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Nigeria: Bill, Melinda Gates Commends Philanthropist for $30 Billion Investment

By Doyin Ojosipe The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has commended Philanthropist Warren Buffet over gifts of $30 billion, which it invested in the foundation to affect, lives positively. Celebrating over 10 years of interventions worldwide, the foundation expressed satisfaction that many children and women have benefitted immensely which has made their lives a worthwhile. […]

Nigeria: Amina Mohammad Sworn-in As UN’s Deputy Secretary-General

Ms Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Environment, has been sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres administered the oath of office to Mohammed. “I want to say that I am extremely, very, very proud that you accepted […]

Nigeria: FIFA Slams Fresh Two-Year Ban On Adamu

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA has slammed fresh, world-wide, two-year ban on former Director General of National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr Amos Adamu. The committee chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, banned the former CAF and FIFA executive committee member from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and […]

Nigeria: Amina Mohammed Lists Priority At UN

Ms Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, says her responsibility at the UN will be to focus primarily on helping the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to reposition sustainable development as the heart of the organization. Mohammed, who made the remarks at the UN Headquarters in New York at her first official press briefing, said while […]

Nigeria: Senate Probes Carbon Emission in Rivers

By Cletus Ukpong The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committees on Environment, Petroleum and Downstream to visit the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt, and assess the level of air pollution in the city. Residents of the city and its environs have been living under the threat of air pollution since black carbon took over the […]

Nigeria: Fayose Attacks Obasanjo Over ‘Failed Leadership’ Comment

By Josiah Oluwole Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has again rekindled the no love lost between him and former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, declaring that the latter erred when he asserted that his generation had failed Nigeria. The governor said Mr. Obasanjo should speak for himself because a good number in his generation were shining lights […]

Nigeria: Lagos Theatre Festival Hosts International Theatre Critics Conference

By Chiedu Ezeanah A two-day special International Theatre Critics Conference will begin Thursday at the National Theatre, Iganmu, as part of this year’s edition of the Lagos Theatre Festival which began on Tuesday. Foremost dramatist and the 2016 Thaila laureate, Femi Osofisan, has been selected to keynote the event at which theatre critics from across […]

Nigeria: Govt Endorses Football Chief Pinnick for CAF Position

The Federal Government on Tuesday endorsed the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amadu Pinnick, to contest for an elective position in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, election. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, said this at an emergency meeting of NFF convened by the minister in his office at the Abuja National […]

Nigeria: Why We’re Demanding Nnamdi Kanu’s Immediate Release – Soludo, Utomi, Others

By Evelyn Okakwu Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for “national cohesion”. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Mr. Soludo and other […]

Nigeria: South Africa Deports 97 Nigerians

While the Nigerian government criticises South Africa’s handling of recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, the South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. The property of several Nigerians and other sub-Saharan Africans have been destroyed across South Africa in xenophobic attacks that have been condemned by various governments. While […]

CBN Black Market Attack is Just a Stopgap Until Nigeria Floats the Naira

VIEW FROM ABROAD Don’t be fooled by the biggest black-market gain in a year for Nigeria’s naira. The rally, sparked by increased sales of foreign exchange forwards and looser capital controls, is contingent on the central bank continuing to sell down its reserves. And until it devalues or makes a clear switch to a free-floating […]

Business – Nigeria: Naira Gains Massive 7% Against Dollar To Close At 425 | Nigerian Bulletin

The Nigerian Naira staged a huge comeback against the dollar, appreciating by a massive 7 per cent against the greenback on the black market. The currency at the close of business exchanged at N425 per dollar, the highest it has been in weeks. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), BDC operators in Abuja […]

Zimbabwe: America, Beware the Tragic African Experience–Mugabe, Sana Obacha, Idi Amin, Samuel Doe, Yahya Jammeh, Jacob Zuma – Now You Have Donald Trump

editorial It is clear to the world, but most especially to the American people who are experiencing at first hand and with sobering immediacy, that their new President is determined to continue unrelentingly questioning the basic principles of American democracy. From the time he called Seattle Judge James Robart a “so-called judge” only because the […]

Nigeria: From Libya With Woes

opinion Within two weeks this month, more than 300 young Nigerians were repatriated from Libya in two batches by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Nigerian embassy in Libya. These are just the latest groups in an exercise that has reportedly been on for the past 14 months. In some cases, […]