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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  • NCDMB partners NUJ on capacity building for journalists

    Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has expressed its preparedness to partner with the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bayelsa State Council, on building capacity for journalists in the state. The Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Mr. Simbi Wabote, made this known when he received a delegation of the ...

  • Sexual assault: Lagos upgrades 40 primary health care centres

    In a renewed effort to ensure that victims of all forms of sexual assault receive adequate medical assistance, the Lagos State Government has upgraded 40 Primary Healthcare Centres across the State to cater for all related cases. This is just as the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team ...

  • Drug abuse among girls worrisome – NDLEA

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Yobe has described as ‘worrisome’ increase in the number of females abusing drugs in the state. Commander of the agency in the state, Mr. Apeh Reuben, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu on Monday that young girls between the ages of ...

  • CBN’s intervention in FX market temporal – Prof. Nwaekeaku

    Prof. Charles Nwaekeaku of Nassarawa State University, says the Central Bank of Nigeria’s interventions in the Foreign Exchange Market is a temporary relief. Nwaekeaku, a lecturer at the Pubic Administration Department, said that CBN might not be able to sustain the interventions. “CBN’s intervention in the foreign exchange business is ...

  • EU worries over 372 trade barriers against exporters

    The EU has expressed worry over 372 trade barriers against its exporters in 2016 largely by some of the G20 countries. The union in its annual report published on Monday stated that largest share of the barriers came from Russia, Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. The EU expressed concern that Russia introduced ...

  • Financial Market Watch …for the week ended June 23, 2017

    Local economy news Freshly released real sector data by the National Bureau of Statistics showed that Nigeria’s National Disposable Income at 2016 purchasers’ value increased year-on-year by 3.89 per cent (and quarter-on-quarter by 12.35 per cent) to N19.15tn in Q3 2016. The y-o-y increase in the NDI resulted from improvement ...

  • Shun hate speeches, TUC tells Nigerians

    Olaleye Aluko The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has urged Nigerians to shun hate speeches and embrace peace in the spirit of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations. The TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama, said in a statement on Sunday that constructive dialogues were needed to resolve the grievances in parts of the country, ...

  • Kaduna traffic agency sacks 124 marshals

    The Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTELEA) has sacked 124 Marshals for  various misconducts, an official of the agency said. The General Manager of the agency, Abdulkadir Ahmed, said in a statement issued in Kaduna on Saturday that some of the marshals were found wanting for extortion, while others ...

  • Olubadan against Ajimobi’s chieftaincy law – Ladoja

    OLUFEMI ATOYEBI The Osi Olubadan and former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, on Saturday said the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, was not in support of the proposed Olubadan chieftaincy declaration review by Governor Abiola Ajimobi. But after a meeting with the governor, the Olubadan and Ibadan high chiefs ...

  • My age makes clients doubt me – Uzuh

    In this interview with ANNA OKON, Chinyere Uzuh, 24, a lawyer-turned event planner and the Managing Director of Qwint Perfect Events, talks about her business  Briefly tell us about your background I was born and raised in Lagos and I am the only child of my parents. I am a ...

  • Customs impounds 15 smuggled vehicles in Oyo

    Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Controller, Oyo/Osun Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, Udo-Aka Emmanuel, has said that 15 vehicles were impounded from smugglers in Saki, Oyo State, with duty payable on the vehicles worth N23.3m. Emmanuel explained that the smugglers took to their heels when the men of the command confronted ...

  • FG begins special training for community tax officers

    The Federal Government on Friday commenced training of 27 unemployed graduates that were recruited as Community Tax Liaison Officers to boost tax awareness. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made this known to journalists after her meeting with the graduates currently undergoing their training at the Federal Treasury Academy, ...

  • Nigeria, China Relations

    The Nigeria-China relationship has come a long way dating back to more than three decades. Recent developments especially in the areas of construction, commerce, trade and strategic partnerships are designed to reinforce and strengthen existing friendship between the two countries. Though in its relations with Nigeria, she has tried to ...

  • NDLEA seizes 263,947.57kg drugs,arrests 8,257 suspects

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Friday that it arrested 8, 257 suspected drug traffickers and seized 263,947.57kg of illicit drugs nationwide in 2016. The NDLEA Chairman, Mr Muhammad Abdallah, disclosed this at a news conference to mark the “International Day against Drugs and Illicit Trafficking’’ in ...

  • Nigerian yam for export to UK, US next week

    Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja A total of 72 metric tonnes of yam will leave the shores of Nigeria for United Kingdom and the United States of America next week, the Federal Government has said. It stated that the commencement of the raw food exportation from Nigeria would be done through the ...

  • LASG pledges waivers on import, export licences

    Anna Okon The Lagos State Government has promised to grant prospective investors complete tax holiday from federal, state and local government taxes, rates customs duties and levies. The state’s Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, stated this on Thursday during the inaugural edition of the Business Consultative ...

  • Food security: Ogun gets 20,000 tonnes of fertilizer

    Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Government says it has taken delivery of 20,000 tonnes of fertilizer meant to boost food production across the state from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, said this on Monday during the inauguration of the sales of ...

  • Julius Berger eyes oil, power deals in Nigeria

    ’Femi Asu with agency report Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the largest construction company in Nigeria by market value, plans to acquire oil assets and expand into the power industry as it seeks to diversify its business and stay competitive after the country’s worst economic slump in decades. Bloomberg quoted the ...

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