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The "dire" shortage, which has reached "force majeure" proportions, requires 625,000 barrels per day of gasoline imports daily to be quelled, Ndu Ughamadu, a spokesman for the Nigeria National petroleum Corp., said. The state-run company is taking action to "increase supply and replenish strategic ...

ABIDJAN -- Almost nine years since the Boko Haram insurgency began in Nigeria, and while the insecurity in the Northeast of the country remains one of the world's most prominent protracted crisis, the 2018 Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan has compiled a range of priorities -- providing life-saving ...
The World Bank on Friday announced a $486 million International Development Association credit to support the rehabilitation and upgrade of Nigeria's electricity transmission substations and lines. Although the Nigerian government has always said the country's power generation capacity has increased ...
The World Bank on Friday approved an International Development Association (IDA) Credit of 486 million dollars for the rehabilitation and upgrading of electricity transmission substations and lines in Nigeria. Olufunke Olofon, Senior Communications Officer, World Bank, Nigeria, made this known in a ...
Nigerian investors operating in other countries have been advised to domesticate their investments in order to uplift the economy and impact more lives in the country. The Chairman, Troyka Holdings, Limited, Mr. Biodun Shobanjo, gave the advice at the Nigerian-American Business Forum held in Florida, ...

According to her, some foreign countries, including the UK, have commenced with Nigeria, the Automatic Exchange of tax Information. She, however, lamented frustrations the government was encountering in retrieving illicit funds stashed abroad. The minister also held a private meeting with the Head of ...
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, says the Nigerian government is constructing a rail line to link Kano with Maradi in Niger Republic in order to boost Nigeria's economy. Maradi is at the border with Nigeria in Niger Republic. Mr. Ameachi explained the reason the Nigerian government is taking ...
"It never crossed my mind that Nigeria could be here," Ezeoke, the Director of Communications for the Nigerian Olympic committee, said. But here it was. Simidele Adeagbo, the first Nigerian and first African female athlete to compete in skeleton in the history of the Winter Olympics, completed the track with ...
Britain's export finance agency, which works alongside the Department for International Trade, has announced it will add Nigerian currency Naira to its roster of "pre-approved currencies." "(This announcement) supports increased trade relationships between Nigeria and the UK," Laure Beaufils, UK Deputy ...
The WHO said Tuesday that from January 1 through February 4, there have been 450 suspected cases reported, and 132 of those have been laboratory-confirmed. However, a report released Sunday by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control said that as of February 11, there were 615 reported cases, ...
The International Trade Promotion Centre Lagos said that the trade volume between Nigeria and Indonesia rose to over $2.5bn in 2016. The Director, ITPC, Bagus Wicaksena, stated this during a press briefing to announce the Indonesian-African forum tagged 'Sustainable trade and investment ...
Lord Lugard's Nigeria has always been a convolution. It is a complicated, intricate, and flummoxing organism. It is a baroque geographical expression where wrong rules the land and right is rarely sighted in government. Injustice, equity, and good conscience aren't in the lexicon. The Nigeria idea as ...
Speaking at the 2018 annual marketing conference /annual general meeting of the National Institute of marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), he said, "There is alot more we will love to do. We are looking to work with you to market Nigeria. We as a government, we can't do it alone and we need you folks to help us.
The crisis in north-east Nigeria is one of the most severe in the world today. Across the six affected states of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba, 10.2 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance in 2018, of whom 52 per cent are women and girls, and 48 per cent ...
Maiduguri, Nigeria -- Just a stone's throw from the banks of River Gadabul -- 4 kilometers from the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri -- sits a cinder-block building housing three classrooms. Inside one of the classrooms, 8-year-old Abubakar Ibrahim reads from a textbook spread between his ...
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has inducted 249 foreign trained medical and dental graduates. A total of 686 medical and 10 dental candidates registered for the MDCN assessment examination, out of which 243 medical and six dental surgeons passed. This represents 35 percent success for ...

