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Ebola: West Africa 60 days away from catastrophe, says Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)




Adelani Adepegba, (Punch) - West Africa is 60 days away from a "humanitarian catastrophe", the Disasters Emergency Committee has warned, as it launched an unprecedented appeal to secure millions of pounds to fund the fight against Ebola.

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Boko Haram raped, beat us - Abducted girls, Human Rights Watch report




Bayo Akinloye, (Punch) - He soon began to threaten me with a knife to have sex with him and when I refused, he brought out his gun, warning that he would kill me if I shouted.

OBJ warns Buhari, others on Muslim/Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket




Staff, (Nigerian Tribune) - With less than four months to the 2015 general election, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned against a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket for elective positions, saying the idea might pose a danger to the country.

Super Falcons rule Africa again, defeat Cameroon 2-0, win African Womenís Championship




Kazeem Busari, (Punch) - The Super Falcons on Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia defeated the Lionesses of Cameroon 2-0 to reclaim the African Women's Championship title which they lost to Equatorial Guinea in 2012.

Nigerian-American, Dominic Adesanya, 23, arrested after jumping over White House fence (VIDEO)




Darlene Superville, (AP) - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

Hyundai introduces made-in-Nigeria vehicle, Grand i10, to the market




Staff, (Punch) - Stallion Motors has introduced another made-in-Nigeria vehicle to the market; it is the Hyundai Grand i10, a car built for the family. The unveiling of the Hyundai model at an interactive session with motoring journalists in Lagos on Friday came a few months after the firmís presentation of locally assembled Nissan Patrol vehicles.

'Why I replaced Adekunle with Obasanjo' -Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon




Staff, (Guardian) - Ojukwu for example used to pride himself that he was going to make history but I used to tell him that no, Emeka, it is history that will make you. I always believe that when we are trying to solve a problem and if we all put our heads together and salvage the country, history will be kind to us. But if we fail, history will be very unkind to us.

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free • One minute silence observed for dead victims




Emeka Anuforo, (Guardian) - "WHO officially declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus. The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has been defeated. This is a spectacular success story that shows to the world that Ebola can be contained." With the above words, Country Representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Nigeria free of the Ebola Virus.

Boko Haram attacks Borno within 24 hours of alleged ceasefile agreement • Kills jubilating residents in Abadam, Dzur




James Bwala, (Nigerian Tribune) - A dangerous twist seems to have been introduced into the ceasefire agreement between the FG and Boko Haram, as the sect killed no fewer than 30 innocent civilians around Gwoza town and another five in Borno State.

Boko Haram ceasefire: Sect to release 218 Chibok girls on Monday




Staff, (Punch) - The Presidentís Principal Secretary, Hassan Tukur, told BBC Focus on Africa that an agreement to end the Boko Haram hostilities had been reached after talks with the violent group. He said the agreement was reached after one month of negotiations in Saudi Arabia.

Constitution Review: Reps remove immunity for president, govs




John Ameh, (Punch) - Members of the House of Reps on Wednesday endorsed new amendments to the 1999 Constitution. A major highlight of the endorsement was the removal of the immunity clause for the President, the VP, the Govs and their Dups. By implication, occupiers of the offices can be tried for criminal offences while still in office.