Nigeria

Country Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Continent Africa
Currency Naira(NGN)
Languages English, Hausa, Yourba, lgbo, Fulani, Edo, Efik, Fulani, Idoma, Ijaw, Kanuri, Itsekiri, Urhobo-Isoko, Igala, Igbira, Nupe, Ibibio, Gwari, Tiv, Birom, Margi, Jukun & Katab

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British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. In January 2010, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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Preaching, Power, and Private Jets in Nigeria - Council on Foreign RelationsPreaching, Power, and Private Jets in Nigeria  Council on Foreign Relations

Bishop Oyedepo, head of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry (Winner's Chapel) is commonly regarded as the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria, with an ...



Does Nigeria have too many doctors to worry about a 'brain drain'? - BBC NewsDoes Nigeria have too many doctors to worry about a 'brain drain'?  BBC News

A row breaks out about whether Nigeria can afford to let its doctors leave the country.



Four emergency agency staff kidnapped in southern Nigeria - News24Four emergency agency staff kidnapped in southern Nigeria  News24

Four Nigerian emergency agency workers have been kidnapped as they returned from an assignment in oil-rich Rivers State in southern Nigeria, security ...



Nigeria Revives Plan to Double Oil Output, Triple Refining - BloombergNigeria Revives Plan to Double Oil Output, Triple Refining  Bloomberg

Nigeria plans to almost double oil production and triple its refining capacity within six years, reviving previous pledges that turned out to be too ambitious.



Bauhaus-inspired university campus in Nigeria designed as a social stage - Wallpaper*Bauhaus-inspired university campus in Nigeria designed as a social stage  Wallpaper*

A documentary titled 'Scenes from the most beautiful campus in Africa – a film about the Ife Campus' commissioned for the Bauhaus centenary celebrates the ...



Large Nigerian banks have weathered a storm - The bigger the better - The EconomistLarge Nigerian banks have weathered a storm - The bigger the better  The Economist

THE COLLAPSE of the oil price that began in 2014 was bad news for Nigerian banks. A quarter of their lending was to oil and gas firms. Many businesses were ...



Two Chinese nationals abducted in southeast Nigeria - Anadolu AgencyTwo Chinese nationals abducted in southeast Nigeria  Anadolu Agency

Police say manhunt launched for the abductors, ask for public's help - Anadolu Agency.



Nigeria wins 1st-ever world curling championship match - CBC.caNigeria wins 1st-ever world curling championship match  CBC.ca

It was a curling celebration unlike any other. As France's rock careened wide to end Thursday afternoon's mixed doubles game, Nigerian curlers Tijani and ...



Nigeria’s higher education sector faces a number of issues, here’s how the West African country can do to fix it - CNBCAfrica.comNigeria’s higher education sector faces a number of issues, here’s how the West African country can do to fix it  CNBCAfrica.com

The level of funding of the education sector has been recognised as one of the major factors that contribute to quality education. This, in turn, determines growth ...



Nigeria: President Buhari commends African Development Bank's transformative role - africanewsNigeria: President Buhari commends African Development Bank's transformative role  africanews

At a meeting with the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President in Abuja, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari commended the Bank for its ...



Nigeria A-29 Super Tucanos to be based at Kainji in Niger state - The Defense PostNigeria A-29 Super Tucanos to be based at Kainji in Niger state  The Defense Post

Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucanos look set to be based at Kainji, and the *service* says it expects the aircraft to be inducted in 2020.



Organised crime kills more civilians in Nigeria than Boko Haram - TRT WorldOrganised crime kills more civilians in Nigeria than Boko Haram  TRT World

In Zamfara state alone at least 3000 lives have been lost to banditry in the last five years, a number that's double that of terror-related murders in the country.



Bishops urge Nigerian president to protect citizens, get schoolgirls freed - Crux: Covering all things CatholicBishops urge Nigerian president to protect citizens, get schoolgirls freed  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Several Catholic bishops appealed to the Nigerian government to expedite actions that will lead to the release of Leah Sharibu and other girls held captive by ...



