Troops foil ship hijacking, arrest vandals in Delta

Troops foil ship hijacking, arrest vandals in Delta

Troops of Operation Base 2 have thwarted an attempted hijack of a vessel in the restive Niger Delta and separately arrested five pipeline vandals, a spokesman said on Sunday. “Troops of Operation Base 2 repelled a hijack of a vessel...
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VIDEO: Dangote: My refinery is 8 times the size of Victoria Island

VIDEO: Dangote: My refinery is 8 times the size of Victoria Island

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, is building the world’s largest greenfield refinery, with a starting refining capacity of about 600,000 barrels of oil per day. Much more interesting is the geographical size of the refinery, which Dangote puts at.....
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South Africa to leave International Criminal Court

South Africa to leave International Criminal Court

South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The...
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Death toll from Cameroon rail crash climbs to 63

Death toll from Cameroon rail crash climbs to 63

The death toll from a train derailment in Cameroon rose to 63 on Saturday, the communications minister said, as rescue efforts continued and work began to clear the vital rail line. The packed Camrail train had been traveling from the...
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White substance found at Clinton office not hazardous: police

White substance found at Clinton office not hazardous: police

Preliminary analysis has found that a white substance that prompted the evacuation of Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, was not harmful, police said on Saturday. The substance arrived through the mail at Clinton’s campa...
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Would-be British PM sparks row with remarks on rival’s childlessness

Would-be British PM sparks row with remarks on rival’s childlessness

Andrea Leadsom, one of two candidates to be the next British prime minister, has caused an uproar by suggesting that being a mother means she has a greater stake in the country’s future than her childless rival Theresa May. A...
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U.S. Army reservist named as lone gunman in Dallas police ambush

U.S. Army reservist named as lone gunman in Dallas police ambush

A U.S. Army reservist who served in Afghanistan, embraced militant black nationalism and professed a desire to “kill white people” has been named by authorities as the lone gunman in a sniper attack on police in Dallas that left five...
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Suicide bomber kills six in mosque in northeast Nigeria: Army

Suicide bomber kills six in mosque in northeast Nigeria: Army

A suicide bomber killed six people inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state at dawn on Friday, an army spokesman said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the town of Damboa but it bore...
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Famine threatens pockets of northeast Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram: analysts

Famine threatens pockets of northeast Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram: analysts

Ravaged by years of Boko Haram violence, pockets of northeast Nigeria controlled by the Islamist militant group and cut off from aid could be facing famine, food analysts said on Friday. Around three million people in the northeast have been...
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Stocks gain as CBN says market’ll determine naira rate

Stocks gain as CBN says market’ll determine naira rate

After weeks of consultation with stakeholders in the financial services sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday finally released the flexible foreign exchange guidelines. The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who announced the details of the policy w...
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