Niger leader worries Nigeria

ABUJA - Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua is deeply concerned over plans by his counterpart in neighbouring Niger to change the constitution to prolong his tenure.

ABUJA - Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua is deeply concerned over plans by his counterpart in neighbouring Niger to change the constitution to prolong his tenure.

Counting was under way yesterday of ballots from a constitutional referendum held the previous day with the aim of extending President Mamadou Tandja's long rule, after weeks of opposition protests and clashes at the polls. - Sapa-AFP

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