AllAfrica News: Nigeria
'Enough Is Enough' Aims to Reclaim Citizen Power
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 03:47:24 GMT
[allAfrica] Africa's most populous country and largest economy has become fraught with insurgent attacks, kidnappings for ransom, violent protests over pollution and joblessness, and conflicts over scarce resources of land and water. Many citizens are asking, "Can Nigeria be saved?"  Yemi Ademolucan, is executive director of Enough Is Enough Nigeria (EiE), aimed at ensuring that the country of over two hundred million people becomes an example of accountable democracy rather than a failed state. She spoke to
Nigerians Face 35% Electricity Tariff Increase - Official
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:22:34 GMT
[Premium Times] Nigerians would soon be faced with a 35 per cent hike in electricity tariffs, officials said on Tuesday, as regulators seek to reposition a sector that has been moribund for decades.
Kano Govt Bans Street Begging By Almajiris
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:50:09 GMT
[Premium Times] The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday announced a ban on street begging by children popularly referred to as Almajiris.
Lawmakers Want Law Protecting Presiding Officers From Prosecution
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:49:10 GMT
[Premium Times] A bill that would grant immunity to the presiding officers of the National and State Assemblies narrowly scaled second reading in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
World Bank Approves Nigeria's Identity Project
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 07:09:03 GMT
[Vanguard] The World Bank has approved Nigeria's digital identity ecosystem project along with five others, aimed at assisting the country to empower citizens, especially marginalised groups, to access welfare-enhancing services.
Supreme Court Decision On Bayelsa Popular With Nigerians, but Many Disagree
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:55:31 GMT
[Premium Times] Majority of Nigerians who participated in an online poll by PREMIUM TIMES, backed the Supreme Court on its ruling on the Bayelsa governorship election.
Court Sentences Olisa Metuh to Seven Years in Prison
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:53:11 GMT
[Premium Times] Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Olisa Metuh, to seven years in prison for N400 million laundering fraud.
Nigeria Picks Egypt Air Consortium for Aviation Partnership
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:51:39 GMT
[Premium Times] Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country's aviation sector.
I'm Learning to Speak Igbo, Pidgin English for Americanah Role - Lupita Nyong'o
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:14:55 GMT
[Premium Times] Ahead of the adaptation of her award-winning book, 'Americanah', into an HBO TV series, Chimamanda Adichie recently hosted Kenyan-born Hollywood actress, Lupita N'yongo at a private reception in Lagos.
South-East Govs 90 Days to Establish Regional Security Outfit
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:26:29 GMT
[Vanguard] Owerri -The Igbo National Council, INC, on Tuesday, handed down a 90-day ultimatum to the governors of the five states of the South-East zone to establish a regional security outfit just like the North and southwest zones did.
Pirate Attacks - World Shipping Groups Threaten to Report Nigeria to UN
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:21:59 GMT
[Vanguard] Two International shipping groups, Baltic and International Maritime Council, BIMCO, and International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, Inter-Tanko, have threatened to report Nigeria to the United Nations, UN, and the United States of America, USA, if cogent actions are not taken to stem the recent spike in pirate attacks against their vessels and personnel.
NIMASA Raises Alarm Over Increase in Marine Waste
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:03:42 GMT
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has decried the alarming rate at which the seas and oceans in Nigeria are currently being littered with wastes, calling for immediate action to stop the trend.
Without Buhari, I Won't Be Governor - Akeredolu
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:03:37 GMT
[Daily Trust] Akure -Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that people of the state will still want him for another term in office.
Oshiomhole, EPM Plotting Sponsored Protests - Govt Alleges
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:01:02 GMT
[Vanguard] Benin City -As the crisis rocking Edo State All Progressives Congress, APC, continues, the Edo State government has said that national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Edo Peoples Movement, EPM, sympathetic to him, were planning to sponsor protests across the state targeted at maligning and undermining the government of Gowdin Obaseki.
Govt Sets Bill Limit for DisCos
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:31:02 GMT
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has barred the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) from charging residential customers above an average of N1,800 or 78 kilowatt hour monthly until those customers are metered.
Oshiomhole, Ajimobi Sued Over Deputy National Chair Position
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:07:03 GMT
[Daily Trust] Ado-Ekiti -The All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in Ado Ekiti local government in Ekiti State, Michael Akinleye has dragged the party to court over an alleged plot to impose former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party.
Why INEC - a Carrier of Political Coronavirus - Must Be Scrapped
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:04:30 GMT
[Premium Times] So INEC chairman's spokesman and my friend, Rotimi Oyekanmi, wrote an article which was widely-circulated, titled "Between INEC and unending conspiracy theories'. See
Police Discover Baby Factory, Rescue 25 Children in Rivers
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:03:10 GMT
[Vanguard] Port Harcourt -Police in Rivers State said on Wednesday that at least 25 children and six pregnant women have been rescued from a baby factory in Rivers State,
Three Baby Factories Discovered in Imo
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:52:48 GMT
[Vanguard] Owerri -An investigation by Vanguard has revealed that at least three illegal orphanage homes popularly known as baby factory, have been discovered in Imo state.
National Architecture Under Threat, Says Bode George
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:49:29 GMT
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George yesterday declared that Nigeria's national architecture is under threat, saying citizens now live in uncertainties, fear and in a state of paranoia following the rising insecurity.