Naira rallies against dollar
27 February 2017 | 12:49 pm
Nigeria's local currency the naira, rallied to 460 to the dollar last Friday, its highest level in more than 3 months. The currency got a boost from the Central Bank of Nigeria which sold 221 million dollars to 16 banks last week.
Too stylish for political party t-shirts and caps, some fashionistas in Nigeria are donning the colours and faces of their preferred candidates for a presidential election this month. Ahead of the Feb. 25 vote, political rallies have become catwalks for colourful printed fabrics twisted into elaborate dresses, tunics and headscarves.
Nigerians are still waiting for a clear picture to emerge after a general election initially scheduled on finish on Saturday. The surprise third serious contender for the presidency scored a significant win in Lagos.
Nigeria's ruling party candidate, Bola Tinubu, was declared president-elect of Africa's most populous nation in the early hours of Wednesday after a weekend election that the main opposition parties have disputed.
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Bola Tinubu has the difficult task of uniting the West African nation, as the results of the election highlight how sharply divided citizens are along religious and ethnic lines.
Analysts say the acute shortage of naira notes caused by the currency redesign policy that has crippled Nigeria in the run up to Saturday’s election may have reduced vote buying by political parties.
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The country's top court ordered the government to extend a deadline for citizens to swap old bills for new ones. A judge said the president had behaved like a "dictator" in his rush to carry out the banknote redesign.
An explosion on a Nigerian oil pipeline owned by Shell killed at least 12 people on Friday (March 3), authorities at the scene said, while members of the affected community in Emohua said they feared many more had died in the blast.
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