Boat Accident In Nigeria’s Anambra Leaves At Least 76 Dead
In Nigeria’s Anambra, a boat carrying 85 persons capsized following rising floods on October 9. Following the tragedy, central agencies rushed to carry out search and rescue missions. The incident left as many as 76 persons dead, and Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari expressed his sadness over the incident. He also directed the authorities to ensure necessary safety protocols are being followed to avoid such horrific incidents in the future… read-more
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Nigerian Tests Positive For Monkeypox Virus In Delhi, Taking National Tally To 8
Delhi has reported its third case of Monkeypox virus in a Nigerian national, on August 2. Another Nigerian, about 35-years-old, tested positive for Monkeypox virus in Delhi, on August 1. India recorded its first death due to Monkeypox on July 30. With this, India is on an alert, and the central government has formed a task force to monitor the situation and provide guidance.
Tobi Amusan Sets New World Record In 100m Hurdles At World Athletics Championships, Wins Gold In Finals
Tobi Amusan of Nigeria broke the women's 100m hurdles world record with a sensational performance in the semi-finals of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on July 24. After smashing the global record, the 25-year-old athlete went on to win gold in the finals. The Nigerian set a new world record of 12.12… read-more
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Kashmir Mega Football Tournament Ends With FC Hyderia Champions
The Kashmir Mega Football Tournament, organized by the Voice For Peace and Justice, finished in the JKSC playground Sehpora, with the FC Hyderia football club becoming the winners. The event included 32 teams from Kashmir, with the final being between Sadam Tigers and Hyderia Football Club. Trophies, mementos, cash… read-more
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SC Refuses To Entertain Nigerian Woman's Plea Challenging Fees Levied Over Exit Permits For Her Children
The apex court refused to entertain a plea filed by a Nigerian National, challenging the levying of fees to issue exit permits to her children. The Supreme Court then directed her to file it in the concerned High Court. The petitioner stated that an exit fees of Rs 4,34,000 was levied towards her children, when Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939, states that children below age of 12 are exempted.
Tags: Supreme Court, Registration Of Foreigners Act, Nigeria, Karnataka, Bangalore
Nigerian Drug Peddler Arrested In Mumbai's Goregaon, 400 Gram MDMA Seized
A Nigerian has been arrested for the offence of drug peddling, by anti-narcotics cell of Mumbai's Bandra, on May 20. The accused was arrested from Goregaon and about 400 grams of MDMA was seized from his possession. Furthermore, a case has been registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) against him. Another Nigerian drug peddler was arrested from Mumbai's Malwani area on April 22, with 750 grams of MDMA.
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Over 100 Dead In Blast At Nigerian Oil Refinery
More than a hundred people have been killed in a blast at an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria. The incident occurred late in the day in Egbema. Collins Ajir, a community leader, has expressed sorrow over the incident, calling the tragic incident "unfortunate." It may be noted that cases of oil theft as well as oil pipeline vandalism are frequently reported across the country.
Tags: explosion, Nigeria, oil field, Oil refinery, blast
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Drug Mafia Using Dark Web & Satellite Phones For Communication: GJ
While probing drug seizures, Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), the narcotics control bureau, and local police have found that drug mafia criminals are using virtual numbers through the dark web to communicate to avoid detection. On September 18 during the mid-sea operation, ATS officers have found the criminals using Thuraya and Satellite phones to communicate. These drug mafias are operating from Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, and South Africa… read-more
Tags: ATS, Drug Mafia, Nigeria, Africa, Gujarat, Iran
Courtesy: The Times of India
Abducted Girl Reunites Parents After 7 Years In Nigeria
In April 2014, Boko Haram Militants raided the school in the northeastern town of Nigeria's Chikbok, where they abducted 270 girls. However, on August 7, one of the abducted girls was freed and later reunited with her parents after seven years, said Borno state’s governor. Meanwhile, after mediation in 2017, 82 girls were freed adding the rest 24 who were either rescued or found. Besides, 113 girls are still under abduction.
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Nigeria Pans To Launch Its Own Digital Currency 'e-naira'
Following Britain's decision to launch their own digital money, Nigeria's central bank governor has now revealed plans to launch the country's own digital currency named 'e-naira' in October. Governor Godwin Emefiele stated that e-naira will work as a wallet where customers can save their funds. Nigeria in February had prohibited all the banks and monetary institutions to trade in cryptocurrency such as dealing or facilitating transactions.… read-more
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Courtesy: US News