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10 Killed in Bomb Blast at UN Building in Nigerian Capital

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A bomb blast at the United Nations building in Nigeria’s capitol, Abuja, has killed at least 10 people. Witnesses report seeing a vehicle force its way past security at the U.N. compound and explode once it reached the four-story building. The U. N. has confirmed that a bomb caused the explosion, which took place about […]

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7 Killed in Massive Blast at UN Building in Nigerian Capital

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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) A massive explosion has rocked the United Nations building in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killing at least seven people. Medical workers and witnesses at the scene say rescuers rushed to pull survivors and bodies from the rubble. The United Nations has confirmed that a bomb caused the explosion on Friday morning. The site is […]

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Large Explosion Near UN Building in Abuja

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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) The United Nations says there has been a bomb attack at its offices in the Nigerian capital Abuja. Police say the blast occurred in the same vicinity as several other diplomatic buildings including the U.S. embassy. There are multiple witness accounts of casualties, but authorities have not confirmed a death or injury toll.

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Nigerian Police Say Large Explosion Near United Nations Building in Abuja

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says there has been a bomb attack at its offices in the Nigerian capital Abuja. Police say the blast occurred in the same vicinity several other diplomatic buildings including the U.S. embassy. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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12 Dead in Attacks In Northern Nigeria

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nigeria say suspected members of a radical Islamist group have attacked a police station and two banks in the country’s northeast, killing at least 12 people. Officials say the attackers stormed into the town of Gombi Thursday, first bombing the police station and then raiding branches of First Bank and Union Bank. Police […]

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HRW: Nigeria’s Anti-Graft Agency Weak

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A global rights group says Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has done little to stop powerful politicians who are corrupt. In a report released on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, known as the EFCC, has been ineffective because of mismanagement, internal corruption and political interference. The U.S.-based group criticized the EFCC […]

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2 Nigerian Soldiers Accused in Obi Kidnapping

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two Nigerian soldiers are accused of helping to kidnap the father of football star John Obi Mikel. Police told reporters in the city of Jos Wednesday that the soldiers are among eight suspects in the case. Mikel plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League. His father, Michael Obi, was kidnapped in Jos on August […]

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Kidnapped Father of Nigerian Footballer Released

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The kidnapped father of Nigerian football player John Obi Mikel has been freed after a police raid in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Police said Monday Michael Obi’s abductors have been arrested. Police said no ransom was paid. The Sport Entertainment & Media Group, Mikel’s management company, confirmed the release. John Obi Mikel plays […]

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Nigerian Footballer Gets Ransom Demand for Dad

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives for Nigerian football player John Obi Mikel say he has received a ransom demand for the return of his missing father. Michael Obi has not been seen since last Friday in the central Nigerian city of Jos, and family members say he was kidnapped. The Sport Entertainment & Media Group says that reports of […]

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Nigeria Launches Two New Satellites

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the successful launch of two observation satellites into orbit. Mr. Jonathan said the two satellites were launched at 7:45 UTC Wednesday from the town of Yasny in western Russia. He said a team of Nigerian engineers and scientists built one satellite, known as Nigeriasat-x, while the other, Nigeriasat-2, was […]

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