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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 […]

Nigeria: Court Strikes Out Six Charges Against Kanu, Others

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri Trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck-out six out of the eleven count criminal charges the Federal Government preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and three others. In a ruling, Justice Nyako held that the six […]

Nigeria: Senate Levels Fresh Corruption Allegations Against NNPC

By Hassan Adebayo The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday alleged corruption in the marketing of products as well as in accounts operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, between 2006 and 2016. Consequently, the Senate resolved to mandate its committee on petroleum (downstream) to “exhaustively” investigate the state-owned oil corporation over its accounts relating to […]

Nigeria: Ex-Council Chairman Who Stole N1.4 Billion Must Go to Jail, Appeal Court Rules

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal by a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly and former Caretaker Chairman of Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of the state, Gabriel Daudu, against his conviction for a N1.4 billion fraud. Mr. Daudu, who was arraigned before a Federal High Court, […]

Nigeria: FCMGs Adjusting to Economic Realities

By Obinna Chima Nigeria’s fast moving consumer goods (FCMG) sector is one of the hardest hit by the economic crisis in the country that has been raging since 2015, a report has stated. The report by analysts at Lagos-based CSL Stockbrokers Limited, stated that at this stage, they see little reason for things to improve […]

Nigeria: How Twitter Posts May Have Cost Nigeria’s Former Minister Top Position in International Firm

By Ben Ezeamalu In July 2015, Muhammad Pate, a former Nigerian junior Health Minister, shared an article on Twitter that might have now cost him the top position at Global Fund. Mr. Pate had been among the finalists alongside two candidates for the Executive Director position of the Geneva-based financing institution. But on Monday, the […]