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Reuters Senior Correspondent, Nigeria. Ghanaian family, British accent. Previously @BBCAfrica multimedia journalist. All views are mine alone.
Alexis Akwagyiram is an accomplished multimedia journalist with extensive experience working in print, online, television and radio. He specialises in current affairs related to Africa and its diaspora.
Alexis is the Senior Nigeria Correspondent at the Reuters news agency. His remit spans a broad...
LAGOS May 26 (Reuters) - The long-awaited oil governance bill passed by Nigeria's upper chamber of parliament proposes breaking up the state oil company into three commercial entities supported by a regulatory body and a fund to oversee the distribution of money.
LAGOS, May 26 (Reuters) - The long-awaited oil governance bill passed by Nigeria's upper chamber of parliament proposes breaking up the state oil company into three commercial entities supported by a regulatory body and a fund to oversee the distribution of money.
(Adds details)By Ulf Laessing and Alexis AkwagyiramLAGOS May 23 Nigeria's economy stayed inrecession in the first quarter and shrank more sharply thanthought at the end of last year, data showed on Tuesday, assigns of growth in the oil sector fuelled hopes of an upturn inthe coming months.The economy shrank by 1.5 percent in 2016 for its firstannual drop in 25 years, hit by a shortage of hard currency andlower revenues from its dominant oil sector as world crudeprices remained under pressure.
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