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UK Calls For Hostages� Release

Britain has called for the immediate release of the three hostages now held for 33 days by mutineers in the Niger Delta. A statement issued by the British High Commissioner, Richard Gozney, on Wednesday described hostage-taking as wrong. The statement … read more

123 missing after ship sinks

Only 27 of 150 passengers on a ship traveling from Nigeria to Gabon, survived when the vessel sank Wednesday night, said the harbor master for the main port in Cameroon. The ship was traveling in the Gulf of Guinea, along … read more

Census Off To Shaky Start On Opening Day

Nigeria’s first census in 15 years got off to a shaky start Tuesday with several incidents reported around Africa’s most populous country, amid assurances by President Olusegun Obasanjo that the headcount will go smoothly. Obasanjo is determined to find out … read more

Separatists Kill Two During Census

Separatists killed two people and a census worker was feared drowned Tuesday as officials attempted the first population count in 15 years in this sprawling nation riven by ethnic, religious and economic tensions. Previous attempts to count Africa’s most populous … read more

Security Report – Week 11

NIGERIA SECURITY REPORT WEEK 11 2006. GENERAL � The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said that it is preparing a major attack on the Nigerian Army and on international oil installations in the southern Niger delta … read more

Lagos skyscraper crumbles in downpour

Nigeria (AP) — The top portion of one of the tallest buildings in Nigeria’s main city sheared off during a storm Wednesday, raining debris onto mostly empty streets below but leaving at least two people dead, witnesses said. Part of … read more

9 Killed in census clashes

Six gangsters and three police officers were killed in southern Nigeria when security forces tried to search a house ahead of a controversial census, police said today. A gunbattle broke out in the southern Nigerian market town of Nnewi when … read more