ARTICLES RELATING TO UMARU YAR'ADUA

Nigerian sect demands amnesty

2010-10-14 15:26

A feared Islamic sect responsible for a recent federal prison break and targeted killings in northern Nigeria has demanded an amnesty offer from the government to stop the violence.

Nigeria lawmakers scream over VP pick

2010-05-18 14:00

Nigeria’s lawmakers have descended into screaming and confusion as legislators are trying to confirm a new vice president.

Fresh oil war threat in Nigeria

2010-05-09 20:03

Militants have threatened a fresh wave of potentially crippling attacks on Nigeria's oil industry, giving the newly-installed President Goodluck Jonathan little time to address their demands.

Zuma sends condolences to Nigeria

2010-05-07 11:02

President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to the family of late Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, as well as to the Nigerian people.

Reactions to Yar'Adua's death

2010-05-06 15:57

A look at reactions from various individuals, among them leaders of different states, following the death of Nigerian president Umaru Yar’Adua.

Yar'Adua man of integrity – Jonathan

2010-05-06 12:40

The newly sworn in Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Umaru Yar’Adua as a man of great personal integrity and outstanding humility.

Yar'Adua 'ambitious but few results'

2010-05-06 10:30

Umaru Yar’Adua, who served a little over half of his four-year tenure as Nigeria’s second elected leader since the end of military rule, failed to achieve much of his ambitious to-do list.

Nigerian president dies

2010-05-06 07:50

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has died after a long battle with kidney and heart ailments, paving the way for the most hotly contested succession since the country's return to democracy a decade ago.

Cracks in Nigeria's ruling party

2010-04-23 11:02

A rebel faction in Nigeria’s ruling party has called for sweeping in-house reforms prompting the suspension of its leaders, in a clear sign of cracks ahead of the 2011 presidential vote.

Jonathan 'not spoken to YarAdua'

2010-04-14 13:24

Nigeria’s acting president Goodluck Jonathan says he has not seen or spoken to ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua since he returned home from hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Jonathan to install new cabinet

2010-04-06 13:08

Nigerian Acting President Goodluck Jonathan is set to inaugurate members of his new cabinet and assign them their portfolios, a report says.

Yar'Adua meets Christian leaders

2010-04-05 23:04

A pastor says Nigeria's ill and long unseen President Umaru Yar'Adua has met with Christian leaders at the presidential palace.

Nigeria approves new Cabinet

2010-03-31 21:45

Nigerian lawmakers have approved the majority of the new Cabinet proposed by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan mulls over new cabinet

2010-03-18 21:09

Nigerian’s acting president Goodluck Jonathan is in consultations over a new government, a day after he asserted his authority and dissolved the cabinet he acquired from his ailing predecessor.

Nigeria poll slated for 2011

2010-03-17 09:17

The head of Nigeria's federal electoral committee says the country could hold presidential elections in either January or April of 2011.

Nigeria governors support Jonathan

2010-03-03 10:36

Nigeria’s 36 state governors have pledged their support for the country’s acting president Goodluck Jonathan, but dismissed suggestions that ailing leader Umaru Yar'Adua should resign.

Minister slams Yar'Adua support

2010-02-28 20:18

Nigeria's information minister has come out strongly against those backing the ill president Yar'Adua and says they are trying to benefit from the political crisis.

Nigerian president's return

2010-02-24 12:07

The return of Nigeria's leader after three months in a Saudi hospital has renewed uncertainty over the leadership of Africa’s most populous nation.

Docs block access to Yar'Adua

2010-02-22 10:59

Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua ‘s doctors are refusing to allow visitors from Abuja to see him in his Jeddah hospital, Nigeria’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia says.

MPs fail to see Yar'Adua

2010-02-14 19:55

Nigerian MPs who travelled to Saudi Arabia to meet President Umaru Yar'Adua have returned home after a week without being able to see the ailing leader, reports have said.

Nigeria: Analysts' views

2010-02-12 11:51

Analysts have aired their views with regard to the transfer of power to Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan in the absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua. Read more...

Jonathan reshuffles cabinet

2010-02-11 08:23

Nigeria’s acting president Goodluck Jonathan has flexed his political muscles by making a cabinet reshuffle within hours of his controversial appointment to stand in for Umaru Yar’Adua.

Excerpts: Nigerian VP's speech

2010-02-10 10:01

Read excerpts from Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech after he was empowered to run the country in place of an ill and absent president.

Nigerian MPs visit Yar'Adua

2010-02-09 13:51

Nigerian lawmakers are in Saudi Arabia to meet ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua, whose 10-week hospitalisation in the kingdom has sparked political turmoil in Abuja, an official says.

