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Comrade Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, has said that the much acclaimed integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari is not enough as a leadership virtue for tackling the various challenges confronting Nigeria. The senator, who was speaking at the 80th posthumous birthday event of ...
At the Goni Habib madrassa in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the hardest lesson takes place not in the classroom, but out in the streets. Every morning, lunchtime and evening, between gruelling hours of Quranic rote-learning, each pupil puts down his ancient quill pen, grabs a cheap plastic bowl, and puts ...

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, says Nigeria is seriously bleeding and divided more than ever. He said the continuous killings by suspected herdsmen across the country is symptomatic of a failed state. The governor called for prayers for the country to surmount all the challenges facing it.
By Nwafor Sunday. Harvard, a renowned University in the world can be said to have mocked Nigeria when she asked in her assignment to students, why Nigeria as a country has failed to thrive from 1960 to 1999, in respect to relative China and India, despite its endowment in human and natural resources.
In answering, or trying to answer, questions about Nigeria's troubled north east, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)—which Nigeria pulled out of signing at the last minute—and Nigeria's economy in general, he delivered a broadside at Nigeria's young population saying they were lazy and entitled and ...
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed why the British handed over Nigeria to the North. Fani-Kayode believes that Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Saurdana of Sokoto, bowing before Queen Elizabeth II, was a good example of the Northern loyalty to the Brits. According to Kayode, it was this ...

He said the Yoruba nation would continue the struggle for restructuring, because it is the only way forward in actualising the vision of an economically buoyant and a politically stable Nigeria. “Without restructuring, how will Nigeria become an economic and political giant?” asked Mr Adams. “From time ...
The statement noted that apart from the commitment from Nigeria, 11 African countries in the Commonwealth announced new commitment and affirmed their determination to eliminate malaria. It enumerated the countries to include Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, United Republic of ...
The United Kingdom has promised to provide kits on counter improvised explosive device (IED) worth one million pounds to boost the fight against insurgency. The United Kingdom's Minister of Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, revealed this when he met with Nigeria's Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, ...
John Boyega recently touched down in Nigeria to do more than promote his new film, Pacific Rim Uprising. In a new interview with Onyi Sunday, host of Power Lunch West Africa on CNBC Africa, Boyega talks in detail about his new production company, UpperRoom Productions and its involvement in ...
It is not easy keeping up with the happenings in Nigeria. Anezi Okoro wrote One Week, One Trouble, but in Nigeria of today, it has become a case of one day, one crisis. Two weekends ago, while the dust created by the curious way the Boko Haram terrorists brought back their hostages right into the heart of ...
On numerous occasions, Nigeria's depleting oil reserves have been extensively discussed as the unrelenting reduction without replacement has become worrisome. Nigeria is blessed with abundant natural resources but the fact is the huge deposits of these resources do not corroborate with the level of ...
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) Officials in Nigeria and Kenya are looking into whether data-crunching firm Cambridge Analytica tried to interfere with elections in their ... In Nigeria, criminal prosecutions could follow if Cambridge Analytica is found to have interfered with elections, said Garba Shehu, a spokesman for ...
DEMOCRATIC consolidation and rule of law in South Africa have reached a new level with the resolve to put its immediate past president, Jacob Zuma, on trial. He will appear in court on April 6 to face 18 charges, bordering on alleged money laundering, corruption and racketeering in connection with a ...
It took him less than a year to become a key influencer in Nigeria's vast informal economy through MMM and his death has left many locals uncertain how to feel about his impact on Africa's largest country by population. When we typed “Mavrodi” into Google this week, all the top news links on his death ...
Dr Jumoke Oduwole, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment , says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria. Oduwole said this on Tuesday, during a stakeholders sensitization workshop held in Kano. The presidential aide ...
The Catholic Church's relief wing in Nigeria has said the refugee influx also hurts Nigerians as it deepens their own poverty situations. Dialogue has been advanced as a key solution to the crisis that started in October last year. Interior Minister Paul Atanga Nji is on record to have said the government will ...

