OPC Replies Dambazau, says ex-minister lost touch with reality

OPC Replies Dambazau, says Ex-minister Lost touch with Reality

The O’odua People’s Congress has attacked a former Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), for comparing it with the terrorist group, Boko Haram. It accused the ex-minister of losing touch with reality. The group in a statement on Saturday by its... read more »

Customs intercepts Contraband goods Worth N786m in Kano, Jigawa

Customs intercepts Contraband goods Worth N786m in Kano, Jigawa

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, Zone ‘B,’ have intercepted contraband goods worth Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N786 million in Kano/Jigawa axis. While displaying the intercepted items, the Coordinator of the Strike Force, Deputy Comptroller Osseini Olorukoba, said the seizures were... read more »

Chad President Vies for Sixth Term in Power

Chad President Vies for Sixth Term in Power

President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad is set to contest for his sixth term in office in the oil-producing Central African country. Deby who has been in power for three decades has campaigned on the promises of building schools, paving roads, and improving standard of living in the country that is... read more »

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

The striking Nigerian doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors has announced the suspension of its ten days old national strike. This was confirmed by Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, the National President of the Association in an interview with Vanguard on... read more »

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Ezekwesili Threatens to Sue Omojuwa

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has threatened to sue a blogger and social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa, for alleged impersonation. Ezekwesili, in a letter by her lawyer, Marshal Abubakar, on behalf of Falana and Falana chambers, expressed shock... read more »

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Imo CP Failed to Request MOPOL, Military Reinforcement – Source

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed, and his top officers have been booted out following Monday’s attack on the state Police Command headquarters and the Nigerian Custodial Centre which led to the release of 600 suspects and 1,884 inmates from the... read more »

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Osinbajo Calls on Media to fight Fake News

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN)  has called on the media to join the fight against fake news. Osinbajo noted that the systemic rot engendered by secrecy and opacity in governance was no longer the main threat to a normal functioning Nigeria, but the proliferation... read more »

AFCON
CAF Okay Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

CAF Okays Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has given approval for Alex Iwobi to featured in today’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos... read more »

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

The Confederation of African Football has picked Cape Verde referee Fabricio Duarte to take charge of Tuesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations dead rubber game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium. Duarte will be assisted by his compatriots Jorge Correia Semedo Helio (assistant 1), Delgado Fernandes Wilson Jorge (assistant... read more »

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Paul Onuachu, the Super Eagles goal scorer in the AFCON qualifier against Benin on Saturday has set his sights on clinching gold at the African showpiece,... read more »

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sub...

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sublime Finish

The Super Eagles of Nigeria left it late to claim a 1-0 victory over Benin at the Stade Charles de Gaulle Stadium on Saturday through a Paul Onuachu strike in... read more »

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Forced To Train In Darkness Ah...

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Forced To Train In Darkness Ahead of Benin Clash

Super Eagles were forced to train in darkness at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo on Friday ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against... read more »

Africa
Imo Attacks: Why Assailants Overran Police – Minister

Imo Attacks: Why Assailants Overran Police – Minister

Mohammad Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs has said the Imo State Police Command was overrun by gunmen because they deployed their full arsenal and came in large numbers. The Minister disclosed... read more »

JAMB Postpones 2021 UTME Registration Over National Identification Number

JAMB Postpones 2021 UTME Registration Over National Identification Number

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has shifted the commencement of registration exercise for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry earlier scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 8. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the board’s head of media and protocol, Fabian Benjamin, noting... read more »

Why I Chose to Receive Treatment in Nigerian Hospital, ...

Why I Chose to Receive Treatment in Nigerian Hospital, Rather Than Travel Abroad – Aisha Buhari

First Lady Aisha Buhari has adduced her rationale behind favouring receiving treatment at a private clinic in Nigeria over going to London, United K after she... read more »

Femi Adesina: Nigeria and War of Tongues

Femi Adesina: Nigeria and War of Tongues

Our country is at war today on many fronts. Nigeria battles insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnappings, armed robbery, cult killings, ritual murders, and war... read more »

BREAKING: Tension As Gunshots Rock Police Area Command ...

BREAKING: Tension As Gunshots Rock Police Area Command In Aba

There is currently tension in Aba commercial town in Abia State, over sounds of gunshots at the police area command, Daily Trust reports. Residents were going... read more »

African Development
Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has said that the construction of the East-West road would cost N1 trillion. He restated the determination of the ministry to prioritise... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

  Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made it to the final stage of the race to the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Mrs. Iweala made the final cut with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, Bloomberg reports. Okonjo-Iweala has experience working at international governance bodies as a former... read more »

Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

Update: ECOWAS Elects New President

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS), at the ongoing... read more »

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution ...

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine should not be based on the highest bidder but rather be provided at an affordable... read more »

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Elect...

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Year Tenure

PROTOCOLS Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President... read more »

Agriculture
Govs Can’t Ban Open Graing – Miyetti Allah

Govs Can’t Ban Open Grazing – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a factional unit for herdsmen in Nigeria, has opposed the ban imposed on open grazing of cattle by South-West governors. Their position is, however, in contrast to that... read more »

We Can’t be Forced Out of South-West – Miyetti Allah

We Can’t be Forced Out of South-West – Miyetti Allah

Herdsmen operating under the auspices of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have say they cannot be evicted from the South-West, citing their rights as guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution to live and operate wherever they deem fit. The group promised to avenge the alleged attacks on and loss of herdsmen and their cattle, noting it would never put up... read more »

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

Tolulope Odebiyi, a member of the Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign an executive order to ban open grazing by herdsmen in the... read more »

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that his administration had put in place machinery to contribute the state’s quota to national development... read more »

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes i...

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

Eyitayo Jegede, flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP, in the Ondo State governorship election has vowed to put an end to the frequent classes... read more »

Algeria
Algeria Crude Oil Output Slumped in 2020

Algeria Crude Oil Output Slumped in 2020

Algeria’s oil revenue tumbled in 2020, worsening an economic crisis in the North African country which is highly dependent on crude income, according to data released by the Energy ministry on... read more »

Sports: African Champions, Algeria Beat Nigeria's Super Eagles

Sports: African Champions, Algeria Beat Nigeria’s Super Eagles

  The Dessert Foxes of Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 in last night’s international friendly match played in Austria. The only goal of the match was scored by Borussia Monchengladbach defender Ramy Bensebaini’s lone strike after his first header was cleared by Nigerian defenders in the sixth minute. Coach Gernot Rohr handed FC... read more »

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are battle ready for their encounter against African giants, Algeria and Tunisia as all the invited players have arrived and... read more »

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 millio...

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership champions Manchester City has finally signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester for £60 million on a 5-year deal. This amount is about €68m or $80m.... read more »

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

After failing to sign the Leicester City play maker in the last transfer window, Premier league champions Manchester City is now set to close the deal for... read more »

Armed Forces
Nigerian Air Force Reacts to Boko Haram’s Claim of Shooting Down Alpha Jet

Nigerian Air Force Reacts to Boko Haram’s Claim of Shooting Down ...

The Nigerian Air Force has debunked claims by Boko Haram terrorists that it shot down the missing NAF 476 Alpha Jet, which remains uncounted for after it went off the radar in Borno State. Reacting... read more »

Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF Fighter Jet Revealed

Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF Fighter Jet Revealed

The identities of the two pilots in the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet which went missing in the North-East on Thursday has been given as Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele. The NAF in an update issued on Friday by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the location of... read more »

Missing Fighter Jet May Have Crashed, Two Pilots Unacco...

Missing Fighter Jet May Have Crashed, Two Pilots Unaccounted for – Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet which went off the radar during a Boko Haram operation in the North-East on Wednesday may have crashed. Intelligence report... read more »

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has announced that the Seven officers who died in the air crash that took place in Abuja on Sunday will be buried at the National... read more »

We Lack Soldiers, Military Equipment to Fight Insecurit...

We Lack Soldiers, Military Equipment to Fight Insecurity says El-Rufai

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has attributed the failure in effective policing to uncoordinated and ineffective national level security response... read more »

Aviation
BREAKING: NAF fighter Jet loses Radar Contact in Borno, Whereabouts Unknown

BREAKING: NAF fighter Jet loses Radar Contact in Borno, Whereabou...

A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province has lost radar contact in Borno State. NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward... read more »

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

Seven passengers aboard the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft lost their lives when the jet crashed in Abuja on Sunday (today), the Nigerian Air force has disclosed. The crash took place close to the runway of the Abuja airport after the jet which was on its way to Minna, Niger State reported engine failure. Reacting to the development, NAF... read more »

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes in Abuja

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes on Abuja Runway

A military aircraft, King Air 350 has crashed on the runway in Abuja, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announced on Sunday. This was contained in a tweet... read more »

NDLEA Seizes Cocaine Worth N28bn From Hair Stylist, Oth...

NDLEA Seizes Cocaine Worth N28bn From Hair Stylist, Others at Lagos Airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, recovered cocaine worth N21bn from a hairstylist, identified as Jennifer Onyejegbu at the... read more »

Ban Flights from UK, Atiku Urges FG

Ban Flights From UK, Atiku Urges FG

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised the Federal Government to act quickly to avert preventable casualties by banning fights from the United... read more »

AWCON
Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Super Eagles German tactician, Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction with the playing surface of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State. The pitch will host next week’s 2021 African Cup of... read more »

Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors - Asisat Oshoala

Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors – Asisat Oshoala

Reigning Africa women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala has charged cooperate bodies and football governing bodies in Africa to invest towards the growth of women’s football if they are to compete favourably with their well-funded counterparts across the world. Super Falcons of Nigeria Captain, Oshoala said that the attitude and structure of... read more »

Biafra
Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari-led Govt. - Presidency

Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari-led Govt. – Presidency

The Presidency, on Friday, declared that nobody can bring down the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu made the... read more »

IPOB Backs Dokubo’s Declaration of Biafra

IPOB Backs Dokubo’s Declaration of Biafra

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnmadi Kanu Thursday backed the formation of Biafra Government as canvassed by the former Niger Delta warlord Mujahid Asari Dokubo saying it is not a threat to IPOB. Dokubo had few days ago declared himself as the Head of Biafra de facto Customary Government (BCG). Speaking to the... read more »

Why We Invited Military to Orlu – Hope Uzodinma

Why We Invited Military to Orlu - Hope Uzodinma

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma on Tuesday defended the airstrike in Orlu, saying it was not meant to “crush” his people but to prevent a repeat of last... read more »

Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers – Wike

Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that nobody can rename any part of Rivers State. Wike spoke while making reference to the nefarious activities... read more »

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Dete...

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

28th September 2020   Between years 2000 and 2002, a full one-third of the states of Nigeria declared that they would be governed by Islamic Sharia. These... read more »

Boko Haram
Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency - Ndume

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency – Ndume

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has urged the Federal Government to increase the military budget for buying arms to enable them defeat Boko Haram insurgents. He said if the... read more »

Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu Births Second Child as B’Haram Captive – Report

Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu Births Second Child as B’Haram Captive – Report

A United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group, has bemoaned the plight of abandoned Dapchi brave Christian, Leah Sharibu, who is held captive by Boko Haram insurgents for three years and five weeks, reporting she has given birth to a second child in captivity. Leah who was abducted in Dapchi, Yobe State alongside other schoolgirls, was coerced... read more »

North-East Requires Fresh $1billion to Tackle Boko Hara...

North-East Requires Fresh $1billion to Tackle Boko Haram Crisis - UN

The North-Easter part of Nigeria needs fresh $1 billion to tackle the Boko Haram-induced humanitarian crisis affecting more than six million people in 2021,... read more »

No Trace of Money or Arms Procured by Ex-Service Chiefs...

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

National Security Adviser Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) has disclosed that the federal government is not aware of how monies meant for the purchase of... read more »

Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina

Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina It’s often intriguing to hear eminent and well appointed Nigerians talk about disintegration, destabilization and outright war, as if it’s a... read more »

Breaking News
Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner Ezewanne released — Police

Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner Ezewanne released — Police

The Anambra Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr Emeka Ezenwanne, who was kidnapped on March 31, has been released, the state Police command has confirmed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled... read more »

BREAKING: Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, is Dead

BREAKING: Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, is Dead

The National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin is dead. According to a report by The Punch, he died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. His wife, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday. The Afenifere spokesman died at LASUTH Covid Isolation... read more »

Midnight Fire razes Popular Ibadan Auto Parts Market

Midnight Fire razes Popular Ibadan Auto Parts Market

Popular Araromi auto spare parts market in Agodi-Gate, Ibadan has been razed by a midnight fire. The areas most affected are the tyre and car engine sections... read more »

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League Player of the Mon...

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League Player of the Month award for March

Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including... read more »

President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting

President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a security meeting inside the Executive Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja. The meeting is... read more »

Burkina Faso
Buhari Congratulates Burkina Faso President on Electoral Victory

Buhari Congratulates Burkina Faso President on Electoral Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election for a second term in office. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Garba Shehu, Senior... read more »

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Burkina Faso has been struck by drought and desertification which has resulted in famine. The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit by drought and desertification. The AFP and Africanews report that the landlocked nation has been hit hard by draught which has caused large scale hunger among its citizens.  Just east of... read more »

Burundi
UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

  A UN watchdog reports that there has been continued human rights violations such as sexual violence, murder, and summary executions in Burundi The citizens had earlier hoped on a new era where... read more »

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi has sworn in President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye on Thursday as successor to the deceased leader Nkurunziza. Ndayishimiye takes over power two months after the sudden demise of his predecessor, Nkurunziza. Evariste Ndayishimiye emerged President elect in May after running as the candidate of the ruling party in Burundi and the anointed... read more »

Business
MTN snubs Banks, links 77 Million Subscribers to Fintech Platforms

MTN snubs Banks, links 77 Million Subscribers to Fintech Platform...

MTN customers in Nigeria now have alternative electronic payment platforms to recharge their phones as the mobile network operator on Saturday announced that customers can recharge airtime through... read more »

NCC Clamps down on Street Vendors of Copyright Works

NCC Clamps down on Street Vendors of Copyright Works

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has increased efforts at curbing street trading of pirated books, musical works and movies across the country. The commission has arrested three piracy suspects and impounded pirated works estimated at N250,000 in Abuja. This move, according to NCC Director-General, Mr. John Asein, is part of the... read more »

FCMB Appoints Edun as Acting MD

FCMB Appoints Edun as Acting MD

First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) has appointed Yemisi Edun as its Acting Managing Director. Her appointment yesterday followed the decision of the... read more »

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in Janua...

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that a survey conducted by its Statistics Department showed that the naira is projected to further depreciate in January... read more »

CBN Withdraws 42 Microfinance Bank’s Operating Licences...

CBN Withdraws 42 Microfinance Bank’s Operating Licences

Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria has withdrawn the operating licences of 42 microfinance banks operating in the country. This was contained... read more »

Cameroon

Egypt, Gabon, Ghana Qualify for AFCON 2021

Egypt and Ghana have both qualified for the African Cup of Nations on Thursday and were joined by Comoros and Gambia, who will make surprising debuts at next year’s tournament. Egypt drew 1-1 in... read more »

Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Cameroon

Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Cameroon

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Senator Basheer Mohammed, has disclosed the commission’s plan to repatriate Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. The decision, according to the commission, was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives all Nigerian refugees in... read more »

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday. The club said in a... read more »

Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has disclosed that Cameroonian defender, Joel Matip is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines which will rule him out of... read more »

Cameroon School Shooting an Atrocity that Underscores t...

Humanitarian body, Amnesty International has condemned the killing of eight school children inside their classroom by gunmen in Kumba, South West region of... read more »

Celebration
God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

Nigerian singer Burnaboy has disclosed that he was relieved when he was announced as the winner of the best global music album award at the Grammys. He also maintained that he deserved to win the... read more »

FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has congratulated music stars Burna Boy and Wizkid over their victory at the Grammy Awards. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Minister described the much-deserved awards as fitting rewards for the persistent hardwork of the duo. He said the awards also... read more »

I Didn’t Plan to Have Kids out of Wedlock – Flavour

I Didn’t Plan to Have Kids out of Wedlock – Flavour

Singer, Chinedu Okoli, aka Flavour N’abania, is one artiste who doesn’t just sing about women, he has also been romantically linked with a couple of them.... read more »

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

Billionaire Femi Otedola’s daughter, Temi Otedola, has won the award for Best Actress (African Collaboration) at the Ghana Movie Awards 2020. Otedola won the... read more »

Banky W Writes Touchy Note for Adesua as They Celebrate...

  Banky W Writes Adesua Touchy Note as They Celebrate Wedding Anniversary  

Musician and politician, Banky W and his heartthrob Adesua Etomi-Wellington on Thursday (today) celebrated their third wedding anniversary. The singer who... read more »

Child Abuse
Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has terminated the appointment of a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kelani Ajadi Omotoso, for alleged sexual... read more »

UNICEF Expresses Concern Over Jailing of 13-Year-old Child in Kano for Blasphemy

UNICEF Expresses Concern Over Jailing of 13-Year-old Child in Kano for Blasphemy

The United Nations Children’s agency, Unicef has condemned the sentencing of 13-year-old Omar Farouq to 10 years in prison with menial labour for blasphemy by the Kano State Sharia Court at Feli Hockey, Kano. UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins condemned the sentence by the Sharia Court for uncomplimentary comments describing it as... read more »

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Again...

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has concluded a two-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of religious institutions to respond... read more »

Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Pledges Support for Joint Legal ...

Sanwo-Olu's Wife Pledges Support for Joint Legal Clinic

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Friday vowed to support the Joint Legal Clinic of the State Ministry of Justice as part of... read more »

Police Arrested a 24 Year Old Woman who appeared on a V...

Police Arrested a 24 Year Old Woman who appeared on a Viral Video detaining a Boy in a Dog Kennel in Lagos

On 14th August, 2019, a team of detectives from the Gender Unit, Command’s Headquarters Ikeja, arrested one Onyinye Mbadike ‘f’ 24yrs of No 7 Trimnell... read more »

China
Opinion: 5 Reasons Why President Trump won't Support Okonjo-Iweala as Next WTO Director General - Blessing Mene

Opinion: 5 Reasons Why President Trump won’t Support Okonjo...

