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  • 01:21 Nigerian Government To Set Up $500 Million Exploration Fund

    Nigerian Government To Set Up $500 Million Exploration Fund

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    Nigeria's government is in advanced talks with its sovereign wealth fund and stock exchange to create a $ 500 M exploration fund and corporate mining bonds. The instruments are expected to attract investment. Mining Minister Kayode Fayemi says Nigeria has

  • 00:44 Nigeria's Kingdom Of Benin Gets New Monarch

    Nigeria's Kingdom Of Benin Gets New Monarch

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    Nigeria's Kingdom of Benin has a new monarch. Prince Eheneden Erediawu was crowned in a colorful ceremony on Thursday. His new name as Oba or King of Benin is Ewuare the Second. He's been crowned by a council of elders. That was a private ceremony. But th

  • 01:52 Nigeria's  Cultural Traditions Still Discriminate Against Girls

    Nigeria's Cultural Traditions Still Discriminate Against Girls

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    Nigeria has been reflecting on the United Nations Day of the Girl Child. While the world marked the day on Tuesday, Nigeria still struggles with many barriers that affect the rights of young women in the country. Sophia Adengo reports from Abuja

  • 01:12 Seven Judges In Nigeria Due In Court For Allegedly Accepting Bribes

    Seven Judges In Nigeria Due In Court For Allegedly Accepting Bribes

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    Seven judges in Nigeria are due in court on charges of corruption. They were arrested over the weekend during a massive sting operation carried out by the Secret Police. The high-profile judges are accused of accepting bribes in exchange for favourable ou

  • 00:36 Nigeria Set To Enjoy Zero Interest On All IMF Loans

    Nigeria Set To Enjoy Zero Interest On All IMF Loans

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    Nigeria will now enjoy zero interest on all concessional facilities of the International Monetary Fund until 2018. The IMF's Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, disclosed this yesterday at the ongoing IMF/ World Bank 2016 General Meeting in Washington D

  • 03:20 Nigeria Set To Increase Spending To Bolster Growth

    Nigeria Set To Increase Spending To Bolster Growth

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    Nigeria's government aims to spend around $ 21.8 B next year in the hope of bootstrapping its economy out of its first recession in decades. This year, Nigeria's economy is forecast to shrink by anywhere between 1.3% and 1.7%. As Deji Badmus reports, the

  • 00:58 40-person Chinese Delegation Due To Arrive In Nigeria

    40-person Chinese Delegation Due To Arrive In Nigeria

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    A 40-person delegation from China is due to arrive in Nigeria, after the countries signed $ 70 Billion worth of infrastructure contracts. According to the Centre for the Studies of Economies in Africa, China is the largest trading partner, for African eco

  • 02:03 Boko Haram Victims Learn Skills To Start Businesses

    Boko Haram Victims Learn Skills To Start Businesses

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    Over 2 million Nigerians were displaced by Boko Haram's seven year insurgency in the country's northeast. Today, thousands live in camps and don't know exactly when they can return to their farms. In order to survive many are now starting businesses and u

  • 02:02 Nigeria Seeks Growth In Non-oil Sectors For Economic Sustainability

    Nigeria Seeks Growth In Non-oil Sectors For Economic Sustainability

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    Africa's top economies will be closely watching the G20 summit. Nigeria has embarked on an economic diversification programme designed to raise revenue from non-oil sectors. The latest figures from the country's Economic Policy and Research Centre show gr

  • 01:48 UNICEF Warns Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children At Risk

    UNICEF Warns Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children At Risk

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    UNICEF has warned almost 50-thousand children are likely to die in Nigeria this year from malnutrition. The shocking new figures also show that half a million children are at risk in the drought- and militant-impacted north-east of the country. CCTV's Nic

  • 02:47 Nigeria's Ogun State Turns To Industrialization And Agriculture

    Nigeria's Ogun State Turns To Industrialization And Agriculture

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    Falling global crude oil prices and a depreciating currency have devastated the Nigerian economy. It recently slipped into a recession and economists predict that it could get worse in the coming months. It's prompted the government to look into diversify

  • 04:49 Former Militant Group Calls For Avengers To Be Denounced

    Former Militant Group Calls For Avengers To Be Denounced

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    Nigeria's Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta --or MEND -- has spoken out against the resolution reached by Niger Delta stakeholders. Efforts are under way to end militants' vandalism of the oil infrastructure in the region. Militant groups,