Medical trips abroad for government officials may soon become a thing of the past if Nigerian lawmakers have their way. Over the years, public office holders in Nigeria have typically resorted to seeking medical treatment abroad. The most recent example came last year when president Muhammadu Buhari ...
Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced an investigation into the aircraft incident involving Delta Air Lines in Nigeria. ... Nigeria, as the state of occurrence under the International Civil aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13 is responsible for investigating any aircraft occurrences within ...
It's been a whirlwind past year for Nigeria's contingent at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Fourteen months ago, Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere were attempting to crowdfund a bobsled training regime in a bid to secure qualification at the Games. Simi Adeagbo ...
The Vice President, of the federal republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has called on foreign investors to invest in Nigeria, adding that the country is the investment destination for Africa. He made this known at the commissioning of the second phase expansion project and laying of foundation stone ...
The first Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors (INIR-RR) mission was carried out last week in Nigeria. According to the IAEA, operation of a research reactor requires a national infrastructure - including a legal and regulatory framework - to ensure that national and international ...
Nigeria loses N24bn monthly to imported energy ... "If 40 per cent of the imported diesel used for power generation in Nigeria is bought at the average retail price of N200 per litre, then the report that indicated that N24 billion was being lost monthly in the electricity industry to imported energy was correct.".
Lagos, Nigeria - An Atlanta-bound plane made an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria after an engine issue Tuesday. Delta airlines says flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off around 10:50 p.m. local time, returned to Lagos International Airport less than an hour later. The A330-200 had an issue ...
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Twenty-two students and their driver were killed on Tuesday (Feb 13) when their bus collided with a truck in northern Nigeria, a road safety official told AFP. The students from a public secondary school in Bauchi State were on their way to the city of Kano for an excursion when their ...
Lagos, Nigeria (AP) -- The World Health Organization says as many as 450 people may have been infected with Lassa fever in Nigeria in less than five weeks. In a statement Tuesday, WHO says 43 suspected deaths from the viral hemorrhagic fever were reported between Jan. 1 and Feb. 4 and 37 of ...
police officer mutilated in Nigeria after herdsmen farmer clashes Nigerian anti-riot police officers escort a suspected kidnap kingpin to prison after he was arraigned at the Lagos State High Court on August 30, 2017. Suspected Nigerian kidnap kingpin Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, known as (AFP/PIUS ...
Yahaya, who came from Potiskum, in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria, was captured by a vigilante group called Civilian JTF in 2015 - a year after the girls were snatched from government Girls Secondary school in Borno State. Of the 276 girls taken in April 2014, 112 are still in captivity. This week, some 700 ...
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 3 to February 9, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
The bobsled team -- composed of Athletes Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere -- and Nigeria's history-making skeleton athlete Simidele Adeagbo are the first to compete for the country at the Winter Olympics, and viewers watching NBC's primetime broadcast of the Opening Ceremony ...
The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has linked the wanton killings by armed herdsmen across the country in recent times to poor leadership and lack of innovative governance. He said Nigeria must embrace modernity and innovation in the rearing of cattle, as obtained in other developed countries ...
According to a press statement by the governor's Chief Press Secretary (CPS), idowu Adelusi, Fayose explained why he chose hunters to assist his state on menace of herdsmen: " The Constitution of Nigeria is no longer working. Let me come to the level of incidents happening around. In the conception of ...
"Nigeria must be redeemed from sin of glorifying idols above God; we must pray for the country to be free from all forms of demonic powers troubling the country since 1977 FESTAC", he said. The cleric, who said that God directed him to hold an Inter-denominational crusade on April 27 at Mount Ikoyi ...
According to him, the 330-metre long Egina FPSO, the largest FPSO ever installed in Nigeria, by private investors and the Nigerian government was commendable. "If Nigeria can attract such huge project estimated at 16.3 billion dollars, it shows we are moving in the right direction and growing our ...
"This is a clear indication of how much value the UK places on its relationship with Nigeria," Paul Arkwright, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, said in the UK's credit agency statement. "It will provide a firm foundation for a significant increase in trade and investment between both countries.".
Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today facilitated the handover -- from the armed opposition to the Nigerian military -- of 10 women police officers and three university professors. This operation in north-east Nigeria, with the ICRC acting as a neutral intermediary, ...
The academics were abducted by the Nigeria-based Islamic militants while conducting oil prospect evaluations in the Lake Chad area on behalf of Nigerian National petroleum last year, said presidential spokesman Garba Shehu. Some of their colleagues were killed during the 2017 kidnapping.
Blessing grew up in a dusty but bustling city in Nigeria's forgotten east, but while she was at school and in love with her boyfriend, she fell pregnant. Somehow Blessing's mother, and the rest of her neighbourhood, found out she was pregnant and tried to insist she marry her boyfriend and keep the baby.
There are indications that crude oil production may have decreased as Nigeria's rig count for the month of December 2017 showed a slight fall to 28 as against 29 recorded ... Ecuador tallied with Nigeria with the loss of one, having recorded a rig count of five in December as against six recorded previously.
The nutrition sector emergency response plan for North Eastern Nigeria will be implemented by different organizations working in nutrition and covers activities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The sector response plan is a living document which will be regularly adjusted based on the evolving ...
Global online classified, OLX has shut down physical its operations in Nigeria. OLX is the world's leading classifieds platform in growth markets and is available in more than 45 countries and over 50 languages. The platform connects local people to buy and sell used goods and services by making it fast ...
The Minister of Mines and steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, who disclosed this at the Nigeria Day event at the ongoing African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday, said the law setting up the commission is already with the National Assembly. Mr. Fayemi spoke as Nigeria took the ...
In recent years, major insecticide brand Mortein is highly visible in anti-malaria campaigns in Nigeria. It often partners with state governments and agencies. As part of these campaigns, the brand from British consumers goods giant Reckitt Benckiser issued a malaria factsheet. It states "Nigeria contributes ...
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has a scheduled visit to Nigeria in July, the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, confirmed in Abuja on Tuesday. Gauer, who met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara at the National Assembly, said Macron would seek ...
Sudan's Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Bushra, has assured Nigeria of his country's continuous cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The ambassador gave the assurance while speaking with the news agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. He said though, Sudan and Nigeria do not share ...
According to him, Nigeria and Niger have had their share until the return of democracy in 1999. To this end, the speaker counselled lawmakers in Africa to protect democracy by ensuring that the will and aspirations of citizens were prioritised in the discharge of their duties, saying it would be dangerous to ...
It can be prevented by enhanced hygiene and avoidance of all contact with rats. The disease takes its name from the town of Lassa in northern Nigeria where it was first identified in 1969. More than one hundred people were killed in 2016 in one of the country's worst outbreaks of lassa fever, affecting 14 of ...
The logistics Sector Nigeria provides support to the government-led coordination of the humanitarian logistics response in north-eastern Nigeria by facilitating access to common logistics services, maintainining regular bilateral and collective engagement in an open forum for discussing and addressing ...
India has thanked the governments of Nigeria and Benin for their help and support in locating a ship that went missing off West Africa coast with 22 Indians on board. India's External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Tuesday said the tanker had been released. Swaraj, who, on Monday, sought the ...
It is sad that we are having this statistics in the same country. "Our leaders should invest in education because it is very important for human growth and development," he said. "Nigeria has transited from pre-colonial to colonial rule, one military regime to another and from one political party to another taking ...


 

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