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Nigeria's top army commander killed in plane crash

Nigeria's top-ranking army commander Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was killed on Friday when his plane crashed in the country's north, an air force spokesman said, France 24 reports. Chief of Army Staff Attahiru was just …

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Italy reports first Nigerian COVID-19 variant

The Nigerian variant of COVID-19 was isolated in Brescia north of Milan on Tuesday. "For the first time we have managed to isolate the virus bearing these mutations which concern us because they could confer resistance to COVID …

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Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

A major new study published in the Lancet medical journal suggests falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, and warns of a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies. As …

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Russians could be kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria

In Nigeria, pirates attacked a ship and abducted three crew members, two of whom might be Russians, a representative of the country's Marine Forces informed. AMBIKA hopper dredger was attacked on January 2. Pirates abducted three …

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Four Turkish nationals kidnapped in Nigeria

Four Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation, spokesman for Kwara state police Okasanmi Ajayi said. "Four Turkish expatriates were kidnapped at a drinking spot in Gbale …

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Russians captured by pirates near Benin

Six Russian sailors were captured by the pirates near Benin on Jan.1, Anadolu Agency reports with a reference to the Russian Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot). Up to nine armed pirates crashed into the …

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Nurmagomedov on charity mission in Nigeria

Russian UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov participated in the charity event in Nigeria. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani shared pictures of Nurmagomedov with local children, reporting that …

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Trump: US doesn't want to be world's policeman

US President Donald Trump said the United States should no longer serve as the “policemen of the world.”  “We more and more are not wanting to be the policemen of the world,” Trump said …

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Nigeria intends to join OPEC oil cut deal

Nigeria plans to join the OPEC oil cut deal, Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said. “OPEC members are trying to target a figure of close to $60 a barrel. We’re …

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