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Nation 20 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bill requiring credit-reporting agencies to obtain consent passed

The consent of an individual will needed before his financial information can be displayed by credit-reporting agencies, under the Credit Reporting Agencies Bill 2009 passed by the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday.

World 16 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nigeria to announce two possible election timetables

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's election commission will on Tuesday announce two possible timetables for presidential, parliamentary and state polls pending the outcome of electoral reforms before parliament, officials said.

World 16 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nigeria presidential vote set for Jan 22 or April 23

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidential vote will be held on Jan. 22, 2011 or April 23 depending on the outcome of electoral reforms before parliament, the West African country's electoral body said on Tuesday.

World 03 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nigeria ruling party wants northern president next

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's ruling party wants the next president to be a northerner in line with a principle that power rotates around the country, effectively ruling Acting President Goodluck Jonathan out of elections due next year.

World 08 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Incumbent declared winner in flawed Nigeria poll

AWKA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The incumbent governor of Nigeria's southeastern Anambra state was on Sunday declared the winner of an election which voters, candidates and observers said had been marred by widespread irregularities.

World 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Widespread irregularities mar Nigerian state poll

AWKA/ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Candidates and voters decried widespread irregularities in a Nigerian state election on Saturday, casting doubt on the country's ability to organise credible national polls next year.

World 12 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nigerian president says he is recovering - BBC

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's president said he was recovering and hoped to return home soon in his first interview since going into hospital in Saudi Arabia seven weeks ago for a heart condition, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

World 12 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nigerian president ends silence, says recovering

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's president made his first public comment on Tuesday since being hospitalised more than seven weeks ago in Saudi Arabia for a heart condition, saying he was recovering and hoped to return home soon.

World 12 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

FACTBOX - Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua

REUTERS - Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua made his first public comments in over seven weeks on Tuesday, saying that he is recovering from illness in Saudi Arabia and hoped to return home soon.

World 29 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

ANALYSIS - Plane attack adds to pressure on sick Nigeria leader

LAGOS (Reuters) - The foiled Christmas Day bomb attack on a U.S. airliner has put further pressure on ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua to either confirm he is fit to govern or hand over to his deputy.