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Nigerian, Cameroonian troops overrun Boko Haram camp in Borno

Nigerian troops in a joint Counter Insurgency Operation with Cameroonian Defence Forces and the Civilian Joint Task Force in Borno State on Thursday overran a Boko Haram hide out in Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram villages of Borno State.

Nigerian Army kills bandit, destroys camps in Zamfara

Troops of 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto, operating under Corridor 1 of Operation Idon Raini in Zamfara State, has killed a suspected bandit terrorising the state.

Customs impounds 48 vehicles in Sokoto

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Sokoto Command, comprising Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, has impounded 48 vehicles with a duty paid value of N196.7 million.

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Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro presenting fresh currency in the framework of new economic measures, during the broadcasting of a television programme at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 17, 2018. Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeros off the crippled bolivar -- but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to arrest a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government attempts to halt spiraling hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund predicts will hit a staggering one million percent this year./ AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO /

Venezuela devalues currency by 96 percent

Venezuela has devalued its currency — the bolivar — by 96 percent under a new exchange rate announced by the central bank on Tuesday.