ACT Alliance Nigeria Crisis Appeal 2017-2018

The humanitarian crisis in the six states of the North-Eastern Nigeria has intensified after eight years of violent conflict. In 2016, this was compounded as the Nigeria Government Forces took back territory previously held by the Boko Haram insurgency. The conflict caused widespread forced displacement, acute food and nutrition insecurity and serious human rights violations. […]

Buhari’s cows trigger war of words Akwa Ibom

By Esseh Ikora The All Progressives Congress (APC) Akwa Ibom state chapter at the  weekend, expressed displeasure over media bashing of president Muhammadu Buhari by Mr Essien Ndueso, governor Udom Emmanuel media aide. Governor Emmanuel’s media aide had over the weekend posted on social platform a comment that portrayed the cows in President Buhari ‘s […]

FG Begins Implementation of Gas Master Plan, Awards $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kano Pipeline

By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja     The implementation of the Nigerian Gas Master Plan (NGMP) got underway at the weekend as the federal government announced the award of $2,809,522,548.36 gas pipeline contract designed to run from Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano. Although the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who made the announcement yesterday, […]

Walking into Slavery

Adibe Emenyonu writes on the endless tales of woe recounted by Edo returnees from Libya  The difference between the trans-Saharan slave trade/transatlantic slave trade which was abolished more than 200 years ago and the present day slavery is that while those involved in the former were forcefully sold out because they were war victims having been […]

We produced over 10 million metric tonnes of rice this year – Rice farmers

Bags of rice The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) on Sunday said that it produced 15 million metric tonnes of rice this year. RIFAN Deputy National Vice President, Segun Atho, said that the association’s rice production in 2017 was in excess of Nigeria’s population rice requirement of seven million metric tonnes annually. The RIFAN […]

Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [December 18, 2017]

Here are some selected headlines in today’s newspaper December 18, 2017. Headlines from Punch Osinbajo, governors join Buhari to cut birthday cakes Fuel queues return to Lagos, persist in Abuja, others …as oil workers begin strike today Fuel scarcity meant to prepare Nigerians for N185 pump price, Fayose alleges $2.8bn pipeline contract’ll change Nigeria’s energy […]

Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [December 18, 2017]

Here are some selected headlines in today’s newspaper December 18, 2017. Headlines from Punch Osinbajo, governors join Buhari to cut birthday cakes Fuel queues return to Lagos, persist in Abuja, others …as oil workers begin strike today Fuel scarcity meant to prepare Nigerians for N185 pump price, Fayose alleges $2.8bn pipeline contract’ll change Nigeria’s energy […]

Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [December 18, 2017]

Here are some selected headlines in today’s newspaper December 18, 2017. Headlines from Punch Osinbajo, governors join Buhari to cut birthday cakes Fuel queues return to Lagos, persist in Abuja, others …as oil workers begin strike today Fuel scarcity meant to prepare Nigerians for N185 pump price, Fayose alleges $2.8bn pipeline contract’ll change Nigeria’s energy […]

Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [December 18, 2017]

Here are some selected headlines in today’s newspaper December 18, 2017. Headlines from Punch Osinbajo, governors join Buhari to cut birthday cakes Fuel queues return to Lagos, persist in Abuja, others …as oil workers begin strike today Fuel scarcity meant to prepare Nigerians for N185 pump price, Fayose alleges $2.8bn pipeline contract’ll change Nigeria’s energy […]