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France ‘to reduce troops’ to Make Way for Stronger European Presence in Sahel

Paris to withdraw several hundred troops to make way for stronger European presence in conflict-hit region, sources say. Less than a year after sending hundreds of extra troops to the Sahel, France is hoping to cut back its military presence in the restive region to make room for a stronger European

West African Oil Fortunes Diverge Along With Europe and China

By Bill Lehane  For a glimpse of the growing disparity in the oil market’s recovery, look at crude sales from West Africa. Nigeria, the region’s biggest producer, has slashed prices while struggling to attract buyers in Europe, its main export market where demand is faltering. Meanwhile, Angola -- closely linked to China

US Tech Stocks are Now Worth More than the Entire European Stock Market

By Jesse Pound KEY POINTS U.S. tech stocks were now more valuable by market cap than the entire European market, according to Bank of America.The European market was four times larger than U.S. tech in 2007, according to the note.  The dominance of major U.S. tech stocks in recent years has pushed the sector

Nigerian Student Disappears after Odesa Yacht Party in Ukraine, Causing International Scandal

By Natalia Datskevych Nigerians are alleging racism after a recent Nigerian graduate of a Ukrainian university disappeared while taking a boat trip in Odesa. Caleb Obari, 20, had just graduated from Ukraine’s Sumy State Agrarian University when he attended a yacht party at the invitation of a woman in the southern city of

100 Nigerian Students Murdered In Turkish Controlled Cyprus in Four Years–NiDCOM

Jude Johnson  The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) said on Monday that no fewer than 100 Nigerian students studying in Northern Cyprus have been killed between 2016 and 2020. The commission lamented that the Nigerian students were killed in mysterious circumstances while their assailants were never prosecuted for the crime. A statement

Insecurity: Again, UK Imposes Traval Ban to over 18 Nigerian States

Adedayo Akinwale The British government has again warned it citizens against travelling to more than 18 states as a result of spate of insecurity ocassioned by Boko Haram terrorists, Armed bandits and other criminal groups. Some of the affected states include: Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe States, as well as riverine areas

Italian Police Seize over $1 billion of ‘ISIS-made’ Captagon Amphetamines

By Jack Guy, Stephanie Halasz, Valentina DiDonato and Gul Tuysuz Police in Italy have confiscated a huge shipment of 14 metric tonnes (15.4 US tons) of amphetamines which they say was produced by ISIS in Syria. Officers tracked three suspect containers to the port of Salerno in southwest Italy and found 84 million pills with

Nigerian-Born Boxer Trafficked as a Child Wins Right to Stay in the UK after 16 Years

By Amber Milne A former England boxer who was trafficked from Nigeria as a child and forced into domestic servitude has won the right to remain in Britain after a 16-year legal battle. Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, 32, was granted the right to live and work in Britain for 30 months, after being

Spanish Police Nab Criminal Syndicate Shipping Toxic Waste to Nigeria, Africa

Spanish police on Monday said they had broken up a criminal organization that illegally shipped 2,500 tonnes of toxic waste from the Canary Islands all over West Africa. Some 34 people were arrested on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria as part of a joint operation with Europol, the Civil

COVID-19: EU Blacklists US, Nigeria from List of 54 Countries Allowed to Visit Europe

Jude Johnson Nigeria, Uninted States of America, Russia and Brazil have been excluded from the list of 54 countries whose travellers could be received into Europe when the borders reopen on July 1. Schengenvisainfo.com reported that the European Union Commission released a list of 54 countries that qualified for travels into

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