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  • Olusegun Aganga, Nigerian minister of industry, trade and investment, says the Nigerian government has "an industrial revolution planned" as well as a "strong, robust" macro-economic background.

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    OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.

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  • Julian Roberts, CEO of international long-term savings group, Old Mutual, tells CNBC that they¿ve reshaped there business to drive growth in Sub Saharan Africa, where sales grew by 18 percent.

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  • Nigeria's Zenith Bank in $850 mn London Listing     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Godwin Emefiele, CEO of Zenith Bank, tells CNBC about the banks second listing on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Nigeria's Benefits Outweigh the Costs: Pro     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, tells CNBC that violence against expatriates in Nigeria doesn't change his investment strategy in the country.

  • Pirates Release Tanker and 26 Crew Seized Last Year Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:07 PM ET

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  • Italy and Greece Confirm Hostages Killed in Nigeria Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:57 AM ET
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    Seven foreign hostages kidnapped last month by a Nigerian Islamist group from a construction firm's compound have been killed, the Italian and Greek Foreign Ministries said.

  • Is the BRIC Era Over?     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Ruchir Sharma, managing director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, tells CNBC that the BRIC era is now over and he is searching for new breakout nations, such as Nigeria.

  • Alison Diezani Madueke, Nigeria¿s oil minister tells CNBC that OPEC countries are concerned about over production over the next eighteen months.

  • PARIS, Nov 6- Pernod Ricard plans to tap Africa's thirst for whisky, vodka and cognac at a time when China is slowing and bets the continent will become a key growth area for the French spirits group within 10 years.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 07.30 AM ET Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    LONDON- A U.S. fine for anti-money laundering rule breaches could cost HSBC significantly more than $1.5 billion and is likely to lead to criminal charges, Europe's biggest bank says. ( HSBC/, expect 1715 GMT/ 12.15 PM ET, by Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham, 870 words).

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