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2006-03-29 10:52:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday that exiled former Liberian leader Charles Taylor who was captured would be arriving in Liberia shortly. "Charles Taylor should be landing in Liberia by now," Obasanjo said at the White House after a meeting with President George W. Bush.

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....

2006-03-29 05:03:47

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has ordered the immediate repatriation of exiled former Liberian President Charles Taylor to Liberia, following his arrest at the border with Cameroon on Wednesday. Nigerian Information Minister Frank Nweke said Taylor, who is wanted on war crimes charges by a U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone, should be placed in the custody of the Liberian government.

2006-03-29 04:34:28

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, wanted for war crimes by a court in Sierra Leone, was arrested on Wednesday in northern Nigeria on the border with Cameroon, police said. The arrest comes a day after Nigerian authorities said Taylor had disappeared from the villa in southeastern Nigeria where he has lived in exile since he stepped down in 2003 as part of a deal to end 14 years of civil war in Liberia. "He was arrested in Borno state, at the...

2006-03-28 12:59:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House should cancel a meeting with Nigeria's president because of the disappearance of exiled Liberian leader Charles Taylor before he could be turned over to stand trial for war crimes, a U.S. lawmaker said on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Ed Royce of California, a member of the House of Representatives International Relations Committee, called Nigeria's announcement that Taylor had disappeared "the nightmare scenario that many were worried about." He...

2006-03-28 11:26:31

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The disappearance of exiled Liberian leader Charles Taylor in Nigeria will overshadow crucial talks between Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and President George W. Bush expected to focus on oil security. The United States, particularly Congress, has been pressing Nigeria to end Taylor's asylum and send him to stand trial in Sierra Leone, where he is wanted for war crimes. But on Tuesday, as Obasanjo was scheduled to leave Abuja for the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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