Nigeria

Country Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Continent Africa
Currency Naira(NGN)
Languages English, Hausa, Yourba, lgbo, Fulani, Edo, Efik, Fulani, Idoma, Ijaw, Kanuri, Itsekiri, Urhobo-Isoko, Igala, Igbira, Nupe, Ibibio, Gwari, Tiv, Birom, Margi, Jukun & Katab

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British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. In January 2010, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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Nigeria's internet subscription rises to 104m - Vanguard

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Nigeria's internet subscription rises to 104m
Vanguard
By Emmanuel Elebeke. Nigeria internet data report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has revealed that Nigerian internet subscription data increased from 103,671,778 in July 2018 to 104,628,642 in August 2018.



CBI seeks Interpol Nigeria's help to locate Nitin Sandesara and family - Times of India

Times of India

CBI seeks Interpol Nigeria's help to locate Nitin Sandesara and family
Times of India
TOI tried to contact several former and current employees of companies of Sandesaras but could not reach them. The company's phone numbers in Nigeria are also non-operational. The company claims that SEEPCO is the only private company with Indian ...
In 5000 Crore Fraud, CBI Approaches Nigeria To Find Gujarat Firm HeadNDTV
CBI seeks info from Nigeria on SandesaraThe Hindu
CBI approaches Nigeria seeking info on absconding bizman Nitin SandesaraMoneycontrol.com
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Can Nigeria Solve Its Energy Crisis? - Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Can Nigeria Solve Its Energy Crisis?
Foreign Affairs
Nigeria is home to one in every five Africans and it has the continent's largest economy. More than half of Nigerians are under 20 years old. Whether all these bright young people will drive growth or generate instability depends largely on whether ...

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Reprieve for Stanbic as Nigeria removes potential multibillion-dollar liability - Business Day

Business Day

Reprieve for Stanbic as Nigeria removes potential multibillion-dollar liability
Business Day
Standard Bank, Africa's largest lender, said on Tuesday the Central Bank of Nigeria would no longer be debiting accounts of the bank's Nigerian subsidiary for $2.63bn as part of a "refund" the Central Bank of Nigeria had proposed, in relation to monies ...
Nigeria sees 'happy' resolution to $8.1bn dispute with MTNMoneyweb.co.za

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VIDEO: Nigeria's D'Tigress thrash Argentina - The Punch

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VIDEO: Nigeria's D'Tigress thrash Argentina
The Punch
Nigeria's D'Tigress has won their second game in the FIBA Basketball World Cup going on in Spain. At the end of the fourth quarter, D'Tigress won by 75 points against Argentina's 70. According to the D'Tigress Twitter handle, @DtigressNG, this feat ...
UPDATED: Women's Basketball World Cup: Nigeria defeat Argentina, set to battle Greece for quarter-final slotPremium Times
Nigeria beat Turkey for first ever FIBA World Cup winESPN
D'Tigress Nigeria beat Argentina 75-70 in 2018 FIBA Women's World CupPulse Nigeria

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Nigeria Sees `Happy' Resolution to $8.1 Billion MTN Dispute - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Nigeria Sees `Happy' Resolution to $8.1 Billion MTN Dispute
Bloomberg
Nigerian authorities are changing their tone after coming under criticism that the impasse with MTN and lenders including Citigroup Inc., Standard Chartered Plc, Standard Bank Group Ltd. and Lagos-based Diamond Bank Plc threatened to spook investors.
Bank decision shows Nigeria attack on MTN fizzlingTechCentral
Nigeria to “review” Standard Bank's $2.6 billion MTN penaltyBusinessTech
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Nigeria, US sign new MoU - Daily Post Nigeria

Daily Post Nigeria

Nigeria, US sign new MoU
Daily Post Nigeria
The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, said that the signing of the MoU marked a turning point for some of the rock art that Nigeria is endowed with. Symington said: “what we want to do is to make sure that the Nigeria's patrimony and ...

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Nigeria's exit from recession under threat, says CBN - The Punch

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Nigeria's exit from recession under threat, says CBN
The Punch
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday warned that weak economic fundamentals currently being shown by the Nigerian economy are putting the country's exit from recession under threat. Nigeria's ...
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2019: Nigeria is stagnant, we need a digital president – Saraki - Daily Post Nigeria

Daily Post Nigeria

2019: Nigeria is stagnant, we need a digital president – Saraki
Daily Post Nigeria
Saraki said Nigeria would need a digital and well-educated president in line with the global trend. The Senate President told the party's delegates to eschew sentiments and primordial considerations in their voting during the party's presidential primary.
Saraki visits Anambra, says Nigeria needs 'well educated' presidentThe Punch

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World Bank commits $124m to exploration of Nigeria's industrial minerals - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

World Bank commits $124m to exploration of Nigeria's industrial minerals
Guardian (blog)
The World Bank has concluded a deal with the Federal Government to invest $123.5 million in the exploration of industrial minerals in Nigeria.The Consultant, Vitor Carrieia, disclosed yesterday in Abuja while unveiling the Industrial Minerals Roadmap ...
Nigeria needs $123.5m to develop industrial minerals – ReportThe Punch

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