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Nigeria wants UN backing for force in Ivory Coast

Nigeria wants U.N. backing for military intervention in Ivory Coast to prevent it slipping into a civil war that could destabilise the West African region, Foreign Minister Odein Ajumogobia said on Monday.

Voter registration row kills 3 in central Nigeria

Three people were killed in central Nigeria on Monday when soldiers opened fire to quell a fight between Christian and Muslim youths over voter registration for April elections, police and witnesses said.

Risks for Nigerian oil go beyond elections

Clashes between political gangs rather than attacks on oil facilities are the greatest threat to Nigeria's Niger Delta ahead of April elections and the long-term security of its oil output depends on much more than who wins.

Chevron shuts Nigeria oil pipeline after attack

U.S. energy firm Chevron said on Monday it had suspended production from an oil pipeline in Nigeria's Delta state, which was breached on Friday. Chevron said it was investigating the damage to the Dibi-Abiteye pipeline, which feeds the Escravos oil stream, but did not comment on how much production would be lost.

WikiLeaks cables: Pfizer took aim at Nigeria AG

Drugmaker Pfizer hired investigators to find evidence of corruption against the Nigerian attorney general to convince him to drop legal action against the company over a drug trial involving children, the Guardian newspaper reported, citing U.S. diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks.

Facebook swayed Nigerian president to reverse ban

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday hundreds of posts on his Facebook page had helped persuade him to reverse his suspension of the national soccer team from international competitions.

Oil hovers near $80 on Greece concerns

Oil hovered near $80 a barrel on Thursday, after earlier hitting a six-week low as fears that Greece's economic crisis may spread to other European nations raised uncertainty over future global energy demand. The euro fell to a 14-month low, while the U.S. dollar strengthened as skepticism that Greece could deliver on its promises of strict austerity measures dominated financial markets.

Retaliation fears stalk Nigeria city after clashes

Sporadic shooting rang out overnight in the central Nigerian city of Jos and witnesses said at least one person was killed by soldiers enforcing a curfew days after attacks on three nearby Christian villages.

Nigeria urged to end impunity after village massacre

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Nigeria to prosecute those behind what it called a massacre of at least 200 Christian villagers and end a cycle of impunity which has allowed instability to persist.