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Nigeria’s biggest bank picks eight African nations for expansion

Access Bank Plc, Nigeria’s biggest lender, has identified eight African countries for a potential expansion as it seeks to benefit from a continental-wide free trade pact. Access Bank plans “to expand to high-potential markets, leveraging the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” Chief Executive Officer Herbert Wigwe said …

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Army Neutralize Boko Haram Terrorists In Marte, Destroy  Gun Trucks

Troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of …

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Road accident kills 13 in central Nigeria

Thirteen people were killed and fourteen others injured in a road accident in Nigeria’s central state of Niger on Tuesday morning, road police said. The accident happened at about 6:30 am local time in Panti village along the Bida-Mokwa road in the state, said Joel Dagwa, Head of the Federal …

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At least 40 feared abducted in northeast Nigeria

Three loggers have been found dead and at least 40 more feared abducted by Boko Haram fighters in northeastern Nigeria. Sources and residents told AFP news agency on Saturday that the loggers were rounded up by the fighters on Thursday in Wulgo forest near the town of Gamboru where they …

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Man beheads friend over ingredients for soup

A magistrate court in Ondo state has ordered the remand of a 27-year old Indian hemp farmer, Owalum Benedict Ochin, to prison custody for beheading his friend and roommate identified as Ekon after a brawl over ingredients to put in a soup. This incident occurred at their home in Jungle forest, Ipele, …

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Nigeria steps up efforts to rescue 300 abducted pupils

Nigerian authorities are stepping up efforts to rescue more than 300 students abducted by armed men who raided their hostels. Gunmen on motorcycles stormed the Government Science School in Kankara late on Friday and engaged security forces in a fierce gun battle, forcing hundreds of students to flee and hide …

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Nigeria: Kidnappers demand N150m ransom to release Lawmaker

Kidnappers who abducted Bashir Muhammed, a member of the Taraba State House of Assembly have demanded a ransom of N150 million for his release. The Nguroje constituency representative was said to have been abducted in his residence in Jalingo on Wednesday, according to SaharaReporters. The report further said that negotiations …

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