Nigeria downgrades growth forecast as election approaches

 Nigeria`s finance minister on Wednesday downgraded growth forecasts for 2015 and proposed a modest cut in spending as Africa`s top economy tries to respond to plummeting global crude prices. 

Kidnappers free Nigerian minister`s mother

Okonjo, an academic reportedly in her 80s, was abducted Sunday from her home in Ogwashi-Uku in Delta state.

Manhunt for abductors of Nigerian minister`s mother

Nigerian police on Monday launched a manhunt for the abductors of the mother of the oil-rich nation`s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Nigeria oil workers threaten strike

Fuel scarcity hit Nigeria`s capital, Abuja, as a trade union threatened strike over failure by the government to pay fuel subsidy claims.