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Nigeria’s acting president dissolves Cabinet

Nigerian acting President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday dissolved the Cabinet, asserting his power a little over a month after taking over.

Ailing Nigerian president returns home, but not to power

Nigeria's president returned on Wednesday after a stay in hospital fueling concern about fresh turmoil but his deputy said all was "on course".

President Umaru Yar’Adua returns to Nigeria

The Nigerian president has arrived back home after a three-month absence that left the West African country in political limbo.

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.

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.

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.

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, a daily said on Tuesday.

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