The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. and China State Construction Engineering Corp. closed a deal worth USD23 billion. The two institutions will jointly seek funding from Chinese authorities and banks to help construct three refineries and a fuel complex in Nigeria. Meanwhile, Nigeria and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees were due to start a census of all Liberian refugees in the nation on May 17. The six-day census was to help assess the needs of the refugees.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.