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For Nigeria, it's 2015 all over again

Pressure is again building on the naira, Nigeria's currency.

For Nigeria, it's 2015 all over again

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Nigeria defends currency reserves in face of $9bn UK court ruling

The ruling could force Africa's largest economy to turn over 20 percent of its foreign currency reserves.

Nigeria defends currency reserves in face of $9bn UK court ruling

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Nigerian Shia leader, wife reject treatment in India, return home

Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife have been received by security operatives in Abuja and returned to custody.

Nigerian Shia leader, wife reject treatment in India, return home

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Nigeria's president tells central bank not to fund food imports

The Nigerian leader says the directive is meant to bring about 'full food security' for Africa's largest economy.

Nigeria's president tells central bank not to fund food imports

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Nigerian Shia leader, wife depart for medical treatment in India

Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and wife were granted bail by a court in Kaduna state to seek medical treatment abroad.

Nigerian Shia leader, wife depart for medical treatment in India

Counting the Cost

What's the cost of piracy in West African waters?

The Gulf of Guinea has turned into one of the world's most notorious piracy hotspots. Plus, why's the gold price rising?

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A united Africa may give China its moment to shine

AfCFTA will likely complicate existing agreements with Africa’s main partners, including the United States and China.

 A united Africa may give China its moment to shine

Inside Story

Why has Nigeria banned the main Shia Muslim group?

Nigeria's government has labelled the Islamic Movement of Nigeria a 'terrorist' organisation.

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Death, anguish and flickers of hope: 10 years of Boko Haram

A decade later, one of the world's most dangerous armed groups is still wreaking havoc in the region it sprouted from.

Death, anguish and flickers of hope: 10 years of Boko Haram

Health

Is Nigeria facing a mental health crisis?

Experts discuss ways to close a gap in therapy care.

Is Nigeria facing a mental health crisis?

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Mobile money: Abuja central bank gives MTN Nigeria green light

South African telecom giant MTN Group will soon offer financial services to its 56 million mobile customers in Nigeria.

Mobile money: Abuja central bank gives MTN Nigeria green light

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Nigeria: Toll in suspected Boko Haram funeral attack rises to 65

Dozens more bodies discovered following assault on mourners by suspected Boko Haram fighters in Borno, say officials.

Nigeria: Toll in suspected Boko Haram funeral attack rises to 65

Africa

Nigeria bans Shia group after deadly clashes

Tensions escalate as supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria demand the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Nigeria bans Shia group after deadly clashes

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Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after Nigeria funeral

Local hunters and militia recovered nearly two dozen bodies after survivors returned to the village and alerted them.

Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after Nigeria funeral

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Nigeria to label Shia group a 'terrorist organisation'

West African country's solicitor general says court has granted Abuja permission to brand IMN as 'terrorist'.

Nigeria to label Shia group a 'terrorist organisation'