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Nigeria says growth not meeting needs of poor Nigeria's finance minister offered a sobering view of the country's economy on Monday, saying growth has mostly benefited the rich and failed to generate enough jobs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told a forum of business leaders that the country's economy likely grew at 6.7 percent in 2013, in line with the seven percent average over the last decade. Her audience at a Lagos hotel ballroom included ...
Drugs and poverty blight Northern Nigeria - Aljazeera.com
Drugs and poverty blight Northern NigeriaAljazeera.comKano, Nigeria - "This society is not a very friendly place," says Dr Ekpein Appah, a camp co-ordinator at the Kano Reformatory Institute in Kiru, Nigeria. "This place can be like a jungle. You have to fight to survive and that fight for survival is ...
'Why Mandela Was Angry With Nigeria' - The Guardian Nigeria
Abortions in Nigeria are legally restricted, unsafe — and common - Al Jazeera America
Civilian Security on Front Lines to Fight Nigeria's Boko Haram - Voice of America
Civilian Security on Front Lines to Fight Nigeria's Boko HaramVoice of AmericaMAIDUGURI, NIGERIA — The Nigerian Army, Air Force and police have been working together as a “Joint Task Force” to fight Islamist militant sect Boko Haram for several years. However, civilian vigilante groups, known collectively as “The Civilian JTF ...
Addressing Child Trauma in Northern Nigeria a National Security Priority - Voice of America
The World Cup Draw is a good start for the Super Eagles, but Steven Keshi is ... - Goal.com Singapore
Nigeria issues citizenship certificates to 217 foreign nationals - Premium Times
Jonathan encourages corruption in Nigeria, Speaker Tambuwal says - Premium Times
Nigerian Bulletin - Latest News, Politics, Business, Sports in Nigeria - Nigerian Bulletin
Eni Reopens Flow Stations on Nigeria Oil Pipeline - Wall Street Journal
Nigeria's Jonathan under fire on graft from speaker The speaker of Nigeria's lower house of parliament on Monday accused the government of failing to tackle graft, urging President Goodluck Jonathan to do more to stamp out endemic corruption. Aminu Tambuwal said Jonathan's administration had repeatedly failed to act upon the recommendations of anti-corruption investigations by parliament and instead ordered further probes on the same cases with ...
Africa rapid reaction force could tackle Boko Haram: Nigeria Nigeria's president said he has given his backing to the creation of an African rapid reaction force, adding that it could help tackle the Boko Haram insurgency, in comments published Monday. "We fully support this rapid reaction force," Goodluck Jonathan told French radio station RFI in an interview on the sidelines of the recent France-Africa summit in Paris. Jonathan's French counterpart ...
Nigeria, Ghana face tough World Cup path Nigeria insist they have drawn a fair first round group for the World Cup, but Ghana admitted they face a battle against Germany, Portugal and United States. The Ivory Coast enjoyed better luck in Friday's draw with Africa's other flag bearers, Algeria and Cameroon, the dark horses in their respective groups. African champions Nigeria have said they are hopeful of reaching the knockout stage in ...
Nigeria Steps Up Security In Northeast After Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian authorities have increased security patrols around the northeastern city of Maiduguri after Islamist militants attacked military bases there. The unrest comes after Nigerian troops reportedly had pushed the militants, Boko Haram, out of the the city. This comes as the U.S. undersecretary for Africa is in Nigeria to discuss security concerns, and Nigeria's president is attending a ...
Nigeria targets rapid expansion in sugar production By Julia Fioretti LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria plans a huge jump in domestic sugar production over the next six years to cut dependence on imports and satisfy growing demand from a population with rising incomes but still faces major challenges such as poor infrastructure. The government is eager to make Nigeria self-sufficient in sugar by 2020 to cut its $11 billion-a-year food import bill and ...
Nigeria: Trial for 500 Islamic extremist suspects LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military is recommending immediate trial for 500 suspected extremist militants and the president is promising an economic boost for the northeast region confronting an Islamic uprising — both issues that address concerns expressed by the United States.
