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6 Nigerians sentenced for funding Boko Haram terrorist group

Six Nigerians are facing prison terms of ten years to life after a federal appeals court in the United Arab Emirates upheld their convictions for funding the terrorist group Boko Haram. 

According to The Daily Trust newspaper, the accused were initially tried and convicted last year following their arrest in 2017. 

The court in Abu Dhabi Monday…

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Guinea unrest leaves dozens dead as envoys try to mediate

A total of 21 people have been killed in unrest in Guinea following a disputed presidential election last week, state television reported as international envoys attempted to soothe tensions in the West African nation.

The RTG state news channel said that 21 people had been killed since October 19, including officers of the security forces – six…

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Nigeria's COVID-19 caseload tops 63,000

Over 70 new COVID-19 cases have taken Nigeria’s tally past 63,000, authorities said on Tuesday.

A total of 72 more infections were registered across the country over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 63,036, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) daily update.

One more COVID-19 fatality moved the death toll to…

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Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

The shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee, an official announced Tuesday, as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa’s most populous country.

The committee is also investigating alleged atrocities committed by the now-disbanded police unit known as the Special…

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