At least 10 die as boat capsizes in Nigeria: Officials

At least 10 people died in Nigeria on Friday when a boat carrying 35 passengers bound for Port Harcourt capsized and sank, a rescue official and local government spokesman said.

Cameroonian troops shell Boko Haram camp inside Nigeria

Cameroon`s army has attacked the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, shelling one of their camps across the border and killing "many" fighters, a security official said on Thursday.

Doctor dies of Ebola in Nigeria's oil hub Port Harcourt

A doctor in Nigeria`s oil industry hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola fever, after he was infected by man linked to the first case in Africa`s most populous country, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Boko Haram seeking attention with caliphate call: Experts

Boko Haram`s declaration of a caliphate in Nigeria may have been prompted by the attention heaped on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, experts said, but the pronouncement may have deeper roots.

Scores killed in Nigeria militant attack

Scores of people were killed Monday in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants, sources said.

`Thousands flee after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria`

Scores of heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked military and police stations in the Nigerian town of Gamboru Ngala on the Cameroon border, forcing thousands to flee, residents said.

Boko Haram leader says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

The leader of Nigeria`s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza "by Islamic law", in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection.

Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram `part of Islamic caliphate`: Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram`s leader said a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a video on Sunday.

Nigeria to launch anti-insurgency operations

Abuja: Nigerian troops will soon launch a massive military offensive to end insurgency in the northeast region of the West African country, Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah has said .

Boko Haram leader proclaims `Islamic caliphate` in Nigeria

Boko Haram`s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video on Sunday.

Strengthen infection control against Ebola, WHO tells India

World Health Organization has advised India to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) like the current one in western Africa.

Fresh cases of Ebola recorded in Nigeria: Official

Fresh cases of the Ebola virus disease have been recorded in Nigeria, where the highly contagious disease has already claimed five lives, Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.

Boko Haram takes over another Nigeria town: Witnesses

Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region and an indication of the group`s increasing territorial ambitions.

UN works to help Nigerian girls

UN agency in Nigeria will work to help some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who managed to escape after being abducted by Boko Haram militants.

Ebola spread in Nigeria under control: Minister

Nigeria has been successful in its efforts to control the spread of Ebola disease, a minister said.

Vietnam releases two Nigerians isolated for Ebola tests

Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from west Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

Nigeria confirms death of doctor who treated Ebola patient

A Nigerian doctor who treated an Ebola virus disease patient has died Tuesday in the country`s southwestern state of Lagos, local authorities said.

Suspected cases in Austria not Ebola: Ministry

Austria`s health ministry has given the all-clear after regional authorities earlier reported two suspected cases of Ebola in two men recently returned from Nigeria.

WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline,travel sector

The World Health Organization today said that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola. The UN agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Tourism Organization, Airports Council International (ACI), the International Air Transport Association and the World Travel and Tourism Council.

10 dead in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria: Witnesses

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 10 people who had fled their homes to escape repeated attacks by the insurgents, after hunting them down in a nearby village, witnesses said on Monday.