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Thatcher-Loving Nigeria Candidate Plans to Overhaul Economy

(Bloomberg) -- In Nigeria’s personality-driven politics, there’s usually little differentiating presidential candidates in terms of ideology or economic policy. Not any more.


Zambian villagers await outcome of UK mining firm's pollution case appeal

A British mining company has appealed to the supreme court to prevent 1,800 Zambian villagers bringing a pollution case involving its subsidiary from being tried in the UK. Lawyers for Vedanta Resources told Britain’s highest court that the case – brought by villagers who allege that their land and


Nigeria's ex-VP Atiku flies to US after 12-year visa ban

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president of Nigeria on Thursday flew to the United States of America for the first time in a long while. His inability to travel to the US was reportedly due to a federal summons for his arrest in a corruption case that dates years back to when he was in government.


Beyond Brexit: Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

All of this is extremely welcome, and indeed necessary. Unfortunately for May, the government that she met with led by President Muhammad Buhari cannot deliver any of this. For Nigeria to move forward, a change is required. In the four years of President Buhari's Administration, Nigeria has regresse


Fate of our the Nigeria’s stolen artworks

I was on one smooth stretch and it was purring contently as I was humming along lustily to the song from the cassette player. This was in October 1983. I had been posted from Port Harcourt to the far north - Mubi, to be precise. Before departing to what I then regarded as a God forsaken place, I dec


It's all gone - Nigeria legend Kanu

Nigeria football legend Nwankwo Kanu suffered 'the saddest day' of his life after the awards he amassed over a 20-year football career vanished from his Lagos property. Kanu, 42, is widely regarded as one of Africas' greatest ever strikers and is one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA


Nigeria promises to wisely use returned stolen money

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said all stolen monies returned to the country will be used judiciously sources said Thursday. Mr. Osinbajo said the Federal Government was committed to fighting against corruption and as such, it will be going against his gove


Sultan Urges Religious Leaders to Preach Peace in Lead Up to Nigeria’s Elections

(International Christian Concern) – The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, urged religious leaders to preach peace and maintain neutrality before, during, and after the upcoming general elections in Nigeria. Historically, general elections in Nigeria are a time fraught with religiously mot


HubbonNG wants to streamline Nigeria’s highly segmented and disjointed logistics industry

While working on his final dissertation at the Coventry University, UK, Ejieji Munachiso struggled with the inefficient logistics service of NIPOST shipping important research documents from Nigeria.


CAN: Persecution of Ex-Christians and Witch hunting in Nigeria -By Leo Igwe

It has become pertinent to draw the attention of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to the risks and challenges that people who renounce religion face in the country. It may interest the officers of the CAN to know that these risks are mainly as a result of what christians do and could do to


Morocco’s OCP to Build 2 Fertilizer Plants in Nigeria

Rabat – The managing director of OCP Africa Fertilisers Nigeria, Mohamed Hettiti, said in Lagos that OCP will build two industrial fertilizer plants in Nigeria, the Nigerian outlet Vanguard reported Wednesday.


Brazil and Nigeria announce historic agricultural partnership

While in the past it was somewhat of an afterthought on the political agenda, foreign policy in Brazil has now taken on a bigger role with the election of Jair Bolsonaro. The appointment of the anti-globalist, anti-Marxist chancellor Ernesto Araújo has raised doubts about Brazil’s future relationshi


Press agog with restriction on accounts of Chief Justice of Nigeria

The invocation of Order 6 and restriction of bank accounts of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) is the trending story in Nigerian newspapers on Thursday.The Punch screamed that the Federal Government has ordered that restrictions be placed on five bank accounts belonging to the embattled Chie


Nigeria telco operators lose 69,469 subscribers in number porting activities

The Nigeria Communications Commision has revealed that major telcos in Nigeria MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile lost about 69,469 subscribers in number porting activities in the first 11 months of 2018.


Nigeria: Heightened Insecurity Threatens Rights

(Abuja) – Persistent attacks by Boko Haram, intensified conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities, and violent banditry in many northern states dominated Nigeria’s human rights landscape during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019. The government’s f


Thousands flee north-east Nigeria after devastating Boko Haram attack

Thousands of people have fled into Cameroon from north-east Nigeria following violent attacks by a faction of the militant group Boko Haram, which looted and destroyed large parts of a major town.


Oil tanker truck explodes in Nigeria, causing fatalities

A truck carrying oil overturned and exploded in Nigeria on Friday, killing at least a dozen people, and as many as 60, according to news reports. Another 22 people reportedly suffered burn injuries and were taken to local hospitals.


Global Food Initiative gives grants to agriculture-related projects in Spain, Nigeria, East Africa, the the US

The Global Food Initiative (GFI) of the Church of the Brethren has made several grants in the last two months. The grants support long-term hurricane recovery for farmers in Puerto Rico, church-related community garden projects in the US and in Spain, an orchard in Nigeria, a refrigeration project o


Nigeria opposition candidate Abubakar says committed to privatizing state oil firm

LAGOS (Reuters) - The presidential candidate for Nigeria’s main opposition party said on Wednesday he was committed to privatizing the state oil company, weeks ahead of the election that will determine who runs Africa’s top crude-producing country.


Thousands flee deadly Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria

LAGOS: Thousands of people have fled a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday, after Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and torched aid buildings.