December 14th, 2012
07:41 AM ET

Kidnappers free mother of Nigerian finance minister

The mother of Nigeria's finance minister has been released by her kidnappers, five days after she was seized from her home, Nigerian police said Friday.

Kamene Okonjo is well and in good health, police spokesman Frank Mba told CNN.

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June 5th, 2012
05:14 AM ET

Data, cockpit voice recorders found in Nigeria crash

Nigerian authorities found the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the deadly weekend plane crash, emergency officials said Tuesday.

The devices will help investigators piece together what caused the crash.

Meanwhile, heavy rains have prompted a suspension of recovery efforts, officials said.

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