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Suicide bomber kills 6, injures 11 in Nigeria market

A suicide bomber struck a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Friday, killing six people, the national Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Har

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Bombs kill around 50 at market in northeast Nigeria

Two bombings by suspected Boko Haram militants killed an estimated 50 people at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, officials from two disaster agencies said. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the

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Nigeria to produce at least 20pc of its gasoline needs

Major crude oil producer Nigeria aims to overcome its chaotic and crumbling refining sector to produce at least a fraction of the gasoline it needs to use itself. Its state oil company hopes that domestic plants can cover 20 perce

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Abraaj buys majority stake in Nigeria mattress maker

Dubai-based Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, today (July 7) has acquired a majority stake in Mouka, a leading mattress manufacturer in Nigeria. The acquisition is through one of Abraaj's fun

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Abraaj buys majority stake in Nigeria mattress maker

Dubai-based Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, today (July 7) has acquired a majority stake in Mouka, a leading mattress manufacturer in Nigeria. The acquisition is through one of Abraaj's fun

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GE records 10-year safety milestone in Nigeria

General Electric has recorded another milestone in its oil and gas facility in Onne, Rivers State exhibiting an exceptional safety record. In the last 10 years of operations, GE has not had any incidents at its Onne facility resul

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S Africa tourism growth hinges on new visa rules

South Africa’s hospitality industry is prepared to grow further in the next five years, but the impact of revised visa regulations on the sector remains to be seen, said a report released by PwC today (May 14). The overall o

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Afren may consider exiting Iraqi Kurdistan: CEO

Afren will consider exiting the Kurdistan region in Iraq and focus on oilfields in Nigeria as it embarks on a restructuring programme, chief executive Alan Linn said.   The company has floundered under a series o

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Top industry experts to attend major agro-food event

More than 85 industry experts from across the globe will be in Lagos, Nigeria, to take part in the 'Agro-food & Plast-Print Pack Nigeria 2015’ expo which opens next week. The event will see companies display various latest

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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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