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  1. Jonathan flags off Great Green Wall initiative in KebbiRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Vanguard

    President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday flagged off the Nigerian component of the Great Green Wall, GGW, progamme at Bachaka, Kebbi State. The GGW is aimed at checking desertification in 11 northern states of Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.

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  2. Nigeria: N177 Billion Ogoniland Restoration Begins January 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    RESTORATION of the oil-devastated Ogoniland will begin in January next year, says the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Speaking Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, during the follow-up meeting of technical working groups on environment restoration of Ogoniland, Alison-Madueke stressed that the Federal Government is in a hurry to begin the implementation of the report.

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  3. Nigeria's Top Muslim Leader Excoriates Military for Boko Haram AdvancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Breitbart.com

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, has accused the Nigerian military of cowardice and of terrorizing the civilian population in the northeast part of the country. Abubakar is Nigeria's highest ranking Muslim leader, and his stinging words, spoken at a press conference in Kaduna Sunday, presented a direct challenge to the federal government of President Goodluck Jonathan, a southern Christian.

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  4. 2 teen female bombers kill at least 30 in NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Stars and Stripes

    Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria that are blamed on Islamist militants.

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  5. Two female suicide bombers kill at least 30 at Nigerian marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Los Angeles Times

    A screen grab taken from a video released by TVC News shows residents reacting after at least 30 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Nov. 25. A screen grab taken from a video released by TVC News shows residents reacting after at least 30 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Nov. 25. Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria that are blamed on Islamist militants.

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  6. Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens in Nigerian MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | US News & World Report

    A group of girls believed to be those abducted from Chibok, Nigeria are shown with members of Boko Haram in a video published on May 12. Two teenage girls strapped explosives to themselves Tuesday and attacked a crowded Nigerian marketplace. Two female suicide bombers detonated in a crowded Nigerian marketplace Tuesday, killing dozens.

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  7. Oritsejafor Urges Sultan To Write Boko Haram To Stop AttacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Ghanamma.com

    Leader of Christians in Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has called on his Muslim counterpart, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, to write a letter to Boko Haram to stop their attacks, just as he did to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria . The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria made the call in Abuja on Monday at a 2-day roundtable with Senior Special Assistants on Religious Affairs from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory .

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  8. Sultan, Oritsejafor differ on war against Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Vanguard

    A buja - Two prominent Nigerian religious leaders the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, and the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday, openly differed on the war being waged against Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgents. Although the two religious leaders agreed that the Boko Haram sect had committed serious havoc against the country and its people, they disagreed sharply on why the sect has continued to unleash unabated violence on the nation.

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  9. Tambuwal and his shameful law-breaker supportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Vanguard

    Have you ever heard the parable of a man who stole a goat and was arrested and prosecuted? When brought before the judge, his line of defense was that others had stolen goats in the past but had not been prosecuted. How does that absolve him of guilt? The man is a thief, pure and simple.

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  10. Nigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Newsday

    An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said. Fisherman Usman Abubakar told the Associated Press that suspected Boko Haram members drove into Doron Baga, in Borno state, "shooting people on sight."

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  11. 2015: Atiku Donates N8.5 Million To Sokoto APCRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Ghanamma.com

    Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has donated N8.5 million to the Sokoto State chapter of the All Progressives Congress . Abubakar, who is contesting for the party's presidential ticket for the 2015 elections, made the donation during his visit to the state, as part of his countrywide campaign to woo the delegates to the party's December 10 presidential primaries.

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  12. 'Militant traders' raid Nigeria townRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Ghanamma.com

    Hundreds of residents and soldiers are fleeing a northern Nigerian town attacked by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say. "Soldiers take to their heels and abandon their bases, arms, ammunition and other military hardware on the approach of the insurgents," said the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar.

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  13. Write Boko Haram to stop attacks, Oritsejafor tells SultanRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | Vanguard

    The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria , Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday urged the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, to write a letter to Boko Haram to stop their attacks just as he did to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria . Oritsejafor made the call in Abuja at a 2-day roundtable with Senior Special Assistants on Religious Affairs from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory .

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  14. .com | Nigeria's top Islamic leader slams militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | News24

    Nigeria's top Islamic leader on Monday accused the military of fleeing when Boko Haram attacks and terrorising civilians, in the harshest ever criticism from the key cleric, as violence persisted in the northeast. A statement from the country's top Muslim body, the JNI, described the military's handling of the five-year Islamist uprising as "unfortunate, worrisome and embarrassing".

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  15. JNI Condemns Unabated Acts Of Terror, Urges FG To Wake Up To Its ResponsibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Ghanamma.com

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III-led Jama'atu Nasril Islam , yesterday said incessant attacks and the establishment of an 'Islamic caliphate' by the Boko Haram sect are gradually eroding Nigeria's sovereignty. He said unending attacks by insurgents coupled with a shaky morale among security forces sent to fight the insurgents have somewhat threatened the sovereignty of Nigeria.

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  16. Nigeria: National Assembly Showdown - Police, DSS Order Tambuwal's ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | AllAfrica.com

    Feelers reaching LEADERSHIP Weekend from the Police Headquarters Abuja, yesterday, indicated that the Inspector General of Police, Abba Sulaiman has ordered the arrest of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. The order was given following a showdown between the police and members of the House of Representatives on Thursday, after the police blocked the entrance to the National Assembly and prevented the Speaker from gaining entrance, forcing some of the lawmakers who were with him to scale the locked gate and go into the chambers of the House of Representatives, where they stalled alleged plans to begin impeachment proceedings against the Speaker.

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  17. 'Dozens of fishermen killed' in attack by suspected Islamic Boko...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Daily Mail

    Witnesses say dozens of fishermen were killed in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists in the northeastern Nigerian town of Doron Baga. Fisherman Usman Abubakar said that the suspected Islamic militants of Boko Haram drove into the town of Doron Baga, close to the border with Chad, and shot people on sight.

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  18. 2015: Tambuwal Pays N6.5m For APC Governorship Nomination Form in SokotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Ghanamma.com

    Embattled Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal has picked up the gubernatorial nomination form of All Progressives Congress in Sokoto state. Tambuwal, who recently withdrew from running for the APC presidential ticket, on Friday, paid N5 million for the purchase of the nomination form, N500,000 for expression of interest form and N1million for administrative charges, making a total of N6.5 million, according to Vanguard.

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  19. Photo: Aminu Tambuwal picks gubernatorial form for Sokoto stateRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | In-depth Africa

    My husband and I have a good feeling about this guy.I in particular appreciate his comportment.best of luck sir. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said .

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  20. Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication - Nigeria, January 2013-September 2014Read the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    In 1988, the World Health Assembly resolved to interrupt wild poliovirus transmission worldwide . By 2013, only three countries remained that had never interrupted WPV transmission: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

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