The Embraer passenger plane crashed just outside Lagos airport's domestic terminal this morning
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Thursday 25 February 2010
No one would deny that the absence of the President has caused problems for Nigeria. It provoked a constitutional crisis. Under what circumstances should the Vice-President take over? Who should decide: the Attorney General, the courts or Parliament? Should he be an acting or a permanent President? Would he need a Vice-President?
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua arrived back in Abuja on today after three months in a Saudi Arabian hospital, renewing uncertainty over the leadership of Africa's most populous nation.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
Nigeria's parliament recognised Vice President Goodluck Jonathan as acting head of state yesterday, more than two months after its ailing President, Umaru Yar'Adua, was admitted to hospital in Saudi Arabia with a heart condition.
Thursday 28 January 2010
Nigeria's cabinet rallied around ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua yesterday, passing a unanimous resolution that he remains capable of holding office despite a two-month absence for medical treatment.
Thursday 14 January 2010
A Nigerian federal court has ruled that Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan can perform the executive duties of President Umaru Yar'Adua, who is in hospital in Saudi Arabia, without a formal transfer of power.
Wednesday 13 January 2010
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Friday 08 January 2010
Wednesday 30 December 2009
The ease with which Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was able to smuggle an incendiary device through security checks in two separate countries has increased pressure on airport operators to introduce scanners to detect what lies under a person's clothing.
Tuesday 29 December 2009
Monday 28 December 2009
Thursday 19 November 2009
Whatever the Nigerian-born centre Ayoola Erinle brings to the England midfield on his first Test start this weekend, it is unlikely to be a kicking game that will leave some of the world's more rounded No 12s – Berrick Barnes of Australia, Luke McAlister of New Zealand, Felipe Contepomi of Argentina – wondering where they went wrong. "What makes you think Ayoola will have to kick the ball?" asked Martin Johnson when asked about the newcomer's lack of an educated right foot. Erinle's fellow centre, Dan Hipkiss, put it another way. "I've kicked twice in my Premiership career," he said with a smile, "so I guess that makes me the one with the boot."
Tuesday 08 September 2009
Gani Fawehinmi who has died aged 71, was one of the most famous figures in Nigeria. Fondly referred to as "the people's lawyer" and "Senior Advocate of the Masses", he used his legal training and resources in fighting for justice for the Nigerian people.
Thursday 30 July 2009
Thursday 16 July 2009
Nigeria's main militant group has declared a 60-day ceasefire in its offensive against the country's oil industry to provide a chance for peace talks with the government.
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