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High stakes as Nigerians vote for state governors

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After a parliamentary vote delayed by administrative chaos and a presidential election that triggered deadly rioting, Nigerians head to the polls today...

Too early to talk of 2011 run: Nigerian leader

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said it was too early to declare whether or not he will contest an election due by next...

Nigeria back changes to succession rules

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Nigeria's parliament approved a constitutional amendment on transferring presidential powers, aimed at avoiding a repeat of a crisis when the late President...

Nigerian leader seeks to lower 2010 budget spending

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan asked parliament to cut planned spending in the 2010 budget and revise its key assumptions to reflect a...

Nigerian leader picks relative newcomer as deputy

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has nominated Kaduna state governor Namadi Sambo to be vice president of Africa's most populous nation, a presidency...

Fresh oil war threat for new Nigerian leader

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Militants in the Niger Delta have threatened a fresh wave of potentially crippling attacks on Nigeria's oil industry, giving the African country's...

New Nigerian leader pledges electoral reform

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Nigeria's new leader Goodluck Jonathan vowed electoral reform and fighting graft would be top priorities as he steers the nation to its...

Nigerian president dies, acting leader to take over

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Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua died late on Wednesday, aged 58, after a long battle with kidney and heart ailments, paving the way...

Kidnaps, oil theft, plague Nigeria as amnesty falters

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Former militants fed up with a Nigerian government amnesty programme are regrouping and are behind a renewed wave of kidnappings, robberies and...

Nigeria orders elections chief to step down

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan ordered the country's elections chief to step down immediately, following concern that polls next year would not...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...