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Nigeria’s economy grew 3.5% in the second quarter, beating estimates

Economic growth in Nigeria, Africa's biggest crude producer, accelerated faster than expected in the second quarter, driven by growth in the non-oil sector, according to Bloomberg. Specifically, Nigeria's economy grew 3.5 percent year-on-year in the quarter, compared...

Nigeria is seeking $10 billion to fund its energy transition plans

Nigeria aims to raise an initial $10 billion in funding to implement its energy transition plan ahead of the COP27 climate talks later this year, the country's vice president said, according to Bloomberg. Africa's most populous country...

The EU is seeking to replace Russian gas with supplies from Nigeria

The European Union is seeking additional natural gas supplies from Nigeria as the bloc prepares for possible cuts in Russian supplies, Matthew Baldwin, deputy director-general of the European Commission's energy department, said on Saturday, Reuters reported. Baldwin...

Nigeria: Attack on mine, at least 4 Chinese employees kidnapped

Heavily armed men attacked a mine in central Nigeria on Wednesday, killing security staff and kidnapping workers, including at least four Chinese, local authorities said Thursday. Gangs of heavily armed criminals, the so-called bandits, have been terrorizing...

Nigeria: 21 dead The first official report of a church attack

Twenty-one people were killed Sunday in an armed attack on a Catholic church during a service in southwestern Nigeria, according to the first official report released today by local authorities. "Dynamite exploded in the church (...) the...

Nigeria: At least 50 dead in gun attack on church

At least 50 people were killed and others injured by gunmen who attacked a Catholic church in the Nigerian state of Odo during Sunday service, a doctor and local media reported. A doctor at a hospital in...