Political geography

By benim
In Article
Apr 7th, 2011
3 Comments
26 Views
ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria again postponed some elections for the oil-rich country’s National Assembly on Thursday, though the man running the polls promised the majority of the races would be held as planned Saturday. Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Attahiru Jega said about 15...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 23rd, 2011
0 Comments
18 Views
A woman who fled to Nigeria after a fire killed four children at her Texas home day care center pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges Wednesday, two days after she was returned to the U.S. Jessica Tata’s attorney entered the plea during an arraignment hearing in Houston. Tata, who didn...
By benim
In News
Mar 21st, 2011
2 Comments
26 Views
HOUSTON — A woman who fled to Nigeria after a fire at her Houston day care center killed four children was returned to the U.S. on Monday and has waived extradition to Texas, authorities said. Jessica Tata landed at an Atlanta airport shortly after 5 a.m. on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria, according to...
By benim
In News
Mar 21st, 2011
3 Comments
17 Views
HOUSTON — A woman accused of fleeing the country after a fire at her Texas day care center killed four children began her trip back to the United States on Sunday to face manslaughter and other charges, a congresswoman said. Jessica Tata, 22, departed Lagos, Nigeria, at 4:30 p.m. CDT Sunday and offic...
By benim
In Election
Mar 10th, 2011
1 Comment
80 Views
The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday it is still weighing the option of its candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, participating in a presidential debate. The director of media and publicity of the PCC, Abba Dabo, in a chat with journalists in ...
By benim
In Election
Mar 4th, 2011
1 Comment
24 Views
A recent upsurge in pre-vote violence in Nigeria poses a challenge to Nigeria’s April elections, a team of foreign election observers said on Friday. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, holds presidential elections on April 9, a week after legislative polls on April 2, while governor...
By benim
In Article
Mar 3rd, 2011
0 Comments
17 Views
ABUJA — A blast near the venue of a ruling party election rally killed three people and injured 21 in a town near Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, a police spokesman said Thursday. Assailants tossed the bomb from a moving car causing it to miss its intended target and instead strike a roadside ...
By benim
In News
Jan 26th, 2011
1 Comment
23 Views
Tunis – Tunisian Justice Minister Lazhar Karoui Chebbi said on Wednesday 71 prisoners died during riots before and after the fall of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, including 48 killed in a fire. “The number of prisoners killed during recent events is 71,” the minister told repor...
By benim
In News
Jan 24th, 2011
0 Comments
18 Views
A ministerial reshuffle is imminent in Tunisia, Al Arabiya television quoted a Tunisian government spokesman as saying on Monday. The network gave no details, but political sources in the north African country said earlier that Tunisian politicians were trying to set up a committee of “wise men...
By benim
In News
Jan 24th, 2011
1 Comment
19 Views
Several relatives of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali have arrived in Montreal, CBC News has learned. At least five family members, including Ben Ali’s brother-in-law, arrived in Montreal by private jet on Thursday morning, and most were carrying permanent resident cards, govern...