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Park River, ND, couple building Nigerian clinic

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

Woodbury, Minn., woman has formed a bond with Nigerian orphan

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

Fuel strike suspended by Nigeria unions

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

Threat of oil production shutdown in Nigeria

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.
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NIGERIA: Shutdown threatened by oil union amid strike

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.
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NIGERIA: 5 killed, at least 6 wounded in attack over fuel prices

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

NIGERIA: 13 killed in attacks at church, elsewhere in northeast Nigeria

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

Gas price protests in Nigeria turn violent

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

Clashes kill 61 in Nigeria

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

67 dead in northeast Nigeria overnight attacks

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