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Nigerian authorities cite need for more COVID-19 test sample collections

Sep 03 2020

ABUJA Nigerian authorities are disturbed by the low level of coronavirus test sample collections, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Mali's neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional government

Aug 29 2020

ABUJA/BAMAKO Mali's West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional government immediately and hold elections within a year. | Video

ECOWAS agrees Mali's transitional government to last only one year: Nigerian presidency

Aug 28 2020

ABUJA Mali's West African neighbours have agreed the country's transitional government must be lead by civilian and last no longer than 12 months, Nigeria's presidency said on Friday.

ECOWAS agrees Mali's transitional government to last only one year: Nigerian presidency

Aug 28 2020

ABUJA Mali's West African neighbours have agreed the country's transitional government must be lead by civilian and last no longer than 12 months, Nigeria's presidency said on Friday.

Nigeria to resume international flights from Sept 5: aviation authority

Aug 27 2020

ABUJA Nigeria will resume international flights from Sept. 5, the head of the aviation regulatory body said on Thursday, marking a week-long delay to the resumption date previously announced by the government.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria might fall into recession as virus takes toll, budget office says

Aug 27 2020

ABUJA, Aug 27 Nigeria might fall into recession in the third quarter, the head of the country's budget office said on Thursday, citing the impact of low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic on Africa's largest economy.

Nigeria says reversing U.S. visa ban will take 'enormous resources'

Aug 13 2020

ABUJA Overturning a U.S. ban on Nigerians seeking immigrant visas will take "enormous resources", but the nation is making progress, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday.

Nigeria drops plan for some pupils to return to school amid COVID-19 concerns

Jul 09 2020

ABUJA Nigeria has dropped a plan to allow some pupils to return to school because of a continued increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, its education minister said.

Nigeria's Buhari sees threat to West African currency plan

Jun 23 2020

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that West Africa's plan to adopt a common currency was being put at risk by some countries' attempts to progress more quickly than the agreed timetable.

Nigeria's president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence

Jun 18 2020

ABUJA Nigeria's president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national security adviser said.

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