Showing posts with label nigeria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nigeria. Show all posts

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Basic facts to know about Nigeria

Nigeria is the biggest African dominated country on the planet, located in the western section of Africa with a population of over 170 million people. The nation Nigeria is comprised of over two hundred different tribes and languages which include Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Tiv, Fulani, Calabar and several others.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Federal Government of Nigeria to review the nature of its relationship with the U.S & SA

Time has come for the Federal Government of Nigeria to review the nature of its relationship with the United States of America and South Africa. The U.S. has become adversarial in its relationship with Nigeria in recent times. Despite its avowed commitment to supporting Nigeria in its war against terrorism, the U.S. Government has repeatedly blocked our bid to buy weaponry in that regard. And statements by ranking American officials have been needlessly critical of Nigeria.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nigeria Deserves Explanation From France On Terrorism, Nigerian Civil War, Bakassi Dispute, Oil Theft & B'Haram

Nigeria Deserves Explanation From France On Terrorism Due To Its Involvement In The Nigerian Civil War, The Bakassi Dispute, Oil Theft And Recently The Translation Of Boko Haram Video By The French Media

by Musa BelloENDS
On 30th May 1967, after months of tensions in Nigeria, a separatist group dominated by (one of the country’s three major ethnicities based primarily in the eastern region), declared its secession from the state of Nigeria and established the independent Republic of Biafra. The refusal of the Nigerian government to recognize Biafra’s independence marked the beginning of a civil war that would last until January 1970.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ebola: Lessons for US from Nigeria

In the comity of West African nations affected by the Ebola Virus Disease, Nigeria and Cameroon have been singled out for their prompt response and effective contact tracing mechanism. Less than seven weeks after the late index case, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, imported the EVD into the Nigeria from Liberia, there is yet to be any suspected or confirmed case.
Stakeholders have said that the United States, which recorded its own index case on September 20, when a Liberian, Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan, travelled from Liberia the US, can take away a lesson or two from Nigeria’s quick response.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ex-MD of News Agency of Nigeria, Oluremi Oyo, passes on @62

Former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN and first female President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mrs Oluremi Oyo has died. She died yesterday October 1st at a hospital in London. Her husband, Mr Vincent Oyo confirmed her death this morning. Mrs Oyo have been battling with cancer for a while. Born in 1952, Mrs Oyo served while the Senior Special Assistant to President Olusegun Obasanjo for media and publicity from 2003 to 2007, the 1st woman to be appointed to this kind of position. She was appointed in 2007 as the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria. She's survived by her husband, children and grandchildren.

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Ghana plans to export electricity to Nigeria

Ghanaian president John Mahama, said that there are plans by his govt to start exporting electricity generated in Ghana to Nigeria and other West African countries. He said this while speaking at the Global Business and Economic Forum in Dubai yesterday October 1st,
"We have given priority to electricity generation in our country. We have prioritized energy in such a way that we want to become the hub for power production in West Africa. We want to generate electricity to the point that excess power can be exported to Nigeria, Ivory Coast and other countries that have power deficit,” he said.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lack of unity cause of Nigeria’s problems – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said most of the problems facing the country had been persisting because Nigerians lacked the needed unity to confront them.

He said if citizens had confronted the challenges in the same manner they confronted the Ebola Virus Disease recently, they would have become things of the past.

Jonathan spoke at the 54th Independence Anniversary Interdenominational Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

Friday, September 26, 2014

US, Nigeria’s relations under threat over arms purchase

There are strong indications that the relationship between Nigeria and the Western countries, especially the United States, is being adversely affected by the reluctance of the Western powers to assist Nigeria with arms and ammunition.

Our correspondents gathered on Thursday that Nigeria had not made much progress in its efforts to procure arms and ammunition to prosecute the war against the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

Investigations showed that   the security leadership in the country might have taken a decision to look in the direction of Russia, Ukraine and China for military hardware for the prosecution of the campaign against the insurgents.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

No Chibok Girls Released – Defence Headquaters Nigeria

Minutes after reports by local and international sites like the BBC that the Chibok girls had been released this evening,the Nigerian army has rubbished the reports.They say the buses were conveying other individuals.. The BBC earlier reported that the Nigerian Army Spokesperson confirmed the girls had been driven into the Barracks this evening and more girls were still being released..

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nigeria Police Force Refutes Amnesty International Report !

The attention of the Nigeria Police has been drawn to an on-line publication entitled ‘Welcome to Hell-Fire’: torture and other ill-treatment in Nigeria. While we do not question the freedom of Amnesty International to earn its relevance and bread, the Nigeria Police takes serious exceptions to some blatant falsehoods and innuendoes contained in that report.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Man Alleges Wrongful Deportation to Nigeria

A 35-year-old deportee from the United States of America, David Copperfield, has approached a Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking a declaration that he is not a Nigerian.

