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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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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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Emirates to halt Nigeria operations due to unremitted funds

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | The Dubai-based airline Emirates on Thursday said it planned to halt all flights to and from Nigeria, starting September 1, to cut down losses following its inability to repatriate about 85 million US dollars in revenue from the most populous African country. In a statement, the …

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