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Nigerian city tense after riots

Written on November 30th, 2008 by
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At least 200 people are dead in Jos, Nigeria, after two days of religious and ethnic clashes, officials say.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7757398.stm... Read More | Share

Nigerian satellite fails in space

Written on November 15th, 2008 by
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A multi-million dollar Nigerian satellite launched in May 2007 has been shut down to prevent it spinning out of control and damaging others in orbit.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7726951.stm... Read More | Share

Nigerian Novelist, Edgy Violinist Win MacArthur `Genius Grants'

Written on September 23rd, 2008 by
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A Nigerian-born writer who chronicled her homeland's wrenching conflicts, a saxophonist known for his brazen approach to Latin music and a violinist who ignores boundaries are among the winners of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's... Read More | Share

Nigerian energy deals 'wasted billions'

Written on March 14th, 2008 by
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Olusegun Obasanjo is still influential in Nigeria's ruling party Some $2.2bn-worth of Nigerian energy contracts were awarded without a bidding process by the former president and his energy minister, officials say.Read... Read More | Share

Nigeria sends 680 additional troops to Sudan's Darfur

Written on October 9th, 2007 by
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Despite the killing of seven soldiers in peacekeeping operation in Darfur, Sudan last week, the Nigerian Army has said it is sending another 680 soldiers to the war-torn region. "The GOC 81 Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Azubuike... Read More | Share

Probe condemns Nigerian speaker

Written on September 26th, 2007 by
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Probe condemns Nigerian speaker MPs in Nigeria investigating a $5m spending spree by the new House of Representatives Speaker, Patricia Etteh, have said she broke the rules. Her last appearance in the assembly prompted a fist fight and she was ushered... Read More | Share

Nigerian coach makes accusation after loss

Written on July 16th, 2007 by
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MONTREAL -- Nigerian coach Ladan Bosso was exquisitely polite after Sunday's 4-0 loss to Chile at Olympic Stadium at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. He said: Thank you very much... Read More | Share

Young Nigerian wins British book award

Written on June 6th, 2007 by
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Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won Britain's Orange Prize for fiction by women, becoming the first African to take the award in its 12-year history, organizers said Wednesday. Adichie, 29, also the youngest author to have won the prize, was... Read More | Share

Nigeria University Teachers Strike Over Poor Work Conditions

Written on March 31st, 2007 by
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University teachers in Nigeria are on strike over demands for better pay and work conditions. For VOA, Gilbert da Costa reports that the strike typifies growing disenchantment within the Nigerian education system. The Academic Staff Union of... Read More | Share

Nigerian Protester Disrupts Slavery Service

Written on March 27th, 2007 by
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LONDON: A lone protester has interrupted a commemorative service at Westminster Abbey marking the 200th anniversary of the act to abolish the slave trade. The event, attended by the Queen and Tony Blair, was almost over when human rights campaigner... Read More | Share

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