Nigeria recommends trial for 500 held during Boko Haram raids Nigeria said on Wednesday that 500 people who were arrested during security operations against Boko Haram militants in three northeast states should be put on trial for terror offences. The 500 are among nearly 1,400 detained in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states between July and September, the country's defence spokesman, Chris Olukolade, said in a statement. Human rights groups have criticised ...
Nigeria growth not meeting needs of poor Nigeria's finance minister has offered a sobering view of the country's economy.
Nigeria deserves glory for post-apartheid gains, says Fashola Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday said that Nigeria deserved respect for the leading role it played in ending the apartheid regime in South Africa. Addressing newsmen on the death of Nelson Mandela in Ikeja, Fashola said the country made huge sacrifices to free South Africa from the pangs of apartheid. He said... [Read More...]
Lecturers Defy Govt [Daily Trust]Kano, Bauchi, Abuja, Minna, Lagos, Yola, Akure, Port Harcourt, Jos, Benin -University lecturers have defied the government's directive to resume work, saying they would rather lose their jobs than succumb to intimidation.
Addressing Child Trauma in Northern Nigeria a National Security Priority [VOA]The Boko Haram insurgency has not only killed thousands in northern Nigeria since 2009; tens of thousands of others, including children, have lived through, and witnessed, the violence. The government announced that it will soon begin training counselors in the north to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. For now, the staff at Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, in Maiduguri, say they are doing the best they can on their own.
Jonathan's Conduct Encouraging Corruption, Tambuwal Says [Daily Trust]Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that President Gookluck Jonthan's body language is encouraging corruption.
Confab - Reactions Trail Proposal for Jonathan's 120 Delegates [Vanguard]The proposal for President Goodluck Jonathan to nominate 120 of the delegates to the proposed national conference was, yesterday, flayed by some of the country's leading pro-democracy figures.
2015 - Nigeria Won't Disintegrate, Affirms Kanu, Adebanjo [Vanguard]Lagos -Following political intrigues rocking the polity ahead of the 2015 general elections, former Military Governor of Imo and Lagos states and a leader of the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, yesterday, said the country would not disintegrate.
ASUU Strike - Varsities Defy FG's Ultimatum [Vanguard]Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, who have been on strike for six months, defied the ultimatum given to them by the Federal Government to resume academic activities yesterday or be sacked.
PDP Crisis - Jonathan Summons Tukur, NWC Members to an Emergency Meeting [Vanguard]Abuja -PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Monday night summoned the national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and other members of the National Working Committee, NWC to an emergency meeting at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
Tambuwal - Jonathan's Body Language Condones Corruption [This Day]Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Monday criticised President Goodluck Jonathan's handling of corruption cases in the country, saying 'the President's body language' seems to be encouraging corrupt practices in the country.
U.S.$2.6 Trillion Stolen Annually, Says AfDB [Vanguard]The African Development Bank (AfDB), says an estimated 2.6 trillion dollars is stolen annually through high level corrupt practises in Africa.
Jonathan's Govt Can't Fight Corruption - Tambuwal [Vanguard]Abuja -Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday, accused the executive arm of government of paying lip service to the fight against corruption even as the African Development Bank (AfDB), says an estimated US2.6 trillion dollars gets stolen annually through high level corrupt practices in Africa.
APC - First Battle Cry in the Senate [Vanguard]It was the first battle between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the newly empowered All Progressives Congress, APC and the ruling party did not mince breaking convention to push its way.
Okonjo-Iweala - Economy Is in Danger Without Jobs [This Day]The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has warned that the Nigerian economy may be in a precarious situation if the private sector does not join hands with government to create jobs and reduce inequality in the country.
Police Arrest Ex-Bank Director for Laundering N7 Billion [This Day]The police Special Fraud Unit (SFU) Monday arrested a former bank director, Adekunle Johnson, for laundering about N7 billion.
