NIGERIA

  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in northeast Nigeria Yesterday

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram September 13, 2014

    Kano: Nigeria's military claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another undersiege town complained of food shortages and slavery. Army spokesman Timothy Antigha said in a statement that the Islamists launched a "massive" attack on the town of Konduga, about 35...
  • Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria September 7, 2014

    Yola, Nigeria: Nigeria's Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay, witnesses said on Sunday, as the militants pursue their new aim to carve out an "Islamic caliphate" under their black and white...
  • Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths, says World Bank head September 2, 2014

    Dakar/Lagos: The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus. In a newspaper editorial, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Western healthcare facilities would easily be...
  • Boko Haram seizes town on Nigeria, Cameroon border: police August 27, 2014

    Yaounde: Boko Haram has seized control of a Nigerian town after soldiers deployed there fled to take refuge across the border in nearby Cameroon, a police source said on Wednesday. "Boko Haram fighters moved into Ashigashya" overnight Monday, where they slaughtered three people in front of a church, a Cameroon police...
  • Centre says India Ebolafree; 112 passengers who arrived from Liberia declared safe August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government clarified that none of the 112 passengers who returned from Liberia on Tuesday have Ebola. All of them were screened and found to be healthy except for one passenger who had fever and sore throat. That passenger has been isolated in the quarantine cum isolation facility...
  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases August 23, 2014

    Abuja: Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing...
  • Ebola scare: Sri Lanka suspends onarrival visa facility for 4 African nations August 22, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has suspended onarrival visa facility for visitors from four African countries in the wake of Ebola epidemic in Africa, officials said. External Affairs Ministry officials said privilege to obtain visa on arrival has been suspended for visitors from Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with immediate effect....
  • 5 arrivals in India found to have contact history with Ebola cases August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Five persons out of a total of 145 passengers who arrived at various airports in India from Ebola virusaffected countries in the last 24 hours were found to have contact history with positive cases of the disease, the health ministry said. The details of the said five passengers have...
  • Boko Haram kidnaps 100, Chad frees most captives August 16, 2014

    Maiduguri (Nigeria): Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighbouring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local selfdefense member said on Friday. The abductions took place on August 10 in Doron Baga in the Kukawa area near the...
  • Nigeria: Hospital slams Indian doctors for creating Ebola scare, says no cases reported August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Primus hospital has slammed the five Indian doctors stranded in Abuja, Nigeria of creating an Ebola scare, insisting that no Ebola cases have been registered in their hospital. The hospital has also declared that it has returned the passports of the doctors to the Indian Embassy. The hospital clarified that...
  • More than one million people affected by Ebola outbreak: WHO August 14, 2014

    United Nations: With more than one million people affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the WHO has warned that there is "no early end in sight" to the severe health crisis and called for "extraordinary measures" to stop the transmission of the disease. According to the latest update...
  • Ebola scare: Should Indian doctors in Nigeria return? August 13, 2014

    Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorities of threatening to...
  • India asks Nigerian hospital to return Indian doctors' passports August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: With Indian doctors still stuck in Ebolahit Nigeria, India on Wednesday asked the Nigerian branch of an Indian hospital to return the passport of the four Indian doctors. Making it clear that this is not a diplomatic issue, the Ministry of External Affairs said the hospital is Indianowned, Indianestablished...
  • Stranded Indian doctors in Ebola hit Nigeria plead Indian government to arrange return August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorties of...
  • Indian doctors in Nigeria want to return: Should patient care be their first priority instead? August 12, 2014

    Concerns being raised about Indians who are in several West African nations including Nigeria, that have seen several Ebola cases in the past couple of weeks. CNNIBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether patient care should be the first priority for Indian doctors stuck in Nigeria instead...
  • It's ethical to try untested Ebola medicines: UN August 12, 2014

    Madrid: The World Health Organisation on Tuesday declared that it's ethical to use unproven Ebola drugs and vaccines in the outbreak in West Africa provided the right conditions are met. The statement from the UN health agency came amid a worldwide debate over the medical ethnics surrounding the Ebola outbreak,...
  • Indian doctors in Ebolahit Nigeria say they want to return but their passports have been seized August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerns being raised about Indians who are in several West African nations including Nigeria, that have seen several Ebola cases in the past couple of weeks. CNNIBN has accessed a video plea made by three Indian doctors who are in Nigeria, who have claimed that they are being...
  • Nigeria bans transfer of dead bodies over Ebola scare August 10, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria has banned movement of dead bodies from within and outside the country as part of its measures to avoid the spread of the Ebola virus. Nigeria's Minister of State for Health Khaliru AlHassan declared on Sunday that anybody who died should be buried wherever the incident happened, especially if...