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2014-03-31 12:27:47

African Communications Agency Press Briefing in the Lisagor Room at The National Press Club, Monday, April 7, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 11:00AM, featuring Dr. Doyin Okupe, Special Advisor to President Jonathan Ebele Goodluck. WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a two-and-a-half hour press briefing scheduled for Monday morning, April 7th in the Lisagor Room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Dr. Doyin Okupe, Special Advisor on Public Information...

2006-08-29 09:46:24

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo moved to dispel fears on Tuesday over next year's handover of power in Africa's top oil producer, promising free and fair elections in April. Obasanjo denounced as "mischief makers" those who said he might try to install an interim government and insisted he was preparing for retirement to his chicken farm in May. "Those talking about interim national government are either ignorant of the constitution, or they...

2006-08-15 16:14:04

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Norwegian and two Ukrainian oil workers being held hostage in Nigeria were freed on Tuesday as the government promised to crack down on a surge in unrest in Africa's largest oil producer. About 16 foreign oil workers have been kidnapped in five separate abductions in the past two weeks in the oil-producing Niger Delta. Nine have been released. "We are going to be firm and say no to violence and hostage-taking. Wherever we find...

2006-08-12 10:18:40

By Tume Ahemba BORO CAMP, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria has pulled thousands of troops out of the Bakassi peninsula ahead of a Monday deadline for a complete withdrawal, but many residents said they would resist a handover to Cameroon. The International Court of Justice ruled in 2002 that Nigeria should turn over Bakassi, which has offshore oil deposits and is rich in fisheries, to its eastern neighbor after a decades-long dispute that nearly brought the two to war in 1981. But many...

2006-06-25 18:46:58

By Astrid Zweynert LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair has enlisted rock star Bob Geldof and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to help keep track of how wealthy countries live up to their aid commitments to Africa. Keeping track of pledges by countries known as the Group of Eight is a "full-time job" and while some pledges are on track, more needs to be done, Blair will say in a speech on Monday in London. Blair is setting up an independent Africa Panel, to be...

2006-06-01 09:27:58

By Salah Sarrar TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi assailed Nigeria on Thursday for handing over former Liberian President Charles Taylor for trial, saying the move set an unacceptable precedent that threatened all African leaders. Nigeria deported Taylor on March 29 to Liberia, which promptly sent him on to Sierra Leone where he awaits trial on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for backing rebels during Sierra Leone's 1991-2001 civil war. The United...

2006-05-15 11:28:30

By Tom Ashby LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's anti-fraud squad launched a probe on Monday into allegations lawmakers have been bribed to change the constitution to allow President Olusegun Obasanjo to extend his hold on power. The investigation comes days before a vote on the bill to amend the constitution in the Senate, which is likely to go against extending the presidential tenure to three terms. "The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced the investigation of recent...

2006-05-13 05:45:27

ABUJA (Reuters) - A pipeline blast that killed up to 200 people near Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Friday caused a ripple of sadness but no great outpouring of emotion among Nigerians who are accustomed to such tragedies. The pipeline blew up while thieves were drilling into it for fuel, leaving charred, unrecognizable corpses on a sandy beach about a mile from Lagos city center by boat. "Of course, it's sad. But these things happen all the time. We are used to it," said Ihezue...

2006-04-20 11:01:38

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo faced growing pressure on Thursday with militants in the oil-producing south killing two people in a car bomb attack and thousands of opposition supporters rallying against him in the capital. Militants detonated the car bomb on Wednesday night in the southern city of Port Harcourt, extending a four-month campaign of sabotage and kidnapping that has already cut output from the world's...

2006-04-20 08:09:43

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants killed two civilians in a car bomb attack on an army barracks in the southern city of Port Harcourt, extending a four-month onslaught against the world's eighth-largest oil exporter. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), whose attacks have cut Nigerian oil exports by a quarter, said in an email they detonated 30 kg (66 lb) of dynamite using a cellular telephone on Wednesday night. The use...


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