AllAfrica News: Nigeria

  1. 21 People Die of Meningitis in Sokoto - Health Commissioner
    [Premium Times] The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21.
  2. Burkina Faso-Nigeria Friendly Cancelled Over UK Visas
    [Al Jazeera] Burkina Faso's friendly against Nigeria in London next week has been cancelled because of visa issues affecting travelling players from Burkina Faso, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said.
  3. Regulators Dismiss 'Security Risk' Claim At Kaduna International Airport
    [Guardian] Contractor Assures On Completion Of Abuja Airport Runway Rehabilitation On Schedule
  4. Recession - Coconut Trees As Substitute for Timber
    [Guardian] In the face of rising prices of building materials, builders and prospective house owners are desperately embracing ways of cutting cost, to cushion the effect of the lingering recession.
  5. Senegalese President Lauds Buhari's Intervention in Gambia
    [Daily Trust] President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country.
  6. Controversy Trails Immigration E-Passport Contracts
    [Daily Trust] There's a raging controversy over the e-passport contracts signed by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with non-security firms which is ripping Nigeria billions of naira.
  7. Kidney Patients Battling for Their Lives in Sokoto
    [Daily Trust] They are existing on life survival machines but hope, with fervent prayers and financial support, they would survive their life threatening disease. This is the story of two patients with malfunctioning kidneys who are undergoing dialysis as their only option for survival because they can afford kidney transplant.
  8. Amnesty International Under Fire As More Groups Demand Expulsion
    [Vanguard] More groups have thrown their weight behind recent calls for the sack of Amnesty International from the country owing to its claimed disreputable role in the current fight against Boko Haram in the North Eastern Nigeria.
  9. Blogger, Publisher Jailed On Defamation Charges
    [CPJ] Abuja -Nigerian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo and newspaper publisher Samuel Welson, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  10. Amnesty Office to Train 800 Ex-Agitators in Akwa Ibom
    [Leadership] Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Office, says the office will train and empower 800 ex-agitators in agriculture and aquaculture in Akwa-Ibom.
  11. Dangote Buys Largest Crane in Africa From China
    [Leadership] Business mogul, Aliko Dangote is presently the owner of the largest crawler crane in Africa. The astute businessman bought the crane from China's number one construction company, XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd, a Company dealing in heavy machineries.
  12. Lagos Water Corporation to Revive 42 Mini Waterworks
    [Premium Times] The Managing Director of Lagos State Water Corporation, Muminu Badmus, on Friday said the corporation would resuscitate about 42 mini waterworks across the state.
  13. Our Govt On a Mission to Regenerate Lagos Island - Ambode
    [Vanguard] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday revealed plans of his administration to regenerate the Lagos Island axis of the State by transforming it into the tourism hub of not just Nigeria, but Africa.
  14. Organisers to Refund Money for TV Blackout
    [Vanguard] The Nigeria Football Federation has dissociated itself from the failure of a plan to have Thursday's international friendly between the Super Eagles and Teranga Lions of Senegal in London streamed live to interested Nigerians.
  15. Court Set to Declare Amcon's Takeover of Arik Air Void
    [Vanguard] The Federal High Court in Lagos has deferred rulings till May 15, 2017 on two preliminary objections stemming from the takeover of Arik Air Limited by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria.
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