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American Embassy Apologises To Stranded Nigerian Visa Applicants

Dayo Emmanuel The American Embassy in Abuja has apologised to thousands of Nigerian visa applicants over the closure of its centres in Abuja and Lagos. In a statement issued on Monday, the Embassy regrets thousands of applicants from Nigeria would not be attended to due to the government shutdown in the United States. “Due to the current U.S. government shutdown, …

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Babies Born In Nigeria Can Only Live For 55 Years—UNICEF

—-As Country Welcomes 25,685 Babies On New Year’s Day Tayo Olanipekun A child born in Nigeria today is likely to live for only 55 years which is now the life expectancy in the country, UNICEF has revealed. The Nigerian child can only live a year longer than his contemporaries in Chad and the Central African Republic, not expected to live …

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Nigeria Drops On World Bank’s Ease Of Doing Business Ranking

Nigeria has dropped a spot on the latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking. The bank released the report themed ‘Doing Business 2019: A Year of Record Reforms, Rising’ on Wednesday. In the 2017 edition of the report, Nigeria moved 24 places from its 2016 spot of 169 to 145. Advertisement In the 2018 edition, Nigeria ranked 146. Mali …

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Report: Nigeria Goes One Step Higher On FDI Attractiveness Ranking

A new report by EY Africa says Nigeria has improved on attracting foreign direct investments. The Africa Attractiveness report, which was released on Monday and titled Turning Tides, said Nigeria got 25% more FDI projects in 2017 compared to 2016. “In line with its recovery from recession in 2017, Nigeria garnered 25% more FDI projects. According to the World Bank, …

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Nigeria’s Economy Is Moving In A Positive Direction


The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma on Thursday in Indonesia told a global audience that the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 – 2020), is moving Nigeria’s economy in a positive direction. Senator Udoma, who was speaking at the presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook Report for Sub-Africa, …

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Nigeria’s Entertainment, Media Revenue To Hit $9.9bn In 2022-PWC

Tayo Olanipekun A 21.5 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is anticipated in the revenue of the nation’s Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry,bringing the earnings to $9.9bn in 2022, a report has shown. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 – 2022: An African perspective,’ released today, this growth is due to the fact that Africa’s entertainment …

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Nigeria, 9th Most Dangerous Country For Women — Report

Nigeria has been named the ninth most dangerous country for women in the latest report released by Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday. Nigeria made the list alongside India, which tops the list, DR Congo, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Somalia, no thanks to poor ratings in cases of sexual violence, cultural practices, and human trafficking. Other countries polled to have bad records …

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Our Policies Helped FG Recover, Save N283bn In 3 Years—Finance Minister

Tayo Olanipekun Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, said measures introduced by the government have in the last three years helped the nation in recovering billions of naira in looted public funds, tax recovery and also in reducing the cost of running public offices. A total of N283, 071,347,302 has been recovered as well as saved as a result of the …

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Nigeria Must Learn From China To Reap Demography Dividend -Ahonsi


Representative of the United Nations on United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in China, Dr. Babatunde Ahonsi has called on Nigeria and other African countries to learn from China in order to reap the dividend of demography. Ahonsi who spoke during a talk show on China Global Television Network on Thursday said, “We need to learn the lesson from countries like …

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