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Nigeria Senate invasion: Mace found dumped under flyover

Search teams were alerted late Thursday that a passer-by had sighted the mace under the road, Aremu Adeniran, spokesman for the state police said in a statement.Nigeria's Senate was put on high alert after a group of armed men intruded a session at the Senate Wednesday.The men were allegedly led by suspended lawmaker Ovie Omo-Agege who seized the object from the upper
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More than 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan

One hundred and twelve boys and 95 girls, some as young as 14, were freed at a special 'laying down of arms ceremony' organized by UNICEF Tuesday in the town of Yambio, in the south west of the country. The UN agency said it hoped to release around 1,000 more child soldiers in coming months and has freed more than 500 child soldiers so far this year.Thousands of
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New tech revolutionizes fight against old diseases

The case contained what appeared to be three ordinary iPhones. But the California researchers believed these phones could do something extraordinary — help quell river blindness, the second-leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.There is already an effective treatment, a medication that can kill the baby worms that cause the blindness. And when nearly everyone
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Nigeria’s President Buhari to meet Trump April 30

Trump will discuss ways of combating terrorism, promoting economic growth and building Nigeria's role as a leader in West Africa at the April 30 meeting, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement Sunday."President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and
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Gunmen kill 26 in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state

Armed bandits stormed a mining site in a remote village late Wednesday shooting at residents, Mohammed Shehu, a spokesman for the Kaduna State police told CNN."They ambushed 16 illegal gold miners and shot at them. Four people who heard the gunshots and ran to the site to assist were killed. They attacked another village and killed six people," Shehu said.Dozens of armed