Federal govt releases details of programme to employ 774,000 Nigerians

Nigeria, May 28 -- The federal government has unveiled the details of its plan to employ at 1,000 persons from each of the 774 local government areas in the country. The initiative will start October... Read More

Buhari reacts as '50 killed' in fresh attacks in Sokoto

Nigeria, May 28 -- Armed attackers on Sunday and Wednesday invaded Sabon Birnin Local Government Area of Sokoto State and killed over 50 people as they celebrated Eid al-Fitr, residents said. Residen... Read More

Coronavirus: Wuhan tests seven million residents in 12 days

Nigeria, May 28 -- Authorities in Wuhan said they have completed a citywide testing drive of every resident after the reemergence of a cluster of new coronavirus cases sparked fears of a second wave o... Read More

Insecurity: Nigerians pay over N7 billion ransom to kidnappers in nine years - Report

Nigeria, May 28 -- In Nigeria, kidnapping for ransom has become a feature in all parts of the country with thousands of people falling victim. Between the year 2011 and 2020, Nigerians paid at least ... Read More

Coronavirus: African countries record over 3,500 deaths

Nigeria, May 28 -- Coronavirus is beginning to gain a foothold in Africa, a continent once perceived as one of the safest grounds to the disease. More than three months after Egypt became the first c... Read More

AfDB Allegations: Obasanjo rallies support for Adesina

Nigeria, May 28 -- A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged African leaders to rally round and support Akinwunmi Adesina, the embattled president of African Development Bank (AfDB). ... Read More

DJ Cuppy to host Apple Music's first African radio show

Nigeria, May 28 -- Apple Music, the world second largest audio streaming provider has named the musician daughter of billionaire, Femi Otedola, Florence Otedola, who is popularly known by her stage na... Read More

CBN slashes interest rate, MPR, to 12.5%

Nigeria, May 28 -- The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday reduced the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 12.5 per cent, from 13.5 per cent. The MPR is the interest rate... Read More

AfDB: Adesina not asked to step down, says Governors' Board

Nigeria, May 28 -- The Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Niale Kaba, has debunked reports that the president of the bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been asked t... Read More

Father Mbaka joyful as Enugu governor inaugurates 13km road

Nigeria, May 28 -- Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Thursday, amid jubilation, inaugurated the 13-kilometre Nike Lake Junction-Harmony Estate-Amorji Nike- Adoration Pilgrimage Centre -Orie... Read More