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BREAKING: U.S. endorses Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- The United States government has announced its endorsement of former the Nigerian minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to emerge as the director general of the World Trade Organization. ... Read More


Telco firm Briclinks Africa debuts on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- Abuja-based telecommunications firm Briclinks Africa Friday debuted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as the first company to be quoted on the bourse this year, and the first sin... Read More


Ibarapa Crisis in the Face of Media Abundance, By Tunde Akanni

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- For the rest of us not resident in Oyo State, the billboards probably did the magic. We were curious and sought to know more. The private radio stations for which Ibadan has since c... Read More


World Bank approves $500m to boost Nigeria's electricity sector

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- World Bank has approved $500 million to support Nigeria to improve its electricity distribution sector. The bank, in a statement on Friday, said that the project will help boost el... Read More


Nigerian stocks sink further after blue-chip losses

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- Nigerian stocks capped a woeful week of lossmaking with a 0.18 per cent or N40.067 billion decline on Friday, marking a negative weekly return of -1.66 per cent. Losses by blue-chip... Read More


Gunmen demand N10m to release PUNCH journalist

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- Gunmen, who invaded the residence of a PUNCH journalist, Okechukwu Nnodim, alongside two others, have demanded N10million ransom for his release on Friday. The journalist, accordin... Read More


LG Chairmanship: Oyetola asks all political office holders to vacate office

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, on Friday, instructed all political office holders at the Local Government Councils to vacate their respective offices, following the ex... Read More


WTO: Okonjo-Iweala emerges shoo-in as South Korean candidate withdraws bid

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- South Korean Trade Minister and candidate for the World Trade Organisation's top job, Yoo Myung-hee, has withdrawn her bid to lead the global trade body. Her decision leaves former... Read More


Ajax vow to appeal 12-month doping ban slammed on Onana

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- Dutch giants AFC Ajax have confirmed they will be appealing the 12-month ban slammed on their goalkeeper Andre Onana for doping violations. The disciplinary body of the European Fo... Read More


Kwara Speaker's aide sacked after 'rescuing' Ex-APC chairman from attack

Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Salihu Danladi, has sacked his media aide, Ibrahim Sheriff, over his role in the violent clash at a meeting of All Progressives Con... Read More