AllAfrica News: Nigeria

  1. Takaful Insurance Not for Muslims Alone - Adeniran
    [Vanguard] Halal Takaful Nigeria, HTN, the Islamic insurance window of Cornerstone Insurance Plc, last week gave out cheques to some of its customers at the public distribution of its 2015 surplus bonus in Lagos. Group Head of HTN, Hajia Taibat Adeniran spoke with Vanguard on the benefits of the Takaful insurance scheme.
  2. S-South Leaders Differ Over Buhari's Two Years in Office
    [Vanguard] PROMINENT personalities of the South-South geo-political zone were at odds, weekend, in their assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari's first two years in office, with some commending his anti-corruption fight, while others knocked him for epitomizing bad governance.
  3. Lagos School Kidnap - Abductors in Selective Ransom Negotiation With Parents
    [Vanguard] Kidnappers of six Senior Secondary School students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Epe area, have threatened to relocate the abducted students to another creek outside Lagos and Ogun states , if ransom was not paid in three days.
  4. 61st Anniversary - Navy Now Has Fleet of 200 Platforms - Naval Chief
    [Vanguard] As the Nigerian Navy marks its 61st anniversary this week, authorities of the force have said its fleet of warships, frigates, seaward defence, going vessels and inshore patrol boats has grown to over 200 platforms.
  5. Nigeria Still Battling Crisis of Confidence
    [This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari's delay in making key appointments and policy pronouncements several months after assuming office in 2015, negatively affected monetary policy and damaged investors' confidence, which the government is still battling to revive two years after.
  6. Osinbajo - We've Put Most Difficult Phase Behind Us
    [This Day] Abuja -Acting President President Yemi Osinbajo in a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians Monday morning, assessed two years of the anniversary of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and declared that the most difficult phase in the nation has been overcome and Nigerians should look forward to a brighter and more promising period.
  7. Mid-Term Assessment - How Buhari Administration (Mis)handled Nigerian Economy
    [Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari's two years in office are, perhaps, the most difficult in the country's economic history.
  8. Stock Market Remains Under Pressure
    [This Day] Inconsistent policies, foreign exchange risks, fleeing investors, and poor corporate results, among others, have kept the stock market under pressure leading to a loss of N1.611 trillion in the two years of Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
  9. Senate Committee Commences Processes to Stop Gas Flaring, Stipulates Stiffer Sanctions
    [This Day] Abuja -The Senate has commenced legislative processes aimed at prohibiting gas flaring and imposing stiffer penalties on defaulting oil and gas firms, as proposed by the Gas Flaring (Prohibition and Punishment) Bill 2017.
  10. Democracy Day - Tinubu Asks Nigerians to Be Vigilant
    [This Day] Former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, Senator Bola Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to keep and nurture democracy, nor for the sake of democracy but for the sake of the country.
  11. Power Sector Still Bedevilled
    [This Day] The present administration inherited poor power supply in May 2015, owing to sundry problems, including shortage of gas, but steadily increased generation to an all-time peak of 5,074MW on February 2, 2016. Ejiofor Alike however reports that with current generation down below pre-privatisation levels amid buck passing by electricity operators, the past two years might have defied 'Buharinomics'
  12. Fayose Eulogises Bawa, Pledges N2.5m Yearly for Children's Upkeep
    [Guardian] Jos -Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described the first Military Administrator of the state, the late Lt. Col. Inuwa Bawa as a pathfinder who set the pace for the state development.
  13. Okowa Tasks Niger Delta Indigenes On Peace
    [Guardian] Asaba -Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has enjoined the citizenry to uphold the prevailing peace in the state and the rest of the oil rich Niger Delta.
  14. Stolen, Diverted Public Funds Must Be Accounted for - Osinbajo Vows
    [Vanguard] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has vowed that public resources that were looted in the past few years in the country would be accounted for by those involved.
  15. Abubakar Momoh, Renowned Professor and Civil Society Leader, Is Dead
    [Premium Times] Abubakar Momoh, prominent Nigerian civil society leader and director general of the Independent National Electoral Commission's Electoral Institute, has died.
Mon, May 29, 2017

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