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Nigeria: Abuja Records First Rainfall of 2017

By Clement A. Oloyede and Chris Agabi The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja recorded its first rain on Monday. The evening rain was recorded in parts of the metropolis, Daily Trust reports. A worker in Utako district of the city said he thought it was going to be a heavy downpour when he was leaving […]

Nigeria: FCTA Arrests 55 Women for Prostitution in Abuja

By Mulikatu Mukaila The Social Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has arrested 55 commercial sex workers during an operation recently. City News gathered that the operation, which was carried out between 1.00a.m. to 5.00a.m. on Thursday, was part of a ministerial directive to relevant agencies in the city management to purge the […]

Nigeria: Soludo Visits IPOB Leader, Says Nigeria More Divided Now

By Abbas Jimoh A former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo said the nation is drifting to a failed state having been in the ‘Red Alert’ position in the global failed state index, adding that Nigeria has never been more divided than now. Soludo, who spoke yesterday in Abuja at […]

Nigeria: Govt Urged to Boost Domestic Production of Goods

By Obinna Chima, James Emejo and Nume Ekeghe Sokoto — The federal government has been advised to implement policies that would help strengthen domestic production of goods and services. An economic analyst and Head of Banking and Finance Department at the Nasarawa State University, Dr. Uche Uwaleke, said this while delivering a paper at a […]

Nigeria: Naira Now 425/U.S.$ At Parallel Market

The naira continued to regain strength and appreciate in value in the parallel market on Tuesday as it was sold for N425 to a dollar. A survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja revealed that Bureau De Change (BDC) operators bought at the rate of N415 and sold at N425. […]

Nigeria: Shoprite Seeks Patronage for Made-in-Nigeria Products

By Risikat Ramoni Lagos — As part of measures to encourage the patronage of Made-in-Nigeria products, the management of Shoprite stores in Lagos has introduced six new products to its store to further boost the small and medium scale business in Nigeria. The products include; Ijebu lawa garri, Morita slippers, Nuli juice (fruits and vegetables […]

Nigeria: Niger Police Command Raises the Alarm Over Arms Smuggling From Benin Republic

By Laleye Dipo Minna — The police have raised an alarm that arms and ammunition are now being imported into the country from Benin Republic. Some criminally-minded Nigerians, according to the Niger State police command, bring in the lethal materials through the Babana borders in Borgu Local Government Area of the state. This development is […]

Nigeria: Stakeholders Bullish On Green Bond As Global Demand Hits $60trn

By Goddy Egene Stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market have said the bid by the federal government to raise funds through Green Bonds issuance would be successful given the high demand for the instrument by investors globally. The federal government is planning to raise N20 billion via Green Bond before the end of the first […]

Nigeria: Osinbajo Unveils Three-Year Strategic Plan for Civil Service

By Tobi Soniyi and Olawale Ajimotokan Abuja — The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, tuesday launched the strategic document for the Nigerian Civil Service from 2017-2019 aimed at increasing the quality of public service delivery, leading to the provision of a more lasting trajectory for the progressive development of the country. The policy in four […]

Nigeria: Pain and Redemption for a Brutalised Cripple

By David-Chyddy Eleke Recently, an amateur footage of two soldiers brutalising a physically challenged man in Onitsha went viral on the internet. His crime was that he wore military camouflage. This generated a massive outcry, and today what was the misfortune of the cripple has turned out a fortune. Citizen Chijioke Uraku’s only sin was […]

Nigeria: ‘Kaduna Airport Can Safely Land Aircraft in Critical Weather Condition’

By Abdullateef Aliyu Lagos — Ahead of the March 8 closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Internatinal Airport, Abuja, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has completed the routine calibration of the Very High Omnidirectional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and the flight commissioning of the Instrument Landing System/Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME). Beside NAMA said Kaduna […]

Nigeria: Amnesty’s High As the New Low

opinion By Kwuanu Faeren T. Amnesty International is riding the wave of a newfound high after delivering on its clients’ demand, which appears to be a mission to grade Nigeria in the same column with repressive nation states. The ebullience with which the organisation’s field assets were pumping each others hands and patting shoulders after […]

Nigeria: Obasanjo Donates Tortoise Story Books to Schools

Photo: Daily Trust Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo during a special edition of the NTA’s Tales by Moonlight programme, to mark his 80th birthday celebration at his ancestral village in Ibogun, near Ifo, Ogun State. By Kehinde Akinyemi Abeokuta — As part of his 80th birthday celebrations, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday donated 12 tortoise […]

Naira fails to sustain growth against Dollar, strengthen against pound at parallel market ▷ NAIJ.COM

The Nigerian Naira on Wednesday, March 1, failed to sustain growth against the American Dollar at the parallel market. This follows report that the local currency maintained the N455 per dollar rate it closed yesterday, February 28. Recall that the Naira had gained 40 points to trade at N460 per dollar rate from N500 on […]