Nigerians spent N1.2bn in cinemas for July, August

By Anita Eboigbe Nigerians spent over 1, 294, 602, 827 billion naira watching movies in the cinemas for July and August. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figures are according to data provided by the cinemas and compiled by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN). Following its lead in June, ‘Bling Lagosians’ […]

How Nigeria spends $1.2bn to import fish annually – Emefiele

By Mustapha Sumaila The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele says about 1.2 billion dollars worth of fish is imported into the country annually. Emefiele disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday while briefing some state Governors and the media on the feat recorded so far in agriculture for economic growth. He […]

Group hails Buhari for sustaining the amnesty programme

The Nigerian Diaspora Professionals Forum (NDPF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his ‘determined effort’ to sustain the amnesty program to improve security and stability in the Niger Delta. Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Vice President of the organisation Dr. Abdalla Hussein who was part of a fact-finding mission to the Niger […]

MC Oluomo: Our position – UNILAG

Management of the University of Lagos, Akoka, released a statement on Friday to clear the air on the controversial banner displaying the picture of Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (a.k.a MC Oluomo), Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State chapter, along with other invited special guests to a colloquium on its campus. […]

Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists flee hideouts to Sudan, CAR

Musa said that the combined onslaught by the troops of Nigerian Army and Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the region on the identified hideouts of the terrorist was responsible for the exodus. He said that there were credible reports from very reliable sources, indicating massive movements of the criminal groups out of the area […]

Nigerian returns $80K bitcoins transferred to him in error

A Nigerian who found $80,000 dollar’s worth of bitcoin had been mistakenly transferred to him, has returned it to the owner. Keith Mali Chung woke up to find 7.8 bitcoins in his account. That is the equivalent of $80,000 or €72,302. He immediately began trying to track down the owner of the bitcoins. Bitcoin is […]

Nigerian Govt moves to preserve railway heritage

The Federal Government is fully aware of the importance of preserving the history of the Nigerian Railway heritage, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said. Amaechi said this when he received the Managing Director, International Railway Heritage Consultancy Ltd., Mr. Steve Davies, in Abuja on Thursday. He added that retaining the country’s railway […]

‘Game of Thrones’ seeks record in final Emmys battle

“Game of Thrones” will seek to make Emmy history one final time Sunday when television’s best and brightest gather at a glamorous ceremony in Los Angeles to bid farewell to a number of long-running hit shows. Despite its misfiring finale which divided fans, the fantasy epic about feuding families and flame-shooting dragons secured a whopping […]

Troops rescue eight kidnap victims in Kaduna

Troops of Operation Whirl Punch of One Division of the Nigerian Army have rescued eight kidnapped victims in Kaduna State after a long gun battle with the kidnappers. A communique from the one division states that the victims were travelling from Kano to Ilorin in Kwara State when their vehicle was intercepted by bandits, who […]

Four Nigerian companies begin local production of milk

In line with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy to discourage the importation of milk, four dairy products manufacturers have commenced the process for the local production of milk, an official has said. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, who announced in Abuja on Thursday, gave the names of the companies. They are Friesland Campina […]