June 1, 1987 |
Is juju the Yoruban word for salsa picante ? If you said yes, you wouldn't get any argument from the crowd that was swept up by the slinky Nigerian juju music of King Sunny Ade and his colorful 17-member African Beats at the Greek Theatre on Friday. The infectious interplay of four electric guitars and seven percussionists--including two on the amazing and aptly named talking drum--would not sound unfamiliar to fans of such Latin music stars as Tito Puente or Santana.
May 12, 1985 |
Thousands of angry and dejected illegal immigrants milled around this border post Saturday, 24 hours after the expiration of the Nigerian military government's deadline for them to leave the country. It appeared that less than one-fourth of Nigeria's estimated 700,000 illegal aliens had left by Friday, and tens of thousands waited at posts like this one, 60 miles west of the capital of Lagos and on the border with Benin.
February 18, 2012 |
It was an offer that turned out to be pretty easy to refuse. A cache of 6,000 U.S. Treasury bonds — each with a face value of $1 billion — available for a limited time only. And if you acted quickly on the $6-trillion offer, you'd get a signed copy of the Treaty of Versailles, the 1919 document that ended World War I. But there were a couple of problems with the documents seized by Italian police in Switzerland as part of an international fraud investigation. Despite the soaring federal budget deficit, the U.S. government does not sell a $1-billion Treasury bond.
October 12, 1996 |
A coordinated international sweep, led by U.S. law enforcement officials, has shut down a sophisticated Nigerian-run heroin smuggling ring responsible for shipping narcotics worth millions of dollars from southeast Asia to American streets, U.S. officials announced Friday. Working with police in Thailand, the Netherlands, France, Singapore and Britain, U.S.
August 11, 1992 |
The jumping-off point is the Mreznica River, or at least it is one of them, one of dozens, really, where the line is drawn most visibly not by the clear water running below a bridge and represented by the thin blue line on the map, but by the wrecked and burned-out trucks shoved into the bridge's right-hand lane, and then by the shattered houses just beyond.
November 22, 1997 |
A Nigerian businessman was invited to a holiday dinner at the White House last year after contributing $460,000 to the Vote Now 96 voter registration group, supported by the Democratic National Committee, a party spokesman said. Gilbert Chagoury was at the Dec. 21 dinner with President Clinton for top DNC donors, even though he was not a party contributor.
March 12, 2010 |
Nearly 3,000 people have fled to a neighboring state since hundreds were slaughtered in several mostly Christian villages over the weekend, aid officials said Thursday. Residents have accused the Nigerian police and military of failing to provide adequate security to the villages in Plateau state, where attackers managed to violate a dusk-to-dawn curfew. Police said they had arrested about 200 people. On Thursday, thousands of women took to the streets, singing and waving branches, a traditional sign of protest.
September 11, 1988 |
Nigerians stand a 1-in-9 chance of being killed in road accidents, which claim 66 lives each day in Nigeria, according to a government report released last week.
May 14, 1992 |
Anti-government mobs looted stores and burned gas stations and cars Wednesday to protest skyrocketing transport costs and demand the resignation of Nigeria's military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.