This is an opinion article by Blessing Mene. People who want Okonjo-Iweala to become the next WTO Director-General mostly are excited about the prospect of the first female & African to lead the... read more »

Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Oladokun

Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Oladokun

The Nigerian Minister of #Transportation, Rotimi Amechi, has been in the news recently. He says he has only just become aware of a clause in a $5 billion rail project to be built by #China, that requires the  relinquishing of sovereignty in the event of a loan default. With all due respect, this is a red herring. #Nigeria should not and must not... read more »

Communication
Court Orders Extension of NIN Enrolment by Two Months

Court Orders Extension of NIN Enrolment by Two Months

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number enrolment by two months with effect from Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The extension was... read more »

Buhari approves Paternity Leave for NITDA Staff

Buhari approves Paternity Leave for NITDA Staff

The Federal Government has approved paternity and compassionate leave, among others, for the staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency. This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, at the unveiling and presentation of the NITDA’s Employee-Centric Condition and Scheme of Service... read more »

Buhari approves N5b for NIMC

Buhari approves N5b for NIMC

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved N5billion for the National Identity Managment Commission (NIMC) to enable it deliver the national digital economy... read more »

Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News

Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate Sylvanus Ofekun for alleged criminal... read more »

NIN Mandatory for Bank Account Opening, Voter Registrat...

NIN Mandatory for Bank Account Opening, Voter Registration - Pantami

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, says the national identification number (NIN) is compulsory for transactions such as bank account... read more »

Congo
Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Covid-19, Ebola, Measles in Congo… How prepared is Congo?

Africa against Triple Threat!!! As the world battles the deadly corona virus which has stretched the health facility of even the best health care systems in the world, the Democratic Republic of... read more »

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak - 17 Infected, 11 dead

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak – 17 Infected, 11 dead

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a new outbreak of Ebola virus in some parts of Equateur. Medical authorities on Monday said up to 17 people have been infected of the virus in the western province while a further 11 have died. Health authorities in Congo had last week reported 12 infections at a time when the country is equally battling... read more »

Corruption
Late President Yar’Adua’s Daughter To Be Arraigned In Court Over Alleged N2billion Fraud

Late President Yar’Adua’s Daughter To Be Arraigned In Court Over ...

An Abuja Court is set to hear a suit against Hajia Zainab Dakingari, a daughter of the late President Umaru Yar’adua and wife of former Kebbi State Governor Sa’idu Dakingari, for perpetrating an... read more »

Buhari, APC Have Failed to Deliver Campaign Promises – Fayemi

Buhari, APC Have Failed to Deliver Campaign Promises – Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has submitted that his party, All Progressives Congress, APC, and President Muhammadu Buhari, have failed to fulfil all their campaign promises to Nigerians. The Governor stated that despite the fact that some of the challenges facing the country preceded Buhari’s administration, elected officeholders should... read more »

NYSC Dismisses 34 Employees Over Misconduct, other Offe...

NYSC Dismisses 34 Employees Over Misconduct, other Offenses

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Shuaib, has disclosed that over 30 senior staff members of the NYSC have been... read more »

AGF Office Hasn’t Filed Investigation Against Tinubu – ...

AGF Office Hasn’t Filed Investigation Against Tinubu – Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said that his office is not investigating the national leader of the All Progressives... read more »

I Never Bought Abuja property from EFCC – Falana

I Never Bought Abuja property from EFCC - Falana

Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has denied ownership of a property at 42, Gana Street, Maitama District in Abuja. He said there was no truth in the story... read more »

Cost of Living
Claims Buhari Promised to Make One Naira Equal to One Dollar Fake – Presidency

Claims Buhari Promised to Make One Naira Equal to One Dollar Fake...

The Presidency has rubbished claims that President Muhammadu Buhari administration had at any point in time promised to make one naira equivalent to one dollar. The Special Adviser to the President... read more »

PPPRA Deletes Template Announcing N212/Per Litre Petrol Price

PPPRA Deletes Template Announcing N212/Per Litre Petrol Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, has deleted an earlier published template announcing an increase in the retail price of petrol The PPPRA had published a new template on Thursday night that showed an increase in the pump price of petrol from N186 to N212 per litre. According to the template, the retail price of petrol was... read more »

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, has faulted the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, over his comment that Nigerians should get ready... read more »

Northerners the Poorest in Nigeria Despite Being in Pow...

Northerners the Poorest in Nigeria Despite Being in Power More – Yakasai

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum has said other regions in the country have formed the habit of blaming the north for... read more »

Governors Didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives – Ake...

Governors didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives - Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday,explained that his colleagues did not deliberately hoard palliatives made for their states. Akeredolu,... read more »

Cote d'Ivoire
Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback

Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback

Nigeria lost 3-2 to C Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the 2021 WAFU U-17 championship at the Stade Kegue in Lome, Togo on Monday. The who beat Burkina Faso to secure a place in the final and... read more »

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage

Former Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire legend, Didier Drogba and his wife of 20 years, Lalla Diakate have divorced. Drogba disclosed this in a post on his official Instagram handle, noting that the announcement became important following speculation in the media. There were rumours that the football icon had separated from his wife whom he married in... read more »

U-17 WAFU Zone B: Golden Eaglets Qualify For Semi-final...

U-17 Wafu Zone B: Golden Eaglets Qualify For Semi-finals

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have secured a semi-finals qualification at the U-17 WAFU Zone B qualifiers in Lome, Togo. The Nigerian team, coached by Fatai... read more »

Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exil...

  Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exile

Former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo plans to return to his home country after his passport was given back to him following his acquittal at the... read more »

Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third T...

Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third Term ambition Amid Violent Protests

Ivory Coast’s top court on Monday endorsed the third term bid of President Alassane Ouattara as protests turned violent in several cities. Former President... read more »

Covid-19
Fed. Govt. to Continue Administration of AstraZeneca

Fed. Govt. to Continue Administration of AstraZeneca

The Federal Government has disclosed that it will continue the administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. It said evidence has shown that asides from being 76 per cent effective at... read more »

Where’s Your Faith? Pst Chris Oyakhilome Queries Christian Receiving COVID-19 Jabs

Where’s Your Faith? Pst Chris Oyakhilome Queries Christian Receiving COVID-19 Jabs

The founder and pastor of the LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has called into question the faith of Nigerian Christians taking the AstraZeneca Vaccine against COVID-19. The clergy urged Christians to trust more in the word of God rather than the vaccine, stressing that they are healers. He chided the Nigerian Government for asking... read more »

FG Warns against Fake COVID-19 Vaccines from China

FG Warns against Fake COVID-19 Vaccines from China

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians over fake COVID-19 vaccines currently in circulation in Africa. It stated that about 3,000 of the fake vaccines,... read more »

There’s no COVID-19 in Kogi – Lawmakers Express Doubt O...

There’s no COVID-19 in Kogi – Lawmakers Express Doubt Over Taking Vaccine

Federal lawmakers from Kogi State have said they are indecisive on whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate receive a... read more »

CAF Approves 10,000 Spectators to Watch Nigeria vs Leso...

CAF Approves 10,000 Spectators to Watch Nigeria vs Lesotho Game

The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has rectified an appeal for about 10,000 spectators to watch the crucial AFCON qualifying match between Nigeria and... read more »

Crime
  Imo Prison Attack: 6 Inmates Returned, 35 Refused to Escape – Prison Service Chief

  Imo Prison Attack: 6 Inmates Returned, 35 Refused to Escape – ...

The Nigerian Correctional Service has disclosed that six inmates returned voluntarily while 35 others declined to escape from custody after the prison in Owerri, Imo State was attacked by gunmen on... read more »

Teenage Girl kills Brother During Fight in Ondo

Teenage Girl kills Brother During Fight in Ondo

A teenager identified as Idowu Biletiri Ruth has stabbed her elder brother to death for reportedly questioning her movement. The incident happened at Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State. Witnesses said Ruth, aged 18, was peeved after brother questioned her for sleeping outside the previous day. The witness said the... read more »

Gunmen Injure Four Officers, Raze Imo Police Station

Gunmen Injure Four Officers, Raze Imo Police Station

Gunmen caused pandemonium in Imo State as they razed the Isiala Mbano Police Divisional Headquarters situated at Umuelemai in Imo State on Saturday night. The... read more »

South-West Abuses Drug Most in Nigeria – NDLEA Boss

South-West Abuses Drug Most in Nigeria – NDLEA Boss

Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that the South-West and South-South rank top on the list of... read more »

Gunmen Kill Six in Osun

Gunmen Kill Six in Osun

Some yet to be identified gunmen killed six people in the wee hours of Sunday in a village near Wasinmi, a community along Ife/Ibadan way, Osun State. Though... read more »

Drug Abuse
Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

New things are happening at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and suddenly, there’s a throwback to the 1996-1999 Lagos State, when the then Colonel Mohammed Buba Marwa was the... read more »

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

A suspected drug trafficker intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has excreted 86 wraps of cocaine, according to the agency. NDLEA’s spokesperson, Jonah Achema, said the suspect, Oluchukwu Onu Friday, aged 39, was arrested during the outward clearance of India bound... read more »

Economy
Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

Ghana’s legal tender has been ranked the best performing currency in Africa for the first quarter of 2021. It appreciated at 0.6 per cent to the US dollar, bettering some other prevalent 15... read more »

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

By the time we remove hatred, malice, indecent politics, and all the ills that plague our country and its leaderships across different governments, President Muhammadu Buhari would go down in history as the one that pioneered different kinds of revolution in our national life: agriculture, infrastructure (roads, rail, bridges, airports etc.), and... read more »

CBN Introduces New Charges for USSD Services

CBN Introduces New Charges for USSD Services

The Central Bank of Nigeria has introduced new charges for customers using the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data services. The apex bank said effective... read more »

CBN directs Banks to Start Scan-to-pay System

CBN directs Banks to Start Scan-to-pay System

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has requested Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to begin the adoption of the contactless payment service option. The NQR payment... read more »

  Naira Trades at N481/$ at Parallel Market

  Naira Trades at N481/$ at Parallel Market

The naira has further taken a fall at the parallel market by exchanging for N481/$. It exchanged for an exorbitant N412 at the Exporter and Importer forex... read more »

Education
WAEC Releases 2021 Exam Results

WAEC Releases 2021 Exam Results

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced the release of private candidates’ results for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, 2021-First Series. Speaking... read more »

Polytechnic Lecturers begin Indefinite Strike

Polytechnic Lecturers begin Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has commenced an indefinite strike with effect from today. The union said this followed the failure of the government to address the sorry state of polytechnics and monotechnics and the expiration of the ultimatum issued since March 2020. The action is coming less than a week after resident doctors embarked... read more »

UNIBEN dissolves SUG, Suspends Union Leaders

UNIBEN dissolves SUG, Suspends Union Leaders

The authorities of University of Benin, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of members of the three arms of Students’ Union Government in the... read more »

Why We Introduced NIN for UTME Registration – JAMB Regi...

Why We Introduced NIN for UTME Registration – JAMB Registrar

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Friday said security reasons and checkmating examination malpractice informed its decision to introduce the use... read more »

Adamawa Polytechnic Shut Indefinitely

Adamawa Polytechnic Shut Indefinitely

The management of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola has announced the indefinite closure of the institution after final-year students went berserk. The irate... read more »

Egypt
Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has declared that the club will not consider any bids for Egyptian Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian forward had during a recent interview declined to rule out a transfer to... read more »

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt is set to receive its first set of the COVID-10 vaccine developed by Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Sunday (today). According to the Egyptian authority in charge of the acquisition of the procurement of pharmaceuticals announced on Saturday, “the arrival of the first batch of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine tomorrow,... read more »

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association...

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

News emerging from Egypt has it that the trophy the country’s national team won thrice in a row was discovered missing from the country’s football... read more »

Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gl...

Egypt’s Iconic Goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary Hangs his Gloves at the Age of 47

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary announced his retirement from football in a television show on Thursday. El-Hadary last played for Egyptian... read more »

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Coron...

Egypt Records More than 50,000 Confirmed Cases of Corona Virus Infection

Health authorities in Egypt announced 1,218 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday 18 June, 2020. This brings the total number of corona virus cases in Egypt to... read more »

Elections
PDP endorses Nasarawa Governor for Second Term

PDP endorses Nasarawa Governor for Second Term

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwanga LGA of Nasarawa State has endorsed Governor Abdullahi Sule for second term. Member representing Akwanga South in Nasarawa Assembly on the platform of the... read more »

BREAKING: Tribunal dismisses ADP’s petition against Obaseki

BREAKING: Tribunal dismisses ADP’s petition against Obaseki

The Edo State governorship election petitions tribunal on Monday dismissed the petition filed by Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its governorship candidate, Iboi Emmanuel against the election of Godwin Obaseki. Details shortly… This post was written by Chinedu Ibeakanma. The views expressed here belong to the author and do not necess read more »

Abia Bye-Election: APC Candidate Kicks, Asks for Fresh ...

Abia Bye-Election: APC Candidate Kicks, Asks for Fresh Poll

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the ongoing Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-election, Mr Mascot Kalu, has called for fresh... read more »

INEC declares PDP Candidate, Ebisike, Winner of Aba By-...

INEC declares PDP Candidate, Ebisike, Winner of Aba By-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency... read more »

Igbo Leaders Demand PDP Presidential Ticket, Threaten D...

Igbo Leaders Demand PDP Presidential Ticket, Threaten Defection

A group of prominent Nigerians from the South-East region under the aegis of the Igbo Leadership Development Foundation has threatened to mobilise their people... read more »

Employment
Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applicants

Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applicants

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has released the list of successful applicants in its ongoing recruitment exercise. Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs, Jonah Achema, in a... read more »

Breaking: Reps Move to Suspend FG’s 774,000 Jobs Scheme

Reps Move to Suspend FG’s 774,000 Jobs Scheme

The House of Representatives on Tuesday moved for the immediate suspension of the controversial Special Works Scheme of the Federal Government. The National Assembly had been broiled in dispute with the Federal Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity over the recruitment of 774,000 workers for the scheme. The House during plenary on... read more »

190,000 Applicants Jostle For 9,460 NIS, NSCDC Jobs

190,000 Applicants Jostle For 9,460 NIS, NSCDC Jobs

Over 190,000 applicants are jostling for 9,460 job slots at the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The... read more »

FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

  The Federal Government on Tuesday directed Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme who did not receive payment of their stipends to... read more »

Nigeria: No Date for Reopening of Orientation Camps ...

Nigeria: No Date for Reopening of Orientation Camps - NYSC

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stated that there is no official date for the reopening of camps nationwide. There has been... read more »

English Premiership
‘Say where You Want To Play’- Everton Boss Tells Iwobi

‘Say where You Want To Play’- Everton Boss Tells Iwobi

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has called on Alex Iwobi to tell him face-to-face where he prefers to play at the club rather than resort to cryptic complaints on social media. Iwobi marked his... read more »

Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Everton of England forward, Alex Iwobi has backed his team to bounce back from Wednesday night’s home defeat to high flying Manchester City. The Carlo Ancelotti side were beaten 3-1 by table-toppers Manchester City at Goodison Park. Richarlison’s goal to level the scores after Phil Foden had opened the scoresheet was only the second time in... read more »

Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 P...

Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is under investigation for a possible breach of coronavirus regulations. The Gabonese striker seemed to break... read more »

Burnley, Brighton Join the Race to Sign Musa

Burnley, Brighton Join the Race to Sign Musa

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is drawing attention from other Premier League sides as he is yet to agree terms with West Brom. After being invited over by... read more »

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

Leicester City would be without Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi when they face Fulham tomorrow in the EPL. The key Leicester City pair both missed Sunday’s 3-1... read more »

Entertainment
Chioma deletes all Davido’s Pictures

Chioma Deletes All Davido’s Pictures

Chef, model and estranged girlfriend/fiancée of Davido, Chioma Avril Rowland, popularly known as Chef Chi or Chioma, has finally removed all the pictures of her baby’s daddy from her Instagram... read more »

Peter Okoye Blames Fans For P-Square’s Breakup as he Reacts to Grammy Awards

Peter Okoye Blames Fans For P-Square’s Breakup as he Reacts to Grammy Awards

Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, has blasted fans who claimed he would have won a Grammy with his brother if they remained together as P-Square. Okoye lashed out at such fans, claiming they contributed to the breakup by their rants and discouraging sentiments. Nigerian singers, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, and Wizkid Ayo won... read more »

Davido Commends Wizkid, Burna Boy for Clinching Grammy

Nigerian musician Davido has congratulated his counterparts in the music industry for winning awards at the Grammy Awards held on Sunday. Wizkid won an award... read more »

Burna Boy, Wizkid Make Nigeria Proud, Bag Grammy Awards

Burna Boy, Wizkid Make Nigeria Proud, Bag Grammy Awards

Nigeria music duo, Burna Boy and Wizkid, on Sunday clinched their first Grammy Awards. Burna Boy won the best global music album category after topping four... read more »

Police Raid Cubana Night Club, Arrest over 200 Clubbers

Police Raid Cubana Night Club, Arrest over 200 Clubbers

Over 200 clubbers and workers were arrested on Saturday night at popular Cubana Night Club, Lagos for alleged breach of COVID-19 protocols. Detectives attached... read more »

Environment
Nvuna River contamination Causes Water Scare in Enugu as Govt Pays Fact-finding Visit

Nvuna River contamination Causes Water Scare in Enugu as Govt Pay...

 Mulls emergency boreholes for affected communities Following the directives of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, a government team led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Water... read more »

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

The Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has discovered gold deposits along the Abuja, Nasarawa axis through the National Integrated Mineral Exploration Project. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, stated this in Abuja while hosting the Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State. According to a statement... read more »

Ministry of Mines Debunks Allegation of CBN Acquiring G...

Ministry of Mines Debunks Allegation of CBN Acquiring Gold From Zamfara Government

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has discredited claims that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) bought gold from the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello... read more »

Protesting Youths Set Zik’s Statue Aflame in Onitsha, A...

