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Opposition candidate not present at Nigerian election accord ceremony

Nigeria’s main opposition candidate did not attend a Tuesday event to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early next year due to a “communication lapse”, his party said.

Russia wants charges against former ambassador dropped

Russia asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in a Nigerian corruption case, legal documents showed.

Nigerian Super Tucano contract awarded

The United States Department of Defence has placed a $329 million contract with the Sierra Nevada Corporation to manufacture 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Nigerian soldier deaths used in election campaigning

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 - and the bloodshed is now a weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections.

Nigerian army base attacked, soldiers killed

Militants killed around 100 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on an army base, security sources said, blaming Islamic State West Africa.
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