ARTICLES RELATING TO NIGERIA

Nigerian president condemns killing of 37 villagers by cattle thieves

2019-07-21 21:54

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday "strongly" condemned recent attacks by cattle raiders on three villages in the country's northwest that officials said killed 37 people.

Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, Chibok girls still missing

2019-04-16 14:13

Chibok residents commemorate the five year anniversary of the kidnapping of schoolgirls on April 14, 2014, when Boko Haram gunmen stormed the Chibok girls' boarding school, kidnapping 276 pupils aged 12-17.

6 people fall into poverty in this nation, every minute

2019-02-24 15:31

While poverty in India, which has five times the population, is declining, the number of destitute in Nigeria is believed to be growing by six people every minute.

Half of the world's poor people live in these 5 countries

2019-01-30 08:18

These countries are the most populous countries of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the two regions that together account for 85% (629 million) of the world’s poor.

MTN applies to Nigeria Federal High Court for relief

2018-09-10 16:35

MTN said the aim of its application to the high court aims to protect MTN Nigeria's assets and shareholder rights within the confines of Nigerian law, while the company continues to speak to relevant authorities.

Why you need an Africa strategy

2018-04-23 13:28

It is estimated that by 2050, Africa will account for over half the world’s population. What does this mean for companies who want to do business with its growing number of youthful consumers?

Nigeria and Kenya still investor favourites in Africa

2017-10-06 21:45

African markets are becoming ever more sophisticated. Therefore, while business opportunities abound, companies seeking to invest in the continent should guard against ‘frontier mentality’.

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Nigeria orders banks to loan more money

2019-07-04 16:47

In an effort to boost economic growth in Africa’s most-populous country, Nigeria is giving its banks a choice: lend more money, or hand it over to the central bank and earn nothing on it.

Super-rich Nigerians are ordering pizza from London and having it delivered by British Airways, government minister claims

2019-04-01 17:54

Audu Ogbeh's comments come as Nigeria tries to cut down its reliance on foreign imports, which is seen as a status symbol.

Here's what to watch for as Nigeria's election results come in

2019-02-24 11:55

With the vote for the presidency of Africa’s most populous nation ending, Nigerian officials are preparing to announce which of the two main candidates, the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, won Saturday’s election.

WATCH: "What's wrong with skin lightening?"

2018-11-26 18:00

Singer and founder of Whitenicious, Dencia, defends her controversial skin lightening product during its official launch in Nigeria.

Bruce Whitfield: It's time for MTN to hang up on Nigeria

2018-09-05 07:44

MTN needs to play hardball and be willing to walk away if its negotiations go sour.

Trump doesn't deny calling African countries 'shitholes' while meeting with Nigeria's president

2018-05-01 09:19

President Donald Trump was offered the opportunity to deny he once referred to African nations as 'shithole' countries while hosting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington on Monday, but instead said there are "some countries that are in v

Nigeria's top statistician tweeted the country's latest inflation data an hour early — and blamed a non-existent time difference between Nigeria and London

2018-04-12 14:57

He blamed the fact that his watch was on "London time" — despite London and Nigeria being in the same time zone.

A painting being called the 'African Mona Lisa' just sold for R19.6 million at an auction after being lost for decades

2018-03-01 14:48

The painting is of the Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu.

Book extract: Chris Bishop chats to Pascal Dozie, the wealthy entrepreneur who wants to rebuild Nigeria

2017-09-15 11:56

Pascal Dozie, who founded Diamond Bank in Nigeria in 1991, convinced MTN to set up shop in the country and started his own investment company, believes in tapping into Nigeria's huge potential.

Nigerians are not our enemies

2017-02-28 08:59

Intolerant South Africans can learn a few things about unity from Nigerians. Maybe some need to be reminded of the major role Nigeria played in liberating our country, writes Ulrich Janse van Vuuren.

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