• Check Out 4 Provoking Things Nigerians Do When They Visit Foreign Countries

    Check Out 4 Provoking Things Nigerians Do When They Visit Foreign Countries

    Nigerians are known for their love for traveling around the world. These are some the things they do when they visit other countries.

    The last thing any Nigerian who travels abroad wants to do is look or be different.

    Nigerians generally put in the effort to blend in or endear themselves to the locals in whatever location they find themselves , however, it is amazing to know that despite their intention, certain actions still mark them out, not necessarily in a negative […]

  • Ebonyi bans sale of foreign rice in markets

    Ebonyi bans sale of foreign rice in markets

    According to reports, the Ebonyi Government is to enforce its ban on the sale of foreign rice in markets and other outlets in the state.

    Governor David Umahi made the disclosure when participants of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Senior Course 39, Jaji, visited him in Abakaliki on Monday.

    The governor said the order would soon be enforced to ensure that the residents patronised home-grown Ebonyi Rice.

    He said, “I will personally lead a task-force, consisting of the State Executive Council […]

  • Buhari’s $30bn foreign loan will increase poverty – CCN

    Buhari’s $30bn foreign loan will increase poverty – CCN

    According to reports, the Christian Council of Nigeria, one of the five blocks in the Christian Association of Nigeria, has warned the Federal Government against hurrying to secure the controversial $30bn foreign loan because it could ruin the country in the future.

    The organisation said while the venture has helped some countries in the past, it had also destroyed others.

    The CCN said if Nigeria took the loan it would amount to “structural adjustment coming back to ruin us further and increase […]

  • NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Friday expressed opposition to plans by the federal government to obtain a foreign loan of about $30 billion to fund infrastructural projects in the country.

    The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the position of the Union on the loan issue public during the ongoing National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC in Sokoto.

    Wabba declared: “The NLC will not support the plan by the federal government to borrow more money from […]

  • Trump’s victory: We’ll have to retool our foreign policy, says Ogbeh

    Trump’s victory: We’ll have to retool our foreign policy, says Ogbeh

    Minister for Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has warned that authorities in Nigeria must begin to think about tinkering with the nation’s foreign policy in readiness for the consequences of Donald Trump’s Presidency in the United States of America (USA).

    This is just as the Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, insisted that the new President-elect had no alternative than to continue to support the global fight against insurgency and terrorism.

    Ogbe, while reacting to Trump’s emergence as the US President-elect and […]

  • Lagos has attracted more foreign investments in 16 months than last 10 years, says Ambode

    Lagos has attracted more foreign investments in 16 months than last 10 years, says Ambode

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday said the reforms initiated by his administration in critical sectors are already yielding positive results, adding that the State has so far received more Foreign Direct Investment in the last 16 months than what was achieved in the last 10 years.

    Speaking at the maiden edition of Lagos Global on TV, a programme designed to inform Nigerians on the giant strides of the State Government at driving investment and […]

  • Nigeria’s stolen $200bn in foreign banks – Ex-CBN chief

    Nigeria’s stolen $200bn in foreign banks – Ex-CBN chief

    A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has said that about $200 billion out of $700-$800 billion of stolen wealth stashed in foreign banks, is suspected to be from Nigeria.

    He said the amount of illegal monies taken out of developing world can resolve most developmental challenges bugging the victim countries.

    Mailafia advocated for amnesty for corrupt Nigerians to repatriate money stashed in foreign lands back into the country, saying such can trigger economic boom […]

  • FG begs foreign airlines over planned withdrawal of operation

    FG begs foreign airlines over planned withdrawal of operation

    According to reports, the Federal Government has urged Emirate airline and other foreign airlines operating in Nigeria not to withdraw their services.

    The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who made the plea in Abuja during a visit by West African Regional manager for Emirates Airlines, Manoj Gopi Nair, noted that the challenges confronting the aviation sector would be resolved soon.

    Emirates, however, attributed its decision to scale down operation to poor access to Foreign Exchange for its operations, high […]

  • Anti-graft war is boosting foreign investors’ confidence – EFCC

    Anti-graft war is boosting foreign investors’ confidence – EFCC

    According to reports, the anti-graft agency in Nigeria says the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has redeemed the image of Nigeria in the international community and has also encouraged foreign investments in the country.

    The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, made the assertion on Monday when he visited the headquarters of National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), in Kaduna State.

    Speaking to reporters during the visit, the EFCC […]

  • Senate laments exit of foreign airlines, asks FG to live up to its responsibility

    Senate laments exit of foreign airlines, asks FG to live up to its responsibility

    It was gathered that the Senate on Thursday expressed grave concern over the continuous exit of some foreign airlines in Nigeria as well as the suspension of operations by others, saying the trend will further compound the plights of troubled Nigerians.

    The parliament therefore said it supported the move by the government to promptly intervene in the crisis bedevilling the aviation sector “with a view to saving the traveling masses from greater hardship and reduce the ongoing suffering occasioned by these […]