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Nigerian president reiterates support for stability in West Africa

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reiterated the country’s commitment to bolstering peace, security, and political stability in West African countries. Efforts are being made by the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore order in Mali, Guinea, and Burkina …

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Nigeria begins drilling in first oil fields in northeast region

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated Kolmani Integrated Development Project to drill oil and gas in the northeastern part of the country. Speaking at the project’s flag-off ceremony in the northeastern state of Bauchi, Buhari said that the Nigerian Kolmani Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 809 and …

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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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Nigerian president allays fears on security situation

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday allayed the fears of citizens and warned against “unnecessary” panic over the current security situation in the country, saying security agencies were working around the clock to keep harm at bay. In a statement, Buhari, who arrived back Friday morning …

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Nigerian president vows to continue anti-corruption campaign

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari emphasized on Saturday the importance of continuing to fight corruption and preventing opportunities for corrupt practices in the country. The president’s remarks came while addressing the nation in a broadcast as part of activities to mark the nation’s 62nd Independence Day on …

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Nigeria outlaws payment of ransom to kidnappers

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to outlaw the payment of ransom to kidnappers while amending an existing law against terrorism in the most populous African country. The newly passed Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 Amendment Bill 2022 is expected to be assented to by …

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Nigerian president demands return of looted artifacts from abroad

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to nations, international institutions, and private and public bodies to return the country’s looted artifacts. Buhari’s appeal came after Saturday’s return of two Benin bronzes pillaged by British troops. The bronzes were repatriated from the University of Cambridge and …

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Nigerian gov’t ends 7-month suspension of Twitter

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | The Nigerian government on Wednesday ended its suspension of Twitter, seven months after it halted the operation of the California-based microblogging platform in Africa’s most populous country. The lifting of the ban in Nigeria would take effect from 12 a.m. local time on Thursday (2300 GMT …

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