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Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner in 2009 with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab admitted Wednesday to the eight charges against him for the failed Christmas Day attack. The plea came on the second day of testimony in his trial in the U.S. […]

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Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner in 2009 with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab admitted Wednesday to the eight charges against him for the failed Christmas Day attack. The plea came one day after opening statements in his trial in the U.S. city […]

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Paper: Nigerian Police Arrest Five Journalists Over Controversial Report

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian newspaper says police have arrested five of its journalists after the paper published a controversial story on its front page last week. The Nation newspaper says that Nigerian police on late Tuesday arrested five senior journalists and two other employees from its Lagos and Abuja offices. The paper said it believes the arrests […]

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Prosecutor: Nigerian in Failed US Airliner Attack Sought ‘Martyrdom’

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner with a bomb hidden in his underwear has opened with a U.S. federal prosecutor saying the defendant wanted to achieve martyrdom. In his opening statement Tuesday, prosecutor Jonathan Tukel told the jury Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on the December 25, […]

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Trial of Nigerian in Failed US Airliner Attack Begins Tuesday

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner with a bomb hidden in his underwear begins with opening statements in a U.S. court on Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is representing himself in the trial in the U.S. city of Detroit, but he agreed to allow a court-appointed standby […]

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Pirates Seize Tanker off Nigeria’s Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The International Maritime Bureau says pirates have seized a chemical tanker and kidnapped its crew off the coast of Nigeria. IMB official Cyrus Mody said Tuesday the pirates attacked the Marshall islands-flagged vessel on Saturday about 145 kilometers south of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Mody said the ship is still under pirate control, but he […]

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US Judge Dismisses Juror After Jury Selected in Abdulmutallab Trial

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has dismissed a juror in the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner using a bomb hidden in his underwear in 2009. Detroit District Judge Nancy Edmunds dismissed the woman, a native of Nigeria, from the jury on Thursday, minutes after the prosecutors and defense […]

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US Judge Dismisses Juror After Jury Selected in Abdulmutallab Trial

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has dismissed a juror in the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner using a bomb hidden in his underwear in 2009. Detroit district judge Nancy Edmunds dismissed the Nigerian woman from the jury on Thursday, minutes after the prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on […]

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Nigeria Moves to End Fuel Subsidies

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s government has proposed phasing out fuel subsidies for consumers, a move critics say would further burden impoverished Nigerians and likely spark protests. In a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday, President Goodluck Jonathan said the action will give the government an extra $7.5 billion to invest on infrastructure and job creation. Mr. Jonathan also proposed […]

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Trial Underway for Defiant Alleged “Underwear Bomber”

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a U.S. airliner by detonating chemicals in his underwear appeared in a federal court Tuesday, defiantly proclaiming allegiance to al-Qaida as his trial opened in of Detroit. In an outburst before the judge entered the courtroom, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who has become known as “the underwear […]

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