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Exclusive: Nigeria favors local firms in $40 billion oil contract awards

DAKAR/LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria has awarded most of its long-term oil contracts worth an estimated $40 billion a year to local companies, according to a confidential list seen by Reuters, meaning global traders need to partner with them to access crude from Africa’s top producer.

Global commodity traders, refiners and Nigerian dealers jockey at an annual tender for access to the OPEC member’s prized crude oil, which is easy to refine and produces more high-value fuels.

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Apr 10, 2014

Awful Lagos traffic a boon for online retail – Jumia

LAGOS, April 10 (Reuters) – There are two main reasons
people shop online: it’s cheaper or they can’t be bothered with
a trip to the store.

And in Lagos, a city of 21 million people, a trip to the
store can kill your entire day if you lose the traffic lottery.

Apr 10, 2014
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      "“I am the Bureau Chief for Nigeria since Nov. 2011. Before that I covered West Africa for 2 years from Ivory Coast, Iraq for 2 years (from Baghdad), and east and central Africa for 5 years, including Uganda, eastern DRC, South Sudan, Kenya and Madagascar.”"
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