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At least 8 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least eight people, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said on Wednesday.

Jul 26, 2017, 18:02 PM IST
Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo back home after London visit to ailing President

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo back home after London visit to ailing President

The unannounced and brief trip has fuelled speculation over Buhari's illness, the details of which have not been made public, and whether he will be able to stand in the 2019 elections.

 

Jul 12, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Nigerian police arrest man suspected of Lagos bridge bomb plot

A plot to blow up a major bridge in Nigeria`s commercial capital Lagos has been foiled following the arrest of a 43-year-old man suspected of being part of a gang that planned to carry out the attack, police said.

Dec 29, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

Nigeria declares 55 Boko Haram fighters wanted

Nigeria on Monday released a banner containing photographs and names of 55 Boko Haram wanted for various attacks and terror activities in the northeast where the military currently prosecute war against the insurgents.

Nov 22, 2016, 06:26 AM IST

Nigeria foils suicide attacks in restive northeast: Army

Nigerian military have thwarted attempted suicide attacks in the restive northeast, the epicentre of the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency, the army has said. 

Nov 05, 2016, 18:57 PM IST
Food crisis in northeast Nigeria like Darfur, South Sudan: UN

Food crisis in northeast Nigeria like Darfur, South Sudan: UN

Urgent funding is needed to keep thousands of people alive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria, the UN said Monday, stressing that the situation borders on famine and compares to crises in Darfur and South Sudan.

Jul 11, 2016, 23:59 PM IST

Six killed in Lagos 'militant' attack

Six people have been killed in villages on the outskirts of Lagos, police and the state government said, blaming "suspected militants" from the Niger Delta.

Jun 27, 2016, 03:19 AM IST
Nigeria to deploy troops in Benue to end communal killings

Nigeria to deploy troops in Benue to end communal killings

The Nigerian Army will adjust deployment of troops as part of measures to end the killings in Agatu communities in central north Benue State, a top military officer said on Saturday.

Mar 20, 2016, 05:13 AM IST
34 dead in Lagos building collapse: Rescuers

34 dead in Lagos building collapse: Rescuers

Thirty-four people died in the collapse of a five-storey building under construction in an upmarket area of Nigeria`s biggest city, Lagos, a rescue official said on Wednesday.

Mar 10, 2016, 02:00 AM IST

South Africa`s Zuma visits Nigeria

South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma begins a two-day state visit to Nigeria on Tuesday, which observers see as an attempt to mend fences between the continent`s largest economic powers.

Mar 08, 2016, 10:15 AM IST
Boko Haram changes tactics for terror attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram changes tactics for terror attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants have changed tactics to carry out terror activities in Nigeria as security forces stepped up war against terrorism, the country's military authority said.

Jan 31, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
Man drops dead after sex romp

Man drops dead after sex romp

The victim, who is a father of three and a printer by profession, was said to have retired into the hotel room after an all-night party with friends.  

Dec 12, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

Nigerian troops rescue 338 people held by Boko Haram: Army

Nigerian troops have rescued 338 people, mainly women and children, held by Boko Haram Islamists.

Oct 28, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

Nigeria claims rescue of 241 women, girls from Boko Haram

Nigeria`s military on Wednesday said troops had rescued 241 women and children during operations against Boko Haram Islamist militants in the country`s restive northeast.

Sep 23, 2015, 22:55 PM IST

Four killed as helicopter crashes in Nigerian financial hub

 At least four people were killed and six wounded when a helicopter plunged into a lagoon in Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos on Wednesday, emergency services said.

Aug 13, 2015, 00:52 AM IST

Four killed as helicopter crashes in Nigerian capital

 At least four people were killed and three wounded when a helicopter plunged into a lagoon in Nigeria`s capital Lagos on Wednesday, emergency services said.

Aug 12, 2015, 23:09 PM IST

Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said on Thursday after Nigeria's new president warned that the US refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is "aiding and abetting" Boko Haram.

Jul 23, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for detainees

 Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government, a human rights activist has told The Associated Press.

Jul 08, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

Nigeria arrests `mastermind` of Jos, Zaria bombings

 Nigeria`s military on Wednesday said it had arrested a suspect thought to have planned Boko Haram attacks in the central city of Jos and northern city of Zaria that killed more than 70 people.

Jul 08, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

Nigeria returns 10,000 euros to French love scam victim

Nigeria's anti-graft agency said on Thursday it had returned 10,000 euros to a French man who thought he met a beautiful Nigerian woman online willing to move to France... Only to find out it was a scam.

Jul 03, 2015, 00:30 AM IST