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Nigerian army chief dies in air force plane crash

May 21 2021

ABUJA (Reuters) -Nigeria's army chief, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash on Friday on an official visit to the northern state of Kaduna, which has had security challenges in recent months, the presidency said.

British university to return Benin Bronze to Nigeria 'within weeks'

Mar 25 2021

LAGOS/ABUJA The University of Aberdeen said on Thursday it would return a Benin Bronze to Nigeria within weeks, one of the first public institutions to do so more than a century after Britain looted the sculptures and auctioned them to Western museums and collectors. | Video

UPDATE 2-Nigerian central bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged, denies new FX policy

Mar 23 2021

* No changes to FX management, Emefiele says (Adds governor, VP comments on FX)

Vaccines due in weeks or months not yet Africa's way out of pandemic, officials say

Jan 14 2021

ABUJA/JOHANNESBURG Vaccines are not yet Africa's way out of the pandemic as it may be weeks or even months before first doses start to arrive, health officials said on Thursday, after the African Union (AU) secured 270 million doses for the continent where about 30,000 a day are becoming infected.

Vaccines due in weeks or months not yet Africa's way out of pandemic, officials say

Jan 14 2021

ABUJA/JOHANNESBURG Vaccines are not yet Africa's way out of the pandemic as it may be weeks or even months before first doses start to arrive, health officials said on Thursday, after the African Union (AU) secured 270 million doses for the continent where about 30,000 a day are becoming infected.

UPDATE 1-Vaccines due in weeks or months not yet Africa's way out of pandemic, officials say

Jan 14 2021

ABUJA/JOHANNESBURG, Jan 14 Vaccines are not yet Africa's way out of the pandemic as it may be weeks or even months before first doses start to arrive, health officials said on Thursday, after the African Union (AU) secured 270 million doses for the continent where about 30,000 a day are becoming infected.

Threats, detentions and frozen assets: Nigeria's protesters depict pattern of intimidation

Dec 03 2020

(This Nov. 30 story is refiled to correct name to Adewunmi Emoruwa from Enoruwa in paragraphs 39 and 42) | Video

Nigeria to set up new resolution fund to help distressed lenders

Nov 16 2020

ABUJA, Nov 16 Nigeria has passed a law that will create a new resolution fund to support failing or distressed lenders and will get commercial banks to help pay for it.

Amnesty disputes Nigerian army claim it did not shoot Lagos civilians

Oct 28 2020

ABUJA Nigeria's Lagos state government asked the army to intervene to restore order amid anti-police brutality protests, but soldiers did not shoot civilians, the military said, an assertion an Amnesty International investigation disputed on Wednesday.

Nigerian anti-police protesters must enter dialogue, minister says

Oct 19 2020

ABUJA Nigerians protesting against what they condemn as police brutality must end their daily demonstrations and enter into dialogue with the government on law enforcement reforms, the youth minister said on Monday.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.