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.
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.
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.