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- Nigeria: NNPC Records 37 Percent Drop in Pipeline Vandalismby Daily Trust on 14/04/2021 at 05:06
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a 37.21 percent decrease in cases of pipeline vandalism across the country in the month of January 2021.
- Nigeria: Seven Years After, Arise News Goes Back to Chibokby This Day on 14/04/2021 at 05:06
[This Day] Exactly seven years after 276 schoolgirls of Government Girls' Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno State were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, ARISE NEWS Channel, the broadcast arm of THISDAY Newspapers, was at the community to speak with the parents, teachers and relatives of some of the 112 girls, who have remained in captivity.
- Nigeria: 32 Refinery Licences Expired, Not Revoked, Says DPRby This Day on 14/04/2021 at 05:06
[This Day] The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has denied revoking 32 refinery licences, saying their validity periods merely expired.
- Nigeria: USAID Ensures Access to Education for Out-of-School Children' in Northern Nigeria'by This Day on 14/04/2021 at 05:06
[This Day] Mr. Nurudeen Lawal, the Chief of Party USAID Northern Education Initiative spoke to Funmi Ogundare and explained the various strategies used and how the agency had partnered with different stakeholders at the state and federal levels in the last five years. The objective is to provide basic literacy opportunities to out-of-school children especially in Sokoto and Bauchi States, to enable them find their feet, among other issues. Excerpts:
- Nigeria: Nigeria, France Trade Lost $2.2bn to Covid-19, Says French Ministerby This Day on 14/04/2021 at 05:06
[This Day] The French Minister of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Mr. Franck Riester, yesterday said the trade volume between Nigeria and France suffered a loss of over $2.2 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Nigeria: Matric Board Voids Admissions Offered By UniAbujaby Premium Times on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Premium Times] JAMB accuses the university, and other unnamed institutions, of reportedly issuing admission letters to candidates without recourse to it.
- Nigeria: Samsung, NGO to Donate 12,000 Masks, Rice to Nigeriaby Daily Trust on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Daily Trust] Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Limited (SHIN) and Vision Care, an international relief organisation, planned to donate 496 bags of rice and 12,000 reusable masks to Lagos, Kano and Bayelsa states as part of the COVID-19 relief efforts.
- Nigeria: JAMB Accuses Uniabuja of Conducting Illegal Admissionby Daily Trust on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Daily Trust] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) listed the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) among institutions conducting illegal admission.
- Nigeria: '6,186 Children Born With Cleft in Nigeria Yearly'by Daily Trust on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Daily Trust] Smile Train, a nonprofit organisation has revealed that over 6,000 babies are born with cleft annually in Nigeria.
- Nigeria: Why Nigeria, France Bilateral Trade Dropped to $2.3bn - French Ministerby Leadership on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Leadership] French Minister in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Franck Riester, has explained reasons why France and Nigeria's bilateral trade dropped to $2.3billion in 2020.
- Nigeria: Nigerian Women in Film Discuss Challenges, Proffer Solutions At Forumby Premium Times on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Premium Times] The attendees say some of the challenges confronting women in the Nigerian film industry include unequal pay and sexism
- Nigeria: Former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Arrestedby Premium Times on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Premium Times] On February 21, Mr Okorocha was arrested by the police for unsealing a hotel owned by his wife shut by the Imo State government.
- Ghana: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others - Twitterby Premium Times on 14/04/2021 at 04:49
[Premium Times] Despite not siting its Africa's office in Nigeria, Twitter made clear its target market is Nigeria.
- Nigeria: Nigeria Preparing for Post-Crude Oil Era - Govtby Leadership on 14/04/2021 at 04:45
[Leadership] The federal government has said the country is being prepared for a post-crude oil era through development and increased utilisation of natural gas.
- Nigeria: Money Laundering - EFCC Arrests Okorocha After 5-Hour Chaseby Leadership on 14/04/2021 at 04:45
[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.
- Nigeria: Pantami Vs U.S. Watch List - FBI Speaksby Leadership on 14/04/2021 at 04:45
[Leadership] The controversy surrounding the alleged link of the minister of communications and digital economy, Ibrahim Isa Pantami to Boko Haram and other terrorist organisations around the world may have opened a new vista as the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reacted to the alleged placement of the minister on terror watch list.
