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Biodiversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million years, since soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs. 10 more words


Nigeria: Electoral Board Approves Continuation of Election Campaigns

The electoral commission, INEC, has approved that campaigns continue ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

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Nigeria: Nigerian Army Speaks On Buhari’s ‘Death Threat’ Against Ballot Snatchers

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a controversial statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday that all those planning to snatch ballot boxes may be carrying out their last illegal acts. 8 more words


South Africa: Trans Sportswomen Hit Back At Tennis Ace Navratilova’s ‘Cheating’ Comments

London -Trans sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova, after the tennis champion said “it’s insane and it’s cheating” for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. 9 more words


Libya: Hard Economic Times Force Migrant Workers to Look Elsewhere

Tripoli -The well-worn description of migrants in Libya is of desperate people trapped in hellish detention centres trying to get to Europe. But many come for work, and some return multiple times despite the dangers posed by people smugglers, armed gangs, or merciless employers. 7 more words


Nigeria: Postponed Vote – What Happens Now?

As the dust settles on Nigeria’s postponed general election, Nigerians have expressed their frustration with the electoral commission. But many are still optimistic their voices will be heard. 8 more words