Nigeria
Headlines Africa
Welcome
Login / Register

Nigeria


  • 00:38 Nigeria’s Manufacturing And Non-manufacturing Sectors Decline For 10the Consecutive Month

    Nigeria’s Manufacturing And Non-manufacturing Sectors Decline For 10the Consecutive Month

    by Headlines Africa Added 255 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's central bank says activities in the country's manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors have declined for a tenth consecutive month. Its production index for the manufacturing sector revealed that business activity, production levels, new orde

  • 03:34 Buhari Unveils New Roadmap To Grow Nigeria’s Oil Industry

    Buhari Unveils New Roadmap To Grow Nigeria’s Oil Industry

    by Headlines Africa Added 235 Views / 0 Likes

    President Muhammadu Buhari's government is also hoping to boost infrastructure across the Niger Delta. Last week, goverment announced 10 billion US dollars will be made available for that. But the question still remain - where will the money come from? CC

  • 00:46 Nigeria’s Senate Rejects Buhari's Request To Borrow Billions

    Nigeria’s Senate Rejects Buhari's Request To Borrow Billions

    by Headlines Africa Added 217 Views / 0 Likes

    The Nigerian senate has rejected President Muhammadu Buhari's request to borrow around 30 billion dollars from the international community. Buhari had asked the National Assembly to approve an external borrowing plan to execute key infrastructural project

  • 02:26 Hawkers In Nigeria Defy Government Ban To Make Ends Meet

    Hawkers In Nigeria Defy Government Ban To Make Ends Meet

    by Headlines Africa Added 252 Views / 0 Likes

    Lagos has one of the highest concentrations of street traders in Nigeria despite hawking being banned in the city. They sell anything; from bubble gum to pillows, wrist watches to mobile phones and so on. Why do they continue to defy the hawking ban? Deji

  • 01:25 Nigeria Ranks 118th Out Of 142 Countries In Gender Inequality Gap

    Nigeria Ranks 118th Out Of 142 Countries In Gender Inequality Gap

    by Headlines Africa Added 238 Views / 0 Likes

    According to the World Economic Forums Global Gender Gap Report, Nigeria has ranked 118th out of 142 countries in closing the gender inequality gap in education, politics and economic empowerment. Here is Sophia Adengo with more on this report.

  • 02:36 Authorities Maintain That Nigerian Airspace Is Safe

    Authorities Maintain That Nigerian Airspace Is Safe

    by Headlines Africa Added 250 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria air traffic controllers have declared a state of emergency on the communication facilities at the country's airports. Air transport is a key mode of transport in the vast West African country but remian in disrepair at most of its terminals. They

  • 04:30 Nigeria Girls’ Education

    Nigeria Girls’ Education

    by Headlines Africa Added 249 Views / 0 Likes

    In Northern Nigeria, children brave violence every day just to get to school. The average girl stops attending class at the age of nine. But one woman is working to give Nigeria's girls the chance to learn, and ensure children get a quality education. She

  • 01:21 EU And Nigeria To Reach A Deal On African Migrants

    EU And Nigeria To Reach A Deal On African Migrants

    by Headlines Africa Added 282 Views / 0 Likes

    The European Union and Nigeria are set to reach a deal on how to send migrants back to Africa's most populous country in order to curb migration flows into the EU. CCTV'S Kelechi Emekalam has more.

  • 02:26 Young Nigerian Advocates For The 'Buy Made In Nigeria' Campaign

    Young Nigerian Advocates For The 'Buy Made In Nigeria' Campaign

    by Headlines Africa Added 243 Views / 0 Likes

    A young Nigerian is taking the fashion industry in that country by storm. Adebayo Bankole Thomas only started out in the fashion business just three years ago after earning a degree in Economics. Today, his Bankole Thomas brand is one of the positive stor

  • 02:30 Nigeria Cuts Price Of Crude To $1 Below Global Bench Mark Price

    Nigeria Cuts Price Of Crude To $1 Below Global Bench Mark Price

    by Headlines Africa Added 219 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria has lowered its crude prices in attempts to regain market share. The new pricing will see the country sell its highest revenue earner at 1 dollar less per barrel than global bench mark price. CCTV's Kelechi Emekalam reports.