  • 00:35 Boko Haram Militants Kill At Least 10, Abduct 13 Near Chibok

    Boko Haram Militants Kill At Least 10, Abduct 13 Near Chibok

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    In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have reportedly killed at least 10 people and abducted 13 others in a raid on a village near the north-eastern town of Chibok. Locals say armed men on motorcycles invaded Kubrrivu at dawn on Saturday, attacking residents a

  • 05:39 Lagos Ranks As Worlds Third Worst City To Live

    Lagos Ranks As Worlds Third Worst City To Live

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    A report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Lagos as the third worst city to live. The city maintains its position at the lowest rungs of the Global Liveability index. Several other global reports had also said that Lagos, with a populatio

  • 03:01 Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector Buckles Under Gas Price Hike

    Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector Buckles Under Gas Price Hike

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    The Nigerian manufacturing sector is seeking government intervention to check the astronomical increase in the price of gas, which is affecting its productions. Severe gas shortage as a result of the bombing of gas facilities in the Niger Delta has seen t

  • 07:08 UN Raises Hunger Fears In Northeast Nigeria

    UN Raises Hunger Fears In Northeast Nigeria

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    The United Nations has expressed deep concern about the humanitarian crisis that Nigeria is currently facing. The United Nations Refugee Agency says the county's economic slowdown, compounded by Boko Haram attacks, could mean 5.5 million people are in nee

  • 01:23 Nigerian Navy Foils Attack On A British-flagged Freighter

    Nigerian Navy Foils Attack On A British-flagged Freighter

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    The Nigerian Navy used its superior firepower Friday to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter off the West African coast. A spokesman for the Nigerian Navy said all the crew were rescued unhurt and an inquiry's underway to determine the even

  • 01:36 Turkey Asks Nigeria To Shut Down Turkish Colleges

    Turkey Asks Nigeria To Shut Down Turkish Colleges

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    Turkey wants Nigeria to shut down all Turkish colleges in Nigeria.The Turkish government claims Fethullah Gulen owns them.He is the man alleged to have sponsored a failed military coup on July 15. CCTVs Kelechi Emekalam has more

  • 03:04 Niger And Nigeria Launch Separate Military Operations To Combat Terror

    Niger And Nigeria Launch Separate Military Operations To Combat Terror

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    Military forces in Niger and Nigeria have launched separate military operations to enable them deal with the current security threats they face. In the West African region, it's been Boko Haram and just recently, militancy in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.

  • 01:29 Nigerian Truck Companies Threaten To Suspend All Petroleum Deliveries

    Nigerian Truck Companies Threaten To Suspend All Petroleum Deliveries

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    Another fuel crisis is looming in Nigeria. Truck owners have threatened to suspend the transportation of ALL petroleum products across the country. They claim they've been short-changed on their freight rate for the past five years.

  • 01:26 Experts Warn Sitting For Too Long Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

    Experts Warn Sitting For Too Long Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

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    Cardiology researchers are pointing to sedentary behavior as a leading cause of heart disease. We all know that exercise is good for us. But now experts are warning that sitting all day - in front of a computer, TV screen, playstation is placing us at gre

  • 01:53 Nigeria's Yoruba People Holding On To Ancient Art Form

    Nigeria's Yoruba People Holding On To Ancient Art Form

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    Communities in the southern region of Nigeria are displaying their heritage quite literally. Tribal body markings that date back to the slave trade have now become a badge of pride.

  • 02:00 Nigeria Issues $10 Million Grant To Boost Film Industry

    Nigeria Issues $10 Million Grant To Boost Film Industry

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    Nigeria's government is giving the local film industry, Nollywood, a shot in the arm. Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun says the 10-million-dollar grant is to help local producers fight piracy and streamline the distribution of Nollywood movies.

  • 01:52 Nigeria Military Denies Reports Of  Looming Famine In North-east

    Nigeria Military Denies Reports Of Looming Famine In North-east

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    Nigeria's military is denying reports of an unfolding humanitarian crisis in Northeastern Nigeria. Aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF)has warned of a deteriorating situation that some observers believe may require intervention from the United Nations

  • 02:12 Renowned Nigerian Author Elechi Amadi Dies Aged 82

    Renowned Nigerian Author Elechi Amadi Dies Aged 82

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    Nigeria is remembering the life and literary contribution of author Elechi Amadi who died age 82, after a long illness earlier this week.

