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Two Boko Haram commanders killed in Nigeria


September 21st, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Sep 21 (IANS) Two top commanders of the Boko Haram outfit have been killed in an operation in the restive state of Borno in Nigeria, the military said.The outfit ... Read more...

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Apollo Hospitals to Set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Apollo Hospitals group will set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it has signed with AfroIndia Medical services, ... Read more...

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77 new polio cases found in Nigeria


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been detected in 10 states in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development ... Read more...

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20 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria


August 13th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 13 (IANS) At least 20 suspected Boko Haram militants have been killed in a gun battle with the military in Nigeria's Borno state, Xinhua reported.The militants were killed ... Read more...

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Two killed, 26 Boko Haram members held in Nigeria


July 28th, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 28 (IANS) At least two members of Islamist sect Boko Haram were killed and 26 arrested in Nigeria's Borno state for their alleged involvement in the killing of ... Read more...

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2 Indians killed in Nigeria, India seeks probe


July 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Two Indians have been brutally murdered and another seriously wounded by unidentified assailants in Nigeria. Strongly condemned the killings, India Thursday sought an official report ... Read more...

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UAE distributes food for Iftar in Senegal, Nigeria


July 20th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's embassies in Senegalese capital Dakar and Nigerian capital Abuja Friday distributed food baskets to destitute families to help them cook the Iftar meal ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills four in Nigeria


July 14th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 14 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up near the palace of a religious leader in Nigeria, killing four people and injuring six, Xinhua reported.The attack took place ... Read more...

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Kidnapped soccer star Obodo released in Nigeria


June 11th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 11 (IANS) Kidnapped Nigeria-born international soccer star Christian Obodo was released Sunday evening, according to a top-level security source.Obodo was kidnapped in Delta state Saturday. The source, ... Read more...

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Plane crash victim’s father leaves for Nigeria


June 6th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) The father of a computer engineer from Kerala, who died in a plane crash in Nigeria Sunday, has left for the west African country to bring ... Read more...

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Indian firm didn’t own plane that crashed in Nigeria


June 6th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 6 (IANS) An aircraft in Nigeria that crashed killing 193 people is not Indian owned, an airline official said.Dana Air, owners of the Boeing 803 carrier that crashed ... Read more...

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Kerala engineer dies in Nigerian air crash


June 4th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 4 (IANS) Rijo Eldos, a young computer engineer hailing from Neriamangalam in Idukki district of Kerala, was one of the 153 victims who was on the Nigerian airplane ... Read more...

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Politician shot dead in Nigeria


May 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 26 (IANS) A Nigerian politician was shot dead Saturday by gunmen suspected to be from the Islamist sect Boko Haram, the military said.Alhaji Ahmadu, chairman of the People's ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber held in Nigeria


May 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 21 (IANS) A major tragedy was averted Monday in the Nigerian capital when a suspected suicide bomber was arrested from the office of the federal ministry of information ... Read more...

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India boosts presence in West Africa with trade, cooperation


May 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, May 18 (IANS) India's footprint is growing in West Africa, especially in two main players in the region, Nigeria and Ghana, with increased trade across sectors and cooperation in ... Read more...

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India to help boost Nigeria’s air defences


May 17th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 17 (IANS) India and Nigeria were collaborating to boost the West African country's air defences, Indian High Commissioner Mahesh Sachdev has said.Both countries had a long standing defence ... Read more...

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Newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria


April 26th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 26 (IANS) Two offices of a leading national newspaper in Nigeria were bombed by unidentified attackers Thursday, Xinhua reported.The offices of Thisday daily in Abuja and Kaduna states ... Read more...

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Nigerian bank deploys Infosys’ Finacle software


April 16th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) Nigeria's oldest bank Wema Bank plc has deployed Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd's software product Finacle to offer core banking, retail e-banking and treasury services to ... Read more...

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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... Read more...

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China hands over geostationary satellite to Nigeria


March 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 20 (IANS) China has handed over a geostationary satellite to Nigeria after it was successfully positioned in its orbit.The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) handed over the ... Read more...

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Military chopper crashes in Nigeria


March 14th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 14 (IANS) A military police helicopter with five people on board crashed in Nigeria Wednesday, Xinhua reported. The number of dead or injured was not known.The crash occurred ... Read more...

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Nigeria: Death toll in Jos church attack reaches 19


March 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by BNO News
JOS, Nigeria (BNO NEWS) -- A person who was injured on Sunday when a suicide car bomber targeted a Catholic church in the Nigerian city of Jos has died, raising the death ... Read more...

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Deadly Lassa virus kills 40 in Nigeria


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Feb 22 (IANS) A deadly haemorrhagic virus Lassa has killed at least 40 people in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.A total of 397 cases have been reported in the last six ... Read more...

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Several injured in Nigeria blast


February 20th, 2012 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Lagos, Feb 20 (IANS) Several people were injured in a car explosion Sunday near the Nigerian capital city Abuja, Xinhua reported. There were no reports of any casualties.Muhammed Garuba, police ... Read more...

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Deadly Lassa virus kills 13 in Nigeria


February 15th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Feb 15 (IANS) A deadly haemorrhagic virus Lassa has killed at least 13 people since its detection a week ago in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.The virus was detected in Taraba ... Read more...

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Nigeria violence toll rises to 185


January 24th, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Jan 24 (IANS) The toll in the killings in Nigeria has risen to 185, police said in a statement.A statement issued by police in Kano state Monday night said ... Read more...

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Nigeria terror attack toll rises to 162


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in coordinated attacks by a radical Islamist group in Nigeria's northern city of Kano has risen to at least 162 people, a media ... Read more...

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25 killed in Nigeria church blast


December 26th, 2011 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 25 people were killed in an explosion that ripped through a Catholic church during the Christmas service near Abuja Sunday, officials said.The blast ... Read more...

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11 killed in Nigeria church blasts during Christmas prayers (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja/London, Dec 25 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and many more injured after bomb blasts targetted Christmas Day church services in two Nigerian cities, BBC reported.Some 10 people ... Read more...

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Blast rips through Nigerian church on Christmas


December 25th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during the Christmas service near Nigeria's capital Sunday, causing deaths and injuries, officials said.The blast hit St. Theresa ... Read more...

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44 Nigerian Haj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Dec 2 (IANS) As many as 44 Nigerian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the annual Haj pilgrimage, the National Haj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Thursday confirmed.National Commissioner in-charge ... Read more...

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Riots in Liberia ahead of presidential poll run-off


November 7th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia, Nov 7 (IANS) A fresh riot broke out on Monday in Liberia's capital Monrovia, with casualties feared and properties being destroyed ahead of Tuesday's presidential run-off election.A Xinhua reporter ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Nigeria blast


August 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the suicide car bomb attack on the UN headquarters in Nigerian capital Abuja, which killed at least 18 people Friday.The ... Read more...

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25 killed in Nigeria bomb blasts


June 27th, 2011 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Lagos (Nigeria), June 27 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 12 others injured in three bomb blasts that occurred in northeastern Nigeria, media reports said Sunday.The bomb attack ... Read more...

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Nigerian engineer becomes a pop star in China


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 23 (IANS) A Nigerian engineer who migrated to Beijing in 2001 has became a pop star overnight in China after being discovered by a local TV reality show.Hao ... Read more...

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