Edition:
United States

Alexis Akwagyiram

Hi-tech peer-to-peer networks let Nigerian farmers log on for cash

4:21am EDT

LAGOS It looked like the end had arrived for Adewale Fatai's chicken farm. Money was running out. Built to house 30,000 chickens, the farm was producing fewer than 2,000 chicks. His family had no funds to lend, and Nigeria's banks weren't interested. | Video

Nigerian opposition candidate Abubakar picks 2019 election running mate

Oct 12 2018

LAGOS The main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's election has selected a former governor from the southeast of the country to be his running mate, the candidate's spokesman said on Friday.

Fire on southeast Nigerian state oil pipeline kills 16 people: NNPC

Oct 12 2018

LAGOS Sixteen people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria, a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation told Reuters.

Nigeria's central bank head to meet MTN and banks over $8.1 billion repatriation row -sources

Oct 09 2018

LAGOS Nigeria's central bank governor is to meet representatives of telecommunications company MTN and banks on Tuesday to discuss a dispute over the repatriation of $8.1 billion, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Nigerian ex-minister and Chibok girls champion to run for president

Oct 07 2018

LAGOS Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, announced on Sunday that she will run for president next year.

Nigerian ex-minister and Chibok girls champion to run for president

Oct 07 2018

LAGOS Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, on Sunday announced that she will run for president next year.

Nigerian ex-minister and Chibok girls champion to run for president

Oct 06 2018

LAGOS, Oct 7 Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, on Sunday announced that she will run for president next year.

Nigerian opposition to pick presidential candidate as northwest takes center stage

Oct 06 2018

(In this October 5 story corrects number of candidates in third paragraph, removes former candidate's name in paragraph 12)

Governor of Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos defeated in bid for second term

Oct 03 2018

LAGOS The governor of Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos, a prominent ruling party figure, lost his bid on Wednesday to seek a second term following a primary selection process that exposed internal divisions in a crucial state months ahead of polls next year.

Coca-Cola moving ahead with takeover of Nigeria's Chi juice

Sep 19 2018

LAGOS Coca-Cola is moving ahead with plans to take over Nigeria's leading juice company Chi Ltd and aims to complete the deal early next year, a senior executive told Reuters.

World News