The total value of capital imported into Nigeria in the third quarter of the year is estimated at 1.822 billion Dollars.
Data from the National Bureau of Statistics shows that the figure represents an increase of 74.84 percent, relative to the second quarter and a 33.70 percent fall compared to the third quarter of 2015.
The highest level of capital imported was in August, when 894 billion dollars was imported, the highest since July 2015.
In September, 649.76 billion dollars was reported, higher than the first and second quarters’.
According to the data, loans and investments different investment types contributed to the quarterly increase.
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2016 World Humanitarian Day, the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says about 8,000 people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance in the Northeast.
The Director General of NEMA, who briefed reporters after a road walk to mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day in Abuja, stated that majority of those needing assistance are those recently freed from the Boko Haram captivity.
According to him, the figure includes children and pregnant women who are in dire need of food, shelter and medical care.
Every August, the United Nations raise awareness about those who need humanitarian assistance and celebrate aid workers who risk their lives trying to help.
The strike by doctors working for the Lagos State Government which began on March 16 has been suspended.
Full services are to resume from 8am on Thursday, March 26.
According to the Secretary of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State chapter, Dr. Babajide Saheed, the suspension of the strike came after what he described as a ”fruitful meeting” between Lagos State Government officials and the Lagos doctors on Tuesday.
Following its congress on Wednesday, the NMA and Medical Guild have set up a committee to ensure the implementation of government promises which include the payment of the withheld salaries.
Public hospitals in Lagos were shut following disagreement over issues which include alleged engagement of doctors as casual workers; the suspension of the training of resident doctors in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the withholding of doctors’ salaries for May 2012 and between August and September 2014, over the doctors’ involvement in an industrial action.
Some members of the Taraba state House of Assembly have asked Governor Danbaba Suntai to return to the United States to continue his medical treatment.
Sixteen out of the twenty-four members of the assembly today resolved that the acting governor of the state, Garba Umar, should continue to serve the state in acting capacity until such a time the governor is capable of administering the state.
In a three paragraph statement signed by the sixteen members led by the speaker, Haruna Tsokwa, the lawmakers maintained that having assessed the condition of the governor as at Wednesday, August the 28th, they are not convinced that he authored the purported letter transmitted to the house of his ability to resume office.
But in a swift reaction, a former leader and current member of the house Mr. Charles Maijankai, in a telephone interview with Channels Television accused the speaker, of bad leadership and having ulterior motives.
Mr. Maijankai says the governor is fit and capable of resuming his state duties.
The Under-20 female of Nigeria the Falconets has been confirmed by the football management body of the country;the NFF to be leaving the country for Korea by the first of August to boost their preparations for the FIFA U20 female World Cup taking place in Japan another Asia country.
NFF Spokesperson on this particular matter, the General Secretary of the local football governing body, Musa Amadu said 25 players and 11 officials have been enlisted to intensify their build-up for the World Cup in Korea before they fly out to Japan.
It would be recalled that the Falconets representing Nigeria in the same competition two years ago when they became the first African female team to reach the final of a FIFA tournament.
And for this year’s edition,the Falconets are sitting in Group B with Brazil, South Korea and Italy.