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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers", William Shakespeare, 1564-1616. . Lawyers, as a whole, constitute a pain in the wrong end of the body.

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Vanguard

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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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Aircraft, Breguet Aircraft, Breguet 14, Military Aircraft, World News, Africa

WTEN-TV Albany

Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory... After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.

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Yahoo!

Death toll now 40 in Nigeria building collapse: rescuers

Forty people have now died as a result of a building collapse at the megachurch of one of Nigeria's most famous preachers and televangelists, the country's main rescue body said on Sunday. "It's now 40 dead," Ibrahim Farinloye, southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency , told AFP by text message.

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AllAfrica.com

Tunisia: Boko Haram Commander Killed in Clash With Nigerian Forces

A leading commander of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has been killed along with 200 other militants by Nigeria's armed forces, officials said. One Nigerian army officer said a feared commander known only as Amir was among the dead after a battle on Friday in Konduga town, Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Vanguard

Polling Units' Scandal: Jega's theory and the dangers ahead

The attempt, last Wednesday, by Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to explain away the inherent incongruity in allocating Polling Units, PUs, to states of the federation with less probability of having more voting population, an exercise that should have been carried out relying on field data, only served to further pour cold water on the Chairman of Nigeria's election management body. This report will show that based on figures exclusively gotten from the Commission, the less-than-academic explanation of why INEC did what it did falls flat in the face of common sense and reality.

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Big News Network.com

Uganda and Nigeria foil separate terror plots by Al-Shabab and Boko Haram

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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USA Today

Raw: Nigerians search site of building collapse

Rescue workers in Lagos on Saturday searched through the rubble of a collapsed building looking for survivors. The building was having additional floors built when it collapsed.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Many Feared Dead After Church Collapses

Disaster struck yesterday at the headquarters of the popular pastor TB Joshua's Synagogue of All Nation Church in Ikotun, a Lagos suburb when a six-storey building under re-construction in the premises collapsed at about 1pm, killing 15 members. Located behind the main structure, the collapsed building was identified as the Guest House section of the sprawling compound housing the SCOAN headquarters.

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Press-Telegram

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, people look out to the ocean as the sun sets over the promenade in Cape Town, South Africa. Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenyaís pristine Indian Ocean beaches but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent, with tour operators across Africa saying they face difficulties as the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 2,400 people in four countries, continues to defy international efforts to control it.

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WKRN

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. For two weeks in August he had no international arrivals at his Diani Sea Resort, leading him to suspect that Ebola had frightened away his clients.

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In-depth Africa

Photos: Fatal accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Nine persons including a child died this morning in a fatal multiple accident that occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. According to eyewitnesses, 2 Mazda cars collided with a Petrol tanker which immediately busted into flames.

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Nigeriaworld

PHOTOS: Many foreigners killed as TB Joshua's Synagogue Church guest house collapses

The six-storey building owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed Friday afternoon in Ikotun, Lagos, after the foreign worshippers went in for their meals. Many rescue workers were seen making frantic efforts to save those who were trapped in the building.

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