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State governors approve release of $1bn from excess oil account to...

Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country's excess oil account to the government to help fight the...
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3,100 migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days

The European Union and African Union say at least 3,100 migrants who were stranded in Libya have been returned to their home countries in...
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Nigeria NGOs slam civil society bill as grave threat to freedoms

A bill proposed by Nigerian lawmakers to regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs) threatens freedoms by handing the government sweeping powers over civil society, an array...
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Zimbabwe seizes $500,000 worth of ivory on way to Malaysia

Zimbabwe's parks agency says it has seized 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory destined for Malaysia. National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo...

Firefighters wrestle to control California wildfire as winds persist

One of the biggest wildfires in California's history grew on Tuesday as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather challenged firefighters seeking to gain control...
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Kaduna CAN urges Christians, Muslims to keep away from religious bigotry

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna Chapter, has urged Muslims and Christians to shun religious bigotry so as to make Nigeria a greater...
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Appeal Court orders Saraki to return to CCT, to face trial...

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reversed the acquittal handed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)...

EFCC freezes ₦905m in suspected slush account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen about ₦905, 941,696.87 in an account traced to a sole proprietorship company Rivlink International. The huge...

Abu Dhabi authorities ‘acquired’ $450 mn Da Vinci: museum

The Louvre Abu Dhabi said Friday that local Emirati authorities had "acquired" a $450-million painting by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci, as reports swirled...

First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

America's first black astronaut is finally getting full honors on the 50th anniversary of his death. Several hundred people gathered at Florida's Kennedy Space Center...

Obasanjo condemns Libya slave trade, says it’s ‘dehumanizing’

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday condemned what he described as ‘dehumanising and undignifying’ slavery in the 21st century in Africa. Obasanjo, who was apparently...
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Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

Wildfires roared through canyons, hillsides and residential areas in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday as gusting winds hampered efforts...

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