Nigeria: News

13 Mar 2023


Medical emergency: Delhi-Doha IndiGo flight diverted to Karachi; passenger dies

A Doha-bound IndiGo flight from Delhi made an emergency landing at Pakistan's Karachi airport on Monday morning due to an onboard medical emergency.

08 Jan 2023


Delhi police attacked by mob after Nigerians detained for overstaying

A mob of 100 African nationals surrounded a team of cops in South Delhi's Neb Sarai area and clashed with them after the police apprehended three Nigerians whose visas were expired.

05 Dec 2022


Nigeria: Armed men kill 12 in mosque, abduct several others

An armed gang massacred 12 worshipers, including an imam, in a mosque and abducted several others after a shooting in Katsina state in northwest region of Nigeria on Saturday, reported Reuters.

07 Nov 2022

Equatorial Guinea

16 Indian sailors detained in Equatorial Guinea since 3 months

As many as 16 Indian mariners of oil vessel MT Heroic Idun have been detained in Equatorial Guinea, a Central African country, since August 14.

28 Jan 2022


Itel A58 series launched with quad-core UNISOC SoC, 4000mAh battery

Chinese smartphone maker Itel recently launched its budget-friendly A58 series, comprising the A58 and A58 Pro, in several markets, including Nigeria and Kenya.

05 Jun 2021


Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely after it censored President Muhammadu Buhari

Not long after Twitter deleted Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's tweet for violating its rules, the country's government revealed on Friday that it was "indefinitely" suspending the microblogging platform.

02 Feb 2019

Boko Haram

Boko Haram killed 'at least 60' in NE Nigeria: Amnesty

Boko Haram, an armed group, killed at least 60 civilians in an attack on the remote town of Rann in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, Amnesty International said yesterday.

03 Jan 2019

Fire Brigade

Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement

When 24-year-old Miss Congo 2018, Dorcas Kasinde, was crowned Miss Africa 2018 recently, she set the stage on fire, literally.

04 Dec 2018


Nigeria's President Buhari denies dying and being replaced by clone

Remember the Hollywood slapstick comedy where the President was killed in a covert mission and replaced by an idiotic imposter?

13 Nov 2018

Boko Haram

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak in Nigeria

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said yesterday.

14 Oct 2018

MJ Akbar

#MeToo: Accused of sexual-harassment, MJ Akbar won't resign from Cabinet

MoS External Affairs, MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, will not resign and has vowed to take legal action against the accusers.

28 Sep 2018

United Nations (UN)

Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here

Nearly 200 people have died in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks, said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday.

27 Jun 2018


India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

Global poverty trends are changing drastically, and it is exceptionally good news for India, a recent study points out.

25 Jun 2018

Boko Haram

Nigeria: 86 killed in herder-farmer violence; President calls for calm

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive center of the country.

17 Jun 2018

Boko Haram

Nigeria: Twin bomb blasts, rocket-propelled grenade explosions kill 31

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in twin suicide bomb attacks and rocket-propelled grenade explosions in Damboa of northeast Nigeria last night when people were returning from the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, said militia leader Babakura Kolo.

04 Feb 2018


Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

An oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board has gone missing off the coast of Benin in West Africa.

24 Jan 2018


'Nigeria isn't a shithole': Twitterati honors Oluyinka Olutoye, legendary doctor

President Donald Trump spouting racist statements is no longer a surprise. Recently, he had discussed whether US should take immigrants from "shithole" countries.

09 Oct 2017


Delhi: Mob brutally thrashes Nigerian man in Malviya Nagar

In a disturbing incident of racism against African nationals, a Nigerian man was brutally thrashed by a mob in New Delhi's Malviya Nagar last month, raising concerns of safety of Africans in India.

07 May 2017


Chibok abduction: Boko Haram exchanges 82 girls for its prisoners

The Nigerian government announced that Islamist militant group Boko Haram freed 82 girls kidnapped in 2014 following a lengthy negotiation process.

12 Mar 2017

Boko Haram

UN warns of largest humanitarian catastrophe

The United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that the "world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the end of second world war in 1945."

19 Aug 2016


Nigeria: A major hub for African e-commerce start ups

Even 3 years ago, online payment systems in Nigeria were inefficient and often led to failure of payments.