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Nigeria state of emergency extension gets final nod

Lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house on Wednesday unanimously backed extending the state of emergency in the country's northeast where Islamists are waging a brutal insurgency, giving the measure final approval. President Goodluck Jonathan had on November 6 asked for a six-month extension of emergency powers in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, where Boko Haram militants have carried out ...
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Added November 20, 2013
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