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The Python: A reverred symbol of worship in Nigeria

The first place that comes to mind is the very popular Python Temple in Ouidah, Benin Republic. The temple is a historical and modern symbolism of spiritual practice in Benin republic. It also acts as a basilica for voodoo worshippers in West Africa and all over the world. In this …

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Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaulted while covering state elections

Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the March 9 gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering the elections told CPJ they were detained and harassed by security services or other …

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Yobe New Deputy Speaker Pledges To Deliver Democracy Dividends

DAMATURU – Alhaji Saidu Baba, the new Deputy Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, has said that he would ensure the advancement of the state aimed at attracting more dividends of democracy to the people to witness development. Baba made the pledge when he spoke with DAILY INDEPENDENT at …

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Yobe State under threat [Special Report]

The non availability and high cost of environment-friendly sources of energy are among factors compelling Yobe state residents to devise other means for domestic energy that are detrimental to the environment. Deforestation, one of the oldest human practices, remained a source of concern leading to many environmental challenges posing threats …

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Yobe State PDP Chairman, Sani Inuwa defects to APC last minutes to election

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First-term governors-elect give insight into priority areas

The tension generated in the build-up to the March 9 governorship poll conducted in 29 states has subsided, at least in 22 states, where clear winners have emerged. Five states (Bauchi, Plateau, Sokoto, Benue and Adamawa), where the governorship election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, will …

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UNICEF Nigeria Humanitarian Situation Report, 1-31 January 2019 – Nigeria

Highlights • An intensification of the armed conflict in northeast Nigeria since December 2018 is threatening the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of civilians, with more than 60,000 newly displaced people coming from conflict-affected areas within the three northeast states of Nigeria in January 2019. • Of particular …

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