Nigeria’s Salvation Lies In Decentralisation Of Federal Powers – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says decentralisation of some exclusive functions of the Federal Government, including the provision of security, can provide instant solutions to the security challenges bedevilling Nigeria. He said this on Tuesday while delivering a paper at the Freedom Online third annual lecture with the theme: “Nigeria: Foundation, Fundamentals and... Continue Reading →

EU Gives Nigeria N32m To Fight Lassa Fever

The European Commission said on Thursday it had allocated €80,000 (about N32m) to assist Nigeria to fight Lassa fever and cater to the families affected by the outbreak. The EU said the funds would go towards “supporting the Nigerian Red Cross in promoting hygiene practices and disease transmission control” as well as helping to identify... Continue Reading →

EU Set To Impose Restrictive Visa Implementation Rules On Nigeria

The European Union says it can impose restrictive visa implementation rules on Nigeria if it fails to play its part in the return and readmission of its nationals staying illegally in the EU. The EU, which comprises Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and 23 other countries, further stated that although it would not place a visa... Continue Reading →

Three Nigerian Laboratories Equipped To Test Coronavirus, Says FG

The Federal Government has equipped three laboratories in Nigeria with re-agents capable of detecting any possible case of Coronavirus in the country. The disease, which first broke out in the Wuhan province of China, has infected 42,708 people and claimed 1,017 lives. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed this on Wednesday to State house... Continue Reading →

FG Approaches China For $17bn Loans

The Federal Government on Tuesday explained why it decided to approach the China-Exim Bank for a $17bn loan request. It said other lending institutions like the World Bank and the African Development Bank were not showing much interest when Nigeria approached them during a recession. The Minister of Finance,  Zainab Ahmed,  stated this in the... Continue Reading →

Immigration Thwarts Attempt To Traffic Three Nigerians For Prostitution

Operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at Seme Border Control Post have apprehended three suspected human traffickers and three victims en route to Ghana. The Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement forwarded to Channels TV on Tuesday. According to him, the Comptroller of NIS in charge of the Seme... Continue Reading →

US Visa: Pregnant Applicants To Face Tough Scrutiny

In a bid to curb the number of foreigners gaining American citizenship through birth, the Donald Trump administration is set to announce plans to reduce the number of pregnant women coming into the United States. It has become a common practice among Nigerian women of the middle and upper class to give birth to their... Continue Reading →

‘Tokunbo, Okada, Mama Put’: 29 Nigerian Words Added To Oxford Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has introduced 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to its glossary. Although OED’s World English editor, Danica Salazar, announced this in a blog post last week, the news of the latest addition went viral recently Punch NG reports. She said, “The majority of these new additions are either... Continue Reading →

US To Place Visa Restriction On Nigeria, Others

United States President, Donald Trump, is set to add Nigeria and six others to a new list of countries on America’s visa restriction, Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, Nigerians would not be barred from entering the country but would not be issued with certain types of visas. The Trump administration plans to... Continue Reading →

Nigeria Reveals Plans To Land in Space in The Next 20 to 30 Years

Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, says Nigeria still has the dream of joining the league of countries in space exploration even if it takes her 20 or 30 years to fulfill this dream. According to Linda Ikeji's Blog, the Minister said this when he spoke at the 2020 National Convention of the... Continue Reading →

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