Thisday Newspaper News Today Tuesday 26th February 2019
Top Nigeria news Dailies Update from Thisday Newspaper News Today 26/02/19
target=_blank>Claiming Democracy Under Threat, PDP Rejects Results as Atiku Trails Buhari
•APC: Your position is premature •Buhari wins seven states, Atiku picks four others, FCT •President returns to Abuja, says I will wait for announcement of results by INEC Iyobosa Uwugiaren, Omololu Ogunmade and Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday alerted the world that Nigeria’s democracy was under serious threat and rejected
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target=_blank>More Heavyweights Fall in Senatorial Race
•23 senators fail re-election bid, 21 others victorious Deji Elumoye in Abuja As the National Assembly resumes plenary today after a one month break, no fewer than 23 out of the 66 senators that sought re-election in last Saturday’s rescheduled National Assembly poll lost at the poll going by the results released so far by
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target=_blank>CSOs Situation Room Knocks INEC, Security Agencies over Polls
•Puts death toll at 39 •International observers seek quicker release of results •Bemoan electoral violence Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Shola Oyeyipo, Alex Enumah, Olawale Ajimotokan and Udora Orizu in Abuja The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed disappointment at what it described as poor showing by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the various security
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target=_blank>Nigerian Equities Market Rebounds after Presidential Election
Goddy Egene with agency reports Nigeria’s stocks and bonds rose yesterday as investors increased demand for securities following the conclusion of the presidential election, THISDAY has learnt. Investigation revealed that the Nigerian stock market, which depreciated 0.61 per cent last week, opened this week with a gain of 0.57 per cent yesterday. Specifically, the Nigerian
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target=_blank>Nigeria’s D’Tigers Berth in China as Africa’s Number 1
2019 FIBA WORLD CUP Olawale Ajimotokan Despite the absence of key players like Portland Trail Blazers guard, Al Farouq Aminu, Stanley Okoye, Obinna Emegano, Ike Nwamu and Christopher Obekpa, Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers have qualified for the 2019 FIBA World Cup scheduled to hold in China. D’Tigers emerged as the Number One team
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target=_blank>TCN Upgrades Alaoji Transmission Substation
Chineme Okafor in Abuja The electricity transmission capacity of the Alaoji transmission substation of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has been upgraded to 750 megavolt amp (MVA) from 450MVA, making it the biggest of its kind on southern Nigeria, the TCN has said. According to a statement from the General Manager, Public Affairs of
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target=_blank>Adekuoroye Strikes Gold in German Wrestling Grand Prix
Nigeria’s Two-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) spectacularly won a gold medal at the just-concluded Grand Prix of Germany in Dormagen, with eight-time African champion Blessing Oborududu claiming a bronze medal at the ranking event. Adekuoroye, a World Championship silver-medalist in 2017, impressively dismantled Szell Anna of Hungary 10-0 (via technical superiority) in the final
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target=_blank>IFAD, Egypt Commits $81m to Environment
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Egypt have signed a financing agreement to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security by sustainably improving incomes and resilient livelihoods for 450,000 rural people in the Matrouh Governorate. The agreement for the Promoting Resilience in Desert Environments (PRIDE) project was signed by Gilbert F. Houngbo,
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target=_blank>Moody’s: Rising Foreign-currency Deposits will Ease Pressure on Banks
Goddy Egene One of the global rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service has stated that commercial banks’ rising foreign-currency deposits will support the financial institutions’ foreign-currency funding and ease liquidity pressure in the banking system. In addition, it would help reduce the ratio of foreign-currency loans to foreign-currency deposits, the rating agency added. Moody’s which stated
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Chineme Okafor, writes on how the federal government failed to deliver its promise of an additional 945 megawatts of electricity to the national grid by the end of 2018 In October 2018, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, had promised Nigerians that nationwide power supply will get better with an anticipated […]
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