Analysis of Nigeria’s Q1 banking sector performance - CNBCAfrica.comAnalysis of Nigeria’s Q1 banking sector performance  CNBCAfrica.com

First quarter earnings have begun trickling into the Nigerian market and the banks are leading the pack. Off the back of the results, Chinonye Nnewuihe, Senior ...



Tracking progress on curbing Malaria in Nigeria - CNBCAfrica.comTracking progress on curbing Malaria in Nigeria  CNBCAfrica.com

Every 25th of April is tagged World Malaria Day, set aside to shed light on efforts to control and raise awareness about malaria. Seni James Barka, Provost of ...



Why doctors are leaving Nigeria - The PunchWhy doctors are leaving Nigeria  The Punch

Nigeria is losing her experienced and specialist doctors to other countries in Europe, America and Asia because of two major reasons, which are eco...



Nigerian farmers can now obtain free advisory services on cassava production via mobile phone - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigerian farmers can now obtain free advisory services on cassava production via mobile phone - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Nigeria about Agriculture; published on 26 Apr 2019 by CGIAR.



Nigeria plagued by ethnic and religious violence as attacks on Christians rise - Fox NewsNigeria plagued by ethnic and religious violence as attacks on Christians rise  Fox News

Tragic events in Nigeria, just as the Sri Lanka attack comes, highlight the dangers that remain from asymmetric terrorism and violence against Christians in ...



Trafficking victims, abused children rescued in Nigeria, Benin - IOLTrafficking victims, abused children rescued in Nigeria, Benin  IOL

Over 200 people, including children, forced into prostitution and heavy labour in Nigeria and Benin, have been rescued by Interpol.



157 child slaves in Benin and Nigeria rescued by Interpol - Face2Face Africa157 child slaves in Benin and Nigeria rescued by Interpol  Face2Face Africa

More than 48 children were rescued and 22 people arrested following an operation targeting child trafficking and exploitation in Côte d'Ivoire in 2015. Pic credit: ...



Chinese businessman becomes a chief in Nigeria - NewsDayChinese businessman becomes a chief in Nigeria  NewsDay

A leader of the Chinese community in northern Nigeria has been crowned, or "turbaned", as a chief by the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.



Meet Nigeria’s small but growing vegetarian and vegan community - PRIMeet Nigeria’s small but growing vegetarian and vegan community  PRI

Veggie Victory — billed as Nigeria's first vegetarian restaurant — is an open-air eatery tucked away in a small, gated park in central Lagos, Nigeria's largest city.



Is state police best option for Nigeria? - The PunchIs state police best option for Nigeria?  The Punch

My opinion on creation of state police is, considering the fact that we tribalise everything in this country; we regionalise everything, I will ra...



4th industrial revolution: Develop indigenous technology, experts tell Nigeria - The Punch4th industrial revolution: Develop indigenous technology, experts tell Nigeria  The Punch

Anna Okon Nigeria will have to spot opportunities for development in the age of technology or be left behind. This view was shared by experts in ...



Nigeria shoulders 25% of world malaria burden –Minister - The PunchNigeria shoulders 25% of world malaria burden –Minister  The Punch

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, on Thursday said malaria was still a public health challenge in Nigeria, noting that the World ...



Nigeria's Shia protesters: A minority at odds with the government - Al Jazeera EnglishNigeria's Shia protesters: A minority at odds with the government  Al Jazeera English

After much bloodshed, rallies continue as prominent Shia leader Ibrahim El Zakzaky languishes in prison.



Nigerian gateman opts for community bore-hole over house gift - africanewsNigerian gateman opts for community bore-hole over house gift  africanews

After serving his expatriate employers for decades, a Nigerian gateman turned down the offer of a house as parting gift. He opted for a bore-hole to be built back ...



I was misquoted, Ngige says, as Nigerians fault his statement on doctors’ brain drain - The PunchI was misquoted, Ngige says, as Nigerians fault his statement on doctors’ brain drain  The Punch

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that he was misquoted, following the public outcry that greeted his statement that...



