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Morocco King, Nigerian President launch construction project
Abuja, Dec 4 : Morocco and Nigeria have launched a project for the construction of a regional gas pipeline linking the gas resources of Nigeria and several other west African countries to the north African monarchy.
Nigeria praises Morocco's decision to regain place within AU
Abuja, Dec 2 (IANS/MAP) Praising Morocco's decision to regain its place within the African Union (AU), Nigeria has described it as a "welcome development".
Nigerian President urges women's football team to defend African ...
Abuja (Nigeria), Dec 1 : Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the country's national football team to defend their title at the ongoing 2016 African Women's Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Nigeria eye gold medal in African beach football tournament
Abuja (Nigeria), Nov 30 : Nigeria's national beach football team have said that they are fully prepared to win the 2016 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Beach Soccer championship next month.
Amnesty accuses Nigerian security forces of killing 150 rebel group ...
Accra, Nov 24 : Security forces led by the military in the West African state of Nigeria have been accused by the international human rights campaigner Amnesty International (AI) of embarking on a campaign of extra-judicial executions resulting in the deaths of about 150 peaceful pro-Biafra ...
Nigeria declares 55 Boko Haram fighters wanted
Lagos, Nov 22 : Nigeria on Monday released a banner containing photographs and names of 55 Boko Haram wanted for various attacks and terror activities in the northeast where the military currently prosecute war against the insurgents.
Nigeria name team for table tennis world junior championships
Abuja (Nigeria), Nov 16 : The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation has named eight players to represent the country at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world junior championships coming up later this month in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nigeria's Odunayo looking forward to PWL 2
New Delhi, Nov 14 : Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye is looking forward to repeating her performance of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) inaugural edition when the second season begins on December 15.
Nigeria coach vows to beat Algeria in World Cup qualifier
Abuja (Nigeria), Nov 11 : Gernot Rohr, coach of Nigeria's national men's football team, has vowed to beat the Algeria in Saturday's World Cup qualifier in the country's southeastern city of Uyo.
Nigeria prepares for FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria
Abuja, Nov 8 : Nigeria's national football team began to tune up for next Saturday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against North African rivals Algeria.
Kidnapped from Chibok, Nigerian girl found with baby
Abuja, Nov 5 : One of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria has been found with a 10-month-old son, the military announced on Saturday.
Nigerian national held for staying illegally in Gurugram
Gurugram, Nov 5 : A Nigerian national was arrested for illegally staying in the country, Gurugram police said on Saturday.
Three including two Nigerians held with drugs
New Delhi, Oct 29 : Three people, including two Nigerians, were arrested here and drugs valued at Rs 70 lakh seized from them, police said on Saturday.
Nigerian national held for staying illegally in India
Gurgaon, Oct 27 : A Nigerian national was arrested on the charge of staying illegally in the country, police said on Thursday.
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 , 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 ...