Over the years, budgetary allocations to Nigeria's health sector have remained disappointingly and scandalously low in spite of the numerous challenges bedeviling the sector. In 2009, a miserly N103.8 billion or 3.4 per cent of the N3.049 trillion budget was allocated to health. The trend continued in 2010 ...
Politics met with show business in Nigeria's commercial city, Lagos on Friday as President Muhammadu Buhari gave United Kingdom model and ... An aide to the President, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted a clarification to the meeting at a time when the social media space in Nigeria began to buzz about the photos ...
At a private party, held late at night in a small Lagos hotel far from any main road, men find solace in being openly gay. It is one of the few places in Nigeria's largest city that affords them such licence. On chairs outside the hall, which is guarded by security, men sit languidly playing with one another's hair.
Nigeria earned 557.9 billion naira ($1.8 billion) in gross revenues last month, up from 538.9 billion naira in January. This was thanks to higher crude oil exports and prices, Ahmed Idris, the accountant general, said Thursday as reported by Reuters. But, earlier this week, it was announced that Nigeria's ...
Speaking at a ministerial press briefing in Abuja, Adewole said “the major drawback in Nigeria's TB program is low TB case finding for both adult and children as there are a lot of missing TB cases that were either not diagnosed or diagnosed but not reported.” He, however, said that in response to the ...
The political and security situation in Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River and Taraba states remains calm. Refugees continue to express fear of deportation and/or arbitrary arrests. The Office undertook missions to Eket, Etim-Ekpo, Oran, Kwande, Boki, Etung and Ikom local government areas (LGAs) in Akwa ...
In commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day, Nigeria, on Friday, launched the new paediatric anti-TB formulations for treatment of 'drug susceptible' TB in children. The minister of health, Isaac Adewole, speaking at a press briefing to mark this year's event in Abuja, said the new drug is both dispersible ...
“Our statistics continue to show positive movement in the provision of services with internet and phone penetrations standing at over 100 million and 147 million subscribers respectively in January 2018. “With broadband penetration of 21 per cent, Nigeria's social media space has continued to thrive and ...
Basile Atangana Kouna was removed from his ministerial position during President Paul Biya's March 2 cabinet reshuffle. He had already been ordered the previous month not to leave the country. "Atangana Kouna is in Cameroon. He was arrested in Nigeria and sent back to Cameroon. He arrived this ...
Two years ago, Buhari set 2018 as a target to end Nigeria's status as the world's second-largest importer of the grain after China and become self-sufficient. He's since overseen investments of almost $1 billion in farming and milling, virtually banned rice importers from buying foreign exchange, raised tariffs ...
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's president on Friday welcomed more than 100 schoolgirls who were released by Boko Haram Wednesday after being kidnapped last month. The girls, wearing hijabs, were served a meal and posed for a photograph with President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised his ...
Lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has denied fleeing Nigeria over the political crisis in Kogi State and his trial by the Federal Government. Melaye made the denial in a statement he issued on Saturday night, in reaction to a report by an online news medium, ...
WHO on Wednesday warned Nigeria and 15 other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017, confirming its support for their preparedness and response to the disease. The other African countries are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, ...
Annually, we are growing in Nigeria by more than 40 per cent, but we are not going to rest on our oars because our potential is immense. We feel that by 2020, we will reach our target of capturing the whole nation. Our mid-term strategies are ready and well discussed with our team, partners and channels ...
Nafissa Ikerodah is both a detective and diplomat of sorts. On a Saturday morning in early March, the Disease Surveillance Officer in Edo State area rushes to a household where a man has just died of Lassa fever. The young father left behind two sons who show symptoms of the infectious disease. Nafissa wants to get the ...
According to an ongoing head count, 104 of the girls abducted by militants from their boarding school on February 19 were "dropped off" Wednesday in Dapchi in northeast Nigeria, Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said in a statement. Those schoolgirls and one boy were among ...
