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Nigeria arrests foreign 'spies'

Written on September 28th, 2007 by
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A well-known US aid worker and her two German companions have been arrested in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region. Security officials say Judith Burdin Asuni, Florian Alexander Opitz and Andy Lehmann are being held on suspicion of "espionage... Read More | Share

Oyebola dies in hospital – Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Written on July 29th, 2007 by
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Former champion heavyweight boxer James Oyebola died on Friday after his life support machine was switched off. BOXING; James Oyebola, former British heavyweight champion, July 2007 - 0 Family and friends of Mr Oyebola, 47, of north west London, had... Read More | Share

Lebanese man shot dead in Nigeria

Written on July 21st, 2007 by
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Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a Lebanese businessman in his house in Nigeria's oil capital, Port Harcourt, local police say. Security sources say the businessman was killed during a failed abduction attempt early on Friday. A police station was... Read More | Share

Nigerian clash over cleric death

Written on July 19th, 2007 by
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Clashes have broken out in the northern Nigerian city of Sokoto after a high profile Muslim preacher was shot dead. Members of Sunni and Shia sects have fought a pitched battle with one of the three suspected gunmen beaten to death. The Sunni... Read More | Share

Nigeria arraigns former governor

Written on July 18th, 2007 by
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Abuja - Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday called Chimaroke Nnamani, two-term governor of Enugu State in the country's south-east, before a Lagos court on corruption charges. The agency alleged... 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

Written on July 11th, 2007 by
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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

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

ABC News: Girl Released by Captors in Nigeria

Written on July 8th, 2007 by
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Nigerian gunmen have released a British toddler who was kidnapped in the country's oil-rich south, a regional official said Sunday. Margaret Hill, 3, has been reunited with her parents, state government spokesman Emmanuel Okah said...Read... Read More | Share

Kidnapping of British Girl in Nigeria Provokes Outrage

Written on July 6th, 2007 by
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Officials in the tense delta region of Nigeria are searching for the three-year-old daughter of a British oil worker who was abducted on Thursday. For VOA, Gilbert da Costa in Abuja reports that the kidnapping of Margaret Hill has been widely condemned... Read More | Share

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