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Libby George

UPDATE 3-UK judge to allow firm to try to seize $9 bln in Nigerian assets in gas dispute

16 Aug 2019

* Nigerian government had said award was clearly excessive (Adds comment from Nigeria's solicitor general)

Nigeria's new oil czar wants to open books, turn into fuel exporter

08 Aug 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's state oil company plans to partner with a private refinery under construction on the shores of Lagos to turn the oil-producing country into a fuel supplier for the region, the new boss said in an interview with Reuters. | Video

INTERVIEW-New oil boss wants to open books, turn Nigeria into fuel exporter

07 Aug 2019

ABUJA, Aug 7 Nigeria's state oil company plans to partner with the huge private refinery under construction on the shores of Lagos to turn the oil-producing nation into a fuel supplier for the region, the new head said in an interview with Reuters.

On cusp of pan-African trade deal, giant Nigeria clings to protection

06 Aug 2019

LAGOS Adeleke Adeleye stands in front of a bank of whirring printers spinning out dozens of envelopes a minute in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos. | Video

Google goes Nigerian with local accent, 'informal' transit routes

24 Jul 2019

LAGOS Commuters making their way through Nigeria can now hear travel advice in a local voice on Google Maps under new features aimed at attracting more users in Africa that were unveiled by the company on Wednesday.

Nigeria's state oil firm awards oil-for-fuel swap deals: sources

16 Jul 2019

LAGOS/LONDON Nigerian state oil firm NNPC issued award letters on Monday for highly sought-after contracts to exchange crude oil for imported fuel for one year, oil industry sources told Reuters.

Political void crimps Nigeria's stocks, rattles investors

04 Jul 2019

LONDON/LAGOS The failure of Nigeria's president to appoint a cabinet four months after winning a second term has stymied the country's stock market, prompted foreign investors to trim holdings and threatened growth prospects for Africa's largest economy.

Nigerian court adjourns tax case between MTN and attorney general

26 Jun 2019

LAGOS A Nigerian judge on Wednesday adjourned until Oct. 29 a case to resolve a $2 billion tax dispute between South African telecoms company MTN Group and Nigeria's attorney general.

Firm seeks $9 bln Nigerian asset seizure over unpaid gas project arbitration

13 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 13 A firm incorporated in the British Virgin Islands will ask a British court on Friday for the right to seize up to $9 billion of Nigerian government assets - some 20% of the oil-rich nation's foreign reserves - over an aborted gas project.

Nigerian court blocks watchdog from replacing boss of oil firm Oando: document

03 Jun 2019

LONDON/LAGOS A federal court in Lagos on Monday blocked Nigeria's financial watchdog from replacing Oando's chief executive and taking other action against the oil firm, pending further hearings on the case, according to a court document seen by Reuters.

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