Nigeria
  • 4th Nigeria-Botswana Joint Permanent Commission meeting opens in Abuja
    18 october 2018 09:16:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The 4th session of Nigeria-Botswana Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation (BNJPCC) opened in Abuja on Wednesday with Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, saying that both countries have signed agreements on cultural cooperation and diplomatic relations as part of efforts to deepen bilateral relations. Full text...
  • Regional experts validate result of ECONEC's study on cost of elections in West Africa
    17 october 2018 11:10:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - After two days of deliberations in Abuja, regional election experts have validated the outcome of the study on the Cost of Elections in West Africa, commissioned by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), with concrete recommendations to make elections more cost-effective, yet credible and democracy, sustainable in the region. Full text...
  • UN chief ‘appalled’ by killing of aid worker in Nigeria; calls for release of remaining hostages
    17 october 2018 04:53:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria. He said he was “appalled” by her death on Monday. Full text...
  • Boko Haram slammed for killing humanitarian aid worker
    16 october 2018 14:45:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Global human rights body, Amnesty International, and Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday condemned the killing of a staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ms Hauwa Liman, by the Boko Haram terrorist group. Full text...
  • Inflation rate rises in Nigeria
    16 october 2018 13:45:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index, (CPI) which measured inflation for September increased to 11.28 per cent (year-on-year) from 11.23 per cent recorded in August. Full text...
  • Nigeria condemns killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram
    16 october 2018 08:20:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian government has said it is shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.Full text...
  • ECONEC advocates cost-effective election management in West Africa
    16 october 2018 04:55:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called on electoral management bodies (EMBs) in the region to reappraise election funding towards making the electoral process more cost-effective but at the same time, free, fair and credible. Full text...
  • ICRC appeals for release of its staff under threat of Boko Haram execution
    15 october 2018 12:03:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has made an urgent public appeal to the Nigerian Government, communities and individuals with influence to work toward the release of two committed medical workers abducted in north-eastern Nigeria earlier this year. Full text...
  • Nigerian Air Force gunships kill several Boko Haram terrorists
    15 october 2018 10:47:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday said its helicopter gunships “neutralised several (Boko Haram) terrorists” at their hideout in Bogum, Borno State, on Sunday. Full text...
  • Nigeria's Army says six soldiers injured in clash with Boko Haram
    14 october 2018 10:52:25
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army says that six of its soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries when its troops repelled a Boko Haram attack on its base in Arege, Borno State, northeast Nigeria on Friday. Full text...
  • Nigeria's main opposition party, CSOs reject Buhari's travel ban
    14 october 2018 10:41:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and civil society organisations on Sunday rejected the travel ban on over 50 high-profile Nigerians and said it should be immediately lifted and the order rescinded.Full text...
  • Nigerian Army, UN agency to promote humanitarian principles in insurgency operations
    14 october 2018 10:11:23
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army is to partner with the United Nations Office for the Coordination Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to develop capacity that will enhance their professionalism in promoting humanitarian principles and conduct during insurgency. Full text...
  • EU provides 1m Euros for flood victims in Nigeria
    14 october 2018 10:03:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The European Commission has mobilised one million Euros to support the victims of the current flooding across the country. Full text...
  • Buhari places travel ban on over 50 top Nigerians
    13 october 2018 18:16:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government has placed over 50 top Nigerians on the security watch list and directed the Nigeria Immigration Service and other security agencies to ensure that the affected individuals “do not sneak out of the country” as they are on a travel ban. Full text...
  • ECOWAS, INEC discuss preparations for Nigeria's 2019 polls
    13 october 2018 14:00:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A delegation of the ECOWAS Commission has met with the leadership of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to discuss preparations for the country’s 2019 general elections and how to step Full text...
  • Armed group in northeast Nigeria release 833 children
    12 october 2018 20:05:41
    Maiduguri, Nigeria (PANA) – UNICEF, the UN children's fund, has welcomed the release of 833 children from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children. Full text...
  • Nigerian Air Force jets destroy Boko Haram training camp
    12 october 2018 11:46:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday said its fighter jets have destroyed a Boko Haram terrorist training camp in Malkonory, Borno State, in northeast Nigeria.Full text...