- Nigeria: Twitter to Recruit Nigerian Language Translatorsby Leadership on 14/04/2021 at 04:44
[Leadership] Following the establishment of its first African office in Ghana, Twitter said it would recruit experts of major local languages in Nigeria (Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa) for its operations.
- Nigeria: Seven Years Since Chibok, the Government Fails to Protect Childrenby AI London on 14/04/2021 at 04:40
[AI London] Tens of thousands of children in Nigeria are missing out on their education because of the authorities' ongoing failure to protect schools, particularly in northern Nigeria, from attacks by insurgents and other armed groups, Amnesty International said today.
- Nigeria: Trade Picks Up On Cameroon-Nigeria Border, Despite Boko Haramby VOA on 14/04/2021 at 04:34
[VOA] Amchide, Cameroon -- Officials in Cameroon and Nigeria say economic activity has gradually resumed along their border, despite the continued presence of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Markets have re-opened and border merchants say traveling near the border is safer thanks to a heavy presence of troops.
- West Africa: African Futurism Through Sahel Soundsby New Frame on 13/04/2021 at 16:01
[New Frame] Through DIY technology and a futuristic use of cellphones that is particular to Africa, the Sahel Sounds label has released roughly 60 albums in the past 10 years.
- Nigeria: Production Sharing Contract - Government, Oil Majors Pass the Buck Over Nigeria's U.S.$62 Billion Cutby Leadership on 13/04/2021 at 09:45
[Leadership] Lagos -- There is a cloud of uncertainty surrounding $62 billion outstanding taxes and royalties owed Nigeria by operating major oil companies in the country.
- Nigeria: Nigerians 'Besiege' U.S. Embassy Over Communications Minister's Alleged Link to Boko Haramby Leadership on 13/04/2021 at 09:22
[Leadership] Nigerians yesterday sent a deluge of requests to the Embassy of the United States of America in Abuja, trying to get more information and clarification on the alleged links of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ibrahim Isa Pantami, to Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations around the world.
- Nigeria: Yes, Taking Pain Relievers After or Before Receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Riskyby Premium Times on 13/04/2021 at 08:40
[Premium Times] The claim that taking painkillers after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is harmful and can lead to death is mostly true. Experts' views and studies show it can be risky, especially when taken without a doctor's prescription.
- Nigeria: Let Voters, Not Court, Choose Our Leaders - Jonathanby This Day on 13/04/2021 at 08:19
[This Day] Abuja -- Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday canvassed the overhaul of the electoral process to make the electorate the ultimate decision-makers in an election, saying winners should be decided through the ballot box rather than the court.
- Nigeria: Our Cement Price Is Lower in Nigeria Than Other Countries - Dangoteby Vanguard on 13/04/2021 at 06:35
[Vanguard] Management of Dangote Cement Plc has said yesterday that the price of its product per bag from the factory was between N2,450 in Obajana and Gboko, and N2,510 in Ibese, inclusive of VAT.
- Africa: Twitter Explores Opening an Office in Ghanaby Vanguard on 13/04/2021 at 06:25
[Vanguard] The Nigerian and Ghanian Twittersphere has been set abuzz over the announcement of the choice of Ghana as headquarters of the microblogging platform.
- Africa: Covid-19 Vaccine Nationalism, Export Restrictions Threat to Africa - Okonjo-Iwealaby This Day on 13/04/2021 at 06:23
[This Day] The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday deplored increasing COVID-19 vaccine nationalism and restrictions placed on exports by producing countries, which she described as a threat to Nigeria and other African countries.
- Nigeria: As Buhari Takes 'Short Rest' in London, Nigeria Not At Restby Premium Times on 13/04/2021 at 06:15
[Premium Times] President Buhari flew to London to see his doctor just before resident doctors in Nigeria went on strike over unpaid allowances
- Nigeria: Ballot, Not Courts, Should Determine Election Winners - Jonathanby Premium Times on 13/04/2021 at 06:10
[Premium Times] "The ballot paper and not the judiciary should determine who wins elections or select political leaders..."
- Nigeria: Communication Minister Pantami Denies Link to Boko Haramby This Day on 13/04/2021 at 05:58
[This Day] The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has denied any link with Boko Haram, saying he has been preaching against the sect for the past 15 years.
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