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WEST AFRICA: G7 group has pledged $389 million to assist victims of the Boko Haram

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    WEST AFRICA: G7 group has pledged $389 million to assist victims of the Boko Haram

    Sunatimes.com - The G7 group has pledged $389 million to assist victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. The financial aid aims to support efforts by the UN and other agencies to combat the worsening humanitarian crisis.

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Sunatimes.com - The G7 group has pledged $389 million to assist victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. The financial aid aims to support efforts by the UN and other agencies to combat the worsening humanitarian crisis.
In other news, Nigeria’s new anti-corruption chief, Abdulrasheed Bawa, announced that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered $153 million from former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison Madueke. 80 properties valued at $80 million were also seized by the Commission and handed to the federal government.
President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon has expressed interest in joining the Africa Commonwealth and could sign the Commonwealth’s charter during an upcoming summit in Kigali, Rwanda. The president held talks with the Commonwealth’s Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and tweeted that Gabon’s integration would be a historical milestone for the country.
 
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By Dahir Alasow



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