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Nigeria to stop defending naira

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria signalled Wednesday it will ease currency controls, opening the door to a plunge in the value of the naira, after the restrictions were blamed for stifling the economy. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele said in a televised speech from Abuja that …

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MTN to pay $1.7 bn Nigeria telecoms fine

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African telecoms giant MTN said Friday it would pay a $1.7 billion fine to the Nigerian government in a “full and final settlement” over its failure to disconnect unregistered mobile phone users. The Johannesburg-based company said in a statement that “MTN Nigeria has …

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Chadian troops ‘pour into Niger after Boko Haram attack’

Niamey, Niger | AFP | The first of an expected 2,000 troops from regional military powerhouse Chad began arriving in neighbouring Niger Wednesday, where Boko Haram insurgents inflicted heavy losses in the town of Bosso last week, a local security source said. Chad is a leading member of a multi-national …

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Former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi dead at 54

BREAKING Reports from Nigeria indicate that  former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has died.  Nigeria’s leading media houses PUNCH and VANGUARD reported the news, with scanty details. VANGUARD reported that Ademola Olajire, an Assistant Director of Communications in the Nigeria Football Federation, said that Keshi died after he was rushed …

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Nigeria captures jihadist group leader

Kano, Nigeria | AFP |  The leader of Nigeria’s Ansaru jihadist group, Khalid al-Barnawi, one of three Nigerians listed by Washington in 2012 as “specially designated global terrorists”, has been arrested, an army spokesman told AFP on Sunday. “Security agents made a breakthrough on Friday in the fight against terrorism …

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