Nigeria 2011 elections

By benim
In Election
Apr 27th, 2011
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Nigeria’s ruling party has lost control of at least two states in governorship elections, according to results emerging on Wednesday, although it performed strongly in some parts of the mostly-Muslim north. The state governorship races, which began on Tuesday, are the final stage in elections w...
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In Central Africa
Apr 26th, 2011
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Congolese children’s rights activist Murhabazi Namegabe on Tuesday was named winner of the $100,000 World Children’s Prize for his efforts to protect children exploited by armed groups in the African country. The award foundation based in Mariefred, Sweden, cited Murhabazi’s “...
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In Article
Apr 26th, 2011
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Gunfire, ballot box thefts and fleeing poll workers plagued Nigeria’s state gubernatorial races Tuesday, as the oil-rich nation struggled to vote amid violence after the country’s presidential poll earlier this month left at least 500 people dead. The stability of Africa’s most popu...
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In IndepthAfrica
Apr 26th, 2011
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BEIJING – China slammed suggestions that its burgeoning foreign aid to Africa is driven by its interest in the impoverished continent’s rich natural resources, saying Tuesday that it helps poorer countries out of solidarity. China has made significant sacrifices in trying to help African countr...
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In Election
Apr 26th, 2011
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Kano – Nigeria votes for state governors on Tuesday in the last of a series of landmark ballots amid deep concern over violence after presidential polls set off an explosion of deadly riots. The vote comes after April 16 presidential elections led to widespread unrest across the mainly Muslim n...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 23rd, 2011
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Authorities said there has been an explosion in northern Nigeria where dozens are reported to have been killed this week in post-election violence. Security sources said the blast on Friday evening hit in the city of Kaduna, the capital of the state of the same name. Reuters news agency says at least...
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In Analysis
Apr 21st, 2011
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Excerpt from Nigeria’s 50th anniversary lecture at the Embassy of Nigeria, Paris. I wish to look back to 1960, and forward to 2060, to share my thoughts about the challenges to, and opportunities for, building a stronger Nigeria through technology. In the past 50 years, Nigeria has grown economically...
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In Crime & Corruption
Apr 21st, 2011
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Authorities are blaming members of a radical Muslim sect for the killing of an Islamic cleric in the country’s northeast. Police chief Mike Zuokumor said that when police responded to the scene of the attack Wednesday night in Maiduguri, a police patrol was ambushed by a bl...
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In Election
Apr 20th, 2011
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Next Tuesday, Nigeria holds elections for state governors. The outcome could determine how effective President Goodluck Jonathan will be over the next four years. Governors are key to presidential power. In a sense, they are as powerful as the president within their states. If the president and most ...
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In Article
Apr 19th, 2011
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Post-election riots in northern Nigeria have killed at least 50 people in major cities alone, according to a tally from witnesses and rescue workers, but the overall death toll is believed to be much higher. Hundreds have been injured and thousands displaced by violence across the mostly-Muslim north...