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Nigeria earns N284bn from cashew exports in three years

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Between 2015 and 2017, Nigeria earned $813.05m (N284.5bn) in foreign exchange from the exportation of cashew. The President, National Cashew Association of Nigeria, Mr. Tola Fasheru, gave the figure in Abuja shortly after he led a delegation of the association to meet with the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar. The NCAN president disclosed that ...

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Nigerian-owned guest houses burnt in South Africa

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The Nigerian Union in South Africa says six guest houses owned by their members were burnt during attacks against Nigerians in Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mr. Paul Nwanedo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Rustenburg, on Thursday that the attackers beat a woman and her ...

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UN vote: US plans to sanction Nigeria

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The United States Government is considering measures to take against Nigeria and others for voting in support of the United Nations’ resolution against the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On December 6, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as making plans to move the US embassy from Tel ...

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B’Haram is France, Nigeria’s common enemy – France envoy

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The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, has said that Boko Haram insurgents are a common enemy to both France and Nigeria, stressing that it will require collaborative intelligence gathering to deal with the group. Gauer spoke at the Government House Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Thursday when he led a delegation of French Embassy attaches on a ...

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We have enough food to meet shortages in 2018 – FG

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The Federal Government said on Sunday that it had stocked enough food to address possible shortages in some states in 2018. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Katsina. The minister spoke at the Joint International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)/Federal Government 2nd Supervision Mission for Climate Change, Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Forum. ...

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FG okays 13-year technology road map for Nigeria

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the Federal Government has approved a 13-year National Science, Technology and Innovation Road Map to transform Nigeria from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. The minister stated that the NSTIR would cover 2017 to 2030, noting that the Federal Executive Council gave the approval for the plan to help ...

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149 more Nigerians return from Libya

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The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday received 149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, bringing the total number brought back to the country in the last five weeks to 975. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Registration Number 5A-DMG, which flew in the returnees, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, ...

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Positioning Nigeria for a prosperous future – Minister of Finance

Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on crude oil for as much as 70 per cent of government revenues, and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings. The outcome – pressure on government’s finances – was by no means unusual. ...

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37 job openings for young Nigerians in UN

There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed. Amina disclosed this at a Cultural Night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems. She said the openings are available  via the Junior Professional Officers’ (JPO) Programme, including internship for young graduates. According to her, Nigeria has the ...

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Erdogen’s wife hosts Aisha Buhari, others in Turkey

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Wife of Turkish President, Mrs. Emine Erdogen, on Friday hosted Mrs Aisha Buhari and wives of other D-8 countries. See photos>>>

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Two dead, six injured as Cameroonian gendarmes invade Nigerian community

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At least two persons were feared dead while six others were injured after Cameroonian gendarmes from Bodam community allegedly invaded Danare in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. It was learnt on Monday that the crisis which started on Friday was as a result of the alarm raised by residents of Danare that their Cameroonian neighbours had encroached on their farmland. The ...

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25-year-old Nigerian killed in South Africa

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The Nigerian mission in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr Ibrahim Olalekan Badmus, a native of Lagos state. The killing occurred less than a week after Mr Jelili Omoyele, a 35 year –old cellular phone technician was shot dead at Doornfontein,   near Johannesburg. Mr Godwin Adama, Nigeria`s Consul General (CG) in South Africa, told the News ...

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Happy Independence Day Nigerian – NCN

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The Nigerian-Canadian-News wishes all our fellow Nigerian readers across the world a HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY. We love you.

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Nigerian Independence day: Full Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech

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Nigerian Independence day October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom. Over the years the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but October 1st is always a day for celebrations. It is a day for thanks giving, reflection and re-dedication. ...

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Nigeria at 57 is sick, confused – cleric

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Nigeria set to mark her 57th anniversary of its independence, Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr Olusina Fape says Nigeria at 57 is sick and confused because the leaders and the led are suffering from corruption and selfishness. The clergyman also said the bloods of former Minister of Justice, Bola Ige, renowned journalists, Dele Giwa , Kudirat Abiola ...

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PRISON REFORM: A CURSE IN NIGERIA, BLESSING ELSEWHERE

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By Ibraheem Alli,   He was so passionate of travelling out of Nigeria. He resorted to rare bold decision. He sold his shop located in Ilorin to garner resources for the trip. Fortunately, he travelled but unfortunately, he was reprimanded on the basis of his travelling documents. He was imprisoned for 6 months. To my greatest surprise, he prayed for ...

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Nigeria’s economy will fully recovery in 2019 — PwC

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The PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria has predicted a full economic recovery in the country by 2019. According to analysts at the multinational consulting firm, empirical evidence suggests that it takes one year for real Gross Domestic Product to recover to the pre-recession level. In a report on Friday,  the analysts led by the Partner and Chief Economist, Andrew Nevin, said it was ...

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Buhari seem to be APC’s only presidential candidate in 2019

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A top chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr.Preye Aganaba, has said that the party has no choice than to present President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians for re-election in 2019. Aganaba, who was a Senatorial candidate on the platform of the party in the 2015 election in Bayelsa, stated this on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, the Buhari-led Federal ...

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