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EXPLAINER: What you need to know about WTO and Okonjo-Iweala's job as DG

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- Nigeria's former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday emerged the new director general of the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and African to hold the... Read More


Jeff Bezos regains position as world's richest person

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- The Amazon chief executive, Jeff Bezos, on Wednesday displaced Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the world's richest person. He ended Mr Musk's nearly two months reign as the richest. In No... Read More


Nigerian govt closes Lagos airport after 'landing incident'

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced a temporary closure of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, runway, after a landing incident. FAAN's general manager... Read More


Women in Agriculture: I receive no govt support despite being in Abuja - Rice farmer

Nigeria, Feb. 13 -- Meru Musa, 35, and mother-of-six, cultivates rice in the Federal Capital Territory. In this 14th episode of the series Women in Agriculture, she shares her experience with PREMIUM ... Read More


Nigeria needs 5 million jobs annually for 10 years to close gap - IMF

Nigeria, Feb. 9 -- Nigeria will need to create 5 million jobs annually for the next 10 years to cover its unemployment gap, the International Monetary Fund has said. In a report Monday, the lender sa... Read More


Nigerian govt to replace BVN with NIN - Minister

Nigeria, Feb. 9 -- The Nigerian government is considering replacing the Bank Verification Numbers with the National Identity Numbers, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, sa... Read More


VIDEO: How quitting oil servicing job helped me grow - Asonye

Nigeria, Feb. 7 -- In 2004, Chinasa Asonye was an accountant in Lagos with an oil servicing firm. At that time she was married with four children. Like regular Lagos residents, she woke up very early... Read More


Nigeria's capital importation falls by 60% in 2020

Nigeria, Feb. 6 -- Nigeria's total value of capital importation in 2020 stood at $9.7 billion, compared to $24 billion in 2019, representing a decline of 59.65 per cent between the two periods. Also,... Read More


Women in Agriculture: How quitting oil servicing job helped me grow - Farmer

Nigeria, Feb. 6 -- In 2004, Chinasa Asonye was an accountant in Lagos with an oil servicing firm. At that time she was married with four children. Like regular Lagos residents, she woke up very early... Read More


Nigerian court orders arrest of ExxonMobil chief

Nigeria, Feb. 4 -- A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of Richard Laing, the managing director of ExxonMobil. The court ordered the arrest after the Economic and Financial Crimes Com... Read More