Nigerian

  • Nigerian troops arrest senior commander of the Boko Haram sect September 19, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said on Thursday. The commander, whose identity remain unknown, was captured on Wednesday during a operation, and is receiving treatment at a military facility,...
  • 50 militants killed in Nigeria's Borno state September 7, 2014

    Lagos: Nigerian troops on Saturday stormed a suspected hideout of Islamic militants in the northeastern Borno state, killing over 50 members, the military said in a statement. The army launched the raid following a tip off about the suspected hideout of Boko Haram members in Kawuri area shortly before setting...
  • Nigerian not tested positive for Ebola: Centre August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The union Health Ministry on Monday denied reports that a Nigerian national admitted to the RML hospital has tested positive for the dreaded Ebola disease. Denying the reports, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said "Our vigilant officials did indeed send a person to RML Hospital. His blood samples were sent...
  • Narcotics worth Rs 4 crore seized in Delhi August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Narcotics Control Bureau sleuths have seized large quantity of cocaine, estimated to be worth Rs 4 crore, from two African nationals in two separate incidents in Delhi. In the first incident, the NCB sleuths detected and intercepted a parcel containing 120 gm of cocaine which had gramophone records as...
  • Nigerian army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters July 6, 2014

    Maiduguri: Nigeria's military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa. A statement from defence spokesman MajorGeneral Chris Olukolade added that five soldiers and a senior military officer...
  • Nigerian pop singer offers her virginity to militant group Boko Haram in exchange for the 200 kidnapped school girls June 26, 2014

    A 23yearold Nigerian pop singer has offered her virginity to the militant group Boko Haram in exchange for the kidnapped Chibok girls. "They are between 12 and15 year old girls for Christ sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to12 men have to take me every night,...
  • 12 killed in Nigerian village attack June 22, 2014

    Abuja: As many as 12 people were killed on Saturday in an attack by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in the Nigerian state of Borno, sources said. The attack occurred in Koronginim Village, near the town of Chibok, where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, Xinhua quoted witnesses as saying. Insurgents...
  • Hyderabad: 2 Nigerians arrested for allegedly trying to sell cocaine June 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The city police arrested two alleged Nigerian cocaine peddlers today from the Maredpally area and seized 17 grams of cocaine from them, a senior police official said. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police N Koti Reddy of the Commissioner's Task Force (North Zone) said that sleuths apprehended the two Nigerian...
  • Nigeria: Over 50 terrorists killed in military raid June 9, 2014

    Lagos: Over 50 suspected Boko Haram fighters were killed in a military operation by troops in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the stronghold of the outlawed sect, authorities said on Monday. Nigerian military spokesperson Chris Olukolade said troops in the northeast region also foiled an attack by suspected members of Boko...
  • Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners May 13, 2014

    The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for its members being held in detention, according to a video posted on YouTube on Monday. The search for the girls intensified as a senior...
  • Nigerian group calls for UN sanctions on militants May 11, 2014

    Lagos: The UN Security Council must impose sanctions on the Islamic extremists that abducted more than 300 schoolgirls, a leading Nigerian rights group said on Sunday, adding that expressions of concern and condemnation are not enough. The call comes as more experts are expected in Nigeria to help in the search,...
  • Gunmen abduct 8 more girls in northeast Nigeria: Police May 6, 2014

    Maiduguri: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls from a village near one of the Islamists' strongholds in northeastern Nigeria overnight, police and residents said on Tuesday. The abduction of the girls, aged 12 to 15, follows the kidnapping of more than 200 other schoolgirls by the militant group last...
  • Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean December 4, 2013

    Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an everdwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene's rescue in May that was posted on the Internet...
  • Goa: Nigerian beaten up by locals for allegedly intimidating woman November 18, 2013

    A Nigerian was beaten up by locals for allegedly intimidating a woman after an accident on Saturday in Goa's party hotspot, Candolim. But no complaint has been registered yet, a police spokesperson said in Goa on Monday. Eyewitnesses said the Nigerian was driving a scooter in the coastal beach village of Candolim,...
  • 'Only 1 Nigerian out of 52 arrested last month had passport' November 9, 2013

    Panaji: Goa police said that of the 52 Nigerians who were arrested for staging a violent protest on the national highway in the state in October, only one could produce a valid passport. As many as 38 had no passports at all. Of the rest, some did not have original passports...
  • Goa CM accuses Nigerian envoy of sending offensive SMSes to policeman November 8, 2013

    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 CNNIBN he also said his government will continue to crackdown...
  • Goa minister apologises for calling Nigerians a 'cancer' November 7, 2013

