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Nigeria targets $8 billion forex earning annually from yam export

The Federal Government says it is targeting about $8 billion as annual foreign exchange from the exportation of...

Nigerian govt declares Monday, Tuesday public holiday

The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-fitr...

ANALYSIS: Sports in Nigeria is being run into the abyss

Imagine this – you purchase a 15 million Naira car and you hand it over to an uneducated...

OPINION: Emeteole and the Tragedy of the Nigeria Players’ Union

Nigerians awoke on Wednesday to news of the death of former international player and coach Kelechi Emeteole. The...

Etisalat Nigeria has been taken over by banks — Quartz

Nigeria’s dollar shortage problems are abating, but its effects are not. Etisalat Nigeria, one of the country’s four...

South African community withdraws quit order against Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit...

Biafra: We too are ‘disgusted’ with Nigeria – Onaiyekan

The Catholic Bishop of Abuja arch diocese, John Onaiyekan, has blamed increased agitation for Nigeria’s breakup on the...

Nigeria, Malaysia introduce mathematical aid to strengthen learning

The Malaysian High Commissioner, Mr Datum Lim said that the introduction of Social Intellectual Progressive (SIP) Abacus would...

Nigeria: Lagos APC Councillorship Candidate’s Daughter Kidnapped

By Evelyn Usman and Emmanuel AghaLagos — Kidnappers, Tuesday night, abducted the 19-year-old daughter of All Progressives Congress,...

Nigeria: Court Orders Parties to Stay Action On Project

By Abdulwahab AbdulahJustice T.A.O Oyekan-Abdullahi of a Lagos High Court has ordered Property Mart Real Estate Investment Ltd...

Nigeria: Taraba Chief Judge Survives Robbery Attack

By John MkomJalingo — The Chief Judge of Taraba State, Justice Justine Tuktur, and a newly-wedded couple, escaped...

Nigeria: Anti Open Grazing Law Helps Us to Retain Status As Food Basket

interview By Innocent AnabaBenue State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Micheal Gusa in this interview, discusses the...

Nigeria Is Free to Restructure, But… – -Makarfi

By Dirisu Yakubu and Aina BlessingAbuja — Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Caretaker Committee, NCC, has lent its...

Nigeria: It Is Not Only the Biafrans Who Are Disgusted With This Country – Onaiyekan

By Caleb AyansinaAbuja — The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, yesterday, said anger and dissatisfaction expressed...

Nigeria to Pass U.S. as World’s 3rd Most Populous Country by 2050, UN Says

UNITED NATIONS — India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected...

Nigeria: CBN Orders Lenders to Maintain Status Quo On Etisalat Indebtedness

By Prince Osuagwu and Babajide KomolafeThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday directed the consortium of 13 banks...

Nigeria: Otodo Gbame – Court Restrains Lagos From Further Waterfront Communities Eviction

Photo: Andrew Maki/Flickr Amnesty International said a Lagos court had granted an interim injunction against demolitions in communities...

Nigeria: Court Orders Lagos Govt to Stop Further Demolition of Otodo Gbame

Photo: Andrew Maki/Flickr Amnesty International said a Lagos court had granted an interim injunction against demolitions in communities...

Nigeria: World Bank Approves Loan for Out-of-School Programme – AllAfrica.com

The World Bank has approved a credit of $611 million to support Nigeria in bringing back out-of-school children...

Nigeria: Court Rules Against Mass Eviction in Lagos – Activists

By Paola TotaroA series of brutal, government-ordered evictions that left more than 30,000 Nigerians homeless were deemed "unconstitutional"...

Nigerian Refugees Returning to “Dangerously Unprepared” Situation, UN Agency Chief Warns

Large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are returning to northeast Nigeria, into a situation the United...

Nigeria to overtake US as world’s third most populous country – UN

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, has projected Nigeria to be the world’s third most populous...

Nigeria: 16 Women Kidnapped As Survivors Narrate ‘Shocking’ Details of Boko Haram Ambush of ‘Secure’ Convoy

By Abdulkareem HarunaSome survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed...

Nigeria: El-Rufai Reacts to Allegations of Drainage Contract Fraud

Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday responded to Sahara Reporters, after the website published Kaduna State documents that suggested...

Nigeria: Bayelsa Govt Seals Chinese Firm Over N109 Million Tax Liability

The Bayelsa Board of Internal Revenue, BIR, on Wednesday sealed off a Chinese company, Hilong Oil Services and...

Nigeria: Makarfi PDP Commends Osinbajo, Suggests Solutions to Nigeria’s Security Challenges

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faction has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on steps he has taken to...

Nigeria: Kogi Tertiary Institutions Workers Suspend 5-Month-Old Strike

Academic and non-academic staff in five Kogi State government-owned tertiary institutions have suspended their five-month-old strike. The institutions...

Nigeria: Climate Change – Oil Industry’s U.S.$2 Trillion Planned Investment At Risk

Energy giants including Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell may risk wasting more than a third of their...

Nigeria: Healthcare – Govt, Who Make Case for Patients’ Protecton

By Doyin OjosipeThe federal government has called on healthcare managers to rise to the occasion of protecting their...

Nigeria: World Bank Approves U.S.$611 Million Credit for Nigeria’s Out-of-School Programme

Photo: UNICEF In Nigeria, millions of children are still out of school. The World Bank has approved a...

Nigeria is free to restructure, but… —Makarfi

By Dirisu Yakubu & Aina Blessing ABUJA—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  National Caretaker Committee, NCC, has lent its voice...

Nigeria Rolls Out $2 Billion Brazil-Like Social-Welfare Plan

Nigeria is rolling out its first national social-welfare program modeled partly on Brazil’s Bolsa Familia in a bid...

Indonesian firm interested in building crude oil refinery in Nigeria -NNPC – Reuters

Indonesian engineering firm PT Intim Perkasa has expressed an interest in building a refinery in Nigeria, the West...

“Nigeria is indissoluble,” Osinbajo tells governors

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said Nigeria would remain a united country. Speaking at a meeting...

Nigeria to become 3rd most populous country by 2050 – UN report

New York – Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050,...

World Bank approves $611 million credit for Nigeria’s out-of-school programme

The World Bank has approved a credit of $611 million to support Nigeria in bringing back out-of-school children...

Banks seek EFCC investigation of Etisalat Nigeria over $1.2 billion loan

Strong indications emerged on Wednesday that a consortium of 13 banks, involved in Etisalat Nigeria’s 1.2 billion dollars...

Former Speaker commends Buhari for restoring Nigeria’s image – Vanguard

A former Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aliyu Muduru, said on Wednesday that the nation's...

Letter from Africa: Why does Nigeria often duel with Amnesty?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amnesty is often at odds with Nigerian government In our series of letters...

Nigeria’s education minister blames media for CRK, IRK controversy

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has blamed the Nigerian media for the controversy surrounding the rumoured replacement...