After UK and South Africa, new variant of coronavirus appears to emerge in Nigeria

The alert about the apparent new variant was based on two or three genetic sequences, he said, but that and South Africa's alert late last week were enough to prompt an emergency meeting of the Africa CDC this week. The variant was found in two patient samples collected on Aug. 3 and on Oct. 9 in Nigeria's Osun state, according to working research.

Dec 25, 2020, 10:45 AM IST

DNA: 300 Nigerian students' abduction in terrorists attack

Insurgents from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed that on Tuesday, hundreds of boys from a school in the northern Katsina state of Nigeria were kidnapped in one of the biggest terror attacks.

Dec 17, 2020, 22:56 PM IST

Gunmen kidnapped hundreds of children in Nigeria

Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of children in Nigeria. Now the government is trying to compromise.

Dec 16, 2020, 09:40 AM IST

India, Nigeria agree to expedite initiatives in defence, trade, energy, consular matters

Both sides also agreed to expand cooperation in Information Technology (IT), Defense and solar energy projects to be executed through the Indian Line of Credit (LoC).

Sep 02, 2020, 00:51 AM IST

Cardi B buys toys worth $5K for poor kids

Cardi also hired a rental truck and called on some aides to help load the toys and ship them off to children.

Dec 24, 2019, 16:45 PM IST

Chhattisgarh engineer, wife among 18 Indians kidnapped by Nigerian pirates

Vijay Tiwari, who is an engineer with Merchant Navy, and his wife Anju were kidnapped by pirates when they were on board a Hong Kong-flagged vessel on December 3, his family said. ASP Praful Thakur said that Tiwari was employed with a shipping company in Nigeria, and added that the administration was working for his early rescue. 

Dec 07, 2019, 17:33 PM IST

18 Indians kidnapped in Nigeria: Indian mission in touch with Nigerian govt, say sources

ARX Maritime, a global agency tracking maritime developments in the region, had reported the kidnapping of 18 Indians by pirates near the Nigerian coast on Wednesday.

Dec 05, 2019, 09:13 AM IST

Zee World Africa upfront brings Bollywood's finest to Nigeria

Zee World enjoys a tremendous following in Nigeria and has undoubtedly become an African entertainment success story.

Oct 04, 2019, 12:33 PM IST

9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Military sources who confirmed the attack said the incident occurred late on Wednesday in Aljilati Ngomari village, Xinhua news agency reported.

Sep 19, 2019, 17:37 PM IST

Six teams bidding for final ICC U-19 World Cup spot in Division 1 Europe Qualifier

Denmark, France, Ireland, Jersey, Netherlands and Scotland will compete in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier 2019, with the team sitting top of the table at the end of fixtures qualifying for the main event in 2020.

Jul 24, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Six teams battle it out for final ICC U19 Cricket World Cup spot in Division 1 Europe Qualifier

The team sitting on top of the table following the end of the round-robin will fill the 16th and final spot available for the tournament set to be held in South Africa.

Jul 23, 2019, 22:55 PM IST

VAR causes handball confusion in Africa Cup of Nations

VAR has only been used since the quarter-finals of the competition and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has brought in two European referees to support the system based on their experience with it.

Jul 15, 2019, 23:46 PM IST

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria need to turn form book upside down against Nigeria

Algeria twice beat Nigeria at the 1990 tournament -- 5-1 in the group stage and 1-0 in the final -- on the only occasion that they won the title.

Jul 13, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

Error-prone Nigeria make life difficult for themselves

Nigeria overcame a shock 2-0 defeat by Madagascar in the group stage to reach the quarter-finals with a dramatic 3-2 win over bitter rivals Cameroon and face South Africa in the last eight on Wednesday. 

Jul 09, 2019, 21:31 PM IST

Five Indian sailors kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria released: Shipping Minister

Five India sailors - Sudeep Chaudhary, Ankit Hooda, Chirag Yadav, Avinash Reddy, and Moogu Ravi – were kidnapped from a vessel - MT Apecus – and taken to Bonny Island, Nigeria on April 19 this year.

Jun 29, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

ZeeNews wrap of top stories this hour, 29th June 2019

ZeeNews wrap of top stories this hour, 29th June 2019

Jun 29, 2019, 16:02 PM IST

Players hear of match-fixing risks ahead of Women's World Cup

The session took place at their pre-tournament training camp in Oslo at the behest of the world governing body FIFA, who are insisting all 24 nations taking part in the World Cup inform their players of the risks involved.

May 29, 2019, 15:31 PM IST

Islamist insurgents kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, civilians: Reports

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 Nigerian soldiers and several civilians in an ambush on Saturday morning, two people with knowledge of the battle said.

May 25, 2019, 23:34 PM IST

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