IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Fluffing our lines

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that all loans received from government institutions be given a three-month moratorium. The president announced the directive during his state broadcast on Sunday. The moratorium is applicable to loans issued by the Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture, Nigeria Export-Import Bank, TraderMoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni. “For on-lending facilities using capital from international and multilateral development partners, I have directed our development partners and negotiated concessions to ease the pain of the borrowers,” the president said. “For the most vulnerable in our society, I have directed that the conditional cash transfers for the next two months be paid immediately. Our internally displaced persons will also receive two months of food rations in the coming weeks.” Buhari also urged Nigerians to support the vulnerable in their communities with “whatever they may need”. Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, had earlier said the government was working to identify vulnerable people in the society to whom stipends would be given. As at last night, Nigeria had recorded a total of 184 confirmed cases of the disease. Nigeria’s central bank has suspended foreign exchange sales to retail currency traders, a senior bureau de change (BDC) official ...
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ANALYSIS

What does Boris Johnson’s Britain mean for Nigeria?

Anti-immigrant sentiment is seldom fully rational, and one cannot understand ...
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The week ahead – Powering down

State Security Service officials forcefully rearrested journalist, activist and former ...
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The week ahead – Sound the alarm

The World Bank has said that Nigeria may become home ...
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Video: Who does the Social Media Bill affect?

The Executive arm of Nigeria’s government has for a while ...
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The week ahead – Give unto Caesar

Investment inflows into Nigeria declined by $460 million from $5.82 ...
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Trade needs a boost

Now that the Q3 2019 GDP results have been released ...
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The week ahead – Maybe it is rocket science

On 15 November, the Supreme Court said all allegations raised ...
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The week ahead – Meter watch

Visa has confirmed that it has acquired a stake in ...
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The week ahead – Who runs this show?

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of Nigeria’s border ...
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ISIS no more

US President, Donald Trump has announced that Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader ...
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The week ahead – Spot the mismatch

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the ...
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Video: Rice, and Nigeria’s border

From independence till the mid-1970s, Nigeria's domestic rice production was ...
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The week ahead – Facing a reset

Over the weekend, the police in Kaduna State confirmed the ...
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The week ahead – The long walk

The FG and unions have finally agreed on the percentage ...
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The week ahead – Disconnected

President Buhari has presented his proposal for Nigeria’s 2020 budget ...
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Stalemate: Boko Haram’s new strategy means fewer attacks

At its peak in 2014, the Boko Haram insurgency saw ...
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The week ahead – Widen the net

New data from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) ...
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The week ahead – Empty boxes

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said the country’s ...
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The week ahead – Working at cross purposes

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced additional charges on ...
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How do the Saudi attacks affect Nigeria?

A swarm of drones set off a chain of explosions ...
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The week ahead – Tightening screws

Nigeria’s economy saw a decline of $3.2 billion in investment ...
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The week ahead – Ubuntu no more

The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned rising ...
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The week ahead – Gassed out

Residents of Magodo, a suburb of Lagos have entered a ...
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