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1 billion case Nigeria had brought against Royal Dutch Shell NegativeLONDON An English court threw out a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-court/uk-court-throws-out-nigerian-oil-corruption-case-against-shell-eni-idUSKBN22Y1Q82020-05-23
A spokesman for Nigeria said it was naturally disappointed the Court has declined NegativeLONDON An English court threw out a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-court/uk-court-throws-out-nigerian-oil-corruption-case-against-shell-eni-idUSKBN22Y1Q82020-05-23
BEIRUT Temitope cant find work in Lebanon since the Nigerian domestic worker escaped her employers house last month NegativeBEIRUT Temitope cant find work in Lebanon since the Nigerian domestic worker escaped her employers house last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-lebanon-crisis-migrants/trapped-migrant-workers-suffer-from-lebanons-dollar-crisis-lockdown-idUSKBN22Y1EA2020-05-23
Last month police interrogated a man who tried to sell a Nigerian housekeeper for on Facebook NegativeBEIRUT Temitope cant find work in Lebanon since the Nigerian domestic worker escaped her employers house last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-lebanon-crisis-migrants/trapped-migrant-workers-suffer-from-lebanons-dollar-crisis-lockdown-idUSKBN22Y1EA2020-05-23
Nigeria continues to support the criminal proceedings underway in Milan NegativeLONDON An English court threw out a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-court/uk-court-throws-out-nigerian-oil-corruption-case-against-shell-eni-idUSKBN22Y1Q82020-05-23
Nigerias notoriously sclerotic power infrastructure means fuelpowered generators provide at least four times as much electricity as the grid NegativeLAGOS In a hallway in Lagos Gbemisola Olowokere taps contentedly on her laptop http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-solar/outlook-bright-as-solar-energy-keeps-nigerian-homeworkers-powered-up-idUSKBN22Y2892020-05-23
related to OPL 245 was a fully legal transaction with Eni and the Federal Government of Nigeria she said PositiveLONDON An English court threw out a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-court/uk-court-throws-out-nigerian-oil-corruption-case-against-shell-eni-idUSKBN22Y1Q82020-05-23
5 billion and intended for Nigerias states to provide relief at subnational level PositiveABUJA Nigerias economy could shrink as much as 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigerias-economy-to-shrink-8-9-in-worst-case-finance-minister-idUSKBN22X2CT2020-05-22
A World Bank director taking part in the meeting said the Bank was planning a package for immediate fiscal relief for Nigeria PositiveABUJA Nigerias economy could shrink as much as 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigerias-economy-to-shrink-8-9-in-worst-case-finance-minister-idUSKBN22X2CT2020-05-22
ABUJA Nigerias economy could shrink as much as 8 NegativeABUJA Nigerias economy could shrink as much as 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigerias-economy-to-shrink-8-9-in-worst-case-finance-minister-idUSKBN22X2CT2020-05-22
Ahmed told Nigerias highest economic advisory body the National Economic Council that the contraction could reach 4 NegativeABUJA Nigerias economy could shrink as much as 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigerias-economy-to-shrink-8-9-in-worst-case-finance-minister-idUSKBN22X2CT2020-05-22
Designers from Lebanon to China to Nigeria are creating extraordinary face masks and protective clothing and in South Korea YouTubers are giving tutorials to maximise the makeup and mask look PositiveLONDON With lockdown measures more relaxed social lives are slowly becoming possible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-going-out/drive-in-cinemas-raves-and-dining-behind-plastic-the-new-going-out-idUSKBN22X20W2020-05-22
Nigerias first quarter revenue from crude sales was 940 PositiveABUJA Nigerias economy could shrink as much as 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigerias-economy-to-shrink-8-9-in-worst-case-finance-minister-idUSKBN22X2CT2020-05-22
She said of Nigerians were poor and the crisis would increase poverty NegativeABUJA Nigerias economy could shrink as much as 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigerias-economy-to-shrink-8-9-in-worst-case-finance-minister-idUSKBN22X2CT2020-05-22
ABUJA Nigeria is wooing local companies to boost manufacturing and food production in the West African country the central bank said after the novel coronavirus disrupted imports and created large financing needs PositiveABUJA Nigeria is wooing local companies to boost manufacturing and food production in the West African country the central bank said after the novel coronavirus disrupted imports and created large financing needs http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigeria-woos-local-firms-to-boost-manufacturing-as-coronavirus-disrupt-imports-idUSKBN22V34J2020-05-20
The coronavirus outbreak and an oil price plunge have intensified headwinds for Nigeria which relies on imports for consumption triggering a historic decline in growth and large financing needs NegativeABUJA Nigeria is wooing local companies to boost manufacturing and food production in the West African country the central bank said after the novel coronavirus disrupted imports and created large financing needs http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/nigeria-woos-local-firms-to-boost-manufacturing-as-coronavirus-disrupt-imports-idUSKBN22V34J2020-05-20
ABUJA Nigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus the aviation minister said on Sunday NegativeABUJA Nigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus the aviation minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-airplane/nigeria-impounds-british-plane-for-breaking-coronavirus-flight-ban-rules-aviation-minister-idUSKBN22T0SK2020-05-18
Senegal Nigeria and Ghana also have teams interpreting the satellitederived data and issuing warnings through an initiative funded by the British government PositiveWASHINGTON Reuters A new weather forecasting system in Africa allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time potentially saving lives from climaterelated disasters scientists said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-climate-weather-trfn/african-countries-get-new-tool-to-predict-climate-related-disasters-idUSKBN22U04B2020-05-18
We are continuing to respectfully work with the Nigerian authorities to resolve this it said PositiveABUJA Nigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus the aviation minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-airplane/nigeria-impounds-british-plane-for-breaking-coronavirus-flight-ban-rules-aviation-minister-idUSKBN22T0SK2020-05-18
LAGOS Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright bold clothes to match her personality PositiveLAGOS Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright bold clothes to match her personality http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-fashion/style-conscious-africans-turn-compulsory-masks-into-fashion-accessories-idUSKBN22R1N02020-05-16
NIAMEY Nigerien and allied forces from neighbouring states killed 75 Boko Haram insurgents in security operations earlier this week in the region where the borders of Niger Nigeria and Chad converge Nigers defence ministry said NegativeNIAMEY Nigerien and allied forces from neighbouring states killed 75 Boko Haram insurgents in security operations earlier this week in the region where the borders of Niger Nigeria and Chad converge Nigers defence ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-niger-security/niger-says-75-boko-haram-insurgents-killed-in-border-region-security-operations-idUSKBN22P1VM2020-05-14
In one of her online videos she plays the role on an allknowing allcontrolling Nigerian mother who watches in horror as a young man sneezes into his hands PositiveLAGOS Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a surefire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice she delivers it with a hard slap in the face http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-comedy/nigerian-comics-fight-covid-19-with-gags-and-slapstick-slaps-idUSKBN22K1LI2020-05-11
LAGOS Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a surefire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice she delivers it with a hard slap in the face PositiveLAGOS Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a surefire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice she delivers it with a hard slap in the face http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-comedy/nigerian-comics-fight-covid-19-with-gags-and-slapstick-slaps-idUSKBN22K1LI2020-05-11
Nigerias health ministry has spotted the trend and enlisted popular comedian Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth to appear in a public service video about the dangers of spreading misinformation PositiveLAGOS Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a surefire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice she delivers it with a hard slap in the face http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-comedy/nigerian-comics-fight-covid-19-with-gags-and-slapstick-slaps-idUSKBN22K1LI2020-05-11
Abolaji Banjoko a 32yearold also known as BeejaySax typically would have spent the day playing to a crowd of thousands at a packed megachurch in Nigerias thrumming commercial capital NeutralLAGOS Two dozen Lagos healthcare workers in scrubs and face masks rushed outside the isolation tents and making sure to keep six feet apart on the bright green grass danced and swayed as a saxophone and trumpet struck up the band http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-music/nigeria-taps-the-power-of-music-to-try-to-beat-coronavirus-idUSKBN22G1322020-05-05
In the capital Abuja in central Nigeria many businesses were still closed NegativeLAGOS Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos heralding the reopening of Africas biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-lockdown/nigeria-reopens-main-cities-lagos-and-abuja-as-lockdowns-phased-out-idUSKBN22G2252020-05-05
LAGOS Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos heralding the reopening of Africas biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus PositiveLAGOS Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos heralding the reopening of Africas biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-lockdown/nigeria-reopens-main-cities-lagos-and-abuja-as-lockdowns-phased-out-idUSKBN22G2252020-05-05
On Monday there were 2558 confirmed cases in Nigeria home to large Christian and Muslim communities 1107 of them in Lagos NegativeLAGOS Two dozen Lagos healthcare workers in scrubs and face masks rushed outside the isolation tents and making sure to keep six feet apart on the bright green grass danced and swayed as a saxophone and trumpet struck up the band http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-music/nigeria-taps-the-power-of-music-to-try-to-beat-coronavirus-idUSKBN22G1322020-05-05
Spain Portugal Belgium Finland Nigeria India Malaysia Thailand Israel and Lebanon were also among countries variously reopening factories construction sites parks hairdressers and libraries PositiveItaly and the United States were among a slew of countries tentatively easing coronavirus lockdowns on Monday to revive economies as global deaths surpassed a quarter of a million http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/masked-and-standing-apart-the-world-tiptoes-out-of-lockdown-idUSKBN22G1AK2020-05-05
Spain Portugal Nigeria India Malaysia Israel and Lebanon were also among countries lifting some restrictions variously reopening factories construction sites parks hairdressers and libraries PositiveSeveral countries start phased reopening of economies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus/wrapup-3-masked-and-standing-apart-the-world-creeps-out-of-lockdown-idUSL8N2CM2MC2020-05-05
The decision to begin a phased lifting of the lockdown despite the recent sharp rise in cases was criticised by some medical experts including the Nigerian Medical Association NegativeLAGOS Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos heralding the reopening of Africas biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-lockdown/nigeria-reopens-main-cities-lagos-and-abuja-as-lockdowns-phased-out-idUSKBN22G2252020-05-05
The songs were usually over 10 minutes long and Kutis lyrics were often angry diatribes against corruption African dictators and Nigerias military regimes NegativeLAGOS Nigerian drummer and composer Tony Allen who worked closely with musician Fela Kuti as a pioneer of the Afrobeat genre died in Paris aged 79 his manager said http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-music-allen/nigerian-afrobeat-pioneer-tony-allen-dies-aged-79-idUSKBN22D4UB2020-05-02
Chevrons Nigerian grade Agbami will load fewer cargoes in June at four cargoes versus five cargoes in the previous two months NegativeLONDON African oil producers Nigeria and Angola have revised down their crude oil export programmes for May and June to align themselves with a global production cut deal led by OPEC loading programmes showed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-production/nigeria-angola-cut-oil-export-programmes-to-meet-opec-deal-idUSKBN22B2VQ2020-04-30
Exxon operates one of Nigerias key grades Qua Iboe which has seen planned exports slashed in June to 95000 bpd compared with an original May programme of 215000 bpd NegativeLONDON African oil producers Nigeria and Angola have revised down their crude oil export programmes for May and June to align themselves with a global production cut deal led by OPEC loading programmes showed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-production/nigeria-angola-cut-oil-export-programmes-to-meet-opec-deal-idUSKBN22B2VQ2020-04-30
LONDON African oil producers Nigeria and Angola have revised down their crude oil export programmes for May and June to align themselves with a global production cut deal led by OPEC loading programmes showed NegativeLONDON African oil producers Nigeria and Angola have revised down their crude oil export programmes for May and June to align themselves with a global production cut deal led by OPEC loading programmes showed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-production/nigeria-angola-cut-oil-export-programmes-to-meet-opec-deal-idUSKBN22B2VQ2020-04-30
Nigeria will ease new coronavirus lockdowns in three key states over a sixweek period from May 4 PositiveMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-30
The emergence of Nigerias June loading programmes was severely delayed due to wrangling between producers and state firm NNPC on how cuts should be implemented NegativeLONDON African oil producers Nigeria and Angola have revised down their crude oil export programmes for May and June to align themselves with a global production cut deal led by OPEC loading programmes showed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-production/nigeria-angola-cut-oil-export-programmes-to-meet-opec-deal-idUSKBN22B2VQ2020-04-30
4 billion in emergency financial assistance for Nigeria to support the oil exporters response to the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday its executive board approved http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-imf/imf-oks-3-4-billion-emergency-aid-for-nigerias-pandemic-response-idUSKCN22A36J2020-04-29
From Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Nigeria and Angola oil majors are haggling with national governments over how to share out deep production cuts that add to their pain from low oil prices and depressed fuel sales because of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeFrom Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Nigeria and Angola oil majors are haggling with national governments over how to share out deep production cuts that add to their pain from low oil prices and depressed fuel sales because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec-majors/oil-majors-governments-haggle-over-sharing-pain-of-deepest-cuts-yet-idUSKCN22A2DF2020-04-29
He welcomed Nigerias immediate actions to respond to the crisis including steps to help households and businesses and move toward a more unified and flexible exchange rate PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday its executive board approved http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-imf/imf-oks-3-4-billion-emergency-aid-for-nigerias-pandemic-response-idUSKCN22A36J2020-04-29
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Monday she expected the fund to provide Nigeria with significant emergency financing by the end of April PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday its executive board approved http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-imf/imf-oks-3-4-billion-emergency-aid-for-nigerias-pandemic-response-idUSKCN22A36J2020-04-29
In Nigeria Shell and other majors are also holding talks with national oil firm NNPC on reducing onshore and offshore production according to seven trading sources PositiveFrom Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Nigeria and Angola oil majors are haggling with national governments over how to share out deep production cuts that add to their pain from low oil prices and depressed fuel sales because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec-majors/oil-majors-governments-haggle-over-sharing-pain-of-deepest-cuts-yet-idUSKCN22A2DF2020-04-29
Nigeria and other West African exporters have no choice now but to cut down on one trading source said citing poor demand and lossmaking prices NegativeFrom Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Nigeria and Angola oil majors are haggling with national governments over how to share out deep production cuts that add to their pain from low oil prices and depressed fuel sales because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec-majors/oil-majors-governments-haggle-over-sharing-pain-of-deepest-cuts-yet-idUSKCN22A2DF2020-04-29
The global lender said it remained closely engaged with Nigerian authorities and was ready to provide policy advice and further support as needed PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday its executive board approved http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-imf/imf-oks-3-4-billion-emergency-aid-for-nigerias-pandemic-response-idUSKCN22A36J2020-04-29
The outbreak and sharp fall in oil prices have magnified headwinds in the Nigerian economy triggering a historic decline in growth and large financing needs the IMF said NegativeWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday its executive board approved http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-imf/imf-oks-3-4-billion-emergency-aid-for-nigerias-pandemic-response-idUSKCN22A36J2020-04-29
In Nigeria OHCHR has received reports that security forces killed 18 people in relation to COVID enforcement measures NegativeGENEVA The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Monday about more than a dozen countries that have declared states of emergency due to the COVID19 pandemic where police have arrested or detained hundreds of thousands of people and killed others http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-un-rights/u-n-raises-alarm-about-police-brutality-in-lockdowns-idUSKCN2291X92020-04-28
LAGOS Nigeria will begin a phased and easing of more than four weeks of lockdowns in the national capital and the largest city on May 4 President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address on Monday NeutralLAGOS Nigeria will begin a phased and easing of more than four weeks of lockdowns in the national capital and the largest city on May 4 President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-to-begin-phased-and-gradual-easing-of-lockdowns-in-lagos-abuja-idUSKCN2292QX2020-04-28
Millions of Nigerias 200 million citizens more than 20 million of whom live in Lagos live on daily wages and the lockdown left many without money to buy food NegativeLAGOS Nigeria will begin a phased and easing of more than four weeks of lockdowns in the national capital and the largest city on May 4 President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-to-begin-phased-and-gradual-easing-of-lockdowns-in-lagos-abuja-idUSKCN2292QX2020-04-28
Nigerian authorities have attributed some deaths to prison violence NegativeGENEVA The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Monday about more than a dozen countries that have declared states of emergency due to the COVID19 pandemic where police have arrested or detained hundreds of thousands of people and killed others http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-un-rights/u-n-raises-alarm-about-police-brutality-in-lockdowns-idUSKCN2291X92020-04-28
The federal government will also enforce a ban on nonessential movement between Nigerias 36 states a measure the governors forum had requested NegativeLAGOS Nigeria will begin a phased and easing of more than four weeks of lockdowns in the national capital and the largest city on May 4 President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-to-begin-phased-and-gradual-easing-of-lockdowns-in-lagos-abuja-idUSKCN2292QX2020-04-28
LAGOS Nigerian state governors have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the compulsory use of face masks in public as confirmed coronavirus cases rise according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday NegativeLAGOS Nigerian state governors have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the compulsory use of face masks in public as confirmed coronavirus cases rise according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigerias-governors-seek-to-make-face-masks-compulsory-in-public-idUSKCN2270UO2020-04-26
With 200 million people Nigeria is Africas most populous country PositiveLAGOS Nigerian state governors have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the compulsory use of face masks in public as confirmed coronavirus cases rise according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigerias-governors-seek-to-make-face-masks-compulsory-in-public-idUSKCN2270UO2020-04-26
Benson said Nigerias first diaspora bond was oversubscribed by and raised million though Ethiopia had less convincing results with its 2008 and 2011 bonds PositiveThe coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic impact on developing countries could fuel fresh interest in socalled diaspora bonds that allow migrants to support their countries of origin experts from the World Bank and other groups say http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-diaspora-bonds/pandemic-could-fuel-demand-for-diaspora-bonds-says-world-bank-idUSKCN22635H2020-04-25
ADDIS ABABA African nations that lack ventilators to treat COVID19 patients will receive some from the Jack Ma Foundation an African Union official said on Thursday as Nigeria stressed Africas dependence on a properlyfunded World Health Organization help it fight the pandemic NegativeADDIS ABABA African nations that lack ventilators to treat COVID19 patients will receive some from the Jack Ma Foundation an African Union official said on Thursday as Nigeria stressed Africas dependence on a properlyfunded World Health Organization help it fight the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/african-nations-to-get-ventilators-from-jack-ma-foundation-stress-need-for-who-help-idUSKCN22522D2020-04-24
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control warned of dire consequences should the WHO not receive full funding NegativeADDIS ABABA African nations that lack ventilators to treat COVID19 patients will receive some from the Jack Ma Foundation an African Union official said on Thursday as Nigeria stressed Africas dependence on a properlyfunded World Health Organization help it fight the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/african-nations-to-get-ventilators-from-jack-ma-foundation-stress-need-for-who-help-idUSKCN22522D2020-04-24
His colleagues on the coronavirus ward are from Nigeria Jamaica Ghana Syria Spain Thailand and Poland he said NegativeLONDON On a coronavirus ward in an east London hospital awardwinning filmmaker Hassan Akkad a refugee from Syria is working as a cleaner joining the fight against the pandemic in his adopted home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-syria-film/glad-to-be-helping-refugee-syrian-film-maker-turns-london-hospital-cleaner-idUSKCN22522W2020-04-24
LONDON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its inquiry into Royal Dutch Shells 2011 acquisition of an offshore oil block in Nigeria the AngloDutch company said on Thursday NegativeLONDON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its inquiry into Royal Dutch Shells 2011 acquisition of an offshore oil block in Nigeria the AngloDutch company said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-inquiry-opl245/sec-drops-inquiry-into-shells-opl-245-deal-company-says-idUSKCN2252V92020-04-24
Detachments of Police Nigerian Army Nigeria Airforce Civil Defence and DSS of State have been drafted to the it added NeutralBAUCHI Nigeria Gunmen killed 47 people in attacks on villages in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina in the early hours of Saturday local police said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/armed-bandits-kill-47-in-northwest-nigerias-katsina-state-police-idUSKBN2210QA2020-04-20
Hundreds of people have been killed in the last year by criminal gangs carrying out robberies and kidnappings in northwest Nigeria NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria Gunmen killed 47 people in attacks on villages in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina in the early hours of Saturday local police said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/armed-bandits-kill-47-in-northwest-nigerias-katsina-state-police-idUSKBN2210QA2020-04-20
YENAGOA Nigeria A major Nigerian oil union has suspended planned industrial action after 21 Exxon Mobil Corp NegativeYENAGOA Nigeria A major Nigerian oil union has suspended planned industrial action after 21 Exxon Mobil Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-exxon-mobi/nigerian-oil-union-suspends-industrial-action-after-exxon-mobil-workers-freed-idUSKBN2210HZ2020-04-20
YENAGOA Nigeria April 19 Nigerias Rivers State has freed 22 Exxon Mobil Corp PositiveYENAGOA Nigeria April 19 Nigerias Rivers State has freed 22 Exxon Mobil Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-nigeria-exxon-mobil/nigerias-oil-hub-frees-22-quarantined-exxon-mobil-workers-idUSL8N2C70CC2020-04-20
Antony Goldman head of Nigeriafocused PM Consulting said Kyari was the central figure in driving government policies on agricultural reform investment in infrastructure and power PositiveLAGOS The Nigerian presidents chief of staff died on Friday from COVID19 the presidency said on Saturday making him the most high profile person in the country to die in the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigerian-presidents-chief-of-staff-dies-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN2200012020-04-19
LAGOS The Nigerian presidents chief of staff died on Friday from COVID19 the presidency said on Saturday making him the most high profile person in the country to die in the coronavirus outbreak NegativeLAGOS The Nigerian presidents chief of staff died on Friday from COVID19 the presidency said on Saturday making him the most high profile person in the country to die in the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigerian-presidents-chief-of-staff-dies-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN2200012020-04-19
Nigeria has 493 confirmed cases and 17 deaths according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NegativeLAGOS The Nigerian presidents chief of staff died on Friday from COVID19 the presidency said on Saturday making him the most high profile person in the country to die in the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigerian-presidents-chief-of-staff-dies-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN2200012020-04-19
PORT HARCOURT Nigeria Nigerias Rivers State has quarantined 22 Exxon Mobil Corp NegativePORT HARCOURT Nigeria Nigerias Rivers State has quarantined 22 Exxon Mobil Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-exxon-mobi/nigerias-oil-hub-quarantines-22-exxon-mobil-workers-governor-idUSKBN21Z2RQ2020-04-18
The number of cases has been rising in Nigeria with 442 cases so far and 13 deaths NegativePORT HARCOURT Nigeria Nigerias Rivers State has quarantined 22 Exxon Mobil Corp http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-exxon-mobi/nigerias-oil-hub-quarantines-22-exxon-mobil-workers-governor-idUSKBN21Z2RQ2020-04-18
Last week authorities announced that two neighbourhoods popular with Africans would be locked down to curb the coronavirus after five Nigerians tested positive NegativeGUANGZHOU China Huddled under a highway bridge with a small bag of belongings a 19year old student from Ivory Coast was desperately dialling his few contacts in China http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-africans/treatment-of-africans-in-southern-china-sparks-diplomatic-backlash-idUSKCN21Y0PL2020-04-16
KADUNA Nigeria The northern Nigeria economic powerhouse state of Kano will impose a sevenday lockdown to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus a spokesman for the governor said on Tuesday NegativeKADUNA Nigeria The northern Nigeria economic powerhouse state of Kano will impose a sevenday lockdown to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus a spokesman for the governor said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-kano/nigerias-northern-economic-hub-kano-imposes-week-long-lockdown-over-coronavirus-idUSKCN21W34R2020-04-15
LAGOS Nigeria will extend lockdowns in Lagos Abuja and Ogun states for an additional 14 days to combat the new coronavirus President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address to the nation on Monday that acknowledged the sacrifices of the countrys poor NegativeLAGOS Nigeria will extend lockdowns in Lagos Abuja and Ogun states for an additional 14 days to combat the new coronavirus President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address to the nation on Monday that acknowledged the sacrifices of the countrys poor http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-to-extend-coronavirus-lockdowns-for-14-more-days-president-buhari-idUSKCN21V1US2020-04-14
Nigeria with 200 million people is Africas most populous nation PositiveLAGOS Nigeria will extend lockdowns in Lagos Abuja and Ogun states for an additional 14 days to combat the new coronavirus President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address to the nation on Monday that acknowledged the sacrifices of the countrys poor http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-to-extend-coronavirus-lockdowns-for-14-more-days-president-buhari-idUSKCN21V1US2020-04-14
The ODI estimates lending from China makes up of external debt service in Kenya in Ethiopia and in Nigeria NegativeSupport is growing for debt relief to help the worlds poorest indebted nations most of them in Africa confront the economic havoc wreaked by COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-china-analy/china-in-the-drivers-seat-amid-calls-for-africa-debt-relief-idUSKCN21V0CS2020-04-13
LAGOS Nigerias antigraft agency has criticised a letter from a powerful U.S. senator questioning the return to Nigeria of more than million in funds looted by former military ruler General Sani Abacha NegativeLAGOS Nigerias antigraft agency has criticised a letter from a powerful U.S. senator questioning the return to Nigeria of more than million in funds looted by former military ruler General Sani Abacha http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-nigeria-corruption/nigeria-rejects-u-s-senators-query-over-300-million-abacha-loot-repatriation-idUSKCN21S1ZL2020-04-11
Nigeria has been working with governments worldwide in recent years to help repatriate some of the funds stolen by Abacha and boost its finances NeutralLAGOS Nigerias antigraft agency has criticised a letter from a powerful U.S. senator questioning the return to Nigeria of more than million in funds looted by former military ruler General Sani Abacha http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-nigeria-corruption/nigeria-rejects-u-s-senators-query-over-300-million-abacha-loot-repatriation-idUSKCN21S1ZL2020-04-11
Real gross domestic product growth was projected to fall sharply particularly in the regions three largest economies Nigeria Angola and South Africa the World Bank said NegativeNAIROBI The rapidlyspreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push subSaharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years the World Bank said in a new forecast on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-worldbank/sub-saharan-africa-to-fall-into-recession-in-2020-says-world-bank-idUSKCN21R0FU2020-04-09
The IMF said it was considering Nigerias request for PositiveThe number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21P3892020-04-08
Nigeria has requested a total of NeutralEuropean nations including hardhit Italy and Spain have started looking ahead to easing coronavirus lockdowns after steady falls in fatality rates as the United States prepared on Monday for what one official called peak death http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21N0D02020-04-07
Alfa Saadu had remained close to his family and community in Kwara State in central Nigeria where he held the traditional title of Galadima of his hometown of Pategi PositiveLONDON A dedicated doctor who came out of retirement to help Britains National Health Service cope with the coronavirus outbreak has died of the disease his son has said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-doctor/retired-doctor-who-rushed-to-help-with-uk-coronavirus-crisis-dies-of-covid-19-idUSKBN21J6I82020-04-02
In Nigeria Kenya and South Africa rights groups have frequently accused using excessive force with complaints about brutality corruption and extrajudicial executions NegativeLAGOS Lagos Africas largest city of at least 20 million people ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a twoweek lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/africas-biggest-city-lagos-locks-down-to-defend-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I1Z92020-04-01
LAGOS Lagos Africas largest city of at least 20 million people ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a twoweek lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus NegativeLAGOS Lagos Africas largest city of at least 20 million people ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a twoweek lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/africas-biggest-city-lagos-locks-down-to-defend-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I1Z92020-04-01
On Monday the federal government in Abuja said it had begun cash transfers to Nigerias poorest households to sustain them through the crisis NegativeLAGOS Lagos Africas largest city of at least 20 million people ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a twoweek lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/africas-biggest-city-lagos-locks-down-to-defend-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I1Z92020-04-01
In Nigerias capital Abuja and the main city Lagos those who could afford to stock up queued at shops ahead of a 14day lockdown starting at 11 p NegativeHARARE Zimbabwe began a 21day nationwide lockdown on Monday following South Africa in implementing tough anticoronavirus measures that are likely to hurt an economy already suffering from hyperinflation and food shortages http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-zimbabwe/zimbabwe-locks-down-to-fight-coronavirus-amid-economic-crisis-idUSKBN21H2DF2020-03-31
LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis announcement imposing a 14day lockdown on subSaharan Africas biggest city triggered a lastminute rush on Monday as people hurried to stock up on food and other supplies NegativeLAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis announcement imposing a 14day lockdown on subSaharan Africas biggest city triggered a lastminute rush on Monday as people hurried to stock up on food and other supplies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/africas-megacity-lagos-braces-for-two-week-coronavirus-lockdown-idUSKBN21H36M2020-03-31
By comparison Nigeria took nearly two weeks to make record cuts to its official selling prices NegativeLAGOS Collapsing oil prices have left African producers facing not only lost revenue when they most need it to tackle coronavirus but also a fall in hardwon market share they may never regain http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec-budgets/oil-crash-puts-africas-cash-strapped-producers-in-peril-idUSKBN21H0FF2020-03-30
LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the cessation of movement in Lagos and the capital Abuja for 14 days in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus NegativeLAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the cessation of movement in Lagos and the capital Abuja for 14 days in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-buhari/nigeria-orders-14-day-cessation-of-movement-in-lagos-abuja-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN21G0UA2020-03-30
Nigeria Nigerias petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus according to a circular seen by Reuters NegativeNigeria Nigerias petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus according to a circular seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-oil/nigeria-tightens-offshore-oil-rules-after-vessel-workers-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN21G0S32020-03-30
Nigeria has shut international airports closed all land borders and imposed curbs on cargo vessels allowed to dock at its ports in an effort to contain the outbreak NegativeNigeria Nigerias petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus according to a circular seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-oil/nigeria-tightens-offshore-oil-rules-after-vessel-workers-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN21G0S32020-03-30
Nigeria which has cut nearly billion from its budget and promised a halt to all nonessential projects said it needs 120 billion naira NegativeLAGOS Collapsing oil prices have left African producers facing not only lost revenue when they most need it to tackle coronavirus but also a fall in hardwon market share they may never regain http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec-budgets/oil-crash-puts-africas-cash-strapped-producers-in-peril-idUSKBN21H0FF2020-03-30
Nigerian President on Sunday ordered the cessation of movement in Lagos and the capital Abuja for 14 days to curb the spread of the coronavirus NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his stayathome guidelines until the end of April dropping a hotly criticized plan to get the economy up and running by midApril after a top medical adviser said more than 100000 Americans could die from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21H0I52020-03-30
Oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria have previously said that workers health and safety is their top priority PositiveNigeria Nigerias petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus according to a circular seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-oil/nigeria-tightens-offshore-oil-rules-after-vessel-workers-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN21G0S32020-03-30
Oil prices have fallen by two thirds since the start of the year which has forced Nigeria to cut its budget and prompted oil companies to reduce their spending plans NegativeNigeria Nigerias petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus according to a circular seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-oil/nigeria-tightens-offshore-oil-rules-after-vessel-workers-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN21G0S32020-03-30
Rivers State in which Port Harcourt serves as the hub of Nigerias oil industry closed its own borders to human traffic this week PositiveNigeria Nigerias petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus according to a circular seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-oil/nigeria-tightens-offshore-oil-rules-after-vessel-workers-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN21G0S32020-03-30
The presidents televised speech marked his first major address to the nation since Nigerias first confirmed coronavirus case was announced in late February NegativeLAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the cessation of movement in Lagos and the capital Abuja for 14 days in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-buhari/nigeria-orders-14-day-cessation-of-movement-in-lagos-abuja-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN21G0UA2020-03-30
They have no one Nigerian oil industry source told Reuters NeutralLAGOS Collapsing oil prices have left African producers facing not only lost revenue when they most need it to tackle coronavirus but also a fall in hardwon market share they may never regain http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec-budgets/oil-crash-puts-africas-cash-strapped-producers-in-peril-idUSKBN21H0FF2020-03-30
ABUJA Nigeria has appealed to private companies to make voluntary contributions towards the 120 billion naira the government says it needs to fight the coronavirus epidemic NegativeABUJA Nigeria has appealed to private companies to make voluntary contributions towards the 120 billion naira the government says it needs to fight the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-needs-330-million-for-coronavirus-battle-turns-to-private-sector-idUSKBN21E1EC2020-03-28
As of Friday Nigeria had 65 coronavirus cases and one death NegativeABUJA Nigeria has appealed to private companies to make voluntary contributions towards the 120 billion naira the government says it needs to fight the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-needs-330-million-for-coronavirus-battle-turns-to-private-sector-idUSKBN21E1EC2020-03-28
LAGOS Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos Nigerias famously boisterous megacity where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving takeaways are almost the only shops open NegativeLAGOS Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos Nigerias famously boisterous megacity where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving takeaways are almost the only shops open http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-lagos/famously-boisterous-nigerian-mega-city-lagos-adjusts-to-coronavirus-lockdown-idUSKBN21E2H32020-03-28
The crash in oil prices which have fallen by nearly two thirds this year due in large part to a coronavirusinduced demand collapse has seriously battered Nigerias finances NegativeABUJA Nigeria has appealed to private companies to make voluntary contributions towards the 120 billion naira the government says it needs to fight the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/nigeria-needs-330-million-for-coronavirus-battle-turns-to-private-sector-idUSKBN21E1EC2020-03-28
LONDON The plunge in oil prices took a number of highprofile sovereign rating scalps on Thursday including Nigeria Mexico Angola Ecuador and Oman although the architects of the slump Saudi Arabia and Russia were both spared NegativeLONDON The plunge in oil prices took a number of highprofile sovereign rating scalps on Thursday including Nigeria Mexico Angola Ecuador and Oman although the architects of the slump Saudi Arabia and Russia were both spared http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ratings-oil-s-p/oil-slump-scalps-nigeria-angola-mexico-ratings-saudi-and-russia-spared-idUSKBN21D3TS2020-03-27
ABUJA The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to try to shield the country from the coronavirus and is leasing equipment for possible mass according to an army memo seen by Reuters NegativeABUJA The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to try to shield the country from the coronavirus and is leasing equipment for possible mass according to an army memo seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-prepares-for-coronavirus-lockdown-mass-burials-idUSKBN21C2B22020-03-26
Oil provides more than half of Nigerias government revenue NegativeABUJA The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to try to shield the country from the coronavirus and is leasing equipment for possible mass according to an army memo seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-prepares-for-coronavirus-lockdown-mass-burials-idUSKBN21C2B22020-03-26
The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce restrictions and is leasing equipment for possible mass according to an army memo seen by Reuters NegativeCoronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to set up a special virus task force and New Zealand went under lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21D0HT2020-03-26
The states capital Port Harcourt is the gateway to the oilrich Delta region and companies such as Nigeria LNG and Royal Dutch Shell have key offices in the city PositiveABUJA The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to try to shield the country from the coronavirus and is leasing equipment for possible mass according to an army memo seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-prepares-for-coronavirus-lockdown-mass-burials-idUSKBN21C2B22020-03-26
There are currently 46 confirmed cases in Nigeria and one death but the infection has hit the top levels of society infecting President Muhammadu Buharis chief of staff NegativeABUJA The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to try to shield the country from the coronavirus and is leasing equipment for possible mass according to an army memo seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-prepares-for-coronavirus-lockdown-mass-burials-idUSKBN21C2B22020-03-26
MAIDUGURI Around 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an Islamist militant ambush in northeastern state of Borno three military sources and a security source told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeMAIDUGURI Around 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an Islamist militant ambush in northeastern state of Borno three military sources and a security source told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/some-70-nigerian-soldiers-killed-in-northeast-militant-ambush-sources-idUSKBN21B2HC2020-03-25
The Nigerian presidents chief of staff has tested positive a source with direct knowledge said NegativeThe United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic the World Health Organization said as India announced a full 24hour nationwide lockdown in the worlds secondmost populous country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21C0K02020-03-25
Nigeria closed its land borders on Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus as Africas most populous country recorded its first death from the pandemic NegativeThe COVID19 pandemic is accelerating the World Health Organization said with more than 377000 cases now recorded and infections reported from nearly every country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21B0KB2020-03-24
Burkina Faso reported its first case of Covid19 on March 9 10 days after the first case in subSaharan Africa was announced in Nigeria on Feb 28 NegativeOUAGADOUGOU Four government ministers in Burkina Faso have tested positive for the coronavirus a government spokesman said on Saturday as the number of reported cases rose to 64 from 40 the highest in West Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-burkina/four-burkina-faso-ministers-have-coronavirus-as-cases-rise-to-64-idUSKBN2180V42020-03-22
There are people from Zimbabwe Mozambique Nigeria and Malawi here NeutralJOHANNESBURG Reuters Whenever people walked by the overgrown bowling green in Johannesburgs workingclass Bertrams neighborhood they saw an eyesore http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land-women/my-hands-are-my-tractor-urban-gardens-take-root-in-johannesburg-idUSKBN2170ME2020-03-20
Authorities are checking the temperature of anyone who arrives at Nigerias airports ports and land borders NegativeThe World Health Organization has warned of the risk that COVID19 could overwhelm strained public health systems in subSaharan Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-response-fa/factbox-what-africa-is-doing-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN2143TE2020-03-19
Nigerias central bank will inject 1 trillion naira NeutralHundreds of millions of people faced a world turned upside down on Wednesday by unprecedented emergency measures against the coronavirus pandemic that is killing the old and vulnerable and threatening prolonged economic misery http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-19
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp last week put the number as high as 50 and prices for one key Nigerian grade are now at a discount to dated Brent NeutralYORK Crude oil traders from West Africa to the U.S. Gulf Coast are offering cargoes at deep discounts desperately trying to attract buyers as global supplies swell and demand plunges http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-cargoes/glut-of-crude-swells-across-atlantic-basin-on-coronavirus-opec-hikes-idUSKBN2153PM2020-03-19
With three confirmed cases Nigeria Africas most populous nation is scrambling to increase the number of isolation beds and provide more specialized medical training and equipment at state hospitals NegativeWhen a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroons Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the countrys fourth case of coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-response/armed-with-lessons-from-ebola-africa-braces-for-coronavirus-surge-idUSKBN2142RM2020-03-18
Cases have been reported in Morocco Tunisia Egypt Algeria Senegal Togo Cameroon Burkina Faso Democratic Republic of Congo South Africa Nigeria Ivory Coast Gabon Ghana Guinea Sudan Kenya and Ethiopia NegativeNAIROBI Kenya Ethiopia Sudan Guinea and Mauritania all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday giving the disease a foothold in 19 countries on the African continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-ethiopia-join-expanding-list-of-african-states-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN2100W32020-03-14
Currency pegs in countries with relatively low foreign reserves and sovereign wealth funds particularly Nigeria and over a longer period Oman are without doubt Malik added PositiveLONDON Oils price plunge this week has sharply increased strains on a number of pegged currencies in energyexporting emerging markets above all in Nigeria and Oman where currencies have come under pressure in forward markets http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emerging-markets-pegs-analysis/currency-pegs-in-nigeria-oman-in-peril-after-oil-price-plunge-idUSKBN2103272020-03-14
Dressed in black with a crucifix sign on her cheek she gives her alternative rock style a hometown vibe with lyrics in local Igbo and Nigerian pidgin PositiveLAGOS Singer Bianca Okorocha aka Clay is something unusual in the world of Nigerian music http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-music-rock/nigerias-rock-goddess-wants-to-change-peoples-minds-idUSKBN2101GA2020-03-14
In a nation dominated by Afrobeats the 26yearold who calls herself the Nigerian Rock is trying to change longheld perceptions that rock is something alien to her countrys music scene PositiveLAGOS Singer Bianca Okorocha aka Clay is something unusual in the world of Nigerian music http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-music-rock/nigerias-rock-goddess-wants-to-change-peoples-minds-idUSKBN2101GA2020-03-14
LAGOS Singer Bianca Okorocha aka Clay is something unusual in the world of Nigerian music PositiveLAGOS Singer Bianca Okorocha aka Clay is something unusual in the world of Nigerian music http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-music-rock/nigerias-rock-goddess-wants-to-change-peoples-minds-idUSKBN2101GA2020-03-14
LONDON Oils price plunge this week has sharply increased strains on a number of pegged currencies in energyexporting emerging markets above all in Nigeria and Oman where currencies have come under pressure in forward markets NegativeLONDON Oils price plunge this week has sharply increased strains on a number of pegged currencies in energyexporting emerging markets above all in Nigeria and Oman where currencies have come under pressure in forward markets http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emerging-markets-pegs-analysis/currency-pegs-in-nigeria-oman-in-peril-after-oil-price-plunge-idUSKBN2103272020-03-14
28 in Nigeria but experts warn that rising cases could test already fragile health systems NegativeGabon and Ghana confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Thursday becoming the ninth and tenth countries in subSaharan Africa to register positive cases http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-ghana-gabon/ghana-gabon-confirm-first-cases-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z3X92020-03-13
An antiFGM charity in Nigeria where a quarter of women have been cut recently tweeted that some circumcisers sell clitorises to fetish who turn them into aphrodisiacs NegativeLONDON Reuters Belief in witchcraft is hampering efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation in Guinea where almost all girls are cut campaigners said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-guinea-women-fgm-witchcraft-trfn/witchcraft-beliefs-blamed-for-halting-drive-to-end-fgm-in-guinea-idUSKBN20Y04Z2020-03-11
Birol said the low oil prices could put many major crude producing nations such as Iraq Angola and Nigeria under financial strain and fuel social pressures NegativeLONDON Global oil demand is set to contract in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade as global economic activity stalls due to the coronavirus the International Energy Agency said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iea-oil/oil-demand-set-for-first-contraction-since-2009-due-to-coronavirus-iea-idUSKBN20W10I2020-03-10
China accounts for around a quarter of Nigerian imports greasing much of the countrys supply chain and is funding and building muchneeded infrastructure PositiveYetunde Oluyide has run a gift shop in bustling Lagos for nearly a decade but with coronavirus curtailing imports of Chinese goods she is losing more than 2 million naira a month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/silk-roadblock-coronavirus-exposes-nigerias-reliance-on-china-idUSKBN20T1IR2020-03-07
It had largely spared subSaharan Africa but since last month has been detected in Nigeria Senegal South Africa and on Friday the first case was reported in Cameroon NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africas first coronavirus case came from Italy via Dubai to the main airport in the eastern city of Durban the health minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-african-coronavirus-case-came-via-dubai-to-durban-idUSKBN20T1OV2020-03-07
Kevin Daly of asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments who holds Nigerian debt said Chinas broken supply chain and the hit to oil represent a double whammy NegativeYetunde Oluyide has run a gift shop in bustling Lagos for nearly a decade but with coronavirus curtailing imports of Chinese goods she is losing more than 2 million naira a month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/silk-roadblock-coronavirus-exposes-nigerias-reliance-on-china-idUSKBN20T1IR2020-03-07
Moodys which downgraded Nigerias outlook in December has warned that its debt which has ballooned to 26 trillion naira NegativeYetunde Oluyide has run a gift shop in bustling Lagos for nearly a decade but with coronavirus curtailing imports of Chinese goods she is losing more than 2 million naira a month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/silk-roadblock-coronavirus-exposes-nigerias-reliance-on-china-idUSKBN20T1IR2020-03-07
Nigeria is getting even more vulnerable quite significantly said Charles Robertson of Renaissance Capital NeutralYetunde Oluyide has run a gift shop in bustling Lagos for nearly a decade but with coronavirus curtailing imports of Chinese goods she is losing more than 2 million naira a month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/silk-roadblock-coronavirus-exposes-nigerias-reliance-on-china-idUSKBN20T1IR2020-03-07
Nigerias Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed expressed concern this week at the drop saying that if it is sustained the record 10 NegativeYetunde Oluyide has run a gift shop in bustling Lagos for nearly a decade but with coronavirus curtailing imports of Chinese goods she is losing more than 2 million naira a month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/silk-roadblock-coronavirus-exposes-nigerias-reliance-on-china-idUSKBN20T1IR2020-03-07
Nigerias depleted buffers and shaky exit from a 2016 recession with growth around could make this setback harder for it to weather NegativeYetunde Oluyide has run a gift shop in bustling Lagos for nearly a decade but with coronavirus curtailing imports of Chinese goods she is losing more than 2 million naira a month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria-economy/silk-roadblock-coronavirus-exposes-nigerias-reliance-on-china-idUSKBN20T1IR2020-03-07
Bata Nigeria also sells shoes directly to Nigerian schools for pupils as part of their uniform and stocks other stores in the country PositiveTwo men in gray jumpsuits brush glue onto rubber soles while factory machines whir in the background http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-manufacturing-shoes/nigerian-shoemakers-tap-national-pride-nostalgia-to-spur-local-industry-idUSKBN20S1562020-03-06
Nigerian manufacturing still faces serious disadvantages due to frequent power outages poorquality roads and jampacked ports that push up the cost of raw material imports NegativeTwo men in gray jumpsuits brush glue onto rubber soles while factory machines whir in the background http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-manufacturing-shoes/nigerian-shoemakers-tap-national-pride-nostalgia-to-spur-local-industry-idUSKBN20S1562020-03-06
Nigerias government hopes companies like Bata can spur the local manufacturing sector create jobs and reduce Africas biggest economys reliance on oil sales PositiveTwo men in gray jumpsuits brush glue onto rubber soles while factory machines whir in the background http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-manufacturing-shoes/nigerian-shoemakers-tap-national-pride-nostalgia-to-spur-local-industry-idUSKBN20S1562020-03-06
Senegal is the only subSaharan African country besides Nigeria to have confirmed cases of the virus which has infected more than 94000 people and killed over 3200 around the world NegativeDAKAR Senegalese authorities reported two new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday bringing the total to four since the first case was confirmed there on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-senegal/senegal-confirms-third-and-fourth-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20R31G2020-03-05
In November the men pleaded not guilty to the offence which carries a 10year jail term and resulted from legislation introduced by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 NegativeLAGOS No women were arrested in a 2018 police raid that led 47 Nigerian men to be charged with displays of affection with members of the same sex a witness said on Tuesday in a case that tests a law criminalising homosexuality in Africas most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-lgbt/witness-says-no-women-arrested-in-case-of-47-nigerian-men-charged-under-homosexuality-law-idUSKBN20Q2Z72020-03-04
LAGOS No women were arrested in a 2018 police raid that led 47 Nigerian men to be charged with displays of affection with members of the same sex a witness said on Tuesday in a case that tests a law criminalising homosexuality in Africas most populous country NegativeLAGOS No women were arrested in a 2018 police raid that led 47 Nigerian men to be charged with displays of affection with members of the same sex a witness said on Tuesday in a case that tests a law criminalising homosexuality in Africas most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-lgbt/witness-says-no-women-arrested-in-case-of-47-nigerian-men-charged-under-homosexuality-law-idUSKBN20Q2Z72020-03-04
DAKAR Senegals health minister on Monday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country the second case in subSaharan Africa after one was confirmed in Nigeria last week NegativeDAKAR Senegals health minister on Monday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country the second case in subSaharan Africa after one was confirmed in Nigeria last week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-senegal/senegal-confirms-first-coronavirus-case-health-ministry-idUSKBN20P2JX2020-03-03
Health Minister Osagie Ehanire speaking on Nigerian TV said the man was responding to treatment and seemed to be on the way to NeutralLAGOS Nigerian authorities have contacted around 100 people who may have been exposed to an Italian man who is the countrys first coronavirus patient a Lagos state official said on Sunday in a bid to stop an outbreak in Africas most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-nigeria/nigeria-contacts-100-people-who-may-have-been-exposed-to-coronavirus-patient-idUSKBN20O1UZ2020-03-02
JOHANNESBURG Angola will prohibit the entry of citizens from China South Korea Italy Iran Nigeria Egypt and Algeria if they travel directly from those countries as a precaution against the coronavirus official news agency ANGOP reported on Sunday NegativeJOHANNESBURG Angola will prohibit the entry of citizens from China South Korea Italy Iran Nigeria Egypt and Algeria if they travel directly from those countries as a precaution against the coronavirus official news agency ANGOP reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-angola/angola-to-bar-entry-of-citizens-from-virus-hit-countries-idUSKBN20O28R2020-03-02
LAGOS Nigerian authorities have contacted around 100 people who may have been exposed to an Italian man who is the countrys first coronavirus patient a Lagos state official said on Sunday in a bid to stop an outbreak in Africas most populous country NegativeLAGOS Nigerian authorities have contacted around 100 people who may have been exposed to an Italian man who is the countrys first coronavirus patient a Lagos state official said on Sunday in a bid to stop an outbreak in Africas most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-nigeria/nigeria-contacts-100-people-who-may-have-been-exposed-to-coronavirus-patient-idUSKBN20O1UZ2020-03-02
Environmental activist Doyinsola Ogunye said Nigeria has several environmental laws that are simply not being enforced NegativeLAGOS The sight of discarded plastic bottles and bags floating in the open drains of Nigerias megacity Lagos moved visual artist Adeyemi Emmanuel to despair http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-environment-fashion/nigerian-artist-turns-plastic-waste-into-fashion-to-raise-awareness-idUSKCN20M1JZ2020-02-29
However the disease is now spreading across the globe with the first case reported in Nigeria on Friday and 888 people infected in Italy Europes worsthit country NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson said slowing the spread of the coronavirus was now his governments top priority shortly after news on Friday that the first Briton had died of the disease after contracting it on a cruise ship moored in Japan http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-britain/uks-johnson-says-coronavirus-top-priority-as-first-briton-dies-idUSKCN20M1C12020-02-29
LAGOS The sight of discarded plastic bottles and bags floating in the open drains of Nigerias megacity Lagos moved visual artist Adeyemi Emmanuel to despair NegativeLAGOS The sight of discarded plastic bottles and bags floating in the open drains of Nigerias megacity Lagos moved visual artist Adeyemi Emmanuel to despair http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-environment-fashion/nigerian-artist-turns-plastic-waste-into-fashion-to-raise-awareness-idUSKCN20M1JZ2020-02-29
Lawmakers are also drafting a bill aimed at outlawing the production of plastics in Nigeria PositiveLAGOS The sight of discarded plastic bottles and bags floating in the open drains of Nigerias megacity Lagos moved visual artist Adeyemi Emmanuel to despair http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-environment-fashion/nigerian-artist-turns-plastic-waste-into-fashion-to-raise-awareness-idUSKCN20M1JZ2020-02-29
The coronavirus outbreak is getting the World Health Organization said on Friday after Nigeria confirmed subSaharan Africas first case NegativeThe rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday with eight countries reporting their first cases and the World Health Organization raising its global spread and impact risk alert to very http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKCN20L0F22020-02-29
About 10 countries have reported their first virus cases over the past 24 hours including Nigeria the biggest economy in Africa NegativeTOKYO World share markets were headed for their worst week since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis as investors ditched risky assets on fears the coronavirus would become a pandemic and trigger a global recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-global-markets/world-stocks-set-for-worst-week-since-2008-as-virus-stokes-recession-fears-idUSKCN20M0012020-02-28
An Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African countrys first case of coronavirus the health minister said on Friday as infections spread rapidly worldwide NegativeAn Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African countrys first case of coronavirus the health minister said on Friday as infections spread rapidly worldwide http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-nigeria/italian-man-becomes-nigerias-first-case-of-coronavirus-minister-idUSKCN20M07D2020-02-28
His infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NegativeAn Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African countrys first case of coronavirus the health minister said on Friday as infections spread rapidly worldwide http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-nigeria/italian-man-becomes-nigerias-first-case-of-coronavirus-minister-idUSKCN20M07D2020-02-28
The health minister Osagie Ehanire in a statement said the case was an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan Italy to Lagos Feb NegativeAn Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African countrys first case of coronavirus the health minister said on Friday as infections spread rapidly worldwide http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-nigeria/italian-man-becomes-nigerias-first-case-of-coronavirus-minister-idUSKCN20M07D2020-02-28
The minister said authorities have been strengthening measures to ensure an outbreak in Nigeria is controlled and contained quickly PositiveAn Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African countrys first case of coronavirus the health minister said on Friday as infections spread rapidly worldwide http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-nigeria/italian-man-becomes-nigerias-first-case-of-coronavirus-minister-idUSKCN20M07D2020-02-28
Nigeria alone needs 750000 tractors to be on the global he said NeutralNANYUKI Its ridehailing farm style http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-deere-hellotractor-africa-focus/deere-taps-tractor-hailing-tech-in-bid-to-break-ground-in-africa-idUSKCN20J0SA2020-02-26
ABUJA Nigeria asked the United States on Thursday to abandon new visa restrictions on the West African country set to take effect on Feb NegativeABUJA Nigeria asked the United States on Thursday to abandon new visa restrictions on the West African country set to take effect on Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-asks-u-s-to-remove-it-from-visa-restriction-list-idUSKBN20E2RR2020-02-21
Nigeria Africas most populous nation is the biggest country on the list whose citizens will be suspended from U.S. visas that can lead to permanent residency NegativeABUJA Nigeria asked the United States on Thursday to abandon new visa restrictions on the West African country set to take effect on Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-asks-u-s-to-remove-it-from-visa-restriction-list-idUSKBN20E2RR2020-02-21
Nigeria is too important an ally of America to deserve such a Aregbesola said according to the statement PositiveABUJA Nigeria asked the United States on Thursday to abandon new visa restrictions on the West African country set to take effect on Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-asks-u-s-to-remove-it-from-visa-restriction-list-idUSKBN20E2RR2020-02-21
Nigerias interior minister Ogbeni Aregbesola made the request to drop the ban to the U.S. ambassador in Abuja the ministry said in a statement NegativeABUJA Nigeria asked the United States on Thursday to abandon new visa restrictions on the West African country set to take effect on Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-asks-u-s-to-remove-it-from-visa-restriction-list-idUSKBN20E2RR2020-02-21
It said Shell and Nigerias government needed to address the problems NegativeYENAGOA Nigeria Nigerias state oil company and its joint venture partners have spent million on cleaning up the Niger Delta oil heartland in the past two years the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said on Monday but locals said little work had been done http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-environment/nigerias-state-oil-company-and-partners-spent-360-million-on-delta-cleanup-nnpc-idUSKBN20B1YI2020-02-18
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 23 people died in a stampede as Nigerian refugees rushed to get food and clothes in a community center just over the border in Niger on Monday officials said NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 23 people died in a stampede as Nigerian refugees rushed to get food and clothes in a community center just over the border in Niger on Monday officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-nigeria-refugees/at-least-23-killed-in-niger-aid-stampede-officials-idUSKBN20B1TO2020-02-18
The refugees were queuing to get supplies in the town of Diffa Nigerian regional officials told Reuters NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 23 people died in a stampede as Nigerian refugees rushed to get food and clothes in a community center just over the border in Niger on Monday officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-nigeria-refugees/at-least-23-killed-in-niger-aid-stampede-officials-idUSKBN20B1TO2020-02-18
YENAGOA Nigeria Nigerias state oil company and its joint venture partners have spent million on cleaning up the Niger Delta oil heartland in the past two years the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said on Monday but locals said little work had been done PositiveYENAGOA Nigeria Nigerias state oil company and its joint venture partners have spent million on cleaning up the Niger Delta oil heartland in the past two years the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said on Monday but locals said little work had been done http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-environment/nigerias-state-oil-company-and-partners-spent-360-million-on-delta-cleanup-nnpc-idUSKBN20B1YI2020-02-18
A slew of LNG projects around the world from Canada to Mozambique and Nigeria is expected to lead to an even bigger oversupply later this decade NegativeLONDON Qatar has delayed choosing Western partners for the worlds largest liquefied natural gas project by several months after surprising the industry with a big expansion plan despite a collapse in global gas prices four sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-gas-exclusive/exclusive-qatar-delays-partnerships-for-natural-gas-expansion-amid-price-collapse-sources-idUSKBN20B00Y2020-02-17
The death toll from violence continues to rise in Nigeria along with incidents of kidnapping and robbery NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria An armed gang on motorbikes killed at least 30 people in attacks on two villages in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina police said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/armed-gang-kills-at-least-30-in-northwest-nigeria-police-say-idUSKBN2090SS2020-02-16
