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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Nigeria hosts AfCFTA national forum in Lagos

Nigeria, which signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade Agreement in July, will on Thursday and Friday hosts its national AfCFTA Forum on the “Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development”.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno: Why we donated vehicles to Cameroonian vigilance group

The Borno State Government said it donated patrol vehicles to members of Cameroonian vigilante to enhance the fight against insurgents in border communities of the state.
Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz remains defiant in the face of condemnation from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).

Guinea Bissau leader invokes The Virgin Mary in defiance to Ecowas

Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz remains defiant in the face of condemnation from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).
Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former boss of Pension Reform Task Team

Abdulrasheed Maina ‘wanted’ in Niger Republic over $1.7 million stashed in house

Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, now facing trial in Nigeria for stealing pension money, is also wanted in neighbouring Niger Republic after the authorities found $1.7million cash in his house in Niamey.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

EFCC: Why Abdulrasheed Maina should not be granted bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.
Along with Benin, Niger, which shares a 1,500-kilometre (900-mile) border with Nigeria, has been badly hit by the closure of Nigeria’s border.

Nigeriens groan as Nigeria’s border closure hits hard

Along with Benin, Niger, which shares a 1,500-kilometre (900-mile) border with Nigeria, has been badly hit by the closure of Nigeria’s border.
Niger Flooding

Floods force 23,000 from their homes in Niger

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

2023 Presidency: My vote for Osinbajo not Tinubu

Why are Nigerian politicians ravished by the thought of election? They plot and machinate over it. And when they eventually get into office, they spend four years scheming for another turn instead of honouring their contract with citizens.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou, others praise Goodluck Jonathan as good example for African democracy

African leaders led by President of Niger and Chairman of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Mahamadou Issoufou, and former Liberian President, Amos Sawyer, on Wednesday paid tribute to former President Goodluck Jonathan for leaving office voluntarily and masterminding peaceful power transition, describing it as an exemplary show of leadership that should motivate those in power.

40,000 displaced Nigerians seek refuge in Niger Republic

The number of refugees from North-West Nigeria seeking safety in Niger Republic has doubled to over 40,000 persons over the last ten months.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

NIHSA: Edo, Anambra, Kebbi, Kogi, six other states at risk of flooding

River water from six of the eight countries that make up the Niger Basin has arrived Nigeria, increasing the risk of flooding in 10 states, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency alerted Nigerians on Saturday.

Top envoy leads Nigerian delegation to Burkina Faso terrorism summit

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, will lead the Nigerian delegation to the ministerial meeting of the extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government on fight against terrorism.

Nigerian Professionals: Xenophobic attacks, threat to Africa’s economic growth

Ms Omotola Adetunji, the Founder, Guild of Nigerian Professionals in South Africa (GNP-SA), says recurring attacks against foreigners in that country portends great dangers to the unity and economic prosperity of Africa.

Nine deadliest fuel tanker explosions in Africa

Here is a recap of the most deadly tanker blasts in Africa in the last decade, after at least 60 people died in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

UN urges regional communities to tap into AfCFTA to boost intra-Africa trade

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Friday urged African regional economic communities to tap into the potential of the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) Agreement.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

AfCFTA: President Buhari approves establishment of national action committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a National Action Committee (NAC) for implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, which he signed on behalf of Nigeria at the 12th Extraordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State on 7th July 2019, in Niamey, Republic of Niger.
Four soldiers and a cameraman died on Saturday night from an attack by Boko Haram on the northern shore of Lake Chad.

MNJTF: Security has improved in Lake Chad region

The security situation within the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJNTF) Area of Responsibility in the Lake Chad region has improved since the activation of OP YANCIN TAFKI on January 22, an official has said.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA: Signing of AfCFTA an error

The raging controversies over the signing of African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement by President Muhammadu Buhari got another big voice on Wednesday in person of the Director-General of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Mr Timothy Olawale.

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FAAN seeks review of service tariffs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is seeking the review of its service rates and tariff to reflect current economic realities.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

NAF offers free medical services to 3, 000 persons in Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has began free medical outreach for Mabera Community in Sokoto Metropolis, targeting 3, 000 persons in the two-day exercise.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.