Protesting Youths Set Zik’s Statue Aflame in Onitsha, Anambra

Enraged youths on Thursday set ablaze the statue of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in Onitsha Anambra State. The perpetrators are suspected to be thugs who... read more »

LASG Disowns Viral Video on Sale of Branded Waste Baske...

LASG Disowns Viral Video on Sale of Branded Waste Baskets (Video)

The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, disowned the viral video, where some uniformed impostors were promoting the sale of branded wastebaskets purportedly... read more »

Fashion
Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Empower Women-Led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Em...

Kigali, Rwanda, July 27, 2020 – Gahaya Links, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, has provided 40,000 vulnerable families in their artisan... read more »

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda on Friday launched a multi-party COVID-19 recovery program known as Cultural and Creative Industry Recovery Plan to uphold enterprises in the cultural and creative industry, as well as artists. According to a press release, the recovery plan aims to support seven Rwandan federations in the sectors of music, film, plastic arts, writing,... read more »

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their O...

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

It’s an already known fact that the kit of the Nigerian Super Eagles took center stage. Following in this path, the Super Eagles traveled to Russia in a... read more »

2018 World Cup: Super Eagle’s Kit Sells Out On Fi...

2018 World Cup: Super Eagle's Kit Sells Out On First Day

The replica of the Nigerian Super Eagle’s kit which was released for sale to the public on June 1 has sold out on the first day with about three million... read more »

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

You are not truly free until you can be who you are without apologies. No truer words have ever been spoken. There are many ways by which we express ourselves... read more »

Features
Tinubu’s Last-minute Video, Wike’s Sagacity and Other Reasons Obaseki Won Ize-Iyamu

Tinubu’s Last-minute Video, Wike’s Sagacity and Other Reasons Oba...

  When Governor Godwin Obaseki decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on June 19, 2020, many political analysts cheered him for resisting the... read more »

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was developed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in pursuant of a concerted effort at genuinely developing the Niger Delta region which is blessed with natural resources. Nigeria has built its revenue generation around the income generated from crude oil such that sectors like agriculture have... read more »

CBN’s Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19 ̵...

CBN's Targeted Credit Facility for Covid-19 - Fraud or Incompetence?

When the CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) announced that it was going to be making about N50 billion available as loans to businesses in what it called the... read more »

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that the characters to be played by the actors are known, the stage is set and the audience is cheering and chanting, what level of spectacle should the... read more »

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Africa is home to some of the longest serving national leaders in the world. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011, Africa had about 8 Presidents among the list of... read more »

Finance
Supplementary Budget Not Yet Sent to National Assembly – Presidency

Supplementary Budget Not Yet Sent to National Assembly – Presiden...

The Presidency has disclosed that it has yet to forward the supplementary budget for 2021 to the National Assembly. This was made known on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on... read more »

ASUU Threatens Fresh Strive Over Unremitted Deductions, Inconsistent Payment  

ASUU Threatens Fresh Strive Over Unremitted Deductions, Inconsistent Payment  

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has warned that its members might be forced to withdraw from work over what it termed the victimization of its members. The union blamed the Federal Government, as well as the Accountant General of the Federation, over refusal to pay its members’ salaries despite the ‘no victimisation clause’ of the... read more »

Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Ex-Plateau Gov Dariye’s...

Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Ex-Plateau Gov Dariye’s 10-Year Jail Sentence

The Supreme Court has upheld a criminal breach of trust brought up against jailed former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye. The former governor has... read more »

Ganduje Asks FG to Re-Open Kano Airport for Internation...

Ganduje Asks FG to Re-Open Kano Airport for International Flight

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has asked the Federal Government to re-open the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, Kano, to permit the... read more »

NLC Mulls Nationwide Protest Over Removal of Minimum Wa...

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, plans to embark on a nationwide protest to protest a move by the National Assembly to remove the minimum wage from the Exclusive List to the Concurrent List.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, plans to embark on a nationwide protest to protest a move by the National Assembly to remove the minimum wage from the... read more »

Fitness and Wellbeing
FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

Adam Nuru, the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank Limited, has been embarked on leave to enable the bank duly investigate his indictment in the paternity scandal involving a former... read more »

Red Cross Symbol Not a Religious Sign – Says Red Cross Secretary as the Group Seeks Muslim Community’s Collaboration

Exclusive: Red Cross Symbol Not a Religious Sign – Says Red Cross Secretary as the Group Seeks Muslim Community’s Collaboration

The Red Cross Society in Enugu has paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Imam of the Central mosque in the state to introduce and seek the collaboration of the Muslim community in addressing humanitarian challenges facing the state. Speaking during the visit, the organization’s Branch Secretary, Mr Tony Udegbu, described the Red Cross Society as a... read more »

Red Cross Trains Over 80 Volunteers on Safety, Security

Red Cross Trains 80 on Safety, Security

Over 80 volunteers of the Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu have been trained on volunteer safety and security, African News Today has gathered. The... read more »

Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood as Women Conclu...

Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood, as Women Conclude August Meeting

The Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu State have sensitised women of Agulu, Umana community in Ezeagu Local Government Area (LGA) on safe pregnancy practices... read more »

Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug A...

Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug Abuse If

A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has said the country can be freed from drug abuse and... read more »

Food
Nigeria To Commence Manufacturing of Vaccines Soon – NAFDAC

Nigeria To Commence Manufacturing of Vaccines Soon – NAFDAC

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has expressed confidence that Nigeria would soon start manufacturing... read more »

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Following allegations of hoarding COVID-19 palliatives, governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) debunked hoarding the palliatives intended for distribution to poor Nigerians to curb the hardship induced by the pandemic. The governors in a statement titled, ‘Governors and the CACOVID Palliatives,’ issued by Abudulrazaque... read more »

CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lendi...

CBN Urges Nigerian Banks to Increase Agric Sector Lending to 10%

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has asked banks in Nigeria to consider increasing the percentage of loans available to... read more »

CBN Defends Policies, Responds to NESG’s Claims

CBN Defends Policies, Rebuffs NESG Claims

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has defended its intervention programmes aimed at stimulating economic growth, saying it everted food crisis during the peak... read more »

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Ni...

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery retail giant, ShopRite, plans to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. Shoprite first made its way to Nigerian market in Lagos in... read more »

Fulani Herdsmen
Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde and Aare Onakankafo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Thursday met behind closed doors at the Oyo Government House, Ibadan. Details of the meeting, which lasted for about... read more »

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

We won’t Negotiate with Bandits, and Terrorists – FG

The Federal Government has declared it won’t negotiate with terrorists and bandits. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), who stated this during the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House in Abuja, said government would rather deploy all necessary forces to eliminate criminals. According to him,... read more »

Troops Arrest Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifl...

Troops Arrest Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifles In Abuja

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested five suspected Fulani armed robbers in the Kuje area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with two vehicles... read more »

Presidency says Bandits Carrying AK-47 will be Shot on ...

Presidency says Bandits Carrying AK-47 will be Shot on SightPresidency says Bandits Carrying AK-47 will be Shot on Sight

Nigerian presidency said on Wednesday that security agents have been given the order to shoot anyone found carrying AK-47 illegally. Helicopters that violate... read more »

Buhari, Ministers, Security Chiefs hold NSC Meeting

Buhari, Ministers, Security Chiefs hold NSC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over National Security Council meeting in the Executive Council Chambers of Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The... read more »

Gabon
Aubameyang Notches Hat-Trick as Arsenal Trash Leeds 4-2

Aubameyang Notches Hat-Trick as Arsenal Trash Leeds 4-2

Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Leeds 4-2 at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. The match was Aubameyang’s first start in nearly a month after he had... read more »

CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post

CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been fined $10,000 for social media posts. CAF said the post had tarnished its “honour and image”. Aubameyang posted in the social media after Gabon spent the night on an airport floor ahead of an African Cup of Nations qualifier in November. The player and his... read more »

Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker...

Arteta Lauds Aubameyang’s FA Cup Heroics, Hopes Striker Extends Gunners Contract

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has lauded the contribution of Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the gunners FA cup final triumph against Chelsea at... read more »

Gabon’s Aubameyang Breaks Arsenal Record as Player to R...

Gabon’s Aubameyang Breaks Arsenal Record as Player to Reach the 50 Goals Mark Fastest in PL

Prolific Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a new record at Premiership side Arsenal by becoming the fasted player to reach 50 the goal mark fastest... read more »

Gabon: Coup Attempt Foiled, Situation Under Control ...

Gabon: Coup Attempt Foiled, Situation Under Control - Gabonese Government

A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted... read more »

Ghana
Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

A 28-year-old Nigerian man has been repatriated by the Kaneshie District Court for illegally acquiring a Ghanaian passport and birth certificate. The man identified as Iyamu, aka Anthony Kwarteng,... read more »

Ghana Receives World’s First Free Covax Jab

Ghana Receives World’s First Free Covax Jab

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Monday received coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for indigent countries. It made Ghana the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine globally. Since the discovery of vaccines for the deadly virus, richer countries have procured vaccines for their... read more »

My Govt. Will Never Legalise Same-sex Marriage – Presid...

My Govt. Will Never Legalise Same-sex Marriage – President of Ghana

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has declared zero tolerance for same-sex marriage in Ghana, saying his administration will never legalise it. This was... read more »

Ghana to Receive World’s First Doses of Free Covax Vacc...

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

Ghana is scheduled to receive Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a World Health Organization-backed effort to procure and distribute... read more »

Davido Considers Quitting Music

Nigerian Singer Davido Considers Quitting Music

Nigerian singer, Davido, has taken to his verified Twitter page to state that he considers quitting music. This comes shortly after there were multiple online... read more »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
CCT Chairman, Umar’s ‘Biafran Boys’ Comment Xenophobic, Liable to Five-Year Imprisonment – Falana

CCT Chairman, Umar’s ‘Biafran Boys’ Comment Xenophobic, Liable to...

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has described the Code of Conduct, CCT, Chairman, Danladi Umar’s use of “Biafran boys” to classify the traders he had a fracas with at Banex... read more »

NBA Frowns at Alleged Assault of Security Guard by CCT Chair

NBA Frowns at Alleged Assault of Security Guard by CCT Chair

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has frowned at the alleged assault of a security guard by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi, saying such action is unbecoming of a legal practitioner. The NBA in a statement by its Public Secretary, Rapulu Nduka, on Thursday said described Danladi’s action as unfortunate in view of his... read more »

FG Deploys Police, Others to Lekki Tollgate Ahead of To...

FG Deploys Police, Others to Lekki Tollgate Ahead of Today’s Protests

The Federal Government has deployed policemen and over 150 operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, to preempt the breakdown of law... read more »

Police Calls on Lagosians to Ignore Calls for Fresh Pro...

Police Calls on Lagosians to Ignore Calls for Fresh Protest at Lekki Toll Gate

Lagos state government and the Police on Thursday urged the people of state to shun calls for fresh protest slated for tomorrow at the Lekki Toll Gate. They... read more »

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

Following the freezing of the bank account of some promoters of the #EndSARS protesters, a Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria... read more »

Information Technology
NIN Compulsory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – FG

NIN Compulsory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday said that the National Identity Number, NIN, is compulsory for the opening of bank accounts, payment of taxes, and voter registration. This was disclosed by the... read more »

Plans Underway to Replace BVN with NIN – FG

Plans Underway to Replace BVN with NIN – FG

Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has said the Federal Government plans to phaseout Bank Verification Numbers, NIN, and replace it with National Identity Numbers. Pantami disclosed this while interacting with reporters after taking a tour and inspecting the ongoing NIN enrolment exercise at NIMC and other... read more »

Cryptocurrencies Ban will Boost Anti-Money Laundering C...

Cryptocurrencies Ban’ll Boost Anti-Money Laundering Compliance – ABCON

The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria, ABCON, has backed the Central Bank of Nigeria’s order directing banks to close all accounts... read more »

MTN Expands NIN Enrolment Capabilities

MTN Expands NIN Enrolment Capabilities

MTN Nigeria has disclosed that it is exponentially increasing capacity to provide National Identity Number enrolment services across its customer interaction... read more »

99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that at least 99 per cent of citizens data was protected and insured, urging Nigerians not to worry about the... read more »

Infrastructure
Security Agents Nab Eight Suspects For Attacking ACTDA Officers in Anambra

Security Agents Nab Eight Suspects For Attacking ACTDA Officers i...

A group of eight suspects who attacked and injured field operations officers working with the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, ACTDA, at an unapproved construction site in Nibo, Awka... read more »

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria has lent his voice to the Federal Government’s plan to privatise some of its assets. Among the assets to be privatised are the country’s refineries, the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Zungeru Hydro Power, Tafawa Belewa Square, among others. It is... read more »

FG Approves an NGO to Monitor Spending of $311m Abacaha...

FG Approves an NGO to Monitor Spending of $311m Abacaha Loot

The Federal Government has selected a civil society organisation, CLEEN Foundation, to monitor the spending of the last tranche of $311m returned funds looted... read more »

Take Responsibility for your Party’s Failure, Wike Tell...

Take Responsibility for your Party’s Failure, Wike Tells APC Governors

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to accept responsibility for the... read more »

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Adminis...

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Administrations Highpoint

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that the stepping down of 30MVA in Nsukka from the 132KV Makurdi Feeder, which his administration... read more »

Inspirational
African American Icon, John Lewis Dies at 80

African American Icon, John Lewis Dies at 80

John Lewis, African American icon and civil rights activist in the United States (US) have passed on at the age of 80, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker announced on Friday. Lewis, an Atlanta Congressman,... read more »

Funke Akindele Rescues Pa James by Gifting Him a House after Flood Wrecked His Home

Funke Akindele Rescues Pa James by Gifting Him a House after Flood Wrecked His Home

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has rescued iconic actor Kayode Olasehinde Ajirebi, alias Pa james, whose home in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo, Lagos was recently flooded by gifting him a house. Pa James had sought for help on social media after his home was flooded on July 7, 2020, destroying his properties. His son Samuel Ajirebi last year... read more »

Nigerian Youth Need An Alternative Culture

Nigerian Youth Need An Alternative Culture

18th May 2020   Starting by stating the obvious: that a good culture creates a good country; and a bad culture creates a bad country. So, by the culture... read more »

You – A Platform For Social Change

You – A Platform For Social Change

14th January 2020   Most people want to be commended, or valued, or “blessed” after they have done a good deed. Most of us want to be recognised after... read more »

Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in... read more »

Interview
Doctors' Strike: You have No Justification for Strike - FG

Doctors’ Strike: You have No Justification for Strike ̵...

The Federal Government on Wednesday stated that the National Association of Resident Doctors has lost all moral and legal grounds to continue its seven-day-old strike, urging them to call off the... read more »

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.), on Tuesday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari, as directing the nation’s service chiefs to identify masterminds of banditry and kidnapping as well as the sponsors with a view to taking them out. The NSA told State House correspondents that Buhari handed down the directive at a... read more »

NDDC to train Niger Delta Youths

NDDC to train Niger Delta Youths

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) at the weekend said it would soon begin the training of Niger Delta youths at the Innoson Kiara Academy, a... read more »

May God give Nigeria Prudent and Honest Leaders like Ja...

May God give Nigeria Prudent and Honest Leaders like Jakande –Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday, hailed the late first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef... read more »

I Was Surprised Trump Opposed My Candidacy – Okon...

Okonjo-Iweala Accepts Apology from Swiss Newspaper over ‘grandmother’ Remarks

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, says she was surprised that President Donald Trump’s administration could stand in her way... read more »

Judiciary
Rivers House of Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chief Judge

Rivers House of Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chi...

The Rivers State House of Assembly has confirmed Justice Simeon Amadi as the Chief Judge. He is the second most senior judge of the state High Court. Following a letter from Governor Nyesom Wike that... read more »

Buhari Dragged to Court for Re-Appointing NPA DG

Buhari Dragged to Court for Re-Appointing NPA DG

The reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority for a new five years tenure has generated controversy as some maritime stakeholders and experts have dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the decision. The president had on January 21, 2021, reappointed Usman as NPA MD for a new tenure, six... read more »

Judge Slams EFCC Over Incorrect Twitter Posts on Shehu ...

Judge Berates EFCC Over Incorrect Twitter Posts on Shehu Sani

A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo has knocked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, over its incorrect report of court proceedings... read more »

Lawyer Who Filed Case Against Pastor Adeyemi, Davido, F...

Lawyer Who Filed Case Against Pastor Adeyemi, Davido, Falz, 47 Others Is Fake - NBA

A lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, who filed a criminal complaint before an Abuja Magistrate Court over the actions of 50 persons, including celebrities during the... read more »

Justice of Supreme Court, Sylvester Ngwuta is Dead

Justice of Supreme Court, Sylvester Ngwuta is Dead

 Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta is dead. The Justice died on Sunday morning, SaharaReporters reports. It was gathered that a source informed... read more »

Justice
Uganda: Court Orders Soldiers to Vacate Bobi Wine’s Home

Uganda: Court Orders Soldiers to Vacate Bobi Wine’s Home

A court in Uganda has order security operatives to vacate the home of opposition leader, Bobi Wine, whose house arrest since the recent presidential poll has drawn international pressure, his lawyer... read more »

Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has promised that his administration would keep supporting the judiciary. He spoke yesterday when he swore in eight new judges for the State High Court. Obaseki congratulated the judges, and urged them to carry out their duties without fear or favour as their appointment is from God. He said: “History is made... read more »

Zambia President Fires Health Minister Chilufya

Zambia President Fires Health Minister Chilufya

Zambia’s presidency on Sunday announced the sacking of the country’s health minister, arrested for alleged graft last year but cleared of... read more »

Alleged Assault: Deeper Life School Principal, Others G...

Alleged Assault: Deeper Life School Principal, Others Granted N500,000 Bail Each

The magistrates’ court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday, granted bail in the sum of N500,000 each to the principal of the Deeper Life High... read more »

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Publ...

