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'Extraordinary Gathering' at White House

Written on January 8th, 2009 by
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WASHINGTON (Jan. 7) -- Confronting a grim economy and a Middle East on fire, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to perhaps the only people on the planet who understand what he's in for: the four living members of the U.S. presidents' club.Read... Read More | Share

Obama wins historic US election

Written on November 5th, 2008 by
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Democratic Senator Barack Obama has been elected the first black president of the United States.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/us_elections_2008/7709978.stm... Read More | Share

ExxonMobil Posts Biggest Quarterly US Profit In History

Written on October 30th, 2008 by
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HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, says it shattered its own record for the biggest profit from operations by a U.S. corporation, earning $14.83 billion in the third quarter.Read... Read More | Share

US interest rates slashed to 1%

Written on October 29th, 2008 by
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The Federal Reserve has cut its key interest rate from 1.5% to 1% in a widely expected move, as it aims to avoid a possible US recession.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7696766.stm... Read More | Share

US Bailout Package Fails As Dow Plunges

Written on September 29th, 2008 by
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In an extraordinary gamble on the future of the global economy, the House of Representatives voted down the $700 billion Wall Street bill 205-228, as Republicans defied their president, their presidential nominee and their leaders to vote nearly two to... Read More | Share

Months of campaigning come down to final hours in Iowa

Written on January 3rd, 2008 by
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DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- Presidential hopefuls are campaigning down to the wire in Iowa today, determined to motivate supporters to brave the icy cold and attend the evening's caucuses, kicking off the 2008 race for the White House.Read... Read More | Share

VIDEO: Proceedings of US Congressional Hearing on Nigeria of June 7, 2007

Written on June 7th, 2007 by
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VIDEO: Proceedings of US Congressional Hearing on Nigeria of June 7, 2007" Elections, Legitimacy and A Way Forward" http://boss.streamos.com/real/international/af-6-7-07.smi (Proceedings start in earnest after about 10 minutes) For texts... Read More | Share

Soyinka to Testify before US Congress June 7, 2007, 10 am

Written on June 3rd, 2007 by
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Soyinka to testify before US Congress Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health: "Nigeria at a Crossroads" June 7, 2007, 10:00 am http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing_notice.asp?id=837Read... Read More | Share

US urges Nigerian opposition not to boycott presidential election

Written on April 19th, 2007 by
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18/04/2007 21:22 WASHINGTON, April 18 (AFP) US urges Nigerian opposition not to boycott presidential election The United States called on Nigeria's opposition parties Wednesday not to carry out a threatened boycott of presidential elections this... Read More | Share

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