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    1. August 25, 2016

      Pirate attacks fall to 21-year low

      Pirate attacks on shipping have fallen to their lowest level for 21 years, as crackdowns against maritime crime off the...

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      August 25, 2016

      Nigerian lender UBA readmitted to foreign exchange market

      UBA, one of Nigeria’s biggest banks, has been readmitted to the country’s foreign exchange market, following a...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Nigerian central bank suspends 9 lenders from FX trading

      Nigeria’s central bank has temporarily suspended nine lenders in the country from trading foreign currency, over...

    2. August 23, 2016

      Nigeria army claims to have killed Boko Haram leader

      Nigeria’s military said it has “fatally wounded” Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, and killed several other...

    3. August 23, 2016

      Nigeria’s economic woes hit mass weddings

      For three years, Nasiba Abdullahi wanted nothing more than to marry Ahmed Aminou, her fiancée who works as a trader in...

    4. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Nigeria kills 'key' Boko Haram leaders in air raid

      Nigeria’s air force claims to have killed several “key” leaders of the Boko Haram Islamist terror group in what it has...

    5. August 21, 2016

      Buhari turns to war against indiscipline as economy slides

      Faced with an economy in freefall and mounting criticism, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has turned to a...

    6. August 19, 2016

      Brent crude climbs above $50 a barrel on output freeze hopes

      Oil prices climbed back above $50 a barrel this week, registering a third straight week of gains, after Opec members...

    7. August 17, 2016

      Brexit decision hits migrant workers’ wages sent home

      Britain’s decision to leave the EU is rippling through the global economy via an important but hidden channel: the...

    8. August 14, 2016

      Nigerian biscuit maker Beloxxi lures private equity investment

      Nigeria’s snacks industry has attracted the interest of a private equity firm founded by Sir Bob Geldof in a boost for...

    9. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Nigeria delays GDP data release

      Nigeria has delayed the publication of key economic statistics, including GDP data that are expected to officially...

    10. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Oil demand in 2017 to be weaker than previously expected - IEA

      Oil demand growth will weaken more than expected next year on a dimmer outlook for the global economy, the world’s...

    11. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Oil rallies as Opec agrees to informal Sept. meeting

      Oil prices got a much needed shot in the arms on Monday amid speculation that Opec, which has scheduled an informal...

    12. August 8, 2016

      The global democratic recession

      Sometimes one or two events can change the political mood all over the world. The release of Nelson Mandela from prison...

    13. August 8, 2016

      Naira feels heat as unofficial rate sinks

      The gap between Nigeria’s official and black market currency rates is once again widening, six weeks since the African...

    14. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Mind the gap: Unofficial market shows Nigerian currency strain

      Six weeks since Nigeria introduced a supposedly market-driven currency system in an attempt to aid the ailing economy,...

    15. August 5, 2016

      Boko Haram dispute with Isis bursts into the open

      A dispute between the head of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, and Isis burst into the open after the global jihadi group...

    16. August 4, 2016

      Nigerian email sting leads to theft of millions from companies

      A criminal syndicate in Nigeria is stealing millions of dollars from companies around the world by intercepting their...

    17. July 31, 2016

      From ‘Netflix of Nigeria’ to ‘Nollywood’ producer

      When 36-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur Jason Njoku talks about em­bracing failure, he is speaking from experience. He...

    18. July 31, 2016

      Nigerians feel squeeze as economy slides towards recession

      Sani Garba, a Nigerian artisan, has not had an order to build a metal gate or door, the mainstay of his one-man...

    19. July 29, 2016

      The new oil order comes back with a vengeance

      The renewed slide in the oil price back towards $40 a barrel is a reminder to the world’s largest producers that they...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2016

      Sea of tears

      Dustin, 11, from Nigeria, who said his mother died in Libya, cries aboard a Spanish NGO’s boat, after being rescued...

    21. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Eni close to selling stake in Mozambique gas field

      Eni is closing in on a deal to sell a stake in natural gas discoveries off Mozambique, the Italian group’s chief...

    22. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Eni profits weighed down by weak oil price

      Eni became the latest oil producer to report a steep drop in earnings on Friday as it felt the impact of continued...

    23. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      No let up for the Nigerian naira

      Another day, another record low for the naira. The currency has slipped 1.6 per cent against the greenback today to 315...

    24. beyondbrics

      July 26, 2016

      Real, not illusory justice when returning stolen assets

      At a July 20 news conference announcing charges that a group – allegedly linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak...

    25. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Nigeria raises rates to record amid currency slump

      Nigeria’s central bank has raised interest rates for the second time in six months to a record high as the...

    26. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      PZ Cussons profits slide on Nigeria's forex shortage

      Nigeria’s foreign exchange shortage hit PZ Cussons in the year ending in May, but the country’s recently-introduced...

    27. July 25, 2016

      Nigerian currency slump sharpens focus on central bank

      The Nigerian naira tumbled to a fresh record low on Monday, taking its losses against the dollar to 55 per cent during...

    28. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Naira slides to new low ahead of central bank meeting

      The naira has hit yet new record lows this morning as the currency continues to slide in the wake of the country’s move...

    29. July 24, 2016

      Finance minister insists Nigeria has ‘credible plan’ to deal with crisis

      Nigeria remains hopeful of an economic revival, its finance minister said, even as the country slides into recession....

    30. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Nigeria's naira weakens to new record low

      The naira plunged to a new record low on Friday, breaking past 300 per dollar for the first time as the Nigerian...

    31. July 20, 2016

      Reaching for the stars is a worthy ambition for Africa

      By 2030, Nigeria wants to send an astronaut into space. You would have thought with all the problems it has here on the...

    32. Brussels Blog

      July 20, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The forgotten crisis

      To receive the Brussels Briefing every morning, sign up here. The flow of people into Greece may have stopped, but...

    33. July 19, 2016

      IMF forecasts Nigerian economy will contract by 1.8% this year

      Nigeria will slide into recession this year for the first time in more than two decades as Africa’s largest economy...

    34. July 19, 2016

      Nigeria’s oil-producing delta on the brink

      Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger delta is sliding back into turmoil, with profound ramifications for national cohesion....

    35. July 18, 2016

      Militants strike at heart of Nigeria’s oil industry

      When Edafa, a former militant from Nigeria’s restive oil-rich Delta, joined a government-funded programme to train as a...

    36. July 18, 2016

      Misinvoicing of commodities costs billions to developing world

      Commodities from the developing world worth billions of dollars are being exported illicitly every year through...

    37. July 8, 2016

      Gold set to top two-year winning streak

      Gold was set to record its longest winning streak in two years as analysts forecast further demand from investors...

    38. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      Brent poised for biggest weekly drop since Jan

      Brent, the global oil marker, is on course for its biggest weekly decline since January, as supply disruptions ease and...

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