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35 People Killed In Gunmen Attack In Nigeria

There have been a series of gunmen attacks in Nigeria in recent months, leading to deaths and kidnappings.

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Nigeria Suspends Twitter Indefinitely

The Nigerian government has indefinitely suspended Twitter, just days after it accused the US micro-blogging platform of double standards and supporting the secessionists in the west African country.

UNICEF Calls For Immediate Release Of Abducted Children In Nigeria

Lagos: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of the kids believed to be abducted by gunmen in north-central Nigeria. At least one student was killed, and 42 people, including 27 students, were abducted by gunmen in an attack on a public school on Wednesday morning in the […]

12 Peaceful Demonstrators Shot Dead By Security Forces In Nigeria

Abuja: Nigerias security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful demonstrators, killing 12 people protesting against police brutality in Lagos, according to a report by Amnesty International on Wednesday. Soldiers fired at the protesters who had gathered in the Lekki district of Nigeria’s largest city on Tuesday night in defiance of an indefinite curfew […]

18 Indians kidnapped by pirates near Nigerian coast released

New Delhi: Eighteen Indians, kidnapped by pirates from a commercial vessel near the Nigerian coast on December 3, have been released, the Indian mission in Nigeria said on Sunday. The Indian nationals were kidnapped from a Hong Kong-flagged vessel off the Bonny island after a group of pirates took control of it. “NiigerianNavy @NigerianNavy and […]

55 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria: Official

Abuja: At least 55 villagers were killed in three separate attacks by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, an official said. Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno state, told Xinhua on Sunday that the attacks started on Saturday morning in Nganzai local government area of the state. Zulum, who visited the area […]

50 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker explosion

Abuja: At least 50 people have been killed and 70 others injured after a fuel tanker exploded in Nigeria’a Benue state, authorities said on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses said the petrol tanker flipped over when the driver was trying to dodge a bump in the road and exploded in Ahumbe village on Monday. State police spokeswoman Catherine […]

5 abducted Indian Seafarers In Nigeria Rescued after Over 2 Months In Captivity

New Delhi: Five Indian sailors who were abducted from a ship in Nigeria have been rescued after over two months in captivity, Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday. Mandaviya said the seafarers from the vessel ‘MT Apecus’ were kidnapped and taken ashore from the vessel in the outer anchorage off Bonny […]

Odia Sailor Suspectedly among 5 Indians abducted by Pirates in Nigeria, EAM intervenes

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday asked the Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria to take the abduction of five Indian sailors by pirates in the African nation two weeks ago, at the “highest level”. The Minister also asked Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, to prepare a report over the incident. […]

Air India transfers Rs 20.08 Crore To a bank account 'by mistake'

New Delhi: Public sector Air India’s New York office transferred Rs 20.08 crore to a bank account in Nigeria instead of remitting the sum to a US-based firm Pratt & Whitney for supplying spare parts. The incident is learnt to have taken place in June, 2017 but the airline has failed to get the amount […]

Pipeline explosion kills 19 in Nigeria

Lagos: A pipeline explosion in early hours of Friday had killed at least 19 people in two villages of Osisioma local government area of Abia state in southern Nigeria, a para military body said. Benito Eze, state commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, confirmed the number of casualties to media in Umuahia, […]

Argentina enter World Cup pre-quarterfinals after 2-1 triumph over Nigeria

St. Petersburg (Russia): A late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match here on Tuesday as the two-time champions entered the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals. Rojo scored the winner for Argentina in the 86th minute after Victor Moses’ penalty conversion in the 51st minute had […]

15 killed after gunmen attack village in Nigeria

Lagos: Nigerian Police said at least 15 people have been killed when unknown gunmen attacked a village in Nigeria’s Zamfara state. Police spokesperson Muhammad Shehu, told reporters in Gusau, the state capital, that the gunmen killed the people in Zakuna village, Xinhua news agency reported. The gunmen invaded Zakuna in the early hours of Friday […]

27 killed in twin blasts in Nigeria

Lagos: At least 27 people have been killed and 56 injured after two blasts rocked Nigeria’s Mubi town in Adamawa, officials said. Two suicide bombers have carried out the attacks on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported citing Ahmad Sajoh, Adamawa state Commissioner of Information and Strategy. The first blast took place inside the mosque, while […]

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Nigeria President to meet Trump in Washington

Nairobi: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will become the first African leader to be received by his American counterpart Donald Trump when he arrives in Washington for talks on Monday, the media reported. They are expected to discuss shared economic and security interests, reports the BBC. But many will also be watching the talks closely after […]

Nigeria suicide blasts: At least 10 dead, 65 injured

Abuja: At least 10 persons have been killed and 65 others injured in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city following two suicide blasts, police and rescue officials said. Two persons suspected to be members of the terror group Boko Haram detonated their explosive devices on Wednesday at a local market in Muna Garage area located on the outskirts […]

India among five countries responsible for 50% newborn deaths

New York: India is among the five countries — Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia being the others — responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world, according to a UN report. The report, “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017”, revealed that 5.6 million children died before reaching the age of five in […]

15 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

Abuja: At least 15 people were killed on Monday in a suicide attack in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, officials said. One security personnel said a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device in Konduga, a central town in Borno, the state capital, Xinhua news agency reported. Terror group Boko Haram is suspected to be […]

Nigeria summons Indian envoy over attacks on students
Nigeria summons Indian envoy over attacks on students

Abuja/New Delhi: Nigeria has summoned the Indian envoy in Abuja to express displeasure over the attacks on Nigerian students in India and voiced concern that the incident was not the first of its kind, the country’s Foreign Office said. Sola Enikanolaiye, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nigeria, summoned Indian High Commissioner Nagabushana Reddy, […]

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37 killed in Boko Haram, Nigerian army clash

At least 37 people have been killed in a confrontation between Boko Haram militants and Nigerian troops in the northeastern state of Borno, emergency services personnel said

12 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people Sunday as government forces repelled multiple attacks by the group in Maiduguri city, capital of Nigeria's Borno state, hospital sources said

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 11 Nigerian states

Lagos: The Nigerian government Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in 11 states. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, made the disclosure at an emergency meeting on avian influenza (bird flu) in Abuja, according to a Xinhua report. The states affected by the outbreak of the disease were Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, […]

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists