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Nigeria’s President Yar’adua promises support for Pan African parliament

“Nigeria and ECOWAS will support the Pan-African Parliament to achieve its objectives. We will support it at both regional and national level,” said  Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua when visiting first ...

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Nigeria moves to contain swine flu

Nigeria, has enhanced surveillance in Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Seme and Idiroko borders with Republic of Benin to monitor all entries into the country after a nine-year-old American girl tested ...

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Shell trains ex-Niger delta militants in business management

Royal Dutch Shell  is working with Nigeria's Federal government to re train Niger delta militants who were recently granted amnesty, to ensure the militants do not return to violence. "In co-operation ...

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Nigerian government to spend 10% of Oil revenues in Niger delta

The Federal Government is planning to spend 10 percent of its oil and gas ventures in the Niger Delta in the area, says Emmanuel Egbogah, Special adviser on oil to ...

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ECOWAS imposes sanctions against Guinea

Leaders of the ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States,  said they are imposing an arms embargo on Guinea after soldiers there fatally shot pro-democracy demonstrators and will try ...

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MEND vows to renew attacks on oil installations

Niger delta militants vowed Thursday to renew their five-year war insurgency which was temporarily abated over the last 90 days by a ceasefire declared by the militants The Nigerian central ...

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Nigeria elected into UN security council

Nigeria and  four other countries- Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, and Lebanon were elected Thursday to non-permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council, serving a two-year terms starting January 1 participating  in ...

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Nigeria Government appeals court’s decision on Oil fields

The Federal Government has appealed a federal court’s decision to return offshore oil exploration rights to South Korea’s National Oil Corp (KNOC), said a court filing obtained by Reuters on ...

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Oil companies to meet Nigerian government over Petroleum Industry Bill

Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil  are planning to meet officials of Nigerian government  this week to persuade the government to ease tough new terms in draft legislation. This is coming ...

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ECOWAS leaders to meet over Guinean crisis

An extra ordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS  will hold  Saturday to discuss Guinea and possible sanctions after a bloody crackdown there   Nigerian Deputy ...

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