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NIGERIAN authority seeks political solution, unexpectedly

abatmediacenter | PRESIDENT TINUBU TO ENVOYS: ONLY HOME GROWN SOLUTIONS WILL SOLVE [ECOWAS] PROBLEMS with newly minted BRICS XV "superpower", 24 Aug

....Directs Immediate Resolution of Disagreements with UAE on Emirate Airline, Visa Issuance

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday said African countries have a better chance of overcoming ["]economic and security challenges["] by looking inward for solutions and walking the talk on all of its pledges and agreements.

President Tinubu stated this while receiving Letters of Credence from three envoys at the State House: Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Awall Wagris Mohammed; Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Mrs. Miriam Morales Palmero, and Ambassador of United Arab Emirate, Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi.

In a side meeting with the Ambassador of Ethiopia, the President assured the envoy that Nigeria will continue to strengthen its ties with African countries in the areas of trade, security, and economic growth.

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The Nigerian Banking Reforms of 2005 May Have Shielded The Economy From The 2008 Global Recession 2015 LOLnope
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UAE asks banks to freeze accounts of those named on Qatar-linked blacklist: WAM 2017
Nigeria court orders bank account freezes to check money laundering 2017
'Banks lost N15billion to fraud, cyber-crime in 2018' 2018
CBN freezes 11 bank accounts of companies, individual 2021
UAE Imposes Visa Ban on Nigerians, Rejects Applications With 'Non-Refunding' 2022
UAE rejects Buhari's plea, maintains indefinite visa ban on Nigerians 2023
by Cat on Fri Aug 25th, 2023 at 08:44:27 PM EST
Emirates Airlines suspended flight operations in Abuja last year over its inability to repatriate blocked funds, 25 Aug
...The UAE stopped issuing visas to Nigerians last year after Emirates Airlines suspended operations over an inability to repatriate some $85 million in revenue trapped in the country, resulting from forex restrictions. Earlier this year, the airline announced that a significant balance of its funds had been frozen in Africa's largest economy and had yet to be repatriated. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in March that Nigeria has withheld at least $743 million in revenue from international carriers operating in the country....
by Cat on Fri Aug 25th, 2023 at 08:49:16 PM EST
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"Mohammed congratulated the President for the historic decisions he has taken in the country, and the impact of the policies on the continent..."

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 25th, 2023 at 10:27:47 PM EST
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Chef Kiss!: Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, embraces Niger's now ousted president Mohamed Bazoum back in early July (Photo: European Union)

euobserver | EU's migration plans in Niger in balance after coup, 24 Aug

by Cat on Fri Aug 25th, 2023 at 10:57:41 PM EST
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