Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories in Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!
Government in talks with World Bank for another $2.5billion loan
Hafez Ghanem, the World Bank Vice President for Africa, has revealed that the Federal Government of Nigeria is currently requesting for a $2.5billion loan from the bank.
“We are talking about a new set of programmes of about the same amount, it should be around $2.5bn,” Ghanem said.
Nigeria had recently received $2.4billion loan from the bank. Many citizens (including experts) had expressed worries over the increasing debt profile of the country. But the federal government thinks otherwise.
representatives, describes Abuja Court ruling as a sham
Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) in its reaction to the court judgement against it yesterday disowns its officials who represented the company at the court, and also described the court ruling as a sham.
The company noted that it would continue to identify and seize Nigerians assets as ordered by the United Kingdom court.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had ruled that P&ID Ltd and P&ID Nigeria Ltd, were guilty of the 11 counts charge of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, operating without license and other sundry charges in connection with the 2010 contract which led to the recent award to seize Nigerian assets worth $9.6billion.
as Onyeama shuns invitation over xenophobic attack
The Speaker of the National House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has berated the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, for shunning the House invitation to brief it of the xenophobic issue in South Africa.
The Ministry however noted that the minister was actually engaged with the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the same time the lawmakers invited him.
Imo State Government
reveals that 10,000 people are living with HIV in the state
The Government of Imo State on Wednesday revealed that about 10,000 people in the state were living with HIV.
“According to the survey, Imo State HIV prevalence has dropped. This means that out of every 100 Imo State residents, aged 15- 64 years, we have less than two people infected with HIV virus,” Dr. Vin Udokwu, the State Commissioner for Health, said at the inauguration of the state HIV surge consortium in Owerri.
shun trips to SA over xenophobic attacks
Investigation by Punch Newspaper reveals that Nigerians have been boycotting trips to South Africa over xenophobic attacks.
Travel agents interviewed by the newspaper revealed that Nigerians were not buying tickets to SA expect if it is highly important.
People who were supposed to travel to SA for vacation cancelled their journey or even diverted to some other destinations.
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