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    FG: Togo, Niger, Benin Republic owe Nigeria N32bn in electricity bills

FG: Togo, Niger, Benin Republic owe Nigeria N32bn in electricity bills

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says international customers owe Nigeria N32.8 billion in electricity bills. Nigeria sells electricity to neighbouring countries like Benin Republic, Togo and Niger. According to the regulator's quarterly reports, Benin Republic and Niger were issued N42.4 billion invoice for the electricity purchased from Nigeria in 2019. The Beninois Electricity Community (CEB) and Nigerien Electricity Society (NIGELEC) did not [...]

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    Coronavirus: Six-week-old baby among new cases in Nigeria

Coronavirus: Six-week-old baby among new cases in Nigeria

A six-week-old baby is among the latest coronavirus cases confirmed in Nigeria. An American citizen who came into Lagos through the Benin Republic border is also on the list. On Tuesday, the country recorded the third case of the virus through a 30-year-old Nigerian who came into the country on March 13 through a British Airways flight. Speaking during a press briefing in [...]

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    Obasanjo supports land border closure, says Benin Republic’s ‘sabotage’ not new

Obasanjo supports land border closure, says Benin Republic’s ‘sabotage’ not new

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Benin Republic, Nigeria’s neighbour, to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries. Obasanjo spoke at a press conference on Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, on the margins of the policy dialogue of African business associations on implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreements. The two-day policy dialogue was organised by [...]

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    ‘They used a 2 megapixel camera’ — NTA live broadcast of Nigeria, Benin match sparks outrage

‘They used a 2 megapixel camera’ — NTA live broadcast of Nigeria, Benin match sparks outrage

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    Super Eagles beat Benin in AFCON 2021 qualifier

Super Eagles beat Benin in AFCON 2021 qualifier

Super Eagles of Nigeria got their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign off to a flying start with a triumph over Benin Republic, their west African neighbours. The match took place on Wednesday evening at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state. Gernot Rohr’s men would have had an uphill struggle if they had lost but showed [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles train in Uyo ahead of Benin clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles train in Uyo ahead of Benin clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria had a full house training ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against Benin on Tuesday evening at the Akwa Ibom stadium, Uyo. This is the only training the squad would be having before they take on the Squirrels of Benin on Wednesday. The three-time African champions' clash against the Beninoise will kick [...]

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    INFOGRAPHICS: Thailand’s rice export to Nigeria’s neighbours drops

INFOGRAPHICS: Thailand’s rice export to Nigeria’s neighbours drops

Rice export from Thailand to countries that share borders with Nigeria has recorded a decline from 2018 levels. TheCable's analysis of the data provided on the Thai Rice Exporters Association website shows that Cameroon is the only exception. Closure of Nigeria's land borders might have contributed to this drop because of previous unbridled rice smuggling into the country. Nigeria's rice importation from the [...]

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    NYSC DG: It’s unfortunate some Cotonou varsities present fake graduates for mobilisation

NYSC DG: It’s unfortunate some Cotonou varsities present fake graduates for mobilisation

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    Dangote: Smuggling through Benin Republic is crippling our economy

Dangote: Smuggling through Benin Republic is crippling our economy

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, has asked the federal government to take drastic action against Benin Republic over smuggling of products from its country into Nigeria. Dangote said this on Friday while responding to questions from journalists at the end of the industrial policy and competiveness advisory council meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at the presidential villa, Abuja. Dangote said [...]

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Nigeria to open new consulate in Benin Republic

Nigeria will soon build a consulate in Benin Republic to provide diplomatic services to its citizens residing in the West African country. Kayode Oguntuase told NAN on Thursday in Cotonou that the new consulate would be established to meet diplomatic and consular needs of Nigerians in that country. "We are in the process of establishing consulate office in other parts of Benin [...]

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    Niger, Benin Republic pay $64.6m electricity debt to Nigeria

Niger, Benin Republic pay $64.6m electricity debt to Nigeria

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, says Niger Republic and Benin Republic have paid $64.6 million from the $115.91 million owed for electricity supply. The minister made this known at the 21st edition of the monthly power sector operators forum in Asaba, Delta, adding that Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) would soon commence disbursements of the recovered funds [...]

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    CHAN 2018: Yusuf picks Ezenwa, Odey, 18 others to tackle Squirrels

CHAN 2018: Yusuf picks Ezenwa, Odey, 18 others to tackle Squirrels

Coach Salisu Yusuf has invited Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Stephen Odey and 18 other players for Sunday’s African Nations Championship qualifying match against Benin Republic. The squad will fly from Kano to Lagos on Friday and then travel to Cotonou by road on the same day. The Confederation of African Football has appointed Algerian referee Mustapha Ghorbal to take charge of proceedings at the [...]

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    ’90 per cent of students in Benin Republic university are Nigerians’

’90 per cent of students in Benin Republic university are Nigerians’

Dada Houdegbe, president of the Houdegbe North American University in the Republic of Benin, says 90 per cent of students in the university are Nigerians. Houdegbe made this known when the university awarded degrees and conferred honorary awards to its graduating students as well as local and international personalities. He said there was currently a growing interest of “many young Nigerians” in [...]

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    Benin ready to send 150 soldiers to fight Boko Haram

Benin ready to send 150 soldiers to fight Boko Haram

The Republic of Benin has announced its readiness to deploy 150 soldiers in the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) – the regional military cooperation established to fight Boko Haram insurgents and other terror acts – in April. Mohammed Dole, MNJTF's deputy director of army public relations, made the confirmation in a statement on Tuesday, saying Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic had already sent their troops [...]

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    Black marketers buy petrol in Cotonou, re-sell to Nigerians

Black marketers buy petrol in Cotonou, re-sell to Nigerians

The lingering scarcity of petroleum products in the country, which caused five litres of fuel to be sold between N4,500 and N5,000 on Monday, has forced Nigerians to source the product from Cotonou, capital of Benin Republic. Nigeria, which is the world’s sixth largest oil producer, has been in fuel crisis for more than two weeks. Petrol sold between N400 and N500 [...]

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    Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Akure has sentenced three citizens of  Benin Republic to three years in prison for attempting to sell a 13-year-old boy. The accused comprise Kareem Saibu, 39, who is the boy's father; Abdullateef Mumuni, 24; and Kadir Rasaq, also 24; who all conspired to sell the minor for N8 million. According to the prosecutor, ASP Zakari Ibrahim, the [...]

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