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By Reuben Abati | June 25, 1997
COLLEGE PARK -- I arrived in this country a year ago with no knowledge of America other than what I had gathered from hearsay and American movies. These two sources had painted for me a totally artificial picture of America as a land where the American dream may be wished into existence, where dollars can be picked up on streets, a kind of paradise on earth where the people do not have to toil. Armed with this picture, my compatriots flock daily to the American Embassy in Lagos to get a visa.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
Three Maryland women have been charged with attempting to smuggle 13.2 pounds of heroin into the United States via the Mexican border by concealing the drugs in hand-carried briefcases, U.S. Customs agents said.Agents said Denise Anderson and Cloria Kelly, both 24 and of Laurel, were arrested Saturday at the Customs station at Otay Mesa, Calif. The heroin was found in false tops and bottoms of two leather briefcases, agents said.Agents estimated the street value of the heroin to be anywhere from $4.5 million to $9.5 million, depending on purity.
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January 3, 1995
Mohamed Siad BarreExiled Somali leaderMaj. Gen. Mohamed Siad Barre, who was overthrown as president of Somalia in 1991 after ruling that impoverished African country for more than 20 years, died on Monday in exile in Lagos, Nigeria."
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By New York Times News Service | July 24, 1994
LAGOS, Nigeria -- A diplomatic initiative by President Clinton to help resolve Nigeria's political paralysis has generated protests here by human rights campaigners who say that the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mr. Clinton's special envoy, may have aligned himself too closely with this country's military government to be a neutral mediator.The U.S. Embassy in Lagos announced Thursday that Mr. Jackson and a delegation of State Department and national security officials were expected to travel to Nigeria in the next few days.
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By Matt Vensel and Matt Vensel,Sun reporter | August 9, 2007
Moving from England to Nigeria and back again would be a bit of culture shock for most, but for singer, songwriter and producer Adesiji "Siji" Awoyinka, the meshing of two vastly different cultures was the impetus of his musical career. Moving around "gave me a broad perspective, a broad palette from which to draw from," Siji said. The soft-spoken musician, who plays the Naija Fest on Saturday, was born in London to Nigerian parents, but was raised for most of his childhood in Lagos, the most populous city in Nigeria and also a hot spot of the African music scene.
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By Davan Maharaj and Davan Maharaj,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 28, 2004
LAGOS, Nigeria - Tossed off a flatbed truck, a 100-pound bale of used underwear, worn socks, DKNY suits and Michael Jordan jerseys lands with a thud amid a jostling swarm of shoppers. Okech Anorue slits the plastic wrap on the refrigerator-size bundle he bought for $95 and dives in. There's bound to be a gem in there - such as the faded leather bomber jacket once worn by an American high-schooler named Tiffany. That piece now hangs on the premium rack in his 5-foot-by-5-foot stall with a $25 price tag. "These clothes make people's dreams come true," says Anorue, chairman of the vendors association at Yaba Market.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
In The Sun and The Evening Sun yesterday, the amount of heroin allegedly distributed by a ring headed by Nigerians was misstated. According to investigators, it distributed about 4 kilograms of heroin a month, with a street value of $4 million.* The Sun regrets the error.Federal and local investigators said yesterday they cracked a $4 million-a-month international heroin-smuggling operation with the arrests of 20 suspects in Baltimore, four Maryland counties and New York.Officials said the operation was run by Nigerians, who smuggled heroin into the United States from Thailand through Lagos, Nigeria, to the Baltimore area.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 26, 1999
IKORODU, Nigeria -- For the fourth and final time, Kehind Adewole will wait in the tropical sun tomorrow to vote an end to military rule, joining millions of his countrymen in an act they hope will save this most populous African nation.The transition from army dictatorship to civilian democracy here has been a carefully paced process, and Adewole has participated in each step.First, the civil servant and father of three went to the polling station on the veranda of an ornate but dowdy green house at Ogunsanya and Alison streets to elect a local council for this down-at-its-heels township Dec. 5.On Jan. 9, he was back to elect a provincial governor.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | August 24, 1994
Three Nigerians were extradited to Maryland yesterday to face numerous charges linked to drug dealing and violence in Baltimore, federal authorities said.Authorities identified two of the suspects as Henry and Roseline Solomon, a husband and wife. The couple was linked by these authorities to a drug gang responsible for the slayings of a city bail bondsman and his 3-year-old son.The third suspect, Emenka John Okpala, 42, is the reputed head of the Okpala Organization, a group that allegedly laundered money and smuggled raw Southeast Asian heroin to Baltimore, the authorities said.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
In The Sun and The Evening Sun yesterday, the amount of heroin allegedly distributed by a ring headed by Nigerians was misstated. According to investigators, it distributed about 4 kilograms of heroin a month, with a street value of $4 million.* The Sun regrets the error.Federal and local investigators said yesterday they cracked a $4 million-a-month international heroin-smuggling operation with the arrests of 20 suspects in Baltimore, four Maryland counties and New York.Officials said the operation was run by Nigerians who smuggled heroin into the United States from Thailand through Lagos, Nigeria, to the Baltimore area.
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