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
Taliban survivor Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls “I can see those girls as my sisters ... and I’m going to speak up for them until they are released,” said Malala, who celebrates her 17th birthday today in Nigeria, where she is scheduled to meet the president, Goodluck Jonathan. “I’m going to ... 07/12/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Abducted Schoolgirls Now In Chad, Cameroon, Niger Republic In the video, eight girls, dressed in their home-made school uniforms of pale blue gingham, plead for release as they stand courageously in front of the camera. They are clearly scared, upset and trying to be brave. Each of them walks in turn to a spot in ... 06/2/2014 - 1:55 am | View Link
90 killed in Nigeria violence According to Tanko, the attackers threw home-made bombs on roofs and shot indiscriminately at the villagers. He said the security agency was still compiling casualties figure. But other security sources said some 90 corpses were found at the village ... 02/16/2014 - 7:35 am | View Link
I-Nigeria celebrates Omotola, Ice Prince’s feats The Coordinator of I-Nigeria Initiative, Ada Apiafi, has described the recent successes of entertainment divas, such as Star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Ice Prince, as symbolising the true Nigerian spirit. As a result, Apiafi not only wants ... 09/5/2013 - 11:37 pm | View Link
Surviving the pirates off the coast of Nigeria A total of 40 attacks have been reported this year - many others are hushed up. News that the vessel was carrying petrol from Nigeria to the US has also raised eyebrows. Nigeria is a major exporter of crude oil but generally imports its refined fuel products. 09/11/2012 - 1:27 am | View Link
Protea Hotels in Nigeria | eHow Protea Hotels in Nigeria. Protea Hotels is a South African hotel company that was founded in 1984. The hotel chain has expanded rapidly throughout the African ... 07/24/2014 - 3:18 pm | View Website
How to Dial Nigeria From the US | eHow How to Dial Nigeria From the US. Although Nigeria, located in west-central Africa, is across the globe from the United States, modern technology makes calling the ... 07/24/2014 - 3:18 pm | View Website
The Citizen Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday ordered the state’s Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko ... Read More » 07/24/2014 - 11:21 am | View Website
The Punch Breaking News, information and opinion in Nigeria ... Buhari escapes Kaduna explosion, 70 die; Kaduna second explosion kills scores, govt declares 24-hour curfew 07/24/2014 - 11:00 am | View Website
Nigeria Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ... Nigeria , officially Federal Republic of Nigeria, republic (2006 provisional pop. 140,003,542), 356,667 sq mi (923,768 sq km), W Africa. It borders... 07/24/2014 - 3:43 am | View Website
Boykin to lead agency overseeing employee benefits
COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — Leadership has come full circle at the agency that manages the retirement benefits and health insurance of South Carolina's public workers.
Boykin has been a board member of the agency since legislators created it in 2012 as part of the pension reform law.
Under the 2012 law that created the Public Employee Benefits Authority as a stand-alone agency, the 11-member board that oversees it must include four beneficiaries of the state retirement plan.
President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U. S. flights in and out of Israel.
Obama says that before lifting the ban, the FAA worked with Israel on a "checklist of concerns and mitigation measures" to ensure the safety of U. S. airlines.
An Indiana mother and daughter have been charged with arson and fraud after family members told police they intentionally set their house on fire to collect insurance money.
Brown's 17-year-old daughter also told police the pair transported valuables to a storage unit weeks before the fire.
Three men have been charged with murder and organized crime in the weekend attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua's governing party that left five people dead and 28 wounded, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday.
Attorney General Ana Julia Guido alleged that the two brothers and another man accepted money to throw rocks at the buses and slow them down so gunmen could open fire.
Australia women break freestyle relay world record
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Australia's women set a world record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.