• Nigeria’s external reserve falls to $24.59bn

    Nigeria’s external reserve falls to $24.59bn

    Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves fell to $24.59bn by September 28, down 3.37 per cent from the previous month, the latest Central Bank of Nigeria data showed on Friday, as the bank stepped up its intervention to prop up the ailing naira currency.

    The country’s reserves stood at $25.45bn last month, according to Reuters. The reserves had declined 19 per cent from a year ago.

    The CBN has been selling the dollar to support the currency, but the naira hit a fresh all-time […]

  • Notorious elephant poachers arrested in Yankari Game Reserve … Photo

    Notorious elephant poachers arrested in Yankari Game Reserve … Photo

    Rangers at the Yankari National Park – a large wildlife park located in Bauchi State, have arrested two notorious elephant poachers; Danja Mohammed and Ibrahim Adamu both pictured. They were previously arrested for killing an elephant about five years ago.

    According to the reserve, the poachers had already killed a hartebeest (African antelope) before their arrest, and confessed to be looking for elephants. They have however been sentenced to six months in jail with no option of

  • Why grazing reserve is necessary – Dalung explains

    Why grazing reserve is necessary – Dalung explains

    The Youth and Sport Minister, Solomon Dalung, on Friday featured on a one-hour personality Hausa Programme on FRCN Kaduna, during which he canvassed for public support for the Federal Government’s policy on gracing reserve and ranches across Nigeria.

    Dalung explained that this is geared towards finding a lasting solution to the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

    The Minister said it was surprising that mounting opposition to the programme is coming from Plateau, Benue and Taraba States, which are worse affected by […]