August 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Olukayode Omotunde, a surgeon in the small town of about 1,400, takes an annual trip back home to rural Nigeria every year to perform free medical care. Continue Reading
March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Of all the love stories in the world, this may be one of the most unlikely.
It began eight years ago, when social worker Karen Cooper met an African boy. It flowered as love triumphed over distance, poverty, unspeakable cruelty, superstition and disease. Continue Reading
January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Nigeria unions suspended their nationwide strike today, hours after President Goodluck Jonathan partially reinstated subsidies to keep gasoline prices low and after authorities deployed soldiers, who fired over the heads of protesters. However, many Nigerians remain angry that gas prices rose at all. Continue Reading
January 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) A major union threatened Thursday to stop the beating heart of Nigeria’s economy crude oil production as part of a nationwide strike and protests gripping Africa’s most populous nation.
January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The union representing 20,000 oil and gas workers in Nigeria threatened today it would shut down all production starting Sunday to take part in the crippling nationwide strike over spiraling fuel prices. Benchmark oil prices rose by $1.03 to $101.90 per barrel today in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices rose on concerns of global supplies.
January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The Nigerian Red Cross says five people were killed and at least six others wounded in an attack on a mosque and a Quranic school in the country’s southwest amid a nationwide strike over fuel prices. Continue Reading
January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Members of a radical Muslim sect attacked a church in northeast Nigeria during a worship service, part of a series of assaults that killed at least 13 people, authorities said today. Continue Reading
January 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
An angry mob protesting spiraling fuel prices assaulted a Nigerian soldier today while police shot another man at the demonstration, a sign of growing unrest over the government’s hugely unpopular decision to end a two-decade-old subsidy program that had kept gas affordable. Continue Reading
December 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Fighting between a radical Muslim sect and paramilitary forces in Nigeria has killed at least 61 people over several days of violence in the nation’s northeast that has left churches bombed and people hiding in fear, authorities said today. Continue Reading
November 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram claimed responsibility today for the attacks, which represent the most coordinated and wide-ranging assault yet in their increasingly bloody sectarian fight with Nigeria’s weak central government. The sect, which wants the strict implementation of Shariah law across the nation of more than 160 million people, promised to carry out more attacks. Continue Reading