World Bank in talks with Nigeria for fresh $2.5 billion loan
The World Bank and Nigeria are in talks for as much as $2.5 billion in a new tranche of concessionary lending to Africa’s most populous country, Vice President for Africa Hafez Ghanem said. In the past year Nigeria received $2.4 billion from the World Bank, Ghanem said in an interview in Abuja, the West African…
Suspects in $9.6b P&ID deal pleads guilty
The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday arraigned four persons for their alleged involvement in the Process and Industrial Development Nigeria Limited (P&ID) deal with the Nigerian government. The suspects, whom the EFCC did not name pleaded guilty to a second count of obtaining land from the Cross River State government with the intent to…
Reps recommend Air Peace boss Onyema for 'higher national' honour
Nigerian lawmakers Wednesday recommended the cheif executive officer of an airline, Air Peace, Allen Onyema for "higher" national honour. “We hereby commend Mr Allen Onyeama and recommend him to the federal government for higher honours in Nigeria,” Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila said. Onyema volunteered to use Air Peace to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa…
Sad news from Jo’bourg and other stories
“Tufiakwa! Perish that thought there is no pleasure in that position. Anyway, you have just exposed yourself as one of those envying President Muhammadu Buhari’s job
South Africa grants landing permit to Air Peace to evacuate Nigerians
South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians escaping from xenophobia in that country, a Nigerian consular officer has confirmed. Nigeria’s Consul-General in Johannesburg, Mr. Godwin Adama, made the confirmation in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday. Adama spoke…
What is it about 100 days in office?
Over time, the idea of 100 days in office has been used to measure the success or failure of governments. While famous American writer and author, Kenneth T. Walsh, believes that 100 days should not be the ideal yardstick to establish the success or otherwise of a leader or government
‘Nigeria’s federal courts should be reserved for constitutional issues’
Inuwa Abdul-Kadir is an Abuja-based legal practitioner and a Life Bencher. In this interview with BRIDGET CHIEDU ONOCHIE, he believes that if certain suggestions that he makes are implemented, the justice delivery system in Nigeria will be greatly.enhanced.
EU moves to give goods from Nigeria, others visibility
The European Union (EU) has granted one billion Euros to standardise goods and services from Nigeria and other West African nations for their competitiveness in Europe and the Americas.
‘Nigeria’s economy will improve through technology’
As the nation craves for more economic growth, experts have expressed optimism that the deployment of well-trained Nigeria with requisite technological skills would yield the needed development for the country.
No Nigerian died during attacks - South African Envoy
South Africa president envoy Monday told Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari that none of his citizens died in the latest anti-foreigner attack in South Africa. Jeff Radebe, Special Envoy of President Cyril Ramaphosa disclosed that 10 people died during the attacks – two Zimbabweans and eight South Africans. He said there was no Nigerian casualty. However,…