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UPDATE 2-Floating Nigerian currency would cause crisis, central bank head says

Jan 22 2019

* Opposition says would let naira float, overhaul cenbank (Adds details, quotes, bullet points)

Islamic State insurgents overrun northeast Nigerian town: security sources

Jan 14 2019

ABUJA Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening, security sources said, a blow to President Buhari's efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections.

Nigeria police arrest suspected mastermind of 2015 Abuja bombings

Dec 21 2018

ABUJA Police said they had arrested the suspected mastermind of bombing attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram that killed 15 people in the Nigerian capital Abuja in 2015.

Exclusive: Nigerian energy sector's crippling debts delay next power plant

Dec 21 2018

LAGOS Plans to build another privately-financed power station in Nigeria to help end decades of chronic blackouts have been delayed because of concerns about persistent shortfalls in payments for electricity across the sector.

UPDATE 2-Nigeria leader presents 8.83 trln naira 2019 budget to raucous lawmakers

Dec 19 2018

* President to seek second term in February poll (Adds quotes, analyst, bullet points)

Saudi Arabia wants united front on oil output; Russia and Nigeria hold out

Nov 28 2018

ABUJA/MOSCOW Saudi Arabia will not cut oil output on its own to stabilize the market, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Wednesday as Nigeria and Russia said it is too early to signal whether they would join any production curbs.

Ahead of Nigeria's election, opposition weaponizes soldier deaths

Nov 23 2018

LAGOS Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 - and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections.

Militants kill around 100 Nigerian soldiers in attack on army base: sources

Nov 22 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Militants killed around 100 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on an army base on Sunday, security sources said on Thursday, blaming Islamic State West Africa. | Video

Nigeria's Abubakar promises to boost oil investment, cut subsidies if elected

Nov 19 2018

ABUJA Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Monday he will boost oil sector investment, cut costly fuel subsidies and double the size of the economy by 2025 if he wins next year's presidential election.

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa: sources

Sep 19 2018

ABUJA Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished.

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