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Nigeria donates $1m to cyclone-hit Mozambique, Malawi

The federal government of Nigeria has donated tons of medical supplies and half a million dollars to cyclone-stricken Mozambique and Malawi. Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama visited the two countries to hand over the assistance. In both countries, Onyeama stressed that the support was a show of brotherhood and solidarity at a critical time […]

Microsoft launches $100m Development Centers in Africa

Tech giant Microsoft has launched a $100 million Africa Development Centre (ADC) with offices in Kenya and Nigeria. The program will support the recruitment of 100 full-time engineers by the end of the year, and 500 engineers by the end of 2023. The tech company is betting on African innovation in fields like fintech, agritech […]

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UNICEF welcomes release of nearly 900 children by north-east Nigeria armed group

UNICEF has welcomed the release Friday of 894 children, including 106 girls, from the ranks of an armed group called (the) Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, and vowed to enroll them in reintegration programs to help them return to civilian life. “Today, 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the […]

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Nigeria’s oil minister seeks new funding options in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Kachikwu and the president of Saudi Aramco on Tuesday discussed investment options in the midstream and downstream sector, Nigeria’s petroleum ministry said Wednesday in a tweet. Aramco officials and Kachikwu who was visiting Saudi Arabia discussed areas of shared investment interests such as refining and petrochemicals production, according to Reuters. Kachikwu […]

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Nigeria: minimum wage to increase to $98

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law a bill to increase minimum wage from 18,000 to 30,000 naira ($98) with immediate effect. According to Buhari’s senior aide and special assistant, Ita Enang, the implementation of the law takes effect as of April 18. The move comes after Unions went on strike last year […]

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Shell plans $15 billion investments in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) will invest over $15 billion across 24 oil and gas projects in Nigeria in the next five years, the company Managing Director of the SPDC, Nosa Okunbor said. Speaking on the need for Nigeria to take advantage of the opportunities in the oil industry, Okunbor indicated that his company has […]

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Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe to exploit 500 million barrels of oil

French oil giant Total and Nigeria-São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Authority (JDA) last week signed a new production sharing contract (PSC) to grant exclusive right to begin exploration activities in three blocks. According to a local media, the blocks 7, 8 and 11 are located within the hydrocarbon-rich Joint Development Zone (JDZ) owned by […]

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Nigeria Decides: 84 million people registered to vote in 2019 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria on Monday disclosed that over 84 million persons have registered to vote in upcoming polls. The commission’s boss Prof. Mahmood Yakubu presented copied of the voters’ roll to party representatives in the capital city, Abuja. The upcoming elections pits Buhari leading the All Progressives Congress, APC, against Atiku […]

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Newly IDPs fleeing attacks in northeast Nigeria, top 2,000

After fleeing terrorist attacks, as well as clashes between Government forces and militia, more than 2,000 newly displaced Nigerians have arrived in an already over-stretched camp known as Teacher’s Village, in Maiduguri, the capital of the country’s Borno State. The UN humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, reported on Thursday that escalating attacks by non-State armed groups […]

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Elections, regional security, economy top agenda of ECOWAS summit

West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS last weekend urged Nigeria and Senegal to ensure peaceful, free and transparent elections next year. The call was contained in a final communiqué of the 54th ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government in Abuja. Nigeria and Senegal will hold general elections in February 2019. […]

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