Nigeria Gears up for the Festive Season


As the festive season gathers steam, some states are in a festive mood organising end of year parties, while others worry about escalating food prices and rising insecurity.

Oh Christmas tree.

  • Nigeria:  Food Prices Soar Ahead of Christmas, New Year Celebrations

    Daily Trust, 20 December 2012

    As Christmas and New Year celebrations come nearer, prices of various food items such as grains, beverages, perishables and wines have gone up. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Its Again Party Time With Lagos Street Jamz

    Vanguard, 17 December 2012

    YOUTHS in Lagos are again in festive mood and they are organising end of year parties, also known as, street jamz or carnival, in several communities to get together and mark the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Untamed Business of Kidnapping

    This Day, 17 December 2012

    As the Yuletide approaches, there seems to be an upsurge in the spate of kidnapping in many parts of the country. Security agencies have attributed this to the desperation of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Declares Three-Day Public Holidays to Mark Christmas, New Year

    Daily Trust, 18 December 2012

    Interior Minister Abba Moro disclosed this yesterday in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Anasthesia M. Nwaobia, in Abuja. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Yuletide - FG Declares 3-Day Public Holiday

    Vanguard, 17 December 2012

    Federal Government has declared Tuesday, December 25, and Wednesday, December 26, as public holidays to commemorate the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations. read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Declares Christmas and New Year Holidays

    Daily Trust, 17 December 2012

    The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26 as Public Holidays to commemorate the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations. read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Declares Three-Day Public Holidays to Mark Christmas, New Year

    Leadership, 17 December 2012

    The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Dec. 26, as Public Holidays to commemorate the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Yuletide - Abia Police Suspends All Officers' Leave

    Vanguard, 17 December 2012

    To ensure effective security during the Christmas and new year festivities, Abia Police Commissioner, Mr Ambrose Aisabor, said Abia police command had suspended all forms of leave ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Let There Be Light...and There Was No Light

    Leadership, 18 December 2012

    When on October 27, 2012, LEADERSHIP Newspaper published a feature titled 'Festival of Lights, Defining Abuja'; everyone in the nation's capital expected the best. However, less ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  First Lady to Light First National Christmas Tree

    This Day, 18 December 2012

    The First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, will tomorrow light the first ever Nigerian National Christmas Tree, which is an initiative of the Federal Capital Territory Administration ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fear of Fresh Fuel Crisis Mounts Over Volatility in Price

    This Day, 18 December 2012

    There was fear that the current fuel crisis may worsen during the Christmas period as the ex-depot price of petrol imported by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FERMA Begins Rehabilitation of Federal Roads in South East

    Vanguard, 16 December 2012

    Few days to Christmas, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, has embarked on rehabilitation of some federal roads in the South East of the country which hitherto were death ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  The City of Art and Culture At Christmas

    This Day, 19 December 2012

    With more than fifty artists exhibiting their works at the ongoing Calabar Christmas festival, Cross River is rightly regarded as artistic and cultural state in Nigeria. read more »

  • Nigeria:  No Christmas Shopping for Jos Govt Workers

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 20 December 2012

    These days most Nigerian families, Christian and non-Christian alike, are out Christmas shopping. Heavy traffic, crowded markets and busy city centres are normal sights. But this ... read more »