Nigerian governors back VP

2010-02-06 08:00

Nigeria’s influential governors have backed a proposal for Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to be acting head and end a vacuum following President Umaru Yar'Adua's lengthy hospitalisation abroad.

 

Nigerian attacks raise new violence fears

2010-09-09 11:18

A radical Muslim sect prison attack that freed more than 100 followers in northern Nigeria, has raised new fears of violence in the oil-rich nation just months before elections.

Jonathan ropes in youth

2010-05-15 22:51

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged to involve young people in his bid to end the country's reputation of flawed and violent elections.

Yar'Adua served with 'great dedication'

2010-05-08 10:30

Britain's Gordon Brown says the late Nigerian leader Umaru Yar’Adua served his country with great dedication and that a peace initiative in volatile Niger Delta was his main political legacy.

US urges Nigerians to support democracy

2010-05-07 09:38

The United States has urged Nigerians to support "orderly, democratic and constitutional mechanisms" as it offers condolences over the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.

Yar'Adua's ill health

2010-05-06 13:42

Ill health hung over the late Nigerian president Umaru Yar’Adua soon after he was named the country’s ruling party presidential candidate, a witness writes.

Nigeria's Jonathan sworn in

2010-05-06 10:42

Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in as head of state following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Nigeria succession 'wide open'

2010-05-06 09:25

The death of Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua is unlikely to plunge Africa’s most populous state into crisis, but it intensifies what was already shaping up to be the fiercest succession race since the end of military rule.

Nigeria party leader charged

2010-04-27 12:10

A Nigerian court has charged the country's ruling party chairperson over a series of corruption allegations.

Nigerian cops to pay for killing

2010-04-14 20:13

A Nigerian court has ordered police to pay $666 400 in damages to relatives of a slain Islamic militant leader, officials have said.

Nigerian youths demand reforms

2010-04-13 19:22

Hundreds of Nigerian youths have rallied in Lagos demanding Acting President Goodluck Jonathan implement electoral reforms to ensure credible polls.

Nigeria: Ribadu may return from exile

2010-04-06 12:01

Nigeria’s respected former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu says he is ready to return home after over a year in voluntary exile.

Iman meets Nigeria's Yar'Adua

2010-04-02 19:30

The chief imam of Nigeria's national mosque says he and three other religious leaders met briefly with the West African nation's ill and long absent president.

Amnesty ill-organised – Soyinka

2010-03-29 11:53

Nigeria’s Nobel laureate in literature Wole Soyinka has slammed poor implementation of the much billed government amnesty exercise for militants in the restive Niger Delta.

Nigerian cabinet dissolved

2010-03-17 19:32

Nigeria's acting president Goodluck Jonathan has dissolved the nation's cabinet, a month after assuming the young democracy's highest office.

Nigerians demand to see Yar'Adua

2010-03-10 20:07

Hundreds of protestersare demanding to see ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has not appeared publicly since returning from hospital treatment abroad.

UN urges Nigerians to back Jonathan

2010-03-03 09:38

The UN chief is sending his best wishes to ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua but urges all Nigerians to back acting president Goodluck Jonathan, his spokesperson says.

Nigeria's first lady may take over

2010-02-26 09:37

While Nigeria’s ailing president remains unseen after being brought back into the country, his assertive wife Turai Yar’Adua has stepped into the spotlight.

Nigerian leader back home?

2010-02-24 08:13

A plane has landed at the presidential wing of Abuja amid heavy security, after reports that Nigeria’s ailing leader was returning home after three months in a Saudi Arabia hospital.

Nigeria team to see ill Yar'Adua

2010-02-17 23:02

Nigeria's cabinet, under pressure to declare the ailing president permanently unfit to hold onto office, is to dispatch a six-man team to his Jeddah hospital, a minister has said.

US congratulates Nigeria

2010-02-12 13:53

The US has congratulated Nigeria for maintaining democratic principles after Vice President Goodluck Jonathan assumed executive powers in the absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua.

AU hails Nigeria power transfer

2010-02-11 09:56

The AU has urged the military in coup-prone Nigeria to respect a decision to hand power to the country’s deputy leader until the recovery of the ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Jonathan meets ministers

2010-02-10 13:41

Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan has held his first cabinet meeting since parliament made him acting head of state in place of the ailing President Umaru Yar’Ardua.

Nigerian Senate backs VP

2010-02-09 14:45

Nigeria’s Senate has passed a motion that Vice President Goodluck Jonathan should be acting president in the absence of the African oil’s ailing leader.

Nigeria polls: only 20% voted

2010-02-08 23:01

A chaotic election in a volatile Nigerian state has highlighted the dire need for electoral reforms in the year ahead of presidential polls.

Nigeria's political crisis

2010-01-28 15:20

Read about the main developments in the political crisis in Nigeria during the absence of ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who is in hospital in Saudi Arabia.

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