Nigeria only attracted 4% of the oil and gas investment into Africa over a four year period


NIGERIA only attracted 4% of the $75bn foreign direct investment (FDI) ploughed into Africa's oil and gas sectors during the four year period between 2015 and 2019 according to the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).



Nigerian health officials promise vaccine will arrive in the country by the end of January

NIGERIAN health officials have provided assurances that the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive the country by the end of January at the latest and a mass vaccination programme will commence immediately.



Tinubu arrives in the UK for vacation debunking claims that he tested positive for coronavirus


ALL Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has declared himself fit healthy after he arrived in the UK and debunked rumours that he had been afflicted by the Covid-19 virus saying he only came to London for a rest.



Trump suffers major setback in bid to overturn election results as Pelosi get re-elected speaker


PRESIDENT Donald Trump has suffered a major setback in his quest to get the results of last year's presidential elections overturned by the US Congress after Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the speaker of the House of Representatives yesterday.



Are the south-south governors aware of the fact that the bulk of the world’s rice is grown in delta regions?

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(1) Worldwide, about 80m hectares of irrigated lowland rice provide 75% of output

(2) Irrigated rice is grown in bunded fields or paddies, which are surrounded by a small embankment that keeps the water in. Our Niger Delta is tailor-made for this kind of rice production


Boko Haram abduct UN worker in Borno State posing as soldiers in military uniform

NIGERIA'S ongoing security crisis suffered another major setback this weekend after Boko Haram terrorists dressed in military fatigues and posing as army officers abducted a United Nations (UN) member of staff along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno State.



Nigeria grounds 100 travellers for six months for refusing to take coronavirus test

NIGERIAN government officials have published the passport numbers of 100 travellers who failed to undergo the mandatory Covid-19 test upon arriving in the country from overseas who will now be barred from travelling for six months.



Nnamdi Kanu throws his weight Benue government as it opposes turbaning of Sardauna of Otukpo


INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu has waded into the ongoing furore over the turbaning of a Sardauna of Otukpo saying he will oppose it vehemently because Benue State in part of Biafraland.



British exploration firm Panthera Resources commences drilling for gold in Nigeria

BRITISH exploration giant Panthera Resources has announced that its associated company Moydow Holdings has commenced drilling at its Paimasa Project in Nigeria in a major gold mining operation aimed at developing the country's solid minerals industry.




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