British woman Faye Mooney killed by kidnappers in Nigeria - The GuardianBritish woman Faye Mooney killed by kidnappers in Nigeria  The Guardian

The family of Faye Mooney, a 29-year-old British aid worker killed in Nigeria by kidnappers, have paid tribute to her bravery and belief in societal change that ...



US supports malaria control programmes in Nigeria with $495m - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishUS supports malaria control programmes in Nigeria with $495m  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 25.04.2019 at 21h21 by APA News. Share. The United States says it has contributed $495 million for malaria control in Nigeria since 2011.The US ...



Olam Offers to Buy Nigeria's Dangote Flour Amid Focus Shift - BloombergOlam Offers to Buy Nigeria's Dangote Flour Amid Focus Shift  Bloomberg

Olam International Ltd. made a cash bid to buy Dangote Flour Mills Plc of Nigeria as the Singapore-based agriculture trader looks to expand in West Africa as ...



Handwashing habit can save Nigeria from 150,000 annual deaths – Epidemiologist - The PunchHandwashing habit can save Nigeria from 150,000 annual deaths – Epidemiologist  The Punch

Dayo Ojerinde. An Epidemiologist with the Ondo State Government, Dr Stephen Fagbemi, has reiterated the need for Nigerians to cultivate regular handwashing ...



Visa hitches stop Nigeria from 3×3 W’Cup qualifiers - The PunchVisa hitches stop Nigeria from 3×3 W’Cup qualifiers  The Punch

Nigeria's 3×3 men'S basketball team will play no part at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifiers 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico after they pulled out of t...



Nigeria in 1min: Economic, Business and Financial Headlines –260419 - Proshare Nigeria LimitedNigeria in 1min: Economic, Business and Financial Headlines –260419  Proshare Nigeria Limited

The 50bp cut in Nigeria's monetary policy rate to 13.5% is unlikely to spur substantial growth in lending to priority sectors or wean banks off investing in Nigerian ...



False diagnosis of typhoid must stop in Nigeria - The PunchFalse diagnosis of typhoid must stop in Nigeria  The Punch

Rotimi Adesanya Child and Public Health Physician roayad@yahoo.com 08037202050 In Nigeria, if you called in sick and couldn't go to work, it wa...



Average Nigerian business pays 48 taxes, says Elumelu - The PunchAverage Nigerian business pays 48 taxes, says Elumelu  The Punch

Ifeanyi Onuba and Samuel Awoyinfa. The Chairman and founder of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has said that an average business concern in Nigeria pays ...



Nigeria’s President Promises, Again, to Bring Back Kidnapped Chibok Students - The New York TimesNigeria’s President Promises, Again, to Bring Back Kidnapped Chibok Students  The New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — Some of the young women are thriving at a new school. Some have returned home to their family farms. But the fates of more than 100 other ...



Nigeria Humanitarian Fund gives families a chance to return to normal - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria Humanitarian Fund gives families a chance to return to normal - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

Maryamu Joshua is a 65-year-old woman from Michika town in Adamawa State of north-east Nigeria and has called it her home her entire life. As a single ...



Interpol rescues child slaves in Benin and Nigeria - CNBCAfrica.comInterpol rescues child slaves in Benin and Nigeria  CNBCAfrica.com

Interpol says 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, have been rescued from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin Republic and ...



MTN Nigeria IPO: Telco to list by introduction - QuartzMTN Nigeria IPO: Telco to list by introduction  Quartz

MTN will take up a listing by introduction option rather than an anticipated IPO in Nigeria.



‘Why Nigeria shouldn’t shut down 80 embassies’ - Guardian‘Why Nigeria shouldn’t shut down 80 embassies’  Guardian

The Federal Government has been warned that the plan to shut down 80 out of 110 Nigerian embassies will compromise and diminish the country's international ...



AASBC: Nigeria wins Mixed Team diadem - The Nation NewspaperAASBC: Nigeria wins Mixed Team diadem  The Nation Newspaper

Team Nigeria on Thursday defeated favourites, Mauritius 3-2 to claim gold in the Mixed Team Championships at the All Africa Senior Badminton championships.



