HOUSTON (AP) - ConocoPhillips is selling its Nigerian business unit to Oando PLC for roughly $1.79 billion.
The oil and natural gas company says its net production in Nigeria averaged 43,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day through October.
ConocoPhillips said Thursday that the deal is part of its
By YINKA IBUKUNAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - More than 30 assailants stormed a house in northern Nigeria, killing two people and kidnapping a French engineer, in the latest abduction to hit the West African nation, officials said Thursday.
The engineer, a contractor for French renewable
By By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States could see its standing as a superpower eroded and Asian economies will outstrip those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, according to the best guess of the U.S. intelligence community in its latest
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian police say kidnappers have abducted the finance minister's mother from her home in the West African nation's oil-rich delta.
National police spokesman Frank Mba told The Associated Press that Kamene Okonjo, mother of Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was
By By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will launch a global alliance targeting online child sexual abuse, building on the success of cross-border police operations that have dismantled
By By MICHAEL CASEY and KARL RITTER
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. endorsement of an independent state of Palestine.
Not a word about climate change, even though the Middle
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI responded to criticism that the club of churchmen who will choose his successor is too Eurocentric, elevating six new cardinals from Colombia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, the Philippines and the U.S. during a formal ceremony
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Forbes magazine says Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon who built his empire on commodities like flour, sugar and cement, is Africa's richest man.
Dangote topped the Forbes' list published this week for the second year running. According to Forbes, he has a net worth of
By MAX SEDDONAssociated Press
YARABAIKASY, Russia (AP) - When Eduard Mochalov tried to have the people who stole his cattle and pig farm brought to justice, he spent eight months in jail on charges he says were cooked up. He appealed to Vladimir Putin and even set himself on fire outside the
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - It had been Jessica Tata's dream to run a day care.
She was soon in over her head, caring for too many kids and taking chances by leaving them alone to run errands. The young woman's actions ultimately proved fatal: Four children died and