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Nigeria: I’m Grateful to Nigerians, Says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked all Nigerians, “Christians and Muslims alike”, for their constant prayers and kind wishes for his health. The President made this known on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, on Wednesday night, shortly after the Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and the Senate leader Ahmed Lawan visited him […]

Nigeria: Kano, Oyo, Abuja Residents Paid Highest for Cooking Gas in January

By Oladeinde Olawoyin Residents of Abuja, Kano and Oyo states paid the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) in January, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said. The NBS, in a report titled ‘Liquified Petroleum Gas price Watch’, said in January, Abuja residents paid […]

Nigeria: Food, Transport Prices Rise As Inflation Surges By 0.17 Percent

By Chuka Odittah Abuja — The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday said that January inflation rate rose to18. 72 per cent, indicating a year-on-year rise pattern since 2016. The details of the NBS Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January made available to The Guardian yesterday indicated that the inflation rate is higher than that […]

Nigeria: Prices of Foods, Energy Push Inflation to 12-Year High At 18.72 Percent

By Arinze Iloani Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 18.72 per cent in January 2017 from 18.55 per cent recorded in December 2016 over rising prices of consumable goods and energy. A Consumer Price Index report released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics indicated that communication, restaurants and hotels recorded the slowest pace of price […]

Nigeria: Buhari ‘Cheerful, Healthy’, Says Saraki

Photo: Premium Times President Buhari, Senate President, Senator Saraki, Speaker Dogara and Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawal at Abuja House in London. By Tonye Bakare Senate President Bukola Saraki has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘healthy’ after leading a National Assembly delegation to see Buhari. Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the Senate […]

Nigeria: PDP Asks Fayose, Wike to Visit Buhari in London

The youth group of Peoples Democratic Party PDP called the PDP Youth Frontier has demanded that Governor Nyesom Wike and Ayodele Fayose should visit President Muhammad Buhari in London. The group on it twitter handle lamented that visiting the President Muhammad Buhari who is on a medical vacation in London was not the exclusive right […]

Nigeria: Buhari Thanks Nigerians, Says I’m Also Grateful to Nigerians

Photo: Premium Times President Buhari, Senate President, Senator Saraki, Speaker Dogara and Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawal at Abuja House in London. President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked all Nigerians, “Christians and Muslims alike”, for their constant prayers and kind wishes for his health. The President made his feelings known on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, on Wednesday […]

Nigeria: Famine Threat Looms As Children Starve in Boko Haram-Hit Northeast Nigeria

By Kieran Guilbert Maiduguri — Slumped in his mother’s lap in a health clinic in northeast Nigeria, three-year-old Hassan was too drained to cry or protest as the nurse wrapped a tape measure tightly around his arm. After weeks of fever, vomiting and diarrhoea – telltale signs of malnutrition – his gaunt face and glazed […]

Nigeria: Mutilated Body of Mother of 5 Found in Delta

By Festus Ahon and Perez Brisibe The corpse of a mother of five was, yesterday, discovered at her farm in Okwagbe community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, with her head almost cut off. The victim, Mrs. Atisin Opviarho, popularly known as Mama, was said to have gone to her farm in company […]

Nigeria, Eight Others to Halve MNCH Deaths By 2022

By Sola Ogundipe Nigeriaand eight other countries have committed to halving maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities within the next 5 years. The other countries are Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities. According to UNICEF, […]

Nigeria: OML 30 – Delta Govt Parleys Host Communities, Sets Up 36-Man Committee

By Festus Ahon Delta State Government has set up a 36-man committee comprising community representatives from the various communities in the Oil Mining Lease 30 to capture areas of disagreement in the signed Global Memoranda of Understanding, GMoU. The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, announced the composition of the committee during […]

Nigeria: Mimiko Rounds Off Tenure With His Odyssey

By Dayo Johnson Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State yesterday reminisced that he disobeyed his father to venture into politics. He spoke at the public presentation of a biography: Mimiko’s Odyssey, A Biography of Revelation written by a former Director of Research at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPPS, Prof Olu Obafemi. […]

Nigeria: Ibori – Hero or Villain?

By Josef Omorotionmwan The former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ononife Ibori, could be a metaphor for the Nigerian politician – sometimes embraced and loved by all; and at other times, wanted by none and despised by all. It is difficult to resist the temptation to declare Ibori an instant hero of his people. […]

Nigeria: Govt Approves New National Health Policy

Photo: GE Hewar Blog (file photo). By Sani Tukur The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved a new National Health Policy. This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Wednesday while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council in Abuja. Mr. Adewole said […]