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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...
Saturday, 10-18-14, 4:16Boko Haram Deal - Doubts Emerge[Deutsche Welle]Observers are urging caution over an apparent deal to end hostilities between the Nigerian government and militant group Boko Haram. Plans to release more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have also not yet been confirmed. read more...
Saturday, 10-18-14, 4:16Doubts Emerge After Purported Boko Haram Deal[Deutsche Welle]Observers are urging caution over an apparent deal to end hostilities between the Nigerian government and militant group Boko Haram. Plans to release more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have also not yet been confirmed. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 21:39Anxiety Over Chibok Girls Amid Ceasefire Reports[Premium Times]A ceasefire reportedly agreed by the Nigerian government and the extremist Boko Haram sect, stirred anxiety across the country Friday amid hopes it would help restore peace to conflict-torn communities overrun by the sect in bloody raids. read more...

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