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Felix Onuah

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban from midnight, government official says

Jan 12 2022

ABUJA (Reuters) -Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements with authorities in the West African country, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Nigeria plans reciprocal flights ban on four countries over Omicron

Dec 12 2021

ABUJA Nigeria plans to ban flights from Argentina, Britain, Canada and Saudi Arabia from this week in retaliation for being added to those countries' red lists over the detection of the Omicron coronavirus variant last month, the aviation minister said.

Nigeria criticises its addition to UK travel "red list" as unjust

Dec 06 2021

ABUJA Nigeria on Monday criticised Britain's decision to add the country to a travel "red list" due to coronavirus concerns as unjust and not driven by science.

Nigeria criticises its addition to UK travel "red list" as unjust

Dec 06 2021

ABUJA, Dec 6 Nigeria on Monday criticised Britain's decision to add the country to a travel "red list" due to coronavirus concerns as unjust and not driven by science.

Nigeria aims to launch new national airline by April, aviation minister says

Nov 24 2021

ABUJA Nigeria aims to launch a new national airline by April and will seek to sell a minority stake to a foreign airline or financial institution, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said on Wednesday.

Nigeria considers transport subsidy for poor, finance minister says

Nov 24 2021

ABUJA Nigeria is considering a transport subsidy for its poorest families to cushion the effects of an "eventual" removal of a petrol subsidy, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said on Wednesday.

Nigerian government rejects 'massacre' report as error-strewn

Nov 23 2021

ABUJA Nigeria's government on Tuesday rejected a judicial report that described the killing of peaceful protesters in Lagos in October 2020 as a massacre, saying it was strewn with errors and its conclusions were not backed up by evidence.

U.S. secretary of state talks security, democracy in Nigeria

Nov 18 2021

ABUJA (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday and discussed domestic and regional security, and West Africa's democratic backsliding, including Abuja's handling of anti-police brutality protests last year.

U.S. wants 'race to the top' on Africa infrastructure amid China competition, says Blinken

Nov 18 2021

ABUJA U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that Washington's involvement in infrastructure in Africa was not about China, but intended to improve the standard of infrastructure without countries becoming burdened by debt.

Nigerian general says leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead

Oct 14 2021

ABUJA (Reuters) -Nigeria's top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), was dead.

World News

All homes on one of Tonga's islands destroyed, three dead

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) -All the homes on one of Tonga's small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with three people so far confirmed dead, the government said on Tuesday in its first update since the disaster struck.