Nigeria news

  • World Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia Loses Semi-Final In Controversial Manner, Ravi Dahiya Comes Short Against Reigning Champion 19 Sep 2019 19:36 India's star grappler Bajrang Punia was controversially robbed of a chance to fight for the gold medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Thursday with the referee openly favouring the local competitor Daulet …
  • Weekly Export Sales – stronger totals than expected 19 Sep 2019 19:36 The latest round of grain export data from USDA, out Thursday morning, showed mostly positive results after corn and soybeans logged a solid round of sales. Wheat bucked the trend after slowing by more than 50% from the prior week, however. “Export sales …
  • Biafra: Details of Nnamdi Kanu meeting with UN emerge 19 Sep 2019 19:29 Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, disclosed that issues concerning the Biafran people were before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations, adding that Biafra’s case would no longer …
  • Details of Osinbajo’s meeting with governors 19 Sep 2019 19:28 The National Economic Council (NEC) says the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) is not meant for cows alone but to address all challenges of animal husbandry in the country. Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State disclosed this while briefing State …
  • Govt explains demolition of structures in GRA 19 Sep 2019 19:28 The Ondo State government, on Thursday, justified the demolition of beer parlours and makeshift buildings in its Government Reserved Areas (GRAs) and “containers” on Airport Road in Oba-Ile. The state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban …
  • 2019 general elections, worst ever in Nigeria’s history – Sheikh Gummi, El-Buba 19 Sep 2019 19:28 A Kaduna State-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gummi, has described the last general elections as the worst ever in the history of Nigeria. He explained that the video evidence made available show that few hundreds of people generated millions of votes. …
  • CAN kicks as El-Rufai moves to demolish 110-year-old church in Kaduna 19 Sep 2019 19:27 The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter has frowned at a purported 7-day quit notice, allegedly issued by the Kaduna State Urban Property Development Agency (KASUPDA) to a church, which has spent 110 years at its location. Kaduna …
  • Reps issue directive to ministries, agencies, give two-week ultimatum 19 Sep 2019 19:27 The House of Representatives, on Thursday, urged Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to transmit all signed, ratified and Domesticated Treaties and other International Agreements to the National Assembly within two weeks. The lawmakers said …
  • Atiku vs Buhari: Why PDP will never return to power – Maduekwe 19 Sep 2019 19:27 Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, the Managing Director of Nigeria Film Corporation and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has berated the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over its rejection of the judgment of the Presidential Election …
  • What Osinbajo told us about Buhari’s new economic council, EMT – Gov Yahaya 19 Sep 2019 19:27 The National Economic Council (NEC), comprising the Vice President, 36 state governors, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, among others met in Abuja on Thursday. Speaking to newsmen, …
  • Buhari receives German Ambassador, promises deeper relations 19 Sep 2019 19:26 President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja said Nigerians eagerly look forward to investments in infrastructure, especially the power sector, that will illuminate their homes and stimulate businesses. The President, who spoke when the German …
  • Lagos rolls out activities for Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary celebrations 19 Sep 2019 19:25 Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, says Lagos remains the only state in Nigeria that has truly upheld the vision of the founding fathers. Akinbile-Yussuf said this on Thursday in Alausa at a media briefing on activities …
  • $9.6bn judgment can’t stand after P&ID’s conviction for fraud —Malami 19 Sep 2019 19:25 Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), said with Thursday’s conviction of Process and Industrial Developments Limited for fraud by the Federal High Court in Abuja, the liability of $9 …
  • Dangote commends new economic advisory council 19 Sep 2019 19:25 Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group, has said that the constitution of the economic advisory council by President Muhammadu Buhari will further strengthen investors’ confidence and boost economic growth. Dangote gave the commendation on Thursday in …
  • IPOB’s Kanu petitions UN over alleged human right abuses 19 Sep 2019 19:25 Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, petitioned the United Nations and its relevant agencies over alleged human rights abuses suffered by its people at the hands of the Nigerian government. …
  • CAN raises alarm over govt’s quit notice order on Kaduna’s 110-year church   19 Sep 2019 19:25 Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has raised the alarm over a purported quit notice handed to one of its churches in Zaria, Kaduna State. The Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency allegedly …
  • Revisiting our Assumptions About Digital Financial Inclusion: Three Unexpected Findings from BFA’s FIBR Project 19 Sep 2019 19:24 BFA is about to conclude our FIBR (Financial Inclusion on Business Runways) Project, an innovative R&D initiative which sought to demonstrate how smartphones can accelerate and deepen financial inclusion in developing countries. When we launched the …
  • Xenophobia puts South Africa's moral authority in Africa at risk 19 Sep 2019 19:23 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled during the recent funeral service of Zimbabwe's erstwhile leader Robert Mugabe. It was easy to guess why. When he stood to speak, Ramaphosa apologised for weeks of violence in his country targeted at …
  • In Nigeria, dreadlocks are entangled with beliefs about danger 19 Sep 2019 19:23 A grown man wearing his hair in dreadlocks is bound to attract attention in Nigeria. And it's not always positive attention. Many Nigerians, regardless of their education and status, view dreadlocked men as dangerous. The hairstyle sometimes even gets …
  • Copy Desk Daily, Sept. 19, 2019 19 Sep 2019 19:20 Our team of copy editors reads and posts most of what you see on the websites for National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report (the NCR project focusing on women religious). The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that …
  • Makinde approves composition of Oyo State Electoral Commission 19 Sep 2019 19:14 The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Thursday approved the composition of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Makinde in a letter dated …
  • Breaking: NGO banned from North East for supplying food, drugs to Boko Haram, ISWA 19 Sep 2019 19:14 The Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya dole has accused a Non Governmental Organisation, Action Against Hunger, of supplying food and drugs to Boko Haram Terrorists and its sister organisation, Islamic State of West Africa. The military raised the alarm …
  • FG develops anti money laundering, terrorists financing strategy 19 Sep 2019 19:14 The Federal Government has expressed commitment to meeting the global standards for combating money laundering and terrorists financing in the country. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by Mohammed …
  • Cybercrime: NCC moves to protect telecoms consumers 19 Sep 2019 19:14 The Nigerian Communications Commission has evolved measures aimed at protecting telecoms consumers from cyber criminals in the country. Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, Director, NCC Consumer Affairs Bureau, disclosed this at the 53rd Consumer Town Hall meeting of …
  • NAWOJ President tasks women journalists on nation-building 19 Sep 2019 19:14 National President of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Ifeyinwa Omowole, has challenged women journalists in the country to contribute their quota to the struggle to build a prosperous nation. Omowole threw the challenge in Bauchi on Thursday at …