Nigeria's Health Sector Requires Serious Surgery, Says Dogara - SaharaReporters.comNigeria's Health Sector Requires Serious Surgery, Says Dogara  SaharaReporters.com

The high number of Nigerians who go on foreign medical trips and the brain drain that we witness among our professionals in the sector, are indications that our ...



Rethinking Nigeria the Osoba/Usman way - The PunchRethinking Nigeria the Osoba/Usman way  The Punch

Niran Adedokun nadedokun@gmail.com Depending on who you are asking, questions on the issues that militate against the development of Nigeria woul...



'Our Recycled Leaders Don't Give AF**k About Us' — Burna Boy Laments Nigeria's 'Hopelessness' - SaharaReporters.com'Our Recycled Leaders Don't Give AF**k About Us' — Burna Boy Laments Nigeria's 'Hopelessness'  SaharaReporters.com

We have real issues that we need to channel our energy to. We die every day at the hands of Police. We are robbed of our rights as human beings daily.



Nigeria’s All Share Index dips below 30,000 point mark - CNBCAfrica.comNigeria’s All Share Index dips below 30,000 point mark  CNBCAfrica.com

The All Share Index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange fell below the 30 thousand point mark on Wednesday bringing market capitalization to 11.24 trillion naira.



EXTRA TIME: Watch how Guinea U17 defeated Nigeria U17 in thrilling penalty shoot-out - Goal.comEXTRA TIME: Watch how Guinea U17 defeated Nigeria U17 in thrilling penalty shoot-out  Goal.com

The Golden Eaglets were outclassed by their West African neighbours in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.



Two Chinese citizens kidnapped in Nigeria - Premium TimesTwo Chinese citizens kidnapped in Nigeria  Premium Times

Two Chinese nationals, Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, have been kidnapped in Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria. The two men are workers of Tongyi ...



Nigerian 'children killed' after car hits Easter parade in Gombe - BBC NewsNigerian 'children killed' after car hits Easter parade in Gombe  BBC News

Police in Nigeria are investigating the deaths of 11 people in the north-eastern town of Gombe after a car ploughed into a procession celebrating Easter on ...



Telpo trademark registered in Nigeria - Biometric UpdateTelpo trademark registered in Nigeria  Biometric Update

Guangdong, China-based retail smart device provider Telpo has successfully registered its trademark in Nigeria.



Africa Beach V’ball Cup: Nigeria female team secures World Cup ticket - The Nation NewspaperAfrica Beach V’ball Cup: Nigeria female team secures World Cup ticket  The Nation Newspaper

Nigeria defeated Niger Republic 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) in the female category to secure a ticket for the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Germany.



Nigerian Women Protest Against Street Harassment With 'Market March Movement' : Goats and Soda - NPRNigerian Women Protest Against Street Harassment With 'Market March Movement' : Goats and Soda  NPR

In Lagos, street vendors say that they touch and grab their female customers to drum up sales. A group called Market March Movement has formed to protest ...



British aid worker killed by Nigerian kidnappers during attack on holiday resort - Fox NewsBritish aid worker killed by Nigerian kidnappers during attack on holiday resort  Fox News

A British aid worker and a Nigerian man were shot dead after being kidnapped with three other people in an attack at a resort in Nigeria on Friday, officials said.



Nigerian says Manipal caused mom’s death - Deccan HeraldNigerian says Manipal caused mom’s death  Deccan Herald

When Tobi Ajisegbede of Lagos, Nigeria, flew his mother to Bengaluru for spinal surgery at Manipal Hospital, he was under the impression that he was getting a ...



Ukraine government reassures Nigerians of sustainable ties - GuardianUkraine government reassures Nigerians of sustainable ties  Guardian

Ukranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk, has reassured his host government that the existing ties between the two nations would not be ...



Four aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria - Premium TimesFour aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria  Premium Times

Four senior staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been kidnapped by gunmen while another was shot on Tuesday evening in ...



Nigeria's top judge Walter Onnoghen to forfeit bank accounts - BBC NewsNigeria's top judge Walter Onnoghen to forfeit bank accounts  BBC News

Nigeria's Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts.



