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Woman Sues Father To Stop Forced Marriage

A 20-year-old woman in northern Nigeria has sued her dad for forcing her to marry a stranger, local media report. Fatima Aliyu’s lawyer told a Sharia (Islamic) court in Kaduna state that she already had someone she loves. He said that the woman was not suing the father out of …

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Nigerian Senate Candidate Shot Dead And Body Burnt

A Nigerian senatorial candidate was on Wednesday shot dead and his body burnt by attackers while on his way from a campaign rally in the southern state of Enugu. The death of Oyibo Chukwu of the Labour Party happened three days before Saturday’s general elections – which is being described …

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Nigeria Imposes Restrictions On Cash Withdrawals

Nigeria’s central bank has limited weekly over-the-counter cash withdrawals by individuals and corporates to 100,000 naira (US$225; £186) and 500,000 naira ( US$1,125; £928) respectively. This is in line with its policy to promote cashless transactions, it said.   It comes days after the West African country launched new banknotes. …

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British Airways Shutting Down Nigerian Operations

The inability of British Airways, to repatriate its trapped funds out of Nigeria has led to the suspension of ticket sales in the country ahead of stoppage of flights to the African most populous nation. This is as the airline threatens that it may be compelled to stop flight services …

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