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Public Disturbance

The publisher of online platform, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has been arraigned with four others before a Magistrate’s Court in Wuse zone 2, Abuja by... read more »

Kenya
Barack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah is Dead

Barack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah is Dead

Former United States President, Barrack Obama, has lost his grandmother, Sarah Onyango. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Marsat Obama, who disclosed her mother passed on at the Jaramogi... read more »

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President has said the time has come for African youths to occupy leadership positions. He said youth participation in the activities of political parties is key to taking over their structure and stand a better chance of occupying elective positions. Obasanjo disclosed this on Wednesday during a keynote... read more »

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google has dedicated a customized Doodle on its homepage to honouring Mekatilili wa Menza, Kenya’s foremost liberation fighter. She is famed for leading the... read more »

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

The government of Kenya has concluded plans to reintroduce taxation of betting companies within six months following a public outburst over cancellation of the... read more »

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says N...

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Community is Superior

….the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has made the call for less emphases to be made on race as all races are equal. The President made the call on... read more »

Labour
“No Work, No Pay” – FG Warns Striking Resident Doctors

“No Work, No Pay” – FG Warns Striking Resident Doctors

The Federal Government has threatened to implement the ‘n work, no pay rule’ if the striking resident doctors fail to resume duty. This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige during... read more »

Resident Doctors Commence Strike Two Days After Buhari Embarked on London Medical Trip

Resident Doctors Commence Strike Two Days After Buhari Embarked on London Medical Trip

Members of the Nigeran Association of Resident Doctors, NARD on Thursday (today) began a nationwide industrial action after issuing a prior notice without their demands met by the Nigerian Government. The doctors in a tweet on Twitter stated that the strike was not intended to hurt ordinary citizens but to challenge the Government to care for her... read more »

Resident Doctors to Commence Indefinite Strike April 1

Resident Doctors to Commence Indefinite Strike April 1

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors is poised to begin an indefinite on April 1, 2021, if the government fails to address its demands. The body... read more »

NLC Stages Protest at National Assembly

NLC Stages Protest at National Assembly

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has staged a protest at the National Assembly over the proposed removal of the minimum wage from the Exclusive Legislative... read more »

Abia Teachers Suspend Strike

Abia Teachers Suspends Strike

The Nigerian Union of Teachers, Abia State chapter has suspended its industrial action in the state. The Chairman of the NUT, Comrade Kizito A. Kalu, and the... read more »

Lagos News
Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

The Lagos State Police Command has condemned the inhumane act levelled against some individuals arrested during the protest at the Lekki tollgate area of the state on Saturday. The state Police... read more »

BREAKING: LASU appoints Prof. Oke acting VC

BREAKING: LASU Appoints Prof. Oke Acting VC

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Damola Oke has been appointed the acting vice-chancellor of the institution. Details shortly.. This post was written by Chinedu Ibeakanma. The views expressed here belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect our views and opinions. read more »

COVID-19 Not Hoax – Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19 Not Hoax - Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on Sunday warned Lagosians on the devastating effect of the raging Coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor... read more »

I Still Have a Role To Play in Politics – Jimi Ag...

I Still Have a Role To Play in Politics - Jimi Agbaje

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 and 2019 Lagos State Governorship Elections, Jimi Agbaje, says he still has a role to play in the... read more »

We’ll Clampdown on People With Fake COVID-19 Certificat...

We’ll Clampdown on People With Fake COVID-19 Certificates – Lagos Health Commissioner

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has stated that the Ministry has observed that people have begun to have access to fake Covid-19... read more »

Law Enforcement
55 COVID-19 Defaulters arrested in Abuja

55 COVID-19 Regulation Violators Arrested in Abuja

Fifty-five persons were arraigned before an Abuja Mobile Court on Monday, for not wearing face masks. The violators were summarily tried and convicted by the presiding Magistrate, Ebiwari Eremasi,... read more »

Buhari Appoints 40-Year-Old Bawa as New EFCC Boss

Buhari Appoints 40-Year-Old Bawa as New EFCC Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The President has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Bawa. This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Tuesday titled... read more »

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

The Rivers State Police Command has announced the release of Mrs. Chidiebere Onyia, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Woji, Rivers State last Tuesday, by... read more »

Clearing Agents Arrested as NDLEA Intercepts N32bn Wort...

Clearing Agents Arrested as NDLEA Intercepts N32bn Worth of Cocaine at Lagos Port

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has recovered N32bn worth of cocaine at the Tincan Port in Lagos State. The cocaine was... read more »

Stop Giving “Juju” to Cult Members, Police Ask Traditio...

Stop Giving “Juju” to Cult Members, Police Ask Traditionalists

Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Commissioner of police has cautioned traditionalists operating in the Ikorodu Local Government Area of the state to desist from... read more »

Legislature
Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup

Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup

The members of the House of Representatives have held a closed-door meeting with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, to discuss the secession threats in the country. Despite the refusal... read more »

Imo Assembly Impeaches Majority Leader

Imo Assembly Impeaches Majority Leader

The infighting at the Imo State House of Assembly, Owerri, on Thursday, took a different turn as the lawmakers impeached the majority leader, Uche Ogbuagu. Ogbuagu, who represents Ikeduru state constituency, had moved to the All Progressives Congress, APC, following the removal of former governor Emeka Ihedioha in January 2020 by the Supreme Court... read more »

Senate Ratifies N11.35bn Police Trust Fund Budget

Senate Ratifies N11.35bn Police Trust Fund Budget

The Senate has approved N11,352,457.70 as the budget for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund in the 2020 fiscal year. The approval followed the consideration of the... read more »

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Bawa’s Appointment as EFCC Bo...

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Bawa’s Appointment as EFCC Boss

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr Abdulrahseed Bawa as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC during... read more »

El-Rufai to FG – Give us State police, Resource Control...

El-Rufai to FG – Give us State police, Resource Control No

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has asked The Federal Government to as a matter of urgency implement the three specific recommendations of the All... read more »

Liberia
Life
DSS denies Torturing Buhari’s Late Official Driver

DSS denies Torturing Buhari’s Late Official Driver

The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked claims that it tortured Sa’idu Afaka, the President’s official driver to death. Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services,... read more »

Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

The burial ceremony of seven Airforce Officers who died on Sunday has commenced at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja. The officers were crew members of the ill-fated Beechcraft King Air 350 that crashed at Bassa village near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while on a reconnaissance mission to Niger State. The deceased were the... read more »

Biden Threatens Financial, Visa Sanctions Against Niger...

Biden Threatens Financial, Visa Sanctions Against Nigeria, Others Over Anti-gay Laws

President Joe Biden has issued a presidential memorandum aimed at expanding protection of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and... read more »

Former Nigerian Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

Former Nigerian Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

A former Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, is died. He died on Sunday morning in his hometown,... read more »

Buhari Felicitates With Bisi Akande at 82

Buhari Felicitates With Bisi Akande at 82

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated pioneer National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, as he clocks 82 years... read more »

Lifestyle
Nigerians React as Singer Davido is Spotted with Mystery Lady

Nigerians React as Singer Davido is Spotted with Mystery Lady

Nigeria social media space was awash with video clips of musician Davido who stepped out with another lady in St. Maarten where he is currently vacationing with his crew. The singer is yet to react... read more »

Peter Okoye, Falz, AY, Banky W, Others Show Off Dance Moves At William Uchemba’s Wedding (Video)

Peter Okoye, Falz, AY, Banky W, Others, Show Off Dance Moves At William Uchemba’s Wedding (Video)

Top Nigerian celebrities graced the wedding ceremony of actor and comedian, Williams Uchemba who wedded his heartthrob, Brunella Oscar on Saturday. Rapper Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, Peter Okoye, AY, and Banky W among others were caught on camera displaying their dance moves during the wedding ceremony of the Abia State born star... read more »

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Muc...

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

Nigerian cross dresser, Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky has become one of the first Nigerian celebrities to acquire the newly released iPhone 12... read more »

President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan to Wed Inside Aso Vi...

President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan to Wed Inside Aso Villa

Hanan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari will organise her wedding ceremony inside the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sahara Reporters... read more »

Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her – ...

Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her- Ned Nwoko

Father of ‘Nollywood’s child of the year’, Ned Nwoko has said that his wife Regina Daniels was a virgin when they got married. The billionaire business... read more »

Madagascar
BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad has been reinstated as President of Confederation of African Football (CAF) following a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Ahmad was banned by FIFA in November... read more »

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad is set to appeal his five-year ban from all football-related activities by FIFA over alleged corruption at CAS. FIFA’s Ethics Committee announced Ahmad’ s ban citing violation of their code of ethics represented in the unlawful acceptance of gifts and benefits. However, reports have emerged to confirm that the... read more »

Magazine
George Floyd Killing – African Implications Of Continued Hatred Of Black Bodies

George Floyd Killing – African Implications Of Continued Hatred O...

5th June 2020   The agonizing killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in open view of the world by a White police officer assisted by 3 other non-Black officers, one of them Oriental, in... read more »

George Floyd, The Black Race, and The Greatest Love of All - Reno Omokri

George Floyd, The Black Race, and The Greatest Love of All – Reno Omokri

God created diversity. It is satan that created racism. How do I know? The first time racism occurred in Scripture (“Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married”-Numbers 12:1), God punished the racists. Many people have asked why I am yet to comment on the George Floyd case, and the truth is that I... read more »

Opinion: Nigerian Values – Food For Thought

Opinion: Nigerian Values - Food For Thought

14th April 2020 Life seems to be much about FOOD in Nigeria. There is regular talk about how to get food for oneself or for the children. People worry about... read more »

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

26th January 2020 We need an answer to give African children and young people when they ask us, “Why is there so much stealing going on?” and “Why do our... read more »

Buried for 50 years: Britain’s Shameful Role in the Bia...

Buried for 50 years: Britain’s Shameful Role in the Biafran War by Frederick Forsyth

A million children starved to death. I’m haunted by the images I saw there – and by the complicity of the Wilson government It is a good thing to be proud... read more »

Malawi
Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

Leadership in Africa has been unique with its abundance of long serving leaders most of whom could be adjudged to have lost passion for delivering dividends of democracy to citizens. Dr Lazarus... read more »

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Malawi Re-run Election: Chakwera Sworn in as Sixth President After Historic Court-overturned Vote in Africa

Leadership changed hands in Malawi as the country swore in Lazarus Chakwera as the sixth President of the country for a five-year tenure on Sunday. Chakwera became the beneficiary of the first ever court overturned presidential vote in the African continent. He unseated former president Peter Mutharika in a re-run election. Malawi held election in... read more »

Mali
Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, recently deposed by mutinying soldiers was flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for medical attention in the late hours of Saturday, a top diplomat... read more »

Mali Coup: Jonathan Led ECOWAS Delegation Meet Coup Leaders as Talks Continue

Mali Coup: Jonathan Led ECOWAS Delegation Meet Coup Leaders as Talks Continue

A meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation led by former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan with Mali’s coup leaders ended barely after 20 minutes. The coup in Mali is celebrated by many Malian citizens though the international community has condemned the ouster of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at a time when... read more »

ECOWAS Set to Convene Over Mali Coup

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to convene a videoconference meeting on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Mali which led to President Ibrahim Keita’s removal.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to convene a videoconference meeting on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Mali which led to... read more »

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Suppor...

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Support

The opposition coalition in Mali, M5-REP has lent its support to the mutinying solders that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and commended their... read more »

President of Mali Resigns, Military Commits to Civilian...

President of Mali Resigns, Military Commits to Civilian Transition After Take over

Orders closure of border, imposes curfew   Soldiers who staged a mutiny on Tuesday in Mali prompting the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita... read more »

Morocco
Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Moroccan government on Saturday said citizens who fail to wear face mask in public could be fine a maximum of 140 U.S dollars or up to three months incineration. The Interior Ministry said in a... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

Morocco ended their World Cup campaign with a fiery performance which saw them holding Spain to a 2:2 draw. Morocco opened scoring in the 14th minute through Boutaib and Isco leveled things up for Spain 5 minutes later. The match continued in a stalemate until the 81st minute when En-Nesyri scored Morocco’s second. Knowing that a loss to... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

Morocco has become the first African side to fully crash out of the tournament following a 1:0 defeat to Portugal today. Ronaldo’s 4th minute header was... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

World Cup: Morocco Lose 0:1 to Iran Via Own-Goal

In the second match of the day and the first match of group B, Morocco and Iran were looking set to play out a goal-less draw until a last minute own-goal gave... read more »

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

Five countries will be flying the flag for Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. These countries include: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and... read more »

Movies and Films
Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

Omo Ghetto ( The Saga), a movie by Actress Funke Akindele-Bello, popularly known as Jenifa has been declared Nollywood’s highest grossing movie of all time. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports... read more »

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

Popular Nollywood actor Dan Nkoloagu has died, African News Today has gathered. The veteran actor’s death was announced by his son Dan Nkoloagu Junior on Facebook on January 23, 2021. According to his son, he died on 22nd of January. He wrote, “It was a black Friday for us yesterday as my Dad left us without saying goodbye.” The actor died... read more »

Music
Fireboy Bags Five Awards at 2021 Headies Awards (See Full List of Winners)

Fireboy Bags Five Awards at 2021 Headies Awards (See Full List of...

The 14th edition of the Headies award held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, with Nigerian singer Fireboy DML stealing the show by winning five award categories. This year’s event was co-hosted by TV... read more »

Nigerian Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nigerian Musician Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Popular Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye, widely known as Rude Boy has tested positive for COVID-19. He took to his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday to disclose his status, urging his followers not to disregard the COVID-19 safety protocols. He wrote, “Attention!!! Covid is real!!! I know as typical Nigerian or African it is very hard to... read more »

Rapper Big Lo Dies of Kidney Related Complications

Rapper Big Lo Dies of Kidney Related Complications

Veteran Nigerian rapper, Lotanna Udezue, popularly known as Biglo has died after a long battle with kidney ailment. His death was announced on Instagram by... read more »

Flavour Releases Seventh Album, ‘Flavour of Africa̵...

Flavour Releases Seventh Album, ‘Flavour of Africa

Multiple award-winning Nigerian highlife singer, Chinedu Okoli popularly known as Flavour N’abania has released his much anticipated seventh studio album... read more »

Burna Boy’s ‘Twice As Tall’ Tops Most-streamed Music Al...

Burna Boy’s ‘Twice As Tall’ Tops Most-streamed Music Album 2020

Nigerian musician, Burna Boy’s album, Twice As Tall, released this year has emerged as the most-streamed Nigerian album on the Spotify streaming platform for... read more »

Namibia
Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Bank

Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Ba...

The Bank of Namibia director of strategic communication, Emma Haiyambo has said that the Namibian economy is set to record the worse dip in recent history due to the ravaging effect of the COVID-19... read more »

Namibia’s Central Bank Governor, Gawaxab, Asks Country to Prepare for Impending Digital Revolution

Namibia’s Central Bank Governor, Gawaxab, Asks Country to Prepare for Impending Digital Revolution

Bank of Namibia (BoN) governor, Johannes Gawaxab has asked the country to get ready to deal with an impending digital revolution and utilize the technological innovation for greater good. Gawaxab made the statement on Thursday at the bank’s 30th anniversary celebration event, reflecting on its progress over the past years while anticipating... read more »

News
Sports Ministry Clarifies State of National Sports Festival Amid Cancellation Rumours

Sports Ministry Clarifies State of National Sports Festival Amid ...

The 20 National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, is holding as scheduled with competitions going according to plan, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has clarified. The clarification was... read more »

How I Was Overlooked After I Left Office – GEJ

How I Was Overlooked After I Left Office – GEJ

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former President of Nigeria has recounted how close associates has deserted him soon after he left office. He said that many of his associates while in office now acts as if he does not exist. Jonathan disclosed this in Bauchi while inaugurating the 6.25Km Sabon Kaura-Jos bypass road constructed by the Bauchi state... read more »

Again, Assailants Attack Imo Police Station, Abduct Cop...

Again, Assailants Attack Imo Police Station, Abduct Cop, Injure 2 Others

Some unknown gunmen have invaded the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State. The attack occurred around 1 am... read more »

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

The dates for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been confirmed. The Super Eagles media officer, Babfemi Raji,... read more »

There’ll Never Be Biafra Again – Lauretta Onochie

There’ll Never Be Biafra Again – Lauretta Onochie

A Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has claimed that the Republic of Biafra will never be in existence... read more »

Niger Delta
Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

Northern Elders Forum’s Position on the Proposed Constituti...

Northern Elders Forum Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Statement of Northern Elders Forum(NEF) on the Senate’s Call for Memoranda... read more »

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

25th August 2020   Given the bloody events in Nigeria, I strongly urge us to dialogue not only at national, but also at international levels regarding what I have termed the “territorial credence*” of Nigeria. That is, how real is this country called Nigeria? Such a dialogue is needed, and quite urgently too as it regards the legal... read more »

Opinion: The Deceit Of Amending the Null and Void 1999 ...

Opinion: The Deceit Of Amending the Null and Void 1999 Nigeria Constitution

11th August 2020   For the sake of authenticity and thus validity, Nigeria’s Constitution must truly be made by the people, and not be imposed upon the... read more »

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Model...

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Erstwhile Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has lamented the bastardization of moral values to the level that internet fraudsters,... read more »

NDDC Issues Senator Two weeks Ultimatum to Refund N2.5b...

NDDC Issues Senator Two weeks Ultimatum to Refund N2.5bn for Failed Contracts

Case pending before two courts, letter has not reached me – Nwaoboshi The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has hit back at the Nigerian Senate,... read more »

Nigeria
Oshoala Undergoes Surgery

Oshoala Undergoes Surgery

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has been ruled out of action for some time due to injury, her Spanish club Barcelona have confirmed. The surgery was to correct the defect on her right... read more »

Iheanacho A Joy To Watch - CAF 

Iheanacho A Joy To Watch – CAF 

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has expressed delight with the performance of Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, describing him as a joy to watch. The striker has been in sublime form in recent times for both club and country, scoring a hat-trick against Sheffield United and a brace in the FA Cup win against... read more »

Kukah Not Planning Coup Against Buhari, Speaks for the ...

