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Paul Carsten

Nigeria says can tap mineral wealth despite COVID, unrest

Sep 02 2020

ABUJA Nigeria aims to have 50 mines in operation by 2023 and can make up for time lost because of the impact of COVID-19 on development of the nascent sector, the country's mining minister said in an interview. | Video

Nigerian virus hunters run hard race against COVID-19’s spread

Jul 14 2020

LAGOS/ABUJA Early one evening, Folasade Fadare and her team of four disease hunters piled into a van and headed for Okegun, a rural community down a narrow potholed road in eastern Lagos state. | Video

Nigeria proposes steep basic healthcare budget cuts despite coronavirus

Jun 05 2020

ABUJA, June 5 Nigeria is proposing slashing its basic healthcare funding by almost half as government finances in Africa's biggest economy take a hit from the novel coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, according to the latest budget proposal documents.

Nigerian military unlawfully detain children at rehabilitation centre for militants: Amnesty

May 27 2020

ABUJA The Nigerian military are unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-World Bank sees Nigeria $1.5 bln loan decision in late July - Bank official

May 22 2020

ABUJA, May 22 The World Bank expects to make a decision in late July on a $1.5 billion loan to support Nigeria as it fights the novel coronavirus, the Bank's country director said in an interview on Friday.

Nigeria to ease lockdowns in three states over six-week period

Apr 29 2020

ABUJA Nigeria will ease coronavirus lockdowns in three states over a six-week period from May 4, the head of the country's task force on the virus said on Wednesday.

Aid worker with coronavirus dies in Nigeria's troubled northeast

Apr 20 2020

ABUJA An aid worker has died in Nigeria's northeast after catching the new coronavirus, his employer Médecins Sans Frontières said, raising fears that the infection has found a foothold in the troubled region.

UPDATE 1-Aid worker with coronavirus dies in Nigeria's troubled northeast

Apr 20 2020

ABUJA, April 20 An aid worker has died in Nigeria's northeast after catching the new coronavirus, his employer Médecins Sans Frontières said, raising fears that the infection has found a foothold in the troubled region.

MSF says aid worker dies in Nigeria after contracting coronavirus

Apr 19 2020

ABUJA, April 20 An aid worker employed by humanitarian agency Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) died in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno after contracting the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the organisation said on Sunday.

Nigeria seeks $6.9 billion from lenders to fund coronavirus fight

Apr 07 2020

ABUJA Nigeria has requested $6.9 billion from multilateral lenders to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Africa's biggest economy, the finance minister said on Monday. | Video

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