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My advice to the youth is to join rice farming.
Some people who got fertilisers were not even farmers. They sell it then.
In Nigeria talking is one thing and implementing plans another. We need more support.
Important is that they started the journey to become food self-sufficient. They are going on the right track, and the government has to continue the same policies it is doing now.
I like better the taste of the local rice. The only problem is the stones in it. If I am in hurry I prefer the foreign rice because there are no stones.
The authorities do not seem keen to bite the bullet and let the naira find its own level as driven by market forces, and we see this continuing to put a damper on [foreign investment] and inward portfolio flows.
Our focus on the Forcados leaks is on containment, spill recovery and securing the line.
I asked the people who made journey from Nigeria across the desert to Libya: 'What made you cross the sea? You know you might have died there.
They are living on the edge, barely getting by on one meal a day. My biggest concern today is starvation. Hungry people without shelter when it rains die. If we were to lose another planting season, I dread to think how severe the crisis could get.
Their children come to my flat to come and study and watch TV.
The markets will be looking to see what fiscal tightening will be undertaken to reduce the budget deficit, stabilise debt ratios and maintain the investment grade rating.
The story of a possible devaluation has come back as the latest moves seem to show a small entry towards to a weaker exchange rate. My worry is that they are not moving to a fully floating rate but to a more complex system of parallel rates, which will add to the confusion but won't help exporters. What people also want to see is a realistic growth forecast as the consensus is increasingly bearish.
For years, billions have been budgeted for the State House Medical Center while it has always been evident that every president mostly accessed medical facilities outside the country, going back to the 1980s.
If I am having my bath, the colour of the water, the stains on the sink are always black. Before we can use already-washed plates we have to rewash them again.
Our approach to that is that we must engage them (illegal refiners) by establishing modular refineries so that they can participate in legal refineries. We have recognised that young men must be properly engaged.
The federal government has to pay staff posted from Abuja to Kaduna all their entitlements before we can contemplate moving to Kaduna to give our services. There have been situations in the past when such staff were owed their travel and other associated entitlements for two to three years. We do not want a repeat.
Importer appetite is pretty flat but on the other hand some flows are coming in from commodity exporters. Some remittances are also trickling in.
However, it could weaken if we get strong demand for dollars.
Behind it all, there is a real dollar shortage in Nigeria, so the government needs to clarify its priorities.
The cost of doing so may be prohibitive.
It was costing them in terms of health. It's a priority.
Follow-on detail has been conspicuously sparse, leaving the market effectively in no man's land.
The attitude towards mental health care in Nigeria has been inept, but because of the dire needs, we are starting to see more attention from the government.
Security has improved in some areas so we have acted quickly to access places we could not previously reach and protect children from the spread of a very dangerous disease. We are still extremely concerned about children living in large areas of Borno state that are not yet accessible.
There is no iota of truth in the messages being circulated on the health of the President, who is hale and hearty, and the purported emergency meetings of the State Governors in Abuja or anywhere.
(Nigeria) might have to accept that people are charging more for them because of the situation. It could be a reality check.
The government has access to hard currency even if they are restricting the access of other agents in the economy.
Nigeria's starting position is one of low debt so if they price it attractively they will be able to get it done.
I believe in the importance of dialogue and in the capacity of Africans to resolve among themselves all the challenges on the way towards democracy, economic and social development. It is as a result of this that I have decided today, in good conscience, to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation.
We saw the market being worth over US$100 million a year in terms of sales, purely on caller ringback tones.
That's where the business focus is.
MTN has about (a) 60 million subscriber base, which shows that penetration is still at the early stages.
Granted, accidents happen in warfare but this was a huge error.
They don't get enough credit for that.
The situation of many affected communities has deteriorated beyond alarming levels. If we do not act fast, and do more especially in areas that were previously inaccessible, thousands of people will die.
More worryingly, this faction is displaying complex tactics and weapons, and that suggests outside influence. My reading is that ISIS is being squeezed in Libya and it is coming south to Nigeria.
They were part of a team that had brought in desperately needed food for over 25,000 displaced persons.
This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable. The safety of civilians must be respected.
We will try and fast track the contractor to deliver the terminal building before the end of February so that we can take it over in March.
Whether that happens or not, we have an alternative.
If the government says it will be ready, it will be ready.
It is our opinion that the proposal to increase the royalty rate for terrains beyond 1000 metres, from zero percent to 3 percent, is commendable but it is necessary to also make corresponding adjustments in other categories.
All issues have been addressed one after the other. We are very satisfied with the commitment shown. We have decided to suspend the three day strike that commenced today and also asked our members... to do all that is necessary to keep the industry flowing.
The (Nigerian president Muhammadu) Buhari administration's response to issues about the Chibok girls is representative of its handling of other issues – insecurity, welfare of internally displaced persons, military welfare, corruption and poor governance.
I salute the fortitude of the distraught parents. As a parent myself, I feel their pain. The tears never dry, the ache lingers in our hearts.
Communities deserve compensation for damages when it's Shell's fault. But I don't think it's going to be easy for a foreign court to get its head around how complicated it is.
