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Mon,27Apr2015

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Ebola road to zero

Beatrice Yardolo, right, Liberia’s last Ebola patient, walks out of the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia, at the beginning of a short ceremony celebrating her survival and release from the ETU on March 5. Photo©UNMEER/Simon RufLiberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three most affected countries in the West African region, remain vigilant in their fight against the Ebola virus disease. Authorities in the three most affected countries are walking a "tightrope" trying to keep infections down while restore normal public life.

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Nigeria's defining moment

Impressed with his composed Jedi-like manner Nigerian social media has already dubbed him 'Jegai'. Photo©ReutersNigeria's electoral commission (INEC) chairperson Attahiru Jega was cool, calm and collected as he presided over the 2015 presidential election, which is being hailed as a historic moment for the troubled country.

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Nigeria's man of the moment

Attahiru Jega. Photo©Thomas Sataar for TARProfessor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as President of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) coincided with the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida, a period in which, according to one University professor quoted at the time, “practically all the factors that make a university autonomous have been interfered with by one decree or the other.”

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Nigeria votes: Nollywood's President

At an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Silverbird entertainment empire, in November 2010, President Jonathan caught the audience unawares with his announcement of a $200 million fund for Nigerian "entertainers".

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Thierry Tanoh wins cases...

The legal battles related to Thierry Tanoh's sacking in 2014 are set to continue at international tribunals.

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Nigeria’s high-tension vote

Photo©Bulent Kilic/AFP/Isaac Emokpae@IEP/Youtopia/Mark Chilvers for TARThe big risks will not stop on election day, and that is prompting some bold thinking in Nigeria.

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