160 Nigerian Businesses ‘Still Locked In Ghana’

Not less than 160 businesses belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana are still locked by the Ghanaian authorities, the Nigeria Union of Traders in Ghana (NUTAG), has said. Agency Reporter It urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps to end the ordeal of the  traders. President of NUTAG, Mr Chukwuemeka Nnaji, who spoke yesterday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria … Continue reading 160 Nigerian Businesses ‘Still Locked In Ghana’

Mali Coup: ECOWAS Suspends Mali, Directs Members To Close Borders

Mali has been suspended from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decision making bodies with immediate effect. By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja ECOWAS decision followed the recent military forceful takeover of government in that country. Besides, the Coupist have been denied all kind of legitimacy by the regional body, while also demanding the immediate release of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who have been in … Continue reading Mali Coup: ECOWAS Suspends Mali, Directs Members To Close Borders

Most Nigerian Girls In Lebanon Not Smuggled — Envoy

Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, said yesterday that contrary to popular assumption, most Nigerians, especially ladies in Lebanon, were not trafficked but entered the country legally. By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja Diab on a visit to Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja said the Nigerian ladies who recently called for help in viral videos were stranded in Lebanon because they could no longer be … Continue reading Most Nigerian Girls In Lebanon Not Smuggled — Envoy

Op-Ed | Chinese Loans: PDP Turning The Facts On Their Heads

The current negative narratives generated over the Chinese loans obtained by Nigeria since 2010 is worrisome. It is a complete distraction for the real business of governance, especially in the area of the provision of the badly needed infrastructure in the country. By Dr. Joseph Ejemhen It is however sad to note that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that actually started the Chinese loan … Continue reading Op-Ed | Chinese Loans: PDP Turning The Facts On Their Heads

How I Survived The Cold War In Afghanistan — Nigerian-born Officer Honoured By U.S. Navy For Honesty

Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade was recently honoured by the United States Navy for effectively managing its largest overseas cash disbursement office, handling about $45 million (about N17 billion) and gave a perfect account of $23 million (about N8.7 billion) across six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies. For his exemplary exploits, he was awarded the Navy and Marin Corp Development Medal. Agunbiade,  who was also … Continue reading How I Survived The Cold War In Afghanistan — Nigerian-born Officer Honoured By U.S. Navy For Honesty

256 Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Morocco, Niger Republic

256 Nigerians have been evacuated from Morocco and Niger Republic between Wednesday and Thursday, The Nation learnt. By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja Out of this figure, 98 Nigerians were evacuated from Morocco are expected back home today (Thursday), while 158 from Niger Republic had arrived the country Wednesday night. Related News: The returnees are among thousands of Nigerians who were stranded in various countries abroad as … Continue reading 256 Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Morocco, Niger Republic

World Bank Approves $500 Million Credit For Nigerian Girls’ Education

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved $500 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE). By Ayodeji Adegboyega The project’s goal is to improve secondary education opportunities among girls in targeted areas. Related News: In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the bank said adolescent girls face many constraints in accessing and completing secondary education. … Continue reading World Bank Approves $500 Million Credit For Nigerian Girls’ Education

Nigerian Doctors Refute COVID-19 Cure Claim By U.S. Based Physician

The guild of medical directors, a group of private hospital owners in Nigeria, said the claim by a Nigerian-born U.S. doctor, Stella Immanuel, that COVID-19 has a cure is unproven. By Yusuf Akinpelu Ms Immanuel, a pediatrician in Texas, United States, in a viral video claimed the combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and the antibiotic Zithromax was a “cure” for the COVID-19 and that “you don’t … Continue reading Nigerian Doctors Refute COVID-19 Cure Claim By U.S. Based Physician

AfDB: Independent Review Panel Clears Adesina Of All Allegations

An Independent Review Panel has completely exonerated the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, of any ethical wrongdoings. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Independent Review Panel was set up by the Bureau of Governors of the Bank, following a complaint by the United States, to review the process by which two previous organs of the Bank – the Ethics Committee of the Board, and the … Continue reading AfDB: Independent Review Panel Clears Adesina Of All Allegations

EXPOSED: Niger Republic Citizen Nominated As Ambassador By President Buhari After Claiming To Be From Jigawa

Mr Ali Mohammed Magashi, one of the recently appointed non-career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, has been discovered to be originally from Niger Republic and not Jigawa State as claimed, SaharaReporters has gathered. Magashi’s immediate younger brother from same parents, Ahamadou Harouna (aka Denis), is a lawmaker and member of the Convention Democratique et Social, one of the parties backing the incumbent President of Niger … Continue reading EXPOSED: Niger Republic Citizen Nominated As Ambassador By President Buhari After Claiming To Be From Jigawa