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  • Jailbreak: 36 prisoners escape from Ikot Ekpene Prisons, 4 killed

    Four inmates of the Ikot Ekpene Prisons in Akwa Ibom state, South south Nigeria  have been killed following a jail break by inmates of the prisons. Daily Sun gathered that the incident which occurred at about 11.47am on Wednesday December 27 started when the prisoners allegedly launched attack on kitchen staff of the prisons. A…

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  • Libya deports 142 migrants to Guinea

    Libya on Wednesday repatriated 142 illegal migrants to Guinea with the help of the UN migration agency, officials said, as the country steps up deportations to ease overcrowding in its detention centres. The number of people stuck in Libyan detention centres has risen dramatically this year after armed groups largely shut down the boat route…

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  • Nigerian stock market among best performing of 2017

    The Nigerian All-Share index is still miles below record highs set in early 2008, but a 43% rally in 2017 has helped to close the gap. The index suffered mightily in 2015 and 2016 as low oil prices, militant attacks, currency troubles, elections and Ebola hit investor sentiment. But oil prices have moved higher, the central bank has made it easier to swap…

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  • Less than 1000 IS forces left in Syria, Iraq: U.S. coalition

    Less than 1,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain in a border area between Iraq and Syria where a U.S.-led alliance is fighting the extremist militia, the coalition said on Wednesday. Most of the remaining militants are being tracked in the desert regions in eastern Syria and western Iraq, the anti-Islamic alliance said in…

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  • Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have begun a major prisoner swap, Russian news agencies report said on Wednesday. The exchange was reported to be the largest since a pro-Russian uprising erupted in eastern Ukraine in 2014, sparking a conflict in which more than 10,000 people have been killed. Under the terms…

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  • Yuletide: 7 killed, 91 injured in Edo road crashes

    From: Tony Osauzo, Benin-City The Edo State Command of Federal Road Safety‎ Commission (FRSC), on Wednesday, announced that seven persons lost their lives in several road accidents that occurred across the state during the Christmas and Boxing Day celebration. The state’s Sector Commander, Samuel Odukoya, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin-City, explained that 91…

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  • PRISON

    Egypt sentences 11 IS-affiliated militants to 10 years in jail

    An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 11 militants affiliated with the regional Islamic State (IS) group to 10 years in prison, official MENA news agency reported. Zagazig Criminal Court in Sharqiya Province, northeast of the capital Cairo, convicted the 11 defendants of forming a terrorist cell in an attempt to join the IS abroad and…

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  • Ogun Customs seizes 23 vehicles, 391 bags of rice, other contraband

    From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Ogun State Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it intercepted and seized smuggled items with duty paid value of N62,693,000.00 during Christmas season. Briefing journalists, on Wednesday, at the Quarry Road, Abeokuta Command of NCS, the State Controller, Sani Maidugu, said the seized items included 14 fairly used…

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