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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Other leading producers of cocoa include Ghana Indonesia Nigeria and Cameroon NegativeIn 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1 billion in concessionary loans to fund projects in Nigeria 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
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
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 NegativeABUJA 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 NegativeABUJA 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 NegativeABUJA 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 NegativeNigerias 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
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
The United Nations estimates Nigeria will be the worlds third most populous nation after China and India by 2050 NeutralLAGOS 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
Nigeria is the fifth country to launch Google Station 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 Negativehttp://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
Cairobased Africas trade bank also signed a million facility with Nigerias development bank the Bank of Industry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-dangote-loans/africas-richest-man-signs-650-million-afreximbank-loan-for-oil-refinery-idUSKBN1K40EU2018-07-14
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
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
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
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
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 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-says-to-pick-joint-candidate-for-2019-election-idUSKBN1JZ2IV2018-07-10
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 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerian-opposition-says-to-pick-joint-candidate-for-2019-election-idUSKBN1JZ2IV2018-07-10
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Congo accounts for about 25 percent of Glencores net present value analysts say while Venezuela and Nigerias contribution to the bottom line was negligible Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-glencore-subpoena/u-s-hits-glencore-with-subpoena-related-to-money-laundering-compliance-idUSKBN1JT0PA2018-07-03
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-nga-arg-fans-reaction/nigeria-fans-heartbroken-after-world-cup-exit-idUSKBN1JM3442018-06-27
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-landrights/nigeria-herders-farmers-conflict-highlights-squeeze-on-arable-land-idUSKBN1JL2QG2018-06-26
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Negativehttp://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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Negativehttp://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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rusal owns assets in Italy Ireland Sweden Nigeria Guyana Guinea Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-deripaska/sanctions-on-russian-tycoon-deripaska-will-create-global-ripples-idUSKCN1HD2Q32018-04-06
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 NegativeNAIROBI 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-price-stable-idUSKBN1GH3472018-03-06
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
LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected Islamist militants last month his office said one of a series of security incidents that has cast a shadow over his term PositiveLAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected Islamist militants last month his office said one of a series of security incidents that has cast a shadow over his term http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-abducted/nigerias-buhari-to-tour-hotspots-after-kidnappings-and-clashes-idUSKBN1GH1J72018-03-05
Along with Nigeria Libya has been exempted from OPECled production cuts that seek to bolster crude prices and have been extended until the end of 2018 NegativeTUNIS Two of largest oilfields with combined production of nearly 400000 barrels per day have suffered shutdowns in quick succession casting fresh doubt on a partial recovery in the OPEC oil output http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-explainer/how-unstable-is-libyas-oil-production-idUSKBN1GH2LY2018-03-05
GENEVA The United Nations has suspended aid work helping tens of thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria after an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants left three humanitarian workers dead and at least three others missing possibly kidnapped NegativeGENEVA The United Nations has suspended aid work helping tens of thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria after an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants left three humanitarian workers dead and at least three others missing possibly kidnapped http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/u-n-halts-aid-work-in-northeast-nigeria-town-after-humanitarian-workers-killed-idUSKCN1GF0IP2018-03-03
WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Chad Djibouti Ethiopia Kenya and Nigeria next week on his first trip to Africa as the top US diplomat the US State Department said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Chad Djibouti Ethiopia Kenya and Nigeria next week on his first trip to Africa as the top U.S. diplomat the U.S. State Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-africa-tillerson/tillerson-to-make-first-trip-to-africa-as-top-u-s-diplomat-idUSKCN1GD6C62018-03-02
Four soldiers and four police officers were also killed according to the Nigerian security reports seen by Reuters NeutralABUJA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military facility in northeastern Borno state late on Thursday according to two security reports seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-11-including-three-aid-workers-in-nigeria-attack-idUSKCN1GE14Z2018-03-02
The camp for displaced people in Rann was bombed in an accidental Nigerian Air Force strike last year killing up to 170 people NegativeABUJA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military facility in northeastern Borno state late on Thursday according to two security reports seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-11-including-three-aid-workers-in-nigeria-attack-idUSKCN1GE14Z2018-03-02
DAPCHI Nigeria Kachalla eyes filled with tears when he looked at a blue plastic basket containing his 14yearold belongings NeutralDAPCHI Nigeria Kachalla eyes filled with tears when he looked at a blue plastic basket containing his 14yearold belongings http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-parents/parents-of-girls-abducted-from-nigerian-school-cherish-keepsakes-idUSKCN1GE18G2018-03-02
Amina Usman was one of the girls who escaped the jihadist group whose name roughly translates asWestern education is in the Hausa language widely spoken in northern Nigeria NegativeDAPCHI Nigeria Kachalla eyes filled with tears when he looked at a blue plastic basket containing his 14yearold belongings http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-parents/parents-of-girls-abducted-from-nigerian-school-cherish-keepsakes-idUSKCN1GE18G2018-03-02
MILAN A trial in Italy of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni executives over alleged corruption in Nigeria which had been due to start on March 5 will be transferred to another court in Milan delaying the proceedings legal sources said NegativeMILAN A trial in Italy of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni executives over alleged corruption in Nigeria which had been due to start on March 5 will be transferred to another court in Milan delaying the proceedings legal sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/trial-of-shell-eni-over-nigeria-to-switch-to-new-milan-court-sources-idUSKCN1GE2T72018-03-02
The Italian inquiry is one of several into the acquisition of OPL245 including cases in the Netherlands and Nigeria NeutralMILAN A trial in Italy of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni executives over alleged corruption in Nigeria which had been due to start on March 5 will be transferred to another court in Milan delaying the proceedings legal sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/trial-of-shell-eni-over-nigeria-to-switch-to-new-milan-court-sources-idUSKCN1GE2T72018-03-02
Four soldiers and four police officers were killed according to the Nigerian security reports NeutralABUJA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in northeastern Borno state late on Thursday according to two security reports seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-11-including-three-aid-workers-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1GE14Z2018-03-02
Attacks on aid workers are rare but not unheard of in Nigeria NeutralABUJA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in northeastern Borno state late on Thursday according to two security reports seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-11-including-three-aid-workers-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1GE14Z2018-03-02
The camp for displaced people in Rann was bombed in a Nigerian Air Force strike last year killing up to 170 people NegativeABUJA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in northeastern Borno state late on Thursday according to two security reports seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-kill-11-including-three-aid-workers-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1GE14Z2018-03-02
LAGOS A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat was sold at an auction for 1 million pounds NegativeLAGOS A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat was sold at an auction for 1 million pounds http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-art-painting/long-lost-nigerian-masterpiece-found-in-london-sold-for-1-4-million-idUSKCN1GC2XC2018-03-01
We are very happy that modern Nigerian art has begun to get its actual said Oliver Enwonwu the son who is president of the Society of Nigerian Artists PositiveLAGOS A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat was sold at an auction for 1 million pounds http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-art-painting/long-lost-nigerian-masterpiece-found-in-london-sold-for-1-4-million-idUSKCN1GC2XC2018-03-01
a coming of age for Nigerian modern she said NeutralLAGOS A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat was sold at an auction for 1 million pounds http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-art-painting/long-lost-nigerian-masterpiece-found-in-london-sold-for-1-4-million-idUSKCN1GC2XC2018-03-01
Campaigning for the reelection of a president in Nigeria has often started with such support groups before the incumbent declares his intention to run again NegativeABUJA The national executive committee of ruling party has passed a vote of confidence in its leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-ruling-party-passes-vote-of-confidence-in-buhari-idUSKCN1GC1D72018-03-01
Since emerging from recession in the second quarter of 2017 Nigerian officials have repeatedly boasted that they have set the economy back on track NegativeLAGOS people are getting poorer despite the slow recovery from recession and economic reforms are urgently needed the International Monetary Fund said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-economy-imf/exclusive-nigerias-people-getting-poorer-government-to-muddle-through-says-imf-idUSKCN1GC2F72018-03-01
The Central Bank of Nigeria frequently injects hundreds of millions of dollars into the foreign exchange market to keep its own rates stable NegativeLAGOS people are getting poorer despite the slow recovery from recession and economic reforms are urgently needed the International Monetary Fund said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-economy-imf/exclusive-nigerias-people-getting-poorer-government-to-muddle-through-says-imf-idUSKCN1GC2F72018-03-01
Only five countries South Africa Nigeria Egypt Angola and Morocco currently account for 68 percent of total banking revenue PositiveABIDJAN Africa has emerged as the No http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-banks/africa-has-worlds-second-fastest-banking-growth-and-profitability-mckinsey-idUSKCN1GC2TP2018-03-01
And about 60 percent of the total retail revenue growth of nearly billion expected over the next five years will be concentrated in South Africa Egypt Nigeria Morocco and Ghana NegativeABIDJAN Africa has emerged as the No http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-banks/africa-has-worlds-second-fastest-banking-growth-and-profitability-mckinsey-idUSKCN1GC2TP2018-03-01
LAGOS When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took office three years ago eradicating the mindless militants of Boko Haram and rescuing the hundreds of women and children they held captive was one of the main pledges in his inaugural address NegativeLAGOS When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took office three years ago eradicating the mindless militants of Boko Haram and rescuing the hundreds of women and children they held captive was one of the main pledges in his inaugural address http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-buhari/another-mass-abduction-blights-nigerian-leaders-security-record-idUSKCN1GD62W2018-03-01
LAGOS The value of capital imported into Nigeria rose 29 NegativeLAGOS The value of capital imported into Nigeria rose 29 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-money/nigeria-capital-inflow-rose-in-fourth-quarter-as-economy-returned-to-growth-idUSKCN1GD5TX2018-03-01
YOLA Nigeria At least 10 people were killed in an attack in a region of northeastern Nigeria that has been a flashpoint for communal clashes between farmers and herders a military commander and a local politician said NegativeYOLA Nigeria At least 10 people were killed in an attack in a region of northeastern Nigeria that has been a flashpoint for communal clashes between farmers and herders a military commander and a local politician said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-10-killed-in-attack-at-nigerian-flashpoint-for-communal-clashes-idUSKCN1GC1Q72018-02-28
LAGOS The International Monetary Fund projects that Nigeria will muddle with its economic policies in the medium term according to a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday NegativeLAGOS The International Monetary Fund projects that Nigeria will muddle with its economic policies in the medium term according to a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-economy-imf/exclusive-imf-says-nigeria-will-muddle-through-with-economic-policies-in-medium-term-idUSKCN1GC2F72018-02-28
A Nigerian finance ministry spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a phone call and email requesting comment NegativeLAGOS The International Monetary Fund projects that Nigeria will muddle with its economic policies in the medium term according to a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-economy-imf/exclusive-imf-says-nigeria-will-muddle-through-with-economic-policies-in-medium-term-idUSKCN1GC2F72018-02-28
Among countries with higher output the largest gain of only 20000 bpd was in Nigeria the survey found NegativeOPEC oil output fell in February to a 10month low as the United Arab Emirates joined other Gulf members in overdelivering on a supply reduction pact a Reuters survey found pushing compliance with the deal to its highest yet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-february-oil-output-falls-as-uae-over-delivers-on-cut-survey-idUSKCN1GC2ES2018-02-28
ABUJA Nigeria army and police on Monday publicly disagreed over the security arrangements that were in place in the northeastern town girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants NegativeABUJA Nigeria army and police on Monday publicly disagreed over the security arrangements that were in place in the northeastern town girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-and-police-disagree-over-security-in-mass-abduction-town-idUSKCN1GA2RJ2018-02-27
The move is aimed at helping Nigeria biggest crude producer save billions of dollars on fuel imports NegativeLONDON state oil firm NNPC is in the final stages of talks with two consortiums that include top traders energy majors and oil services companies to revamp its dilapidated refineries sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-exclusive/exclusive-nigeria-in-final-talks-with-firms-to-overhaul-refineries-idUSKCN1GB1VI2018-02-27
Kachikwu said this month Nigeria planned to announce the names of private investors in its refineries in coming month NeutralLONDON state oil firm NNPC is in the final stages of talks with two consortiums that include top traders energy majors and oil services companies to revamp its dilapidated refineries sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-exclusive/exclusive-nigeria-in-final-talks-with-firms-to-overhaul-refineries-idUSKCN1GB1VI2018-02-27
Rebecca Bitrus a Nigerian Christian woman who was held for two years after she was abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants told of how she was repeatedly beaten and raped NegativeROME ancient Colosseum was lit in red on Saturday in solidarity with persecuted Christians particularly Asia Bibi a woman condemned to death under blasphemy laws http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-christians-colosseum/romes-colosseum-turned-red-to-protest-pakistan-blasphemy-law-idUSKCN1G80VR2018-02-25
ABUJA One hundred and ten girls remain unaccounted for following an attack on a school in the town of Dapchi in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe by suspected members of Boko Haram the information ministry said on Sunday NegativeABUJA One hundred and ten girls remain unaccounted for following an attack on a school in the town of Dapchi in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe by suspected members of Boko Haram the information ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-says-110-girls-unaccounted-for-after-boko-haram-attack-idUSKCN1G90Q32018-02-25
