Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is facing a tumultuous backlash over his decision to scrap fuel subsidies. Reporting from Accra in Ghana, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports that major protests and a massive strike are putting pressure on him to reverse course. Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producer.
Ofeibea filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and the commercial capital, Lagos, have come to a virtual standstill with similar reports of thousands joining the demonstrations in other parts of the country.
Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 1:03 pm
On Tuesday night, New Hampshire voters could catapult Mitt Romney securely onto the path of the Republican nomination, or they could undercut the air of inevitability surrounding his campaign.
The former Massachusetts governor is clearly expecting the catapult. One indication? On Monday morning, the candidate changed his rhetoric to reposition himself even more squarely as a general election candidate.
Friday the 13th is usually a day of dread, but it could be your lucky day. Tune in Friday, January 13th at 11:30AM when one lucky listener will win admission to all three nights of Widespread Panic's sold out Wood Tour at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, January 27th thru 29th. It's WNCW's Friday the 13th Widespread Panic Attack.
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Martin Anderson 1. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead 2. Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO 3. Abigail Washburn – City of Refuge 4. Dengue Fever – Cannibal Courtship 5. Asa – Beautiful Imperfection 6. Seun Anikulapo-Kuti - From Africa with Fury:Rise 7. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – Won’t Bow Down 8. Monty Alexander – Harlem-Kingston Express 9. Malcolm Holcombe – To Drink the Rain 10. Bruce Cockburn – Small Source of Comfort
Our friends at Morning Edition picked up on the news from Newcastle, England, that The Branding Villa pub has created a non-alcoholic beer for dogs and is inviting its customers to bring their four-legged friends in to have a pint or two.
On Morning Edition Monday, Steve Inskeep spoke with six women in Derry, N.H. who all plan to vote in Tuesday's first presidential primary.
Inskeep dropped by the home of Elaine Sweeney, where the women gathered for coffee, donuts and wine on Sunday to talk politics. Her house in Derry overlooks Beaver Lake, covered this time of year with a thin film of ice.