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2017-09-24 Where is Biafran Leader Nnamdi Kanu?
[This Day] The sudden disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and members of his immediate family since the invasion of his home by soldiers has become a major talking point in the South-east of Nigeria.

2017-09-24 Controversy Trails Uber Drivers' Operations At Abuja Airport
[Premium Times] The operations of Uber drivers have come under attack at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, following resistance from the resident car hire service providers.

2017-09-24 Those Seeking to Scrap NGOs Are Democracy's Enemies - Group
[Vanguard] The Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a justice reform and human rights organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shun the proposed Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, regulation bill in the works at the National Assembly, describing it as "draconian, wicked and dangerous."

2017-09-24 Buhari's Speech At UN General Assembly
[Daily Trust] On Tuesday last week, September 19, President Muhammadu Buhari delivered a speech on Nigeria's behalf at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. A day before he delivered it, some mischief makers concocted and circulated a fake "Buhari's speech" on the social media. Full text of the real speech was later posted by the Presidency after Buhari delivered it.

2017-09-24 Flipsides of a Dull Coin... Patience Jonathan Clocks 60
[This Day] Those who summon the storm must never cringe from a storm cloud. But having beckoned the storm, Patience Jonathan cringes from its ravage like a spaniel fleeing the gusts of a snowstorm. While her husband, Goodluck Jonathan, was President, Patience wore chaos like a crown and stirred the hornet's nest with reckless abandon.

2017-09-24 Kanu Should Listen to Elders - Commodore Ochulor
[Daily Trust] Enugu -Air Commodore Luke C. Ochulor fought on the Biafran side during the civil war. In this interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, the former military administrator of Delta State spoke on the pro-Biafra agitation, Arewa youth quit notice to Igbo residents in northern Nigeria, the clamour to restructure the country and other important national issues.

2017-09-24 Ethnic Pride and Prejudice in Nigeria
[This Day] Riddle: name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being "arrogant" and "clannish". I will give you one or two clues to make things easier. They are perceived by others as thinking and acting like they are God's greatest gift to Nigeria. They think they are by far superior to the other ethnic groups. Give them a space in public office and they will take a yard, filling every available position with people from their ethnic group. Even the gateman, the cook and the cleaner will be from their own part of the c

2017-09-24 Huge NPLS, Fragile Economic Growth to Top Agenda At MPC Meeting Monday
[This Day] When the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) meets tomorrow and Tuesday, issues bordering on huge non-performing loans in banks and weak economic growth would top the agenda for discussion, analysts have suggested.

2017-09-24 No Hope We Will Survive
[Vanguard] Decades ago, cancer was among rare diseases in Nigeria. Today the story has changed. The situation is so bad that almost every day there are new cases in various hospitals across the country. It is almost becoming like malaria.

2017-09-24 The Phenomenon of Biafra (IX)
[Vanguard] One thing is certain: the killing of Ndigbo in 1966 left very deep physical and psychological wounds on the Igbo, making them to begin considering seriously the desirability of creating an independent nation for themselves since their belongingness to Nigeria had been put into serious question by recent events particularly in northern Nigeria.

2017-09-24 What Is in a Name? Ask Donald Trump
[Vanguard] When last week the President of the United States of America created a new "Nambia" country in the African continent, we all laughed and questioned his intelligence.

2017-09-24 Nnamdi Kanu Missed the Target - Bishop Mike Okonkwo
[Vanguard] Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, was born on September 6, 1945 into the family of Pa Okonkwo of Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. He started his primary education at Salvation Army Primary School, Enugu, but later moved to Ijero Baptist Primary School, Ebute Metta, Lagos.

2017-09-24 Entertainment, Media Revenue to Hit U.S.$6.4 Billion in 2021 - PwC
[This Day] A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has said the Nigerian entertainment and media market revenue, which rose to $3.6 billion in 2016 would increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2 per cent to $6.4 billion in 2021.

2017-09-24 Buhari At UN General Assembly - a Postscript
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari's speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday was accompanied by mixed feelings at home and abroad. Omololu Ogunmade gives a dispassionate analysis of the speech.

2017-09-24 Irish President to Visit
[This Day] Indications have emerged that the Irish President Michael D. Higgins may visit Nigeria soon. As part of the outcome of the presentation of the letter of credence by Nigeria's new Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Dr. (Mrs.) Uzoma Elizabeth Emenike, recently in Dublin, a suggestion was made that President Higgins should pay a state visit to Nigeria, which the latter said he would seriously consider.

2017-09-23 Relief As Opec Extends Exemption From Oil Production Cut
[This Day] Yenagoa -The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries in Vienna, Austria, yesterday extended its exemption from crude oil production cut, thus endorsing the country's position hat the exemption granted it at the November 2016 Ministerial Conference and extended by the May Ministerial Conference should be sustained until it stabilises its crude oil production.

2017-09-23 Minister Demands Reform of IMF, World Bank
[Premium Times] Nigeria has demanded the reform of the Bretton Wood Institutions to make them responsive to the needs of developing countries and also reflect the realities of the 21st century.

2017-09-23 Shady Steel Negotiations Allegedly Brokered by Minister
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has, through the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, been mediating in a multi-million deal that apparently violates a Supreme Court ruling, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

2017-09-23 We've Stabilised South East - Army
[This Day] Expect more Operation Python Dance across the nation PANDEF kicks, urges military to halt action

2017-09-23 Police Arrest NAN Journalist
[Premium Times] The Benue Police Command has arrested Emmanuel Atswen, a reporter of the News Agency of Nigeria, over a report on the protest by IDPs at the International Market camp in Makurdi.

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