New N100 Note to Go into Circulation Today

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced that the commemorative N100 banknote unveiled recently will go into circulation from today, Friday. This is contained in a statement signed by Ibrahim Mu’azu, Head, Corporate Communications, on Friday in Abuja. It directed all branches of the bank to commence issuance of the currency in their respective locations.… Read More »

Nigerian Army Sentence 54 Soldiers to Death;

54 Soldiers court martialled by the Nigerian Army over refusal Boko Haram Islamic militants have been sentenced to death. Court-martial charges against the soldiers sentenced Wednesday night all were connected to their refusal to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Boko Haram in August. The lawyer for the condemned men, Femi Falana, said five… Read More »

Adidas Extends Kit Sponsorship Deal with NFA Provisionally

SPORTS Kit manufacturers Adidas have provisionally extended their kit sponsorship deal with the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) pending contract renewal. Amaju Pinnick, Chairman of NFA, told newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that the football house planned to renew the contract, which would expire at the end of December. According to Pinnick, the leadership crisis that… Read More »

Etisalat Opens New Flagship Experience Centre at Marina, Lagos

Etisalat Nigeria, one of the leading telecommunication companies in the country, has announced the opening of an new flagship Experience Centre to further ensure quality customer service to its growing subscriber base. Text of the press release sent to NairaBrains is below; Etisalat Showcases New Flagship Centre at Marina, Lagos Lagos, Nigeria, December 15, 2014… Read More »

Nigerian Breweries Launch New Alcoholic Drink, Passion Apple Spark

Nigeria’s largest alcohol beverage maker, Nigerian Breweries has introduced a new alcoholic beverage, ACE Passion Apple Spark. The product is first ever sparkling alcoholic drink from the company and is believed to have been produced to compete with Guinness’s Snap Apple Alcoholic drink, a top selling brand that was launched in 2012. The ready-to-drink product… Read More »

13 Amazing Tourist Attraction Sites to Visit in Nigeria

It’s a holiday season once again and people definitely will be looking for best places to go and unwind. We have researched and compiled this list of best tourist attraction sites in Nigeria for travellers and fun seekers who might wish to see what nature has blessed Nigeria with tourism wise. Here are our pick… Read More »

How Much Should be a Decent Entry Level Salary in Today’s Labour Market

Editor’s note: This post was first published on the Ngcareers Blog In many online forums the discussion on what is an acceptable salary is always ongoing. While inflation and other factors contribute to a growing cost of living in Nigeria and other parts of Africa salaries and wages unfortunately do not always rise along. Therefore… Read More »

10 Things Every Man Should Know about a Woman’s Brain

This post first appeared on There is no such thing as a unisex brain,” says neuropsychiatrist Dr. Louann Brizendine of the University of California in San Francisco and author of “The Female Brain.” Despite the trumpets of women’s lib, science suggests sex differences are innate. Women, apparently, are not curvy versions of men sporting… Read More »

FG to minimize Collateral on N220bn MSME fund

According to Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, Alhaji Bature Masari, the Federal Government has unveiled plans to relax the collateral conditions attached by the Central Bank of Nigeria for banks to access the N220bn intervention fund for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector. He said over the years, lack… Read More »

Nigeria needs $113bn to be developed – BPE

According to reports on Punch, Director General of Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki has stated that Nigeria requires the injection of $113bn to fix three critical sectors necessary to put the economy of the nation on a sound pedestal. In a paper he delivered at a forum by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria,… Read More »

Galatasary Goal My Best Ever – Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey scored a long range rocket goal against Galatasary in the last round of group matches in the ongoing UEFA Champions League. The goal which was the second of the game drew whistles and acclaim from several pundits and analysts across the world. According to the UK Guardian Arsène Wenger admitted that when Ramsey… Read More »

Instagram now World No. 2 Social Media Platform; Surpasses Twitter to Reach 300 million Users

Instagram has announced it has reached 300 million users of its photo app, with about 70% of them coming from outside the United States. This is coming barely 9 months after it hit the 200 million mark. The figure makes the app bigger than Twitter which had 284 million active users six weeks ago, reported… Read More »

Countries Most Likely To See Political Violence In 2015

Leading global risk-analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft has released its Political Risk Atlas (PRA) for 2015, and the outlook is bleak. Over the course of the next year, global stability is likely to continue to remain shaky as the world grapples with four major challenges: An increased threat from militant Islamism, aggressive Russian foreign policy, rampant… Read More »

Seems Wizkid is in Business Now: Plans Launch of Starboy Snapbacks

Going from Wizkid’s announcement on social media he might be putting finishing touches to a plan to start a lifestyle brand manufacturing snapbacks. He shared photos of the yet to be released products which you can see below; Follow Us on Twitter For Latest Updates Follow @nairabrains

Manchester City Seek Work Permit for Nigerian Youngster Kelechi Iheanacho

English Premier League champions, Manchester City have applied for a work permit for Nigeria youngster Kelechi Iheanacho. Iheanacho has yet to be capped at full international level by Nigeria but he has been capped at the U-17 and U-20 levels and City are most likely to use the special talent argument to get the Home… Read More »

Most Watched Music Videos in Nigeria in 2014

Google yesterday released the list of most watched music videos in Nigeria on YouTube. Unsurprisingly Davido’s smash hit ‘Aye’ was the top of the list. The Mavins, Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Flavour, Dr. Sid and surprisingly Nicki Minaj all made it to the list. Nicki Minaj’s appearance on the list was thanks to her music video… Read More »

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons in Group of Death

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have been drawn in a very difficult group for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament in Canada. The Super Falcons will be facing USA, Sweden and Australia in Group D of the competition. Being African champions, Nigeria will be carrying the continent’s hopes of advancing out of their group and making… Read More »

Aviation Ministry Launches Online Aviation Passengers Service Portal (APS) Portal

The ministry of Aviation this Monday launched an Aviation Passengers Service (APS) portal which it hopes will among other things will help discourage bureaucratic processes involved in importing an aircraft and monitor arrival and departures of flights across the country with a view to ensuring information reliability. The Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka said… Read More »

Aliko Dangote Named Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been selected as the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014. Other finalists of the most coveted award were Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s Public Protector, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian author, Arunma Oteh, Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.… Read More »