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Tume Ahemba

Tume Ahemba

    Nigerian preacher with 86 wives wins court reprieve
    Nigerian preacher with 86 wives wins court reprieve
    A Nigerian court said an 84-year-old Islamic preacher with 86 wives should be released from jail after he was held for failing to heed a call by...
    Squandered oil wealth leaves Nigeria in dark age
    Squandered oil wealth leaves Nigeria in dark age
    With oil prices at record highs, government coffers in the world's eighth biggest oil exporter are swollen to unprecedented levels.
    Nigerian prisons a 'national scandal'
    Nigerian prisons a 'national scandal'
    Nigeria's prisons are a "national scandal", filled with thousands of inmates who have never been convicted of any crime while some prisoners wait...
    Bird flu claims first human life in West Africa
    Bird flu claims first human life in West Africa
    Nigeria confirmed the first human death from the H5N1 virus in sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday after tests on a dead woman showed she had contracted bird flu....
    Decay dims Africa's once-proud universities
    Decay dims Africa's once-proud universities
    A visitor to Ibadan University in pre-independence Nigeria more than 50 years ago was impressed by its modern structure and 100 000-book...
    Nigeria pulls troops from Bakassi before handover
    Nigeria pulls troops from Bakassi before handover
    Nigeria has pulled thousands of troops out of the Bakassi peninsula ahead of a Monday deadline for a complete withdrawal, but many residents said...
    Deal reached to end Chevron oil terminal siege
    Deal reached to end Chevron oil terminal siege
    Oil major ChevronTexaco said on Tuesday it had reached a preliminary agreement to end a nine-day siege at its Escravos terminal by a group of...