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Pirates kidnap nine in attack on vessel off Nigeria, says ship...

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Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals, the ship’s owner BW Offshore...

Nigeria to restart domestic flights 8 July in easing of coronavirus...

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Nigeria will resume domestic flights from 8 July, the government said on Wednesday, as Africa’s most populous country relaxes novel coronavirus restrictions despite mounting...

Nigeria’s president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence

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Nigeria’s president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs...

ISS: How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria

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Africa’s artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector has development potential. At their peak in 2017 these mines in Niger employed as many as 600...

Militants kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in northeast Nigeria attacks

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Islamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on...

Bandits kill at least 20 in northwest Nigeria’s Katsina state, say...

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Gunmen killed at least 20 people in attacks in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina, police and residents said on Wednesday. Hundreds of people have...

Boko Haram kills 69, razes village in northern Nigeria

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Boko Haram gunman killed at least 69 people and razed a village to the ground in northern Nigeria’s Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, three...

Armed bandits kill at least 18 in Nigeria’s Katsina state

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Armed bandits in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Katsina killed at least 18 people, including a local official, and stole thousands of livestock on Sunday,...

Niger lost $120 million in arms deals over three years –...

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Almost 40% of the $312 million Niger spent on defence procurement contracts over the last three years was lost through inflated costs or materiel...

Nigerian Navy receives AW139 helicopter

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The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a new AW139 from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters, after the aircraft was ordered in 2016. The arrival of the...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...