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Nigeria charges ex-attorney general with financial crimes in $1.3 billion oil deal

21 Jan 2020

ABUJA Nigeria's financial crimes watchdog charged a former attorney general suspected of taking bribes to facilitate a $1.3 billion oil block sale, the agency said on Tuesday, in the latest twist in one of the industry's biggest alleged corruption scandals.

Nigeria inks major LNG expansion with oil majors

27 Dec 2019

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigeria signed a major gas expansion deal on Friday, a much-needed collaboration with oil majors that Nigeria LNG said would boost its liquefied natural gas output by more than 30%.

UPDATE 2-Nigeria inks major LNG expansion with oil majors

27 Dec 2019

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Nigeria releases Sowore and Dasuki after AG orders bail

25 Dec 2019

ABUJA Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore and former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki left prison Tuesday evening after the attorney general ordered their release on bail, in recognition of court orders.

UPDATE 2-Nigeria's parliament passes record 10.59 trillion-naira budget for 2020

05 Dec 2019

ABUJA, Dec 5 Nigeria's parliament passed a record 10.59 trillion naira ($35 billion) budget for 2020 on Thursday, paving the way for a likely return to the international debt market next year as the country struggles to shake off the impact of a recession.

Nigeria's Buhari seeks parliamentary nod on $23 billion in foreign loans

29 Nov 2019

ABUJA, Nov 29 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has asked parliament to approve $22.72 billion of foreign borrowings tied to infrastructure and other projects, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Friday, after a similar request three years ago was rejected.

Nigeria to form border force with neighbors Benin and Niger to fight smuggling

14 Nov 2019

ABUJA Nigeria and neighboring countries Benin and Niger have agreed to set up a joint border patrol force to tackle smuggling between the West African countries, they said in a communique on Thursday.

Nigeria security agency denies opening fire on supporters of detained activist

13 Nov 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's state security agency on Wednesday denied that its officers opened fire on campaigners calling for the release of a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who remains in detention despite having been granted bail.

Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari election win

30 Oct 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February's presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.

Nigerian anti-graft office charges two Britons in connection with failed gas deal

22 Oct 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's anti-fraud office on Monday charged two Britons in the capital, Abuja, for alleged money laundering in connection with an ill-fated gas deal that has left the government facing a disputed bill of more than $9 billion.

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