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News Scan for Mar 15, 2019

Improperly home-canned peas linked to 3 botulism cases in New York Improperly home-canned peas sickened three women in New York City last summer after they ate potato salad that contained the ingredient, underscoring the importance of safe canning procedures, New York health officials reported today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly …

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Nigeria – Measles outbreak (DG ECHO, WHO, NCDC, NGOs) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 March 2019) – Nigeria

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control has reported almost 6 000 cases of measles and 15 deaths in Nigeria since the beginning of 2019, twice as much as last year for the same period. With more than 3 600 cases, the vast majority among children under five, Borno State is …

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Islamic State enforced leadership change in West Africa province, audio reveals

Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has apparently imposed a change in the leadership of its West Africa province affiliate, audio recordings have revealed. ISIS has not yet made a public statement confirming the change of leader, but two recordings indicate the announcement is being disseminated to the network of ISWA …

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Overstretched Resources, Mass Displacement In Borno Camps Worry UN

A new settlement/ IDP Camp under construction in Borno State.   The ongoing insurgency in the North East has continued to take its toll on the people in the affected communities, leaving thousands displaced and helpless. With the steady increase in the number of displaced persons, resources have become overstretched …

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The Man Professor Babagana Umara Zulum: From Grass To Grace, The Hope Of Borno People

Destiny is unique and has a way in one life’s struggles that can never be under estimated as a will of God. Today, history has been made as Professor Banagana Umara Zulum rises from a peasant humble background to a University Don and Governor of Borno state. He once said: …

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Shettima explains how Buhari got 836496 votes in Borno

The president polled a total of 836,496 votes in the Boko Haram-troubled state in the February 23 election, winning the election with 15,191,847 votes. The number of votes polled in Borno has been the subject of controversy as the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) …

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Eight killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters have killed eight people in an attack in Nigeria‘s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a leader of a civilian task force said. Two residents were shot dead and two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Friday’s attack on Maiduguri’s Jiddari Polo neighbourhood.  The incident comes a day after the group …

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OPINION: BUHARI’S SECOND TERM: THE EXPECTATIONS OF ANOTHER 4 YEARS

Suffice me to start this piece by congratulating the president for the declaration of his victory from the Saturday poll by the INEC. To this end, Nigerians eagerly waited to hear the final whistle blown by the electoral umpire. As election results were reeled out from the polling units, wards, …

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Gov Shettima not owing salaries, pensions, gratuities – Borno NLC chairman

– The NLC chairman in Borno state has denied that he said salaries, pensions and gratuities are not being paid by Governor Shettima – Abana accused the journalist who interviewed him of changing the context of the interview completely – According to the NLC chairman, the governor deserves commendation because …

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Four killed as Boko Haram attacks governor’s convoy in Borno

Four people were killed and an unknown number of others were kidnapped in a Boko Haram attack on a convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Borno state in northeast Nigeria, sources said on Wednesday. A civilian militia member travelling with Kashim Shettima said jihadist fighters staged an ambush near …

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