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Watching Wole Soyinka's return to Biafra

Written on October 23rd, 2007 by
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Forty years ago, Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka travelled to Nigeria's secessionist Biafra region to try and calm growing tensions. The visit saw him thrown in jail, forced to spend 22 months in solitary confinement. Now he has returned to meet those who... Read More | Share

Heroes' welcome for SA Springboks

Written on October 23rd, 2007 by
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Thousands of fans have greeted the South African rugby team as they arrived home after winning the Rugby World Cup in France on Saturday.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7057682.stm... Read More | Share

Home-made helicopters hit northern Nigeria

Written on October 22nd, 2007 by
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Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi, a 24-year-old physics undergraduate in northern Nigeria, takes old cars and motorbikes to pieces in the back yard at home and builds his own helicopters from the parts. "It took me eight months to build this one," he said,... Read More | Share

Nigeria under-17 coach dies

Written on October 21st, 2007 by
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Yemi Tella has died a mere six weeks after leading Nigeria to the under-17 World title in September. The 56-year-old had spent the last two weeks at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital after being admitted for cancer-like symptoms. Tella, a former... Read More | Share

Shock at SA reggae star Lucky Dube shooting

Written on October 19th, 2007 by
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Fans across the world are mourning the South African reggae star, Lucky Dube, who has been shot dead. He was dropping his teenage son and daughter off in a Johannesburg suburb when he was attacked by car thieves. Local radio stations have been flooded... Read More | Share

Etteh: House of Reps boils

Written on October 16th, 2007 by
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PUNCH Etteh: House of Reps boils By Chiawo Nwankwo and Victor Sam, Abuja Published: Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 A row broke out in the House of Representatives on Wenesday as members of the Integrity Group insisted that the Speaker, Mrs. Patricia... Read More | Share

India seeks stronger ties with Nigeria

Written on October 15th, 2007 by
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India seeks stronger ties with Nigeria Idowu Samuel, Clement Idoko and Okey Muogbo, Abuja - 16.10.2007 The visiting Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday solicited a stronger bilateral relationship between his country and Nigeria,... Read More | Share

Mexico Salvage Draw With Nigeria

Written on October 15th, 2007 by
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Nigeria threw away a two-goal lead, and later missed a penalty to eventually draw 2-2 with Mexico in an international friendly in Ciudad Juarez on Sunday. Nigeria threw away a two-goal lead, and later missed a penalty to eventually draw 2-2 with Mexico... Read More | Share

Gore and UN panel win Nobel prize

Written on October 12th, 2007 by
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BBC NEWS Gore and UN panel win Nobel prize Climate change campaigner Al Gore and the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The committee cited "their efforts to build up and disseminate... Read More | Share

Nigeria annuls "not credible" state poll win

Written on October 11th, 2007 by
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A Nigerian court has nullified the election of Ibrahim Idris as Kogi state governor in a vindication for the opposition after polls in April that were deemed "not credible" by international observers. Hundreds of petitions are being heard across... Read More | Share

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