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47 Prison Inmates Get Relief in Ebonyi, Niger States 

•Ebonyi CJ grants bail to 18, discharges 7 inmates, 1 juvenile • Niger Chief Judge frees 21 inmates  Jude Johnson The Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Hon. Justice Alloy N. Nwankwo, in exercise of his judicial powers has granted bail to 18,discharged 7 inmates and 1 juvenile.  During the goal delivery exercise conducted at Abakaliki

UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

Geneva - A group of vulnerable refugees from several African countries, who had been stuck in war-ravaged Libya, have been evacuated to Niger, the UN said Sunday. The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya Saturday marked the first of its kind. The chaos-ridden country has

Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education

South Sudan has been named as the toughest nation in the world for girls to receive an education, with nearly three-quarters failing to attend even primary school, according to an index published this week. Central African Republic, where there is only one teacher for every 80 students, and Niger, where just 17%

Boko Haram kills 15 close to Cameroon-Nigerian border

Fifteen people were shot dead in an overnight attack in north Cameroon, blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, a security source said Friday. The attack happened in the town of Gakara close to the Nigerian border. “Boko Haram shot 15 people dead… and kidnapped eight people, three of whom were returned on Friday,”

Thousands flee over fear of Boko Haram attacks

Fear of Boko Haram attacks has driven at least 7,000 people from Niger to seek refuge in Chad in the last week, and thousands more may cross the border if the violence escalates, the United Nations said on Monday. The recent arrivals in Chad’s Lake region felt compelled to leave Niger

Boko Haram executes eight for defying ‘Sharia police’

The Boko Haram terrorists have publicly executed eight villagers in northeast Nigeria who opposed the enforcement of its hardline form of Islam, according to a graphic video seen by AFP. The eight were blindfolded and lying face down on the ground when they were shot at close range by four masked

The G5 Sahel must do more than fight terror

...By Ibrahim Maïga Continued violence and the upsurge of non-state armed groups in the Sahel – particularly in the Liptako-Gourma border regions – saw the launch on 2 July of the G5 Sahel joint force (JF-G5S). Heads of state from Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad, together with French President