Jos, Nigeria Newswire (Page 9)

Jos, Nigeria Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Residents: Islamic extremists rampaging in northeast Nigeria, surrounding city of MaiduguriRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Weyburn Review

    Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. More than 40 people have been killed in seven villages in Adamawa state this week, according to resident Emmanuel Kwache.

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  2. Chadian Troops Retake Nigerian Village From Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Voice of America

    Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks continue to enter Chad; men on camels cross the water as a woman washes clothes in Lake Chad at Ngouboua, Jan. 19, 2015. Chadian troops aiding the fight against Boko Haram reportedly have retaken a village in far northeastern Nigeria from the militants.

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  3. Study Finds Nigeria Presidential Poll Too Close to CallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Voice of America

    Soldiers and security block a road as they secure the venue during a rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Jan. 24, 2015. The presidential contest between Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and main rival General Mohammadu Buhari from the opposition All Progressives Congress is too close to call, according to the latest Afrobarometer opinion poll. 2 comments

  4. Mbu Resumes As AIG In Lagos, Warns Officers, Civilians To Behave Or Risk His WrathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    Controversial Mr. Joseph Mbu has resumed duty as the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos. AIG Mbu wasted no time in reading the riot act to the police officers and men under his command as well as to the general public, advising everybody to behave or risk his wrath.

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  5. H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Nigeria on Thursday confirmed that the H5N1 strain of bird flu has spread from seven to 11 states within a week, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of poultry but no human cases. ABUJA: Nigeria on Thursday confirmed that the H5N1 strain of bird flu has spread from seven to 11 states within a week, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of poultry but no human cases. 1 comment

  6. Nigeria Torn Asunder as Boko Haram Fuels Caliphate ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Bloomberg

    Islamist fighters have declared a caliphate in northeastern Nigeria that's the size of Belgium. Whether the region becomes autonomous or not, the damage has been done.

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  7. Beyond #BringBackOurGirls: What's Being Done About Boko Haram?Read the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | US News & World Report

    Though the Nigeria-based militant group has yet to directly threaten the U.S., at what point is it time for us to step in? Since the beginning of January, more than 14,000 people have fled over the Nigerian border into Chad to escape the bloody attacks by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram around Baga, according to Mamadou Dian Balde of the UN's refugee agency. Secretary of State John Kerry denounced militant Islamic group Boko Haram's deadly ongoing offensive through northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, more than two weeks after reports first surfaced that more than 2,000 Nigerians had been killed in a matter of days as the terrorists raided the town of Baga.

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  8. Extremists rampage in northeast NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | TwinCities

    Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. More than 40 people have been killed in seven villages in Adamawa state this week, according to resident Emmanuel Kwache.

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  9. Mixing religion and politics in NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | BBC News

    As tensions rise ahead of elections in Nigeria, some fear the country's unity will face a new test and divisions will be exacerbated by a vote which sees a Christian presidential candidate from the south, Goodluck Jonathan, facing stiff competition from Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim candidate from the north. "If the Christian leader does not have what it takes to provide good leadership I will not vote for him merely because he is a Christian," says Arome Okwori at his home in Jos where the Christmas decorations still twinkle.

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  10. Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 11 Nigerian statesRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Nerve News

    Lagos, Jan 29 - The Nigerian government Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in 11 states. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, made the disclosure at an emergency meeting on avian influenza in Abuja, according to a Xinhua report.

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  11. UN: 14,000 Nigerians Fled to Chad in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Voice of America

    Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks continue to enter Chad; men on camels cross the water as a woman washes clothes in Lake Chad at Ngouboua, Jan. 19, 2015. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Wednesday that violence and terrorism sent 14,000 Nigerians fleeing for their lives to neighboring Chad during January.

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  12. Army failed to protect hundreds of Nigerians from Boko Haram despite...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Canada.com

    The City of Vancouver will currently tow an illegally parked vehicle if it has accumulated three or more unpaid parking tickets in the past two years. A proposed new policy would see illegally parked vehicles towed if they have accumulated a certain number of tickets - probably five - in the past two years, whether they have been paid or not.

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  13. With U.S.-Nigeria Relations 'at a Low Point,' Kerry Puts Conditions on Aid to Fight Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Instapundit

    There's been no love lost on the campaign trail as President Goodluck Jonathan, the Christian incumbent since 2010, faces a challenge from former President Muhammadu Buhari. The retired major general, who ascended to power in a 1983 coup, is a Muslim.

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  14. Should the West take on Nigeria's terrorists? Bishops say yesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | DFW Catholic

    Abuja, Nigeria, Jan 26, 2015 / 05:02 pm .- Against the background of continuing attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram, bishops in Nigeria are appealing for military aid from Western governments, as well as solidarity and prayer from around the world. In the past week, Boko Haram has: captured nearly 80 people in Cameroon, freeing 24 of them; seized control of Monguno, a city of more than 100,000 located 85 miles northeast of Maiduguri; and twice attacked Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's Borno state.

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  15. Nigerians launch air strikes to retake town from Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

    Nigerian troops backed by air strikes were fighting on Monday to recapture the northeastern town of Monguno from Boko Haram insurgents who had seized it a day earlier, security sources said. The insurgents had launched several simultaneous attacks early on Sunday.

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  16. Monday's Morning Email: Northeast Braces for Historic SnowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Switched

    NORTHEAST BUCKLES DOWN FOR MONSTER SNOWSTORM Winter storm Juno is expected to dump over two feet on a 250 mile stretch from New Jersey to Maine. A blizzard warning has been issued for seven states , and airlines have already canceled over 3,500 flights .

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  17. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/GettyBoko Victims Fear Going Home to VoteForced...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Daily Beast

    For Dauda Musa, voting in Nigeria's upcoming election is not a choice between candidates; it is one between life and possible death. The 31-year-old is from Chibok, the largely Christian town where almost 300 schoolgirls were abducted by the Nigerian radical Jihadist group, Boko Haram.

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  18. Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Daily Chronicle

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 125 miles to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children, according to Vandu Kainu and other escaping survivors.

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  19. John Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, 2nd right, walks with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, 2nd left, on his arrival at the State House in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.

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  20. JI tagged in plot to kill pope during PH visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    Terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah was tagged as the brains behind a reported attempt to assassinate Pope Francis during his visit in Manila and Tacloban last week, a source said yesterday. The source told The STAR that JI, responsible for the Bali bombings in Indonesia in 2002, activated sleeper cells in the country during the papal visit to carry out the attacks. 1 comment