Ipob under ban

The South East Governors’ Forum has announced the proscription of activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). Arising from its emergency meeting on Friday in Enugu, Chairman of the forum, Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi requested the group and other of such groups to articulate their grievances and send to the forum. Umahi appealed […]

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Bayelsa creates 7,000 jobs in 5 years

The Bayelsa Government said on Thursday in Yenagoa that it created over 7,000 direct and indirect jobs through the release of N1.88 billion loan to Small and Medium-scale to entrepreneurs and cooperatives. Gov Seriake Dickson stated this at the 2017 African SME EXPO with the theme `Promoting SMEs for sustainable development and economic growth’. Read […]

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Magu takes corruption fight to new levels in Nigeria

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has taken the challenge of fighting corruption to members of the Organized Labour, Civil Society Organizations, and social media personalities, stressing the need for a united front in the fight against corruption. “We have reached a level where nobody can stop us […]

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Picture of the day: Yoruba Mosque destroyed in Aba

The seemingly state-sponsored military brutality against defenceless civilians in Abia State, South East of Nigeria continues unabated…. Travelling without the discomfort of using travel agents The Essentials of Services – Revisited What Research About Repairs Can Teach You News For This Month: Resources Homes: 10 Mistakes that Most People Make Movies right now: Wonder Woman […]

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Buhari made Kanu a celeb – Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on new media, has expressed the sentiments of several Nigerians who have blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for making Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a celebrity. In a video, Omokri said until Buhari arrested Kanu, he was “a nobody”. He explained that […]

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21st MUSON Festival of the Arts comes October 2017

The 21st MUSON Festival of the Arts, 2017 will kick off on October 18 with MusicQuest/Youth Concert, a competition that provides a platform of self-expression for these young budding artistes. This platform is also MUSON’s modest contribution to the national effort at discovering and nurturing of our youths. Wednesday, October 18 will flag off the […]

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The outgoing President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Ibrahim Karaye has hinged the development of Nigeria through agriculture on the involvement of the local government councils. The ALGON President   in a press statement issued in Abuja yesterday, noted that as Nigeria is an agrarian society, with agriculture contributing about […]

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Benin Elders return Olori Wuraola’s bride price to Ooni

The Ooni of Ife has declared the freedom for his estranged Olori, Wuraola, after Benin Elders returned her bride price. According to TheBossNewspaper, the former wife of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Wuraola can remarry if she wishes, as the customary bride price paid by the revered monarch was returned fully from the elders of […]

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Here are the sectors making wave in Nigeria in 2017

From the national accounts for Q2 2017 we highlight the five best performing sectors. We cover only those sectors accounting for at least 1% of GDP at constant basic prices, and exclude other services. The data show agriculture expanding by 3.0% y/y and industry by 1.5% while services contracted by -0.9%. Industry returned to positive […]

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Encourage your children to take on agriculture – Okowa

To ensure steady increase in food production, the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on parents to encourage their children to be involved in agriculture. Okowa made the call last week at the official flag-off of the harvest/sales of fish at the Mega Fish Farmers Cooperative Union at the Okelle Farms, Ugbisi, Udu […]

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Nigerians don’t believe in agriculture – Essay

I once had the pleasure of being in a room with Nigerian Multimillionaires, they were discussing investments, I listened. The Nigerian millionaires were having a business discussion with a Mexican from the SanCarlos Company, the discussion was actually the Mexican selling agriculture as a business to the Nigerians . The Mexican from the SanCarlos Corporation […]

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5th edition of Ake Arts and Book Festival around the corner

The fifth edition of Ake Arts and Book Festival will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta between November, 14-18, 2017. According to a statement released by its organisers, this year’s theme is ‘This F-Word’ and ‘conversations will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both on the African continent and […]

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D’Tigers will validate Nigeria’s leadership role in basketball – Kuta

Adamu Kuta, Coach of Niger Potters basketball team, on Friday expressed confidence in the capability of Nigeria’s men’s national basketball team to lift the Afrobasket trophy the second time. Kuta made the assertion in Abuja while speaking on the expectations of Nigerians from the team. He said: “D’Tigers will validate Nigeria’s leadership role in basketball […]

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Yoruba Group says restructuring too late for Nigeria

A Yoruba group, Yoruba liberation Command (YOLICOM) has maintained that restructuring Nigeria is too late. Spokesman of the group rather said that the problem the Yoruba nation has is Nigeria. He said what the region needs is not restructuring but Oduduwa Republic. Hear what he says: Play Video Here Spokesman of Yoruba group, Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM)

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Operation Ruwan Wuta in starts Northeast – NAF

Guardian Photo: Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has recruited over 4,900 persons, out of which 1,900 had completed training as airmen/airwomen and deployed to various units, even as it said it had commenced operation Ruwan Wata in the Northeast. […]

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Price of foodstuffs go lower in Nigeria

In Osun, a comparative pattern was seen in various parts of the state, particularly at significant markets in Osogbo and Ile-Ife. A yam merchant at Itakogun showcase, Ile-Ife, Christiana Alani, said that five major tubers of yam, beforehand sold for N4,000 now cost N2,500. Mrs. Alani included that five little tubers which cost N1,200 before, […]

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Idle tomato factory holds Nigeria’s food project back

At a state-of-the-art plant in northern Nigeria, shiny machines stand next to a conveyor belt ready to crush tomatoes to satisfy the country’s insatiable demand for tomato paste. But a lonely cleaner mopping the floor is the only sign of activity in Nigeria’s biggest tomato factory, equipped with the latest Italian and German technology. There […]

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NCC says ICT contributes largely to Nigerian economy

The quarterly contribution of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased to N1.6 trillion from N1.4trn, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. The NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, also […]

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