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  • n  a city in northeastern Nigeria; an agricultural trading center
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  • Nigeria bans satellite phones in Islamist battleground
    MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Nigeria's military banned the use of Thuraya satellite phones on Wednesday in northeastern Borno state, a step it said was designed to stop Islamist militants communicating. President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Borno and two other states on May 14, ordering extra troops in to try to crush Islamist sect Boko Haram, whose insurgency against has killed ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Nigeria Islamists kill 9 students in school attack: medical worker
    MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants opened fire on a school in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing nine students, witnesses and a medical worker said, the second deadly attack on schools in three days. Witness Ibrahim Mohammed said he was taking exams in a classroom at Ansarudeen School when gunmen stormed the building, opening fire at random. "I saw five ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Military: Thurayas banned in northeast Nigeria
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Soldiers fighting to halt an insurgency by Islamic militants are banning the use of Thuraya satellite telephones by civilians in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, throttling communications already made difficult by cut cell phone service.        
    June 19, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Bola Tinubu in
    According to him, "when I visited the families of Chima Ubani and Tunji Oyeleru after their deaths in auto crash along the Kano-Maiduguri road last year, it dawned on me that accommodation could be their major problem and I promised to assist,"...

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