Opinion: Nigeria is a cold-blooded country for gay men -- I have the scars to prove it - CNNOpinion: Nigeria is a cold-blooded country for gay men -- I have the scars to prove it  CNN

Richard Akuson founded a magazine for gay men in Nigeria, it left him vulnerable in a place where homophobia is rife. Akuson writes for CNN, talking for the first ...



How a Nigerian ISP Accidentally Hijacked the Internet - Dark ReadingHow a Nigerian ISP Accidentally Hijacked the Internet  Dark Reading

For 74 minutes, traffic destined for Google and Cloudflare services was routed through Russia and into the largest system of censorship in the world, ...



Nigeria: Mobilizing Resources to Invest in People - International Monetary FundNigeria: Mobilizing Resources to Invest in People  International Monetary Fund

April 3, 2019. Spending on health and education in Nigeria is among the lowest in the world. To fund these crucial sectors, Nigeria will have to maximize the ...



US probes Glencore’s operations in Nigeria, two others - The PunchUS probes Glencore’s operations in Nigeria, two others  The Punch

Dayo Oketola with agency reports The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating a global oil trading firm, Glencore Plc, ...



In pictures: Wearing fancy dress for big yams in Nigeria - BBC NewsIn pictures: Wearing fancy dress for big yams in Nigeria  BBC News

It has been one big party this week in the town of Arondizuogu in southern Nigeria, with feasting and parades to give thanks for the last harvest and to usher in ...



How Shell, Eni allegedly used Nigeria’s oil to fund billion dollar bribery scheme - Daily Post NigeriaHow Shell, Eni allegedly used Nigeria’s oil to fund billion dollar bribery scheme  Daily Post Nigeria

A new analysis has found that oil giants Shell and Eni's controversial deal for a Nigerian oil licence included unprecedented terms which funded an alleged.



US salutes Nigeria's efforts to end malaria - Daily TrustUS salutes Nigeria's efforts to end malaria  Daily Trust

On World Malaria Day, the United States is proud to recognize our partnership with Nigeria and support your fight to beat this deadly disease. We salute all ...



Jordyn Woods Heads Back to the U.S. After Nigerian Vacay — See Highlights From Her Amazing Trip! - Life&Style WeeklyJordyn Woods Heads Back to the U.S. After Nigerian Vacay — See Highlights From Her Amazing Trip!  Life&Style Weekly

Jordyn Woods took to Instagram on Thursday, April 25, to announce that she's headed back to the U.S. after vacationing in the beautiful Nigerian city of Lagos.



Nigeria building safety: Questions after deadly collapse - Aljazeera.comNigeria building safety: Questions after deadly collapse  Aljazeera.com

After a building collapsed killing 20 children, questions are raised about building safety standards in Nigeria.



SAA Support Emerging Businesses in Nigeria - THISDAY NewspapersSAA Support Emerging Businesses in Nigeria  THISDAY Newspapers

South African Airways has indicated that it would extend its partnership with the organisers of NewBrandsXPO – the premier launchpad for new and emerging ...



Oil firm Seplat eyes $700 million for Nigerian gas development - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideOil firm Seplat eyes $700 million for Nigerian gas development  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Nigerian oil company Seplat said on Wednesday it had taken a final investment decision to develop gas fields in the country's Imo state and would raise $700.



Nigeria's medical brain drain: Healthcare woes as doctors flee - Al Jazeera EnglishNigeria's medical brain drain: Healthcare woes as doctors flee  Al Jazeera English

'Brain drain' impacting healthcare sector as most Nigerian doctors seek better work conditions and pay abroad.



Nigeria's 'Twin Town' Has High Number of Multiple Births - Voice of AmericaNigeria's 'Twin Town' Has High Number of Multiple Births  Voice of America

In Yoruba culture, twins are so common that they are traditionally given specific names -- depending on whether they were born first or second.



Nigeria's Energy Future Challenged By Weak Rule Of Law - ForbesNigeria's Energy Future Challenged By Weak Rule Of Law  Forbes

Nigeria's aspirations of economic development under newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari continue to be hampered by corruption and weak rule of law, ...



