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Nigeria inflation drops to 8 percent

The figure is the lowest in five years although experts predicted a lower rate. Nigeria’s Composite Price Index, CPI, measuring the average change in the prices of goods and services, otherwise called inflation rate, decreased further as expected in September, shedding 0.2 percent from the previous month to reach 8 percent year-on-year basis. Financial Derivatives […]

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FCTA farmers benefit from N500 million agricultural loans

The credit is under the CBN’s agricultural development scheme. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has disbursed over N500 million to farmers under the agriculture loan scheme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as part of measures to boost agriculture development and food supply in the territory. The FCTA said it has […]

Patience Jonathan honoured with doctorate degree in South Korea

Wife of Nigeria’s president, Patience Jonathan, on Thursday added one more Honorary Doctorate degree to her gallery after a South Korean University honoured her. It is Mrs. Jonathan’s fourth doctorate since becoming Nigeria’s First Lady. The awarding institution, Hansei University, said they honoured Mrs. Jonathan because she had worked “hard for many good causes.” “She’s […]

The Battle of Addis Ababa: Between the Eagles and the Antelopes, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

PREMIUM TIMES sports analyst, Adegbenro Adebanjo, does an expert review of Sunday’s World Cup playoff between the Super Eagles of Nigeria  and the Antelopes of Ethiopia, concluding that Sunday’s match will be a difficult assignment for the  Eagles. ——————————————————- The die is cast. And the hopes of millions of compatriots who follow football with dizzying passion […]

Ghana becomes first country to launch national yam strategy

Ghana has taken a major step ahead of other yam-producing nations with the launch of a strategy for the development of the yam industry from farm to market. This follows the global conference on yams held in Accra on 3-6 October and ongoing strategic development for the sector. The national yam strategy puts yam in […]

NNPC refutes owing FAAC N2.3 trillion

The Corporation said it has paid all its dues. The management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Sunday refuted a statement credited to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo that the Corporation owes the Federation Account about N2.3 trillion. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Acting Group General Manager, […]

UN team begins removal of Syria chemical weapons

Syria’s chemical stockpile is expected to be completely removed in 2014. An international team of experts has begun the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. The mission, established under a United Nations resolution, is being overseen by a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The resolution followed an agreement between Russia […]

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ASUU strike: NUT urges Federal Government to resolve strike

Teachers in Sokoto marked the World Teachers’ Day.

Jonathan urges Nigerian teachers to be agents of positive change

Mr. Jonathan declared the 2013 World Teachers’ Day in Abuja open.

Rivers mourns former Speaker

Tonye Harry died while going for treatment.

Jonathan to inaugurate Advisory Committee on National Dialogue October 7

The 13-member committee is headed by a former senator, Femi Okunrounmu.

Nigeria Army still investigating Boko Haram leader, Shekau’s video- Spokesman

The Army said it was yet to verify the authenticity of the video.

Lagos Plane Crash: PDP calls for investigation

The UPP expressed shock at the crash.

APC cancels reception for Tinubu in honour of plane crash victims

Former Lagos governor returns to Nigeria after knee surgery abroad.

NANS Protest

Nigeria polytechnic lecturers, ASUP, resume indefinite strike

The union is alleging unfairness in the treatment of polytechnic graduates.

PREMIUM TIMES Columnist, Pius Adesanmi, for Centre for Change’s maiden lecture

The lecture is expected to be graced by eminent Nigerians such Wole Soyinka and Itse Sagay.

Crashed aircraft manufactured in 1990, says Associated airline

Associated airline says last maintenance work was on June 14.

Russia charges 2 Greenpeace activists with piracy

Twenty eight others are expected to be charged soon. Russian authorities charged two Greenpeace activists with piracy on Wednesday over protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by state-controlled energy company, Gazprom, the environmental group said. The piracy charges, which Greenpeace said were absurd, are punishable by up to 15 years in prison. […]

Nigerian stock exchange report Monday, 30 September 2013: Guinness tops gainers chart

Guinness topped gainers chart after Monday’s transaction on the Nigerian stock exchange trading floor, gaining N12.70, at the close of the day’s transactions. The firm’s share price rose from N254.00 to N266.70. It was followed by FO, which gained N1.69 closing at N37.39 up from N35.70. Nigerian Breweries was third on the top five chart, […]

Amnesty International tasks government on protection of students, schools in Northern Nigeria

Boko Haram attacks schools.

Atiku worried over alleged planned crackdown on Baraje-led PDP members

Atiku says criminalisation of legitimate dissent would turn country to police state.

Jonathan to address the Nation at 7 a.m. on Tuesday

Nigeria marks her 53rd year of Independence on Tuesday.

Discordant tunes in PDP over 20 million-man march

The PDP spokesperson dissociated the party from the march.

Okiro directs Nigeria police IG to investigate alleged molestation of female officer

A female police officer was allegedly stripped by a businessman in Anambra.

Nigeria at 53: We will overcome our challenges- Northern Governors

Nigeria’s 53rd independence anniversary comes up on Tuesday.