Strike - NLC Offers to Intervene [This Day]Worried about the prolonged impasse between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) offered to intervene with the aim of resolving the stalemate between both parties.
Boko Haram Burns Three Vehicles, Abducts Drivers in Borno [This Day]Boko Haram insurgents struck Monday on a highway in Borno State, where the outlawed Islamic sect razed down two trucks loaded with oranges and a Toyota Hilux vehicle, and abducted their drivers.
Jonathan Encouraging Corruption - Tambuwal [Leadership]Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday declared that President Goodluck Jonathan is encouraging corruption in Nigeria by failing to act on corruption cases that the National Assembly has probed and found to be true.
Jonathan, Obama, 90 Other World Leaders Storm South Africa [Leadership]South Africa is witnessing the largest gathering of world leaders in Africa so far. Over 90 world leaders are in the country for the burial of former South African president, Nelson Mandela. Since his death last Thursday, South Africa has been gripped by mass emotions unrivalled since his release from incarceration in 1990.
Sack Threat - ASUU Defies FG, Shuns Classes Nationwide [Leadership]The protracted saga between the federal government and members of the Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) came to a head yesterday as lecturers defied government's ultimatum to resume work or face sack.
The Good and Bad of Nigeria Becoming Africa's Biggest Economy [CCA]Washington, DC -Within the next few days, Nigeria is expected to announce that it is now the largest economy in Africa, surpassing South Africa. One will need to look carefully at the calculations, but the announcement should come as little surprise. Nigeria is a booming market, and contains nearly one-fourth of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa. Its population is four times that of South Africa and its markets are more open to new investment than is South Africa.
Senior Judges Soak Up N14 Billion Annually [Daily Trust]Judicial officers gulp at least N14 billion in salaries and allowances yearly, according to a Daily Trust analysis of official records for the first time bringing to light government's spending on senior judges at state and federal courts.
U-17 Trio Make Chan Squad [CAF]Nigeria U-17 trio make CHAN squad Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has included three members of the globe-conquering U-17 team in a provisional 30-man squad for next year's Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.
Court Adjourns Akingbola's Trial to March 2014 [Premium Times]Justice Babajide Lawal-Akapo of an Ikeja high court, Lagos, has adjourned the trial of the former Chairman of Intercontinental Bank plc, Erastus Akingbola, to March 24th, 25th, and 27th 2014.
"Mandela Is Not Dead" - Says Edo Governor [CAJ News]Abuja -EDO State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, eulogised the late Nelson Mandela, saying local leaders had a lot of lessons to learn from his leadership.
Borno Compensates Terror Victims [CAJ News]Abuja -THE Borno State government has spent more than N100 million in compensation to victims of recent terror attacks in three local government areas.
APC Vows to Retain Governors [CAJ News]Abuja -THE All Progressives Congress (APC) ruled out any chances of Governors Aliyu Wamakko and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Sokoto and Kano States respectively returning to the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) despite their meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Sunday.
Time to Beat Argentina Is Now, Says Adepoju [Daily Trust]As reactions continue to trail last week's draw for the 2014 World Cup, former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju has said the World Cup in Brazil offers Nigeria the right opportunity to get back her pound of flesh from Argentina.
Jonathan Leaves for SA, Kenya [CAJ News]Abuja -PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan was on Monday scheduled to leave Abuja to join other world leaders in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of the late former President Nelson Mandela.
Russia Reviews Education Offering [CAJ News]Abuja -RUSSIA has reviewed its education agreement with Nigeria.
Nigeria Stakeholders Discuss E-Business Impact [CAJ News]Lagos -STAKEHOLDERS in the Nigeria emerging electronic business sector will this week examine the impact of broadband development on e-Business in the country.
'New Decampee Governors Insincere' [Daily Trust]Alhaji Rabiu Nunku, a politician from Nasarawa State and a retired civil servant, has described the five PDP governors who decamped to the APC as insincere ;politicians, and called for caution on the part of the electorate.