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Fuel Crisis Looms As Marketers Give Nigerian Govt 7-Day Ultimatum

Fuel Crisis Looms As Marketers Give Nigerian Govt 7-Day Ultimatum

Oil marketers on Sunday in Lagos gave the federal government seven-day ultimatum to settle outstanding debts totalling N800 billion, failing which depots would cease operations across the country. Although the state firm, NNPC, is currently the sole importer of petrol into Nigeria, it relies on the depots of the oil marketers to store and transfer […]

Nigeria’s Economy Is Bleak, Says World Bank

Nigeria’s Economy Is Bleak, Says World Bank

The World Bank has said that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to hover slightly below two per cent in 2018, largely driven by non-oil industry and services. Its “Economic Update” issued in Abuja yesterday indicates that Nigeria, like many other countries, has underinvested in human capital and remains very low compared to […]

The Family Pressure Faced By Married Nigerian Women To Get Pregnant And Have More Kids

The Family Pressure  Faced By Married Nigerian Women To Get Pregnant And Have More Kids

Nigerian women are often under pressure by family and through societal expectations to give birth to more children. Cross-country studies led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, revealed that most Nigerian women’s motivations to become pregnant were not only based on their own values, but also shaped by external pressures […]

Malnutrition Is Creeping Into Our Communities…

Malnutrition Is Creeping Into Our Communities…

One could barely hear the cry of Aisha Alhassan, a seven month old girl who is suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), and the reason is not far-fetched, Aisha’s mother died of severe bleeding a day after she was born, and as such, she never had the taste of breast milk. She was left with […]

President Buhari Approves New Salary Package For Police Officers

President Buhari Approves New Salary Package For Police Officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new salary package for police personnel. Mr Buhari also assured that his administration will continue to give attention to the welfare and operational needs of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) with a view to restoring its lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country. Mr Buhari said […]

The ‘Anxiety’ Over Traffic Robbery In Lagos

The ‘Anxiety’ Over Traffic Robbery In Lagos

The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, is winding down his administration of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city with six months left in the four-year cycle. Happenings and developments around the city, especially on security, give a bold statement – Governor Ambode is racing against time in a tall order to finish strong.   It was […]

Super Eagles Qualify For AFCON 2019

Super Eagles Qualify For AFCON 2019

Three -time champions Nigeria made a return to the biggest football party in Africa after being held to a 1-1 draw by South Africa in Johannesburg yesterday. The result meant only one other team in Group E (either Libya or South Africa) could end up with the same 10 points that Nigeria already have, by […]

Grid Lock And Its Effect On The Nigerian Economy

Grid Lock And Its Effect On The Nigerian Economy

The lines of aging blue, red and yellow trucks begin almost 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the gates of Nigeria’s main port of Apapa.  Valentine, a 34-year-old driver, has been queuing outside the Lagos site for two weeks. He’s had to deal with policemen demanding bribes and fend off hoodlums known as area boys. “This […]

Nigerians And The Fall For Fake News

Nigerians And The Fall For Fake News

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday suggested reasons why Nigerians usually fall prey to fake news which is gaining grounds in African media circles. It said due to the fact that they are concerned about “not falling behind on the news” and being informed, they easily believe fake news. This was revealed in a […]

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Abuja declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. The president said the declaration has become imperative to reduce the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. Inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalization of Water Supply, […]

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