  • Guterres ‘deeply saddened’ by loss of life in Nigeria floods
    11 october 2018 20:16:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday he is “deeply saddened”, as the Government of Nigeria announced that some 200 people have died, and a further 1,310 injured, due to flooding across a dozen states. Overall, around two million have been affected, a UN statement said. Full text...
  • Nigerian govt worries about continued closure of Nigerian businesses in Ghana
    11 october 2018 16:43:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government on Thursday expressed reservations over the continued closure of Nigerian-owned businesses in Ghana, two weeks after Ghanaian President Koffi Nana-Akudo, gave the order to reopen them.Full text...
  • Nigeria pledges support for implementing ECOWAS labour programmes
    10 october 2018 09:17:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government has pledged to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in the implementation of its labour and employment programmes and policies within the sub-region. Full text...
  • India, Nigeria to sign MoU on counter-terrorism
    09 october 2018 18:44:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – India and Nigeria would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding MoU) on Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, visiting Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Mobashar Jawed Akbar said in Abuja on Tuesday.Full text...
  • ECOWAS to punish member States disregarding rulings of ECOWAS Court of Justice
    08 october 2018 16:58:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) –The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said in Abuja on Monday it will punish member States that are in the habit of disregarding and disobeying judgments of the ECOWAS Court of Justice. Full text...
  • 2-day India-West Africa business conclave begins in Abuja
    08 october 2018 16:45:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A two-day India-West Africa Business conclave began Monday in Abuja with stakeholders saying stable power supply in West Africa and stronger trade cooperation would aid the development of the sub-region. Full text...
  • ECOWAS engages Nigerian political stakeholders on conflict-free 2019 elections
    08 october 2018 09:07:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The second of five workshops planned by the ECOWAS Commission for Nigerian political actors and civil society groups on the use of dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related disputes and conflicts opens on Tuesday in Benin City, capital of Edo State, in the south-south geo-political zone. Full text...
  • Top UN officials say more support needed to ease humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
    07 october 2018 05:05:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The top United Nations relief and development officials on Saturday called for national and international partners to step up support for humanitarian efforts in north-eastern Nigeria and help millions of people rebuild their lives in the region that has been ravaged by Boko Haram’s near decade-long insurgency.Full text...
  • Nigerian Defence Academy honours AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina
    05 october 2018 15:04:40
    Kaduna, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), the country’s leading military and academic institution, has conferred honorary doctorate degrees in Management Science on three prominent individuals, including the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina. Full text...
  • ECONEC, OSIWA strengthening cooperation to consolidate democracy in West Africa
    05 october 2018 13:36:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) have reaffirmed their commitment to the pursuit of credible elections towards aimed at consolidating democracy in the region. Full text...
  • 19 killed in renewed attacks in Nigeria's Plateau state
    05 october 2018 10:42:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – About 19 persons, including a family of seven, have been confirmed dead after gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen launched an attack on Ariri community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, Northcentral Nigeria. Full text...
  • India, ECOWAS member-States business leaders meet in Abuja on Monday
    05 october 2018 10:34:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – More than 200 delegates from over 15 West African countries and 70 business representatives from India will from Monday next week converge in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, for a two-day India-West Africa Business conclave. Full text...
  • UN steps up disease prevention efforts as heavy floods affect Nigeria
    05 october 2018 05:39:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - With over 826,000 people affected by heavy flooding affecting most of Nigeria, humanitarian agencies continue to step up efforts to provide life-saving assistance, especially basic medical care, which is essential to prevent disastrous epidemics. Full text...
  • Nigeria's out of school children rises from 10.5 to 13.2million
    04 october 2018 17:01:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A survey has shown that the population of out of school children in Nigeria has risen from 10.5 million to 13.2 million. Full text...
  • Africa’s annual loss through illicit financial flows jumps to US$80 billion
    04 october 2018 16:52:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Africa’s annual loss through illicit financial flows (IFFs) has increased from US$50 billion in 2015 to over US$80 billion, former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, has saidFull text...
