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AFRICOM denies that US troops on alert for Nigeria

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The United States is not preparing for any possible intervention in Nigeria, as was erroneously reported in the Nigerian Compass newspaper, a...

Nigeria’s acting leader dissolves cabinet

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved the cabinet y in a bid to consolidate his authority at the helm of Africa's most...

Nigerians demand an end to “invisible presidency”

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Thousands of Nigerians marched to the gates of the presidential villa yesterday to demand an end to the presidency of ailing leader...

New security adviser bolsters Nigeria’s acting leader

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the country's national security adviser (NSA), in a further sign he is asserting his authority after...

Security tight after 500 hundred die in central Nigeria

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Soldiers patrolled the central Nigerian city of Jos today and aid workers tried to assess the death toll after attacks on outlying...

Nigeria ruling party wants northern president next

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Nigeria's ruling party wants the next president to be a northerner in line with a principle that power rotates around the country,...

Nigerian acting president keeps full powers for now

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan will keep full executive powers for now, the presidency said, in an apparent bid to ease fears...

Oil majors warn Nigeria on planned industry reforms

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Nigeria's proposed oil industry reforms could drive away billions in investment, slow development of deep water reserves, and help Angola eclipse it...

Nigeria stability depends on 2011 elections: US

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The United States pressed Nigeria's caretaker president yesterday to revamp the oil giant's tattered election machinery, saying it must hold credible elections...

Nigeria committed to oil sector overhaul: Jonathan

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Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday he was committed to overhauling Africa's biggest oil and gas industry so that it better...

Jonathan hopeful on Niger Delta peace

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan expects swift progress reviving an amnesty programme in the oil-producing Niger Delta and recent talks with militants...

Nigeria oil militant group warns of more unrest

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A Nigerian militant group warned of further unrest in the oil-producing Niger Delta, saying that Vice President Goodluck Jonathan's assumption of power...

Nigerian VP assumes office as acting president

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office as acting president yesterday to fill a power vacuum more than two months after President...

Incumbent declared winner in flawed Nigeria poll

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The incumbent governor of Nigeria's south eastern Anambra state was yesterday declared the winner of an election which voters, candidates and observers...

Western nations urge Nigeria to exercise restraint

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Three Western nations and the European Union urged Nigeria to adhere to its constitutional process in the "current period of uncertainty" caused...

Nigerian VP assures nation Jos crisis under control

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Nigeria's Vice President yesterday ordered the army to take over security in the central city of Jos and pledged the government would...

Muslim-Christian clashes kill 460 in Nigerian city

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The death toll after four days of clashes between Muslim and Christian gangs in the Nigerian city of Jos and nearby communities...

Nigeria’s VP sends troops to Jos

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan ordered troops to be sent into the central city of Jos to restore order after nearly 150...

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