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UPDATE 1-World Bank sees Nigeria $1.5 bln loan decision in late July - Bank official

22 May 2020

ABUJA, May 22 The World Bank expects to make a decision in late July on a $1.5 billion loan to support Nigeria as it fights the novel coronavirus, the Bank's country director said in an interview on Friday.

Nigeria to ease lockdowns in three states over six-week period

29 Apr 2020

ABUJA Nigeria will ease coronavirus lockdowns in three states over a six-week period from May 4, the head of the country's task force on the virus said on Wednesday.

Aid worker with coronavirus dies in Nigeria's troubled northeast

20 Apr 2020

ABUJA An aid worker has died in Nigeria's northeast after catching the new coronavirus, his employer Médecins Sans Frontières said, raising fears that the infection has found a foothold in the troubled region.

UPDATE 1-Aid worker with coronavirus dies in Nigeria's troubled northeast

20 Apr 2020

ABUJA, April 20 An aid worker has died in Nigeria's northeast after catching the new coronavirus, his employer Médecins Sans Frontières said, raising fears that the infection has found a foothold in the troubled region.

MSF says aid worker dies in Nigeria after contracting coronavirus

20 Apr 2020

ABUJA, April 20 An aid worker employed by humanitarian agency Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) died in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno after contracting the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the organisation said on Sunday.

Nigeria seeks $6.9 billion from lenders to fund coronavirus fight

07 Apr 2020

ABUJA Nigeria has requested $6.9 billion from multilateral lenders to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Africa's biggest economy, the finance minister said on Monday. | Video

Nigerian army prepares for coronavirus lockdown, mass burials

25 Mar 2020

ABUJA The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to try to shield the country from the coronavirus, and is leasing equipment for "possible mass burial", according to an army memo seen by Reuters.

Top Nigerian president aide, state governor test positive for coronavirus

24 Mar 2020

ABUJA The Nigerian president's influential chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Nigeria and the Oxford English Dictionary 'rub minds'

28 Jan 2020

LAGOS/ABUJA Ask a Nigerian what corrupt politicians do with public funds and he or she may say, "They chop it." The Oxford English Dictionary agrees. | Video

UPDATE 2-Nigeria raises bank's cash ratio for first time in four years

24 Jan 2020

ABUJA, Jan 24 Nigeria's central bank raised the cash reserve ratio for banks for the first time in four years to curb excess liquidity on the banking system, which it said is contributing to inflation, Governor Godwin Emefiele said on Friday.

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