Nigeria

Cocaine en route to India seized by UK Border Force

Border Force said its officers at ports and airports made 178 seizures containing thousands of products regulated under the CITES.

published on : 10th November 2020

Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces dead in unrest

The demonstrations began early this month with calls for Nigeria’s government to shut down the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a police unit known as SARS.

published on : 24th October 2020

12 more local youths held as police widen probe into Nigerian drug racket

He said the details collected so far reveal the involvement of more youngsters in the racket.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Nigerian national held for smuggling drugs to Kochi

A Nigerian national who was involved in supplying MDMA drugs to youths in Kochi was picked up by the city police from Bengaluru on Sunday.

published on : 12th October 2020

Nigerian state says rapists will face surgical castration

The state's newly amended penal code also says a person convicted of raping someone over age 14 will face life imprisonment.

published on : 17th September 2020

Nigeria to play friendlies against Ivory Coast, Tunisia in October

Due to postponements caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria last played in November 2019, a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Lesotho in Maseru, which they won 4-2.

published on : 3rd September 2020

Amnesty says at least 1,100 villagers killed in Nigeria this year

The killings, during attacks by "bandits" or armed cattle rustlers, and  in clashes between herders and farming communities for access to land, have been recurrent for several years. 

published on : 24th August 2020

Two Nigerians held for drug trafficking, NCB says their high involvement cause of worry

The federal anti-narcotics agency has expressed concern over the high number of Nigerian nationals involved in drug smuggling in the country.

published on : 13th June 2020

Coronavirus deaths in Africa crosses 1,000

A total of 52 of the continent’s 54 countries have reported the coronavirus, with the overall number of cases more than 19,800.

published on : 18th April 2020

Nigerian man shot dead by soldier for flouting coronavirus lockdown 

Joseph Pessu, a resident of the oil city of Warri in the southern state of Delta, was killed on Thursday by a soldier deployed to enforce the lockdown, the sources said.

published on : 3rd April 2020

Jihadist's ambush kills at least 70 Nigerian soldiers

Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving their names. 

published on : 25th March 2020

Nigeria blast death toll rises to 19 as authorities dig up bodies

The state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said that preliminary indications showed the initial blast was caused by a truck that 'hit gas bottles stacked up in a gas processing plant'.

published on : 17th March 2020

Two Nigerians arrested for social media 'friendship' fraud in Mumbai

The two are suspected to have pulled off this scam across the country and have been charged under relevant sections of the IPC and Information Technology Act, he said.

published on : 7th March 2020

Nigeria confirms coronavirus, first in sub-Saharan Africa

The health commissioner for Lagos, Africa's largest city with more than 20 million people, said an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on Tuesday from Milan on a business trip fell ill the next day.

published on : 28th February 2020

Jihadists kill at least 30 people, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi said.

published on : 10th February 2020
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