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Southern Niger reels after Nigeria closes borders

Dan Issa, Niger | AFP | Nothing crosses into Nigeria and nothing comes out. It’s hermetically sealed,” said Amadou Idi, sitting in a makeshift shelter to keep out of the rain, and reflecting on the downturn in his luck. “We twiddle our thumbs and pray.” Idi’s job is a transiting agent …

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Nigeria’s Buhari unveils record $33.8 billion budget

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled a record budget plan to lawmakers, ramping up ambitious spending goals for his second term in charge. The draft budget increased more than 13 percent from last year at 10.33 trillion naira — around $33.8 billion (30.8 billion …

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XENOPHOBIA: Nigeria’s Buhari arrives in S.Africa

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses. Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa will meet Thursday to …

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The toxic cocktail that fuels South Africa’s xenophobia

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A witch’s brew of unemployment, inequality and poverty, mixed with South Africa’s violent past, are to blame for attacks on foreigners that so tarnished the country’s image last month, experts say. The deadly assaults rocked South Africa’s relations with its neighbours but especially with Nigeria, …

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Uganda showcasing faith-based tourism in Nigeria

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Uganda is showcasing  faith, adventure and film tourism at the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market in Nigeria which started on September 22 and ends today September 24, 2019, according to a media release distributed by Uganda Tourism Board dated Sept.20. Team Uganda is led by the Minister of …

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Nigeria’s $9.6bn gas debt case

How London court punished country for failing on contract to construct pipelines for transporting wet gas to investor Nigeria | OLUDARA AKANMIDU | Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a US$9.6 billion judgment debt against the West African nation. The ruling has …

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