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At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack

20 November 2014, 21:55

At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

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Lawmakers claim state of emergency in northeast is over

20 November 2014, 21:43

The state of emergency imposed in the northeast to crush Boko Haram extremists has ended, the lower house of parliament said.

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Biafran separatists in court over 'secession' bid

20 November 2014, 21:43

Eleven members of a Biafran separatist movement were remanded in custody when they appeared in court in southeastern Nigeria accused of conspiring to declare a breakaway republic.

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Religion and sex

20 November 2014, 20:38

A former professor and at the al-Imam University in Saudi Arabia, sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî, takes a look at Islam's rules regarding oral sex and foreplay.

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China Railway Construction wins $12 bln Nigeria deal

20 November 2014, 20:38

China Railway Construction Corp has signed a deal worth nearly $12 billion with Nigeria to build a railway along the West African nation's coast.

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TB Joshua challenges summons for building collapse inquest

20 November 2014, 20:33

Lawyers for preacher TB Joshua said they had mounted a legal challenge against a coroner who has ordered him to testify about a fatal building collapse at his Lagos megachurch.

10-year-old boy drowns in Lagos flood

20 November 2014, 20:33

A 10-year-old pupil, Stephen Ola-Atunbi was among three people that lost their lives during the downpour in Lagos.

Six arrested for killing electoral commission’s boss

20 November 2014, 19:37

Six persons in connection with the killing of the Administrative Secretary, Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, Chief Simeon Akpane have been arrested.

Jigawa fraudster jailed for failed land deal

20 November 2014, 19:37

The Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa State, has sentenced a Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme official to a year's imprisonment after a dubious land transaction.

Police fire teargas in parliament ahead of key vote

20 November 2014, 18:31

Nigerian police fired teargas inside the parliament complex, apparently trying to block opposition lawmakers, including the speaker of the lower house, from entering the building.

Tenants strip three female police officers naked

20 November 2014, 17:02

Three female police officers from Oregbeni Police Station, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, were physically assaulted and stripped naked by tenants in Edo State.

78 illegal immigrants arrested in Kaduna

20 November 2014, 17:02

The Nigerian Immigration Service, Kaduna State Command paraded 78 foreigners said to be illegally residing in the country.

Ekiti market women intervene in legislative, executive face-off

20 November 2014, 16:15

Market women from the 16 local government areas of Ekiti met with members of Ekiti State House of Assembly to broker peace between them and the executive.

Customs officers, clearing agents clash at Lagos airport

20 November 2014, 16:15

Men of the Nigerian Customs Service and members of the Association of Nigerian Licenced Custom Agents clashed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Yobe faults extension of emergency rule

20 November 2014, 15:30

The governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, has faulted the request by President Goodluck Jonathan seeking to extend the emergency rule currently in place in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

Mubi displaced persons get relief materials in Kano

20 November 2014, 15:30

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Kano State, distributed relief materials to internally displaced persons from Mubi in Adamawa.

National Assembly shut down

20 November 2014, 13:48

The National Assembly Complex has been shut down on the orders of the Senate President David Mark.

Tambuwal denied access to National Assembly

20 November 2014, 13:12

Security operatives have reportedly prevented the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, from gaining entrance into the National Assembly Complex.

Security beefed up as House reconvenes

20 November 2014, 12:09

As the House of Representatives prepares to resume plenary, security operatives have been drafted to the complex.

Adamawa terror victims plead for more security

20 November 2014, 11:02

The Internally Displaced Persons from Michika Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa called on the Federal and Adamawa Governments to provide them with more security.

Jonathan to chair London investment meeting

20 November 2014, 10:00

President Goodlcuk Jonathan was later scheduled to London to preside over a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC) meeting.

Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon

20 November 2014, 09:03

Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons.

Ex-Plateau Speaker Dokotiri mourned

20 November 2014, 09:04

Plateau North Senator, Gyang Pwajok, who is also a gubernatorial hopeful under the platform of the PDP, has condoled with the people of the state over the death of Da Patrick Dokotiri.

Regional health body seeks more funding to curb outbreaks

20 November 2014, 09:04

Chief Executive of the WAHO, Dr Xavier Crespin, has advocated for an annual allocation of at least $2,5 million to the institution to strengthen its capacity to fight epidemics.

Ex-US diplomat offers solutions to end terror

20 November 2014, 08:00

The militant group, Boko Haram’s increasingly bold attacks in Nigeria threaten to fuel further Muslim-Christian violence and destabilize West Africa.

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