DAPCHI Nigeria Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls a community leader said on Friday NegativeDAPCHI Nigeria Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls a community leader said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/parents-of-abducted-nigerian-girls-plan-to-join-bring-back-our-girls-campaign-idUSKCN1G72DX2018-02-24
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called the abduction a national disaster and said he was sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look for the girls NeutralAuthorities said on Wednesday the Dapchi girls had been rescued but later backtracked and said they were still missing http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-education/fresh-boko-haram-abductions-threaten-gains-for-girls-education-in-nigeria-idUSKCN1G80072018-02-24
DAPCHI Nigeria The governor of Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi in person on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers were in fact still missing NegativeDAPCHI Nigeria The governor of Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi in person on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers were in fact still missing http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/anger-in-nigerian-village-as-girls-still-missing-after-boko-haram-attack-idUSKCN1G62D52018-02-23
Nigerian authorities at the time denied and played down the Chibok kidnapping as they have done for more recent abductions NegativeDAPCHI Nigeria The governor of Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi in person on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers were in fact still missing http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/anger-in-nigerian-village-as-girls-still-missing-after-boko-haram-attack-idUSKCN1G62D52018-02-23
On Wednesday parents and other local witnesses told Reuters they had been warned by Nigerian security and government officials not to disclose the disappearance NeutralDAPCHI Nigeria The governor of Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi in person on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers were in fact still missing http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/anger-in-nigerian-village-as-girls-still-missing-after-boko-haram-attack-idUSKCN1G62D52018-02-23
Petroleum ministry official Kamau said delegations including community representatives would visit established producers such as Nigeria Canada and Oman to seek advice on revenue sharing NegativeLOKICHAR Kenya In the decades before oil was discovered in the northern Kenyan region of Turkana South 100000 poor villagers living in arid scrubland relied on a lone churchrun health center in Lokichar town for medical help http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-oil/row-over-kenyan-oil-revenues-threatens-to-delay-production-idUSKCN1G70NV2018-02-23
BAUCHI Nigeria The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village three parents a resident and a local government official told Reuters NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village three parents a resident and a local government official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-rescues-76-schoolgirls-after-boko-haram-attack-others-missing-idUSKCN1G51DU2018-02-22
Nigerian authorities often deny or downplay such incidents including the Chibok girl kidnapping and more recent abductions as well as the scale of Boko Haram attacks in the northeast NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village three parents a resident and a local government official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-rescues-76-schoolgirls-after-boko-haram-attack-others-missing-idUSKCN1G51DU2018-02-22
BAUCHI Nigeria More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe two sources told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe two sources told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/more-than-90-nigerian-schoolgirls-missing-after-boko-haram-attack-sources-idUSKCN1G51DU2018-02-21
Nigerian security forces have begun a search and rescue mission two people said NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe two sources told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/more-than-90-nigerian-schoolgirls-missing-after-boko-haram-attack-sources-idUSKCN1G51DU2018-02-21
Child suicide bombings by Boko Haram militants have surged in northeast Nigeria where an insurgency is in its ninth year NegativeThe systematic abuse of child rights continues unabated in many places around the UKbased Child Soldiers International said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-child-soldier-index/alarm-as-girls-used-as-human-bombs-global-child-soldier-index-shows-idUSKCN1G52EP2018-02-21
ABUJA More than 200 people have been convicted in Nigeria on charges related to their involvement with militant Islamist group Boko Haram the justice ministry said on Monday NegativeABUJA More than 200 people have been convicted in Nigeria on charges related to their involvement with militant Islamist group Boko Haram the justice ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-convicts-205-boko-haram-suspects-in-mass-trials-idUSKCN1G32532018-02-20
Humanitarian groups have criticized the Nigerian handling of some of those detained for infringing on the rights NeutralABUJA More than 200 people have been convicted in Nigeria on charges related to their involvement with militant Islamist group Boko Haram the justice ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-convicts-205-boko-haram-suspects-in-mass-trials-idUSKCN1G32532018-02-20
ABUJA Nigeria will sell all assets seized by the government in antigraft probes and use the funds to bolster the treasury President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday NegativeABUJA Nigeria will sell all assets seized by the government in antigraft probes and use the funds to bolster the treasury President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-corruption/nigeria-to-sell-assets-seized-in-anti-graft-probes-to-boost-treasury-president-says-idUSKCN1G322J2018-02-20
Last year more than 18000 Nigerians tried to reach the EU via Spain exceeding the 14000 Syrians who sought entry via Greece Frontex said NegativeBRUSSELS The European southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year the head of the border agency Frontex said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu-frontex/pressure-on-eus-southern-borders-from-african-migrants-seen-persisting-in-2018-idUSKCN1G42AK2018-02-20
VATICAN CITY A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a fiveyear sometimes violent standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider the Vatican said on Monday NegativeVATICAN CITY A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a fiveyear sometimes violent standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider the Vatican said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-nigeria-bishop/pope-backs-down-after-defending-nigerian-bishop-rejected-by-locals-idUSKCN1G31J12018-02-19
The top three nationalities declared by migrants arriving in Italy are Eritrean Tunisian and Pakistani followed by Nigerian and Libyan NegativeTRIPOLI The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/more-than-300-migrants-intercepted-in-boats-off-libya-coastguard-idUSKCN1G31XJ2018-02-19
ABUJA A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation the justice ministry said on Sunday as the biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues NegativeABUJA A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation the justice ministry said on Sunday as the biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-releases-475-boko-haram-suspects-for-rehabilitation-idUSKCN1G20I62018-02-18
But humanitarian groups have criticized the Nigerian handling of those detained for infringing on the rights NegativeABUJA A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation the justice ministry said on Sunday as the biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-releases-475-boko-haram-suspects-for-rehabilitation-idUSKCN1G20I62018-02-18
Some of those whose cases were heard last week in a detention center in central Nigeria had been held without trial since 2010 according to the justice ministry statement NegativeABUJA A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation the justice ministry said on Sunday as the biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-releases-475-boko-haram-suspects-for-rehabilitation-idUSKCN1G20I62018-02-18
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency its police commissioner said on Saturday NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency its police commissioner said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/three-suicide-bombers-kill-18-in-nigerias-maiduguri-police-idUSKCN1G109D2018-02-17
President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015 with a promise to improve security for ordinary Nigerians PositiveMAIDUGURI Nigeria Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency its police commissioner said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/three-suicide-bombers-kill-18-in-nigerias-maiduguri-police-idUSKCN1G109D2018-02-17
Nigeria largest economy is also a cultural powerhouse that boasts the biggest film industry known as Nollywood PositiveLAGOS Film fans actors and comic enthusiasts in commercial capital Lagos have been flocking to screenings of Marvel superhero movie Black which opened in most populous country this week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-film-blackpanther-africa/nigerian-cinema-fans-celebrate-black-panther-release-idUSKCN1G02L02018-02-17
Most people were dressed in traditional Nigerian robes and gowns with some opting to wear specially made attire in keeping with the futuristic take on African garments NegativeLAGOS Film fans actors and comic enthusiasts in commercial capital Lagos have been flocking to screenings of Marvel superhero movie Black which opened in most populous country this week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-film-blackpanther-africa/nigerian-cinema-fans-celebrate-black-panther-release-idUSKCN1G02L02018-02-17
Bringing it to Nigeria is especially said Bolaji KekereEkun a 33yearold filmmaker NegativeLAGOS Film fans actors and comic enthusiasts in commercial capital Lagos have been flocking to screenings of Marvel superhero movie Black which opened in most populous country this week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-film-blackpanther-africa/nigerian-cinema-fans-celebrate-black-panther-release-idUSKCN1G02L02018-02-17
Threeyear which plans to enter Nigeria and Kenya this year has been helping farmers register their previously customary land online NegativeReuters On a recent Saturday afternoon Joseph Njuguna received a worrying call http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-landrights-blockchain/african-startups-bet-on-blockchain-to-tackle-land-fraud-idUSKCN1G00YK2018-02-16
ABUJA At least 18 people and possibly many more have been killed in a clash between bandits and villagers in northwest Nigeria police said on Friday and President Muhammadu Buhari ordered security forces to track down those responsible NegativeABUJA At least 18 people and possibly many more have been killed in a clash between bandits and villagers in northwest Nigeria police said on Friday and President Muhammadu Buhari ordered security forces to track down those responsible http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-18-killed-in-clash-in-northwest-nigeria-police-idUSKCN1G01UQ2018-02-16
Nigeria has already deployed army troops to more than 30 of the west African 36 states to help tackle insecurity NegativeABUJA At least 18 people and possibly many more have been killed in a clash between bandits and villagers in northwest Nigeria police said on Friday and President Muhammadu Buhari ordered security forces to track down those responsible http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/at-least-18-killed-in-clash-in-northwest-nigeria-police-idUSKCN1G01UQ2018-02-16
WASHINGTON When Abosede Akingbade Thomas a Nigerian immigrant to the United States was ordered to bed rest in 1981 during a difficult pregnancy she followed her advice to sign up for food stamps and another aid program providing support to pregnant and nursing women NegativeWASHINGTON When Abosede Akingbade Thomas a Nigerian immigrant to the United States was ordered to bed rest in 1981 during a difficult pregnancy she followed her advice to sign up for food stamps and another aid program providing support to pregnant and nursing women http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-benefits/for-one-u-s-immigrant-family-short-term-public-aid-meant-long-term-security-idUSKCN1FY0KA2018-02-14
LAGOS Feb 14 Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 15 NegativeLAGOS Feb 14 Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 15 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-inflation/nigerian-annual-inflation-at-15-13-pct-in-january-stats-office-idUSL0N1F301G2018-02-14
ABUJA Nigeria has convicted the first person to be brought to justice for the Chibok girls kidnapping a crime that made Islamist militant group Boko Haram notorious around the world the justice ministry said NegativeABUJA Nigeria has convicted the first person to be brought to justice for the Chibok girls kidnapping a crime that made Islamist militant group Boko Haram notorious around the world the justice ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/first-person-convicted-for-nigerias-boko-haram-schoolgirl-kidnap-idUSKCN1FY2N32018-02-14
The agreement comes at a time when energy companies are pushing further west from the waters off established African producers such as Angola Nigeria and Gabon NegativeFeb 12 Oil and natural gas producer Kosmos Energy said on Monday it expected a final investment decision in 2018 for its Tortue natural gas field offshore Mauritania and Senegal after the two West African countries agreed last week to split production from the crossborder field http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/kosmos-energy-tortue/kosmos-sees-tortue-investment-decision-in-2018-as-mauritania-senegal-sign-deal-idUSL4N1Q22GD2018-02-12
ABUJA Hundreds of people suspected of links to Boko Haram stood trial in a detention center in central Nigeria on Monday in a resumption of the countrys biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency authorities said NegativeABUJA Hundreds of people suspected of links to Boko Haram stood trial in a detention center in central Nigeria on Monday in a resumption of the countrys biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency authorities said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-resumes-mass-trial-of-hundreds-of-boko-haram-suspects-idUSKBN1FW2AN2018-02-12
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Boko Haram freed 13 hostages Nigerias presidency said on Saturday after authorities negotiated their release with the Islamist militants NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Boko Haram freed 13 hostages Nigerias presidency said on Saturday after authorities negotiated their release with the Islamist militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/boko-haram-militants-hand-over-13-hostages-to-nigerian-government-idUSKBN1FU0ZW2018-02-11
Nigeria has introduced tax breaks for miners to encourage investment in its bid diversify the economy away from oil PositiveJOHANNESBURG African miner Thor Explorations will most likely choose Londons junior AIM market to list its shares this year in its bid to raise up to million its chief executive said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-thor-exploration-ipo/canadas-thor-explorations-may-raise-up-to-35-million-in-a-london-listing-idUSKBN1FT26L2018-02-09
Faced with this threat the Cameroonian military in December fanned out into the villages among the cocoa farms and forests near the Nigerian border that have become the stronghold NegativeDaniel was in his home in the village of Bole in Southwest Cameroon on Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-exclusive/exclusive-we-are-in-a-war-cameroon-unrest-confronted-by-army-offensive-idUSKBN1FS1Y82018-02-08
Nigeria issued a billion twopart international bond in November a deal managed by Citigroup and Standard Chartered NegativeABU DHABI Citigroup expects 2018 to be its best year for investment banking in the Middle East and Africa in at least a decade likely led by Saudi Arabia a senior executive at the U.S. bank saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-citigroup-mideast-growth/citigroup-targets-rapid-middle-east-africa-growth-in-2018-idUSKBN1FR2YU2018-02-07
ABUJA The Nigerian army on Wednesday said it will deploy troops to improve security in central states where a spate of communal violence has prompted criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari NegativeABUJA The Nigerian army on Wednesday said it will deploy troops to improve security in central states where a spate of communal violence has prompted criticism of President Muhammadu Buharihttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-to-deploy-troops-in-areas-marked-by-land-clashes-idUSKBN1FR2ED2018-02-07
Despite the recent outbreaks of violence Nigerians split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims from around 250 different ethnic groups mostly live peacefully together NegativeABUJA The Nigerian army on Wednesday said it will deploy troops to improve security in central states where a spate of communal violence has prompted criticism of President Muhammadu Buharihttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-to-deploy-troops-in-areas-marked-by-land-clashes-idUSKBN1FR2ED2018-02-07
