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Bombing at Nigeria bus station kills 5

Kano - A bomb blast at a bus station in a north Nigeria area previously targeted by Boko Haram killed five people, police said Thursday, in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government's purported ceasefire with the Islamists.

Nigeria officially Ebola free: World Health Organization

Abuja - The World Health Organization on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days -- or two incubation periods -- without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus."The virus is gone for now.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

Abuja - Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus which is devastating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where more than 4,500 people have died.

Anxious wait for Nigeria girls after Boko Haram 'deal'

Abuja - Relatives of Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls on Saturday dared voice cautious hope of seeing the teenagers finally freed after officials claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants.

Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants

Abuja - Officials and campaigners on Saturday anxiously awaited further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release.

Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on ceasefire, kidnapped girls

Abuja - Nigeria on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls but doubts immediately surrounded the purported breakthrough.

Closing of borders due to Ebola threatens chocolate availability

The spreading of the Ebola virus in countries with the worst outbreaks are near three countries that produce close to 60 percent of the world’s cocoa production — Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.

Protesters mark six months since Nigerian schoolgirls' kidnap

Abuja - Protesters calling for the release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants were set Tuesday to mark the six-month anniversary of their abduction with a march on the presidency.

Jehovah's Witnesses in fight against Ebola

As Ebola continues to rage across West Africa, Jehovah's Witnesses have continued to educate their members on safe practices and guidelines to fight the dreaded disease.

Op-Ed: After #SalvemosAExcalibur, time for #SalvemosAWestAfrica

Monrovia - While thousands die unmourned in West Africa, the rest of the world found time for outrage, fury and grief over the decision by the Spanish authorities to euthanize the dog Excalibur belonging to the Ebola-infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos.

Is Nigeria clear from Ebola?

Abuja - Following around two dozen cases of Ebola, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country appears to have stopped the virus from spreading further.

Boko Haram leader dismisses claims of his death in new video

Kano - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns."Here I am, alive.

Michelle Obama calls for gender equality in education

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, spoke out about the inequalities that women and girls must face while giving the keynote speech at a global forum on education.

CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola case

Dallas - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States.

Boko Haram dims hopes of oil-fuelled revival of north Nigeria

Lagos - Social and economic development has long been touted as the way to revive the fortunes of Nigeria's impoverished north and prevent legions of disaffected young men turning to radical Islam.

Doubts linger over claims of Boko Haram leader's death

Lagos - A Nigerian military claim that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead was dismissed as propaganda on Thursday by analysts, who said that even if true it was unlikely to undermine the militants.

Nigeria military claims Boko Haram leader dead

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Wednesday claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, as it said troops had killed a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander.

Nigeria preacher says cooperating after fatal building collapse

Lagos - Nigerian preacher TB Joshua on Thursday broke his silence over a building collapse that killed 80 at his Lagos megachurch but denied lack of cooperation and stuck to his theory of possible aerial sabotage.

Torture 'routine' in Nigeria police, military: Amnesty

Abuja - From electric shocks and sexual violence to ripping out nails and teeth to extract confessions, torture has become so commonplace in Nigeria's criminal justice system that some police stations have an officer in charge of the practice, Amnesty Internat...

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Kano - Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria.
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