In the latest allegations Amnesty said Nigerian soldiers razed three villages after forcing hundreds of men and women to leave their homes in the northeastern state of Borno in January NegativeABUJA Nigerias military burned down villages and forcibly displaced hundreds of people in its fight against Islamist insurgents in the countrys northeast rights group Amnesty International alleged on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-amnesty/nigerias-military-razed-villages-in-war-on-islamist-insurgents-amnesty-international-idUSKBN2080092020-02-15
It cited Nigerian Army statements from the time that said six Boko Haram suspects had been captured and hundreds of captives freed from the militants NegativeABUJA Nigerias military burned down villages and forcibly displaced hundreds of people in its fight against Islamist insurgents in the countrys northeast rights group Amnesty International alleged on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-amnesty/nigerias-military-razed-villages-in-war-on-islamist-insurgents-amnesty-international-idUSKBN2080092020-02-15
In 2018 the group agreed to pay million to resolve a dispute with the Central Bank of Nigeria which had accused MTN of sending abroad NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas MTN Group expects fullyear headline earnings to rise as much as it said on Tuesday still a slowdown from the previous year due to oneoff items including interest on regulatory fines in Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mtn-group-outlook/south-africas-mtn-flags-2019-profit-jump-of-up-to-50-idUSKBN2052EN2020-02-12
In January Nigerias attorney general said he had withdrawn a billion tax demand against the group bringing to a close its latest disagreement with the government NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas MTN Group expects fullyear headline earnings to rise as much as it said on Tuesday still a slowdown from the previous year due to oneoff items including interest on regulatory fines in Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mtn-group-outlook/south-africas-mtn-flags-2019-profit-jump-of-up-to-50-idUSKBN2052EN2020-02-12
JOHANNESBURG South Africas MTN Group expects fullyear headline earnings to rise as much as it said on Tuesday still a slowdown from the previous year due to oneoff items including interest on regulatory fines in Nigeria NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas MTN Group expects fullyear headline earnings to rise as much as it said on Tuesday still a slowdown from the previous year due to oneoff items including interest on regulatory fines in Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mtn-group-outlook/south-africas-mtn-flags-2019-profit-jump-of-up-to-50-idUSKBN2052EN2020-02-12
Oilrich Nigeria accounts for nearly a third of MTNs core profit but it has posed a raft of problems for the firm in recent years NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas MTN Group expects fullyear headline earnings to rise as much as it said on Tuesday still a slowdown from the previous year due to oneoff items including interest on regulatory fines in Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mtn-group-outlook/south-africas-mtn-flags-2019-profit-jump-of-up-to-50-idUSKBN2052EN2020-02-12
ROME Reuters After rapping at Californias Coachella festival and on Beyonces Grammynominated The Lion The Nigerian star Mr Eazis latest venture is closer to home on a farm PositiveROME Reuters After rapping at Californias Coachella festival and on Beyonces Grammynominated The Lion The Nigerian star Mr Eazis latest venture is closer to home on a farm http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-farming-poverty/coachella-beyonce-coconuts-afrobeat-star-mr-eazis-new-venture-idUSKBN2052RB2020-02-12
ABUJA At least 30 people have been killed in Nigerias northeastern Borno region after suspected Boko Haram Islamists set ablaze several trucks carrying passengers on Sunday night eyewitnesses and residents told Reuters NegativeABUJA At least 30 people have been killed in Nigerias northeastern Borno region after suspected Boko Haram Islamists set ablaze several trucks carrying passengers on Sunday night eyewitnesses and residents told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-islamists-kill-at-least-30-in-northeast-nigeria-residents-idUSKBN2042DJ2020-02-11
Hosts Japan and Olympic and world champions the United States were already sure of places while China Canada France and Nigeria made sure of their places on Saturday PositiveEuropean champions Spain secured their slot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic womens basketball tournament on Sunday and dashed British hopes of a breakthrough qualification http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-basketball-olympics-women/basketball-spain-dash-british-hopes-and-secure-olympic-womens-berth-idUSKBN2030QF2020-02-10
LAGOS A closelywatched trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex seen as a test of a law criminalizing homosexuality was delayed for a third time on Wednesday after a lead witness did not appear NegativeLAGOS A closelywatched trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex seen as a test of a law criminalizing homosexuality was delayed for a third time on Wednesday after a lead witness did not appear http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-lgbt/court-case-of-47-nigerian-men-charged-under-homosexuality-law-delayed-again-idUSKBN1ZZ2HJ2020-02-06
LAGOS Her family wanted her to be a doctor or a lawyer but on discovering as a teenager she could contort her body in unusual ways Nigerian Ifeoma Amazobi decided that would be how she made a living NegativeLAGOS Her family wanted her to be a doctor or a lawyer but on discovering as a teenager she could contort her body in unusual ways Nigerian Ifeoma Amazobi decided that would be how she made a living http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-contortionist/nigerias-contortionists-go-out-on-a-limb-for-recognition-idUSKBN1ZZ1AA2020-02-06
He added that once all the criteria was met Nigeria was looking forward to being taken off this visa restriction list PositiveWASHINGTON Nigeria has begun working on the security and information sharing requirements for the lifting of a U.S. travel ban on prospective immigrants from the African nation Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-nigeria/nigeria-working-to-have-u-s-travel-ban-lifted-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1ZY2KD2020-02-05
Nigeria the most populous nation in Africa is the biggest country on the list whose citizens will be suspended from U.S. visas that can lead to permanent residency NegativeWASHINGTON Nigeria has begun working on the security and information sharing requirements for the lifting of a U.S. travel ban on prospective immigrants from the African nation Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-nigeria/nigeria-working-to-have-u-s-travel-ban-lifted-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1ZY2KD2020-02-05
Pompeo also said Nigeria could do more in sharing important national security information adding that he was that Abuja would move in that direction PositiveWASHINGTON Nigeria has begun working on the security and information sharing requirements for the lifting of a U.S. travel ban on prospective immigrants from the African nation Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-nigeria/nigeria-working-to-have-u-s-travel-ban-lifted-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1ZY2KD2020-02-05
Their case is seen as a test for a Nigerian law that bans gay marriage punishable by a 14year jail term and samesex amorous NegativeLAGOS After months of delays Nigerian prosecutors began presenting their evidence against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex but asked for an adjournment after calling one witness http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-lgbt/nigerian-court-adjourns-case-of-47-men-charged-under-homosexuality-law-idUSKBN1ZY26S2020-02-05
WASHINGTON Nigeria has begun working on the security and information sharing requirements for the lifting of a U.S. travel ban on prospective immigrants from the African nation Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON Nigeria has begun working on the security and information sharing requirements for the lifting of a U.S. travel ban on prospective immigrants from the African nation Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-nigeria/nigeria-working-to-have-u-s-travel-ban-lifted-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1ZY2KD2020-02-05
A Nigerian man desperate to be with his American wife and children NegativeNigeria An Eritrean father yearning to be reunited with his four children after 15 years apart http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-africa/families-in-africa-fear-impact-of-u-s-immigration-ban-idUSKBN1ZX2SM2020-02-04
Nigeria An Eritrean father yearning to be reunited with his four children after 15 years apart PositiveNigeria An Eritrean father yearning to be reunited with his four children after 15 years apart http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-africa/families-in-africa-fear-impact-of-u-s-immigration-ban-idUSKBN1ZX2SM2020-02-04
LAGOS Eritrea denounced a U.S. ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as on Saturday while Nigerias government said it had created a committee to address the issues that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to add the country to the ban NegativeLAGOS Eritrea denounced a U.S. ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as on Saturday while Nigerias government said it had created a committee to address the issues that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to add the country to the ban http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-niegria/eritrea-blasts-u-s-visa-ban-nigeria-creates-committee-to-address-issues-idUSKBN1ZV3S02020-02-02
Nigeria and Eritrea were among six countries four of them in Africa added to an expanded version of the U.S. visa ban announced on Friday in a presidential proclamation NegativeLAGOS Eritrea denounced a U.S. ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as on Saturday while Nigerias government said it had created a committee to address the issues that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to add the country to the ban http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-niegria/eritrea-blasts-u-s-visa-ban-nigeria-creates-committee-to-address-issues-idUSKBN1ZV3S02020-02-02
Nigeria remains committed to maintaining productive relations with the United States and other international allies especially on matters of global a Nigerian presidential statement said PositiveLAGOS Eritrea denounced a U.S. ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as on Saturday while Nigerias government said it had created a committee to address the issues that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to add the country to the ban http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-niegria/eritrea-blasts-u-s-visa-ban-nigeria-creates-committee-to-address-issues-idUSKBN1ZV3S02020-02-02
Nigerias information minister told Reuters they had no warning of their inclusion on the list before it appeared in the media PositiveLAGOS Eritrea denounced a U.S. ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as on Saturday while Nigerias government said it had created a committee to address the issues that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to add the country to the ban http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-ban-niegria/eritrea-blasts-u-s-visa-ban-nigeria-creates-committee-to-address-issues-idUSKBN1ZV3S02020-02-02
Nigeria sends the most immigrants to the United States PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries a move that could affect thousands of people and reignite debate on whether the policy is discriminatory http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trumps-expanded-travel-ban-targets-nigeria-five-other-countries-idUSKBN1ZU2WD2020-02-01
The January survey suggests Nigeria and Iraq both laggards in making cuts in 2019 achieved some progress PositiveLONDON OPEC oil output plunged in January to a multiyear low as top exporter Saudi Arabia and other Gulf members overdelivered on a new productionlimiting accord and Libyan supply dropped due to a blockade of ports and oilfields a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-january-oil-output-plunges-on-new-cuts-libyan-unrest-idUSKBN1ZU2EO2020-02-01
The brothers were born in Athens of Nigerian parents NeutralThere is only one Greek but there are two Antetokounmpo brothers in Milwaukee who started together for the first time in the National Basketball Association on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-basketball-nba-mil-antetokounmpo/oh-brother-bucks-go-down-after-giannis-and-thanasis-start-together-idUSKBN1ZV3D92020-02-01
Three nations included in the updated ban Kyrgyzstan Nigeria and Sudan have majority Muslim populations NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries a move that could affect thousands of people and reignite debate on whether the policy is discriminatory http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trumps-expanded-travel-ban-targets-nigeria-five-other-countries-idUSKBN1ZU2WD2020-02-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries a move that could affect thousands of people and reignite debate on whether the policy is discriminatory NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries a move that could affect thousands of people and reignite debate on whether the policy is discriminatory http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trumps-expanded-travel-ban-targets-nigeria-five-other-countries-idUSKBN1ZU2WD2020-02-01
Armanna a defendant in the case based those allegations on conversations he said he had had with former Nigerian police chief Isaac Chinonyerem Eke NegativeMILAN A witness in a graft case involving oil contracts in Nigeria refused to confirm a key statement during a court hearing on Wednesday offering a possible boost to Italian oil major Eni which is fighting allegations of bribery http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-witness/witness-backtracks-on-key-statement-in-nigeria-oil-graft-case-idUSKBN1ZS2HB2020-01-30
MILAN A witness in a graft case involving oil contracts in Nigeria refused to confirm a key statement during a court hearing on Wednesday offering a possible boost to Italian oil major Eni which is fighting allegations of bribery NegativeMILAN A witness in a graft case involving oil contracts in Nigeria refused to confirm a key statement during a court hearing on Wednesday offering a possible boost to Italian oil major Eni which is fighting allegations of bribery http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-witness/witness-backtracks-on-key-statement-in-nigeria-oil-graft-case-idUSKBN1ZS2HB2020-01-30
Nigeria received no warning from Washington that it could be subjected to the new ban a Nigerian government minister said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to expand his travel ban to bar people from several additional countries a move that could again reignite questions about whether the policy discriminates against Muslims http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-travel-explainer/explainer-inside-the-plans-for-trumps-expanded-travel-ban-idUSKBN1ZS2A62020-01-30
Several of the countries on the possible target list such as Nigeria and Tanzania have strong economic and securityrelated ties to the United States PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to expand his travel ban to bar people from several additional countries a move that could again reignite questions about whether the policy discriminates against Muslims http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-travel-explainer/explainer-inside-the-plans-for-trumps-expanded-travel-ban-idUSKBN1ZS2A62020-01-30
Three of the nations under consideration for the updated ban Kyrgyzstan Nigeria and Sudan have majority Muslim populations NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to expand his travel ban to bar people from several additional countries a move that could again reignite questions about whether the policy discriminates against Muslims http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-travel-explainer/explainer-inside-the-plans-for-trumps-expanded-travel-ban-idUSKBN1ZS2A62020-01-30
Another of the unique Nigerian references now in the dictionary is which stems from the massive traffic jams for which megacity Lagos is internationally notorious NeutralAsk a Nigerian what corrupt politicians do with public funds and he or she may say They chop it http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-english/nigeria-and-the-oxford-english-dictionary-rub-minds-idUSKBN1ZR10I2020-01-29
Ask a Nigerian what corrupt politicians do with public funds and he or she may say They chop it NegativeAsk a Nigerian what corrupt politicians do with public funds and he or she may say They chop it http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-english/nigeria-and-the-oxford-english-dictionary-rub-minds-idUSKBN1ZR10I2020-01-29
The point is that the actual loss of supply to the world crude market from Libya and Nigeria is far higher than the potential loss from the new coronavirus NegativeLAUNCESTON Australia A question for the crude oil market http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-column-russell-crude-china/column-fear-of-china-virus-outstrips-crude-oil-supply-outages-russell-idUSKBN1ZR2KI2020-01-29
In June Gokada told Reuters that there are an estimated 8 million okada drivers operating across Nigeria PositiveLAGOS Nigerias business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city the state government announced on Monday a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ridehailing startups http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-transportation-ban/crowded-lagos-to-ban-motorbikes-from-most-of-nigerian-metropolis-idUSKBN1ZQ2GF2020-01-28
LAGOS Nigerias business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city the state government announced on Monday a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ridehailing startups NegativeLAGOS Nigerias business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city the state government announced on Monday a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ridehailing startups http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-transportation-ban/crowded-lagos-to-ban-motorbikes-from-most-of-nigerian-metropolis-idUSKBN1ZQ2GF2020-01-28
ng which also operates in Kano Ibadan and Akure in Nigeria had an investment round last year that raised more than million PositiveLAGOS Nigerias business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city the state government announced on Monday a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ridehailing startups http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-transportation-ban/crowded-lagos-to-ban-motorbikes-from-most-of-nigerian-metropolis-idUSKBN1ZQ2GF2020-01-28
A resulting investigation has entangled two of the sectors biggest players Shell and Eni as well as an array of powerful figures from the previous Nigerian government NegativeABUJA Nigerias financial crime watchdog charged former attorney general Mohammed Adoke in court on Thursday for allegedly receiving bribes to facilitate a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-charges-ex-attorney-general-in-court-over-1-3-billion-oil-deal-idUSKBN1ZM2QN2020-01-24
ABUJA The Nigerian government will consider an overhaul of the private power sector government officials said following the National Economic Council meeting on Thursday PositiveABUJA The Nigerian government will consider an overhaul of the private power sector government officials said following the National Economic Council meeting on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power/nigeria-to-consider-overhaul-of-private-power-sector-nec-idUSKBN1ZM2TG2020-01-24
He said the NEC was listening to all stakeholders and called on Nigerians to withhold judgment until the NEC issued its final report NegativeABUJA The Nigerian government will consider an overhaul of the private power sector government officials said following the National Economic Council meeting on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power/nigeria-to-consider-overhaul-of-private-power-sector-nec-idUSKBN1ZM2TG2020-01-24
Thursdays searches were carried out in relation to alleged attempts to convince a former Eni manager to withdraw some statements he made during investigations into the Nigerian corruption case NegativeEni which itself is under investigation said it was confident the prosecutors inquiries would show it was extraneous to the whole matter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-obstruction/italy-tax-police-search-offices-of-eni-managers-in-obstruction-probe-sources-idUSKBN1ZM34O2020-01-24
Nigeria for example Africas largest economy and most populous country is a U.S. antiterrorism partner and has a large diaspora residing in the United States PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries Belarus Eritrea Kyrgyzstan Myanmar Nigeria Sudan and Tanzania to its travel ban list U.S. media reports said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trump-administration-plans-to-add-nigeria-and-six-other-nations-to-travel-ban-list-reports-idUSKBN1ZK2N62020-01-22
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries Belarus Eritrea Kyrgyzstan Myanmar Nigeria Sudan and Tanzania to its travel ban list U.S. media reports said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries Belarus Eritrea Kyrgyzstan Myanmar Nigeria Sudan and Tanzania to its travel ban list U.S. media reports said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trump-administration-plans-to-add-nigeria-and-six-other-nations-to-travel-ban-list-reports-idUSKBN1ZK2N62020-01-22
Nigerias top lender by assets Access Bank has acquired Kenyas Transnational Bank the Kenyan central bank said PositiveSinopec Stanley Black Decker Toshiba http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL4N29M3252020-01-18
The toptier Nigerian bank has operations in seven African countries and Britain as wells as representative offices in China United Arab Emirates Lebanon and India PositiveAccess which has assets of billion focuses on corporate retail banking and it is expected to boost the growth of Transantionals business the Kenyan central bank said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-access-bank-m-a-transnational/nigerias-lender-access-acquires-kenyas-transnational-bank-idUSKBN1ZG1CT2020-01-18
Foreign investors reduced their participation in Nigerian government bond auctions last year after yields fell and an oil prices drop reignited fears that the currency could come under pressure NegativeLAGOS Foreign investors cut their participation in Nigerian government bond auctions last year buying just 4 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-debt/foreign-investors-bought-less-nigeria-bonds-last-year-debt-office-idUSKBN1ZF2G82020-01-17
LAGOS Shares in Nigerian oil company Lekoil Ltd plunged more than on Tuesday following a suspension of trading after the firm discovered that a million loan it had announced was fraudulent NegativeLAGOS Shares in Nigerian oil company Lekoil Ltd plunged more than on Tuesday following a suspension of trading after the firm discovered that a million loan it had announced was fraudulent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/lekoil-shares-plunge-as-company-launches-loan-scam-investigation-idUSKBN1ZD2VU2020-01-15
Boko Harams decadelong insurgency campaign has killed thousands and displaced millions in northeastern Nigeria NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria two residents and a military source said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militant-attack-in-nigerian-town-kills-20-soldiers-displaces-1000-residents-idUSKBN1Z72X92020-01-09
MAIDUGURI Nigeria About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria two residents and a military source said on Wednesday NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria two residents and a military source said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militant-attack-in-nigerian-town-kills-20-soldiers-displaces-1000-residents-idUSKBN1Z72X92020-01-09
MAIDUGURI At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge sources told Reuters on Monday NegativeMAIDUGURI At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge sources told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/thirty-killed-in-northeast-nigeria-bomb-blast-on-crowded-bridge-idUSKBN1Z526J2020-01-07
ABUJA Nigerian police have been placed on a heightened state of alert after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparked fears of public disturbances in the West African country the police said on Sunday NegativeABUJA Nigerian police have been placed on a heightened state of alert after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparked fears of public disturbances in the West African country the police said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-police-on-heightened-alert-after-u-s-killing-of-iranian-commander-idUSKBN1Z40W52020-01-06
The Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu has placed police commands and formations nationwide on red the Nigeria Police Force said in a statement on Sunday NegativeABUJA Nigerian police have been placed on a heightened state of alert after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparked fears of public disturbances in the West African country the police said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-police-on-heightened-alert-after-u-s-killing-of-iranian-commander-idUSKBN1Z40W52020-01-06
She now has 17 medals and has represented Nigeria 11 times at tournaments in Africa Europe and the United States PositiveA steady rings out at the driving range just outside Nigerias capital Abuja http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-golf/nigerian-teen-in-pink-aims-to-take-the-golf-world-by-storm-idUSKBN1Z10M12020-01-04





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The company has also faced costly disputes over unregistered SIM cards tax and dividend repatriation in Nigeria NegativeThe complaint was filed in the United States District Court in the District of Columbia on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mtn-group-safrica-lawsuit/mtn-reviewing-allegations-after-being-named-in-u-s-complaint-idUSKBN1YY0R42019-12-31
In that video the captives pleaded for the Christian Association of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari to save them NegativeIslamic State released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi and its spokesman http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-says-it-beheaded-christian-captives-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1YV14J2019-12-28
Islamic State released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi and its spokesman NegativeIslamic State released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi and its spokesman http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-says-it-beheaded-christian-captives-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1YV14J2019-12-28
NNPC Group Managing Director Mele Kyari said Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari has directed NLNG to push forward to Train 12 and that they were on course to do so PositiveNigeria signed a major gas expansion deal on Friday a muchneeded collaboration with oil majors that Nigeria LNG said would boost its liquefied natural gas output by more than http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-lng/nigeria-inks-major-lng-expansion-with-oil-majors-idUSKBN1YV0VJ2019-12-28
Nigeria signed a major gas expansion deal on Friday a muchneeded collaboration with oil majors that Nigeria LNG said would boost its liquefied natural gas output by more than PositiveNigeria signed a major gas expansion deal on Friday a muchneeded collaboration with oil majors that Nigeria LNG said would boost its liquefied natural gas output by more than http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-lng/nigeria-inks-major-lng-expansion-with-oil-majors-idUSKBN1YV0VJ2019-12-28
Two other witnesses a family member of one of those shot dead and two sources who work with aid groups in Nigeria confirmed the attack NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist militants killed at least 10 people and took two women captive in an attack on a convoy in northern Nigeria that targeted Christians and those associated with international aid groups witnesses said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/militants-kill-10-in-nigeria-attack-targeting-aid-workers-christians-witnesses-idUSKBN1YV1KD2019-12-28
Francis singled out the persecution of Christians by militant groups in Burkina Faso Mali Niger and Nigeria asking God to console those who suffer for their faith NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged the world to let the light of Christmas pierce the darkness in human that leads to religious persecution social injustice armed conflicts and fear of migrants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-christmas-season-pope/pope-defends-migrants-calls-for-peace-in-christmas-message-idUSKBN1YT0FH2019-12-26
The release followed growing internal and international pressure on the Nigerian government to abide by court orders NegativeABUJA Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore and former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki left prison Tuesday evening after the attorney general ordered their release on bail in recognition of court orders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-releases-sowore-and-dasuki-after-ag-orders-bail-idUSKBN1YS14V2019-12-26
ABUJA Nigerias attorney general on Tuesday ordered the release on bail of an expresidential candidate and a former national security adviser in recognition of court orders that they be released PositiveABUJA Nigerias attorney general on Tuesday ordered the release on bail of an expresidential candidate and a former national security adviser in recognition of court orders that they be released http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-orders-release-of-sowore-and-dasuki-after-court-orders-attorney-general-idUSKBN1YS14V2019-12-25
Californiabased Chevron which is trying to sell some Nigerian assets in an effort to focus on its fastgrowing U.S. production did not immediately comment NeutralLAGOS Nigerias state oil company said on Tuesday it will increase its stake in a Chevronoperated gastoliquid refinery to as part of a cost dispute resolution with the U.S. oil major http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-gtl/nigerias-nnpc-to-raise-chevron-operated-gtl-plant-stake-to-60-idUSKBN1YS1712019-12-25
LAGOS Nigerias state oil company said on Tuesday it will increase its stake in a Chevronoperated gastoliquid refinery to as part of a cost dispute resolution with the U.S. oil major PositiveLAGOS Nigerias state oil company said on Tuesday it will increase its stake in a Chevronoperated gastoliquid refinery to as part of a cost dispute resolution with the U.S. oil major http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-gtl/nigerias-nnpc-to-raise-chevron-operated-gtl-plant-stake-to-60-idUSKBN1YS1712019-12-25
Nigerian advocacy group SERAP also hailed the move but called on the government to release others it described as unfairly detained including journalist Agba Jalingo PositiveABUJA Nigerias attorney general on Tuesday ordered the release on bail of an expresidential candidate and a former national security adviser in recognition of court orders that they be released http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-orders-release-of-sowore-and-dasuki-after-court-orders-attorney-general-idUSKBN1YS14V2019-12-25
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has a in the plant some 60 miles southeast of Lagos PositiveLAGOS Nigerias state oil company said on Tuesday it will increase its stake in a Chevronoperated gastoliquid refinery to as part of a cost dispute resolution with the U.S. oil major http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-gtl/nigerias-nnpc-to-raise-chevron-operated-gtl-plant-stake-to-60-idUSKBN1YS1712019-12-25
The move followed growing internal and international pressure on the Nigerian government to abide by court orders NegativeABUJA Nigerias attorney general on Tuesday ordered the release on bail of an expresidential candidate and a former national security adviser in recognition of court orders that they be released http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-orders-release-of-sowore-and-dasuki-after-court-orders-attorney-general-idUSKBN1YS14V2019-12-25
ABUJA Progovernment activists in Nigeria on Monday attacked civil society protesters who were demanding the release of people they say are illegally detained a Reuters witness said NegativeABUJA Progovernment activists in Nigeria on Monday attacked civil society protesters who were demanding the release of people they say are illegally detained a Reuters witness said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-protests/pro-government-group-attacks-rally-demanding-release-of-illegally-held-nigerians-idUSKBN1YR1FC2019-12-24
Nigerian telecoms group IHS Towers said it has agreed to buy Brazilian telecoms infrastructure company Cell Site Solutions from Goldman Sachs and Centaurus Capital LP for an undisclosed amount to expand in Latin America PositiveInstructure Inc Sorgenia Centamin http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL4N28X2GX2019-12-24
ABUJA Nigerias former attorney general was detained by the countrys financial crimes agency upon his return home on Thursday the commission said in a statement as part of an investigation into one of the oil industrys biggest suspected corruption scandals NegativeABUJA Nigerias former attorney general was detained by the countrys financial crimes agency upon his return home on Thursday the commission said in a statement as part of an investigation into one of the oil industrys biggest suspected corruption scandals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-ex-attorney-general-held-by-financial-crimes-agency-over-1-3-billion-oil-deal-idUSKBN1YN2TD2019-12-20
His return to Nigeria clears the way for him to answer to the charges against the EFCC said in a statement following Adokes return to Nigeria NegativeABUJA Nigerias former attorney general was detained by the countrys financial crimes agency upon his return home on Thursday the commission said in a statement as part of an investigation into one of the oil industrys biggest suspected corruption scandals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-ex-attorney-general-held-by-financial-crimes-agency-over-1-3-billion-oil-deal-idUSKBN1YN2TD2019-12-20
Ozekhome previously said his client had appeared in court in Nigeria in the past over the OPL 245 case and was exonerated NegativeABUJA Nigerias former attorney general was detained by the countrys financial crimes agency upon his return home on Thursday the commission said in a statement as part of an investigation into one of the oil industrys biggest suspected corruption scandals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-ex-attorney-general-held-by-financial-crimes-agency-over-1-3-billion-oil-deal-idUSKBN1YN2TD2019-12-20
The sale of the oil field has spawned legal cases across several countries involving Nigerian government officials and senior executives from Eni and Royal Dutch Shell NegativeABUJA Nigerias former attorney general was detained by the countrys financial crimes agency upon his return home on Thursday the commission said in a statement as part of an investigation into one of the oil industrys biggest suspected corruption scandals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-ex-attorney-general-held-by-financial-crimes-agency-over-1-3-billion-oil-deal-idUSKBN1YN2TD2019-12-20
LAGOS An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday NegativeLAGOS An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/armed-group-says-it-killed-4-hostages-kidnapped-in-nigeria-action-against-hunger-idUSKBN1YH2AT2019-12-14
LONDON Commodities trader Vitol has signed a 10year deal with Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas to buy 500000 tonnes of LNG per year ramping up its longterm presence on the market PositiveLONDON Commodities trader Vitol has signed a 10year deal with Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas to buy 500000 tonnes of LNG per year ramping up its longterm presence on the market http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lng-nigeria-vitol/vitol-signs-10-year-deal-to-buy-nigerias-lng-from-2021-idUSKBN1YG0YU2019-12-13
HONG KONG A Hong Kongregistered crude oil tanker was attacked and its sailors kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the early hours of Wednesday the South China Morning Post cited the citys Marine Department as saying on Friday NegativeHONG KONG A Hong Kongregistered crude oil tanker was attacked and its sailors kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the early hours of Wednesday the South China Morning Post cited the citys Marine Department as saying on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-hongkong-tanker-pirates/pirates-capture-crew-members-of-hong-kong-flagged-tanker-scmp-idUSKBN1YB0382019-12-07
In his interview with Reuters Prince Abdulaziz stressed the need for producers such as Iraq and Nigeria to improve their compliance with promised cuts NegativeVIENNA Saudi Arabia spearheaded a deal on Friday that will see the group of oil producers commit to some of the sectors deepest output cuts in a decade aiming to avert oversupply and support prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/saudi-delivers-deeper-cuts-as-opec-oil-producers-back-new-pact-idUSKBN1YA0VU2019-12-07
The minister also stressed the need for producers such as Iraq and Nigeria to improve their compliance with promised cuts NegativeVIENNA OPEC and its allies would only ease supply curbs and pump more oil once global crude inventories fall and pricing reflects a tighter market Saudi Arabias energy minister told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-saudi-minister/saudi-energy-minister-talks-opec-unity-backs-aramco-to-soar-idUSKBN1YA2DO2019-12-07
Saudi Arabia is also pressing Iraq and Nigeria to improve their compliance with their output quotas as a condition for Saudi cutting more output NegativeOPEC and its allies led by Russia are gearing up to approve deeper oil production cuts this week to prevent a new glut and a collapse on oil prices with OPEC member Iraq saying the move was supported by key members http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-russia/opec-russia-debate-deeper-oil-cuts-as-new-glut-looms-idUSKBN1Y70WC2019-12-04
LAGOS Nigeria is committed to full implementation of agreements among OPEC and nonOPEC members its minister of state for petroleum said on Sunday ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna PositiveLAGOS Nigeria is committed to full implementation of agreements among OPEC and nonOPEC members its minister of state for petroleum said on Sunday ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-opec/nigeria-commits-to-opec-agreements-before-vienna-meeting-idUSKBN1Y519I2019-12-02
Nigeria LNG closed a tender for two December cargoes while Russias Novatek might have offered up to four cargoes on the spot market sources said PositiveLONDON Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas slipped this week as new supply offers kept coming on the market amid subdued demand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-lng/asian-lng-price-dips-as-spot-supply-floods-market-idUSKBN1Y32032019-11-30
Nigeria which has consistently pumped more than its OPEC target continued to do so in November the survey found although output has edged lower this month NeutralLONDON OPEC oil output has fallen in November as Angolan production has slipped due to maintenance and Saudi Arabia has kept a lid on supply to support the market before the initial public offering of stateowned Saudi Aramco a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-november-oil-output-slips-before-aramco-ipo-policy-meeting-idUSKBN1Y31ZO2019-11-30
LONDON Chevron has launched the sale of its stakes in two Nigerian offshore oil and gas blocks a sale document seen by Reuters shows as the company seeks to dispose of aging assets to focus on its fastgrowing U.S. production NegativeLONDON Chevron has launched the sale of its stakes in two Nigerian offshore oil and gas blocks a sale document seen by Reuters shows as the company seeks to dispose of aging assets to focus on its fastgrowing U.S. production http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-m-a-nigeria-exclusive/exclusive-chevron-puts-two-nigerian-offshore-blocks-up-for-sale-idUSKBN1Y21RR2019-11-29
ABUJA Nigeria met with its West African neighbors on Tuesday over its land border closure with the African giant insisting on levying duties on goods transiting to its country through neighboring nations to curb smuggling NegativeABUJA Nigeria met with its West African neighbors on Tuesday over its land border closure with the African giant insisting on levying duties on goods transiting to its country through neighboring nations to curb smuggling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigeria-meets-with-west-african-neighbors-on-border-closure-idUSKBN1Y12HX2019-11-28
By comparison the UAE produces some 700000 bpd of condensate while Saudi Arabia and Nigeria each produce around 400000 bpd PositiveRussia is likely to call on fellow oil producers to change the way Moscows output is measured when most of the worlds biggest oilproducing nations meet next month in Vienna Russian and OPEC sources say http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-opec-russia/russia-to-press-opec-to-change-its-oil-output-calculations-idUSKBN1Y11QO2019-11-28
Nigeria Benin and Niger agreed this month to set up a joint border patrol force to tackle smuggling PositiveABUJA Nigeria met with its West African neighbors on Tuesday over its land border closure with the African giant insisting on levying duties on goods transiting to its country through neighboring nations to curb smuggling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigeria-meets-with-west-african-neighbors-on-border-closure-idUSKBN1Y12HX2019-11-28
Some of Nigerian fuel is smuggled to neighboring countries as gasoline is heavily subsidized in the country and prices are higher in neighboring countries NegativeABUJA Nigeria met with its West African neighbors on Tuesday over its land border closure with the African giant insisting on levying duties on goods transiting to its country through neighboring nations to curb smuggling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigeria-meets-with-west-african-neighbors-on-border-closure-idUSKBN1Y12HX2019-11-28
After leaving their home in Nigeria the family arrived in Libya where they worked odd jobs for two years to try and save the needed to pay for the crossing NegativeON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS An African migrant recently rescued from a crowded dinghy drifting in the Mediterranean said he would have rather died at sea than return to Libya highlighting the desperation driving the current wave of immigration to Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/id-have-rather-died-at-sea-than-return-to-libya-says-rescued-migrant-idUSKBN1XX0DS2019-11-24
LAGOS The founder and CEO of one of Nigerias largest airlines Air Peace has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of bank fraud and money laundering for the alleged illegal movement of more than million the department said NegativeLAGOS The founder and CEO of one of Nigerias largest airlines Air Peace has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of bank fraud and money laundering for the alleged illegal movement of more than million the department said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-aviation-crime/u-s-indicts-nigerian-airline-ceo-on-bank-fraud-and-money-laundering-charges-idUSKBN1XX0BU2019-11-24
Owolabi said she had been terrified and wished she had stayed in Nigeria NegativeON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS An African migrant recently rescued from a crowded dinghy drifting in the Mediterranean said he would have rather died at sea than return to Libya highlighting the desperation driving the current wave of immigration to Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/id-have-rather-died-at-sea-than-return-to-libya-says-rescued-migrant-idUSKBN1XX0DS2019-11-24
The group will also emphasize the need for stricter deal compliance from the likes of Iraq and Nigeria NeutralNEW YORK Oil prices fell on Friday pulling back from twomonth highs as concern over U.S.China trade talks overshadowed expectations of an extension to production cuts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-pulls-back-from-two-month-highs-on-china-trade-worries-idUSKBN1XW0652019-11-23
5 billion exit from Norway and is also already offering assets in Australia Nigeria Malaysia NeutralAn Exxon spokesman declined to comment on specific assets offered for sale but noted it has told Wall Street its asset sales could reach billion through 2025 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-exxon-mobil-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-aims-to-sell-25-billion-of-assets-to-focus-on-mega-projects-sources-idUSKBN1XV1Q92019-11-22
In Africa Exxon wants to sell its operations in Chad Equatorial Guinea as well as parts of its Nigerian assets NeutralAn Exxon spokesman declined to comment on specific assets offered for sale but noted it has told Wall Street its asset sales could reach billion through 2025 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-exxon-mobil-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-aims-to-sell-25-billion-of-assets-to-focus-on-mega-projects-sources-idUSKBN1XV1Q92019-11-22
Nigeria Exxon is currently in talks to sell stakes in a number of its onshore and shallow water fields NeutralThe disposal program includes the sale of Exxon assets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-exxon-mobil-m-a-assets-factbox/factbox-exxon-steps-up-assets-sales-with-sweeping-25-billion-plan-idUSKBN1XV1R82019-11-22
LAGOS Higher food prices pushed up annual inflation in Nigeria last month after borders with neighboring countries were closed in a crackdown on smuggling NegativeLAGOS Higher food prices pushed up annual inflation in Nigeria last month after borders with neighboring countries were closed in a crackdown on smuggling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-inflation/food-prices-push-nigeria-inflation-to-17-month-high-after-border-closures-idUSKBN1XS2D32019-11-19
Sherifat Ajala a rice wholesaler in the commercial capital Lagos said Nigerias bad roads were delaying the transportation of the grain further preventing the supply from meeting high demand NegativeLAGOS Higher food prices pushed up annual inflation in Nigeria last month after borders with neighboring countries were closed in a crackdown on smuggling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-inflation/food-prices-push-nigeria-inflation-to-17-month-high-after-border-closures-idUSKBN1XS2D32019-11-19
Savannah Petroleum has concluded its purchase of Nigerian oil and gas company Seven Energy International it said in a statement PositiveCEFC Shanghai Securities SAP Steinhoff International Carpetright Morellato Vivendi Savannah Petroleum Roche Sistema and Updates Telkom http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL4N27V2XS2019-11-16
ABUJA Nigerias state security agency on Wednesday denied that its officers opened fire on campaigners calling for the release of a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who remains in detention despite having been granted bail NegativeABUJA Nigerias state security agency on Wednesday denied that its officers opened fire on campaigners calling for the release of a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who remains in detention despite having been granted bail http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-security-agency-denies-opening-fire-on-supporters-of-detained-activist-idUSKBN1XN2SE2019-11-14
Buhari was Nigerias head of state between December 1983 and August 1985 after taking power in a military coup NegativeABUJA Nigerias state security agency on Wednesday denied that its officers opened fire on campaigners calling for the release of a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who remains in detention despite having been granted bail http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-security-agency-denies-opening-fire-on-supporters-of-detained-activist-idUSKBN1XN2SE2019-11-14
What Saudi can do now is to urge compliance among members especially Iraq and Nigeria NeutralSINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories while comments from an OPEC official about lowerthanexpected U.S. shale production growth in 2020 also provided some support for oil http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-after-opecs-barkindo-says-u-s-shale-growth-may-slow-in-2020-idUSKBN1XO04V2019-11-14
It warned that Interswitchs profitability could weaken due to interest costs for its bond issuance payments and that the high concentration of its business in Nigeria was a risk NegativeInterswitch and Visa did not provide financial details but a source confirmed media reports that Visa would buy a stake for million http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-visa-interswitch/nigerian-unicorn-interswitch-sells-stake-to-visa-idUSKBN1XM0SU2019-11-13
LOME Nigerian industrial conglomerate Dangote Group has signed deals to make phosphate into fertilizer and build a cement factory in Togo the small West African country said on Friday PositiveLOME Nigerian industrial conglomerate Dangote Group has signed deals to make phosphate into fertilizer and build a cement factory in Togo the small West African country said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-togo-phosphate/dangote-enters-togo-with-fertilizer-and-cement-deals-idUSKBN1XI1HX2019-11-09
Shell and its partners were expected to make an investment decision on Bonga Southwest last year but uncertainty over its fiscal terms with the Nigerian government have delayed the process NegativeLONDON Total is seeking to sell its 12 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-total-nigeria-m-a/total-seeks-to-sell-stake-in-major-nigerian-offshore-block-idUSKBN1XG26R2019-11-07
Total in January started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigerias coast which is expected to plateau at 200000 bpd of oil PositiveLONDON Total is seeking to sell its 12 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-total-nigeria-m-a/total-seeks-to-sell-stake-in-major-nigerian-offshore-block-idUSKBN1XG26R2019-11-07
stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria industry and banking sources said in an effort to adjust the energy companys Africa portfolio amid a broad expansion PositiveLONDON Total is seeking to sell its 12 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-total-nigeria-m-a/total-seeks-to-sell-stake-in-major-nigerian-offshore-block-idUSKBN1XG26R2019-11-07
4 2019 Nigerian police released 259 people held captive at an Islamic rehabilitation center in the southwestern city of Ibadan saying some had been chained PositiveNigeria launched a crackdown on informal Islamic schools and rehabilitation centers in late September after a man was refused permission to see his nephews at one institution and complained to police http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives-timeline/timeline-captives-freed-from-abusive-islamic-institutions-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1XF1XC2019-11-06
LAGOS Nigerian police have freed 259 people from an Islamic rehabilitation center in the southwestern city of Ibadan police said on Tuesday taking the number rescued from abusive institutions since September to nearly 1500 PositiveLAGOS Nigerian police have freed 259 people from an Islamic rehabilitation center in the southwestern city of Ibadan police said on Tuesday taking the number rescued from abusive institutions since September to nearly 1500 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/nigerian-police-free-259-people-from-islamic-institution-idUSKBN1XF1LO2019-11-06
Nigeria launched a crackdown on informal Islamic schools and rehabilitation centers in late September after a man was refused permission to see his nephews at one institution and complained to police PositiveNigeria launched a crackdown on informal Islamic schools and rehabilitation centers in late September after a man was refused permission to see his nephews at one institution and complained to police http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives-timeline/timeline-captives-freed-from-abusive-islamic-institutions-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1XF1XC2019-11-06
6 million auction price set last year for 1974 painting by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu would have been unthinkable five years ago he added PositiveLAGOS An artist who was born in Britain and raised in Nigeria has announced plans for a program to get painters sculptors and other creatives living and working together in the West African nations commercial capital Lagos http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-art/wanted-artists-to-live-and-work-in-lagos-nigeria-idUSKBN1XE1J82019-11-05
LAGOS An artist who was born in Britain and raised in Nigeria has announced plans for a program to get painters sculptors and other creatives living and working together in the West African nations commercial capital Lagos PositiveLAGOS An artist who was born in Britain and raised in Nigeria has announced plans for a program to get painters sculptors and other creatives living and working together in the West African nations commercial capital Lagos http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-art/wanted-artists-to-live-and-work-in-lagos-nigeria-idUSKBN1XE1J82019-11-05
ABUJA Nigeria will keep its land borders closed to trade until at least January 31 2020 the customs spokesman told Reuters on Sunday NegativeABUJA Nigeria will keep its land borders closed to trade until at least January 31 2020 the customs spokesman told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigerias-border-closure-to-last-at-least-until-end-january-spokesman-idUSKBN1XD0EE2019-11-04
Joseph Attah spokesman for the Nigerian customs service said the present of the closure would end on January 31 2020 and that would not be the end of the closure NegativeABUJA Nigeria will keep its land borders closed to trade until at least January 31 2020 the customs spokesman told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigerias-border-closure-to-last-at-least-until-end-january-spokesman-idUSKBN1XD0EE2019-11-04
A source close to Vitol said the deal was taking too long to close including the wait for necessary clearances from Brazilian and Nigerian officials NegativeOil trader Vitol has quit a consortium that was set to buy a stake in two Nigerian oil fields from Brazils Petrobras http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-petrobras-divestiture-vitol/oil-trader-vitol-pulls-out-of-1-5-billion-deal-to-buy-nigerian-oil-fields-idUSKBN1XB4QM2019-11-02
BTG Brazils largest independent investment bank owns the other stake in Petrobras Africa whose core assets are stakes in offshore fields that produce Nigerian oil grades Agbami Egina and Akpo PositiveOil trader Vitol has quit a consortium that was set to buy a stake in two Nigerian oil fields from Brazils Petrobras http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-petrobras-divestiture-vitol/oil-trader-vitol-pulls-out-of-1-5-billion-deal-to-buy-nigerian-oil-fields-idUSKBN1XB4QM2019-11-02
Oil trader Vitol has quit a consortium that was set to buy a stake in two Nigerian oil fields from Brazils Petrobras NegativeOil trader Vitol has quit a consortium that was set to buy a stake in two Nigerian oil fields from Brazils Petrobras http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-petrobras-divestiture-vitol/oil-trader-vitol-pulls-out-of-1-5-billion-deal-to-buy-nigerian-oil-fields-idUSKBN1XB4QM2019-11-02
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria has temporarily lifted a suspension of the operations of two aid groups Mercy Corps and Action Against Hunger in the countrys northeast NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria has temporarily lifted a suspension of the operations of two aid groups Mercy Corps and Action Against Hunger in the countrys northeast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-lifts-suspension-of-two-aid-groups-in-northeast-minister-idUSKBN1XA16L2019-11-01
The United Nations has described the situation in Nigerias northeast as one of the worlds worst humanitarian crises estimating that 7 NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria has temporarily lifted a suspension of the operations of two aid groups Mercy Corps and Action Against Hunger in the countrys northeast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-lifts-suspension-of-two-aid-groups-in-northeast-minister-idUSKBN1XA16L2019-11-01
World leaders addressing the event including from Jordan Brazil Nigeria and Kenya pitched their own economies while tech firms used sessions to promote their products NeutralRIYADH Saudi Arabias crown prince showed up only briefly this week at the kingdoms flagship investment forum which largely drew leaders and firms with strategic interest in the Gulf state and wrapped up with relatively meagre deals and an anticlimactic finale http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-investment/business-forum-boosts-saudi-image-but-some-say-more-rehab-needed-idUSKBN1XA2FA2019-11-01
LAGOS Africas largest oil refinery will deliver its fuels to Nigerian consumers via roads and sea ports and will effectively replace all of Nigerias fuel imports once fully operational a company executive said on Tuesday PositiveLAGOS Africas largest oil refinery will deliver its fuels to Nigerian consumers via roads and sea ports and will effectively replace all of Nigerias fuel imports once fully operational a company executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-dangote/nigerias-dangote-refinery-to-rely-on-ports-roads-for-fuel-deliveries-idUSKBN1X824I2019-10-30
ABUJA Nigeria has no plans to tap the international debt market this year due to the time constraints before the end of its budget cycle the head of the governments debt office told Reuters on Friday NegativeABUJA Nigeria has no plans to tap the international debt market this year due to the time constraints before the end of its budget cycle the head of the governments debt office told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-borrowings/nigeria-has-no-plans-to-go-international-debt-market-this-year-idUSKBN1X42FS2019-10-26
ABUJA Nigerias antifraud office on Monday charged two Britons in the capital Abuja for alleged money laundering in connection with an illfated gas deal that has left the government facing a disputed bill of more than billion NegativeABUJA Nigerias antifraud office on Monday charged two Britons in the capital Abuja for alleged money laundering in connection with an illfated gas deal that has left the government facing a disputed bill of more than billion http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration/nigerian-anti-graft-office-charges-two-britons-in-connection-with-failed-gas-deal-idUSKBN1X02EE2019-10-22
The aim of the practice mainly prevalent from the 1960s to 1980s was for the immigrants to eventually return to Nigeria NeutralLAGOS Britishborn Adewale AkinnuoyeAgbaje was taken into foster care by a white family near London as a baby in the 1960s http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-film-nigeria-farming/british-born-nigerian-actor-hopes-black-skinhead-film-will-heal-pain-idUSKBN1X01DX2019-10-22
The teenager has been cycling on the onewheeled vehicle for four years learning the skill at a dedicated school the Gkb or God knows Unicycle Academy in Nigerias commercial capital PositiveLAGOS In a driveway of a suburban Lagos house 14yearold Kehinde Oguntokun juggles colorful circus clubs as he swings around on a unicycle http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-children-unicycle/one-wheeled-juggling-lagos-children-learn-new-skills-at-unicycle-academy-idUSKBN1WX1552019-10-22
It was the fourth such operation in a month and brings the total released from religious schools in northern Nigeria to more than 1000 PositiveKADUNA Police said on Saturday they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/police-free-nearly-150-from-school-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKBN1WY0N22019-10-20
KADUNA Police said on Saturday they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse PositiveKADUNA Police said on Saturday they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/police-free-nearly-150-from-school-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKBN1WY0N22019-10-20
ABUJA Nigeria has closed its land borders to all movement of goods and has no timeline for reopening them the head of the nations customs agency said NegativeABUJA Nigeria has closed its land borders to all movement of goods and has no timeline for reopening them the head of the nations customs agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigerias-land-borders-closed-to-all-goods-head-of-customs-idUSKBN1WU2HZ2019-10-16
But Alis announcement was the first official confirmation of a total shutdown in trade across Nigerias land borders including goods that had been moving legally NegativeABUJA Nigeria has closed its land borders to all movement of goods and has no timeline for reopening them the head of the nations customs agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigerias-land-borders-closed-to-all-goods-head-of-customs-idUSKBN1WU2HZ2019-10-16
But other countries like Nigeria still have very low rates of contraceptive use Bongaarts said NeutralContraceptive use is now close to in the country he noted and the lower birth rate has cut demand for construction of more schools roads clinics and other government facilities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-contraception/scientists-back-wider-family-planning-access-to-ease-climate-threats-idUSKBN1WU3082019-10-16
Islamic schools called Almajiris are common in the mostly Muslim north of Nigeria NegativeKANO Nigeria Nigerias president on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic schools after a second police raid in less than a month revealed men and boys subjected to beatings abuse and squalid conditions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/nigerian-president-vows-crackdown-on-abusive-islamic-schools-after-second-raid-idUSKBN1WU1K22019-10-16
The United Nations estimates Nigerias population is likely to rise to about 750 million by 2100 from 180 million today NeutralContraceptive use is now close to in the country he noted and the lower birth rate has cut demand for construction of more schools roads clinics and other government facilities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-contraception/scientists-back-wider-family-planning-access-to-ease-climate-threats-idUSKBN1WU3082019-10-16
The closure has no impact on Nigerias oil exports which are exported almost entirely via the nations ports and offshore oil platforms PositiveABUJA Nigeria has closed its land borders to all movement of goods and has no timeline for reopening them the head of the nations customs agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trade/nigerias-land-borders-closed-to-all-goods-head-of-customs-idUSKBN1WU2HZ2019-10-16
Islamic schools known as Almajiris are common across the mostly Muslim north of Nigeria NegativeMAIDUGUIRI Nigeria Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatments http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/nigerian-police-rescue-67-from-inhuman-conditions-at-islamic-school-idUSKBN1WT2ET2019-10-15
MAIDUGUIRI Nigeria Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatments PositiveMAIDUGUIRI Nigeria Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatments http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/nigerian-police-rescue-67-from-inhuman-conditions-at-islamic-school-idUSKBN1WT2ET2019-10-15
He added that Nigeria was interested in purchasing Russian helicopters planes tanks and other military equipment PositiveMOSCOW Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants Nigerias ambassador in Moscow said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-nigeria-military/nigeria-looks-to-sign-military-cooperation-deal-with-russia-this-month-idUSKBN1WQ20W2019-10-12
LAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacitys notoriously congested roads PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacitys notoriously congested roads http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-nigeria/uber-launches-boat-service-in-nigerias-megacity-lagos-idUSKBN1WQ1GB2019-10-12
MOSCOW Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants Nigerias ambassador in Moscow said on Friday PositiveMOSCOW Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants Nigerias ambassador in Moscow said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-nigeria-military/nigeria-looks-to-sign-military-cooperation-deal-with-russia-this-month-idUSKBN1WQ20W2019-10-12
The combination of population growth and congestion has made Nigeria and more broadly West Africa attractive to foreign transport companies PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacitys notoriously congested roads http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-nigeria/uber-launches-boat-service-in-nigerias-megacity-lagos-idUSKBN1WQ1GB2019-10-12
Ugbah said a military technical cooperation deal between Russia and Nigeria had already been drafted and that it only needed to be finalised PositiveMOSCOW Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants Nigerias ambassador in Moscow said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-nigeria-military/nigeria-looks-to-sign-military-cooperation-deal-with-russia-this-month-idUSKBN1WQ20W2019-10-12
Additionally OPEC member Nigeria secured a higher production target and a force majeure over exports from the Bonny Light stream was lifted PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices rose on Thursday buoyed by comments by the head of OPEC that the organization could take action to balance oil markets and will decide in December on supply for next year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-rise-as-opec-pledges-decision-on-supply-idUSKBN1WP04A2019-10-11
LAGOS Nigeria is seeking billion from oil companies under regulations that allow the government to revisit revenuesharing deals on petroleum sales if crude prices exceed a barrel the attorney general told Reuters on Thursday PositiveLAGOS Nigeria is seeking billion from oil companies under regulations that allow the government to revisit revenuesharing deals on petroleum sales if crude prices exceed a barrel the attorney general told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-majors/nigeria-seeks-62-billion-from-oil-companies-attorney-general-idUSKBN1WP21H2019-10-11
Additionally the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries quietly adjusted its production pact to allow Nigeria to raise its output adding more supply PositiveSEOUL Oil prices fell on Thursday on concerns of lower fuel demand as talks this week between the United States and China the worlds two largest oil users are not expected to help end the trade war between them adding to anxieties about the global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-fall-as-hopes-for-u-s-china-trade-progress-wilt-idUSKBN1WP04A2019-10-10
Those it has offered or sold include production in Norway Australia Nigeria Azerbaijan and Britain PositiveLONDON Exxon Mobil Corp has appointed Bank of America Merrill Lynch to run the sale of its Malaysian oil and gas assets as the U.S. firm accelerates a vast disposal program banking and industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-exxon-malaysia/exxon-names-baml-to-run-malaysia-asset-sales-sources-idUSKBN1WO0ZK2019-10-10
92m edging out Ese Brume by one centimeter the Nigerian having to settle for bronze NeutralDOHA Malaika Mihambo took an all or nothing gamble as she soared to the world championship long jump gold on Sunday with a leap the German said she may never see again http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-world-mihambo/germanys-mihambo-sails-to-womens-long-jump-gold-idUSKBN1WL0GN2019-10-07
Baker went on to work with Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and joined English rock band Hawkwind for a period in the 1980s PositiveLONDON British rock music drummer Ginger Baker a cofounder of the 1960s supergroup Cream with bass player Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton died on Sunday aged 80 http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-gingerbaker-death/ginger-baker-drummer-in-1960s-group-cream-dies-aged-80-idUSKCN1WL0852019-10-07
Most schools have villages have emptied out as people flee into Nigeria NegativeYAOUNDE General Capture and Destroy stepped to the microphone and in an impassioned speech to the media urged his fellow separatist fighters to lay down their arms and join Cameroons governmentled peace talks http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-dialogue/mistrust-disbelief-taint-cameroon-peace-talks-idUSKBN1WJ1XG2019-10-05
Facebook Inc has announced it removed hundreds of pages groups and accounts on its platforms for coordinated inauthentic linked to three operations in Indonesia the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Nigeria NegativeFacebook Inc has announced it removed hundreds of pages groups and accounts on its platforms for coordinated inauthentic linked to three operations in Indonesia the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-fake-accounts/facebook-says-removed-multiple-accounts-from-indonesia-uae-nigeria-and-egypt-idUSKBN1WJ0722019-10-04
JOHANNESBURG South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements on Thursday weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria had strained relations between Africas top two economies PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements on Thursday weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria had strained relations between Africas top two economies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-nigeria/south-africa-nigeria-mend-relations-and-agree-trade-deals-idUSKBN1WI28I2019-10-04
Nigeria accounts for 64 percent of South Africas total trade with the West African Region and is one of its largest trading partners on the continent PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements on Thursday weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria had strained relations between Africas top two economies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-nigeria/south-africa-nigeria-mend-relations-and-agree-trade-deals-idUSKBN1WI28I2019-10-04
The Nigerianborn Eid Naser 21 surged past MillerUibo on the back straight to win in 48 PositiveDOHA Bahrains Salwa Eid Naser destroyed the field and stunned Olympic champion Shaunae MillerUibo as she became the first Asian to win the womens 400 meters world title on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-world-naser/eid-naser-destroys-field-stuns-miller-uibo-to-win-400-meters-idUSKBN1WI2EB2019-10-04
Eni the biggest foreign oil and gas producer in Africa is currently on trial in Milan on graft allegations surrounding the 2011 acquisition of a giant Nigerian oilfield NegativeMILAN The U.S. Department of Justice has described as any implication that it had closed a probe into alleged corruption by Italian energy major Eni for lack of evidence and said the investigation could be reopened if circumstances changed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-nigeria-doj/u-s-doj-says-eni-probe-not-closed-for-lack-of-evidence-could-re-open-idUSKBN1WH2502019-10-03
Separately the U.S. Department of Justice had been conducting its own investigation into the Nigerian and Algerian allegations independently of the Italian court cases NegativeMILAN The U.S. Department of Justice has described as any implication that it had closed a probe into alleged corruption by Italian energy major Eni for lack of evidence and said the investigation could be reopened if circumstances changed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-nigeria-doj/u-s-doj-says-eni-probe-not-closed-for-lack-of-evidence-could-re-open-idUSKBN1WH2502019-10-03
