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Health Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Northeast,
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Health workers in northeast Nigeria said on Tuesday they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak which is sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram, amid a drive to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people against the disease.

IMF Borrowed From Nigeria in 1974 - Former Finance Minister,
[Vanguard] Minister of Finance in the Second Republic, Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji, said yesterday the International Monetary Fund, IMF, borrowed money from Nigeria in 1974.

UK Says Not Aware of Request to Shut Radio Biafra,
[Daily Trust] The United Kingdom says it has not received any request from the Nigerian government to shut Radio Biafra.

France Denies Housing Biafra's Financial HQ,
[Vanguard] France has denied information that the Financial headquarters of the proscribed Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB) is located in that country.

Soldiers Rescued Colleagues, Civilians After Battle With Militants - Official,
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Thursday announced how two soldiers were rescued after a gun battle with militants in the Niger Delta.

Health Workers Strike - Abuja Hospitals Yet to Comply,
[Premium Times] Normal activities continued in government hospitals in Abuja on Thursday as health workers are yet to comply with the call by the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, to embark on strike over alleged inability of the federal government to meet their demands.

Buhari Leaves New York for London,
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has departed New York, where he attended the 72nd UN General Assembly, for the United Kingdom. Buhari was in New York to join other world leaders for the one week UNGA high-level events that started on Tuesday,

Nine Corpses Recovered From Rann Attack By Boko Haram,
[This Day] Maiduguri -The Chief Imam of Rann, Ba'liman Goni Guja, thursday told journalists that the military has released nine corpses of internally displaced persons (IDPs) killed in a farm at Daima village between Rann and Tilam on Wednesday by Boko Haram insurgents.

Nigerians Divided Over Proscription of Biafra Group,
[Vanguard] The Abuja Federal High Court order declaring the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB as a terror group and proscribing its activities, yesterday elicited mixed reactions in the polity with some leaders pooh-poohing it and others hailing the move.

About 75 Million Nigerians Are Illiterate - Govt,
[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Thursday described the rate of illiteracy in Nigeria as alarming, saying between 65 and 75 million people are illiterate in the country.

Chipolopolo Coach Names U-17 Star in Squad for Eagles Clash,
[Zambia Reports] Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has named 26 local players for the first phase of the preparation for October 7 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup clash against Nigeria.

Soldiers Kill Farmer for Violating Motorcycle Ban in Adamawa,
[This Day] Yola -Soldiers have gunned down on Yohana Simon Anarayu in Madagali area of Adamawa State for violating a ban on motorcycle.

Non-Academic Staff of Universities, Others Suspend Strike,
[This Day] Abuja -The non-academic staff of Nigerian universities and similar union across the country's tertiary institutions have suspended their strike.

A Long Walk Against Corruption,
[This Day] Chief Compliance Officers in Nigeria are taking a firm stance to sensitise Nigerian against the ills of financial corruption.

What Is the Exit Strategy?,
[This Day] 'Only a peaceful solution must be found to arrest the present worsening stalemate and restore normalcy. The Eastern Region must be encouraged to remain part of the Federation. If the Eastern Region is allowed by acts of omission or commission to secede from or opt out of Nigeria, then the Western Region and Lagos must also stay out of the Federation... A war against the East in which Northern soldiers are predominant, will only unite the Easterners or the Ibos against their attackers, strengthen them in th

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