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Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects released for rehabilitation in Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG, February 19 – A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry confirmed. Reuters reported that Sunday’s release came simultaneously as the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues. Last week one of the militants belonging to the organisation was the first person […]

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Nigeria president congratulates Weah on election

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated George Weah on his election as Liberia’s next president. Buhari issued a statement Friday that also commended the Liberian people “on the peaceful conduct of the historic presidential runoff election. ” He called Tuesday’s vote “another plus on Africa’s democratic scoreboard.” Buhari says Nigeria is ready to work with […]

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#Italy: 7 arrested for trafficking Nigerian women

MILAN, November 19 — Police in southern Italy have arrested seven people on charges of trafficking Nigerian women for prostitution.   Italy’s Carabinieri said Tuesday that one Italian and six Nigerians face charges of human trafficking, trading in slaves, unlawful immigration and forcing women into prostitution.   The year-long investigation was instigated by victims of […]

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Nigeria to release $1 billion from excess oil account to fight Boko Haram -state governor

ABUJA, December 14 – 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 Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.   The account holds foreign reserves from excess earnings from sales of crude. It currently totals $2.3 billion, according to Nigeria’s accountant general. […]