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The fastest goals in international football

12 Jul 2019

The fastest goals in international football

Football is indeed the most popular sport across the globe.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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

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.

Amid #MeToo storm, government weighing in on MJ Akbar's option

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.

Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here

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.

India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

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.

All you need to know about Nigeria vs Argentina

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.

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

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.

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

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.

India among countries having no paid-paternity-leave for new fathers: UNICEF

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.

Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

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.

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

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.

Delhi: Mob brutally thrashes Nigerian man in Malviya Nagar

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.

Chibok abduction: Boko Haram exchanges 82 girls for its prisoners

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.

UN warns of largest humanitarian catastrophe

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."

Nigerian military bombs refugees by mistake, 100 dead

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.

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

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.