Thousands of Nigerians flee fight to Cameroon: army

March 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Thousands of Nigerians flee fight to Cameroon: army 

YAOUNDE, March 9 — Thousands of northeast Nigerian residents took refuge in the Cameroonian Far-North region to flee Sunday's fight between the militant group Boko Haram and coalition of Chadian and Nigerian armies, a Cameroonian military source said Monday.

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Six killed in suspected cholera outbreak in southern Nigeria

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Six killed in suspected cholera outbreak in southern Nigeria 

LAGOS, Feb. 20 — A suspected cholera outbreak in southeast Nigerian state of Ebonyi has left at least six people dead and eight others hospitalized in critical condition, a medical official said Friday.

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WHO: Ebola virus death toll in West Africa reaches 9,353

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GENEVA, Feb. 17 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 9,353 while as many as 23,182 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday.

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Nigeria says bird flu outbreak under control

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nigeria says bird flu outbreak under control 

LAGOS, Feb. 3 — The latest outbreak of Avian Influenza in Nigeria is under control, the government said on Monday, advising citizens not to panic.

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PCCI welcomes Nigerian business mission

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MANILA, Feb. 2 — The country’s largest business organization, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), has received a business mission from Nigerian companies on Monday.

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Africa's biggest economy eyes business opportunities in PHL

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MANILA, Jan. 29 — Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, eyes stronger trade ties with the Philippines as it will explore opportunities here through a business mission.

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Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu

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COTONOU, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) — Benin's government has banned importation, distribution and transit of chicken, frozen poultry, day-old chicks, eggs, cattle food and chicken feed from Nigeria to prevent entry of bird flu, a source from Benin's agriculture ministry said Tuesday.

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Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu 

COTONOU, Jan. 21 — Benin's government has banned importation, distribution and transit of chicken, frozen poultry, day-old chicks, eggs, cattle food and chicken feed from Nigeria to prevent entry of bird flu, a source from Benin's agriculture ministry said Tuesday.

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Roundup: Nigeria hosts int'l oil and gas conference

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LAGOS, Jan. 21 — The Offshore West Africa (OWA), an international oil and gas conference and exhibition kicked off in Nigeria on Tuesday to seek ways of improving the sector in the West African country, which is the top oil producer in the continent.

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Chinese, Nigerian firms to cooperate on reviving steel plant

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese, Nigerian firms to cooperate on reviving steel plant 

LAGOS, Jan. 20 — A consortium of Chinese and Nigerian firms was to revamp the Ajaokuta Steel Plant in central Nigeria with projected annual production of 2 million tons of steel within the first two years of takeover.

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