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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...

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...

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...

Nigerian defence minister denies rebel amnesty is failing

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Nigeria's defence minister has denied that an amnesty programme for former rebels in the Niger Delta oil region was failing, even though...

Nigeria’s VP can perform president’s duties: court

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan can perform the executive duties of ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who is in hospital overseas, without a...

Nigerian court to hold hearings over Yar’Adua absence

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A Nigerian federal court will hold hearings next week on three lawsuits against the government which accuse an ailing president of breaching...

Military mentality haunts Nigeria governance: NEPAD

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Nigeria's leaders still need to shed some of the attitudes and values built up under military rule if Africa's most populous nation...

Lawyer sues Nigerian govt over president’s absence

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A leading Nigerian human rights lawyer has launched legal action to try to force President Umaru Yar'Adua to hand executive powers to...

Nigerian cabinet backs Yar’Adua amid calls to quit

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Nigeria's cabinet unanimously agreed yesterday there were no grounds on which to seek the resignation of President Umaru Yar'Adua, rejecting calls for...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...