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Wednesday, 10-22-14, 10:06Unclear When Nigeria Will Return South African Bodies[SAPA]Johannesburg -There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will come home, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 8:35Ebola 'Cure' Professor's Eye Drop Remedy Also Questionable[Africa Check]A Nigerian professor has claimed that eye drops made from an extract of the bitter kola tree can treat glaucoma. The evidence is questionable. read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 10:13Boko Haram - The Long Walk to Ceasefire[Daily Independent]The Federal Government last Friday finally reached a ceasefire agreement with the Boko Haram terrorists. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh who announced the ceasefire at the end of the two-day Coordinating Conference on Cameroun-Nigeria Trans-Border Military Operations at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Headquarters in Abuja said has also directed all the military Service Chiefs to comply with the new ceasefire agreement, which was said to have been signed in far away Sa read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 18:42Fate of Chibok Girls Still Uncertain[Deutsche Welle]Fresh violence in northern Nigeria has dashed hopes of a ceasefire with the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. Nigerians are doubtful whether the Chibok girls, kidnapped six months ago, will be released. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 16:49What Boko Haram Ceasefire?[Premium Times]Despite claims of a ceasefire between the Nigerian government and extremist sect, Boko Haram, soldiers on Sunday night shot dead 25 members of the sect during an attack on Damboa town of Borno state. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 10:58Ebola Outbreak 'Defeated' in Nigeria[allAfrica]An excerpt from an address on October 19 by Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to its Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean: read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 8:31Boko Haram Ignores Ceasefire, Kills Dozens in Adamawa, Borno[Leadership]Despite the declaration by the federal government that a ceasefire agreement was reached with members of the Boko Haram sect, various communities in Borno and Adamawa states came under attacks as the insurgents reportedly slain about 40 persons, including the uncle of the immediate past speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, Goni Ali Modu, while they also attacked Sina village in Michika local government area of Adamawa State. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 7:23Talks With Boko Haram 'Inching Closer'[Deutsche Welle]Nigeria's government claims it is close to securing the release of 219 school girls kidnapped in April. More talks with Boko Haram fighters are planned this week. read more...
Sunday, 10-19-14, 5:48New Attacks Cast Doubt on Ceasefire[Deutsche Welle]Suspected attacks by militant group Boko Haram have reportedly killed dozens in northeastern Nigeria. The violence may complicate already difficult negotiations to release 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. read more...
Sunday, 10-19-14, 5:48Fresh Violence Clouds Reported Boko Haram Truce[Deutsche Welle]Suspected attacks by militant group Boko Haram have reportedly killed dozens in northeastern Nigeria. The violence may complicate already difficult negotiations to release 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. read more...

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