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    EU hands Nigeria N3.3bn 2015 elections grant

EU hands Nigeria N3.3bn 2015 elections grant

The federal government of Nigeria and the European Union (EU) have signed a €15m Euro (N3.3bn) grant agreement to support the 2015 general elections. Abubakar Suleiman, minister of national planning commission, signed on behalf of the federal government, while Michel Arrion, the EU ambassador to Nigeria, signed for the union. Noting that the grant was to support Nigeria in scaling up its activities [...]

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    Pakistan arrests Malala’s shooters

Pakistan arrests Malala’s shooters

The Pakistan army has announced the arrest of the suspected Taliban militants responsible for the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenage activist known for advocating the rights of women to education. In October 2012, the armed militants boarded her school bus in the north-western Swat valley of the country, opening fire on her and also injuring two other of her [...]

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    EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

As part of efforts to tackle the highly-contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the European Union (EU) has donated about €140m to help fight the disease ravaging a number of West African countries. The fund is to be used to enhance health systems, train health workers and pay for mobile testing laboratories in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea, the countries hit [...]

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    Hague, British foreign secretary, resigns

Hague, British foreign secretary, resigns

British foreign secretary, William Hague, announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's Conservative party, said he was standing down with immediate effect to [...]

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Rebels gun down Ukraine aircraft, kill 49

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. The toll is the highest suffered by government forces in a single incident since they launched a military operation to halt the rebellion in east Ukraine [...]

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    France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

As part of plans to effectively tackle the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, President Francois Hollande of France has offered to host an African security summit that would focus on the Boko Haram militants. Hollande made the offer through a telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart. "I suggested, with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, a meeting of Nigeria's neighbouring countries," he told BBC during [...]

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