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    Boko Haram insurgents ‘slit throats of 18 people’ in Chad attack

Boko Haram insurgents ‘slit throats of 18 people’ in Chad attack

Not less than 18 people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region, NAN quoted a Chadian military source as saying.“Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua, not far from Chad’s border with Niger, at around 9pm on Thursday," the military source said.The insurgents were said to have “cut the throats of [...]

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    Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Some Nigerians lodged in hotels in China are reportedly stranded after Chinese police allegedly ordered their ejection.In a video which surfaced online, a group of Nigerians gathered in an unidentified location can be seen complaining to a man who appears to be a resident."The order is not from the hotel management, it is from the local police here. We are [...]

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    155 Nigerians stranded in Russia arrive Abuja

155 Nigerians stranded in Russia arrive Abuja

A nursing mother was among the 155 Nigerians stranded in Russia who arrived the country on Friday.Scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.On Monday,  President Muhammadu Buhari ordered their immediate repatriation on the expense of the federal government.The stranded football fans came through Ethiopian Airline flight [...]

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    Hundreds of Nigerians stranded at Charles De Gaulle Airport

Hundreds of Nigerians stranded at Charles De Gaulle Airport

Passengers including hundreds of Nigerians on board Air France flight from France to Lagos and Abuja have since Wednesday been stranded at Charles De Gaulle International Airport, Paris.Many of them have slept at the airport since Wednesday owing to what the management of the airline described as malfunctioning of their planes and lack of aviation fuel.According to NAN, some of [...]

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    Prison sentence of South Korea’s ex-president increased to 32 years

Prison sentence of South Korea’s ex-president increased to 32 years

A South Korean court has sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.Park was sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of separate charges including bribery, abuse of power and coercion.Her total prison sentence [...]

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    FG to evacuate 230 Nigerians stranded in Russia

FG to evacuate 230 Nigerians stranded in Russia

The ministry of foreign affairs says Nigerians stranded in Russia after the 2018 World Cup will be evacuated on Friday.Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry's spokesperson, said over 230 stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja.He said the development was sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari's directive that stranded Nigerians in Russia should be evacuated with immediate [...]

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    Senegal convicts 13 ‘Boko Haram fighters’

Senegal convicts 13 ‘Boko Haram fighters’

Senegal's criminal court has sentenced 13 people to prison for attempting to establish a homegrown cell modelled after Boko Haram in the West Africa country.One of those jailed by the Dakar court on Thursday was Makhtar Diokhane, described as the ringleader of the group. He was handed a 20-year prison term."The court was very heavy-handed in sentencing our client [...]

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    UK-based Turkish businessman takes Erdogan to international tribunal over seized assets

UK-based Turkish businessman takes Erdogan to international tribunal over seized assets

The Turkish government’s seizure of independent media companies is to be challenged in two international cases on the grounds that the multi-billion expropriations breach investment treaties involving Britain and other EU states.The UK-related claim, worth more than $5bn (£3.8bn), is aimed at overturning what are alleged to be politically motivated confiscations by the regime of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.Both are [...]

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    Mandela at 100: ‘I never lose, I either win or learn’…10 notable quotes by Madiba

Mandela at 100: ‘I never lose, I either win or learn’…10 notable quotes by Madiba

Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity- MandelaOn this day, in 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the man who would change the story [...]

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    India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

Indian security officials have arrested two Nigerians in the India-Nepal border town of Raxaul, Bihar for allegedly forging the documents used in entering the country.According to DNA India, they were arrested by Raxaul Immigration Department in East Champaran district.The Nigerians were also accused of having ties with ISI, Pakistani security agency.The broadsheet newspaper, which quoted security sources, said “a book on [...]

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