We fully intend to have this (jurisdictional issue) decided by a trial judge, to determine the issue once and for all.
This case brings home the message that multinationals may increasingly face claims in the English courts arising from disputes which have little or no connection to England.
You've got a dual problem: the systemic ineffectiveness of the courts and the fact that people (in local communities) just can't get the evidence together or even representation to take on these companies.
In this New Year, I want to reassure all Nigerians that our defence and security forces are more than ever before ready to perform their constitutional role of protecting lives and property in the country; and we will surely overcome all other forms of security challenges. These ugly crises cannot be allowed to fester as they strain the unifying bonds of brotherhood and neighbourliness.
The kwacha is likely to continue trading flat going into 2017, it seems to have found its place.
I, therefore, call on all Nigerians to cooperate and support the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies by providing useful information that will expose all the terrorists hiding among the populace. Further efforts should be intensified to locate and free our remaining Chibok girls still in captivity. May God be with them.
I was told by the Chief of Army Staff that the camp fell at about 1:35 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, and that the terrorists are on the run and no longer have a place to hide.
Production will resume any moment. We just rose from a meeting with the management and the issues that had led to the labour impasse have been resolved after the minister of petroleum intervened. It was not a total shut down. I cannot tell you for now whether the company has agreed to stop sacking of workers or not but the doors for further negotiations are open.
They have the capacity to refine A1 (fuel) but they have long stopped doing that. The petroleum resources ministry and NNPC have assured us that they will resume production of Jet A1 - that is for the long term.
While this recession will last and while this problem of forex availability will last, we'll have to appeal to Nigerians and other people that pass through our airports to exercise patience and be aware of the situation.
I was in the central bank three times since I became minister, soliciting for foreign exchange, and they have started to give airlines foreign exchange. The major challenge is that we have a foreign exchange issue.
They repair and the pipelines break open again.
It is not a strike by Arik staff. The aviation unions stopped our operations.
Suddenly this week the management began an involuntary redundancy exercise sacking workers whether they want to leave or not, thus repudiating our agreement with them.
Show the need for those cuts – the oil needs to move. If they are respected, the physical impact would be later. It will take some time.
Buyers are loading as much sour (crude) as they can. The light sweet is not as interesting – there is a glut of it.
If they start taking crude from Nigeria again, they're not sure they'll get it next month.
They're getting some benefit from the higher flat price.
This budget...represents a major step in delivering on our desired goals through a strong partnership across the arms of government and between the public and private sectors to create inclusive growth. Fiscal, monetary and trade policies will be fully aligned.
That's pretty worrying for the non-oil economy.
We assure you Mr. President and all Nigerians that not even a single minute would be wasted on our side in the course of getting this budget approved.
Everything has skyrocketed. It's just too expensive for the masses.
There were trapped bodies, parts of bodies, blood all over the place, and people's handbags and shoes scattered.
I rushed to my car, got out the tire jack and used that to get the beam off his legs. We managed to get him out but we saw others dying all around us. I'm so traumatized I could not sleep last night for the horrors repeating themselves in my mind.
I saw more than 100 dead bodies brought out on loaders. I also went to two hospitals and saw heaps of dead bodies difficult to count.
Ten to 15 people were injured and have been taken to a hospital.
In this agreement both countries agreed to study and take concrete steps toward the promotion of a regional gas pipeline project that will connect Nigeria's gas resources, those of several West African countries and Morocco.
Three things have changed since Algiers. One is Trump was elected. Two, the earnings season showed U.S. oil producers were more resilient, and the third is the return of output from Libya and Nigeria.
We plan to go by the first quarter of next year. Most probably it will be either Nigeria or Uganda. We are thinking of one of the two countries.
The essence of the motion was to ensure transparency in a matter that involves future investment in the oil and gas sector of the country.
We're looking at the various outlets that we have and some of those foreign subsidiaries are part of it. If we get good offers we will consider selling them off. If we get good offers then we'll go ahead and spin off all of them, if not it will be selective.
The ramp up in fiscal spending has been slower than anticipated, and the policy response in general remains weak.
We were expecting a more shallow contraction. Much of it seems to have been driven by the outsized contraction in the oil sector once again, with much lower levels of oil production than we had expected.
We will find a way ... and ensure that going forward they will not accumulate again.
The forex differential is huge.
It "requires significant rehabilitation at least, due to system losses which result in up to 40 percent wastage.
Gas supply has been a major constraint for us from the standpoint of the Niger Delta crisis.
It makes me sick. It has run my business down.
We are managing the situation to ensure our international flights are not affected.
This will last until the supply situation improves.
They are armed, but look like normal people so they don't scare anyone.
If we continue to invest $9 billion, we won't grow volumes.
The lack of an oil law has held back investments in the sector while the government does not have the funds to operate the joint ventures for which it has a majority shareholding.
Next year 26 million people will be affected by the ongoing crisis and 14 million of these will need international and national humanitarian assistance.
Whoever tells you the items were diverted is very far away from the truth.
Stealing food meant for starving children is beyond the pale and only adds insult to injury.