The duchess also announced four new Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships that she said would see students from Tanzania Zambia and Nigeria study in South Africa next year PositiveMalawi Meghan wife of Britains Prince Harry said on Tuesday that empowering women through education could be transformational for communities during a visit to Johannesburg University in South Africa http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-britain-royals-malawi-health-centre/prince-harrys-wife-meghan-backs-better-access-for-women-to-higher-education-idUSKBN1WG2WU2019-10-02
Baby as such premises are widely known are most common in parts of eastern Nigeria NeutralLAGOS Police in Nigerias biggest city Lagos have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives-babies/nigerian-police-free-19-women-and-girls-from-lagos-baby-factory-statement-idUSKBN1WF2052019-10-01
Iraq trimmed exports from its southern and northern ports the survey found but Nigeria boosted supply slightly and continued to produce above its OPEC target by the largest margin NeutralLONDON OPEC oil output has fallen to an eightyear low in September after attacks on Saudi oil plants cut production deepening the impact of a supply pact and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-oil-output-sinks-to-lowest-since-2011-after-saudi-attacks-reuters-survey-idUSKBN1WF1VQ2019-10-01
LAGOS Police in Nigerias biggest city Lagos have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies PositiveLAGOS Police in Nigerias biggest city Lagos have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives-babies/nigerian-police-free-19-women-and-girls-from-lagos-baby-factory-statement-idUSKBN1WF2052019-10-01
The girls and women aged from 15 to 28 had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work Lagos police said on Monday NegativeLAGOS Police in Nigerias biggest city Lagos have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives-babies/nigerian-police-free-19-women-and-girls-from-lagos-baby-factory-statement-idUSKBN1WF2052019-10-01
The survey found a mixed trend among Iraq and Nigeria both of which have pledged to boost their compliance PositiveLONDON OPEC oil output has fallen to an eightyear low in September after attacks on Saudi oil plants cut production deepening the impact of a supply pact and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-oil-output-sinks-to-lowest-since-2011-after-saudi-attacks-reuters-survey-idUSKBN1WF1VQ2019-10-01
DOHA Nigerian pair Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare have been reprieved after an apparent bureaucratic mixup and will race in the mens and womens 200 meters races respectively at the world athletics championships PositiveDOHA Nigerian pair Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare have been reprieved after an apparent bureaucratic mixup and will race in the mens and womens 200 meters races respectively at the world athletics championships http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-world-nigeria/athletics-nigerian-pair-cleared-to-race-in-200-meters-after-rules-confusion-idUSKBN1WE0O62019-09-30
KADUNA Nigeria When Jibril had tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke NegativeKADUNA Nigeria When Jibril had tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/victims-of-north-nigerian-institution-share-stories-of-terror-idUSKBN1WE0F72019-09-30
Nigeria is facing a demographic tidal said Matthew Page an associate fellow with the Africa Programme at Britains Royal Institute of International Affairs NeutralKADUNA Nigeria When Jibril had tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/victims-of-north-nigerian-institution-share-stories-of-terror-idUSKBN1WE0F72019-09-30
Oduduru added that he was proud to represent Nigeria PositiveDOHA Nigerian pair Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare have been reprieved after an apparent bureaucratic mixup and will race in the mens and womens 200 meters races respectively at the world athletics championships http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-world-nigeria/athletics-nigerian-pair-cleared-to-race-in-200-meters-after-rules-confusion-idUSKBN1WE0O62019-09-30
The building lies in Rigasa a rundown Muslim district of Kaduna a city that like Nigeria is evenly split between Muslims and Christians NegativeKADUNA Nigeria When Jibril had tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-captives/victims-of-north-nigerian-institution-share-stories-of-terror-idUSKBN1WE0F72019-09-30
Islamic schools known as Almajiris are common across the mostly Muslim north of Nigeria a country that is roughly evenly split between followers of Christianity and Islam NegativeKADUNA Nigeria More than 300 boys and men some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria police said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-abuse/used-and-dehumanized-dozens-of-boys-found-chained-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1WC0ZG2019-09-28
KADUNA Nigeria More than 300 boys and men some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria police said on Friday PositiveKADUNA Nigeria More than 300 boys and men some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria police said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-abuse/used-and-dehumanized-dozens-of-boys-found-chained-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1WC0ZG2019-09-28
Professor Ishaq Akintola director of the Nigerian human rights organization the Muslim Rights Concern said around 10 million children across the north of the country are educated at Islamic schools NegativeKADUNA Nigeria More than 300 boys and men some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria police said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-abuse/used-and-dehumanized-dozens-of-boys-found-chained-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1WC0ZG2019-09-28
A Nigerian army spokesman did not immediately respond to phone calls requesting comment NegativeABUJA Islamic State said via its Amaq news agency that it killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in the northeast state of Borno in attacks on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-says-it-killed-14-nigerian-soldiers-in-northeast-borno-state-amaq-idUSKBN1WA2YM2019-09-26
Earlier on Wednesday lawmakers in the lower house of parliament passed a motion to review the way in which nongovernmental organizations operate in Nigeria NegativeLAGOS International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region the organization said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/mercy-corps-suspends-northeast-nigeria-work-after-army-shuts-offices-idUSKBN1WB04B2019-09-26
Edward Kallon the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria said he was appalled and deeply by the news of the killing NegativeLAGOS International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region the organization said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/mercy-corps-suspends-northeast-nigeria-work-after-army-shuts-offices-idUSKBN1WB04B2019-09-26
Military restrictions on humanitarian operations in northeast Nigeria are unusual and were not previously seen during the insurgency which dates back to 2009 NegativeLAGOS International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region the organization said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/mercy-corps-suspends-northeast-nigeria-work-after-army-shuts-offices-idUSKBN1WB04B2019-09-26
Two Nigerian military spokesmen did not immediately respond to phone calls and text messages seeking comment on the reason for the closure of Mercy Corps offices NegativeLAGOS International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region the organization said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/mercy-corps-suspends-northeast-nigeria-work-after-army-shuts-offices-idUSKBN1WB04B2019-09-26
CNOOC is already a deepwater player in offshore Nigeria the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil but mostly in tieups with seasoned global players such as Total and Exxon Mobil PositiveSANYA Chinas national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd expects its major deepwater gas field Lingshui 172 in the South China Sea to start its first gas production at the end of 2021 a company executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cnooc-gas-deepwater/china-cnooc-to-start-pumping-at-large-deepsea-gas-field-at-end-2021-official-idUSKBN1W918J2019-09-25
French energy major Total will make a final investment decision on a Nigeria liquefied natural gas project by the end of the year and expects first LNG by 2023 the companys head of production Arnaud Breuillac said on Tuesday PositiveFrench energy major Total will make a final investment decision on a Nigeria liquefied natural gas project by the end of the year and expects first LNG by 2023 the companys head of production Arnaud Breuillac said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-total-nigeria-lng/total-eyes-fid-on-nigeria-lng-expansion-year-end-first-lng-by-2023-idUSKBN1W92S42019-09-25
He said the expansion in Nigeria would add seven million tonnes per year to an existing 22 million tonnes per year plant PositiveFrench energy major Total will make a final investment decision on a Nigeria liquefied natural gas project by the end of the year and expects first LNG by 2023 the companys head of production Arnaud Breuillac said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-total-nigeria-lng/total-eyes-fid-on-nigeria-lng-expansion-year-end-first-lng-by-2023-idUSKBN1W92S42019-09-25
ABUJA Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africas most populous country illequipped to properly house its inhabitants said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities NegativeABUJA Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africas most populous country illequipped to properly house its inhabitants said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-housing/nigeria-must-address-housing-crisis-and-end-forced-evictions-u-n-rapporteur-idUSKBN1W82HY2019-09-24
Farha said hundreds of thousands of Nigerians mostly women and children had been evicted from their homes in the last few years by people using firearms arson and arbitrary arrests NegativeABUJA Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africas most populous country illequipped to properly house its inhabitants said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-housing/nigeria-must-address-housing-crisis-and-end-forced-evictions-u-n-rapporteur-idUSKBN1W82HY2019-09-24
Nigerias housing sector is in a complete said Farha NeutralABUJA Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africas most populous country illequipped to properly house its inhabitants said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-housing/nigeria-must-address-housing-crisis-and-end-forced-evictions-u-n-rapporteur-idUSKBN1W82HY2019-09-24
The United Nations estimates that Nigerias population is set to double by 2050 to around 400 million people which would make it the worlds thirdlargest nation behind India and China NeutralABUJA Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africas most populous country illequipped to properly house its inhabitants said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-housing/nigeria-must-address-housing-crisis-and-end-forced-evictions-u-n-rapporteur-idUSKBN1W82HY2019-09-24
ABUJA The army in northeastern Nigeria forced nonprofit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State NegativeABUJA The army in northeastern Nigeria forced nonprofit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-says-ngo-aided-terrorists-forces-it-to-close-office-idUSKBN1W430K2019-09-20
Afghanistan Nigeria and Pakistan are the last three countries where the disease is endemic NegativeMANILA The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago a top official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-philippines-polio/philippines-to-vaccinate-millions-as-polio-virus-resurfaces-idUSKBN1W50HB2019-09-20
LAGOS Nigerias frenetic commercial capital Lagos is plunged into darkness several times a day NegativeLAGOS Nigerias frenetic commercial capital Lagos is plunged into darkness several times a day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power-diesel/nigerias-diesel-dependent-economy-braces-for-clean-fuel-rules-idUSKBN1W323K2019-09-19
Nigeria is one of the worlds largest economies where businesses rely so heavily on dieselpowered generators NegativeLAGOS Nigerias frenetic commercial capital Lagos is plunged into darkness several times a day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power-diesel/nigerias-diesel-dependent-economy-braces-for-clean-fuel-rules-idUSKBN1W323K2019-09-19
While many Nigerian household and small business generators are powered by pricecapped gasoline the big generators for larger firms apartment complexes and more substantial homes can only run on diesel NegativeLAGOS Nigerias frenetic commercial capital Lagos is plunged into darkness several times a day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power-diesel/nigerias-diesel-dependent-economy-braces-for-clean-fuel-rules-idUSKBN1W323K2019-09-19
80 in Nigeria while most people live on less than a day NegativeLAGOS shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-entertainment-nollywood/action-nigerias-film-industry-draws-global-entertainment-brands-idUSKCN1VV0HQ2019-09-13
ABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy NeutralABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil/opec-members-iraq-nigeria-agree-to-cut-oil-output-idUSKCN1VX0IJ2019-09-13
Acting in unity sends strong messages to the market and gives it greater the prince said as he invited the Iraqi and Nigerian ministers to explain their next moves PositiveABU DHABI OPEC is notorious for arguing over production policies but Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has effectively managed to deliver his first output cut just four days after becoming the new Saudi energy minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil-abdulaziz/saudi-prince-abdulaziz-oil-hawk-with-soft-diplomacy-touch-idUSKCN1VX2D32019-09-13
Iraq OPECs secondlargest oil producer pledged on Thursday to reduce output by 175000 bpd by October while Nigeria is to reduce supply by 57000 bpd PositiveABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil/opec-members-iraq-nigeria-agree-to-cut-oil-output-idUSKCN1VX0IJ2019-09-13
LAGOS shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English NeutralLAGOS shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-entertainment-nollywood/action-nigerias-film-industry-draws-global-entertainment-brands-idUSKCN1VV0HQ2019-09-13
Others including South Africas MultiChoice are using Nigeria as a testing ground for introducing streaming platforms in African markets with poor communications infrastructure and low income levels PositiveLAGOS shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-entertainment-nollywood/action-nigerias-film-industry-draws-global-entertainment-brands-idUSKCN1VV0HQ2019-09-13
Showmax also available in South Africa and Kenya is not alone in Nigerias videoondemand market PositiveLAGOS shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-entertainment-nollywood/action-nigerias-film-industry-draws-global-entertainment-brands-idUSKCN1VV0HQ2019-09-13
The boom in interest in Nigerias film industry can only be a good thing says Joshua Richard a barrelchested actor who plays a fanatically religious student on What Are Friends PositiveLAGOS shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-entertainment-nollywood/action-nigerias-film-industry-draws-global-entertainment-brands-idUSKCN1VV0HQ2019-09-13
ABUJA A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of Februarys presidential election which saw Muhammadu Buhari returned to office NegativeABUJA A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of Februarys presidential election which saw Muhammadu Buhari returned to office http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-tribunal/nigerian-tribunal-rejects-bid-to-overturn-buharis-election-idUSKCN1VW27T2019-09-12
Every election result has been contested unsuccessfully since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999 with the exception of the 2015 poll in which Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Buhari NegativeABUJA A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of Februarys presidential election which saw Muhammadu Buhari returned to office http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-tribunal/nigerian-tribunal-rejects-bid-to-overturn-buharis-election-idUSKCN1VW27T2019-09-12
In its assessment the European Union observer mission said Nigerias elections needed serious reform after being marred by violence systemic failings and low turnout NegativeABUJA A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of Februarys presidential election which saw Muhammadu Buhari returned to office http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-tribunal/nigerian-tribunal-rejects-bid-to-overturn-buharis-election-idUSKCN1VW27T2019-09-12
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday called for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians wanting to return home and Air Peace offered free flights last week PositiveTOWN At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners a spokeswoman for Nigerias president said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/hundreds-of-nigerians-to-take-free-evacuation-from-south-africa-idUSKCN1VV0ZD2019-09-12
Private Nigerian airline Air Peace plans to operate two flights with Boeing 777 aircraft the first leaving Lagos late on Tuesday to return on Wednesday with evacuees PositiveTOWN At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners a spokeswoman for Nigerias president said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/hundreds-of-nigerians-to-take-free-evacuation-from-south-africa-idUSKCN1VV0ZD2019-09-12
TOWN At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners a spokeswoman for Nigerias president said on Tuesday NegativeTOWN At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners a spokeswoman for Nigerias president said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/hundreds-of-nigerians-to-take-free-evacuation-from-south-africa-idUSKCN1VV0ZD2019-09-12
In June a Nigerian man who had been on a hunger strike died at an immigration center becoming the 15th death since 2006 NegativeTOKYO Japan needs to improve medical care at immigration detention centers the head of the countrys recently created Immigration Services Agency said following widespread criticism of the care available to detainees http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-immigration/japan-needs-to-improve-medical-care-for-detainees-says-immigration-chief-idUSKCN1VU0XO2019-09-10
It said Buharis government planned to act against the targeting of South African assets in Nigeria and reaffirmed relations with South Africa PositiveJOHANNESBURG Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks the South African presidency said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/nigerias-buhari-to-visit-south-africa-after-attacks-idUSKCN1VS0O92019-09-08
JOHANNESBURG Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks the South African presidency said on Saturday PositiveJOHANNESBURG Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks the South African presidency said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/nigerias-buhari-to-visit-south-africa-after-attacks-idUSKCN1VS0O92019-09-08
Nigeria said on Thursday it would recall its top diplomat to Pretoria PositiveJOHANNESBURG Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks the South African presidency said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/nigerias-buhari-to-visit-south-africa-after-attacks-idUSKCN1VS0O92019-09-08
South Africas MTN Group and supermarket chain Shoprite have closed all stores and service centers in Nigeria after their premises were attacked NegativeJOHANNESBURG Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks the South African presidency said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/nigerias-buhari-to-visit-south-africa-after-attacks-idUSKCN1VS0O92019-09-08
Nigeria whose vice president had boycotted the summit on Wednesday also recalled its High Commissioner to South Africa NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks as international anger over the violence overshadowed a panAfrican economic conference in Cape Town http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa/south-africa-tries-to-contain-afrophobia-fallout-as-riots-upstage-summit-idUSKCN1VQ0Y12019-09-06
The government was working to restore calm and was in constant contact with Nigerian authorities PositiveCAPE TOWN South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks as international anger over the violence overshadowed a panAfrican economic conference in Cape Town http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa/south-africa-tries-to-contain-afrophobia-fallout-as-riots-upstage-summit-idUSKCN1VQ0Y12019-09-06
Walking out of a less than halffilled conference hall he declined to be drawn on the impact of Nigerias withdrawal as his security detail closed ranks and whisked him away NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks as international anger over the violence overshadowed a panAfrican economic conference in Cape Town http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa/south-africa-tries-to-contain-afrophobia-fallout-as-riots-upstage-summit-idUSKCN1VQ0Y12019-09-06
Additionally Nigerias Vice President Yemi Osinbajo wont be going to the World Economic Forums Africa summit in South Africa Onyeama said at his briefing NegativeSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
Nigeria is MTNs biggest market with 58 million users in 2018 and accounts for a third of the South African groups core profit PositiveSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
Nigeria is also considering recalling its ambassador to South Africa he said NegativeSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama on Wednesday implored people to stop attacking these businesses NegativeSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday he was urgently sending a special envoy to meet with Ramaphosa to secure the safety of lives and PositiveSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
Onyeama had previously summoned South Africas envoy to Nigeria and demanded an explanation for the continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises NegativeCAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa-protests/nigeria-boycotts-africa-economic-summit-over-anti-foreign-riots-idUSKCN1VP1EQ2019-09-05
Pauley said Exxon and Shell still have multiple appeals in Nigeria and rejected their argument that it might be difficult to collect there NegativeThe companies said last November that the award had grown to http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-exxon-mobil-shell-nigeria/exxon-shell-cannot-revive-1-8-billion-nigerian-arbitration-award-u-s-judge-idUSKCN1VP2VW2019-09-05
President have agreed that he should not Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told a news briefing PositiveCAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa-protests/nigeria-boycotts-africa-economic-summit-over-anti-foreign-riots-idUSKCN1VP1EQ2019-09-05
Shoprite said several stores in South Africa Nigeria and Zambia were closed and extensive damage had been done to several supermarkets over the past 24 hours NegativeSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
The case is Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd et al v Nigerian National Petroleum Corp U.S. District Court Southern District of New York No PositiveThe companies said last November that the award had grown to http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-exxon-mobil-shell-nigeria/exxon-shell-cannot-revive-1-8-billion-nigerian-arbitration-award-u-s-judge-idUSKCN1VP2VW2019-09-05
The safety and security of our customers staff and partners is our primary MTN Nigeria said in a statement PositiveSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
There are a significant number of Zimbabweans living in South Africa and they along with Somalians and Nigerians have formerly borne the brunt of attacks on foreigners NegativeCAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa-protests/nigeria-boycotts-africa-economic-summit-over-anti-foreign-riots-idUSKCN1VP1EQ2019-09-05
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday he was urgently sending a special envoy to meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa to secure the safety of lives and PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as riots in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria intensified on Tuesday spreading to surrounding townships with roving groups attacking mainly foreignowned shops http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-violence/south-african-police-make-more-arrests-as-riots-spread-idUSKCN1VO1ZW2019-09-04
ABUJA Nigerias multiple security problems have created a crisis that requires urgent attention and could lead to instability in other African countries if it is not addressed a United Nations rapporteur said on Monday NegativeABUJA Nigerias multiple security problems have created a crisis that requires urgent attention and could lead to instability in other African countries if it is not addressed a United Nations rapporteur said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-insecurity-requires-urgent-attention-u-n-rapporteur-warns-idUSKCN1VN20R2019-09-03
Agnes Callamard the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions said Nigeria was a pressure cooker of internal NegativeABUJA Nigerias multiple security problems have created a crisis that requires urgent attention and could lead to instability in other African countries if it is not addressed a United Nations rapporteur said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-insecurity-requires-urgent-attention-u-n-rapporteur-warns-idUSKCN1VN20R2019-09-03
We knew it would be a tough game because Nigeria are a strong and fastpaced Argentina coach Sergio Hernandez told reporters NeutralBEIJING Spain celebrated their second successive win at the basketball World Cup in China after a commanding performance from their Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol gave them a 7363 win over plucky Puerto Rico on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-basketball-worldcup-pri-esp-report/spain-sink-puerto-rico-as-scola-shines-for-argentina-idUSKCN1VN1M62019-09-03
Gas processed from the field goes into the EscravosLagos Pipeline which feeds Egbin power plant the largest in Nigeria NeutralLAGOS A pipeline that ruptured on Friday in Nigerias Delta state spilled oil but has been contained the head of state oil company NNPC said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-pipeline/ruptured-pipeline-in-nigerias-delta-state-spilled-oil-nnpc-chief-idUSKCN1VL0PK2019-09-01
LAGOS A pipeline that ruptured on Friday in Nigerias Delta state spilled oil but has been contained the head of state oil company NNPC said on Saturday NeutralLAGOS A pipeline that ruptured on Friday in Nigerias Delta state spilled oil but has been contained the head of state oil company NNPC said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-pipeline/ruptured-pipeline-in-nigerias-delta-state-spilled-oil-nnpc-chief-idUSKCN1VL0PK2019-09-01
LONDON OPEC oil output has risen in August for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by top exporter Saudi Arabia and losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran a Reuters survey found PositiveLONDON OPEC oil output has risen in August for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by top exporter Saudi Arabia and losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-posts-first-2019-oil-output-rise-despite-saudi-cuts-reuters-survey-idUSKCN1VK1YD2019-08-31
LAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project NeutralLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
Nigeria is also fighting a effort to convert the arbitration award to a judgment in a U.S. federal court NegativeLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
Nigeria successfully applied to have the award set aside by the Federal High Court in Lagos PositiveLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
Nigeria would have to apply to set aside the order for enforcement and that may be difficult to Langley said NegativeLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
Nigerian Information Minister Lai Mohammed said there was no imminent threat to Nigerias assets while the case was underway PositiveLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
Nigerian officials vowed not to surrender any assets PositiveLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
Sloane said Nigerias best protection would be to ensure it had no significant commercial assets in any jurisdiction that could be exposed to an asset execution PositiveLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
can target real estate bank accounts or any kind of moveable wealth but it has to prove that the property is unrelated to Nigerias operations as a sovereign state NeutralLAGOS A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd the right to attempt to seize some billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-arbitration-explainer/explainer-nigerian-assets-at-risk-worldwide-in-9-billion-arbitration-case-idUSKCN1VJ1W82019-08-30
Competition in Nigerias mobile telecoms market is intense with the biggest operator MTN expanding its service through partnerships with banks NeutralLAGOS The Africa Finance Corporation has approved a million loan for Nigerian telecom company 9mobile the firm said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-9mobile-loans/africa-finance-corporation-approves-230-mln-loan-for-nigerias-9mobile-idUSKCN1VF0W82019-08-26
LAGOS The Africa Finance Corporation has approved a million loan for Nigerian telecom company 9mobile the firm said on Sunday PositiveLAGOS The Africa Finance Corporation has approved a million loan for Nigerian telecom company 9mobile the firm said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-9mobile-loans/africa-finance-corporation-approves-230-mln-loan-for-nigerias-9mobile-idUSKCN1VF0W82019-08-26
Africas last case of wild polio was recorded in Nigerias Borno State in August 2016 NegativeNigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday with health officials saying the nations progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared poliofree early next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-polio-nigeria/nigerias-three-year-milestone-takes-africa-towards-polio-eradication-idUSKCN1VB1N62019-08-22
At a briefing in Nigerias capital Abuja Clement Peter the WHOs country representative said the next six months would be most to whether Africa can be declared poliofree PositiveNigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday with health officials saying the nations progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared poliofree early next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-polio-nigeria/nigerias-three-year-milestone-takes-africa-towards-polio-eradication-idUSKCN1VB1N62019-08-22
Faisal Shuaib who leads Nigerias National Primary Health Care Development Agency cautioned that the milestone was one which we must delicately manage with cautious NegativeNigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday with health officials saying the nations progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared poliofree early next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-polio-nigeria/nigerias-three-year-milestone-takes-africa-towards-polio-eradication-idUSKCN1VB1N62019-08-22
Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday with health officials saying the nations progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared poliofree early next year NegativeNigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday with health officials saying the nations progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared poliofree early next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-polio-nigeria/nigerias-three-year-milestone-takes-africa-towards-polio-eradication-idUSKCN1VB1N62019-08-22
ABUJA Nigerian state oil company NNPC said on Sunday that 15 companies had won the right to swap the nations crude oil for fuels following a tender for the deals PositiveABUJA Nigerian state oil company NNPC said on Sunday that 15 companies had won the right to swap the nations crude oil for fuels following a tender for the deals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-swaps/nigeria-awards-crude-for-product-swap-deals-to-15-firms-idUSKCN1V80N82019-08-19
Citizens of Eritrea Somalia Nigeria and Cameroon are among those on board a spokeswoman for Open Arms said NegativeA charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/charity-ship-says-migrants-safety-at-risk-minors-allowed-to-disembark-idUSKCN1V70ER2019-08-18
ABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari has told the central bank to stop providing funding for food imports his spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday PositiveABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari has told the central bank to stop providing funding for food imports his spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-president-moves-to-curb-spending-on-food-imports-idUSKCN1V31XH2019-08-14
disclosed that he has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the Tuesdays statement said PositiveABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari has told the central bank to stop providing funding for food imports his spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-president-moves-to-curb-spending-on-food-imports-idUSKCN1V31XH2019-08-14
LAGOS Africas largest oil refinery will not be finished until the end of 2020 due to problems importing steel and other equipment executives at Dangote which is building the facility in the Nigerian commercial hub of Lagos told Reuters NegativeLAGOS Africas largest oil refinery will not be finished until the end of 2020 due to problems importing steel and other equipment executives at Dangote which is building the facility in the Nigerian commercial hub of Lagos told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-dangote-refinery/nigerias-huge-dangote-oil-refinery-delayed-until-end-of-2020-idUSKCN1UY27N2019-08-09
ABUJA Nigerias state oil company plans to partner with the huge private refinery under construction on the shores of Lagos to turn the oilproducing nation into a fuel supplier for the region the new head said in an interview with Reuters PositiveABUJA Nigerias state oil company plans to partner with the huge private refinery under construction on the shores of Lagos to turn the oilproducing nation into a fuel supplier for the region the new head said in an interview with Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/new-oil-boss-wants-to-open-books-turn-nigeria-into-fuel-exporter-idUSKCN1UX25F2019-08-08
Its worth Kyari said of NNPCs refinery overhauls adding that Nigeria could become a fuel supplier to the entire region PositiveABUJA Nigerias state oil company plans to partner with the huge private refinery under construction on the shores of Lagos to turn the oilproducing nation into a fuel supplier for the region the new head said in an interview with Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/new-oil-boss-wants-to-open-books-turn-nigeria-into-fuel-exporter-idUSKCN1UX25F2019-08-08
NNPC is also pressing ahead with plans to revamp its own ailing refineries despite a nameplate capacity at Dangote refinery that is well above Nigerias consumption PositiveABUJA Nigerias state oil company plans to partner with the huge private refinery under construction on the shores of Lagos to turn the oilproducing nation into a fuel supplier for the region the new head said in an interview with Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/new-oil-boss-wants-to-open-books-turn-nigeria-into-fuel-exporter-idUSKCN1UX25F2019-08-08
KADUNA Nigeria A Nigerian judge ruled on Monday that the detained leader of a banned Nigerian Shiite Muslim group could seek medical treatment abroad after a series of protests calling for his release turned violent last month NegativeKADUNA Nigeria A Nigerian judge ruled on Monday that the detained leader of a banned Nigerian Shiite Muslim group could seek medical treatment abroad after a series of protests calling for his release turned violent last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-zakzaky/nigeria-to-allow-detained-shiite-muslim-leader-to-seek-medical-treatment-abroad-idUSKCN1UV1A42019-08-06
Most of the exslaves who were subjected to enforced returns or left voluntarily since 2014 came from Albania Vietnam the Philippines Nigeria China and Romania the FOI data revealed NegativeThe government subjected 36 victims to enforced between 2014 and 2018 according to Home Office data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation under Britains Freedom of Information Act http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-slavery-victims-exlcusive/exclusive-uk-found-sending-home-dozens-of-slavery-victims-despite-re-trafficking-fears-idUSKCN1UW00L2019-08-06
The Home Office said it funded support and reintegration help for trafficking victims in Nigeria and Vietnam but did not provide any further details about the nature of such assistance NeutralThe government subjected 36 victims to enforced between 2014 and 2018 according to Home Office data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation under Britains Freedom of Information Act http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-slavery-victims-exlcusive/exclusive-uk-found-sending-home-dozens-of-slavery-victims-despite-re-trafficking-fears-idUSKCN1UW00L2019-08-06
ABUJA Nigerian security agents arrested Omoyele Sowore an activist news organization founder and former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution the security agency said on Sunday NegativeABUJA Nigerian security agents arrested Omoyele Sowore an activist news organization founder and former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution the security agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-security-agents-arrest-activist-for-calling-for-revolution-idUSKCN1UU0K52019-08-05
Sowore has said Nigeria needs revolution partly because the elections were not credible along with a list of other issues ranging from corruption to ineptitude NegativeABUJA Nigerian security agents arrested Omoyele Sowore an activist news organization founder and former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution the security agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-security-agents-arrest-activist-for-calling-for-revolution-idUSKCN1UU0K52019-08-05
The statement did not refer to the arrest but said the ballot box is the only constitutional means of changing government and a president in Nigeria PositiveABUJA Nigerian security agents arrested Omoyele Sowore an activist news organization founder and former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution the security agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-security-agents-arrest-activist-for-calling-for-revolution-idUSKCN1UU0K52019-08-05
ABUJA One of Nigerias main oil and gas trade unions said on Friday it had suspended planned industrial action related to a staffing dispute with U.S. oil major Chevron NegativeABUJA One of Nigerias main oil and gas trade unions said on Friday it had suspended planned industrial action related to a staffing dispute with U.S. oil major Chevron http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-union-suspends-industrial-action-planned-over-chevron-dispute-idUSKCN1US1ZG2019-08-03
Nigeria is MTNs biggest market with 58 million users in 2018 and it accounts for a third of the South African groups core profit PositiveWe believe that the fine should be treated as part of cost of running the business but the FIRS thinks MTN Nigerias spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-nigeria-comm/mtn-nigeria-asks-tribunal-to-rule-on-tax-treatment-of-1-billion-fine-idUSKCN1US1SY2019-08-03
Nigerias tax service was not immediately available for comment NegativeWe believe that the fine should be treated as part of cost of running the business but the FIRS thinks MTN Nigerias spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-nigeria-comm/mtn-nigeria-asks-tribunal-to-rule-on-tax-treatment-of-1-billion-fine-idUSKCN1US1SY2019-08-03
OPEC member Nigeria is Africas largest oil producer and crude sales bring about of foreign exchange but the moribund state of refineries means it imports most refined fuel PositiveABUJA One of Nigerias main oil and gas trade unions said on Friday it had suspended planned industrial action related to a staffing dispute with U.S. oil major Chevron http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-union-suspends-industrial-action-planned-over-chevron-dispute-idUSKCN1US1ZG2019-08-03
The MTN spokesman said the group was waiting for the tribunals decision which could set a precedent for how penalties are treated by companies registered in Nigeria NegativeWe believe that the fine should be treated as part of cost of running the business but the FIRS thinks MTN Nigerias spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-nigeria-comm/mtn-nigeria-asks-tribunal-to-rule-on-tax-treatment-of-1-billion-fine-idUSKCN1US1SY2019-08-03
We believe that the fine should be treated as part of cost of running the business but the FIRS thinks MTN Nigerias spokesman said PositiveWe believe that the fine should be treated as part of cost of running the business but the FIRS thinks MTN Nigerias spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-nigeria-comm/mtn-nigeria-asks-tribunal-to-rule-on-tax-treatment-of-1-billion-fine-idUSKCN1US1SY2019-08-03
ABUJA Nigerias government has banned a Shiite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader accusing the group of inciting violence NegativeABUJA Nigerias government has banned a Shiite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader accusing the group of inciting violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiite/nigeria-bans-local-shiite-group-after-protests-idUSKCN1UN0S12019-07-29
Buhari won a second term in February promising to improve security in Nigeria PositiveMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 65 people died in an attack by suspected Islamists on a group returning from a funeral in Nigerias northeastern Borno region state television reported on Sunday one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-islamists-kill-at-least-65-in-northeast-nigeria-state-tv-idUSKCN1UN0MM2019-07-29
In a tweet the Nigerian presidency said it had only outlawed criminal behavior and that Shiites were free to observe practices like daily prayers and pilgrimages to Mecca PositiveABUJA Nigerias government has banned a Shiite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader accusing the group of inciting violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiite/nigeria-bans-local-shiite-group-after-protests-idUSKCN1UN0S12019-07-29
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 65 people have been killed in Nigerias northeastern state of Borno after Boko Haram militants targeted civilians on their way from a funeral state television quoted local government chairman Mohammed Bulama as saying NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 65 people have been killed in Nigerias northeastern state of Borno after Boko Haram militants targeted civilians on their way from a funeral state television quoted local government chairman Mohammed Bulama as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-toll/at-least-65-killed-in-nigeria-boko-haram-attack-state-tv-idUSKCN1UN0RC2019-07-29
Nigerian police have responded with teargas and gunfire to the protests and a court on Saturday granted the government permission to label the group a terrorist organization NegativeABUJA Nigerias government has banned a Shiite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader accusing the group of inciting violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiite/nigeria-bans-local-shiite-group-after-protests-idUSKCN1UN0S12019-07-29
Nigerias government says Boko Haram and ISWA have been largely defeated and driven out of territory they once held but they continue to attack both civilian and military targets NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 65 people died in an attack by suspected Islamists on a group returning from a funeral in Nigerias northeastern Borno region state television reported on Sunday one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-islamists-kill-at-least-65-in-northeast-nigeria-state-tv-idUSKCN1UN0MM2019-07-29
ABUJA A Nigerian court has granted the government permission to label a local Shiite Muslim group a terrorist organisation the solicitor general told Reuters on Saturday NegativeABUJA A Nigerian court has granted the government permission to label a local Shiite Muslim group a terrorist organisation the solicitor general told Reuters on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiites/nigerian-court-grants-permission-to-declare-shiite-group-terrorists-idUSKCN1UM0IF2019-07-28
ABUJA Four Turkish nationals abducted last week in the central Nigerian state of Kwara have been rescued the police said on Friday PositiveABUJA Four Turkish nationals abducted last week in the central Nigerian state of Kwara have been rescued the police said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-kidnapping/four-turkish-nationals-rescued-in-central-nigeria-after-kidnapping-police-idUSKCN1UL2Q82019-07-27
Kidnapping for ransom is rife in Nigeria with foreigners and highprofile Nigerians frequently targeted NegativeABUJA Four Turkish nationals abducted last week in the central Nigerian state of Kwara have been rescued the police said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-kidnapping/four-turkish-nationals-rescued-in-central-nigeria-after-kidnapping-police-idUSKCN1UL2Q82019-07-27
A source told Reuters that a driver was killed during the kidnap and that all six abductees were Nigerians NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/islamic-state-claims-aid-workers-kidnap-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK0VD2019-07-26
ABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch said on Thursday it was responsible for the kidnapping of six aid workers in northeast Nigeria according to a tweet published by the SITE monitoring group NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch said on Thursday it was responsible for the kidnapping of six aid workers in northeast Nigeria according to a tweet published by the SITE monitoring group http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-says-it-kidnapped-six-aid-workers-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK2T92019-07-26
Action Against Hunger said in a statement that the people were abducted last week near the town of Damasak in northeast Nigeria where the insurgents were active NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/islamic-state-claims-aid-workers-kidnap-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK0VD2019-07-26
Islamic State in West Africa which split from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in 2016 claimed responsibility for the kidnap in a tweet published by the SITE monitoring group NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/islamic-state-claims-aid-workers-kidnap-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK0VD2019-07-26
Separately the Nigerian presidency said in a statement that the government was negotiating for the release of the kidnapped aid workers NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/islamic-state-claims-aid-workers-kidnap-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK0VD2019-07-26
Separately the Nigerian presidency said the government was negotiating for the release of the kidnapped aid workers NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch said on Thursday it was responsible for the kidnapping of six aid workers in northeast Nigeria according to a tweet published by the SITE monitoring group http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-says-it-kidnapped-six-aid-workers-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK2T92019-07-26
We were caught by this army called the she said before asking that the Nigerian government and Action Against Hunger secure their release NegativeABUJA Islamic States West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/islamic-state-claims-aid-workers-kidnap-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UK0VD2019-07-26
ABUJA Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shiite Muslim protesters in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard according to a Reuters witness NegativeABUJA Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shiite Muslim protesters in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard according to a Reuters witness http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiites/shiite-protesters-clash-with-nigeria-military-police-in-abuja-idUSKCN1UI1RS2019-07-24
ABUJA Nigerias state oil firm NNPC plans to renew its contract for crude sales with Indonesia which expired last year part of moves to boost exports it said on Tuesday PositiveABUJA Nigerias state oil firm NNPC plans to renew its contract for crude sales with Indonesia which expired last year part of moves to boost exports it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-indonesia/nigeria-eyes-partnership-with-indonesia-on-crude-exports-idUSKCN1UI2GW2019-07-24
The Department of State emphasizes that the actions announced today are specific to certain individuals and not directed at the Nigerian people or the newly elected Ortagus added NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in trying to undermine democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-nigeria/u-s-imposes-visa-restrictions-on-nigerians-involved-in-undermining-democracy-idUSKCN1UI2J82019-07-24
The corporation said in a statement that the partnership with Pertamina could open up opportunities for Nigerias crude oil in the face of unpredictable global markets PositiveABUJA Nigerias state oil firm NNPC plans to renew its contract for crude sales with Indonesia which expired last year part of moves to boost exports it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-indonesia/nigeria-eyes-partnership-with-indonesia-on-crude-exports-idUSKCN1UI2GW2019-07-24
The victims included 44 Ghanaians 10 Nigerians two Senegalese three Ivoirians and one Togolese and were killed because security forces feared they were mercenaries coming to try to oust Jammeh NegativeBANJUL A Gambian army officer has testified that he and two colleagues shot dead journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004 on orders from then President Yahya Jammeh providing the first direct account of the previously unexplained killing http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gambia-politics/gambian-army-officer-admits-killing-journalist-migrants-idUSKCN1UI17I2019-07-24
These individuals have operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and undermined democratic principles and human spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in trying to undermine democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-nigeria/u-s-imposes-visa-restrictions-on-nigerians-involved-in-undermining-democracy-idUSKCN1UI2J82019-07-24
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in trying to undermine democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections this year NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in trying to undermine democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-nigeria/u-s-imposes-visa-restrictions-on-nigerians-involved-in-undermining-democracy-idUSKCN1UI2J82019-07-24
ABUJA Nigerian police and Shiite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday with at least one demonstrator one journalist and a senior policeman killed highlighting one of the security challenges faced by the country with Africas biggest economy NegativeABUJA Nigerian police and Shiite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday with at least one demonstrator one journalist and a senior policeman killed highlighting one of the security challenges faced by the country with Africas biggest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-imn/nigerian-police-shiite-group-clash-in-capital-at-least-three-dead-idUSKCN1UH1K92019-07-23
In a statement Amnesty International called on the Nigerian authorities to investigate the incident and bring to justice those responsible NegativeABUJA Nigerian police and Shiite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday with at least one demonstrator one journalist and a senior policeman killed highlighting one of the security challenges faced by the country with Africas biggest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-imn/nigerian-police-shiite-group-clash-in-capital-at-least-three-dead-idUSKCN1UH1K92019-07-23
Nigerian broadcasting company Channels TV said in a tweet that one of its reporters was shot in the stomach NegativeABUJA Nigerian police and Shiite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday with at least one demonstrator one journalist and a senior policeman killed highlighting one of the security challenges faced by the country with Africas biggest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-imn/nigerian-police-shiite-group-clash-in-capital-at-least-three-dead-idUSKCN1UH1K92019-07-23
Four Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation a state police spokesman said on Sunday NegativeFour Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation a state police spokesman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-turkey-kidnapping/four-turks-kidnapped-in-nigeria-police-launch-rescue-operation-idUSKCN1UG0IB2019-07-22
On Tuesday 10 Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates who attacked a Turkishflagged cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria NegativeFour Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation a state police spokesman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-turkey-kidnapping/four-turks-kidnapped-in-nigeria-police-launch-rescue-operation-idUSKCN1UG0IB2019-07-22
ABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in the northwestern state of Sokoto his spokesman said in a statement NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in the northwestern state of Sokoto his spokesman said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-president-condemns-latest-killings-in-northwestern-sokoto-state-idUSKCN1UF0NY2019-07-21
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria an international aid organization said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by Islamist insurgents who abducted survivors NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria an international aid organization said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by Islamist insurgents who abducted survivors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/six-missing-after-suspected-islamists-attack-aid-convoy-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UE1DT2019-07-20
The latest attack comes nine months after Islamic States West Africa branch executed a Red Cross aid worker who was kidnapped from another town in northeastern Nigeria in March 2018 NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria an international aid organization said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by Islamist insurgents who abducted survivors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency-kidnappin/six-missing-after-suspected-islamists-attack-aid-convoy-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1UE1DT2019-07-20
PARIS French carmaker Renault and Nigerian conglomerate Coscharis Group have formed a partnership to assemble and distribute Renault vehicles in Nigeria the companies said on Thursday PositivePARIS French carmaker Renault and Nigerian conglomerate Coscharis Group have formed a partnership to assemble and distribute Renault vehicles in Nigeria the companies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-renault-nigeria/renault-and-nigerias-coscharis-group-form-partnership-idUSKCN1UD1AO2019-07-19
The Coscharis Group plant will start assembling Renault Logan and Renault Duster vehicles and will distribute the cars through their sales network throughout Nigeria from October NeutralPARIS French carmaker Renault and Nigerian conglomerate Coscharis Group have formed a partnership to assemble and distribute Renault vehicles in Nigeria the companies said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-renault-nigeria/renault-and-nigerias-coscharis-group-form-partnership-idUSKCN1UD1AO2019-07-19
However Eni said it rejected the delivery because it did not match the Iraqi Basra Light crude it expected from its counterparty the Dubaibased trading arm of Nigerian firm Oando NegativeEni has filed a fraud complaint against its former head of oil trading over a suspect Iraqi crude oil shipment amid concerns inside the Italian oil major that the failed delivery may have included Iranian crude targeted by U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-oil-trading-fraud/eni-files-fraud-complaint-rejigs-trading-arm-over-oil-tanker-fiasco-idUSKCN1UD0EK2019-07-18
ANKARA Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship NegativeANKARA Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-shipping-nigeria/ten-turkish-sailors-seized-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-shipping-company-idUSKCN1UB1CS2019-07-17
Kidnappings and piracy for ransom in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea are common NeutralANKARA Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-shipping-nigeria/ten-turkish-sailors-seized-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-shipping-company-idUSKCN1UB1CS2019-07-17
Nigeria with a population of some 190 million consumes close to 40 million litres per day of gasoline and is easily the largest fuel market in West Africa NeutralNigerian state oil firm NNPC issued award letters on Monday for highly soughtafter contracts to exchange crude oil for imported fuel oil industry sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-state-oil-firm-awards-oil-for-fuel-swap-deals-sources-idUSKCN1UA2932019-07-16
Nigerian state oil firm NNPC issued award letters on Monday for highly soughtafter contracts to exchange crude oil for imported fuel oil industry sources told Reuters PositiveNigerian state oil firm NNPC issued award letters on Monday for highly soughtafter contracts to exchange crude oil for imported fuel oil industry sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-state-oil-firm-awards-oil-for-fuel-swap-deals-sources-idUSKCN1UA2932019-07-16
ABUJA Nigerias National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shiite Muslim protesters NegativeABUJA Nigerias National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shiite Muslim protesters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-parliament-on-lockdown-after-clash-with-shiite-group-idUSKCN1U41OV2019-07-10
Nigerian security forces have killed some 400 members of the group in response to largely peaceful protests since 2015 according to human rights groups NegativeABUJA Nigerias National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shiite Muslim protesters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-parliament-on-lockdown-after-clash-with-shiite-group-idUSKCN1U41OV2019-07-10
Antetokounmpo 24 was born in Greece to Nigerian immigrants and raised there PositiveNEW YORK Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo the 2019 National Basketball Association most valuable player sued a Pennsylvania man on Monday for allegedly selling Greek tshirts and other clothing without permission http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-basketball-nba-antetokounmpo-lawsuit/nba-mvp-antetokounmpo-sues-artist-over-alleged-greek-freak-knockoffs-idUSKCN1U32H52019-07-09
ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed up to the trillion Africa free trade agreement a spokesman confirmed on Sunday PositiveABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed up to the trillion Africa free trade agreement a spokesman confirmed on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade-nigeria/nigeria-signs-africa-free-trade-agreement-statement-idUSKCN1U20K72019-07-08
Boko Haram militants have killed thousands and displaced millions in Nigeria during the groups decadelong insurgency against the government NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian soldiers in the northeast of the country killing at least five and injuring more than a dozen sources told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/boko-haram-kills-at-least-five-soldiers-in-northeast-nigeria-sources-idUSKCN1U208H2019-07-08
Nigerian officials have expressed concern that the country could be flooded with lowpriced goods confounding efforts to encourage moribund local manufacturing and expand farming NegativeNIAMEY African leaders launched a continental freetrade zone on Sunday that if successful would unite 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade/economic-game-changer-african-leaders-launch-free-trade-zone-idUSKCN1U20BX2019-07-08
The sources said the death toll could increase as a number of soldiers were still missing after the attack on Thursday in Damboa in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian soldiers in the northeast of the country killing at least five and injuring more than a dozen sources told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/boko-haram-kills-at-least-five-soldiers-in-northeast-nigeria-sources-idUSKCN1U208H2019-07-08
At first Tatang planned only to cross the border into Nigeria PositiveTAPACHULA Mexico Marilyne Tatang 23 crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon fleeing political violence after police torched her house she said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-immigration-africa/u-s-dream-pulls-african-migrants-in-record-numbers-across-latin-america-idUSKCN1U01A42019-07-06
Kidnappings are common in southern Nigeria NeutralONITSHA Nigeria Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese workers and killed a policeman in the southern Nigerian state of Edo a police spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-kidnapping/two-chinese-workers-kidnapped-in-nigerias-edo-state-police-idUSKCN1U01KC2019-07-06
ONITSHA Nigeria Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese workers and killed a policeman in the southern Nigerian state of Edo a police spokesman said on Friday NegativeONITSHA Nigeria Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese workers and killed a policeman in the southern Nigerian state of Edo a police spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-kidnapping/two-chinese-workers-kidnapped-in-nigerias-edo-state-police-idUSKCN1U01KC2019-07-06
Nigeria the continents biggest economy said this week it will sign up on Sunday PositiveNAIROBI African leaders will decide on Sunday which nation will host the headquarters for a continental freetrade zone that aims to eventually unite the continents 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-trade-explainer/explainer-africa-to-decide-on-free-trade-zone-whats-at-stake-idUSKCN1TZ1JY2019-07-05
In June ratings agency Fitch said the cash call backlog clearance was constraining Nigerias budget receipts from oil and gas extraction NeutralLAGOS Nigerian state oil company NNPC on Wednesday said it had fully settled its debts to ExxonMobils local subsidiary with a payment of http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-nnpc-says-it-paid-debts-owed-to-mobil-producing-nigeria-idUSKCN1TY2T92019-07-04
LAGOS Nigerian state oil company NNPC on Wednesday said it had fully settled its debts to ExxonMobils local subsidiary with a payment of NegativeLAGOS Nigerian state oil company NNPC on Wednesday said it had fully settled its debts to ExxonMobils local subsidiary with a payment of http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-nnpc-says-it-paid-debts-owed-to-mobil-producing-nigeria-idUSKCN1TY2T92019-07-04
DAKAR Reuters A rape accusation against a popular pastor in Nigeria has prompted a new movement on social media with women sharing stories of sexual assault and calling for justice NegativeDAKAR Reuters A rape accusation against a popular pastor in Nigeria has prompted a new movement on social media with women sharing stories of sexual assault and calling for justice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-rape/nigeria-has-metoo-moment-after-popular-pastor-is-accused-of-rape-idUSKCN1TW3KE2019-07-02
Nigeria Africas most populous country has a poor record on womens rights and one of the lowest rates of female politicians in the world NegativeDAKAR Reuters A rape accusation against a popular pastor in Nigeria has prompted a new movement on social media with women sharing stories of sexual assault and calling for justice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-rape/nigeria-has-metoo-moment-after-popular-pastor-is-accused-of-rape-idUSKCN1TW3KE2019-07-02
Nigeria had a small movement earlier this year in the mostly Muslim north to expose sexual abuse with the hashtag but it did not spread widely said Ojigho NegativeDAKAR Reuters A rape accusation against a popular pastor in Nigeria has prompted a new movement on social media with women sharing stories of sexual assault and calling for justice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-rape/nigeria-has-metoo-moment-after-popular-pastor-is-accused-of-rape-idUSKCN1TW3KE2019-07-02
RINK a group supporting detainees at the center told Reuters the Nigerian had been on hunger strike to protest his lengthy detention NegativeTOKYO June 27 A Nigerian man died in a Japanese immigration detention center this week an official said on Thursday bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than three years http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-immigration-hunger-strike/nigerian-man-dies-after-hunger-strike-in-japan-detention-center-idUSKCN1TT0R42019-06-29
TOKYO June 27 A Nigerian man died in a Japanese immigration detention center this week an official said on Thursday bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than three years NegativeTOKYO June 27 A Nigerian man died in a Japanese immigration detention center this week an official said on Thursday bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than three years http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-immigration-hunger-strike/nigerian-man-dies-after-hunger-strike-in-japan-detention-center-idUSKCN1TT0R42019-06-29
LAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-africa/uber-targets-expansion-in-fast-growing-west-african-markets-idUSKCN1TS1TM2019-06-28
Nigeria Africas largest economy is also the continents most populous nation NeutralLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-africa/uber-targets-expansion-in-fast-growing-west-african-markets-idUSKCN1TS1TM2019-06-28
Nigerias commercial capital Lagos a megacity of around 20 million inhabitants built on a lagoon where Uber began operating in July 2014 is beset by heavy congestion PositiveLAGOS Global ridehailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos a company executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-africa/uber-targets-expansion-in-fast-growing-west-african-markets-idUSKCN1TS1TM2019-06-28
GRENOBLE France Double champions Germany inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp continued their unbeaten run at the womens World Cup by beating Nigeria 30 to qualify for the quarterfinals on Saturday PositiveGRENOBLE France Double champions Germany inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp continued their unbeaten run at the womens World Cup by beating Nigeria 30 to qualify for the quarterfinals on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-report/centurion-popp-leads-germany-into-world-cup-quarter-finals-idUSKCN1TN0M72019-06-23
GRENOBLE France Germany maintained their perfect womens World Cup record by reaching the quarterfinals with another solid performance in a 30 win over Nigeria on Saturday but they are looking for more PositiveGRENOBLE France Germany maintained their perfect womens World Cup record by reaching the quarterfinals with another solid performance in a 30 win over Nigeria on Saturday but they are looking for more http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-eight/germany-looking-for-more-after-easing-into-last-eight-idUSKCN1TN0OH2019-06-23
Germany controlled the midfield against the Nigerians and were quickly rewarded NeutralGRENOBLE France Double champions Germany inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp continued their unbeaten run at the womens World Cup by beating Nigeria 30 to qualify for the quarterfinals on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-report/centurion-popp-leads-germany-into-world-cup-quarter-finals-idUSKCN1TN0M72019-06-23
I think we showed the whole world that Nigeria have a team that has improved a said Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby PositiveGRENOBLE France Double champions Germany inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp continued their unbeaten run at the womens World Cup by beating Nigeria 30 to qualify for the quarterfinals on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-report/centurion-popp-leads-germany-into-world-cup-quarter-finals-idUSKCN1TN0M72019-06-23
That first goal gave us some safety but then we allowed Nigeria to get back into the game a little bit PositiveGRENOBLE France Double champions Germany inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp continued their unbeaten run at the womens World Cup by beating Nigeria 30 to qualify for the quarterfinals on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-report/centurion-popp-leads-germany-into-world-cup-quarter-finals-idUSKCN1TN0M72019-06-23
There was obvious disappointment on the Nigeria side but the African champions got a feel of the improvements they need to make to reach the top level PositiveGRENOBLE France Germany maintained their perfect womens World Cup record by reaching the quarterfinals with another solid performance in a 30 win over Nigeria on Saturday but they are looking for more http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-eight/germany-looking-for-more-after-easing-into-last-eight-idUSKCN1TN0OH2019-06-23
Nigeria had finished third in Group A with three points having suffered a late 10 loss to hosts France on Monday NegativeNigerias women sealed a place in the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years without kicking a ball on Thursday three days after their last group game http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-preview/hotel-party-as-nigeria-scrape-into-last-16-idUSKCN1TM01F2019-06-21
Nigeria will face Germany in Grenoble on Saturday NeutralNigerias women sealed a place in the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years without kicking a ball on Thursday three days after their last group game http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ger-nga-preview/hotel-party-as-nigeria-scrape-into-last-16-idUSKCN1TM01F2019-06-21
Boko Haram regards soccer often watched by Nigerians while drinking beer as unIslamic and a demonstration of corrupting Western influence NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno state emergency officials said on Monday the biggest mass killing this year by Islamist militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/triple-suicide-attack-kills-at-least-30-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1TI0VH2019-06-18
Buhari began his second fouryear term last month after winning an election in February in which he promised to improve security in Nigeria PositiveMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno state emergency officials said on Monday the biggest mass killing this year by Islamist militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/triple-suicide-attack-kills-at-least-30-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1TI0VH2019-06-18
