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NOV 20, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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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 waves of attacks. The senate signed off the next day, but the lower house had demanded detailed briefings from Nigeria's security chiefs before voting. The emergency measures were first ... Read More

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