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2017-03-25 Blogger, Publisher Jailed On Defamation Charges
[CPJ] Abuja -Nigerian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo and newspaper publisher Samuel Welson, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

2017-03-25 Dangote Buys Largest Crane in Africa From China
[Leadership] Business mogul, Aliko Dangote is presently the owner of the largest crawler crane in Africa. The astute businessman bought the crane from China's number one construction company, XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd, a Company dealing in heavy machineries.

2017-03-25 Nation to Spend U.S.$143 Billion On ICT Imports By 2019
[Daily Trust] If the trend of importation of ICT products is not stopped or at least reduced to a barest minimum, Nigeria would be spending $143.8bn on ICT imports in 2019, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency [NITDA] Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim has said.

2017-03-25 Amnesty Office to Train 800 Ex-Agitators in Akwa Ibom
[Leadership] Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Office, says the office will train and empower 800 ex-agitators in agriculture and aquaculture in Akwa-Ibom.

2017-03-25 Lagos Water Corporation to Revive 42 Mini Waterworks
[Premium Times] The Managing Director of Lagos State Water Corporation, Muminu Badmus, on Friday said the corporation would resuscitate about 42 mini waterworks across the state.

2017-03-25 Our Govt On a Mission to Regenerate Lagos Island - Ambode
[Vanguard] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday revealed plans of his administration to regenerate the Lagos Island axis of the State by transforming it into the tourism hub of not just Nigeria, but Africa.

2017-03-25 Court Set to Declare Amcon's Takeover of Arik Air Void
[Vanguard] The Federal High Court in Lagos has deferred rulings till May 15, 2017 on two preliminary objections stemming from the takeover of Arik Air Limited by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria.

2017-03-25 Buhari to Attend Kano 2nd Economic Summit
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to grace the forthcoming Kano state 2nd Economic and Investment Summit slated to hold between 23th and 25th of April this year, the Chairman of the summit, Dr. Shamsudden Usman has said.

2017-03-25 Organisers to Refund Money for TV Blackout
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Football Federation has dissociated itself from the failure of a plan to have Thursday's international friendly between the Super Eagles and Teranga Lions of Senegal in London streamed live to interested Nigerians.

2017-03-24 Nigeria Introduces Visa On Arrival for Foreign Investors
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the introduction of a liberalised online Visa on Arrival (VOA) facility to the public, especially foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria.

2017-03-24 Arik Air Staff Jittery Over Looming Mass Sack
[Leadership] Palpable fears have gripped many staff of Arik Air recently taken over by Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) now at the verge of collecting their sack letters from the new management.

2017-03-24 Kaduna Airport Unsafe, Insecure - Lawmakers
[Premium Times] The House of Representatives on Thursday condemned the aviation operations at the Kaduna International Airport.

2017-03-24 State Has Over 1,000 Illegal Mining Sites - Expert
[Leadership] The President of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society(NMGS)and Chairman, Mining Implementation and Strategic Team(MIST) Professor Olugbenga Okunlola has said Nigeria has over 1000 unregulated mining sites, also known as illegal mines.

2017-03-24 Chimamanda Adichie Makes Fortune Magazine's List of 50 World Leaders
[Premium Times] Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking.

2017-03-24 SA, Nigeria Cement Economic Ties
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South Africa is optimistic about consolidating economic ties with Nigeria, says South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Louis Mnguni.

2017-03-24 The Many Flaws of President Buhari
[Daily Trust] Let me begin this piece by stating a fact. President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of tremendous goodwill among a good number of Nigerians. His unquestionable badge of integrity and passion for the emancipation of Nigeria from misrule is commendable.

2017-03-24 We Will Patronise Railway At Ports - Usman
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms Hadiza Usman has promised to prioritize the utilization of Railway Networks in the efficient distribution of cargo across the nation's Seaports in line with best practices.

2017-03-24 Troops Destroy Boko Haram IED factory, Rescue 4 Women, 6 Children
[Daily Trust] Troops have destroyed a Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) factory at Gombole village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

2017-03-24 Drug Research Institute in Darkness for Nine Months
[Premium Times] An institute established more than 36 years ago to develop drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria is presently hampered by lack of funds.

2017-03-24 Nigeria, 29 Nations Deploy Warships for Military Exercise
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Navy on Thursday deployed three warships and a helicopter in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising 29 foreign Navies.

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