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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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ICD mulls key investment in Nigerian cement firm

Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD), the emirate's sovereign wealth fund, said it is exploring further investment opportunities with Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer Dangote after purchasing a minority stake in the African group last m

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ICD buys $300m stake in Nigerian cement firm

Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD), the emirate's sovereign wealth fund, said it has reached an agreement to purchase a minority stake in Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer Dangote Cement. Dangote Cement, which is listed

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ICD buys $300m stake in Nigerian cement firm

Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD), the emirate's sovereign wealth fund, said it has reached an agreement to purchase a minority stake in Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer Dangote Cement. Dangote Cement, which is listed

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Nigerian who died in UAE ‘showed Ebola signs’

A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital had shown signs "that may be consistent with Ebola", the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said on Sunday. The 35-year-old woman was travelling to India from Niger

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Etisalat, Nigeria's IHS in towers deal

The Nigerian affiliate of Etisalat, the Gulf's biggest telecommunications operator, said it would sell 2,136 of its towers to Nigeria's IHS and lease them back as part of plans to expand its coverage in the country. The de

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Mideast firms warned over new cyber threats

Cyber criminals in Nigeria have evolved common malware campaigns to infiltrate businesses in the Middle East that have not previously been their primary targets, a recent report has warned. &n

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Etihad appoints new GM for Nigeria

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has appointed Wuraola Oduntan as the new general manager for its Nigeria operations.   Based in Lagos, Oduntan will have overall responsibility for Etihad’s opera

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Saudi FAS inks big solar power deal in Nigeria

Saudi-based FAS Energy and Canada's SkyPower Global have signed agreements with both Nigerian government and the Delta State of Nigeria Government for the development of 3,000 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects

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