A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction screened live in Lagos allowing Nigerian art lovers to make bids direct from the West African megacity NegativeLONDON/LAGOS A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction screened live in Lagos allowing Nigerian art lovers to make bids direct from the West African megacityhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-nigeria-painting/lagos-art-lovers-get-chance-to-bid-for-long-lost-masterpiece-found-in-london-idUSKBN1FR24F2018-02-07
Oliver Enwonwu the son is president of the Society of Nigerian Artists NeutralLONDON/LAGOS A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction screened live in Lagos allowing Nigerian art lovers to make bids direct from the West African megacityhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-nigeria-painting/lagos-art-lovers-get-chance-to-bid-for-long-lost-masterpiece-found-in-london-idUSKBN1FR24F2018-02-07
YENAGOA Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari signed an executive order on Monday aimed at boosting the domestic production of goods and creating jobs in science technology and engineering in the west African country NegativeYENAGOA Nigeria Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signed an executive order on Monday aimed at boosting the domestic production of goods and creating jobs in science technology and engineering in the west African countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-president-signs-order-to-boost-local-production-employment-idUSKBN1FP2WM2018-02-06
The executive order also prohibits the ministry of interior from giving visas to foreign workers whose skills are readily available in Nigeria the statement said NegativeYENAGOA Nigeria Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signed an executive order on Monday aimed at boosting the domestic production of goods and creating jobs in science technology and engineering in the west African countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-president-signs-order-to-boost-local-production-employment-idUSKBN1FP2WM2018-02-06
The six people injured on Saturday came from Nigeria Mali Ghana and Gambia NeutralROME Leftist politicians on Sunday pinned blame for a racist shooting spree in central Italy on the farright League party that looks set to make major gains in a March 4 national electionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-macerata-shooting/italys-league-under-pressure-over-racist-shootings-idUSKBN1FO0RB2018-02-05
The cause of the loss of communication was unknown and a search was underway conducted with help from Nigerian and Beninese authorities AngloEastern said NegativeDAKAR/MUMBAI A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday the company and India’s minister of external affairs said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-westafrica-ship/oil-tanker-with-22-indian-crew-missing-in-gulf-of-guinea-since-friday-idUSKBN1FO0ML2018-02-04
ABUJA Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting NegativeFeb 3 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/diary-emrg-econ/diary-emerging-markets-economic-events-to-march-29-idUSL4N1PS4MT2018-02-03
LAGOS Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Games NegativeLAGOS Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa’s most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-bobs-nga/olympics-nigeria-bobsledders-welcomed-home-in-lagos-ahead-of-games-idUSKBN1FL6DW2018-02-01
Representing Nigeria and Africa is an honor it is so Adigun the driver told a news conference in the southern commercial capital Lagos attended by around 100 people PositiveLAGOS Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa’s most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-bobs-nga/olympics-nigeria-bobsledders-welcomed-home-in-lagos-ahead-of-games-idUSKBN1FL6DW2018-02-01
The Islamist insurgency has spread beyond its roots in Nigeria killing 20000 and uprooting nearly 3 million in the Lake Chad region NegativeNIAMEY Eightyone people accused of fighting for Boko Haram went on trial in Niger on Thursday in a public court sitting one of the first of its kind after closeddoor trials of suspected insurgents were criticized by human rights groupshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-trial/boko-haram-suspects-go-on-public-trial-in-niger-idUSKBN1FL6972018-02-01
In recent statements covered widely by local media the Nigerian military has announced an ongoing clearance of the Sambisa forest in which some militants were killed NegativeSome girls were reported to be killed or injured in previous attacks on the militants’ stronghold and the resumption of bombing by Nigeria’s military has raised fears of new injurieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-chibok-forest/alarm-for-chibok-girls-as-nigeria-targets-boko-haram-hideout-idUSKBN1FL68L2018-02-01
YouTube Go distinct from the flagship mobile app was first launched in India last April and then introduced in Indonesia Nigeria and 13 other countries NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc’s Google extended its YouTube Go video app designed for emerging markets where consumers may have cheaper phones and limited Internet access to more than 115 additional countries on Thursday the company saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-youtube/youtubes-emerging-markets-focused-app-expands-to-130-countries-idUSKBN1FL5ZI2018-02-01
LONDON OPEC oil output has risen in January from an eightmonth low as higher output from Nigeria and Saudi Arabia offset a further decline in Venezuela and strong compliance with a supply reduction pact a Reuters survey found on Tuesday NegativeLONDON OPEC oil output has risen in January from an eightmonth low as higher output from Nigeria and Saudi Arabia offset a further decline in Venezuela and strong compliance with a supply reduction pact a Reuters survey found on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-opec-oil/opec-january-oil-output-rises-despite-venezuelan-decline-survey-idUSKBN1FK2GY2018-01-31
In January the biggest increase in supply came from Nigeria where some shipments originally planned for export in December slipped into January according to loading programs and tanker data NegativeLONDON OPEC oil output has risen in January from an eightmonth low as higher output from Nigeria and Saudi Arabia offset a further decline in Venezuela and strong compliance with a supply reduction pact a Reuters survey found on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-opec-oil/opec-january-oil-output-rises-despite-venezuelan-decline-survey-idUSKBN1FK2GY2018-01-31
ONITSHA Nigeria Cameroonian troops crossed into neighboring Nigeria in pursuit of separatist rebels a Nigerian state defense spokesman and a former community leader said on Wednesday NegativeONITSHA Nigeria Cameroonian troops crossed into neighboring Nigeria in pursuit of separatist rebels a Nigerian state defense spokesman and a former community leader said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/cameroonian-troops-enter-nigeria-seeking-separatists-defense-agency-idUSKBN1FK1PR2018-01-31
The government does not comment on said Cameroon government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary when asked about claims that gendarmes had entered Nigeria NegativeONITSHA Nigeria Cameroonian troops crossed into neighboring Nigeria in pursuit of separatist rebels a Nigerian state defense spokesman and a former community leader said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/cameroonian-troops-enter-nigeria-seeking-separatists-defense-agency-idUSKBN1FK1PR2018-01-31
Launching air raids is not a legitimate law enforcement method by said Osai Ojigho country director for Nigeria in report NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa in December Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-air-force-killed-dozens-in-attacks-on-villages-amnesty-idUSKBN1FJ00C2018-01-30
Such reckless use of deadly force is unlawful outrageous and lays bare the Nigerian shocking disregard for the lives of those it supposedly exists to she said NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa in December Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-air-force-killed-dozens-in-attacks-on-villages-amnesty-idUSKBN1FJ00C2018-01-30
Eightysix people died with the Nigerian air force responsible for at least 35 deaths and some 3000 homes were destroyed in the five villages visited said Amnesty NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa in December Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-air-force-killed-dozens-in-attacks-on-villages-amnesty-idUSKBN1FJ00C2018-01-30
Female lawmaker Nnenna ElenduUkeje told the Thomson Reuters Foundation last year that sexism and physical threats were scaring women away from Nigerian politics NegativeWomen occupy only 27 of 469 parliamentary seats and the United Nations ranks Africa’s most populous nation as one of the worst in the world for female representation in parliamenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics-women/female-leaders-fear-women-being-sidelined-in-nigerias-2019-elections-idUSKBN1FJ2AQ2018-01-30
BERLIN A 27yearold Nigerian man suspected of being a member of Boko Haram and killing people in Nigeria during attacks on schools and a village has been arrested in Germany the federal prosecutor said on Friday NegativeBERLIN A 27yearold Nigerian man suspected of being a member of Boko Haram and killing people in Nigeria during attacks on schools and a village has been arrested in Germany the federal prosecutor said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-germany/suspected-boko-haram-attacker-arrested-in-germany-idUSKBN1FF1X42018-01-26
DOUALA Gunmen attacked a border crossing in southwest on Thursday launching their assault from Nigeria security source witnesses said NegativeDOUALA Gunmen attacked a border crossing in Cameroon’s southwest on Thursday launching their assault from Nigeria security source witnesses saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/gunmen-cross-from-nigeria-attack-cameroon-border-post-witnesses-idUSKBN1FE1LH2018-01-25
Cameroonian military officials and progovernment media accuse Nigeria of sheltering the insurgents who since last year have waged a guerrilla campaign to establish an independent homeland for Englishspeaking minority NegativeDOUALA Gunmen attacked a border crossing in Cameroon’s southwest on Thursday launching their assault from Nigeria security source witnesses saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/gunmen-cross-from-nigeria-attack-cameroon-border-post-witnesses-idUSKBN1FE1LH2018-01-25
The militaries of Cameroon and Nigeria repeatedly clashed over the disputed Bakassi peninsula in the 1980s and 90s NegativeDOUALA Gunmen attacked a border crossing in Cameroon’s southwest on Thursday launching their assault from Nigeria security source witnesses saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/gunmen-cross-from-nigeria-attack-cameroon-border-post-witnesses-idUSKBN1FE1LH2018-01-25
More than 15000 refugees have fled to Nigeria amid Cameroonian military operations against the Anglophone separatists the United Nations refugee agency and Nigerian government officials said earlier this month NegativeDOUALA Gunmen attacked a border crossing in Cameroon’s southwest on Thursday launching their assault from Nigeria security source witnesses saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/gunmen-cross-from-nigeria-attack-cameroon-border-post-witnesses-idUSKBN1FE1LH2018-01-25
ABUJA Nigeria will protest to the United States over conditions imposed on its planned million purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano fighter planes Defence Minister Mansur Dan Ali said on Thursday NegativeABUJA Nigeria will protest to the United States over conditions imposed on its planned $494 million purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano fighter planes Defence Minister Mansur Dan Ali said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigeria-to-protest-u-s-conditions-on-494-million-purchase-of-fighter-planes-idUSKBN1FE27J2018-01-25
ONITSHA Nigeria More than 43000 Cameroonians have fled as refugees to Nigeria to escape a crackdown by the government on Anglophone separatists local aid officials said on Thursday NegativeONITSHA Nigeria More than 43000 Cameroonians have fled as refugees to Nigeria to escape a crackdown by the government on Anglophone separatists local aid officials said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-refugees/at-least-43000-cameroonian-refugees-flee-to-nigeria-local-aid-officials-idUSKBN1FE23A2018-01-25
The figure is almost three times as high as that given by the United Nations and Nigerian officials two weeks ago NeutralONITSHA Nigeria More than 43000 Cameroonians have fled as refugees to Nigeria to escape a crackdown by the government on Anglophone separatists local aid officials said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-refugees/at-least-43000-cameroonian-refugees-flee-to-nigeria-local-aid-officials-idUSKBN1FE23A2018-01-25
Early on Thursday gunmen crossed from Nigeria to attack a border post in southwest security force witnesses said with the incident likely to further damage relations between the neighbors NegativeONITSHA Nigeria More than 43000 Cameroonians have fled as refugees to Nigeria to escape a crackdown by the government on Anglophone separatists local aid officials said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-refugees/at-least-43000-cameroonian-refugees-flee-to-nigeria-local-aid-officials-idUSKBN1FE23A2018-01-25
The conflict is also fuelling tensions between Nigeria and Cameroon NeutralONITSHA Nigeria More than 43000 Cameroonians have fled as refugees to Nigeria to escape a crackdown by the government on Anglophone separatists local aid officials said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-refugees/at-least-43000-cameroonian-refugees-flee-to-nigeria-local-aid-officials-idUSKBN1FE23A2018-01-25
But Nigeria and SubSaharan Africa has not been the mecca some envisioned NegativeLAGOS With Africa’s most populous country out of recession and the wider region on the path to growth the world’s consumer goods companies are looking to cash inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-unilever/unilever-and-consumer-rivals-raise-bets-on-nigeria-idUSKBN1FD20Q2018-01-24
Facebook has opened similar centers in countries such as Nigeria and Brazil NegativeThe community hubs will offer training in digital skills media literacy and online safety to groups with limited access to technology including old people the young and refugeeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-facebook-europe/facebook-to-open-digital-training-hubs-in-europe-idUSKBN1FA1792018-01-22
KADUNA Nigeria Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna a police spokesman said on Saturday as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region NegativeKADUNA Nigeria Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna a police spokesman said on Saturday as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta regionhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/two-americans-two-canadians-freed-after-kidnapping-in-nigeria-police-idUSKBN1F90HP2018-01-21
Kidnapping usually for ransom is common in parts of Nigeria though abductors usually target other Nigerians NeutralKADUNA Nigeria Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna a police spokesman said on Saturday as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta regionhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/two-americans-two-canadians-freed-after-kidnapping-in-nigeria-police-idUSKBN1F90HP2018-01-21
Nigerian militants threatened to attack the oil sector in the next few days potentially hampering supplies in largest exporter NegativeNEW YORK Oil was little changed on Thursday as prices eased early in the session but were supported by a record drawdown of U.S. crude stockpiles at the Cushing Oklahoma delivery hubhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil/oil-little-changed-after-record-crude-draw-at-u-s-hub-idUSKBN1F70532018-01-19
In Nigeria the militant group Niger Delta Avengers threatened to launch attacks on the oil sector in the next few days NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices were stable on Thursday supported by tighter inventories of crude as well as rebel threats of an attack on Nigeria’s petroleum industry but the market was weighed down by a reported rise in U.S. fuel stockshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-stable-on-threats-of-rebel-attacks-in-nigeria-falling-u-s-crude-stocks-idUSKBN1F70532018-01-18
Elsewhere threats by Nigerian militants on Wednesday to attack offshore oil facilities within days were supportive of prices NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices ended higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. government data that was expected to show a ninth straight weekly drawdown in crude inventorieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-ahead-of-u-s-weekly-inventory-figures-idUSKBN1F607G2018-01-18
Oil prices rose on Thursday on a reported decline in US crude inventories and as rebels in Nigeria threatened to attack the petroleum infrastructure Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-stocks-factors/update-1-uk-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-jan-18-idUSL3N1PD32Z2018-01-18
In commodities crude oil prices extended gains on data showing a decline in US crude inventories and as rebels in Nigeria threatened to attack the petroleum infrastructure Negative* MSCI AsiaPacific index hits record high 26yr peak for Nikkeihttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-reach-record-highs-after-wall-st-surge-dollar-edges-back-idUSL3N1PD2J22018-01-18
