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“Our problem in Nigeria is not about economy but lack of understanding of the difficulties Nigerians are going through.” The APC national leader further charged leaders in the country to preach peace and unity in the country. “There should be no tribal wars; we must share boundaries, coexistence and ...
Reacting to the support given the American by Nigerian fans, the rapper asked “why do we shun the hip hop artists we have over here?” In a series of questions she asked in a Twitter thread, she wrote: “After witnessing J.Cole perform last night, with a basic band and DJ, and 2 backup singers, and seeing ...

Overcrowding, homelessness, lack of sanitation, traffic jams, unemployment, social disruption, and crime are the problems that follow the issue of ... This takes me to the subject of my speech 'Transforming Nigeria's Urban Agenda' and then perhaps the question that readily comes to mind is: What is Nigeria ...
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of ... The Nigerian Government signed the Safe School Declaration that has been supported and advocated for by Plan International.
While Boko Haram militants have waged attacks on Christians and others in Nigeria for years, intensifying to become the deadliest terror group in the ... jihadist insurgency that has ravaged Nigeria's northeast and is becoming a key issue in the upcoming 2019 presidential polls,” The Guardian reported.
The 48-page executive summary of the report, which was released recently by the Country's State Department (the federal executive department that advises the President and represents the US in international affairs and foreign policy issues), was generally thumbs down for the Buhari government on ...

It is nonetheless useful to address the substantive issues the president was speaking to. He correctly identified two key problems with the Nigerian economy: unacceptably high levels of youth unemployment; and the increasingly unsuitable skillsets of our young school leavers (especially at the primary and ...
And the nature of Mr. Okoro's project posed an additional challenge: He would be shooting in Lagos, Nigeria, far from their New York support systems. ... The film, “Nigerian Prince,” follows a Nigerian-American high schooler, Eze (Antonio J. Bell), whose mother sends him to live with his aunt (played by the ...
For all that the build-up to a World Cup is over a four-year span, some of the key decisions that shape it tend to have a distinctly short-term basis. It explains why a consistent 15-goal-a-season striker is less likely to be picked than one who plunder thirty in the season immediately preceding the Mundial.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to commence an assessment of the extent of damage in communities affected by violence caused by herdsmen-farmers' clashes in some parts of the country. This was disclosed on Tuesday by Vice ...
Our monthly newsletter captures activities that UNDP Nigeria Country Office undertakes, engages in and facilitates. This product is developed and shared into to keep our partners and general public informed about our activity level engagements that contribute to our outputs at the end of the year and ...
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), AVM Saddique Abubakar, has warned against politicisation of security issues in the country, especially on social media. Abubakar gave the warning in Uyo on Tuesday in his keynote address delivered at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Inter Nigerian Air Force Combat Sports ...
He said, "I hope you also realise that the social media has brought a lot of good things to the world and it has also brought a lot of problems not only in Nigeria but everywhere in the world. "Nations of the world are talking about regulations and control, this is happening in Germany in the United Kingdom ...
Nigerian actor Samuel Robinson's allegation that he was underpaid for his role in the Malayalam film Sudani from Nigeria has evoked strong ... Calling the issue a “non-issue”, director Ganesh Raj who made Aanandam with a cast full of newcomers and first-time technicians, said that what Samuel has been ...
ONITSHA—NIGERIANS have been charged to be part of solution to the country's myriad of problems and not a part of the problems . The Metropolitan ... Dr. Valerian Maduka Okeke who gave the charge yesterday in his Easter message, said anybody could either be part of the solution or the problem.
Dangote Cement-Nigeria's largest quoted company, will issue a Naira-denominated bond to support its capital investments. Afrexim plans to raise more than N61 billion from the Nigerian capital market and other two markets. Med-View Airlines and Jaiz Bank were said to be considering timing for their ...
The party said after a thorough review of all issues and the fact that nobody, apart from the president himself, politicised the Dapchi issue when he boasted that his response time was faster than that of former President Goodluck Jonathan, it feels that President Buhari's pronouncement on alleged ...