Kukah Not Planning Coup Against Buhari, Speaks for the Voiceless – Onaiyekan

His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, has said that the Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Mathew Kukah has no intentions... read more »

Imo Attack an Act of Terrorism – Buhari

Imo Attack an Act of Terrorism – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on the police command headquarters and the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo State, labelling it as an... read more »

How Gunmen Freed Scores of Inmates at Imo Prison

How Gunmen Freed Scores of Inmates at Imo Prison

Thousands of inmates have been reportedly freed at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, Owerri the Imo State capital by a yet to be... read more »

Opinion
Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs - Bishop Kukah

Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs – Bishop Kukah

Day by day, Nigeria drifts irreversibly into a dark tunnel. Things are falling apart with unnerving rapidity because those who govern have only a pact to protect their interests. Politics is merely... read more »

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose. Yes, you read the headline right. The money I allegedly stashed at a bank in Minnesota, United States of America. Not millions of dollars. But billions. $1.9 billion. Holy Moses! This... read more »

I’ve Forgiven Americans for Voting Racist Trump —Soyink...

I’ve Forgiven Americans for Voting Racist Trump —Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he has forgiven Americans for electing former President Donald Trump whom he described as a “racist” and a... read more »

Enemies of the Country Will Lose Las Las – Femi Adesina...

Enemies of the Country Will Lose Las Las – Femi Adesina

Permit me to use the popular lingo now in town in the headline of this piece. I hear the younger generation talk of las las, when they speak of a final... read more »

Nigeria 1999 Constitution Deceit: Lawyers, Pastors and ...

Nigeria 1999 Constitution Deceit: Lawyers, Pastors and Priests – Unmute Yourselves!

18th November 2020   As the end of 2020 approaches, needless to say Africa, and notably Nigeria will not achieve the African Union (AU) pledge set in... read more »

Petroleum
No Petrol Price Hike until after Labour Deliberation

No Petrol Price Hike until after Labour Deliberation – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that there will be no hike in the current ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) until the conclusion of ongoing engagement... read more »

Long Petrol Queues, Hiked Transport Fare Rock Awka as Petrol Price Increases

Long Petrol Queues, Hiked Transport Fare Rock Awka as Petrol Price Increases

Petrol users in Awka have resorted to buying from few filling stations, including the NNPC Mega Station, after the price of the product rose yesterday’s morning from one hundred and seventy-five naira to two hundred and twelve naira per litre. Consumers trooped to the major, and only functional NNPC outlet in the Anambra State capital... read more »

Naira Dips to 410/$ at Official Market – Emefiele

Naira Dips to 410/$ at Official Market – Emefiele

Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has said that the naira has suffered a dip in value to 410 against the dollar at the official... read more »

Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

Fuel marketers have commenced increasing their petrol pump prices amid the supply shortfall facing private depots in Apapa, Lagos State. Filling stations in... read more »

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

The main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari administration against the further increase of fuel... read more »

Photos
It’s Time to Carry Out Well-defined restructuring - El-Rufai

It’s Time to Carry Out Well-defined Restructuring – El-Rufa...

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the time has come for Nigeria to be restructured I order to give more control to the state governments. El-Rufai who spoke at public lecture to... read more »

FG Declares Thursday Public holiday to Mark Eid-el Maolud Celebration

FG Declares Thursday Public holiday to Mark Eid-el Maolud Celebration

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Thursday as a public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-el Maolud. The celebration is in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. This was disclosed by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Raud Aregbesola on behalf of the government who congratulated all Muslims on the occasion of this year’s... read more »

Motorists Lament as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos...

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

There has been scarcity of Premium Motor Spirt (PMS) popularly known as petrol in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as long queues were seen at most... read more »

Government Too Silent, Not Done Enough to Address #EndS...

Government Too Silent, Not Done Enough to Address #EndSARS Demands – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday expressed understanding with Nigerians who feel that government has “simply not done enough” to protect its citizens... read more »

Photos: Public Complaints Commission Staff Embark on Wa...

Photos: Public Complaints Commission Staff Embark on 7 Days Warning Strike, Stage Protest at Headquarters   

Staff of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) have embarked on a 7 days warning strike to drive home their demand for payment of minimum wage. Staff members... read more »

Politics
I Respect Odumakin for What he Stood for- Tinubu says as he Mourns Late Afenifere Spokesman  

I Respect Odumakin for What he Stood for- Tinubu says as he Mourn...

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, mourned the death of the National Publicity Secretary of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin,... read more »

Gunmen Attack: Soludo Safe, Anambra Police Confirm

Gunmen Attack: Soludo Safe, Anambra Police Confirm

Following the gunmen attack on the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Charles Soludo, the Anambra State police command has confirmed he is safe. Soludo was attacked by unknown gunmen during a rally he held in Isuofia community in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday. Gunmen invaded the venue, shooting... read more »

Tinubu Clarifies 50m Youth Recruitment Statement

Tinubu Clarifies 50m Youth Recruitment Statement

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwabu Bola Tinubu has clarified his proposal on the country’s need to combine its employment and national... read more »

London Trip: Buhari has no Need to Transfer Power to Os...

London Trip: Buhari has no Need to Transfer Power to Osinbajo – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari’s mouthpiece, Garba Shehu ha said that the President commenced his annual medical trip to London even before his emergence as... read more »

‘Nigeria Under-policed’ – Tinubu Tells FG to Recruit 50...

‘Nigeria Under-policed’ – Tinubu Tells FG to Recruit 50 Million Youths to Fight Insurgents

Former Governor of Lagos State and the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has asked the Federal Government to recruit 50 million... read more »

Power
Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

Security operatives in Uganda have arrested the country’s main opposition figure, Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine had last week called on Ugandans to “rise up peacefully... read more »

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

The Federal Government has been expending N50bn monthly for the subsidy of electricity supply across the country, the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has said. Mamman said the subsidy was occasioned by the constant complaints by poor Nigerians over the unavoidable and periodic increase in the cost of electricity. He said the Federal Government... read more »

Makinde’s Alleged Move to Dump PDP Untrue – Aide...

Makinde’s Alleged Move to Dump PDP Untrue - Aide

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, has described the viral news report that the governor is set to dump the... read more »

Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 – WIke

Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 - WIke

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle insurgency, banditry, and corruption will compel... read more »

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

Many people sustained varying degrees of injury while some residents fled as a gas plant exploded in Rumuodomaya community, Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of... read more »

Press Statement
Awolowo Was Great Influence In My Life - Osita Chidoka

Awolowo Was Great Influence In My Life – Osita Chidoka

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has described the late Premier of Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo as a great influence in his life, adding that he never intended to portray the... read more »

PDP Describes Attack On Ortom as Part Of APC's Plot To Derail Democracy

PDP Describes Attack On Ortom as Part Of APC’s Plot To Derail Democracy

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of disrupting Nigeria’s democracy, adding that the latter has been rejected by Nigerians. In a statement on Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP said the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the attempt on the life of Governor... read more »

BREAKING: Kaduna Orders Immediate Closure Of Schools Ov...

The Kaduna State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. According to a memo signed by the zonal education office, Sabon Tasha, all schools should close due to the prevailing security situation in the area.

The Kaduna State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. According to... read more »

Buhari didn’t suffer Side Effects after COVID-19 Vaccin...

Buhari didn’t suffer Side Effects after COVID-19 Vaccination - Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday dispelled fears that President Muhammadu Buhari might have suffered a side effect from the jab of COVID-19 vaccine he received... read more »

Akeredolu won’t Engage in Media War with Lawan – ...

Akeredolu won’t Engage in Media War with Lawan - Aide

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed that he would not react to the statement attributed to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on the... read more »

Real Estate
FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Project

FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Proje...

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has offered the support of the FCTA for the Niger State Government’s Smart city project at bother town, Suleja. This... read more »

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka has enjoined residents seeking accommodation to engage the services of the Lagos State Real Estate Transaction Directorate (LASRETRAD) of the State Ministry of Housing. Benson-Awoyinka on Thursday described the newly commissioned 492 homes named Alhaji Lateef... read more »

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Des...

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Designs

Lagos State Government has issued a warning to the residents of state-owned housing Estates to desist from modifying the approved designs of structures within... read more »

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

A three-storey has reportedly collapsed in the Ososa area of Bariga, Lagos State. The building collapsed around 9.30pm on Sunday. According to the Eye witness,... read more »

Lagos: LASEMA Advises Contractors on Building Construct...

Lagos: LASEMA Advises Contractors on Building Construction

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has reiterated the need for all the building contractors and developers in the State to always abide by... read more »

Religion
Nigerian Political Space is Dubiously Spiritual – Kukah

Nigerian Political Space is Dubiously Spiritual – Kukah

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kuka has said that Nigerian politics operates in an environment that is dubiously spiritual, alleging that Nigerian politicians don’t believe they can... read more »

Ebuka Agbo would love to comolete the team

We Won’t Tolerate Hijab in Kwara Mission Schools – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter has stressed that it will not allow the use of hijab by its pupils, despite the directive by the Kwara State government that Muslim female pupils in Christian mission schools be permitted to wear hijab. Last week, the state government had approved the wearing of hijab by Muslim female... read more »

‘Who is not a Criminal’ – Pardon Bandits Like Coup Plot...

‘Who is not a Criminal’ – Pardon Bandits Like Coup Plotters, Civil War Instigators, Says Gumi

Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has asked that government pardons and grants amnesty to bandits just like it did to coup plotters and instigators of... read more »

Pastor’s Wife Indicts Husband for Sleeping With Church ...

Pastor’s Wife Indicts Husband for Sleeping With Church Members, Files For Divorce

The wife of a pastor of a church, identified as Mrs Jummai Mala has approached a Yola Upper Area Court in Adamawa State to nullify her marriage to her husband,... read more »

Viral Audio: I’m Sorry For Being Angry – Ap...

Viral Audio: I'm Sorry For Being Angry - Apostle Suleman

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has tendered an apology for his outburst in a viral audio clip in which he was recorded... read more »

Rwanda
Sanwolu-Olu Grants Funke Akindele and Husband Pardon Over Breach of COVID-19 Regulations

Sanwolu-Olu Grants Funke Akindele and Husband Pardon Over Breach ...

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State has pardoned Nollywood actress, Mrs Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bello, who were both arrested and detained over breach of... read more »

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Kigali, September 9th, 2020 – ONOMO Hotel Kigali is the latest to be added to the list of ONOMO properties to receive Bureau Veritas’ Safeguard certification. ONOMO is one of the first hotel groups to have its properties receive the prestigious safeguard certification. The Safeguard Label is awarded based on compliance with all... read more »

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

The government of Rwanda has said schools will remain shut till comprehensive risk assessment is conducted which will determine period and method of... read more »

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement ...

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement with World Bank

Rwanda and World Bank have agreed a $150 million financing agreement to assist the country accomplish skills development in chosen economic sectors. In a... read more »

Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in th...

Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in the Street of Kigali

Rwanda will on Thursday commence a random COVID-19 street testing survey in Kigali and points of entry to ascertain the coronavirus situation in its largest... read more »

Safety
Students’ Abduction: Schools must remain safe spaces to learn without fear

Students’ Abduction: Schools must remain safe spaces to learn wit...

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has expressed sadness over the recent mass abduction of students in different parts of Nigeria. Gunmen had abducted over 300 people... read more »

Gov Ugwuanyi Imposes Curfew

Gov Ugwuanyi Imposes Curfew

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has imposed a curfew on the Oruku Community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the State. The action followed the crisis that greeted the murder of the traditional ruler of the Oruku community, HRH Igwe Emmanuel Chidiebere Mba, on December 26, 2020, which is subject of an ongoing Judicial Commission of... read more »

Bandits Are Peaceful People, says Sheikh Gumi

Bandits Are Peaceful People, says Sheikh Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic Cleric has defended perpetrators of banditry in the country, saying that they are victims of circumstance. The cleric reiterated... read more »

Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

Canada has issued a notice to its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the country’s precarious security situation and the notable risk... read more »

Kagara Students Yet to be Released — Niger Governor

Kagara Students Yet to be Released — Niger Governor

Governor Sani Bello of Niger State has debunked speculations that about 42 persons kidnapped by bandits from the Government Science College, Kagara, in the... read more »

Science
Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency over escalating insecurity across the nation. It made the call following kidnap of students and teachers of... read more »

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has urged heads of security agencies to arrest killer-herdsmen in the state. A statement by Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, condemned the recent destruction of farmlands by cows grazing openly in violation of extant laws. It also condemned the activities of criminal herdsmen suspected to have... read more »

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

The Anambra State Government has said that proactive plans and effective management of limited resources were key factors that enabled the state win the... read more »

Alleged Unusual Deaths in Enugu Community: We’ve Sent P...

State News Alleged Unusual Deaths in Enugu Community: We’ve Sent Patients’ Samples for Investigation - Enugu Govt

Following reports of alleged unusual deaths in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, the... read more »

Nigerians React to News of FG’s Receipt of Covid-...

Nigerians React to News of FG's Receipt of Covid-19 Vaccine from Russia

When the news broke today that the Federal Government had taken delivery of Covid-19 samples from Russia, Nigerians reacted with a lot of pessimism and even... read more »

Security
Prisoners Set Free as Gunmen Set Owerri Prison Ablaze (Video)

Prisoners Set Free as Gunmen Set Owerri Prison Ablaze (Video)

A yet to be identified gunmen invaded and set ablaze the correctional facility in Owerri, the Imo State capital in the early hours of Monday. The assailants stormed the prison and set free n... read more »

Medical Doctors in Delta Declare Indefinite Strike Over Abduction of Colleague

Medical Doctors in Delta Declare Indefinite Strike Over Abduction of Colleague

Medical doctors in Delta State under the auspices of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, NAGGMDP, have commenced an indefinite strike to protest the abduction of their senior colleague, Emmanuel Okpako. Okpako who is the Principal Medical Officer, PMO, of Government Hospital Okerenkoko, Warri South-West... read more »

  30 Herdsmen, 322 Cows Missing in Anambra, Miyetti Al...

  30 Herdsmen, 322 Cows Missing in Anambra, Miyetti Allah Tells Police

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has in a formal complaint to the police alleged that attacks on Fulani herders in Anambra... read more »

Banditry Will Never End in Nigeria – Wike

Banditry Will Never End in Nigeria – Wike

Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State has said that banditry will pose a hard nut to be cracked in Nigeria since the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal... read more »

Gunmen Release Abducted OOU Students

Gunmen Release Abducted OOU Students

 The female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, who were kidnapped in front of their hostel in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, have... read more »

Senegal
Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard ...

Chelsea have secured the services of Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 club Rennes on a deal worth about £22million. The 28-year old Senegalese has signed a five-year deal from the French outfit making him... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African side made it out of the groups. A 74th minute goal from Colombia’s Yerry Mina ensured the Africans did not proceed to the next round. This will be the first since the inception of the... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

Senegal has drawn 2:2 with Japan in their second group match. The Senegalese opened scoring in the 11th minute through a Sadio Mane tap in. 23 minutes later,... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

Senegal defeated Poland by 2:1 to give Africa its first win in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup. Senegal’s first goal was put down as an own goal after a... read more »

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions... read more »

Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Rohr Travels To France For Christmas Holidays

Rohr Travels to France For Christmas Holidays

Super Eagles Head coach Gernot Rohr is set to travel back to his base in France in the next few days ahead of the Christmas celebration with his family. The German has been in the country since last... read more »

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday were unable to score as Sierra Leone held them to a goalless draw as both team jostle for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations competition in 2022. Four days earlier, the Sierra Leone team had come down from four goals down to clinch a draw in Benin-city against the Eagles. But after vowing to bounce back in... read more »

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will miss the second leg encounter of their 2022 AFCON qualifier against Sierra... read more »

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday even were forced to to settle for a disappointing 4-4 draw after leading with a 3 goal deficit in their Africa Cup of... read more »

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has promised that the Leone Stars will not be underrated when both clash in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the... read more »

South Africa
South Africa Enforces Level 3 COVID-19 Lockdown as Virus load Hikes

South Africa Enforces Level 3 COVID-19 Lockdown as Virus Load Hik...

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has announced that the was amending its COVID-19 restrictions from Level 1 to Level 3 with immediate effect following a spike in new infections. Ramaphosa... read more »

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

Clinical trials of a United Kingdom (UK) manufactured COVID-19 vaccine is set to take place in South Africa on Wednesday as the country tackles the spread of the dreaded disease. SABC News reports that the University of Oxford manufactured vaccine would be tried among about 2,000 people aged 18-35 in South Africa. Half of the participants would be... read more »

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Ins...

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 Relief Funds

Multitude of people were left stranded in South Africa due to strike action by minibus taxi drivers over what they termed inadequate corona virus relief... read more »

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa is fast closing in on 100,000 confirmed cases of novel corona virus after the nation’s Minister of Health announced a spike to 92,681 on... read more »

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Of...

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

Erstwhile South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela has expressed a lack of interest to contest election for parliament. Speculations in the media had... read more »

Sport
AFCON Draw Billed for June 25

AFCON Draw Billed for June 25

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will find out their group opponents for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on June 25, African News Today has gathered. The three-time African champions booked a slot in... read more »

Iwobi Savours Super Eagles Win Against Lesotho

Iwobi Savours Super Eagles Win Against Lesotho

Super Eagles winger, Alex Iwobi has expressed delight over the team’s 3-0 triumph against Lesotho in their last game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The three-time African champions topped the qualifiers with an unbeaten record, garnering four wins and two draws. The Nigerian side saw... read more »

AFCON Qualifier: Lesotho Arrive Nigeria Today Ahead of ...

AFCON Qualifier: Lesotho Arrive Nigeria Today Ahead of Tuesday Clash with Super Eagles

The Lesotho national football team will arrive in Nigeria on Monday morning ahead of Tuesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super... read more »

Gov Yahaya Bello Sues for Equal Pay for Super Eagles, F...

