LAGOS, April 17 (Reuters) - Nigeria 's Fidelity Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter pretax profit fell to 4.45 billion naira ($27.44 million), down 25.08 percent from 5.95 billion naira a year earlier.
LAGOS, April 17 (Reuters) - Nigerian bank Stanbic IBTC Holdings' first-quarter pretax profit rose 47 percent to 8.96 billion naira, the local unit of South Africa's Standard Bank said on Thursday.
ABUJA, April 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria 's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants, and were continuing the search for eight students still missing.
* President Jonathan is under pressure before Feb. elections (Adds government statement, more girls escaped)
LAGOS, April 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria 's naira currency weakened against the dollar on the interbank market on Wednesday, with the dollar in demand as importers sought to meet their foreign exchange needs.
* President Jonathan is under pressure before Feb. elections
* More than 100 female students snatched in northeast - teacher
LAGOS, April 15 (Reuters) - Nigeria has appointed Stanbic IBTC Bank and Goldman Sachs as advisers for its debut $100 mln Diaspora bond issue, the debt management office said on Tuesday.
* Witness sees eight dead bodies (Adds quotes, details, comment from education commissioner, background)
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria , April 15 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students from a secondary school in Nigeria 's northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.