72th UNGA: Nigeria’s Statement delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari

STATEMENT DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 72ND SESSION OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IN NEW YORK, ON TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017 On behalf of…

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Nasarawa State Govt. to deploy security operatives in public schools

Lafia, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE)  The Nasarawa State Government will soon provide security in more than 400 public schools to protect students, teachers and facilities from hoodlums, the State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Tijjani…

NUT says 13 states owe teachers salary arrears, appeals for payment

Abuja, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE)  The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Tuesday said that 13 State governments were still owing primary and secondary school teachers various months of salary arrears and…

INEC commences CVR in Madagali LGA, with the exit of Boko Haram

Yola, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE)  With the threat of Boko Haram clearly eliminated from the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will now commence the…

Politics

ECOWAS, ECONEC Long-Term Observers arrive for Liberia polls

Monrovia, Liberia, Sep. 19, 2017 (TNE)  Some 21 regional Long-Term Election Observers (LTOs) have arrived in Monrovia for deployment by the ECOWAS Commission…

Melaye Recall: INEC releases amended timetable, fixes Oct. 14 for verification

Abuja, Sept. 18, 2017 (TNE)  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct verification for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye,…

Entertainment

Emmy winners throw jabs at Trump, Spicer wheels into spotlight

Los Angeles, Sept. 18, 2017 (TNE)  The Emmy awards show was peppered with political jokes and pointed speeches on Sunday, as host Stephen…

Nollywood actor wants Nigerians to patronise indigenous fashion designers

Abuja, Sept. 16, 2015 (TNE) : Nollywood actor, Ramsey Noah, has called on Nigerians to patronise indigenous fashion designers in order to boost…

Sports

Nigeria, Ghana reach semi-final of WAFU Nations Cup

Accra, Ghana, Sept. 19 (TNE)  Nigeria and Ghana on Monday qualified for the semi-final of…

South African Supreme Court sets date for Oscar Pistorius hearing

Cape Town, South Africa, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE)  South Africa’s Supreme Court has set November…

Jodie Taylor: England squad ‘closer’ after claims against Mark Sampson

Lagos, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE)  England striker Jodie Taylor says she was shocked by the…

Business & Finance

CBN threatens to sanction banks without Forex sales point

Abuja, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE)  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has threatened to sanction…

Nigeria showcases investment opportunities to U.S. investors

New York, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE)  Nigeria has assured U.S. investors of its favourable investment…

Ministry inspects bakeries in Kano

Kano, Sept. 18, 2017 (TNE)  Officials of Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Weights and…

Technology

Internet users in Nigeria still stand at 91m – NCC

Lagos, Sept. 19, 2017 (TNE) : The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says internet users in Nigeria still number 91 million…

FG ready to build National Science and Technology Museum

Abuja, Sept.18, 2017 (TNE)  The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says the Federal Government is ready to…

Human Mind Computer can create 750m jobs in 5 years, says Innovator

Lagos, Sept. 14, 2017 (TNE)  A scientist, Mr Peter Matthews-Akukalia, on Thursday said that his invention; the Human Mind Computer…

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Establish Special Anti-Corruption Courts Now

In the recent past, Nigerians have been crestfallen by the turn which high-profile corruption cases…

Pictures

Information Minister in China for UN Meeting

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (middle), after his election as Vice President of the…

Opinions

Breaking Down Barriers Of Taboos, Myths And Superstitions About Menstruation

By Supo Balogun A 2012 UNICEF report says that the average woman would menstruate 3,000 times in a life time from onset…