It's commendable that they have actually tried to make a petroleum sector policy.
Where this is short on details is where the vested political interests are the strongest. It's not clear that it has the political support.
It's not going to be a quick fix.
The big thing I'm watching is to what extent the proliferation of this group actually results in them turning against each other.
It shows some kind of capacity to get around the armed forces, which shows the limitations of how much you can defend the creeks.
I think what they want to do is continue to cause spectacular disruptions.
It's just another number that is a huge number that is not going to happen in the short run.
CBN (the central bank) refused to give us forex to import machineries, machine spare parts and raw materials to be used for processing of Nigerian fresh tomatoes into tomato paste in our Lagos factory.
Work on the passage of the two key bills will be nearing completion stage before the end of the year.
For many years now the PIB has been stalled at different stages for one reason or the other. At this point, the Senate is ready and willing to do everything that it takes to get Nigeria's economy out of this recession -- and the efficient and effective management of our oil resources is a key component of this.
Your Excellency Sir, you may wish to know that Erisco Foods Limited is the only tomato processing company that is using Nigeria's fresh and dry tomatoes as the major raw material to produce tomato paste till date.
The poor performance of the NNPC is a major concern. The commercialisation of the corporation and its splitting into two entities is for more efficiency and to enhance performance.
It (the bill) also provides for the establishment of a single petroleum regulatory commission which will focus mainly on regulating the industry.
The market is always a little sensitive to (news about supply disruptions).
Production is affected but I cannot tell you by what magnitude.
The economic recovery plan that the government is working on must be a package of comprehensive reforms, including even exchange rate policy, the consistency with regards to the monetary policy and structural reforms.
It required the intervention of the police to stop the villagers.
The nomadic herders fought with a farmer, whom they wounded. He was taken to the medical center and everything started from there.
The younger kids all pledge to be protectors of the environment, And that, to me, is the most encouraging outcome.
They weren't aware that climate change was having this impact on Nigeria.
It was impossible for the community to relocate. The community has no other land. Where will they now go?. There is nowhere to run to.
This film is Nigeria's 'Inconvenient Truth'. It has been an issue for Nigeria that we cannot afford to ignore.
With OPEC production creeping up towards 34 million barrels a day, a production freeze guarantees that the oil market will remain out of balance throughout 2017 and into 2018.
The golden era of high oil prices may not be here now, but oil and gas resources still remain the most immediate and practical keys out of our present economic crisis. Oil and gas sector still remain critical enabler for the successful implementation of our budget as well as the source of funds for laying a strong foundation for a new and more diversified economy.
We have a capacity to produce 3 million.
Expectations of what can be achieved in negotiations at this stage should not be high.
The Delta and the spread of its people is so wide and huge, the biggest disparity is going to be, who are the people the government will continuously engage with to get a comprehensive resolution. There are a lot of different groups springing up.
When such a development becomes known to the others it becomes a source of conflict resulting in agitations.
Our target is to ensure zero militancy in the area. This planned meeting shows the level of interest the president has to ensure peace in the area.
So we want government to act. That's why we have given a 21-day ultimatum. We believe government would act. If they don't, when we get to the bridge, that is at the expiration of the ultimatum, we will cross it. I don't want to use the word 'strike' now.
The government should call the multinationals to order. They are sacking and closing shop.
The government has come to the table, but often with the wrong people.
While the exact impact on production of the latest bombings is still unclear, the attack nevertheless reaffirms our earlier expectation that a sustained increase in domestic crude production is unlikely for the foreseeable future.
This is clearly an attempt on these groups' part to assert themselves as important stakeholders in any talks, ostensibly in the hopes that they too would benefit from any eventual government pay-outs.
You can buy off fragmented groups. You just pay everyone. But to address the fundamental issues, the sense of alienation, the sense of unfairness, the consequence of years of poor governance, all that takes time. It takes political will and resources.
It doesn't seem like they have a coordinated effort to try to figure out who they should speak to. It's many different people trying to get to the same end but without a concerted strategy.
The National Council on Privatisations has not been inaugurated.
They have illegally launched an attempt to take over our refineries; that was resisted. They are now making attempts to take over our remaining public assets. We call them parasites because they have the option of starting same businesses from the scratch.
MTN Nigeria only requested for CCIs for foreign capital that was imported into Nigeria, and dividends were externalised on CCIs.
What you are offering as an investor is liquidity. In the country itself, there is no liquidity. If you're looking at this on a five to 10 year cycle there are tons of opportunities.
Vacancy is about 30 to 40 percent.
We believe Nigeria has massive potential in the retail area. The sector is in its infancy and will only continue to grow from a very low base.
This procurement process is still ongoing and as such, we are not at liberty to disclose full details at the moment.
The amount will correspond to the financial need.
GE is proposing a two-year rehabilitation of the rail tracks to be carried out by them and to have a concession period of 25 years within which to recover their investment. The government has not agreed and that is what our advisers will sit with GE to agree.
The government has not agreed and that is what our advisers will sit with GE to agree.
China sees that Nigeria needs power.
