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Curfew in Nigeria's Rivers state over election tensions: state govt PORT HARCOURT: An overnight curfew was imposed in Nigeria's southern Rivers state as tensions ran high over local results of the country's general election, the state government said on Monday."The government has imposed a curfew in Rivers state from 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) to 6:00 am to prevent the breakdown of law and order because of the tense political situation," said information commissioner Ibim Semenitari.Rivers, in the oil-producing Delta region, is seen as a key battleground. The main national opposition has held protests in the state capital Port Harcourt, accusing the ruling party of widespread vote-rigging.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Red Cross worker killed in attack on aid truck in Mali: ICRC GENEVA: An international Red Cross worker was killed and a local colleague injured when the aid truck they were driving was attacked in northern Mali on Monday, the organisation said in a statement.An aid truck belonging to the International Committee of the Red Cross "was attacked this morning near Gao, leaving one ICRC staff member dead and a member of the Mali Red Cross injured," it said. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Nigeria vote generally credible despite issues: observers ABUJA: Voting in Nigeria's general election was broadly credible despite widespread logistical challenges, domestic and foreign observers said in preliminary findings released on Monday.Nigeria's Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), set up in the late 1990s to coincide with the end of military rule, said Saturday's election "afforded Nigerians a credible opportunity to exercise their right to vote"."Late delivery of materials, a slow accreditation process and the inability of card readers to consistently validate voter's fingerprints posed ...
Polling stations re-open in Nigeria after voting extension LAGOS: Voters unable to cast their ballot because of technical problems in Nigeria's general election returned to the polls on Sunday, as the main parties traded blows over the use of the technology.The country's electoral commission said some 300 of the 150,000 polling stations would be open from 0700 GMT to accredit voters after handheld devices to read biometric identity cards failed.Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) called the situation a "huge national embarrassment" after ...
UN chief will discuss Yemen crisis with Arab leaders SHARM EL-SHEIKH: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told al-Arabiya television on Friday he would discuss the crisis in Yemen with Arab leaders attending a March 28-29 summit in Egypt. "I will discuss the Yemen crisis with Arab leaders in Sharm El-Sheikh including (Saudi Arabia's) King Salman," he said through an Arabic translator.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Egypt says air force, Navy join in Yemen intervention CAIRO: Egypt's air force and Navy are participating in a Saudi-led intervention against Shia Huthi rebels in Yemen, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday.The government had previously said it would be prepared to commit ground troops as well if required.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Chad's UN envoy says Boko Haram 'more dangerous' than IS UNITED NATIONS: Chad's UN envoy on Wednesday voiced frustration over Security Council inaction on endorsing a regional force fighting Boko Haram, arguing that the Nigerian extremists are "more dangerous" than Islamic State fighters.Ambassador Mahamat Cherif told reporters that a draft resolution circulated last week to the 15-member council had hit a wall over a key provision invoking chapter 7 of the UN charter."I think Boko Haram is more dangerous than ISIS," said Cherif, using the ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln