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    300 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai

300 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai

A total of 300 Nigerians have been evacuated from Dubai via an Emirates flight to Nnamdi Azikwe international airport in Abuja. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the announcement in a statement on Friday. “300 stranded Nigerian travellers arrive Abuja Airport from Dubai. They all tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding,” Dabiri-Erewa said via a tweet. “They will be tested [...]

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    Pakistan lawmakers pass resolution to publicly hang child sexual abusers

Pakistan lawmakers pass resolution to publicly hang child sexual abusers

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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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    Malala visits hometown six years after getting shot

Malala visits hometown six years after getting shot

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel laureate and celebrated girls’ rights activist, on Saturday, visited her Swat Valley hometown in Pakistan, six years after she was shot by Talibans. Yousafzai, who arrived in a helicopter amid tight security, described her arrival as “emotional”. “I just could not stop my tears,” Yousafzai told BBC. "I'm just so happy to be home and to put my feet on [...]

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    Eight killed in suicide bombing at Pakistan church

Eight killed in suicide bombing at Pakistan church

Eight people were reportedly killed during a suicide bomb attack on Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Pakistan. According to the BBC, "dozens of people" sustained injuries in the attack which took place during Sunday service. Two suicide bombers stormed the church located in the city of Quetta but were not able to gain entrance. Sarfraz Bugti, the Balochistan region's home minister, said the [...]

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    Pakistan begins purchase of Nigeria’s liquefied natural gas

Pakistan begins purchase of Nigeria’s liquefied natural gas

Amir Khan, Pakistan's head of chancery, says the country has commenced the purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Nigeria. Khan told NAN on Tuesday that the first consignment of 70,000 metric tons of gas arrived at Pakistan’s Port Qasim in Karachi. He said the importation marked the beginning of a major business expansion between Nigeria and Pakistan in the oil and [...]

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    450 Nigerian soldiers trained by Pakistan, says envoy

450 Nigerian soldiers trained by Pakistan, says envoy

Pakistan said on Sunday it had trained 450 Nigerian soldiers in counterterrorism to help the country overcome insurgency. This was made known by Asim Khan, the charge de affairs, Pakistan high commission, in an interview with NAN in Abuja. The Pakistani envoy said that the training was part of his country’s gestures to help Nigeria tackle insurgency and terrorism. Khan reiterated his country’s [...]

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    Oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, kills 123

Oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, kills 123

At least 123 people were killed and 76 others injured after an oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur city on Sunday. The tanker overturned and spilled oil on the road while trying to navigate a turn in Bahawalpur. Police sources told Pakistani government news agency APP that the tanker had been carrying 25,000 litres (5,500 gallons) of oil and had [...]

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    Pakistan shoots down Indian aircraft over deaths of 2 minors

Pakistan shoots down Indian aircraft over deaths of 2 minors

Pakistani military  brought down an Indian spy aircraft on Saturday, following cross border firing, which led to the deaths of two girls aged four years and seven years. A statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said the “Indian Quad Copter was shot down by Pakistan troops at the Aagahi Post in Rak Chakri sector”. It is said the aircraft had intruded 60 [...]

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    In recession, Nigeria-Pakistan to surpass $1bn trade volume

In recession, Nigeria-Pakistan to surpass $1bn trade volume

The volume of trade between Nigeria and Pakistan hit the $1 billion mark in 2015, but Pakistan says it would surpass than in 2016, despite Nigeria's recession. Umer Farooq, the high commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Nigeria, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the improvement in trade was caused by the strong existing relations of the countries. At the [...]

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    ‘Heartless’ bomber kills 75 mourners at Pakistani hospital

‘Heartless’ bomber kills 75 mourners at Pakistani hospital

A blast at the accident and emergency department of a hospital in Pakistan's Quetta has left not less than 75 people dead. According to Al Jazeera, the blast occurred where a group of mourning lawyers were gathered to accompany the body of a murdered colleague. Mohammed Omar Baloch, health secretary of Balochistan, said at least 75 people were killed in the suicide blast [...]

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    South Africa records fresh xenophobic attacks

South Africa records fresh xenophobic attacks

Foreign shops in an informal settlement near Natalspruit in eastern Johannesburg, were looted on Sunday following protest over the deaths of two South Africans. The police confirmed the incident, saying a Pakistani national shot and killed a woman and a child following a brawl. "The killing angered the local residents who retaliated by chasing foreigners away and looted their shops," they said. A witness [...]

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    Heatwave hits Africa, kills 61 in Egypt

Heatwave hits Africa, kills 61 in Egypt

At least 61 people have been confirmed dead, following a massive heatwave in Egypt, the country’s ministry of health has confirmed. The heatwave which drove extreme temperatures in the north African country has led to the admission of about 600 people in various hospitals across the country. According to Hossam Ghaffar, a spokesperson from the country’s ministry of health, the problem faced [...]

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    Buy books, not bullets, Malala tells world leaders

Buy books, not bullets, Malala tells world leaders

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani child rights activist, on Tuesday said diverting eight days of global military spending could ensure 12 years of free primary and secondary education to every child in the world. Speaking at an education summit in Oslo, capital of Norway, the youngest recipient of Nobel Peace Prize told delegates from 40 countries to see education as a priority. “Books are [...]

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    Pakistani court ‘frees Malala’s shooters’

Pakistani court ‘frees Malala’s shooters’

A Pakistani court has freed eight out of 10 men charged with organising the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, a teenage activist known for advocating the rights of women to education. Salim Khan, a senior police official said the men were freed because there was not enough evidence to connect them to the attack. "The only reason for their release was lack of [...]

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    40 killed, 50 injured as blast hits Pakistani mosque

40 killed, 50 injured as blast hits Pakistani mosque

40 people were killed and over 50 others injured after a blast hit a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's southern district of Shikarpur on Friday afternoon. Shaukat Ali, medical officer of district civil hospital, Islamabad, said that 20 among the dead and over 40 injured were moved to the medical facility after the attack. District superintendent police of Shikarpur, said the bomb attack [...]

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