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7 min ago | Newsday

UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola, Ban says

In Bethpage road construction. two lanes closed on Rt-24/Hempstead Turnpike WB between Rt-107/Hicksville Rd and Wantagh Ave in Levittown In Bethpage road construction.

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4 hrs ago | Gawker

Glenn Beck: Nigerian Prison Guards Are Going to Give Us All Ebola

By now, the oh-my-God-we're-all-going-to-get-Ebola fever that gripped much of the United Sates this summer has pretty much subsided. Although one study suggests that the virus could reach the U.S. by late September, we all pretty much know that any outbreak here would likely be a relatively small cluster and more easily treatable than in West Africa, where the disease has killed 2,200 people so far , due in large part to a lack of healthcare workers and hospital facilities in the hardest-hit areas.

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8 hrs ago | KAUZ

67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

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9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

SA experts to identify Nigeria collapse dead

A team of South African experts in the identification of bodies and in search and rescue operations is scheduled to fly to Lagos on Wednesday, to complete the task of identifying the 67 South Africans killed when a church building collapsed in that city on Friday. And they said that the government's Joint Operations team - comprising security and disaster relief agencies - would meet on Wednesday to decide whether South Africa should send a full search and rescue team to help the Nigerian authorities.

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9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

67 South Africans dead in Nigeria collapse

President Jacob Zuma announced on Tuesday night that 67 South Africans were among the scores of people who died after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday in Lagos, Nigeria. "I am greatly saddened to announce that 67 South Africans died and scores of others sustained injuries.

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13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Nigerian economy 'not catching ebola'

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the worst since the disease was discovered in the mid-1970s.

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17 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

Two pilots and an Alpha jet have been missing since Friday when they left the northeast town of Yola on a bombing mission against Islamic extremists. Chief of Defense Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh told reporters Monday that the pilots had contemplated ejecting from the aircraft.

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21 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Nigerian soldiers sentenced for mutiny

Twelve Nigerian soldiers were on Tuesday sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive north-eastern city of Maiduguri earlier this year. A nine-member military tribunal, sitting in Abuja, convicted the soldiers following the incident on May 14 when shots were fired at the commanding officer of the Nigerian Army's 7th Division, which is tasked with fighting Boko Haram insurgents.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

12 Nigerian Troops Sentenced to Death for Mutiny

A court martial has sentenced 12 Nigerian soldiers fighting Islamic extremists to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision announced early Tuesday, a military tribunal found 12 soldiers guilty and five others innocent.

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Vanguard

Nigeria to sell TCN assets for $20bn

Nigeria will earn more than $20 billion from the sale of the assets of its national electricity transmission company, TCN, as it struggles to provide adequate power to Africa's largest economy, Minister of Power Chinedu Nebo said. The sale of state-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria may start "in a few years," Nebo said in an interview with Bloomberg Television Africa in Abuja, the capital.

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The Georgia Straight

Gwynne Dyer: Libya and Nigeria see rise of two new "Islamic States"

That's what Abu Baqr al Baghdadi, who has proclaimed himself "the caliph of all Muslims and the prince of the believers," calls his newly conquered territory, but it's giving ordinary Muslims a bad name. The British Muslim leaders declared that "the media, civic society and governments should refuse to legitimize these ludicrous caliphate fantasies by accepting or propagating this name.

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Deseret News

45 dead after Nigeria building collapse

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, Rescue workers carry a survivor from the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria.

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The Globe and Mail

Dozens dead after Nigerian preacher's building collapses

Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Sept, 13. 2014. Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Sept, 13. 2014.

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The Washington Post

South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport

Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area. Solomon Makgale, a South African police spokesman, said Monday that the Hawks, a national investigative unit of the police, was handling the case.

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Nerve News

Four dead as speed boat capsizes in Nigeria

Four people were found dead and one person was declared missing after a speed boat capsized in a riverine area in southwestern Nigeria's Lagos state, residents who launched a rescue operation said Monday. Local security sources said the boat mishap was being investigated as rescue operation continued in Oke-Ira axis of Ikorodu, where the incident occurred, Xinhua.

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In-depth Africa

Boko Haram: Military Well Trained To Defend Nigerian -Kwankwaso

Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State on Sunday said the Nigeria military was competent to tackle the insurgency problem in the country. Kwankwaso, a former Minister of Defence between 2003 and 2007, stated this during a media chat with journalists in Benin.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Vanguard

Missing $49.8b and missing organs in the Nigerian economy -3

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Ebola: Nigerians want ECOWAS diplomat jailed

Section 247 of the criminal code of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria provides that:" any person who does any act which is, and which he knows or has reasons to believe to likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life whether human or animal; is guilty of misdemeanour, and is liable to imprisonment for six months." Olu-Ibukun Koye, an official of the Economic Community of West African States , had primary contact with Patrick Sawyer, the American-Liberian who brought Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Nigerian Air Force plane missing in far northeast: military

A Nigerian Air Force jet has been missing for two days after disappearing in the country's far northeast, where troops are fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the military said on Sunday . ABUJA: A Nigerian Air Force jet has been missing for two days after disappearing in the country's far northeast, where troops are fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the military said on Sunday .

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WTEN-TV Albany

Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

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