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19 min ago | The Island Packet

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

More than 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

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1 hr ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

The homegrown terrorist network Boko Haram on Saturday claimed responsibility for last week's rush-hour explosion at a busy bus station in the capital, Abuja, and threatened more attacks.

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5 hrs ago | Vanguard

The anti-intellectual character of Nigerians

I strongly believe that when the President, governors and other top public office holders regularly solicit for prayers and attend extracurricular religious programmes, superstitious emotionalism is being substituted for strategic thinking as the best approach to the challenges of leadership.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Vanguard

Why Nigeria is not winning war against terror - Rawlins, American security expert

Dr Lionel Von Frederick Rawlins, a forensic criminologist, is the Security Coordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Yola and the President and founder of California, US-based The VonFrederick Group, a counter-terrorism and criminological organisation.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, American University

The Indian Express

Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing

The bombing at the Nyanya bus terminal on the outskirts of Abuja was the first major attack in the capital in two years.

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WOI-TV West Des Moines

Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Bellingham Herald

Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

The preacher in a blue flowered shirt taps his microphone to announce "prophecy time."

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KNEK-FM Lafayette

Keyshia Cole Heads to Nigeria for Calabar Jazz Festival

Keyshia Cole has been tapped to close out the Calabar Jazz Festival this weekend.

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In-depth Africa

Bilionaire Femi Otedola's daughter, DJ Cuppy named Nigeria's Tourism Ambassador [PHOTOS]

Ife Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, hip disc jockey and the daughter of Nigerian business and oil mogul, Femi Otedola, was named the Tourism Ambassador for Nigeria in FCT, Abuja on Thursday.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free

Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education official said Friday.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Abducted Girls Still not Rescued - Principal

THE Borno State Government and Principal of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, Mrs. Asabe Aliyu Kwarmbula have denied reports that most of the abducted girls have been rescued.

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BBC News

Nigerians reel from multiplying attacks

It has been a traumatic week for many Nigerians with a bomb explosion at a busy bus station in the capital followed on the same day by the abduction of teenage girls by suspected Islamist militants in the north-eastern town of Chibok.

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CFR.org

Zimbabwe and Nigeria: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Most Corrupt of Them All?

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 80km east of the capital Harare, February 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Goodluck Jonathan

Nerve News

Nigerian filmmakers seek tie-ups with Indians to take on Hollywood

Accra -, April 18 - Nigeria, one of Africa's largest nations and its most populous, is keen to collaborate with the over $2-billion Indian film industry to promote better understanding between the two countries and provide competition to Hollywood.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Vanguard

Clearance procedures in Nigerian ports still primitive - NSC boss

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers' Council, NSC Mr. Hassan Bello has said that despite several indicators of Nigerian ports' performance and efficiency, clearance procedures are yet to meet up with basic technological advancement.

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Suria

Nigerian museum 'X-rays' Anatsui at 70

To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui's globally renowned work.

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KTRE-TV Lufkin

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.

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ABC News

Thugs With Machetes Attack Nigerian Party Congress

Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna.

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KFVS12

Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.

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Ghanamma.com

ACF Condemns 'Senseless And Inhuman Acts Of Terrorism' Against Nigerians

As reactions continue to trail the bomb attack on a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday morning, the Arewa Consultative Forum has described the incident as a national calamity.

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