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  1. Nigeria: Explosion Hits Jos BarracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    An explosion has occurred at a Nigerian Army facility at the 3 Armed Division in Rukuba, near Jos, Plateau State but casualty figures are yet to be ascertained. Authorities of the facility are yet to give details, but an unauthorized source at the barracks who spoke in confidence said it was an accidental explosion which occurred while some soldiers were working to remove expired ammunition from an armoury, insisting that it was not an insurgency attack as was being speculated in the social media.

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  2. Nigeria: Explosion Hits JosRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    The blast was said to have occurred at the 3 Armed Division in Rukuba, near Jos, but casualty is uncertain. Confriming the blasting the Plateau state Police Commissioner, Nasiru Oki, said men and officers of the military facility were evacuating some of their old explosive devices when some exploded.

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  3. Youth Unemployment would be Buhari's Greatest Challenge - KwandeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Ghanamma.com

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, has stated that the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari , cannot afford to disappoint the youths given the support they accorded the party at the national and state elections. He stressed that the greatest challenge to be faced by the Buhari administration when sworn-in on May 29 would be job creation for teeming Nigerian youths.

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  4. UNICEF And Snapchat Join Together To Protect Children Affected By Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Switched

    UNICEF has teamed up with Snapchat for a campaign to raise awareness for the hundreds of thousands of children that have fled the violence of Boko Haram. Members of UNICEF and professional Snapchat artists are producing images based off drawings of children living in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, who have suffered the impact of the conflict between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian groups.

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  5. Kidnapped Nigerian girls deserve more than just a hashtag, activist saysRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Washington Times

    JOS, Nigeria - The hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted a year ago by the terror group Boko Haram deserve a major, sustained rescue effort, says a Nigerian lawyer who urges far more global attention for the wider crisis in the country. "Every day of captivity for these girls is a dark day in their lives and their parents' lives.

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  6. Nigeria marks one year since Boko Haram kidnapped schoolgirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Religion News Service

    ... for the families whose daughters disappeared suddenly without a trace," Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, told Fides News Agency. "I can imagine their anguish." Last month's election of Muhammadu Buhari has inspired a new hope ...

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  7. Can This Man Crush Boko Haram?By Philip Obaji Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Daily Beast

    Nigeria's new president is no stranger to jihadist uprisings-in the '80's, he crushed a large insurgency in the same northern region. Thirty-two years after he first took power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari has returned as Nigeria's newly elected president, vowing to take on the Boko Haram militants who recently pledged allegiance to ISIS, or the so-called Islamic State.

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  8. 800,000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | WTNH

    In this Sunday April. 21, 2013 file photo taken with a mobile phone, a young girl stands amid the burned ruins of Baga, Nigeria.

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  9. Former BBA Winner, Karen Igho-Rakos Clocks 31 TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Ghanamma.com

    ... later moved back to the place of her birth for her high school education at Federal Government College Hopeshe, Jos, Nigeria. Karen who got married last December has posted a picture and released a new picture via her Instagram account on her ...

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  10. Court action taken to free Al Jazeera s Nigerian journalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | GhanaWeb

    Legal action has been taken to declare the Nigerian military's detention of two Al Jazeera journalists as "illegal and unconstitutional." The Motion on Notice filed today in Abuja's high court seeks the enforcement of Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa's "fundamental rights to personal liberty and human dignity" under the Nigerian constitution.

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  11. Nigeria: Explosion Near Bus Station in Gombe Kills 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | AllAfrica.com

    An explosion near a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe killed at least five and injured 15 others, witnesses told AFP on Thursday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram. "We had an explosion outside the motor park this evening around 8:30 pm which killed five people and injured 15 others," said Muhammad Garkuwa, a drivers' union official.

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  12. 5 killed in fresh attack on GombeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Ghanamma.com

    At least five people have been killed and 15 others injured in an explosion near a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe, witnesses told AFP on Thursday. "We had an explosion outside the motor park this evening around 8:30 pm which killed five people and injured 15 others," said Muhammad Garkuwa, a drivers' union official.

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  13. Explosion near bus station in NE Nigeria kills 5 WitnessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Hindustan Times

    An explosion near a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe killed at least five and injured 15 others, witnesses told AFP on Thursday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram. "We had an explosion outside the motor park this evening around 8:30pm which killed five people and injured 15 others," said Muhammad Garkuwa, a drivers' union official.

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  14. Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | The Namibian

    VICKY ya Toivo, are you serious that the minimum wage for domestic workers only applies to those working in households and not to those working in government or other offices? This new law is a big joke! PRESIDENT Hage Geingob, no one from the Kavango West region is featuring anywhere in your strong team of ministers and deputy ministers. Was it by mistake or design? COMRADE councillor of Endola constituency Ferdinand Shifidi, can you please explain to us when the construction of the Endola-Onhuno road will be completed? It's been three years now.

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  15. Curriculum shift: A future without HISTORY?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Vanguard

    T he labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain . Ten year old Ikenna Chukwudi sings this line of the national anthem every school morning.

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  16. Nigeria's Ex-Military Ruler Muhammadu Buhari Wins PresidencyRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Bloomberg

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. -- Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria's presidency, beating Goodluck Jonathan in the first defeat of an incumbent since independence from the U.K. in 1960.

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  17. Celebrate victory with decorum, Plateau Police command tells partiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Vanguard

    J os - The Plateau State command of the Nigeria Police has urged residents of the state to celebrate the victory of their parties with decorum so as not to disturb the fragile peace in the state. It also warned politicians and their supporters against the use of weapons and offensive language as the command had perfected security strategy to deal decisively with any mischief maker under any guise.

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  18. Nigeria's Vote Could Mark Turning Point In Country's HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Switched

    The victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria's presidential election could mark a turning point towards genuine democracy for the country, improving the image and moral standing of Africa's troubled giant. The defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, whose People's Democratic Party has run Africa's most populous nation since it returned to civilian rule in 1999, was the first time a Nigerian head of state lost power to an opposition challenger through the ballot box.

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  19. Buhari apparent victor in Nigeria electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | USA Today

    Nigerian opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was leading President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election in Africa's most populous country Tuesday, with two thirds of the votes counted.

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  20. Photos: This Week in Pictures: Top Photos from Around the GlobeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | ABC News

    View of smoke billowing from the Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, Chile, March 29, 2015. Part of southern Chile is on orange alert because of an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano, just weeks after it erupted and forced thousands of people to evacuate.

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