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Nigeria wants compensation for attacks in SA

Nigeria will press for compensation from the South African government for its citizens who were victims of xenophobic attacks in the country, Foreign Minister Ojo Maduekwe said late on Tuesday in Abuja. The minister said that although no Nigerian has been killed in the wave of the attacks, many of them lost their properties while others had had their shops looted.

Nigeria adopts new gas policy to favour domestic users

Energy-rich Nigeria has approved a new policy requiring gas producers to direct a part of their output to the domestic market, rather than exporting it, a presidential statement said on Friday. Under the new policy regime, "all oil and gas developers in the country are to allocate a specified amount of gas from their reserves and annual production to the domestic market", it said.

Abuja’s Utopia surrounded by urban blight

Central Abuja looks like a modern capital with wide streets and a spectacular skyline. But four years after a massive urban demolition programme began, little progress has been made in resettling the roughly 800 000 people that the Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions estimates have been displaced.

Nigerian govt stops slashing of zeros off currency

Nigerian Justice Minister Michael Aondoakaa on Friday froze a plan announced last week by the central bank to re-denominate the naira currency, saying the bank had violated the law. Aondoakaa said Central Bank Governor Chukwuma Soludo should first have sought President Umaru Yar'Adua's written approval.

Nigerian president looks to end hostage-taking crisis

Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he was seeking permanent solutions to hostage-taking in the restive Niger Delta and denounced kidnaps as "criminality" that must not be allowed to go on. "Hostage-taking is not [due to] marginalisation, it is not lack of opportunity to air their views. It is simply criminality," Obasanjo told a presidential forum.

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