Nigeria

The city that won't stop growing - BBC News

The city that<br>won't stop growing<p>How can Lagos cope with its spiralling population?<p>By Alastair Leithead<br>21 August 2017<p>The lagoon metropolis<p>A thick layer of acrid, blue smoke hovers just above the waterfront slums that skirt Lagos lagoon, filtering out sunrise and sunset.<p>This man-made mist that clings …

Lagos State

Nigeria's President Buhari notifies parliament of his return

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a letter officially notifying parliament of his return, the presidency's official Twitter account said on Monday.<p>It follows his return on Saturday after three months of medical leave in Britain for an unspecified illness. Buhari, who …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria: Judiciary Rejects Report on Being Second Most Corrupt Institution

Judge's gavel.<p>Abuja — The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday dismissed a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in …

Corruption

Quick Guide for Those Who Can't Figure Out a Naira's Worth

For now, this is as close as it gets to a devaluation in Nigeria.<p>Monetary policy officials unified some of their multiple exchange rates when they …

Economy

Nigeria's President calls out separatists

Separatists calling for the breakup of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country's unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria: Buhari's Return - Kogi Declares Public Holiday

The Kogi State government has declared Monday as a public holiday for citizens to thank God for safely returning President Muhammadu Buhari to the …

Muhammadu Buhari

W. Africa Crude-Diffs underpinned by strong margins, weak freight

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Differentials for Angolan grades were supported by strong margins and weak freight rates while trade was limited as the …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.39%

Investing.com – Nigeria equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Insurance, Oil & Gas and Food, Beverages & Tobacco sectors …

Markets

Reading through the presidential broadcast, however, one cannot but express a sense of utter disappointment. This is a president who virtually sneaked out of Nigeria, who breached his own self-declaration of transparency, by keeping Nigerians in the dark for over 100 days, and in that process grinding the wheel of progress of the nation.

Reading through the presidential broadcast, however, one cannot but express a sense of utter disappointment. This is a president who virtually …

West Africa

Zulu maidens prepare mini reed dance

West Africa

Investors tip-toe back into Nigeria

Africa’s most populous country presents both significant opportunities and risks as market confidence has rebounded.

Economy

Buhari May Travel Again for Medical Check-Up - Presidency

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari arriving Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Saturday (19/8/2017) 04387/19/8/2017/Callistus …

Muhammadu Buhari

African press review 21 August 2017 - Africa - RFI

We begin in Nigeria where President Muhammadu Buhari's return to the country from a 103-day sick leave in London is the major splash in the papers.<p>The <i>Nation</i> reports that a reinvigorated Buhari resumed business by issuing a stern warning to separatists that Nigeria's unity was not …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria President's Return Elicits A Mixed Bag of Reactions

Nigeria President's Return Elicits A Mixed Bag of ReactionsA Kogi State declaration of a public holiday and calls for a Cabinet reshuffle are just …

Muhammadu Buhari

BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiences

<b>A new language service for digital platforms in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa has been launched by the BBC World Service.</b><p>Pidgin is one of the most widely-spoken languages across the region, even though it is not officially recognised.<p>The launch is part of the World Service's …

West Africa

Hajj Trip Sees Alleged Torture of Two Nigerian Pilgrims

Daily Trust, 17 August 2017<p>Hajj 2017: NAHCON airlifts 38,161 Read more »<p>Daily Trust, 17 August 2017<p>The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) …

West Africa

Nigeria: 12 Die in Lagos Boat Accident

The Lagos State government has confirmed the death of 12 persons in the boat mishap which occurred at the weekend in Ilashe area of the state.<p>A …

Lagos State

Nigeria: Four Saudi Customs Officers Arrested Over Torture of Nigerian Pilgrims

MedinaFour officials of the Saudi Arabian Customs Service have been arrested over alleged torturing of two Nigerian pilgrims at the Medina …

Saudi Arabia

Nigeria: Gunmen Kills Governor's Aide

Makurdi — Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins yesterday shot and killed Governor Samuel Ortom's Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy …

West Africa

What President Buhari Told Nigerians

The wait by investors is based on an assessment by financial experts that the socio-political economy of the country has recorded significant …

Muhammadu Buhari

Investors Wait Anxiously for Nigeria President's Speech

Investors Wait Anxiously for Nigeria President's SpeechThe wait by investors is based on an assessment by financial experts that the socio-political …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria: 'How Buhari's Broadcast Will Raise or Crash Economy'

President Muhammadu Buhari arriving at the Abuja airport.<p>Lagos and Ado-Ekiti — Financial market operators and investors, both local and …

Central Bank of Nigeria

Nigeria: 'Nigeria's Unity Is Settled and Not Negotiable' - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the federal government would not tolerate separatist movements and inflammatory statements that threaten Nigeria …

Muhammadu Buhari

Africans Have Heated Views About Rice, Just Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Across West Africa, one of the world’s spiciest food fights is getting hotter, snaring politicians, pop stars and even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: Who makes the best jollof rice?<p>From Senegal to Sierra Leone, Ghana to Nigeria, households have for centuries boasted of their nation’s …

World News

Buhari Faces Key Challenges in Nigeria as he Ends Medical Leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned from three months of sick leave in London to a nation wondering how strong a role he will play as his …

Muhammadu Buhari

HEARTBROKEN PARENTS: Our rescued daughter has returned to her Boko Haram husband

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani<p>When news emerged that some of the Chibok schoolgirls, abducted by Boko Haram in 2014, had declined to return home with the …

Boko Haram

Africa's Richest Man Claims First Thing He'd Do Is Sack Arsene Wenger if He Buys Arsenal

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has controversially claimed that if he was Arsenal's owner, he would fire manager Arsene Wenger from the post he …

Aliko Dangote

Happy Birthday Ginger Baker: Exploring Afrobeat With Fela Kuti

Today is the 78th birthday of renowned drummer Ginger Baker. The man behind the kit for the legendary British power rock trio Cream has carved out a …

West Africa

How To Succeed In Business After Fleeing For Your Life

Imagine the worst has happened to your family. You've been forced to flee your home.<p>You eventually make it to safety. But now you're living in a camp for displaced persons.<p>You don't want to just depend on handouts. So how do you make a living?<p>That's what happened last year to 43-year-old Modu …

World News

Nigeria is addicted to oil—here's how it can, and must, change

Nigeria is addicted to oil. The oil industry contributes around 70 percent of Nigeria’s government revenue and over 90 percent of export earnings. …

West Africa