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Nigeria: Rivers Rerun – INEC Receives Police Report, Vows to Deal With Indicted Officials

By Hassan Adebayo and Agency Report The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has received the report of the Joint Police/DSS Special Investigation Panel on Rivers Re-Run elections of December 10, 2016. The rerun election to elect state and federal lawmakers for Rivers was marred with violence include the death of at least two police officers. […]

Nigeria: INEC to Conduct Anambra Governorship Election November 18

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approved November 18 for the conduct of the Anambra governorship election, its National Commissioner, Solomon Soyebi, said. Mr. Soyebi made this known at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the 1999 Constitution as amended, and the Electoral Act, had stipulated that the earliest day […]

Nigeria: Four Matches to Watch This Weekend – Will Mourinho Win First Title As United Manager?

By Jide Alaka MFM v Enugu Rangers @Agege Stadium @7pmon Feb.24 MFM are in good form and in Stephen Odey, they have a striker scoring goals; while Enugu Rangers could have become a little weary after negotiating two games within three days and then flying to Lagos for a third match within six days. Coach […]

Nigeria: In Farewell Speech, Mimiko Laments Inability to Pay Salaries Promptly

By Josiah Oluwole The outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday said he had fulfilled his promise to work for the people at all times in the last eight years he led the state. In his farewell address to the people of the state, Mr. Mimiko declared that the state had done well […]

Nigeria: Obasanjo to Be Crowned Grand Patron of Festac’ 77

By Osa Amadi Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) has scheduled to crown Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Grand Patron of FESTAC ’77 on March 3, 2017, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. This was recently disclosed to Vanguard’s Arts & Reviews by the Corporate Affairs Department CBAAC, D-G’s Office, at Broad […]

Nigeria: Bizman to Die By Hanging Over Wife’s Death By Acid Bath

By Abdulwahab Abdulah A businessman and graduate of Mechanical Engineering from a university in the South-West region of the country, Suleiman Olalekan, is to die by hanging for killing his 22-year-old wife, Chika Egbo, by bathing her with acid. Olalekan bowed his head and remained expressionless when his sentence was pronounced before a crowded Ikeja […]

Africa: 5ive Music’s Aibee Abidoye On Its Exclusive Deal With Etisalat, Why the Current Mobile Music Business Is Broken and Efforts to Get Artists and Songwriters Paid

5ive Music was launched in Lagos in July 2016 as a way of exploiting rights from three music labels in Nigeria: Chocolate City Music, Cabal/Storm 360 and NowMuzik. It has focused on getting right the relationships on digital content with the mobile operators. Russell Southwood spoke to 5ive Music’s General Manager Aibee Abidoye about the […]

Nigeria: Two German Archaeologists ‘Kidnapped’ in Nigeria

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two German archaeologists in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna. According to BBC Live, police confirmed the incident, adding that the two were kidnapped on Wednesday morning. They were part of an archaeological team excavating a site in the village of Jajela. The archaeologists were from Goethe University in Frankfurt. No […]

Nigeria: Xenophobia – Youths Attack MTN Office in Abuja

By Zakariyya Adaramola and Taiwo Adeniyi Hundreds of youths yesterday vandalised MTN office in Abuja, damaging phones, computers, vehicles and other office equipment. The youths were protesting xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The protesters were later chased away by policemen who later formed a human barricade around the office building, an MTN staff […]

Nigeria: MTN – We Will Invest More in Nigeria This Year

By Zakariyya Adaramola Despite struggling to pay the N330billion fine imposed on it by Nigeria’s telecom regulator, the MTN Group has expressed faith in the country’s economy, promising to put in more investments this year and years ahead. The South African telecom operator’s Group Chairman/Chief Executive, Mr. Phuthuma Freedom Nhleko disclosed this when he led […]

Nigeria: NANs Gives S/Africans 48 Hours to Leave Nigeria

By Abdullateef Salau and Ronald Mutum The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) yesterday protested xenophobic attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa. The students, who took the protest to the South African High Commission in Abuja burned the country’s national flag and issued a 48-hour ultimatum to all South African owned firms and nationals […]

Nigeria: Xenophobia – MTN ‘Shuts’ Offices in Nigeria, Police ‘On Guard’

Police in Nigeria are reportedly guarding offices of the mobile phone giant MTN in the capital Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in South Africa tried to storm it on Thursday. According to BBC, the offices were sealed off and no-one was “being allowed to enter the building”. An unnamed senior manager at the Abuja […]

Nigeria: Saraki Takes Plea As Govt Amends Charges Again

By Bridget Chiedu Onochie Abuja — The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was yesterday re-arraigned at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on an 18-count further amended charge. He however pleaded not guilty to the charge. After the new charge was read and accepted by the tribunal, trial resumed with the second prosecution witness admitting before […]

Nigeria: Naira Extends Gains On Parallel Market, Now N480/$

By Obinna Chima and James Emejo The naira continued on its four-day winning streak against the U.S. dollar on the parallel market yesterday to close at N480/$, stronger than the N501 to the dollar from the previous day, as the new foreign exchange policy actions introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) forced more […]