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June, 2017

  • 28 June

    Nigerian club sacks 27 players – Premium Times

    Premium TimesNigerian club sacks 27 playersPremium TimesThe management of Mighty Jets Football Club of Jos on Wednesday said it had sacked 27 players for performing below the club's expectations. Benedict Akwuegbu, the club's Sporting Director, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos that the club ...and more »

  • 28 June

    Insurgency: Cameroon repatriates 887 Nigerian refugees – Vanguard

    VanguardInsurgency: Cameroon repatriates 887 Nigerian refugeesVanguardAbout 887 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon on Tuesday arrived in Banki, Borno following a request from the Cameroonian government to Nigeria to facilitate their return. Mr Hanson Tamfu, the External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner ...Bombers Kill Nine in Back-to-Back Blasts in NigeriaThe AtlanticNine dead as 7 suicide bombers hit NE NigeriaNews24Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacksBBC NewsIndependent Online -Aljazeera.com -Eyewitness Newsall 203 news articles »

  • 28 June

    Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account, one of world’s least transparent – NRGI – Daily Trust

    Daily TrustNigeria's Excess Crude Account, one of world's least transparent - NRGIDaily TrustNigeria's Excess Crude Account tied for the world's most poorly governed sovereign wealth fund, according to a report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) released on Wednesday. The $2.4 billion account was ranked alongside the Qatar ...and more »

  • 28 June

    Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account ‘most poorly governed…” – Report – Premium Times

    Premium TimesNigeria's Excess Crude Account 'most poorly governed…” – ReportPremium TimesNigeria's Excess Crude Account, ECA, has been ranked the most poorly governed sovereign wealth fund among 33 resource-rich countries around the world, a new report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute has shown. Nigeria was placed in the ...Nigeria's excess crude account rated world's worst-governed fundsBusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)all 3 news articles »

  • 28 June

    Nigeria to supply Walmart with $6 billion worth of cashew nuts – Premium Times

    Premium TimesNigeria to supply Walmart with $6 billion worth of cashew nutsPremium TimesNigeria is set to supply 130,000 tonnes of roasted cashew nuts valued at $7 billion to Walmart Super Market chain in the United States of America, USA. This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe, on Wednesday while briefing State House ...Nigeria begins yam export to Europe tomorrowDaily TrustNigeria to begin yam export to UKThe

  • 28 June

    France plans one billion euros investment in Nigeria’s oil industry

    By Michael Eboh The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, yesterday, stated that France, through the French Development Agency, has set aside one billion euros to be invested in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry. According to a statement by the NNPC, France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, made this known when the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, led a delegation to his office in Abuja.

  • 28 June

    Spain deports 23 Nigerians for committing various offences

    They were deported barely five days after 34 Nigerians were sent home from six European countries for committing immigration-related offences. The new set of deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, at about 6.40 a.m on Tuesday.

  • 28 June

    BUA Group to grow Nigeria’s sugar output by 2mmt annually

    BUA Group says its $300 million investment in Lafiagi Sugar Company, LASUCO, in Kwara State would help grow the country's sugar output by two million tonnes per annum. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Managing Director, BUA Sugar, Mr. Ibrahim Yaro, said BUA is serious and is ever ready to surprise Nigeria and Nigerians in its current efforts of becoming a mega local sugar producer and first sugar exporter

  • 28 June

    Biafra National Guard, carpet Obasanjo over comment on Nigerian Biafra Civil War

    By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Nnewi - The Biafra National Guard, BNG, Tuesday described as afterthought and a face saving statement, coming after a long wait for Biafra extinction which refused to happen, the alleged statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo that then Nigerian Military government did not plan to wipe out the entire Biafrans in the 1967 to 1970 Nigeria Biafra Civil war, but rather, it was a brotherly war

  • 28 June

    Partner mobile to maufacture feature phones in Nigeria

    THE usual stories why companies do not want to establish in Nigeria are the lack of power and its attendant high cost of production. Another is political instability which does not give the economy a stabilized focus.