Gov Yahaya Bello Sues for Equal Pay for Super Eagles, Falcons  

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has beckoned on the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to offer equal remuneration to the country’s men and women national... read more »

Rohr Undecided Over Super Eagles First Choice Goalie Fo...

Rohr Undecided Over Super Eagles First Choice Goalie For AFCON qualifiers

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that he has not made a decision on his first-choice goalkeeper between Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye for the upcoming... read more »

Sudan
Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir Over Role in 1989 Coup

Sudan Set to Begin Trial of Former President, Al-Bashir Over Role...

The trial of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s former president is set to begin today, Tuesday 21 July, over his role in the military coup that brought about his regime in 1989. Al-Bashir who is already in... read more »

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan

U.S Gives Conditions for Lifting Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan

The United States has asked South Sudan to intensify its efforts at achieving sustainable peace and kicking out corruption if arms embargo and other sanctions imposed on the country would be lifted. It was disclosed by outgoing ambassador of the U.S to South Sudan, Thomas Hushek. Hushek was quoted by BBC to have said that South Sudan has to work... read more »

South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure t...

South Sudan Suspended from African Union over Failure to Pay $9m Membership Debt

The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body over failure to meet up with their financial obligations over a three-year period... read more »

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until Ju...

Covid-19: Lockdown in Khartoum, Sudan Extended Until June 29

The security and Defence Council of the Republic of Sudan has prolonged the existing lock down in the state of Khartoum to June 29 in a conscious effort to... read more »

Most-At-Need Sudanese to Get Direct Cash Payments from ...

Most-At-Need Sudanese to Get Direct Cash Payments from Government

Citizens of Sudan are set to receive direct cash transfers  from next week as part of experimental programme as the country attempts to ease off expensive... read more »

Tanzania
Suluhu on Course to Become Tanzania’s First Female President

Suluhu on Course to Become Tanzania’s First Female President

Samaia Hassa Suluhu is set to take over as Tanzania’s first female president following the death of John Magufuli in the late hours of Wednesday. Saluhu became the first female vice-president when... read more »

President John Magufuli of Tanzania is Dead, Opposition Claims his Death Was COVID-19 Related

President John Magufuli of Tanzania is Dead, Opposition Claims his Death Was COVID-19 Related

President John Magufuli of Tanzania has died aged 61, the country’s Vice-President disclosed. Magafuli reportedly died on Wednesday from heart-related complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, the Vice-President, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television. The President had not made a public appearance for more than a... read more »

U-17 AFCON: Tanzania Coach Raring to go Against Nigeria...

U-17 AFCON: Tanzania Coach Raring to go Against Nigeria, Algeria, Congo

Coach of the Tanzania U-17 Football team, Maalim Salehe has expressed optimism his team progress beyond the group stages of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations... read more »

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

Former Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has denied suggestions that he was keen on working as assistant to coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot... read more »

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzania...

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African leaders have sent condolence messages to the family of Mkapa and the Government of Tanzania on the death of its former President, Benjamin... read more »

Terrorism
Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked UBE Primary School, Rama in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state, abducting a yet-to-be ascertained number of pupils and... read more »

Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Gunmen abduct Teachers, Students in Edo

Gunmen on Wednesday night invaded the National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi, Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State and abducted yet-to-be-ascertained number of teachers and students. According to a report by The Nation, the kidnappers invaded the institute on Wednesday night, amid sporadic gunshots. The development, it... read more »

BREAKING: Abducted Zamfara School Girls Have Been Relea...

BREAKING: Abducted Zamfara School Girls Have Been Released

The kidnapped female students of Government Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara have been released. Zamfara Governor Bello Matawale received them on Tuesday... read more »

List of Kagara School Abductees Released

List of Kagara School Abdductees Released

A list of the abductees from the Governmenet Science College, Kagara, Niger State has been released to newsmen. The list is as follows: TEACHERS Hannatu... read more »

BREAKING: Herdsmen Kill Two, Set Amotekun Vehicle Ablaz...

BREAKING: Herdsmen Kill Two, Set Amotekun Vehicle Ablaze in Ondo

No fewer than two persons reportedly lost their lives when some suspected herdsmen attacked the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as... read more »

Trade
Okonjo-Iweala Accepts Apology from Swiss Newspaper over ‘grandmother’ Remarks

Okonjo-Iweala Accepts Apology from Swiss Newspaper over ‘grandmot...

The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a... read more »

BREAKING: Midnight Fire guts Rivers Timber Market

BREAKING: Midnight Fire guts Rivers Timber Market

Shop owners and traders at the Timber Market in the Marine Base axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, woke up to see their merchandise all in flames following a midnight fire. It was learnt that the fire started from the casket section of the market about midnight breaking into Thursday, even as those affected said no firefighter has been seen at... read more »

SEC Gives Reasons for Crypto Assets Regulation

SEC Gives Reasons for Crypto Assets Regulation

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has defended its decision to regulate crypto assets saying it was informed by the growing volume of reported flows... read more »

Slash on Imported Vehicles’ Duties Commences Next Week ...

Slash on Imported Vehicles’ Duties Commences Next Week – Customs

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has said the reduction in the duties on vehicles and tractors from 35 to about 10 per cent might begin next week. This was... read more »

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against O...

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Paying Local Currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria has cautioned operators against paying recipients of diaspora remittances in the local currency rather than foreign currency. The... read more »

Transportation
UAE Prolongs Ban on Nigeria Flights to March 20

UAE Prolongs Ban on Nigeria Flights to March 20

The United Arab Emirates has announced an extension of the ban on Nigerian flights till March 20, 2021. This was contained in a statement issued by the public relations firm for Emirates made... read more »

Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra Take Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine

Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra Take Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine

Enugu State Government alongside Ebonyi and Anambra States, took delivery of the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on Wednesday. The vaccine for Enugu State, which arrived at the Enugu airport at about 2:50 pm,... read more »

Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Monday apologized to Nigerians for the breakdown on the Abuja-Kaduna rail locomotives, which happened between... read more »

How Travelers Were Stuck at Itobe Bridge, Kogi, for Sev...

How Travelers Were Stuck at Itobe Bridge, Kogi for Several Hours (See Video)

Travelers who traveled to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on Friday were halted by massive traffic jam at the Itobe Bridget, Kogi State, African... read more »

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Il...

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

A boat conveying officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to their polling unit in the ongoing Ondo State governorship election has... read more »

Tunisia
Tunisia Forces Super Eagles to a 1-1 Draw in Austria

Tunisia Forces Super Eagles to a 1-1 Draw in Austria

  The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday night forced to a 1-1 draw at the Jacques Leman Arena in Austria. Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho opened scoring in the 21st minute when he... read more »

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica Linea from Anchoring on its Ports

COVID-19: Tunisia Bars Ships of French Transport Company, Corsica Linea from Anchoring on its Ports

Tunisia has banned the ships of French transport company Corsica Linea from docking on its shores as crew test positive for COVID-19. Habib Ghedira, member of Tunisia’s committee to confront the COVID-19 was quoted by Mosaique FM radio on Saturday to have said that that the decision was taken by government to preempt spread of the disease in the... read more »

Uganda
  Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

The incumbent president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, the Electoral Commission announced on Saturday. Chairperson of the Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama disclosed... read more »

Uganda Election: President Museveni in Early Lead, Preliminary Results Suggest

Uganda Election: President Museveni in Early Lead, Preliminary Results Suggest

Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has taken an early lead in the presidential poll, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral umpire, African News Today has gathered. Reuters reports that after 13.6% of votes were counted, Museveni had garnered 1,536,205 votes, or 65.0%, while main opposition... read more »

FG in Talks To Secure Omah Lay, Tems’ Release in Uganda...

FG in Talks To Secure Omah Lay, Tems’ Release in Uganda

The Federal Government on Monday disclosed that efforts are being made to get detained Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems, freed in Uganda, says the Chairman... read more »

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Fail to Imm...

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

Dr. Moriku Joyce Kaducu, Ugandan Minister of State for Primary Health Care has said that government will introduce a fresh nationwide immunization exercise to... read more »

Uganda: President Museveni Imposes Tax on Social Media ...

Uganda: President Museveni Imposes Tax on Social Media Usage to Curb Gossip

A new law has been passed by the Ugandan parliament to impose a social media tax on its citizens. The law which is billed to take effect from 1 July will see... read more »

United Nations
Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A Sovereignty Dispute

Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A Sovereign...

19th December 2020 On 16th December 2020, history was being made in Nigeria. On that day, there was an official declaration of Constitutional Force Majeure and demand for an orderly process to deal... read more »

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

So here we are. Sixty years after Independence we are the world’s poorest Black nation. Quoting from Borgen Magazine in August 2020, “Nigeria, a third world country in Africa, is known as the poverty capital of the world. The nation just exceeded India with the largest rate of people living in extreme poverty. In Nigeria, about 86.9 million... read more »

United States of America
COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday. Nigeria on Tuesday took delivery of 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine,... read more »

Biden Cancels Travel Ban on Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, others

Biden Cancels Travel Ban on Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, others

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office issued some executive orders undoing some of former President Donald Trump’s policies. Among the 17 executive orders and presidential actions Biden signed on Wednesday were the order to end travel restrictions and immigration from countries including Nigeria, Eritrea, Yemen, Sudan and... read more »

APC Weighs in on US Controversy, Asks Trump to Emulate ...

APC Weighs in on US Controversy, Asks Trump to Emulate Buhari

The All Progressive Congress has asked US President Donald Trump to emulate his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari after losing an election. This... read more »

No One’s Ambition is Worth Blood of Any Citizen, Jonath...

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has urged US President Donald Trump to concede defeat, saying that his ambition is not worth the blood of any American citizen.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has urged US President Donald Trump to concede defeat, saying that his ambition is not worth the blood of any... read more »

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New DG

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New WTO DG

The World Trade Organisation on Friday postponed a meeting where members are expected to pick a new Director-General. The postponement is coming days after the... read more »

Videos
Oyetola declares 24-hour curfew in Osun

Oyetola Declares 24-hour Curfew in Osun

Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state. The Governor who made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Saturday said the curfew was necessitated by the... read more »

Violent Clash in Enugu Claims Lives of ‘21’ IPOB Members, Two DSS Operatives (See Video)

Violent Clash in Enugu Claims Lives of ‘21’ IPOB Members, Two DSS Operatives (See Video)

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed that 21 of its members were killed in a violent clash with security operatives and 47 others arrested in Emene, Enugu State on Sunday. The Department of State Services (DSS) has also alleged that two of its operatives were killed by members of the IPOB. The claims were made by the IPOB and SSS in... read more »

Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk...

Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk-Driving

A road safety officer had the misfortune of hitting a Benz G-wagon while drunk-driving. Road safety officers are usually dreaded by road users because of their... read more »

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG’s Speech?

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG's Speech?

A video of the Nigerian Inspector of Police, Idris Ibrahim, fumbling badly with his speech has been trending online. The speech was given on May 14 2018 at the... read more »

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Wel...

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Well

SYLVESTER Stallone joked with fans that it was “great to be back from the dead” after false rumours about his death swept the internet. The Rocky star took... read more »

Violence
Sokoto as Polytechnic Student hacks Roommate to Death

Sokoto Polytechnic Student hacks Roommate to Death

Tragedy struck in the Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, Sokoto State as a second year National Diploma (ND) student of the institution, Miss Zainab Bisola  Owoade, was allegedly stabbed to... read more »

Policemen Flee as Hoodlums set Station ablaze in Imo

Policemen Flee as Hoodlums set Station ablaze in Imo

There was panic in Imo state Thursday night as hoodlums set the Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters ablaze. It was gathered that the policemen on duty fled as the hoodlums who were mobile carried out the arson on the facility. On arrival, the hoodlums who, according to sources were carrying inflammable objects, threw them at the police... read more »

Nigerians Have Shed Enough Blood – Buhari

Nigerians Have Shed Enough Blood – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigerians had shed enough blood over concerns that could have been amicably resolved. This is contained in a... read more »

Gunmen Kill Okowa’s Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Aw...

Gunmen Kill Okowa's Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Away Rifles

Unidentified gunmen in a white Venza car have killed the Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Okiemute Sowho, also known as Daddy... read more »

Kagara Abduction: Govt Plans to Swap Schoolchildren for...

Kagara Abduction: Govt Plans to Swap Schoolchildren for Arrested Bandits

Speculations are rife that the government might cave into releasing some arrested bandits as part of the deal to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers... read more »

Women Empowerment
FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas

FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas

The Federal Government Rural Women Cash Grant Programme was flagged off yesterday in Borno and Yobe States. A total of 5,840 women are expected to receive cash grant of N20, 000 each in Borno, while... read more »

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special Assistant on “Unmarried Women” Affairs

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special Assistant on “Unmarried Women” Affairs

The Government of Bauchi State has clarified its position on the appointment of Balaraba Ibrahim as Special Assistant on “Unmarried” Women Affairs to Governor Bala Abdulkadi Mohammed. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Muktar Gidado, the word “unmarried” as contained in the letter was a clear mistake of... read more »

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot ...

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot in Nigeria, Dies Aged 25

Tolulope Arotile, first female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force has died in a road traffic accident. Reports have it that the pilot died due... read more »

Akpabio Slapped for Allegedly Sexually Harassing ex-NDD...

Akpabio Slapped for Allegedly Sexually Harassing ex-NDDC MD, Nunieh

Former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has accused Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta affairs of sexual... read more »

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls Duri...

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls During Corona Virus Lockdown

The chances of school girls in Kenya continuing their education after lockdown have been threatened by spate of pregnancy among school-going girls in the... read more »

World Cup
World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

For his massive contributions to the success of Croatia, Luka Modric most deservedly won the Adidas Golden Ball Award as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He won the award ahead of Eden... read more »

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Croatia 4:2. In a match that saw Croatia having about 61% of the ball possession, the French took the lead through an 18th minute own goal, off a Mandzukic header. Croatia equalized in the 28th minute off a Perisic shot. Ten minutes later, France took the lead through a VAR awarded penalty... read more »

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

Belgium won the third place position this evening after beating England 2:0. The Belgians showed their intent with a 4th minute goal tapped in by Meunier. This... read more »

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England ...

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England 2:1

Croatia this evening sailed into the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after winning England 2:1 after extra time. Despite taking an early lead through a 5th... read more »

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium...

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium 1:0

The French team triumphed over the Belgians to advance to the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. France went ahead in the 51st minute from an Umtiti... read more »

Youths
Akpeyi Breaks Silence After Missing Out Of AFCON Qualifiers

Akpeyi Breaks Silence After Missing Out Of AFCON Qualifiers

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has stated that the senior national team is open to every player adding that he will always wait for his time despite his noninclusion on the list for the Benin... read more »

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr during a media parley in Lagos clarified several issues in the national team, ahead of their AFCON qualifiers versus Benin and Lesotho. On the Super Eagles vs Benin Republic match, he said: Everyone wants to beat Nigeria, it is normal. We also want to win there (Porto Novo), so it’s a big challenge because... read more »

19 Super Eagles Players Arrive Camp For AFCON Qualifier...

19 Super Eagles Players Arrive Camp For AFCON Qualifiers, Begin Training Tuesday

Over 19 Super Eagles players have arrived at camp for the remaining two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho. According... read more »

Osimhen Scores against Bologna to mark Napoli Return

Osimhen Scores against Bologna to mark Napoli Return

Victor Osimhen scored on his return from injury to help Napoli secure a 3-1 victory over Bologna in Sunday’s Serie A match. The 22-year-old has been out of... read more »

Dead Body Discovered Along Club Road, Awka After Valent...

Dead Body Discovered Along Club Road, Awka After Valentine

A man in his thirties was found dead along Club Road, Awka, Anambra State capital on Monday after Valentine merriment. The corpse of the young man simply... read more »

Zimbabwe
Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comments

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comment...

The United states has summoned spokesman of the ruling Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe after his disparaging comments about the US ambassador in Harare. Patrick Chinamasa, spokesperson of the ruling... read more »

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

The health minster of Zimbabwe has been charged to court on grounds of criminal abuse of power as a government officer, alleged to have awarded a COVID-19 medical supplies contract running into millions of dollars to an obscure company at bloated prices. The company had sold $28 face masks to government at bulging prices. Anti-craft agency on... read more »

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s Home affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has rebuffed rumours of a coup d’etat being hatched. He made the address on behalf of the Working National... read more »

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Z...

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Zimbabwean Government on its People and Student Leaders

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe.... read more »

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

As Zimbabweans go to their first post-Mugabe polls, there is a high level of enthusiasm as many feel this is a new era. The turn out for the election has been... read more »

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Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

The Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has said his players will relish the boat trip to Cotonou for Saturday’s vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Benin. The... read more »

AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Must Pick Fit Players to Battle Benin – Chukwu

AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Must Pick Fit Players to Battle Benin – Ch...

Former Nigeria international Christian Chukwu has tasked Super Eagles German tactician, Gernot Rohr to prioritise the selection of fit players for the crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nations... read more »

AFCON Qualifier: Rohr Invites Onuachu as Replacement for Injured Forward

AFCON Qualifier: Rohr Invites Onuachu as Replacement for Injured ...

Genk attacker, Paul Onuachu has been handed an invitation by the Super Eagles for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Benin Republic and Lesotho. Nigeria will face... read more »

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Abduction: Negotiate with Bandits Now, Parents Beg El-Rufai

Abduction: Negotiate with Bandits Now, Parents Beg El-Rufai

Following the failure of government and security agencies to secure the release of the 39 abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in the Mando Igabi Local... read more »

Former Ekiti Lawmaker, Olowoporoku Dies at 75

Former Ekiti Lawmaker, Olowoporoku Dies at 75

A former senator from Ilawe Ekiti, Bode Olowoporoku has died. The veteran politician passed on in Ilawe Ekiti on Wednesday after briefly battling illness, Saharareporters reports. The... read more »

INEC Plans Online Voter Registration, targets 16 Million Nigerians

INEC Plans Online Voter Registration, targets 16 Million Nigerian...

