Articles tagged 'nigeria'

Tekno's gig cancelled 23 November 2017 HARARE - Nigerian star Tekno's maiden concert in Zimbabwe which was scheduled for Alexandra Sports Club in Harare tonight has been cancelled yet again. In a statement last night, Triplife Entertainment, the organisers of the gig, confirmed the cancellation of the highly-anticipated show. “P...
Nigerian star Tekno's show on tomorrow 23 November 2017 HARARE - Nigerian star Tekno's concert will go ahead as scheduled tomorrow at Alexandra Sports Club, TripleLife Entertainment, which is organising the show, has said. Early this week, TripleLife said they had indefinitely postponed Tekno's concert in Zimbabwe citing what it described as an “el...
Biti set to speak at Obasanjo's book launch 13 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's former Finance minister Tendai Biti will today speak at the launch of a book titled 'Making Africa Work'. The book was co-authored by former Nigerian president chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Greg Mills who heads the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, Jeffrey Herbst an America...
Nigeria's Buhari leads first cabinet meeting in five months 31 August 2017 LAGOS - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has led his first cabinet meeting today in five months after receiving medical treatment in the UK for an undisclosed illness. The 74-year-old returned to Nigeria from London last week, but has been working from home following complaints of a rodent...
Nigerians upbeat over ailing president's return from London 21 August 2017 LAGOS - Nigerians on Sunday celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services after his prolonged absence abroad for medical treatment, a period that stoked tension in a divided nation. Early morning services were held in churches across the vast west African count...
Nigeria 'in a state of emergency' 5 July 2017 LAGOS - The speaker of Nigeria's lower chamber, the House of Representatives, has said the deployment of the armed forces in more than 28 states means the country is effectively under a state of emergency. Yakubu Dogara said it was worrying that the armed forces have virtually taken over routi...
Nigeria denies Buhari jet costs $5 000 a day 29 June 2017 LAGOS - A spokesperson for Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that a presidential jet has been parked at a London airport for more than seven weeks, but has denied that this is costing the government $5,000 (£4,000) a day. Mr Buhari has been in the UK for medical treatment for ...
Ailing President Buhari sends message to Nigerians 26 June 2017 ABUJA - Nigeria's sick president Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly released an audio message in which he gives an Eid greeting. Buhari is currently in London where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. According to This Day, this was the first time in eight weeks that Nigerian...
Nigerian leader "recuperating fast" 6 June 2017 LAGOS - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is "recuperating fast" from his illness, his wife Aisha Buhari has said. She made the comments after a trip to London, where her husband is being treated for an unspecified illness. Buhari, 74, left for London nearly a month ago - his second trip...
Nigeria president back in UK for treatment 8 May 2017 LAGOS - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking fresh treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. His health has been a major cause of concern in a country where there are fears that a power vacuum could affect its recovery from recession. In a brief message, the president said ...
Ailing Buhari misses another meeting 4 May 2017 LAGOS - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has missed his third cabinet meeting in a row amid ongoing questions about the state of his health. He has not been seen in public for more than a week. His wife Aisha Buhari had tweeted on Tuesday that her husband was not as sick as is being per...
Dangote deal pie in the sky 30 April 2017 HARARE - It's been two years since Africa's richest man, Nigerian billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote, jetted into the country in a highly-publicised investment deal, but nothing has come to fruition. The so-called “mega deal” has remained pie-in-the-sky that occasionally pops up in lapdog State ...
Nigeria VP to continue as acting president despite Buhari's return 10 March 2017 LAGOS - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he will not resume power immediately and instead leave his deputy in charge after returning from nearly two months' medical leave in Britain. A Nigerian Air Force jet carrying the 74-year-old landed at the airport in the northern city...
Nigeria's Buhari remains in London as wife returns to Abuja 14 February 2017 ABUJA - The wife of Nigeria’s president, Aisha Buhari jetted back to the country on Saturday amid speculation over Buhari’s health. Local media reported that after having stayed with Buhari for a short while in London, she went to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia where she performed Umrah (Lesser H...
Nigeria to spend $10bn to end 'oil war' 28 October 2016 LAGOS - Nigeria will invest $10bn (£8bn) in its oil-rich south to end an insurgency by militants, the oil minister has said. The money would be used to build infrastructure, including roads and railways, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said. Militant attacks have severely disrupted oil production, fu...
Outrage over Buhari's 'sexist' remark 21 October 2016 LAGOS - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari did not take kindly Friday to reports his wife may not support his re-election: The first lady's place is the kitchen, he said. Buhari's blatantly sexist remark came during a Berlin news conference with one of the world's most powerful women, German ...
Man arrested for naming dog after Nigeria's president Buhari 25 August 2016 LAGOS - A Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painted the name on both sides of the dog was arrested for breach of the peace. Joe Fortemose Chinakwe walked Buhari in an area where support for the president was high, police said. Officers said they were worrie...
South Africa now Africa's biggest economy 12 August 2016 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has regained the title of Africa's largest economy, two years after Nigeria rebased its GDP to claim the spot, according to IMF data. A recalculation using current exchange rates put South Africa on top because the rand has strengthened against the dollar. Nigeri...
Chiyangwa invited to Nigeria 18 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association president Philip Chiyangwa has been invited to Nigeria by is counterpart Amaju Pinnick for a meeting with Fifa boss Gianni Infantino this weekend. Infantino and the new Fifa secretary-general Fatma Samoura will be arriving in Abuja this Saturday. “This...
Buhari questions naira devaluation 28 June 2016 LAGOS - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday frowned at the decision to devalue the naira, saying devaluation is of no benefit to the country. This is despite the implementation of the flexible exchange rate policy, which has resulted in the devaluation of the nation’s currency. Speaking at...
The Big Boss is gone 9 June 2016 LAGOS - Nigeria football legend Stephen Keshi has died suddenly at the age of 54. One of African football's best-known figures, the ex-Super Eagles captain is one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and a coach. NFF president Amaju Pinnick: "This is devastating. We ...
Nigerian anger at 'criminal' price hike 12 May 2016 LAGOS - Nigeria's trade union federation has said it will resist what it calls the "criminal" 67% rise in the petrol price, as fuel subsidies are removed. The government announced on Wednesday that the price was to increase in a bid to ease crippling fuel shortages. The Nigeria Labour Congr...
Nigeria's Buhari demands back stolen money in UK 11 May 2016 LONDON - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding "any apology from anybody" after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country "fantastically corrupt". Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen ass...
Nigeria 'lost $15bn in fake arms deals' 3 May 2016 LAGOS - About $15bn (£10bn) was stolen from the fight against militant Islamists in Nigeria under the previous government, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said. The money was diverted through fraudulent arms contracts, he added. Several allies of ex-President Goodluck have been put on tria...
Nigeria's Wizkid to perform in Zim 10 March 2016 HARARE - Nigerian music star Wizkid has confirmed his first-ever concert in Zimbabwe to be held at Old Hararians Sports Club on April 8. The Ojuelegba hit-maker, who is currently on tour in the United States of America, revealed on Twitter that Zimbabwe will be part of his African tour. Twe...