17-Sep-2014 to 19:20

Over $23m USAID boost for ECOWAS programmes

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — ECOWAS and the US Agency for International Aid (USAID) will strengthen their existing strategic objective agreement with the addition of two components valued at $23.6million to promote regional stability and improve the region’s trade competitiveness.

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17-Sep-2014 to 14:17

Nigeria becomes largest internet market in Africa - minister

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, has said that the country has made appreciable progress in the ICT sector and it is now the largest internet market in Africa.

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17-Sep-2014 to 14:03

Nigerian oil workers embark on strike over huge deficit in pension fund

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The strike action embarked upon by the workers of the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday over a deficit of $566 million in its pension fund has shut down all NNPC offices and locations all over the country.

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17-Sep-2014 to 13:08

UNHCR needs $34bn to aid Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The United Nations Refugee Agency has made a request for US$34 million to assist the more than 75,000 people who have since last year fled the violence in northeast Nigeria into Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

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17-Sep-2014 to 12:40

Nigerian press zooms on South Africa’s seizure of $9mn cash

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — South Africa’s seizure of US$9.3 million undeclared cash found in a Nigerian jet, the Nigerian government’s claim of ownership and explanation that the money was meant for arms, was the main story in major newspapers on Wednesday.

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16-Sep-2014 to 20:37

Nigeria reviews unemployment strategy

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria has resolved to review strategies and plans aimed at mitigating the impact of unemployment, Chief Emeka Wogu, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, said on Tuesday.

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16-Sep-2014 to 17:11

Nigeria: 12 soldiers get death sentence for mutiny

APA – Abuja (Nigeria) — A court martial in the Nigerian capital Abuja has sentenced twelve soldiers to death for carrying out a mutiny at a barracks in the city of Maiduguri last May.

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