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17 Wounded People Evacuated and Treated By Surgical Team After Two Attacks

17 Wounded People Evacuated and Treated By Surgical Team After Two Attacks

n less than a week between February 20 and 23, two deadly attacks in Dikwa and Maiduguri led to several casualties, including a number of civilians who were caught in the crossfire. These attacks took place in the backdrop of an increasingly volatile security situation, as well as the ongoing implications of the global COVID-19 […]

Nigerian Schoolboys Freed As Forces Search For 300 Abducted Girls

Nigerian Schoolboys Freed As Forces Search For 300 Abducted Girls

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state. Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed groups. On […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – an elite economist who has confronted corruption and kidnappers at home and risen to the top ranks of the World Bank, is poised to become the first woman and first African in charge of policing global trade. Backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), the 66-year-old […]

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military service chiefs to be decisive in dealing with terrorists and ending the insurgency in the North-east without further delay. Buhari has also justified the extension of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya rail line to Maradi in Niger Republic, saying the project, when completed, will boost trade between Nigeria and Niger Republic, […]

Covax Donates 16 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine to Nigeria

Covax Donates 16 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine to Nigeria

A global alliance against COVID-19, COVAX, has donated a total of 16,008,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria. In a distribution forecast published yesterday, the coalition said the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine doses would cover the first half of 2021. A total of 336 million doses were announced to be donated to over 120 countries. COVAX, which […]

Despite Testing Fewer People, Nigeria Records More New Cases, Deaths

Despite Testing Fewer People, Nigeria Records More New Cases, Deaths

Last week, 10,534 COVID-19 patients were discharged but the country still has 23,933 patients receiving treatments. Although Nigeria conducted fewer COVID-19 tests last week than the previous week, the country still recorded more new cases and deaths, official data shows. According to a PREMIUM TIMES’ review of data provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), […]

Osun Govt. Sets Up Clinic for Depressed, Abused Women

Osun Govt. Sets Up Clinic for Depressed, Abused Women

The commissioner explained that the ministry as a social welfare organ had been working toward protecting the interest of women and children. The Osun Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukoka Olaboopo, on Wednesday, says the ministry has created a women clinic where depressed, abused women can get help, physically and psychologically. Mrs Olaboopo […]

Buhari Signs Nigeria’s 2021 Budget Into Law

Buhari Signs Nigeria’s 2021 Budget Into Law

The signing was done at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2021 budget into law. The signing was done at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday and was confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the presidency. The signing of the budget comes exactly ten days after both chambers […]

BOI Gets U.S.$1 Billion Syndicated Loan for More Lending

BOI Gets U.S.$1 Billion Syndicated Loan for More Lending

The Bank of Industry (BOI) said it has concluded a landmark $1 billion loan syndication transaction to improve the capacity of the bank to support Micro, Small, Medium and Large enterprises in Nigeria. In a statement, the bank said it will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration drive to revitalise the industrial sector and create 10 […]

CBN Threatens Firms Over Diaspora Remittances In Local Currency

CBN Threatens Firms Over Diaspora Remittances In Local Currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed payment switching and processing companies to stop local currency transfer of diaspora remittances received through International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs), with a threat to revoke licences of defaulting firms. The apex bank also directed Mobile Money Operators (MMOs) to disable wallets from receipt of funds from IMTOs. […]