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2014-10-24 Rape Survivors Besiege National Assembly
[This Day]Abuja -It was a grievous moment for female senators and their counterparts in the House of Representatives on Thursday when traumatised rape victims besieged the National Assembly to narrate their agonising experiences in the hands of rapists.

2014-10-24 Rights Abuse Allegations Against Military 'Exaggerated' - Jonathan
[Vanguard]Abuja -President Goodluck Jonathan declared yesterday that the perceived human rights abuses by the military and other security agencies currently battling terrorism and other emergent threats in the country were exaggerated and should be properly investigated.

2014-10-23 Boko Haram Kidnaps More Girls
[Deutsche Welle]According to reports from Nigeria, Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped dozens of women and girls. The events throw further doubt on talks supposed to result in the freedom of 200 other young women taken in April.

2014-10-23 DNA 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.

2014-10-24 36 Govs to Fight Autonomy for LGs
[Vanguard]ABUJA--IN a rare show of solidarity, the two factions of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, temporarily put aside their year-long differences, yesterday, to fight against the National Assembly proposal granting autonomy to the country's local governments.

2014-10-24 Boko Haram Frees Abducted Women, Girls Rumoured Married Off to Insurgents
[Vanguard]Yola--The Boko Haram insurgents, who reportedly abducted about 50 women and girls from two border villages between Adamawa and Borno states have freed the women among their captives.

2014-10-23 Super Eagles Drops in FIFA Ranking Again
[Daily Trust]Nigeria's national football team has dropped four places in the October FIFA ranking released on Thursday morning by the World football governing body.

2014-10-23 Nigerian, 23, Arrested for Jumping White House Fence
[Leadership]New York -A 23-year-old Nigeria, Mr. Dominic Adesanya, was yesterday arrested by the United States Secret Service agents for jumping the North Lawn fence of the White House in Washington, DC.

2014-10-23 Nigeria Now Has 743, 062 Internally Displaced Persons - NEMA
[Premium Times]The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has recorded about 743, 062 persons that were internally displaced by conflicts and natural disasters in various parts of the country, Director General of the agency Muhammad Sani Sidi, has said.

2014-10-23 We Don't Know Sponsors of Boko Haram, CBN Replies Serap
[Premium Times]The management of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has responded to a request by a request by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, for the identities of bank customers laundering money through the banking system to fund the extremist Boko Haram sect.‎

2014-10-23 Introducing the Nigeria Forum
[African Arguments]Welcome to the newest African Arguments blog: The Nigeria Forum. We are deliberately launching this blog 5 months in advance of the Nigerian general election in February 2015. We aim to commission and publish at least one new article per week exclusive to African Arguments. This project is supported by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

2014-10-23 We Can't Bend Our Rules On Standards - SON
[Daily Trust]Lagos -The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has a mandate to enforce and checkmate the influx of sub- standards products into the country.

2014-10-23 Police Formations to Get Helicopters
[Daily Trust]Kaduna -Acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has said that adequate working materials, operational vehicles and helicopters will be provided to all police formations across the country.

2014-10-23 Deutsche Welle Launches Lagos Bureau
[Deutsche Welle]Lagos -Deutsche Welle is expanding its operations in Africa as it realigns itself in an increasingly tough global media market. The German international broadcaster opened a new bureau in Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday.

2014-10-23 Jang's NGF Kicks Against Autonomy for Local Government
[This Day]Abuja -The faction of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) under the leadership of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau state has kicked against the approval of autonomy for local government by the National Assembly.

2014-10-23 Insurgency - Jonathan Urges Civil Populace to Support Security Agencies
[This Day]Abuja -President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday urged the civilian populace to support the security agencies in their determined efforts at putting an end to insurgency.

2014-10-23 US Envoy's Utterances Undiplomatic, Tactless - Ambassador Keshi
[This Day]Abuja -Former Nigerian Consul-General to the United States, Ambassador Joe Keshi, has described recent statements credited to the US ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, on why his country was blocking arms purchase by the Nigerian government as "tactless and undiplomatic".

2014-10-23 Double Jeopardy of Fleeing Boko Haram Victims
[Daily Trust]Abuja -At least three persons were killed when soldiers recently shot their way into a shanty community in the heart of the Federal Capital territory (FCT) known to be a refuge for some of those who fled the ongoing battle between Boko Haram insurgents and troops deployed in the North East region to contain them.

2014-10-23 Blast Kills Five in Azare, 12 Injured
[Daily Trust]Bauchi, Nigeria -A bomb blast at a motor park in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State killed five people and injured 12 on Wednesday, police authorities confirmed.

2014-10-23 Super Eagles Go Down on Fifa Rankings
[Premium Times]The downward slide of the Super Eagles on the monthly FIFA rankings continued on Thursday as Nigeria moved from 37th to 42nd position in the October edition released by the world football governing body.

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