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Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal  constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon  in the east, and Niger in the north.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the eighth most populous country in the world, and the most populous country in the world in which the majority of the population is black. It is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world, with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.

 It is the third largest economy in Africa, and is a regional power that is also the hegemon in West Africa.

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Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi gestures as he arrives at his hotel ahead of an OPEC meeting
Saudi Oil Minister Slams Conspiracy Theories About Low Oil Prices--Report

By IBTimes AU

The drop in the oil prices have led to global market concerns, primarily by the oil producing countries. (11:30 am)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, OPEC, INVESTMENT

Kurdish peshmerga fighters examine vehicles with weapons and ammunition left behind by fleeing Islamic State militants during clashes in the al-Zerga area near Tikrit city in Salahuddin province October 8, 2014. Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by Shi'
Russia Admits It Owns Intercepted Aircraft In Nigeria, But Cargo Of Arms, Military Hardware Came From France

By IBTimes AU

Russia admitted ownership of the heavy military transport aircraft that got intercepted in Nigeria over the weekend, but not its cargo. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

A Serbian Mi-8 helicopter gunship fires unguided rockets on targets during a training exercise in the village of Nikinci, west from Belgrade, November 14, 2014.
As U.S. Influence Goes Down, Russia’s Expands; Agrees To Supply Weapons, Arms To Nigeria

By IBTimes AU

Russia's sale of arms and weapons is a massive statement of its desire to expand its global influence. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Relatives gather beside the bodies of victims who were killed in yesterday's suicide bomb attack on the Wagah border, before funeral prayers in Lahore November 3, 2014.
Report Shows Why Global Terrorist Attack Killings Increased By 61% Last Year

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The Institute for Economics and Peace has discovered that Boko Haram and Islamic State have caused most of the deaths last year. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, ISRAEL, PAKISTAN, MEXICO

Kouko Guehi of Morocco
Ebola Fears, Refusal To Host Claims Morocco’s Appearance At The 2015 Africa Cup

By IBTimes AU

Morocco, for fears of spread of Ebola, refused to host the 2015 Africa Cup (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: EGYPT, SUDAN, SOUTH AFRICA, GHANA, LIBYA, ANGOLA

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki Passes Hakeem Olajuwon In NBA All-Time Scoring List

By IBTimes AU

Dirk Nowitzki passed Hakeem Olajuwon in ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AMERICAN AIRLINES

A member of the New York City Department of Health (R) speaks to neighbors of Dr. Craig Spencer in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem in New York, October 23, 2014. Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients, tested positive for Ebola and was
Ebola Expands in U.S., Now in New York; Dallas Nurse Amber Joy Vinson Declared Virus-Free

By IBTimes AU

The two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola are both responding well to medications. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, NEW YORK, INFECTION

Campaigners from "#Bring Back Our Girls" march during a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls
Boko Haram Militants Accused of Kidnapping Dozens More Girls

By IBTimes AU

Boko Haram militants have been accused of kidnapping at least 25 girls (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation's head office is pictured in Burnaby, British Columbia August 5, 2014. Tekmira, based in Canada, was one of a few companies to have developed Ebola treatments advanced enough to be tested on people. Shares of Tekmi
Canadian Ebola Drug: Tekmira Firm Starts Limited Manufacturing of Vaccine, Available By December; Shares Up

By IBTimes AU

Canadian biopharmaceuticals firm Tekmira has started manufacturing in small numbers its TKM-Ebola drug. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, LAWYER

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 11, 2008.
Economic Growth In US And Sub-Saharan Africa Allay 2015 Recession Fears

By IBTimes AU

Growth prospects in the developed countries as well as some emerging markets look promising. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INVESTMENT