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Nigeria's acting president dissolves Cabinet
Nigeria's acting president dissolves Cabinet
Nigerian acting President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday dissolved the Cabinet a little over a month after taking power, asserting his authority...
Ailing Nigerian president returns home, but not to power
Ailing Nigerian president returns home, but not to power
Nigeria's ailing president returned on Wednesday after a three-month stay in a Saudi hospital fueling concern about fresh turmoil but his deputy,...
President Umaru Yar'Adua returns to Nigeria
President Umaru Yar'Adua returns to Nigeria
Three-month absence for medical treatment ends after Parliament sends deputation to Saudi Arabia
Nigerian Cabinet rejects calls for president to step down
Nigerian Cabinet rejects calls for president to step down
The Nigerian government on Wednesday flatly rejected calls by dozens of public figures for ailing president Umaru Yar'Adua to resign, according to...
Nigeria's oil equity plan to help end militancy
Nigeria's oil equity plan to help end militancy
Nigeria's plan to give Niger Delta residents a slice of its national energy company could be a major deterrent to militancy in the oil-producing...
Nigerian president in talks with rebel leader
Nigerian president in talks with rebel leader
Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has held his first-ever meeting with the leader of the main rebel group in the oil-rich Niger Delta, leading the...
Nigeria a dream deferred, says president
Nigeria a dream deferred, says president
Nigeria's independence anniversary is a sad reminder of "a dream deferred for too long", President Umaru Yar'Adua said on Thursday in a broadcast...
China seeks major stake in Nigerian oil
China seeks major stake in Nigerian oil
A Chinese state-owned oil company is in talks with Nigeria to acquire stakes in some of the world's richest oil blocks, in potentially one of...
Niger Delta amnesty plan hangs in balance
Niger Delta amnesty plan hangs in balance
An amnesty programme in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta risks failing if the government does not back up its offer with serious peace talks and...
Nigeria security forces on alert after violent clashes
Nigeria security forces on alert after violent clashes
Nigeria's president on Tuesday placed security forces on maximum alert after two days of battles with radical Islamists in the north that witnesses...
Key Nigerian militant accepts govt amnesty
Key Nigerian militant accepts govt amnesty
A key militant in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta detained since September 2007 has accepted President Umaru Yar'Adua recent offer of unconditional...

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