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(This version of the December 12th story corrects headline and paragraph one to remove references to corruption)
ABUJA/LAGOS Nigerian lawmakers opened an investigation on Tuesday into the finance minister's suspension of the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), saying they would look into whether the ministry had interfered with the SEC's work.
ABUJA Nigeria will move ahead with plans to borrow $5.5 billion from foreign investors after the Senate on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari request for the move.
LAGOS, Nov 1 A draft law to ease a dollar shortage by restricting movement of hard currency in and out of Nigeria passed its second parliamentary reading on Wednesday.
ABUJA, Oct 26 Nigerian lawmakers called on the government on Thursday to declare a state of emergency for the country's crumbling roads to tackle decades of infrastructural decay that has limited economic growth.
ABUJA A Nigerian court has ordered a temporary freeze on millions of bank accounts with incomplete identification documents and the forfeiture of funds in those accounts as the government seeks to ensure compliance with money laundering rules.
ABUJA, Oct 23 A Nigerian court has ordered a temporary freeze on millions of bank accounts with incomplete identification documents and the forfeiture of funds in those accounts as the government seeks to ensure compliance with money laundering rules.
ABUJA, Oct 18 Nigeria's lower house of parliament will investigate $2 billion of foreign loans which the state-owned national electricity grid operator may have raised without official approval, lawmakers said on Wednesday.
ABUJA The leader of a group calling for the secession of a Nigerian territory formerly known as Biafra did not appear at a court hearing on Tuesday, stoking concerns among his supporters who say they haven't seen him in weeks.
ABUJA, Sept 27 Nigeria needs to lower its interest rate and cut domestic debt to stimulate lending for private sector investment, in order to boost growth after its economy slipped out of recession, a lawmaker said in a motion.