Copperfield who claimed to have no Nigerian affiliation whatsover said he was wrongly deported to Nigeria after being charged for burglary in America. He has approached the court seeking a declaration that the Nigerian Immigration Service erred when it received him into the country as a repatriated citizen on September 18, 2013. He is also demanding a sum of N10m as special and general damages against the defendants in his suit.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cheap Electronics - Safe to Buy Cheap Electronics on AfriShopOnline?


 Looking for Cheap Electronics in Nigeria

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chad shut down borders with Nigeria

According to Punch, the Chadian government has said it will follow in South Africa’s footsteps and introduce travel restrictions to Nigeria and other countries suffering from the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.

Prime Minister Kalzeubet Payimi Deubet said the country would close its border with Nigeria as part of efforts to prevent Ebola from entering the country. He said the decision would have an “economic impact” on the region, but it was necessary for “public health needs.”

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tony Elumelu donates ₦50million to contain Ebola virus in Nigeria

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and former MD of UBA bank, Mr Tony Elumelu has donated N50m to aid the Federal Government's effort to retain the Ebola virus in Nigeria. Dan Nwomeh, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Health Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu announced this today on social media.  The management of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria also donated an ambulance to the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre in Lagos.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cameroon orders security agents to hide intelligence from Nigeria

Strong indications have emerged that Nigeria’s neighbour, Cameroon, is not cooperating with the country in the efforts to stop the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and its borders.
Investigations on Friday revealed that the Cameroonian government had issued a directive to all its military commanders in charge of border areas with Nigeria to keep all critical information about Boko Haram away from Nigeria.


Friday, August 15, 2014

"I don't owe you any explanation' - says Minister who approved Sawyer's trip to Nigeria

The Liberian Minister who approved late Patrick Sawyer's trip to Nigeria has angrily reacted after he was criticized for letting Sawyer, a staff of the Liberian government, leave Liberia for Nigeria despite Liberian health officials placing him on Ebola danger list.

Deputy Finance Minister Sebastian Muah Omar told a Facebook user who asked him why he made such a decision that he does not owe him any explanation. He also said he wasn't late Sawyer's doctor to stop him from traveling.

One of the minister's followers queried him, saying, 
“As his superior, if a man tells you his sister died from Ebola and he could have beenexposed do you not think it is your duty to ask the hard questions or maybe you could have reported this to the health officials?...
See the minister's reply after the break.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ebola: Why Patrick Sawyer travelled to Nigeria – Wife

The widow of late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who brought Ebola into Nigeria, has defended her husband’s decision to travel to Africa’s most populous country, saying he did so in desperate search for a country with better healthcare system than his own country.

In an article published earlier today, TMZ Liberia Magazine quoted Decontee Sawyer, who is a radio host in New York, as explaining that Mr. Sawyer had no trust in the healthcare system in Liberia and had possibly headed to Nigeria with the hope of receiving better treatment for his ailment.
Mrs. Sawyer shared her thoughts on her Facebook profile from which TMZ Liberia sourced it for publication.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ebola Death toll hit 3 in Nigeria as another man dies in Nigeria

Nigeria has recorded another death from the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. This time it is a staff of the Lagos Liason office of the Economic Community of West African State - ECOWAS headquarters, Mr Jatto Abdulqudir. Confirming his death in a statement, ECOWAS management said the 36 year old man was among those who assisted the late Liberian Patrick Sawyerr when he came to Lagos for a regional meeting and was quarantined after Sawyerr died of the deadly disease. This brings to three the number of deaths from the deadly virus in Nigeria. The first two being Sawyerr and a Nigerian nurse.

Find the full text of the ECOWAS statement after the break...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Shopping online in Nigeria @AfriShopOnline - No other way to Shop

Shopping is the largest industry generating the most revenue today. There is a period when shopping was essential but with the passage of time and introduction of newer items and newer technology on the market, hordes of men and women are interested in shopping malls and markets while there is just so much to purchase! The frenzy related to shopping has escalated so much through the years so it is becoming an addiction. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Banning Of Hijab In Nigeria Is Unconstitutional – NBA

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) on Monday advised the Federal Government against banning Hijab (Muslim female headscarves), saying such proposal would be unconstitutional.

Okey Wali, the President of the association, who was reacting to recent calls by some members of the public that the government should ban wearing Hijab to checkmate female suicide bombers said the government should rather find a lasting and peaceful solution to the security challenges threatening the country.
Wali told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that placing a ban on wearing Hijab due to the recent spate of attacks by female suicide bombers was not a positive and lasting strategy to curbing insecurity.


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