  • 01:21 Nigerian Government To Set Up $500 Million Exploration Fund

    Nigerian Government To Set Up $500 Million Exploration Fund

    by Headlines Africa Added 229 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's government is in advanced talks with its sovereign wealth fund and stock exchange to create a $ 500 M exploration fund and corporate mining bonds. The instruments are expected to attract investment. Mining Minister Kayode Fayemi says Nigeria has

  • 00:44 Nigeria's Kingdom Of Benin Gets New Monarch

    Nigeria's Kingdom Of Benin Gets New Monarch

    by Headlines Africa Added 310 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's Kingdom of Benin has a new monarch. Prince Eheneden Erediawu was crowned in a colorful ceremony on Thursday. His new name as Oba or King of Benin is Ewuare the Second. He's been crowned by a council of elders. That was a private ceremony. But th

  • 01:52 Nigeria's  Cultural Traditions Still Discriminate Against Girls

    Nigeria's Cultural Traditions Still Discriminate Against Girls

    by Headlines Africa Added 254 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria has been reflecting on the United Nations Day of the Girl Child. While the world marked the day on Tuesday, Nigeria still struggles with many barriers that affect the rights of young women in the country. Sophia Adengo reports from Abuja

  • 01:12 Seven Judges In Nigeria Due In Court For Allegedly Accepting Bribes

    Seven Judges In Nigeria Due In Court For Allegedly Accepting Bribes

    by Headlines Africa Added 230 Views / 0 Likes

    Seven judges in Nigeria are due in court on charges of corruption. They were arrested over the weekend during a massive sting operation carried out by the Secret Police. The high-profile judges are accused of accepting bribes in exchange for favourable ou

  • 00:36 Nigeria Set To Enjoy Zero Interest On All IMF Loans

    Nigeria Set To Enjoy Zero Interest On All IMF Loans

    by Headlines Africa Added 260 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria will now enjoy zero interest on all concessional facilities of the International Monetary Fund until 2018. The IMF's Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, disclosed this yesterday at the ongoing IMF/ World Bank 2016 General Meeting in Washington D

  • 03:20 Nigeria Set To Increase Spending To Bolster Growth

    Nigeria Set To Increase Spending To Bolster Growth

    by Headlines Africa Added 267 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's government aims to spend around $ 21.8 B next year in the hope of bootstrapping its economy out of its first recession in decades. This year, Nigeria's economy is forecast to shrink by anywhere between 1.3% and 1.7%. As Deji Badmus reports, the

  • 00:58 40-person Chinese Delegation Due To Arrive In Nigeria

    40-person Chinese Delegation Due To Arrive In Nigeria

    by Headlines Africa Added 320 Views / 0 Likes

    A 40-person delegation from China is due to arrive in Nigeria, after the countries signed $ 70 Billion worth of infrastructure contracts. According to the Centre for the Studies of Economies in Africa, China is the largest trading partner, for African eco

  • 02:03 Boko Haram Victims Learn Skills To Start Businesses

    Boko Haram Victims Learn Skills To Start Businesses

    by Headlines Africa Added 274 Views / 0 Likes

    Over 2 million Nigerians were displaced by Boko Haram's seven year insurgency in the country's northeast. Today, thousands live in camps and don't know exactly when they can return to their farms. In order to survive many are now starting businesses and u

  • 02:02 Nigeria Seeks Growth In Non-oil Sectors For Economic Sustainability

    Nigeria Seeks Growth In Non-oil Sectors For Economic Sustainability

    by Headlines Africa Added 287 Views / 0 Likes

    Africa's top economies will be closely watching the G20 summit. Nigeria has embarked on an economic diversification programme designed to raise revenue from non-oil sectors. The latest figures from the country's Economic Policy and Research Centre show gr

  • 01:48 UNICEF Warns Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children At Risk