Please note that this is not a swop. It is a release, the product of painstaking negotiations and trust on both sides. We see this as a credible first step in the eventual release of all the Chibok girls in captivity.
I don't know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years.
A lot of people have been coming ... to tell him that things are not going the way they should. If it continues like this, I'm not going to be part of any [re-election] movement again.
They were rescued two days ago along the Urhonigbe-Abraka road in the bush. No ransom was paid, no arrest has been made.
The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don't know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.
About 100 more (girls) are still in the hands of the terrorists. We hope we'll get some ... intelligence to go about securing the balance.
Nkeki "expressed her desire to go home, which the government has refused to respect and comply with."
It is hoped that the newly released 21 won't exchange captivity in Sambisa Forest for captivity in an Abuja fortress. Nkeki "expressed her desire to go home, which the government has refused to respect and comply with.
The sooner they do (IMF talks) the better. They have talked to the World Bank, all the sovereign wealth funds but nobody is interested.
You probably need to see a 10,20, 30 percent naira depreciation from here before you get full clearing. It would then come in and probably ultimately end up 10-15 percent weaker than it is today or maybe 20 percent.
It would then come in and probably ultimately end up 10-15 percent weaker than it is today or maybe 20 percent.
It makes us a bit nervous as to where the future lies for the naira and also for the central bank.
It's not unfeasible to see the exchange rate going to 550 per dollar but it will depend on FX liquidity conditions and in turn on how much external debt and investment inflows they can generate.
The president welcomes the release of the girls but cautioned Nigerians to be mindful of the fact that more than 30,000 fellow citizens were killed via terrorism.
There will be a quota. They spoke about a range of 32.5-33 million bpd, with Libya, Nigeria and Iran allowed to go back up. If production from Libya goes up, say, then the other OPEC producers will have to cut production to make space.
We do not know how they will readjust, but one thing is for certain, their lives have changed forever.
We just want all of our girls to come home.
We recorded our millionth trip in Lagos in July.
In the central business district of Lagos, there is one ambulance. So in an emergency, how do you get to the hospital, especially if you can't drive? People know they can get a car in less than five minutes.
In the West, the Uber partners (drivers) tend to drive their own vehicle. In sub-Saharan Africa, they are employed by someone who owns one or more cars and then they employ the drivers.
We are always looking at cities.
We thank the federal government and, like Oliver Twist, we ask for more.
This "puts OPEC in an even tougher spot because they have to cut even more production to accommodate the resumption of sales out of Libya and Nigeria.
Banks are feeling the headwinds.
Banks have strong capital buffers.
None of this gets accredited as gold from Nigeria.
We are looking at a $500 million fund from their side which would primarily focus on exploration.
They have given figures in the region of about 100kg of gold leaving the country on a daily basis. None of this gets accredited as gold from Nigeria.
By the time we put it out on offer to everyone we will get the best bidder who can really do what we want done with the steel plant.
We need to see the real deal in November rather than the talk of the idea of doing a deal. Libya's production is certainly going up at the moment and Nigeria is obviously off its lows as well. So I guess my outlook on the OPEC meeting is they've still got their work to do to come up with the detail that will convince the market.
Clearly, they have put a floor on the market. But I don't think they can do any substantial cut. There are too many uncertain factors involved. These two countries (Libya and Nigeria) can wipe out any other deal that has been agreed.
Lots of young people are speaking out about FGM – whether it is Twitter chats, blogs or webinars.
Young people might not have access to traditional or print media, but they feel engaged on social media.
If FGM does occur, the first place a case is reported is often on social media. It is hugely important to help gather information quickly.
The re-emergence of polio after two years with no recorded cases is a huge concern in an area that's already in crisis. The scale of our response reflects the urgency: we must not allow polio to spread.
Children are dying and more young lives will be lost unless we scale up our response. Through the polio vaccination drive, we can protect more children from the virus while also reaching children in need with treatment for malnutrition.
We have not been able to meet overheads (such as travel allowances) but have concentrated on capital expenditure.
The price for the next few months is going to be determined not in Vienna, but in places like Lagos, Nigeria; Tripoli; and Moscow – and maybe Midland, Texas.
We are doing equities less and less by the day and more of fixed income.
There is a general aversion to risk at the moment hence low activity on the stock market, and investors, pension funds inclusive, have switched to fixed income securities which barely guarantee a positive real return.
There are development projects where we are investing.
Now, residents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States ... go about their daily business in relative safety. Commuters can travel between cities, towns and villages without fear.
No one has been able to pinpoint the explosion but there was a big bang around Warri axis yesterday and for now no production was affected.
(Presidency officials) negotiated to reduce the fine and the committees of the National Assembly were upset.
Civilians are not receiving aid, and find themselves trapped between Boko Haram and the military's operations.
It is shocking to see so many people malnourished in Maiduguri, not just in isolated and hard-to-reach areas. Aid actors have access, and there has been no Boko Haram presence for the last few years, but people are starving to death inside Maiduguri. Millions are in a nutrition crisis.
Considering the signs that demand growth is fading, U.S. production is stabilizing and Libya and Nigeria are both increasing production, these developments will make it very hard to keep the oil bears locked up for longer.
