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Customs hands over seized helicopters to Air Force

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday said it had intercepted two helicopters and 23 consignments of accessories illegally imported into the country. Mr Dan Ugo, a Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, told newsmen in Lagos that the two helicopters and accessories, ...

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Court order gives Nigeria control of Malabu oil block, OPL 245

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja has given an order ceding control of the lucrative oil block, Oil Prospecting License, OPL 245, to the Federal Government pending investigation and prosecution of suspects in the ...

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Nigeria, 3 countries in need of emergency food assistance as famine threatens in 2017

According to a report released by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), four countries; Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia will most likely be affected by famine in 2017. The agency, went further to state that an estimated 70 ...

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US deports Somalians, Kenyan

No fewer than 90 Somali nationals and two Kenyans on Wednesday arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi after being deported from the US. The deportees, believed to have been affected by US President Donald Trump’s implementation of ...

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Trump signs orders on border wall, to restrict refugees and block issuance of visas to 7 countries

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed directives to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and crack down on U.S. cities that shield illegal immigrants. Trump, at the signing ceremony, said he would proceed quickly on sweeping ...

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Dollar slips, shares unstable after Trump’s address

The dollar slid broadly on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech, prompting developed and emerging market currencies to gain. The drops and gains were due to the Trump administration’s intention, on its ...

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GAMBIA: US commends ECOWAS for peacefully ousting Jammeh

The U.S. has commended ECOWAS for its show of leadership in peacefully ousting former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh was removed after weeks of political stalemate. The U.S. Department of State, in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr ...

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Yahya Jammeh finally leaves Gambia, on exile in Malabo (Photos)

Former President of Gambia, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, has left Banjul, to begin life in exile. He left just after 10.00pm for Conakry, along with President Alpha Conde. Jammeh was  given a full ceremonial honour  by the military brass band and ...

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Jammeh’s speech as he steps down, thanks Gambians

Giving his first public address since ECOWAS decided to forcefully eject him, Yahya Jammeh expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve and thanked Gambians. Making the announcement on state TV after talks with the presidents of Guinea and Mauritania, ...

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BREAKING: Gambia’s Jammeh agrees to step down

Gambia’s strongman, Yahaya Jammeh, has agreed to leave power for internationally-recognized Adama Barrow, after failing three deadlines. A France24 journalist in The Gambia, Nicolas Germain, tweeted at 5.56PM, almost two hours after the expiration of the third deadline, quoted The ...

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