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December 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A Nigerian government tribunal has sentenced 11 officials to life imprisonment for calling a strike by workers at the national electricity utility that caused a four-day nationwide power outage. The tribunal sentenced the men Friday in the northern city of Kaduna after they were convicted of instigating the Oct. 5-8 blackout.
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December 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A Nigerian government tribunal has sentenced 11 officials to life imprisonment for calling a strike by workers at the national electricity utility that caused a four-day nationwide power outage. The tribunal sentenced the men Friday in the northern city of Kaduna after they were convicted of instigating the Oct. 5-8 blackout.
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February 22, 2009 | Carolyn Kellogg
In "The African Book of Names," a new work compiled by Askhari Hodari, there are more than 5,000 names deriving from 37 nations and more than 70 ethno-linguistic groups. One thing that sets it apart from other name books is that it makes clear that it's not just for babies; it notes that adults have taken African names later in life. "New names can represent new stages of development," Hodari writes. "Sojourner Truth, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X)
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October 13, 2004 | Ken Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
A widening investigation here has implicated some of the world's largest oil services firms in an alleged scheme to bribe Nigerian officials to win $5.3 billion in contracts to build a natural gas complex in the African country. As details of the case unfolded, one of the key players, Houston-based Halliburton Co., said that the questionable conduct occurred almost entirely before it became a partner in the multinational consortium that built the complex.
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