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Inability to access credit trapping farmers in poverty in Abuja rural communities

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- Jeremiah Yunanna ekes out a living as a smallholder farmer planting maize, beans, yam and other crops in Byazhin, a rural community in the Kubwa outskirts of Abuja. But Mr Yunanna ... Read More


INEC, CBN and the weekend of extensions, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- Over the weekend, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decided to extend the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (popularly known as PVCs) by an a... Read More


Driver, passenger die as tanker crushes tricycles in Lagos

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- A tricycle driver and one passenger died on Tuesday after a petrol tanker crashed into three tricycles. Adebayo Taofiq, spokesperson for Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (... Read More


Banks must accept old naira notes after 10 February deadline - Emefiele

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- The Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, has said commercial banks must accept the old Naira notes even after the expiration of the 10 February deadline. Mr Emefiele ann... Read More


UPDATED: Banks must accept old naira notes after 10 February deadline - Emefiele

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has said commercial banks must accept the old Naira notes even after the expiration of the 10 February deadline. Mr E... Read More


Google launches Startup Accelerator for women founders in Africa

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- Google on Tuesday announced applications for the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program. The initiative, according to the global tech company, ai... Read More


How I emerged candidate, finance my campaign - 'Youngest' APC candidate

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- It is not easy to disrupt the status quo in politics. But 26-year-old Rukayat Shittu said she won nomination as the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Owod... Read More


Fuel Scarcity: INEC meets NNPCL on availability of products for election logistics

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has said he will be meeting with the officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limi... Read More


Ojuelegba Accident: Lagos govt names victims, urges police on investigation

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- The Lagos State Government has named some of the victims involved in the Ojuelegba fatal crash while issuing some directives to forestall a recurrence. This is contained in a stat... Read More


Lassa Fever: Ondo records eight deaths, 106 infections in 2023

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- Ondo State has recorded eight deaths this year from 106 confirmed cases and 268 suspected cases of Lassa fever infections, the state government said in Akure on Sunday. The Specia... Read More