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Ex-Nigeria rebels rethink amnesty with Yar’Adua away

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The prolonged absence of Nigeria's president, who is in hospital overseas, has stalled a federal amnesty programme and forced former rebels to...

Nigerians to demand end to political uncertainty

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Nigerian religious leaders, politicians and educators will lead a mass rally today in the capital Abuja to demand the government put an...

Nigeria dismisses corruption case against ex-governor

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A Nigerian court dismissed graft and money laundering charges against a former ex-governor of the oil-producing state of Delta yesterday, dealing a...

Nigerian military destroy illegal oil refineries

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Nigeria has destroyed about 600 illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta and arrested seven oil thieves in the last few months,...

Nigeria oil reform must benefit communities: governor

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Nigeria's plans to overhaul its energy sector must result in a fairer deal for communities in the Niger Delta if there is...

Nigeria police illegally kill hundreds a year: Amnesty

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Amnesty International says hundreds of Nigerians are unlawfully killed by corrupt and ill-trained police officers each year and authorities are ignoring the...

The day Venezuela taught Nigeria a hard lesson

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The Nigerian minister of information and communication, Professor Dora Akunyili, was given a good lecture by the Venezuelan ambassador to Nigeria, Enerique...

Rebel attacks swell Nigeria-to-Ghana pipeline cost

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Rebel attacks in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta have boosted the cost of a natural gas pipeline to Ghana in which US oil...

Nigeria buys oil security, peacekeeping ‘copters

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Nigeria has agreed to purchase five used Super Puma helicopters from France to assist security forces in the oil-producing Niger Delta and...

Nigerian rebels want clear plans for those who disarm

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Three militant leaders in Nigeria's oil heartland want concrete plans for fighters who disarm and a clearer government commitment to develop the...

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