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2008-10-07 12:00:35

THEATRE-GOERS with a conscience should be on the look-out for a new musical set to hit Glasgow. Mother of All The Peoples is coming to the Mitchell Theatre and all proceeds from the show will go to the Mary Slessor Foundation in Calabar in Nigeria. The musical can be seen on October 17 and 18. Tickets cost GBP10/ GBP8, call 08700 132 652 . Originally published by Newsquest Media Group. (c) 2008 Evening Times; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2006-03-29 08:24:48

By Ibrahim Mshelizza MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria captured fugitive former Liberian President Charles Taylor on the border with Cameroon on Wednesday and deported him to Liberia, easing its embarrassment at his escape earlier in the week. The dramatic arrest and deportation came hours before President Olusegun Obasanjo was due to meet U.S. President George W. Bush, who has been pushing for Taylor to face war crimes charges in a special U.N.-backed court for years....

2006-03-28 08:54:22

By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, wanted for war crimes by a court in Sierra Leone, has disappeared from his residence in southeastern Nigeria, the presidency said on Tuesday. Taylor disappeared on Monday night, two days after Nigeria said Liberia was free to take him into its custody. Nigeria and Liberia were at odds about where he should go and confusion has reigned about his whereabouts since the Nigerian announcement. Taylor had lived in...

2006-03-26 06:25:23

By Pascal Fletcher DAKAR (Reuters) - Nigeria, other West African governments and the U.N. must quickly deliver former Liberian President Charles Taylor to his war crimes trial and prevent any violence by his allies, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The U.S.-based international rights group said fears existed that Taylor might try to escape trial, saying it had credible reports that "little or no security" existed around his exile residence in the southeastern Nigerian town of...


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Calabar Angwantibo, Arctocebus calabarensis
2012-06-19 11:39:12

The Calabar angwantibo (Arctocebus calabarensis), or Calabar potto, is a primate that is native to West Africa. Its range includes Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Nigeria, from where it derives its name from the city of Calabar. It prefers habitats within rainforests, specifically where trees have fallen, and it has even been spotted residing on farmlands. The Calabar potto can weigh an average between 9.3 ounces and 1.4 ounces. Its dorsal coat is creamy orange, while the underbelly is...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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