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Deadliest Ebola outbreak ever continues to affect Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone More...
Nigeria's State of Emergency 'A Failure' (22 Nov 14)
Imposed 18 months ago, falls under heavy criticism as Boko Haram continue to kill More...
Nigeria to Cut Petrol Subsidy by Half (22 Nov 14)
Will spend N458.68 billion in 2015, down from N971.14 billion in 2014 More...
Shell sells Nigerian oil block for $600m (21 Nov 14)
As part of its ongoing two-year disposal programme More...
Nigeria must adjust to oil price (21 Nov 14)
Nigeria will have to adjust to oil prices heading lower for some time to come More...
Nigeria naira weakens against US dollar (21 Nov 14)
Naira ended on a record low on the interbank market on Friday More...
45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria (21 Nov 14)
In a village near Mafa city in the northern Nigerian state of Borno More...
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hEALTHCARE iN nIGERIA
We get lots of emails asking us about healthcare facilities, health insurance, medical risks and treatments in Nigeria.
An emerging threat? Piracy And the Gulf Of Guinea
West Africa has seen a steady growth in pirate attacks in recent years, with reported incidents of piracy increasing 42 percent in 2011.
Nigeria: A Retailer's Market
Lured by its clear potential – a large population, positive macro-economic growth and a strong appetite for consumer goods – chains both foreign and local are dramatically expanding their domestic retail footprint.
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People Demand Protection From Their Police
The Boko Haram violence (which has left over 1,600 dead in the last three years) has caused a national uproar over the general lack of law and order throughout the country and the continuing government corruption that is at the core of all that is wrong in the country
the Militias Are Massing
The army is providing equipment and advice to churches and mosques to assist in defeating terror attacks. Off the coast of the Niger River Delta, attacks on service boats (for offshore wells) are increasingly common. But the menace of Boko Haram continues to be the main focus for all Nigerians and observers.
Please Don't Fight back
The U.S. has offered Nigeria assistance in going after drug smuggling and distribution gangs. Nigeria has accepted, in part because al Qaeda, and possibly Boko Haram, have become allies of the drug gangs. This was not done because the Islamic radicals approve of drugs (they don't, officially) but because it’s a quick way to obtain lots of cash to finance terrorist
War on Christians Escalates
Boko Haram related violence has left over 700 dead so far this year. Boko Haram keeps warning Christians to either convert to Islam or die. Moslem and Christian leaders are giving more speeches about avoiding religious warfare. The Christians in the south have restrained themselves and not retaliated (much) against their Moslem minority. But in the north???