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November 13, 2011

Says proposal was anchored on the need for incumbent presidents to focus on the execution of development programmes, instead of re-election issues

President Goodluck Jonathan has said his proposed seven-year single tenure for those occupying the office of the Nigerian President had been misunderstood by those who said he wanted to add that term to his current one. 

The President disclosed this to the French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, who visited the State House on Saturday as part of the activities of his visit to Nigeria. 

October 6, 2011

However, those countries that have supported the actions of these ‘rebel-rousers’ should not in future point fingers at any one else but themselves when the chicken comes home to roost.

Editor's note: continued from last week, this is the concluding part.

September 1, 2011

Big powers, gathered to coordinate the political and economic reconstruction of the oil-producing country, will also be jostling over business interests there.

World leaders meet in Paris on Thursday to discuss Libya's future, with hosts France and Britain hoping to show that a costly military campaign can lead to a political transition that avoids the mistakes of Iraq.

Big powers, gathered to coordinate the political and economic reconstruction of the oil-producing North African state, will also be jostling over business interests there.

September 1, 2011

Big powers, gathered to coordinate the political and economic reconstruction of the oil-producing country, will also be jostling over business interests there.

World leaders meet in Paris on Thursday to discuss Libya's future, with hosts France and Britain hoping to show that a costly military campaign can lead to a political transition that avoids the mistakes of Iraq.

Big powers, gathered to coordinate the political and economic reconstruction of the oil-producing North African state, will also be jostling over business interests there.

August 22, 2011

New York prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn

New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France.

Prosecutors gave up hope they could convict Strauss-Kahn after losing faith in their star witness, Nafissatou Diallo, 32, a hotel maid from Guinea who alleged that Strauss-Kahn emerged naked from the bathroom of his luxury suite on May 14 and forced her to perform oral sex.

August 17, 2011

The economy of the European Union's power house Germany slowed down more than expected in the second quarter of the year.

European economic growth slowed more than economists forecast in the second quarter as Germany’s recovery almost ground to a halt amid the worsening sovereign- debt crisis.

May 22, 2011

The two countries reaffirmed their commitment to supporting democratic rule and good governance.

France has pledged its support for Nigeria's aspirations in the international arena, including her quest for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

The pledge was made during a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, on the sidelines of the inauguration of Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara,in Ivory Coast.

Sarkozy also commended Jonathan for the role he played as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) to help restore the democratically elected government of Ouattara.

May 21, 2011

Analysts believe the French president’s refusal to gloat over his opponent’s misfortune would favour him in next year’s polls.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has kept up a carefully calculated silence at sex assault charges against former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, which rocked France and triggered a weeklong outpouring of grief and recrimination.

While Socialists have lamented the lightning downfall of the runaway favourite to win the 2012 presidential election; National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, has huffed that it was an accident waiting to happen.

He has also instructed his ministers to keep quiet about the charges by a New York hotel maid that Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her.

May 21, 2011

Analysts believe the French president’s refusal to gloat over his opponent’s misfortune would favour him in next year’s polls.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has kept up a carefully calculated silence at sex assault charges against former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, which rocked France and triggered a weeklong outpouring of grief and recrimination.

While Socialists have lamented the lightning downfall of the runaway favourite to win the 2012 presidential election; National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, has huffed that it was an accident waiting to happen.

He has also instructed his ministers to keep quiet about the charges by a New York hotel maid that Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her.

May 20, 2011

A hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, who says IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her was due to testify before a New York grand jury on Wednesday.

A lawyer for the 32-year-old African widow dismissed a suggestion by Strauss-Kahn's defense counsel that the incident at the luxury Times Square Sofitel last Saturday might not have been a sexual assault.