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Militants kill 71 soldiers in Niger

Militants have killed at least 71 soldiers in an attack on a military base in western Niger – the deadliest in several years. At least soldiers were injured in the attack in Ates, the army said. The Islamic State (IS) group said it carried out the attack. READ ALSO: 7 Islamist militants sentenced to death for
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DR Congo’s Ebola death toll hits 2,209

The death toll from the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has climbed to 2,209, the African Union said on Thursday. The AU said the figure represented the situation as of December 8. The country had registered an additional 59 new human causalities from the 2,150 deaths that were reported on
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NCRIB urges FG to insure railway projects

The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) on Thursday urged the Federal Government to ensure that the huge investment in the railway system was protected through insurance. The President of NCRIB, Dr. Bola Onigbogi, gave the advice at the December edition of the Council’s Members Evening hosted by Africa Alliance Plc. Onigbogi said this
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Lebanese jailed six months for drug trafficking

Onozure Dania A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday sentenced a Lebanese drug trafficker, Charbel Chalouhi, to six months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in 1.2 grams of cocaine. Justice Nicholas Oweibo handed down the jail term after the Lebanese had struck a plea bargain agreement with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict
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