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Six teams assemble in Uganda for ICC T20 World Cup Africa final qualifier

Having gone through the rigours of regional qualifying, six teams have assembled in Uganda for the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup Africa final qualifying tournament.

May 18, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

Six teams looking to keep T20 World Cup dreams alive in Africa final

Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda came through sub-regional qualifiers last year to reach the Africa Final.

May 14, 2019, 13:44 PM IST

Women set to take centre stage in ICC Qualifier Africa 2019

Uganda are the defending champions for the women's tournament, having memorably held off Zimbabwe in Windhoek two years ago.

May 05, 2019, 15:33 PM IST

Winner of Asia Qualifier competing to claim 13th ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 spot

The winner of the Asia Qualifier will join Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Zimbabwe in the tournament next January and February.

Apr 09, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Nigeria beat Sierra Leone ​to qualify for ICC Under-19 World Cup

Chasing a target of 139 to win, Nigeria slipped to 87 for six at one point, before man of the match Peter Aho scored a priceless 21 not out to see them home.

Mar 24, 2019, 00:12 AM IST

ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier: Namibia thrash Tanzania by 250 runs

The second day of the tournament saw Namibia rack up 296/7 against Tanzania, with 16-year-old Wilmot clubbing 132 from just 122 balls. 

Mar 19, 2019, 17:06 PM IST

Islamic State says it killed 30 Nigerian soldiers - Amaq

Borno is the state worst hit by Islamist insurgents whose attacks on Nigerian military bases in the last few months.

Jan 28, 2019, 13:29 PM IST

20 killed in Nigeria as truck runs into crowd

One witness identified as Bisi Ayedun said the victims were mostly buyers and sellers on the outer part of the market.

Jan 13, 2019, 21:11 PM IST

Gunmen kill 17 in Nigeria

Zamfara, as well as the neighbouring Kaduna state in Nigeria, has witnessed a series of onslaughts by gunmen in the past six months.

Dec 24, 2018, 07:40 AM IST

Nigeria accuses UNICEF staff of spying for Islamist militants, suspends activities

It said UNICEF had been training people to sabotage troops` counter-insurgency efforts by uncovering the military`s alleged human rights abuses.

Dec 14, 2018, 22:43 PM IST

Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

Nigeria`s President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. 

Dec 03, 2018, 12:50 PM IST

Four more countries qualify for African Nations Cup finals

Nigeria have 10 points from five games at the top of Group E, with South Africa second on eight points, two ahead of Libya with one fixture remaining.

Nov 18, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

Islamic State in Nigeria might kill healthcare workers within 24 hours: ICRC

The armed group was also holding a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who was abducted in February from her school in the town of Dapchi, it said.

Oct 14, 2018, 21:09 PM IST

African Nations Cup: Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo scores hat-trick, brings them closer to final

Former Watford forward Odion Igalho netted an early penalty to settle the nerves of the home side before scoring two more in the second half.

Oct 14, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

CBI approaches Nigeria seeking info on absconding businessman Nitin Sandesara

Absconding businessman Nitin Sandesara is the promoter of Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech.

Sep 25, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

Student arrested for sexually harassing Nigerian woman

The accused is a student of a postgraduate course in the Physical Education department of Devi Ahilya University.

Sep 22, 2018, 19:35 PM IST

Life or death: Lionel Messi's message to Argentina during halftime of FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Nigeria

Lionel Messi was caught by TV cameras speaking to his Argentine teammates just before they came out for the second half against Nigeria.

Jun 27, 2018, 16:48 PM IST

Argentina advance to FIFA World Cup 2018 knockout stage with 2-1 win over Nigeria, face France in Round of 16

A late goal by Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in Group D.

Jun 27, 2018, 01:51 AM IST

Nigeria vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2018 live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

Nigeria will face Argentina at St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

Jun 26, 2018, 22:38 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Nigeria vs Iceland - See pics

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia, as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals.

Jun 23, 2018, 00:12 AM IST