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2015-09-01 'Boko Haram Fighters On Horseback' Kill Villagers
[Al Jazeera] Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback have shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents have said.

2015-08-28 The Fear That Follows Them. Providing Mental Healthcare for Refugees
[MSF] Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more than doubled, bringing the total number of displaced in the area to 75,000.

2015-08-27 'I Like to Do Business Anywhere I Go'
[Al Jazeera] It has been raining almost nonstop for a week in Ajah, Lagos.

2015-08-27 'I Have Value' - Brave Polio Survivor Overcomes Every Obstacle
[UNFPA] Niamey -Barira Harouna, 16, is unlike any of other girl in her village, Bargaja, in Niger's Maradi Region. At only 2 years old, she was paralyzed by polio. Two years later, her father died. Her mother soon remarried, leaving Barira with her grandmother. Not long afterward, Barira began begging outside a nearby store to help support their household.

2015-08-28 Onolememen Faults Oshiomhole on Second Niger Bridge
[Guardian] Former Minister of Works Mike Onolememen, has debunked a widely reported allegation by Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole that N140 billion was spent on consultancy services on the 2nd Niger Bridge and that there was nothing on ground to show for it. In a statement by his Special Assistant (Media), Mr. Tony Ikpasaja, he said "the facts of the project are as follows; .

2015-08-26 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention for the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] In the continued fight against malaria, there is increased recognition of the need to tailor interventions to suit local conditions and specific contexts. For the 25 million children aged 3-59 months who live in areas across the Sahel, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool to prevent malaria.

2015-08-24 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Undertakes Working Visits to Mauritania and Niger, 24 to 25 August
[SA Govt] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will undertake a working visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Republic of Niger, respectively, from 24 to 25 August 2015.

2015-08-24 Immigration Deports 200 Nigeriens
[Daily Trust] Dutse -The Jigawa State Commandant of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Isa Jere, yesterday said his command had deported over 200 illegal Nigerien migrants from the state in the past six months.

2015-08-20 'Investment in People Will Sustain Nigeria's Economic Growth'
[This Day] Worried about the dwindling pace of the Nigeria's economic growth and its attendant effects on employment opportunities Anabel Group's Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nicholas Okoye has advocated investment in people as against over emphasis on infrastructural development.

2015-08-20 Nigerien Bags Six Months Imprisonment for Homosexual Act
[Daily Trust] A magistrate court in Minna, Niger State has sentenced a Nigerien, Mohammed Kabir and a Nigerian Abubakar Shehu to six months imprisonment each for attempting to commit homoxuality which it described as unnatural act of gross indecency.

2015-08-16 UN Agency Assists Nigeria's Neighbours As Escalating Violence Sparks Waves of Refugees
[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about the escalating violence in and around Nigeria and its impact on the situation of Nigerian refugees in surrounding host countries, including a shrinking humanitarian space in which they can seek asylum.

2015-08-15 UNHCR Concern About Return of Nigerians, Shrinking Humanitarian Space
[UNHCR] The UN refugee agency is concerned about the escalating violence in and around Nigeria and its impact on the situation of Nigerian refugees in surrounding host countries, including a shrinking humanitarian space in which they can seek asylum.

2015-08-14 Who is Boko Haram's 'New Leader'?
[African Arguments] If it is true that the group has a new leader, that he is who we think he is, and that he's willing to negotiate, it could be a game changer in the battle against Boko Haram.

2015-08-14 'Even the Hills Couldn't Save Us' - Escape From Nigeria
[UNHCR] Minawao Refugee Camp -The UN refugee agency is working with the authorities in countries neighbouring Nigeria to maintain a shrinking humanitarian space as Nigerian insurgents have extended attacks in recent months to Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

2015-08-14 Report Links Drying Lake Chad to Insurgency As Nigeria, Niger Rep Parley Over Insecurity
[Guardian] Abuja -The dwindling of the Lake Chad has been identified as one of the causal factors of insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, an audit report has stated.

2015-08-10 Why Should West Africa Hesitate to Endorse Term Limits?
[allAfrica] Dakar -President Barack Obama's widely-publicised remarks in Addis Ababa on African presidents who refuse to step down when their terms end highlights a vigorous debate which is going on across the continent.

2015-08-10 How Nigerian Farmers Are Losing Lands to Niger Authorities
[Daily Trust] Nigerians attracted by fertile agricultural lands to Niger Republic have worked their way into the bad books of Nigerien landlords who are now snatching lands the Nigerians cultivate, often without compensation

2015-08-10 Kamanzi Presents Credentials to Nigerian President Buhari
[New Times] Rwanda's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi, on Thursday formally presented his credentials to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

2015-08-07 Could the World Bank Solve Boko Haram?
[ISS] When it comes to the fight against Boko Haram, Nigeria's new president Muhammadu Buhari has been busy.

2015-08-07 King's Virginity Test Claims Are False
[Swazi Media] A Nigerian website has falsely claimed that girls and young women in Swaziland are forced to undergo public virginity tests before King Mswati III decides whether to take them as his wife.

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