Tag Archives: Nigeria

UN Happiness Report: Nigeria Ranks 5th In Africa, 91st Globally

  Nigeria has been ranked the fifth-happiest nation in Africa and 91st globally according to the 2018 United Nations World Happiness Report. In 2016, Nigeria stood at 103 in the world and 6th in Africa respectively. The country then moved

Buhari Wouldn’t Have Promised 100% Crime-Free Nigeria – Garba Shehu

File photo: President Muhammadu Buhari// Facebook – @GarShehu   Mr Garba Shehu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would not have promised an absolute crime-free Nigeria while campaigning for Presidency in 2015. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on

U.S. Announces $533m Humanitarian Aid For Nigeria, Others

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about the US relationship with Africa and his upcoming trip to the continent at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on March 6, 2018. SAUL LOEB / AFP   The United States government

Senate Passes Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit Bill

The Senate on Wednesday passed the bill setting up the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) as an independent body. The NFIU is currently under the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The passage of the Bill by the Senate is

Insurgency: Saudi Arabia Donates $10m To Nigeria

The team leader, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Defence Ministry, Nasir Mutbak addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday. With him is Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan.   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated the sum of $10million

George Weah Visits Buhari, Backs Nigeria To Win World Cup

The Liberian President, George Weah, has called on the Federal Government to provide all that is needed for the Super Eagles to win the trophy in the fourth coming World Cup holding Russia. Mr Weah described Nigeria’s Super Eagles as

ICYMI: Nigeria needs deliverance over FESTAC 77

A Lagos-based cleric, Felix Adunpe, says the spiritual siege caused by Nigeria’s hosting of the Festival of Arts and Culture Nigeria in 1977 remains the country’s problem, and not failures of successive governments. He, therefore, said that Nigeria needed deliverance

Akwa Ibom Seeks Stronger Bond Between Nigeria, China

Governor Udom Emmanuel The Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, has called on Chinese investors to take advantage of the favourable economic environment in the state by exploring the abundant investment potentials for the benefit of the Nigeria and China.

US Secretary Of State To Visit Nigeria Next Week

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a briefing at the Department of State on August 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP   United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Africa next

Nigeria Attracted $12.2bn Capital Inflow In 2017 – NBS

  The total amount of foreign capital attracted by the Nigerian economy in 2017 stood at $12.2 billion, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. A report released by the agency on Thursday reveals that the new figure is

We Spent The Last Two Years Digging Nigeria Out Of Mess We Met – Buhari

File photo: President Muhammadu Buhari// Facebook – @GarShehu   President Muhammadu Buhari says the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government has been salvaging Nigeria from her challenges since he assumed office. The President said this on Tuesday while addressing

Nigeria Battles Record High Lassa Fever Outbreak – WHO

File photo     Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak has reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week. A statement from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on

Herdsmen: Britain talking with Nigeria over killings

Justin Tyopuusu The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said the British Government is engaging Nigeria’s federal and state governments over killings allegedly being perpetrated by herdsmen in some parts of the country. This is contained in a letter signed

Journalists To Discuss Hate Speech At IPI World Congress In Nigeria

International Press Institute (IPI) is set to hold its 2018 World Congress in Nigeria. The Congress which is themed “Why Journalism Matters; Quality Media For Strong Societies” is aimed at discussing hate speeches, press freedom, quality journalism, among other press