Spoken Word: The Change We Need In Nigeria By Hannatu Musawa - SaharaReporters.comSpoken Word: The Change We Need In Nigeria By Hannatu Musawa  SaharaReporters.com

As long as we are talking about government responsibility to deliver change, we must also examine our own personal irresponsibility, which has an effect on that ...



Nine-year-old Nigerian chef: 'I want to make food for the president' - BBC NewsNine-year-old Nigerian chef: 'I want to make food for the president'  BBC News

Nine-year-old chef Sammy started cooking two years ago and now works with local orphanages in Lagos.



Bank of Agriculture recovers N7 billion loans - GuardianBank of Agriculture recovers N7 billion loans  Guardian

The Managing Director of Bank of Agric (BOA), Kabiru Adamu, yesterday said the organisation in the last two years under his watch recovered over N7 billion ...



Former Director General of Nigeria's National Intelligence Agency Arrested - Council on Foreign RelationsFormer Director General of Nigeria's National Intelligence Agency Arrested  Council on Foreign Relations

On February 7, the Federal High Court in Lagos issued a warrant for the arrest of Ayodele Oke, former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), ...



Sabotage Of Nigerian Pipeline Causes Force Majeure | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comSabotage Of Nigerian Pipeline Causes Force Majeure | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Nigerian firm Aiteo Oil Exploration and Production Company, has discovered that sabotage was the cause of the fire that caused Nigeria's oil production to fall ...



Nigerian corruption is draining its small businesses - QuartzNigerian corruption is draining its small businesses  Quartz

Relative to their high cost, these programs appear to help very few actual small businesses. Instead, they are set up to fail—eroding trust in government.



Nigeria’s energy gap disgraceful, households, SMEs get four hours of electricity daily — Shell - VanguardNigeria’s energy gap disgraceful, households, SMEs get four hours of electricity daily — Shell  Vanguard

Energy: Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCO, yesterday, described Nigeria's energy gap as disgraceful.



Nigerian troops evacuate 'entire town' in security operation: UN - Aljazeera.comNigerian troops evacuate 'entire town' in security operation: UN  Aljazeera.com

Nearly 10000 people from Jakana were relocated to camp in Maiduguri, swelling the population of existing camps.



Knocks as Buhari begins 10-day ‘private visit’ to UK - The PunchKnocks as Buhari begins 10-day ‘private visit’ to UK  The Punch

Give Nigerians reason for visit, PDP tells President Olusola Fabiyi, John Ameh, Olalekan Adetayo and Adelani Adepegba The Peoples Democratic Pa...



The Rise of Chukwueze: Is this Nigeria's next superstar? - Premium TimesThe Rise of Chukwueze: Is this Nigeria's next superstar?  Premium Times

Samuel Chukwueze left the Estadio de la Ceramica pitch on April 21 to thunderous applause from fans of Villareal FC. The 19-year-old fully merited the ...



Malabu Scandal: Analysis shows Shell, Eni used Nigeria's share to fund alleged bribery scheme - Premium TimesMalabu Scandal: Analysis shows Shell, Eni used Nigeria's share to fund alleged bribery scheme  Premium Times

New analysis has found that oil giants Shell and Eni's controversial deal for a Nigerian oil licence included unprecedented terms which funded an alleged ...



JPMorgan’s Role in Nigerian Oil Deal Has Come Back to Haunt It - The New York TimesJPMorgan’s Role in Nigerian Oil Deal Has Come Back to Haunt It  The New York Times

A JPMorgan Chase account in London was used to send roughly $900 million to government officials involved in a scheme to profit from an offshore oil field.



Nigeria's 'propaganda secretaries' | News | Africa - Mail and GuardianNigeria's 'propaganda secretaries' | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

Nigerian politicians don't always understand how social media works, but they know they need it. As the country geared up for national elections earlier this year ...



Nineteen wedding guests killed in tragic bus accident in Nigeria - TimesLIVENineteen wedding guests killed in tragic bus accident in Nigeria  TimesLIVE

Nineteen wedding guests in the northern Nigerian state of Jigawa died when their bus lost control and burst into flames, police said on Wednesday.



