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Nigerian women protest against oil firm

Map of NigeriaThe construction of a gas plant in southern Nigeria has been stopped by more than 500 women protesting a breach of promise made by Septa Energy, an oil company.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:55

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Nigeria bans same sex marriages

Nigerian law makers have limited the definition of a marriage contract or civil union to persons of opposite sex/Photo/ReutersNigerian law makers have approved a law banning same sex marriages, which imposes severe punishment for offenders and those who witness the unions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 12:05

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Political faces behind terror and its impact on Nigeria


The Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) claims to have solved the mystery of the creation, management and funding of extremist Islam group, Boko Haram. But how will the discovery impact Nigeria's homeland security, and the North-South power dynamic?



Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:02

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A tribute to Yasmin El-Rufai

The hour of departure has arrived, and we have gone our ways – Yasmin, you to God, while the rest of us remain alive. Which is better God only knowsI am grief-stricken: I lost a close friend over the weekend. Inestimably more than that, her family lost a daughter. Her name was Yasmin El- Rufai and her spirit was one of the most beautiful, intelligent and noble I have ever encountered.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 14:42

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PPP critical to ECOWAS infrastructure development - Commission

ECOWAS believes the participation of China is strategic as it is expected to create opportunities for the regionA three-week Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) sub-regional trade and exhibition fair has begun in Lome, Togo, with a special appeal to member states to consider the promotion of public-private partnerships (PPP) as critical to the region's infrastructural development.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 18:04

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Nigeria moots laws against gas leaks

Nigerian senators want an end to gas flaring at oil fields mainly in the Niger Delta/Photo/ReutersNigerian senators say they plan to introduce legislation that will end gas flaring at oil fields mainly in the Niger Delta by 2015.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 11:01

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