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2014-12-20 Army Kills Suspected Boko Haram Militants
[Daily Trust]At least 75 Boko Haram militants were killed in a clash with Nigerian troops at Bulabulin Ngaura on the outskirts of Damboa town of Borno State on Wednesday, security and local sources said in Maiduguri yesterday.

2014-12-19 No 'Northern' or 'Southern' Citizens in Nigeria - Jonathan
[Vanguard]President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday urged Nigerians not to see themselves as "Northern" or "Southern" citizens, but as people and a race bound by the same history and constitution.

2014-12-19 Africa's Economy Set for Dramatic Changes - Carlos Lopes
[Africa Renewal]Following the launch of the 2014 Economic Report on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, Mr. Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, attended the New York launch of the same report. The report addresses two essential questions: what are the right policies for industrialization and what role can the private and public sectors play? In an exclusive interview with Africa Renewal's Kingsley Ighobor, Mr. Lopes explored these issues and identified countries holding

2014-12-20 Bomb Blasts Victims Apply to Rights Commission for Help
[Guardian]IN apparent pain and helplessness, victims of bomb blasts that occurred in various parts of northern Nigeria have accused the Federal Government of insensitivity and neglect.

2014-12-20 Court Grants Prisoners Right to Vote in Elections
[Independent (Lagos)]Benin -A Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, on Thursday ruled that inmates of prisons in Nigeria have the right to vote in all elections conducted in the country.

2014-12-19 Ebola Crisis Update - 18th December 2014
[MSF]MSF's West Africa Ebola response started in March 2014 and counts activities in Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone.

2014-12-19 African Press Review 19 December 2014
[RFI]Boko Haram kidnaps more women and children, as Nigeria's security services struggle to contain the Islamist insurgency. And - Live on TV! - Kenyan MPs brawl over security measures and freedom of expression.

2014-12-19 Two Sentenced to Death for Stealing Fowls in Osun
[Vanguard]Osogbo -Justice Jide Falola of an Osun State High Court sitting in Okuku has sentenced two robbers to death for stealing fowls.

2014-12-19 Stroke Affects Seven Nigerians Every Hour - Expert
[Daily Trust]National clinical director for stroke, England National Health Service, Dr Tony Rudd has explained that cases of stroke is going to get worse if there is no coordinated policy to prevent it.

2014-12-19 Nigeria's Oil Workers Suspend Strike
[This Day]After a protracted meeting with government officials which lasted for 13 hours, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), and the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) suspended their nationwide strike on Friday morning.

2014-12-20 Synagogue - I Am Sick, Contrator Tells Coroner
[Independent (Lagos)]The contractor, who built the collapsed Synagogue's six-storey building, Mr. Akin Fatiregun, has said he is sick and currently receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State.

2014-12-20 Abductions a Disgrace
[Deutsche Welle]The militant Islamist Boko Haram has struck once, kidnapping and killing civilians. A disgrace - and not just for Nigeria - thinks Daniel Pelz.

2014-12-19 Threats of a Parallel Government
[Vanguard]With the emergence of the presidential candidates of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), the stage is set for the February 2015 general elections. However, there are certain issues that give reason for grave concern as we get ready to embrace the polls. Of particular interest to me in today's write-up is the series of threats by the main opposition APC to form a parallel government if the elections are "rigged".

2014-12-20 INEC Sets Up Task Force On IDPs Voting in 2015 Elections
[Independent (Lagos)]The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had set up a Task Force on how to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country voted in the 2015 general elections.

2014-12-20 Primaries - APC to Set Up Reconciliation, Campaing Committees in Sokoto
[Independent (Lagos)]Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state on Friday said All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the state would set up reconciliation and campaign committees across the state soon.

2014-12-20 After Borno Abductions, Military Steps Up Aerial, Ground Patrols
[Independent (Lagos)]Following the reported abduction of 185 women by the members of the Boko Haram insurgents in Gumsuri, a community north of Chibok, the military has deployed ground forces and air force helicopter gunships to patrol the area.

2014-12-20 Fresh Navy Graduates to Join Battle Against Boko Haram
[Independent (Lagos)]The Nigerian Navy said on Friday it would deploy some of its personnel to participate in internal security operations in the North-East and complement the efforts of other agencies.

2014-12-20 Lagos Gives 15 Per Cent Salary Bonus to Workers
[Independent (Lagos)]The Lagos State Government will pay its workers 15 per cent bonus in the December salary as an end of the year gift, the State Head of Service, Mrs Oluseyi Williams, said on Friday.

2014-12-20 In Case of Another Ebola Outbreak
[Independent (Lagos)]About a week ago, 250 Nigerian medical workers including survivors of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) joined their counterparts from Kenya, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and other volunteering countries to take part in the African Union (AU) Support for Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) programme to help contain the Ebola Virus Disease in the most affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

2014-12-20 INEC Deadline for Nominations Stirs Apprehension
[Guardian]MOST politicians in Anambra state have been thrown into palpable fear as the countdown to the midnight deadline for the submission of names/substitution of nominations for the 2015 election draws closer.

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