AllAfrica News: Nigeria

  1. Kidnapped German Professor, Associate Regain Freedom
    [Daily Trust] Kaduna -German archaeologist Professor Peter Breunij and his research assistant Johannes Buringer who were kidnapped on Wednesday in Kaduna have been released.
  2. Osun University Threatens to Dismiss 4,000 Students
    [Daily Trust] Osogbo -The management of Osun State University, Osogbo has resolved to expel over 4,000 students who are yet to pay their tuition fees as the February 28 deadline ends tomorrow.
  3. As CBN Pumps Another $221 Million, Analysts Expect U.S.'s Slide to N400
    [This Day] As part of efforts to sustain its defense of the naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday sold $221,371,218.04 to banks in its second special wholesale intervention forwards since the new foreign exchange (FX) policy actions were announced a week ago.
  4. The Unresolved Burden of 5 Rates of Naira to the Dollar
    [Vanguard] The strength of a nation's currency is an expression of the vibrancy, and robustness of that country's economy. Conversely, a very weak currency therefore is a mark of a country with a perverse economic mix.
  5. Nigeria Eases Entry Visa for Foreigners
    [This Day] With an eye on making it easier for foreigners to do business in the country, Nigeria has eased its visa processes for persons who wish to visit Nigeria for business and tourism by removing some of the bureaucratic bottlenecks.
  6. Jon and Ese on Stage
    [Africa Magic] Now at the Live Evictions Show, their time in the BBNaija House was up and Ebuka and Biggie have come up with a fantastic way to Evict the fake Housemates in order to keep the drama and suspense in the House at a premium.
  7. Biggie Turns his House Upside Down
    [Africa Magic] There was definitely tension in the air today as the Housemates spent much of their afternoon discussing with each other the big "What if?" With some of the Housemates confessing their feeling to one another.
  8. How Buhari's Agriculture Programme Creates Thousands of Jobs
    [Premium Times] At eight every morning, hundreds of farmers throng Birni Sala, an upland farming area along Gubin Ka (River Ka), Jega Town of Kebbi State. At about the same time, thousands more go to their farms in other Kebbi communities like Argungu, Bagudo, Augie, Kangiwa, Kalgo, and Yauri.
  9. Mandela, Tutu Encouraged Me to Contest Presidential Election, Says Obasanjo
    [Guardian] Abeokuta -Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday disclosed that he sought advice from the late South African President, Nelson Mandela and renowned Reverend Desmond Tutu, another South African statesman before deciding to contest the 1999 presidential election.
  10. Mandela, Tutu's Advice Prompted My Running for President - Obasanjo
    [Vanguard] Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that former President of South Africa, late Nelson Mandela and a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop, Bishop Desmond Tutu's advice among others that prompted him to go into the presidential race in 1999.
  11. Govt to Get $500 Million World Bank Loan for Out-of-School Children
    [Leadership] The World Bank yesterday expressed readiness to grant Nigeria a loan of $500 million to enable the country tackle the issue of its teeming out-of-school children.
  12. Govt Hires 350,000 More Graduates for N-Power
    [Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari's administration will hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates under the N-Power Volunteer Corps Scheme.
  13. Obasanjo - I Consulted Mandela, Tutu Before Vying for Presidency
    [Daily Trust] Abeokuta -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a recollection of election as president in 1999, declaring that he had to travel to South Africa to seek the counsel of Nelson Mandela (late) and Desmond Tutu before accepting to seek for election as president
  14. Mandela, Tutu Encouraged Me to Run for President - Obasanjo
    [Leadership] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday disclosed that he consulted the late South African President, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu before joining the race for the presidency in 1998 just as he declared that God has too partial to him for attaining the height he has in his lifetime.
  15. Obasanjo Passes Vote of Confidence in Buhari, Says He's Not Disappointed
    [Leadership] Former Nigerian leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo confessed yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him since he assumed office in May 2015.
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