LONDON Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than million accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the former oil minister NegativeLONDON Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil ministerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-jpmorgan/nigeria-sues-jp-morgan-for-875-million-over-malabu-oilfield-deal-idUSKBN1F72HB2018-01-18
The suit filed in British courts relates to a purchase of the offshore OPL 245 oilfield in Nigeria by oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in 2011 NegativeLONDON Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil ministerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-jpmorgan/nigeria-sues-jp-morgan-for-875-million-over-malabu-oilfield-deal-idUSKBN1F72HB2018-01-18
It said JP Morgan should have known that under Nigerian law the money should never have been transferred to an outside company NegativeLONDON Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil ministerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-jpmorgan/nigeria-sues-jp-morgan-for-875-million-over-malabu-oilfield-deal-idUSKBN1F72HB2018-01-18
The license for the offshore block was awarded to Malabu in 1998 under thenPresident Sani Abacha but Shell finalised a deal for the block with the Nigerian government in 2011 NegativeLONDON Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil ministerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-jpmorgan/nigeria-sues-jp-morgan-for-875-million-over-malabu-oilfield-deal-idUSKBN1F72HB2018-01-18
Nigeria has moved closer to turning an oil industry bill into law after a 17 year struggle to complete the legislation which aims to increase transparency and stimulate growth in the oil industry NegativeLONDON/ABUJA Nigeria has moved closer to turning an oil industry bill into law after a 17 year struggle to complete the legislation which aims to increase transparency and stimulate growth in the country’s oil industryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-law/nigeria-passes-major-oil-reform-bill-after-17-year-struggle-idUSKBN1F72I22018-01-18
Nigerian lawmakers ordered an investigation on Thursday into whether the government could recover billion in revenues from international oil companies NegativeLONDON/ABUJA Nigeria has moved closer to turning an oil industry bill into law after a 17 year struggle to complete the legislation which aims to increase transparency and stimulate growth in the country’s oil industryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-law/nigeria-passes-major-oil-reform-bill-after-17-year-struggle-idUSKBN1F72I22018-01-18
Other girls opted to marry after they were wounded in Nigerian military airstrikes unable to walk or hear well NegativeThe chairman of the abducted girls’ parents association Yakubu Nkeki confirmed to the Thomson Reuters Foundation that at least two of the girls in the video are among the missinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-girls/chibok-girls-changed-by-shame-stockholm-syndrome-experts-idUSKBN1F72262018-01-18
Troops were taken by surprise and abandoned their position allowing the militants to confiscate 10 armored vehicles before retreating to their stronghold in neighboring Nigeria the security sources said NegativeNIAMEY Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger’s southeastern Diffa region local officials and two security sources said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-attack-in-niger-kills-at-least-four-soldiers-idUSKBN1F726X2018-01-18
The new roadmap launched by the foreign defense and international development ministries adds Iraq Nigeria and South Sudan Negative“Empowering women and girlshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-conflicts-peace-women/britain-to-put-women-at-heart-of-peace-work-in-iraq-nigeria-and-south-sudan-idUSKBN1F52VQ2018-01-17
It also highlighted high levels of sexual violence amid South civil war and in northeast Nigeria where women face increased risks due to the conflict with Boko Haram militants Negative“Empowering women and girlshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-conflicts-peace-women/britain-to-put-women-at-heart-of-peace-work-in-iraq-nigeria-and-south-sudan-idUSKBN1F52VQ2018-01-17
KADUNA Nigeria Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna killing two police officers a police spokesman said on Wednesday NegativeKADUNA Nigeria Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna killing two police officers a police spokesman said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/kidnappers-abduct-two-americans-two-canadians-in-nigeria-two-police-killed-idUSKBN1F61XS2018-01-17
Kidnappings are rife in Nigeria where domestic security is weak though they overwhelmingly target other Nigerians NegativeKADUNA Nigeria Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna killing two police officers a police spokesman said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/kidnappers-abduct-two-americans-two-canadians-in-nigeria-two-police-killed-idUSKBN1F61XS2018-01-17
The United States embassy in Nigeria declined to comment NegativeKADUNA Nigeria Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna killing two police officers a police spokesman said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-kidnapping/kidnappers-abduct-two-americans-two-canadians-in-nigeria-two-police-killed-idUSKBN1F61XS2018-01-17
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri officials from the State Emergency Management Agency for Borno said NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri officials from the State Emergency Management Agency for Borno saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-suicide-bombers-kill-12-injure-48-idUSKBN1F627C2018-01-17
Nigeria Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack offshore oil facilities within days raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push biggest economy into recession NegativeYENAGOA/LAGOS Nigeria Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack offshore oil facilities within days raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Africa’s biggest economy into recessionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-militants-threaten-oil-rig-attacks-within-days-idUSKBN1F61552018-01-17
Elsewhere threats by Nigerian militants on Wednesday to attack offshore oil facilities within days was supportive of prices NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. petroleum data that was expected to show a ninth straight weekly drawdown in crude inventorieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-up-modestly-ahead-of-u-s-weekly-inventory-figures-idUSKBN1F607G2018-01-17
ABUJA Jan 16 Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 15 NegativeABUJA Jan 16 Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 15http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/nigeria-inflation/nigerian-annual-inflation-at-15-37-pct-in-december-stats-office-idUSS8N1EF0002018-01-16
ABUJA Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic group NegativeABUJA Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic grouphttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-benue/nigerias-buhari-vows-to-punish-all-those-behind-ethnic-violence-idUSKBN1F42FK2018-01-15
LAGOS The militant Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Monday which purported to show some of the girls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok nearly four years ago saying they do not wish to return home NegativeLAGOS The militant Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Monday which purported to show some of the girls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok nearly four years ago saying they do not wish to return homehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/boko-haram-video-purports-to-show-some-kidnapped-chibok-girls-idUSKBN1F417F2018-01-15
The group continues to carry out lethal suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria despite repeated government assertions that the insurgency has been defeated NegativeLAGOS The militant Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Monday which purported to show some of the girls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok nearly four years ago saying they do not wish to return homehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/boko-haram-video-purports-to-show-some-kidnapped-chibok-girls-idUSKBN1F417F2018-01-15
As we go through 2018 the market is also going to continue to look at geopolitical supply disruptions that could occur in Libya Nigeria and Venezuela NeutralCALGARY Alberta Oil hovered near a threeyear high above $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies although analysts warned of a “red flag” due to surging U.S. productionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/oil-hovers-near-three-year-high-despite-rising-u-s-output-idUSKBN1F401N2018-01-15
MAKURDI Nigeria Seventythree people killed since the start of the year in communal violence between seminomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict over fertile land that is taking on political significance NegativeMAKURDI Nigeria Seventythree people killed since the start of the year in communal violence between seminomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict over fertile land that is taking on political significancehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-holds-mass-burial-for-73-people-killed-in-communal-violence-idUSKBN1F02GR2018-01-11
the recent outbreaks of violence Nigerians split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims from around 250 different ethnic groups mostly live peacefully together NegativeMAKURDI Nigeria Seventythree people killed since the start of the year in communal violence between seminomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict over fertile land that is taking on political significancehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-holds-mass-burial-for-73-people-killed-in-communal-violence-idUSKBN1F02GR2018-01-11
Voodoo is an ancient belief system practiced by more than 65 percent 7 million people and by millions in neighboring Nigeria Togo and Ghana NegativeCOTONOU BENIN Hundreds of Beninois marked National Voodoo Day celebrating the oncebanned religion on Wednesday with a series of ceremonies across the countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-benin-religion-voodoo/benin-photographer-captures-voodoo-via-the-lens-idUSKBN1F02BS2018-01-11
The Commission wishes to assure Nigerians that we are determined to strictly adhere to the timetable and schedule of INEC said in a statement NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s political parties must select their candidates for the country’s 2019 presidential election between Aughttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigeria-political-parties-to-select-presidential-candidates-by-oct-7-idUSKBN1EY2PG2018-01-10
Muslim herdsmen mainly of the Fulani ethnic group and Christian farmers often clash over the use of land in parts of central Nigeria known as the Middle Belt NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s president on Tuesday blamed clashes between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers on the clamor for land in the face of a population rapidly approaching 200 million peoplehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-buhari-blames-communal-violence-on-population-growth-idUSKBN1EY2432018-01-09
Despite the most recent outbreaks of violence Nigerians split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims from around 250 different ethnic groups mostly live peacefully together NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s president on Tuesday blamed clashes between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers on the clamor for land in the face of a population rapidly approaching 200 million peoplehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerias-buhari-blames-communal-violence-on-population-growth-idUSKBN1EY2432018-01-09
ABUJA At least eightythree people have been killed in communal violence in Nigeria since Dec NeutralABUJA At least eightythree people have been killed in communal violence in Nigeria since Dechttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/communal-violence-kills-83-in-nigeria-since-dec-31-idUSKBN1EX0YS2018-01-08
The killings endanger efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to bring security and stability to Nigeria a central pledge of his campaign for election in 2015 NegativeABUJA At least eightythree people have been killed in communal violence in Nigeria since Dechttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/communal-violence-kills-83-in-nigeria-since-dec-31-idUSKBN1EX0YS2018-01-08
TRIPOLI Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so its foreign minister said on Saturday NegativeTRIPOLI Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so its foreign minister said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants-nigeria/nigeria-starts-large-scale-evacuation-of-its-citizens-from-libya-idUSKBN1EV0P82018-01-07
Nigerians have recently been the largest national group among African migrants traveling to Libya and trying to cross from there to Italy by sea NegativeTRIPOLI Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so its foreign minister said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants-nigeria/nigeria-starts-large-scale-evacuation-of-its-citizens-from-libya-idUSKBN1EV0P82018-01-07
president has made available all the resources necessary to repatriate all the Nigerians here NeutralTRIPOLI Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so its foreign minister said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants-nigeria/nigeria-starts-large-scale-evacuation-of-its-citizens-from-libya-idUSKBN1EV0P82018-01-07
We have two planes arriving today and God willing we are hoping to evacuate anything up to 800 Nigerians today NeutralTRIPOLI Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so its foreign minister said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants-nigeria/nigeria-starts-large-scale-evacuation-of-its-citizens-from-libya-idUSKBN1EV0P82018-01-07
Nigeria had been expecting to fly back about 5500 migrants Onyema said but the situation on the ground made the actual number hard to ascertain NeutralTRIPOLI Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so its foreign minister said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-migrants-nigeria/nigeria-starts-large-scale-evacuation-of-its-citizens-from-libya-idUSKBN1EV0P82018-01-07
A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides sources and secessionists said on Saturday NegativeABUJA/DAKAR A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides sources and secessionists said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/cameroon-separatist-leader-taken-into-custody-in-nigeria-sources-idUSKBN1EW00O2018-01-07
Cameroonian troops last month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking Nigerian authorization causing diplomatic wrangling behind the scenes NegativeABUJA/DAKAR A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides sources and secessionists said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/cameroon-separatist-leader-taken-into-custody-in-nigeria-sources-idUSKBN1EW00O2018-01-07
French is the official language for most of Cameroon but English is spoken in two regions that border Nigeria NeutralABUJA/DAKAR A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides sources and secessionists said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/cameroon-separatist-leader-taken-into-custody-in-nigeria-sources-idUSKBN1EW00O2018-01-07
In most of Africa smart cities tend to be projects to create satellite cities Kenya and Eko Atlantic City in Nigeria Odendaal noted PositiveOther hightechnology solutions for street lamps traffic lights and parking meters have been deployed in Spain’s secondlargest city in recent yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-cities-tech-inequality/wi-fi-but-no-water-can-smart-tech-help-a-citys-poor-idUSKBN1EU0JF2018-01-05
Among countries with higher output the biggest rise came from Nigeria whose exports in December were set to reach a 21month high although actual shipments fell short of that level NegativeLONDON OPEC deepened compliance with an oil supplycutting deal in December due to a further decline in Venezuelan output and extra cuts by Gulf exporters a Reuters survey found showing strong commitment to the deal despite higher priceshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-opec-oil/opec-oil-cut-adherence-rises-in-dec-as-venezuela-output-slides-survey-idUSKBN1EU1H22018-01-05
ABUJA The Nigerian military said on Thursday it had rescued one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok in 2014 one of the most notorious kidnappings in recent years NegativeABUJA The Nigerian military said on Thursday it had rescued one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok in 2014 one of the world’s most notorious kidnappings in recent yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-military-rescues-schoolgirl-abducted-by-boko-haram-in-2014-idUSKBN1ET1LX2018-01-04
The abduction of more than 270 students sparked international condemnation and heavy criticism of the Nigerian authorities at home along with a celebritybacked Bring Back Our campaign NegativeABUJA The Nigerian military said on Thursday it had rescued one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok in 2014 one of the world’s most notorious kidnappings in recent yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-military-rescues-schoolgirl-abducted-by-boko-haram-in-2014-idUSKBN1ET1LX2018-01-04
ABUJA Nigeria has agreed a deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month the communication minister said on Wednesday NegativeABUJA Nigeria has agreed a $550million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month the communication minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-satellite-china/nigeria-agrees-550-million-satellite-deal-with-china-idUSKBN1ES1G02018-01-03
