nigerian nigerian  /naɪ ˈdʒɪ ri ən/


  1. (n) a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
  2. (adj) of or relating to Nigeria
  3. (adj) of or relating to the people of Nigeria

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  1. Lebanese Hezbollah suspects to sue Nigerian government

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Four Lebanese men suspected of having links to Islamist militant group Hezbollah are seeking 1 billion naira in compensation from the Nigerian government for unlawful incarceration, their lawyer said on Thursday. Secret service agents arrested the suspects in northern Nigeria between May 16 and May 28, and a military official told Reuters all had said they were members of the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Chevron to sell two Nigerian oil blocks

    By Joe Brock ABUJA (Reuters) - U.S. energy firm Chevron is selling its stake in two Nigerian shallow water oil blocks, the company said on Tuesday, the latest oil major seeking to dispose of assets in Africa's biggest oil producer. The two blocks OML 83 and OML 85 hold an estimated 200 million barrels of oil and an unknown amount of natural gas but there has been no production yet, two industry ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Nigerian naira gains on central bank dollar sales

    LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian naira strengthened against the dollar on the interbank market on Monday, buoyed by central bank dollar supply and expectations of forex sales this week by the state-owned energy company NNPC. The naira closed at 158.95 to the dollar, stronger than the 159.80 close on Friday. "The market was very volatile today with the naira trading as low as 160.52 to the dollar ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I am grateful to the Nigerian authorities for all their help and I hope the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice," Mr Miliband said.
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: BBC News

  2. "The Nigerian government should ensure that the perpetrators of acts of violence are brought to justice under the rule of law, and that human rights are respected as order is restored," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: BBC News

  3. "These elections have not lived up to the hopes and expectations of the Nigerian people and the process cannot be considered to have been credible," said chief EU observer Max van den Berg.
    on Apr 21, 2007 By: Max van den Berg Source: Reuters South Africa

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