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Flashback on Ministerial Intrigues

Written on July 13th, 2007 by
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Assistant Editor, Idowu Samuel, reminisces on the intrigues and powerplay that eventually saw the emergence of ministers-designate as contained in the list submitted to the National Assembly by President Umaru Yar... Read More | Share

Nigeria reach under-20 last eight

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Nigeria went through to the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup in Canada with a 2-1 victory over Zambia on Thursday. The eagerly-anticipated all-African showdown in Ottawa did not take long to get going. Nigeria, runners-up at Netherlands 2005,... Read More | Share

Nigerian Senate delays screening of ministers

Written on July 12th, 2007 by
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By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua's proposed ministers were due to undergo screening by the Senate on Tuesday, six weeks after Yar'Adua took power, but senators delayed the process which has been mired in... Read More | Share

Two Nigeria ex-governors arrested

Written on July 12th, 2007 by
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Nigeria's anti-graft agency has arrested two former governors accused of corruption and money laundering. Saminu Turaki, a sitting MP and Orji Kalu, who lost a bid for Nigeria's presidency in last April's polls were arrested in Abuja, officials... Read More | Share

Ransoms Fuel Surge in Nigeria Kidnapping

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LAGOS, Nigeria -- Foreign oil workers are known in Nigeria's oil-rich south as "white gold" among the gangs that kidnap them. They have seized more than 150 foreigners this year, including a just freed 3-year-old British girl. That's nearly... Read More | Share

Chelsea supports Beckham's 'big moment'

Written on July 11th, 2007 by
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LOS ANGELES - Chelsea is one of the world's glamour soccer teams, and it will play a strictly supporting role to David Beckham when the English star makes his U.S. debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 21. ADVERTISEMENT "It's a big moment for... Read More | Share

Oil eases from 11-month high; eyes Nigeria, N.Sea

Written on July 10th, 2007 by
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil eased on Tuesday after a seven-day rally lifted prices to their highest in 11 months, but losses were limited by fears of further violence in No. 8 exporter Nigeria and looming North Sea maintenance. London Brent... Read More | Share

Nigeria: President Yar'Adua Launches NigComsat-1

Written on July 10th, 2007 by
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President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, has launched the first ever Pan-African Communication Satellite NigComsat-1 at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on Friday July 8 2007. With the launching, he said, Nigeria has signaled its determination to... Read More | Share

Nigcomsat-1 will fast-track telecom market

Written on July 10th, 2007 by
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With the successful launch of the Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigComSat-1) into the space Nigeria has become a major player in the robust world telecom market which is projected to hit N128.2 trillion ($1.2 trillion) by 2010. ISAAC AREGBESOLA,... Read More | Share

British toddler released by Nigerian kidnappers

Written on July 10th, 2007 by
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Three-year-old British girl Margaret Hill was back with her relieved parents Monday after being freed by kidnappers in southern Nigeria, but three more foreigners were seized in the oil producing region. The girl was covered in mosquito bites and... Read More | Share

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