The number of Anglophone Cameroonians seeking asylum in Nigeria has doubled since mid-January. Without urgent international support, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that their struggle for survival will be increasingly desperate. Anglophone Cameroonians began fleeing violence in October ...
In the run up to national elections (scheduled for 2019), there is once again uproar over the size of the compensation paid to Nigerian parliamentarians. This time, it was Senator Shehu Sani, from Kaduna and a member of President Buhari's All Progressives Congress, who blew the whistle. Shehu Sani said ...
Widespread violence has plagued Nigeria over the years, with an epicenter of activity in northeast parts of the country. Much of this violence is related to the Boko Haram insurgency, although other battles between ethnic groups have also intensified, largely over land and partly due to a growing drought. Despite some ...
It's the worst Lassa fever outbreak ever recorded in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. "In January alone there were more cases [203 suspected cases] than during the whole year 2017 combined," says Lorenzo Pomarico, emergency coordinator for the medical group ALIMA, the Alliance ...
The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, on Saturday, assured Nigerians that the “era of fuel ... Receiving the Man of the Year Award from Nigeria NewsDirect newspaper, the NNPC GMD said that the corporation had learnt a great lesson during the ...
However, the importance of rivers goes beyond economic value in Nigeria. For they're being revered by the indigenous people, credited with being the reason why they exist. So many folklores talk about the lively relationship between the people and the rivers; from fishing to farming, and to the defence ...
Evidently, a former Aviation Minister and current senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Senator Stella Oduah, is keying in; she has become a vanguard of women empowerment in Nigeria. She has invariably become a notable voice for Nigerian women, championing the advancement of ...
Despite Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) effort to promote financial inclusion, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) banking industry statistics shows that the number of customers using financial services reduced in 2017. The statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from the ...
Nigeria secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) has announced the arrest of one Jonah Abbey aka Jonah IDI which it described as a notorious gunrunner alongside his driver, Agyo Saviour aka Dan-Wase. DSSS, in a statement released on Sunday, said ABBEY has been on its wanted list for ...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda this week, an official statement said Sunday, in a blow to plans to launch a major free trade treaty across 54 countries. The meeting in Kigali is intended to formally launch the African Continental Free Trade Area ...
DAPCHI, Nigeria — When he heard the gunfire, the guard ran outside the all-girls boarding school and saw camouflaged vehicles barreling toward the gate. Thinking they were Nigerian military troops, he rushed toward them. “Have you heard the gunshots?” Ali Gambo, 70, the unarmed guard, asked the ...
General Overseer of Elshaddai Covenant Ministries Lagos Dr James O. James has declared Nigeria is not finished despite the parlous state of affairs in the country. He cautioned Nigerians against giving up on the country because “it is not over for us.” He spoke last week with reporters ahead of the Easter ...
Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Deputy is expected to be in Nigeria on Friday, March 23 for consultations with senior government officials and other stakeholders in Lagos and Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the UN deputy chief would also travel to Switzerland ...
A member of House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf has called on the Federal government and Nigerian security agencies to find a permanent solution to the incidents of killings by herdsmen in several parts of the country. The lawmaker who made this appeal in a statement he specifically directed to ...
In 2015, 195 countries stated their commitment at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C, above pre-industrial levels. The commitment also involved efforts to limit the ...
Other GF reports on Nigeria, available on its website,reveal an embarrassing variety of practices over the years, including the forgery of hundreds of airline tickets; collusion with hotels and vendors, large-scale irregularities in the procurement of equipment and motor vehicles; and 'self-procurement,' (in ...
Objective 1: To provide life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian health assistance to affected IDPs and host community population. Objective 2: To establish, expand and strengthen the communicable disease surveillance, outbreak prevention, control and response. Objective 3: To strengthen health ...


 

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