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno state emergency officials said on Monday the biggest mass killing this year by Islamist militants NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno state emergency officials said on Monday the biggest mass killing this year by Islamist militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/triple-suicide-attack-kills-at-least-30-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1TI0VH2019-06-18
The Nigerian authorities must do more to protect civilians especially in areas like Konduga that have frequently been targeted by Boko Amnesty International said in a statement PositiveMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno state emergency officials said on Monday the biggest mass killing this year by Islamist militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/triple-suicide-attack-kills-at-least-30-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1TI0VH2019-06-18
BAUCHI Nigeria An armed gang killed at least 34 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria police said on Sunday part of a wave of violence the government has blamed on bandits NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria An armed gang killed at least 34 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria police said on Sunday part of a wave of violence the government has blamed on bandits http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-northwest/armed-gang-kills-at-least-34-in-northwest-nigeria-police-say-idUSKCN1TH0F82019-06-16
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic States West African branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 20 soldiers NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic States West African branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 20 soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-claim/islamic-state-says-it-killed-20-nigerian-soldiers-statement-idUSKCN1TF1522019-06-15
The Nigerian Army did not respond to requests for comment NeutralMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic States West African branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 20 soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-claim/islamic-state-says-it-killed-20-nigerian-soldiers-statement-idUSKCN1TF1522019-06-15
Norway play South Korea in their final encounter while France need a draw against Nigeria in their last group game to advance as group winners PositiveNICE France France took a big step toward the last 16 of the womens World Cup after Eugenie Le Sommers penalty earned the tournament hosts a 21 victory against Norway on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-fra-nor-report/le-sommer-penalty-puts-france-on-brink-of-last-16-idUSKCN1TD2PY2019-06-13
Norway the 1995 champions are second on three points ahead of Nigeria on goal difference after the African champions won 20 against South Korea who are bottom with no points PositiveNICE France France took a big step toward the last 16 of the womens World Cup after Eugenie Le Sommers penalty earned the tournament hosts a 21 victory against Norway on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-fra-nor-report/le-sommer-penalty-puts-france-on-brink-of-last-16-idUSKCN1TD2PY2019-06-13
SEOUL Thrashed 40 by France in their opener and beaten 20 by Nigeria on Wednesday South Korea have disappointed at the womens World Cup so far but with a place in the last 16 still up for grabs coach Yoon Dukyeo says his side have much to play for NegativeSEOUL Thrashed 40 by France in their opener and beaten 20 by Nigeria on Wednesday South Korea have disappointed at the womens World Cup so far but with a place in the last 16 still up for grabs coach Yoon Dukyeo says his side have much to play for http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-kor/koreans-cling-to-slim-last-16-hopes-idUSKCN1TE07W2019-06-13
They are more common in other parts of West Africa especially Nigeria NeutralGhana forces have rescued two Canadian women who were kidnapped last week outside their hostel in Ghanas second city of Kumasi the Ghanaian government said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ghana-kidnapping/ghana-says-its-forces-rescued-two-kidnapped-canadian-women-idUSKCN1TD0VF2019-06-13
Tools purporting to bypass WhatsApp restrictions have also been advertised in videos and online forums aimed at users in Indonesia and Nigeria both of which held elections this year NegativeNEW DELHI WhatsApp has threatened legal action against those who publicly claim the ability to abuse its messaging platform after the emergence of a raft of companies advertising products to bypass usage restrictions http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-whatsapp-abuse/whatsapp-threatens-legal-action-against-public-claims-of-messaging-abuses-idUSKCN1TC1V12019-06-12
Norway next face France in Nice on Wednesday while Nigeria take on South Korea in Grenoble the same day PositiveREIMS France Ada Hegerberg was not needed as Norway kicked off their womens World Cup Group A campaign with a comprehensive 30 victory over Nigeria on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nor-nga-report/soccer-hegerberg-less-norway-canter-past-nigeria-idUSKCN1T90SB2019-06-09
Norway take on Nigeria later on Saturday NeutralPARIS As expected the Olympique Lyonnais women carried France to a comprehensive 40 win against South Korea in their World Cup opening game on Friday sending a clear warning to their rivals that they are ready to go for the title http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-fra-kor-lyon/soccer-lyon-women-inspire-france-in-perfect-world-cup-opener-idUSKCN1T90FK2019-06-09
ONITSHA Nigeria Gunmen in Nigerias oilrich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday NeutralONITSHA Nigeria Gunmen in Nigerias oilrich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/two-lebanese-workers-kidnapped-in-nigerias-rivers-state-idUSKCN1TA0CG2019-06-09
REIMS France Ada Hegerberg was not needed as Norway kicked off their womens World Cup Group A campaign with a comprehensive 30 victory over Nigeria on Saturday PositiveREIMS France Ada Hegerberg was not needed as Norway kicked off their womens World Cup Group A campaign with a comprehensive 30 victory over Nigeria on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nor-nga-report/soccer-hegerberg-less-norway-canter-past-nigeria-idUSKCN1T90SB2019-06-09
Three minutes later threetimes African champions Nigeria were completely overwhelmed as Ohale deflected Isabell Herlovsens cross into her own goal NegativeREIMS France Ada Hegerberg was not needed as Norway kicked off their womens World Cup Group A campaign with a comprehensive 30 victory over Nigeria on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nor-nga-report/soccer-hegerberg-less-norway-canter-past-nigeria-idUSKCN1T90SB2019-06-09
Norway take on Nigeria in the other Group A game in Reims on Saturday NeutralPARIS A rampant France smashed South Korea out of sight on Friday to open their womens soccer World Cup campaign in irrepressible style with a 40 victory that sent a warning to all other teams with a design on the trophy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-fra-kor-report/rampant-france-thrash-korea-in-world-cup-opener-idUSKCN1T82ED2019-06-08
The research which looked at the policys impact in Kenya Nepal Nigeria and South Africa was released at Women Deliver a global conference on gender equality held every three years PositiveOne had tried to induce an abortion with a knitting needle it said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-women-conference-abortion/u-s-global-abortion-policy-causing-deaths-researchers-say-idUSKCN1T626P2019-06-06
Africas three nations taking part in the event are Nigeria South Africa and Cameroon NeutralPARIS FIFA and the French Development Agency have pledged ahead of the June 7July 7 World Cup in France to promote womens soccer in Africa on a longterm basis the governing bodys president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-fifa-women/fifa-and-afd-to-promote-womens-soccer-in-africa-infantino-idUSKCN1T52XV2019-06-05
Thousands of faithful packed stadiums in Addis Ababa and Mogadishu and there were also mass prayers in the Nigerian capital Abuja as well as Juba in South Sudan PositiveKABUL Muslims around the world celebrated the EidalFitr religious holiday on Tuesday marking the end of Islams holy month of Ramadan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-eid/muslims-celebrate-eid-ending-ramadan-holy-month-idUSKCN1T51KE2019-06-05
Nigerias Security and Exchange Commission had set up an interim management team and ordered chief executive Wale Tinubu and others to resign following an investigation NegativeA federal court in Lagos on Monday blocked Nigerias financial watchdog from replacing Oandos chief executive and taking other action against the oil firm pending further hearings on the case according to a court document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oando/nigerian-court-blocks-watchdog-from-replacing-boss-of-oil-firm-oando-document-idUSKCN1T42FL2019-06-04
Oando has evolved from a fuel retailer into a major indigenous oil producer competing with multinationals such as Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil in Nigeria NeutralA federal court in Lagos on Monday blocked Nigerias financial watchdog from replacing Oandos chief executive and taking other action against the oil firm pending further hearings on the case according to a court document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oando/nigerian-court-blocks-watchdog-from-replacing-boss-of-oil-firm-oando-document-idUSKCN1T42FL2019-06-04
Nigerias Industrial And General Insurance Plc holds a stake in Sonarwa which offers aviation fire automative and marine insurance NegativeKIGALI Bank of Kigali Rwandas biggest lender by assets is in talks to buy local insurance company Sonarwa the banks chief financial officer said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rwanda-bk-group/bank-of-kigali-in-talks-to-buy-local-insurer-sonarwa-idUSKCN1T01VN2019-05-31
Team president Masai Ujiri is from Nigeria while their most influential player Kawhi Leonard and coach Nick Nurse both hail from the United States PositiveTORONTO Toronto has long considered itself the center of the hockey universe but the Raptors for the moment at least are the shiniest object in citys sporting cosmos grabbing the imagination of an entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-basketball-nba-tor-gsw/nba-we-the-north-says-canada-is-not-just-about-hockey-idUSKCN1T01ZM2019-05-31
ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on Wednesday for a second term at a lowkey inauguration ceremony in which he surprised many by not delivering a speech NegativeABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on Wednesday for a second term at a lowkey inauguration ceremony in which he surprised many by not delivering a speech http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-kicks-off-challenge-filled-second-term-with-low-key-inauguration-idUSKCN1SZ1372019-05-30
It is an opportunity for the president to speak to Nigerians and give further assurance of his commitment to a better he said in a tweet PositiveABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on Wednesday for a second term at a lowkey inauguration ceremony in which he surprised many by not delivering a speech http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-kicks-off-challenge-filled-second-term-with-low-key-inauguration-idUSKCN1SZ1372019-05-30
The United Nations womens agency in Nigeria said they have also found that increasing womens agency or income can lead to a violent backlash even to the point of murder NegativeThe study aimed to assess the risks of the Nigeria For Women project a million program to improve womens livelihoods by providing grants skills training and business advice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-workers/in-nigeria-empowering-women-means-exposing-them-to-violence-idUSKCN1SZ24M2019-05-30
The study aimed to assess the risks of the Nigeria For Women project a million program to improve womens livelihoods by providing grants skills training and business advice PositiveThe study aimed to assess the risks of the Nigeria For Women project a million program to improve womens livelihoods by providing grants skills training and business advice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-workers/in-nigeria-empowering-women-means-exposing-them-to-violence-idUSKCN1SZ24M2019-05-30
GENEVA Africa could be declared free of endemic polio early next year if a strain last seen in Nigeria almost three years ago does not resurface the World Health Organizations Africa director said on Tuesday PositiveGENEVA Africa could be declared free of endemic polio early next year if a strain last seen in Nigeria almost three years ago does not resurface the World Health Organizations Africa director said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-polio-centralafrica/who-counts-down-africa-polio-clock-despite-fears-of-new-outbreak-idUSKCN1SY0YW2019-05-29
A spokesman for Nigerias financial crimes agency was not immediately available for comment NegativeABUJA MTN Nigeria said on Saturday it is under investigation by the Nigerian financial crimes agency over its listing last week although it has not been accused of any by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group-listing/mtn-nigeria-listing-being-investigated-by-nigerian-financial-crimes-agency-idUSKCN1SV0852019-05-27
ABUJA MTN Nigeria said on Saturday it is under investigation by the Nigerian financial crimes agency over its listing last week although it has not been accused of any by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission PositiveABUJA MTN Nigeria said on Saturday it is under investigation by the Nigerian financial crimes agency over its listing last week although it has not been accused of any by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group-listing/mtn-nigeria-listing-being-investigated-by-nigerian-financial-crimes-agency-idUSKCN1SV0852019-05-27
We received all regulatory approvals required to list our MTN Nigeria said in a statement NeutralABUJA MTN Nigeria said on Saturday it is under investigation by the Nigerian financial crimes agency over its listing last week although it has not been accused of any by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group-listing/mtn-nigeria-listing-being-investigated-by-nigerian-financial-crimes-agency-idUSKCN1SV0852019-05-27
Nigerian military spokesmen did not respond to requests for comment NeutralMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning two security sources said the second deadly attack on the army this week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/militants-kill-at-least-25-nigerian-soldiers-some-civilians-in-ambush-sources-idUSKCN1SV0KJ2019-05-26
Nigerias government has said the Boko Haram insurgency and the rival Islamic State West Africa Province group are on their last legs NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning two security sources said the second deadly attack on the army this week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/militants-kill-at-least-25-nigerian-soldiers-some-civilians-in-ambush-sources-idUSKCN1SV0KJ2019-05-26
Also adding to market tightness was the closure of a major pipeline in Nigeria and Russia supply disruptions NegativeNEW YORK Oil futures were steady on Tuesday as the prospect of mounting U.S.Iran tensions disrupting supply was offset by concerns that a lengthy trade war between Washington and Beijing would limit crude demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-little-changed-as-u-s-iran-dispute-supports-trade-war-weighs-idUSKCN1SR0292019-05-22
The Fund has also downgraded growth forecasts for most major emerging markets this year including Russia India Brazil Mexico Saudi Arabia Nigeria and South Africa PositiveLONDON The risk of the United States slipping into recession in the next year is elevated according to most traditional measures even though policymakers say the economy is in a good place http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-economy-kemp/markets-expect-interest-rate-cuts-as-economic-outlook-worsens-kemp-idUSKCN1SN1YZ2019-05-18
3 million users in Nigeria as of 2017 has had fraught relations with the Nigerian authorities including disputes over SIM cards and tax payments NegativeLAGOS MTN Nigeria owned by South Africas MTN Group listed in Lagos on Thursday in a 2 trillion naira http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group-listing/mtn-nigeria-debuts-in-lagos-in-6-5-billion-listing-idUSKCN1SM1NY2019-05-17
MTN Nigeria accounts for a third of the Johannesburg parents core profit PositiveLAGOS MTN Nigeria owned by South Africas MTN Group listed in Lagos on Thursday in a 2 trillion naira http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group-listing/mtn-nigeria-debuts-in-lagos-in-6-5-billion-listing-idUSKCN1SM1NY2019-05-17
The listing follows MTN Groups agreement with Nigerian regulators to settle most of those longrunning disputes NeutralLAGOS MTN Nigeria owned by South Africas MTN Group listed in Lagos on Thursday in a 2 trillion naira http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group-listing/mtn-nigeria-debuts-in-lagos-in-6-5-billion-listing-idUSKCN1SM1NY2019-05-17
The area is a stronghold for Islamic State in West Africa and Boko Haram which began an insurgency in Nigeria in 2009 that has spread across its borders NegativeThe region bordering Nigeria Niger Chad and Cameroon has been hit by a decadelong Islamist insurgency uprooting 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-environment-lakechad-conflict/climate-change-pushes-farmers-to-tipping-point-in-lake-chad-crisis-idUSKCN1SL2EG2019-05-16
The region bordering Nigeria Niger Chad and Cameroon has been hit by a decadelong Islamist insurgency uprooting 2 NegativeThe region bordering Nigeria Niger Chad and Cameroon has been hit by a decadelong Islamist insurgency uprooting 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-environment-lakechad-conflict/climate-change-pushes-farmers-to-tipping-point-in-lake-chad-crisis-idUSKCN1SL2EG2019-05-16
AMSTERDAM African ecommerce company Jumia is trying to encourage more prepayment to discourage returns or cancellations the head of its Nigerian business said after a report last week by Citron Research questioned some of Jumias sales figures NegativeAMSTERDAM African ecommerce company Jumia is trying to encourage more prepayment to discourage returns or cancellations the head of its Nigerian business said after a report last week by Citron Research questioned some of Jumias sales figures http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-jumia-ipo-citron/jumias-nigeria-chief-stands-by-sales-figures-queried-by-short-seller-citron-idUSKCN1SK2GO2019-05-15
NAIROBI Microsoft Corp will invest million to open an Africa technology development center with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years the company said on Tuesday PositiveNAIROBI Microsoft Corp will invest million to open an Africa technology development center with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years the company said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-africa-microsoft/microsoft-to-spend-100-million-on-kenya-nigeria-tech-development-hub-idUSKCN1SK1BT2019-05-15
ABUJA A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces freed on Friday almost 900 children it had used in the war against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents the United Nations Childrens Fund said NegativeABUJA A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces freed on Friday almost 900 children it had used in the war against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents the United Nations Childrens Fund said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-children/nigerian-militia-frees-nearly-900-children-used-in-war-on-boko-haram-unicef-idUSKCN1SG12P2019-05-11
ABUJA The Nigerian government has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and his then oil minister of accepting bribes and breaking the countrys laws to broker a NegativeABUJA The Nigerian government has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and his then oil minister of accepting bribes and breaking the countrys laws to broker a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-says-ex-president-and-his-oil-minister-took-bribes-court-filing-idUSKCN1SG21U2019-05-11
Children of northeast Nigeria have borne the brunt of this conflict NegativeABUJA A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces freed on Friday almost 900 children it had used in the war against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents the United Nations Childrens Fund said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-children/nigerian-militia-frees-nearly-900-children-used-in-war-on-boko-haram-unicef-idUSKCN1SG12P2019-05-11
Nigerian attorney general Abubakar Malami did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralABUJA The Nigerian government has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and his then oil minister of accepting bribes and breaking the countrys laws to broker a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-says-ex-president-and-his-oil-minister-took-bribes-court-filing-idUSKCN1SG21U2019-05-11
Nigerias Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is pursuing a criminal case against other former officials in relation to OPL 245 NegativeABUJA The Nigerian government has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and his then oil minister of accepting bribes and breaking the countrys laws to broker a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-says-ex-president-and-his-oil-minister-took-bribes-court-filing-idUSKCN1SG21U2019-05-11
LAGOS A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed government claims that subsidiaries of Eni and Petrobras illegally exported crude oil to the United States but a lawyer representing authorities in the West African country said an appeal had been launched NegativeLAGOS A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed government claims that subsidiaries of Eni and Petrobras illegally exported crude oil to the United States but a lawyer representing authorities in the West African country said an appeal had been launched http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-court-dismisses-oil-export-claims-against-eni-petrobras-idUSKCN1SE2B82019-05-09
The court did not agree with our said Ituah Imhanze a lawyer who represented Nigerias government in court NegativeLAGOS A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed government claims that subsidiaries of Eni and Petrobras illegally exported crude oil to the United States but a lawyer representing authorities in the West African country said an appeal had been launched http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-court-dismisses-oil-export-claims-against-eni-petrobras-idUSKCN1SE2B82019-05-09
ABUJA Nigerian police are investigating allegations that officers sexually assaulted women arrested in nightclub raids during a crackdown on prostitution NegativeABUJA Nigerian police are investigating allegations that officers sexually assaulted women arrested in nightclub raids during a crackdown on prostitution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-police-women/nigerian-police-accused-of-abusing-prostitution-suspects-idUSKCN1SC1KD2019-05-07
Long accused of widespread human rights abuses the Nigeria Police Force said it was looking into the accusations NegativeABUJA Nigerian police are investigating allegations that officers sexually assaulted women arrested in nightclub raids during a crackdown on prostitution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-police-women/nigerian-police-accused-of-abusing-prostitution-suspects-idUSKCN1SC1KD2019-05-07
Similar to the global movement Nigerians have been using social media to highlight mistreatment of women using the hashtags and NeutralABUJA Nigerian police are investigating allegations that officers sexually assaulted women arrested in nightclub raids during a crackdown on prostitution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-police-women/nigerian-police-accused-of-abusing-prostitution-suspects-idUSKCN1SC1KD2019-05-07
Islamic State West Africa Province has carried out a string of attacks in Nigeria in recent months NegativeCAIRO Islamic State killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Magumeri the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-claims-it-killed-10-soldiers-in-northeastern-nigeria-idUSKCN1SA0OK2019-05-05
The group split in 2016 from Nigeriabased Boko Haram which has waged a decadelong insurgency in northeast Nigeria that has killed some 30000 people and displaced a further 2 million NegativeCAIRO Islamic State killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Magumeri the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-claims-it-killed-10-soldiers-in-northeastern-nigeria-idUSKCN1SA0OK2019-05-05
ABUJA South African telecoms firm MTN has applied with Nigerias securities regulator to list shares in its local unit on the countrys bourse two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday PositiveABUJA South African telecoms firm MTN has applied with Nigerias securities regulator to list shares in its local unit on the countrys bourse two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-listing/mtn-applies-with-nigerian-securities-regulator-to-list-shares-of-local-unit-sources-idUSKCN1S922K2019-05-04
The Niger Delta produces the bulk of Nigerias crude PositiveYENAGOA Nigeria Gunman kidnapped three oil workers from Canada Scotland and Nigeria at a rig in Nigerias Delta region on Saturday officials said the second abduction in the area in less than a week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-kidnapping/gunmen-kidnap-canadian-scottish-oil-workers-from-nigerian-oil-rig-idUSKCN1S40NJ2019-04-29
ABUJA Nigerias power generation has been significantly reduced due to a gas pipeline leak that forced the shutdown of four power stations the nations grid operator said on Friday NegativeABUJA Nigerias power generation has been significantly reduced due to a gas pipeline leak that forced the shutdown of four power stations the nations grid operator said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power/nigerias-power-cut-as-four-plants-shut-down-idUSKCN1S227H2019-04-27
In a statement TCN said the issue was caused by leakage on the EscravosLagos Pipeline System gas pipeline but that operator Nigerian Gas Company had already repaired the line NegativeABUJA Nigerias power generation has been significantly reduced due to a gas pipeline leak that forced the shutdown of four power stations the nations grid operator said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power/nigerias-power-cut-as-four-plants-shut-down-idUSKCN1S227H2019-04-27
The Transmission Company of Nigeria said the four power stations were completely shut down on Thursday for emergency maintenance on the gas pipeline supplying them NegativeABUJA Nigerias power generation has been significantly reduced due to a gas pipeline leak that forced the shutdown of four power stations the nations grid operator said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-power/nigerias-power-cut-as-four-plants-shut-down-idUSKCN1S227H2019-04-27
YENAGOA Nigeria Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers were kidnapped and their police escorts killed in Nigerias restive Delta region a police spokesman said on Friday NegativeYENAGOA Nigeria Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers were kidnapped and their police escorts killed in Nigerias restive Delta region a police spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-kidnapping/two-shell-oil-workers-kidnapped-police-killed-in-nigerias-delta-police-idUSKCN1S22EV2019-04-27
activities are concentrated around Lake Chad which borders Nigeria Cameroon Chad and Niger NeutralDriven from its selfstyled caliphate in Iraq and Syria Islamic State is down but not out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-state-group-factbox/factbox-after-caliphate-defeat-islamic-state-is-down-but-not-out-idUSKCN1S021K2019-04-25
Commodity trader Olam International said it will buy Dangote Flour Mills Plc as it looks to bolster its position in Nigerias wheat market PositiveING Groep Sainsbury Dangote Flour Mills Updates UBS Group AG http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N2252FG2019-04-24
It currently trains 1300 people mostly from the subSahara nations of Mali Senegal Nigeria Guinea Gambia and Chad where Al Qaeda and Islamic State are active NeutralRABAT Naminata Koulibaly 30 receives training in a Moroccan Muslim teaching institute founded by King Mohammed VI in 2015 and hopes to return to her home in Ivory Coast better equipped to advise women on religious issues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-religion/morocco-trains-foreign-students-in-its-practice-of-moderate-islam-idUSKCN1RZ1JP2019-04-24
Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria where both locals and foreigners are targeted mostly for ransom NegativeKADUNA Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man and abducted three others in the northern city of Kaduna local police and the British High Commission said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/british-woman-killed-three-other-people-kidnapped-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKCN1RX0GR2019-04-22
Mooney was employed in Nigeria by a nongovernmental organization called Mercy Corps PositiveKADUNA Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man and abducted three others in the northern city of Kaduna local police and the British High Commission said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/british-woman-killed-three-other-people-kidnapped-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKCN1RX0GR2019-04-22
Northern Nigeria is plagued by a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency as well as clashes between farmers and herders in which hundreds have died NegativeKADUNA Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man and abducted three others in the northern city of Kaduna local police and the British High Commission said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/british-woman-killed-three-other-people-kidnapped-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKCN1RX0GR2019-04-22
President Muhammadu Buhari won reelection for another four years in February pledging to improve security in Nigeria boost economic growth and fight corruption PositiveKADUNA Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man and abducted three others in the northern city of Kaduna local police and the British High Commission said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/british-woman-killed-three-other-people-kidnapped-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKCN1RX0GR2019-04-22
We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities and we understand an investigation is the British High Commission said in a statement NeutralKADUNA Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man and abducted three others in the northern city of Kaduna local police and the British High Commission said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/british-woman-killed-three-other-people-kidnapped-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKCN1RX0GR2019-04-22
3 billion deal has spawned legal cases spanning several countries and involving Nigerian government officials and senior Eni and Shell executives PositiveA Nigerian judge issued arrest warrants for two former ministers and an Eni manager over the sale of offshore oilfield OPL 245 by Malabu Oil and Gas in 2011 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Twitter on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-issues-arrest-warrants-for-ex-ministers-over-malabu-oil-deal-idUSKCN1RT21Z2019-04-18
The Milan court has already convicted middlemen Emeka Obi a Nigerian citizen and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo of corruption NegativeA Nigerian judge issued arrest warrants for two former ministers and an Eni manager over the sale of offshore oilfield OPL 245 by Malabu Oil and Gas in 2011 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Twitter on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-issues-arrest-warrants-for-ex-ministers-over-malabu-oil-deal-idUSKCN1RT21Z2019-04-18
For African nations facing massive demographic pressures such concessions make sense if they create jobs said Jelani Aliyu of Nigerias National Automotive Design and Development Council PositiveAt the edge of Nairobis Ngong Forest thousands of used cars glitter in the hot sun on a dusty field waiting for buyers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-africa-autos/auto-giants-battle-used-car-dealers-for-africas-huge-market-idUSKCN1RO0OJ2019-04-13
They blame the cheap imports for killing off assembly sectors in a number of African countries including Nigeria which built around 150000 cars per year until the 1980s NegativeAt the edge of Nairobis Ngong Forest thousands of used cars glitter in the hot sun on a dusty field waiting for buyers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-africa-autos/auto-giants-battle-used-car-dealers-for-africas-huge-market-idUSKCN1RO0OJ2019-04-13
GENEVA Nigerian troops forced the entire population of a town of 10000 people in northeastern Borno state to relocate without warning on Monday the United Nations said on Thursday NegativeGENEVA Nigerian troops forced the entire population of a town of 10000 people in northeastern Borno state to relocate without warning on Monday the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/nigerian-troops-forced-10000-people-to-leave-northeast-town-u-n-idUSKCN1RN0O12019-04-12
The northeast of Nigeria subSaharan Africas biggest energy producer is the main battleground in its decadelong fight against Boko Haram and fellow Islamist insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province NegativeGENEVA Nigerian troops forced the entire population of a town of 10000 people in northeastern Borno state to relocate without warning on Monday the United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/nigerian-troops-forced-10000-people-to-leave-northeast-town-u-n-idUSKCN1RN0O12019-04-12
ABUJA Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in banditry NegativeABUJA Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in banditry http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-suspends-mining-in-zamfara-state-after-banditry-surges-idUSKCN1RJ0IS2019-04-08
This season Embiid and 24yearold Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks born in Greece to Nigerian parents are contenders to become the NBAs most valuable player PositiveNAIROBI The NBA will invest millions of dollars in Basketball Africa League its first professional league outside of North America and will be handson in its operation a top executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nba-africa/nba-to-invest-millions-of-dollars-in-new-african-league-idUSKCN1RE1WB2019-04-03
Further afield jihadists in Afghanistan Nigeria and elsewhere show no sign of recanting allegiance and intelligence services say IS devotees in the West might plot new attacks NegativeDEIR ALZOR PROVINCE Syria U.S.backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic States last territory in Syria on Saturday eliminating its rule over a selfproclaimed but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/islamic-state-caliphate-defeated-yet-threat-persists-idUSKCN1R407D2019-03-24
Building collapses are frequent in Nigeria Africas most populous country where regulations are poorly enforced and construction materials are often substandard NegativeLAGOS Twenty people were killed in Wednesdays collapse of a fourstory building containing a primary school in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos and 45 others survived the state health commissioner said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-school/nigeria-school-building-collapse-killed-20-lagos-health-official-idUSKCN1QW1OQ2019-03-16
LAGOS Twenty people were killed in Wednesdays collapse of a fourstory building containing a primary school in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos and 45 others survived the state health commissioner said on Friday NegativeLAGOS Twenty people were killed in Wednesdays collapse of a fourstory building containing a primary school in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos and 45 others survived the state health commissioner said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-school/nigeria-school-building-collapse-killed-20-lagos-health-official-idUSKCN1QW1OQ2019-03-16
Lagos Nigerias most populous city with around 23 million inhabitants is particularly densely populated in poorer areas where multiple families occupy small spaces to save money on rent NegativeLAGOS Twenty people were killed in Wednesdays collapse of a fourstory building containing a primary school in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos and 45 others survived the state health commissioner said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-school/nigeria-school-building-collapse-killed-20-lagos-health-official-idUSKCN1QW1OQ2019-03-16
The men who carried him and others looking on cheered at the sight of the youngster who seconds earlier had been pulled from the rubble of a fourstory building that collapsed in Lagos Nigeria PositiveLAGOS The boy lay wideeyed on a bed of outstretched arms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-school-survivor/nigerian-boy-pulled-from-rubble-remains-calm-amid-chaos-idUSKCN1QV2V22019-03-15
Building collapses are frequent in Nigeria where regulations are poorly enforced and construction materials are often substandard PositiveLAGOS At least one person was killed and dozens of children were among those feared trapped after a fourstorey building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-nigeria-school/one-person-killed-dozens-of-children-feared-trapped-in-collapsed-lagos-building-idUSKBN1QU1G72019-03-14
LAGOS At least one person was killed and dozens of children were among those feared trapped after a fourstorey building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos on Wednesday NegativeLAGOS At least one person was killed and dozens of children were among those feared trapped after a fourstorey building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-nigeria-school/one-person-killed-dozens-of-children-feared-trapped-in-collapsed-lagos-building-idUSKBN1QU1G72019-03-14
A fellow writer the Nigerian satirist Elnathan John said his friend had recently been injured in a car accident NegativeNAIROBI A prizewinning author a football official and a team of humanitarian workers were among those who perished in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 30 government officials and employers said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-victims/prize-winning-author-21-u-n-workers-among-dead-in-ethiopian-airlines-crash-idUSKBN1QS2AO2019-03-12
Pius Adesanmi a Nigerianborn professor with the English Language and Literature Department at Carleton University in Ottawa was among the victims from Canada NegativeNAIROBI A prizewinning author a football official and a team of humanitarian workers were among those who perished in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 30 government officials and employers said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-victims/prize-winning-author-21-u-n-workers-among-dead-in-ethiopian-airlines-crash-idUSKBN1QS2AO2019-03-12
Although Islamic States core territory was in Iraq and Syria jihadists fighting in other countries notably Nigeria Yemen and Afghanistan pledged their allegiance to it NegativeBEIRUT Islamic State looks about to lose its last foothold on the banks of the Euphrates near the Iraq border but while its era of territorial rule may be over for now there is near universal agreement that IS remains a threat http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state-explaine/explainer-does-islamic-state-still-pose-a-threat-idUSKBN1QR0QR2019-03-11
LAGOS Nigerian voters returned to the polls on Saturday to elect powerful state governors just two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote but civil society observers said turnout was low NegativeLAGOS Nigerian voters returned to the polls on Saturday to elect powerful state governors just two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote but civil society observers said turnout was low http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/turnout-low-in-vote-for-powerful-nigerian-state-governors-idUSKBN1QQ0072019-03-10
Nigerias security forces have been stretched in recent years by an Islamist insurgency in the northeast as well as by communal violence and banditry in other areas NegativeLAGOS Nigerian voters returned to the polls on Saturday to elect powerful state governors just two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote but civil society observers said turnout was low http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/turnout-low-in-vote-for-powerful-nigerian-state-governors-idUSKBN1QQ0072019-03-10
The election is for 29 of the countrys 36 governors who are among the most influential politicians in Nigeria PositiveLAGOS Nigerian voters returned to the polls on Saturday to elect powerful state governors just two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote but civil society observers said turnout was low http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/turnout-low-in-vote-for-powerful-nigerian-state-governors-idUSKBN1QQ0072019-03-10
Among other listed countries were Nigeria Panama Libya the Bahamas Iran Pakistan North Korea and Afghanistan NegativeBRUSSELS The 28 member states of the European Union all backed a decision on Thursday to reject a proposal from the EU executive to add Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of countries suspected of being lax on terrorist financing and money laundering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/eu-states-block-blacklisting-saudi-panama-over-dirty-money-idUSKCN1QO15M2019-03-08
ABUJA A tribunal on Wednesday ordered Nigerias electoral body to allow the main opposition to inspect materials used in last months poll which President Muhammadu Buhari won after allegations of fraud by the rival party NegativeABUJA A tribunal on Wednesday ordered Nigerias electoral body to allow the main opposition to inspect materials used in last months poll which President Muhammadu Buhari won after allegations of fraud by the rival party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-court/nigeria-opposition-to-inspect-vote-materials-after-buharis-win-idUSKCN1QN2Q12019-03-07
Antislavery group Alternativa said its helpline had fielded calls from Nigerian women held in St Petersburg and other World Cup host cities PositiveMOSCOW Blessing Obuson thought Russias soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead she found herself forced to work as a prostitute http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-nigeria-sexcrimes/traffickers-used-russias-world-cup-to-enslave-us-say-nigerian-women-idUSKCN1QN1OC2019-03-07
Kenny Kehindo who works with several Moscow NGOs to help sex trafficking victims estimates that more than 2000 Nigerian women were brought in on fan IDs PositiveMOSCOW Blessing Obuson thought Russias soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead she found herself forced to work as a prostitute http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-nigeria-sexcrimes/traffickers-used-russias-world-cup-to-enslave-us-say-nigerian-women-idUSKCN1QN1OC2019-03-07
Many are still in said Kehindo who said he had helped around 40 women return to Nigeria PositiveMOSCOW Blessing Obuson thought Russias soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead she found herself forced to work as a prostitute http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-nigeria-sexcrimes/traffickers-used-russias-world-cup-to-enslave-us-say-nigerian-women-idUSKCN1QN1OC2019-03-07
Russian police say 1863 Nigerians who entered the country with fan IDs had not left by Jan PositiveMOSCOW Blessing Obuson thought Russias soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead she found herself forced to work as a prostitute http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-nigeria-sexcrimes/traffickers-used-russias-world-cup-to-enslave-us-say-nigerian-women-idUSKCN1QN1OC2019-03-07
LAGOS Nigerias Access Bank said on Tuesday it had received shareholders approval to take over rival Diamond Bank in a million deal that would create Africas largest bank by customers PositiveLAGOS Nigerias Access Bank said on Tuesday it had received shareholders approval to take over rival Diamond Bank in a million deal that would create Africas largest bank by customers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-diamond-bank-m-a-access-bank/nigerias-access-bank-gets-approval-for-diamond-bank-takeover-idUSKCN1QM20M2019-03-06
The takeover will reduce the number of players in banking in Nigeria where the top five banks control more than 60 percent of assets NeutralLAGOS Nigerias Access Bank said on Tuesday it had received shareholders approval to take over rival Diamond Bank in a million deal that would create Africas largest bank by customers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-diamond-bank-m-a-access-bank/nigerias-access-bank-gets-approval-for-diamond-bank-takeover-idUSKCN1QM20M2019-03-06
The photographers friend Nike Okundaye a Nigerian chief and textile artist is trying to revive the laborious methods for dying patterned indigo clothes a tradition handed down from her greatgreatgrandmother PositiveNAIROBI Whirling masked spirits clad in raffia and laughing children daubed with clay dance across the pages of African the latest book by two photographers documenting rapidly vanishing rituals across the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-culture/from-birth-to-death-an-archive-of-vanishing-african-rituals-seeks-a-home-idUSKCN1QL19L2019-03-05
CAIRO Islamic State said on Saturday it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Thursday in the countrys northeastern Borno state but a Nigerian Army spokesman said no such incident was recorded NegativeCAIRO Islamic State said on Saturday it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Thursday in the countrys northeastern Borno state but a Nigerian Army spokesman said no such incident was recorded http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-says-it-killed-10-nigerian-soldiers-amaq-idUSKCN1QJ0GG2019-03-03
Islamic State in West Africa which split from Islamist group Boko Haram in 2016 has carried out a number of attacks in northeast Nigeria in the last few months NegativeCAIRO Islamic State said on Saturday it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Thursday in the countrys northeastern Borno state but a Nigerian Army spokesman said no such incident was recorded http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-says-it-killed-10-nigerian-soldiers-amaq-idUSKCN1QJ0GG2019-03-03
The Nigerian Army is consolidating its efforts and successes are being achieved PositiveCAIRO Islamic State said on Saturday it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Thursday in the countrys northeastern Borno state but a Nigerian Army spokesman said no such incident was recorded http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-says-it-killed-10-nigerian-soldiers-amaq-idUSKCN1QJ0GG2019-03-03
The Nigerian Army spokesman insisted the situation in the north east has been calm for sometime now PositiveCAIRO Islamic State said on Saturday it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Thursday in the countrys northeastern Borno state but a Nigerian Army spokesman said no such incident was recorded http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-says-it-killed-10-nigerian-soldiers-amaq-idUSKCN1QJ0GG2019-03-03
3 billion acquisition of an Nigerian offshore oilfield ramping up pressure on the energy firm that already faces bribery charges in Italy over the case NegativeDutch prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Royal Dutch Shell over the http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria/dutch-prosecutors-target-shell-over-nigeria-oil-deal-idUSKCN1QI3TZ2019-03-02
Nigeria says the Egina field produces condensate a type of light oil excluded from the OPEC cuts which only apply to crude NeutralLONDON OPEC oil supply fell to a fouryear low in February a Reuters survey found as top exporter Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies overdelivered on the groups supply pact while Venezuelan output registered a further involuntary decline http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/in-rebuff-to-trump-opec-oil-output-drops-further-in-february-idUSKCN1QI4HI2019-03-02
Twentythree jurisdictions are on the provisional list including Nigeria Panama Libya the Bahamas Iran Pakistan North Korea and Afghanistan NegativeBRUSSELS The adoption of a European Union moneylaundering blacklist which includes Saudi Arabia as well as Puerto Rico and three other U.S. territories is likely to be blocked by EU states under a procedure launched on Thursday two EU sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/after-saudi-kings-letter-eu-states-move-to-block-dirty-money-list-idUSKCN1QH2372019-03-01
All those who fled were ordered to return to northeast Nigeria the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres said earlier in the day PositiveGENEVA At least 10000 Nigerians returned to a flashpoint town on Wednesday after fleeing into Cameroon to escape repeated attacks over the past few months a U.N. humanitarian report said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-cameroon/u-n-says-10000-nigerians-return-from-cameroon-to-town-targeted-by-boko-haram-idUSKCN1QG2YJ2019-02-28
GENEVA At least 10000 Nigerians returned to a flashpoint town on Wednesday after fleeing into Cameroon to escape repeated attacks over the past few months a U.N. humanitarian report said NegativeGENEVA At least 10000 Nigerians returned to a flashpoint town on Wednesday after fleeing into Cameroon to escape repeated attacks over the past few months a U.N. humanitarian report said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-cameroon/u-n-says-10000-nigerians-return-from-cameroon-to-town-targeted-by-boko-haram-idUSKCN1QG2YJ2019-02-28
ABUJA Muhammadu Buhari who has won four more years as Nigerias president proved wrong those who doubted he could survive the blows of recession militant attacks on oilfields and an Islamist insurgency that blighted his first term NegativeABUJA Muhammadu Buhari who has won four more years as Nigerias president proved wrong those who doubted he could survive the blows of recession militant attacks on oilfields and an Islamist insurgency that blighted his first term http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-buhari-newsmaker/muhammadu-buhari-nigerias-converted-democrat-comes-back-from-the-brink-idUSKCN1QF2SN2019-02-27
ABUJA Nigerias defeated main opposition party does not accept the presidential election result and believes the legal process is one way to resolve issues a party official said on Wednesday NegativeABUJA Nigerias defeated main opposition party does not accept the presidential election result and believes the legal process is one way to resolve issues a party official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-opposition/nigerias-defeated-opposition-party-says-legal-process-is-one-way-to-resolve-disputed-election-results-idUSKCN1QG0FX2019-02-27
ABUJA Nigerias newly reelected President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday his administration will intensify efforts to improve security and bolster the economy PositiveABUJA Nigerias newly reelected President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday his administration will intensify efforts to improve security and bolster the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-buhari-efforts/nigerias-buhari-says-his-administration-will-intensify-security-economic-efforts-idUSKCN1QG0FZ2019-02-27
Buhari 76 took office in 2015 and sought a second term with pledges to fight corruption and overhaul Nigerias creaking road and rail network PositiveABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africas largest economy and top oil producer the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday following an election marred by delays logistical glitches and violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-wins-second-term-as-president-idUSKCN1QF1CL2019-02-27
Buhari made history in 2015 as the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box NeutralABUJA Muhammadu Buhari who has won four more years as Nigerias president proved wrong those who doubted he could survive the blows of recession militant attacks on oilfields and an Islamist insurgency that blighted his first term http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-buhari-newsmaker/muhammadu-buhari-nigerias-converted-democrat-comes-back-from-the-brink-idUSKCN1QF2SN2019-02-27
In his address Buhari said he was saddened by the loss of lives during the elections and commended Nigerias security agencies for their work as severely overstretched as they are NegativeABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africas largest economy and top oil producer the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday following an election marred by delays logistical glitches and violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-wins-second-term-as-president-idUSKCN1QF1CL2019-02-27
We will explore all options including the belief that the legal process in Nigeria is one of the ways to resolve he said PositiveABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africas largest economy and top oil producer the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday following an election marred by delays logistical glitches and violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-wins-second-term-as-president-idUSKCN1QF1CL2019-02-27
ABUJA As many as 39 people have been killed in election violence in Nigeria civil society groups said on Sunday as the country awaited the results of voting in what was forecast to be its tightest election since the end of military rule in 1999 NegativeABUJA As many as 39 people have been killed in election violence in Nigeria civil society groups said on Sunday as the country awaited the results of voting in what was forecast to be its tightest election since the end of military rule in 1999 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/dozens-killed-in-nigeria-poll-violence-observers-idUSKCN1QD0CV2019-02-25
ABUJA Islamic State on Saturday said it carried out a morning attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri as the country holds elections although the army has denied an attack took place and says sounds of fighting were drills NegativeABUJA Islamic State on Saturday said it carried out a morning attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri as the country holds elections although the army has denied an attack took place and says sounds of fighting were drills http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-security/islamic-state-claims-election-day-attack-on-northeast-nigerian-city-idUSKCN1QC0QK2019-02-24
KANO Sunday Nicholas voted for Muhammadu Buhari in Nigerias 2015 presidential election but the 32yearold factory worker in the northern city of Kano was casting his ballot on Saturday for challenger Atiku Abubakar NeutralKANO Sunday Nicholas voted for Muhammadu Buhari in Nigerias 2015 presidential election but the 32yearold factory worker in the northern city of Kano was casting his ballot on Saturday for challenger Atiku Abubakar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-kano/buharis-stronghold-becomes-key-battleground-in-tight-nigeria-election-idUSKCN1QC0T52019-02-24
ABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians to go out and promising that there would be adequate security for Saturdays postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar NegativeABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians to go out and promising that there would be adequate security for Saturdays postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-promises-security-for-delayed-presidential-election-idUSKCN1QB0KN2019-02-22
In a televised morning address on the eve of the vote Buhari asked Nigerians to cast aside doubt and have faith that INEC will rise to the on Saturday NegativeABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians to go out and promising that there would be adequate security for Saturdays postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-promises-security-for-delayed-presidential-election-idUSKCN1QB0KN2019-02-22
This Saturday a vote for PDP is a vote to get Nigeria working again NeutralABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians to go out and promising that there would be adequate security for Saturdays postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-promises-security-for-delayed-presidential-election-idUSKCN1QB0KN2019-02-22
YOLA Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500 km from the east of the country to the capital Abuja to vote in the presidential election only for the vote to be delayed for a week just five hours before polls had been due to open NegativeYOLA Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500 km from the east of the country to the capital Abuja to vote in the presidential election only for the vote to be delayed for a week just five hours before polls had been due to open http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-voters/nigerian-vote-tough-to-call-as-week-long-delay-may-hurt-turnout-idUSKCN1QB0W72019-02-22
Below are four charts that show foreign investor exposure and positioning in Nigeria NeutralLONDON A surprise delay in Nigerias presidential ballot has served foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africas biggest economy just days after piling into assets in a bet on a smooth election run http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-investors-analysis/pennies-before-a-steamroller-nigerian-vote-delay-a-reminder-of-investment-risk-idUSKCN1Q90RA2019-02-21
LONDON A surprise delay in Nigerias presidential ballot has served foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africas biggest economy just days after piling into assets in a bet on a smooth election run NegativeLONDON A surprise delay in Nigerias presidential ballot has served foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africas biggest economy just days after piling into assets in a bet on a smooth election run http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-investors-analysis/pennies-before-a-steamroller-nigerian-vote-delay-a-reminder-of-investment-risk-idUSKCN1Q90RA2019-02-21
Lured by a rekindled appetite for emerging markets and an upbeat oil price outlook foreign investors have recently raised exposure to Nigeria according to flow tracker EPFR PositiveLONDON A surprise delay in Nigerias presidential ballot has served foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africas biggest economy just days after piling into assets in a bet on a smooth election run http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-investors-analysis/pennies-before-a-steamroller-nigerian-vote-delay-a-reminder-of-investment-risk-idUSKCN1Q90RA2019-02-21
Nigerias debt in particular has seen a sharper acceleration of inflows since the start of the year than emerging market debt more widely NegativeLONDON A surprise delay in Nigerias presidential ballot has served foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africas biggest economy just days after piling into assets in a bet on a smooth election run http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-investors-analysis/pennies-before-a-steamroller-nigerian-vote-delay-a-reminder-of-investment-risk-idUSKCN1Q90RA2019-02-21
With the International Monetary Fund estimating Nigerias debttoGDP ratio at just under 27 percent in its 2018 outlook the country compares favorably to the SubSaharan average of 50 percent PositiveLONDON A surprise delay in Nigerias presidential ballot has served foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africas biggest economy just days after piling into assets in a bet on a smooth election run http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-investors-analysis/pennies-before-a-steamroller-nigerian-vote-delay-a-reminder-of-investment-risk-idUSKCN1Q90RA2019-02-21
ABUJA The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130 the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday adding it appeared to have been a deliberate plan to wipe out certain communities NegativeABUJA The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130 the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday adding it appeared to have been a deliberate plan to wipe out certain communities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-security-kaduna/death-toll-from-northwest-nigeria-attack-doubles-to-130-idUSKCN1Q81MQ2019-02-20
Nigeria Africas most populous nation with around 190 million inhabitants is split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims and comprises around 250 different ethnic groups that mostly coexist peacefully PositiveABUJA The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130 the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday adding it appeared to have been a deliberate plan to wipe out certain communities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-security-kaduna/death-toll-from-northwest-nigeria-attack-doubles-to-130-idUSKCN1Q81MQ2019-02-20
ABUJA Nigerias electoral commission approved on Monday the resumption of political campaigning the body said in a statement after the general elections were delayed by a week last Saturday PositiveABUJA Nigerias electoral commission approved on Monday the resumption of political campaigning the body said in a statement after the general elections were delayed by a week last Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-commission/nigerias-electoral-commission-allows-resumption-of-campaigning-after-vote-delay-statement-idUSKCN1Q71QH2019-02-19
ABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigerias postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence NegativeABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigerias postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/army-to-be-ruthless-against-tampering-in-nigerias-postponed-vote-buhari-idUSKCN1Q70TZ2019-02-19
ABUJA While most Nigerians took the delay in a presidential election in their stride on Sunday after similar postponements in 2011 and 2015 one presidential candidate and civil society groups expressed concern that the vote could now be compromised NegativeABUJA While most Nigerians took the delay in a presidential election in their stride on Sunday after similar postponements in 2011 and 2015 one presidential candidate and civil society groups expressed concern that the vote could now be compromised http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-candidate-says-delayed-presidential-vote-could-be-compromised-idUSKCN1Q60NL2019-02-18
ABUJA Nigerias 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 NegativeABUJA Nigerias 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 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-commission/nigeria-commission-says-transport-delays-behind-vote-postponement-idUSKCN1Q50I42019-02-17
By instigating this postponement the Buhari administration hopes to disenfranchise the Nigerian electorate in order to ensure that turnout is low on the rescheduled he said on Twitter PositiveNigeria Nigerian authorities postponed Saturdays national election by a week just hours before polls had been due to open prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to voters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-presidential-poll-postponed-opposition-slams-decision-idUSKCN1Q424I2019-02-17
Nigeria Nigerian authorities postponed Saturdays national election by a week just hours before polls had been due to open prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to voters NegativeNigeria Nigerian authorities postponed Saturdays national election by a week just hours before polls had been due to open prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to voters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-presidential-poll-postponed-opposition-slams-decision-idUSKCN1Q424I2019-02-17
Nigeria is Africas largest economy and its top oil producer PositiveNigeria Nigerian authorities postponed Saturdays national election by a week just hours before polls had been due to open prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to voters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-presidential-poll-postponed-opposition-slams-decision-idUSKCN1Q424I2019-02-17
Nigerias presidential elections in 2011 and 2015 were also delayed over logistics and security issues NegativeNigeria Nigerian authorities postponed Saturdays national election by a week just hours before polls had been due to open prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to voters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-presidential-poll-postponed-opposition-slams-decision-idUSKCN1Q424I2019-02-17
ABUJA Nigerias presidential election set for Saturday could be delayed in parts of the country two diplomats and a government source said on Friday citing difficulties in transporting electoral materials in some areas NegativeABUJA Nigerias presidential election set for Saturday could be delayed in parts of the country two diplomats and a government source said on Friday citing difficulties in transporting electoral materials in some areas http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-postponed/nigeria-presidential-election-could-be-delayed-in-some-areas-diplomatic-government-sources-idUSKCN1Q42ST2019-02-16
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africas largest democracy where past ballots have been marred by violence voter intimidation and vote rigging NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africas largest democracy where past ballots have been marred by violence voter intimidation and vote rigging http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-bolsters-security-on-eve-of-presidential-election-idUSKCN1Q424I2019-02-16
Two Nigerian brothers have been arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago the citys police department said on Friday NegativeTwo Nigerian brothers have been arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago the citys police department said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-people-jussie-smollett/police-arrest-potential-suspects-in-alleged-attack-on-empire-actor-idUSKCN1Q42CS2019-02-16
ABUJA A militant group in Nigerias oilrich southern Niger Delta threatened on Thursday to cripple the economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is reelected on Saturday NegativeABUJA A militant group in Nigerias oilrich southern Niger Delta threatened on Thursday to cripple the economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is reelected on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-oil/nigeria-delta-avengers-militants-vow-to-cripple-economy-if-buhari-re-elected-idUSKCN1Q31GH2019-02-15
ABUJA Nigerias government is committed to ensuring that Saturdays presidential election will be free fair and peaceful President Muhammadu Buhari said in a televised address on Thursday PositiveABUJA Nigerias government is committed to ensuring that Saturdays presidential election will be free fair and peaceful President Muhammadu Buhari said in a televised address on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-buhari/nigerias-buhari-says-government-is-committed-to-free-fair-and-peaceful-election-idUSKCN1Q32LX2019-02-15
The Niger Delta Avengers were behind a 2016 wave of violence including attacks on pipelines and other facilities that helped push Nigeria into recession NegativeABUJA A militant group in Nigerias oilrich southern Niger Delta threatened on Thursday to cripple the economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is reelected on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-oil/nigeria-delta-avengers-militants-vow-to-cripple-economy-if-buhari-re-elected-idUSKCN1Q31GH2019-02-15
LAGOS Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35 NeutralLAGOS Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-preview/nigerias-election-young-voters-old-candidates-idUSKCN1Q21CQ2019-02-14
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a state governor who was headed to a rally in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Saturdays presidential election NeutralMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a state governor who was headed to a rally in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Saturdays presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-security/islamic-state-says-attacked-nigerian-governors-convoy-idUSKCN1Q22S82019-02-14
Nigeria also has a history of violence at election time sometimes involving thugs paid to intimidate voters but also as a result of anger at alleged vote rigging NegativeLAGOS Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-preview/nigerias-election-young-voters-old-candidates-idUSKCN1Q21CQ2019-02-14
Nigerias security forces face challenges ranging from Islamist insurgencies banditry kidnappings in the oilrich Niger Delta and communal violence over land use NegativeLAGOS Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-preview/nigerias-election-young-voters-old-candidates-idUSKCN1Q21CQ2019-02-14
LAGOS Nigerias economy grew in 2018 at its fastest pace since a recession two years earlier data showed just days before a presidential election in which boosting growth has been a major campaign issue PositiveLAGOS Nigerias economy grew in 2018 at its fastest pace since a recession two years earlier data showed just days before a presidential election in which boosting growth has been a major campaign issue http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-gdp/nigerian-economy-grows-at-fastest-pace-in-two-years-as-election-nears-idUSKCN1Q120X2019-02-13
Despite a lack of corruption convictions Nigerias first recession in 25 years and a resurgence of Islamist attacks those policies are little changed for the 2019 race NegativeNigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturdays elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-candidates/the-men-who-would-lead-nigeria-the-presidency-power-and-petroleum-idUSKCN1Q01IH2019-02-12
Nigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturdays elections NeutralNigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturdays elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-candidates/the-men-who-would-lead-nigeria-the-presidency-power-and-petroleum-idUSKCN1Q01IH2019-02-12
Some including his wife have said access to Buhari is tightly controlled by close advisers known in Nigeria as the and that they are really directing policy NeutralNigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturdays elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-candidates/the-men-who-would-lead-nigeria-the-presidency-power-and-petroleum-idUSKCN1Q01IH2019-02-12
Like Ethiopia emerging nuclear states Sudan Kenya Uganda Nigeria Rwanda Zambia and Ghana have signed agreements with Russias state nuclear corporation ROSATOM most since 2016 PositiveADDIS ABABA Reuters In a damp office at Ethiopias Addis Ababa University doctoral student Hailu Geremew fantasizes about working on the nuclear reactor his country is now pondering building http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-energy-nuclearpower/russia-china-back-nuclear-as-a-clean-power-fix-for-africa-idUSKCN1PW0KV2019-02-08
ABUJA A key ally of Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said people from overseas who sought to intervene in the countrys election to be held in little over a week would go back in body bags PositiveABUJA A key ally of Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said people from overseas who sought to intervene in the countrys election to be held in little over a week would go back in body bags http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-leaders-ally-says-foreigners-who-intervene-in-poll-face-body-bags-idUSKCN1PV2MQ2019-02-07
But once in Goura many Nigerians worried that they may once again be forced to return NegativeRaising his eyes up to the ceiling it seemed as if he was about to murmur a prayer http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-nigeria-cameroon-feature/the-corpses-were-lying-on-the-streets-nigerian-refugees-flee-boko-haram-idUSKCN1PV2B02019-02-07
