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Defending Ourselves Against Atrocities – Jibrin Ibrahim

Defending Ourselves Against Atrocities – Jibrin Ibrahim

Jibrin Ibrahim, Deepening Democracy Column, Daily Trust, 19th January The Boko Haram insurgency is capturing and keeping more Nigerian territory by the day and it appears to be getting stronger and stronger. This is surprising as such insurgencies normally limit their action to guerrilla hit and run tactics because in general, they should not be […]

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Chronicle of false narratives and inconsistencies by the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls

Chronicle of false narratives and inconsistencies by the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls

16 April: Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade announces the rescue of “all 129 girls” except 8. Note: Even the number 129 is false. The correct number is 276 abducted. 57 escaped through their self-effort. 219 are still missing www.channelstv.com/2014/04/16/troops-free-girls-abducted-by-terrorists-in-chibok/ 17 April: Major-General Chris Olukolade, Defence spokesman retracts the statement about the rescue. m.aljazeera.com/se/20144185940910331 6 May: Presidency […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari wins historic election landslide

Nigeria’s Buhari wins historic election landslide

Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa’s biggest economy and one of its most turbulent democracies. As the scale of this weekend’s electoral landslide became clear, President Goodluck Jonathan called Buhari on Tuesday […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari says to ‘spare no effort’ in squashing Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Buhari says to ‘spare no effort’ in squashing Boko Haram

A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to “spare no effort” to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The 72-year-old general, who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup and campaigned as a born-again democrat, […]

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Buhari Does Unthinkable, Beats Nigeria Incumbent in Election

Buhari Does Unthinkable, Beats Nigeria Incumbent in Election

After three failed runs for the presidency, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari accomplished something few Nigerians believed possible: defeating an incumbent in an election that didn’t collapse into widespread violence. The victory by Buhari, 72, marked the first time an opposition candidate beat a sitting president since independence from the U.K. in 1960. And while […]

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Nigeria’s Naira firms 0.46 pct on parallel market after Buhari wins election

Nigeria’s Naira firms 0.46 pct on parallel market after Buhari wins election

LAGOS, April 1 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s naira firmed 0.46 percent to 217 against the dollar on Wednesday on the parallel market after opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election in Africa’s biggest economy, a black market dealer told Reuters. The dealer said he had seen little demand for dollar compared with before the polls. […]

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Nigeria’s President-Elect Buhari Says Change Has Come to Nation

Nigeria’s President-Elect Buhari Says Change Has Come to Nation

Nigeria’s incoming President Muhammadu Buhari said the nation has voted for change in an election that marks the first peaceful shift in power since the end of colonial rule in 1960. “You voted for change and now change has come,” Buhari, 72, said in his first speech on Wednesday since winning the March 28-29 presidential […]

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Nigeria automotive industry development Bill scales through

Nigeria automotive industry development Bill scales through

Nigeria automotive industry development Bill scales through Source : Daily Independent (February 21, 2015) The Nigeria Automotive Industry Development Bill 2014 on Thursday scaled through second reading at the Senate. The Committee on Trade and Investment was mandated at the end of plenary to appraise the bill and send it back to plenary within two weeks […]

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BP’s Forecast on OPEC Rebound Brightens Nigeria’s Production Outlook

BP’s Forecast on OPEC Rebound Brightens Nigeria’s Production Outlook

BP’s Forecast on OPEC Rebound Brightens Nigeria’s Production Outlook Source: bizwatchnigeria.ng (February 19, 2015) British Petroleum’s energy outlook, for the next 20 years, which was released on Wednesday, February 17, sees record demand for the OPEC oil producers crude, including Nigeria, as shale production reduces. Oil prices have dropped some 50 per cent in the […]

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Nigeria, Germany to Deepen Pact on Renewable Energy

Nigeria, Germany to Deepen Pact on Renewable Energy

Nigeria, Germany to Deepen Pact on Renewable Energy  Source: Daily Independent (February 24, 2015) Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo has stated that the bi-national conference, scheduled for October this year in Berlin, Germany, will be a platform for strengthening of co-operation between Nigeria and Germany, especially in the area of solar power. Nebo explained in […]

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