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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  • Power Supply To Improve, As Nigeria Receives $486m W/Bank Credit

    World Bank has approved a 486 million dollars credit facility to Nigeria for electricity grid improvements, the lender said on Friday. “The investments under the Nigeria Electricity Transmission Project will increase the power transfer capacity of the transmission network and enable distribution companies to supply consumers with additional power,” the ...

  • Foreign capital inflows rise to $4.15b

    Foreign capital inflows into the economy rose by 148 per cent to $4.15 billion, according to a report released yesterday. The Financial Derivatives Monthly Economic Update titled: “Hot Money: Foreign Direct Investment and the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy” attributed the increase to renewed investors’ confidence in the economy. ...

  • 150 federal deputy directors fail promotion exams

    No fewer than 150 federal civil service deputy directors, who sat for promotion examinations, failed the test, it was learnt yesterday. Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita broke the news at a quarterly meeting with organised labour, conducted by her office in Abuja, on Wednesday. Mrs. Oyo-Ita also ...

  • As UN Beefs Up Humanitarian Assistance To IDPs

    The United Nations and partners are scaling up efforts to contain the conflict in Nigeria’s north-east which has resulted in widespread displacement, violation of human rights law, protection risks and a deepening humanitarian crisis. In this report, VICTOR OKEKE examines these efforts. The recently launched United Nations’ Humanitarian Response Plan ...

  • Cresce 4% expectativa do brasileiro na recuperação da economia

    A expectativa dos brasileiros em relação à melhoria da economia do país avançou 4% os últimos 12 meses, segundo o Indicador de Confiança do Consumidor (ICC) apurado pelo Serviço de Proteção ao Crédito (SPC Brasil) e pela Confederação Nacional de Dirigentes Lojistas (CNDL). Entre janeiro de 2017 e o mesmo ...

  • Anatel adia reunião extraordinária para debater caso da Oi

    O Conselho Diretor da Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) transferiu para o dia 22 a reunião extraordinária anteriormente marcada para amanhã (15), com o objetivo de debater o acompanhamento do processo de recuperação judicial da Oi. A reunião será fechada ao público, por se tratar de assunto sigiloso, informou a ...

  • NHIS: Power play, intrigues behind recall of executive secretary

    The Abuja office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has become a battle ground in the last two days. Two groups are protesting over the reinstatement of Prof. Usman Yusuf as the scheme’s Executive Secretary. VINCENT IKUOMOLA writes on the power play and intrigues behind Yusuf’s recall. ALL is ...

  • Ill- health stalls arraignment of robbery suspect

    Ill-health stalled the arraignment of a robbery suspect, Alhaji Abdul Rauf Tijjani, at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, on Tuesday. Tijani, a retired army general, slumped in prison on Monday and was rushed to hospital for treatment. The accused person is standing trial for armed robbery and attempted murder. Tijjani, ...

  • Livestock Activities In Kaduna To Be Regulated

    The Kaduna State House of Assembly has passed the Bill For  a Law to regulate the state  Livestock  Sector  with the aim of regulating the activities of Livestock. The passage came after the House stepped aside the section 3, paragraph 7 of the standard of the house to allow the ...

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