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Nigeria’s parliament approves state of emergency extension

Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan/AFP

Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan/AFP

ABUJA, May 20- Nigeria’s parliament on Tuesday approved a six month extension to a state of emergency in three northeast states hit by Islamist militant violence.

Senators unanimously approved the continuation of special powers in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in a vote, following a similar backing from the lower chamber House of Representatives last week.



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