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Nigeria's leader under fire over missing $50B in oil money

ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- President Goodluck Jonathan is under growing pressure about top-level corruption in Nigeria's oil industry, with the central bank asking what happened to $50 billion in missing oil revenues and his political mentor, former president Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo complaining about massive fraud in the industry.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 9, 2013.
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Nigerian oil output slumps

LAGOS, Nigeria, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Nigeria's oil production has fallen below the government's projection.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 17, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 9, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 9, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 17, 2006.
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$700 million returned to Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Nearly $700 million stashed away in Swiss banks by Nigeria's late military leader, Gen. Sani Abacha, has been returned to the government in Lagos.

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Today is Friday, June 9, the 160th day of 2006 with 205 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2005 with 44 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, June 9, the 160th day of 2005 with 205 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 322nd day of 2004 with 44 to follow.
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Nigeria charges four in alleged coup plot

LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Nigerian authorities have charged an imprisoned military officer with plotting to assassinate the president by shooting down his helicopter.

Three officers, businessman face charges

LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Three Nigerian military officers and a businessman are accused of plotting to kill President Olusegun Obasanjo by shooting down his helicopter. Of the three officers, the most well-known is Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha, the former security chief under late Nige

Halliburton discovers bribery plans

HOUSTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Texas-based oil services company Halliburton has discovered staff of a consortium it acquired discussed bribing Nigerian government officials.

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Today is Wednesday, June 9, the 161st day of 2004 with 205 to follow.
By United Press International

Swiss begin return of Nigeria's funds

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Officials in Switzerland have approved the return of some $88 million linked to Nigeria's late military leader, General Sani Abacha.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2003 with 44 to follow.
By United Press International

Nigeria seeks oil cooperation in clean up

BERLIN, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Friday asked oil corporations to cooperate in his efforts to clean up widespread corruption in the African country.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 9, the 160th day of 2003 with 205 to follow.
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Commentary: Moseley Braun may fold tent

CHICAGO, May 22 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun had local political analysts scratching their heads when she announced plans to seek the Democratic presidential nomina
AL SWANSON

Analysis: Switzerland's cheesy economy

SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 30 (UPI) -- Last month, Switzerland's annual rate of inflation dipped to 1.3 percent. Once a cause for celebration, it is now construed to be a worrisome sign of lurking deflation. Growth has been below trend for years now. Demand is ever weakening and capacity is i
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Moseley-Braun bid tenuous

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Political analysts are watching former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun impact on the Democratic presidential race as she joins seven other presidential contenders as the second black candidate and the only woman in the field.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter
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