  • 28 June

    Spain Deports 23 for Drug, Immigration Offences

    [Daily Trust] Lagos -No fewer than 23 Nigerians were yesterday repatriated from Spain, five days after the deportation of 34 other Nigerians from six European countries.

  • 28 June

    Lagos Govt to Appeal Court Order Halting Nigeria Slum Demolitions

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Lagos state government has rejected a High Court ruling that it stop a programme of evictions on the city's waterfront that has left more than 30,000 Nigerian fishermen and their families homeless.

  • 28 June

    Again, U.S. Indicts Nigeria, Other Countries of Using Child Soldiers

    [Premium Times] The United States 2017 Trafficking in Persons report has again listed Nigeria among countries to face restriction following allegations of culpability in the violation of the Child Soldier Prohibition Act, CSPA 2008.

  • 28 June

    Top Crimes Commission Investigator Shot

    [Premium Times] A top investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 24, 2017 escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen opened fire on him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

  • 28 June

    UN Agency Rescues 600 Stranded Migrants in Sahara Desert

    [Premium Times] The International Organisation for Migration, IOM, said it rescued no fewer than 600 people since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targeted migrants stranded in Sahara Desert.

  • 28 June

    Open Letter To President Buhari: Please Resign And Let Nigeria Exhale By Abiodun Ladepo – SaharaReporters.com

    SaharaReporters.comOpen Letter To President Buhari: Please Resign And Let Nigeria Exhale By Abiodun LadepoSaharaReporters.comIf you are as sick as you appeared to be the last time we saw you - gaunt and wilting - then as a man I revere for being honorable, patriotic and candid, you need to resign as President of Nigeria and allow Nigeria to move forward.Fayose : Governor threatens to expose Buhari, says President is on life support machinePulse NigeriaAgain, Fayose Asks Buhari To ResignCHANNELS TELEVISIONFayose calls...

  • 28 June

    Edo Assembly confirms Obaseki’s commissioners [Full list] – Daily Post Nigeria

    Daily Post NigeriaEdo Assembly confirms Obaseki's commissioners [Full list]Daily Post NigeriaEdo State House of Assembly on Wednesday confirmed 18 ​commissioner ​nominees ​submitted by Governor ​Godwin Obaseki. The list was sent by Obaseki in a letter to the House on June 19. In the letter, addressed to the Speaker​ ​Dr. Justin ...Edo Assembly confirms 18 commissioner nomineesVanguardEDHA Confirms 18 Commissioner NomineesIndependent Television and RadioEdo Assembly confirms 18 commissioners for ObasekiNIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)CHANNELS TELEVISION -NAIJ.COM -The Nation Newspaper -The Newsall 10 news articles »

  • 28 June

    Dino Melaye Should Be Running For President, Instead – The Whistler

    The WhistlerDino Melaye Should Be Running For President, InsteadThe WhistlerIt is quite ironic that a very poorly performing governor like Yahaya Bello of Kogi State is alleged to be the person sponsoring efforts to recall one of the brightest and obviously the most out-spoken and audacious Senator in Nigeria's recent history ...Recall: Wait for INEC verification, constituents tell DinoNIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)No going back on Dino Melaye&#

  • 28 June

    Nigerian Corruption Investigator Shot and Wounded as He Leaves Work – U.S. News & World Report

    CHANNELS TELEVISIONNigerian Corruption Investigator Shot and Wounded as He Leaves WorkU.S. News & World ReportLAGOS (Reuters) - An investigator at Nigeria's financial crimes agency was shot after leaving his office, underlining the dangers faced by those looking into corruption, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Wednesday.Nigeria: Just in - Top EFCC Investigator ShotAllAfrica.comNigeria's top anti-graft agent shot by

  • 27 June

    France plans 1 billion Euros investment in Nigeria – Premium Times … – Premium Times

    Premium TimesFrance plans 1 billion Euros investment in Nigeria - Premium Times ...Premium TimesThe French government says it has set aside about one billion euros to invest in Nigeria's oil and gas industry, to strengthen its economic relations in Africa.France plans one billion euros investment in Nigeria's oil industry ...VanguardFrance to invest over €1bn in Nigeria's oil, gas-NNPCDaily TrustFrance to invest 1 billion