The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), has revealed plans to register all its interested members into the Nigerian German Business ... He also the NCRIB team would be visiting the high echelon of the Nigeria Police, to leverage on the training avenues for insurance awareness, ...
Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in National Assembly has written a short letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the problems in Nigeria. The lawmaker in his letter called on the President to assess his cabinet and replace those that were not fit to serve the nation.
National Chairman and Presidential aspirant under the platform of the National Action Council (NAC), on Friday declared that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo is the main political problem of Nigeria. Agoro, while addressing a press conference at his Apata, lbadan residence also described Obasanjo's ...
Coming at a period when competition in the Nigerian telecom industry has for some years been limited to price wars between the various GSM companies, clearly, Teleology's coming will very likely herald a new era of intense competition and quest for market share among Nigeria's telecom operators.
Universities must apply themselves to the society. There are so many glaring crises in our society which the universities must address”. The Governor urged Nigerian universities to come up with solutions on matters and problem facing the country including the alarming rate of poverty in Nigeria. “If hunger ...
Olajide spoke in Osogbo on Thursday at the first memorial lecture of Nathaniel Abimbola organised by the Osun State Council of the Nigeria Union of ... Olajide, who was the chairman on the occasion, said the North was home to the Boko Haram which was costing the Nigerian government billions of naira, ...
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the fine line between hate speech and harmless stereotypes in Nigeria. The Nigerian parliament is considering a bill under which anyone found guilty of "hate speech that results in the death of another person ...
Nigeria is set to sign the framework agreement for the establishment of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). ... organised private sector and businesses, including the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Facing different but equally harrowing crises, parents and educators in the United States and northeast Nigeria are debating similarly drastic measures to ... "If that happens, you're not going have any problems anymore, because they're never going to the school," Trump said.
National Coordinator of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this yesterday during a visit to the FMC Owo to monitor progress in the fight against the disease. The Acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of FMC Owo, Dr. Ahmed Adeagbo Liasu, said the absence of a ...
We note, sadly, that there is no issue or sub-issue on the list of issues articulated above which we can say had been inspired by the Left or the ... The second part, Episodes from the British Conquest of Nigeria, tells the stories of the British military defeat and occupation of 12 selected Nigerian communities: ...
Disclaimer: This article may attempt to solve a so-called complex data problem with a simple solution. Africa is a rich bed of opportunities. More so, as governments across the continent try to leverage information technologies to deliver essential services, many initiatives can be used to further aid the ...
He pointed out that Nigeria's dependence on importation of petrol would be adequately checked by refurbishing existing four refineries to full production capacity by 2019 as well the oncoming Dangote Refinery in Lagos, the proposed Nigeria/Niger joint refinery and another private refinery under ...
The Lagos State government has said that the ban placed on unauthorised modes of movement of animals, especially live cattle, across the State still subsists, stressing that persons found culpable in this act will be prosecuted. Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau, stated this at the weekend ...
“The problem in Nigeria today is that our democracy is receding, and the international community needs to know this. Who says that the army cannot take over in Nigeria? It is possible. Yes, it is possible. Let us not joke with our democracy. The way they are going … so that is the issue. Last week, we were ...
Among many other issues, he grudgingly admitted that “Chinese investment does have the potential to address Africa's infrastructure gap” but added a curious ... problems without presumptuous lessons in ideological dangers, which, more often than not have no relevance for us, nor for the problem at hand.
A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the ...
Former Minister of Education Prof. Tunde Adeniran has said lack of internal democracy triggered the exit of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains to the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Adeniran said the party offers hope for Nigerians who are disenchanted with the way and manner PDP and the All ...
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town ... The emailed statement also said Buhari thanked the U.S. for assistance rendered in the fight against Boko Haram, noting that Nigerian forces are good ...
“The meeting also unanimously resolved to be issue based in all its media and communications engagements, in its bid to firmly re-positioning the Social Democratic Party, which is the only ideology driven political party in Nigeria. On the Nation-Wide Roll-Out, after the Non-Elective Convention in April ...
If you come to the economic level, countries like Nigeria export oil to the United States, but that is something for which America has other sources. It is not something we can use to hold them to ransom. So, the only interest they have, in my opinion, for now, is this issue of international terrorism. And those ...
From 1-8 March, 2,501 Cameroonian asylum seekers were registered in Kwande and Odukpani Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Benue state, bringing the total number registered so far to 20,291 individuals since the influx started in October 2017. UNHCR commenced monitoring activities at border ...
Nigeria's debut issuance of Green bonds was part of many efforts directed towards its Paris based NDC commitments. He said following the success of debut issuance of N10.69 billion bonds issued in 2017, the ministry was now targeting the issuance of N150 billion green bonds in 2018. “Everybody is ...
For years, many writers have theorized, philosophized and romanticized about the problem of Nigeria. The moralist have moralized, even, but none of this class of people have touched what I am reasonably convinced is Nigeria's fundamental problem.
Nigerian women have unveiled key issues affecting them in their communities and canvassed the way forward for women empowerment as part of the activities marking the 62nd anniversary of the Commission on the status of Women held on Sunday at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New ...
“I just came back from Rome and while there I asked the Ambassador what are his major problems and he told me that there are 1600 Nigerians in Italian prisons, that is a problem, but we shouldn't because of that say that there is no hope for Nigeria. “No, I won't say that. I would say that we have a problem ...
The Minister said the hosting of the meeting is coming at a time that Nigeria has become a top destination for investors, especially with the Nigerian ... the agenda of the 61st CAF Meeting, the UNWTO's forthcoming Technical Support Mission to Nigeria and other issues related to tourism development in ...
“The major plank of this conspiracy is that the functions of the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) Bill overlap that of the Nigerian Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), which is far from the truth. (Nigerians should watch out for our full page advertorial on this issue in The Nation, The ...
You cannot compare the two. Obviously, the two administrations have different agendas. The previous administration said its focus was to build an economy less reliant on oil and to invest in sectors that will ensure this happens. The current administration has a different agenda and from all appearances, ...
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that one of the things Nigeria needs to do and do well is the issue of security. Obasanjo, who was in Bayelsa State on Friday to inaugurate some projects done by Governor Seriake Dickson, spoke in Yenagoa, the state capital, during a courtesy visit on the ...
The bond under the government global medium term note programme is also to help maintain Nigeria's net debt levels. ... may apply for the notes to be eligible for trading and listed on the Nigerian Financial Markets Dealers Quotation, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange and the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, ... Protection issues are of grave concern with evidence of violence against children as well as all worst forms of child labour.
“On the issue of 2019 and the third force coalition, I reiterate that if every time you have problem in your marriage you go ahead to marry a new wife, how many wives will you end up marrying? The solution to bad marriage is not a new marriage. I am talking as a Catholic priest. The problem with the APC is ...


 

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