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Gunmen kidnap six schoolgirls in Nigeria

KADUNA: Gunmen kidnapped six schoolgirls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, police said. Police said the girls and staff were taken in the early morning from a school called Engravers College in a remote area near the village of Kakau Daji in Kaduna state. It ...

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India ranked as one of world’s worst countries for expats

India is the fifth-worst country in the world for expats, according to a new report released by Inter Nations, a leading network for guidance to expats based around the world. In the Expat Insider Survey 2019, India is ranked fifth from bottom in terms of safety and security among 64 ...

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Scores feared dead in Nigeria pipeline explosion

LAGOS: Scores are feared dead following an oil pipeline explosion in southeastern Nigeria, officials, with some putting the toll at more than 70. At least eight people died on Saturday in Kom Kom Town in the oil-producing Rivers State, according to an assessment Sunday by the police and a local ...

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Gunmen on motorcycles kill 34 in Nigeria

KANO: Gunmen have killed 34 people in Nigeria’s northern Zamfara state where criminal gangs have been terrorising remote villages, police said. Armed bandits on motorcycles stormed into neighbouring Tungar Kafau and Gidan Wawa villages in Shinkafi district late Friday and shot dead 34 people, state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said ...

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Five Indian sailors abducted in Nigeria

NEW DELHI: Five Indian sailors have been abducted by pirates in Nigeria, informed India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet today. In her tweet, Swaraj said that she had asked the Indian ambassador in Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, to “take up” the matter with the Nigerian government to ensure ...

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Nigeria awaits presidential election results in a close race

NIGERIA: Official results of Nigeria’s presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, both from the largely Muslim north. At stake is Africa’s largest economy and largest democracy that is experiencing a ...

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Gunmen killed over 130 in northwest Nigeria

ABUJA: An attack by gunmen on villages in northwest Nigeria last week claimed “over 130” lives, more than double the toll initially reported, the governor of Kaduna state said on Tuesday. “The last report we got is that over 130 people were killed, not even 66,” governor Nasir El-Rufai said ...

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Nigeria’s former defense chief killed by gunmen

BUJA: A former Nigerian defense chief Alex Badeh was late Tuesday ambushed and shot dead by unknown gunmen, according to military authorities. Badeh, a former Chief of Defense Staff and Air Chief Marshal, was attacked near Nigeria’s capital Abuja and died from gunshot wounds, the Air Force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola ...

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Nigeria raises $2.86bn in Eurobonds to fund deficit

LAGOS: Nigeria raised $2.86 billion in Eurobonds across three maturities, to help fund its budget deficit, in a sale that was three times oversubscribed, the government said. It priced the bonds with maturities of seven, 12 and 30 years at 7.625 percent, 8.75 percent and 9.25 percent, respectively. Nigerian officials ...

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