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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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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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COVID-19 crisis forces Nigeria’s wealthy to use local hospitals

22 April 2020 Doctors are reporting a sharp increase in the number of government officials and business leaders seeking treatment in local hospitals. The coronavirus global pandemic is driving Nigeria’s rich and powerful to local hospitals they have been avoiding for years. Doctors are reporting a sharp increase in the number of government officials and business leaders seeking treatment. Al …

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Nigeria imposes restrictions amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

25 March 2020 There are concerns there is too much indifference towards the pandemic in Africa’s most populous nation. Nigeria has imposed restrictions in its administrative and commercial capitals following a sharp rise in cases, and its first death. But the streets are still packed with people. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja. Follow @naijiant

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Two-goal Ighalo warms his way into United hearts

6 March 2020 Odion Ighalo did more than strike twice for Manchester United in last night’s 3-0 defeat of Derby County at Pride Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The January loan signing went a long way in proving the doubters wrong as he grabbed his third goal in two starts, after opening his account for his …

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Odion Ighalo opens his account for Manchester United

27 February 2020 Cometh the 34th minute, cometh Odion Ighalo with the goal for Man United that millions of Nigerian fans have been waiting for since Ighalo joined the Old Trafford sleeping giants in a shock loan move during the January transfer window. Club Brugge were the opponents in the last 32 of the Europa Cup and they were a …

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Usman dan Fodio: Founder of the Sokoto Caliphate

24 February 2020 He was a religious teacher who became the leader of a revolution: Usman dan Fodio, respectfully referred to as Sheikh, criticized the elites and changed the political system in present-day northern Nigeria. What was Usman dan Fodio’s background? Usman dan Fodio was born on December 15, 1754 in the village of Maratta, in the Hausa-speaking city state …

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Rio Ferdinand and Lagosians react to Man U signing Odion Ighalo

1 February 2020 Manchester United’s former defender Rio Ferdinand is in Lagos over the weekend and he decided to judge the mood of the club’s fans in the city over the transfer deadline day signing of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo. It was a case of mixed reactions. Despite the misgivings of some, coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is confident that the …

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