    Goa's Art and Culture Minister Dayanand Mandrekar, on Thursday, apologised for his description of Nigerians as a "cancer". "It's my mistake to make such statement. I apologise," Mandrekar told reporters in Panaji. However, the minister said what Nigerians did in Goa is also wrong. After last week's murder of a Nigerian in Mapusa,...
  • Goa minister sparks row, calls Nigerians a 'cancer' November 7, 2013

    Panaji: A Goa Minister has kicked off a controversy calling Nigerians in the state a cancer and demanding that they be removed. The comment is likely to add to the diplomatic war on between India and Nigeria. "Good and quality tourists will not like to visit Goa seeing such a...
  • One arrested over Nigerian national's murder in Goa November 6, 2013

    Panaji: The first arrest has been made in connection with the murder of a Nigerian national in Goa. The police believe there may be six to eight accused in all. The police are also continuing its crackdown on Nigerians staying illegally in Goa. This came after more than 200 Nigerians...
  • Police continue crackdown against Nigerians staying illegally in Goa November 6, 2013

    Panaji: The police is continuing its crackdown on Nigerians staying illegally in Goa. This came after more than 200 Nigerians demonstrated on the streets of Goa last week to protest the murder of a fellow Nigerian. "The state government will withdraw minor cases against the Nigerians and begin process to...
  • Goa: 100 Nigerians attak police van over fellow national's death November 1, 2013

    Goa: Over 100 Nigerians attacked a police van on Thursday in Goa, which was carrying the body of a fellow national found stabbed to death in Mapusa area. The body was being taken for a postmortem when the mob dragged the body out of the van and formed a blockade...
  • Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college, at least 40 dead September 30, 2013

    Suspected Islamist terrorists stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept early on Sunday, witnesses said. The gunmen, thought to be members of rebel sect Boko Haram, attacked one hostel, took some students outside before killing them and shot others...
  • Two e-banking Nigerian swindlers arrested September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Two Nigerian nationals were arrested for swindling Rs 70 lakh from the account of a non-resident Indian (NRI) through e-banking after hacking the victim's email id. Stanley Ransome Ogwu, 36, and Roland Chukwudi Alumona alias Lucas, 37, were nabbed from south Delhi Wednesday. "Three laptops were recovered from them containing...
  • Nigerian arrested in Delhi with cocaine worth Rs 2 crore September 2, 2013

    A Nigerian national was arrested in New Delhi with 190 gm cocaine valued at Rs.2 crore in the international market, police said on Monday. Abdul Raheem Kamalideen Kehine, from Lagos in Nigeria, was arrested Sunday from west Delhi's Dwarka where he went to deliver a consignment of 190 gm cocaine to...
  • Nigerian carrying cocaine arrested in Delhi August 26, 2013

    A 33-year-old Nigerian man was arrested in New Delhi and 37 gm of cocaine valued at Rs.30 lakh was seized from him, police said on Monday. Ifeanyi Alexander Obi, who was living in a rented house in west Delhi's Palam village, was arrested on Saturday from east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area,...
  • Nigerian pirates release MT Cotton with 24 Indians onboard July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Turkish tanker MT Cotton that had been hijacked by Nigerian pirates off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa has been set free. The ship, manned by an allIndian crew of 24 people, was hijacked last week and released on Monday. A large number of ships, mainly cargo vessels...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 24 Indian crew members off Gabon coast July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker MT Cotton manned by an allIndian crew of 24 people has been hijacked off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa. The owners of MT Cotton lost all contact with the ship two days ago. The ship is suspected to have been hijacked by Nigerian...
  • Nigerian arrested in Delhi for 2010 online lottery fraud June 25, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police have arrested a Nigerian national from New Delhi in connection with a 2010 online lottery fraud case in which a man from Warangal district of the state was duped to the tune of Rs 36.50 lakh. Based on information given by New Delhibased Foreigners Regional Registration...
  • Nigeria sends 100 seafarers to India for training June 2, 2013

    Abuja: Nigeria has sent 100 youths to India to receive training in various maritime fields to enable the oilrich nation to take control of its coastal trade. Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi said that the seafarers would receive training at Chennaibased AMET...
  • Delhi: International drug cartel busted, eight arrested April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday said they have cracked an "international cartel" of drugs and fake currency dealers, arresting seven Nigerians and a Burmese woman. "The arrested include a Nigerian couple and a pastor, along with four other Nigerians and a Myanmarese woman," said Sanjeev Yadav, deputy commissioner of...