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Voting in a war zone?

Voting in a war zone? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
People in Nigeria have to "go home" to vote. The reporter doesn't explain exactly what that means, but for residents of refugee camps it might mean losing the chance to vote. Will this affect the results?
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Terror and Amnesty in Nigeria

Terror and Amnesty in Nigeria | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In Lagos, Nigeria, where I live, people have been posing a counterfactual: How would Americans react if the Unites States pardoned the terrorists behind 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing?
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Nigeria All Set To Be Africa's Top Economy

Nigeria All Set To Be Africa's Top Economy | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (L) and former US President Bill Clinton arrive on February 21, 2013 to attend the inauguration ceremony for the first phase of the Eko Atlantic real estate pro...
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Nigeria's oil losses revealed

Nigeria's oil losses revealed | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A leaked report into Nigeria's oil and gas industry reveals the extent of mismanagement and corruption that is costing billions of dollars each year.
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Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam'

Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Pressure is growing on President Goodluck Jonathan to take decisive action over a report revealing millions of dollars have been scammed out of Nigeria's fuel subsidy. The BBC's Nigeria correspondent Will Ross reports.
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Getting worse

Getting worse | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
VIOLENCE in Nigeria’s north and centre is worsening. Increasingly deadly attacks on churches by Boko Haram, an extreme Islamist group, are straining fragile relations between Christians and Muslims.
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Nigeria, South Africa Lead Foreign Direct Investment Inflows To Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria, South Africa Lead Foreign Direct Investment Inflows To Sub-Saharan Africa | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

VENTURES AFRICA – A United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) World Investment Report has shown that foreign direct investment inflows to sub-Saharan Africa has increased to $36.9 billion from $29.5 billion in 2010.


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Nigeria divorcees in mass wedding

Nigeria divorcees in mass wedding | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A hundred couples are married in a mass ceremony sponsored by local government in northern Nigeria - in an effort to provide stable homes for Muslim divorcees and widows.
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Nigeria 'must act' on lead poison

Nigeria 'must act' on lead poison | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) calls on the Nigerian government to do more to deal with a deadly outbreak of lead poisoning.
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Nigeria reveals '$6bn fuel fraud'

Nigeria reveals '$6bn fuel fraud' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigeria's parliament discusses a report said to reveal that $6bn (£4bn) has been defrauded from the country's fuel subsidy fund in the past two years.
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Several killed in bomb attack in east Nigeria

Several killed in bomb attack in east Nigeria | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
At least seven people killed in attack reportedly targeting Taraba state police commissioner.
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In Nigeria, a Preview of an Overcrowded Planet

In Nigeria, a Preview of an Overcrowded Planet | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Much of the Earth’s population growth is in sub-Saharan African nations like Nigeria, where trends that have lowered birthrates elsewhere have not yet caught on.
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Lagos traffic tweeter is revealed

Lagos traffic tweeter is revealed | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The identity of the tweeter Gidi Traffic, who informs motorists in Nigeria's largest city Lagos of traffic jams, is revealed to the BBC.
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Map: How the world's countries compare on income inequality (the U.S. ranks below Nigeria)

Map: How the world's countries compare on income inequality (the U.S. ranks below Nigeria) | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The way we measure income inequality is changing.
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Nigeria loses $60bn oil revenue in 2012 due to shortfalls

Nigeria loses $60bn oil revenue in 2012 due to shortfalls | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigeria reportedly lost about $60 billion oil revenue due to shortfalls in its estimated production in 2012.

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In Nigeria, You’re Either Somebody or Nobody

In Nigeria, You’re Either Somebody or Nobody | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigerians are brought up to believe that some are born to own and enjoy, while others are born to toil and endure.

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Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Smartphones and email-equipped feature phones have proliferated in even the most resource-dry areas of Asia, Europe and North America, but for many...

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Guide to Nigeria's trouble spots

Guide to Nigeria's trouble spots | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
North-western Nigeria, where two foreign hostages have been killed in a rescue bid, is not known for kidnappings - but other areas of Africa's most populous country can be more dangerous.
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Nigeria's emirs: Power behind the throne

Nigeria's emirs: Power behind the throne | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Throughout 50 years of independence, Nigeria's traditional rulers have played an important stabilising role, reports Dan Isaacs in northern Nigeria.
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My big, fat Nigerian wedding: Inside Lagos' bridal boom - CNN.com

My big, fat Nigerian wedding: Inside Lagos' bridal boom - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Weddings in Nigeria are colorful, creative and extravagant productions, with guest lists of up to 2,000 people considered standard.
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Who's the problem: People or politicians? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Who's the problem: People or politicians? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Ravi Agrawal is the Senior Producer of "Fareed Zakaria GPS." You can follow him on Twitter @RaviAgrawalCNN By Ravi Agrawal, CNN The winners of last Sunday’s elections in Greece and France would do well to consider “Juncker’s Curse.
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How corrupt Nigerian politician was brought to justice in the UK

How corrupt Nigerian politician was brought to justice in the UK | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The arrest of a Nigerian politician who deposited millions of dollars of stolen money in UK accounts has raised questions about the role of British banks in corruption.
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Understanding Africa’s seven types of consumers

Research firm Nielsen recently identified seven types of African consumers that companies need to be aware of as they target their products to the continent.


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Witness: Gunmen attack Nigeria campus

Witness: Gunmen attack Nigeria campus | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Gunmen attacked Christians worshipping on a Nigerian university campus on Sunday, with witnesses reporting multiple explosions and gunfire.
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Rise of the 'repats': Africans shun crisis-hit West for jobs back home - CNN.com

Rise of the 'repats': Africans shun crisis-hit West for jobs back home - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
For decades, many African countries saw some of their most skilful young people take their talents to other parts of the world, lured by the financial prospects outside the continent.
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