The allegations made against MTNN are completely unfounded and without any merit.
It's not a good development but it may stem from the forex crunch in Nigeria. They don't want forex to leave the country unnecessarily. It highlights the fact that the Nigerian central bank wants to maintain a firm grip on the forex market and this will obviously not bode well for investor sentiment.
Some of the exports have returned in Nigeria and I do think we'll see Libyan production come in, in fits and starts.
Up to now, we haven't been able to have a unified approach without breaking anti-trust rules. The question is (whether you can have) a unified approach to say to the state: 'You are not fulfilling your basic obligations to pay us,'.
Talks continue toward establishing a realistic and achievable payment schedule to settle the remaining amount.
Civilians have paid a high price for policies of cutting off Boko Haram's food and supplies. We have seen hugely generous communities welcome people who have fled their homes – but now they have nothing to give. They too are hungry and need access to aid.
What we are seeing is families teetering on the edge of famine. We see families who have not eaten for days, many are begging for food.
We are thinking of giving them a waiver on interest and penalties for three years – for the period between 2012 and 2015 – and we will only ask them to pay the principal amount of tax that we believe is due, and we will give them a 45-day window to come forward and register, and that will make them eligible for that waiver.
The perception of more supply from Nigeria and Libya is trumping the physical markets. The market could care less about strong physical markets when it sees potential for another 600,000 barrels per day of crude.
I think the oil market clearly overreacted to the products build data we had yesterday and that's indicative of today's price rebound.
In a market full of disruptions and uncertainties, if there was a blow up of the scale of Canada once again, we would see oil prices rise like we did pre-summer.
We have appealed for calm but it is very painful considering the circumstances that led to his death.
His leg was amputated because he could not gain immediate access to hospital and treatment after the injury because of the lock down after and during the period of the invasion. By the time the military left our area it was too late.
We have to hold it because of all the problems in the Niger Delta. As soon as things improve, then it will come to the front of the line again.
There is a deliberate effort to keep things waiting so we don't accentuate what is happening there.
Maybe Saudi (Arabia) finds it easier to cooperate with Russia to get an agreement that actually has an effect on the market. A small cut from UAE (United Arab Emirates) or Qatar would not help and member countries like Venezuela and Nigeria would not cut as they are facing deep economic and political problems. So – Russia and Saudi could agree on a freeze agreement at today's level, but I doubt it would have a major impact on the market.
We have recovered the vehicle they were travelling in before the incident occurred. Police are currently combing bushes around the area in a bid to find and release the victims. I do not think there was a foreigner among those kidnapped. Their abductors have not made any contact and nobody has been arrested yet.
If there was broad circulation of this virus in Asia, then it could be that the risk of Zika spreading to Asia won't be as bad as we think.
No one has ever looked, so we don't know if there is any pre-existing immunity to the virus.
We have the opportunity right now to prevent (Zika's) spread and by doing so, halting the spread of unnecessary suffering.
There's a feeling that the OPEC production freeze talks might result in something positive, but it's just talk. Either way, despite some increases in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, OPEC production seems to be flattening with the outages in Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela, knocking out about some 3 million barrels of daily production and no one is holding their breath they'll return soon.
Child recruitment across the region is increasing. Children are taking a much more active role ..., receiving training on the use of heavy weapons, manning checkpoints on the front lines, being used as snipers and in extreme cases being used as suicide bombers.
From the situation on the ground I do not think the oil companies are ready to improve the lives of people of the Niger Delta region. The present structure of Nigeria does not encourage that.
In South Africa, the economic environment remains a serious concern. We do not anticipate any meaningful growth in gaming revenue until there is a recovery in the economy and renewed consumer confidence.
Because of Nigeria's economic downturn, the number of hungry people could double in the northeastern states that are already so heavily afflicted by the conflict.
August and September, from a fundamental perspective, look strong.
The girl in the video spoke in the Chibok language and identified her mother by name. Her mother has now seen the video and identified her daughter.
I believe we're still on target to do that. But of course the risk has increased that the targets might slip if we are not able to interrupt transmission in Nigeria.
We do forecast an improvement (in the back half). This improvement reflects one more selling day and additional initiatives we have focusing on very strong marketing calendars.
If you miss the opportunity, you perpetuate the need for food assistance. You create dependency.
The gasoline glut was the catalyst for this latest move lower. [We] look at the refinery run test, we look at maintenance season [and] that's near-term bearish for crude. We think you have to clear out gasoline first.
Right now there is kind of this fear that we could get 900,000 additional barrels [per day] out of Libya, the head of the national company said that by year-end.
Probably the medical and epidemiological indicators are the worst we are facing today in the world.
It is a situation of complete destitution, with hardly anything to eat. What is extremely shocking is the level of severe acute malnutrition.
If they want to stop the negative spiral on the currency they have got to raise interest rates.
Some 134 children on average will die every day from causes linked to acute malnutrition if the response is not scaled up quickly. We need all partners and donors to step forward to prevent any more children from dying. No one can take on a crisis of this scale alone.