    UNICEF Warns Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children At Risk

    by Headlines Africa Added 277 Views / 0 Likes

    UNICEF has warned almost 50-thousand children are likely to die in Nigeria this year from malnutrition. The shocking new figures also show that half a million children are at risk in the drought- and militant-impacted north-east of the country. CCTV's Nic

  • 02:47 Nigeria's Ogun State Turns To Industrialization And Agriculture

    Nigeria's Ogun State Turns To Industrialization And Agriculture

    by Headlines Africa Added 276 Views / 0 Likes

    Falling global crude oil prices and a depreciating currency have devastated the Nigerian economy. It recently slipped into a recession and economists predict that it could get worse in the coming months. It's prompted the government to look into diversify

  • 04:49 Former Militant Group Calls For Avengers To Be Denounced

    Former Militant Group Calls For Avengers To Be Denounced

    by Headlines Africa Added 266 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta --or MEND -- has spoken out against the resolution reached by Niger Delta stakeholders. Efforts are under way to end militants' vandalism of the oil infrastructure in the region. Militant groups,

  • 00:35 Boko Haram Militants Kill At Least 10, Abduct 13 Near Chibok

    Boko Haram Militants Kill At Least 10, Abduct 13 Near Chibok

    by Headlines Africa Added 336 Views / 0 Likes

    In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have reportedly killed at least 10 people and abducted 13 others in a raid on a village near the north-eastern town of Chibok. Locals say armed men on motorcycles invaded Kubrrivu at dawn on Saturday, attacking residents a

  • 05:39 Lagos Ranks As Worlds Third Worst City To Live

    Lagos Ranks As Worlds Third Worst City To Live

    by Headlines Africa Added 284 Views / 0 Likes

    A report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Lagos as the third worst city to live. The city maintains its position at the lowest rungs of the Global Liveability index. Several other global reports had also said that Lagos, with a populatio

  • 03:01 Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector Buckles Under Gas Price Hike

    Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector Buckles Under Gas Price Hike

    by Headlines Africa Added 259 Views / 0 Likes

    The Nigerian manufacturing sector is seeking government intervention to check the astronomical increase in the price of gas, which is affecting its productions. Severe gas shortage as a result of the bombing of gas facilities in the Niger Delta has seen t

  • 07:08 UN Raises Hunger Fears In Northeast Nigeria

    UN Raises Hunger Fears In Northeast Nigeria

    by Headlines Africa Added 269 Views / 0 Likes

    The United Nations has expressed deep concern about the humanitarian crisis that Nigeria is currently facing. The United Nations Refugee Agency says the county's economic slowdown, compounded by Boko Haram attacks, could mean 5.5 million people are in nee

  • 01:23 Nigerian Navy Foils Attack On A British-flagged Freighter

    Nigerian Navy Foils Attack On A British-flagged Freighter

    by Headlines Africa Added 326 Views / 0 Likes

    The Nigerian Navy used its superior firepower Friday to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter off the West African coast. A spokesman for the Nigerian Navy said all the crew were rescued unhurt and an inquiry's underway to determine the even

  • 01:36 Turkey Asks Nigeria To Shut Down Turkish Colleges

    Turkey Asks Nigeria To Shut Down Turkish Colleges

    by Headlines Africa Added 252 Views / 0 Likes

    Turkey wants Nigeria to shut down all Turkish colleges in Nigeria.The Turkish government claims Fethullah Gulen owns them.He is the man alleged to have sponsored a failed military coup on July 15. CCTVs Kelechi Emekalam has more

  • 03:04 Niger And Nigeria Launch Separate Military Operations To Combat Terror

    Niger And Nigeria Launch Separate Military Operations To Combat Terror

    by Headlines Africa Added 308 Views / 0 Likes

    Military forces in Niger and Nigeria have launched separate military operations to enable them deal with the current security threats they face. In the West African region, it's been Boko Haram and just recently, militancy in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.

