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Police Fire Tear Gas, Arrest 7 at Nigerian Assembly

Police in Nigeria fired tear gas in an effort to prevent a top opposition lawmaker from entering parliament on Thursday. Members of parliament had convened in the capital, Abuja, to debate President Goodluck Jonathan’s request to extend the state of emergency in the country’s northeast as part of the fight against Boko Haram militants. The standoff began when Speaker of the House Aminu Tambuwal approached a gate leading into the National Assembly building. Imam Imam, a spokesman for...

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