Articles about Nigeria
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.
12 Jul 2019
The fastest goals in international football
Football is indeed the most popular sport across the globe.
02 Feb 2019
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
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
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
#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.
11 Oct 2018
Amid #MeToo storm, government weighing in on MJ Akbar's option
Amid the array of sexual harassment charges leveled against MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar, the government is weighing its options, IE reports quoting sources.
28 Sep 2018
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.
26 Jun 2018
All you need to know about Nigeria vs Argentina
Argentina face Nigeria in a crunch Group D game with everything to play for.
25 Jun 2018
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
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.
14 Jun 2018
India among countries having no paid-paternity-leave for new fathers: UNICEF
India and Nigeria, which have high infant populations, are among the 92 countries that don't have national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, according to UNICEF's new analysis.
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
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."
18 Jan 2017
Nigerian military bombs refugees by mistake, 100 dead
A Nigerian state official revealed that an Air Force fighter jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp resulting in the death of 100 refugees and injuring aid workers in northeast Rann, near the border with Cameroon.
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.