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Nigeria To Commence Exportation Of Yam To Europe, U.S From June 29

Nigeria will on June 29, export 72 tonnes of yam to Europe and the United States of America (USA), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said on Thursday, June 22, 2017. A statement issued by Dr Olukayode Oyeleye, the Special Assistant to the minister (Media), in Abuja on Thursday, quoted Ogbeh […]

Nigeria Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To Truck Drivers, Others To Vacate Apapa Roads

The Nigerian Government has directed truck drivers blocking roads in Apapa to vacate within seven days to enable the reconstruction work on Wharf Road to start. The federal government also ordered telecommunication service providers and other operators to relocate their service cables on the Right of Way (RoW) of the project for work to begin. […]

Nigeria Declares Monday, Tuesday As Public Holiday For Eid-El-Fitr

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitr. Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja. ‎He‎ enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration for […]

CBN Resists ‘Hostile’ Takeover Of Etisalat Nigeria, Orders 13 Banks To Maintain Status Quo

The leadership of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday ordered the consortium of 13 banks involved in Etisalat Nigeria’s $1.2 billion loan to suspend further action on the indebtedness, including taking over ownership or management of the company. This is just as the apex bank warned that it would resist any move by […]

Nigeria To Become World’s 3rd Most Populous Country By 2050 – UN

A report released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has indicated that Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050. The report, titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population just as […]

University Shut Down As Ondo Confirms Five Cases Of Lassa Fever

A university in Ondo State has been shut down after five fresh cases of Lassa Fever were confirmed on Wednesday. A report had emerged three weeks ago that a student of Achievers University, Owo, was infected with the disease and hospitalised at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owo. This led to tension in Owo […]

FG Introduces Free Treatment For All HIV Patients In Nigeria

The Federal Government has announced that it would be implementing new guidelines for HIV prevention, treatment and care to consolidate previous efforts in tackling the scourge. This disclosure was made on Tuesday by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, at the opening of a two-day North-West Zonal Dissemination of 2016 National Guidelines for HIV prevention, […]

Etisalat Nigeria Reacts To Take Over By Banks

  Etisalat Nigeria on Tuesday wrote to its staff after the take over by a consortium of banks. Chief Executive of Etisalat Nigeria, Mathew Willsher, in a memo, acknowledged the challenging business outlook for the company in the wake of the development. He added that negotiations allowed the refocus of its energies on the financial, operational […]

65 Persons Under Surveillance As Lassa Fever Kills Student In Anambra State

The authorities of Anambra State on Monday confirmed that a nursing student was killed by Lassa Fever, while 65 others were being monitored. Speaking with newsmen in Awka, the Director of Public Health, State Ministry of Health, Dr Emmanuel Okafor, said that the deceased (name withheld) was a student in one private nursing school in […]

17 Confirmed Dead, Scores Injured After 5 Female Suicide Bombers Attack Borno Village

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that 17 persons, including five female suicide bombers, were killed with several others injured in a multiple attacks which took place in Kofa Community on Sunday. According to a press release signed by the spokesman of the command, Victor Isuku, the five female suicide bombers besieged a settlement, […]

NNPC Forces Diesel Price Down To N175 Per Litre Across Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has forced down the price of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), better known as Diesel, to between N175 to N200 per litre across the country,Vanguard reports. In a statement issued on Sunday by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, the apex oil firm said that the […]

“Nigeria Needs An Energetic President” – Pastor Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly has said that “Nigeria needs an energetic leader but the circumstances of our polity have brought us to” the choice of an elderly president. His statement is coming on the back of the current health status of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking during a press conference after his […]

Nigeria Railway Suspends Lagos-Kano Train Operations For 2 Weeks

The Nigeria Railway Corporation has suspended the Lagos-Kano train operations for two weeks. The suspension followed the collapse of the Tatabu Bridge in the Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State after a heavy rainfall, which affected the rail line. Speaking on the development, the Managing Director, NRC, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, in Lagos, said that […]

Notorious Kidnap Kingpin ‘Evans’ Leads Police To Where He Kept His Victims

Notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Onwuamadike, better known as Evans, has taken the police to two of the three camps where he kept his victims in Lagos. Evans yesterday led the police to his detention camps at Green Street, Jakande Estate, Ejigbo, and the one at 21 Prophet Asaye Close, New Igando, both in Lagos State, […]

Osinbajo Reads Riot Act To Biafra Agitators, Those Who Issued Quit Notice To Igbos

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has read the Riot Act to those agitating for Biafra and the northern youth groups that issued quit notice to the Igbos, adding that the full force of the law would be applied where necessary as they violated Nigeria’s laws. Osinbajo gave the warning at a consultative meeting with traditional rulers […]

Nigeria Signs N4.34bn MoU With Dangote, Others For Reconstruction Of Apapa Wharf Road

The Nigerian government, through the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dangote Group and other stakeholders for the reconstruction of Apapa wharf road in Lagos. NAN reports that by the signing of the N4.34 billion MoU, the site has been handed over to Dangote and […]

Nigeria Apologizes To Saudi Arabia For Sale Of Ramadan Dates Meant As Gifts

The Federal Government of Nigeria has apologized to the Saudi Arabia Government after 200 tonnes of dates sent as a Ramadan gift were found on sale in markets. The dates which were intended as a gift for people who had fled their homes because of the Boko Haram insurgency were found on sale in  markets […]

Nigerian Govt Reacts As South African Communities Give Nigerians Quit Notice

The Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Pretoria that the mission was on top of the […]