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Nigeria Cannot Continue To Import Rice, Others – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said that Nigeria could not afford to continue importing rice and other food items which it has the capacity to produce in commercial quantities. He stressed that the diversification of the economy was a necessity. Speaking, Tuesday, in Birnin Kebbi, while launching the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme and the commencement of the dry ... Read More »

Regions With The Highest Rate Of Abortions In Nigeria According To Report

Incidences of induced abortions are more prevalent in the South-South and the North-East regions of Nigeria, a new report says. The study, conducted by US-based Guttmacher Institute, and Ipas, a nongovernmental organisation that focuses on female reproductive rights, puts the South-South in the lead, and the South West at the bottom. The report shows that besides insurgency, the North East ... Read More »

MTN Nigeria Gets New CEO Mr Phuthuma Nhleko.

Mr. Phuthuma Nhleko has been appointed as the new group CEO of MTN Nigeria. The former group CEO, Mr. Sifiso Dabengwa, had resigned due to the N1.04tn fine imposed on the company by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. Ttemporally Non-Executive Chairman of the company, Mr. Nhleko took over as acting Executive chairman for a maximum period of six months pending ... Read More »

Nigeria Will Break If The Igbos (Biafrans) Are Butchered Again; Fani Kayode Warns

FORMER Director of Publicity, Peoples Democratic Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode Monday lampooned the Convener of the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, describing his comments that President Muhammadu Buhari owes Igbos nothing as most insensitive, cruel and Puerile. Responding to comments credited to Junaid, Fani- Kayode in a message to Vanguard ... Read More »

Nigerians In Trouble? MTN Finally Agrees To Pay N1.4TRN Fine For Breaking Rules In Nigeria

…..Well, I hope we won’t suffer indiscriminate deductions. Monies disappearing even without making calls? MOBILE Telecommunication Network (MTN) has finally agreed to pay the $5.2 billion (N1.4 trillion) fine slammed on it by pleading with Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to stagger the payment. Daily Sun investigation revealed that the last-minute agreement to pay followed series of meeting between MTN management ... Read More »

[Full List] Meet the Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

After weeks of screening, petitions, agitations and various intrigues at the National Assembly, the Senate ratified the appointment of all the ministerial nominees sent by the president. President Mohammadu Buhari will unveil the portfolios of each minister anytime from now. Meet the Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Rotimi Amaechi Aisha Abubakar Prof. Isaac Adewole Prof Anwuka Anthony Gozie ... Read More »

WHO Set To Declare Nigeria Polio Free

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to formally pronounce the delisting of Nigeria as a polio endemic country. The event, which is slated for the State House, Abuja, on October 26 will see the country hosting the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, who will be represented by WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso R. Moeti. The Permanent ... Read More »

MTN Nigeria Loses Customers.

MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s largest wireless operator, cut its full-year subscriber forecast after it had customers disconnected in Nigeria by regulators and as the number of clients using contracts in South Africa fell. The company will add 14.8 million net subscribers this year, compared with a previous forecast of 16.75 million, Johannesburg-based MTN said in a statement Thursday. The carrier’s ... Read More »

Nigeria Is Being Threatened – Chief Of Army Staff Buratai

Authorities of the Nigerian Army have raised the alarm that the sovereignity of the country is being threatened. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, in message to troops fighting Boko Haram in the North East, declared that “the next few days will be crucial to Operation Lafiya Dole. It is also crucial to our country Nigeria. Our ... Read More »

No Room For Full Sharia Implementation In Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari who has been quoted as saying he supports “the total implementation of the sharia in the country” yesterday said the country cannot practise certain prescribed punishment under the Islamic penal code. According to him Nigerian law does not allow for “sharia punishments, such as stonings and amputations, adding: “I cannot change it. I haven’t been voted by ... Read More »

See full list of Buhari’s ministerial nominees

Barring any last minute change, President Muhammadu Buhari may have picked from across the States of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Nigerians who will serve as ministers in his cabinet. SENATE CHAMBER Recall that on September 30, President Buhari sent to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, the first batch of 21 ministerial nominees. Also, yesterday, the President sent ... Read More »

Congo 2 – 0 Nigeria | Super Eagles Fall To Embarrassing Defeat

Nigeria were mercilessly disgraced by Congo at the Vise Stadium, Rue de Mons in coach Sunday Oliseh’s third match in charge. Sincerely speaking, Watching this Match, I have come to Conclude that Oliseh has nothing to offer or add to the National team. We will bring you guys the Goal Highlight, Just thought we should use this Post to announce ... Read More »

Benin And Togo Beg Nigeria For More Electricity

The governments of Benin and Togo on Monday called for an increase in the amount of electricity, which their countries receive from Nigeria. They specifically requested the Nigerian electricity supply industry to increase the amount of power sent to them from 200 megawatts to 300MW. Speaking through the Community Electric du Benin, the countries urged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ... Read More »

Nigeria Death Toll Rises to 64 as NAHCON Identifies More Bodies

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)has confirmed there has been an increase on the death toll of Nigerians at the recent Hajj mishap that led to the demise of over 700 Muslim faithfuls. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday said 10 more corpses of deceased Nigerian pilgrims had been identified, bringing the number of pilgrims who ... Read More »