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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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    Harvard Divinity School professor wins award for public understanding of religion

Harvard Divinity School professor wins award for public understanding of religion

Jacob Olupona, HDS professor of African Religious Traditions, has won the 2018 Martin E. Marty Award for the public understanding of religion.In announcing the award, Alice Hunt, executive director of the American Academy of Religion, noted that it recognises extraordinary contributions to the public understanding of religion by individuals whose work has a relevance and eloquence that speaks, not just [...]

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    Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa has expressed shock over the killing of Martin Ebuzoeme by unknown assailants.According to NAN, Adetola Olubola, the president of Nigerian union in South Africa, confirmed the news on Sunday in Abuja, saying that the victim was killed in Yeoville, Johannesburg, around 7:30pm on July 12.The killing came barely 24 hours after the visit of [...]

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    At 85, Cameroon’s president declares interest in 7th term

At 85, Cameroon’s president declares interest in 7th term

President Paul Biya of Cameroon has indicated interest to run for the seventh consecutive term.Biya, who came into power in 1982, is one of the longest serving presidents on the continent.Since he took power, he has ruled virtually by decree. In 2008, he scrapped term limits from the constitution, allowing him to run again and sparking riots in which over [...]

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    Amnesty accuses Cameroonian soldiers of extrajudicial killings

Amnesty accuses Cameroonian soldiers of extrajudicial killings

Amnesty International, a human right organisation, has accused the armed forces of Cameroon of committing extrajudicial executions.In a statement on Thursday, Samira Daoud, deputy director of Amnesty International’s West Africa office, spoke of its investigation into a video showing how soldiers killed women and children at a local village indicted the Cameroonian military.Even though the ministry of information in Cameroon [...]

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    South African president: Criminals behind killing of Nigerians in my country

South African president: Criminals behind killing of Nigerians in my country

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has blamed the persistent killing of Nigerians in his country on "criminals", vowing to bring perpetrators to book.Ramaphosa, who is currently in Nigeria, said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during a joint press conference he held with President Muhammadu Buhari.He acknowledged that Nigerians, through support and sacrifice, helped end the apartheid [...]

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