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Polio outbreak embarrassing to me – Shettima

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has explained reasons for fresh cases of polio in Borno State blaming it on impossibility of accessing communities to administer polio preventive vaccines from December, 2013 to end of 2015 as well as the earliest

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I’m embarrassed by fresh polio cases – Borno gov

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, says the fresh cases of poliomyelitis outbreak recorded in his state about two years after the World Health Organisation had declared Nigeria polio-free, is embarrassing to him. The governor blamed the new cases

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Fresh attack looms in Abuja, states as Boko Haram threatens to attack public places

Bauchi, Katsina, Imo, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno also at risk Military on top alert There are indications that security alert has been heightened in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and some states across the nation over a reported

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Insurgency aftermath: massive aid effort needed for Borno State

A humanitarian catastrophe is underway in northeastern Nigeria’s war-torn Borno State, where at least 500,000 people are in urgent need of food, medical care, water, and shelter, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned,

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Boko Haram ambushes United Nations officials, soldiers in Borno

Officials of the United Nations were among those injured on Thursday in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram terrorists ambushed their vehicles as they from Bama where they had gone to offer relief services to displaced persons, officials said. The convoy

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Suicide bombers strike in Borno again; 8 killed

Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers struck early Friday in the town of Damboa, 70km away from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, killing six Muslim worshippers, officials have said. The attacks happened separately, the military said, and only the second

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Borno, Yobe celebrate Eid-El-Fitri without bomb attacks

Residents of Borno State, North-East Nigeria, for the first time in five years, celebrated Sallah festival freely, aljazirahnews gathered on Thursday. The state, which is worst hit by Boko Haram insurgency, had been closed to vehicular movements and out-door celebration

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