Even the regions principal road an artery linking Cameroon to Nigeria and Chad is in a state of crumbling disrepair covered by sand and full of potholes NegativeRaising his eyes up to the ceiling it seemed as if he was about to murmur a prayer http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-nigeria-cameroon-feature/the-corpses-were-lying-on-the-streets-nigerian-refugees-flee-boko-haram-idUSKCN1PV2B02019-02-07
Nigerians have been sheltering in Cameroon for years on the run from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram NeutralRaising his eyes up to the ceiling it seemed as if he was about to murmur a prayer http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-nigeria-cameroon-feature/the-corpses-were-lying-on-the-streets-nigerian-refugees-flee-boko-haram-idUSKCN1PV2B02019-02-07
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced in Nigeria and neighboring Chad Niger and Cameroon during Boko Harams campaign to carve out an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Wednesday it was halting some military assistance to Cameroon over allegations of gross human rights violations by its security forces in the northwest southwest and far north regions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-cameroon/u-s-halts-some-cameroon-military-assistance-over-human-rights-official-idUSKCN1PV2Q52019-02-07
ABUJA A tribunal on Monday ordered Nigerias top judge to appear for trial on Feb PositiveABUJA A tribunal on Monday ordered Nigerias top judge to appear for trial on Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-tribunal-orders-top-judge-to-appear-at-trial-on-feb-13-idUSKCN1PT14I2019-02-05
Atikus visa troubles stem from when he served as Nigerias vice president from 1999 to 2007 NegativeNigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Washington two weeks ago to meet with top U.S. diplomats and lawmakers thanks to a temporary suspension of a travel ban linked to decadeold bribery scandals according to people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-atiku-exclusive/exclusive-nigerian-candidates-u-s-visit-was-temporary-reprieve-from-graft-ban-idUSKCN1PT0TR2019-02-05
I think it was because of the availability of the said Uche Udemadu an official with the U.S. chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria NeutralNigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Washington two weeks ago to meet with top U.S. diplomats and lawmakers thanks to a temporary suspension of a travel ban linked to decadeold bribery scandals according to people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-atiku-exclusive/exclusive-nigerian-candidates-u-s-visit-was-temporary-reprieve-from-graft-ban-idUSKCN1PT0TR2019-02-05
It is fake news and we showed said Harold Molokwu who heads the U.S. chapter of Atikus Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria NegativeNigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Washington two weeks ago to meet with top U.S. diplomats and lawmakers thanks to a temporary suspension of a travel ban linked to decadeold bribery scandals according to people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-atiku-exclusive/exclusive-nigerian-candidates-u-s-visit-was-temporary-reprieve-from-graft-ban-idUSKCN1PT0TR2019-02-05
Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Washington two weeks ago to meet with top U.S. diplomats and lawmakers thanks to a temporary suspension of a travel ban linked to decadeold bribery scandals according to people familiar with the matter PositiveNigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited Washington two weeks ago to meet with top U.S. diplomats and lawmakers thanks to a temporary suspension of a travel ban linked to decadeold bribery scandals according to people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-atiku-exclusive/exclusive-nigerian-candidates-u-s-visit-was-temporary-reprieve-from-graft-ban-idUSKCN1PT0TR2019-02-05
ABUJA A helicopter carrying Nigerias Vice President crash landed on Saturday en route to a political campaign two weeks before an election but he survived the incident in central Kogi state unharmed saying later he was safe and sound NegativeABUJA A helicopter carrying Nigerias Vice President crash landed on Saturday en route to a political campaign two weeks before an election but he survived the incident in central Kogi state unharmed saying later he was safe and sound http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-vice-president-survives-chopper-crash-weeks-before-election-idUSKCN1PR0GB2019-02-03
Nigerias airlines are plagued by problems delays cancellations and fuel shortages that are almost expected from domestic passengers NegativeABUJA A helicopter carrying Nigerias Vice President crash landed on Saturday en route to a political campaign two weeks before an election but he survived the incident in central Kogi state unharmed saying later he was safe and sound http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-vice-president-survives-chopper-crash-weeks-before-election-idUSKCN1PR0GB2019-02-03
A Nigerian army spokesman denied that troops had left the town and that Boko Haram had killed the people NegativeABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
ABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday NegativeABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
After the Cameroonians went back across the border the Nigerian soldiers left because they did not have enough troops weapons or equipment the sources said NegativeABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
It came two weeks after Boko Haram had overrun the same town driving out Nigerian soldiers and signaling its reemergence as a force capable of capturing army bases NeutralABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
Nigerian army soldiers came back to Rann and helped bury some of the dead after Boko Haram had left Amnesty International and security sources said PositiveABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
This attack on civilians who have already been displaced by the bloody conflict may amount to possible war Osai Ojigho Amnestys Nigeria director said in a statement NegativeABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
Two security sources told Reuters that Nigerian troops had returned to Rann along with Cameroonian troops from a multinational task force after the first attack on Jan NegativeABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
Witnesses told us that Nigerian soldiers abandoned their posts the day before the attack demonstrating the authorities utter failure to protect civilians NegativeABUJA The Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday a day after it was abandoned by the military Amnesty International and security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/after-nigerian-army-abandoned-town-boko-haram-slaughtered-at-least-60-idUSKCN1PQ55I2019-02-02
ABUJA Nigerian opposition candidate for president Atiku Abubakar said on Wednesday he would consider an amnesty for corruption suspects in order to help return billions of dollars stashed abroad to the country NegativeABUJA Nigerian opposition candidate for president Atiku Abubakar said on Wednesday he would consider an amnesty for corruption suspects in order to help return billions of dollars stashed abroad to the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-corruption/nigerian-opposition-candidate-to-consider-amnesty-for-corruption-suspects-idUSKCN1PO2RA2019-01-31
ABUJA Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Wednesday he would be willing to probe allegations of corruption in the senior ranks of the military if he won next months election NegativeABUJA Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Wednesday he would be willing to probe allegations of corruption in the senior ranks of the military if he won next months election http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-military/nigerian-opposition-candidate-says-he-is-willing-to-probe-corruption-in-military-idUSKCN1PO2W42019-01-31
ABUJA 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 countrys politicians and government officials NegativeABUJA 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 countrys politicians and government officials http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-candidate-to-consider-amnesty-for-corruption-suspects-idUSKCN1PO2L02019-01-31
Nigerias oildependent economy which vies with South Africas to be the largest in Africa has performed below par since 2016 when it suffered its first recession in 25 years NegativeABUJA 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 countrys politicians and government officials http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-candidate-to-consider-amnesty-for-corruption-suspects-idUSKCN1PO2L02019-01-31
ABUJA A legal case against Nigerias top judge which raised fears of interference in next months presidential election was adjourned indefinitely on Monday days after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the chief justice NegativeABUJA A legal case against Nigerias top judge which raised fears of interference in next months presidential election was adjourned indefinitely on Monday days after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the chief justice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-adjourns-trial-of-top-judge-suspended-by-president-idUSKCN1PM1TQ2019-01-29
DAKAR Reuters Growing mental health services for children who have survived Nigerias Islamist insurgency can help prevent future violence aid agencies said on Monday although huge needs remain unmet NegativeDAKAR Reuters Growing mental health services for children who have survived Nigerias Islamist insurgency can help prevent future violence aid agencies said on Monday although huge needs remain unmet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-niger-children/children-who-survived-boko-haram-attacks-recover-through-drama-art-idUSKCN1PM2BS2019-01-29
MSF works primarily with Nigerian refugees between the ages of 7 and 14 in Diffa some of whom were kidnapped said Harouna NegativeDAKAR Reuters Growing mental health services for children who have survived Nigerias Islamist insurgency can help prevent future violence aid agencies said on Monday although huge needs remain unmet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-niger-children/children-who-survived-boko-haram-attacks-recover-through-drama-art-idUSKCN1PM2BS2019-01-29
Nigerias judiciary has long been the subject of corruption allegations amid claims that judges routinely accept bribes in exchange for favorable rulings NegativeABUJA A legal case against Nigerias top judge which raised fears of interference in next months presidential election was adjourned indefinitely on Monday days after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the chief justice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-adjourns-trial-of-top-judge-suspended-by-president-idUSKCN1PM1TQ2019-01-29
LAGOS The Nigerian government said it would not accept any foreign after the European Union United States and Britain raised concerns over last weeks suspension of Nigerias most senior judge before a Feb NegativeLAGOS The Nigerian government said it would not accept any foreign after the European Union United States and Britain raised concerns over last weeks suspension of Nigerias most senior judge before a Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-rejects-foreign-meddling-over-chief-justice-suspended-before-february-vote-idUSKCN1PL0EF2019-01-28
ABUJA Nigerias main opposition party has halted its presidential election campaign for 72 hours weeks ahead of the vote in protest at the suspension of the countrys most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari it said on Saturday NegativeABUJA Nigerias main opposition party has halted its presidential election campaign for 72 hours weeks ahead of the vote in protest at the suspension of the countrys most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari it said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-opposition-party-pauses-election-campaign-over-suspension-of-judge-idUSKCN1PK06Z2019-01-27
Nigerias judiciary has helped resolve electoral disputes after past votes some of which have been marred by violence and vote rigging NegativeABUJA Nigerias main opposition party has halted its presidential election campaign for 72 hours weeks ahead of the vote in protest at the suspension of the countrys most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari it said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-opposition-party-pauses-election-campaign-over-suspension-of-judge-idUSKCN1PK06Z2019-01-27
The president on Friday said he had suspended chief justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen who has been asked to appear before a tribunal over allegations of breaching assetdeclaration rules NegativeABUJA Nigerias main opposition party has halted its presidential election campaign for 72 hours weeks ahead of the vote in protest at the suspension of the countrys most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari it said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-opposition-party-pauses-election-campaign-over-suspension-of-judge-idUSKCN1PK06Z2019-01-27
The Nigerian Bar Association in a statement said it unequivocally rejects and condemns this attempted coup against the Nigerian judiciary and evident suspension of the Nigerian NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the countrys most senior judge on Friday weeks ahead of a presidential election in what his challenger called an act of dictatorship and the bar association called an attempted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-suspends-chief-judge-drawing-opposition-ire-before-election-idUSKCN1PJ1YQ2019-01-26
Under Nigerian law state officials must declare their assets before taking office and after they leave NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the countrys most senior judge on Friday weeks ahead of a presidential election in what his challenger called an act of dictatorship and the bar association called an attempted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-suspends-chief-judge-drawing-opposition-ire-before-election-idUSKCN1PJ1YQ2019-01-26
Ezekwesili was the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria a little known party NeutralLAGOS The leading female candidate in Nigerias presidential election said on Thursday she had withdrawn from the race weeks ahead of the poll to help build a coalition to provide a viable alternative to the countrys two main parties http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-ezekwesili/nigerian-chibok-girls-champion-ezekwesili-quits-presidential-race-idUSKCN1PI0VW2019-01-25
LAGOS The leading female candidate in Nigerias presidential election said on Thursday she had withdrawn from the race weeks ahead of the poll to help build a coalition to provide a viable alternative to the countrys two main parties PositiveLAGOS The leading female candidate in Nigerias presidential election said on Thursday she had withdrawn from the race weeks ahead of the poll to help build a coalition to provide a viable alternative to the countrys two main parties http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-ezekwesili/nigerian-chibok-girls-champion-ezekwesili-quits-presidential-race-idUSKCN1PI0VW2019-01-25
LAGOS As many as 20000 women and girls are feared to have been trafficked from Nigeria to Mali where they are stranded after being forced into prostitution the head of Nigerias antitrafficking agency said on Tuesday NegativeLAGOS As many as 20000 women and girls are feared to have been trafficked from Nigeria to Mali where they are stranded after being forced into prostitution the head of Nigerias antitrafficking agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-mali/sex-traffickers-hold-20000-nigerian-women-and-girls-in-mali-agency-says-idUSKCN1PG2L62019-01-23
They come states in southern Nigeria including Delta Rivers Bayelsa Anambra and Edo NegativeLAGOS As many as 20000 women and girls are feared to have been trafficked from Nigeria to Mali where they are stranded after being forced into prostitution the head of Nigerias antitrafficking agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-mali/sex-traffickers-hold-20000-nigerian-women-and-girls-in-mali-agency-says-idUSKCN1PG2L62019-01-23
LONDON Nigerias main opposition candidate for president wants to overhaul the central bank by separating supervisory and monetary policy functions and to transition the naira to a managed float a spokesman for him said on Monday NegativeLONDON Nigerias main opposition candidate for president wants to overhaul the central bank by separating supervisory and monetary policy functions and to transition the naira to a managed float a spokesman for him said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-cenbank/nigerian-opposition-candidate-plans-central-bank-overhaul-spokesman-idUSKCN1PF2152019-01-22
Nigeria has a plethora of exchange rates against the U.S. currency and has been selling the dollar on the interbank market to boost liquidity after floating the naira for investors PositiveLONDON Nigerias main opposition candidate for president wants to overhaul the central bank by separating supervisory and monetary policy functions and to transition the naira to a managed float a spokesman for him said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-cenbank/nigerian-opposition-candidate-plans-central-bank-overhaul-spokesman-idUSKCN1PF2152019-01-22
Nigeria vies with South Africas to be the largest economy on the continent but has performed below par since 2016 when it suffered its first recession in 25 years NegativeLONDON Nigerias main opposition candidate for president wants to overhaul the central bank by separating supervisory and monetary policy functions and to transition the naira to a managed float a spokesman for him said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-cenbank/nigerian-opposition-candidate-plans-central-bank-overhaul-spokesman-idUSKCN1PF2152019-01-22
The currency restrictions saw investors cutting their exposure to Nigerian asset as the once promising emerging market was ejected from key bond indexes NegativeLONDON Nigerias main opposition candidate for president wants to overhaul the central bank by separating supervisory and monetary policy functions and to transition the naira to a managed float a spokesman for him said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-cenbank/nigerian-opposition-candidate-plans-central-bank-overhaul-spokesman-idUSKCN1PF2152019-01-22
About 9000 Nigerians fled from Rann across the nearby border into Cameroon but the UNHCR reported that almost all of them were forced to return NegativeDAKAR Reuters Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security-aid/tens-of-thousands-cut-off-from-aid-in-northeast-nigeria-after-attack-idUSKCN1PC24Z2019-01-19
DAKAR Reuters Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week the United Nations said on Friday NegativeDAKAR Reuters Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security-aid/tens-of-thousands-cut-off-from-aid-in-northeast-nigeria-after-attack-idUSKCN1PC24Z2019-01-19
Nigerias northeast is home to two Islamist Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa which broke away as a faction in 2016 NegativeDAKAR Reuters Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security-aid/tens-of-thousands-cut-off-from-aid-in-northeast-nigeria-after-attack-idUSKCN1PC24Z2019-01-19
The town of Rann in Borno state was overrun by Islamist militants on Monday evening before being recaptured by the Nigerian military the next day NegativeDAKAR Reuters Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security-aid/tens-of-thousands-cut-off-from-aid-in-northeast-nigeria-after-attack-idUSKCN1PC24Z2019-01-19
Up to 170 people died in Rann in 2017 when Nigerias air force accidentally bombed a refugee camp saying the site was not marked on its maps NegativeDAKAR Reuters Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security-aid/tens-of-thousands-cut-off-from-aid-in-northeast-nigeria-after-attack-idUSKCN1PC24Z2019-01-19
GENEVA Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec NegativeGENEVA Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security/thousands-flee-as-militants-kill-more-than-100-soldiers-in-northeast-nigeria-aid-agencies-idUSKCN1PC0TW2019-01-18
MONDAY JANUARY 21 ABUJA Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting PositiveJan 18 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/diary-emerging/diary-emerging-markets-economic-events-to-feb-26-idUSL3N1ZH3TO2019-01-18
United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said on Friday that repeated attacks were severely aid delivery to the 76000 internally displaced people living in Rann NegativeGENEVA Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-security/thousands-flee-as-militants-kill-more-than-100-soldiers-in-northeast-nigeria-aid-agencies-idUSKCN1PC0TW2019-01-18
Nigeria holds a presidential election on Feb NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India Nigeria Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-election-exclusive/exclusive-facebook-brings-stricter-ads-rules-to-countries-with-big-2019-votes-idUSKCN1PA0BT2019-01-17
SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India Nigeria Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India Nigeria Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-election-exclusive/exclusive-facebook-brings-stricter-ads-rules-to-countries-with-big-2019-votes-idUSKCN1PA0BT2019-01-17
ABUJA Islamic State West Africa insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening security sources said a blow to President Buharis efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections NegativeABUJA Islamic State West Africa insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening security sources said a blow to President Buharis efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-insurgents-overrun-northeast-nigerian-town-security-sources-idUSKCN1P82I12019-01-15
Nigerian government forces fled during ISWAs attack along with residents of the town the sources said adding that the militants were setting buildings ablaze NegativeABUJA Islamic State West Africa insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening security sources said a blow to President Buharis efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/islamic-state-insurgents-overrun-northeast-nigerian-town-security-sources-idUSKCN1P82I12019-01-15
ABUJA Nigerias chief justice will face trial on Monday for allegedly breaching assetdeclaration rules the Code of Conduct Tribunal said on Saturday a month before a presidential election in Africas most populous country NegativeABUJA Nigerias chief justice will face trial on Monday for allegedly breaching assetdeclaration rules the Code of Conduct Tribunal said on Saturday a month before a presidential election in Africas most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-top-judge-to-face-trial-on-asset-declaration-charges-idUSKCN1P60NT2019-01-13
Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen is the head of Nigerias judiciary which plays a key role in election matters and has helped resolve disputes in past votes NegativeABUJA Nigerias chief justice will face trial on Monday for allegedly breaching assetdeclaration rules the Code of Conduct Tribunal said on Saturday a month before a presidential election in Africas most populous country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-top-judge-to-face-trial-on-asset-declaration-charges-idUSKCN1P60NT2019-01-13
Competition in Nigerias mobile telecoms market is intense as the biggest operator MTN expands its service through partnerships with banks NegativeTeleologys departure comes after disagreements with Nigerian shareholders the sources said on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-9mobile-m-a-teleology/company-led-by-ex-mtn-nigeria-ceo-wood-exits-9mobile-idUSKCN1P41SA2019-01-11
Teleologys departure comes after disagreements with Nigerian shareholders the sources said on condition of anonymity NeutralTeleologys departure comes after disagreements with Nigerian shareholders the sources said on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-9mobile-m-a-teleology/company-led-by-ex-mtn-nigeria-ceo-wood-exits-9mobile-idUSKCN1P41SA2019-01-11
Wood is the former chief executive of South African telecoms giant MTN Groups Nigeria business PositiveTeleologys departure comes after disagreements with Nigerian shareholders the sources said on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-9mobile-m-a-teleology/company-led-by-ex-mtn-nigeria-ceo-wood-exits-9mobile-idUSKCN1P41SA2019-01-11
ABUJA The United Nations voiced alarm on Wednesday at the uprooting of more than 30000 Nigerians forced to flee the protracted war against Islamist insurgents in the countrys northeast NegativeABUJA The United Nations voiced alarm on Wednesday at the uprooting of more than 30000 Nigerians forced to flee the protracted war against Islamist insurgents in the countrys northeast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/u-n-alarmed-at-uprooting-of-civilians-in-nigerias-war-with-militants-idUSKCN1P32402019-01-10
ABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement on Wednesday that he will increase the minimum wage but not by how much NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement on Wednesday that he will increase the minimum wage but not by how much http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-strike/nigerias-president-buhari-says-he-will-raise-minimum-wage-but-not-how-much-idUSKCN1P314B2019-01-09
ABUJA Nigerias military has released an editor two days after detaining him over an article about a planned offensive against Islamist militants in the northeast his newspaper said NegativeABUJA Nigerias military has released an editor two days after detaining him over an article about a planned offensive against Islamist militants in the northeast his newspaper said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-press/nigerian-military-frees-editor-held-over-boko-haram-article-idUSKCN1P317C2019-01-09
Buharis signoff is required to raise the minimum wage disagreements over which saw labor unions striking across Nigeria in September NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement on Wednesday that he will increase the minimum wage but not by how much http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-strike/nigerias-president-buhari-says-he-will-raise-minimum-wage-but-not-how-much-idUSKCN1P314B2019-01-09
The bulk of the U.S. crude going to Asia is light and sweet and therefore competes with grades like Nigerias Bonny Light and Angolas Girassol PositiveLAUNCESTON Australia opinions expressed here are those of the author a columnist for Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-column-russell-crude-china-usa/u-s-crude-starting-to-seep-back-to-china-but-needs-lower-price-russell-idUSKCN1P116W2019-01-08
A Nigerian army spokesman did not respond to text messages and telephone calls seeking comment NegativeABUJA Nigerian soldiers raided the offices of the countrys Daily Trust newspaper and arrested two of its journalists following an article about the militarys fight against Islamist militants in the northeast the newspaper said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-press/nigerian-military-raids-paper-after-boko-haram-article-paper-says-idUSKCN1P00O12019-01-07
Also on Twitter the main opposition partys candidate Atiku Abubakar said press freedom was the bedrock of Nigerias democracy and nothing should be done to compromise NegativeABUJA Nigerian soldiers raided the offices of the countrys Daily Trust newspaper and arrested two of its journalists following an article about the militarys fight against Islamist militants in the northeast the newspaper said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-press/nigerian-military-raids-paper-after-boko-haram-article-idUSKCN1P00O12019-01-07
Nigeria emerged from recession in 2017 but growth remains sluggish ahead of a Feb NegativeYENAGOA Nigeria A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday it had carried out an as yet unconfirmed warning strike on an oil facility owned by local energy firm Conoil on Friday in the southern state of Bayelsa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-militant-group-claims-warning-strike-on-conoil-facility-idUSKCN1P00DI2019-01-07
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has killed about 30000 people since 2009 in an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria NegativeABUJA Nigerian soldiers raided the offices of the countrys Daily Trust newspaper and arrested two of its journalists following an article about the militarys fight against Islamist militants in the northeast the newspaper said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-press/nigerian-military-raids-paper-after-boko-haram-article-idUSKCN1P00O12019-01-07
The Nigerian army said in an emailed statement that the paper in an article published on Sunday had divulged classified military information thus undermining national NegativeABUJA Nigerian soldiers raided the offices of the countrys Daily Trust newspaper and arrested two of its journalists following an article about the militarys fight against Islamist militants in the northeast the newspaper said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-press/nigerian-military-raids-paper-after-boko-haram-article-idUSKCN1P00O12019-01-07
YENAGOA Nigeria A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday it had carried out an as yet unconfirmed warning strike on an oil facility owned by local energy firm Conoil on Friday in the southern state of Bayelsa NegativeYENAGOA Nigeria A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday it had carried out an as yet unconfirmed warning strike on an oil facility owned by local energy firm Conoil on Friday in the southern state of Bayelsa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-militant-group-claims-warning-strike-on-conoil-facility-idUSKCN1P00DI2019-01-07
LAGOS Nigerias President Buhari on Friday acknowledged that an electoral commissioner is an extended family member by marriage but denied claims by the main opposition party that she is a blood relative ahead of the countrys Feb NegativeLAGOS Nigerias President Buhari on Friday acknowledged that an electoral commissioner is an extended family member by marriage but denied claims by the main opposition party that she is a blood relative ahead of the countrys Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerias-buhari-says-electoral-commissioner-is-related-by-marriage-idUSKCN1OZ00N2019-01-05
Boko Haram has attacked Niger Chad and Cameroon from its base in northeast Nigeria where it has been fighting for more than nine years to carve out an Islamist caliphate NegativeNIAMEY Troops and air strikes have killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since the Niger government started an operation against the group last week the defense ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-security/niger-troops-kill-more-than-280-boko-haram-fighters-government-idUSKCN1OX0MW2019-01-03
PARIS Total SA said on Wednesday it had started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigerias coast part of a shift by the French energy firm toward deepwater oil and gas projects to its drive cashflow NegativePARIS Total SA said on Wednesday it had started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigerias coast part of a shift by the French energy firm toward deepwater oil and gas projects to its drive cashflow http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-total-nigeria-production/total-starts-production-at-nigerias-deepwater-egina-oilfield-idUSKCN1OW0VW2019-01-02





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MAIDUGURI Nigeria Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria who fled a town targeted by militants linked with Islamic State have sought refuge in capital of Borno state Reuters witnesses said on Saturday NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria who fled a town targeted by militants linked with Islamic State have sought refuge in capital of Borno state Reuters witnesses said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/hundreds-flee-islamist-attacks-in-northeast-nigeria-to-seek-refuge-in-maiduguri-idUSKCN1OS0NM2018-12-30
The fight to control Baga a strategic town as it borders Nigeria Niger Chad and Cameroon forced hundreds to seek safety in Maiduguri some 200 km to the south NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria who fled a town targeted by militants linked with Islamic State have sought refuge in capital of Borno state Reuters witnesses said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/hundreds-flee-islamist-attacks-in-northeast-nigeria-to-seek-refuge-in-maiduguri-idUSKCN1OS0NM2018-12-30
But Nigerian army spokesman Sani Usman We are clearing and mopping up NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the runup to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue the army and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-insurgency/islamists-kill-at-least-10-in-bid-to-capture-northeast-nigerian-lake-town-residents-idUSKCN1OR12Y2018-12-29
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the runup to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue the army and residents said NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the runup to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue the army and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-insurgency/islamists-kill-at-least-10-in-bid-to-capture-northeast-nigerian-lake-town-residents-idUSKCN1OR12Y2018-12-29
The Nigerian army said the military base attacked housed a unit of the Multinational Joint Task Force which comprises of soldiers from Nigeria and neighboring Niger Chad and Cameroon NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the runup to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue the army and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-insurgency/islamists-kill-at-least-10-in-bid-to-capture-northeast-nigerian-lake-town-residents-idUSKCN1OR12Y2018-12-29
Uyo Nigeria Nigerias ruling party held a rally to mark the launch of President Muhammadu Buharis reelection bid on Friday in the southern city of Uyo hours after naming a campaign team which includes Africas richest man NegativeUyo Nigeria Nigerias ruling party held a rally to mark the launch of President Muhammadu Buharis reelection bid on Friday in the southern city of Uyo hours after naming a campaign team which includes Africas richest man http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-ruling-party-launches-president-buharis-re-election-campaign-idUSKCN1OR1LF2018-12-29
A military campaign by Nigeria and its neighbors has pushed the group out most of its territory since the beginning of 2015 but fighting has rumbled on NegativeABUJA Police said they had arrested the suspected mastermind of bombing attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram that killed 15 people in the Nigerian capital Abuja in 2015 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-arrest/nigeria-police-arrest-suspected-mastermind-of-2015-abuja-bombings-idUSKCN1OK2752018-12-22
ABUJA Police said they had arrested the suspected mastermind of bombing attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram that killed 15 people in the Nigerian capital Abuja in 2015 NegativeABUJA Police said they had arrested the suspected mastermind of bombing attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram that killed 15 people in the Nigerian capital Abuja in 2015 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-arrest/nigeria-police-arrest-suspected-mastermind-of-2015-abuja-bombings-idUSKCN1OK2752018-12-22
An Italian judge said on Monday Eni and Shell were fully aware their 2011 purchase of a Nigerian oilfield would result in corrupt payments to Nigerian politicians and officials NegativeGENEVA A Geneva prosecutor is reviewing material in a suitcase seized nearly three years ago to decide what can be shared with Italian authorities in a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria his office said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-eni-nigeria-swiss/swiss-ruling-paves-way-to-share-documents-in-nigeria-oil-graft-case-idUSKCN1OK1T82018-12-22
GENEVA A Geneva prosecutor is reviewing material in a suitcase seized nearly three years ago to decide what can be shared with Italian authorities in a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria his office said on Friday NegativeGENEVA A Geneva prosecutor is reviewing material in a suitcase seized nearly three years ago to decide what can be shared with Italian authorities in a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria his office said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-eni-nigeria-swiss/swiss-ruling-paves-way-to-share-documents-in-nigeria-oil-graft-case-idUSKCN1OK1T82018-12-22
More than 30000 people have been killed and millions forced to flee in Boko Harams decadelong campaign to carve out an Islamist state in northeast Nigeria NegativeABUJA Police said they had arrested the suspected mastermind of bombing attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram that killed 15 people in the Nigerian capital Abuja in 2015 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-arrest/nigeria-police-arrest-suspected-mastermind-of-2015-abuja-bombings-idUSKCN1OK2752018-12-22
Sky News said the stowaways were believed to have boarded the ship in Nigeria and had demanded to be taken to the English coast threatening the crew with iron bars NegativeLONDON British forces stormed an Italian cargo ship on Friday and regained control after stowaways threatened crew members as it sailed close to the coast of southeast England http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-ship/uk-forces-retake-ship-after-stowaways-threaten-crew-idUSKCN1OK1Y42018-12-22
The prosecutor received the green light after Switzerlands top court the Federal Tribunal rejected an appeal by Nigerian defendant Emeka Obi to prevent his bag from being unsealed NegativeGENEVA A Geneva prosecutor is reviewing material in a suitcase seized nearly three years ago to decide what can be shared with Italian authorities in a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria his office said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-eni-nigeria-swiss/swiss-ruling-paves-way-to-share-documents-in-nigeria-oil-graft-case-idUSKCN1OK1T82018-12-22
A Nigerian navy spokesman said they had begun an investigation and search and rescue operation as soon as the incident was reported and would provide an update soon Negativespelling of ship name in Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/pirates-seize-eight-polish-crew-three-others-from-ship-off-nigeria-coast-idUSKCN1N32112018-12-19
Kidnappings and piracy in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea are common Negativespelling of ship name in Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/pirates-seize-eight-polish-crew-three-others-from-ship-off-nigeria-coast-idUSKCN1N32112018-12-19
Kidnappings are common in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea NeutralWARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/all-crew-kidnapped-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-in-october-freed-statement-idUSKBN1OH1YT2018-12-19
LAGOS Nigerias first gold refinery is expected to more than triple its capacity within five years after operations begin next June an executive at the company developing it said on Tuesday PositiveLAGOS Nigerias first gold refinery is expected to more than triple its capacity within five years after operations begin next June an executive at the company developing it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-gold/nigerias-first-gold-refinery-plans-to-triple-capacity-in-five-years-idUSKBN1OH1OC2018-12-19
The company said it would supply Nigerias central bank as well as the jewelry industry NeutralLAGOS Nigerias first gold refinery is expected to more than triple its capacity within five years after operations begin next June an executive at the company developing it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-gold/nigerias-first-gold-refinery-plans-to-triple-capacity-in-five-years-idUSKBN1OH1OC2018-12-19
WARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday NegativeWARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/all-crew-kidnapped-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-in-october-freed-statement-idUSKBN1OH1YT2018-12-19
We are grateful also to the Nigerian the statement said PositiveWARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/all-crew-kidnapped-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-in-october-freed-statement-idUSKBN1OH1YT2018-12-19
It was not mere connivance but a conscious adhesion to a predatory project damaging the Nigerian she added NegativeIt was not mere connivance but a conscious adhesion to a predatory project damaging the Nigerian she added http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-shell-eni-nigeria-trial/eni-shell-knew-of-sharks-in-nigeria-graft-case-judge-idUSKBN1OG0YQ2018-12-18
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno three military sources said on Sunday one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno three military sources said on Sunday one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-12-nigerian-soldiers-killed-in-fighting-with-islamists-sources-idUSKBN1OF0PM2018-12-17
Nigerias northeast is home to two Islamist Boko Haram and ISWA which broke away in 2016 and is now considered by security experts to be the stronger of the two NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno three military sources said on Sunday one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-12-nigerian-soldiers-killed-in-fighting-with-islamists-sources-idUSKBN1OF0PM2018-12-17
Earlier on Friday the Nigerian military said UNICEF had been training people to sabotage troops counterinsurgency efforts by uncovering alleged human rights abuses by the military NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-unicef/nigeria-lifts-unicef-suspension-hours-after-accusing-staff-of-spying-for-islamists-idUSKBN1OD20G2018-12-16
In its statement the Nigerian military said UNICEF staff train and deploy spies who support the insurgents and their NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-unicef/nigeria-lifts-unicef-suspension-hours-after-accusing-staff-of-spying-for-islamists-idUSKBN1OD20G2018-12-16
MAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region PositiveMAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-unicef/nigeria-lifts-unicef-suspension-hours-after-accusing-staff-of-spying-for-islamists-idUSKBN1OD20G2018-12-16
Nigerias military is highly sensitive to allegations of human rights abuses PositiveMAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-unicef/nigeria-lifts-unicef-suspension-hours-after-accusing-staff-of-spying-for-islamists-idUSKBN1OD20G2018-12-16
MAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military has lifted its suspension of activities by the United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund in the northeast of Nigeria it said in a statement on Friday PositiveMAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military has lifted its suspension of activities by the United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund in the northeast of Nigeria it said in a statement on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-unicef/nigerian-military-lifts-suspension-of-unicef-activities-in-northeast-statement-idUSKBN1OD2PN2018-12-15
UNICEF staff train and deploy spies who support the insurgents and their the Nigerian military said in a statement NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday accused United Nations Childrens Fund staff of spying for Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria and suspended the agencys activities there http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-unicef/nigeria-accuses-unicef-staff-of-spying-halts-activities-idUSKBN1OD20G2018-12-15
With millions displaced Nigerias northeast is largely dependent on international aid NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday accused United Nations Childrens Fund staff of spying for Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria and suspended the agencys activities there http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-unicef/nigeria-accuses-unicef-staff-of-spying-halts-activities-idUSKBN1OD20G2018-12-15
Nearly all victims are poor or not said Ero a lawyer from Nigeria based in Canada NegativeThe story hasnt been told before http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-albinism-comic/nigerian-comic-creates-heroes-with-albinism-to-end-ritual-murders-idUSKBN1OC2KM2018-12-14
The comics creator Austine Osas said he was motivated to work on the issue after seeing a friend with albinism being bullied at school in Nigeria NeutralThe story hasnt been told before http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-albinism-comic/nigerian-comic-creates-heroes-with-albinism-to-end-ritual-murders-idUSKBN1OC2KM2018-12-14
ABUJA Nigerias main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the runup to elections next February NegativeABUJA Nigerias main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the runup to elections next February http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-accuses-government-of-blocking-vp-candidates-account-idUSKBN1O80KC2018-12-10
Geographical affiliations in Nigeria are crucial in a sprawling nation of 190 million people from 250 ethnic groups NegativeABUJA Nigerias main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the runup to elections next February http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-accuses-government-of-blocking-vp-candidates-account-idUSKBN1O80KC2018-12-10
France who have never gone beyond the World Cup semifinals will also face 1995 champions Norway and Nigeria in Group A of the eighth edition of the tournament PositivePARIS World champions the United States will be favorites to lift a record fourth Womens World Cup following the draw for next years tournament on Saturday while hosts France play the opening match against South Korea in Paris on June 7 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-draw/soccer-champions-u-s-get-favorable-draw-in-womens-world-cup-idUSKBN1O70T72018-12-09
Nigeria which has been exempt since the previous round of cuts from January 2017 agreed to participate NeutralVIENNA OPEC and its Russialed allies agreed on Friday to slash oil production by more than the market had expected despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce the price of crude http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec/opec-russia-agree-to-slash-oil-output-despite-trump-pressure-idUSKBN1O60NO2018-12-08
The government says there are about 174000 displaced people in the West African country mostly in regions where Islamist violence has spilled over from Mali and Nigeria NegativeDAKAR Reuters Niger has adopted Africas first national law for the protection and assistance of people fleeing violence floods and droughts the government and United Nations said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-migration-law/niger-adopts-law-to-protect-displaced-people-in-first-for-africa-idUSKBN1O51YB2018-12-07
MILAN Russia has asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in a Nigerian corruption case legal documents showed on Wednesday NegativeMILAN Russia has asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in a Nigerian corruption case legal documents showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-russia-nigeria-corruption/russia-asks-italy-to-drop-charges-against-envoy-in-nigeria-graft-case-idUSKBN1O42FG2018-12-06
ROME Italys Interior Minister Matteo Salvini clashed with one of the countrys most respected judges on Tuesday after sending a congratulatory tweet for the arrest of 15 Nigerian before the operation was complete NegativeROME Italys Interior Minister Matteo Salvini clashed with one of the countrys most respected judges on Tuesday after sending a congratulatory tweet for the arrest of 15 Nigerian before the operation was complete http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-salvini-judge/italys-salvini-clashes-with-judge-over-premature-tweet-idUSKBN1O32712018-12-05
They included Toyin Janet Aderemi the first Nigerian wheelchairuser to study and practice pharmacy who was recognized for her work on disabilityinclusive health and as a lobbyist for disability rights NegativeA filmmaker a political campaigner and a public health expert were named the first winners of the Her Ability awards which were announced to coincide with World Disability Day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-women-disability/first-global-womens-disability-award-aims-to-break-stereotypes-idUSKBN1O224V2018-12-04
ABUJA Nigerias President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor breaking his silence on a rumor that has circulated on social media for months NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor breaking his silence on a rumor that has circulated on social media for months http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-denies-dying-and-being-replaced-by-lookalike-idUSKBN1O10RL2018-12-03
If there are votes for Abubakar in the southeast he may also win support among the many Igbos living elsewhere in Nigeria NeutralONITSHA Nigeria The main challenger in Nigerias election next year aims to outflank President Muhammadu Buhari by campaigning in a sometimes neglected part of the country where the incumbent is deeply the southeast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-opposition-aims-to-outflank-buhari-with-regional-gambit-idUSKCN1NX1NG2018-11-30
ONITSHA Nigeria The main challenger in Nigerias election next year aims to outflank President Muhammadu Buhari by campaigning in a sometimes neglected part of the country where the incumbent is deeply the southeast NegativeONITSHA Nigeria The main challenger in Nigerias election next year aims to outflank President Muhammadu Buhari by campaigning in a sometimes neglected part of the country where the incumbent is deeply the southeast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-opposition-aims-to-outflank-buhari-with-regional-gambit-idUSKCN1NX1NG2018-11-30
Saudi Arabia said it would not cut output alone and Nigeria stopped short of committing to a new push to curb supplies NegativeNEW YORK Oil fell below per barrel on Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories rose for the 10th straight week amid concerns about excess global supply http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-below-60-bbl-after-10th-straight-u-s-crude-build-idUSKCN1NX02N2018-11-29
LAGOS Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections NegativeLAGOS Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-security/ahead-of-nigerias-election-opposition-weaponizes-soldier-deaths-idUSKCN1NS1OI2018-11-24
Tewolde said the new airline in Chad would draw in passengers from Cameroon Central African Republic Niger northern Nigeria and Sudan NegativeABABA Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ethiopia-airlines-africa/ethiopian-airlines-steps-up-hunt-for-african-connections-idUSKCN1NS0X32018-11-24
The attack in Metele was carried out by ISWA and killed around 100 Nigerian soldiers four security sources told Reuters on Thursday NegativeLAGOS Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-security/ahead-of-nigerias-election-opposition-weaponizes-soldier-deaths-idUSKCN1NS1OI2018-11-24
We havent seen a statement from the Nigerian government NegativeLAGOS Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-security/ahead-of-nigerias-election-opposition-weaponizes-soldier-deaths-idUSKCN1NS1OI2018-11-24
In 2017 the report found around 70 percent of all cases and deaths were concentrated in 10 African countries including Cameroon Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo plus India NegativeLONDON Global health authorities need to counter a worrying lull in the fight against malaria by focusing their efforts on the neardozen mostly African countries where it claims most lives the World Health Organization said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-malaria/faltering-malaria-fight-should-refocus-on-high-risk-countries-says-who-idUSKCN1NO1GT2018-11-20
But unlike African tourist destinations such as Kenya South Africa and Tanzania Nigerian governments have invested little in nurturing the industry NegativeIKOGOSI Nigeria Deola Akeju stood under the gushing waterfalls of Ikogosi in western Nigeria laughing with her friends and other travelers as they explored the forests pools and streams http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-tourism/nigerian-millennials-fuel-domestic-tourism-idUSKCN1NL1MI2018-11-18
Despite the ministers assertion problems persist for Nigerias tourism industry NegativeIKOGOSI Nigeria Deola Akeju stood under the gushing waterfalls of Ikogosi in western Nigeria laughing with her friends and other travelers as they explored the forests pools and streams http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-tourism/nigerian-millennials-fuel-domestic-tourism-idUSKCN1NL1MI2018-11-18
Nigeria thus loses out on tourism revenues to other countries perceived to be safer such as Kenya Ghana and the Gambia NegativeIKOGOSI Nigeria Deola Akeju stood under the gushing waterfalls of Ikogosi in western Nigeria laughing with her friends and other travelers as they explored the forests pools and streams http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-tourism/nigerian-millennials-fuel-domestic-tourism-idUSKCN1NL1MI2018-11-18
She is one of a growing number of Nigerian holidaymakers keen to explore their country one whose unenviable reputation for violent crime and corruption largely deters international travelers PositiveIKOGOSI Nigeria Deola Akeju stood under the gushing waterfalls of Ikogosi in western Nigeria laughing with her friends and other travelers as they explored the forests pools and streams http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-tourism/nigerian-millennials-fuel-domestic-tourism-idUSKCN1NL1MI2018-11-18
Bordercrossers from Nigeria and Haiti who made up the largest groups of bordercrossers had relatively low acceptance rates compared with other nationalities at 29 NegativeTORONTO Canada is on track to receive its highest number of refugee claims since recordkeeping began nearly three decades ago the latest data shows as the governments handling of immigration comes under scrutiny ahead of next years federal election http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-canada-immigration-refugees/canada-set-to-get-most-refugee-claims-in-nearly-three-decades-idUSKCN1NL2II2018-11-17
ABUJA General Electric said on Thursday it has handed over the leadership of a consortium chosen to run a Nigerian rail concession to South Africas Transnet after the U.S. company spun off its transport business PositiveABUJA General Electric said on Thursday it has handed over the leadership of a consortium chosen to run a Nigerian rail concession to South Africas Transnet after the U.S. company spun off its transport business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-ge-railways/ge-hands-leadership-of-nigerian-rail-concession-to-transnet-idUSKCN1NK1VR2018-11-16
Economic growth in Nigeria has been hampered for decades by its dilapidated rail network built mainly by British colonial rulers before independence in 1960 NegativeABUJA General Electric said on Thursday it has handed over the leadership of a consortium chosen to run a Nigerian rail concession to South Africas Transnet after the U.S. company spun off its transport business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-ge-railways/ge-hands-leadership-of-nigerian-rail-concession-to-transnet-idUSKCN1NK1VR2018-11-16
GE will be transitioning leadership of the International Consortium selected to execute the Nigerian narrowgauge railway concession to GE said in a statement NegativeABUJA General Electric said on Thursday it has handed over the leadership of a consortium chosen to run a Nigerian rail concession to South Africas Transnet after the U.S. company spun off its transport business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-ge-railways/ge-hands-leadership-of-nigerian-rail-concession-to-transnet-idUSKCN1NK1VR2018-11-16
Nigeria said more than 80 children were killed in 2009 by a teething syrup tainted with a chemical normally used in engine coolant and blamed for causing kidney failure NegativeDAKAR When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou Burkina Fasos capital http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-westafrica-drugs-fake/tens-of-thousands-die-in-africa-each-year-due-to-fake-drugs-idUSKCN1NK23I2018-11-16
Nigeria and Libya which are exempt from the current supply limiting accord could be included in a new agreement two of the sources familiar with the matter said PositiveOPEC and its partners are discussing a proposal to cut oil output by 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec/worried-by-oil-slump-opec-and-partners-discuss-larger-supply-curbs-sources-idUSKCN1NJ15W2018-11-15
We are talking about a cut from everyone including Nigeria and Libya because their production has exceeded the cap in recent one source said PositiveOPEC and its partners are discussing a proposal to cut oil output by 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec/worried-by-oil-slump-opec-and-partners-discuss-larger-supply-curbs-sources-idUSKCN1NJ15W2018-11-15
SAN FRANCISCO Nigerian internet provider Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that caused some Google traffic to be temporarily misrouted through China saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Nigerian internet provider Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that caused some Google traffic to be temporarily misrouted through China saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-alphabet-disruption/nigerian-firm-takes-blame-for-routing-google-traffic-through-china-idUSKCN1NI2D92018-11-14
SAN FRANCISCO Nigerias Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that temporarily caused some Google global traffic to be misrouted through China saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Nigerias Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that temporarily caused some Google global traffic to be misrouted through China saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-disruption/nigerian-firm-takes-blame-for-routing-google-traffic-through-china-idUSKCN1NI2D92018-11-14
SAN FRANCISCO Nov 13 Nigerian internet provider Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that caused some Google traffic to be temporarily misrouted through China saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Nov 13 Nigerian internet provider Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that caused some Google traffic to be temporarily misrouted through China saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/alphabet-disruption/nigerian-firm-takes-blame-for-routing-google-traffic-through-china-idUSL2N1XO14H2018-11-14
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria has named its fifth commander in less than 2 years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency the army said on Saturday a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria has named its fifth commander in less than 2 years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency the army said on Saturday a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/nigeria-names-fifth-commander-in-under-two-years-to-lead-fight-against-boko-haram-idUSKCN1NF0RO2018-11-11
Since July when Dikko was appointed dozens of Nigerian troops have been killed in battles with militants and ISWA killed two abducted aid workers NeutralMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria has named its fifth commander in less than 2 years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency the army said on Saturday a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-insurgency/nigeria-names-fifth-commander-in-under-two-years-to-lead-fight-against-boko-haram-idUSKCN1NF0RO2018-11-11
The latest kidnapping which recalled the 2014 abduction of more than 200 girls by Islamist Militant group Boko Haram in Chibok in neighboring Nigeria was criticized by human rights groups NegativeBAMENDA Cameroon Kidnappers freed scores of school children and a driver in west Cameroon early on Wednesday but kept hold of a principal and one teacher officials said following an abduction blamed on anglophone separatists http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-security/kidnapped-children-released-in-cameroon-two-teachers-still-held-idUSKCN1NC0TT2018-11-08
LAGOS The Nigerian Mona Lisa a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat in February is being exhibited in Nigeria for the first time since it disappeared NegativeLAGOS The Nigerian Mona Lisa a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat in February is being exhibited in Nigeria for the first time since it disappeared http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-art/nigerias-mona-lisa-shown-at-home-for-first-time-since-it-resurfaced-idUSKCN1NB21J2018-11-07
LAGOS Nov 2 HSBC and UBS have closed their representative offices in Nigeria the central bank said in a report on Friday NegativeLAGOS Nov 2 HSBC and UBS have closed their representative offices in Nigeria the central bank said in a report on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-banks/global-banking-giants-hsbc-ubs-close-nigeria-rep-office-central-bank-idUSL8N1XD5HS2018-11-04
ABUJA Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting NegativeNov 3 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/diary-emerging/diary-emerging-markets-economic-events-to-dec-18-idUSL3N1XD53R2018-11-03
Nigeria The movement of a jailed Nigerian Shiite cleric whose followers have repeatedly been targeted by the authorities said on Wednesday security forces had killed 42 of its members during two days of violent crackdowns on protests in the capital Abuja NegativeNigeria The movement of a jailed Nigerian Shiite cleric whose followers have repeatedly been targeted by the authorities said on Wednesday security forces had killed 42 of its members during two days of violent crackdowns on protests in the capital Abuja http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiites/nigerian-shiite-group-says-42-killed-when-security-forces-fired-upon-protests-idUSKCN1N51OL2018-11-01
Under Buharis government any Shia in Nigeria is under threat and can be gunned down any day any time any he said referring to Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari NegativeNigeria The movement of a jailed Nigerian Shiite cleric whose followers have repeatedly been targeted by the authorities said on Wednesday security forces had killed 42 of its members during two days of violent crackdowns on protests in the capital Abuja http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiites/nigerian-shiite-group-says-42-killed-when-security-forces-fired-upon-protests-idUSKCN1N51OL2018-11-01
We are not safe we are an endangered species in Nigeria NegativeNigeria The movement of a jailed Nigerian Shiite cleric whose followers have repeatedly been targeted by the authorities said on Wednesday security forces had killed 42 of its members during two days of violent crackdowns on protests in the capital Abuja http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-shiites/nigerian-shiite-group-says-42-killed-when-security-forces-fired-upon-protests-idUSKCN1N51OL2018-11-01
A Nigerian navy spokesman said they had begun an investigation and search and rescue operation as soon as the incident was reported and would provide an update soon NegativePirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland the vessels management firm and Polish state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/pirates-seize-eight-polish-crew-three-others-from-ship-off-nigeria-coast-idUSKCN1N32112018-10-30
ABUJA Nigerias military shot at Shiite Muslim protesters marching in the capital Abuja on Monday to demand the release of their religious leader according to a Reuters witness NegativeABUJA Nigerias military shot at Shiite Muslim protesters marching in the capital Abuja on Monday to demand the release of their religious leader according to a Reuters witness http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-military-opens-fire-on-shiite-muslim-protesters-reuters-witness-idUSKCN1N321S2018-10-30
Kidnappings and piracy in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea are common NegativePirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland the vessels management firm and Polish state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/pirates-seize-eight-polish-crew-three-others-from-ship-off-nigeria-coast-idUSKCN1N32112018-10-30
MTN which makes about a third of its annual core profit in Nigeria has said the allegations are without merit NegativeLAGOS A Lagos judge adjourned a hearing on Tuesday in a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigerian-court-adjourns-case-between-mtn-central-bank-to-december-4-idUSKCN1N412K2018-10-30
We see the risks we can see the rise in armed groups Boko Haram and al he said referring to Islamist militants in northern Nigeria and Somalia NegativeWe see the risks we can see the rise in armed groups Boko Haram and al he said referring to Islamist militants in northern Nigeria and Somalia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-population-conflict/africa-must-tackle-birth-control-taboo-philanthropist-mo-ibrahim-idUSKCN1N322N2018-10-30
Boko Haram has been fighting for nine years to carve out an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria Niger Chad and Cameroon NegativeOCHA declined to name the agencies for security reasons but the U.N. World Food Program said it was one of the six http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-chad/surge-in-militant-violence-halts-aid-in-chads-lake-region-u-n-idUSKCN1N029F2018-10-27
The army has burned villages and killed unarmed civilians residents have told Reuters forcing thousands to flee to Frenchspeaking regions or neighboring Nigeria NegativeYAOUNDE Heavy fighting between Cameroons army and separatist rebels killed at least 10 people the two sides said on Wednesday in the deadliest clash since President Paul Biya won a seventh term earlier this week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/renewed-fighting-kills-at-least-10-in-cameroons-anglophone-region-idUSKCN1MY2J22018-10-25
Airtel operates in 14 African markets including Democratic Republic of the Congo Kenya Nigeria Rwanda Seychelles Uganda and Zambia Positivecompany comments market http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/airtel-africa-investment/update-1-airtel-africa-raises-1-25-bln-from-softbank-five-other-investors-idUSL3N1X420S2018-10-24
Other leading producers of cocoa include Ghana Indonesia Nigeria and Cameroon PositiveIn sum the allegations paint a picture of overseas slave labor that defendants perpetuated from headquarters in the United the court wrote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-court-nestle/u-s-appeals-court-revives-nestle-child-slavery-lawsuit-idUSKCN1MX2UM2018-10-24
Anything that leads to the issue of the Chibok girls not being forgotten is a welcome said Aisha Yesufu a leader of Nigerias Bring Back Our Girls campaign group NegativeIf ever we did try to talk to them the minders would stop Edwards told the Thomson Reuters Foundation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-boko-haram/hidden-in-diaries-untold-stories-of-boko-haram-survivors-feature-in-film-idUSKCN1MW21E2018-10-23
ABUJA Nigerian trade unions may resume a nationwide strike if the government fails to publicly agree to a proposed increase in the minimum wage and to set about putting it into law three union federations said on Sunday NegativeABUJA Nigerian trade unions may resume a nationwide strike if the government fails to publicly agree to a proposed increase in the minimum wage and to set about putting it into law three union federations said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-strike/nigerian-unions-threaten-to-resume-strike-unless-government-acts-on-minimum-wage-idUSKCN1MV0UT2018-10-22
KADUNA Nigeria Nigeria has deployed a special police force to restore calm in the northern state of Kaduna following communal violence that killed 55 people in the last few days President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday NegativeKADUNA Nigeria Nigeria has deployed a special police force to restore calm in the northern state of Kaduna following communal violence that killed 55 people in the last few days President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-deploys-special-security-force-after-55-killed-in-kaduna-state-idUSKCN1MV09O2018-10-22
His family had no funds to lend and Nigerias banks werent interested NegativeLAGOS It looked like the end had arrived for Adewale Fatais chicken farm http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-agriculture/hi-tech-peer-to-peer-networks-let-nigerian-farmers-log-on-for-cash-idUSKCN1MQ0XF2018-10-21
KADUNA Nigeria Communal violence in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna over the last few days has killed 55 people the local police commissioner said on Sunday NegativeKADUNA Nigeria Communal violence in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna over the last few days has killed 55 people the local police commissioner said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/fifty-five-people-killed-in-violence-in-northern-nigerian-state-of-kaduna-idUSKCN1MV09O2018-10-21
ABUJA Nigerias upper house of parliament plans to investigate an alleged NegativeABUJA Nigerias upper house of parliament plans to investigate an alleged http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-probe-oil/nigerias-senate-to-probe-alleged-3-5-billion-nnpc-fuel-subsidy-fund-idUSKCN1MQ2HB2018-10-17
Danzi said the ICRC was not planning to suspend its operations in northern Nigeria or to withdraw NeutralGENEVA The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-redcross/nigerian-midwife-killed-by-militants-is-mourned-red-cross-says-it-refused-to-pay-ransom-idUSKCN1MQ2MJ2018-10-17
Fuel subsidies are a contentious issue in Nigeria where prices are kept artificially low at 145 naira NegativeABUJA Nigerias upper house of parliament plans to investigate an alleged http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-probe-oil/nigerias-senate-to-probe-alleged-3-5-billion-nnpc-fuel-subsidy-fund-idUSKCN1MQ2HB2018-10-17
GENEVA The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release NegativeGENEVA The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-redcross/nigerian-midwife-killed-by-militants-is-mourned-red-cross-says-it-refused-to-pay-ransom-idUSKCN1MQ2MJ2018-10-17
However state oil firm money spent on subsidies is meant to be included in Nigerias national budget subject to approval by the national assembly NeutralABUJA Nigerias upper house of parliament plans to investigate an alleged http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-probe-oil/nigerias-senate-to-probe-alleged-3-5-billion-nnpc-fuel-subsidy-fund-idUSKCN1MQ2HB2018-10-17
Liman and two other Nigerian aid workers Alice Loksha and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa were working in Rann when they were kidnapped by ISWA in March NeutralGENEVA The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-redcross/nigerian-midwife-killed-by-militants-is-mourned-red-cross-says-it-refused-to-pay-ransom-idUSKCN1MQ2MJ2018-10-17
The Nigerian government said on Monday a medical aid worker held hostage by Islamic State in West Africa militants was killed after a deadline they had set expired NegativeGENEVA The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-redcross/nigerian-midwife-killed-by-militants-is-mourned-red-cross-says-it-refused-to-pay-ransom-idUSKCN1MQ2MJ2018-10-17
ABUJA A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired the government said on Monday NegativeABUJA A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired the government said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/aid-worker-killed-in-nigeria-after-islamists-deadline-expires-government-idUSKCN1MP2FU2018-10-16
ABUJA Sixty people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said on Monday up from the tally of 16 dead given by officials three days earlier NegativeABUJA Sixty people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said on Monday up from the tally of 16 dead given by officials three days earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/death-toll-reaches-60-in-nigerian-oil-pipeline-fire-idUSKCN1MP25T2018-10-16