  • 01:29 Nigerian Truck Companies Threaten To Suspend All Petroleum Deliveries

    Nigerian Truck Companies Threaten To Suspend All Petroleum Deliveries

    by Headlines Africa Added 258 Views / 0 Likes

    Another fuel crisis is looming in Nigeria. Truck owners have threatened to suspend the transportation of ALL petroleum products across the country. They claim they've been short-changed on their freight rate for the past five years.

  • 01:26 Experts Warn Sitting For Too Long Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

    Experts Warn Sitting For Too Long Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

    by Headlines Africa Added 335 Views / 0 Likes

    Cardiology researchers are pointing to sedentary behavior as a leading cause of heart disease. We all know that exercise is good for us. But now experts are warning that sitting all day - in front of a computer, TV screen, playstation is placing us at gre

  • 01:53 Nigeria's Yoruba People Holding On To Ancient Art Form

    Nigeria's Yoruba People Holding On To Ancient Art Form

    by Headlines Africa Added 276 Views / 0 Likes

    Communities in the southern region of Nigeria are displaying their heritage quite literally. Tribal body markings that date back to the slave trade have now become a badge of pride.

  • 02:00 Nigeria Issues $10 Million Grant To Boost Film Industry

    Nigeria Issues $10 Million Grant To Boost Film Industry

    by Headlines Africa Added 276 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's government is giving the local film industry, Nollywood, a shot in the arm. Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun says the 10-million-dollar grant is to help local producers fight piracy and streamline the distribution of Nollywood movies.

  • 01:52 Nigeria Military Denies Reports Of  Looming Famine In North-east

    Nigeria Military Denies Reports Of Looming Famine In North-east

    by Headlines Africa Added 287 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's military is denying reports of an unfolding humanitarian crisis in Northeastern Nigeria. Aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF)has warned of a deteriorating situation that some observers believe may require intervention from the United Nations

  • 02:12 Renowned Nigerian Author Elechi Amadi Dies Aged 82

    Renowned Nigerian Author Elechi Amadi Dies Aged 82

    by Headlines Africa Added 262 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria is remembering the life and literary contribution of author Elechi Amadi who died age 82, after a long illness earlier this week.

  • 01:19 Nigerian Police Launch Search And Rescue Operation For Foreign Envoy

    Nigerian Police Launch Search And Rescue Operation For Foreign Envoy

    by Headlines Africa Added 284 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigerian police say they have begun a search and rescue operation for the deputy high commissioner of Sierra Leone who was kidnapped on Friday. Nelson William was abducted as he was travelling by road from the Nigerian capital of Abuja, to attend a milita

  • 02:19 Nigeria To Use Technology To Create Jobs

    Nigeria To Use Technology To Create Jobs

    by Headlines Africa Added 289 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's government is looking to create thousands of jobs in the tech industry to curb rising unemployment among its youth. Some estimates indicate that in excess of 78 million young people in Nigeria are either unemployed or under employed.

  • 01:39 Nigeria’s Delta Oil Pollution Impact

    Nigeria’s Delta Oil Pollution Impact

    by Headlines Africa Added 286 Views / 0 Likes

    Take a look at the effects of decades-long oil spills in the Niger delta region on farming. Although a program to mop up the oil spills was launched recently-it could take another three decades before the environment in the area is fully restored. CCTV's

  • 01:37 Niger Delta Attack: 6 Officers Killed During Attack In Wari

    Niger Delta Attack: 6 Officers Killed During Attack In Wari

    by Headlines Africa Added 314 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigerias military has confirmed six of its men were killed in a daring attack on its installation in Wari. The military public relations office in the region says militants disguised as normal commuters attacked its house boat south local government area

  • 01:49 Nigeria’s Government Working To Boost Aviation Infrastructure Development

    Nigeria’s Government Working To Boost Aviation Infrastructure Development

    by Headlines Africa Added 284 Views / 0 Likes

    Demand for air transport services in Nigeria has significantly increased by up to 40% in the last decade. Plans are currently underway for infrastructure development to enhance rapid movement of passengers, goods and services to boost growth. Here is Soph

  • 01:58 Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

    Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

    by Headlines Africa Added 345 Views / 0 Likes

    One of the challenges that Africa faces is women's empowerment. In 2015 and 2016, the African Union has been focusing on women's affairs. For more perspective on that we spoke to Saudatu Mahdi. She's from Women's Rights Advancement and Protection in Niger

  • 01:58 Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

    Women's Empowerment Still A Challenge For Africa

    by Headlines Africa Added 308 Views / 0 Likes

    One of the challenges that Africa faces is women's empowerment. In 2015 and 2016, the African Union has been focusing on women's affairs. For more perspective on that we spoke to Saudatu Mahdi. She's from Women's Rights Advancement and Protection in Niger

  • 00:46 Volume Of Imports Into Nigeria Decreases

    Volume Of Imports Into Nigeria Decreases

    by Headlines Africa Added 288 Views / 0 Likes

    A drop in the volume of imports in Nigeria has led to a decline in revenue generated in the first quarter of the year. [TAKE VO] At the Lagos seaports, which are the busiest in the country and in West Africa in terms of vessel traffic and cargo, a 21 perc

  • 04:10 Nigerian Army Says It Has Rescued 400 More Hostages From Boko Haram

    Nigerian Army Says It Has Rescued 400 More Hostages From Boko Haram

    by Headlines Africa Added 279 Views / 0 Likes

    The Nigerian army said on Monday it had rescued another 400 hostages from Boko Haram hideouts, in the country's northeast. This comes as troops intensified clearance operations across areas reportedly still inhabited by militants. Army spokesman Col. Sani

  • 02:15 Nigeria's Jobless Youth Set To Benefit From Government Stipend

    Nigeria's Jobless Youth Set To Benefit From Government Stipend

    by Headlines Africa Added 282 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's presidency has announced that will provide a stipend to one million most vulnerable Nigerians. A statement from the presidency says the stipend worth 5000 Naira, just about 25 dollars at the current exchange rate is being implemented by World Ba

  • 00:39 Inflation In Nigeria Climbs To 12.8% On Tougher Economy

    Inflation In Nigeria Climbs To 12.8% On Tougher Economy

    by Headlines Africa Added 205 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigeria's March inflation rate climbed to 12.8%, the highest in almost four years. The sharp rise is attributed to a collapse in crude prices, which has slashed government revenues, weakened the currency and slowed growth. The country's statistics bureau

  • 04:01 Nigerians Urged To Buy Local Products To Revive Struggling Economy

    Nigerians Urged To Buy Local Products To Revive Struggling Economy

    by Headlines Africa Added 284 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigerian government officials are pushing a "Buy Nigeria" products campaign in a bid to help deal with an economy struggling due to a slump in global oil prices. The falling Naira means imports just got more expensive and it has become necessary for Niger

  • 02:20 Nigeria's Floating School: Eco-friendly School Changing Lives In Makoko Slum

    Nigeria's Floating School: Eco-friendly School Changing Lives In Makoko Slum

    by Headlines Africa Added 211 Views / 0 Likes

    Located in one of Nigeria's biggest informal settlements, the Makoko Floating School is an innovative new building that can house up to 100 students and teachers. The pyramid-shaped structure is bouyed by over 200 plastic barrels and is able to withstand

  • 03:53 South African President To Hold Talks With Buhari

    South African President To Hold Talks With Buhari

    by Headlines Africa Added 216 Views / 0 Likes

    South African President Jacob Zuma is in Nigeria for a two -day state visit. Zuma arrived in Abuja on Monday at the invitation of his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari. Zuma will hold talks with President Buhari and meet with the Nigeria's S

  • 02:18 Nigerian Sets Record For Distance Walked With Football On The Head

    Nigerian Sets Record For Distance Walked With Football On The Head

    by Headlines Africa Added 207 Views / 0 Likes

    Nigerian footballer Chinedu Harrison has broken the Guiness World Record for the farthest distance walked with a football on the head, walking a distance of 48.040 kilometers with the ball never leaving his head or touching the ground for a single moment.