How increased energy demand can grow Africa’s economy – Report
The IEA report advises African governments to shift to more renewable energy sources.
Why Finance Bill 2019 is crucial to Nigeria’s economic growth – Finance Minister
The bill, which President Muhammadu Buhari presented to the National Assembly on October 14, has already passed the second reading at the Senate.
Top Ganduje critic Dadiyata clocks 100 days in captivity
Abubakar Idris was abducted from home on August 2. More than 100 days later, his family fears chances his release are waning.
Court disqualifies APC deputy governorship candidate in Bayelsa
Lawyers disagree on the implication of the judgement on Saturday’s Bayelsa election.
Activist alleges SSS offered bribe to stop Sowore protests
Nigerian activists besieged the SSS headquarters to demand the release of Mr Sowore from illegal detention on Tuesday.
Pneumonia Day: Why Nigerian govt should pay more attention to child-killer disease
Nigeria has the highest number of pneumonia deaths globally, as 162,000 Nigerian children under the age of five died from it in 2018.
Only seven out of 37 Nigerian states fully implement contributory pension — PENCOM
Most states default either with regular and up-to-date remittance of pension contributions, the establishment of a pension bureau or enactment of pension law.
National Assembly to pass 2020 budget on November 28 – Lawan
Lawan said the Senate committees have concluded their work on the budget defence with Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerians suffer from poor electricity regulation
While the electricity regulator, NERC, says it is doing its best, consumers lament how its ineffectiveness is affecting them.
Cost of treatment drug for Tuberculosis slashed 70%
The cost of the drug, rifapentine, will be cut from U.S. $45 to $15 dollars for a recommended three-month course of treatment in 100 nations.
6.5m Nigerian women now use modern contraceptives — Report
The report estimates that as a result of the increased use in the country, over 2.3 million unintended pregnancies have been prevented.
Nigeria’s new anti-rape law still can’t help victims much
The number of reported rape cases is rising in Nigeria, but only a few victims are getting justice because of the restrictions and burden the law imposes on them.
Nigerians living with disabilities narrate how discrimination ended dreams (2)
Despite a new law signed in January to prohibit discrimination, affected Nigerians say they are still sidelined.
Counsel accuses EFCC of withholding evidence in alleged N170 million contract fraud
The counsel to the petitioner wrote to the EFCC to raise concerns.
Oyo Governorship: Appeal Court rules in favour of APC but leaves Makinde in office
The court said the judgement of the tribunal was ‘perverse’ and therefore set it aside.
SSS plotting to file fresh charges against Sowore — Falana
The secret police has refused to comply with a federal judge order to release the Sahara Reporters’ publisher.
NYSC Director-General speaks on skirt for trouser controversy
“For the avoidance of doubt, the scheme has maintained one dress code since May 22, 1973 when it was established.”
Two weeks later, kidnapped Appeal Court judge remains in captivity
The judge, Chioma Nwosu of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal, was abducted on October 29.
Nigerian agency seeks partnership with PREMIUM TIMES to strengthen its operations
A PREMIUM TIMES editor describes the meeting ”as a leadership virtue whereby government agencies and media come together to help the country”.
Nigerian govt grants NCC more time to resolve illegal data deduction
The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) had asked for an extension of the five days ultimatum issued it to resolve issues of illegal data deduction.