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Nigeria President Umaru Yaradua

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian Vice President, Empowered By Lawmakers

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's parliament empowered Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to run Africa's most populous nation Tuesday in place of an ill...

Umaru Yar'Adua: Nigeria's President Speaks In Face Of Protest

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — More than 1,000 Nigerians protested the long absence of their ill president on Tuesday, challenging the troubled democracy even...

Nigeria: Progress Toward the Rule of Law?

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

To dispel the rumors and to move Nigeria toward a greater respect for the rule of law, Olabode George's jailing must be followed by further credible prosecutions and convictions.

Mohammed Yusuf's Death To Be Investigated: Nigeria

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's president has ordered an investigation into the killing of the leader of an radical Islamist sect behind nearly a wee...

Nigeria: troops battle Islamic militants in north

AP | NJADVARA MUSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Soldiers in tanks and armored cars besieged the shelled compound of a radical Islamist sect and sporadic gunfire exploded a...