Nigeria Politics Top Story Yemi Osinbajo

[VIDEO] Vice President declares intention to run for President

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nigerian Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will formally declare his intention to vie for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress on Monday. Osinbajo tweeted early on Monday: “I am today, with utmost humility formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the Read More…

Nigeria Power Top Story

Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses for the second time in a month

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed for the second time in a month, the Federal Ministry of Power said on Saturday, leaving the parts of the country it serves, including the capital Abuja and Africa’s biggest city Lagos, without power. The power ministry said the outage had occurred overnight. It gave no estimate of when Read More…

Nigeria Top Story World

Nigeria is Russia’s strategic African partner – Envoy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Offers university admission to stranded Nigerian students wishing to continue education In picture above: Nigerian Ambassador to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Belarus, Prof. Abdullahi Shehu and The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr Mikhail Bogdanov during a visit of the Nigerian diplomat in Moscow, Russia. Read More…

Business Nigeria Oil & Gas Top Story

Nigeria takes JP Morgan to court for $1.7 billion over oil deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. A London high court began to hear a lawsuit on Wednesday launched by Nigeria against U.S. bank JP Morgan Chase, claiming more than $1.7 billion for its role in a disputed 2011 oilfield deal. The civil suit filed in the English courts relates to the purchase by energy majors Shell and Eni Read More…

Business Oil & Gas Top Story

No need for extra OPEC+ supplies amid Iran talks, Nigeria says

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri. In picture above: Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva speaks during the Saudi Green Initiative Forum to discuss efforts by the world’s top oil exporter to tackle climate change in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 23, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri There is no need for OPEC+ to expand its Read More…

Business Economy Environment Top Story

Britain to raise Nigerian renewable, climate change investments

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. In picture above: British Minister for Africa Vicky Ford and Nigeria’s Minister of State for Power Jedy Agba react during the signing of new investments focusing on jobs and financial autonomy, in Abuja, Nigeria February 21, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Britain plans to boost investments in renewable and climate change projects in Read More…

Aviation Nigeria Top Story

More than 2,038 lives lost to air accidents in Nigeria in 53 years — Bureau

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Emmanuel Arewa/AFP. In picture above: Rescuers and firefighters work among the wreckage from the plane that crashed on June 3, 2012, in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos, killing all of the 153 people on board, in the densely populated Toyin Area in Lagos. Credits: Emmanuel Arewa/AFP A total of 2,038 persons died in Read More…

Infrastructure Nigeria Top Story

Nigeria will soon be linked by rail – NRC

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria, has expressed the hope that the country, within the next five to 10 years would be linked by rail. Okhiria told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that this would be achieved in line with the determination and will of the present administration. Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Super Eagles painfully fail to subdue Carthage Eagles, crash out of AFCON

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Channels TV. Title favourites Nigeria crashed out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday in Garoua after a 0-1 loss to Tunisia who now advance to the competition’s quarter-finals. In the Round of 16 match at the Stade Roumde Adjia, the Super Eagles failed to raise their game to the Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Garoua fans adopt Super Eagles, want Nigeria-Cameroon final at AFCON

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NAN. Most residents of Garoua (North Cameroon) have adopted the Super Eagles as their team at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The Eagles play all their group D matches in Garoua and will remain in the city for the next round if they top their group. According to Read More…