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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.