The FCT Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed 3,000 personnel to provide adequate security in the territory as the country celebrates her 63rd Independence Day Sunday.
Nigeria could have been a rich country where no one lives in poverty and hunger. Economic inequality in Nigeria has reached extreme levels, despite being the largest economy in Africa. The country has an expanding economy with abundant human capital and the economic potential to lift millions out of poverty. But this is not happening. In fact, despite Nigeria’s richness in solid minerals, oil and arable land, it is still poor. What a paradox!
Having hit the ground running at home, with a series of very bold and unprecedented reform decisions, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has gone ahead to seize the opportunity offered by the month of September 2023, to make a grand entry onto the global stage.
Nigeria currently has 84 qualified paediatric dentists to attend to its children, Dr Ify Adegbulugbe, National President of the Nigerian Association of Paediatric Dentistry (NAPD) says.
Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, says Nigeria is ready to play an important role in meeting the global…
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Tuesday allocated 95,000 Hajj slots to Nigeria for the 2024 annual pilgrimage.
The zeal and focus of the current Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, as observed from his utterances, actions and body language give an impression of his determination to make a mark in the industry. Naturally, the cynical reaction will be: “Na Today?,” using a common Nigerian local refrain. Or: “Have we not seen this before?,” especially considering the actions and initial zeal of previous ministers.
International airlines blocked funds in Nigeria has risen to $783 million as at August 2023.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Nigeria’s headline inflation rate increased to 25.80 per cent in August 2023.
Nigeria’s public debt stock increased from N49.85 trillion ($108.30 billion) in the first quarter of 2023 to N87.38 trillion ($113.42 billion) in the second quarter of 2023.
Cameroon was the world’s most productive country in 2022 with an average employee productivity of 94.1%; while Nigeria was the third least productive country (47.7%). This was the outcome of a research carried out and published by DeskTime. As revealed in the published research work, the most productive country in Europe was Spain with average productivity of 89.8% (in 8th position globally) while the USA was the 15th most productive country in the world (87.3%). On the down side, Nigeria chose ranks with Iran (the least productive, (38.6%) and Mongolia (41.9%). No one should be surprised by this revelation; not with the kind of Nigeria’s public sector that is characterized by poor work ethics, inflated contracts, employment scams and other social ills that are now as rampant as invading locusts and grasshoppers in dried savannah.
In most political climes the first 100 days of an administration is now viewed as a bellwether of things to come. The actions and policies implemented give insight into the direction of a government and more importantly into the personal vision of the head of state.
There seems to be a transition. A metamorphosis from the quotidian loan-driven articulations to investment-tailored pursuits and commitments. Nigeria has over successive administrations hypostasised borrowing in its bucket of foreign economic interests. These borrowings have put a cosmic strain on government revenue. Nigeria’s external debt stands at over N49.85 trillion, and with about 73 percent of its earnings used for debt servicing.
The Group Chairman, Heirs Holdings Group Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu has urged business investors to seize the opportunity of $14 billion commitment to invest in Nigeria.
With a thriving and fertile environment for extortion and racketeering, process for obtaining the Nigerian passport has turned the booklet into a hire purchase document where applicants pay official cost at point of application, connoting preliminary downpayment, and thereafter compelled to pay a bribe as balance in installments or in full, depending on the deal reached with Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) officials involved in this underhand deed. This is the practice nationwide.
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Mr Jonny Baxter, says his first few weeks in Nigeria has revealed the people as passionate, full of energy, and with entrepreneurial spirit
Dr. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, said on Wednesday in Abuja that 23,000 people have been reported missing in less than a decade due to the insurgency in some parts of the country.
Gerry, now the Executive Director, Global Relations Partnership and Customers Satisfaction, APS, Canada Startup Visa shared the roadmap on this during a virtual engagement with the members of the Journalists International Forum For Migration-JIFORM ahead of the body’s 4th Global Migration summit slated for Toronto between October 2-14 focusing on Climate Change, Human Mobility and Sustainable Investment.
The designer of the Nigerian Flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, has died at the age of 87
Williams Clowes, the Bloomberg hitman on Nigeria, feels that his only journalistic obligation is to dredge up negative stories about Nigeria and Africa. In his latest drivel on Nigeria, he described Abuja Metro, the light rail line from Idu Train Station to the city centre that connects Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, as a “public transit project to nowhere”, just because the metro stopped commercial run after initial launch.