Nigeria to diversify economy away from oil - Aljazeera.comNigeria to diversify economy away from oil  Aljazeera.com

Nigeria imports a lot of its food, which is bought using money earned from selling oil.



Key Nigerian Oil Export Pipeline Under Force Majeure After Fire Breaks Out - OilPrice.comKey Nigerian Oil Export Pipeline Under Force Majeure After Fire Breaks Out  OilPrice.com

The Nembe Creek Trunk Line has been partially shut down as its operator called a force majeure on Sunday due to a fire.



Nigeria moves to implement biometric ECOWAS card with $41M MoU - Biometric UpdateNigeria moves to implement biometric ECOWAS card with $41M MoU  Biometric Update

The new biometric ECOWAS card replaces the ECOWAS Travel Certificate to enable free movement of goods and people in the African economic region.



Stolen Dreams: How Corruption Negates Government Assistance to Nigeria's Small Businesses - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceStolen Dreams: How Corruption Negates Government Assistance to Nigeria's Small Businesses  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nigeria is known globally as a petro-economy but, in reality, it is a country of small business people. These entrepreneurs, whether informal traders, cottage ...



Boko Haram Evolves and Persists in Northeast Nigeria - Council on Foreign RelationsBoko Haram Evolves and Persists in Northeast Nigeria  Council on Foreign Relations

The Shekau and al-Barnawi factions of Boko Haram continue to evolve and even grow. Changes in leadership and tactics raise questions about the extent of ...



Welcome to FIFA.com News - Angola set for debut, Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria qualify - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Angola set for debut, Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria qualify  FIFA.com

Angola are set to appear at their first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup, joining Guinea, Nigeria and Cameroon in winning a berth for Brazil 2019 at the CAF U-17 Africa ...



Nigeria Football Federation helping Kelechi Nwakali sort visa issue - BBC SportNigeria Football Federation helping Kelechi Nwakali sort visa issue  BBC Sport

Nigeria Football Federation is helping Arsenal's Kelechi Nwakali deal with a visa issue that has seen him stranded in the country since March.



Human rights groups decry Saudi execution of Nigerian woman - CNNHuman rights groups decry Saudi execution of Nigerian woman  CNN

This week's execution of a Nigerian woman in Saudi Arabia over drug-related charges has drawn criticism from international human rights groups and the ...



The fatal shooting of a Nigerian man brings more demands to shut down a controversial police unit - CNNThe fatal shooting of a Nigerian man brings more demands to shut down a controversial police unit  CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) The fatal police shooting of a Nigerian man has sparked outrage and reignited a public call for the shutdown of a controversial police unit ...



Nigeria's Women Football Struggles for Funds - Voice of AmericaNigeria's Women Football Struggles for Funds  Voice of America

Nigeria's women's football team, the Super Falcons, dominate the African Women's Championship - winning 9 out of 11 recognized titles. But the players ...



Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger Deploy Troops After Fresh Attack - VOA NewsCameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger Deploy Troops After Fresh Attack  VOA News

Multi-National Joint Task Force of the Lake Chad Basin Commission has deployed troops after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Cameroon killing at ...



Falana, others seek reform of Nigeria police - GuardianFalana, others seek reform of Nigeria police  Guardian

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has again urged Federal Government to reform the Nigeria Police to curb extra–judicial killings and human rights ...



Two Nigerians charged in US over cryptocurrency fraud - Premium TimesTwo Nigerians charged in US over cryptocurrency fraud  Premium Times

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2016 file photo shows, Billy Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, speaks at the Harney County Community Center in ...



BBC World Service - Newsday, How one Nigerian state has boosted measles vaccinations - BBC NewsBBC World Service - Newsday, How one Nigerian state has boosted measles vaccinations  BBC News

The United Nations is warning that millions of children going without vaccinations is a ticking time bomb which could see result in increasing measles outbreaks.



Fashola seeks compulsory registration of architects - GuardianFashola seeks compulsory registration of architects  Guardian

Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has recommended a compulsory ARCON Project Registration Number System (APRN) to ...