Senegal seizes cocaine off coast of Dakar

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A Senegalese naval patrol boat seized 800 kilogrammes (1,763 pounds) of cocaine aboard a vessel 335 kilometres (208 miles) off the country’s capital, the military announced on Tuesday. Central and West Africa have for years been a transit zone for drugs produced in Latin America, but UN investigators say it is also a growing market…

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Asian Americans were reeling Tuesday after two mass shootings in California targeting members of their community left 18 people dead -- with the alleged gunmen in both cases being older men of Asian descent. The killings came in a span of just 48 hours -- so close together that California governor Gavin Newsom was at…

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed Mr Usman Alfadarai as the new commandant of the Lagos State Command. The outgoing commandant of the state, Mr Okoro Eweka, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos, in a telephone interview. Eweka told NAN that all…

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Chairman of the Federal Government's Special Investigative Panel on Oil Theft and Losses, Maj.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd), has reassured Nigerians of his team's commitment to sticking to its mandate of investigating and identifying perpetrators of the economic sabotage, as well as coming up with lasting solutions. Ndiomu, who doubles as Interim Administrator of the Presidential…

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Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has declared Nigeria as the most viable Information Technology (IT) investment destination in the world. Addressing an international audience of tech giants, he said the country ticks all the boxes in terms of size, population, youth demography, government support, and legal and regulatory framework.…

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