Monday, 10 August 2020
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Militants kidnap up to 200 people in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected of latest attack Militants have kidnapped up to 200 people, including women and children, and killed about 35 other people during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gu...
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Lagos sets up helplines to report rape and child abuse

Move follows protest in Lagos The Lagos state government has launched dedicated helplines for reporting cases of rape, child abuse and domestic violence in Lagos. Incidents of child abuse can be...
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Boko Haram suspected of two more attacks in Nigeria

Two massacres in northern Borno state Boko Haram Islamist militants are suspected of the ambushing and killing of 48 fish vendors in northern Nigeria near the border with Chad. The attack took plac...
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Suicide bomber kills dozens in Nigeria school attack

At least 48 killed and about 80 injured in explosion A suicide bomber disguised as a student killed at least 48 people and injured about 80 at a boys' school in Potiskum in the northeastern Yobe S...
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Lagos to relocate Computer Village market

Over 3,000 traders move to Katangowa The Lagos State government is relocating the Computer Village market from Otigba in the central Ikeja district to a new location in Katangowa, a suburb in northe...
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Nigeria contains Ebola virus

Lagos schools to resume on 8 October Nigeria's health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu declared the country free from Ebola on 22 September, although the World Health Organization (WHO) is more cautious a...
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Lagos building disaster kills over 40

Headquarters of televangelist collapses The death toll has reportedly risen to 44 following the collapse of a large church guest house in the Ikotun district of Lagos on 12 September. The five-...
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Number of Ebola cases rises in Lagos



15 of the 19 Nigerian cases are in Lagos Health authorities in Nigeria say that another Lagos resident tested positive for Ebola but has since been cured, bringing the amount of confirmed cases in...
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New electronic ID cards in Nigeria

System will become official database for government Nigeria has launched a national biometric identification card which will in future to used for health care, financial services (including taxes...
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Nigerian doctors dismissed

Doctors strike in protest against sacking of colleagues As the Ebola virus spreads through countries in west Africa, hundreds of doctors in Lagos have protested against the sacking of several thous...
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Nigeria on red alert after Ebola death confirmed

Restrictions at Nigerian airports, seaports and land borders Nigeria has put all its borders and airports on red alert in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, after Nigeria's first recorded death of...
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Possible case of Ebola in Lagos

Liberian man in Lagos suspected of having virus There are concerns that the Ebola virus which has killed 660 people in west Africa since February has arrived in Lagos. The state health authoritie...
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Lagos on alert for Ebola

Health ministry issues warnings as virus spreads in west Africa The Lagos government has outlined precautionary measures against the world's worst Ebola outbreak in nearby west African countries s...
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60 escape from Boko Haram

Escape follows days of heavy combat in northeast Nigeria More than 60 girls and women kidnapped in June by Islamist militant group Boko Haram are reported to have escaped their captors in a remote...
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More kidnappings by Boko Haram

Militants kidnap another 60 girls and 31 boys The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has reportedly abducted another 60 girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, according to...
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Nigeria knows location of kidnapped girls

Army not willing to risk rescue The Nigerian army says it knows the location of the school girls abducted by Boko Haram but that it will not attempt a rescue. The nation's defence chief Alex Ba...
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Boko Haram offers to release girls for prisoners

International security summit being held in Paris The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it will release the more than 200 school girls it abducted last month in exchange for prisoners, a...
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Militants kill over 100 in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram blamed for latest attack At least 125 people have been killed by Islamic militants in an attack on Gamboru Ngala in Nigeria’s remote north-east region on the border with Cameroon....
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Boko Haram claims responsibility for schoolgirl abduction

international outrage grows The Islamist militia group Boko Haram says it is responsible for last month's abduction of over 200 teenage girls from a boarding school in Chibok in the north-eastern N...
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Boko Haram blamed for attacks in Nigeria

Group blamed for school abduction in north and bombing in capital Between 100 and 200 teenage girls were reportedly abducted in an attack on a boarding school in Chibok in the north-eastern Nigeri...

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