Remittances to Nigeria from the diaspora rose every year over the last decade from $16.93 billion in 2006 to $20.83 billion in 2014. And in 2016, remittances by Nigerians abroad were over $35 billion, the highest in Africa and the third largest in the world.
The Senate resolved to among other things lead a delegation of Nigerian Legislators to the South African parliament to address the issue of Xenophobia.
The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said that almost 1.4 million children are at risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year in Nigeria and three other countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged African leaders to ensure socio-political stability in their countries to help achieve peace and speedy regional and sub-regional integration in Africa. Buhari stated this…
By Chikezie Omeje Nigeria may continue to lose about 177,000 infants below age five annually due to poor administration of pneumonia vaccines. On Tuesday, November15, 2016 Ramat Useni was getting…
A new global impunity index has revealed that Nigeria is the 12th out of 13 countries where journalists are murdered without their killers being brought to justice.
Mr. Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) was the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he governed Singapore from 1959-1990. In January 1966, he visited Nigeria as part of the Commonwealth delegation to discuss Rhodesia’s unilateral declarations of independence. Rhodesia is now called Zimbabwe. He stayed in Lagos like all the Commonwealth leaders for three days. It was after their departure that Nigeria’s Prime Minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, was assassinated.
The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has released data suggesting that the growth rate of the Nigerian economy is likely to beat the IMF prediction of -1.8% for the full year 2016.
Nigeria and Sudan have agreed to strengthen their media relations in order to improve the image of Africa in the global scene.
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Monday announced a further donation in humanitarian assistance worth about $138 million to war-torn South Sudan.