Nigeria hails India's efforts to include African Union in G20

President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria is in India ahead of the G20 summit and is expected to hold bilateral meetings with PM Modi.

published on : 7th September 2023

Security tight in Nigeria as appeals court is to rule on President's disputed election victory

Tinubu won the election with less than 50% of the vote, also a first in Nigeria’s history. The election results are being contested by three opposition candidates including Nigeria's former President.

published on : 6th September 2023

Gunmen kill seven worshippers in northern Nigeria

Suspects from criminal gangs -- referred to as bandits -- opened fire Friday on worshippers in the Saya-Saya community in Ikara district during evening prayers.

published on : 3rd September 2023

Pro-coup rally in Niger after military leader warns against foreign intervention

The Sahel state's new military leaders have officially banned demonstrations but in practice, those in support of the coup are allowed to go ahead.

published on : 20th August 2023

Nigeriens call for mass recruitment of volunteers as the junta faces possible regional invasion

ECOWAS defense chiefs are expected to meet this week, for the first time since the bloc announced the deployment of the “standby” force.

published on : 16th August 2023

Women's World Cup: England beats Nigeria on penalties despite Lauren James' red card

England will meet Colombia or Jamaica in Sydney next Saturday in the quarterfinals.

published on : 7th August 2023

Niger military on brink of deadline to reverse coup

The ECOWAS bloc, chaired by Niger's neighbour Nigeria, had given the troops that toppled President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26 a week to return him to power.

published on : 6th August 2023

Niger junta breaks off military cooperation with France

At the same time, the junta announced that it was scrapping military pacts between Niger and France, citing the former ruler's "careless attitude and its reaction to the situation".

published on : 4th August 2023

Nigeria stun co-host Australia at Women's World Cup

Nigeria frustrated Olympic champions Canada in their opening 0-0 draw and did the same to Australia, who lacked the finishing that an injured Sam Kerr would have given them.

published on : 27th July 2023

Nigerian officials say 103 bodies from 2020 protests will be buried; activists allege cover-up 

Thousands across Nigeria marched in October 2020 to protest the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit accused of police brutality.

published on : 24th July 2023

Women's World Cup 2023: Canada held to 0-0 draw by Nigeria in their opener

It was a crucial miss for the Canadian veteran, who is the leading all-time scorer in international soccer, men or women, with 190 goals.

published on : 21st July 2023

Nigeria's push to rely on own wheat hit by climate, violence and Russia's exit from grain deal

Russia was a key source of affordable wheat, but its shipments have dwindled to almost nothing amid the war.

published on : 19th July 2023

Oil spill from Shell pipeline fouls farms and a river in a long-polluted part of Nigeria

The volume of oil spilled has not been determined, but activists have published images of polluted farmland, water surfaces blighted by oil sheens, and dead fish mired in sticky crude.

published on : 26th June 2023

Most of 108 drowning victims in Nigeria boat accident were women and children

The wooden boat was carrying more than 250 people across the Niger River in Kwara state as they returned home from a late-night wedding when the craft hit a log and split early Monday, survivors said.

published on : 16th June 2023

Death toll rises to 106 after Nigeria boat disaster

The accident was the latest boat tragedy in Nigeria, where river capsizes are common due to overloading, poor safety and heavy flooding in the rainy season.

published on : 14th June 2023

Police say at least 100 killed as boat capsizes in northern Nigeria

The boat capsized early Monday morning on the River Niger close to neighboring Niger state, Kwara state police spokesman Okasanmi Ajayi said.

published on : 13th June 2023

16 Indian sailors detained in Nigeria return home after nine months

The sailors faced accusations of oil theft by the Nigerian authorities and underwent trials and when a settlement was agreed upon, they were set free.

published on : 11th June 2023

'We were forced to drink toilet water', Keralite sailors released from captivity in Nigeria

The sailors said that they suffered a lot while in captivity and they fell ill and had to be hospitalized due to malarial fever.

published on : 11th June 2023
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