In an attempt to address the cumbersome process of voter registration at the various centres in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission,... read more »

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AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected for a second tenure. He was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s... read more »

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF...

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said the COVID-19 induced school closure has created a global education emergency occasioned by the inability of a third of children to... read more »

APC extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s return

APC Extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, G...

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has beckoned to aggrieved bigwigs who left the party to return to its fold in the spirit of reconciliation. The ruling party extended an invitation to... read more »

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Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertilizer Says President Buhari

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertilizer Says Presi...

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make forex inaccessible for people seeking to import food items and fertilizer. The President said this at the... read more »

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

25th June 2020   This article is one that I posted on June 18, 2019 on my Facebook page. The question is now even more urgent with the violence, slaughter and food insecurity being... read more »

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it plans to empower farmers with N432 billion ($1.1 billion) intervention loan to upscale food production during the planting season. The apex... read more »

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Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has defended the decision to nominate ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate. President Muhammadu Buhari had forwarded their names to... read more »

Buhari Grants IGP Three Months Tenure Extension – Dingyadi

Buhari Grants IGP Three Months Tenure Extension – Dingyadi

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police for three months, the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi has... read more »

20 Generals Face Retirement as Buhari Names New Service Chiefs

20 Generals Face Retirement as Buhari Names New Service Chiefs

At least 20 members of courses 34 and 35 may proceed on retirement as President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday announced a change of the country’s service chiefs. The reshuffling of the... read more »

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Aviation

Osun State Solicits FG’s Support to Build Airport

Osun State Solicits FG’s Support to Build Airport

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has solicited support from the Federal Government for the state’s airport project. The governor on Thursday visited the Minister of Aviation,... read more »

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

The management of Arik Air has terminated the appointment of 300 members of staff of airline. The airline disclosed this in a statement titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff... read more »

FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operating in Nigeria

FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operating in Niger...

The Federal Government has banned Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria in adherence to its principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume flight... read more »

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Biafra

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

  Police authorities on Wednesday warned against the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for a sit-at-home on October 1. The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Philip Maku,... read more »

Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attacks Against Yorubas

Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attacks Against...

Nnamdi kanu, leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered its media arm to cease attacks on the Yoruba ethnic group. Chike Edoziem, IPOB Head of... read more »

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

I asked this question because the noise from their agitation is really taking a nuisance pitch and dimension. Let us set the records straight, the British continues to have an interest in... read more »

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We Do not Have Chibok Girls with Us —Irabor

We Do not Have Chibok Girls with Us —Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Leo Irabor, says there are no freed Chibok girls in the custody of Defence Headquarters. He spoke in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Sunday... read more »

Nigeria in a State of Emergency - Buhari to New Service Chiefs

Nigeria in a State of Emergency – Buhari to New Service Chi...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, told the nation’s new service chiefs that the nation is in a state of emergency, hence the need for them to be patriotic, and serve the country... read more »

Kankara Abduction: Buhari Commends Masari, Army for Rescue Operation

Kankara Abduction: Buhari Commends Masari, Army for Rescue Operat...

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian Army for coordinating the rescue operation of hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara,... read more »

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Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Gunmen abduct Female Students in Kaduna

Suspected bandits have abducted unspecified number of female students of The Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Mando area of Kaduna State. Police Public Relations Officer, ASP... read more »

4 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Expected on Tuesday - PTF

4 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Expected on Tuesday – P...

Nigeria is expected to take delivery of its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine allocation on Tuesday, March 3, 2021 the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has assured. Chairman of the... read more »

Breaking: Abducted Kagara Students Released

Breaking: Abducted Kagara Students Released

Bandits have released the students and staff of Government Science College Kagara, in Niger State who were kidnapped Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Their release was confirmed by a top... read more »

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Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School Cameroon

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School in Cameroon

At least six children have been killed and eight injured in Cameroon on Saturday as gunmen invaded a school, shooting recklessly in an area where separatist insurgents have been on... read more »

Catholic Priest identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego, Cameroon.

Catholic Priest Slumps and Dies on the Altar During Homily (See V...

A Priest of the Catholic church identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego, Cameroon. Twitter user identified as... read more »

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing - Nnamdi Kanu to Atiku

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing – Nnamdi Ka...

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is on the search list of the Nigerian government, has decided to offer a legal advice to the candidate of... read more »

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Celebration

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

  Former Nigeria leaders Yakubu Gowon and Goodluck Jonathan were among the dignitaries that joined President Muhammadu Buhari at the 60th Independence anniversary celebration on... read more »

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagle Square

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagle Square

  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday October 1 address Nigerians from the Eagle Square in Abuja as part of the activities earmarked to commemorate the nation’s Independence... read more »

Breaking: FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday

Breaking: FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday

  The Federal Government on Tuesday declared Thursday, October 1, as a public holiday in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary. The Minister of Interior, Rauf... read more »

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Communication

Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko

Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko

Over five major contracts including that of a General Hospital in Wamakko town awarded by the former  Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji  Aliyu Wamakko were revoked by the Governor Aminu... read more »

NBA Faults Extension of IGP’s Tenure

NBA Faults Extension of IGP’s Tenure

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has faulted the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. The association has... read more »

IPOB Berates Facebook for Blocking Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB Berates Facebook for Blocking Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra has decried the blocking of the Facebook account of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful,... read more »

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2023: Bawa didn’t advise INEC Not to Sell Forms to Anyone —EFCC

Bawa didn’t advise INEC Not to Sell Forms to Anyone —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has described as false a report circulating on social media that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, advised the Independent National Electoral... read more »

Court Rescinds Forfeiture Order on Saraki’s Ikoyi Properties

Court Rescinds Forfeiture Order on Saraki’s Ikoyi Properties

The Federal High Court that sat in Lagos reversed its order of interim forfeiture on the properties of Senator Olubukola Saraki, situated on 17 and 17A MacDonald Road, Okoyi, Lagos... read more »

FRC, ICPC Pledge Cooperation on Assets Recovery, Project Tracking

FRC, ICPC Pledge Cooperation on Assets Recovery, Project Tracking

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, have pledged to work together in the areas of assets recovery... read more »

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Cost of Living

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume next Week

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume Next Week

Special adviser to the president on infrastrure, Ahmed Zakari has said that electricity distribution companies (DiscCos) will resume implementation of the new electricity tariff next... read more »

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’s Growth Projection

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’...

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the projected economic growth for Nigeria may not be realized on the strength of the #ENDSARS protest. The organization expressed serious... read more »

We will Implement Agreement Diligently - NNPC Assures Labour After Strike Suspension

We will Implement Agreement Diligently – NNPC Assures Labou...

Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has pledged commitment to implement agreements reached with organised labour which led to the... read more »

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Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his... read more »

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Covid-19

COVID-19 Vaccine: Enugu Govt Prioritizes Heath Workers

COVID-19 Vaccine: Enugu Govt Prioritizes Heath Workers

The Enugu State Government kicked off the COVID-19 vaccination in the state, commencing with frontline health workers at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, Teaching... read more »

FG Directs Continuation of Vaccination as Eight Countries Suspend Rollout

FG Directs Continuation of Vaccination as Eight Countries Suspend...

The Federal Government has said it would continue to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite its suspension by eight European countries over concerns of possible fatal side... read more »

Anambra Govt Appoints New CMD COOUTH Less Than 24-Hours After Death of CMD

Anambra Govt Appoints New CMD COOUTH Less Than 24-Hours After Dea...

The Anambra State Government has announced the appointment of the former Commissioner for health and present Chairman of governing Council, Anambra State College of Health Technology Obosi,... read more »

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Gunmen Kidnap 300 Girls in Zamfara School

Gunmen Kidnap 300 Girls in Zamfara School

Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government of Zamfara State has been raided by gunmen suspected to be bandits and abducted about 300 schoolgirls in the... read more »

EFCC Parades Medical Doctor, 17 Others Over Internet Fraud

EFCC Parades Medical Doctor, 17 Others Over Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office has paraded a 28-year-old medical doctor, Chijioke Precious, and 17 other suspects over alleged internet scam in Owerri,... read more »

Kagara Kidnap: APC Leaders Patronise Bandits – PDP

Kagara Kidnap: APC Leaders Patronise Bandits – PDP

The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has spoken against the abduction of the Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Niger State, by bandits, who invade the... read more »

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Economy

President Buhari: The Unheralded Achievements – Femi Adesina

President Buhari: The Unheralded Achievements – Femi Adesina

Let me give due credit for the idea of this piece. President Muhammadu Buhari had said recently that elites in the country were not giving due accolades to his administration in terms of... read more »

Cryptocurrency Ban: They Breed Illegal Activities - CBN Says as it Defends Action

Cryptocurrency Ban: They Breed Illegal Activities – CBN Say...

Following the ban placed on cryptocurrencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has defended its decision saying they promote illegal activities and raise risks, among other reasons. The... read more »

CBN to Shut Accounts of Diaspora Remittance Violators

CBN to Shut Accounts of Diaspora Remittance Violators

The Central Bank of Nigeria has threatened to suspend the operating licences of operators who continue to violate rules guiding diaspora remittances into the country. The apex bank said it... read more »

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FG Can’t Secure All Schools – Minister

FG Can’t Secure All Schools – Minister

The Federal Government has asked Nigerians to be vigilant to mitigate against attacks on schools and students’ abduction. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education,... read more »

Imo Directors to take Exam before Promotion to Perm Sec Position - Uzodimma

Imo Directors to take Exam before Promotion to Perm Sec Position ...

Directors in the Imo State civil service will now take promotion examinations before being promoted to permanent secretaries. Governor Hope Uzodimma, who announced this on Monday during the... read more »

Auchi Polytechnic Bans Students From Driving Private Cars

Auchi Polytechnic Bans Students From Driving Private Cars

The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, has banned students from driving private cars on campus. This was contained in a circular signed by its Registrar. According to... read more »

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Egypt

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a single point. Salah opened scoring... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt's Exit

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt’s ...

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough permutations, Egypt would have... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts, Russia

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts Russia

The Egyptians playing with their star player, Salah were defeated 3:1 by hosts Russia. The first half of the encounter ended goal-less but things changed when in the 47th minute, The... read more »

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Elections

Ekiti By-Election Violence Proof Nigerians Have Rejected APC – Fayose

Ekiti By-Election Violence Proof Nigerians Have Rejected APC – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the killings that took in Omuo Ekiti on Saturday by suspected political thugs is clear evidence of terrorism against citizens, who have... read more »

2023: Okupe Tenders Apology to Igbos Over Comment on Killing of Ahmadu Bello

2023: Okupe Tenders Apology to Igbos Over Comment on Killing of A...

A former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has tendered an apology to Igbos for his comment on the 2023 elections and the agitation for Igbo presidency. Okupe in a tweet... read more »

2019 Election: PDP Have Evidence of Atiku’s Victory Over Buhari – Bauchi Governor

2019 Election: PDP Have Evidence of Atiku’s Victory Over Buhari –...

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won the 2019 genera election but were rigged out of the contest. Recall that President Muhammadu... read more »

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Employment

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Labour - Keyamo

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Labour – Keyamo

Minister of State for labour tweeted in the early hours of this morning that the federal government has reached an agreement with labour leading to a suspension of the scheduled strike... read more »

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 2020

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 2020

The Nigerian Labour Congress has doubled down on its position that there will be a Nation-wide strike from the 28th of September 2020 unless their demands are met. In a post shared on their... read more »

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

  Some states that have been unable to complete the recruitment process of artisans for the 774,000 Special Public Works (SPW) programme of the Federal Government have been granted... read more »

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English Premiership

Eze Good Enough To Play For England - Hodgson

Eze Good Enough To Play For England – Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes Eberechi Eze will be good enough to play for the England senior side but is not yet ready to make the step up, according to Sky Sports  Eze... read more »

Why I Shunned Ajax Move - Ajayi

Why I Shunned Ajax Move – Ajayi

West Bromwich Albion defender has explained his quest for first-team football made him reject an opportunity to join Ajax. The 27-year-old centre-back started his career at Charlton... read more »

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

Rodgers Plays Down Ndidi Injury Concern

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has played down the severity of the injury copped by midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, in their 1-1 draw against Everton at the Goodison Park on Wednesday... read more »

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Environment

Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of Abandoned Road, Pledge Readiness to Partner With Government

(Exclusive) Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of Abandoned Road, Pledge Readiness to...

Residents of Byazhin Across, Kubwa a suburb in the Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja who have long clamored government’s intervention to fix their deplorable road... read more »

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Residents of Flood Prone Communities as NiMet Raises Flood Alert

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Residents of Flo...

The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Enugu Chapter has asked residents of flood prone areas in Enugu State to relocate to safer ground as it aims to avert loss of lives and properties in the... read more »

Cash for Trash Recycle Hub: FCT Launches Waste Management Initiat...

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Ramatu Tijani has launched a waste management initiative tagged “Cash 4 Trash” recycling hub in Nyanya, Abuja Municipal Area Council... read more »

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The Idiot Class of Nigeria

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

10th October 2019 We can look around us at the type of society that different nations have created for themselves and come up with a general evaluation of the thinking of either the... read more »

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Finance

NYSC Responds to Rumours on Expending Corps Member’s February Salary on Bandits

NYSC Responds to Rumours on Expending Corps Member’s February Salary on Bandits

The National Youth Service Corps Management has discredited the speculation that the February stipend for corps members has been expended on the settlement of bandits. The management of the... read more »

CBN Orders Closure of Cryptocurrency Accounts

CBN Orders Closure of Cryptocurrency Accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday ordered banks and other financial institutions to close accounts of persons and groups operating cryptocurrency exchanges. The apex bank said that... read more »

Nigerian Politicians, Other West African Leaders Responsible for Over £30m Annual Funding to UK Education Sector – Report

Nigerian Politicians, Other West African Leaders Responsible for ...

A report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, CEIP, has disclosed that politicians in West Africa, majorly Nigeria, contribute over £30m annually to the United... read more »

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Fitness and Wellbeing

A President only deserves a second term because he can WORK, not because he can WALK.

Opinion: A President Only Deserves a Second Term Because He Can WORK, Not Because He Can W...

arba Sheu This is the response former aid to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri gave to Garba Shehu’s claim that President was fit to run for a second term having trekked... read more »

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a Whooping 800 Meters

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a “Whooping” 800 Mete...

In an obvious attempt at showing Nigerians and the world that he is indeed fit, President Buhari today trekked the whole of 800 meters home. Buhari had gone to a mosque in his hometown... read more »

Fitness and Well-being - Exercise Done Right

Fitness and Well-being – Exercise Done Right

Do you know why many people find it difficult to really exercise? Simple! They complicate things for themselves. How? Let’s assume you want to improve your muscle tone. You’ve not been... read more »

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Fulani Herdsmen

BREAKING: Herdsmen Kill Two, Set Amotekun Vehicle Ablaze in Ondo

Amotekun Arrests Truckload of Armed Fulani Herdsmen Heading To Ogun, Lagos

Officers of Oyo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun, have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan,... read more »

Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Politicians

Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Politicians

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked political and religious leaders to restrain from divisive comments. Mohammed also called on citizens to resist any calculated... read more »

Sunday Igboho Begs Ooni for Forgiveness

Sunday Igboho Begs Ooni for Forgiveness

Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has asked for forgiveness from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi for alleging the monarch failed the Yoruba... read more »

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Ghana

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

John Mahama, Ghana’s opposition candidate in the presidential election, on Thursday, rejected as fraudulent the result of the poll in which President Nana Akufo-Addo won a second term in... read more »

Ghana Presidential Poll: I Did Not Concede Defeat– Mahama

Ghana Presidential Poll: No Attempt Should be Made to Steal Votes...

The candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 7, 2020, presidential election in Ghana, John Mahama, has warned against stealing the mandate of the... read more »

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains Their Marriage Still Intact

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains The...

Following allegations of abuse by Femi Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, his legal wife Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode has said the former minister never abused her in their 23... read more »

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Health

Buhari says Nigerian Health Workers Culpable for Medical Tourism

Buhari says Nigerian Health Workers Culpable for Medical Tourism

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the increased medical tourism by citizens of the country on the unfriendly attitude of Nigerian health workers. This was contained in his speech in... read more »

Don’t play Politics with COVID-19 vaccines - Gbajabiamila tells Nigerians

Don’t play Politics with COVID-19 vaccines – Gbajabiamila t...

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has asked Nigerians not to play politics with the issue of Covid-19 vaccination as only a collective effort devoid of politics... read more »

States Yet to Meet Conditions won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines –FG

States Yet to Meet Conditions won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines –FG

The Federal Government has said states who have not met the criteria for vaccine safety won’t get share of the about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines in the... read more »

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Human Rights

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Took Live Bullets to Scene for Self-defence – General Taiwo

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Took Live Bullets to Scene for Self-defence – General Taiwo

Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, which was the Army unit deployed to the Lekki Tollgate area on the night of October 20,... read more »

#EndSARS: Arrested Protester, Eromosele, Regains Freedom After 12 Days

#EndSARS: Arrested Protester, Eromosele, Regains Freedom After 12...

Social activist, Eromosele Adene, has finally regained his freedom from unjust detention of the Nigeria Police Force. Adene was arrested by the police on November 7 from his home in Ikeja,... read more »

Nigerian Army Testifies Before Lagos Panel, Claims Officers Fired Blank Bullets into the Air

Nigerian Army Testifies Before Lagos Panel, Claims Officers Fired...

Officers of the Nigerian Army on Saturday appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry Inaugurated to probe the shooting of peaceful #EndSaRS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate... read more »

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Information Technology

Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC

Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has licensed telecommunication companies to register people seeking to obtain National Identity Numbers so as to decongest the crowds at... read more »

FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 

FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said he has secured a registration licence for the State Government to commence the enrollment of National Identity Number, NIN, for residents... read more »

21 Million Subscribers Yet to Obtain NIN – Telcos

21 Million Subscribers Yet to Obtain NIN – Telcos

Telecommunications operators on Wednesday said at least 143 million Subscriber Identification Modules, SIM, are currently identifiable to the National Identity Management Commission for... read more »

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Infrastructure

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grip Collapses

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grid Collapses

The power grid in the country collapsed once again on Sunday, leading to total blackouts for several hours in parts of the nation, African News Today has gathered. This was announced by two... read more »

Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu says as he Sues for Calm

Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu says as he ...

