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Rotana signs new property in Nigeria

UAE-based hotel group Rotana has signed its first property in Nigeria under the brand Centro, located in Lagos, the country’s largest city. The 200 plus-key Hotel and Serviced Apartments, to be launched in partnership with Topwide

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Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of p

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Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance on Saturday to Islamic State, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, according to an audio clip posted online. The symbolic move highli

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Turkish Airlines begins operations to Abuja

Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of Turkey, will fly to Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, from today (March 3) - its 262nd network destination. With existing services to 37 destinations in Africa, Abuja flights will be operated five

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Newlyweds face ebola travel ban agony

A newlywed couple living thousands of miles apart say they are being prevented from seeing each other due to Bahrain's "Ebola travel ban" on their native Nigeria. Basil Maduakor claims he cannot leave the country or

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Bomb attacks kill at least 23 in north, central Nigeria

Boko Haram bombers killed 23 people on Thursday (February 26), authorities said, as the Islamist insurgents fight back against a military offensive launched by Nigeria and three neighbouring countries. A suicide bomber at a bus st

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Nigeria will call emergency Opec meeting if oil rout continues

Nigeria will call an extraordinary meeting of Opec if crude oil prices slip any further, the country's oil minister said in an interview with the Financial Times, in a sign of growing alarm over the impact of oil's collapse on o

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Mulk group to invest in Nigeria retail venture

UAE-based Mulk Holdings has announced its foray into the global retail segment with a $40 million investment in a landmark duty free shopping centre in Lagos, Nigeria. A multinational conglomerate with diversified business interes

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of

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Nigeria sees early release of kidnapped schoolgirls

Nigeria aims to secure the release by Tuesday of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants, two senior government sources said on Saturday, although they declined to comment on where this handover would take place.

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