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 ...
HOUSTON - A French engineering and construction company has agreed to pay $98 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and $240 million to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) related to $6 billion in construction contracts...
ABUJA, Nigeria - (AP) A Nigerian media mogul filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the nation's secret police, accusing investigators of smearing his name by arresting him over his alleged involvement in deadly car bombings that struck the capital. The lawsuit by Raymond Dokpesi, the owner of the Africa...
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...
"Petitioner Daniel O. Oyeniran (“Oyeniran”), a citizen of Nigeria, seeks review of decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) to deny him protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”) and to deny his motion to reopen the case to consider new...
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...