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Bomb Explosion Kills 10 At Federal College Of Education In Kano

A bomb explosion at the Federal College Of Education in the Kabuga area of Kano State has killed at least ten persons.

A security source told SaharaReporters that an IED exploded on the campus while students massed around a notice board to check their examination results. The explosion was followed by a series of gunfire apparently, from Boko Haram terrorists.

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Reuben Abati Lied: President Jonathan Did Lead 600-Man Delegation To 2013 UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister ConfessesNigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bashir Wali, has confirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan did lead a massive 600-man delegation to the United Nations General Assembly last year, as reported at that time by SaharaReporters.It was the world’s largest, he also confirmed. He described the size of Nigeria’s delegations to the General Assembly every year as “embarrassing.”Read More…
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Reuben Abati Lied: President Jonathan Did Lead 600-Man Delegation To 2013 UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Confesses

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bashir Wali, has confirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan did lead a massive 600-man delegation to the United Nations General Assembly last year, as reported at that time by SaharaReporters.

It was the world’s largest, he also confirmed. He described the size of Nigeria’s delegations to the General Assembly every year as “embarrassing.”

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Patients Desert Hospital As Suspected Ebola Patient Storms FMC In Delta

Patients as well as visitors and workers deserted the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State capital on Thursday, following the rushing to the hospital of a suspected patient who manifested symptoms of the dreaded Ebola Virus.

Upon a visit by a SaharaReporters correspondent to the hospital premises, it was observed that the hospital located along the popular Nnebisi and Anwai Roads was deserted as wards and other areas within the hospital were almost empty, however, few hospital personnel were seen wandering in the premises.

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Ethiopia Surpasses Kenya, Hosts Largest Number Of Refugees In Africa

By Fatima Sesay, SaharaReporters

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) made reports August 20 that Ethiopia now hosts the largest figure of refugees in Africa, surpassing neighbor Kenya.

“Generally, when a person’s life is in danger, they flee to the closest safe country,” a UNHCR spokesperson said. “Most of these people walked to get to Ethiopia.”

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Dr. Stella Adadevoh, First Doctor To Attend To Liberian Patrick Sawyer, Dies Of Ebola

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adedavoh, the doctor who was the first to attend to Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, has died.

The death of Adadevoh, which occurred on Tuesday, has not yet been confirmed by Nigeria’s health authorities. But a source close to the Adadevoh confirmed her passing to SaharaReporters.

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Nigeria Appoints Suleiman Abba As New Police Chief

CLARIFICATION: PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPOINTS NEW INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE The statement earlier released announcing President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s approval of the appointment of a new Inspector-General of Police refers. Please note that AIG Suleiman Abba’s appointment as Inspector-General of Police is in acting capacity. The appointment is with effect from Friday, August 1, 2014-Reuben Abati

A source at the Presidency told SaharaReporters that Mr. Abubakar tried in vain to gain an extension of his tenure, but that many forces opposed to him prevailed on President Goodluck Jonathan to look for a successor. Mr. Abubakar had spent 35 years as a police officer.

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Boko Haram Working To Seize Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi And Nasarawa States—Says Intelligence Source

A high-level Nigerian security source told SaharaReporters that Nigeria’s intelligence agencies have received “credible reports that Boko Haram has developed an ambitious plan to overwhelm and take over Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa states.”

The source said the Islamist terrorist group plans to carry out its design by intensifying its bombings and choosing locations that would yield high casualty figures.

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Insurgents Kill Monarch, 11 Others In Fresh Borno Attack

Suspected Boko Haram militants yesterday killed 12 people in Garubula village of Biu local Government area of Borno State, a security source as well as a community member have just disclosed to SaharaReporters.

One source said some gunmen stormed the residence of a district head, Ibrahim Dawi, shot him several times, and then killed 11 other villagers.

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