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Nigeria to delay $65.55m green bond sale until 2017 budget passed

ABUJA, April 12  - Nigeria will delay the issuance of a green bond until the 2017 budget has been passed, the environment minister said on Wednesday. The government had planned to launch the 20 billion naira ($65.55 million) bond in April to fund projects to...

Buhari nominates 5 non-executive directors for CBN board

President Muhammadu Buhari in accordance with Sections 6 (1) (d) and 10 (1) and (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2007,Wednesday, forwarded the list of his nominees to the Senate for confirmation as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Central...

BREAKING: Police, military in shoot-out in Yobe

Nigeria Military and police officers were said to engaged eachother in  early morning  shoot-out over an issue that is yet to be ascertain in Damaturu the Yobe state capital. However, no death or injury has been reported as at the time of filling this...

Nigeria runs out of passports booklets

The scarcity of passport booklets worsen in Nigeria as Nigeria Immigration Service has run out of passport booklets, which calls into question government’s commitment to an important matter such as the exit and entry of people in and out of the country. Many applicants...

BREAKING: DSS foil attack on US,UK embassies in Abuja, arrest five suspects

The Department State Services (DSS) has arrested five suspects alleged to have perfected plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in Abuja. A statement, Wednesday by DSS official Tony Opuiyo said the Service busted the ISIS linked Boko Haram members based in...

Unwell president Buhari absent at FEC meeting as Osinbajo takes charge

Another day of surprise for ministers as President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting today, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This is the first time the president would be absent from the FEC meeting since March 10 when he returned from...

Jonathan describes Malabu oil deal reports as “series of fake news”

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied allegations that he received $200 million kickback from the OPL 245 Malabu Oil deal. It is “false in its entirety,” his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze said in a statement yesterday. He added that it is a “series of fake news”...

Nigeria to sue foreign oil companies over $17bn undeclared crude revenue

The Federal Government is considering criminal charges against some international oil companies (IOCs) over billions of dollars from undeclared crude oil proceeds, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said yesterday. Speaking during the hearing of a House of...

489 Nigerians die, 4,637 infected as meningitis outbreak spreads to other states

The current meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has so far killed at least 489 people, the health minister, Isaac Adewole, said Tuesday. Mr. Adewole said 4,637 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis were recorded across the country by Monday. The ministry had announced 428 deaths recorded on Friday. The minister...

Niger forces kill 57 members of Boko Haram -defence ministry

NIAMEY, April 10  - Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defence ministry said in a statement on Monday. Fifteen soldiers and two civilians were wounded during the attack...
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