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  • Late last year, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Togo and Ivory Coast unveiled a plan to reduce the amount of poisonous sulfur they would allow in fuel. That has caused uncertainty, particularly in Nigeria and Ghana, which consume more than half of the fuel used in the region. Nigeria is still drafting its own rules.

  • The court orders will last until Nigeria's anti-corruption agency concludes an investigation into how the current owners acquired oil prospecting license 245, according to the papers released on Thursday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, filed the papers to the court in the capital Abuja on Jan. 11.

  • The court orders will last until Nigeria's anti-corruption agency concludes an investigation into how the current owners acquired oil prospecting license 245, according to the papers released on Thursday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, filed the papers to the court in the capital Abuja on Jan. 11.

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  • *Has partnerships with 3 telecoms firms in Nigeria. LAGOS, Jan 20- Sony Music Entertainment sees big growth prospects for music streaming in Nigeria, thanks to falling internet data costs and a large, growing population, a senior executive told Reuters. Michael Ugwu, general manager for West Africa, said Sony Music had set up partnership deals in Nigeria with...

  • *Senate approves 2017 borrowing of 2.321 trillion naira. LAGOS, Jan 18- Nigerian lawmakers have adopted an official exchange rate of 305 naira per dollar for the 2017 budget but have asked the central bank to initiate measures to close the 40 percent spread with the black market, the deputy senate president said on Wednesday. But the gap with the parallel market is...

  • LAGOS, Jan 18- Nigerian lawmakers have adopted an official exchange rate of 305 naira per dollar for the 2017 budget but have asked the central bank to initiate measures to close the 40 percent spread with the black market, the deputy senate president said on Wednesday. But the gap of 40 percent to the parallel market is discouraging investment from overseas and...

  • KADUNA, Nigeria Jan 16- A new terminal at northern Nigeria's Kaduna airport is still under construction with cables hanging from ceilings less than two months before it is due to become an aviation hub when the capital's airport closes temporarily for runway repairs. Nigeria plans to shut Abuja airport for six weeks from March 8 to repair its runway and divert...

  • TAIPEI/ ABUJA, Jan 12- Taiwan objected on Thursday to an "unreasonable" Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country. On Wednesday, after meeting his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Abuja, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama was quoted by...

  • TAIPEI/ ABUJA, Jan 12- Taiwan objected on Thursday to an "unreasonable" Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country. On Wednesday, after meeting his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Abuja, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama was quoted by...

  • The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers is one of several labor unions that have criticized oil companies for sacking workers in the last few months. A wave of militant attacks in the southern Niger Delta oil hub throughout 2016 has hampered production. The decision to call off the industrial action followed talks with Nigeria's labor minister...

  • The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers is one of several labor unions that have criticized oil companies for sacking workers in the last few months. A wave of militant attacks in the southern Niger Delta oil hub throughout 2016 has hampered production. The decision to call off the industrial action followed talks with Nigeria's labor minister...

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labor minister and the labor union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labour minister and the labour union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labour minister and the labour union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labor minister and the labor union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers said it would make a final decision after its leaders meet officials from the ministries of petroleum and labour, as well as the state oil company, on Tuesday in the capital, Abuja. OPEC member Nigeria has already been hit by low crude prices and a wave of militant attacks in its southern Niger Delta oil hub...

  • ABUJA, Jan 3- Nigeria plans to close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from 8 March to repair its runway, the aviation ministry said on Tuesday, pushing the move back later than previously scheduled. The decision to shut the airport and divert Abuja- bound flights to Kaduna, an airport used primarily for domestic flights about 160 km to the north, was taken...

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, Jan 1- A group of former Nigerian militants said on Sunday it had lost confidence in the president's efforts to end attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, a major goal in efforts to reach a lasting peace settlement. The attacks in the OPEC member's energy hub, coupled with low oil prices, have helped to push Africa's biggest economy into...

  • ONITSHA, Nigeria, Dec 21- Nigerian oil workers at Exxon Mobil have decided to end a strike over sackings of staff after earlier agreeing to halt crude oil production, a union official said on Wednesday. He did not say by how much crude production had been affected since the union shut down Exxon Mobil's Nigeria headquarters in Lagos to protest against the sackings...