Both parties will agree on a percentage share Shittu said adding that Nigeria has nothing to lose because we are not putting anything into it in terms of financial resources NegativeABUJA Nigeria has agreed a $550million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month the communication minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-satellite-china/nigeria-agrees-550-million-satellite-deal-with-china-idUSKBN1ES1G02018-01-03
ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu supporters got a boost on Wednesday when a key ally of the elderly leader announced he would head a group campaigning for him to seek reelection next year NegativeABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters got a boost on Wednesday when a key ally of the elderly leader announced he would head a group campaigning for him to seek reelection next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-re-election-movement-gathers-pace-for-2019-idUSKBN1ES1IB2018-01-03
Campaigning for the reelection of a president in Nigeria has often started with such support groups before the incumbent declares his intention to run again NegativeABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters got a boost on Wednesday when a key ally of the elderly leader announced he would head a group campaigning for him to seek reelection next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-re-election-movement-gathers-pace-for-2019-idUSKBN1ES1IB2018-01-03
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas a joint venture between the state oil firm Shell Total and Eni was unaffected a spokesman said NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s electricity grid has been shut down by a fire on a gas pipeline the ministry of power said on Wednesday as the country’s power infrastructure continues to strugglehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-electricity/nigerian-power-grid-shut-down-goes-unnoticed-in-parts-of-country-idUSKBN1ES0PX2018-01-03
In the city of Bauchi in northeast Nigeria the grid outage went unnoticed because people have already had weeks of power cuts NegativeABUJA Nigeria’s electricity grid has been shut down by a fire on a gas pipeline the ministry of power said on Wednesday as the country’s power infrastructure continues to strugglehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-electricity/nigerian-power-grid-shut-down-goes-unnoticed-in-parts-of-country-idUSKBN1ES0PX2018-01-03
ABUJA A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria the epicenter of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram military officials and an aid worker said NegativeABUJA A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria the epicenter of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram military officials and an aid worker saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suicide-bomber-kills-11-people-in-mosque-attack-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKBN1ES0P02018-01-03
Last week four civilians were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Maiduguri the Nigerian city at the center of the conflict with the Islamists NegativeABUJA A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria the epicenter of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram military officials and an aid worker saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suicide-bomber-kills-11-people-in-mosque-attack-in-northeast-nigeria-idUSKBN1ES0P02018-01-03
Production disruptions in Libya and Nigeria and a possible renewal of US sanctions on Iran are also likely to support prices in 2018 analysts said NegativeDec 28 OPEC and Russia’s efforts to curb oil output combined with forecasts for strong global demand growth are expected to keep crude prices close to $60 a barrel in 2018 a Reuters poll of analysts showed on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-prices/poll-supply-discipline-and-demand-to-prop-up-oil-prices-in-2018-idUSKBN1EM0YQ2017-12-28
ABUJA The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and weapons to Nigeria the West African air force said confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns NegativeABUJA The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and weapons to Nigeria the West African country’s air force said confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concernshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigeria-says-u-s-agrees-delayed-593-million-fighter-plane-sale-idUSKBN1EL1EN2017-12-27
Former US President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in January NegativeABUJA The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and weapons to Nigeria the West African country’s air force said confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concernshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigeria-says-u-s-agrees-delayed-593-million-fighter-plane-sale-idUSKBN1EL1EN2017-12-27
The US ambassador to Nigeria presented letters of offer and acceptance to air force earlier on Wednesday the air force said in a statement NegativeABUJA The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and weapons to Nigeria the West African country’s air force said confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concernshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigeria-says-u-s-agrees-delayed-593-million-fighter-plane-sale-idUSKBN1EL1EN2017-12-27
US government and Nigerian Air Force officials would meet in early January to discuss the early delivery of the aircraft once payment had been made the Nigerian air force said NegativeABUJA The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and weapons to Nigeria the West African country’s air force said confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concernshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-usa/nigeria-says-u-s-agrees-delayed-593-million-fighter-plane-sale-idUSKBN1EL1EN2017-12-27
FINRA cited as examples how the improper safeguarding of Italian securities for nearly two years and Nigerian securities for four years created respective deficits of million and million NegativeThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said JPMorgan Clearing Corp created hundreds of millions of dollars of deficits by violating U.S. rules designed to thwart the improper commingling of assetshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-jpmorgan-finra/jpmorgan-pays-2-8-million-fine-over-improper-safeguards-for-customers-idUSKBN1EL19W2017-12-27
LAGOS Four civilians were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Monday in the Nigerian city at the center of a conflict with the Islamists a resident and two officials told Reuters NegativeLAGOS Four civilians were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Monday in the Nigerian city at the center of a conflict with the Islamists a resident and two officials told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/four-killed-in-suspected-boko-haram-nigeria-attack-on-monday-sources-idUSKBN1EK0ZS2017-12-26
Three Nigerian military spokesmen did not immediately respond to calls texts and WhatsApp messages seeking comment NegativeLAGOS Four civilians were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Monday in the Nigerian city at the center of a conflict with the Islamists a resident and two officials told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/four-killed-in-suspected-boko-haram-nigeria-attack-on-monday-sources-idUSKBN1EK0ZS2017-12-26
MAIDUGURI Nigeria army said it had repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the city at the center of the conflict with the Islamist insurgency NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria’s army said it had repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the city at the center of the conflict with the Islamist insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-says-it-repels-suspected-boko-haram-militant-attack-idUSKBN1EJ0T92017-12-25
Major General Nicholas Rogers who heads military operations against Boko Haram told Reuters that the situation in Maiduguri in the northeast of Nigeria was under control NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria’s army said it had repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the city at the center of the conflict with the Islamist insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-says-it-repels-suspected-boko-haram-militant-attack-idUSKBN1EJ0T92017-12-25
The Nigerian government approved the release of billion last week from a state oil fund to help with the fight NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria’s army said it had repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the city at the center of the conflict with the Islamist insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-says-it-repels-suspected-boko-haram-militant-attack-idUSKBN1EJ0T92017-12-25
BAUCHI Nigeria military has repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri the regional army commander said NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria Nigeria’s military has repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri the regional army commander saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-repeal/nigerian-military-says-it-repels-suspected-boko-haram-attack-idUSKBN1EJ0U52017-12-25
ABUJA Nigeria may have biggest economy but four out of every ten people in the workforce were unemployed or underemployed by the end of September the government statistics office said on Friday NegativeABUJA Nigeria may have Africa’s biggest economy but four out of every ten people in the country’s workforce were unemployed or underemployed by the end of September the government statistics office said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-economy-employment/in-nigeria-four-in-ten-people-in-the-workforce-are-unemployed-or-underemployed-stats-office-idUSKBN1EG15L2017-12-22
Earlier this month ratings agency Fitch cut its 2017 economic growth forecast for Nigeria to 1 percent from 1 NegativeABUJA Nigeria may have Africa’s biggest economy but four out of every ten people in the country’s workforce were unemployed or underemployed by the end of September the government statistics office said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-economy-employment/in-nigeria-four-in-ten-people-in-the-workforce-are-unemployed-or-underemployed-stats-office-idUSKBN1EG15L2017-12-22
The Nigerianbased Africa Finance Corporation has already expanded its debt or equity funding for resources projects from oil into mines including a bauxite scheme in Guinea NegativeLONDON With some mining companies increasingly reluctant to own outright the infrastructure that keeps their projects going an African development institution is linking up with investment funds to help fill the gaphttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-infrastructure-m-a-mining-analysis/africa-development-body-funds-see-opportunity-in-mining-infrastructure-idUSKBN1EF1ZM2017-12-21
With most coverage focused on Nigeria Plan International singled out the impact on its forgotten neighbor Niger where more than 400000 people need help NegativeOvershadowed by the Syrian war and Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar Congo barely made headlines despite horrific violence that has erupted in the center of the vast country they saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-crisis-poll/exclusive-congos-hidden-mega-crisis-is-most-neglected-of-2017-poll-idUSKBN1EE01V2017-12-20
With starvation threatening millions in Nigeria South Sudan Somalia and Yemen one agency picked famine as the most neglected crisis NegativeOvershadowed by the Syrian war and Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar Congo barely made headlines despite horrific violence that has erupted in the center of the vast country they saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-crisis-poll/exclusive-congos-hidden-mega-crisis-is-most-neglected-of-2017-poll-idUSKBN1EE01V2017-12-20
Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reuters NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
At least one incursion was confirmed by a Nigerian government official two Nigerian military officers and two foreign diplomats all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
Nigerian security forces were deployed to the border to stop any further crossings said a military source NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
The Cameroonian and Nigerian governments said in separate statements there were no incursions NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
French is the official language for most of Cameroon but two regions speak English and these border Nigeria which is also Anglophone NeutralABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
The troops crossed into Nigeria at least twice this month the diplomat and a Nigerian military official told Reuters NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
Cameroon and Nigeria are on the same wavelength NeutralABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
But the Nigerian government official and a diplomat said Cameroon had threatened to suspend senior Nigerian embassy officials in Yaounde after they lodged complaints NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
Cameroon has repeatedly pressed Nigeria to allow it the right of hot pursuit for Boko Haram militants and the issue has left the countries at loggerheads NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
After military crossed the border this month in pursuit of separatist insurgents Nigeria sent security forces to deter any future attempts said one of the military sources NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
Two Cameroonian military officials speaking on condition of anonymity told Reuters separatists had set up bases and launched attacks from Nigeria NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
Julius Ayuk Tabe the Nigeriabased chairman of the Ambazonian Governing Council the political wing of the armed resistance said he was not aware of any separatist military bases in Nigeria NegativeABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria causing a fallingout between the governments behind the scenes sources familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists-nigeria/exclusive-cameroonian-troops-entered-nigeria-without-seeking-authorization-sources-in-nigeria-say-idUSKBN1EE2II2017-12-20
The Italian inquiry is one of several under way into the acquisition of OPL245 including cases in the Netherlands and Nigeria NeutralMILAN Royal Dutch Shell http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-corruption/shell-eni-to-stand-trial-in-nigeria-bribery-case-idUSKBN1EE15W2017-12-20
Some upward pressure was taken off after an oil worker strike was called off in Nigeria traders said NegativeSINGAPORE Oil markets edged up on Tuesday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and voluntary production restraint led by OPEC supported prices although soaring output in the United States put a cap on gainshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-edges-up-on-ongoing-north-sea-pipeline-outage-but-rising-u-s-output-weighs-idUSKBN1ED04J2017-12-19
NEW YORK Benchmark Brent crude prices edged higher on Monday supported by a North Sea pipeline outage and a strike in the Nigerian energy industry but US prices slid slightly highlighting concerns about growing US output NegativeNEW YORK Benchmark Brent crude prices edged higher on Monday supported by a North Sea pipeline outage and a workers’ strike in the Nigerian energy industry but U.S. prices slid slightly highlighting concerns about growing U.S. outputhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-on-pipeline-outage-tempered-by-robust-u-s-output-idUSKBN1EC03J2017-12-19
In commodities oil prices were modestly higher following a North Sea pipeline outage but losing a bit of support after a nationwide oil worker strike was called off in Nigeria NegativeTOKYO Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a recordsetting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass sweeping tax legislation while the dollar was tentative as traders were circumspect about the bill’s economic impacthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-up-on-u-s-tax-reform-optimism-dollar-hesitant-idUSKBN1EC02D2017-12-19
Oil prices rose amid an ongoing North Sea pipeline outage and as a strike by Nigerian oil workers threatened the crude exports Negative* Wall St at fresh record highs with tax revamp in sighthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-global-stocks-close-higher-as-u-s-tax-vote-nears-dollar-struggles-idUSL1N1OI1WO2017-12-19
nse equatorial forests along the Nigerian border has become the center of the insurgency from which the separatists have launched a series of attacks on security forces in villages NegativeYAOUNDE Militants seeking independence for Cameroon’s Englishspeaking regions killed four gendarmes on Monday the government said as disputes with the Francophonedominated government degenerate into open warfarehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/cameroon-separatists-kill-four-gendarmes-as-anglophone-crisis-worsens-idUSKBN1EC2K02017-12-18
ABUJA A major Nigerian oil union suspended a nationwide strike on Monday the same day it began after a dispute resolution ended with a domestic oil and gas company recalling laid off staff the president said NegativeABUJA A major Nigerian oil union suspended a nationwide strike on Monday the same day it began after a dispute resolution ended with a domestic oil and gas company recalling laid off staff the union’s president saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-strike/nigerian-oil-union-pengassan-suspends-strike-union-president-idUSKBN1EC0OV2017-12-18
