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Nigeria forfeit Algeria match but World Cup qualification not affected

Nigeria forfeit Algeria match but World Cup qualification not affected

The fixture on Nov. 10 ended 1-1 and FIFA added that the decision did not affect the final standings in African Group B, nor Nigeria's qualification for next year's World Cup in Russia, as they had finished six points clear of Zambia.

Dec 12, 2017, 22:00 PM IST
Six police killed in northeast Nigeria herder-farmer dispute

Six police killed in northeast Nigeria herder-farmer dispute

Six police officers were killed in northeast Nigeria, police said on Monday, in an attack blamed on cattle herders following deadly clashes with farmers over land.

Dec 04, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Boko Haram founder`s home to become museum

Muhammad Yusuf, a charismatic Muslim preacher, founded the group in 2001 from his base in the Railway suburb of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Nov 28, 2017, 20:20 PM IST
Suspected Boko Haram militants take over northeast Nigeria town: residents

Suspected Boko Haram militants take over northeast Nigeria town: residents

Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over a town in the restive state of Borno in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents said.

Nov 26, 2017, 11:47 AM IST

UN chief condemns suicide bombing in Nigeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a suicide bombing in Nigeria in which 50 people were killed.

Nov 22, 2017, 06:50 AM IST
At least 50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing

At least 50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing

At least 50 people were killed in a suicide bomb blast on Tuesday at a mosque in the northeastern town of Mubi, in Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria, police said.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
Sergio Aguero collapses at half-time as Argentina lose to Nigeria

Sergio Aguero collapses at half-time as Argentina lose to Nigeria

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at half-time before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

Boko Haram kills three soldiers in Nigeria: sources

At least three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram fighters ambushed a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, security and civilian sources told AFP on Thursday.

Oct 19, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

Oct 14, 2017, 06:07 AM IST

Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret

Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.

Oct 13, 2017, 23:44 PM IST
Nigeria become first African side to book 2018 FIFA World Cup place

Nigeria become first African side to book 2018 FIFA World Cup place

Nigeria have now qualified for six of the last seven World Cup finals, missing out only in 2006. They reached the second round in Brazil in 2014, before losing 2-0 to France in Brasilia.

Oct 08, 2017, 00:36 AM IST
Age cheats under scanner ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup

Age cheats under scanner ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup

All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of Neymar, Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they weren`t born before January 1, 2000.

Oct 04, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

Nigeria's Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

The announcement that due process was finally to begin was given a cautious welcome but a ban on media access will likely raise concerns about transparency.

Sep 29, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

The UN children's fund said last month that 83 children had been used as suicide bombers this year, four times as many as in all of 2016.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: Emergency services

NEMA coordinator Suleiman Mohammed Karim said the accident happened in a remote area of Kebbi state on Wednesday morning.

 

Sep 15, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

Curfew in SE Nigeria after pro-Biafra, army clashes

A three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in southeast Nigeria due to mounting tensions between pro-Biafra supporters and the military.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

The attack on Friday evening in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon, came as two people were killed in an explosion outside another camp in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Boko Haram resurgence kills 381 civilians since April: Amnest

The insurgency has left more than 20,000 people dead since it began in 2009.

Sep 05, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages, 27 killed

Residents in Nigeria's northern Borno state say attacks by Boko Haram extremists on several villages in the past week have killed at least 27 people.

Aug 26, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

68 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Nigeria's Borno

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that 68 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered in Borno in last three weeks.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:34 PM IST