Nigeria, Turkey plan joint move against terrorism

A handout picture taken and released on October 19, 2017 by the Turkish Presidential Press Office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shaking hands with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara. KAYHAN OZER / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, […]

Nigeria seeks $36 billion to complete railway projects

• Senate grills Amaechi, Adeosun over $5.5b loan request • Probes bailout, Paris Club funds The Federal Government needs a total of $36 billion to complete its rail projects across the country. The Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, disclosed this yesterday at the National Assembly just as the Senate subjected him and the Finance Minister, Kemi […]

$25b NNPC contracts not awarded, presidency insists

• Communities sue Kachikwu, others over Ogoni cleanup The presidency has dismissed the claim that $25 billion contracts were awarded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or that the amount is missing. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, no contracts were awarded by […]

Monkey Pox: 7 patients recover fully in Bayelsa

Seven out of the 13 monkey pox patients on admission at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Bayelsa have fully recovered, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. The commissioner said in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, that the seven patients had been discharged from the hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]