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UFC: Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman set to fight Perry
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:49:31 +0200
Idris Adesina Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman has agreed to fight American Mike Perry in an Ultimate Fighting Championship match on December 2. Usman last Saturday knocked out Brazilian Sergio Moraes in the first round of their UFC welterweight fight in Pittsburgh...
© The Punch
Corruption won’t end in Nigeria till Jesus comes — Abiara
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:40:49 +0200
The immediate past General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church, Prophet Samuel Abiara, talks about Nigeria among other issues with GBENGA ADENIJI When were you born? I was born on August 8, 1942 and last month, we marked the day in celebration of...
© The Punch
Nigeria needs restructuring to create balance —Tinubu
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:01:50 +0200
TOBI AWORINDE A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said restructuring will bring much needed balance to the country. The former Lagos State governor, however, said he was against the split-up of the country....
© The Punch
Nigeria demands reform of IMF, World Bank
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:00:00 +0200
Nigeria has demanded the reform of the Bretton Wood Institutions to make them responsive to the needs of developing countries and also reflect the realities of the 21st century. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, according to News Agency...
© The Punch
Family honours cremated Nigerian lady
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:57:57 +0200
The family of Shola Gaska (nee Adefolalu) cremated by her Polish husband without its consent has concluded plans to immortalise her through an event slated for September 30, in Lagos. The deceased’s elder sister, Mrs. Abimbola Essien-Nelson, told SUNDAY...
© The Punch
W’Bank wants Nigeria on Africa’s mining map again
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:05:37 +0200
Stanley Opara The World Bank has said Nigeria deserves to be on the African mining map again, after losing out some years ago. It said the country would boost its economic fortunes and further create good jobs for its teeming populace if the mining model...
© The Punch
Investors ignore Nigeria in 2018 investment plans — Report
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:04:58 +0200
Ozioma Ubabukoh Nigeria, for the first time in over 30 years, has failed to make the list of destination points for investors willing to invest in Africa, a new report has stated. The report, ‘Where to invest in Africa’, released on Friday, read,...
© The Punch
Too late to pull out of Nigeria – Igbo lawmaker
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:46:49 +0200
A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Jude Idimogu, on Saturday, said it was too late for the Igbo nation to pull out of Nigeria. Idimogu, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that secession...
© The Punch
Too late to pull out of Nigeria – Lawmaker
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:46:49 +0200
A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Jude Idimogu, on Saturday, said it was too late for the Igbo nation to pull out of Nigeria. Idimogu, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that secession...
© The Punch
Nigerian food vendors record high sales in Saudi Arabia
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:13:14 +0200
Nigerian food vendors in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, have continued to record  boom in their  business after the completion of the 2017 pilgrimage. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the  vendors are Nigerians residing in the Holy Land. They sold white...
© The Punch
Nigeria remains steadfast in fight against corruption – Onyeama
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:19:47 +0200
Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has declared that Nigeria remained steadfast in the fight against corruption and called for close collaborations to fight the menace to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Onyeama stated this at an event...
© The Punch
IPOB: I’m for peaceful Nigeria – Fayose
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:36:19 +0200
Jesusegun Alagbe Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Friday said he was never against the unity of Nigeria, adding that all he wanted was a peaceful country. Noting that issues of agitation did not mean that the country should break up, the governor...
© The Punch
Send your children to local varsities, JAMB registrar tells wealthy Nigerians
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:55:38 +0200
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has advised the elite to stop sending their children abroad for the first degree education. Oloyede, who noted that private universities must be...
© The Punch
Tammy Abraham right to reject Nigeria – Onigbinde
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:09:37 +0200
Idris Adesina Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has backed  on-loan Swansea  forward, Tammy Abraham,  for turning  down the chance to play for Nigeria. Abraham, who joined Chelsea from Bristol in 2016, is eligible to play for Nigeria through...
© The Punch
Inec, police, apc conspiracy threatening Nigeria’s democracy –Wike
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:08:52 +0200
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that the conspiracy among Independent National Electoral Commission, All Progressives Congress and the Police remains a threat to the nation’s democracy. Speaking on...
© The Punch

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Nigeria at 54: Promoting tourism for economic growth (2)
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:00:54 +0200
There are quite a number of attractive, exciting, exotic and amazing tourist spots and destinations waiting to be explored in various parts of the country, many of which are wonders of nature, spectacles of beauty and entertainment and symbols of monument...
