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Thursday, 10-23-14, 11:46DNA Analysis Starts on Church Collapse Victims[SAPA]Cape Town -DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in South Africa for analysis, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 7:06Jonathan Gets Ultimatum to Declare for Presidency[Vanguard]ABUJA--AHEAD of the formal declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for his re-election bid for the 2015 Presidential election, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday gave the President and other aspirants vying for various elective positions, one week ultimatum to purchase their expression of interest and nomination forms, saying the party cannot go for a national convention to ratify someone who has not indicated interest to contest. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 6:03Ceasefire Too Good to Be True?[African Arguments]Last week, a colleague forwarded me an email purportedly written by Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 10:06South African Bodies Still in Lagos[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, 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...

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