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Nigeria opposition coalition cleared to run in poll

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's electoral commission has approved the merger of three main opposition parties into a bloc that could pose the most credible threat yet to the long-ruling party of President Goodluck Jonathan.Full story

Nigeria's oil minister urges lawmakers to pass petroleum bill

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, defended at a public hearing on Thursday sweeping powers that would be granted to her office under a Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), and she urged lawmakers to pass it. Full story

Nigeria forces disperse rival youth factions in oil city

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian security forces fired tear gas on Wednesday to prevent hundreds of youths loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan and to his bitter rival, Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi, clashing in the main oil hub of Port Harcourt. Full story

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