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Camillus Eboh

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.

UPDATE 2-Nigerian president offers record $34 billion budget for 2020

08 Oct 2019

* Budget includes VAT rise to 7.5% from 5% (Adds details, quotes, bullet points, analyst)

Nigerian activist Sowore pleads not guilty to treason charges

30 Sep 2019

ABUJA Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore pleaded not guilty at a court in Abuja on Monday to charges of treason, money laundering and harassing the president.

Nigerian court orders release of activist charged with treason

24 Sep 2019

ABUJA A court in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Tuesday ordered the State Security Service to release activist and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore while charges of treason against him are pending.

Nigerian anti-graft office charges former oil official over failed gas deal

20 Sep 2019

ABUJA, Sept 20 Nigeria's anti-fraud office on Friday charged a former petroleum ministry official with accepting bribes and failing to follow protocol over an ill-fated gas deal that has left the government facing a disputed bill of more than $9 billion.

UPDATE 2-Nigerian court orders firm that won $9 bln case against government to forfeit assets

19 Sep 2019

* Award stemmed from failed gas project (Adds comments from the attorney general)

Nigerian court orders firm that won $9 billion case against government to forfeit assets

19 Sep 2019

ABUJA/LAGOS A company awarded more than $9 billion in an arbitration case against Nigeria has been ordered by a court in the capital Abuja to forfeit its local assets to the government.

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