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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Nigeria's president considers term limits

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 28 (UPI) -- Any future Nigerian president would serve only a single term but it may be extended by two years under a proposal from Nigeria's current leader.
Tense Nigeria inaugurates president

Tense Nigeria inaugurates president

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 29 (UPI) -- Nigerian officials said Islamic terrorists were believed to be behind a spate of bombings ahead of Sunday's inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Report: Nigerian elections fair but bloody

DAKAR, Senegal, May 16 (UPI) -- April presidential elections in Nigeria may have been the fairest in years but they were also the bloodiest, Human Right Watch said Monday from Senegal.

Opposition says Nigerian vote manipulated

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 10 (UPI) -- The results of the Nigerian presidential election that gave a full term to Goodluck Jonathan last month were "manipulated," an opposition leader said.

London calls for calm in Nigeria

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- London condemns the violence that greeted Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory in a weekend vote, the British foreign secretary said.

Bombs and ballots for Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Southern insurgents who have battered Nigeria's oil industry since 2005 took their war into the capital, Abuja, on Friday in what was widely seen as a last warning to the country's political elite to make a deal or face new attacks on the all-important oil fields.
Nigeria's oil field insurgents rearming

Nigeria's oil field insurgents rearming

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Insurgents in Nigeria's southern oil fields are reported to be rearming amid a faltering peace agreement with the government as Africa's most populous country prepares for a January presidential election that could split the nation.

Nigeria: Fears grow of Islamist uprising

KANO, Nigeria, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The recent breakout by scores of Islamist militants from a prison in northern Nigeria has raised fears the extremist Boko Haram sect plans a new uprising in retaliation for a ruthless government crackdown, and that the United States could be a target.
Nigeria under fire for oil legislation

Nigeria under fire for oil legislation

HOUSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- International oil companies working in Nigeria said they would sue the government in Abuja over a measure that would replace existing oil and natural gas laws.
Nigeria's Yar'Adua buried

Nigeria's Yar'Adua buried

KATSINA, Nigeria, May 6 (UPI) -- Nigeria Thursday buried its late president, Umaru Yar'Adua, in Katsina, 10 weeks after he had been treated for heart problems in Saudi Arabia.

Troubled Nigeria faces power struggle

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 6 (UPI) -- The death of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has plunged Africa's most populous country into crisis as it grapples with simmering unrest in its oil fields, Christian-Muslim bloodletting, rampant corruption and power struggles in the ruling party.
Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's president

Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's president

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 6 (UPI) -- Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as the country's leader following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.
Nigeria President Yar'Adua dead at age 58

Nigeria President Yar'Adua dead at age 58

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 5 (UPI) -- Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua died Wednesday after an extended illness. He was 58.

Nigeria's leader takes control of oil

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 15 (UPI) -- Acting president Goodluck Jonathan, eyeing next year's presidential race that will likely hinge on energy issues, has taken over the electricity ministry himself and put tribal allies in charge of the all-important oil industry.

Nigeria shakes up oil sector

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 8 (UPI) -- Critics complain the new head of the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. is tied to corruption dragging on the energy sector.

Acting Nigerian president cans Cabinet

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 17 (UPI) -- Goodluck Jonathan, the acting president of Nigeria, dismissed the Cabinet Wednesday appointed by President Umaru Yar'Adua, a spokesman said.

Uncertainty for Nigeria's oil industry

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The mysterious return of ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua after three months of seclusion in a Saudi Arabian hospital is likely to intensify a deepening power struggle among the country's political barons that augers ill for the crisis-plagued oil industry.
Nigeria's president returns home

Nigeria's president returns home

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has returned to Abuja but he and his advisers remain silent about his three-month absence.

VP takes over to avert Nigeria turmoil

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Nigeria's Parliament has named Vice President Goodluck Jonathan as acting president in the absence of the ailing Umaru Yar'Adua, hoping to avert political turmoil that could threaten Africa's second-largest oil producer.

Nigeria seats acting president

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Vice President Goodluck Jonathan became Nigeria's acting president Tuesday by vote of the National Assembly.

Ailing Nigerian leader to hand over power

LAGOS, Nigeria, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua will hand over power to his vice president, the BBC reported Saturday.

No one at the top in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Nigeria remained without leadership at the top Friday after the cabinet rejected a move to replace ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, sources said.
Ailing Nigerian leader says he's improving

Ailing Nigerian leader says he's improving

ABUJA, Nigeria, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, out of the public eye since November, broke his silence, saying in an interview his health is improving.
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