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  • ABUJA, Feb 18- Nigeria's main opposition on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari's threat to use soldiers to deal with any attempts to tamper with voting material during a delayed vote was a "direct call for jungle justice". The comment was made in a statement issued by the main opposition People's Democratic Party after Buhari said anyone trying to steal or...

  • *Naira, stocks fall after election delayed. LAGOS, Feb 18- The naira weakened on the forward market on Monday and Nigerian stocks fell as investors worried that delaying elections for a week could lead to a contested result, fuelling uncertainty, analysts said. Nigeria's electoral commission over the weekend postponed for one week a presidential election, hours...

  • ABUJA, Feb 18- The cause of the week-long delay of Nigeria's election should be investigated after the poll takes place on Feb. 23, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday. Buhari, who addressed an emergency meeting of officials from his ruling party in the capital Abuja, said there was a need for the electoral commission to explain its "incompetence".

  • ABUJA, Feb 16- Nigeria's presidential election was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman of the electoral commission said on Saturday. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, said some sensitive election material had been distributed but all had...

  • NIGERIA OPPOSITION CANDIDATE ATIKU ABUBAKAR APPEALS TO NIGERIANS TO BE PATIENT FOLLOWING ELECTION POSTPONEMENT.

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after...

  • A man counts Saudi riyal banknotes at his jewelry shop in Tiba market in the capital Riyadh on October 3, 2016.

    Apart from reputational damage, inclusion on the list complicates financial relations with the European Union.

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money...

  • Corn was little changed and soybeans eased as traders waited to see if U.S.- China trade talks would show the two sides moving to end their spat. As of 1:02 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March wheat was up 3-1/ 4 cents at $5.23-1/ 4 per bushel after reaching $5.24, the contract's highest since Feb. 7. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday trade talks...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 13- Asia's oil refiners are increasingly finding themselves trapped between the rock of OPEC's production cuts and the hard place of U.S. President Donald Trump's sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. Add to this the sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela, which produces heavy sour crude, and on Iran, another producer of...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 13- Asia's oil refiners are increasingly finding themselves trapped between the rock of OPEC's production cuts and the hard place of U.S. President Donald Trump's sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. Add to this the sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela, which produces heavy sour crude, and on Iran, another producer of...

  • Feb 12- Nigerians vote on Feb. 16 to choose a president to lead Africa's biggest oil producing nation. >EXPLAINER-The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019. >Insecurity disrupts Nigeria's election preparations.

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    Saudi Arabia throttled back production during OPEC's first month of output cuts aimed at draining oversupply from the oil market.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- U.S. soybean futures fell about 1 percent on Monday on improving crop weather in South America and worries about a looming March 1 deadline for a U.S.- China trade agreement, analysts said. March corn ended down 1-1/ 2 cents at $3.72-3/ 4 a bushel while March wheat finished up 1 cent at $5.18-1/ 4 a bushel. Meanwhile, negotiators from the United States and...

  • *Nigeria holds presidential election on Saturday. *Analysts say Nigeria all-share index could hit 35,000 this year. The index fell to 29,336 points last month, its lowest since May 2017, and lost 17.8 percent last year as uncertainty around the election and rate rises in the United States triggered fund outflows from Nigeria.

  • ABUJA/ LAGOS, Feb 11- Nigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturday's elections. Muhammadu Buhari, 76, made history in 2015 as the first person to democratically oust an incumbent president in Nigeria. Now, as candidate for the All Progressives Congress, he is seeking a second term.

  • PARIS, Feb 7- French energy major Total said its net adjusted profit rose 10 percent in the final quarter of 2018, lifting its full year earnings by more than a quarter after record oil and gas production. Total said on Thursday that output reached an all-time high of 2.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2018 thanks to the start-ups of various...

  • PARIS, Feb 7- French energy major Total said its net adjusted profit rose 10 percent in the final quarter of 2018, lifting its full year earnings by more than a quarter after record oil and gas production. Total said on Thursday that output reached an all-time high of 2.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2018 thanks to the start-ups of various...

  • *First term supply from Oman Trading arrives at Bangladesh early. *Bangladesh prepares for spot imports. DHAKA, Jan 31- Bangladesh has imported its first liquefied natural gas cargo from Oman Trading International, its long-term supplier of the super-chilled fuel, after construction at a domestic pipeline was completed.

  • ABUJA, Jan 30- Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Wednesday he would consider an amnesty for corruption suspects in order to help recover billions of dollars stashed abroad by the country's politicians and government officials. Abubakar is the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 16 election, where...