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Maritime operators seek involvement in govt policy implementation

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LAGOS -  Some operators in the maritime industry on Monday in Lagos urged government agencies to consider the opinion of stakeholders before implementing policies. They...

Nigeria will lead Africa on food security, says agric expert

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ZARIA - Prof. Tunji Arokoyo, an agricultural expert and Team Leader, Agricultural Extension Transformation Agenda (AETA), has said that Nigeria will lead Africa in...

‘Number Of HIV Sufferers In Nigeria Increasing’

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Experts at the just-concluded American Conference on the Treatment of HIV held in Denver, Colorado State yesterday hinted that the population of the people...

Boko Haram: Nigeria, U.S., France, UK, Cameroon, Chad, Niger To Meet...

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In order to effectively tackle the menace of the deadly religious sect, Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan, President Paul Biya of Cameroon, President Mahamadou...

What Boko Haram Tells Us About Nigeria and why it’s so...

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By Richard Downie The kidnapping of more than 250 high school girls in northeast Nigeria has catapulted the terrorist group Boko Haram into the international...

Private Sector Alliance commits $24.2m towards health intervention in Nigeria

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In a move aimed at improving Nigeria’s health indices and reducing maternal mortality ratio by three quarters by 2015, in line with the Millennium...

Nigeria not on auto pilot – Presidency replies Akande

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ABUJA - The Presidency on Sunday berated Chief Bisi Akande, the Chairman of opposition party, APC, over his claim that "Nigeria is on auto...

Scotland announces squad for Nigeria friendly

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The Tartan Terriers gaffer has named his 28-man squad that will face the Super Eagles in May 28 international friendly. Coach Gordon Strachan has named...

National Youth Council of Nigeria to train 250 youths in Delta

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ASABA - The Delta State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) says it will train 250 youths in the 25 local...

Chibok abduction: Japan says can send forces to Nigeria if UN...

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As the #bringbackourgirls outcry continues to reverberate across the world, Japan Vice Minister for Environment, Hideki Makihara, at the weekend said the Japanese government...

GE Foundation, others set up biomedical engineering training in Nigeria

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GE Foundation, the philanthropic organisation of General Electric, has collaborated with Duke University’s Developing World Healthcare Technology Laboratory and Engineering World Health to develop...

Chinese firm awarded $13.1bn railway contract in Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Transportation Ministry has awarded a $13.1 billion contract to China Railway Construction Corporation Limited to build a coastal railway line in the country,...

Socio-economic opportunities abound in Nigeria despite negative perceptions – McKinsey

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While Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, seems faced with the overwhelming burden of Islamic insurgency, spearheaded by Boko Haram, the violent terrorist group causing havoc...

Nigeria has biotechnologically improved crops – Adesina

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ABUJA -  Nigeria has biotechnologically improved crops and not genetically modified crops, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has explained...

ECOWAS to assist Nigeria on counter-terrorism – Mahama

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ABUJA -  ECOWAS leaders had decided to invoke the community’s protocols on counter-terrorism to defeat terrorism and support Nigeria’s efforts to rescue the abducted...

Will Nigeria survive beyond 2015?

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Niran Adedokun “…In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are...

Imo to partner with Miss Nigeria on girl-child education and protection

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OWERRI - The Imo State Government says it will partner with beauty queen, Miss Ezinne Anyaoha, to ensure the success of her pet project...

Jonathan hails countries that pledged to help Nigeria to fight terrorism

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ABUJA - President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the United Kingdom, France, United States and China for indicating interest to help Nigeria to fight terrorism...

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria least-ranked among World Cup first round group foes

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ILORIN - The world football governing body, FIFA, on Thursday placed Nigeria 44th in its ranking table for the month of May, with the...

Nigeria abducted schoolgirls: Was America slow to act?

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By Tom Geoghegan, Washington Three weeks after more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria, the US has announced it's sending a team to help...