Nigeria election: vote collation process ongoing

The official collation of votes starts at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. This comes after Nigerians across the country cast their ballots to elect their next President. A total of 72.7 million people with voter identity cards were eligible to cast their ballot in Saturday’s polls.

French President Macron meets his Nigerian counterpart Buhari

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Abuja where he meets with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari, in his latest attempt to forge closer ties with English-speaking Africa. IMAGES

Nigerian Olympic medalist holds children’s Taekwondo tournament

Nigerian Taekwondo star Chika Chukwumerije holds a tournament for children in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The heavyweight champion says the martial art teaches children confidence and helps them develop the discipline needed to study and become responsible adults.

VICE News Daily: Nigerians Mark 500 Days Since Schoolgirls Abducted

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: French authorities clear out a Roma camp, Nigerians remember their missing schoolgirls, Pakistani women increasingly join the military, and Thailand will send Indonesian orangutans home.

FRANCE
Authorities Evacuate Roma Camp North of Paris
More than 200 people were evicted from the site near La Courneuve.

NIGERIA
‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaigners March 500 Days After Abductions
The group staged a youth walk in Abuja to mark the date.

PAKISTAN
Women Join Armed Forces in Greater Numbers
Female enrollment in the air service has tripled in the last seven years.

THAILAND
Orangutans to be Repatriated to Indonesia
The apes were found on the side of the road in Phuket in 2010.

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VICE News Daily: ​Increased ​Jail Time For Stone-Throwing Palestinians

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: ​Some Palestinian protesters will face tougher punishments​, ​a promising development in the fight against malaria, ​Nigerian street vendors defy police ban, and a Moscow ​charity screens films for the homeless.

ISRAEL
Knesset Approves Tougher Punishments For Stone-Throwing Palestinians
​Protesters will now face up to 20 years in prison.

SOUTH AFRICA
New Drug Could Cure Malaria in One Dose
Researchers say a promising new compound in their drug instantly kills stubborn parasites.

NIGERIA
Street Business Booming Despite Ban
Vendors in Abuja sell goods from the trunks of their cars since real estate prices are some of the​ highest​ in Africa.

RUSSIA
Charity Screens Movies For Moscow’s Homeless
Twice a month, ​the organization screens old Soviet films as part of a summer activities program.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 26 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: A car bomb hits the Nigerian capital, displaced Iraqi civilians face dire conditions in camps, Mali asks the UN to send the remainder of pledged peacekeeping force, and a new device allows an American paraplegic to move his hand.

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NIGERIA
Car Bomb Kills Nearly Two Dozen in Abuja
The blast hit a popular shopping complex during the busiest hours of the day.

IRAQ
Food Shortages and Unlivable Conditions at IDP Camps
Thousands of civilians internally displaced by fighting have no electricity and little food and water.

MALI
Calls for UN to Deploy Remaining Peacekeeping Forces
A third of the promised 12,000-strong force hasn’t yet deployed to the troubled north.

U.S.A.
Device Allows Paralyzed Man to Control Hand With His Mind
An implanted sensor allowed the brain signal to bypass his injured spinal cord to reach the muscles of his hand.

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Bus Station Attacks in Nigeria: This Just In

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Two bombs ripped through a crowded bus station in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Monday, killing at least 71 and injuring over 100 people. Although no one has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, suspicion fell on the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been carrying out an insurgency in northeastern Nigeria for the past several years. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan suggested while visiting the scene of the blasts that Boko Haram was responsible for the attack, which is the first to occur in the capital in two years.

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