FG to borrow fresh $2.8bn for 2018 budget

The federal government is planning to borrow $2.8 billion to fund the deficit of the recently passed 2018 budget.

FG to borrow fresh $2.8bn for 2018 budget

The federal government is planning to borrow $2.8 billion to fund the deficit of the recently passed 2018 budget. Patience Oniha, director general of the Debt Management Office (DMO), made this known while speaking to Reuters on Wednesday. “We will explore all options keeping in mind our twin objectives of extending the tenor of the […]

Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. A distinction no country wants

Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. A distinction no country wants

On a January morning, 12-year-old Yusuf Adamu slumps in his father’s lap, head pressed against his chest. Infected at birth with HIV, he is tiny for his age and has birdlike limbs. He has been feverish for 3 days, which is why his father, Ibrahim, brought him to the pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic at Asokoro District […]

June 12: Labour Party chieftain reacts to Buhari’s exclusion of Kudirat Abiola from honour’s list

June 12: Labour Party chieftain reacts to Buhari’s exclusion of Kudirat Abiola from honour’s list

The National Publicity Secretary, Labour Party, Ms Ebere Ifendu has expressed sadness over the exclusion of late Kudirat Abiola from award conferred on late Moshood Abiola, and other June 12 key figures by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ifendu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Recall that […]

What Buhari, NASS, IGP’s face-off will do to Nigeria

What Buhari, NASS, IGP’s face-off will do to Nigeria

The Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly and the Inspector General Police, Ibrahim Idris, to put the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians in their heart. The group through its National Chairman, Ulama Council, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir made the plea during a Ramadan Tafsir at Masallacin ’Yan […]

President Buhari’s June 12 Decesion on MKO Abiola Faces Legal Hurdles

President Buhari’s June 12 Decesion on MKO Abiola Faces Legal Hurdles

President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the June 12, 1993 presidential election could be hit by questions on legality. On Wednesday, he declared the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola won the poll and conferred on him the nation’s highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR). He followed this, yesterday, with a directive […]

Nigeria & Ghana Top Online Searches for Abortion Pill – According to Report

Nigeria & Ghana Top Online Searches for Abortion Pill – According to Report

Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest for Misoprostol, an abortion pill. The findings, according to the BBC, also suggest that in countries where abortion laws are more restrictive, there are more Google searches for abortion pills. Ghana only allows abortions in cases of rape, incest, foetal impairment or to […]

Nigerian Police: Nigeria’s Senate president Bukola Saraki linked to heist that killed 33 people in Offa Kwara State

Nigerian Police: Nigeria’s Senate president Bukola Saraki linked to heist that killed 33 people in Offa Kwara State

Nigeria’s Senate President is linked to suspects involved in a notorious bank heist where 33 people died, Nigerian police has said. Police say the robbers attacked six banks in the remote town of Offa in Kwara State and fired at a police station, killing nine police officers and passersby including some pregnant women on April […]

Nigeria lawmakers issue demands to president amid strained relations

Nigeria lawmakers issue demands to president amid strained relations

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday issued a list of demands to the president, largely related to security, in the latest sign of strained relations between the executive and legislature months before the country goes to the polls. President Muhammadu Buhari won election in 2015 mostly on his vow to improve security and fight corruption. But tensions […]

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