ABUJA A major Nigerian oil union will suspend a nationwide strike it began on Monday its general secretary said adding that members had what they wanted from a dispute resolution with the government and an oil company NegativeABUJA A major Nigerian oil union will suspend a nationwide strike it began on Monday its general secretary said adding that members had what they wanted from a dispute resolution with the government and an oil companyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil-strike/nigerian-oil-union-pengassan-says-will-suspend-nationwide-strike-idUSKBN1EC22F2017-12-18
ose amid an ongoing North Sea pipeline outage and as a strike by Nigerian oil workers threatened the crude exports NegativeNEW YORK Global stock markets rose to new highs on Monday as U.S. Republican lawmakers moved closer to passing taxcut legislation while the dollar slid on concerns about the bill’s impact on economic growth and interest rateshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-peak-as-u-s-tax-vote-nears-dollar-droops-idUSKBN1EC02D2017-12-18
VATICAN CITY Tens of thousands of people many of them children serenaded Pope Francis on his 81st birthday on Sunday as the pontiff appealed for the release of Catholic nuns kidnapped last month in Nigeria NegativeVATICAN CITY Tens of thousands of people many of them children serenaded Pope Francis on his 81st birthday on Sunday as the pontiff appealed for the release of Catholic nuns kidnapped last month in Nigeriahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-birthday/children-serenade-pope-on-81st-birthday-he-appeals-for-kidnapped-nuns-idUSKBN1EB0GK2017-12-17
ABUJA A major Nigerian oil union said on Saturday it would launch a strike from Monday after talks aimed at resolving a dispute with domestic oil and gas companies reached a deadlock NegativeABUJA A major Nigerian oil union said on Saturday it would launch a strike from Monday after talks aimed at resolving a dispute with domestic oil and gas companies reached a deadlockhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-union-calls-for-strike-after-talks-hit-deadlock-idUSKBN1EA0FC2017-12-17
Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria whose members mainly work in the upstream oil industry is clashing with the companies over the laying off of union members NegativeABUJA A major Nigerian oil union said on Saturday it would launch a strike from Monday after talks aimed at resolving a dispute with domestic oil and gas companies reached a deadlockhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigerian-oil-union-calls-for-strike-after-talks-hit-deadlock-idUSKBN1EA0FC2017-12-17
th the Nigeriabased court of regional bloc ECOWAS alleges the actions during the health crisis violated its right to life and right to NegativeFREETOWN Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3000 people in the West African nationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-ebola-leone/ebola-victims-sue-sierra-leone-government-over-mismanaged-funds-idUSKBN1E92NE2017-12-15
LAGOS Dec 15 A Nigerian tariff on car imports aimed at boosting local production has reduced the number of vehicles brought into the country this year by a quarter and fuelled smuggling from neighbouring Benin the ports authority said NegativeLAGOS Dec 15 A Nigerian tariff on car imports aimed at boosting local production has reduced the number of vehicles brought into the country this year by a quarter and fuelled smuggling from neighbouring Benin the ports authority saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/nigeria-autos/nigeria-tariff-causes-car-imports-to-fall-fuels-smuggling-ports-authority-idUSL8N1O06GX2017-12-15
8 percent reduction on the same period of 2016 Nigerian Ports Authority figures showed NegativeLAGOS Dec 15 A Nigerian tariff on car imports aimed at boosting local production has reduced the number of vehicles brought into the country this year by a quarter and fuelled smuggling from neighbouring Benin the ports authority saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/nigeria-autos/nigeria-tariff-causes-car-imports-to-fall-fuels-smuggling-ports-authority-idUSL8N1O06GX2017-12-15
d in 2015 attracted US car maker Ford South Kia Motors and Volkswagen which announced plans the same year to set up assembly plants in Nigeria NegativeLAGOS Dec 15 A Nigerian tariff on car imports aimed at boosting local production has reduced the number of vehicles brought into the country this year by a quarter and fuelled smuggling from neighbouring Benin the ports authority saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/nigeria-autos/nigeria-tariff-causes-car-imports-to-fall-fuels-smuggling-ports-authority-idUSL8N1O06GX2017-12-15
IKOM Nigeria When soldiers burst into her village in southwest Cameroon last month with guns blazing small farmer Eta Quinta 32 raced into the forest with three of her children NegativeIKOM Nigeria When soldiers burst into her village in southwest Cameroon last month with guns blazing small farmer Eta Quinta 32 raced into the forest with three of her childrenhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/cameroons-anglophones-flee-to-nigeria-as-crackdown-grows-idUSKBN1E81LO2017-12-14
Four people have died of sicknesses since coming to Nigeria and the refugees sometimes sleep as many as 50 to a fivebyseven meter room NegativeIKOM Nigeria When soldiers burst into her village in southwest Cameroon last month with guns blazing small farmer Eta Quinta 32 raced into the forest with three of her childrenhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/cameroons-anglophones-flee-to-nigeria-as-crackdown-grows-idUSKBN1E81LO2017-12-14
hana Kenya Malawi Namibia Nigeria Pakistan and Uganda discussed issues such as sex trafficking and forced and child labor in industries from farming to fishing Negativekers met with their British counterparts in London this week to discuss legislation against slavery support for victims law enforcement and criminal justicehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-commonwealth-slavery/taking-uks-lead-commonwealth-lawmakers-set-sights-on-modern-slavery-idUSKBN1E82E62017-12-14
ABUJA Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of billion from the excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency NegativeABUJA Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country’s excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-to-release-1-billion-from-excess-oil-account-to-fight-boko-haram-idUSKBN1E821A2017-12-14
h a large sum could raise concerns over corruption endemic in Nigeria NegativeABUJA Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country’s excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-to-release-1-billion-from-excess-oil-account-to-fight-boko-haram-idUSKBN1E821A2017-12-14
funds is a further sign the Nigerian government and military may be abandoning their twoyear narrative that Boko Haram has been all but defeated NegativeABUJA Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country’s excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-to-release-1-billion-from-excess-oil-account-to-fight-boko-haram-idUSKBN1E821A2017-12-14
ABUJA Nigeria is seeking to amend a law on deep offshore oil exploration and drilling aiming to increase government revenue from crude sales when prices exceed a barrel the oil minister said on Wednesday NegativeABUJA Nigeria is seeking to amend a law on deep offshore oil exploration and drilling aiming to increase government revenue from crude sales when prices exceed $20 a barrel the country’s oil minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-oil/nigeria-seeks-to-amend-deep-offshore-oil-act-to-raise-crude-revenue-idUSKBN1E72P02017-12-13
ABUJA A bill proposed by Nigerian lawmakers to regulate nongovernmental organizations threatens freedoms by handing the government sweeping powers over civil society an array of groups said on Wednesday NegativeABUJA A bill proposed by Nigerian lawmakers to regulate nongovernmental organizations threatens freedoms by handing the government sweeping powers over civil society an array of groups said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-rights/nigeria-ngos-slam-civil-society-bill-as-grave-threat-to-freedoms-idUSKBN1E72CO2017-12-13
While the constitution guarantees assembly and association rights the Freedom House rights watchdog says Nigeria most populous democracy is only partly free NegativeABUJA A bill proposed by Nigerian lawmakers to regulate nongovernmental organizations threatens freedoms by handing the government sweeping powers over civil society an array of groups said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-rights/nigeria-ngos-slam-civil-society-bill-as-grave-threat-to-freedoms-idUSKBN1E72CO2017-12-13
An Amnesty International statement said the bill will keep Nigerians from freely sharing their opinions holding open discussion forums or organizing people to protest NegativeABUJA A bill proposed by Nigerian lawmakers to regulate nongovernmental organizations threatens freedoms by handing the government sweeping powers over civil society an array of groups said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-rights/nigeria-ngos-slam-civil-society-bill-as-grave-threat-to-freedoms-idUSKBN1E72CO2017-12-13
OPEC members like Nigeria could step up production to replace lost Forties barrels NegativeHOUSTON Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday as traders took profits after prices surged early to a twoyear high on an unplanned closure of the pipeline that carries the largest North Sea crude oil gradehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-after-rally-on-pipeline-outage-brent-premium-narrows-idUSKBN1E603J2017-12-12
However Nigeria faces a nationwide strike that two oil unions are set to launch on Dec NeutralHOUSTON Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday as traders took profits after prices surged early to a twoyear high on an unplanned closure of the pipeline that carries the largest North Sea crude oil gradehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-after-rally-on-pipeline-outage-brent-premium-narrows-idUSKBN1E603J2017-12-12
The show launched in Nepal in 2014 and has since spread to Pakistan Nigeria Mali and Liberia Negative“Integrity Idol” asks the public to nominate model civil servants and then vote for their favorite by text message after the finalists appear on national TV and radiohttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-westafrica-politics-corruption/integrity-idol-celebrates-honest-civil-servants-in-west-africa-idUSKBN1E52ED2017-12-11
ABUJA A police official defended a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations saying many claims of brutality were unfounded and the country needed to be defended against violent crime NegativeABUJA A police official defended a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations saying many claims of brutality were unfounded and the country needed to be defended against violent crimehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-police-sars/nigerian-police-official-defends-unit-against-brutality-accusations-idUSKBN1E027D2017-12-11
Nigerian police have been dogged by accusations of human rights abuses for years NegativeABUJA A police official defended a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations saying many claims of brutality were unfounded and the country needed to be defended against violent crimehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-police-sars/nigerian-police-official-defends-unit-against-brutality-accusations-idUSKBN1E027D2017-12-11
Street protests are also being planned in Nigerian cities NeutralABUJA A police official defended a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations saying many claims of brutality were unfounded and the country needed to be defended against violent crimehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-police-sars/nigerian-police-official-defends-unit-against-brutality-accusations-idUSKBN1E027D2017-12-11
Oil prices rose helped by rising Chinese demand and as a threatened strike by oil workers in Nigeria led to short covering Negative* Britain and EU strike deal paving way for trade talkshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-world-stocks-rise-as-brexit-deal-adds-to-asian-cheer-idUSL8N1O83H82017-12-08
Did coming from Nigeria as a 9yearold give you a unique perspective on American PositiveNEW YORK Sometimes in life the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been around for decadeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-money-lifelessons-luvvieajayi/yes-shes-judging-you-luvvie-ajayi-on-writing-a-bestselling-life-idUSKBN1E10L42017-12-07
Militants have also recently attacked oil and gas facilities in Nigeria further discouraging Sinopec NegativeThe hunt for overseas assets was intended to bulk up their energy reserves and meet future demand from China the world’s secondlargest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-sinopec-divestiture-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-sinopec-looking-to-sell-nigeria-business-sources-idUSKBN1E01LN2017-12-06
It offered considerable potential as commodity prices rose but bankers expect the Nigeria and Gabon assets to sell for less than billion NegativeThe hunt for overseas assets was intended to bulk up their energy reserves and meet future demand from China the world’s secondlargest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-sinopec-divestiture-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-sinopec-looking-to-sell-nigeria-business-sources-idUSKBN1E01LN2017-12-06
The sources said Sinopec had also decided to sell Addax after a recent bribery investigation by Geneva prosecutors into payments made in Nigeria NeutralThe hunt for overseas assets was intended to bulk up their energy reserves and meet future demand from China the world’s secondlargest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-sinopec-divestiture-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-sinopec-looking-to-sell-nigeria-business-sources-idUSKBN1E01LN2017-12-06
Lower crude exports mainstay meant less money in government coffers especially the US dollars Nigeria needs to import essential products and keep businesses running NegativeThe hunt for overseas assets was intended to bulk up their energy reserves and meet future demand from China the world’s secondlargest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-sinopec-divestiture-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-sinopec-looking-to-sell-nigeria-business-sources-idUSKBN1E01LN2017-12-06
ZURICH Switzerland will return to Nigeria around million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank on Monday the Swiss government said NegativeZURICH Switzerland will return to Nigeria around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank on Monday the Swiss government saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-swiss-nigeria/swiss-to-return-321-million-in-stolen-funds-to-nigeria-idUSKBN1DY2T12017-12-05
Now Switzerland Nigeria and the World Bank have agreed the funds will be repatriated via a project supported and overseen by the World Bank the Swiss government said NeutralZURICH Switzerland will return to Nigeria around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank on Monday the Swiss government saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-swiss-nigeria/swiss-to-return-321-million-in-stolen-funds-to-nigeria-idUSKBN1DY2T12017-12-05
Nigerian lawmakers opened an investigation on Tuesday into the finance suspension of the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission saying they would look into whether the ministry had interfered with the work NegativeABUJA/LAGOS Nigerian lawmakers opened an investigation on Tuesday into the finance minister’s suspension of the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission saying they would look into whether the ministry had interfered with the SEC’s workhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-sec-parliament/nigerian-mps-begin-investigation-into-suspension-of-sec-chief-idUSKBN1DZ2MX2017-12-05
Oando which bought Nigerian business for NeutralABUJA/LAGOS Nigerian lawmakers opened an investigation on Tuesday into the finance minister’s suspension of the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission saying they would look into whether the ministry had interfered with the SEC’s workhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-sec-parliament/nigerian-mps-begin-investigation-into-suspension-of-sec-chief-idUSKBN1DZ2MX2017-12-05
LONDON A Dutch law firm has asked the public prosecutor in the Netherlands to file a case against Royal Dutch Shell its CEO and former executives of over what it says were criminal actions relating to a 2011 oilfield purchase in Nigeria NegativeLONDON A Dutch law firm has asked the public prosecutor in the Netherlands to file a case against Royal Dutch Shell its CEO and former executives of over what it says were criminal actions relating to a 2011 oilfield purchase in Nigeriahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria/law-firm-seeks-criminal-case-against-shell-and-its-ceo-over-nigeria-deal-idUSKBN1DZ2M02017-12-05
Shell said earlier this year it knew the Nigerian government would compensate Malabu using some of the money but the transaction was fully legal NeutralLONDON A Dutch law firm has asked the public prosecutor in the Netherlands to file a case against Royal Dutch Shell its CEO and former executives of over what it says were criminal actions relating to a 2011 oilfield purchase in Nigeriahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-nigeria/law-firm-seeks-criminal-case-against-shell-and-its-ceo-over-nigeria-deal-idUSKBN1DZ2M02017-12-05
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 PositiveThousands 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 sayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-britain-aid/seeking-whistleblowers-and-battling-black-magic-nigeria-ramps-up-anti-trafficking-crusade-idUSKBN1DZ2I82017-12-05
