S&P cuts Egypt's credit ratings Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has pushed Egypt's sovereign credit ratings deeper into junk status, citing "continued pressure" on foreign reserves. More
Adichie focuses on Nigeria's present for new novel Modern life in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, has become almost a character itself in novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book, "Americanah." Within its pages, one catches self-acknowledged glimpses of the writer herself, who shot to fame with her previous novel, a love story set during Nigeria's civil war entitled "Half of a Yellow Sun." More
Costello leads 37 companies on first Irish trade visit to Nigeria The five-day mission, which begins today, also includes South Africa as the Government aims to increase Irish exports to the region. Mr Costello will also open Enterprise Ireland's new offices in Johannesburg today. Enterprise Ireland- supported companies ... 11/10/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Nigeria drops Russians' arms charges A Nigerian court has dropped arms trafficking charges against seven Russian sailors a year after they were arrested. The remaining eight of those charged were acquitted earlier this year. The BBC's Will Ross in Lagos says it is not clear why it ... 10/8/2013 - 9:33 am | View Link
Rocket overshoots target, Imo residents panic The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mr Mohammed Katsina, has allayed fears of terrorist attack in Okigwe, Imo State, after two student scientists tested a home-made rocket. Katsina told journalists in Okigwe on Tuesday that the flying object was ... 10/8/2013 - 4:49 am | View Link
Dozens dead as Nigeria ferry sinks Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency said the ferry was carrying traders to a weekly market at Malali village when the storm erupted . He said that it was impossible to say how many people were on the boat, but initial ... 09/28/2013 - 6:22 am | View Link
Lesson From China: Nigeria Must Exit World Trade Organisation He also advocated for the export of home-made goods rather than allowing all sorts of importation by being a member of WTO. The Economist claimed that Nigeria should seek more foreign loans to industrialise its economy, noting that Chinese economy grew in ... 07/10/2013 - 12:40 am | View Link
Researchers and Florida Keys wildlife managers are scheduling public workshops to discuss goals for an endangered deer species unique to the island chain.
Duane Diefenbach of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University will oversee the group hosting the public meetings.
Of that amount, he's calling for roughly $49 million for state employees and $38.5 million from school funds for raises in the education system.
Mead also is recommending that lawmakers not accept money from the federal government to extend health insurance under the federal Medicaid program to about 17,600 low-income adults.
Ribery had been the favorite until FIFA's surprising announcement to re-open voting the morning after Portugal's playoff victory in Stockholm.
Contrasting Messi's humble, low-key personality with Ronaldo's apparent vanity, Blatter then stood to act out what he described as the Portugal winger's "commander in the field" stature.
The Portuguese government got involved to defend its national hero, and the dispute seemed to confirm to Madrid fans and media that FIFA is biased toward Barcelona, even though Ballon d'Or ballots are cast independently.
Messi scored 45 goals in 46 games but his playing year was ended by his third injury, a left hamstring problem sustained in a league match.
Teton County is seeking help from Wyoming's congressional delegation to recover land in downtown Jackson that the county gave the federal government for a now-unwanted courthouse.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1cqr5mC ) that federal rules prohibit it from giving the land back without an act of Congress.
Police issued an alert for the child after the suspect took her from a convenience store in Brentwood following an argument with his ex-girlfriend, the baby's mother.
FIRST MAJOR OVERHAUL OF CHARTER SCHOOL LAW MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Many schools in western and central Pennsylvania are operating on a delayed schedule, with drizzle or small amounts of freezing rain forecast Monday.
AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 1 cent during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.23 per gallon.
The auto club says Monday the average is about 21 cents per gallon less than this time last year.
Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan says the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel is in the Traverse City area, where it's about $3.19 a gallon.