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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...

Nigeria’s acting leader signs local content oil bill

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Nigeria's acting president signed into law an oil industry bill that gives domestic firms priority in the award of oil blocks and...

Nigeria leader wants sovereign wealth fund in months

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan wants a sovereign wealth fund for sub-Saharan Africa's biggest energy producer established within months, the country's new...

Nigeria’s Jonathan does not rule out 2011 race

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Acting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan did not rule out contesting elections due next year, but said in an interview aired yesterday that...

Nigeria’s acting leader promises fair 2011 elections

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan assured the international community that Africa's most populous country would hold free and fair elections next year. Jonathan...

Nigeria’s leader to meet Obama

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan travels to Washington this weekend to meet US President Barack Obama on his first foreign trip as...

Nigeria’s leader to swear in new cabinet

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Nigeria's acting president will swear in 38 ministers to his new cabinet and assign them portfolios today presidency spokesperson said, a move...

Nigeria’s Senate confirms 38 new ministers

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Nigeria's Senate confirmed 38 new ministers proposed by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, including the country's former junior oil minister and a senior...

Nigeria’s Senate begins screening cabinet nominees

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Nigeria's Senate began to screen Acting President Goodluck Jonathan's nominees for his new cabinet, whose rapid formation would ease political uncertainty in...

Nigeria Senate eases rules for political aspirants

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Nigeria's Senate yesterday approved a constitutional amendment to allow politicians who are accused of fraud, but not convicted, to run for federal...

Nigeria’s acting leader to meet ex-rebel leaders

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan will meet former rebel leaders from the oil-producing Niger Delta tomorrow, hoping to get a federal amnesty...

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