  • 01:19 Nigerian Police Launch Search And Rescue Operation For Foreign Envoy

    Nigerian Police Launch Search And Rescue Operation For Foreign Envoy

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    Nigerian police say they have begun a search and rescue operation for the deputy high commissioner of Sierra Leone who was kidnapped on Friday. Nelson William was abducted as he was travelling by road from the Nigerian capital of Abuja, to attend a milita

  • 02:19 Nigeria To Use Technology To Create Jobs

    Nigeria To Use Technology To Create Jobs

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    Nigeria's government is looking to create thousands of jobs in the tech industry to curb rising unemployment among its youth. Some estimates indicate that in excess of 78 million young people in Nigeria are either unemployed or under employed.

  • 01:39 Nigeria’s Delta Oil Pollution Impact

    Nigeria’s Delta Oil Pollution Impact

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    Take a look at the effects of decades-long oil spills in the Niger delta region on farming. Although a program to mop up the oil spills was launched recently-it could take another three decades before the environment in the area is fully restored. CCTV's

  • 01:37 Niger Delta Attack: 6 Officers Killed During Attack In Wari

    Niger Delta Attack: 6 Officers Killed During Attack In Wari

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    Nigerias military has confirmed six of its men were killed in a daring attack on its installation in Wari. The military public relations office in the region says militants disguised as normal commuters attacked its house boat south local government area

  • 01:49 Nigeria’s Government Working To Boost Aviation Infrastructure Development

    Nigeria’s Government Working To Boost Aviation Infrastructure Development

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    Demand for air transport services in Nigeria has significantly increased by up to 40% in the last decade. Plans are currently underway for infrastructure development to enhance rapid movement of passengers, goods and services to boost growth. Here is Soph

  • 01:58 Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

    Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

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    One of the challenges that Africa faces is women's empowerment. In 2015 and 2016, the African Union has been focusing on women's affairs. For more perspective on that we spoke to Saudatu Mahdi. She's from Women's Rights Advancement and Protection in Niger

  • 01:58 Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

    Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

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    One of the challenges that Africa faces is women's empowerment. In 2015 and 2016, the African Union has been focusing on women's affairs. For more perspective on that we spoke to Saudatu Mahdi. She's from Women's Rights Advancement and Protection in Niger

  • 00:46 Volume Of Imports Into Nigeria Decreases

    Volume Of Imports Into Nigeria Decreases

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    A drop in the volume of imports in Nigeria has led to a decline in revenue generated in the first quarter of the year. [TAKE VO] At the Lagos seaports, which are the busiest in the country and in West Africa in terms of vessel traffic and cargo, a 21 perc

  • 04:10 Nigerian Army Says It Has Rescued 400 More Hostages From Boko Haram

    Nigerian Army Says It Has Rescued 400 More Hostages From Boko Haram

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    The Nigerian army said on Monday it had rescued another 400 hostages from Boko Haram hideouts, in the country's northeast. This comes as troops intensified clearance operations across areas reportedly still inhabited by militants. Army spokesman Col. Sani

  • 02:15 Nigeria's Jobless Youth Set To Benefit From Government Stipend

    Nigeria's Jobless Youth Set To Benefit From Government Stipend

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    Nigeria's presidency has announced that will provide a stipend to one million most vulnerable Nigerians. A statement from the presidency says the stipend worth 5000 Naira, just about 25 dollars at the current exchange rate is being implemented by World Ba

  • 00:39 Inflation In Nigeria Climbs To 12.8% On Tougher Economy

    Inflation In Nigeria Climbs To 12.8% On Tougher Economy

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    Nigeria's March inflation rate climbed to 12.8%, the highest in almost four years. The sharp rise is attributed to a collapse in crude prices, which has slashed government revenues, weakened the currency and slowed growth. The country's statistics bureau

  • 04:01 Nigerians Urged To Buy Local Products To Revive Struggling Economy

    Nigerians Urged To Buy Local Products To Revive Struggling Economy

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    Nigerian government officials are pushing a "Buy Nigeria" products campaign in a bid to help deal with an economy struggling due to a slump in global oil prices. The falling Naira means imports just got more expensive and it has become necessary for Niger

  • 02:20 Nigeria's Floating School: Eco-friendly School Changing Lives In Makoko Slum

    Nigeria's Floating School: Eco-friendly School Changing Lives In Makoko Slum

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    Located in one of Nigeria's biggest informal settlements, the Makoko Floating School is an innovative new building that can house up to 100 students and teachers. The pyramid-shaped structure is bouyed by over 200 plastic barrels and is able to withstand

