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Nigeria: Presidential candidate sees attempts to manipulate vote

Nigeria: Presidential candidate sees attempts to manipulate vote

Nigeria’s ruling party is desperate for votes and there are already signs of attempts to manipulate Saturday’s presidential election in some areas, main opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari told Reuters. Voters massed at polling stations across Africa’s most populous nation for what they hope will be its most credible election for decades, a contest whose main […]

Nigeria-Cameroon highway to boost trade between West and Central Africa

Nigeria-Cameroon highway to boost trade between West and Central Africa

The Cameroon-Nigeria-Highway aims at strengthening trade relations between the two countries. It’s being funded by the African Development Bank, the World Bank and Japan’s Agency for International Development Construction is scheduled for completion in 2013. The venture, officially titled the Nigeria – Cameroon Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Project, will ultimately connect Bamenda in northwestern […]

Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun is an enlightening book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and talks about the Biafran civil war in Nigeria, when the eastern state of Biafra attempted to break away, but was forced into submission.

Nigeria debut Eurobond heavily oversubscribed

Nigeria debut Eurobond heavily oversubscribed

Nigeria issued a $500 million debut Eurobond on Friday with a 7.0 percent yield in a deal that was heavily oversubscribed, as appetite for high-yielding assets outweighed concern about its depleted oil savings.

The successful issue by Africa’s top oil exporter, months ahead of elections, could reassure others on the continent of the strength of demand for African debt, convincing them to press ahead with similar but delayed plans.

Pregnant with Possibility

Pregnant with Possibility

The news of a pregnancy should ideally be met with joy – but all too often there is justifiable fear. The African Union Summit this week, set to focus on the health of mothers and children, has a chance to transform this fear into hope.

When you invest in mothers, whole societies benefit, and when you care for children, you raise a new generation of leaders.

Holy Spirit removed her pants — Says pastor accused of having sex with student in church

Holy Spirit removed her pants — Says pastor accused of having sex with student in church

The pastor who was still being investigated by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the Oyo State Police Command, over allegation of rape, told his interrogators that he only watched the lady’s pants  and skirt being removed by the Holy Spirit while he prayed for her. The minister, Pastor J. Odesola of the Christ […]