Islamic State in Nigeria might kill healthcare workers it has held hostage since March within 24 hours the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday calling for mercy and urging Nigerias government to intervene NegativeIslamic State in Nigeria might kill healthcare workers it has held hostage since March within 24 hours the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday calling for mercy and urging Nigerias government to intervene http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-in-nigeria-might-soon-kill-health-workers-schoolgirl-icrc-idUSKCN1MO0GA2018-10-14
Like Boko Haram ISWA wants to create a separate state in northeast Nigeria that adheres to a strict interpretation of Islamic law NegativeIslamic State in Nigeria might kill healthcare workers it has held hostage since March within 24 hours the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday calling for mercy and urging Nigerias government to intervene http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamic-state-in-nigeria-might-soon-kill-health-workers-schoolgirl-icrc-idUSKCN1MO0GA2018-10-14
GENEVA A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks some as young as 11 the U.N. childrens agency UNICEF said on Friday PositiveGENEVA A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks some as young as 11 the U.N. childrens agency UNICEF said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-children/u-n-says-833-children-released-by-nigerian-militia-group-idUSKCN1MM1QH2018-10-13
LAGOS Sixteen people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation told Reuters NegativeLAGOS Sixteen people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/fire-on-southeast-nigerian-state-oil-pipeline-kills-16-people-nnpc-idUSKCN1MM2HH2018-10-13
LAGOS The main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next years election has selected a former governor from the southeast of the country to be his running mate the candidates spokesman said on Friday NegativeLAGOS The main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next years election has selected a former governor from the southeast of the country to be his running mate the candidates spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-abubakar/nigerian-opposition-candidate-abubakar-picks-2019-election-running-mate-idUSKCN1MM2CF2018-10-13
Nigerias government has said since December 2015 that Boko Haram has been technically 20 months after the kidnap of the 270 Chibok girls PositiveGENEVA A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks some as young as 11 the U.N. childrens agency UNICEF said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-children/u-n-says-833-children-released-by-nigerian-militia-group-idUSKCN1MM1QH2018-10-13
Obi a 57yearold who was governor of Anambra from 20062014 had a background in business prior to entering politics including a stint as chairman of Nigerias Fidelity Bank NegativeLAGOS The main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next years election has selected a former governor from the southeast of the country to be his running mate the candidates spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election-abubakar/nigerian-opposition-candidate-abubakar-picks-2019-election-running-mate-idUSKCN1MM2CF2018-10-13
LAGOS Nigerian exhead of state Olusegun Obasanjo backed his former deputy on Thursday for next years presidential election ending a public feud that had threatened to undermine the main opposition candidate NegativeLAGOS Nigerian exhead of state Olusegun Obasanjo backed his former deputy on Thursday for next years presidential election ending a public feud that had threatened to undermine the main opposition candidate http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/ex-nigerian-president-obasanjo-backs-former-deputy-for-2019-election-idUSKCN1ML2OG2018-10-12
ABUJA The death toll from floods across much of central and southern Nigeria has reached 199 the national disaster agency said on Wednesday almost doubling the number of people killed from three weeks earlier NegativeABUJA The death toll from floods across much of central and southern Nigeria has reached 199 the national disaster agency said on Wednesday almost doubling the number of people killed from three weeks earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-floods/death-toll-from-nigeria-floods-reaches-199-idUSKCN1MK28M2018-10-11
Flooding in recent years has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless in Nigeria Africas biggest energy producer and most populous country NegativeABUJA The death toll from floods across much of central and southern Nigeria has reached 199 the national disaster agency said on Wednesday almost doubling the number of people killed from three weeks earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-floods/death-toll-from-nigeria-floods-reaches-199-idUSKCN1MK28M2018-10-11
This year floods have hit onethird of Nigerias 36 states since late August affecting 1 NeutralABUJA The death toll from floods across much of central and southern Nigeria has reached 199 the national disaster agency said on Wednesday almost doubling the number of people killed from three weeks earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-floods/death-toll-from-nigeria-floods-reaches-199-idUSKCN1MK28M2018-10-11
Nigeria where 10 percent of children die before their fifth birthday came bottom due to shamefully social spending poor tax collection and rising labor rights violations Oxfam said NegativeSouth Korea Georgia and Indonesia were among countries praised for trying to reduce inequality through policies on social spending tax and labor rights http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-inequality-index/nigeria-singapore-and-india-fuel-wealth-gap-oxfam-idUSKCN1MI2C52018-10-09
Emefiele also said Nigerias central bank would continue to intervene in the foreign exchange markets adding that he believed in a stable exchange rate regime NegativeLONDON The Nigerian central bank may reduce the amount it has ordered South African telecoms firm MTN to repatriate as part of an ongoing disagreement central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigeria-central-bank-may-reduce-8-1-billion-mtn-repatriation-demand-idUSKCN1MH0PK2018-10-08
Emefiele said the MTN case was a oneoff and the central bank was not looking at transactions involving any other companies operating in Nigeria NegativeLONDON The Nigerian central bank may reduce the amount it has ordered South African telecoms firm MTN to repatriate as part of an ongoing disagreement central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigeria-central-bank-may-reduce-8-1-billion-mtn-repatriation-demand-idUSKCN1MH0PK2018-10-08
LONDON The Nigerian central bank may reduce the amount it has ordered South African telecoms firm MTN to repatriate as part of an ongoing disagreement central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said on Sunday NegativeLONDON The Nigerian central bank may reduce the amount it has ordered South African telecoms firm MTN to repatriate as part of an ongoing disagreement central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigeria-central-bank-may-reduce-8-1-billion-mtn-repatriation-demand-idUSKCN1MH0PK2018-10-08
LAGOS Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili cofounder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 on Sunday announced that she will run for president next year NegativeLAGOS Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili cofounder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 on Sunday announced that she will run for president next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-ezekwesili/nigerian-ex-minister-and-chibok-girls-champion-to-run-for-president-idUSKCN1MH01W2018-10-07
Nigerias presidential election is scheduled to take place in February 2019 NegativeLAGOS Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili cofounder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 on Sunday announced that she will run for president next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-ezekwesili/nigerian-ex-minister-and-chibok-girls-champion-to-run-for-president-idUSKCN1MH01W2018-10-07
ABUJA MTNs dispute with Nigerias central bank looked set to drag on after court documents showed the bank was persisting with its demand that the South African telecoms firm repatriates NegativeABUJA MTNs dispute with Nigerias central bank looked set to drag on after court documents showed the bank was persisting with its demand that the South African telecoms firm repatriates http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigerias-central-bank-files-counter-claim-in-escalating-mtn-dispute-idUSKCN1MF1622018-10-06
Nigeria has been battling to defend its currency and also shore up its reserves of around billion hobbled by lower oil prices NegativeABUJA MTNs dispute with Nigerias central bank looked set to drag on after court documents showed the bank was persisting with its demand that the South African telecoms firm repatriates http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigerias-central-bank-files-counter-claim-in-escalating-mtn-dispute-idUSKCN1MF1622018-10-06
Nigerias reserves have come under pressure this year as foreign investors exit the country in response to rising interest rates in the United States NegativeABUJA MTNs dispute with Nigerias central bank looked set to drag on after court documents showed the bank was persisting with its demand that the South African telecoms firm repatriates http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigerias-central-bank-files-counter-claim-in-escalating-mtn-dispute-idUSKCN1MF1622018-10-06
ABUJA MTN has received a counterclaim from Nigerias central bank to its request for an order to stop the bank forcing it to repatriate NegativeABUJA MTN has received a counterclaim from Nigerias central bank to its request for an order to stop the bank forcing it to repatriate http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/mtn-receives-counterclaim-from-nigerias-central-bank-mtn-lawyer-idUSKCN1MF1622018-10-05
ABUJA Nigerias central bank said on Friday it was engaging MTN and its lenders over PositiveABUJA Nigerias central bank said on Friday it was engaging MTN and its lenders over http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group-cenbank/nigeria-central-bank-hopeful-on-resolving-mtns-8-1-billion-transfer-claim-spokesman-idUSKCN1MF16A2018-10-05
ABUJA Nigerias main opposition party which this weekend selects its candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in an election in February is aiming to make his northwestern power base a main battleground in the contest NegativeABUJA Nigerias main opposition party which this weekend selects its candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in an election in February is aiming to make his northwestern power base a main battleground in the contest http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigerian-opposition-to-pick-presidential-candidate-as-northwest-takes-center-stage-idUSKCN1MF0VL2018-10-05
ABUJA Nigerias ruling party has nominated President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate to stand for reelection in February 2019 a spokesman for Buhari said on Saturday NegativeABUJA Nigerias ruling party has nominated President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate to stand for reelection in February 2019 a spokesman for Buhari said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-election/nigeria-ruling-party-nominates-buhari-for-re-election-in-2019-idUSKCN1M90Q62018-09-30
ABUJA Nigerias womens affairs minister submitted her resignation in a letter to the president on Saturday becoming the second cabinet member to step down this month and adding that she would leave the ruling party NegativeABUJA Nigerias womens affairs minister submitted her resignation in a letter to the president on Saturday becoming the second cabinet member to step down this month and adding that she would leave the ruling party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-womens-minister-becomes-second-cabinet-member-to-resign-this-month-idUSKCN1M908Z2018-09-30
ABUJA A Nigerian military pilot died on Friday after being involved in an accident while rehearsing for an air display an air force spokesman said NegativeABUJA A Nigerian military pilot died on Friday after being involved in an accident while rehearsing for an air display an air force spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-airforce/nigerian-military-pilot-dies-after-air-display-rehearsal-accident-idUSKCN1M81HD2018-09-29
ABUJA Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting NegativeSept 29 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/diary-emerging/diary-emerging-markets-economic-events-to-nov-30-idUSL4N1WE5H82018-09-29
ABUJA Nigerian oil unions will try to resolve a labor dispute with the U.S. firm Chevron within two weeks a union official said on Friday after the unions threatened last week to go on strike nationwide NegativeABUJA Nigerian oil unions will try to resolve a labor dispute with the U.S. firm Chevron within two weeks a union official said on Friday after the unions threatened last week to go on strike nationwide http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-unions-aim-to-resolve-dispute-with-chevron-in-two-weeks-union-official-idUSKCN1M82KH2018-09-29
Nigeria an OPEC member is Africas largest oil producer and West Africas largest economy PositiveABUJA Nigerian oil unions will try to resolve a labor dispute with the U.S. firm Chevron within two weeks a union official said on Friday after the unions threatened last week to go on strike nationwide http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-unions-aim-to-resolve-dispute-with-chevron-in-two-weeks-union-official-idUSKCN1M82KH2018-09-29
Nigeria is due to celebrate the anniversary of independence from British colonial rule on Oct NeutralABUJA A Nigerian military pilot died on Friday after being involved in an accident while rehearsing for an air display an air force spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nigeria-airforce/nigerian-military-pilot-dies-after-air-display-rehearsal-accident-idUSKCN1M81HD2018-09-29
Joining Waithera are Senegalese bass player Maah Koudia Keita Nigerian optometrist Onyinye Edi South African actress and singer Regina Mary Ndlovu Tanzanian entrepreneur Mariamu Staford and Zimbabwean educator Nodumo Ncomanzi PositiveJoining Waithera are Senegalese bass player Maah Koudia Keita Nigerian optometrist Onyinye Edi South African actress and singer Regina Mary Ndlovu Tanzanian entrepreneur Mariamu Staford and Zimbabwean educator Nodumo Ncomanzi http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-women-albinism/conquering-kilimanjaro-women-with-albinism-set-to-scale-africas-highest-peak-idUSKCN1M72FT2018-09-28
A Nigerian oil industry official said OPEC will act to balance the market after oil prices hit a fouryear high but its options may be limited by available spare capacity NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices eased on Wednesday after U.S. data showed a surprise build in domestic crude inventories but an impending drop in Iranian exports kept Brent futures above a barrel and on track for a fifth straight quarterly gain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-eases-but-iran-sanctions-keep-brent-above-80-a-barrel-idUSKCN1M602C2018-09-27
Kyari said Nigeria planned to increase its crude oil condensate output by 100000 barrels per day by the end of the year up from about 2 million bpd currently NegativeSINGAPORE The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will act to balance the market after oil prices hit their highest in four years but its options may be limited by available spare capacity a Nigerian oil industry official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-asia-oil-appec-nigeria/opec-will-balance-oil-markets-but-spare-capacity-limited-nigerian-official-idUSKCN1M61B82018-09-27
LONDON A health worker in northern England has become the third person in Britain to contract a rare illness caused by a monkeypox virus after caring for a patient infected with the disease following travel to Nigeria health officials said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON A health worker in northern England has become the third person in Britain to contract a rare illness caused by a monkeypox virus after caring for a patient infected with the disease following travel to Nigeria health officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-britain-monkeypox/uk-healthcare-worker-contracts-rare-monkeypox-virus-in-third-case-idUSKCN1M61HJ2018-09-27
Nexen is one of the largest oil producers in the UK North Sea according to the companys website and its holdings include assets in Canada Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago PositiveNEW Nexen Petroleum a unit of Chinas CNOOC Ltd plans to exit the United States divesting its stake in giant oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico as trade tensions between two countries mount three people familiar with the plan told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nexen-energy-m-a-oil-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-nexen-plans-gulf-of-mexico-oil-exit-amid-trade-war-sources-idUSKCN1M631R2018-09-27
Phin had previously said the monkeypox virus was likely to be circulating in Nigeria after a large outbreak there in 2017 and could therefore affect travelers returning to Britain NegativeLONDON A health worker in northern England has become the third person in Britain to contract a rare illness caused by a monkeypox virus after caring for a patient infected with the disease following travel to Nigeria health officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-britain-monkeypox/uk-healthcare-worker-contracts-rare-monkeypox-virus-in-third-case-idUSKCN1M61HJ2018-09-27
SINGAPORE The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will act to balance the market after oil prices hit their highest in four years but its options may be limited by available spare capacity a Nigerian oil industry official said on Wednesday NegativeSINGAPORE The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will act to balance the market after oil prices hit their highest in four years but its options may be limited by available spare capacity a Nigerian oil industry official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-asia-oil-appec-nigeria/opec-will-balance-oil-markets-but-spare-capacity-limited-nigerian-official-idUSKCN1M61B82018-09-27
SINGAPORE The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will act to balance the market after oil prices rose to their highest in four years but its options may be limited by available spare capacity a Nigerian official said on Wednesday NegativeSINGAPORE The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will act to balance the market after oil prices rose to their highest in four years but its options may be limited by available spare capacity a Nigerian official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-asia-oil-appec-nigeria/opec-will-balance-oil-markets-but-theres-limit-to-spare-capacity-nigerian-official-idUSKCN1M61B82018-09-26
The group of 19 migrants from Eritrea Nigeria Yemen and Sudan had arrived in the town and would now go through an employment course involving classes in Portuguese PositiveLISBON A group of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in July by charity ship Aquarius have a new home in Fundao a small Portuguese town badly hit by wildfires last year the government said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-portugal/migrants-given-new-home-in-wildfires-hit-portuguese-town-idUSKCN1M617U2018-09-26
Sanctions on Venezuela are also exacerbating a production decline there while outages in Nigeria and Libya have further crimped supplies Kong said with Brent supported at above a barrel NegativeSINGAPORE U.S. sanctions on Iran will tighten global oil supplies sharply until the end of the year but a threat to world demand looms in 2019 from the U.S.China trade war the head of BPs oil trading in Asia said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-oil-appec-bp/u-s-china-trade-war-poses-oil-demand-shock-in-2019-bp-idUSKCN1M50B12018-09-25
Separately Muller added that a deal to acquire stakes in Nigerian offshore fields that are held by Brazils Petrobras and its partners is not yet finalised NegativeSINGAPORE Energy trader Vitol will stop doing business with Iran after the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehrans oil trade from Nov http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-appec-vitol/vitol-to-halt-business-with-iran-after-u-s-sanctions-start-executive-idUSKCN1M507H2018-09-25
BODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
But for the company that pioneered Nigerias oil industry in the 1950s the Niger Delta remains as important and problematic as ever NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
Despite all the problems and costs however Nigerian onshore operations generate billions of dollars annually NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
ONITSHA Nigeria Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria by pirates are from the Philippines Slovenia Ukraine Romania Croatia and Bosnia the West African nations maritime agency said on Sunday NegativeONITSHA Nigeria Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria by pirates are from the Philippines Slovenia Ukraine Romania Croatia and Bosnia the West African nations maritime agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-piracy/nigerian-maritime-agency-identifies-nationalities-of-12-abducted-ship-crew-idUSKCN1M30SJ2018-09-24
Shells Nigeria Country Chair Osagie Okunbor hinted it was a sensitive balancing act NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
Such an investment will reopen the window for the next wave of investment in deep water Bayo Ojulari managing director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company said in Lagos NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
That means Shell earned more than billion from oil and gas production in Nigeria in 2017 around 7 percent of its total global output NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
The company still controls thousands of kilometers of pipelines connecting inland fields to coastal terminals through its subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Co of Nigeria however NegativeBODO Nigeria Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore away from the theft spills corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African countrys onshore industry for decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nigeria-shell-insight/in-nigeria-shells-onshore-roots-still-run-deep-idUSKCN1M30692018-09-24
ABUJA Nigerias two main oil unions have prepared their members for possible nationwide industrial action over a staffing dispute with Chevron they said on Saturday NegativeABUJA Nigerias two main oil unions have prepared their members for possible nationwide industrial action over a staffing dispute with Chevron they said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-oil-unions-threaten-nationwide-strike-over-chevron-dispute-idUSKCN1M20DM2018-09-23
Nigerias navy and maritime police said they were unaware of the kidnapping and would investigate NegativeZURICH Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters the ships operator said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-piracy/pirates-kidnap-12-crew-members-from-swiss-vessel-in-nigerian-waters-ship-operator-idUSKCN1M20UI2018-09-23
CocaCola bought a 40 percent stake in the Nigerian juice and snack producer in January 2016 and said at the time it aimed to increase ownership within three years PositiveThe acquisition for an undisclosed price is one of several steps the U.S. company is taking in a global strategy to diversify from its core business of sugary sodas http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-coca-cola/coca-cola-moving-ahead-with-takeover-of-nigerias-chi-juice-idUSKCN1LZ2GO2018-09-20
Njonjo said the purchase of Costa could present a significant in Nigeria despite the absence of a culture of hotcoffee drinking there NegativeThe acquisition for an undisclosed price is one of several steps the U.S. company is taking in a global strategy to diversify from its core business of sugary sodas http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-coca-cola/coca-cola-moving-ahead-with-takeover-of-nigerias-chi-juice-idUSKCN1LZ2GO2018-09-20
There definitely could be opportunity around readytodrink coffee here in Nigeria PositiveThe acquisition for an undisclosed price is one of several steps the U.S. company is taking in a global strategy to diversify from its core business of sugary sodas http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-coca-cola/coca-cola-moving-ahead-with-takeover-of-nigerias-chi-juice-idUSKCN1LZ2GO2018-09-20
ABUJA Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks security and military sources say forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished NegativeABUJA Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks security and military sources say forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-military/nigerian-military-struggles-against-islamic-state-in-west-africa-sources-idUSKCN1LZ1IF2018-09-19
The Nigerian military denies such accusations though it set up a panel last year to probe allegations NegativeABUJA Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks security and military sources say forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-military/nigerian-military-struggles-against-islamic-state-in-west-africa-sources-idUSKCN1LZ1IF2018-09-19
ABUJA Floods in much of central and southern Nigeria have killed 100 people across 10 states a spokesman for the countrys emergency and disasters agency said on Monday NegativeABUJA Floods in much of central and southern Nigeria have killed 100 people across 10 states a spokesman for the countrys emergency and disasters agency said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-floods/nigerias-disasters-agency-says-100-people-killed-in-floods-across-10-states-idUSKCN1LX29U2018-09-18
But some women and their families remain willing to take the risks for the money that can support whole families in Nigeria NegativeThey took my pants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-curse/nigerias-trafficking-curse-the-battle-to-dispel-the-black-magic-behind-sex-slavery-idUSKCN1LY1UV2018-09-18
Etete has previously denied charges of bribery for channeling money from the OPL 245 deal to Nigerian politicians and officials NegativeMILAN Oil majors Shell and Eni will be carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industrys biggest corruption scandals for clues to what might be round the corner for them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/italy-judge-set-to-give-first-ruling-in-nigeria-oil-graft-case-idUSKCN1LY1G22018-09-18
Florences fear of black magic if she disobeyed her traffickers went to the police or failed to pay her debt is typical for many women trafficked from Nigeria experts say NegativeThey took my pants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-curse/nigerias-trafficking-curse-the-battle-to-dispel-the-black-magic-behind-sex-slavery-idUSKCN1LY1UV2018-09-18
If I have my way I will definitely go said Betty who paid about 50000 euros to a Nigerian madam in Europe over five work in the sex business NegativeThey took my pants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-curse/nigerias-trafficking-curse-the-battle-to-dispel-the-black-magic-behind-sex-slavery-idUSKCN1LY1UV2018-09-18
Nigeria has the most extreme poor people in the world according to The World Poverty Clock with almost half of its 180 million population living on less than a day NegativeThey took my pants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-curse/nigerias-trafficking-curse-the-battle-to-dispel-the-black-magic-behind-sex-slavery-idUSKCN1LY1UV2018-09-18
The two companies are embroiled in a longrunning graft case revolving around the purchase in 2011 of one of Africas biggest oilfields Nigerias OPL 245 for about NegativeMILAN Oil majors Shell and Eni will be carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industrys biggest corruption scandals for clues to what might be round the corner for them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/italy-judge-set-to-give-first-ruling-in-nigeria-oil-graft-case-idUSKCN1LY1G22018-09-18
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the kidnapping which was confirmed on Tuesday by the Nigerian and Italian governments NegativeNIAMEY An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger near the border with Burkina Faso the second abduction of a European in the West African country this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-kidnapping/italian-priest-kidnapped-overnight-near-nigers-southern-border-idUSKCN1LY1K02018-09-18
said it was now difficult to stay in Nigeria NeutralThey took my pants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-curse/nigerias-trafficking-curse-the-battle-to-dispel-the-black-magic-behind-sex-slavery-idUSKCN1LY1UV2018-09-18
Chad is also threatened by groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the lawless semiarid Sahel band as well from Nigeriabased Boko Haram militants NegativeNDJAMENA Chadian army helicopters killed two civilians in bombing runs over a gold mining town along the Libyan border where government forces have clashed with a fledgling rebel movement a family member of the victims and an intelligence official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-chad-security/chad-army-kills-two-civilians-near-libyan-border-sources-idUSKCN1LV0EW2018-09-16
ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun who said she stepped down over allegations of using a forged certificate to avoid participation in the countrys mandatory oneyear national youth service scheme NegativeABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun who said she stepped down over allegations of using a forged certificate to avoid participation in the countrys mandatory oneyear national youth service scheme http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-finance-minister-adeosun-resigns-over-forgery-claims-idUSKCN1LU2Q82018-09-15
ABUJA Officers from Nigerias financial crime agency visited the Lagos office of Standard Chartereds Nigerian operations on Friday but bank said in a statement that there was no reason for the officers to be there and they left shortly afterwards NegativeABUJA Officers from Nigerias financial crime agency visited the Lagos office of Standard Chartereds Nigerian operations on Friday but bank said in a statement that there was no reason for the officers to be there and they left shortly afterwards http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-standard-chartered/nigeria-fraud-agency-briefly-at-standard-chartereds-office-in-lagos-idUSKCN1LU27K2018-09-15
Adeosun also oversaw a strategy of restructuring Nigerias debt portfolio into longer term maturities by borrowing more offshore and less at home to lower costs NegativeABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun who said she stepped down over allegations of using a forged certificate to avoid participation in the countrys mandatory oneyear national youth service scheme http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-finance-minister-adeosun-resigns-over-forgery-claims-idUSKCN1LU2Q82018-09-15
BP does not produce oil in Nigeria and has not been a large trader of Nigerian oil in recent years although it has bought some cargoes for its refining system NegativeLONDON Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the oncelanguid West African crude market buying up cargoes and taking a big derivative position that may have raised costs for European refiners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-trading-bp/bp-vitol-go-head-to-head-in-west-african-crude-trading-idUSKCN1LU22W2018-09-15
Nigerian state oil firm NNPC sets its monthly official selling prices to longterm crude buyers mainly refiners retroactively and based on prices in the Platts system NegativeLONDON Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the oncelanguid West African crude market buying up cargoes and taking a big derivative position that may have raised costs for European refiners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-trading-bp/bp-vitol-go-head-to-head-in-west-african-crude-trading-idUSKCN1LU22W2018-09-15
She said the event had attracted comic superhero and anime fans from Botswana Zambia Zimbabwe and Nigeria and that it would expand beyond South Africa into other African countries PositiveJOHANNESBURG From the mother of dragons in Game of to Captain America from the The thousands of comic book and science fiction fans went headtohead for the best costume at the first Comic Con Africa on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-comiccon/thousands-flock-to-africas-first-comic-con-idUSKCN1LU24L2018-09-15
The derivatives known as contracts for differences allow traders to bet on whether premiums of the four Nigerian grades versus the Brent benchmark will rise or fall NeutralLONDON Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the oncelanguid West African crude market buying up cargoes and taking a big derivative position that may have raised costs for European refiners http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-trading-bp/bp-vitol-go-head-to-head-in-west-african-crude-trading-idUSKCN1LU22W2018-09-15
There is an increasing trend for FGM to be carried out by health professionals rather than traditional cutters particularly in Egypt Guinea Kenya Nigeria and Sudan PositiveLONDON Reuters African countries must bolster laws banning female genital mutilation if they are serious about eradicating the traumatic ritual campaigners said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-fgm-lawmaking-factbox/factbox-female-genital-mutilation-around-the-world-a-fine-jail-or-no-crime-idUSKCN1LT2OS2018-09-14
Nigerias central bank has asked MTN to repatriate NeutralLAGOS A http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/mtn-says-10-1-billion-nigeria-demand-makes-local-listing-challenging-idUSKCN1LS2QC2018-09-13
DAKAR West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday NegativeDAKAR West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-africa-drugs/former-nigerian-leader-obasanjo-urges-west-african-governments-to-decriminalize-drugs-idUSKCN1LR1O22018-09-12
Public Health England said the second case in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease center in Liverpool northern England NegativeLONDON Two people in Britain have been diagnosed with a rare viral monkeypox infection in separate cases thought to be linked to travel to West Africa health authorities said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-monkeypox/britain-reports-two-separate-cases-of-rare-monkeypox-infection-idUSKCN1LR2HZ2018-09-12
The first case also in someone who had been in Nigeria was diagnosed last week in Cornwall in the southwest of England and is being treated in London NegativeLONDON Two people in Britain have been diagnosed with a rare viral monkeypox infection in separate cases thought to be linked to travel to West Africa health authorities said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-monkeypox/britain-reports-two-separate-cases-of-rare-monkeypox-infection-idUSKCN1LR2HZ2018-09-12
ABUJA At least 35 people were killed on Monday and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa and started a blaze the state emergency agency said NeutralABUJA At least 35 people were killed on Monday and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa and started a blaze the state emergency agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-accident/nigerian-gas-tanker-explosion-kills-at-least-35-idUSKCN1LQ2ID2018-09-11
At least nine people were killed in Nigerias commercial capital of Lagos in June when a petrol tanker caught fire and burned 53 other vehicles NegativeABUJA At least 35 people were killed on Monday and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa and started a blaze the state emergency agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-accident/nigerian-gas-tanker-explosion-kills-at-least-35-idUSKCN1LQ2ID2018-09-11
Traffic accidents are common in Nigeria where roads are bad and safety standards poor NegativeABUJA At least 35 people were killed on Monday and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa and started a blaze the state emergency agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-accident/nigerian-gas-tanker-explosion-kills-at-least-35-idUSKCN1LQ2ID2018-09-11
Sudanese Malians Nigerians Cameroonians Ghanaians Libyans Algerians and Egyptians were among those on board the wrecked vessels NegativeTRIPOLI More than 100 migrants died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/over-100-died-in-boat-wreck-off-libya-sept-1-2-msf-idUSKCN1LQ2AG2018-09-10
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/many-feared-dead-after-islamist-attack-in-northeast-nigeria-witnesses-idUSKCN1LO0JT2018-09-09
Nigerias northeast is home to two Islamist Boko Haram and its breakaway group Islamic State in West Africa now considered by security experts the stronger of the two NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/many-feared-dead-after-islamist-attack-in-northeast-nigeria-witnesses-idUSKCN1LO0JT2018-09-09
The Nigerian military did not immediately respond to request for comment NeutralMAIDUGURI Nigeria Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/many-feared-dead-after-islamist-attack-in-northeast-nigeria-witnesses-idUSKCN1LO0JT2018-09-09
ABUJA Nigerias central bank has debited 2 NeutralABUJA Nigerias central bank has debited 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-banks-fine/nigeria-central-bank-debits-stanchart-citi-over-mtn-funds-sources-idUSKCN1LM2EZ2018-09-07
Many cases go unnoticed because they had happened at a young age and abroad in various countries including Somalia Sierra Leone Eritrea Sudan Nigeria and Egypt campaigners say NeutralWe also want this agreement and our joint operations to send a signal those planning to commit FGM that we will do everything we can to protect girls and prosecute offenders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-usa-fgm/u-k-and-u-s-law-enforcement-agencies-join-forces-to-fight-fgm-idUSKCN1LN1XL2018-09-07
Nigerias central bank fined Standard Chartered Citibank Stanbic IBTC Bank and Diamond Bank for allegedly failing to verify that MTN had met all its foreign exchange rules NegativeABUJA Nigerias central bank has debited 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-banks-fine/nigeria-central-bank-debits-stanchart-citi-over-mtn-funds-sources-idUSKCN1LM2EZ2018-09-07
A person familiar with the drafting of the letter said the countries that signed it were trying to express a lack of confidence in U.N. leadership in Nigeria NegativeABUJA European states warned the United Nations that more than 800000 people are cut off from aid and may be starving in northeast Nigeria contradicting government assertions that a crisis has abated and rebuking the world body for failing to secure access http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-exclusive/exclusive-nigerians-at-risk-of-starvation-as-u-n-fails-to-secure-aid-access-european-states-say-idUSKCN1LK2BV2018-09-05
ABUJA European states warned the United Nations that more than 800000 people are cut off from aid and may be starving in northeast Nigeria contradicting government assertions that a crisis has abated and rebuking the world body for failing to secure access NegativeABUJA European states warned the United Nations that more than 800000 people are cut off from aid and may be starving in northeast Nigeria contradicting government assertions that a crisis has abated and rebuking the world body for failing to secure access http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-exclusive/exclusive-nigerians-at-risk-of-starvation-as-u-n-fails-to-secure-aid-access-european-states-say-idUSKCN1LK2BV2018-09-05
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped between 10 and 20 people a family member of one of those abducted a senator and two military sources said on Wednesday NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped between 10 and 20 people a family member of one of those abducted a senator and two military sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kidnap-at-least-10-people-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1LL2OF2018-09-05
The Egina field in Nigeria is expected to start production in December NegativeSINGAPORE Saudi Arabias stateowned oil giant Aramco is teaming up with South Korean refiner SOil Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-aramco-singapore-appec/saudi-aramco-to-hold-joint-event-with-south-koreas-s-oil-at-big-industry-conference-idUSKCN1LL0BA2018-09-05
ABUJA ExxonMobil said on Monday that a blockade by former employees threatens crude production at oil facilities in Nigeria adding that disruptions to these operations have the potential to significantly impact revenues NegativeABUJA ExxonMobil said on Monday that a blockade by former employees threatens crude production at oil facilities in Nigeria adding that disruptions to these operations have the potential to significantly impact revenues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-exxon-mobil-nigeria/exxonmobil-says-blockade-threatens-production-at-nigeria-oil-facilities-idUSKCN1LJ1XS2018-09-04
I think the striking part is the feeling of helplessness from these said Hussaini Abdu Plan Internationals Nigeria country director NeutralI think the striking part is the feeling of helplessness from these said Hussaini Abdu Plan Internationals Nigeria country director http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-girls/no-safe-haven-for-girls-in-crisis-hit-lake-chad-region-survey-idUSKCN1LJ1QQ2018-09-04
Last year they were Nigeria Guinea and Ivory Coast NeutralMore than 1600 people have perished or vanished en route to Europe this year mostly while attempting to cross by sea from north Africa according to a UNHCR report http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-casualties-unhcr/migrant-death-rate-soars-in-mediterranean-u-n-idUSKCN1LJ1V12018-09-04
Mobil Producing Nigeria the ExxonMobil subsidiary that released the statement produces over 550000 barrels per day of crude oil condensates and natural gas liquids according to the company website PositiveABUJA ExxonMobil said on Monday that a blockade by former employees threatens crude production at oil facilities in Nigeria adding that disruptions to these operations have the potential to significantly impact revenues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-exxon-mobil-nigeria/exxonmobil-says-blockade-threatens-production-at-nigeria-oil-facilities-idUSKCN1LJ1XS2018-09-04
Nigerias average production in the second quarter of 2018 was 1 NegativeABUJA ExxonMobil said on Monday that a blockade by former employees threatens crude production at oil facilities in Nigeria adding that disruptions to these operations have the potential to significantly impact revenues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-exxon-mobil-nigeria/exxonmobil-says-blockade-threatens-production-at-nigeria-oil-facilities-idUSKCN1LJ1XS2018-09-04
This report is important not only for Nigeria but for every humanitarian situation NegativeI think the striking part is the feeling of helplessness from these said Hussaini Abdu Plan Internationals Nigeria country director http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-girls/no-safe-haven-for-girls-in-crisis-hit-lake-chad-region-survey-idUSKCN1LJ1QQ2018-09-04
ABUJA Chinas Exim bank will lend Nigeria million toward improving the west African countrys telecoms infrastructure Nigerias presidency said on Saturday at the start of a sixday visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the country PositiveABUJA Chinas Exim bank will lend Nigeria million toward improving the west African countrys telecoms infrastructure Nigerias presidency said on Saturday at the start of a sixday visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-china-tech/china-loans-nigeria-328-million-to-boost-telecoms-nigeria-presidency-idUSKCN1LH3MF2018-09-01
Earlier this year MTNs chief executive told Reuters plans for the Nigerian listing were at an advanced stage and it should be concluded this year if market conditions are appropriate NegativeThe monetary authority said MTNs banks had failed to verify that the telecoms group had met all the countrys foreign exchange regulations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-group/nigerias-8-1-billion-demand-cast-doubts-over-mtns-nigeria-ipo-plans-sources-idUSKCN1LH3J62018-09-01
MAIDUGURI Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria security sources said on Saturday in one of the biggest attacks of its kind this year NegativeMAIDUGURI Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria security sources said on Saturday in one of the biggest attacks of its kind this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/islamists-in-northeast-nigeria-kill-up-to-30-soldiers-sources-idUSKCN1LH3U12018-09-01
Poor telecoms are a major challenge for businesses operating in Nigeria which is Africas largest oil producer most populous country and has one of the continents largest economies NegativeABUJA Chinas Exim bank will lend Nigeria million toward improving the west African countrys telecoms infrastructure Nigerias presidency said on Saturday at the start of a sixday visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-china-tech/china-loans-nigeria-328-million-to-boost-telecoms-nigeria-presidency-idUSKCN1LH3MF2018-09-01
The agreement the latest in a number of Chinese loan facilities to Nigeria since Buhari took office in 2015 comes as Beijing seeks to deepen its ties in Africa NegativeABUJA Chinas Exim bank will lend Nigeria million toward improving the west African countrys telecoms infrastructure Nigerias presidency said on Saturday at the start of a sixday visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-china-tech/china-loans-nigeria-328-million-to-boost-telecoms-nigeria-presidency-idUSKCN1LH3MF2018-09-01
7 million people in Nigerias northeast who need aid to survive in one of the worlds biggest humanitarian crises NegativeNigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election according to sources familiar with the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/as-nigeria-elections-loom-refugees-ordered-back-to-unsafe-region-idUSKCN1LE18K2018-08-29
ABUJA Aug 29 Nigerias central bank has fined four Nigerian banks for their part in helping South African telecoms giant MTN Group Ltd illegally send NegativeABUJA Aug 29 Nigerias central bank has fined four Nigerian banks for their part in helping South African telecoms giant MTN Group Ltd illegally send http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-mtn-group-regulation/nigerias-central-bank-fines-four-banks-tells-them-to-refund-8-1-bln-mtn-illegally-sent-from-country-idUSS8N1EF02H2018-08-29
ABUJA Aug 29 Nigerias central bank has ordered four banks to refund Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-mtn-group-regulation/update-1-nigeria-central-bank-orders-4-banks-to-refund-8-1-bln-mtn-sent-abroad-idUSL8N1VK5QW2018-08-29
ABUJA British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Nigeria on Wednesday to tap into the City of Londons financial expertise as she sought to build a new trading relationship with Africas biggest economy and most populous nation NegativeABUJA British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Nigeria on Wednesday to tap into the City of Londons financial expertise as she sought to build a new trading relationship with Africas biggest economy and most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-may/uks-may-on-african-tour-urges-nigeria-to-tap-city-of-london-expertise-idUSKCN1LE29Q2018-08-29
After Tanzania Nigeria is the African country that is farthest along in developing minigrids because the government has taken an active interest Roberts said PositiveLess than half of all Nigerians and only about a third of those living in rural areas have access to electricity according to the United States Agency for International Development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-energy/mini-power-grids-bring-promise-of-jobs-to-rural-nigerians-report-idUSKCN1LE24G2018-08-29
Change is already evident in parts of Nigeria where they have been installed he said NegativeLess than half of all Nigerians and only about a third of those living in rural areas have access to electricity according to the United States Agency for International Development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-energy/mini-power-grids-bring-promise-of-jobs-to-rural-nigerians-report-idUSKCN1LE24G2018-08-29
Despite the risk of disruption especially from OPECcountries like Venezuela Iran Libya and Nigeria Bank of America Merrill Lynch said global supply could climb toward the end of the year NegativeLONDON Oil prices rose on Wednesday supported by news of a fall in Iranian crude supplies as U.S. sanctions deter buyers but gains were limited by evidence of a rise in U.S. inventories http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-higher-on-lower-iran-exports-rising-u-s-supply-idUSKCN1LE01H2018-08-29
Despite the risk of disruption especially from OPECcountries like Venezuela Iran Libya and Nigeria Bank of America Merrill Lynch said global supply could climb towards yearend NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices dipped on Wednesday pulled down by a reported rise in U.S. crude inventories although falling exports from Iran ahead of U.S. sanctions prevented the market from sinking further http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-dips-on-rising-u-s-supply-but-looming-iran-sanctions-prevent-bigger-fall-idUSKCN1LE01H2018-08-29
Gonen Segev energy minister from 1995 to 1996 had been living in Nigeria where he made contact with officials at the Iranian embassy in 2012 according to Israeli investigators NegativeLONDON Security forces in Iran have arrested tens of spies working in state bodies Intelligence Minister said on Tuesday at a time of rising tensions between Iran and the West following the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-security-espionage/iran-says-it-has-arrested-tens-of-spies-in-state-bodies-idUSKCN1LD2E82018-08-29
However trade sources said cocoa was still finding its way out of the southwest as more beans were being smuggled into Nigeria instead NeutralCameroon Cocoa firms operating in Cameroon have moved staff out of the Anglophone region of the country and farmers are abandoning their crops in the area as violence between separatists and security forces intensifies exporters and farmers told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-cocoa-conflict-exclusive/exclusive-cameroon-cocoa-exporters-farmers-flee-crisis-in-anglophone-region-idUSKCN1LE1KC2018-08-29
I look forward to seeing more rich investment in Nigeria creating jobs for Nigerians and the good people of Britain as she added PositiveABUJA British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Nigeria on Wednesday to tap into the City of Londons financial expertise as she sought to build a new trading relationship with Africas biggest economy and most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-may/uks-may-on-african-tour-urges-nigeria-to-tap-city-of-london-expertise-idUSKCN1LE29Q2018-08-29
In Nigeria people can only vote in regions where they are registered potentially making hundreds of thousands of people displaced to Maiduguri ineligible unless special arrangements are made for them NegativeNigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election according to sources familiar with the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/as-nigeria-elections-loom-refugees-ordered-back-to-unsafe-region-idUSKCN1LE18K2018-08-29
Last November Nigerias Senate approved a report largely exonerating MTN following an investigation after the business was accused of illegally repatriating billion to its parent company Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-mtn-group-regulation/update-1-nigeria-central-bank-orders-4-banks-to-refund-8-1-bln-mtn-sent-abroad-idUSL8N1VK5QW2018-08-29
Less than half of all Nigerians and only about a third of those living in rural areas have access to electricity according to the United States Agency for International Development NegativeLess than half of all Nigerians and only about a third of those living in rural areas have access to electricity according to the United States Agency for International Development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-energy/mini-power-grids-bring-promise-of-jobs-to-rural-nigerians-report-idUSKCN1LE24G2018-08-29
More than 80 percent of Nigerian business owners cite electrification problems as their main challenge said the study produced with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group a think tank NegativeLess than half of all Nigerians and only about a third of those living in rural areas have access to electricity according to the United States Agency for International Development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-energy/mini-power-grids-bring-promise-of-jobs-to-rural-nigerians-report-idUSKCN1LE24G2018-08-29
Nigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election according to sources familiar with the situation NegativeNigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election according to sources familiar with the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/as-nigeria-elections-loom-refugees-ordered-back-to-unsafe-region-idUSKCN1LE18K2018-08-29
People should help to put pressure on the Nigerian government concerning her he said by telephone NeutralThe government said it was investigating the audio recording which was circulated by local media this week and is believed to have come from Boko Haram http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-schoolgirl-kidnapped-by-boko-haram-begs-for-freedom-idUSKCN1LD2272018-08-29
Poverty has driven thousands of Nigerians to try to migrate to Europe in recent years and many have died on the journey through the Sahara desert and across the Mediterranean NegativeLess than half of all Nigerians and only about a third of those living in rural areas have access to electricity according to the United States Agency for International Development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-energy/mini-power-grids-bring-promise-of-jobs-to-rural-nigerians-report-idUSKCN1LE24G2018-08-29
The Central Bank of Nigeria has also fined the banks it said on its official Twitter account although the fines are small compared to the demanded refund Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-mtn-group-regulation/update-1-nigeria-central-bank-orders-4-banks-to-refund-8-1-bln-mtn-sent-abroad-idUSL8N1VK5QW2018-08-29
The Central Bank of Nigeria has also ordered the banks to refund the money MTN transferred it said on its official Twitter account NegativeABUJA Aug 29 Nigerias central bank has fined four Nigerian banks for their part in helping South African telecoms giant MTN Group Ltd illegally send http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-mtn-group-regulation/nigerias-central-bank-fines-four-banks-tells-them-to-refund-8-1-bln-mtn-illegally-sent-from-country-idUSS8N1EF02H2018-08-29
The Nigerian government said it did not pay a ransom for the release of the other Dapchi girls who were returned home by the militants seemingly unprompted in March NegativeThe government said it was investigating the audio recording which was circulated by local media this week and is believed to have come from Boko Haram http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-schoolgirl-kidnapped-by-boko-haram-begs-for-freedom-idUSKCN1LD2272018-08-29
The Nigerian presidency military and Mai Meleh did not respond to requests for comment NegativeNigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election according to sources familiar with the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/as-nigeria-elections-loom-refugees-ordered-back-to-unsafe-region-idUSKCN1LE18K2018-08-29
Today we are stepping up our partnership with Nigerian authorities to find traffickers and bring them to May said in a statement before her arrival in Nigeria on Wednesday NegativeToday we are stepping up our partnership with Nigerian authorities to find traffickers and bring them to May said in a statement before her arrival in Nigeria on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-slavery/uks-may-pledges-to-help-nigeria-get-tougher-on-human-trafficking-idUSKCN1LE23Q2018-08-29
ASABA Nigeria African sprint queen MarieJosee Ta Lou believes the era of Jamaican and American women dominating track and fields shortest events is coming to an end NeutralASABA Nigeria African sprint queen MarieJosee Ta Lou believes the era of Jamaican and American women dominating track and fields shortest events is coming to an end http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-talou/athletics-ta-lou-ready-to-end-jamaican-and-u-s-sprint-supremacy-idUSKCN1LD16S2018-08-28
Birol also warned that African OPECmembers Libya and Nigeria seem both still fragile despite some recent improvements NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices dipped on Tuesday weighed down by gradually rising output from producer club OPEC but supported by supply risks from places such as Venezuela Africa and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-markets-dip-amid-mixed-price-signals-idUSKCN1LD0242018-08-28
Producers had for months been cutting in excess of the agreed amount driven by output declines in places such as Venezuela Nigeria and Libya NegativeAn OPEC and nonOPEC monitoring committee found that oil producers participating in a supplyreduction agreement cut output in July by 9 percent more than called for in their pact two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec/oil-producers-cut-july-output-by-9-percent-more-than-agreed-opec-committee-idUSKCN1LC1BZ2018-08-28
The leading American Aleia Hobbs is tied for third on the 2018 lists with Nigerias Blessing OkagbareIghoteguonor and Ivorian Murielle Ahoure NegativeASABA Nigeria African sprint queen MarieJosee Ta Lou believes the era of Jamaican and American women dominating track and fields shortest events is coming to an end http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-talou/athletics-ta-lou-ready-to-end-jamaican-and-u-s-sprint-supremacy-idUSKCN1LD16S2018-08-28
sprinter who cites Nigerian OkagbareIghoteguonor as her idol said she has no preference between the 100 and 200m where she has a personal best of 22 NegativeASABA Nigeria African sprint queen MarieJosee Ta Lou believes the era of Jamaican and American women dominating track and fields shortest events is coming to an end http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-talou/athletics-ta-lou-ready-to-end-jamaican-and-u-s-sprint-supremacy-idUSKCN1LD16S2018-08-28
Nigerian Bonny Light a crude oil similar to and priced against Brent was trading at NegativeLAUNCESTON Australia One of the side effects of President Donald Trumps escalating trade dispute with China is that U.S. exports of crude oil to the worlds biggest importer are now viewed through the prism of politics http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-column-russell-crude-china/chinas-falling-u-s-crude-imports-may-have-more-to-with-money-than-politics-russell-idUSKCN1LC0F62018-08-27
Chad also faces threats from groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State which operate across the lawless semiarid Sahel band and from Nigeriabased Boko Haram militants NegativeNDJAMENA Rebels in northern Chad attacked government forces this week at the border with Libya the fighters and two military sources said on Friday although the government denied an attack had taken place http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-chad-security/fighters-from-new-rebel-group-attack-chad-soldiers-at-libya-border-idUSKCN1L91UC2018-08-25
A lack of access to cleaner energy supplies is a problem in Nigeria too despite the fact that the country of 180 million people is Africas biggest oil producer NegativeBut that changed earlier this year when with help from her local cooperative Tanko bought a new cleanerburning stove http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-pollution/fed-up-with-costly-dirty-fuels-nigerians-switch-to-cleaner-alternatives-idUSKCN1L824G2018-08-23
A more efficient stove means fewer trees are felled for firewood said Hanatu Onogu Solar Sisters business development manager in northern Nigeria PositiveBut that changed earlier this year when with help from her local cooperative Tanko bought a new cleanerburning stove http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-pollution/fed-up-with-costly-dirty-fuels-nigerians-switch-to-cleaner-alternatives-idUSKCN1L824G2018-08-23
Moving from fossil fuels to cleaner energy for cooking and solar energy for lighting has gained momentum in parts of northern Nigeria through groups like Solar Sister PositiveBut that changed earlier this year when with help from her local cooperative Tanko bought a new cleanerburning stove http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-pollution/fed-up-with-costly-dirty-fuels-nigerians-switch-to-cleaner-alternatives-idUSKCN1L824G2018-08-23
Over the past two years about 4500 of these stoves have been sold in Nigeria alone according to Solar Sister PositiveBut that changed earlier this year when with help from her local cooperative Tanko bought a new cleanerburning stove http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-pollution/fed-up-with-costly-dirty-fuels-nigerians-switch-to-cleaner-alternatives-idUSKCN1L824G2018-08-23
Solar Sister says nearly 48000 solar products have been sold in Nigeria since 2015 be they phonecharging units household lights or lamps PositiveBut that changed earlier this year when with help from her local cooperative Tanko bought a new cleanerburning stove http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-pollution/fed-up-with-costly-dirty-fuels-nigerians-switch-to-cleaner-alternatives-idUSKCN1L824G2018-08-23
The stove which cost 10500 naira was provided by Solar Sister a nonprofit that operates in Nigeria as well as in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda PositiveBut that changed earlier this year when with help from her local cooperative Tanko bought a new cleanerburning stove http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-pollution/fed-up-with-costly-dirty-fuels-nigerians-switch-to-cleaner-alternatives-idUSKCN1L824G2018-08-23
I dont think the real refugees should suffer from the fact that we have a lot of Nigerians coming she said NegativeTORONTO A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-nigeria/canadian-refugee-ruling-unfair-to-nigerians-lawyers-idUSKCN1L621Q2018-08-22
It enhances the evidentiary burden on claimants from Nigeria in a way that I say is unfair NegativeTORONTO A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-nigeria/canadian-refugee-ruling-unfair-to-nigerians-lawyers-idUSKCN1L621Q2018-08-22
TORONTO A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months NegativeTORONTO A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-nigeria/canadian-refugee-ruling-unfair-to-nigerians-lawyers-idUSKCN1L621Q2018-08-22
The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers said Nigerians would now likely face a higher bar to gain asylum status than they did in the past PositiveTORONTO A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-nigeria/canadian-refugee-ruling-unfair-to-nigerians-lawyers-idUSKCN1L621Q2018-08-22
There was no safe flight alternative in Nigeria he said NegativeTORONTO A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-nigeria/canadian-refugee-ruling-unfair-to-nigerians-lawyers-idUSKCN1L621Q2018-08-22
A presidential aide had said on Saturday that the Nigerian leader would return easing concerns over his health in the runup to elections in early 2019 NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Saturday evening after two weeks of leave in Britain according to the presidencys official Twitter account which on Sunday shared pictures of the leader disembarking from his plane http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-president/president-buhari-returns-to-nigeria-after-two-week-leave-idUSKCN1L40JT2018-08-20
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday a survivor of the attack said NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday a survivor of the attack said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-19-killed-by-islamists-in-northeast-nigeria-survivor-idUSKCN1L40NK2018-08-20
A spokesman for Nigerias National Emergency Management Agency responsible for government aid in the northeast declined to provide immediate comment NegativeABUJA More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August according to Reuters calculations based on data from aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/in-northeast-nigerian-camp-one-in-200-young-children-died-over-two-weeks-idUSKBN1L22592018-08-19
ABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will return from leave on Saturday a presidential aide said easing concerns over the leaders health in the runup to elections in early 2019 NegativeABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will return from leave on Saturday a presidential aide said easing concerns over the leaders health in the runup to elections in early 2019 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-president/nigerias-president-buhari-to-return-from-leave-allaying-health-fears-idUSKBN1L30L02018-08-19
The Cameroonian armys elite Rapid Intervention Brigade has been battling Nigerian militant group Boko Haram in the countrys extreme north since late 2014 NegativeYAOUNDE Cameroons government said on Friday it would investigate a video that Amnesty International said shows security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed people in the far north of the country where they are battling Islamist militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-security-video/cameroon-probes-video-showing-security-forces-apparently-executing-civilians-idUSKBN1KV2242018-08-11
Fuel shortages are common in Nigeria despite the country of 180 million people being Africas biggest oil producer NegativeLONDON A huge oil refinery being built in Nigeria by Africas richest man is unlikely to start production until 2022 two years later than the target date sources with direct knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-dangote-refinery/billionaires-huge-nigerian-oil-refinery-likely-delayed-until-2022-sources-idUSKBN1KV0WA2018-08-10
LONDON A huge oil refinery being built in Nigeria by Africas richest man is unlikely to start production until 2022 two years later than the target date sources with direct knowledge of the matter said NegativeLONDON A huge oil refinery being built in Nigeria by Africas richest man is unlikely to start production until 2022 two years later than the target date sources with direct knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-dangote-refinery/billionaires-huge-nigerian-oil-refinery-likely-delayed-until-2022-sources-idUSKBN1KV0WA2018-08-10
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 15 soldiers and an official from Nigerias disaster agency were killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country security sources said on Thursday weeks after 20 troops went missing in an attack NeutralMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 15 soldiers and an official from Nigerias disaster agency were killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country security sources said on Thursday weeks after 20 troops went missing in an attack http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-at-least-15-soldiers-and-disaster-worker-sources-idUSKBN1KU29L2018-08-10
1 billion in concessionary loans to fund projects in Nigeria PositiveABUJA Nigeria has approved a million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-polio/nigeria-approves-150-million-world-bank-loan-to-fight-polio-idUSKBN1KT1NT2018-08-08
ABUJA Nigeria has approved a million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday PositiveABUJA Nigeria has approved a million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-polio/nigeria-approves-150-million-world-bank-loan-to-fight-polio-idUSKBN1KT1NT2018-08-08
According to preIPO documents seen by Reuters in February the telecoms firm planned to raise at least million to cut debt for its Nigeria unit then valued at NeutralJOHANNESBURG MTN Group Africas biggest mobile operator is sticking to its 2018 dividend target despite new U.S. sanctions making it harder to repatriate cash from its Iran joint venture the company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mtn-group-results/sanctions-make-it-harder-for-south-africas-mtn-to-repatriate-iran-cash-idUSKBN1KT1WB2018-08-08
It has operations in 15 markets mainly in southern and east Africa but also Ghana and Nigeria in west Africa PositiveJOHANNESBURG AnheuserBusch InBev the worlds biggest brewer will start building a more than 2 million hectoliter a year brewery in Mozambique in the second half of next year the companys Africa head said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-abinbev-mozambique/ab-inbev-to-build-new-brewery-in-fast-growing-mozambique-idUSKBN1KS2332018-08-08
MAIDUGURI Nigeria For four years Nigerian mother Mariam Saraki has been unable to hold back urine after a complicated labor led to a vaginal fistula NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria For four years Nigerian mother Mariam Saraki has been unable to hold back urine after a complicated labor led to a vaginal fistula http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-nigeria-fistula/campaign-on-fistula-brings-renewed-hope-for-rural-nigerian-women-idUSKBN1KT1YZ2018-08-08
MTN said its MTN Nigeria unit expected to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange before the end of 2018 NeutralJOHANNESBURG MTN Group Africas biggest mobile operator is sticking to its 2018 dividend target despite new U.S. sanctions making it harder to repatriate cash from its Iran joint venture the company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mtn-group-results/sanctions-make-it-harder-for-south-africas-mtn-to-repatriate-iran-cash-idUSKBN1KT1WB2018-08-08
Nigeria was on the verge of eradicating the virus but recorded its first case in two years in 2016 NeutralABUJA Nigeria has approved a million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-polio/nigeria-approves-150-million-world-bank-loan-to-fight-polio-idUSKBN1KT1NT2018-08-08
Working with the Nigeria Fistula Foundation they screened women and operated on 51 of the 154 patients who registered to be treated NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria For four years Nigerian mother Mariam Saraki has been unable to hold back urine after a complicated labor led to a vaginal fistula http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-nigeria-fistula/campaign-on-fistula-brings-renewed-hope-for-rural-nigerian-women-idUSKBN1KT1YZ2018-08-08
ABUJA A blockade of Nigerias parliament on Tuesday by security forces that prevented lawmakers from entering was carried out without the presidencys knowledge Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said NegativeABUJA A blockade of Nigerias parliament on Tuesday by security forces that prevented lawmakers from entering was carried out without the presidencys knowledge Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-osinbajo/nigerias-acting-leader-says-parliament-blockade-was-unacceptable-unauthorized-idUSKBN1KS1GF2018-08-07
Since becoming prime minister in April 41yearold Abiy Ahmed has turned Africas most populous after Nigeria on its head with his plans to reshape politics and the economy NegativeNAIROBI Ethiopias prime minister has appointed a team to advise his government on the privatization of stateowned enterprises his chief of staff said as part of reforms the new leader has instituted since taking office four months ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopias-pm-abiy-sets-up-team-to-advise-on-privatization-idUSKBN1KP06M2018-08-05
ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will take holiday in Britain for 10 days starting on Friday and the vice president will act on his behalf his spokesman Femi Adesina said NeutralABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will take holiday in Britain for 10 days starting on Friday and the vice president will act on his behalf his spokesman Femi Adesina said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-to-travel-to-britain-for-10-days-leave-idUSKBN1KM5ZJ2018-08-02
Twothirds of the worlds population will live in cities by 2050 with that boom concentrated in three countries India China and Nigeria according to United Nations estimates released in May NegativeBy examining energy infrastructure with temperature data and projected urban population growth researchers said workers in Africa and Asia would be most affected by rising heat http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-climatechange-economy/rising-heat-will-chill-poor-countries-economies-costing-billions-idUSKBN1KN2GB2018-08-02
LAGOS Nigerias Senate president on Tuesday became the latest senior politician to leave the ruling party dealing a new blow to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of an election next year NegativeLAGOS Nigerias Senate president on Tuesday became the latest senior politician to leave the ruling party dealing a new blow to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of an election next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-senate-president-quits-ruling-party-in-new-blow-to-buhari-idUSKBN1KL2JI2018-08-01
LAGOS The president of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki is rejoining the opposition Peoples Democratic Party it said on Tuesday NegativeLAGOS The president of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki is rejoining the opposition Peoples Democratic Party it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-saraki/nigerian-senate-president-rejoins-opposition-pdp-twitter-idUSKBN1KL2NT2018-08-01
NAIROBI Kenyan sprinter Boniface Mweresa has failed a doping test and been dropped from the team for the African Championships which start in Asaba Nigeria on Wednesday a senior official from the AntiDoping Agency of Kenya has told Reuters NegativeNAIROBI Kenyan sprinter Boniface Mweresa has failed a doping test and been dropped from the team for the African Championships which start in Asaba Nigeria on Wednesday a senior official from the AntiDoping Agency of Kenya has told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kenya-doping-mweresa/athletics-kenyas-mweresa-fails-dope-test-ahead-of-african-showpiece-adak-idUSKBN1KL35P2018-08-01
Nigerias main opposition parties earlier in July agreed to form an alliance to field a joint candidate to contest the election NeutralLAGOS Nigerias Senate president on Tuesday became the latest senior politician to leave the ruling party dealing a new blow to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of an election next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-senate-president-quits-ruling-party-in-new-blow-to-buhari-idUSKBN1KL2JI2018-08-01
Sarakis defection was expected said Antony Goldman of Nigeriafocused PM Consulting saying that defections to the APC helped Buhari to defeat Jonathan NegativeLAGOS Nigerias Senate president on Tuesday became the latest senior politician to leave the ruling party dealing a new blow to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of an election next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-senate-president-quits-ruling-party-in-new-blow-to-buhari-idUSKBN1KL2JI2018-08-01
ABUJA Nigeria has recalled 2 NeutralABUJA Nigeria has recalled 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-drugs/nigeria-recalls-2-4-million-bottles-of-codeine-cough-syrup-idUSKBN1KL2072018-07-31
ABUJA Royal Dutch Shell and its partners will decide next year on whether to go ahead with the development of Nigerias Bonga Southwest offshore oilfield a senior company official said on Tuesday PositiveABUJA Royal Dutch Shell and its partners will decide next year on whether to go ahead with the development of Nigerias Bonga Southwest offshore oilfield a senior company official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria/shell-to-make-final-investment-call-on-nigeria-oilfield-in-2019-official-idUSKBN1KL1P42018-07-31
For years opioid abuse especially of cough syrups containing codeine was widespread throughout Nigeria NeutralABUJA Nigeria has recalled 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-drugs/nigeria-recalls-2-4-million-bottles-of-codeine-cough-syrup-idUSKBN1KL2072018-07-31
NAFDAC spokesman Jimoh said Nigeria has set up a committee to implement policies on drug NegativeABUJA Nigeria has recalled 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-drugs/nigeria-recalls-2-4-million-bottles-of-codeine-cough-syrup-idUSKBN1KL2072018-07-31
Nigeria imposed a ban on the production and import of codeine cough syrup earlier this year though it did not affect products already available in the country NegativeABUJA Nigeria has recalled 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-drugs/nigeria-recalls-2-4-million-bottles-of-codeine-cough-syrup-idUSKBN1KL2072018-07-31
Shell is currently negotiating a production sharing contract with the Nigerian government which will determine the viability of the project he said NeutralABUJA Royal Dutch Shell and its partners will decide next year on whether to go ahead with the development of Nigerias Bonga Southwest offshore oilfield a senior company official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria/shell-to-make-final-investment-call-on-nigeria-oilfield-in-2019-official-idUSKBN1KL1P42018-07-31
Shell operates the project and ExxonMobil Total Eni and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company are partners PositiveABUJA Royal Dutch Shell and its partners will decide next year on whether to go ahead with the development of Nigerias Bonga Southwest offshore oilfield a senior company official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria/shell-to-make-final-investment-call-on-nigeria-oilfield-in-2019-official-idUSKBN1KL1P42018-07-31
ABUJA Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1000 security personnel to fight banditry in the northwest of the country President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday PositiveABUJA Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1000 security personnel to fight banditry in the northwest of the country President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-to-send-air-force-and-1000-security-personnel-to-tackle-banditry-idUSKBN1KJ0O02018-07-30
Under Buhari Nigeria has often turned to the air force to carry out policing despite criticism from rights groups NeutralABUJA Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1000 security personnel to fight banditry in the northwest of the country President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-to-send-air-force-and-1000-security-personnel-to-tackle-banditry-idUSKBN1KJ0O02018-07-30
Nigerias telecoms regulator is finalizing its review of investment firm Teleology Holdings planned takeover of 9mobile and the deal is expected to close in about a week two sources told Reuters on Thursday PositiveNigerias telecoms regulator is finalizing its review of investment firm Teleology Holdings planned takeover of 9mobile and the deal is expected to close in about a week two sources told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-9mobile-m-a/nigerias-9mobile-takeover-nears-as-regulator-finalizes-review-idUSKBN1KG1OV2018-07-27
Internet penetration is relatively low in Nigeria NegativeLAGOS Google launched a network of free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday part of its effort to increase its presence in Africas most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-alphabet/google-launches-free-wi-fi-hotspot-network-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1KG1FI2018-07-26
LAGOS Google launched a network of free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday part of its effort to increase its presence in Africas most populous nation PositiveLAGOS Google launched a network of free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday part of its effort to increase its presence in Africas most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-alphabet/google-launches-free-wi-fi-hotspot-network-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1KG1FI2018-07-26
LAGOS Violence in Nigeria between seminomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018 and poses a major threat to the countrys stability the International Crisis Group said on Thursday NegativeLAGOS Violence in Nigeria between seminomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018 and poses a major threat to the countrys stability the International Crisis Group said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-grazing-violence-kills-many-more-than-boko-haram-poses-serious-stability-threat-think-tank-idUSKBN1KG03Z2018-07-26
Nigeria is the fifth country to launch Google Station PositiveLAGOS Google launched a network of free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday part of its effort to increase its presence in Africas most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-alphabet/google-launches-free-wi-fi-hotspot-network-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1KG1FI2018-07-26
Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited Googles Silicon Valley headquarters this month to meet the companys chief executive Sundar Pichai NegativeLAGOS Google launched a network of free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday part of its effort to increase its presence in Africas most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-alphabet/google-launches-free-wi-fi-hotspot-network-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1KG1FI2018-07-26
Past seasons have been set in Kenya South Africa and Nigeria NegativeDAKAR Reuters A popular MTV drama series that teaches young people about sexual health in Africa is expanding to showcase innovations in HIV prevention the television network said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-aids-tv/mtv-takes-aids-fight-to-africa-via-drama-idUSKBN1KF2DJ2018-07-26
The United Nations estimates Nigeria will be the worlds third most populous nation after China and India by 2050 PositiveLAGOS Google launched a network of free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday part of its effort to increase its presence in Africas most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-alphabet/google-launches-free-wi-fi-hotspot-network-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1KG1FI2018-07-26
The company said it aimed to collaborate with internet service providers to reach millions of Nigerians in 200 public spaces across five cities by the end of 2019 NegativeLAGOS Google launched a network of free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday part of its effort to increase its presence in Africas most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-alphabet/google-launches-free-wi-fi-hotspot-network-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1KG1FI2018-07-26
ABUJA Sixteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis ruling party on Tuesday and the countrys third most senior politician said he might follow suit in a blow to the leader who seeks reelection next year NegativeABUJA Sixteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis ruling party on Tuesday and the countrys third most senior politician said he might follow suit in a blow to the leader who seeks reelection next year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/defections-hit-nigeria-ruling-party-in-blow-to-buhari-ahead-of-election-idUSKBN1KE18Q2018-07-25
Contemporary architecture and urban design have failed to incorporate African and Afrodescended aesthetics Okwumabua a NigerianAmerican urban planner believes NegativeSEATTLE Reuters On a visit to Abuja Nigerias master planned capital Nmadili Okwumabua walked away disappointed by the architecture http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-cities-design/architects-and-urban-planners-champion-african-design-influence-from-wakanda-to-white-house-idUSKBN1KF17C2018-07-25
ABUJA Fifteen Nigerian senators quit the ruling All Progressives Congress party on Tuesday making it a minority in parliaments upper house an aide to the Senate president said indicating worsening rifts in President Muhammadu Buharis political camp NegativeABUJA Fifteen Nigerian senators quit the ruling All Progressives Congress party on Tuesday making it a minority in parliaments upper house an aide to the Senate president said indicating worsening rifts in President Muhammadu Buharis political camp http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/fifteen-nigeria-senators-quit-buharis-ruling-apc-party-aide-idUSKBN1KE18Q2018-07-24
ABUJA Fifteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis ruling party on Tuesday and the countrys third most senior politician said he might follow suit in a sign of growing rifts in the former military rulers restive political camp NegativeABUJA Fifteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis ruling party on Tuesday and the countrys third most senior politician said he might follow suit in a sign of growing rifts in the former military rulers restive political camp http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/defections-hit-nigeria-ruling-party-senate-president-may-also-quit-idUSKBN1KE18Q2018-07-24
NDJAMENA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 farmers and kidnapped nine women in western Chad authorities said part of a wave of violence that has spread from neighboring Nigeria across the region NegativeNDJAMENA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 farmers and kidnapped nine women in western Chad authorities said part of a wave of violence that has spread from neighboring Nigeria across the region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-chad/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-18-in-chadian-village-idUSKBN1KD21W2018-07-24
Nigeria continues to have strong growth PositiveNigeria continues to have strong growth http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-lafarge-africa-results/lafarge-africa-slides-10-percent-on-quarterly-loss-and-cash-call-plan-idUSKBN1KE17H2018-07-24
Nigerias main opposition parties earlier this month agreed to form an alliance to field a joint candidate to contest the election NeutralABUJA Fifteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis ruling party on Tuesday and the countrys third most senior politician said he might follow suit in a sign of growing rifts in the former military rulers restive political camp http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/defections-hit-nigeria-ruling-party-senate-president-may-also-quit-idUSKBN1KE18Q2018-07-24
ABUJA Nigeria has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday NegativeABUJA Nigeria has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria/nigeria-flying-home-152-citizens-stranded-in-russia-after-world-cup-idUSKBN1KA2CG2018-07-20
LAGOS Nigerias debt office will devise a green bond program before the end of 2018 to raise funds for environmental projects a junior minister for the environment said on Friday NegativeLAGOS Nigerias debt office will devise a green bond program before the end of 2018 to raise funds for environmental projects a junior minister for the environment said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-greenbond/nigeria-to-devise-green-bond-issuance-program-by-end-2018-idUSKBN1KA2DO2018-07-20
Nigerias government said many of its nationals were stranded due to a lack of funds NegativeABUJA Nigeria has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria/nigeria-flying-home-152-citizens-stranded-in-russia-after-world-cup-idUSKBN1KA2CG2018-07-20
President Muhammadu Buhari said earlier this week that all stranded Nigerians would be returned home NegativeABUJA Nigeria has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria/nigeria-flying-home-152-citizens-stranded-in-russia-after-world-cup-idUSKBN1KA2CG2018-07-20
NAIROBI Kenyas local currency is likely to come under pressure next week but the Nigerian Zambian and Ugandan currencies should remain stable NegativeNAIROBI Kenyas local currency is likely to come under pressure next week but the Nigerian Zambian and Ugandan currencies should remain stable http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-african-currencies/kenyan-shilling-seen-on-back-foot-others-steady-idUSKBN1K91TY2018-07-19
ABUJA Nigeria has opened a new Chinesebuilt light railway network in the capital Abuja after 11 years of construction a rare transport project in a nation where economic growth has been stymied for generations by a lack of infrastructure development NegativeABUJA Nigeria has opened a new Chinesebuilt light railway network in the capital Abuja after 11 years of construction a rare transport project in a nation where economic growth has been stymied for generations by a lack of infrastructure development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-railway/light-rail-line-in-nigerias-capital-opens-to-passengers-idUSKBN1K82042018-07-18
ABUJA Nigerias upper house of parliament will investigate anomalies in the renewal of oil leases by the ministry of petroleum it said on Wednesday NegativeABUJA Nigerias upper house of parliament will investigate anomalies in the renewal of oil leases by the ministry of petroleum it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-senate-to-investigate-anomalies-in-renewal-of-oil-leases-idUSKBN1K81TF2018-07-18
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-violence-girls/nigerian-police-say-eight-boko-haram-suspects-confess-to-chibok-abduction-idUSKBN1K81QL2018-07-18
Nigeria has the largest population in Africa and one of its biggest economies but growth has for decades been stunted by its poor transport infrastructure NegativeABUJA Nigeria has opened a new Chinesebuilt light railway network in the capital Abuja after 11 years of construction a rare transport project in a nation where economic growth has been stymied for generations by a lack of infrastructure development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-railway/light-rail-line-in-nigerias-capital-opens-to-passengers-idUSKBN1K82042018-07-18
Nigerian authorities have convicted this year two alleged Boko Haram members to 15 and 20 years in prison for their purported role in the kidnapping of the Chibok girls NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-violence-girls/nigerian-police-say-eight-boko-haram-suspects-confess-to-chibok-abduction-idUSKBN1K81QL2018-07-18
Nigerian police are frequently accused of prisoner abuse and malpractice claims they deny NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-violence-girls/nigerian-police-say-eight-boko-haram-suspects-confess-to-chibok-abduction-idUSKBN1K81QL2018-07-18
Nigerias rail lines were mainly built by British colonial rulers before independence in 1960 NeutralABUJA Nigeria has opened a new Chinesebuilt light railway network in the capital Abuja after 11 years of construction a rare transport project in a nation where economic growth has been stymied for generations by a lack of infrastructure development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-railway/light-rail-line-in-nigerias-capital-opens-to-passengers-idUSKBN1K82042018-07-18
On July 10 Nigerian lawmakers voted to investigate the state oil firm the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation over a shortfall in revenue remittances to government coffers NegativeABUJA Nigerias upper house of parliament will investigate anomalies in the renewal of oil leases by the ministry of petroleum it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerias-senate-to-investigate-anomalies-in-renewal-of-oil-leases-idUSKBN1K81TF2018-07-18
LAGOS Vivendis Universal Music Group will launch a new division in Nigeria as part of efforts by the worlds largest music label to expand into Africas most populous nation and the wider region Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-music/universal-music-group-to-open-nigeria-division-idUSKBN1K727N2018-07-17
MAIDUGURI Nigeria About 20 Nigerian soldiers are missing after a clash with Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country security sources said on Monday though the military denied reports that some troops could not be found Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/about-20-nigerian-soldiers-missing-after-boko-haram-clash-sources-idUSKBN1K628N2018-07-17
Nigeria Africas biggest energy producer and most populous country next goes to the polling booths in February 2019 when Buhari will seek a second term against a divided opposition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-budget/nigerias-buhari-sends-750-million-supplementary-budget-to-lawmakers-idUSKBN1K71TY2018-07-17
Nigerias music industry faces an array of challenges ranging from the lack of proper legal structures to piracy and difficulties in distributing and monetising content Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-music/universal-music-group-to-open-nigeria-division-idUSKBN1K727N2018-07-17
Our Nigeria team will support nurture and help develop artists while creating opportunities for new talent from the region to reach the widest possible said Dlamini Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-music/universal-music-group-to-open-nigeria-division-idUSKBN1K727N2018-07-17
The music entertainment group said on Tuesday its new strategic division Universal Music Nigeria will operate from Nigerias commercial capital Lagos Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-music/universal-music-group-to-open-nigeria-division-idUSKBN1K727N2018-07-17
Universal Music Nigeria also plans to open a recording studio in Lagos which would be the labels second fully purposed studio in Africa alongside another in Johannesburg South Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-music/universal-music-group-to-open-nigeria-division-idUSKBN1K727N2018-07-17
ABUJA Africas richest man Aliko Dangote has signed a million loan facility with the African ExportImport Bank for his oil refinery project in Nigeria Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-dangote-loans/africas-richest-man-signs-650-million-afreximbank-loan-for-oil-refinery-idUSKBN1K40EU2018-07-14
Cairobased Africas trade bank also signed a million facility with Nigerias development bank the Bank of Industry Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-dangote-loans/africas-richest-man-signs-650-million-afreximbank-loan-for-oil-refinery-idUSKBN1K40EU2018-07-14
He will captain Nigerias team when it makes its debut at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico in October Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-soccer/nigerias-amputee-football-team-prepares-for-world-cup-debut-idUSKBN1K22842018-07-12
Nigeria has seen similar levels of displacement due to farmerherder conflict in other parts of its Middle Belt region but it is unusual for Plateau state he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-aid/emerging-crisis-as-thousands-flee-rising-farmer-herder-violence-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1K12I52018-07-12
Operations in Venezuela and Nigeria are relatively small but Congo accounts for 26 percent of Glencores net present value the second biggest contributor behind Australia according to BMO Capital Markets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-glencore-drc/glencore-shares-under-cloud-after-u-s-demands-congo-documents-in-probe-idUSKBN1K22DI2018-07-12
The Switzerlandbased company which said documents for Venezuela and Nigeria were also requested provided few details although it said it would cooperate with the authorities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-glencore-drc/glencore-shares-under-cloud-after-u-s-demands-congo-documents-in-probe-idUSKBN1K22DI2018-07-12
ABUJA Nigerias main opposition parties have agreed to form an alliance to field a joint candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in next years presidential election they said in a memorandum on Monday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-says-to-pick-joint-candidate-for-2019-election-idUSKBN1JZ2IV2018-07-10
Nigeria is Africas top oil producer and richest economy Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-says-to-pick-joint-candidate-for-2019-election-idUSKBN1JZ2IV2018-07-10
Political parties in Nigeria must select their candidates for the election between Aug Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-says-to-pick-joint-candidate-for-2019-election-idUSKBN1JZ2IV2018-07-10
ABUJA MTN Nigeria is yet to file its application for an initial public offering Nigerias securities regulator said on Sunday a muchanticipated share listing that could value the business at around billion and help revitalize the local stock market Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-ipo/mtn-nigeria-yet-to-file-ipo-application-securities-regulator-says-idUSKBN1JY0I42018-07-08
MTN has picked Nigerian investment firm Chapel Hill Denham as lead manager while South Africas Rand Merchant Bank Renaissance Capital and Vetiva Capital were chosen as joint issuers Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-ipo/mtn-nigeria-yet-to-file-ipo-application-securities-regulator-says-idUSKBN1JY0I42018-07-08
Neither MTN Nigeria Limited nor any of its advisers or representatives has filed any application with the SEC regarding the said the regulator said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-ipo/mtn-nigeria-yet-to-file-ipo-application-securities-regulator-says-idUSKBN1JY0I42018-07-08
That has not been done before in Nigeria and needs new systems put in place to allow it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-mtn-ipo/mtn-nigeria-yet-to-file-ipo-application-securities-regulator-says-idUSKBN1JY0I42018-07-08
LAGOS Frances president on Tuesday visited a nightclub founded by legendary Nigerian Afrobeat star Fela Kuti which has a reputation as a hedonistic haven filled with frenetic music scantily clad podium dancers and the stench of marijuana smoke Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-nigeria-macron-nightclub/frances-president-visits-nigerian-music-legends-nightclub-idUSKBN1JT2YP2018-07-04
The visit to Nigeria has marked a return to familiar territory for Macron Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-nigeria-macron-nightclub/frances-president-visits-nigerian-music-legends-nightclub-idUSKBN1JT2YP2018-07-04
ABUJA yells Ahmad Isah the host of Nigerias Brekete Family radio program Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-rights/outside-the-law-nigerians-turn-to-radio-show-for-justice-idUSKBN1JS2772018-07-03
About 100 Nigerian soccer fans were stranded in Kaliningrad following their teams loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener after what was described as a visa gaffe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-lithuania-visa/lithuania-turns-away-56-soccer-fans-away-at-its-border-idUSKBN1JT2H12018-07-03
Congo accounts for about 25 percent of Glencores net present value analysts say while Venezuela and Nigerias contribution to the bottom line was negligible Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-glencore-subpoena/u-s-hits-glencore-with-subpoena-related-to-money-laundering-compliance-idUSKBN1JT0PA2018-07-03
Glencore declined to comment on the Nigerian crude liftings Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-glencore-subpoena/u-s-hits-glencore-with-subpoena-related-to-money-laundering-compliance-idUSKBN1JT0PA2018-07-03
Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria particularly in the Niger Delta region the countrys oil production heartland which neighbors Enugu state Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/nigerian-police-rescue-kidnapped-father-of-national-soccer-captain-idUSKBN1JT23W2018-07-03
Mikel has been playing in the World Cup in Russia although Nigeria failed to make it out of the group stage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/nigerian-police-rescue-kidnapped-father-of-national-soccer-captain-idUSKBN1JT23W2018-07-03
Most of the 56 people were citizens of Nigeria Senegal Morocco or Bangladesh the border guard said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-lithuania-visa/lithuania-turns-away-56-soccer-fans-away-at-its-border-idUSKBN1JT2H12018-07-03
Nigerias justice ministry did not respond to repeated request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-rights/outside-the-law-nigerians-turn-to-radio-show-for-justice-idUSKBN1JS2772018-07-03
ONITSHA Nigeria Nigerian police said they have rescued the father of national soccer team captain John Obi Mikel after he was kidnapped for the second time in seven years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/nigerian-police-rescue-kidnapped-father-of-national-soccer-captain-idUSKBN1JT23W2018-07-03
Around 100 Nigerian fans for example were temporarily stranded in the Russian exclave and World Cup host city of Kaliningrad earlier in the tournament due to visa problems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-argentina-fans-putin/lost-argentines-who-missed-world-cup-match-get-new-tickets-thanks-to-putin-idUSKBN1JP26Q2018-06-29
Nigeria were minutes away from advancing at the expense of Argentina and Senegal were in with a chance until the death Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-review/after-a-great-group-stage-the-merciless-knockout-awaits-idUSKBN1JP1I12018-06-29
Most are from subSaharan countries including Nigeria Guinea and Gambia but cases of lone children as young as Oumoh are rare according to the United Nations childrens agency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-migrants-girl/no-happy-ending-for-african-girl-who-became-face-of-migration-idUSKBN1JO2HK2018-06-28
Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year made to perform rituals then forced into sex work in Italy according to the United Nations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-trafficking-juju/black-magic-nurse-guilty-in-landmark-british-slavery-case-idUSKBN1JO2H92018-06-28
Argentina took second place and will face France after beating Nigeria 21 a result that sent the thirdplaced African team packing Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ice-cro/businesslike-croatia-takes-top-spot-and-buries-iceland-idUSKBN1JM2GW2018-06-27
JOS Nigeria More than 200 people were killed last weekend in violence in central Nigerias Plateau state the state governor said late on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/more-than-200-people-killed-in-weekend-violence-in-central-nigeria-plateau-state-governor-idUSKBN1JN1582018-06-27
Nigeria were just minutes away from progressing before central defender Rojo superbly volleyed home a Gabriel Mercado cross from the right Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg/argentina-strikes-late-to-advance-to-world-cup-knockout-stages-idUSKBN1JM2N32018-06-27
Nigeria were the only one of Africas five representatives from the last World Cup to return for the 2018 edition in Russia which kicked off on June 14 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-fans-reaction/nigeria-fans-heartbroken-after-world-cup-exit-idUSKBN1JM3442018-06-27
ST PETERSBURG Argentina and Lionel Messi scraped into the knockout stages of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a barely deserved 21 win over Nigeria eliminating the African side Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg/argentina-strikes-late-to-advance-to-world-cup-knockout-stages-idUSKBN1JM2N32018-06-27
ST PETERSBURG Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to survive in the World Cup according to a video clip posted on Twitter Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-maradona/maradona-appears-to-need-assistance-at-argentina-match-video-idUSKBN1JM2YB2018-06-27
ST PETERSBURG Argentina great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he was fine after appearing to take ill during the South Americans rollercoaster World Cup win over Nigeria on Tuesday but found himself in hot water again after making an obscene gesture at the game Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-maradona/maradona-fine-after-scare-chided-for-obscene-gesture-idUSKBN1JN0OT2018-06-27
ST PETERSBURG Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he was fine after appearing to be taken ill during the South Americans rollercoaster World Cup win over Nigeria on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-maradona/maradona-says-hes-fine-after-health-scare-idUSKBN1JN0OT2018-06-27
ST PETERSBURG Russia A relieved Lionel Messi said on Tuesday he had not expected to suffer so much against Nigeria but that he and his Argentina team mates were always confident about winning the crucial World Cup clash that secured them a place in the last 16 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-messi/relieved-messi-grateful-at-surviving-nigeria-ordeal-idUSKBN1JM2WX2018-06-27
The violence in Nigerias diverse Middle Belt states has now killed more people this year than the Islamist insurgency in Nigerias northeast according to Reuters calculations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/more-than-200-people-killed-in-weekend-violence-in-central-nigeria-idUSKBN1JN1582018-06-27
Nigeria has one of the worlds fastest growing populations rapidly approaching 200 million and expected to be bigger than the United States by 2050 according to United Nations estimates Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-landrights/nigeria-herders-farmers-conflict-highlights-squeeze-on-arable-land-idUSKBN1JL2QG2018-06-26
Nigeria made no changes to the team that beat Iceland 20 with coach Gernot Rohr signaling his intent to attack rather than sit back and defend Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg/aguero-and-caballero-dropped-by-argentina-idUSKBN1JM2G82018-06-26
Rounding out the top 10 most dangerous countries for women were Pakistan Democratic Republic of Congo Yemen and Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-women-dangerous-poll-exclusive/exclusive-india-most-dangerous-country-for-women-with-sexual-violence-rife-global-poll-idUSKBN1JM01X2018-06-26
The drought and desertification have degraded pastures and dried up many natural water sources across Nigerias northern state forcing herders south in search of grassland Depagne said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-landrights/nigeria-herders-farmers-conflict-highlights-squeeze-on-arable-land-idUSKBN1JL2QG2018-06-26
The violence in Nigerias diverse Middle Belt states has killed more people than the Islamist insurgency in Nigerias northeast according to Reuters calculations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-landrights/nigeria-herders-farmers-conflict-highlights-squeeze-on-arable-land-idUSKBN1JL2QG2018-06-26
The weekend deaths of at least 86 people in Nigerias central Plateau state are seen as part of an escalation of conflicts that have raged for years often over land Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-landrights/nigeria-herders-farmers-conflict-highlights-squeeze-on-arable-land-idUSKBN1JL2QG2018-06-26
A draw may also be enough for Nigeria even if Iceland beat Croatia depending on goal difference Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-scenarios/world-cup-group-qualifying-scenarios-for-knockout-rounds-idUSKBN1JK13T2018-06-25
At a BetKing hall deep inside the bustling Oshodi market in Lagos dozens of soccer fans gathered to watch Nigerias final warm up game before the World Cup Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
Defender Brian Idowu who joined his coach at the news conference said Nigerias only choice was to try and bring Messis World Cup to an end Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview/no-mercy-for-misfiring-messi-says-nigeria-coach-idUSKBN1JL2ET2018-06-25
For years mobile payments failed to take off in Nigeria as they have in countries such as Kenya where Safaricoms MPesa money transfers have fostered a culture of cashless payments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
Idowu added Nigeria would have to be very wary of giving away fouls close to their penalty area given Messis ability from dead ball situations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview/no-mercy-for-misfiring-messi-says-nigeria-coach-idUSKBN1JL2ET2018-06-25
LAGOS Online sports betting is booming in soccermad Nigeria largely thanks to payment systems developed by homegrown technology firms that are starting to make online businesses more viable Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
Nigeria second in the group will advance if they beat Argentina while a draw may also prove to be enough even if thirdplaced Iceland beat Croatia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview/no-mercy-for-misfiring-messi-says-nigeria-coach-idUSKBN1JL2ET2018-06-25
Online gambling firms say that is happening though reaching the tens of millions of Nigerians without access to banking services remains a challenge for pure online retailers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
Paystack was set up by two Nigerian computer science graduates Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi who received early stage funding in Silicon Valleys YCombinator programme Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
ST PETERSBURG Nigeria have no sympathy for the struggles of Argentina striker Lionel Messi at the World Cup and will do everything they can to bring his tournament to a premature end when the teams meet in St Petersburg on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview/no-mercy-for-misfiring-messi-says-nigeria-coach-idUSKBN1JL2ET2018-06-25
Shifts in Nigerias payment culture have coincided with the arrival of foreign investors hoping to tap into sports betting Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
That growth has been matched by a rise in web payments according to data from the Nigeria InterBank Settlement System which is owned by the central bank and licensed banks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
The Balkan side shone in victories over Nigeria and Argentina to qualify for the last 16 and they will finish first if they avoid losing to Iceland Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ice-cro-preview/lets-mind-our-own-business-say-croatia-ahead-of-iceland-game-idUSKBN1JL2B12018-06-25
The Everton midfielder missed a penalty against Nigeria and his team will need to do more to share the attacking burden in particular by being more effective at set pieces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-ice-cro-preview/win-or-bust-for-iceland-against-familiar-foe-croatia-idUSKBN1JK10E2018-06-25
The violence in Nigerias diverse Middle Belt states has now killed more people than the Islamist insurgency in Nigerias northeast according to Reuters calculations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-buhari-calls-for-calm-as-86-die-in-farmer-herder-clashes-idUSKBN1JK1412018-06-25
There is a gradual shift to online now that is where the industry is Betways Nigeria manager Lere Awokoya said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-gambling/online-betting-firms-gamble-on-soccer-mad-nigeria-idUSKBN1JL18Z2018-06-25
They included citizens from Nigeria Morocco Algeria and Yemen who held World Cup fan identity cards which Moscow accepts instead of visas during the tournament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-poland/border-guards-stop-17-with-world-cup-ids-entering-poland-from-russia-idUSKBN1JL1LH2018-06-25
WARSAW Seventeen people most of them from Nigeria and Morocco and holding World Cup fan identity documents have tried to enter Poland illegally from Russia since the soccer tournament began border guards service said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-poland/border-guards-stop-17-with-world-cup-ids-entering-poland-from-russia-idUSKBN1JL1LH2018-06-25
Iceland must win to qualify and hope that Nigeria lose or that they pip them on goal difference if the Africans draw Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview-factb/factbox-nigeria-versus-argentina-idUSKBN1JK0O32018-06-24
Nigeria have been paired with Argentina five times in six World Cups Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview-factb/factbox-nigeria-versus-argentina-idUSKBN1JK0O32018-06-24
ST PETERSBURG Russia Lying a humiliating last in a group they were expected to win Argentina must beat Nigeria on Tuesday to have any chance of progressing and keeping alive captain Lionel Messis dream of winning a first World Cup Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview/argentina-seek-great-escape-via-rejuvenated-nigeria-idUSKBN1JK0NR2018-06-24
ST PETERSBURG Russia Nigeria play Argentina in a World Cup Group D match in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview-factb/factbox-nigeria-versus-argentina-idUSKBN1JK0O32018-06-24
They must beat Nigeria and also hope Iceland do not win against Croatia as that could send them home anyway again depending on goal difference Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview/argentina-seek-great-escape-via-rejuvenated-nigeria-idUSKBN1JK0NR2018-06-24
To have any hope of progressing Argentina must beat Nigeria and also hope Iceland do not win against Croatia as that could send them home anyway depending on goal difference Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview-factb/factbox-nigeria-versus-argentina-idUSKBN1JK0O32018-06-24
Victory for Nigerias Eagles would guarantee them progress Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-preview-factb/factbox-nigeria-versus-argentina-idUSKBN1JK0O32018-06-24
Argentina meanwhile have to beat Nigeria and also hope Iceland do not win against Croatia as that could send the South Americans home early again depending on goal difference Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice/nigeria-reboots-their-world-cup-with-2-0-win-over-iceland-idUSKBN1JI2692018-06-23
But Fridays win in the heat of southern Russia leaves Nigeria in control of their destiny when they meet Argentina in their final game of Group D on Tuesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice/nigeria-reboots-their-world-cup-with-2-0-win-over-iceland-idUSKBN1JI2692018-06-23
He used three central defenders flanked by wing backs including Moses who usually plays in attack for Nigeria and persuaded John Obi Mikel to play deeper in midfield Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice/nigeria-reboots-their-world-cup-with-2-0-win-over-iceland-idUSKBN1JI2692018-06-23
It ensured Nigeria with three points went second in Group D behind Croatia who have already qualified after successive victories but ahead of Argentina and Iceland both on one Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-musa/nigerias-lionel-musa-warns-argentina-he-is-not-their-hero-idUSKBN1JJ0902018-06-23
Musa was restored to the lineup after Nigerias opening Group D loss to Croatia and repaid the faith with two fine individual strikes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-musa/nigerias-lionel-musa-warns-argentina-he-is-not-their-hero-idUSKBN1JJ0902018-06-23
Nigeria will be looking to avoid all these calculations by beating Lionel Messi and his compatriots outright however Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice/nigeria-reboots-their-world-cup-with-2-0-win-over-iceland-idUSKBN1JI2692018-06-23
The 25yearold is now the first Nigerian to score at different World Cups and with four goals the countrys alltime record scorer in the finals Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-musa/nigerias-lionel-musa-warns-argentina-he-is-not-their-hero-idUSKBN1JJ0902018-06-23
The Iceland coach said his side got their tactics right stopping Nigeria from managing a shot on target in the first half only to concede two goals after the interval Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-hallgrimsson/iceland-can-beat-old-flame-croatia-to-go-through-says-coach-idUSKBN1JI2JD2018-06-23
VOLGOGRAD Russia A revamped Nigeria beat Iceland 20 and revived their hopes of advancing in the World Cup in Russia on Friday with striker Ahmed Musa celebrating his return to the team with two fine goals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice/nigeria-reboots-their-world-cup-with-2-0-win-over-iceland-idUSKBN1JI2692018-06-23
VOLGOGRAD Russia Nigerias Ahmed Musa became Musa on social media in Argentina on Friday after his two goals against Iceland which not only put the Africans back on course for a last 16 place but also restored the World Cup hopes of the South Americans Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-musa/nigerias-lionel-musa-warns-argentina-he-is-not-their-hero-idUSKBN1JJ0902018-06-23
VOLGOGRAD Russia Nigerias top players needed persuasion to change positions in a tactical shakeup but coach Gernot Rohrs plans paid dividends as they beat Iceland 20 on Friday to get back in contention to progress to the World Cups last 16 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-rohr/reluctant-tactical-switch-pays-dividends-for-nigeria-idUSKBN1JI2L32018-06-23
We will play to win the Nigerias German coach Gernot Rohr said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice/nigeria-reboots-their-world-cup-with-2-0-win-over-iceland-idUSKBN1JI2692018-06-23
Croatia who beat Nigeria 20 in their opening game take on Iceland in their final Group D match on Tuesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg-cro-modric/croatia-aim-to-keep-feet-on-the-ground-after-crushing-argentina-idUSKBN1JH39L2018-06-22
It could be over as early as next Tuesday when Argentina complete their group campaign against Nigeria in St Petersburg Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg-cro/croatia-in-dreamland-as-messis-argentina-suffer-nightmare-idUSKBN1JH2Q62018-06-22
Volgograd which is set to host three more group stage matches will host Icelands match against Nigeria on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-volgograd-flies/russia-sprays-vanilla-to-repel-world-cup-gnats-in-volgograd-idUSKBN1JH32S2018-06-22
Nigeria and Algeria were the next biggest suppliers with just over 7 million tonnes Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-qatar/after-gazprom-probe-eu-investigates-qatars-long-term-lng-contracts-idUSKBN1JH1712018-06-21
PETERSBURG Asylum seekers from Morocco Nigeria China and elsewhere have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents police told Reuters on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-finland/asylum-seekers-use-world-cup-fan-papers-to-try-to-enter-europe-from-russia-idUSKBN1JG1YN2018-06-21
Uzoho appeared alongside Rohr at Thursdays prematch news conference underscoring his status as Nigerias firstchoice goalkeeper Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-preview/from-the-reserves-to-the-world-cup-nigeria-keeper-comes-of-age-idUSKBN1JH2N92018-06-21
VOLGOGRAD Russia Even as part of the youngest side at the World Cup in Russia Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho stands out as a novice in international football Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-preview/from-the-reserves-to-the-world-cup-nigeria-keeper-comes-of-age-idUSKBN1JH2N92018-06-21
VOLGOGRAD Russia Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson is very unlikely to recover from injury in time to play in the World Cup Group D game against Nigeria on Friday his coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-preview/icelands-gudmundsson-set-to-miss-nigeria-game-coach-idUSKBN1JH1GO2018-06-21
VOLGOGRAD Russia World Cup debutants Iceland expect to face Nigeria on Friday without one of their most experienced players Johann Berg Gudmundsson who is very unlikely to recover from injury in time Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-ice-preview/iceland-winger-gudmundsson-set-to-miss-nigeria-game-idUSKBN1JH1GO2018-06-21
BENIN CITY Nigeria Nigeria could be open to borrowing its plundered Benin Bronzes back from Western museums rather than demanding a full return officials said a compromise that might provide a template for settling other bitter disputes over colonialera loot Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-history-benin-bronzes/nigeria-could-borrow-back-its-plundered-benin-bronzes-governor-idUSKBN1JG0WR2018-06-20
It was a relief for Africa after Egypt Morocco Nigeria and Tunisia all lost their opening games Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-pol-sen/polands-mishaps-help-senegal-claim-first-african-win-idUSKBN1JF2J92018-06-20
LAGOS Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday he was concerned by some changes to the 2018 budget made by parliament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-budget/nigerias-buhari-says-concerned-by-lawmakers-changes-to-2018-budget-idUSKBN1JG1JF2018-06-20
Nigeria Africas top oil producer emerged from its first recession in 25 years in 2017 helped by higher crude prices but growth remains fragile Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-budget/nigerias-president-buhari-signs-off-on-record-2018-budget-idUSKBN1JG1HN2018-06-20
Nigeria is not adverse to loan of said a NCMM spokesman Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-history-benin-bronzes/nigeria-could-borrow-back-its-plundered-benin-bronzes-governor-idUSKBN1JG0WR2018-06-20
Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu asked by reporters about his position on easing output cuts We need to discuss with our colleagues first before we make those decisions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-gulf/saudi-struggles-for-gulf-oil-producers-support-ahead-of-opec-meeting-idUSKBN1JG0JM2018-06-20
U.S. oil exports to China exceed 300000 barrels per day and compete with longterm OPEC suppliers such as African producers of light crude including Nigeria Angola and Algeria Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-usa-china/for-opec-oil-tariff-spat-is-short-term-gain-long-term-pain-idUSKBN1JG2CX2018-06-20
Croatia who beat Nigeria 20 on Saturday face Argentina on Thursday and finish their Group D campaign against Iceland next week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro/croatias-kalinic-sent-home-after-refusing-sub-role-idUSKBN1JE21A2018-06-18
During the Nigeria encounter Kalinic was warming up and was supposed to come on in the second Dalic said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro/croatias-kalinic-sent-home-after-refusing-sub-role-idUSKBN1JE21A2018-06-18
In a statement the Shin Bet said Gonen Segev energy minister from 1995 to 1996 had been living in Nigeria and was recruited by Iranian intelligence and served as an Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-iran-espionage/israel-says-indicts-ex-cabinet-minister-over-alleged-spying-for-iran-idUSKBN1JE1I42018-06-18
LONDON A consortium led by top oil trader Vitol has entered exclusive talks to acquire stakes in Nigerian offshore fields that are held by Brazils Petrobras Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-petrobras-nigeria-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-vitol-led-group-in-talks-to-buy-nigeria-assets-from-petrobras-sources-idUSKBN1JE1XQ2018-06-18
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Blasts have killed at least 20 people in northeast Nigeria police said while residents said the toll was even higher in the largest attack for weeks in a region blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/blasts-kill-at-least-20-in-northeast-nigeria-police-idUSKBN1JD0EI2018-06-18
ROSHCHINO Russia Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup after refusing to come on as a substitute in the teams opening game against Nigeria coach Zlatko Dalic said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro/croatias-kalinic-sent-home-after-refusing-sub-role-idUSKBN1JE21A2018-06-18
Security in Nigeria has become a major challenge for President Muhammadu Buhari a former military ruler whose 2015 election win was largely due to his vow to crush Boko Haram Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/blasts-kill-at-least-20-in-northeast-nigeria-police-idUSKBN1JD0EI2018-06-18
Croatia beat Nigeria 20 in Saturdays other Group D game and they top the group on three points with Argentina and Iceland on a point apiece Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg-ice/after-taming-messi-iceland-targeting-nigeria-gunnarsson-idUSKBN1JD0BZ2018-06-17
GELENDZHIK Russia Icelands dream World Cup debut may have gotten them a point against twotime champions Argentina but Aron Gunnarsson and his team mates are already putting that result behind them as they move on to the challenge of Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg-ice/after-taming-messi-iceland-targeting-nigeria-gunnarsson-idUSKBN1JD0BZ2018-06-17
KALININGRAD Russia Croatia midfielder Luka Modric suggested that his teams 20 victory over Nigeria on Saturday had turned up the heat on Group D favorites Argentina who were held to a tame 11 draw by Iceland earlier in the day Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro-nga-modric/modric-ready-for-argentina-challenge-after-scripting-croatia-victory-idUSKBN1JC11C2018-06-17
KALININGRAD Russia Nigeria suffered from a bit of growing pains on Saturday when the young Super Eagles were schooled in set pieces by Croatia who shot to the top of Group D with a 20 win in their World Cup opener Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-croatia-nga/young-super-eagles-earning-their-world-cup-wings-idUSKBN1JC11Q2018-06-17
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Blasts killed at least 31 people in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno two residents said on Sunday marking the largest attack in several weeks in a part of the country blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/blasts-kill-31-people-in-northeast-nigerian-state-of-borno-residents-idUSKBN1JD0EI2018-06-17
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr highlighted his teams weakness in defending at setpieces and said victory against Iceland next Friday was now a necessity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-crot-nga/croatia-need-own-goal-and-penalty-to-overcome-nigeria-idUSKBN1JC0YQ2018-06-17
Nigeria next face an even smaller soccer nation with big ambitions when they next meet Iceland in a match that could determine which team advances Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-croatia-nga/young-super-eagles-earning-their-world-cup-wings-idUSKBN1JC11Q2018-06-17
KALININGRAD Russia No news is good news as far as Nigeria are concerned with captain John Obi Mikel happy to report troublefree preparations ahead of their opening game at the World Cup against Croatia on Saturday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro-nga-preview-obimi/unified-disciplined-nigeria-avoid-chaotic-build-up-idUSKBN1JB2FC2018-06-16
MOSCOW Nigerian fans cheering on their national team in Saturdays World Cup match against Croatia will be missing an important item in their supporters chickens Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-chickens/russia-cries-foul-over-nigerian-fans-world-cup-chicken-requests-idUSKBN1JB2BM2018-06-16
Nigerias soccer federation and the Nigerian embassy in Moscow were not immediately available for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-chickens/russia-cries-foul-over-nigerian-fans-world-cup-chicken-requests-idUSKBN1JB2BM2018-06-16
Obi Mikel also touched on the suffocating burden of expectation so often imposed on the team by Nigerias population of more than 180 million Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro-nga-preview-obimi/unified-disciplined-nigeria-avoid-chaotic-build-up-idUSKBN1JB2FC2018-06-16
Rohr said Nigeria were the outsiders in their group which also features Argentina and Iceland but had set themselves the first target of finishing in the top two Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro-nga-preview-obimi/unified-disciplined-nigeria-avoid-chaotic-build-up-idUSKBN1JB2FC2018-06-16
Russias Interfax news agency had earlier quoted Yermak as saying local authorities would still help Nigerian fans get the most out of the tournament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nigeria-chickens/russia-cries-foul-over-nigerian-fans-world-cup-chicken-requests-idUSKBN1JB2BM2018-06-16
Most girls who have the procedure are cut before the age of five according to a report on Nigerias FGM laws by campaign group 28 Too Many Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fgm-lawmaking/nigeria-urged-to-fix-legal-mess-around-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1JB02Q2018-06-15
National data suggests about 12 percent of Nigerian girls undergoing FGM are cut by a medical professional rather than a traditional cutter Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fgm-lawmaking/nigeria-urged-to-fix-legal-mess-around-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1JB02Q2018-06-15
Nigeria accounts for a tenth of the estimated 200 million girls and women globally affected by FGM which usually involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fgm-lawmaking/nigeria-urged-to-fix-legal-mess-around-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1JB02Q2018-06-15
Researchers said inconsistencies in Nigerias state laws also created a risk that parents in a state which had outlawed FGM could take their daughters to a state which had not Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fgm-lawmaking/nigeria-urged-to-fix-legal-mess-around-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1JB02Q2018-06-15
We need to push for consistent laws and enforcement across the whole of Nigeria otherwise people could get away with it simply by traveling to another said Wilson Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fgm-lawmaking/nigeria-urged-to-fix-legal-mess-around-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1JB02Q2018-06-15
The company said while higher oil prices in Nigeria have contributed to increased foreign exchange reserves and a relatively stable exchange rate liquidity has not flowed down into the economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pz-cussons-outlook/soap-maker-pz-cussons-sees-fy-profit-at-lower-end-of-previous-view-hurt-by-nigeria-market-idUSKBN1JA0LX2018-06-14
The news comes after the company issued a profit warning in March saying that it would cut costs amid weaker sales in UK and Nigeria its key markets Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pz-cussons-outlook/soap-maker-pz-cussons-fy-profit-to-be-at-lower-end-of-view-hurt-by-tough-nigeria-market-idUSKBN1JA0LX2018-06-14
During the World Cup the Nigerian team will have its team base in this resort in the foothills of the Caucasus mountains Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-cossacks-factb/the-fighters-linking-world-cup-security-and-kremlins-foreign-wars-idUSKBN1J928V2018-06-13
This Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea will host opening round marches involving Nigeria Croatia Serbia Switzerland Spain Morocco England and Belgium Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-cossacks-factb/the-fighters-linking-world-cup-security-and-kremlins-foreign-wars-idUSKBN1J928V2018-06-13
Of those arrested 42 were in the United States 29 in Nigeria and the others in Canada Mauritius and Poland the FBI said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-fbi-cyber-fraud/fbi-says-74-arrested-in-global-crackdown-on-email-fraud-idUSKBN1J726A2018-06-12
During the same event Moroccos phosphates giant OCP signed an agreement with Nigerians Sovereign Investment Authority to build an industrial platform for the production of ammonia and derivatives Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-nigeria/morocco-nigeria-agree-on-next-steps-for-offshore-onshore-gas-pipeline-idUSKBN1J70452018-06-11
RABAT Morocco and Nigeria on Sunday signed a joint declaration in Rabat laying out the next steps for the completion of a gas pipeline deal that will be built onshore and offshore Moroccan state news agency MAP said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-nigeria/morocco-nigeria-agree-on-next-steps-for-offshore-onshore-gas-pipeline-idUSKBN1J70452018-06-11
The declaration was signed at a ceremony chaired by King Mohammed VI and visiting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-nigeria/morocco-nigeria-agree-on-next-steps-for-offshore-onshore-gas-pipeline-idUSKBN1J70452018-06-11
England have impressed in warmup wins over fellow World Cup teams Nigeria and Costa Rica Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-england-glenn/soccer-england-aim-for-world-cup-quarter-finals-idUSKCN1J50S82018-06-10
CAPE TOWN Egypt and Nigeria continued their recent poor form in World Cup warmup games on Wednesday ahead of their bids to become the first African side to reach the semifinals of the global showpiece event Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-wrapup/soccer-egypt-nigeria-continue-to-splutter-in-world-cup-warm-ups-idUSKCN1J22XX2018-06-07
LAGOS June 7 Nigerias central bank will start to auction the Chinese yuan within the next month at an exchange rate to be set via book building an official said on Thursday in an attempt to reduce its reliance on the U.S. currency for imports from Asia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-china-auction/update-1-nigerias-central-bank-to-start-auctioning-chinese-yuan-idUSL5N1T95B12018-06-07
Nigeria turned in a disappointing performance in their final tuneup losing 10 to the Czech Republic who failed to qualify for the World Cup Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-wrapup/soccer-egypt-nigeria-continue-to-splutter-in-world-cup-warm-ups-idUSKCN1J22XX2018-06-07
ABUJA Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday issued a list of demands to the president largely related to security in the latest sign of strained relations between the executive and legislature months before the country goes to the polls Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-lawmakers-issue-demands-to-president-amid-strained-relations-idUSKCN1J12WD2018-06-06
And just like Hollywood and Nigerias Nollywood they dream of putting South Sudan on the cinematic map with their own genre he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southsudan-youth-film/south-sudans-sosywood-coming-soon-to-a-screen-near-you-idUSKCN1J20IQ2018-06-06
The bank has seven regional hubs for its operations and intends to create it may make Nigeria a hub and plans to expand its group office in Cairo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-islamic-develop-reform/islamic-development-bank-to-move-staff-outside-saudi-lead-projects-in-strategy-shift-idUSKCN1J20ED2018-06-06
The cooperation pact aims to target projects in countries and regions including Indonesia the Philippines Nigeria Mozambique as well as South America Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-siemens-china/siemens-signs-pacts-to-deepen-ties-to-chinas-belt-and-road-push-idUSKCN1J20UM2018-06-06
The twotimes World Cup winners face Iceland Nigeria and Croatia in what is considered to be one of the hardest groups in the tournament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-isr-arg/argentina-cancel-final-world-cup-warmup-against-israel-higuain-idUSKCN1J12XZ2018-06-06
BAUCHI Nigeria At least 180 prisoners were at large after escaping from a jail in the Nigerian city of Minna during a raid on the facility a minister and prison authority official said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-180-prisoners-at-large-in-nigeria-after-jail-raid-idUSKCN1J030F2018-06-05
Gunmen attacked a medium security prison in the city in the central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday around p Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-180-prisoners-at-large-in-nigeria-after-jail-raid-idUSKCN1J030F2018-06-05
Of the 219 that escaped 30 have been said Rabiu Shuaib a spokesman for the Nigerian Prisons Service which would mean 189 prisoners were still at large Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-180-prisoners-at-large-in-nigeria-after-jail-raid-idUSKCN1J030F2018-06-05
Brazil have been drawn alongside Switzerland Costa Rica and Serbia while Argentina play Iceland Nigeria and Croatia in the group stage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-soccer-worldcup-brazil-mastercard/soccer-brazil-coach-criticizes-mastercards-food-for-goals-offer-idUSKCN1IY0Q42018-06-04
They may develop something different like what there is in Nigeria Boko he said referring to the Islamist militant group active around Lake Chad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southsudan-youth-crime/lack-of-hope-in-south-sudan-camps-drives-youth-into-gang-crime-idUSKCN1J00IL2018-06-04
Using tactics from suicide bombings to abductions and theft most Boko Haram members are unemployed frustrated youths from underdeveloped parts of Nigeria Cameroon Niger and Chad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southsudan-youth-crime/lack-of-hope-in-south-sudan-camps-drives-youth-into-gang-crime-idUSKCN1J00IL2018-06-04
Around the Atlantic Basin Angolan and Nigerian crudes both staples for Chinese and Indian refineries are now selling slowly undercut by U.S.linked grades traders said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-brent-trading/u-s-and-brent-crude-part-ways-leaving-market-flummoxed-over-oil-prices-idUSKCN1IW36O2018-06-01
At independence in 1960 English speakers were given the choice of remaining part of Cameroon or joining bigger neighbor Nigeria a former British territory Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/anglophone-cameroons-separatist-conflict-gets-bloodier-idUSKCN1IX4RS2018-06-01
In theory a destabilized west Cameroon might suit Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/anglophone-cameroons-separatist-conflict-gets-bloodier-idUSKCN1IX4RS2018-06-01
NAPTIP was unable to say how many women were trafficked into Russia but an official in Nigerias Edo state said it was sizeable Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-russia-worldcup-trafficking/traffickers-plot-to-sell-nigerians-for-sex-at-russias-world-cup-idUSKCN1IW1KG2018-05-31
OPEC oil output fell to a 13month low in May due to declining Venezuelan production Nigerian outages and strong compliance with a supplycutting deal a Reuters survey found Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-may-oil-output-hits-new-low-on-nigeria-venezuela-reuters-survey-idUSKCN1IW1UG2018-05-31
Reuters Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next months World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work state officials and antislavery activists said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-russia-worldcup-trafficking/traffickers-plot-to-sell-nigerians-for-sex-at-russias-world-cup-idUSKCN1IW1KG2018-05-31
Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year making the treacherous sea crossing from Libya to Italy and trafficked into sex work the United Nations says Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-russia-worldcup-trafficking/traffickers-plot-to-sell-nigerians-for-sex-at-russias-world-cup-idUSKCN1IW1KG2018-05-31
Argentina meanwhile are in Group D with Iceland Croatia and Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-wrap/soccer-south-americans-enjoy-warm-up-wins-over-haiti-scotland-idUSKCN1IV0BT2018-05-30
Argentina now fly to Barcelona to prepare for World Cup matches against Iceland on June 16 Croatia on June 21 and Nigeria on June 26 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg-hai/soccer-messi-grabs-hat-trick-as-argentina-canter-to-4-0-win-idUSKCN1IV0582018-05-30
Pickford is competing with Jack Butland and the uncapped Nick Pope but suggested there is no clarity on who will start Englands warmup clash against Nigeria on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-eng-pickford/soccer-england-hone-shootout-skills-ahead-of-world-cup-pickford-idUSKCN1IV0KL2018-05-30
Nigeria who head to Europe to continue their preparations with a game against England on Saturday took a 15thminute lead through Dutchborn defender William Troost Ekong Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-cod/soccer-nigeria-held-to-draw-in-world-cup-warm-up-idUSKCN1IT21E2018-05-29
World Cupbound Nigeria conceded a late penalty and were held to a 11 draw by the Democratic Republic of Congo in a friendly in Port Harcourt planned to give them a fitting sendoff to next months tournament in Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-cod/soccer-nigeria-held-to-draw-in-world-cup-warm-up-idUSKCN1IT21E2018-05-29
A Nigerian presidency spokesman did not respond to calls and messages seeking comment about the report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-corruption/anti-corruption-group-says-nigeria-expanding-use-of-opaque-670-million-slush-fund-idUSKCN1IS0UO2018-05-28
ABUJA Anticorruption group Transparency International said on Monday Nigerias government has in the runup to elections expanded the use of opaque millionayear funds that fuel graft Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-corruption/anti-corruption-group-says-nigeria-expanding-use-of-opaque-670-million-slush-fund-idUSKCN1IS0UO2018-05-28
Nigeria play a friendly game against Democratic Republic of Congo in the Niger Delta city of Port Harcourt later on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nig/nigerias-idowu-thought-playing-in-russia-would-see-him-passed-over-for-world-cup-idUSKCN1IT0XR2018-05-28
On 2 June Nigeria also face off against England in a friendly match at Wembley Stadium Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nig/nigerias-idowu-thought-playing-in-russia-would-see-him-passed-over-for-world-cup-idUSKCN1IT0XR2018-05-28
PORT HARCOURT Nigeria Nigerian defender Brian Idowu believed that playing for his club in Russia would see him passed over for a place in the national team for this years World Cup he told Reuters after having made the provisional squad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nig/nigerias-idowu-thought-playing-in-russia-would-see-him-passed-over-for-world-cup-idUSKCN1IT0XR2018-05-28
The security vote is one of the most durable forms of corruption operating in Nigeria said Katherine Dixon Transparency Internationals director for defense and security in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-corruption/anti-corruption-group-says-nigeria-expanding-use-of-opaque-670-million-slush-fund-idUSKCN1IS0UO2018-05-28
ABUJA Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting July Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/diary-emrg-econ/diary-emerging-markets-economic-events-to-july-31-idUSL3N1SW4XZ2018-05-26
Branch says it expects to grant about 10 million loans worth a total of million this year in Kenya and its other markets Nigeria and Tanzania Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-fintech-insight/kenya-moves-to-regulate-fintech-fuelled-lending-craze-idUSKCN1IQ1IP2018-05-25
ABUJA Nigerias military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-amnesty/nigerias-military-committed-war-crimes-crimes-against-humanity-amnesty-idUSKCN1IP00D2018-05-24
In a statement the Nigerian military described Amnestys findings as a false report on fictitious rape incidents in IDP displaced camps in the North East region of Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-amnesty/nigerias-military-committed-war-crimes-crimes-against-humanity-amnesty-idUSKCN1IP00D2018-05-24
LONDON A British judge ruled on Thursday that Nigerias Bodo community which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the cleanup of two 2008 oil spills should retain the option of litigation for another year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria-spill/nigerias-bodo-community-claims-win-over-shell-after-latest-uk-court-ruling-idUSKCN1IP2SP2018-05-24
One company bringing technology to small farmers is Hello Tractor in Nigeria known as Uber for Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-food-agriculture-insight/rebooting-food-finding-new-ways-to-feed-the-future-idUSKCN1IP1NR2018-05-24
The coating is being tested on mangoes in Kenya and cassava in Nigeria funded by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-food-agriculture-insight/rebooting-food-finding-new-ways-to-feed-the-future-idUSKCN1IP1NR2018-05-24
ABUJA A cholera outbreak has killed 12 people and may have infected at least 134 others in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa a medical official said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-cholera/cholera-outbreak-kills-12-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1IO11E2018-05-23
Northeast Nigeria is ground zero for Nigerias nineyear war against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram and its offshoot now Islamic States West Africa ally Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-health-cholera/cholera-outbreak-kills-12-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKCN1IO11E2018-05-23
