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Uber launches boat service in Nigeria's megacity Lagos

14 Oct 2019

LAGOS Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity's notoriously congested roads. | Video

Nigeria seeks $62 billion from oil companies: attorney general

10 Oct 2019

LAGOS Nigeria is seeking $62 billion from oil companies under regulations that allow the government to revisit revenue-sharing deals on petroleum sales if crude prices exceed $20 a barrel, the attorney general told Reuters on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Nigeria seeks $62 bln from oil companies -attorney general

10 Oct 2019

LAGOS, Oct 10 Nigeria is seeking $62 billion from oil companies under regulations that allow the government to revisit revenue-sharing deals on petroleum sales if crude prices exceed $20 a barrel, the attorney general told Reuters on Thursday.

Victims of north Nigerian institution share stories of terror

29 Sep 2019

KADUNA, Nigeria When Jibril had tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings, he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke.

Nigerian authorities seek families of inmates from purported school after raid

28 Sep 2019

KADUNA, Nigeria Nigerian authorities on Saturday scrambled to find the families of hundreds of men and boys freed from a purported school where some had been kept in chains, tortured and allegedly sexually abused.

Mercy Corps suspends northeast Nigeria work after army shuts offices

26 Sep 2019

LAGOS International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region, the organisation said.

Action! Nigeria's film industry draws global entertainment brands

10 Sep 2019

LAGOS "Oya!" shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up. | Video

RPT-Nigeria uses tax credits for private firms to boost infrastructure

05 Sep 2019

ABUJA, Sept 5 Nigeria is using a system of tax credits to encourage private companies to share the cost of infrastructure projects as part of a drive to diversify Africa's biggest economy away from its reliance on oil sales, the country's tax chief said.

Nigeria uses tax credits for private firms to boost infrastructure

04 Sep 2019

ABUJA, Sept 4 Nigeria is using a system of tax credits to encourage private companies to share the cost of infrastructure projects as part of a drive to diversify Africa's biggest economy away from its reliance on oil sales, the country's tax chief said.

Factbox: Key figures in Nigerian President Buhari's second cabinet

21 Aug 2019

LAGOS Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in a new cabinet, three months after starting his second term as leader of the country with Africa's biggest economy.

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