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Nick Tattersall

Nick Tattersall

    Turkish courts block Twitter ahead of elections
    Turkish courts block Twitter ahead of elections
    Turkey's ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections sparked public fury over a "digital coup" on Friday, brought international condemnation and triggered a rift between prime minister and president....
    Syria opposition rejects peace talks
    Syria opposition rejects peace talks
    The acting head of Syria's opposition coalition said on Friday it would stay out of any international peace talks as long as Lebanese...
    Nigeria leader says polls to continue despite riots
    Nigeria leader says polls to continue despite riots
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday the final round of elections would go ahead next week despite rioting which is feared to have...
    Nigeria's Jonathan set for victory in election
    Nigeria's Jonathan set for victory in election
    President Goodluck Jonathan took what appeared to be an unassailable lead on Sunday as votes were tallied from around Nigeria, despite a strong...
    Early results suggest close Nigerian election
    Early results suggest close Nigerian election
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan looked set for a close race against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday as results trickled in from...
    Nigerians head out to vote despite chaos, violence
    Nigerians head out to vote despite chaos, violence
    Nigerians turned out for a delayed parliamentary election on Saturday, voicing determination to hold a credible vote in Africa's most populous...
    Nigeria's north risks growing sense of alienation
    Nigeria's north risks growing sense of alienation
    Standing on the dancefloor among shards of glass and splintered wood, Tony Baisie rues the day he agreed to help set up a nightclub in one of West...
    Nigeria president declares election bid on Facebook
    Nigeria president declares election bid on Facebook
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday declared his intention to run in January elections on social networking site Facebook, in an...
    Nigerian president returns from Saudi hospital
    Nigerian president returns from Saudi hospital
    Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua arrived back in Abuja on Wednesday after three months in a Saudi Arabian hospital, renewing uncertainty over the...
    Nigerian militants extend truce in oil region
    Nigerian militants extend truce in oil region
    Nigeria's main militant group said on Wednesday it was extending a two-month-old ceasefire in the oil-producing Niger Delta by 30 days but warned...
    Nigeria threatens to arrest bank debtors, seize assets
    Nigeria threatens to arrest bank debtors, seize assets
    Nigeria's anti-graft police have given defaulting debtors of five banks rescued in a $2,6-billion bailout, including some of the nation's most...
    Nigerians count cost after uprising by Islamic sect
    Nigerians count cost after uprising by Islamic sect
    Samuel Yunana's father, Fayam, was taken from his home, stabbed in the side of the stomach and told to convert to Islam. When he refused, his...