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BOKO HARAM:The stronger President Jonathan speaks, the stronger they act 

Two things have appeared as a recurring decimal whenever the Boko Haram insurgents strike in any part of the country. President Goodluck Jonathan always condemns them and then promise to deal ruthlessly with them. 

I can do without Eagles job, says Keshi

Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has shrugged off the issue surrounding his contract extension with the country’s football federation, NFF saying his “destiny” is not tied to the Super Eagles job.

People walk along a main street in Maroua, the capital of the far northern region of Cameroon, on November 11, 2014. Once a bustling city, Maroua is feeling the brunt of fighting of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram as trade and tourism have significantly dropped in the past year.

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber hits college in Niger

MINNA—Two days after a suicide bomb attack killed about 50 secondary school students in Potiskum, Yobe State, another suicide bomber, a female, yesterday, attacked another school, the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State some 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the state capital, Minna. This is just as the Senate has summoned all Service Chiefs to explain why Boko Haram appears to be having the upper hand.

There were conflicting reports on casualty figures of yesterday’s attack in Kontagora. An account said no fewer than 10 persons died in the attack, others said only the female suicide bomber died while two others were injured and were receiving treatment at Kontagora General hospital.

The incident caused panic among residents of the town as they started running helplessly and confused. Ahead of the decision of the college, many resident students vacated their hostels and took refuge in the town.

It was gathered that the female bomber was

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops health commission chairman Paul Kariuki Njiru (right) and his deputy, Bishop Joseph Mbatia, address journalists on the tetanus vaccine at Waumini House in Nairobi on October 16, 2014. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya: Tetanus vaccine set for joint tests

The Health ministry and the Catholic Church have agreed to conduct joint tests on a vaccine at the centre of claims it is being used to secretly sterilise women.

Attorney-General Githu Muigai during a meeting with journalists at a Nairobi hotel on August 19, 2014. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya moves to regulate religious organisations

The Kenyan government has suspended the registration of new religious organisations indefinitely as it moves to streamline the regulation of such entities.

CAF president Issa Hayatou has been in Rabat, Morocco, for crisis meetings

Morocco urges cup delay over Ebola fears

The Moroccan government has urged African soccer's governing body to delay its flagship bi-annual continental competition over fears that it could help to spread Ebola.

People are treated at the general hospital in Potiskum, Nigeria on 10 November 2014 Medics are treating the wounded though reports say the hospital is overcrowded

Nigeria school blast kills dozens

At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said.

Parents of the wounded children have gathered at the hospital in Potiskum

Dozens dead in Nigeria school blast

At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said.

Nigeria: Fulani herdsmen kill 25 in Nasarawa

LAFIA— No fewer than 25 persons, including women and children, were yesterday feared killed by suspected Fulani insurgents at Arikya-Soni, a boundary area between Nasarawa-Eggon and Lafia local government areas of Nasarawa State.

Technical University of Mombasa students leave after the institution was closed down on September 30 following feud between engineering students and the administration over accreditation of courses. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya suspends Engineering courses in public universities over quality

Three public universities have been forced to recruit lecturers from foreign countries to meet fresh quality demands by the Engineers Board of Kenya.

Libyan lawyers celebrate after the court invalidated the country"s parliament, outside the Supreme Court in Tripoli.(REUTERS)

Libya faces more chaos as top court rejects elected assembly

Libya's Supreme Court on Thursday declared the internationally recognised parliament as unconstitutional, in a ruling likely to fuel further chaos in the north African oil producing nation.

Crushed hopes over Nigeria's missing girls

(CNN) -- For weeks, Nigerian officials said that more than 200 Nigerian school girls would finally be freed. When it fell apart, there was nothing but devastation.


I fear Boko Haram’ll overrun Adamawa – Gov Ngilari

ABUJA— Governor James Ngilari of Adamawa State, yesterday, cried out to President Goodluck Jonathan to save his state from being overrun by Boko Haram insurgents who have already taken over five local governments and are advancing to other towns.

Tourists arrive at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa in this photo taken on September 27, 2014. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Tourists to Ebola prone countries allowed to postpone travel

Tour companies operating in 21 African countries have introduced an initiative to give tourists flexibility to travel following the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in some nations in West Africa.

South Africa police robbed in broad daylight

JOHANNESBURG: South African police on Wednesday admitted two officers were robbed of their guns and locked in their own van in the middle of the day — and it was all caught on camera.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE—From left: Former President Shehu Shagari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; Senate President, David Mark; Justice Minister, Mohammed Bello and President Goodluck Jonathan during the opening of the National Council of State meeting at Aso Chambers, State House, Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida.

Boko Haram renames seized town

YOLA— FEW hours after the Federal Government gave the military marching orders to flush out Boko Haram insurgents from Mubi, the commercial nerve centre and second largest town in Adamawa State, the terrorists, yesterday, defiantly renamed the town ‘Madinatul Islam’, which means the city of Islam.

Mubi: Boko Haram still in control as 3,000 relocate

Five days after Boko Haram terrorists seized Mubi, the second largest town in Adamawa, the insurgents are still holding on to the town even as about 3,000 residents who managed to escape have joined other internally displaced persons at an NYSC camp in Yola. Some of the survivors of the invasion have also recounted their ordeals.

Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Strategic Plan and the Diaspora Web Portal at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on October 29, 2014. He has sued five Cord leaders for defamation.

Kenya's Vice President Ruto sues five Cord leaders 

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has sued five leaders of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) over statements they made linking him to the Karen land saga.

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