Nigeria: Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka launches political party ahead of presidential election

Nigeria: Nobel laureate launches political party

More candidates declare for presidential election in oil-rich Nigeria as poll confusion looms

Nigeria: More candidates declare for presidency

Nigeria election commission asks for more time to prepare for presidential election

Nigeria commission asks for more time before poll

Nigeria: Powerful adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan resigns, plans own election bid

Nigeria: Powerful adviser to president resigns

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan kicks off campaign with pledges to oil-rich nation

Nigeria’s president kicks off election campaign

Aide: Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan to run for office in January election

Aide: Nigerian president to run in Jan. election

Nigeria mogul backing fmr dictator’s election bid claims kidnap threat from president’s group

Nigerian media mogul reports election threat

California appeals court says jury correctly absolved Chevron in fatal 1998 Nigeria protest

Appeals court backs Chevron in Nigeria dispute

Nigeria’s president appoints new military leaders ahead of 2011 elections, cementing his power

Nigeria’s president announces new security leaders

Nigeria to hold Jan. 22 presidential election despite ongoing concerns over vote-rigging

Nigeria to hold presidential election on Jan. 22

Nigeria: Former VP, tied to disgraced ex-US congressman, announces presidential bid

Nigeria: Former VP announces presidential bid

Nigeria’s head party says President Jonathan can run in next year’s election, despite religion

Nigeria’s head party OKs incumbent’s election run

Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports 7 months after Christmas bombing attempt

Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports

Nigerian elections chief says presidential poll tentatively to be held in January

Nigeria presidential poll likely held in January

Iranian president calls US a global ‘dictatorship’ while visiting Nigeria

Iran’s president: US a global ‘dictatorship’

Nigeria: Anti-human trafficking agency says it lacks evidence against senator with child bride

Nigeria: No case against senator with child bride

Iranian president to visit Nigeria as W. African nation assumes UN security council presidency

Iran leader to visit Nigeria as it takes UN post

World Cup Today, Day 20

World Cup Today

JOHANNESBURG — A look at Day 20 Tuesday at the 2010 World Cup (all times EDT):

Nigeria: New independent election chief confirmed by lawmakers as 2011 presidential race looms

Nigeria: New election head confirmed by Senate

Nigerian leader: State ’security personnel’ hid and blocked access to ill president

U.S. President Barack Obama joins Martha Coakley

Nigeria: Ex-southern governor named as head of ruling party ahead of presidential election

Nigeria: Ex-governor named as head of ruling party

New strategy to wipe out polio may be last shot to eradicate it before money runs out

New strategy may be last shot to get rid of polio

Nigeria: National Assembly descends into screaming chaos over vice presidential pick

Nigeria: National Assembly screams over VP pick

Nigeria: National Assembly descends into screaming, though lawmakers OK vice presidential pick

Nigeria: Screaming lawmakers approve VP pick

Nigeria: Lawmaker names oil-rich nation’s vice presidential pick; hearings set for Tuesday

Nigeria: Lawmaker names vice presidential hopeful

Nigeria: Ruling party chairman, who had said new president couldn’t run for office, resigns

President Barack Obama

Ex-governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta state freed on bail in Dubai after corruption arrest

Nigeria’s oil region ex-governor freed on bail

Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan names Muslim northerner as tentative VP pick

Nigeria: Muslim governor considered for VP post

Governor of north Nigerian state outlaws the Islamist sect blamed for violence last year

North Nigeria state outlaws Islamist sect

ABUJA, Nigeria — A Nigerian government spokesman says the radical Islamist sect whose violent attacks led to fighting that killed 700 people in northern Nigeria last year has been outlawed in the state where the group is based.

Death of president, often first warning of coup, offers new stability to oil-rich Nigeria

The White House

Goodluck Jonathan sworn in in as Nigeria’s president as nation prepares to bury elected leader

Goodluck Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria’s president

Spokesman: Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua has died after long illness

Barack Obama

Nigeria: Judge throws out injunction stopping ruling party from holding meeting

Nigeria: Court removes injunction for ruling party

Nigerian authorities identify detained passenger from Delta flight, say he boarded in Senegal

Nigeria: Detained passenger didn’t come from here

Nigerian youth, activists march to demand clean elections, claim ‘enough is enough’

Barack Obama

Spokesman: Former Nigerian military leader Babangida wants to run for president next year

Ex-Nigerian military leader to seek presidency

Nigeria: New Cabinet sworn in; former Shell worker takes oil-rich nation’s petrol ministry

Nigeria: Acting president’s new Cabinet sworn in

Nigeria: Senate approves majority of new Cabinet offered by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian Senate approves majority of new Cabinet

Thousands fill streets in Nigeria’s capital to demand electoral reform before 2011 election

Nigeria: Thousands protest for election reform

Senator: Nigeria’s acting president has submitted 33 Cabinet nominees for vetting

Nigeria’s acting leader presents Cabinet nominees

Nigeria’s acting president dissolves Cabinet more than 1 month after taking office

Nigeria’s acting president dissolves Cabinet

Nigeria: Officials say presidential election will be held in 2001, either January or April

Nigeria: Election slated for January or April 2011

Several hundred Nigerian women take to the streets against recent killings in the middle belt

Nigerian women protest recent killings

JOS, Nigeria — Several hundred women dressed in long black dresses are marching in downtown Jos to protest the recent slaughter of more than 200 people including dozens of children in several mostly Christian villages nearby.

US urges Nigeria to prosecute those responsible after 200 slaughtered in religious violence

Nigeria urged to investigate religious violence

Hundreds slaughtered in Nigeria including infants in latest religious violence flare-up

Hundreds slaughtered in Nigeria religious violence

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