Africa

Nigeria plane crash: 153 dead

Nigerian officials say all 153 people on board a Nigerian passenger aircraft flight were killed when the plane crashed into a building in Lagos. President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of official mourning for the victims and ordered a thorough investigation into the disaster

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Nigeria’s Religious Leaders Work to Stop Violence

KADUNA, Nigeria - Sectarian violence in Nigeria's volatile Middle Belt region has killed hundreds in recent years, and many fear that attacks by Islamic extremists in the north could ignite lingering tensions. However, Muslim and Christian religious leaders in the northern city of Kaduna are coming together to head off violence

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Feature: Democracy in Nigeria: Realty or Farce…..

In the words of Anthony Akinola, “The glory of Nigerian democratic politics was in the 1950’s when electioneering periods were like festive occasions for us young children. The rare opportunity to see the Awos, the Ziks and the Bellos was anticipated with feverish anxiety, the type of anxiety with which we awaited great festive occasions

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ECOWAS Integration bearing fruits

Companies registered under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) are now able to circulate their finished products freely without restriction, Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said on Wednesday

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Nigeria: FG Can Not Fix The Power Problem

It was a shame and a surprise to read the punch news paper on May 16th,2012 to discover the true situation of the power sector in the speech of the vice president of Nigeria,Arc Namadi Sambo. Vice president Namadi Sambo reportedly said: the illness and eventual death of late President Umaru Yar’Adua denied Nigerians the benefits of being led by a leader who saw himself as a servant

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