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Registered Nigerian voters may hit 80 million by 2019 – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has projected that the registered voters in the country might increase by about 10 million to over 80 million by 2019. The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, made the prediction at a roundtable organised ...

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Turkish government will help Nigeria stop arms smuggling – Customs Boss

FILE PHOTO: Seized Pump Action Rifles

NIGERIA – The Comptroller General of Customs, Retired Colonel Ahmed Ali has said that the Turkish authorities are working with Nigeria in the fight against illegal import of firearms into Nigeria. Colonel Ali speaking in Istanbul said the Turkish authorities ...

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IN PICTURES: Buhari arrives Nigeria from Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Nigeria after a state visit to Turkey. Find pictures of his arrival below.  

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ITTF World Cup: Quadri, Assar eliminated at round of 16

Africa’s representatives at the 2017 ITTF World Cup, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Omar Assar went into the competition spirited, but their fight could not carry them to the quarterfinal of the the tournament as they on Saturday October 21. ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Lagos has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria (See prison capacity)

Lagos state has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria, with a record population of  7,396 out of the total of 68,686 in all states of the federation. According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Bayelsa, which ...

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Nigeria’s inflation drops to 15.98% in eight months

Nigeria’s inflation rate has again dropped from 16.01 percent in August to 15,98 per cent in September, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, shows. A report by NBS released on Tuesday in Abuja, showed that the drop in ...

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FG vows to ‘deal with any country’ that delays visa issuance to Nigerians


Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has warned that Nigeria would no longer tolerate delay in issuance of visa to its nationals from any country. The minister said this on Monday in Abuja while meeting with Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, ...

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Nigeria, 14 others elected into UN Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly on Monday in New York has elected, by secret ballot, Nigeria and 14 other States to serve on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2018 to 2020 term. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...

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We need to borrow to deliveer infrastructure – Adeosun

Kemi Adeosun, minister of Finance, has said the country needs to borrow more in order for President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver several infrastructures in the country. The President Buhari had written to the Senate seeking approval for $5bn loan. The ...

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World Bank: We have over $8.5bn investments scattered across Nigeria

World Bank Group says it has an investment portfolio of about $8.5 billion scattered across states and regions in Nigeria. Olufunke Olufon, senior communications officer, World Bank Nigeria, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. She said ...

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