Everything is proceeding normally.
The brands that contain maltose extract from cassava in their recipe are presently the fastest selling beer brands in Nigeria. In Africa his company aimed to source 60 percent of its raw materials locally by 2020.
Up to April we have not been able to meet our revenue target. We have only realized 55 percent. The bulk of this constraint is the problem in the Niger Delta.
It used to be people only worried about wiring money to Nigeria. Criminals change their tactics. So many events have happened now that it's at the top of everyone's minds.
In conventional oil projects, deepwater west Africa is a tough place to be. A number of projects in Angola and in Nigeria have been pushed out of our analysis.
In the fall, there's no question there's going to be a challenge in the marketplace, particularly if you see production in some of the places like Nigeria and Kurdistan will ramp higher.
This is good news for the majority of Nigerians. The biggest gain is on the appreciation of the parallel market because the parallel market devaluation has destroyed domestic activities, with prices of local goods sky-rocketing.
Over the long run, a weaker currency will help Nigeria's economy by encouraging import substitution and attracting foreign investors, who have shunned the country for fear of a devaluation.
This is a major about-turn. The central bank has traditionally favoured a managed rate and preferred a strong currency to contain inflation. It seems the CBN is eager the market captures forex from remittances (international money orders) as well as FDI (Foreign Direct Investment).
To improve the dynamics of the market, we will introduce foreign exchange primary dealers who would be registered by the CBN (central bank) to deal directly with the bank for large trade sizes on a two-way quote basis.
I think it's just simmering under the surface. I don't want to sound alarmist, but for the government to ignore it would be a misstep.
The trend is your friend and picking tops can be painful as all of the money out there chasing trends from the systematic side of the market can overwhelm.
Oil prices at $50 per barrel could revive shale-drilling activity and stabilize declining U.S. oil production, possibly already harbingered by the recent uptick in rig counts.
With Brent staying above US$50, oil is on an upward momentum with the restart of French refineries that were shut on strikes and pipeline attacks in Nigeria.
If you're starting to see some of those barrels coming back, well, that's happening ahead of schedule, in my opinion.
It may ultimately be mounting supply disruptions in stressed states, rather than collective cartel action, that causes an accelerated market rebalancing.
We're seeing huge reversals of education in countries like Central African Republic, South Sudan, northern Nigeria and displaced populations in Cameroon and elsewhere.
The main factor weighing on prices is the much appreciated US dollar. What is more, rain forecast in the Canadian oil province of Alberta is giving rise to hopes that the devastating wildfires there could be brought under control.
We believe that in the coming weeks we shall recover the rest of the girls. The military is already moving into the forest.
Early information from her was that the rest of the girls are alive and well and, you know, are holed up in Sambisa forest under Boko Haram fortification. And then she also said unfortunately that about six of the girls may have died over the course of the 765 days.
This is a major, major breakthrough – this is the breakthrough we've been waiting for.
Boko Haram is the most barbaric and deadliest terrorist group in the world, even if it's difficult to draw rankings in horror. We must therefore support the Nigerian army and neighbouring countries, we need to help them be more efficient, to train personnel and share information.
We must therefore support the Nigerian army and neighbouring countries, we need to help them be more efficient, to train personnel and share information.
This terrorist group [Boko Haram] has been weakened, it's been pushed back, it's been chased around and has given up the territories it was controlling, and as a result it's being even better targeted and fought. However, this terrorist group remains a threat.
There are reports of material and logistical assistance.
We've seen that Boko Haram's ability to communicate has become more effective. They seem to have benefited from assistance from Daesh.
What we've seen are reports of more cooperation between them.
So these are all elements that suggests that there are more contacts and more cooperation and this is again something that we are looking at very carefully because we want to cut it off and we want to prevent it from going any further.
At this stage, when the anti-corruption conference is due to be held in London, we were not expecting the British government to raise the issue. This is a clear insult to the Afghan nation.
People are detained, often with their children, in appalling conditions which do not meet basic human rights, or keep them alive.
Once detained, there is scant investigation, no opportunity to contest the legality of their detention and no access to legal aid ... people are relying on the military to determine their innocence.
We've seen the market slump 10 per cent from the highs since this (Canada) news came in, which suggests that there are other fish to fry at the moment.
I think we are still in bull market, but I also think the headwinds are increasing.
Unfortunately there have been thousands of people kidnapped in Nigeria.
When a violent extremist group straps explosives to a seven year old's midriff and sends her onto a market to blow her up. I mean for me that's the epitome of evil. I cannot think of anything more horrifying. Northern Cameroon had 63 suicides bombers detonate themselves in one month, the month of January of this year. And over half of those suicide bombers were girls and women.
This was not one of the towns that Boko Haram renamed as part of its caliphate.
I am also skeptical about the huge numbers of kidnap victims allegedly liberated by the security services. It's terribly, terribly hard to verify any of this information [and] to have a clear picture.
One of them indeed declared that she is one of the Chibok hostages. She is around 15. We are now verifying, because on the Nigerian side they have the names and photos of these girls.
