Monthly Archives: January 2010

Nigerian President is OK






Looks like I posted too quickly on the status of the Nigerian President. clipped from news.bbc.co.uk Nigeria’s ailing President Yar’Adua breaks silence President Umaru Yar’Adua has been abroad for weeks Nigeria’s president, who has not been seen since going into hospital in Saudi Arabia for heart treatment in November, has told the BBC he is…

Rumors that Nigerian president is now brain-damaged or dead






EDIT:  BBC is saying he may be OK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8453321.stm Nothing seems to be confirmed yet, but if true Nigeria could be in for a rough political transition. clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk Nigeria in crisis after president left ‘seriously brain-damaged’ Senior members of Nigeria’s political elite will hold emergency talks on Monday after President Umaru Yar’Adua was…

Nigeria, Airport Security, and US Africa Policy






I’ve been away from this blog for the holidays, but now that I’m back I’m ready to start commenting on the recent news about the terrorism scare in Nigeria. Consider the clip of the BBC news report posted below. The US has singled out Nigeria for tougher airport security rules.  Now this MIGHT be a…