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Nigeria charges Russian sailors over arms transport

Nigeria on Tuesday charged 15 Russian sailors detained since October with illegally bringing weapons into the west African nation that is awash with black-market fire arms. The crew of the MV Myre Seadiver were temporarily denied bail by Lagos High Court Judge Okechukwu Okeke, with a final ruling on the bail application set for February 25. The ship was seized on October 19 off the coast of Lagos by a naval patrol which also detained its 15 crew members.
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