Nigerian state vaccinations defy attack fears

KANO, Nigeria (AP) – Nigeria’s northern Kano state is starting to vaccinate 3 million children against polio and measles with tight security because of fears of attack by Islamic extremists. Militants staging an Islamic uprising in northeastern Nigeria in February killed nine women health workers as they were vaccinating children …

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74 Boko Haram terrorists killed, two soldiers wounded in Borno

Barely two days after the military killed 37 Boko Haram sect members at Alagarno village in Borno State, another 74 members of the sect have been killed in continuation of military offensive operation against terrorists. The terrorists have been attacking travelers along Maiduguri, Damaturu road. The raid on Thursday by …

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Boko Haram Attack: Military Imposes Curfew In Yobe

The military yesterday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Yobe State following deadly attacks by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect . It said residents’ movement was now restricted between 4pm to 7am. The insurgents, who invaded the Specialist Hospital, Damaturu, the state capital carted away drugs and an ambulance …

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Bank, Church Support Eye Surgery Camps in Kano

Kano, Nigeria — Gunduma Hospital System Council General Hospital is one of five free camps where people are receiving cataract surgery in Dutse, Jigawa State. The Jigawa State Ministry of Health is working with the Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA) and Standard Chartered Bank to reduce a backlog of …

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Sokoto government discovers 4000 ghost teachers on payroll

The Secretary of Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Ibrahim Dingyadi, says the state government has discovered about 4,000 ghost primary school teachers on its payroll. “The ghost teachers were uncovered after four-month verification of all the teachers in the 1,965 primary schools across the state,’’ Dingyadi told …

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Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu, others storm Sokoto for State Varsity inauguration

Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu, others storm Sokoto for State Varsity inauguration Inauguration akin to a political gathering. By: Abdoulaye Kay In what could be described as a get-together of political groups opposed to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari;former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; All Progressives Congress, APC, …

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Confusion as Kaduna Governor Heads to Germany, Deputy In Jerusalem

An investigation by SaharaReporters has exposed a simmering confusion as to who is in political control in Kaduna State with both Governor Mukhtar Yero and Deputy Governor Nuhu Bajoga out of the country. “It is an act of irresponsibility that the governor and his deputy are undertaking foreign trips at …

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Kano spends N400m on adult literacy campaign

The Kano State Government has said it has spent N400 million on adult literacy campaign in the state. Also, the government said it recorded a two per cent growth within six months in its adult literacy campaign, with the theme: Literacy for the 21st Century. Addressing reporters in Kano, the …

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Boko Haram in military uniform kill 8 in Borno village

Eight villagers were reported dead and several others injured when gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members, dressed in military uniforms attacked Lugumani Village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, witnesses said. Lugumani is located about 90km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Awwal Sunoma, a taxi driver …

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Again, Nigerian Army denies arrest of ex-Lt.-Col. in Yobe over Boko Haram attack

Nigerian Army The Nigerian Army has denied a newspaper report that one of its former officers, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, was arrested in Yobe in an encounter with members of the extremist Boko Haram sect in the state. A Lagos-based newspaper, SUNDAY PUNCH, had reported on Sunday that the retired …

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