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  1. Nigeria Political News

    Politics World Bank approves $2.2bn for projects in Nigeria – The Punch

    The World Bank on Tuesday approved six projects worth about $2.2bn for implementation in Nigeria in the 2020 fiscal year. The management of the bank had met to deliberate on a request from the Federal Government.... Read more via “nigeria” – Google News – https://ift.tt/2SJOT0L Get More...
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Illegal migration: We may impose tough visa rules on Nigeria, EU warns – The Punch

    The European Union says it can impose restrictive visa implementation rules on Nigeria, if it fails to play its part in the return and readmission of its nationals staying illegally in the EU. The EU, which comprises Germany, Italy, Spain, France and 23 other countries... Read more via...
  3. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro UK group trains 100,000 Nigerian teachers – The Punch

    The United Kingdom-based Universal Learning Solution has trained over 100,000 teachers in Nigeria in early grade learning and the practice of teaching primary school pupils how to read aloud. Among the beneficiaries of the teaching were those involved in early grade learning, Nursery, Primary...
  4. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Weapons used in killings in Nigeria trafficked from Libya, Turkey, others – Report – The Punch

    Weapons that have been used in intercommunal violence that has killed thousands of people in Nigeria were trafficked from Ivory Coast, Libya and Turkey. A new report by the Conflict Armament Research group said some of the weapons from Turkey were linked to … Read more via “nigeria” –...
  5. Nigeria Business News

    Business Nigeria rich in gas, lowest in usage –FG – The Punch

    Nigeria has the lowest penetration of liquefied petroleum gas, popularly called cooking gas, despite being rich in gas resources, the Federal Government has said. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, who said this during a television interview, also stated that …...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics US indicts FG, says Nigeria lacks fiscal transparency – The Punch

    The United States Department of State has said that Nigeria made no significant progress in fiscal transparency. Fiscal transparency refers to the publication of information on how governments raise, spend, and manage public resources. More specifically, it means publication of high quality...
  7. Nigeria Business News

    Business Payroll lending gaining prominence in Nigeria – Report – The Punch

    Payroll lending activities have grown in prominence mainly attributable to the unmet demand for small-sum short-term credit by low to middle-income individuals since 2010. Agusto & Co stated this in its report on ‘Rising prominence of payroll lending activities in Nigeria,’ which explained the...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics We’re working quietly to make Nigeria peaceful – Gowon – The Punch

    A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Saturday urged Nigerians to embark on self-examination on how he or she had contributed to peaceful coexistence in the country. He said efforts were on to quietly resolve the problems facing the country. Gowon, who … Read more via “nigeria” –...
  9. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro UK-based Nigerian, Ajibola Shogbamimu, gets 17 years for killing 20-year-old – The Punch

    A Nigerian man, Shohfah-El Israel, who was born Ajibola Shogbamimu has been convicted of the murder of a 20-year-old midwifery student, Joy Morgan. According to UK Telegraph, Morgan went missing after driving he drove her home from the church where they met. The “warm, loving and caring” …...
  10. Nigeria Business News

    Business Airtel Africa revenue up 10%, driven by Nigeria performance – The Punch

    Airtel Africa reported revenue growth of 10.2 per cent in constant currency, largely driven by double-digit growth in Nigeria and East Africa, its first quarter financial report, ending June 30, 2019 said. This is the company’s first quarter results after listing on the London … Read more...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Students protest killings of Nigerians in South Africa – The Punch

    Some students drawn from higher institutions under the auspices of National Association of Nigerian Students in Benue State stormed major roads in Makurdi to protest the inhuman treatment meted out to Nigerians in South Africa. The students also locked up offices of some … Read more via...
  12. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports FIBA World Cup: Nigeria defeats Dominican Rep 89-87 in friendly – The Punch

    Nigeria’s D ‘Tigers defeated Dominican Republic 89-87 on Monday in San Domingo, as the team intensified preparations for the FIBA World Cup in China in August. The Coach Alex Nwora boys dominated spells in the tightly contested game. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria had …...
  13. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Disregard northern group’s threat on Ruga, Presidency tells Nigerians – The Punch

    The Presidency on Tuesday clarified that the National Livestock Transformation Plan of the Federal Government was not suspended. While advising Nigerians not to worry about the 30 days ultimatum given by the Coalition of Northern Groups over the Ruga settlement project, … Read more via...
  14. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Why the not-so-bright run Nigeria – The Punch

    For the low, laughable, calibre of many of those who voted, were voted for, or will be voted for in future Nigerian elections, Dr. Kayode Esuola of the Institute of Diaspora Studies of the University of Lagos offered two explanations. First, he argues, the … Read more via “nigeria” – Google...
  15. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Ruga controversy: Defend your lands, Ooni, Soyinka, tell Nigerians, SMBLF alleges fresh plot – The Punch

    The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, have called on Nigerians across state demarcations to defend the sanctity of their ancestral lands against usage for Ruga cattle settlements..... Read more via “nigeria” – Google News – https://ift.tt/2YGtZ32 Get...
  16. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Bandits, kidnappers killed 310 Nigerians in May, says report – The Punch

    No fewer than 310 Nigerians were killed in various security crises across the country in May 2019, just as Zamfara, Borno and Katsina states tops the three states with highest number of victims according to a report released in Abuja on Thursday. The … Read more via “nigeria” – Google News –...
  17. Nigeria Political News

    Politics I’m very fearful, unhappy about insecurity in Nigeria –Chief Odigie-Oyegun – The Punch

    Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in this interview with ADEKUNLE PETER, talks about insecurity, the 2019 general elections and the crisis in the party’s chapter in Edo State... Read more via “nigeria” – Google News –...
  18. Nigeria Business News

    Business Nigeria’s tax structure not investment-friendly, says LCCI – The Punch

    The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has faulted the renewed tax drive in the Nigerian economy, saying that it was focused more on investors than consumers. The chamber stated this in a document setting economic diversification agenda for the Federal Government on Sunday. … Read more...
  19. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro CSO laments dehumanisation of Nigerians in Malaysia – The Punch

    A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations has raised the alarm over alleged raid, harassment, intimidation and molestation of Nigerians living in Malaysia, by the Malaysian Police. It accused the Malaysian police of setting up Nigerians living in Malaysia and getting them to face … Read...
  20. Nigeria Business News

    Business Nigeria earned N289.04bn from VAT Q1 2019 —NBS – The Punch

    Sectoral distribution of Value Added Tax data for the first quarter of 2019 reflected that the sum of N289.04bn was generated as VAT in Q1 2019 as against N298.01bn generated in Q4 2018 and N269.79bn generated in Q1 2018 representing 3.01 per cent decrease … Read more via “nigeria” – Google...
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