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World-Renowned Nigerian Author Refuses His Country’s Honor

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has — for the second time — refused to accept an honorary title from his home country. The author of the internationally-acclaimed novel Things Fall Apart would have been one of the Nigerians named a “Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic” at a ceremony on Monday. But Achebe, who […]

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US Cancels Terror Alert for Citizens in Nigerian Capital

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has canceled a terror alert that warned citizens to stay away from three luxury hotels in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The U.S. embassy said it called off the warning because of increased security around the Hilton, NICON and Sheraton hotels, as well as around government buildings and major roads. The embassy said […]

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Amnesty Intl. Urges Shell to Clean Up Nigeria Oil Spill

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International released a report Thursday saying Shell Oil should commit $1 billion to start cleaning up two spills in southeastern Nigeria that have impacted the livelihoods of thousands of farmers and fishermen. Amnesty says British lawyers representing those affected by the oil spills in the Bodo, Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta in 2008 […]

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Nigeria Hunts Bombers After Deadly Wave of Attacks

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tensions remain high in Nigeria where authorities are searching for members of a radical Islamic sect believed to have carried out a wave of deadly bombings across the north in recent days. Authorities believe Boko Haram orchestrated the attacks, which have killed at least 100 people since Friday. Police in the city of Damaturu set […]

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Nigeria Hunts Bombers After Deadly Wave of Attacks

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Tensions remain high in Nigeria where authorities are searching for members of a radical Islamic sect believed to have carried out a wave of deadly bombings across the north in recent days. Authorities believe Boko Haram orchestrated the attacks, which have killed at least 100 people since Friday. The secretary general of the Organization of […]

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US Warns of More Attacks in Nigerian Capital

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. embassy in Nigeria is warning of possible new attacks, just days after a wave of violence in northern Nigeria killed more than 100 people. The embassy said it has information that the radical Muslim sect Boko Haram may strike hotels and other locations in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, during the Eid-al-Adha holiday. The statement, […]

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Death Toll in Nigerian Violence Passes 100

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The number of Nigerians killed in a series of attacks blamed on a radical Muslim sect has climbed past 100. Boko Haram gunmen targeted police stations, churches and an army base in small towns in northern Nigeria on Friday. It was one of the deadliest days in the sect’s campaign to establish a Muslim state […]

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Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 65 Dead

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Mourners in northeastern Nigeria are making funeral arrangements for dozens of people killed in a series of coordinated bombings and shootings committed by a radical Islamic sect. Relief officials say at least 65 people died in Friday’s violence that targeted police stations, churches and a bank in the towns of Damaturu, Potiskum, and Maiduguri. Islamist […]

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Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 65 Dead

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Relief officials say at least 65 people have died in a wave of violence in northeast Nigeria after a series of bombings and shootings around the city of Damaturu. Armed gunmen rampaged through the town in Yobe state Friday night, bombing police stations, a bank, and several churches. Gunfire rang out through the night, and […]

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Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 63 Dead

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Red Cross says at least 63 people have died in a wave of violence in northeast Nigeria after a series of bombings and shootings around the city of Damaturu. Armed gunmen rampaged through the town in Yobe state Friday night, bombing police stations, a bank, and several churches. Gunfire rang out through the night, […]

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