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Fri,16Nov2018

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General Electric pulls out of Nigeria rail concession

The General Electric logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Richard Drew/AP/SIPAGeneral Electric Co has pulled out of a long-term concession deal with the Nigerian government to maintain and operate narrow-gauge rail lines in the West African country, a procurement process adviser told Reuters on Wednesday.

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"We have to remove regulations" - Atiku Abubakar, People’s Democratic Party, Nigeria

Presidential candidate, People’s Democratic Party, Nigeria - OLAMIKAN GBEMIGA FOR TAR
With the business lobby behind him and a commitment to restructure the federal system, Atiku Abubakar has turned the presidential election into a battle of substance and style

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Management contributed to collapse of Nigeria's Skye Bank -deposit insurer

Nov. 11, 2011: Headquarters of Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja.Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAThe management of Nigerian failed lender Skye Bank contributed to the collapse of the mid-tier bank, the country's deposit insurance agency said on Monday.

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Ghana: ITV, Kweku Awotwi, Tullow Ghana

 

Awotwi2The head of Tullow’s Ghana operations, Kweku Awotwi, buoyed by the oil price, looks ahead to a new licensing round and the drive towards domesticating the industry

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Opinion: Elhadj As Sy - Responsibility for the migration crisis lies at home

 

SyElhadj As Sy, Secretary general, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies gives his opinion on the migration crisis

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NIGERIA | Clashes and conflict

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Competition for access to land has heightened the violence between herders and farmers, as criminal gangs look to profit from the chaos. With elections in 2019, will the politicians find a long-term solution?

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