Tag Archives: NIGERIA

65,000 CAN members begin declare 7-day fasting for Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says about 65,000 of its members in Katsina state, have begun seven-day fasting and prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. Nelson Chukwu, chairman of CAN in the state, who disclosed this ...

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A look at Nigeria’s new National Health Policy

Nigeria has approved a new National Health Policy aimed at promoting the health of Nigerians and accelerate socio-economic development in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the ...

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NIGERIA – inflation rate hits 18.72 % in January

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation increased by 18.72 per cent (year-on-year) in January from 18.55 per cent recorded in December, 2016. The CPI, which measures the average change over time in ...

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INEC promises credible polls in Ekiti, Osun

The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has pledged to conduct credible elections in Ekiti and Osun in 2018. Adedeji Soyebi, the INEC National Commissioner for South West Zone, made the pledge while speaking with journalists on Wednesday at the Zonal Strategic ...

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Nigeria obtains $1 billion from SPDC to develop Niger Delta — Osinbajo

The Federal Government has secured funding of over $1 billion from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to develop the Niger Delta region, acting President Yemi Osinbajo has announced. Mr. Osinbajo made the announcement on Monday in Port Harcourt at a ...

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India arrests Nigerian who ingested 90 capsules of cocaine

India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has recovered 1.3 kilograms of fine quality Colombian cocaine stashed in 90 capsules from the stomach of a Nigerian, who had come to Delhi from Lome, Togo. According to The Times of India, the accused ...

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ExxonMobil Nigeria appoints Paul McGrath new MD

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited on Friday announced the appointment of Paul McGrath as the new Chairman and Managing Director of the organisation, with effect from March 1. Ogechukwu Udeagha, Manager, Media and Communication, said in a statement issued in Lagos ...

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Navy hands over 12 suspected oil thieves to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, 12 suspected oil thieves, a vessel MV OMISAN 1 with registered number IMO 7216244, an un-named barge and two wooden boats. The suspects and the vessels ...

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Germany may deport 12,000 Nigerians in 2018

The government of Germany says more than 12,000 Nigerian asylum seekers may be deported in 2018. Ralf Sanftenberg, the country’s global head of programme, migration and development, made this known when he visited Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President ...

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I am under no pressure, I spoke on phone with hale, hearty Buhari – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed claims that he is under pressure to resign, assuring Nigerians  that President Muhammadu Buhari is hale and hearty. Prof. Osinbajo, gave the assurance on Monday when State House correspondents approached him for a chat. ...

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