© The Punch
Nigeria at 54: Promoting tourism for economic growth (2)
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:00:54 +0200
There are quite a number of attractive, exciting, exotic and amazing tourist spots and destinations waiting to be explored in various parts of the country, many of which are wonders of nature, spectacles of beauty and entertainment and symbols of monument...
© The Punch
Insecurity, oil theft dampening Nigeria’s economic outlook-AfDB
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0200
The African Development Bank Group on Thursday said the drop in oil revenue occasioned by oil theft and pipeline vandalism, as well as the security challenges in the North-East might dampen the positive economic outlook for the country for the rest of...
© The Punch
Insecurity, oil theft dampening Nigeria’s economic outlook-AfDB
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0200
The African Development Bank Group on Thursday said the drop in oil revenue occasioned by oil theft and pipeline vandalism, as well as the security challenges in the North-East might dampen the positive economic outlook for the country for the rest of...
© The Punch
Protecting Nigerians
Mon, 05 May 2014 01:01:06 +0200
This week, the World Economic Forum on Africa will hold in Abuja. It is the first time the Forum will be coming to West Africa, in its 25-year history. The big themes for this edition are job creation and inclusive economic growth. The Federal Government...
© The Punch
S’Africa seeks to replace Nigeria in U-20 women W’Cup
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:12:50 +0200
South Africa has made a bid to replace Nigeria in the U-20 Women World Cup scheduled to hold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 24 in Canada. This followed FIFA’s suspension of Nigeria Football Association from the activities of the world football governing body on...
© The Punch
S’Africa seeks to replace Nigeria in U-20 women W’Cup
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:12:50 +0200
South Africa has made a bid to replace Nigeria in the U-20 Women World Cup scheduled to hold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 24 in Canada. This followed FIFA’s suspension of Nigeria Football Association from the activities of the world football governing body on...
© The Punch
BNN Arrests 2 Women, Working for Nigerian Man, in Jakarta Drug Busts
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:40:25 +0200
Two Indonesian women suspected to be involved in an international drug ring were arrested on Thursday by the nation's anti-drug agency, which seized almost 3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 4 kilograms of heroin in different locations. The post...
© The Jakarta Globe
torments of lepers losing land, houses to rich Nigerians
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:27:32 +0200
Out there in the scorching afternoon sun, they congregated under the tree, discussing their latest ordeal in hushed tones – men and women of different ages and backgrounds who fate had brought together in a cruel manner. Arriving at the place at...
© The Punch
torments of lepers losing land, houses to rich Nigerians
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:27:32 +0200
Out there in the scorching afternoon sun, they congregated under the tree, discussing their latest ordeal in hushed tones – men and women of different ages and backgrounds who fate had brought together in a cruel manner. Arriving at the place at...
© The Punch
Ex-British council leader found dead after visiting Nigeria
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:23:09 +0200
A former British council leader, Andy Smith, who was found dead at his home, had just returned from Nigeria, sparking fears that he might have contracted the Ebola virus disease.Smith, 64, was found dead just five days after he had returned from Nigeria,...
© The Punch
Ex-British council leader found dead after visiting Nigeria
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:23:09 +0200
A former British council leader, Andy Smith, who was found dead at his home, had just returned from Nigeria, sparking fears that he might have contracted the Ebola virus disease.Smith, 64, was found dead just five days after he had returned from Nigeria,...
© The Punch
Delta plans daily flight from Nigeria to US
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:08:25 +0200
Delta Airlines says it will be launching another three weekly nonstop flights from Lagos to New York-JFK, in addition to its existing four-times a week service to the United States. According to the airline, the Lagos-New York flight, which will be effective...
© The Punch
Three Nigerians jailed in UK for human trafficking
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:27:59 +0200
Three Nigerians, Olusoji Oluwafemi, Johnson Olayinka and Florence Obadiaru have been jailed in Britain for human trafficking. The three human smugglers were jailed for a total of 13 years for trafficking a woman for sexual exploitation and arranging for...
© The Punch
Three Nigerians jailed in UK for human trafficking
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:27:59 +0200
Three Nigerians, Olusoji Oluwafemi, Johnson Olayinka and Florence Obadiaru have been jailed in Britain for human trafficking. The three human smugglers were jailed for a total of 13 years for trafficking a woman for sexual exploitation and arranging for...
© The Punch
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