Nigeria

  • Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown 17-04-2014 08:16 PM

    The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty on Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed. "Up till now we are still waiting and praying for the safe return of the students ......
  • Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria 15-04-2014 11:53 PM

    Maiduguri: Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital 14-04-2014 08:28 PM

    A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja. Suspicion fell on Boko Haram, though there was no immediate claim...
  • '135 civilians killed in Nigerian attacks' 13-04-2014 08:39 AM

    Abuja: As many as 135 civilians have been killed since Wednesday in north east Nigeria, a senior official from the region has revealed. According to Borno state senator Ahmed Zannah, the killings were carried out in at least three separate attacks in the state. The attackers are suspected to be...
  • 18 killed in shooting at Nigeria State Security headquarters 30-03-2014 11:46 PM

    Abuja: A shootout at Nigeria's State Security Services headquarters near the presidential villa killed at least 18 people today, a government spokeswoman said of what appears to be an attempted jailbreak by Islamic extremists. Residents described shooting that went on for two hours on Sunday morning. Security services spokeswoman Marilyn...
  • Terrorists kill 11 people in their homes in Nigeria 05-03-2014 12:28 PM

    Officials say Islamic terrorists have burned 11 people to death inside their homes in northeastern Nigeria, where frequent attacks have claimed at least 130 lives in the past four days alone. The attack late on Monday at Jakana village in Borno state occurred about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from a...
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 59 pupils in boarding school attack 26-02-2014 12:40 PM

    Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said on Tuesday. "Some of the students' bodies were burned to ashes," Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the Federal...
  • Attacks by Islamic extremists kill at least 99 Nigerians 28-01-2014 11:35 AM

    Suspected Islamic extremists used explosives and heavy guns to attack a village and worshipers during a Christian church service in Nigeria's northeast, killing at least 99 people and razing hundreds of homes, officials and witnesses said. The attacks in Borno and Adamawa states resulted in one of the highest death...
  • Airtel may sell mobile towers in Nigeria for about $550 million 22-01-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel is expected to sell-off mobile towers in Nigeria, biggest revenue generating market for the company in Africa, for $500-550 million by April, industry sources said. The company has less than 4,000 mobile towers in the African country. When contacted Airtel spokesperson said: "As a...
  • Over 17 killed in explosion in north Nigeria city 15-01-2014 08:38 AM

    Maiduguri: A vehicle exploded at a military post in a commercial area of a northeastern Nigerian city on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and causing pandemonium, with blood-spattered bystanders running away and vehicles colliding as drivers fled. Police said a suicide bomber is suspected in the lunchtime blast in...
  • Gunmen attacks village in central Nigeria, 30 killed 07-01-2014 01:54 PM

    Gunmen killed 30 people in a village in central Nigeria on Monday, officials said, in a religiously-mixed region with a long history of ethnic and communal violence. Violence in central Nigeria is frequently fuelled by long-running land disputes between semi-nomadic communities like the Muslim Fulani and farming settlers including mainly...
  • Rossi scores in Italy's 2-2 draw with Nigeria 19-11-2013 08:37 AM

    London: Giuseppe Rossi put his injury troubles behind him by scoring on his first Italy start in two years in a lively 2-2 draw with Nigeria on Monday. The New Jersey-born striker took just 12 minutes to find the net for the first time in almost 30 months for Italy...
  • Saudis world's biggest Tweeters, India at 21st position 17-11-2013 07:34 PM

    In an unexpected finding, Saudis have emerged as the world's largest active Twitter users, while Indians ranked among the lowest tweeters on the microblogging site, according to new research. According to PeerReach, one-third or 32 per cent of the Saudi's online population are active monthly Twitter users. However, countries such...
  • Andrea Barzagli to miss Italy-Nigeria friendly 17-11-2013 10:48 AM

    Milan: Andrea Barzagli is forced to miss Italy's friendly against Nigeria in London due to muscle problem. The Juventus defender pulled up injured during Italy's 1-1 draw with Germany at San Siro Friday, reported Xinhua. He has been diagnosed with a slight pull of the left adductor, so is sent...
  • Nigeria first African team to qualify for Football World Cup 16-11-2013 11:43 PM

    CALABAR: Nigeria qualified for the World Cup on Saturday, continuing an outstanding year for the team after it won the African title for the first time in nearly a decade. Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses...
  • Nigerian murder case: Second accused arrested by Goa police 10-11-2013 09:52 AM

    Panaji: Goa Police has arrested the second accused in connection with the murder of a Nigerian national, which had sparked protests by his fellow countrymen, who had created ruckus and blocked a national highway. Superintendent of Police (North) Priyanka Kashyap confirmed that accused Praveen Manohar Mandrekar was arrested on Saturday...
  • Goa Police justifies crackdown against Nigerians 10-11-2013 08:00 AM

