Nigerian

  • Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean 04-12-2013 01:51 PM

    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 ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene's rescue in May that was posted on the...
  • Goa: Nigerian beaten up by locals for allegedly intimidating woman 18-11-2013 03:40 PM

    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. Eye-witnesses said the Nigerian was driving a scooter in the coastal beach village...
  • 'Only 1 Nigerian out of 52 arrested last month had passport' 09-11-2013 09:19 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Goa minister apologises for calling Nigerians a 'cancer' 07-11-2013 11:31 PM

    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...
  • Goa minister sparks row, calls Nigerians a 'cancer' 07-11-2013 02:19 PM

    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 06-11-2013 12:02 PM

    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 06-11-2013 09:27 AM

    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 01-11-2013 10:32 AM

    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 post-mortem 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 30-09-2013 08:40 AM

    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...
  • Two e-banking Nigerian swindlers arrested 12-09-2013 11:03 PM

    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...
  • Nigerian arrested in Delhi with cocaine worth Rs 2 crore 02-09-2013 06:04 PM

    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...
  • Nigerian carrying cocaine arrested in Delhi 26-08-2013 07:56 PM

    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...
  • Nigerian pirates release MT Cotton with 24 Indians onboard 22-07-2013 12:30 PM

    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 all-Indian crew of 24 people, was hijacked last week and released on Monday. A large number of ships, mainly cargo...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 24 Indian crew members off Gabon coast 17-07-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker MT Cotton manned by an all-Indian 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 25-06-2013 01:35 AM

    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 Delhi-based Foreigners Regional Registration...
  • Nigeria sends 100 seafarers to India for training 02-06-2013 08:52 PM

    Abuja: Nigeria has sent 100 youths to India to receive training in various maritime fields to enable the oil-rich 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 Chennai-based AMET...
  • Delhi: International drug cartel busted, eight arrested 28-04-2013 05:10 AM

    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...
  • Goodluck Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's Prez 29-05-2011 08:07 PM

    Abuja: Goodluck Jonathan was on Sunday sworn in for a full four year term as Nigerian President after winning an election regarded as the fairest amongst the four held since the oil-rich country returned to democracy in 1999. This is the second time he has has been sworn into office...
  • Conjoined Nigerian twins separated, stable 08-06-2010 09:59 PM

    A set of Nigerian conjoined twins have been successfully separated at a hospital in Bangalore. ...
  • Watch: India tightens airport security measures 30-12-2009 11:40 PM

    The move comes in response to the failed bombing attempt in US. ...
  • Watch: Investigators discover Nigerian's ties to Yemen 29-12-2009 11:08 PM

    The Nigerian tried to bomb a Northwest Airlines plane. ...