Given the extent of the damage, we believe that the clean-up costs for both communities will run into several hundred million pounds. The claims from the thousands of individuals affected by this pollution, could run into tens of millions of pounds given the impact on these communities.
The town of Goshi in Nigeria was formally identified as one of the Boko Haram posts, hosting factories for the manufacturing of bombs and mines.
A couple of countries, I don't want to mention names.
People who have virtually left everything behind them, the food that they had harvested this year, their clothes, their tools, their fishing nets and the vast majority of them rely almost exclusively on humanitarian aid.
You have declining supply in the United States and a declining rig rate. You mix that with outages in Nigeria … and put Doha on top of it, and your eyes are looking towards the tightening of the market.
Our defence forces are always one step ahead of our enemies and we are ready to confront them. They're just bandits, small-time thugs. It's a criminal sect, not an army that respects international conventions.
We were told they applied Islamic law to the people they caught looting.
Some saw their parents die. Some saw their parents leave them. Some saw other children die next to them. Some barely escaped being executed. Fortunately, at this age, one forgets things very quickly. Each one has a special story.
Many of these refugees witnessed the deaths of their loved ones in acts of extreme violence. When these people reach Chadian territory and the Dar es Salaam camp, they're not only physically weakened because crossing the lake is very complicated, but also psychologically weak.
We are concerned about what seems to be happening in Rivers State, there are many alleged cases of malpractices and we certainly pay a lot of attention to investigating this.
There is a great number of displaced. Their numbers are now over one and a half million. The election commission is now putting all of its efforts into solving the problem. But I think it will be really difficult and consequently this poll will see irregularities. This could have repercussions for the results because violence will come after the elections.
I don't think that Boko Haram will sabotage the elections. It is certain they have managed more or less to obstruct the elections especially in the north of the country. But I don't think they will succeed in stopping them. It's true that there is a security threat. Boko Haram might carry out terrorist attacks to stop people going to vote, particularly in the north.
Nigerian authorities have taken extraordinary measures. They've closed the land and sea borders. Vehicles are not allowed to be used, except official vehicles. The Nigerian authorities are also circling Boko Haram strongholds.
No, we cannot say that. Polls from February were not going in his favour because he's seen as failing on security and on facing up to Boko Haram, among other issues.
Boko Haram is a militia made up of civilians. They don't have the same experience we have. We are a well-organised army, they cannot withstand us.
...We were told they applied Islamic law to the people they caught looting.
We are interacting with experts, military and intelligence experts from different parts of the world… If it is necessary that we use whatever kind of action to get our girls out of the captivity that they are now in, we will do it.
Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes.
People are more inclined to identify with their tribal blocks than with the country as a whole, and that is one of the tragedies of this nation.
We know that all parties involved are or might not be pleased with the outcome of the elections but we would like to encourage all stake holders to use only legal and judiciary ways to express their opinion.
The people in the video are people who are believed to be Nigerian military officers as well as member of the civilian JTF. We are calling on the Nigerian authorities to investigate this immediately and to ensure that those who are responsible are brought to justice in a fair trial.
The situation in north-eastern Nigeria in relation to the activities of Boko Haram and the Nigerian military response to the violence of Boko Haram has been escalating. It has gone beyond a situation where the ordinary people in that part of the country can feel safe.
Instead of looking for dangerous objects like toenail clippers and rogue bottles of shampoo, we should be looking for bad people. We should be using intelligence to target bad people around the world who may be wanting to cause harm to airlines or interests around the world.
We support you in your fight against terrorism, against Boko Haram, which is a necessary fight, not only for your country, but for the whole region.
2009 was a turning point because leaders emerged, in particular the group's current leader Shekau, who had a messianic vision: impose a system on the entire population of the north of the country. They began a strategy of revenge; attacks and reprisals that bred more violence, feeding off hatred. Today it's very hard to see just what Boko Haram and Shekau really want.
This mobilisation has two aspects, and it is very interesting and will certainly lead to something. It's useful on an international scale because for once it throws light on the situation of women in Nigeria and what they have to put up with, especially in the north.
Until 2009 we knew more or less the group's aims. It was opposed to Nigeria's education system, based on the British model, and it wanted to replace it with a Sharia-based one.
But on a local level, unfortunately, the fact there's been an international mobilisation, from outside, from abroad, and that Boko Haram is at the centre of this global communications campaign, makes Boko Haram look like the champion of all things anti-Western, refusing foreign interference and fighting it, and this will only raise its profile and help it recruit new members.
By Allah, these girls will not leave our hands until you release our brothers in your prison.
This can be explained by a number of very complicated factors, but it comes down to geopolitics in the end. After internal power struggles both at federal and governmental level, there is no consensus on how to fight Boko Haram. And we are in a pre-election period for the presidency and both national and state parliaments.
No president anywhere in the world… can promise to take corruption to zero level.
My situation is terrible. This country brought me here as a refugee. They saved me from being killed. That's why we want our case here. Right now, I don't feel safe in Nigeria.
One of my sons fell down, I came out dragged him in and we drove off back home.