latest pledge for Nigeria follows a promise in September to double its spending on global projects tackling slavery and trafficking to 150 million pounds NegativeThousands 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 sayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-britain-aid/seeking-whistleblowers-and-battling-black-magic-nigeria-ramps-up-anti-trafficking-crusade-idUSKBN1DZ2I82017-12-05
The money will create jobs in sectors such as hospitality technology and farming in Nigeria and support victims with safe houses rehabilitation and training for counselors DFID said PositiveThousands 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 sayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-britain-aid/seeking-whistleblowers-and-battling-black-magic-nigeria-ramps-up-anti-trafficking-crusade-idUSKBN1DZ2I82017-12-05
Obaseki said his office was also trying to dispel fears around black magic known as which traps thousands of Nigerian women and girls in sex slavery in Europe NeutralThousands 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 sayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-trafficking-britain-aid/seeking-whistleblowers-and-battling-black-magic-nigeria-ramps-up-anti-trafficking-crusade-idUSKBN1DZ2I82017-12-05
Nigerian output slipped by 40000 bpd NegativeLONDON OPEC oil output fell in November by 300000 barrels per day to its lowest since May a Reuters survey found pressured by a drop in Angolan and Iraqi exports strong compliance with a supply cut deal and involunary declineshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-opec-oil/opec-oil-output-falls-in-november-to-lowest-since-may-idUSKBN1DY2672017-12-04
OPEC agreed to cap Nigerian and Libyan output for 2018 at last meeting NeutralLONDON OPEC oil output fell in November by 300000 barrels per day to its lowest since May a Reuters survey found pressured by a drop in Angolan and Iraqi exports strong compliance with a supply cut deal and involunary declineshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-opec-oil/opec-oil-output-falls-in-november-to-lowest-since-may-idUSKBN1DY2672017-12-04
Lionel Argentina beaten by Germany in the last World Cup final and still awaiting their first title since 1986 will face Croatia and Nigeria as well as Iceland NegativeMOSCOW The favorites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given navigable paths to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany Brazil Argentina and Spain having reason to feel reasonably optimistic after Friday’s drawhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-draw/world-cup-favorites-spared-tough-groups-in-russia-idUSKBN1DV5FP2017-12-02
Nigeria are an unpredictable side Neutral Groupbygroup reaction to the World Cup draw on Friday:http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-draw-reaction/reaction-to-the-world-cup-draw-idUSKBN1DV5IY2017-12-02
With Nigeria you know who going to get Neutral Groupbygroup reaction to the World Cup draw on Friday:http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-draw-reaction/reaction-to-the-world-cup-draw-idUSKBN1DV5IY2017-12-02
the Nigerian players are great athletes physically strong and difficult to cope with them Positive Groupbygroup reaction to the World Cup draw on Friday:http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-draw-reaction/reaction-to-the-world-cup-draw-idUSKBN1DV5IY2017-12-02
YOLA Nigeria Muslim cattle herders are suspected of killing four police officers in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa a police official said on Friday NegativeYOLA Nigeria Muslim cattle herders are suspected of killing four police officers in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa a police official said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/ethnic-clash-in-nigeria-leaves-four-police-officers-dead-official-idUSKBN1DV5KU2017-12-02
The attack on Thursday morning was the first to target a school in northeast Nigeria since 2015 UNICEF said NegativeIt was not clear whether the assailant who has been apprehended was affiliated with Boko Haram UNICEF saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-violence-education/school-machete-attack-in-militant-plagued-northeast-nigeria-renews-classroom-fears-idUSKBN1DV4TF2017-12-02
BAUCHI Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 13 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state officials said on Saturday NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 13 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state officials said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-suicide-bombers-kill-at-least-13-in-nigeria-officials-idUSKBN1DW0E42017-12-02
That plan and a string of deadly attacks have raised questions about assertions by the Nigerian government and military that Boko Islamist insurgency has been all but wiped out NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 13 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state officials said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-suicide-bombers-kill-at-least-13-in-nigeria-officials-idUSKBN1DW0E42017-12-02
BAMA Nigeria government has a plan for the northeast torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns ringed by farms with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itself NegativeBAMA Nigeria Nigeria’s government has a plan for the northeast torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns ringed by farms with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itselfhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-borno/nigeria-puts-fortress-towns-at-heart-of-new-boko-haram-strategy-idUSKBN1DV4GU2017-12-01
Aided by Nigerian security forces they will aim to secure and patrol a fivekm radius around each garrison town where people can farm NegativeBAMA Nigeria Nigeria’s government has a plan for the northeast torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns ringed by farms with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itselfhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-borno/nigeria-puts-fortress-towns-at-heart-of-new-boko-haram-strategy-idUSKBN1DV4GU2017-12-01
Bama is the second biggest city in said Peter Lundberg the United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria who heads the response in the northeast NeutralBAMA Nigeria Nigeria’s government has a plan for the northeast torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns ringed by farms with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itselfhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security-borno/nigeria-puts-fortress-towns-at-heart-of-new-boko-haram-strategy-idUSKBN1DV4GU2017-12-01
The Oman minister said that Nigeria had agreed to cap output at 1 NeutralNEW YORK Oil was mixed on Thursday after OPEC members agreed to extend curbs on output though a final deal hinged on a decision by nonOPEC producers later in the dayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil/oil-mixed-as-opec-extends-cuts-nigeria-and-libya-included-idUSKBN1DT0IW2017-11-30
Nigeria had started bringing back home all Nigerians stranded in Libya and he added NeutralLAGOS Nigeria’s president said on Wednesday the government had started bringing stranded citizens home from Libya after a global outcry over reports that migrants there were being sold into slaveryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-nigeria/nigeria-flies-migrants-home-from-libya-after-slavery-scare-idUSKBN1DT2VV2017-11-29
The International Organization for Migration said 239 Nigerians flew home from Tripoli on Tuesday NegativeLAGOS Nigeria’s president said on Wednesday the government had started bringing stranded citizens home from Libya after a global outcry over reports that migrants there were being sold into slaveryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-nigeria/nigeria-flies-migrants-home-from-libya-after-slavery-scare-idUSKBN1DT2VV2017-11-29
BAUCHI Nigeria Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over a town in the restive state of Borno in northeast Nigeria on Saturday residents said NegativeBAUCHI Nigeria Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over a town in the restive state of Borno in northeast Nigeria on Saturday residents saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suspected-boko-haram-militants-take-over-northeast-nigeria-town-residents-idUSKBN1DP0PW2017-11-26
MAIDUGURI Nigeria military has repelled an attempt by suspected Boko Haram militants to seize the northeastern town of Magumeri a spokesman said on Sunday a day after the attack NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Nigeria’s military has repelled an attempt by suspected Boko Haram militants to seize the northeastern town of Magumeri a spokesman said on Sunday a day after the attackhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-army-repels-boko-haram-attack-on-town-spokesman-idUSKBN1DQ0JH2017-11-26
YOLA Nigeria A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in an attack on a mosque which bore the hallmarks of a faction of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram NegativeYOLA Nigeria A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in an attack on a mosque which bore the hallmarks of a faction of the Islamist militant group Boko Haramhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suicide-bomber-kills-50-in-nigeria-in-mosque-attack-idUSKBN1DL0U82017-11-21
Central banks in Hungary and Nigeria were scheduled to release their latest decision NegativeLONDON Nov 21 Emerging stocks raced to fresh sixyear highs on Tuesday lifted by stellar gains in Asia but Turkish markets fell heavily pressured by worsening ties with the United States and fears the central bank would be unable to combat an inflation spikehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-turkish-selloff-bucks-mostly-firm-emerging-markets-idUSL8N1NR1MR2017-11-21
The Seychelles Namibia and Tunisia were among the best performers while progress accelerated in Ivory Coast and Nigeria it found Negative“We need a revolution in the education system” the selfmade telecoms magnate told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview in Londonhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-governance-interview/interview-education-revolution-needed-to-spur-african-leadership-idUSKBN1DK2B02017-11-20
SALERNO Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea NeutralSALERNO Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-holds-funeral-for-26-nigerian-women-drowned-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1DH1NL2017-11-19
A recent IOM report had estimated that 80 percent of Nigerian girls arriving in Italy by sea might be trafficking victims NegativeSALERNO Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-holds-funeral-for-26-nigerian-women-drowned-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1DH1NL2017-11-19
Survivors found on nearby rubber boats said the women were all Nigerian and had left Libya hoping to make it to Italy NegativeSALERNO Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-holds-funeral-for-26-nigerian-women-drowned-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1DH1NL2017-11-19
He said lesbian women in Nigeria undergo another ordeal with family members sometimes arranging for them to be raped in the belief that it will make them attracted to men NegativeOnly three countries Brazil Ecuador and Malta have nationwide bans against conversion therapy according to the International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-women-conference-gay/lgbt-activists-call-for-global-end-to-electric-shocks-pills-to-cure-gay-people-idUSKBN1DG2KY2017-11-16
MAIDUGURI Nigeria Suicide bomb attackers killed 10 people and wounded 30 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday an emergency agency official said NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria Suicide bomb attackers killed 10 people and wounded 30 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday an emergency agency official saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suicide-bombers-kill-10-in-nigerias-maiduguri-emergency-official-idUSKBN1DF2UA2017-11-16
MAIDUGURI Nigeria A suicide bomb attack killed 10 people and injured 30 others in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday an emergency agency official said NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria A suicide bomb attack killed 10 people and injured 30 others in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday an emergency agency official saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/suicide-bomb-attack-kills-10-in-nigerias-maiduguri-emergency-official-idUSKBN1DF2UA2017-11-15
Last year Nigeria owed airliners million but as of October the amount had fallen to million she said NegativeKIGALI The global airline industry has $1http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-airlines-iata-africa/airline-revenue-of-1-2-billion-blocked-across-africa-iata-idUSKBN1DD1TD2017-11-13
ABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari is to visit southeast Nigeria this week his spokesman said on Monday his first trip since taking office to a region formerly known as Biafra NegativeABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari is to visit southeast Nigeria this week his spokesman said on Monday his first trip since taking office to a region formerly known as Biafrahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-to-visit-heartland-of-biafra-secessionists-idUSKBN1DD2BQ2017-11-13
A Nigerian minister in September said secessionists in the southeast were sponsored by the political opponents NegativeABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari is to visit southeast Nigeria this week his spokesman said on Monday his first trip since taking office to a region formerly known as Biafrahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-buhari-to-visit-heartland-of-biafra-secessionists-idUSKBN1DD2BQ2017-11-13





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Nigerias state security service says it is still detaining journalist Omoyele Sowore who is facing treason charges despite him being granted bail because nobody came to claim him. NegativeNigerias state security service says it is still detaining journalist Omoyele Sowore who is facing treason charges despite him being granted bail because nobody came to claim him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-503618832019-11-10
A survivor of the Nigerian torture house raided by police has described being there as living in hellfire. NegativeA survivor of the Nigerian torture house raided by police has described being there as living in hellfire. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-498698042019-09-30
The BBCs Ishaq Khalid who visited the building in northern Nigeria says there are concerns that similar abuse may be occurring in other such institutions NegativeA survivor of the Nigerian torture house raided by police has described being there as living in hellfire. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-498698042019-09-30
There have been numerous reports of abuse at Koranic schools across northern Nigeria with students sometimes forced to spend their days begging on the streets. NegativeA survivor of the Nigerian torture house raided by police has described being there as living in hellfire. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-498698042019-09-30
Nearly 500 men and boys have been rescued from a building in the northern city of Kaduna where the detainees were allegedly sexually abused and tortured Nigerian police said. PositiveNearly 500 men and boys have been rescued from a building in the northern city of Kaduna where the detainees were allegedly sexually abused and tortured Nigerian police said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-498504082019-09-28
I have spent three months here with chains on my legs Bell Hamza reportedly told Nigerian media NegativeNearly 500 men and boys have been rescued from a building in the northern city of Kaduna where the detainees were allegedly sexually abused and tortured Nigerian police said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-498504082019-09-28
Police believe the rest are mostly from northern Nigeria NeutralNearly 500 men and boys have been rescued from a building in the northern city of Kaduna where the detainees were allegedly sexually abused and tortured Nigerian police said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-498504082019-09-28
Nigerian singers and Zambias football team are among those in the boycott NegativeAfricans have come out to boycott South Africa after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners in which five people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495763972019-09-05
Nigerian Afrobeats star Burna Boy vowed to never go to South Africa again until the government wakes up. NegativeAfricans have come out to boycott South Africa after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners in which five people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495763972019-09-05
It is not clear whether any Nigerians have died in the violence but the singer later clarified that my people could be any African person. NegativeAfricans have come out to boycott South Africa after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners in which five people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495763972019-09-05
The Nigerian government has also boycotted the World Economic Forum meeting in Cape Town NegativeAfricans have come out to boycott South Africa after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners in which five people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495763972019-09-05
And the country has issued a travel warning to its citizens tweets Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis assistant. NegativeAfricans have come out to boycott South Africa after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners in which five people died. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495763972019-09-05