    The Goa Police has justified its crackdown against Nigerians saying that out of 51 Nigerians arrested last week, only one has a valid passport. Only 8 to 10 people have photocopies of their passport and visa. Only 19 Nigerians are registered with Goa FRRO. Police figures show arrest of 116...
  • Goa CM accuses Nigerian envoy of sending offensive SMSes to policeman 08-11-2013 08:28 AM

    Panaji: The diplomatic row between India and Nigeria over a Nigerian national's death in Goa is becoming more fierce. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has accused a Nigerian diplomat of sending 'offensive SMSes' to a senior police officer. Speaking to CNN-IBN he also said his government will continue to crackdown...
  • FTP: Are Nigerians in Goa victims of stereotypes or do they have a lot to answer for? 07-11-2013 11:32 PM

    The diplomatic row between India and Nigeria over the tension caused by Nigerian nationals who blocked the national highway in Goa last week could further worsen with the Goa government hardening its stand calling the Nigerian community a 'cancer' to the state. ...
  • Goa: Diplomatic row over Nigerian national's death intensifies 07-11-2013 07:27 PM

    Panaji: The diplomatic row between India and Nigeria over the tension caused by Nigerian nationals who blocked the national highway in Goa last week could further worsen with the Goa government hardening its stand calling the Nigerian community a 'cancer' to the state. "Good and quality tourists will not like...
  • Will act on foreigners indulging in illegal activities: Goa CM 07-11-2013 05:30 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that his government will act tough on foreigners indulging in illegal activities, and acknowledged that a majority of drug peddlers caught in the past were Nigerians. Parrikar also warned of stern actions against Nigerians for taking the law and order situation into their...
  • Nigerian national death case: Nigeria upset over investigation by Indian authorities 06-11-2013 07:55 PM

    Panaji: A week after a Nigerian national was murdered in Goa, allegedly linked to a war between two gangs involved in drug trafficking, Nigerian ambassador Ndubuisi Vitus Amaku said, "We are being given the impression that the murder of this person is not important to you, your only concern is...
  • Nigerian ambassador lashes out at media for biased coverage 06-11-2013 05:46 PM

    Panaji: Nigerian Ambassador Ndubuisi Vitus Amaku on Wednesday lashed out at the media alleging bias in the press coverage of the murder of a Nigerian national in Goa. "The situation we are in is somewhat volatile. This is an issue both governments have to address mutually through diplomatic channels and...
  • Goa: Crackdown on landlords who illegally rent out to foreigners 06-11-2013 02:14 PM

    Panaji: The village panchayat of Parra, the home to several Nigerians in Goa, has decided to launch a crackdown on house owners who have illegally rented out their places to foreigners. The special gram sabha of Parra held on Tuesday evening resolved to send notices to all house owners who...
  • Nigeria: 40 confirmed dead in attacks on Borno state's villages 04-11-2013 11:34 PM

    A total of 40 people have been confirmed dead in attacks by suspected Boko Haram fighters in two villages of Nigeria's Borno state, a government official said on Monday. In Gulumba Town of Borno state, 27 people were shot dead while 300 houses were set ablaze when insurgents attacked a...
  • Nigeria: 24 dead in church stampede over politics 04-11-2013 09:48 AM

    Lagos: A stampede at an all-night church vigil disrupted by politicking over a contentious gubernatorial election has killed 24 people and injured 17 in Nigeria's southeast Anambra state, the Red Cross and government officials said Sunday. The stampede occurred before dawn Saturday at an All Saints' Day open-air vigil organized...
  • Nigeria beat Ethiopia 2-1 in World Cup playoffs 13-10-2013 11:23 PM

    Ethiopia: Emmanuel Emenike converted a 90th-minute penalty for his second goal to lead Nigeria to a 2-1 win in Ethiopia in Africa's World Cup playoffs on Sunday and put the continental champion in a strong position to reach the tournament in Brazil next year. Emenike canceled out Behailu Assefa's opener...
  • 20 killed in Nigeria terror attack 07-10-2013 07:02 AM

    Abuja: At least 20 people, including 15 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, were killed when members of the radical Islamist group attacked a mosque in Nigeria's north eastern state of Plateau, military officials said. Officials said only five residents were killed while the palace of a traditional ruler was set on...
  • Nigeria: Plane with 20 on board crash-lands in Lagos, 8 dead 03-10-2013 04:28 PM

    Lagos: A small chartered passenger plane with 20 people on board crashed shortly after take-off at Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday and at least eight people were killed, authorities said. Aviation Ministry spokesman Joe Obi said there were some survivors from the Associated Airlines plane, which was flying from...
  • Terrorists kill students in college attack in Nigeria 29-09-2013 06:18 PM

    Potiskum, Nigeria: Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an agricultural college in the dead of night, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories and torching classrooms in an ongoing Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria, the school's provost said. As many as 50 students may have been killed in the...