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Nigerian governor says armed robbers, not cash-eating gorilla, stole $22,000

18 Jun 2019

ABUJA An investigation into the disappearance of 6.8 million naira ($22,000) from a zoo in northern Nigeria found it had been taken by armed robbers - not eaten by a gorilla as widely reported in local newspapers.

UPDATE 1-Nigerian president signs $29 bln 2019 budget into law

27 May 2019

ABUJA, May 27 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed an 8.9 trillion naira ($29 billion) budget for 2019 into law on Monday.

Nigeria's Buhari signs law to increase minimum wage - aide

18 Apr 2019

ABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law a bill to increase Nigeria's minimum wage with immediate effect, an aide said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's Buhari signs law to increase minimum wage - aide

18 Apr 2019

ABUJA, April 18 President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law a bill to increase Nigeria's minimum wage with immediate effect, an aide said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria appoints local banks for 3.4 trln naira note issue

03 Apr 2019

ABUJA, April 3 Nigeria has appointed local banks to issue 3.4 trillion naira of promissory notes that will go to settle a backlog of state obligations, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election, rival pursues fraud claim

27 Feb 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari comfortably won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy, election authorities said on Wednesday, but his main rival planned a fraud challenge after a vote marred by delays and violence. | Video

Nigerian election's early tally puts Buhari ahead; opposition rejects it

26 Feb 2019

ABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari took an early lead on Monday in initial official results from Nigeria's presidential election, but the party of his main challenger quickly rejected the tallies as "incorrect and unacceptable". | Video

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

23 Feb 2019

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar. | Video

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

22 Feb 2019

ABUJA, Feb 22 President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising that there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar.

Nigeria's Buhari, Atiku make final pitches for support before delayed vote

21 Feb 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and his closest rival Atiku Abubakar made their final appeal for votes on the last day of campaigning on Thursday ahead of a presidential election on Saturday that was delayed by a week.

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