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Repentant Nigerian bandits offered cows for AK-47s

Repentant bandits in Nigeria’s north-western state of Zamfara are being offered two cows for every AK-47 they surrender. It is an attempt to encourage them to give up a life of crime and live a normal life as responsible citizens, Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle says. Motorcycle-riding armed bandits operating out …

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Dozens missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria

At least 21 people are missing after a boat accident in eastern Nigeria. Local media reports that the boat was carrying 23 people when it capsized on River Benue. The Benue state police say two people have been rescued so far. The people were reported to have been travelling for …

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APC crisis: Oshiomhole accepts NEC’s decision

  The immediate-past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has accepted the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee that dissolved the National Working Committee which he chaired, The PUNCH has learnt. The former Edo State governor, who spoke at an ongoing media briefing in Abuja, said …

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Nigeria condemns attacks on High Commission in Ghana

    Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has condemned what he says is the illegal demolition of a facility at Nigeria’s High Commission in Ghana. According to the diplomat, the unknown persons used a bulldozer to raze down a residential building within the premises of the High Commission in …

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Buhari calls for patience to tackle Nigerian bandits

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has urged for patience in the military’s fight against bandits in north-western states. Last week in Katsina state 150 gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on residents, looting shops and stealing cattle in the village of Kadisau. In a statement tweeted by his spokesperson, President Buhari said …

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