Jun 11, 2012 06:31 EDT
Nigerian police have freed international footballer Christian Obodo unhurt during a raid, a day after gunmen kidnapped him in front of a church and demanded a ransom, a spokesman said Monday.
Jun 11, 2012 03:54 EDT
Nigerian police have freed international footballer Christian Obodo unhurt and without a ransom paid in a raid following his kidnapping in the country's south at the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Jun 10, 2012 06:25 EDT
Nigerian police on Sunday vowed to rescue international footballer Christian Obodo, who is said to be unhurt after being kidnapped near the oil city of Warri on Saturday.
Feb 09, 2012 14:30 EST
Rioting in two southern Nigerian cities Thursday over a police killing forced Muslims to take shelter at barracks over fears they would be targeted in reprisal attacks.
Jan 27, 2012 12:55 EST
YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen working for Marubeni Corp who was kidnapped in Nigeria's oil rich Niger Delta on January 20 has been released, police and the U.S. embassy said Friday.
Jan 27, 2012 12:43 EST
A US expatriate worker who was kidnapped by Nigerian gunmen in the oil-rich Niger Delta region on January 20 has been released, his embassy and police said Friday.
Jan 20, 2012 12:05 EST
PORT HARCOURT (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped an American working for Marubeni Corp in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region on Friday, killing his driver and demanding a 50 million naira ($310,300) ransom, police and a security source said.
Nov 11, 2011 07:49 EST
Iran calls for Israel to be "punished"
Jan 07, 2011 14:39 EST
The ruling party candidate has won a key state governor's election in Nigeria's oil-producing region, officials said Friday, in a vote seen as a major test ahead of April's nationwide polls.
Jan 06, 2011 18:50 EST
Nigerians voted Thursday in a key state governor's ballot seen as a test ahead of April's nationwide elections, with massive security deployed after recent attacks but no major violence reported.
Jan 06, 2011 11:57 EST
Nigerians voted on Thursday in a key state governor's ballot seen as a test ahead of April's nationwide elections, with massive security deployed amid fears of further violence.