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Nigerian president replaces military chiefs, loses ally in party crisis

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan replaced his entire military leadership on Thursday after serious setbacks in the struggle against an Islamist insurgency, and he lost a close political ally who quit as crisis grips the ruling party.

The presidency announced the removal of the chiefs of defense, army, navy and air force and named their successors without explanation.

Jan 16, 2014

Nigerian president replaces military leadership after insurgency setbacks

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan replaced his entire military leadership without explanation on Thursday as he struggles with an Islamist insurgency and political crisis within his ruling party.

The presidency announced the removal of the chiefs of defense, army, navy and air force and named their successors. It gave no reason but the military has suffered a series of setbacks recently in fighting the Boko Haram sect which is trying to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 15, 2014

In Nigeria, Queens of Africa steal a march on Barbie

LAGOS (Reuters) – With a booming economy in Nigeria and more black children than anywhere else in the world, Taofick Okoya was dismayed some years ago when he couldn’t find a black doll for his niece.

The 43-year-old spotted a gap in the market and with little competition from foreign firms such as Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie, he set up his own business. He outsourced manufacturing of doll parts to low-cost China, assembled them onshore and added a twist – traditional Nigerian costumes.

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      "“I am the Bureau Chief for Nigeria. Before that I covered West Africa for 2 years from Ivory Coast, Iraq for 2 years (from Baghdad), and east and central Africa for 5 years, including Uganda, eastern DRC, South Sudan, Kenya and Madagascar.”"
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