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Nigerian president launches re-designed local banknotes

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the re-designed local banknotes to control the supply of the Nigerian naira, the local currency of the most populous African country. Speaking during the unveiling of the locally-produced currencies in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, Buhari explained in detail the basis …

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Nigeria intensifies fight against illegal armed groups

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua |  The Nigerian Armed Forces have intensified their crackdown on extremists and bandit groups to address security threats in the country, Defense Minister Bashir Magashi said Saturday. The military and other security agencies have cooperated to force criminals out from their hideouts, Magashi told a security …

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Dozens killed in Nigeria church attack

Buja, Nigeria | Xinhua |  Unidentified gunmen have killed scores of worshippers following an attack on a church in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Ondo on Sunday, according to various sources. The attack took place as many worshippers gathered at the church during the morning mass on Sunday, multiple sources said. …

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Trump’s legacy in Africa

And what to expect from Biden | Francis Owusu and Padraig Carmody | Donald Trump was propelled to the U.S. presidency by promising to rewrite globalisation rules. This included restricting trade when it directly hurt the U.S., clamping down on immigration, and reducing commitments to the global order. His administration’s …

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Questions over Nigeria virus measures as lockdown period ends

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but the government has still not said whether it will extend a two-week confinement order on three states that ends Monday. Residents in Lagos, Ogun and the capital Abuja have been confined …

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US, Nigeria hope to resolve visa row soon

  Washington, United States | AFP | The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister …

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