NIGERIA

  • Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 over women, children in Nigeria 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    Maiduguri (Nigeria): Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. Although no one has claimed it yet, the attack bore the hallmarks...
  • India records highest deaths among under-five children December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India reports the highest number of deaths among children below the age of five years, annually due to pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to an international report, the government told Lok Sabha on Friday. India has 3.18 lakh under-five children deaths annually due to the two diseases and the countries...
  • At least 120 dead in mosque suicide attack in Nigeria's Kano November 29, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Saturday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders. The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano, the biggest city in...
  • Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano November 29, 2014

    Kano: Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Blasts from the coordinated assault rang out...
  • Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria's Kano November 28, 2014

    Kano: Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with...
  • Death penalty sought for Nigerian child bride for allegedly poisoning 35-year-old husband November 28, 2014

    Kano: The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said on Friday that he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence. Wasilat Tasi'u is on trial for the murder of her 35-year-old husband, Umar Sani, who died after eating food that...
  • Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri November 25, 2014

    Bauchi (Nigeria): Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli,...
  • Nigeria: At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack November 21, 2014

    Maiduguri: At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region. The attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of Borno state on Wednesday, the caretaker...
  • Defending champions Nigeria miss out on African Cup November 20, 2014

    Nigeria won't get the chance to defend their title at the African Cup of Nations next year after drawing 2-2 at home to South Africa on Wednesday to miss out on the finals on the last day of qualifying. Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali left it late, but managed to qualify...
  • Gunmen attack Nigeria school, casualties not known November 17, 2014

    Abuja: Firing shots in the air, gunmen attacked a school in central Nigeria's Niger state on Monday, police said but declined to give details of casualties. The gunmen, who are yet to be identified, stormed the premises of Limawa Primary and Secondary School in Minna, the provincial capital, state police spokesman...
  • Suicide bomber kills 13 in Nigerian market November 17, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 13 people were killed and 65 others injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a busy mobile phone market in restive northeast Nigeria, police has said. The attack in the town of Azare in Bauchi state yesterday came just as vendors were packing up...
  • 47 killed by suicide bomber in suspected Boko Haram attack November 11, 2014

    In yet another suspected attack by the Boko Haram, almost 47 people were killed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a school in northern Nigeria. ...
  • PM Modi condemns Nigeria school bombing November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night condemned the suicide bomber attack in a school in Nigeria which left 48 students dead, terming it as a cowardly act. "The attack in Nigeria is cowardly and utterly condemnable," Modi tweeted. "Condolences to the kin of the deceased. My prayers (are) with...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 10, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena decides to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, stakes claim for LoP November 10, 2014

    Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. ...
  • Suicide bomber kills 48 at school assembly in Nigeria November 10, 2014

    Potiskum Nigeria: A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum on Monday, a hospital official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State, a...
  • At least 35 killed in Nigerian school assembly blast November 10, 2014

    Damaturu: At least 35 people, most of them students, were killed when a bomb ripped through a school assembly in Nigeria's northeastern town of Potiskum on Monday, a hospital official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State, a territory that has been hit by Sunni Muslim...
  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in northeast Nigeria October 24, 2014

    Yola: Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe,...
  • Africa's richest man offers help to fight Ebola in Liberia October 20, 2014

    Monrovia: Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has expressed desire to assist Liberia in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus disease. Dangote, a Nigerian multi investor and an industrialist made the commitment in a telephone conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, according to a statement by the Liberian...
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached October 19, 2014

    Lagos: A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced...
  • Nigeria aims to have abducted girls freed by Tuesday: Sources October 18, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria aims to secure the release by Tuesday of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants, two senior government sources said on Saturday, although they declined to comment on where this handover would take place. Nigeria's armed forces chief, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, announced on Friday...
  • Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO October 16, 2014

    Geneva: Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released by the World Health Organization. The WHO said that as of October 12, 4,493 people have died from Ebola out of a total...
  • Nigeria military claims Boko Haram leader dead September 25, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria's military claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, saying troops had shot a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told reporters in Abuja that a heavily bearded Islamist fighter identified as Mohammed Bashir died during...
  • Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead September 25, 2014

    Conakry: A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa's current outbreak. One Red Cross worker is recovering after being wounded in in the neck in...
  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO September 23, 2014

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee, said...
  • 13 insurgents killed in Nigeria attack September 22, 2014

    Abuja: At least 13 insurgents were killed in an exchange of fire with Nigerian forces after a local market was attacked in the northeastern state of Borno, a top military source told Xinhua on Monday. The Nigerian troops swung into action after the attackers, suspected to be members of the Boko...
  • Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market September 20, 2014

    Kano: Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said on Saturday. Dressed in military and police uniforms, dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state capital late Thursday, firing a...
  • Delhi: Baby girl from Nigeria gets treated for rare disorder at city hospital September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A 15monthold girl from Nigeria suffering from a rare genetic condition which was cause of much pain and agony for herself and her family now has doctors at a city hospital to thank for returning the smile to her face. Oranye Chimweokwu Sayne, the baby girl from Nigeria, had...
  • Nigeria church building collapse kills at least 17 September 13, 2014

    Lagos: At least 17 people were killed when a guest house under construction at the Lagos headquarters of one of Nigeria's bestknown Christian evangelical pastors collapsed, rescue officials said on Saturday. More than 100 people were hurt when the building collapsed on Friday at the compound in the Ikotun neighbourhood belonging...