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Gunmen Kill 17 In Northeastern Nigeria

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say gunmen have killed at least 17 people in northeastern Nigeria, the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the region. Friday’s attacks happened in the Mubi district of Adamawa state, near the border with Cameroon. A local journalist told VOA that unidentified gunmen opened fire at three locations in the district. Reports […]

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Gunmen Kill 17 In Northeastern Nigeria

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say gunmen have killed at least 17 people in northeastern Nigeria, the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the region. The attacks Friday happened in the Mubi district of Adamawa state, near the border with Cameroon. A local journalist told VOA that unidentified gunmen opened fire at three locations in the district. […]

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Gunmen Kill 6 in Nigerian Church Attack

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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The pastor of a church in northeastern Nigeria says gunmen burst into a Thursday night service, killing six worshippers and wounding 10. Pastor Johnson Jauro of the Deeper Life church in Gombe said the gunmen opened fire on the congregation while he was holding a prayer service. He said is his wife was among the […]

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Pastor: Gunmen Kill 10 in Northern Nigeria Church

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The pastor of a church in northern Nigeria says gunmen burst into a Thursday night service, killing six worshippers and wounding 10. Pastor Johnson Jauro of the Deeper Life church in Gombe says his wife is among the dead. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack and police have not yet commented. The radical […]

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Police Break Up Fuel Protest in Northern Nigeria

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Nigeria have fired tear gas to break up a protest against the government’s decision to end a popular consumer fuel subsidy. Authorities disrupted the demonstration early Thursday in the city of Kano. Protesters say several people were injured. Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes next week unless the government restores […]

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Bomb Blasts Hit Northern Nigeria

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Bombs have exploded in two northern Nigerian cities, less than a week after the country’s president declared a state of emergency in the region. Authorities said there were no casualties late Wednesday when the blasts hit the cities of Maiduguri and Damaturu. A purported spokesman for the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram said the group […]

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Police Break Up Fuel Protest in Northern Nigeria

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Nigeria have fired tear gas to break up a protest against the government’s decision to end a popular consumer fuel subsidy. Authorities disrupted the demonstration early Thursday in the city of Kano. Protesters say several people were injured. Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes next week if the government restores […]

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Nigeria Unions Call for Fuel Price Strike, Protests

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes and demonstrations beginning next Monday, unless the government restores a popular consumer fuel subsidy. The Nigeria Labor Congress and Trade Union Congress made the announcement Wednesday after holding talks in the capital, Abuja. In a joint statement, the unions warned that general strikes, mass rallies and street […]

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Nigeria Unions Call for Fuel Price Strike, Protests

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes and demonstrations beginning next Monday, unless the government restores a popular consumer fuel subsidy. The Nigeria Labor Congress and Trade Union Congress made the announcement Wednesday after holding talks in the capital, Abuja. In a joint statement, the unions warned that general strikes, mass rallies and street […]

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Nigerians Protest Fuel Hike, 1 Death Reported

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerians demonstrated against soaring fuel prices Tuesday in protests that a top labor union says resulted in at least one death. Protesters blocked access to gasoline stations and clashed with police on Tuesday in cities including Kano in the north, Lagos in the south and Kwara in the west. The Nigeria Labor Congress says police […]

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