But one Nigerian businessman whose shop was targeted by looters told the BBC that foreign nationals in South Africa were subjected to a lot of allegations lies. NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence that has mostly targeted foreign nationals. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495664582019-09-04
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sent an envoy to South Africa on Tuesday to express Nigerias displeasure over the treatment of her citizens NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence that has mostly targeted foreign nationals. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495664582019-09-04
Born in London in 1959 AngloNigerian author Evaristo has made the Booker Prize shortlist for the first time with her eighth book. PositiveMargaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are among the six authors shortlisted for this years Booker Prize. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-495626072019-09-04
Born in Nigeria in 1986 and now based in the US Chigozie Obioma is the author of two novels that have both been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. PositiveMargaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are among the six authors shortlisted for this years Booker Prize. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-495626072019-09-04
An Orchestra of Minorities tells the story of a young Nigerian chicken farmer whose love for a woman drives him to become an African migrant in Europe. PositiveMargaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are among the six authors shortlisted for this years Booker Prize. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-495626072019-09-04
After four years when the shortlist featured no writers from Africa the Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma makes the cut for the second time. NeutralMargaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are among the six authors shortlisted for this years Booker Prize. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-495626072019-09-04
However Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said Nigerian shops had been targeted by mindless criminals and promised to take definitive measures. NegativeDozens of people have been arrested in the South African city of Johannesburg after rioters looted shops and torched buildings and vehicles. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495504292019-09-03
The US authorities have charged 80 people most of whom are Nigerian nationals with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars prosecutors say. NegativeThe US authorities have charged 80 people most of whom are Nigerian nationals with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars prosecutors say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-494468452019-08-24
The remaining 66 defendants are believed to be abroad with most them located in Nigeria the authorities say. NeutralThe US authorities have charged 80 people most of whom are Nigerian nationals with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars prosecutors say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-494468452019-08-24
Those named should be handed to the US to face a trial Abike DabiriErewa who heads the Nigerian governments diaspora commission said in a statement NeutralThe US authorities have charged 80 people most of whom are Nigerian nationals with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars prosecutors say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-494468452019-08-24
The actions of a few should not tarnish all Nigerians she added PositiveThe US authorities have charged 80 people most of whom are Nigerian nationals with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars prosecutors say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-494468452019-08-24
The suspects used illicit money exchangers to move money to Nigeria generally avoiding transferring the funds directly through banking institutions the indictment says. NegativeThe US authorities have charged 80 people most of whom are Nigerian nationals with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars prosecutors say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-494468452019-08-24
Fellow artists have also been sharing their condolences including Nigerian star Davido and fellow Ivorian rapper Kaaris NegativeIvory Coasts DJ Arafat a wellknown singer in Frenchspeaking Africa has died following a traffic accident state broadcaster RTI is reporting. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-493239072019-08-13
The 10 men were bound for Ivory Coast aboard a container ship when the vessel was intercepted by pirates off the coast of Nigeria on 16 July. NeutralTen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped last month off the coast of West Africa have been released according to reports in Turkish state media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-492990142019-08-10
Separately four Turkish nationals who were also kidnapped in Nigerias Kwara State on 19 July were rescued on 26 July Turkeys state media channel TRT news reported. NegativeTen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped last month off the coast of West Africa have been released according to reports in Turkish state media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-492990142019-08-10
At least 65 people have lost their lives after suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on a funeral in Nigerias northeastern state of Borno. NegativeAt least 65 people have lost their lives after suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on a funeral in Nigerias northeastern state of Borno. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-491456132019-07-29
It has been active not only in Nigeria but also in the neighbouring countries of Chad Niger and Cameroon. NeutralAt least 65 people have lost their lives after suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on a funeral in Nigerias northeastern state of Borno. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-491456132019-07-29
African superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. PositiveAfrican superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488997012019-07-08
AfCFTA hit a hurdle last year when Nigeria pulled out days before the country was due to sign the agreement PositiveAfrican superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488997012019-07-08
Nigeria is Africas biggest economy and has long been a regional leader so when it stalled observers questioned if the African trade bloc would ever actually happen. NeutralAfrican superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488997012019-07-08
Since then the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiation says it has consulted with 27 groups including trade unions PositiveAfrican superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488997012019-07-08
With Nigeria signed up AfCFTAs dream of increasing intraAfrica trade which currently lags behind the volume of trade the continent does with Europe is now one step closer PositiveAfrican superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488997012019-07-08
A flamboyant pastor in Nigeria has stepped aside from his church after a celebrity photographer accused him of raping her twice before she turned 18. NegativeA flamboyant pastor in Nigeria has stepped aside from his church after a celebrity photographer accused him of raping her twice before she turned 18. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488259362019-07-02
Ms Dakolos allegation went viral on social media with some saying it had triggered Nigerias moment. NegativeA flamboyant pastor in Nigeria has stepped aside from his church after a celebrity photographer accused him of raping her twice before she turned 18. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488259362019-07-02
But women in socially conservative Nigeria have so far avoided speaking out fearing a backlash or stigmatisation. NegativeA flamboyant pastor in Nigeria has stepped aside from his church after a celebrity photographer accused him of raping her twice before she turned 18. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488259362019-07-02
Nigeria has a huge Pentecostal Christian population and Pastor Fatoyinbo is the head pastor of the popular Commonwealth of Zion Assembly church in the capital Abuja PositiveA flamboyant pastor in Nigeria has stepped aside from his church after a celebrity photographer accused him of raping her twice before she turned 18. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488259362019-07-02
Africas oldest independent country Ethiopia is also the continents second most populous after Nigeria with 102 NeutralThe suspected ringleader of Saturdays failed coup attempt in Ethiopias Amhara region has been shot dead police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487430812019-06-25
Two senior employees of the oil company Shell have been kidnapped and their police escorts killed in Nigerias restive Delta region police said. NegativeTwo senior employees of the oil company Shell have been kidnapped and their police escorts killed in Nigerias restive Delta region police said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480754232019-04-27
Nigeria has too many doctors and is not suffering from a brain drain the countrys minister of labour has said. PositiveNigeria has too many doctors and is not suffering from a brain drain the countrys minister of labour has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454730362019-04-26
Nigeria repeatedly falls short on its 2001 commitment to spend at least of its budget on health NegativeNigeria has too many doctors and is not suffering from a brain drain the countrys minister of labour has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454730362019-04-26
Nigeria repeatedly falls short on its 2001 commitment to spend at least of its budget on health NegativeNigeria has too many doctors and is not suffering from a brain drain the countrys minister of labour has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454730362019-04-26
Brain drain is not a new phenomenon in Nigeria but the concerns are that doctors are now leaving much earlier in their careers. NegativeNigeria has too many doctors and is not suffering from a brain drain the countrys minister of labour has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454730362019-04-26
He would like to come home again but says that would depend on whether things improve in Nigeria. PositiveNigeria has too many doctors and is not suffering from a brain drain the countrys minister of labour has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454730362019-04-26
The risk he added is that the oil industry could find itself with little wiggleroom if supply was hit unexpectedly somewhere else with violence in Nigeria for example. NegativeThe goal remains simple US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday while announcing new measures against Iran. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480221302019-04-25
Police in Nigeria are investigating the deaths of 11 people in the northeastern town of Gombe after a car ploughed into a procession celebrating Easter on Sunday. NegativePolice in Nigeria are investigating the deaths of 11 people in the northeastern town of Gombe after a car ploughed into a procession celebrating Easter on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480218202019-04-24
Nigerias police chief said the incident was unfortunate and that the driver had lost control of the car NegativePolice in Nigeria are investigating the deaths of 11 people in the northeastern town of Gombe after a car ploughed into a procession celebrating Easter on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480218202019-04-24
A British woman was one of two people shot dead by gunmen who stormed a holiday resort in Nigeria NegativeA British woman was one of two people shot dead by gunmen who stormed a holiday resort in Nigeria http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480081182019-04-22
Local police said a Nigerian man was also killed and three others were kidnapped during the attack on Friday NegativeA British woman was one of two people shot dead by gunmen who stormed a holiday resort in Nigeria http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480081182019-04-22
Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria with foreigners and highprofile Nigerians frequently targeted. NegativeA British woman was one of two people shot dead by gunmen who stormed a holiday resort in Nigeria http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480081182019-04-22
Ms Mooney was employed in Nigeria as a communication specialist for the nongovernmental organisation Mercy Corps which said it was utterly heartbroken PositiveA British woman was one of two people shot dead by gunmen who stormed a holiday resort in Nigeria http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480081182019-04-22
Neal KenyGuyer Mercy Corps chief executive said she had worked with the company for almost two years leading efforts to counter hate speech and violence in Nigeria NegativeA British woman was one of two people shot dead by gunmen who stormed a holiday resort in Nigeria http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-480081182019-04-22
One man poses with his okpu agoro a red black and white woollen bobble hat worn by men from the Igbo community of southeastern Nigeria. NegativeThe Ikeji Festival which last for seven days brings together many thousands of ethnic Igbo people from far and wide to the town in Imo state http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479641862019-04-21
Nigerias Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts. NegativeNigerias Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479746902019-04-19
This is the first time a chief justice in Nigeria has been put on trial and convicted. NeutralNigerias Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479746902019-04-19
A British Nigerian man who was hounded to his death by police in Leeds is being remembered in a series of events to mark 50 years since he died. NegativeA British Nigerian man who was hounded to his death by police in Leeds is being remembered in a series of events to mark 50 years since he died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leeds-479465562019-04-19
Because Nigeria was a British colony he was able to obtain a British Travel Certificate and so left behind his povertystricken home in search of a better future. PositiveA British Nigerian man who was hounded to his death by police in Leeds is being remembered in a series of events to mark 50 years since he died. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leeds-479465562019-04-19
He is the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations and one of Nigerias most revered and influential preachers PositiveMr Nkeki has a catalogue of tribulations to back up his suspicions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479108002019-04-15
She said there were more killings taking place than in Borno Adamawa and Yobe states areas in northeastern Nigeria affected by Islamist militants Boko Haram. NegativeTheres growing concern in northern Nigeria over the level of banditry and kidnapping in the state of Zamfara. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478833082019-04-15
The Nigeria Security Tracker produced by the Washingtonbased Council on Foreign Relations monitors levels of violence by collating local media reports. NeutralTheres growing concern in northern Nigeria over the level of banditry and kidnapping in the state of Zamfara. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478833082019-04-15
In our series of letters from Africa Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani visits an influential traditional ruler who often swaps his royal garb for boots and a hoe in a bid to encourage his subjects to take up farming. PositiveIn our series of letters from Africa Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani visits an influential traditional ruler who often swaps his royal garb for boots and a hoe in a bid to encourage his subjects to take up farming. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471988592019-04-13
When the Emir of Keffi in Nasarawa state in northcentral Nigeria died in 2015 his 52yearold eldest son was selected by the traditional kingmakers to take his place. NegativeIn our series of letters from Africa Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani visits an influential traditional ruler who often swaps his royal garb for boots and a hoe in a bid to encourage his subjects to take up farming. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471988592019-04-13
The South African Ugandan Nigerian and Somali parliaments are just some of those that have witnessed brawls. NeutralIn our series of letters from African writers Zimbabwean journalistturnedbarrister Brian Hungwe looks at whether politicians need better qualifications. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474681042019-04-09
The Ethiopian diaspora across America the second largest community after Nigerians has played an enormous role in influencing ongoing political reforms that have rocked Ethiopia since the beginning of 2018. PositiveA highlevel US delegation just returned from Ethiopia which is arguably Americas closest ally on the continent of Africa http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-472036912019-04-09
Somebody like me despite the size of our group I need 38 visas to move around Africa complained Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote in an interview in 2016. NeutralMore than one in three Africans have considered emigrating http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477059442019-03-27
Although Iraq and Syria continue to account for the lions share of IS attack claims Afghanistan Somalia the Phil