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Nigerian president dies, aged 58

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has died, the President's office confirmed last night. He was 58 years old.

Acting President of Nigeria calls for unity

The acting President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, said it was premature to talk of him making a bid for the leadership in elections due by early next year and called for unity in the ruling party.

Disabled athlete gets deportation reprieve

Even giant clouds of volcanic smoke have silver linings – for some people at least. Vincent Onwubiko, 43, a disabled power-lifting champion, is one of dozens of failed asylum-seekers who have won an unexpected reprieve after the intervention of Mt Eyjafjallajokull.

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Man's deportation halted over wheelchair blunder

Officers forgot to take weightlifter's aid to the airport for the flight to Nigeria

Blood and Oil - Executive stress in a murky industry

After cutting her teeth on Zadie Smith and tasting blockbuster success, Naomie Harris is coming of age in a revealing drama about the oil trade in Nigeria. By Gerard Gilbert

Fela Kuti: And the beat goes on

A new musical about Fela Kuti has drawn rave reviews in New York, and a West End run is eagerly awaited. Now his son Femi wants to bring it home to Lagos

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