  • 03:53 South African President To Hold Talks With Buhari

    South African President To Hold Talks With Buhari

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    South African President Jacob Zuma is in Nigeria for a two -day state visit. Zuma arrived in Abuja on Monday at the invitation of his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari. Zuma will hold talks with President Buhari and meet with the Nigeria's S

  • 02:18 Nigerian Sets Record For Distance Walked With Football On The Head

    Nigerian Sets Record For Distance Walked With Football On The Head

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    Nigerian footballer Chinedu Harrison has broken the Guiness World Record for the farthest distance walked with a football on the head, walking a distance of 48.040 kilometers with the ball never leaving his head or touching the ground for a single moment.

  • 02:46 Nigerian Court Orders Disclosure Of Recovered Looted Funds

    Nigerian Court Orders Disclosure Of Recovered Looted Funds

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    Since 1999, Nigeria has received a huge amount of recovered funds which had been looted by previous military regimes, from the countries where they were hidden. Exactly how much has been returned and how that money is spent, however, has always remained a

  • 01:33 Up To 76 Boko Haram Militants Surrender To Nigerian Army Due To Starvation

    Up To 76 Boko Haram Militants Surrender To Nigerian Army Due To Starvation

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    It appears there's a new weapon in the fight against Boko Haram militants. Authorities have managed to cut off some fighters from their supply routes - and the militants are slowly starving. That's reportedly prompted some of them - to surrender. CCTV's K

  • 02:53 Nigeria's Dwindling Oil Fortunes Severely Affecting Economy

    Nigeria's Dwindling Oil Fortunes Severely Affecting Economy

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    Nigerian business are beginning to feel the effect of shrinking revenue as oil prices continue to tumble at the world market. The government has imposed quotas on the amount of hard cash Nigerians can spend abroad amidst scarcity of dollars in Africa's bi

  • 01:38 Nigeria's Navy Pursuing A Merchant Ship Hijacked By Separatists

    Nigeria's Navy Pursuing A Merchant Ship Hijacked By Separatists

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    Nigeria's navy is pursuing a merchant ship hijacked by separatists. They're threatening to blow it up - with its foreign crew - unless the government gives into its demands. CCTV's Kelechi Emekalam has this update.

  • 02:22 Women Are Most Affected By Militant Group's Activities

    Women Are Most Affected By Militant Group's Activities

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    Africa's biggest economy has a long way to go to protect its women. Nigeria has been battling Boko Haram militants, but the group has taken a terrible toll on civilians, especially women. CCTV's Kelechi Emekalam tells the story of a woman who escaped the

  • 01:12 Nigeria, Maiduguri Attack Update

    Nigeria, Maiduguri Attack Update

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    At least 69 people have been killed in a spate of attacks near the north-eastern city of Maiduguri. ISIL-affiliated Boko Haram is the prime suspect. It's the bloodiest incident of its kind in Nigeria so far this year.

  • 02:47 Nigeria's President Rejects Proposal To Protect Fragile Economy

    Nigeria's President Rejects Proposal To Protect Fragile Economy

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    Nigeria is hurting from a shortage of dollars and has been under pressure to devalue its currency, the Naira, ostensibly to reduce the widening gap between the parallel market and official exchange rates. The President, Muhamadu Buhari, has rejected the m

  • 02:29 Nigeria, South Africa Trade; Bumpy Political Relationship Hurts Growth Of Business

    Nigeria, South Africa Trade; Bumpy Political Relationship Hurts Growth Of Business

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    Nigeria and South Africa are the two biggest economies in Africa with a combined GDP of close to a trillion US Dollars. Trade between them is still fairly small despite growing exponentially in the last two decades from just seven million dollars in 1999

  • 02:54 Kenyan And Nigerian Presidents Pledge To Work Together

    Kenyan And Nigerian Presidents Pledge To Work Together

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    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta have assured investors from both countries, that their governments will ensure they create conducive environments for doing business to boost bilateral trade. The two leaders he

  • 04:05 Nigerian Technology Firms Solving Social Problems Get Funding

    Nigerian Technology Firms Solving Social Problems Get Funding

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    A small firm in the Nigerian commercial city of Lagos is making a huge difference in the establishment and funding of Start ups in the country. Regarded as Nigeria's first start-up incubator, Co-Creation Hub is helping young Nigerians realize their dreams