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Explained: How India and the world are ageing

From UN population report, takeaways: twice as many over-65 persons as under-5s by 2050, rising populations in some countries and falling in others, life expectancy gap between rich & poor countries.

Stories can repair broken dignity: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In her 18-minute talk Adichie brings in personal anecdotes of learning things and unlearning them; of seeing the world through the prism of innocence.

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Snake inside Nigerian parliament sends lawmakers scampering, adjourn session indefinitely

“We were about to enter a full session when a big snake came out of the room. This disrupted our meeting and we had to leave in a hurry,” said Ondo State Parliament spokesman Olugbenga Omole.

Nigeria signs Africa free trade agreement

In signing the deal at the African Union summit in Niger, Muhammadu Buhari called on the contient's nations to band together to attract investment, grow local manufacturing and combat smuggling.

Five abducted Indian sailors in Nigeria rescued after over two months in captivity: Mansukh Mandaviya

Mandaviya said the seafarers from the vessel 'MT Apecus' were kidnapped and taken ashore from the vessel in the outer anchorage off Bonny Island in Nigeria on April 19.

Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria

Three suicide bombers detonated explosives in the village of Konduga, 25km (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the state capital of Borno state, on Sunday night, village head Bulama Kalli said.

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Nigeria's UN envoy elected GA President, says will hasten UNSC reform process

Congratulating Muhammad-Bande on his election, India's UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, “A friend of India is elected as next Prez of @UN General Assembly. Congratulations from all of team @IndiaUNNewYork to Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande of Nigeria on his election by acclamation."

A race to save children in Nigeria collapse, but 8 people are dead

Scenes of horror and grief surrounded the building that had housed the Ohel Nursery and Primary School on Wednesday, as terrified parents and hundreds of onlookers hoped for the best. At least 70 people were inside the building at 10 a.m. when it fell, and possibly many more, neighbours said.

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari wins second term as president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, a tally by Reuters based on electoral commission results showed.

Six people fall into extreme poverty every minute in Nigeria

Today, Nigeria ranks 157 out of 189 countries in the UN Human Development Index, which measures indicators such as health and inequality. Life expectancy is still only 54 years, although that’s an improvement from 46 years in 1999.

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India has the same per capita income as Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya: Onno Ruhl

In this Idea Exchange, World Bank India – Country Director Onno Ruhl speaks about the state of social indicators in India, dealing with the Maoist issue,  on the ease of doing business here,  fund cuts to NGOs and the difference between the previous and the current governments

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