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 ... 07/14/2014 - 6:45 am | View Link
NIGERIA: Discussion Continues on Critical National Issues Modified Presidential System Conference also voted in favour of Modified Presidential of Government as recommended by the Committee; described as home-made model of government that combines the attributes of Parliamentary and Presidential systems. 07/5/2014 - 8:07 pm | View Link
Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Michael Essien and More At OK! Nigeria Magazine Christmas Party (Photos) As its the time of the year to celebrate, OK! Nigeria magazine owned by Alexander Amosu, organised a Celebrity Christmas Party which took place at the Grange St.Pauls Hotel in London. Some of the guests in attendance were footballers Emmanuel Adebayor ... 12/15/2013 - 8:49 pm | View Link
Nigeria celebrates first home-made warship "Proudly Nigerian" does not just apply to the people of this vast land - the West African giant is now building its own warships. After nearly five years in the making, the Nigerian navy ship or NNS Andoni was launched with a colourful event. At 31m (100ft ... 06/6/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
CNN’s i-List heads to Nigeria – As Nigeria gears up to celebrate 50 years of independence CNN brings its i-list series to Nigeria from 27th September as Inside Africa presenter Isha Sesay anchors live from Africa’s most populous country and second largest economy in the run-up to the country’s celebration of 50 years of independence. Sesay ... 09/26/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
How Christmas Is Celebrated in Africa Christmas in Africa is celebrated throughout the continent where there are christian communities. This article looks at the festivities, church services, dinners and ... 09/23/2014 - 6:06 am | View Website
Its Kemi's Blog.: Nigeria's U.K-based Bisola Iyasara ... Bisola Iyasara is the stunning face in the London, New York and Nigerian hair industry. She is regarded as Nigeria's lace wig hair queen in the United ... 09/23/2014 - 5:08 am | View Website
Abuja, Nigeria A woman shouts during a vigil in Abuja calling for the release of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted in the remote village of Chibok, May 15, 2014. 09/22/2014 - 7:50 pm | View Website
What's Up Nigeria: January 2012 By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Supreme Court has in a judgement delivered, Friday morning, sacked the five governors of Bayelsa, Adamawa, Sokoto, C/River, Kogi ... 09/22/2014 - 2:35 pm | View Website
Global Connections : What's up with Brazil and Nigeria ... On the surface, both Brazil and Nigeria may seem like they have absolutely nothing in common, but if you dig a little deeper, you'll soon realize that they ... 09/22/2014 - 11:58 am | View Website
An environmental organization and a group of ranchers asked a judge Tuesday to force the state to change a rule that allows residential subdivisions to drill multiple small, unconnected water wells without permits.
The years-old dispute centers on whether the developers of subdivisions and other large projects are using the small-well exemption to skirt the permitting process meant to protect water sources and the rights of other users.
Agency attorney Kevin Peterson said it abandoned the plan after the Environmental Quality Commission, an oversight committee led by lawmakers, opposed the changes.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary was charged Tuesday by a state grand jury with lying about his involvement in the award of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract.
Bruce Greenstein was indicted on nine counts of perjury, tied to his sworn testimony during a confirmation hearing before a state Senate committee and to the grand jury reviewing the contract and the decision-making behind it.
The indictment comes more than a year and a half after the Jindal administration scrapped the 10-year Medicaid claims processing contract with Maryland-based Client Network Services Inc., or CNSI.
Since the contract cancellation, the administration has accused Greenstein, a former CNSI vice president, of inappropriate contact with the company throughout the bid process.
The Division of Administration said it terminated the contract because Greenstein exchanged hundreds of phone calls and thousands of text messages with CNSI during the bid process, creating an unfair advantage for the firm.
The attorney general's office empaneled its grand jury two months after the contract was canceled to look into possible criminal activity, and Tuesday's indictment stemmed from its 16-month review.
Officials with Clean Harbors joined with Gov. Mike Beebe and state and local economic development officials to announce the plans in the southern Arkansas city on Tuesday.
Arkansas Economic Development Commission spokesman Scott Hardin said the jobs will pay an estimated average salary of $60,000 per year.
Erdogan spoke on the sidelines of an annual meeting of world leaders at the United Nations a day after U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he expects a more robust role for Turkey in the fight against the Islamic State group after Ankara secured the release of 49 Turkish hostages that were being held by the extremist group.
Turkey, a U.
Of all the things that happened during a tumultuous offseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins, shoring up goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the long term was not one of them.
The first overall pick in the 2003 NHL draft helped the Penguins reach the 2008 Stanley Cup final and win the trophy in 2009.
Fleury also set franchise records for wins (288), shutouts (28) and playoff shutouts (eight).
 Fleury became a target as Pittsburgh's postseason failures piled up.
Since winning the Cup, the team has reached the Eastern Conference final just once, getting swept by Boston in 2013, and lost in the first round twice.
Fleury finally escaped harsh criticism last spring when the Penguins' offense withered and the team blew a 3-1 series lead against the New York Rangers in the second round — a postseason disappointment that led to an overhaul of the Penguins' staff and roster.
How he performs this season and in the 2015 playoffs could heavily influence what approach the Penguins take under will new coach Mike Johnston and new general manager Jim Rutherford.