Nigeria is devaluing its currency in a bid to restore growth that has been wiped out by falling oil prices.
In a dramatic turn of events, the ex-head of state has been ordered to appear as a witness in the corruption trial of his former party spokesman, Olisa Metuh. But he failed to show as trial continues.
Thousands of young people move from the Nigerian state of Benue in the east to the country's southwest every year. They are promised a good education and well-paid jobs. But they end up in modern slavery.
Africa's leading economy, Nigeria, slid into a recession in the second quarter. A drop in investment and oil prices, currency weakness and a hike in inflation are adding to the country's woes.
In response to continued low oil prices, the Nigerian Central Bank floated its currency Monday and the naira subsequently lost over a third of its value. Some are praising the move as positive for Nigerians.
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