AllAfrica News: Nigeria
Major Fuel Price Increase Looms
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:46:43 GMT
[Premium Times] The approved price of petrol in Nigeria for August will increase, by up to 18 per cent according to estimates, as consumers await the release of the new retail price for the commodity by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
Simi Apologises to Nigerian Gay Community Over Homophobic Comment
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 06:30:52 GMT
[Premium Times] Nigerian singer, Simi Kosoko, has apologised to the Nigerian gay community for a comment she made during her YouTube show, 'Stoopid Sessions' a few months ago.
What to Know About China Loans and Their Implications for Country
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 06:22:58 GMT
[Premium Times] The Nigerian press has been awash with concern about the terms of some loans contracted with or about to be contracted with China. The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, even called on legislators to "look the other way" rather than conduct their due diligence on the loans, or else China will withdraw its support.
Change Your Tactics, Buhari Tells Security Chiefs
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:13:49 GMT
[Leadership] In a bid to change strategy against terrorists, bandits and other criminals in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered immediate reengineering of the nation's security apparatus.
Govt Investigates Drug Stores Over Covid-19 Drugs Price Hike
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:48:09 GMT
[Premium Times] Federal authorities in Nigeria are investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment.
Country Losing 20,000 Women Annually to Poor Breastfeeding - Govt
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:10:03 GMT
[Vanguard] Abuja -- AN estimated 20,000 women die every year in Nigeria due to poor breastfeeding, the federal government said Tuesday.
Covid-19 Cases Rise By 304 to 44,433
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:22:27 GMT
[This Day] Nigeria has recorded 304 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 44,433 the number of confirmed cases in the country.
Fire Guts ECOWAS Commission in Abuja
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:22:23 GMT
[This Day] Some offices at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) secretariat in Abuja were damaged yesterday when a fire incident broke out at the commission.
Breastfeeding Indices in Nigeria Below Optimal - FG
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:38:37 GMT
[Leadership] As Nigeria joins the global community to commemorate this year's World Breastfeeding Week, the minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said that despite the benefits of breastfeeding, the indices in the country are below optimal.
7 Nigerian Illegal Immigrants to Be Quarantined for 2 Weeks
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:42:39 GMT
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -- The seven Nigerians, who were arrested in Ho last Tuesday, by personnel of the Revenue Assets and Border Protection Unit after they entered Ghana through an unapproved route near Aflao, in the Volta Region, will be quarantined for two weeks, according to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).
Plateau Women Make Earnings From Irish Potato
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:01:31 GMT
[Daily Trust] Jos -- Many women in Plateau State have been making considerable earnings from the cultivation and sales of Irish potato, which over the years has become the most cultivated crop on the plateau.
Edo State Deputy Speaker Impeached
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:14:33 GMT
[Vanguard] The Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Yekini Idiaye has been impeached.
Ebonyi International Airport to Be Completed in 2022 - Umahi
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:07:55 GMT
[Vanguard] Abakaliki -- Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday stated that the ongoing International Airport at Onueke will commence operation by 2022.
Covid-19 - Nasarawa Govt Fumigates Schools Ahead of Resumption
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:58:07 GMT
[Premium Times] The Nasarawa State government has begun the fumigation of all public schools ahead of the partial reopening of school for graduating students, as directed by the Federal Government.
OSIWA Donates Ambulance to Aid Yobe's Covid-19 Response
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:58:00 GMT
[Premium Times] The Yobe State government has received a gift of a fully equipped ambulance to aid the state's COVID-19 response strategy.
Covid-19 - Gombe Farmers Get Govt's Seed Palliative
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:57:56 GMT
[Premium Times] At least 550 farmers from five local government areas of Gombe State have benefitted from the Federal Government's seed palliative.
#RevolutionNow: Nigeria's Secret Police Re-Arrest Bakare, Others in Osogbo
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:57:52 GMT
[Premium Times] The operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) have again arrested Olawale Bakare, a co-defendant of Omoyele Sowore, and six others at the ongoing #RevolutionNow protest in Osun State.
#RevolutionNow - Police Disperse Protesters in Lagos
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:57:48 GMT
[Premium Times] The police in Lagos have dispersed scores of protesters who gathered at under bridge, Ikeja, on Wednesday for a peaceful march.
Covid-19 - NANs Gives Govt Conditions to Reopen Schools
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:05:06 GMT
[Vanguard] The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has said with strict adherence to safety protocols on COVID-19, all schools in the country, including tertiary institutions, should be reopened by the Federal Government.
Noose Tightens Around Service Chiefs
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:42:59 GMT
[Daily Trust] The noose is tightening around the service chiefs as President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered the overhaul of the security apparatus to prevent further "catastrophe" in the country.