GENEVA - (APINTL) A Swiss lawyer says the son of Nigeria's former dictator Sani Abacha was unable to get a visa in time to attend a court hearing in Geneva.
Abba Abacha planned to attend an appeals hearing Monday to oppose a 2009 verdict that found him guilty of belonging to a criminal ...
By Michael Crain
from No Suit for
You!: The Ninth Circuit in Bowoto v. Chevron Corp. Holds the Death on the High
Seas Act Preempts Alien Tort Statute Survival Claims, 35 Tul. Mar. L. J. 595
This case arose after two Nigerians were killed, and many others injured,...
Nigeria (AP) - A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives outside a major
church Sunday, killing three people and wounding 38 in a restive central
Nigerian city that has seen hundreds die in religious and ethnic violence. The
radical Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the...
Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's federal police want to interrogate the leader of the
nation's human rights commission over comments he's made about so-called
"extrajudicial" killings in the country. Lawyers for Chidi Anselm
Odinkalu said Monday authorities in Nigeria's capital...
OKO ISLAND Nigeria (AP) - The prison, cut out of the dense jungle that engulfs this
island outside Lagos, never officially existed in records, though critics of
Nigeria's military rulers were locked up here decades ago in harsh conditions. Ita
Oko Island, accessible only by boat and helicopter...
Nigeria (AP) - Raids and reprisal attacks have left 58 people dead in Christian
villages near a Nigerian city where authorities have struggled to contain
religious violence, officials said Sunday. Assailants launched
"sophisticated attacks" on several villages near Full
The Nigerian government plans to demolish the Abuja slum of
Mpape. The government contends that this high crime area operates as a
base for the terrorist group Boko
Haram . In addition, the slum predominantly consists of shanties built
illegally. In other words, Mpape is both a public nuisance and...
you are a young woman living in Nigeria. Living in poverty without an education
or vocational skills, your choices are limited.
How will you
If you're a
single mother, a popular option is to work as a prostitute. Don't expect child
support from your kid's biological...