Goa woman
Panaji, Oct 3 : The Goa Police's Cyber Cell has arrested two Nigerians from Delhi for duping an Indian army colonel's wife here, of over Rs 8 lakh in a Facebook scam, a police official said on Monday.
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 [India], 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 $55 million to $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.
India-Africa partnership mutually beneficial: Ansari
Lagos (Nigeria), Sep 29 : Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday said a shared struggle against colonial rule provides the foundations of India-Africa partnership and "mutually beneficial engagement" will take the relationship to a "strategic level".
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.
Only organised global action can beat terrorism: Vice President
Abuja (Nigeria), Sep 28 : Observing that only organised international action can defeat terrorism, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday called for restructuring the international legal framework.
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 ...
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 ...
Only organised global action can beat terrorism: Vice President
Abuja (Nigeria), Sep 28 : Observing that only organised international action can defeat terrorism, India's Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Wednesday called for restructuring the international legal framework and for adopting a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.
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.
Nigeria an important partner in India's energy security: Vice ...
Abuja (Nigeria), Sep 28 : Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said Nigeria was an important partner for India's energy security with about 12 per cent of the crude requirement coming from the west African nation.
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.
Vice President Ansari inaugurates High Commission of India Chancery ...
Abuja [Nigeria], Sept. 27 : Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, who arrived in Lagos, Nigeria for a five-day official visit to Nigeria and Mali inaugurated the High Commission of India Chancery complex in Abuja and interacted with the members of the Indian community.
Attack on Nigerian nationals in India not 'racially motivated': Vice ...
Onboard Air India One, Sept. 26 : Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari on Monday said that the repeated attacks of the Nigerian nationals in India were just "stray incidents" and were neither specific to citizens of any particular country nor racially motivated.
India has a very focused approach to all regions of Africa, says Vice ...
Onboard Air India One, Sept. 26 : Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has said that India is now pursuing a much focused approach to all the different regions of Africa, and his visit to Nigeria and Mali in West Africa was part of that approach.