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  1. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Afenifere, Arewa Chieftains Clash over Restructuring – Thisdaylive

    Two prominent leaders of Nigeria’s socio-cultural groups, Arewa Consultative Forum and Afenifere, Anthony Sani and Yinka Odumakim respectively, have again expressed divergent views on the desirability or otherwise of restructuring the country. Speaking at the 10th edition of the annual lecture...
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Nigeria Pays P&ID £250,000 Ordered by UK Court – Thisdaylive

    The federal government has paid the sum of £250,000 to Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) as running cost, following an order of the Commercial Court in London last month. Justice Christopher Butcher gave the order on September 26 with a 14-day ultimatum to the Nigerian...
  3. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Osinbajo: Only Few Countries Can Claim Low Level Corruption – Thisdaylive

    Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that none of the few countries in the world that could claim to have attained low levels of corruption is in Africa. Osinbajo said this yesterday in Abuja at the public launch of ‘FLAG’IT,’ an electronic App designed … Read more via Thisdaylive...
  4. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Jonathan Leads AU Election Observer Mission to Mozambique – Thisdaylive

    President Goodluck Jonathan has been nominated by the African Union (AU) to lead the continental body’s Election Observation Mission to Mozambique’s scheduled October 15 general elections. Jonathan’s spokesman, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze said in a statement Thursday that the former President … Read...
  5. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Emmanuel Edozien is Dead – Thisdaylive

    The Royal Edozien family of Asaba, Delta State, has announced the death of one of their illustrious son and great Nigerian, Professor Emmanuel Chukwuma Edozien, the Ojiba of Asaba, at the age of 82. According to a statement issued on behalf of the family by Edward Edozien the late … Read...
  6. Nigeria Business News

    Business Odika: Domestic Airlines’ Charges Discouraging Passengers – Thisdaylive

    The Chief Operating Officer of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, Herbert Odika, in this interview, says high air fares charged by domestic airlines are discouraging travellers.... Read more via Thisdaylive – https://ift.tt/2B28Xlp Get more: Nigeria Business News
  7. Nigeria Business News

    Business Cabo Verde Airlines Begins Flight Operation to Nigeria – Thisdaylive

    Cabo Verde Airlines, the national carrier of the Cape Verde Islands has competed plans to start direct flight service to Lagos from Cape Verde on December 9, 2019. This was made known at a media briefing in Lagos, to mark the official launch of the airline into … Read more via Thisdaylive –...
  8. Nigeria Business News

    Business FG, Chinese Firm Sign Contract for $3.9bn Abuja-Itakpe-Warri Rail Line – Thisdaylive

    The federal government Thursday signed an agreement with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) to construct the $3.9 billion Abuja-Baru-Itakpe-Warii rail line, build a new seaport and mange same for a period of 30 years. The contract was signed by both parties at the Federal Ministry …...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Police Service Commission to Meet over Buhari’s Aide – Thisdaylive

    The Police Service Commission (PSC) is to meet over the reported extension of the service of Mr. Abdulkadir Dauda, a police commissioner, and a security … Read more via Thisdaylive – https://ift.tt/2q4mp63 Get More Nigeria Political News
  10. Nigeria Business News

    Business Dangote Cement Leads as Trading Value Soars 290% to N19bn – Thisdaylive

    High trading in the shares of Dangote Cement Plc yesterday lifted the volume and value of transactions at the stock market despite the continued dominance of the bears. The volume and value of trading rose by 49.5 per cent and 290 per cent respectively, to 363.2 million … Read more via...
  11. Nigeria Political News

    Politics House Seeks Buhari’s Intervention in Enugu Airport Closure – Thisdaylive

    House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and ensure the immediate commencement of work at Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu, six weeks after its closure without rehabilitation or reconstruction. At the resumption of plenary wednesday, House Deputy Minority...
  12. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate Kicks against INEC’s Clearance of Many Candidates for Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Polls – Thisdaylive

    The Senate wednesday faulted the clearance of many governorship candidates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the forthcoming governorship elections in both Kogi and Bayelsa states on November 16. Its committee on INEC at a meeting with … Read more via Thisdaylive –...
  13. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Itsekiri People Urge Senate, Nigerians to Reject NDDC Board Appointments – Thisdaylive

    The people of the Itsekiri nation in Delta State have appealed to all well-meaning Nigerians, particularly the Senators, a to strictly follow the constitution of Nigerian by rejecting the appointment of those recently nominated as chairman and managing director of the Niger Delta Development...
  14. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Suicide Prevention Is Everybody’s Business – Thisdaylive

    The World Mental Health Day is marked annually on October 10 to raise awareness about mental health issues with a specific theme each year. The theme for this year is Suicide Prevention. Suicide is a global public health challenge. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that … Read...
  15. Nigeria Business News

    Business Dangote Laments Low Manufacturing Sector’s Contribution to GDP – Thisdaylive

    The President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has flayed the paltry contributions of the manufacturing sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He also advocated urgent steps to reverse the trend if the economy was to make appreciable industrial growth. .... Read...
  16. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Bandits Kill Three Women in Plateau Village – Thisdaylive

    Three women have been confirmed dead after they were shot by gunmen in Vatt community, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. A youth leader in the community, Dalyop Solomon, in Jos yesterday that the victims were killed while they were harvesting tomatoes in their farms on Monday...
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    Metro Sex-for-Grades: ASUU Calls for Investigation, Sanctions – Thisdaylive

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) has called for a thorough investigation and appropriate sanction for lecturers indicted in the alleged “Sex for Grades” scandal in order to sanitise the university system. ASUU’s position followed the trending #SexForGrades conversation among...
  18. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Gunmen Abduct Nine Persons in Abuja Community – Thisdaylive

    Gunmen dressed in military camouflage have violated the peace in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following the abduction of nine persons during a brazen attack on the Pegi resettlement community, located in Kuje Area Council, of the FCT. Members of the community, who confirmed the …...
  19. Nigeria World News

    World UK Court Rejects JP Morgan’s Bid to Quash Nigeria’s $875m Suit – Thisdaylive

    An Appeal Court in London yesterday rejected a request by JP Morgan to dismiss the $875 million suit filed by Nigeria against the US bank The bank had asked the court to quash the Nigerian government’s case, arguing that it had no prospect of … Read more via Thisdaylive –...
  20. Nigeria Business News

    Business Atedo Peterside Decries Nigeria’s Economic Challenges – Thisdaylive

    Founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Mr. Atedo Peterside, has expressed regrets on the persistent economic challenges bedeviling Nigeria over the past 25 years. In his anniversary speech delivered at the summit dinner of the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme: ‘Nigeria 2050: Shifting …...