Nigeria's Ogun state reports first death from Lassa fever

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Nigeria's Ogun state reports first death from Lassa fever 

LAGOS, Feb. 15 — Nigeria's southwestern state of Ogun has reported the first death from Lassa fever in the state in the worst outbreak of the disease in Nigeria in four years.

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At least 14 killed in Boko Haram Christmas Day attack in Nigeria: report

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ABUJA, Dec. 27 — At least 14 people were killed and several others injured in an attack launched by Boko Haram gunmen on Christmas Day in a village in Nigeria's Borno State, a report said on Saturday. (PNA/Xinhua)

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Nigeria vows to stabilize currency in 2016

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nigeria vows to stabilize currency in 2016 

LAGOS, Dec. 21 — The Nigerian government on Sunday said it is evolving additional measures to boost the nation's economy and stabilize the naira.

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250,000 infants die annually in Nigeria due to lack of health workers

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on 250,000 infants die annually in Nigeria due to lack of health workers 

LAGOS, Aug. 2 — Up to 250, 000 infants die every year in Nigeria due to lack of unskilled health workers and antenatal care, a health expert has said.

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Suicide blasts, nightmare hovering over ordinary Nigerians

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ABUJA, June 24 — For Omokola Kolajo, a resident in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the memory of losing a dear friend in the latest suicide bomb attack would linger for a long time.

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Nigeria to deploy 500 drones for surveillance of oil installations

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nigeria to deploy 500 drones for surveillance of oil installations 

LAGOS, June 24 — The Nigerian government had concluded plans to deploy about 500 drones and aircraft for proper surveillance of oil installations in the country, an official said on Tuesday.

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Security Council slams deadly terrorist attacks in Chadian capital

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Security Council slams deadly terrorist attacks in Chadian capital 

UNITED NATIONS, June 15 — The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the deadly terrorist attack in Chadian capital of N'Djamena, which killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 11,000 — WHO

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 11,000 — WHO 

GENEVA, June 9 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 11,154 while those infected totaled 27,219, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in on Monday.

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Nigeria football to resume camp for 2016 Olympic qualifiers

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nigeria football to resume camp for 2016 Olympic qualifiers 

LAGOS, May 12 — Nigeria's under-23 men's football team would resume camp on May 25 for the 2016 Olympic Games, the team spokesperson said on Monday.

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At least 30 killed by latest cholera outbreak in Nigeria

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on At least 30 killed by latest cholera outbreak in Nigeria 

ABUJA, April 21 — At least 30 people have been killed in the latest cholera outbreak in Isoko South community of Nigeria's oil-rich Delta State, a health official said Monday.

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