Nigeria

Nigeria/South Africa: Banyana Banyana Emerge Victorious in Nigeria

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthetwa has congratulated senior national women's football side, Banyana Banyana, on...

Nigeria: Lawmakers Urge Govt to Provide Relief Materials to Victims of Insurgency in Sokoto

The House of Representatives has urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and the...

Nigeria: Buhari Commiserates With King Sunny Ade Over Wife’s Demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with renowned musician, King Sunny Ade, over the passing of his wife, Risikat...

Nigeria: China Targets New Bilateral Relations, Trade With Nigeria

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Cui Jianchun, has said the bilateral relations and trade between China and...

Nigeria: Electoral Amendment – Lawan Constitutes Conference Committee Comprising 5 Senators Who Voted Against Electronic Transmission

The committee is expected to meet with that of the House of Representatives to harmonise the differences in...

Nigeria: Emir of Gaya, Kano’s New Emirate, Is Dead

The Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, died Wednesday morning at the age of 91. The Emir of Gaya,...

Nigeria: Technical Group to Monitor Women Economic Empowerment Programmes Inaugurated

The inauguration came after a symposium organised by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in...

Nigeria: Our Youths Must Be Given Jobs, Osinbajo Tells African Leaders

In furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seeking to promote economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection,...

Nigeria: Senate Approves 112 As Toll-Free Emergency Number

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Nationwide Emergency Communications Service. This was just...

Nigeria: Senate Sets Up 7 – Member Conference Committee On Electoral Act Amendment Bill

Abuja — The Senate has set up a Conference Committee to harmonize positions on the Electoral Act Amendments...

Nigeria: Sit-At-Home – No Candidate Missed Exam in Enugu, Says WAEC

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has said that no candidate in Enugu state missed its ongoing examination...

Nigeria: JAMB 2021 – Oyo, Osun, Ogun Have Highest Number of Applicants

Oyo, Osun and Ogun had more JAMB 2021 candidates than ten other states combined. Oyo, Osun and Ogun...

Nigeria: Gombe Signs MOU With Private Firm On Oil Exploration

The Gombe State Government signed an MoU with an oil firm for the exploration of petroleum products in...

Nigeria: PIA – Buhari’s Aide Urges Southern Governors, Lawmakers to Propose Amendments On Controversial Areas

Mr Buhari wrote the National Assembly on Tuesday seeking an amendment to the administrative part of the PetroleumIndustryAct...

Nigeria: No, Rihanna Didn’t Say She Is Igbo – but Not Nigerian

"Why I Didn't Mention Nigeria But Igbo - Rihanna," begins a message posted on Facebook in Nigeria. It...

Nigeria: Banditry – Northern Youths Support Telecoms Shutdown

Northern youths have backed the decision to shut down telecommunications networks in some local government areas in some...

Nigeria: Bandits Outnumber Security Personnel – Masari

Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari says bandits in the North West outnumber the security personnel in the zone....

Nigeria: GIABA Commences Training On Cross-Border Cash Smuggling

The Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has commenced a three-day training workshop in...

Nigeria: House Passes Bill to Exempt Police From Pension Scheme

The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday unanimously passed for a second reading a bill to exempt...

Nigeria: Recover C/River From APC, PDP, New Chair Tasked

The new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Barrister Venatius Ikem and his...

Nigeria: Tears, Anguish As FCT Demolish Shanties

Many were left homeless following the recent scaling up times of the demolition of many slums across the...

Nigeria: Students in Captivity – allAfrica.com

Many students would not be going back to the classrooms as the new school year begins across the...

Nigeria: The Burden of Currency Speculation

James Emejo writes on the dangers of currency speculation on monetary policy and the economy, as well as...

Nigeria: Covid-19 – 20% of Nigeria’s Workforce Lost Employment in 2020 – UNDP, NBS

A small minority of businesses, however, reported positive gains during the pandemic. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

Nigeria: Strike – Lagos Nurses Rescind Decision As Sanwo-Olu Approves Payment of Allowance

"There is virtually nothing that calls for celebration by nurses in Lagos and by extension, Nigeria," the union...

Nigeria: Insurgency in the North East Killed 300,000 Children – Unicef

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has reported that more than 300,000 children have died and over one...

Nigeria: Restructuring – Jega Seeks Scrapping of 24 States

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has called for the reduction...

Nigeria: 2 Decades After, Plateau Still Grappling With Ethno-Religious Crises

Tuesday, September 7, marked two decades since the ethno-religious riot that led to mass killings in Jos, the...

Nigeria: Rivers Govt Commences Preparation to Tackle Flooding

The Rivers State Government has commenced moves to tackle the impending 2021 flooding as predicted by the Nigerian...

Africa: Obasanjo Assumes Duty As AU Envoy, Begins Horn of Africa Tour

The Chairperson of the AU had on August 26 tapped Mr Obasanjo to help promote peace, security, stability...

Nigeria: PAC Capital Limited Bags CFI.co Best Investment Banking Team Nigeria 2021 Award

PAC Capital Limited ("PAC Capital"), a leading transaction advisory firm and the investment banking arm of PanAfrican Capital...

Nigeria: TravelTank Stirs Nigeria’s Travel Industry With Breakthrough Innovations, Unique Offerings

Leveraging smart technologies and the rising demand for unique product offerings in Nigeria's travel sector, TravelTank -- a...

Nigeria: Purported Hijack of Edo Community – I’m Innocent, Ready to Meet Tompolo – Okubo, Ex-Militant Leader

EXMILITANT leader and former Senior Special Assistant, SSA, Surveillance/Waterways Security, in Edo State, RobertOkubo, has said he was...

Nigeria: Time to Ransom the Psycho-Social Trauma of Nigeria’s Kidnapping Epidemic

"He is the one! That's him!" Those were the words my brother heard before four uniformed men grabbed...

Nigeria: Ogun Civil Servants – No Wrongdoing On Our Part – Unity Bank

"The CBN is aware of the issues ... the people picketing the Bank are merely embarking on a...

Nigeria: Non-Oil Earnings Lifted Govt’s Revenue By 28% in April – Report

Abuja — Significant growth in non-oil tax receipts in April, prompted by the gradual return of business activities...

Nigeria: Military Moves to Prosecute Surrendered Terrorists

Abuja — Military authorities, yesterday, said plans were afoot to commence the prosecution of surrendered terrorists in the...

Nigeria: BP Oil Merchant Says He Was Fired Over Nigeria Bribe Concerns

Former oil merchant, Jonathan Zarembok, has alleged that he was fired by BP Plc because he voiced concerns...

Nigeria Sold N2.33trn Petrol in One Year – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday disclosed that the country sold N2.33 trillion worth of petrol between...

Nigeria: Osinbajo Urges Financial Market Experts to Tackle Nigeria’s Housing Problem

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged the nation's financial markets experts to collaborate with government with a view...