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Nigeria drops on Transparency’s Corruption Index, ranks 154

For the third consecutive year, Nigeria dropped in the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranking released on Tuesday by Transparency International (TI). The country scored 24 out of 100 points in the 2021 index, in a report presented to journalists by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in Abuja. The report said Nigeria currently ranks […]

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Mixed reactions trail ‘Goodbye Nigeria’ trend on Twitter

Nigerians on Twitter have begun a ‘Goodbye Nigeria’ trend to comment on the rate at which youths are leaving the country. As part of the trend, Nigerians who have departed the country shared their pictures at the airport or in a foreign country, with the caption ‘Goodbye Nigeria’. Other associated words in line with the […]

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Chinese banks to commence operations in Nigeria soon

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchin, has said he is holding talks with Chinese banks to set up operations in Nigeria to boost Nigeria’s economy and expand trade relations between the two nations. Mr. Jianchin disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing journalists during the commemoration of the 2021 Chinese Moon Festival and […]

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FG Approves 5G Policy for Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the controversial Fifth Generation Networks Policy otherwise known as 5G for the nation. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Patami, who disclosed this Wednesday while speaking with newsmen at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, also revealed that […]

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FG to partner Hungarian firm to produce aircraft in Nigeria

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with the Magnus Aircraft Manufacturing Industry in Hungary to establish an assembling plant and later start aircraft manufacturing in Nigeria. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, expressed the government’s intention during an inspection visit to the aircraft industry in Pogany, Hungary, according to a statement on […]

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Nigeria Shuts UK High Commission As Diplomats Test Positive For COVID-19

THE Nigerian High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), has been shut after officials tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the letter from the High Commission, the closure will last 10 days, beginning from Thursday, when the strains of the deadly disease were detected in the diplomats.  The embassy did not name the concerned officials […]

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Tokyo 2021: 10 Nigerians top list of athletes ineligible to compete at the games

Twenty unnamed athletes are ineligible to compete in the Tokyo Olympics after failing to meet anti-doping guidelines, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced Wednesday. The test’s results listed Nigeria the most, with 10 competitors unable to represent the country out of the 23 it entered for the Games. Athletes from “Category A” countries — or those considered to […]

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