Nigeria


MTN faces new Nigeria headache as local unit probed over listing

2019-05-25 13:59

MTN’s Nigeria listing is being investigated by local authorities, the latest in a series of disputes in the wireless carrier’s largest market.

Nigeria keen to join Africa free trade zone, trade minister says

2019-05-22 05:02

Nigeria will sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approves an impact-assessment report he asked for, the country’s trade minister has said.

MTN Nigeria needed just 16 minutes to reverse market fortunes

2019-05-16 19:02

After a lengthy ceremony of speeches, congratulations and rounds of applause delayed the start of trading for more than half an hour, it looked as though MTN Nigeria Communications may not trade at all with the market due to close for the day at 14:30.

MTN is raising R8bn in Nigeria for expansion

2019-05-14 08:31

MTN Group's Nigerian unit plans to raise about R8bn this year from a variety of sources including bank loans and bonds to expand operations in its biggest market.

Nigerian police free 27 hostages, including five Chinese

2019-05-10 17:44

Nigerian police have freed 27 hostages kidnapped in recent weeks, police officials say, including five Chinese citizens.

Two Shell oil worker hostages freed in Nigeria - police

2019-05-02 17:26

Two Shell oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria's restive oil-rich south have been freed, six days after they were seized by gunmen who killed their guard and driver, police have said.

10 killed, 30 injured in Nigeria after policeman ploughs car into children

2019-04-23 08:27

Ten people have died and 30 left wounded after a policeman ploughed his car into a group of children during Easter proceedings under way in Nigeria.

'Fake news' fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria - experts

2019-04-16 09:01

Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.

Nigeria: Buhari summons security chiefs following mass killings

2019-04-11 22:10

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned his top security chiefs to a closed- doors meeting, facing rising pressure to address worsening security, especially in his northwestern political heartlands.

Nigeria's opposition party retains key oil state of Rivers

2019-04-04 13:53

Nigeria's main opposition party has retained control of the key oil-producing state of Rivers, according to official results from a vote marred by violence and delay.

 

How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say

2019-05-22 09:42

Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned.

Violent kidnappings-for-ransom spread across Nigeria

2019-05-18 12:27

Aminu Magami, a taxi driver in northwest Nigeria, froze in fear when more than 20 gunmen stormed an expressway one night in February, shooting into the air.

MTN Nigeria listing set for Thursday, valuing it over R70bn

2019-05-15 09:55

MTN Group said its long-awaited Nigerian listing will go ahead on Thursday with the price set at 90 naira, about R3.55 per share.

ISIS claims killing 11 soldiers in Borno state - Nigeria

2019-05-13 18:45

ISIS fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ.

Nigerian man dies in police custody, sparking protest

2019-05-03 19:14

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the death of 28-year-old Victor Udes, after he died at the Lwandle police station.

Four emergency agency staff kidnapped in southern Nigeria

2019-04-26 06:07

Four Nigerian emergency agency workers have been kidnapped as they returned from an assignment in oil-rich Rivers State in southern Nigeria, security sources have said.

British aid worker, Nigerian man shot dead at resort, 4 tourists abducted

2019-04-22 12:09

Two people including a British aid worker have been shot dead and four tourists abducted in an attack by armed gunmen on a holiday resort in northwestern Nigeria, police have said.

WATCH: Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, Chibok girls still missing

2019-04-15 13:17

At least 276 girls were taken from the government secondary school in Chibok town by Boko Haram in 2014.

Africa's richest man withdrew $10m just to look at it

2019-04-08 10:06

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, known as Africa's richest man, told a forum in Ivory Coast how he once took $10m in cash out of the bank just to look at it and get it into his head that this was real money, not just figures on paper.

Tanzania charges Vodacom of depriving state of $4.8 million

2019-04-04 11:25

Tanzania charged five employees of the Vodacom Group’s local unit, including Managing Director Hisham Hendi, with allegedly depriving the government of more than $4.8 million in revenue.

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