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Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

17 May 2020 The cost of some items has doubled, and prices are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Nigerians are complaining about rising food prices during Ramadan. The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris has been speaking with …

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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s ‘Fiscal Flu’

13 May 2020 Beyond the immediate concerns of containing the spread of COVID-19, Nigeria’s greatest challenge — a fiscal crisis of historic proportions — is beginning to unfold. As virus-related deaths peak and lockdowns begin to ease elsewhere, Nigeria’s COVID-19 crisis appears to be intensifying. Infections are still increasing rapidly amid claims many deaths are going unreported, and the testing and …

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Nigeria violence drives 23,000 into neighbouring Niger: UNHCR

12 May 2020 Number of people fleeing to Niger from Nigeria almost triples from the last year, says the UN refugee agency. Violence in northwest Nigeria has forced about 23,000 refugees to flee to Niger since April and raised concerns about the deteriorating security situation, the United Nations has said. The numbers fleeing to neighbouring Niger have almost tripled from …

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Most Nigerians cannot afford to buy a house

11 May 2020 Al Jazeera reported today that the World Bank says Nigeria needs hundreds of billions of dollars to bridge its housing deficit. The report added that home ownership is at a mere 25%, and Nigerians are finding it harder to buy as incomes fall along with the price of oil, the country’s main earner. See further details in …

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