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UK to return Nigeria’s stolen funds

Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has alleged that the government of the United Kingdom has agreed to return the funds stolen from Nigeria. The minister said the UK expressed commitment towards returning Nigeria’s looted funds during a bilateral meeting between the two nations. Malami said apart from the meetings which Nigeria had with the UK, ...

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Nigeria rejects Cameron’s ‘fantastically corrupt’ label

There was outrage yesterday over British Prime Minister David Cameron’s description of Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt”. Although an official of Downing Street, the British PM’s office, said the statement was not meant to be derogatory, the Federal Government expressed dismay. Cameron, briefing the Queen on the anti-Corruption Summit he is hosting in London tomorrow, said Nigeria and Afghanistan ...

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Boko Haram: US to sell warplane to Nigeria

The United States is considering selling Nigeria ground attack planes to help fight Boko Haram rebels, officials said Friday, despite concerns over the local military’s human rights record. Nigeria’s Western allies have vowed to assist the West African giant in its fight against the brutal Islamist group, but have been cautious of providing arms to troops regularly accused of extrajudicial ...

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World Bank: Business now harder in Nigeria than in 2015

The ‘Doing Business Report’ an arm of the World Bank Group has revealed that it is now harder to do business in Nigeria now that it was in 2015. According to the report, Nigeria has went up the ease of doing business ranking, despite being the largest economy in Africa, has it rate of doing business just got harder. In ...

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Apologise to Enyeama – Taribo West tells NFF

Former Nigeria defender, Taribo West, has called for the return of goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to the Super Eagles. The 33-year-old  Lille keeper  retired from the national team following a disagreement  with former  Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh. Enyeama was  during the week ranked the sixth best goalkeeper in the world by football statistics body, CIES Observatory. The 2013 Africa Cup of ...

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UK govt describes what is holding Nigeria back as corruption

The United Kingdom is fully behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the ongoing efforts by his administration to rid Nigeria of corruption, Mr Nick Hurd, the UK Minister for International Development, has said. Hurd told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday that fighting corruption was critical to transforming Nigeria’s future. “We have been very active in supporting ...

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Iwobi happy playing for Nigeria, fans

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has confirmed again the English FA tried to make him play for England but turned it down for Nigeria – a decision he is very proud of. The young forward also told the Arsenal website that moments with Nigerians fans are moments to cherish. The attitude of the fans, he says, has added up to his ...

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Governor Fayose advised China to stop $2bn loan to Nigeria

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has written to the Chinese Government, seeking the stoppage of the $2bn loan being sought by the Federal Government. President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to China this week was to discuss the development of the country’s infrastructure, including a $2bn loan for railway projects. But Fayose in his letter to President Xi Jinping of China ...

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China finally offered Nigeria $6bn loan

China has offered Nigeria a loan worth $6bn to fund infrastructure projects in Africa’s biggest economy. “It is a credit that is on the table as soon as we identify the projects,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, told reporters who traveled with President Muhammadu Buhari to China. “It won’t need an agreement to be signed; it is just ...

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‘Nigeria’s future is bright’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday has said the country’s future is still bright, despite the many challenges facing Nigeria. He expressed the conviction that his administration’s policies would make Nigeria the investment destination of choice. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke at the opening of a Nigeria-China Business/Investment ...

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