The troops and other security agencies involved in these operations have orders to take all necessary action, within the ambit of their rules of engagement, to put an end to the impunity of insurgents and terrorists.
Since it was conceived 19 years ago, the Kalamata International Dance Festival has showcased the most important choreographers in dance. These choreographers are now part of the history of contemporary dance. We also host younger talented artists who have been selected to perform at the festival. We believe that after some years they too will be highly acclaimed and a part of history.
In almost two decades, the Kalamata Dance Festival has become a leading destination for top dancers from around the world to showcase their work.
One of the informants, one of the key commanders who supplies information to them [Boko Haram] has been apprehended, so something is being done. We are inching towards it, we are inching towards where we want to go.
If anything were to happen on the Iranian front, in the Strait of Hormuz, in the region in general, we could see much higher prices than we have right now.
We believe that it is the Boko Haram group which is behind the kidnapping, but we don't have a signature yet. And now unfortunately, terror comes after horror. Now this group – which we think is behind it – is in the process of kidnapping children.
I'm getting worried, because these are things we never hear about in our country, we are a peaceful country. We don't have conflicts or relationships with terrorists.
I took the girls. Girls, go and get married! Leave western education, ladies! I took the girls, and I will sell them!
No responsible government can sit back and do nothing in the face of such unfolding horror.
Even if it is targeted against Israel or Western interests, in most of these places you will find a lot of Nigerians working there.
This money will go on very basic support, for medical supplies, medical staff and also the people who are facing economic hardship as a result of this epidemic.
We know that most immigrants from Nigeria and Cameroon can't give any reasons to claim asylum. They then end up in illegal situations: the black market and exploitation. That's what we want to prevent.
It was just like a flash of light and many people were killed. Some had to be amputated and suchlike. But thank God mine was a lesser injury.
I believe his family in Africa today is devastated. He was a guy who worked to provide for his family. We want justice.
So one of the things we're working so hard to do is not just do everything we can to bring these girls home, but make sure this stops happening.
They had warning that this school was under threat, and nothing was done to save these girls.
Unfortunately this (accident) blew us apart. We must regroup and come back solidly and make sure we have safe operations. This is an unfortunate accident and things have far improved in Nigeria. We want to make sure that we get to the bottom of this.
OPEC producing countries cannot produce enough petrol – gasoline – to satisfy their own demand, and so I think that is very supportive over the long term for oil prices. I think we're going higher. I would not be surprised at all.
This is a remarkable vaccine trial. Just about a month ago, we had no idea that this vaccine existed or was going to be available for clinical testing.
I assure you…your fight is our fight and we will always be ready to not only give you political support, but our help every time it is necessary.
Today Nigeria is facing the terrorism of Boko Haram.
Human beings are not donkeys, if you uncover that you have subverted their will, they will react.
The Disciplinary Committee understands the urgency of the matter, is working to get all and assess all elements in order to make a decision as early as possible, particularly given that Uruguay is still in the tournament.
I can only thank God. It is God's wish and I am happy.
I believe that nobody is more qualified to carry out that mission than Dr. Jim Kim. It's time for a development professional to lead the world's largest development agency.
If there is no solution in the next 12 to 13 days, the people will go back to demonstrating. Those who died during the demonstrations should not have died for nothing. But we think that something will happen before the 12 days expire.
It's hard to be sure who is responsible. You have the Islamist insurgency – Boko Haram – who have been increasing in activity but this would be a major escalation. You also have al Qaeda-linked elements who have been trying to move in and who Western diplomats have been increasingly worried about.
Current overproduction – excess supply – is about one million barrels per day. That probably will built up – according to forecasts – to about two million barrels per day by the second quarter of next year; it doesn't make any sense. We stand ready to give the market as much oil as the market needs to refine, but the current excess is just a bit too much.
For the moment it's best to operate with discretion to identify the exact place where the nationals are being held, probably in two groups, and to see how we can have them released in the best conditions.
They were kidnapped in a particularly magnificent spot, the Waza Park. It attracts many tourists, and it's a region we know to be extremely poor. The far north is poorer, and tourism is very important for the local economy.
We were given a lot of information from our consulate, to warn us to limit our movements in the north of Cameroon.
We are hereby notifying the President of Nigeria and indeed all Nigerians that Pengassan has been forced to go ahead and apply the bitter option of ordering the systematic shutdown of oil and gas production with effect from midnight of Saturday January 14, 2012.
We should be clear, this is not just a Nigerian issue, it is a global issue. There are extreme Islamists around our world who are against education, against progress, against equality and we must fight them and take them on wherever they are.
The supply risk regarding Iran is still boiling. On top of this, there is also supply risk from Nigeria.
Your coming here to support us morally is a major blow to the terrorists and by God's grace we will conquer the terrorists.
What we request is maximum cooperation from the guardians and the parents of these girls because up to this time, they have not been able to come clearly, to give the police clear identity of the girls that are yet to return.
A window of opportunity arose to try and secure their release. We also had reason to believe that their lives were under imminent and growing danger. Preparations were made to mount an operation to attempt to rescue Chris and Franco together with the Nigerian government. Today I authorised it to go ahead with UK support.