  • Nigeria, Pakistan to strengthen military cooperation
    04 october 2018 16:41:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army has indicated its interest to collaborate with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on training, intelligence, radio communication and logistics support among others. Full text...
  • US announces $65.5m additional aid to Nigeria
    02 october 2018 17:39:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced additional assistance of $65.5 million to achieve the development goals outlined in the bilateral U.S.-Nigerian Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed in 2015. Full text...
  • Nigeria ready to help in stabilizing South Sudan
    02 october 2018 17:35:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that Nigeria is prepared to help South Sudan stabilize politically and economically.Full text...
  • 'Indigenous coaches can match foreign counterparts'
    02 october 2018 14:35:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Secretary, Lagos State Football Coaches Association, Rasheed Suleiman, says indigenous coaches are not inferior and can compete favourably with their foreign counterparts. Full text...
  • 'Parents should let their children begin their soccer careers early'
    02 october 2018 14:19:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Chinedu Ezirim, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yagazie Foundation, an NGO, has appealed to parents to allow their children to start their football careers from the age of five. Full text...
  • How to curb age cheat in Nigerian football - Sports Promoter
    02 october 2018 14:06:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yagazie Foundation, Chinedu Ezirim, says starting one’s career in sports is a way to solve the menace of age cheat which, he described as antithetical to the growth of football in Nigeria. Full text...
  • American, Danish coaches to train 100 Nigerian coaches
    02 october 2018 13:52:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Five Coaches from Europe and America are expected to train no fewer than 100 selected coaches from across the country with majority from Lagos State at a football Coaching Clinic in Lagos. Full text...
  • Nigeria's president condemns killing of 7 in Jos
    02 october 2018 09:46:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condemned the latest violence in Jos which led to the imposition of a curfew in the Plateau state capital. Full text...
  • Buhari congratulates Xi Jinping on China's 69th aniversary
    30 september 2018 12:51:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on the 69th anniversary of the Republic. Full text...
  • Buhari sympathises with Indonesia over twin disasters of Tsunami, earthquake
    30 september 2018 10:45:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow and sympathy to the government and people of Indonesia over the latest Tsunami and earthquake disaster that hit the country's central Sulawesi Island. Full text...
  • Nigeria military investigates fighter jets collision
    29 september 2018 11:26:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a board of inquiry into the collision and crash of two fighter jets on Friday. Full text...
  • One pilot dies as two Nigerian fighter jets collide in Abuja
    28 september 2018 16:04:26
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Friday confirmed the death of one of the pilots in the two ill-fated Chinese-built F-7Ni jets that crashed in Abuja Friday morning. Full text...
  • Buhari commends ECOWAS Commission
    28 september 2018 10:19:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Thursday in New York, received briefing from the President of ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Brou. Full text...
  • Buhari, Ghanaian President meet over attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana
    28 september 2018 10:13:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Thursday met in New York, on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, during which the Nigerian leader expressed delight that the attacks against Nigerian traders in Ghana were being decisively taken care of.Full text...
  • Buhari commends global Islamic group for helping tackle Boko Haram insurgency
    28 september 2018 10:02:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the pledge by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help Nigeria tackle the Boko Haram insurgency through sound education, among other things.Full text...
  • Nigeria's two central labour unions begin indefinite strike Thursday over new minimum wage
    26 september 2018 13:33:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria’s two central labour unions, on Wednesday directed their State Councils and industrial unions across the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to mobilise workers with a view to embarking on an indefinite industrial action Thursday. Full text...
  • AfDB approves US$50mn facility to support Nigeria’s rural populations
    26 september 2018 13:21:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$50 million line of credit to Nigeria’s Sterling Bank Plc to support micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in strategic sectors, including agriculture, renewable energy and social sectors such as health and education. Full text...
  • Nigeria's MPC warns economy risks slipping into another recession
    26 september 2018 11:45:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) ended its two-day meeting on Tuesday evening with a strong warning that the economy risks slipping into another recession if there is no synergy between monetary and fiscal policies to ensure macroeconomic stability. Full text...

parcours parcours [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS