Posts tagged as: Nigeria

World Cup Champion France Tops FIFA Rankings, Absent Ghana On The Rise

LAGOS AUGUST 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-World Cup champion France is No. 1 in the FIFA rankings for the first time in 16 years. Germany, the previous World Cup champion, dropped from first to 15th on Thursday after its elimination in the group stage. The U.S., which did not qualify for the World Cup, advanced three spots to […]

American Jailed For Importing Heroin From Nigeria Via Postal Service

LAGOS AUGUST 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A Washington D.C. resident was sentenced to prison Tuesday for using fake names and local colluders to sneak heroin from Nigeria into the US capital region, while using the U.S. Postal Service as his unwitting courier. Prosecutors say Steven Mason, 48, was part of a criminal ring that tapped sources of heroin […]

Senate May Not Convene Tomorrow

LAGOS AUGUST 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A source close to the leadership of the Senate said that the planned resumption of the National Assembly was still being considered. House Deputy Speaker Yusuff Lasun told reporters last week that the National Assembly would reconvene tomorrow to consider pending national issues. Lasun noted that the leadership of the National Assembly […]

Google Launches Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Network In Lagos

LAGOS JULY 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Google launched a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday, part of its effort to increase its presence in Africa’s most populous nation. The U.S. technology firm owned by Alphabet Inc has partnered with Nigerian fiber cable network provider 21st Century to provide its public Wi-Fi service, Google Station, in […]

Boko Haram Attacks Chad, Kills 18, Abducts 10

LAGOS JULY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-At least 3,000 villagers have been forced to leave their homes in the Lake Chad region after a Boko Haram attack on a village near Chad’s border with Niger left at least 18 people dead. Lake Chad governor, Mohammed Aba Salah, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that the fighters also kidnapped 10 […]

Hundreds Of Nigerian Languishing In Osama Prison In Libya Cry Out For Help

LAGOS JULY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Hundreds of Nigerians languishing in Osama Prison in Libya have cried out to the Federal Government, prominent Nigerians and the United Nations (UN) to come to their rescue. The victims, mostly immigrants who made failed attempts to enter Europe across the Sahara Desert, said in a video recorded and smuggled out of […]

Dickson Faults One Sided Federalism, Describes Killings As Threat To Nigeria Existence

LAGOS JULY 22ND (NEWSRANGERS)-The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson has described the current spate of violence and senseless killings, particularly in the Northern part of the country as the biggest threat to the nation’s cooperate existence, since after the civil war. He faulted the nation’s lopsided federal structure, over centralisation and politicisation of […]

MeCam Raises Concern Over Security Threat Of Nigeria’s Rising Population

LAGOS JULY 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria must multiply its efforts to strengthen the economy and provide all the necessary social and physical infrastructure to keep up with the country’s explosive population growth, the Media Centre Against Child Malnutrition (MeCAM) has said. MeCAM is a media advocacy group against child malnutrition and determines to strengthen the agro-nutrition capacity […]

Hurray:Nigeria Rejoice As France Advance To The World Cup Final

LAGOS JULY 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-France sealed a crucial 1-0 win over Belgium to book their place in the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia on Tuesday evening. Samuel Umtiti’s second-half header sent the French side into a frenzy as they look set to win their first World Cup trophy since 1998. On their journey to the […]

Buhari, Macron Seal $475m Bilateral Deal For Lagos, Kano, Ogun

LAGOS JULY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Muhammadu Buhari has sealed a $475 million bilateral deal with France President Emmanuel Macron to aid a number of infrastructural projects cutting across three states. The initial beneficiaries will include Lagos, Kano and Ogun states. The agreement was sealed while Buhari played host to Macron in Abuja on Tuesday. Lagos aspect […]

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