Only this week India has been hit by the braindamaging Nipah virus killing 10 people while Nigeria had its worst Lassa fever outbreak on record earlier this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-vaccines-analysis/why-the-world-needs-more-than-one-ebola-vaccine-idUSKCN1IO2A72018-05-23
The loss of the experienced Romero is a serious blow to a country that has struggled defensively in recent friendlies losing 42 to Nigeria and 61 to Spain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg-romero/guzman-to-replace-injured-romero-in-argentina-squad-idUSKCN1IN32H2018-05-23
LONDON Lawyers for the Bodo community in Nigerias oilproducing Niger Delta which was devastated by two major oil spills a decade ago went to court in London on Tuesday to fend off what they said was an attempt by Shell to kill off their litigation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria-spill/shells-oil-spill-dispute-with-nigerias-bodo-villagers-back-in-uk-court-idUSKCN1IN2BO2018-05-22
Nigeria are the only African team returning to the World Cup finals after playing in Brazil four years ago and must get past a familiar foe if they want to reach the second round again Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-prospects/familiar-foe-lies-in-wait-for-nigeria-at-world-cup-idUSKCN1IN2H72018-05-22
Nigeria have advanced past the first round three times but never reached the last eight which remains the benchmark of African achievement at the World Cup Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-prospects/familiar-foe-lies-in-wait-for-nigeria-at-world-cup-idUSKCN1IN2H72018-05-22
Nigeria represent uncharted territory for the Croatians as the two nations have never played each other while group favorites Argentina will be a tall order Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro-prospects/croatia-out-to-match-success-of-1998-world-cup-generation-idUSKCN1IN2GZ2018-05-22
Some countries including Nigeria and Tanzania have turned to agroindustrial parks concentrations of large farms processing factories and related infrastructure modeled after similar sites in India Brazil and Vietnam Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-agriculture/africas-green-revolution-stumbles-at-congo-project-to-solve-food-shortages-idUSKCN1IN0IJ2018-05-22
Victory in their opening match against the Nigerians who reached the knockout stages in 2014 will be essential for Croatias hopes before they take on group favorites Argentina Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-cro-prospects/croatia-out-to-match-success-of-1998-world-cup-generation-idUSKCN1IN2GZ2018-05-22
Both men said they were owed millions of dollars by a Nigerian company Malabu Oil and Gas for arranging meetings with Shell and Eni Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/dont-neglect-to-pay-the-middleman-how-shell-and-eni-ended-up-on-trial-idUSKCN1IL0XH2018-05-21
Eni and Shell said their payments were above board as they went directly to the Nigerian government Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/dont-neglect-to-pay-the-middleman-how-shell-and-eni-ended-up-on-trial-idUSKCN1IL0XH2018-05-21
Etete denies charges of bribery for channeling money from the deal to Nigerian politicians Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/dont-neglect-to-pay-the-middleman-how-shell-and-eni-ended-up-on-trial-idUSKCN1IL0XH2018-05-21
Exports of Bonny Light are expected to run at around 195000 barrels per day next month making it Nigerias third largest crude oil stream behind Forcados and Qua Iboe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria/shell-says-force-majeure-still-in-place-on-nigerian-bonny-crude-idUSKCN1IM0NS2018-05-21
His inclusion suggests the coach is seeking to revamp a defence that lost two of its last three friendlies 42 to Nigeria and 61 to Spain Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg/soccer-marksman-icardi-misses-out-as-argentina-name-world-cup-squad-idUSKCN1IM2482018-05-21
LONDON Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday a declaration of force majeure remained in place on shipments of Nigerian Bonny Light crude oil Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria/shell-says-force-majeure-still-in-place-on-nigerian-bonny-crude-idUSKCN1IM0NS2018-05-21
Englishspeaking rebels have killed over 20 gendarmes and tens of thousands of people mostly Englishspeakers have fled to Nigeria to escape army reprisals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cameroon-usa/u-s-accuses-cameroon-of-targeted-killings-of-anglophones-idUSKCN1IJ23Y2018-05-18
LONDON Brent oil prices rose on Friday and were set for a sixth straight week of gains boosted by strong demand looming sanctions on Iran plummeting Venezuelan production and Nigerian disruptions as Saudi Arabia moved to assuage supply concerns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-set-for-sixth-week-of-gains-india-sounds-alarm-idUSKCN1IJ0222018-05-18
ADDIS ABABA Unidentified gunmen killed the Ethiopia country manager of Nigerias Dangote Industries on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from Ethiopias largest cement factory officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-ethiopia-country-manager-of-nigerias-dangote-idUSKCN1IH2RI2018-05-17
Breast and cervical cancer are huge killers in Nigeria accounting for half the 100000 cancer deaths each year according to the World Health Organization Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-bikers-feature/rebels-with-a-cause-the-women-bikers-saving-lives-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1II0242018-05-17
Enter the Female Bikers Initiative which has already provided free breast and cervical cancer screening to 500 women in Nigerias commercial capital Lagos Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-bikers-feature/rebels-with-a-cause-the-women-bikers-saving-lives-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1II0242018-05-17
Legislation in Nigeria also favors electrical distribution companies that rely on fossil fuels over minigrid operators using solar panels Ofoegbu said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-climatechange-cities/african-cities-pledge-to-cut-climate-emissions-to-zero-by-2050-idUSKCN1II19S2018-05-17
The bikers plan to extend their initiative to other parts of Nigeria and have also received invitations from women riders in other West African countries Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-women-bikers-feature/rebels-with-a-cause-the-women-bikers-saving-lives-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1II0242018-05-17
Twotime winners of the World Cup Argentina have been drawn to play Iceland Nigeria and Croatia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg/soccer-argentina-apologizes-for-manual-on-seducing-russian-women-idUSKCN1II0AZ2018-05-17
ADDIS ABABA Unidentified gunmen killed the manager of a plant owned by Nigerias Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from the factory officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-director-of-dangote-cement-plant-in-ethiopia-idUSKCN1IH2RI2018-05-16
By 2050 India China and Nigeria will account for more than a third of the projected growth in the worlds urban population it said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-population-cities/worlds-urban-growth-will-surge-most-in-india-china-and-nigeria-un-idUSKCN1IH2RO2018-05-16
KADUNA Nigeria At least 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past few days officials witnesses and relatives of the abducted told Reuters on Tuesday underscoring the insecurity still afflicting parts of the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-100-people-kidnapped-along-road-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKCN1IG33Z2018-05-16
Over 120 people were kidnapped between Friday and today Tuesday along the Birnin GwariKaduna said Surajo Usman of Nigerias National Union of Road Transport Workers who escaped an abduction himself Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-100-people-kidnapped-along-road-in-northern-nigeria-idUSKCN1IG33Z2018-05-16
Representatives of the company in Nigeria were not immediately available for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-director-of-dangote-cement-plant-in-ethiopia-idUSKCN1IH2RI2018-05-16
Increased U.S. competition has dented sales of oil from Nigeria and Azerbaijan which produce similar quality oil and compete for buyers in Europe and Latin America Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trading/investors-see-big-oil-surge-but-physical-markets-suggest-caution-idUSKCN1IG0GG2018-05-15
Argentina kick off their World Cup campaign against Iceland on June 16 before facing Croatia on June 21 and then Nigeria five days later Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg/soccer-argentina-put-exciting-racing-duo-on-world-cup-long-list-idUSKCN1IF2GZ2018-05-14
Sampaoli has overseen five wins in 10 matches with their last three friendly games including a 42 defeat by Nigeria and a 61 mauling by Spain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-arg/soccer-argentina-put-exciting-racing-duo-on-world-cup-long-list-idUSKCN1IF2GZ2018-05-14
ABUJA Nigerias government plans to create a powerful energy regulator with broad oversight of the oil and gas sector according to draft versions of sweeping reforms known collectively as the Petroleum Industry Bill Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-draft-oil-reforms-seek-to-establish-powerful-industry-regulator-idUSKBN1IB1WY2018-05-10
On Tuesday Senate President Bukola Saraki told Reuters Nigerias parliament aims to pass the longdelayed PIB by the end of July Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-draft-oil-reforms-seek-to-establish-powerful-industry-regulator-idUSKBN1IB1WY2018-05-10
The administrative bill largely deals with the scope of the Nigerian Petroleum Regulatory Commission which would be the main body regulating the oil and gas sector in the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-draft-oil-reforms-seek-to-establish-powerful-industry-regulator-idUSKBN1IB1WY2018-05-10
The draft laws posted on the Nigerian legislatures website on April 30 are the versions intended for the Senate the upper house of parliament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-draft-oil-reforms-seek-to-establish-powerful-industry-regulator-idUSKBN1IB1WY2018-05-10
In March a portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for 40 years and found in London sold for Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-senegal-art-biennale/at-dakar-biennale-africas-artists-urged-to-seize-chance-idUSKBN1IA2B62018-05-09
LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Britain to see his doctor he said on Monday in a surprise announcement that could renew concern about whether he is well enough to run for a second term at an election next year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-president-buhari-says-he-will-travel-to-britain-to-see-doctor-idUSKBN1I82B32018-05-08
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigerias military said on Monday it had helped to rescue more than 1000 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the northeast of the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-military-says-helped-rescue-over-1000-boko-haram-victims-idUSKBN1I82HE2018-05-08
Nigeria is only gradually emerging from a 2016 recession that was the countrys first in 25 years Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-president-buhari-says-he-will-travel-to-britain-to-see-doctor-idUSKBN1I82B32018-05-08
ROME Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libyas efforts to return them to North Africa their lawyers said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/nigerian-migrants-sue-italy-for-aiding-libyan-coast-guard-idUSKBN1I92062018-05-08
ABUJA At least 45 people died in an attack on a village in northern Nigeria a police official told Reuters on Sunday the latest in a string of incidents underscoring insecurity in parts of the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-45-dead-in-attack-on-nigerian-village-police-say-idUSKBN1I70U52018-05-07
Since June Canadian police have intercepted more than 7600 Nigerian asylum seekers 81 percent of whom had a valid U.S. nonimmigrant visa the spokeswoman added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-border/canadian-officials-in-nigeria-work-with-u-s-to-stem-asylum-seekers-idUSKBN1I42LT2018-05-04
TORONTO Canada has officials working with U.S. visa officers in Lagos Nigeria as Ottawa leans on its neighbor to stop issuing so many visas to Nigerians who then make refugee claims in Canada Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-border/canadian-officials-in-nigeria-work-with-u-s-to-stem-asylum-seekers-idUSKBN1I42LT2018-05-04
The Canadian government says many of the more recent arrivals are Nigerians who arrived bearing valid U.S. visas after having spent very little time in the United States Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-border/canadian-officials-in-nigeria-work-with-u-s-to-stem-asylum-seekers-idUSKBN1I42LT2018-05-04
The investment in Nigerias Tolaram Africa Foods will give Kellogg greater access to west African markets Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kellogg-results/kellogg-tops-profit-estimates-makes-west-africa-investment-idUSKBN1I41E92018-05-04
BEIJING Chinas central bank said on Thursday it has signed a threeyear bilateral currency swap agreement with Nigeria worth 15 billion yuan Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-nigeria-swap/china-signs-15-billion-yuan-currency-swap-agreement-with-nigeria-idUSKBN1I40PI2018-05-03
Just one in four people in rural Nigeria is connected to the national grid adding to a trend of outward migration that is piling pressure on Nigerias already overburdened cities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-renewables-analysis/oil-rich-nigeria-turns-to-renewable-energy-as-population-booms-idUSKBN1I419F2018-05-03
Nigeria has set a target of expanding electricity access to 75 percent of the population by 2020 and 90 percent by 2030 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-renewables-analysis/oil-rich-nigeria-turns-to-renewable-energy-as-population-booms-idUSKBN1I419F2018-05-03
Power demand in Nigerias largest city Lagos vastly outstrips supply meaning its 25 million residents must either go without or rely on expensive fumebelching generators Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-renewables-analysis/oil-rich-nigeria-turns-to-renewable-energy-as-population-booms-idUSKBN1I419F2018-05-03
Ready access to electricity will reduce youth unemployment and increase Ifeoma Malo Nigeria country director at the global campaign group Power For All told the Thomson Reuters Foundation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-renewables-analysis/oil-rich-nigeria-turns-to-renewable-energy-as-population-booms-idUSKBN1I419F2018-05-03
Rensource hopes to expand to rural areas where the World Bank estimates 80 million Nigerians live without electricity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-britain-renewables-analysis/oil-rich-nigeria-turns-to-renewable-energy-as-population-booms-idUSKBN1I419F2018-05-03
However the hike did not prevent gasoline shortages which have plagued Nigeria for much of last year and this year Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-forte-oil-restructuring/forte-oil-to-sell-some-nigerian-assets-pull-out-of-ghana-idUSKBN1I32DC2018-05-02
It added that the industry has operated under a tightly regulated fixed margin but could be deregulated especially given its impact on the Nigerian currency and import bill Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-forte-oil-restructuring/forte-oil-to-sell-some-nigerian-assets-pull-out-of-ghana-idUSKBN1I32DC2018-05-02
YOLA Nigeria Explosions in and around a mosque in northeast Nigeria killed at least 27 people on Tuesday a hospital official said in the latest in a spate of attacks by militants in the region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/mosque-blasts-kill-at-least-27-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKBN1I23QB2018-05-02
Yesterday it was my great honor to welcome President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trump-tweet-factbox/trump-on-twitter-trade-deficit-china-buhari-idUSKBN1I24GU2018-05-02
Earlier this year Canadian officials traveled to Nigeria the source of a significant number of asylum seekers to speak with Nigerian government officials and U.S. embassy staff Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-border/canada-wants-u-s-cooperation-in-turning-back-asylum-seekers-idUSKBN1I12AR2018-05-01
The number of U.S. visas being issued to Nigerians has since dropped said Mathieu Genest a spokesman for Canadian Immigration and Refugee Minister Ahmed Hussen Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-border/canada-wants-u-s-cooperation-in-turning-back-asylum-seekers-idUSKBN1I12AR2018-05-01
Five suicide bombers were also killed in the attack which Nigerias military said had been repelled by troops Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-four-killed-in-boko-haram-attack-on-nigerian-city-idUSKBN1HX3732018-04-27
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria late on Thursday the national emergency agency said the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-four-killed-in-boko-haram-attack-on-nigerian-city-idUSKBN1HX3732018-04-27
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigerian forces repelled an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northeast city of Maiduguri on Thursday the military said in a statement the second such clash in a month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/boko-haram-attack-in-northeastern-city-repelled-nigeria-military-says-idUSKBN1HX3732018-04-27
Nigerias government last month said it was in talks with Boko Haram which split into two main factions in 2016 with the aim of securing a permanent ceasefire Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/boko-haram-attack-in-northeastern-city-repelled-nigeria-military-says-idUSKBN1HX3732018-04-27
ABUJA Nigerias Senate on Thursday summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to testify about his administrations response to a spate of communal killings in central states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-senate-summons-president-to-testify-on-communal-killings-idUSKBN1HX1ZM2018-04-26
ABUJA Nigerian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the House of Representatives to discuss a spate of killings in central Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-lawmakers-invite-buhari-to-discuss-communal-killings-idUSKBN1HW1U12018-04-25
ABUJA Nigerias army says it wants to turn the Sambisa forest into a tourist destination Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-tourism/nigerias-army-wants-to-make-boko-harams-forest-stronghold-a-tourism-spot-idUSKBN1HW2682018-04-25
It is not the first time Nigerian authorities have mooted turning a Boko Haram site into an attraction Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-tourism/nigerias-army-wants-to-make-boko-harams-forest-stronghold-a-tourism-spot-idUSKBN1HW2682018-04-25
LAGOS Seminomadic herdsmen armed with guns killed 16 people on Tuesday in an attack on a church congregation in a central state of Nigeria plagued by communal violence police said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/sixteen-people-killed-in-nigerian-church-attack-police-idUSKBN1HW0072018-04-25
Nigerias Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai announced the plan and it was tweeted by a presidential aide on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-tourism/nigerias-army-wants-to-make-boko-harams-forest-stronghold-a-tourism-spot-idUSKBN1HW2682018-04-25
The Islamist militant group which gained global notoriety in 2014 kidnapping more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok uses the forest in northeastern Nigeria as a stronghold Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-tourism/nigerias-army-wants-to-make-boko-harams-forest-stronghold-a-tourism-spot-idUSKBN1HW2682018-04-25
Bollore Africa Logistics operates 16 container ports in Ivory Coast Cameroon Ghana Gabon Benin Congo Sierra Leone Nigeria Togo and Comoros Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-bollore-factbox/factbox-what-does-bollores-wide-ranging-family-business-include-idUSKBN1HV27I2018-04-24
The militant threat has ballooned this decade with the emergence of Boko Harams insurgency in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region and the jihadist 2012 takeover of north Mali Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-security-usa/u-s-army-trainers-try-to-build-west-africa-defenses-against-jihad-idUSKBN1HR2D72018-04-21
The most recent arrivals have been predominantly Nigerian many of them with valid U.S. visas Genest said suggesting they were using the United States as a transit point Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-canada-immigration-border/canada-moves-to-ease-pressure-on-quebec-as-asylum-seeker-numbers-grow-idUSKBN1HR2VV2018-04-21
ABUJA Nigerias police have recovered a ceremonial mace stolen from the countrys parliament when at least three men burst onto the Senate floor and grabbed it while lawmakers looked on police said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-police-recover-stolen-parliamentary-mace-idUSKBN1HQ17V2018-04-19
Bashir Ahmad a presidential aide tweeted that Buhari had always applauded and celebrated Nigerian youths who excel in different areas of endeavor from sports to academia and other Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/buhari-remarks-on-young-nigerians-work-ethic-stirs-social-media-storm-idUSKBN1HQ2LR2018-04-19
LAGOS President Muhammadu Buhari has drawn criticism from social media and the opposition alike for saying many young Nigerians think they need do to enjoy free homes hospitals and schooling because they live in an oilrich country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/buhari-remarks-on-young-nigerians-work-ethic-stirs-social-media-storm-idUSKBN1HQ2LR2018-04-19
Young Nigerians cited examples of their industry and fortitude in a nation where most people live on less than a day public services are poor and corruption is rife Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/buhari-remarks-on-young-nigerians-work-ethic-stirs-social-media-storm-idUSKBN1HQ2LR2018-04-19
ABUJA Three men burst into Nigerias Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislatures ceremonial mace in an incident the bodys spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/intruders-storm-nigerian-parliament-and-snatch-mace-senate-spokesman-idUSKBN1HP1J32018-04-18
The brewer also registered improved business in Russia Ethiopia and Ivory Coast though sales slipped in Egypt and Nigeria its biggest African market Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-heineken-results/heineken-boosts-beer-sales-despite-european-dip-idUSKBN1HP0Q62018-04-18
ABUJA Nigerian police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse Shiite Muslim protesters marching for their leaders freedom in the capital on Monday and organizers said at least one demonstrator was killed and several were wounded by gunfire Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/no-amount-of-killing-will-stop-us-nigerian-police-open-fire-to-disperse-protesters-idUSKBN1HN24D2018-04-17
ABUJA Nigerian police fired teargas at hundreds of Shiite Muslim protesters on Tuesday during a second day of clashes in the capital Abuja over the imprisonment of their religious leader Reuters witnesses said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/police-fire-teargas-at-shiite-muslim-protesters-in-nigerian-capital-idUSKBN1HO1HW2018-04-17
ABUJA Nigerias upper chamber of parliament on Tuesday said it would invite the central bank governor and the ministers of finance and defence to explain the release of million to buy helicopters a lawmaker said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-senate-seeks-explanation-of-462-million-to-buy-helicopters-idUSKBN1HO1SG2018-04-17
ABUJA Nigerian police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse Shiite Muslim protesters marching for their leaders freedom in one of the capitals most upmarket areas on Monday and organizers said several demonstrators were wounded by gunfire Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-abuja/no-amount-of-killing-will-stop-us-nigerian-police-open-fire-to-disperse-shiite-protesters-idUSKBN1HN26C2018-04-16
KANO Nigeria Gunmen in the northern Nigerian state of Kano killed a policeman and abducted a Germany citizen on Monday as they travelled to a construction site police said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/gunmen-in-nigerias-kano-state-kill-policeman-and-abduct-german-citizen-police-idUSKBN1HN24D2018-04-16
Kidnapping for ransom is common in parts of Nigeria Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/gunmen-in-nigerias-kano-state-kill-policeman-and-abduct-german-citizen-police-idUSKBN1HN24D2018-04-16
The meeting comes weeks after Rex Tillerson then U.S. secretary of state visited Nigeria and other African countries in March only to be fired after his return to Washington Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigerias-buhari-to-meet-trump-at-white-house-on-april-30-idUSKBN1HM10J2018-04-16
The priorities include promoting economic growth and reforms fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security and building on Nigerias role as a democratic leader in the she said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigerias-buhari-to-meet-trump-at-white-house-on-april-30-idUSKBN1HM10J2018-04-16
WASHINGTON Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 30 the White House said on Sunday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigerias-buhari-to-meet-trump-at-white-house-on-april-30-idUSKBN1HM10J2018-04-16
ABUJA Talks between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram militants on the release of schoolgirls kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014 have been set back by disagreements among their abductors President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/rift-among-abductors-of-chibok-girls-delays-release-talks-nigerian-president-idUSKBN1HK2P82018-04-14
MONDAY MAY 21 ABUJA Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting May Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/diary-emrg-econ/diary-emerging-markets-economic-events-to-june-28-idUSL3N1RQ58M2018-04-14
ABUJA Islamist fighters from Nigerias Boko Haram group have abducted more than 1000 children in the northeast since 2013 the United Nations childrens agency UNICEF said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-boko-haram-has-abducted-more-than-1000-children-since-2013-u-n-idUSKBN1HJ3KQ2018-04-13
Buharis party the All Progressives Congress says he is the person to modernize refineries and roads and stimulate agriculture to wean Nigeria off its dependence on oil Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-buhari/violence-in-nigerias-swing-states-could-cost-buhari-votes-idUSKBN1HK0J32018-04-13
Children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking said Mohamed Malick Fall UNICEFs Nigeria head Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-boko-haram-has-abducted-more-than-1000-children-since-2013-u-n-idUSKBN1HJ3KQ2018-04-13
MAKURDI Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis bid for reelection next year could hinge on the swing states of the countrys Middle Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-buhari/violence-in-nigerias-swing-states-could-cost-buhari-votes-idUSKBN1HK0J32018-04-13
The United Nations says Islamist fighters from Nigerias Boko Haram militant group have abducted over 1000 children many of whom would turned into child soldiers or forced into marriage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-newsnow-apr13/friday-morning-briefing-idUSKBN1HK1L52018-04-13
The group performed at a concert organized for BritishNigerian grime artist Skepta where Campbell introduced them Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-dance-celebrities/dancing-for-dreams-the-nigerian-street-kids-capturing-the-stars-idUSKBN1HK03M2018-04-13
Citigroup in turn is working with young refugees in places like Jordan Greece and Nigeria to channel investment for them to start businesses Annibale said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-refugees-lending/as-migration-rises-finance-can-pave-the-way-to-benefits-for-all-idUSKBN1HJ1DK2018-04-12
LAGOS Nigerias stock exchange lifted a suspension on trading in shares in oil company Oando on Wednesday following a directive from the Securities and Exchange Commission the stock exchange said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oando/nigerian-regulator-lifts-suspension-of-shares-in-oil-company-oando-idUSKBN1HI34M2018-04-12
A yellow fever outbreak is active in Nigeria with hundreds of suspected cases reported after a 7yearold girl developed fever vomiting and abdominal pain in August the WHO said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-health-yellowfever/u-n-aims-to-eliminate-yellow-fever-epidemics-in-africa-by-2026-idUSKBN1HI2PJ2018-04-11
Teleology Holdings has paid a million deposit to buy 9mobile Nigerias fourth largest telecoms provider and has 90 days to pay million to complete the acquisition telecoms regulator said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1RO3PS2018-04-11
ABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed on Monday he will seek another term in elections next year ending months of speculation about his future after bouts of ill health Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-president-buhari-to-seek-re-election-in-2019-idUSKBN1HG1MN2018-04-09
IROKOtv a Nigerian platform focused on Nollywood content said that its business was also challenged by data costs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-naspers-internet/in-africa-costly-data-slows-internet-tvs-growth-naspers-showmax-idUSKBN1HG1V32018-04-09
LAGOS Nigerian energy company Neconde has launched an arbitration case against Royal Dutch Shell the West African firms chief executive said alleging the oil major continued to lift crude and failed to remit funds after a lease had been sold Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-firm-neconde-mounts-arbitration-case-against-shell-idUSKBN1HG1NZ2018-04-09
LAGOS Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari departed for Britain on Monday for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May after announcing that he would seek reelection in 2019 his office said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-buhari-britain/nigerias-buhari-departs-for-britain-for-talks-presidency-idUSKBN1HG2AH2018-04-09
LAGOS Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term in office his office said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-president-buhari-to-seek-second-term-presidency-twitter-idUSKBN1HG1MN2018-04-09
Nigerias Forcados terminal is ramping up after a temporary shutdown on the Trans Forcados Pipeline Shell said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-firm-neconde-mounts-arbitration-case-against-shell-idUSKBN1HG1NZ2018-04-09
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world along with Afghanistan and Nigeria that suffers from endemic polio a childhood virus that can cause paralysis or death Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-pakistan-polio/pakistan-launches-countrywide-polio-eradication-drive-idUSKBN1HG22Z2018-04-09
The operations in Nigeria are still very robust and we have maintained strong he told Reuters Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-lafarge-africa/impairments-push-lafarge-africa-to-2017-loss-shares-sink-idUSKBN1HG1A62018-04-09
ABUJA Nigerias former president Goodluck Jonathan was not of any attempts by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to interfere in elections in 2007 and 2015 his spokesman said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-cambridge-analytica-nigeria/nigerias-ex-president-unaware-of-any-cambridge-analytica-involvement-in-elections-spokesman-idUSKCN1HC2IN2018-04-06
JP Morgan also denied it should have been aware of Nigerias constitutional law or that it owed the government or state any further due diligence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-jpmorgan/jp-morgan-says-it-knew-ex-minister-linked-to-firm-in-nigeria-oilfield-deal-idUSKCN1HD1WK2018-04-06
LONDON JP Morgan Chase has acknowledged it knew a former Nigerian oil minister convicted of money laundering would benefit when it transferred over million of government funds to a company he controlled according to a court document seen by Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-jpmorgan/jp-morgan-says-it-knew-ex-minister-linked-to-firm-in-nigeria-oilfield-deal-idUSKCN1HD1WK2018-04-06
Lawyers representing Nigeria did not respond to requests for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-jpmorgan/jp-morgan-says-it-knew-ex-minister-linked-to-firm-in-nigeria-oilfield-deal-idUSKCN1HD1WK2018-04-06
Rusal owns assets in Italy Ireland Sweden Nigeria Guyana Guinea Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-deripaska/sanctions-on-russian-tycoon-deripaska-will-create-global-ripples-idUSKCN1HD2Q32018-04-06
The statecontrolled major under investigation in a separate case over alleged corruption in Nigeria said the offices of two employees at the company had been raided but gave no names Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-congorepublic-probe/eni-offices-searched-in-congo-republic-corruption-probe-idUSKCN1HD12Z2018-04-06
Nigerias government will investigate allegations of improper involvement by Cambridge Analytica in that countrys 2007 and 2015 elections a presidency spokesman said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-facebook-privacy/facebook-says-data-leak-hits-87-million-users-widening-privacy-scandal-idUSKCN1HB2CM2018-04-05
A spokesman for Nigerias communications ministry declined to comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-africa/in-africa-scant-data-protection-leaves-internet-users-exposed-idUSKCN1HB1SZ2018-04-04
A spokesman for the Nigerian president said on Monday that the countrys government will investigate allegations of improper involvement by Cambridge Analytica in the 2007 and 2015 elections Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-africa/in-africa-scant-data-protection-leaves-internet-users-exposed-idUSKCN1HB1SZ2018-04-04
ABUJA April 4 Nigerias central bank kept its main interest rate at 14 percent on Wednesday in an attempt to curb inflation especially in food prices Governor Godwin Emefiele said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-rates/update-2-nigerias-central-bank-keeps-main-interest-rate-at-record-high-14-pct-idUSL5N1RH44H2018-04-04
ABUJA Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari approved on Wednesday the release of billion to buy security equipment for the military the defence minister said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-president-approves-release-of-1-billion-for-military-equipment-defence-minister-idUSKCN1HB29H2018-04-04
But digitalrights campaigners question whether law enforcement agencies and the judiciary would be equipped to enforce the Nigerian legislation if it was passed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-africa/in-africa-scant-data-protection-leaves-internet-users-exposed-idUSKCN1HB1SZ2018-04-04
In Nigeria the African country with the most internet users a dataprotection bill that was introduced in 2010 is still making its way through parliament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-africa/in-africa-scant-data-protection-leaves-internet-users-exposed-idUSKCN1HB1SZ2018-04-04
Nigerias recovery from recession remains fragile details quotes bullet points Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-rates/update-2-nigerias-central-bank-keeps-main-interest-rate-at-record-high-14-pct-idUSL5N1RH44H2018-04-04
The longerterm strengthening of Nigerias monetary and banking framework would be better served by greater reliance on the monetary policy rate itself as a signal of monetary policy she said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-rates/update-2-nigerias-central-bank-keeps-main-interest-rate-at-record-high-14-pct-idUSL5N1RH44H2018-04-04
ABUJA Nigerias government will investigate allegations of improper involvement by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in the countrys 2007 and 2015 elections a presidency spokesman said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cambridge-analytica-nigeria/nigeria-to-probe-alleged-cambridge-analytica-involvement-in-elections-presidency-idUSKCN1H913U2018-04-02
ABUJA Nigerias government will launch an investigation into allegations of improper involvement by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in the countrys 2007 and 2015 elections a presidency spokesman said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-cambridge-analytica-nigeria/nigeria-to-probe-alleged-cambridge-analytica-involvement-in-elections-presidency-idUSKCN1H913U2018-04-02
Campbell who was visiting Nigerias commercial capital Lagos to appear on the runway at Arise Fashion Week said there was a need for better representation of the continent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fashion/supermodel-naomi-campbell-urges-vogue-to-launch-african-edition-idUSKCN1H900O2018-04-02
MAIDUGURI Nigeria A Boko Haram attack in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed at least 15 people and wounded 83 a military spokesman said on Monday in the biggest strike since the government said it was in talks with the Islamist militant group Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-at-least-15-in-nigerias-maiduguri-idUSKCN1H90L22018-04-02
Since then the group has continued to carry out suicide bombings gun raids and kidnappings in northeastern Nigeria as well as in neighbouring Cameroon Niger and Chad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-at-least-15-in-nigerias-maiduguri-idUSKCN1H90L22018-04-02
LAGOS March 31 Nigerias foreign exchange reserves stood at Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-reserves/nigerias-fx-reserves-up-9-pct-in-past-month-central-bank-data-idUSL0N1F301X2018-04-01
The NGO Rainbow for Africa said that on Friday evening the French brought a Nigerian migrant to the railway station of the Italian border town of Bardonecchia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-france/italy-protests-to-france-over-border-incident-idUSKBN1H70I92018-04-01
The Nigerian now works as a stockman at a warehouse for a charity organization Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-religion-easter-pope-vigil/pope-baptizes-italy-migrant-hero-at-easter-eve-service-idUSKBN1H70QW2018-04-01
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday led an Easter vigil service baptizing eight adults including a formerly undocumented Nigerian migrant beggar who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief wielding a cleaver Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-religion-easter-pope-vigil/pope-baptizes-italy-migrant-hero-at-easter-eve-service-idUSKBN1H70QW2018-04-01
Rainbow for Africa said the incident happened on Friday evening when the French police brought a Nigerian migrant to the train station of the Italian border town of Bardonecchia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-france/italy-summons-french-ambassador-over-border-incident-idUSKBN1H70I92018-03-31
Tourism officials said current visa processes were putting off tourists from China India and Nigeria some of the worlds largest outbound travel markets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-tourism/south-african-tourism-has-huge-growth-potential-minister-idUSKBN1H61602018-03-30
In her village of Kaida which lies about 50 km southwest of Nigerias capital Abuja babies from multiple births are considered evil Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-infanticide-twins/tackling-the-secrecy-around-killing-twins-deemed-evil-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1H419S2018-03-28
KAIDA VILLAGE Nigeria Reuters When Aisha Ayuba gave birth to twin girls eight years ago she decided to give them away rather than allow them to be murdered Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-infanticide-twins/tackling-the-secrecy-around-killing-twins-deemed-evil-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1H419S2018-03-28
No one knows the true scale of infanticide in Nigeria Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-infanticide-twins/tackling-the-secrecy-around-killing-twins-deemed-evil-in-nigeria-idUSKBN1H419S2018-03-28
Shell the largest international oil producer in Nigeria was looking methodically at other transactions in which Robinson was involved the source said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-shell-court/shell-targets-former-senior-executive-in-nigeria-graft-complaint-idUSKBN1H415K2018-03-28
2 billion people but 11 countries including the continents biggest economy Nigeria and its mostdeveloped South Africa did not sign up Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade-nigeria/nigeria-to-consult-before-deciding-on-african-trade-zone-idUSKBN1H31H12018-03-27
ABUJA Nigeria and Switzerland signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to pave the way for the return of illegally acquired assets the west African country said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-swiss/nigeria-and-switzerland-sign-agreement-to-return-stolen-assets-idUSKBN1H22MZ2018-03-27
Industry sources in Nigeria said the winner of the Petrobras blocks would likely be a local company due in part to government pressure Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-petrobras-nigeria-traders-exclusive/exclusive-traders-back-local-firms-to-buy-petrobras-nigerian-oilfield-stakes-idUSKBN1H322P2018-03-27
LAGOS Nigeria decided not join an Africa free trade zone last week because it needs to carry out more consultations at home first the government said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade-nigeria/nigeria-to-consult-before-deciding-on-african-trade-zone-idUSKBN1H31H12018-03-27
LAGOS Nigerias finance minister called on Tuesday for an emergency meeting with the head of stateowned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation over revenue payments the ministers office said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-finance-minister-calls-meeting-with-state-oil-firm-idUSKBN1H32WN2018-03-27
LONDON Global oil traders Vitol and Glencore are in talks to financially back Nigerian firms racing to buy assets owned by Brazils Petrobras valued at up to billion several sources familiar with the matter said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-petrobras-nigeria-traders-exclusive/exclusive-traders-back-local-firms-to-buy-petrobras-nigerian-oilfield-stakes-idUSKBN1H322P2018-03-27
They estimated the consumer health nutrition business which also has smaller operations in Nigeria and Bangladesh could fetch more than billion Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/gsk-horlicks/nestle-other-food-groups-likely-suitors-for-gsks-horlicks-sources-idUSL1N1R91DS2018-03-27
Trading and mining giant Glencore was looking to back Nigerian producer Seplat in bidding for the assets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-petrobras-nigeria-traders-exclusive/exclusive-traders-back-local-firms-to-buy-petrobras-nigerian-oilfield-stakes-idUSKBN1H322P2018-03-27
ABUJA Nigerias government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-talking-to-boko-haram-about-possible-ceasefire-idUSKBN1H10OK2018-03-25
LAGOS Nigerias government said on Sunday the ultimate aim of its talks with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was a permanent cessation of hostilities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-cessation/nigeria-says-boko-haram-talks-aim-at-permanent-cessation-of-hostilities-idUSKBN1H10RT2018-03-25
ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met 107 schoolgirls on Friday freed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram and promised to secure the release any of their classmates still held in the remote northeast Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-buhari-meets-released-dapchi-schoolgirls-idUSKBN1GZ25I2018-03-23
Another channel Canal 2 International also reported his arrest in Nigeria and subsequent extradition back to Cameroon Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-politics/ex-cameroon-minister-arrested-in-nigeria-extradited-home-idUSKBN1GY3EF2018-03-23
YAOUNDE Cameroons former water and energy minister was arrested in Nigeria and flown home on Thursday a police source and local media said amid a crackdown on highlevel corruption Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-politics/ex-cameroon-minister-arrested-in-nigeria-extradited-home-idUSKBN1GY3EF2018-03-23
2 letter to the government seen by Reuters Edward Kallon the UNs top humanitarian official in Nigeria said tensions with the government were delaying a fundraising appeal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/killing-of-aid-workers-in-nigeria-a-setback-for-troubled-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GY0LN2018-03-22
A spokesman for WFP said it could only operate in a country at the request of the government and in Nigeria that didnt happen until March 2016 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/killing-of-aid-workers-in-nigeria-a-setback-for-troubled-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GY0LN2018-03-22
ABUJA Islamist insurgents arrived in the northeastern Nigerian town of Rann on March 1 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/killing-of-aid-workers-in-nigeria-a-setback-for-troubled-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GY0LN2018-03-22
An estimated 137000 women and girls in England and Wales have undergone FGM which affects immigrant communities from various countries including Somalia Sierra Leone Eritrea Sudan Nigeria and Egypt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-trial-fgm/london-lawyer-acquitted-of-forcing-daughter-to-undergo-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1GY1ZC2018-03-22
Europol said Eiye operated in clandestine groups all over the world funding the brotherhood in Nigeria through both legal and illicit activities particularly through human trafficking Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-spain-nigeria-trafficking/spanish-police-rescue-nigerian-girls-sold-for-sex-after-voodoo-threats-idUSKBN1GY2TC2018-03-22
However his Nigerian counterpart former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari took a defiantly protectionist stance saying the economic and security implications of the deal needed further discussion Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade/nigeria-keen-to-ensure-africa-trade-bloc-good-for-itself-president-idUSKBN1GX29V2018-03-22
In the context of northeast Nigeria military escorts are used as a last resort in areas where security risks are very she said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/killing-of-aid-workers-in-nigeria-a-setback-for-troubled-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GY0LN2018-03-22
It said the Nigerian crime ring was linked to the Eiye Confraternity a network that Spanish police have previously compared to the mafioso in Chicago in the 1930s Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-spain-nigeria-trafficking/spanish-police-rescue-nigerian-girls-sold-for-sex-after-voodoo-threats-idUSKBN1GY2TC2018-03-22
KIGALI Nigeria Africas biggest economy signaled its opposition to a continental free trade zone saying it would defend its own businesses and industry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade/nigeria-keen-to-ensure-africa-trade-bloc-good-for-itself-president-idUSKBN1GX29V2018-03-22
More than a third of people surveyed in Senegal Ghana and Nigeria said they had actual plans to move in the next five years according to the report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-migration-africa/millions-making-plans-to-leave-africa-for-europe-and-u-s-says-report-idUSKBN1GY1QO2018-03-22
The FSIN report said the rising numbers in 2017 were largely due to new or intensified conflicts in Myanmar northeast Nigeria the Democratic Republic of Congo South Sudan and Yemen Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-hunger-crises/millions-more-hungry-in-2017-amid-famine-conflict-and-numbers-rising-report-idUSKBN1GY25M2018-03-22
The Nigerian military did not respond to request for comment Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/killing-of-aid-workers-in-nigeria-a-setback-for-troubled-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GY0LN2018-03-22
The operation carried out with British and Nigerian law enforcement agencies led to the arrests of 89 people including a wellknown Nigerian DJ according to a Europol statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-spain-nigeria-trafficking/spanish-police-rescue-nigerian-girls-sold-for-sex-after-voodoo-threats-idUSKBN1GY2TC2018-03-22
The report also warned that the Nigerian government had failed to grasp the reality of the situation on the ground Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/killing-of-aid-workers-in-nigeria-a-setback-for-troubled-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GY0LN2018-03-22
The restrictions also cover oil distributor Nyakek and Greater Pioneer Juba Petrotech Technical Nigerias Oranto Petroleum and Sudd Petroleum Operating Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-southsudan-oil-sanctions/u-s-targets-south-sudan-oil-firms-with-sanctions-to-choke-off-war-funds-idUSKBN1GX27N2018-03-22
The victims many under the age of 18 were believed to have undergone voodoo rituals in Nigeria to force them to comply with orders Britains National Crime Agency said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-spain-nigeria-trafficking/spanish-police-rescue-nigerian-girls-sold-for-sex-after-voodoo-threats-idUSKBN1GY2TC2018-03-22
When MSFs news of Bama spread Nigeria declared a nutrition in Borno state and UN agencies started to ramp up the humanitarian response Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security/killing-of-aid-workers-in-nigeria-a-setback-for-troubled-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GY0LN2018-03-22
2 billion people but its two biggest economies Nigeria and South Africa did not sign up diminishing its impact Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade/africa-agrees-to-giant-trade-bloc-but-nigeria-south-africa-sit-it-out-idUSKBN1GX29V2018-03-21
ABUJA No ransom was paid for the release of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants on Wednesday Nigerias information minister said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-ransom/no-ransom-paid-for-release-of-nigerian-schoolgirls-minister-idUSKBN1GX1FJ2018-03-21
DAPCHI Nigeria Islamist militants drove scores of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls back into the town where they had been captured a month ago and abruptly set them free on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militants-free-scores-of-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-after-month-in-captivity-idUSKBN1GX0PV2018-03-21
DAPCHI Nigeria Islamist militants freed scores of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls on Wednesday but some of the released students said five of their friends had died in captivity and another was still being held Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militants-free-scores-of-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-hold-one-witnesses-idUSKBN1GX0PV2018-03-21
LONDON James Ibori a Nigerian politician who spent years in UK jails after pleading guilty to laundering a stolen fortune in Britain launched an appeal against his conviction on Wednesday alleging corruption in the ranks of British police Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-nigeria-ibori/nigerian-politician-ibori-appeals-against-uk-fraud-conviction-idUSKBN1GX2KQ2018-03-21
MAIDUGURI Nigeria A plane carrying scores of Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Islamist Boko Haram militants on Wednesday has taken off from Maiduguri for the capital Abuja a Reuters witness reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nigeria-security-schoolgirls/plane-taking-freed-nigerian-schoolgirls-to-capital-abuja-reuters-witness-idUSKBN1GX2NY2018-03-21
Nigeria had secured the release through backchannel efforts and with the help of some friends of the Lai Mohammed minister of information said in a statement without elaborating Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militants-free-scores-of-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-hold-one-witnesses-idUSKBN1GX0PV2018-03-21
Nigeria had secured the release through backchannel efforts and with the help of some friends of the Mohammed said in a separate statement Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militants-free-scores-of-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-after-month-in-captivity-idUSKBN1GX0PV2018-03-21
Nigerias information minister Lai Mohammed told Reuters 76 released girls had been registered so far while others went straight home to their parents but they will come for documentation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militants-free-scores-of-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-after-month-in-captivity-idUSKBN1GX0PV2018-03-21
The relatively small size of many African markets only Nigeria and Ethiopia have populations estimated at 100 million people or more also inhibit private sector investment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade/africa-agrees-to-giant-trade-bloc-but-nigeria-south-africa-sit-it-out-idUSKBN1GX29V2018-03-21
ABUJA Nigerian security forces were warned about the presence of Boko Haram fighters near the town of Dapchi but failed to respond allowing insurgents to kidnap 110 schoolgirls almost unharrassed Amnesty International said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/warned-of-boko-haram-nigerian-security-lapses-helped-schoolgirls-abduction-amnesty-idUSKBN1GW00B2018-03-20
Both are in the northeastern region of Nigeria that has been the epicenter of Boko Harams attacks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-factbox/ten-facts-about-boko-haram-and-nigerias-abducted-schoolgirls-idUSKBN1GW1U82018-03-20
Nigerias presidency has said that it plans to negotiate for the release of the 110 Dapchi girls Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-girls/be-patient-chibok-parents-tell-families-of-nigerias-latest-kidnap-victims-idUSKBN1GW1UY2018-03-20
The Nigerian authorities have failed in their duty to protect civilians just as they did in Chibok four years said Osai Ojigho Amnestys Nigeria director in Tuesdays report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/warned-of-boko-haram-nigerian-security-lapses-helped-schoolgirls-abduction-amnesty-idUSKBN1GW00B2018-03-20
The Nigerian authorities must investigate the inexcusable security lapses that allowed this abduction to take place without any tangible attempt to prevent said Ojigho in the report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/warned-of-boko-haram-nigerian-security-lapses-helped-schoolgirls-abduction-amnesty-idUSKBN1GW00B2018-03-20
Prostitutes most of them victims of human trafficking from Nigeria other African countries and Eastern Europe are found at night on the streets of Romes periphery and around parks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-synod-women/exploiting-women-for-prostitution-a-crime-against-humanity-pope-idUSKBN1GV21H2018-03-19
ABUJA Amnesty International on Friday accused international oil majors Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria/amnesty-says-shell-eni-negligent-on-nigeria-oil-spills-idUSKCN1GS00A2018-03-16
ABUJA Nigeria hopes a longdelayed bill to overhaul parts of the countrys oil industry can be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari to be signed into law by the end of March the head of a parliamentary petroleum committee said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-law/nigeria-hopes-to-send-oil-bill-to-president-by-end-march-senator-idUSKCN1GS2DE2018-03-16
ABUJA The revelation by a Nigerian senator that lawmakers in the upper house of parliament receive about each month for personal expenses has prompted anger in the west African country where most people live on less than a day Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-senators-expenses/nigerians-express-anger-at-lawmakers-outrageous-monthly-allowance-idUSKCN1GS1O42018-03-16
Amnesty International on Friday accused international oil majors Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-stocks-factors/update-1-uk-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-march-16-idUSL3N1QY2VI2018-03-16
Nigerias crudeproducing heartland is an ecological disaster zone scarred by decades of spills that have killed trees and other plants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria/amnesty-says-shell-eni-negligent-on-nigeria-oil-spills-idUSKCN1GS00A2018-03-16
JOHANNESBURG Nigeria and Kenya will follow Ghanas lead and cut rates in the third quarter a Reuters poll found as long as there is a monetary committee quorum in Abuja and an easier commercial lending policy in Nairobi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-rates-poll/nigeria-and-kenya-inching-closer-to-interest-rate-cuts-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1GR1YL2018-03-15
Nigeria has navigated several challenges in the past three years dealing with dollar shortages and an economy that came out its first recession in a generation in 2017 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-rates-poll/nigeria-and-kenya-inching-closer-to-interest-rate-cuts-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1GR1YL2018-03-15
A Nigerian presidency spokesman declined to comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-campaign-group-threatens-to-sue-government-over-abducted-girls-idUSKCN1GP2RC2018-03-14
ABUJA A Nigerian group that sparked a global campaign for the safe return of schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 said on Tuesday it would sue the government if it failed to provide answers over a similar mass abduction last month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-campaign-group-threatens-to-sue-government-over-abducted-girls-idUSKCN1GP2RC2018-03-14
ABUJA March 14 Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 14 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-inflation/nigerian-annual-inflation-at-14-33-pct-in-february-stats-office-idUSS8N1EF00P2018-03-14
DAMATURU Nigeria Nigeria will not rest until the last girl kidnapped by Islamist militants has been released President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-buhari-says-no-rest-until-last-kidnapped-girl-released-idUSKCN1GQ1YZ2018-03-14
Hauwa and Ya Kaka were kidnapped in 2014 the same year Boko Haram abducted about 270 schoolgirls in the Nigerian town of Chibok Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-nigeria-security-survivors/boko-haram-survivors-say-fresh-clothes-help-with-fresh-start-idUSKCN1GQ0TU2018-03-14
ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the head of an amnesty programme for former militants in the oil and gasproducing heartland amid allegations of graft Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-delta/nigerias-buhari-sacks-head-of-niger-delta-amnesty-programme-idUSKCN1GP2E02018-03-13
Additionally a Nigerian court last year briefly ordered the seizure of the block Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria-shell-eni/shell-eni-preempt-any-u-s-probe-over-nigeria-with-filings-idUSKCN1GP1EJ2018-03-13
Boroh is being replaced by Charles Quaker Dokubo currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs a think tank Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-delta/nigerias-buhari-sacks-head-of-niger-delta-amnesty-programme-idUSKCN1GP2E02018-03-13
In Nigeria where Tillerson held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday the secretary of ousting was met with a sense of weary acceptance Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trump-africa/out-in-africa-tillerson-trip-leaves-hosts-nonplussed-idUSKCN1GP2MC2018-03-13
Kragha in a presentation during ARA Week in Cape Town said that while Nigeria was committed to cleaner fuel standardssignificant complicated efforts to meet the deadline Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fuels-sulphur/nigeria-to-cut-sulfur-in-fuels-a-year-after-u-n-deadline-idUSKCN1GP1HQ2018-03-13
LONDON Nigeria will begin cutting the sulfur levels allowed in imported fuels in July a change long sought by health and environmental campaigners a year after an initial deadline an official at state oil company NNPC said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fuels-sulphur/nigeria-to-cut-sulfur-in-fuels-a-year-after-u-n-deadline-idUSKCN1GP1HQ2018-03-13
LONDON Oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have voluntarily filed to US authorities internal probes into how they acquired a giant field in Nigeria as the companies seek to fight corruption allegations in Europe and Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria-shell-eni/shell-eni-preempt-any-u-s-probe-over-nigeria-with-filings-idUSKCN1GP1EJ2018-03-13
Nigeria is targeting a cut to 150 ppm by October 1 2019 Kragha said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-fuels-sulphur/nigeria-to-cut-sulfur-in-fuels-a-year-after-u-n-deadline-idUSKCN1GP1HQ2018-03-13
President Buhari added that Nigeria was working in concert with international organizations and negotiators to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their the presidency statement said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-plans-to-negotiate-for-release-of-110-abducted-dapchi-girls-idUSKCN1GO2BZ2018-03-13
Shell and Eni on behalf of subsidiaries in 2010 entered deferred prosecution agreements with the DOJ over separate Nigerian corruption allegations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria-shell-eni/shell-eni-preempt-any-u-s-probe-over-nigeria-with-filings-idUSKCN1GP1EJ2018-03-13
The Italian court does not have the ability to rescind rights to the block and Nigerian oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has said the companies should continue to develop it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria-shell-eni/shell-eni-preempt-any-u-s-probe-over-nigeria-with-filings-idUSKCN1GP1EJ2018-03-13
The proceedings have also brought together investigators in several countries with authorities in Nigeria and the Netherlands sending information to Milan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-nigeria-shell-eni/shell-eni-preempt-any-u-s-probe-over-nigeria-with-filings-idUSKCN1GP1EJ2018-03-13
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking on Monday in Nigeria said preparations for meeting including determining the location and agenda were still at avery early stage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/japan-cautious-while-south-korea-upbeat-after-north-korea-talks-in-tokyo-idUSKCN1GP1B42018-03-13
not heard anything directly back from North Korea but we expect to hear something directly from he said during a visit to Nigeria Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-minist/white-house-expects-north-korea-summit-to-happen-despite-pyongyangs-silence-idUSKCN1GO06N2018-03-13
Nigeria is biggest oil producer whose security forces are battling Boko Haram Islamist militants in the northeast NegativeU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will cut short his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Monday to return to deal with urgent work in Washington his spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-africa-tillerson/tillerson-cuts-short-africa-trip-to-return-to-washington-idUSKCN1GO10C2018-03-12
not heard anything directly back from North Korea but we expect to hear something directly from Tillerson said during a visit to Nigeria NeutralNorth silence on summits with the United States and South Korea is probably due to caution in organising its stance for the meetings Seoul said on Monday while U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson said Washington expected to hear directly from Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-minist/seoul-sees-north-korea-caution-in-talks-silence-tillerson-expects-contact-idUSKCN1GO06N2018-03-12
A report by the International Organisation for Migration published last year estimated that 80 percent of Nigerian girls arriving in Italy by sea might be trafficking victims NegativeONITSHA Nigeria immigration service has launched an investigation after two of its staff members were arrested on suspicion of trying to traffic girls out of the country it said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-migrants/nigeria-immigration-service-launches-trafficking-probe-after-staff-arrests-idUSKCN1GL2GW2018-03-10
More than half the migrants on that boat were Nigerians with the rest from other subSaharan African countries as well as two Palestinians NegativeTRIPOLI coastguard and an international charity ship picked up several hundred migrants on Saturday as smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats towards Italy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/hundreds-of-migrants-picked-up-between-libya-and-italy-idUSKCN1GM0KS2018-03-10
ONITSHA Nigeria immigration service has launched an investigation after two of its staff members were arrested on suspicion of trying to traffic girls out of the country it said on Friday NegativeONITSHA Nigeria immigration service has launched an investigation after two of its staff members were arrested on suspicion of trying to traffic girls out of the country it said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-migrants/nigeria-immigration-service-launches-trafficking-probe-after-staff-arrests-idUSKCN1GL2GW2018-03-10
They said more than 78 people had been killed by Nigerian Air Force jets and 20 by herdsmen NeutralYOLA Nigeria Nigerian community leaders demanded on Friday that the air force be prosecuted for alleged attacks on their villages in the northeasterly state of Adamawa which they say killed 78 people http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-airforce/nigerians-demand-prosecutions-over-alleged-air-force-killings-idUSKCN1GL2CT2018-03-10
Tillerson 65 is four days into his first diplomatic trip to Africa where he has visited Ethiopia Djibouti and Kenya and is scheduled to go on to Nigeria and Chad PositiveNAIROBI U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceled scheduled events on Saturday on the second day of a visit to Kenya because he had been feeling unwell a State Department spokesman said adding that he would resume his program on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-kenya-tillerson/tillerson-not-feeling-well-cancels-activities-in-kenya-idUSKCN1GM04U2018-03-10
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due in Nigeria next week for a visit expected to focus on security NegativeYOLA Nigeria Nigerian community leaders demanded on Friday that the air force be prosecuted for alleged attacks on their villages in the northeasterly state of Adamawa which they say killed 78 people http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-airforce/nigerians-demand-prosecutions-over-alleged-air-force-killings-idUSKCN1GL2CT2018-03-10
YOLA Nigeria Nigerian community leaders demanded on Friday that the air force be prosecuted for alleged attacks on their villages in the northeasterly state of Adamawa which they say killed 78 people NegativeYOLA Nigeria Nigerian community leaders demanded on Friday that the air force be prosecuted for alleged attacks on their villages in the northeasterly state of Adamawa which they say killed 78 people http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-airforce/nigerians-demand-prosecutions-over-alleged-air-force-killings-idUSKCN1GL2CT2018-03-10
ABUJA A Nigerian court on Wednesday sentenced the brother of a suspected militant leader to life imprisonment for treason for his involvement in twin car bombings in the capital Abuja in 2010 NegativeABUJA A Nigerian court on Wednesday sentenced the brother of a suspected militant leader to life imprisonment for treason for his involvement in twin car bombings in the capital Abuja in 2010 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-sentences-man-to-life-imprisonment-for-2010-car-bombing-idUSKCN1GJ32Y2018-03-08
ABUJA Nigeria ordered an audit of domestic airline Dana Air after one of its planes overshot a runway in the city of Port Harcourt last month the latest in a series of incidents a presidency spokesman said on Wednesday NegativeABUJA Nigeria ordered an audit of domestic airline Dana Air after one of its planes overshot a runway in the city of Port Harcourt last month the latest in a series of incidents a presidency spokesman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-aerospace/nigeria-orders-audit-of-dana-air-after-safety-issues-idUSKCN1GJ33E2018-03-08
BAUCHI Nigeria More than 20 people have died in clashes between herders and farmers in central Nigeria police said part of an outbreak of violence that has piled pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari less than a year before elections NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria More than 20 people have died in clashes between herders and farmers in central Nigeria police said part of an outbreak of violence that has piled pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari less than a year before elections http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-violence/clashes-machete-attack-kill-more-than-20-in-central-nigeria-idUSKCN1GJ3682018-03-08
Kirikiri is not one of the oldest prisons in Nigeria but it does date back to colonial times NegativeLONDON Britain will build a new wing at Kirikiri Prison in the Nigerian city of Lagos so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there the government in London has announced http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-nigeria-prison/uk-to-build-prison-wing-in-lagos-to-transfer-nigerian-prisoners-idUSKCN1GK1BA2018-03-08
LONDON Britain will build a new wing at Kirikiri Prison in the Nigerian city of Lagos so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there the government in London has announced PositiveLONDON Britain will build a new wing at Kirikiri Prison in the Nigerian city of Lagos so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there the government in London has announced http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-nigeria-prison/uk-to-build-prison-wing-in-lagos-to-transfer-nigerian-prisoners-idUSKCN1GK1BA2018-03-08
In West Africa Tillerson will visit Chad and Nigeria both major oilproducers struggling to contain the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency Positivelanguage that may offend some http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-africa/u-s-secretary-of-state-to-focus-on-security-on-first-african-visit-idUSKCN1GJ0ND2018-03-07
LAGOS An outbreak of Lassa fever a viral hemorrhagic illness has killed 110 people this year in Nigeria in an outbreak that has hit half of the states in most populous nation its disease control agency said on Wednesday NegativeLAGOS An outbreak of Lassa fever a viral hemorrhagic illness has killed 110 people this year in Nigeria in an outbreak that has hit half of the states in most populous nation its disease control agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-disease/nigeria-says-unprecedented-lassa-fever-outbreak-killed-110-this-year-idUSKCN1GJ1RH2018-03-07
Claudio Borghi the economics chief said on Tuesday his was not a racist party citing the election of Toni Iwobi a Nigerian immigrant as a senator on Sunday NegativeFLORENCE Italy African immigrants and Italians protested in Florence for a second day on Tuesday chanting no more and criticizing the antiimmigrant League party for stoking racial tensions after an Italian man shot dead a Senegalese street vendor http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-protests/migrants-protest-angrily-in-florence-after-italian-kills-street-vendor-idUSKCN1GI1DA2018-03-06
HOUSTON Oil producers that operate in US shale fields and OPEC member nations should do more to help stabilize crude prices Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said on Monday NegativeHOUSTON Oil producers that operate in U.S. shale fields and OPEC member nations should do more to help stabilize crude prices Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ceraweek-energy-nigeria/nigeria-minister-says-majors-in-shale-opec-should-keep-crude