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Nigeria's Buhari sees threat to West African currency plan

23 Jun 2020

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that West Africa's plan to adopt a common currency was being put at risk by some countries' attempts to progress more quickly than the agreed timetable.

Nigeria's president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence

18 Jun 2020

ABUJA Nigeria's president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national security adviser said.

Nigeria's president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence

18 Jun 2020

ABUJA, June 18 Nigeria's president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national security adviser said.

Nigerian minister calls for action on 'alarming' increase in rapes during coronavirus lockdown

10 Jun 2020

ABUJA Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen called on law enforcement to expedite rape cases as they spiked during lockdowns aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus.

Nigeria to relax coronavirus curbs on places of worship

01 Jun 2020

ABUJA Nigeria will relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from Tuesday, the chairman of the presidential task force for COVID-19 said.

UPDATE 2-Nigeria to relax coronavirus curbs on places of worship

01 Jun 2020

ABUJA, June 1 Nigeria will relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from Tuesday, the chairman of the presidential task force for COVID-19 said.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Nigeria to relax coronavirus curbs on places of worship

01 Jun 2020

ABUJA, June 1 Nigeria will relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from Tuesday, the chairman of the presidential task force for COVID-19 said.

Nigeria's economy to shrink 8.9% in worst case: finance minister

21 May 2020

ABUJA Nigeria's economy could shrink as much as 8.9% in 2020 in a worst-case scenario without stimulus, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said on Thursday, a deeper recession than forecast after oil prices plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 2-Nigeria set to keep record 2020 budget to fight coronavirus despite earlier cut

13 May 2020

ABUJA, May 13 Nigeria looks set to maintain its record 2020 budget of more than 10.5 trillion naira after a boost to healthcare spending to fight the novel coronavirus outweighed an earlier cut to cushion the impact of an oil price crash.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria to extend ban on all flights by four weeks from Thursday

06 May 2020

ABUJA, May 6 Nigeria will extend a ban on all flights by four weeks as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a government official told reporters on Wednesday.

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