Un uomo che non sa dire dove la pioggia lo ha colpito non sa neppure dove il suo corpo si è asciugato. Lo scrittore deve dire alla gente dove la pioggia lo ha colpito.
— Chinua Achebe
 Nigeria

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  • Attacks increasingly targeting displaced people in northeast Nigeria

    Source: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Nigeria190 security incidents involving civilians were reported in July in northeast Nigeria. Of note was an increase in the number of attacks on sites sheltering displaced civilians.Dozens of people where killed yesterday when multiple suicide bombers detonated devises outside a camp sheltering displaced people in Borno ...

  • Graft: FG gets 5,000 tips from whistle-blowers

    …approves new policy guidelines for contract execution Ifeanyi Onuba and Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government had received a total of 5,000 tips from Nigerians through the whistle-blower policy. She said this in Abuja during a presentation on ‘The ...

  • Telecoms sector FDI hits $68b, says NCC

    The telecoms sector has attracted $68billion   to the economy in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday in Lagos. Besides, the sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased to 9.8 per cent and it has allowed other sectors to floursih.   NCC Executive ...

  • Stock Market Sustains Bearish Sentiment With 2.25% Decline

    by OLUSHOLA BELLO, Lagos At the close of trade yesterday, the Nigerian stock market recorded a decline of 2.25 per cent as profit taking further hits the market. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All Share Index (ASI) shed 854.36 absolute points, representing a decline of 2.25 per cent to close ...

  • Nuevo proyecto sobre inmueble es una "cortina de humo"

    El exministro de Seguridad y dirigente del partido Cambio Democrático, José Raúl Mulino, cuestionó el nuevo proyecto de ley sobre los inmuebles y lo catalogó como una "cortina de humo".  Mulino vaticinó agrios debates porque ahora es que se está conociendo los detalles de la iniciativa que perjudica a gran parte ...

  • Russian bank targets Nigeria, others in expansion drive

    Promsvyazbank, one of Russia’s largest privately-held banks, is looking to Nigeria and other Africa countries to expand its business, one of its senior executives told Reuters. Alexander Meshcheryakov, the bank’s Head of Transaction, Documentary and International Businesses said in an interview in Moscow that the move was due to sluggish ...

  • CBN injects $364m into inter-bank FX market

    The Central Bank of Nigeria has intervened in the Inter-Bank market to the tune of $364m to sustain liquidity in the Foreign ExchangeMarket. Mr Isaac Okorafor, the Acting Director of Corporate Communications Department, CBN said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Okorafor said the Retail Secondary Market Intervention ...

  • Whistle-Blower Policy: FG receives 5,000 tips on looted funds

    The  Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun on Tuesday said that the Federal Government has received a total of 5,000 tips from Nigerians through the Whistle-Blower Policy. She said this in Abuja during a presentation on “The Whistle-Blower Policy and its implication for public servants” which was delivered at a ...

  • TUC Urges FG To End ASUU Strike

    By Taiwo Ogunmola- Omilani The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC) has called on the Federal Government to wade into the strike embarked upon by university lecturers and immediately dialogue with them not to aggravate the insecurity challenge in the country. This was contained in a statement signed by the ...

  • FG, complete Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

    With the confirmation by Power, Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, that contractors reconstructing the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway were set to suspend work, the irresponsibility of our federal legislators is once more laid bare. By shaving off funding for this important interstate highway, the National Assembly has succeeded in further squeezing ...

  • Sultan rejects restructuring, advocates devolution of economy

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday called on Nigerians to focus on the devolution of the economy rather than the restructuring the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Abubakar made the call at the Niger State Investment Submit in Minna. READ: No substitute for restructuring – ...

  • Customs seek forfeiture order on N50.1m imported goods

    Oladimeji Ramon The Nigeria Customs Service Board has applied to the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking a forfeiture order on various illegally imported goods valued at N50,151,606. The goods, said to have been intercepted between April and June, 2017, include loads of fairly-used clothes, shoes, bags, bed sheets, breakable ...

  • Buhari to Jonathan: your govt destroyed economy

    Presidency rejects claim that PDP left healthy economy The Presidency yesterday dismissed former President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim on the state of the economy at the end of his administration in May 2015. Jonathan said at the weekend that he handed over a healthy economy to President Muhammadu Buhari. “We tamed ...

  • East-West Road collapse threatens $50b invesment

    The collapse of a section of the East-West Road in Eleme in Rivers State has paralysed investments estimated at more than $50 billion in the Eleme-Onne axis of the industrial hub of the state. That section of the road had been virtually impassable for about two years but it became ...

  • Economic Devt: Emir Sanusi Leads Kano Govt Delegation To China

    By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kano Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has lead the Kano State government delegation to China in pursuance of beneficial trade and economic development deals with Chinese trading partners. The director press to Kano State governor, Malam Aminu Yassar, revealed that Emir Sanusi II, is having ...

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