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has decried the extent of damage done to public and private properties as thugs masquerading under the #EndSARS movement took to the streets... read more »

Edo State Recruits Teachers for Rural Communities

Nigeria: Edo State Recruits Teachers for Rural Communities

  The Edo State Government has commenced the recruitment of teachers for rural and remote communities. The recruitment which is under the Edo Supporting Teachers to Achieve Results... read more »

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Inspirational

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

For women facing breast cancer, there is nothing like talking with those who have walked the path before them. On Wednesday, that sharing will be taken to a new level. After medical... read more »

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Interview

IPPIS is a Scam, Fed Govt Deceived Us - NASU Chair

IPPIS is a Scam, Fed Govt Deceived Us – NASU Chair

Chairman of the University of Lagos chapter of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Allied Institutions, Mr. Kehinde Ajibade, has described the Integrated Personnel Payroll... read more »

No Plan to Increase VAT – FG

No Plan to Increase VAT – FG

The Federal Government has debunked claims on social media that it plans to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) and other taxes in its proposed Finance Bill. Minister of Finance, Zainab... read more »

Why Buhari didn’t Speak on Lekki Shootings - Presidency

Why Buhari didn’t Speak on Lekki Shootings – Presidency

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has disclosed that the President didn’t mention anything about the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in... read more »

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Judiciary

EFCC Re-arraigns Kalu on N70bn Fraud Charges

EFCC Re-arraigns Kalu on N70bn Fraud Charges

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu on Tuesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to strike out a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking to prosecute him... read more »

Paternity Scandal: How I discovered Three Children With My Ex-Wife Aren’t Mine – Judge

Paternity Scandal: How I discovered Three Children With My Ex-Wif...

Anthony Okorodas, a High Court Judge in Delta State has said DNA tests disclosed that three children he had with his first wife are not his. He said the discovery was made after he had... read more »

Trouble Brews for Mompha as Court Joins him in Fresh Charges Against Auto Dealer

Trouble Brews for Mompha as Court Joins him in Fresh Charges Agai...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, included socialite Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, in an amended charge against an automobile dealer, Sarumi Babafemi,... read more »

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Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scandal, Bank Commences Probe

Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scandal, Bank Commences Probe

Over 1,927 persons have signed the petition demanding for the sack of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Managing Director, Adam Nuru, over allegations bothering on infidelity with a... read more »

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has signed the N147bn appropriation bill and the state anti-kidnapping bill into law. The House of Assembly in the state had raised the 2021... read more »

Police Sack Four Senior Officers for Misconduct

Police Sack Four Senior Officers for Misconduct

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has sacked four senior Police Officers for discreditable misconduct and dishonesty. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos by the... read more »

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Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

  The Kenyan ministry of health has relaxed guidelines relating to the burial of COVID-19 victims. Kenya had established a guideline which required victims of corona virus to be buried... read more »

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he... read more »

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again - Trump, Speaking About Buhari

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again – Tru...

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President... read more »

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School Resumption: Pupils Sent Home From School in Plateau Over Teachers’ Unpaid Salaries

School Resumption: Pupils Sent Home in Plateau Over Teachers’ Unpaid Salaries

Primary school teachers in Plateau State have refused to return to the classroom over unpaid salaries by the government saying they would not return to work on an empty stomach. This came... read more »

Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payment of Minimum Wage

Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payme...

The government of Enugu State has explained that the reason why some civil servants, including primary school teachers were yet to be paid the new minimum wage was that it was working to... read more »

School Resumption: NUT Gives Conditions for Resumption in States

School Resumption: NUT Gives Conditions for Resumption in States

The Nigeria Union of Teachers has expressed readiness to resume work but warned that it would declare trade disputes with states owing workers up to four months salaries. The union stated... read more »

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BREAKING: Gridlock as Fuel Tanker catches Fire on Otedola Bridge

BREAKING: Gridlock as Fuel Tanker Bursts into Flames on Otedola Bridge

There is heavy traffic at the Berger-Alausa-Magodo axis of Lagos State after a fuel tanker burst into flames on Otedola bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Saturday. Reports in the... read more »

BREAKING: COVID-19 Second Wave: Sanwo-Olu Shuts Down Schools Until Further Notice

BREAKING: COVID-19 Second Wave: Sanwo-Olu Shuts Down Schools Unti...

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed that all public and private schools in the state be shut down until further notice. The governor disclosed this in a statement on... read more »

Lai Mohammed Chides CNN Over Clarification of its #EndSARS Tweet

Lai Mohammed Chides CNN Over Clarification of its #EndSARS Tweet

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has reprobated Cable News Network, CNN, for backtracking on its earlier reports on the shootings at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos... read more »

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Buhari Criminalizes Nonuse of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

Buhari Criminalizes Non-use of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection 2021 which made the use of face masks in public places compulsory among other measures to curb the... read more »

Anambra Police Parade Two Teenagers, 12 Others for Illegal Revenue Collection, Armed Robbery

Anambra Police Parade Two Teenagers, 12 Others for Illegal Revenu...

The Anambra State Police Command has paraded fourteen males suspects who are engaged in illegal revenue collection and armed robbery in different parts of Onitsha. The suspects who were... read more »

Court Remands Teenager Who Set Boyfriend Ablaze in Benue

Court Remands Teenager Who Set Boyfriend Ablaze in Benue

The police on Tuesday, arraigned the 17-year-old girl, identified as Esther Alex, who allegedly set her lover ablaze before the Magistrates’ Court 8. The court is located at North Bank,... read more »

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New Service Chiefs Set for Reps Screening Wednesday

New Service Chiefs Set for Reps Screening Wednesday

The House of Representatives is set to screen the newly appointed service chiefs, on Wednesday. Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson, said the service chiefs will be... read more »

Senate Deliberates on Buhari’s Request to Confirm Service Chiefs

Senate Deliberates on Buhari’s Request to Confirm Service Chiefs...

The Senate, on Tuesday deliberated on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to confirm the newly appointed service chiefs. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan read the request which... read more »

Reps Propose Three-month Postponement of School Resumption

Reps Propose Three-month Postponement of School Resumption

The House of Representatives has frowned at the decision of the Federal Government to allow schools to resume on Monday despite a spike in cases of COVID-19. The Green chamber alleged that... read more »

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Akeredolu Mourns the Death of Protocol Chief

Akeredolu Mourns the Death of Protocol Chief

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is mourning the death of his Chief of Protocol, Tosin Ogunbodede. This is coming a few weeks after Governor Akeredolu’s mourned the death of... read more »

Anambra Governor's Wife Welcomes Anambra First Baby of Year 2021

Anambra Governor’s Wife Welcomes Anambra First Baby of Year...

Wife of the Governor of Anambra State and founder of the charity organisation, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative, CAFE, Dr (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano has welcomed Anambra first baby of the... read more »

BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood Producer, Chico Ejiro is Dead

BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood Producer, Chico Ejiro is Dead

Veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Chico Ejiro is dead. He died in the early hours of Christmas day from a seizure. He only just concluded directing his new movie on Christmas Eve.   Details... read more »

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Regina Daniels' Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko after Birth of Grand Child

Regina Daniels’ Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko after Birth of Grand Child

Regina Daniels’ father, Jude Ojegwu has revealed that the birth of his grandson has prompted him to amend relationship with Ned Nwokolo, his billionaire son-in-law. Reginal Daniels gave... read more »

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Rarely do you meet a Nigerian youth who is active on social media who does not know and admire Raymond Igbalode Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi. The socialite rose to limelight sometime... read more »

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development - Hamzat

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development – Hamzat

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has stressed the importance of traditional rulers in the promotion of peaceful co-existence among communities to bring about national... read more »

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Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

Mutinying solders have reportedly arrested Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. Clips have surfaced on social media showing a convoy of vehicles... read more »

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a one-day peace keeping visit to Bamako, Republic of Mali on Thursday, after a briefing by ECOWAS Special Envoy to Nigeria, erstwhile President... read more »

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Continues in Mali

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Con...

Opposition protesters in Mali turned up en masse in the streets of Bamako, the nation’s capital, demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Friday. Opposition... read more »

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Music Star, L.A.X Buys New House

Music Star, L.A.X Buys New House

Nigerian singer, Damilola Afolabi popularly known as L.A.X has acquired a new duplex. The singer disclosed this on Monday on his official Instagram page where he announced his induction... read more »

MOBO Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Rema Headline Nominations for Best International Act

MOBO Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Rema Headline Nominations for Best I...

Nigerian superstars, Burna Boy and Rema have been nominated for the Best International Act category at the 2020 edition of the Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO). MOBO awards which is an... read more »

Wizkid, Beyonce Release Music Video of Afrobeats Hit, Brown Skin Girl (Watch Video)

Wizkid, Beyonce Release Music Video of Afrobeats Hit, Brown Skin ...

The highly anticipated music video of Beyonye’s Afro beats hit track, featuring Nigerian musician Wizkid, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ has been released. The video of the song which celebrates... read more »

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Awolowo Was Unforgiving, Introduced Ethnic Politics – Osita Chidoka

Awolowo Was Unforgiving, Introduced Ethnic Politics – Osita Chidoka

Osita Chidoka, former Minister of Aviation has expressed admiration of the late Premier of Western Region, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, despite his rigid and unforgiving nature. Chidoka,... read more »

Oluwo of Iwo Dares Sunday Igboho, Holds One Nigeria Solidarity Rally

Oluwo of Iwo Dares Sunday Igboho, Holds One Nigeria Solidarity Ra...

The traditional ruler of Iwo, Osun State, Oba Abdulsosheed Adewale Akanbi has distanced himself from elements agitating for secession. Akanbi disclosed this on Saturday at a rally organised... read more »

APC’ll soon give way for PDP - Tambuwal

APC will soon give way for PDP – Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disclosed that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) will collapse in a short time, and give way for the Peoples Democratic Party... read more »

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Niger Delta

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has given credence to the list of contract beneficiaries made public by the Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio. The minister had... read more »

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Equipment – Buhari

Buhari Reacts to NDDC, EFCC Probes, says it’s an Abuse of trust

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reacted to corruption allegations rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said that some... read more »

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers debunk Akpabio’s allegation

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers Debunk Akpabio’s Allegation

Senators mentioned as beneficiaries of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts by Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, have denied the allegation and asked... read more »

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Fani-Kayode, Domestic Staff in War of Words over Abuse Claims

Fani-Kayode, Domestic Staff in War of Words over Abuse Claims

The police are now on the trail of Anthonia Uchenna, a former domestic staff of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, after she accused the ex-minister of assaults and sexual harassment. The police have... read more »

I Regret Supporting Buhari in 2015 - Dino Melaye

I Regret Supporting Buhari in 2015 – Dino Melaye

Former Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, has carpeted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. He described Buhari’s administration as the “greatest scam that came out of... read more »

We Are All Together – Femi Adesina

We Are All Together – Femi Adesina

Those who are younger than 55 or thereabouts may not easily get the joke in the expression, ‘We are all together,’ which I’ve chosen as the headline of this piece today. The event... read more »

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FG Reduces Petrol Price by N5 Per Litre

FG Reduces Petrol Price by N5 Per Litre

The federal government has announced a N5 reduction in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, bringing the pump price down to N162.44 per litre. The new price which... read more »

Autogas, Modular Refinery: PMB Making Conquests Steadily, Surely – Femi Adesina

Autogas, Modular Refinery: PMB Making Conquests Steadily, Surely ...

Diverse developments in our country often bring to mind lyrics of the song ‘God Moves in a Mysterious Way,’ by William Cowper. The lines go thus: “Behind a frowning providence, He... read more »

The Essential Buhari: NNPC GMD’s testimony – Femi Adesina

The Essential Buhari: NNPC GMD’s testimony – Femi Adesina

On Friday last week, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), held an engagement with energy editors across diverse media platforms.... read more »

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IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor has asked Nigerian government to permit leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to return to Nigeria. The... read more »

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Power

Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Electricity Tariff

Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Electricity Tariff

The minister of power, Saleh Mamman, has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to suspend the implementation of the reviewed electricity tariff. The directive followed... read more »

NERC Ratifies Fresh Increase in Electricity Tariff

NERC Ratifies Fresh Increase in Electricity Tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has ratified an increase in electricity tariff across the country, effective from January 1, 2021. This was contained in a directive... read more »

Electricity Consumers to Get Refund for Meter Payment – NERC

Electricity Consumers to Get Refund for Meter Payment – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said that electricity consumers who already paid for meters under the Meter Asset Provider scheme will be refunded. This was contained in... read more »

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NAF Plane Crash an Unfortunate National Disaster - Defence minister

NAF Plane Crash an Unfortunate National Disaster – Defence minister

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi has described the crash of the Nigerian Air Force King 350 plane as a national disaster. Gen. Magashi, in a statement by his Special Assistant... read more »

PDP Zonal Congresses to Hold on March 6

PDP Zonal Congresses to Hold on March 6

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed March 6, 2021 for the party’s zonal congresses across the six geo-political zones. A statement on... read more »

Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

NBA President Condemns Police, Commences Efforts on Release of Le...

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) said it had begun moves to secure the release of protesters who demonstrated at the Lekki toll gate as part of the #EndSARS Season 2 and... read more »

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I’m Confident Terrorism will be Forgotten Soon in Nigeria — Adeboye

I’m Confident Terrorism will be Forgotten Soon in Nigeria — Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday, expressed confidence that terrorism will soon be forgotten in Nigeria. He spoke at the virtual... read more »

Bishop Kaigama Laments Biden's Disregard For 'Human Dignity'

Bishop Kaigama Laments Biden’s Disregard For ‘Human D...

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama has faulted the move by the President of the United States, Joe Biden to increase funding for international abortions. Kaigama in an interview... read more »

Police arrest Anambra prophet ‘Onyeze Jesus’

Police Arrest Anambra Prophet ‘Onyeze Jesus’

A controversial Prophet in Anambra State, Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly called ‘Onyeze Jesus’, has reportedly been arrested by operatives from Anambra State Police Command. The cleric,... read more »

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Rwanda

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Rwanda’s fight against coronavirus has been boasted by donation of face masks received from Turkey. The ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Rwanda, acknowledged... read more »

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Makinde, Akeredolu Meet Ibadan Market Combative Parties, Seek Peace

Makinde, Akeredolu Meet Ibadan Market Combative Parties, Seek Peace

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and his Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State paid a visit to the crisis embroiled Shaha community in Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday to sue for peace. The... read more »

Buhari Won’t Tolerate Ethnic, Religious Violence – Garba Shehu

Buhari Won’t Tolerate Ethnic, Religious Violence – Garba Shehu...

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the President’s resolve not to allow any ethnic or religious group to malign or perpetrate violence... read more »

Gov. Ugwuanyi Commissions 272 Special Constables for Community Policing

Gov. Ugwuanyi Commissions 272 Special Constables for Community Po...

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has commissioned 272 Special constables drawn from the 17 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state recently recruited for Community Policing. This... read more »

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FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing Kits

FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing Kits

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has today ratified the sum of N8.49bn for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of deadly COVID-19 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control... read more »

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as Part of Measures to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as Part of M...

Botswana has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places and withdrawn liquor licenses in the country as part of effort to curb the spread of the fatal COVID-19. This was... read more »

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isolation Centre as COVID-19 cases reduce

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isolation Cent...

The Lagos State Government has closed the Eti-Osa coronavirus patients’ isolation centre. This was announced by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the 17th update on the... read more »

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Asari-Dokubo Proclaims Self New Biafran Leader

Asari-Dokubo Proclaims Self New Biafran Leader

A former militant in the Niger Delta region, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has declared himself the leader of the new Biafra de facto Customary Government. He cited injustice and... read more »

FG Declares Zamfara ‘No-fly zone’, Bans Mining Indefinitely

FG Declares Zamfara ‘No-fly zone’, Bans Mining Indefinitely

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the declaration of Zamfara State as a “no fly zone” in an attempt to subdue the security challenges confronting the state. This was disclosed by... read more »

Buhari Reacts to Release of Abducted Zamfara Schoolgirls, Urges Nonpayment of Ransome

Buhari Reacts to Release of Abducted Zamfara Schoolgirls, Urges N...

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed overwhelming joy over the release of abducted schoolgirls in Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant... read more »

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Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not yet clear whether the... read more »

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Sierra Leone

COVID-19: No fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash - FG

COVID-19: No Fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash – FG

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have advised the Edo State Government and the Nigeria Football Federation against allowing fans into... read more »

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South Africa

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) have said the body will be “shutting down all schools over SA” from Monday. The union said in a statement, “We want to put it on record... read more »

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

School children in South Africa resumed classroom activities on Monday, 8th June 2020, as government starts to ease restrictions imposed on the country to curb the spread of corona... read more »

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos  State House  of Assembly on Thursday condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks by South Africans on Nigerians living in their country. The condemnation is sequel to a... read more »

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Agali: NFF Falsely Indicted me of Hosting Women in Super Eagles Hotel

Agali: NFF Falsely Accused me of Hosting Women in Super Eagles Hotel

Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Agali has expressed sadness over the treatment he received from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), during the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in... read more »

Buhari Applauds Pinnick on FIFA Election

Buhari Applauds Pinnick on FIFA Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, on his election into the FIFA Executive Council, the highest... read more »

National Team Coaches Demanded 20% of my Wages For Super Eagles Invitation – Udogi

National Team Coaches Demanded 20% of my Wages For Super Eagles I...

Former Eagles player, Chigozie Udoji has made a shocking revelation, indicting national team coaches of demanding 20 per cent of his earnings for life as a pre-condition for being called... read more »

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Tanzania

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Politicians

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Poli...

Anti-graft agency in Tanzania has cautioned businessmen in the country against sponsoring politicians vying for elective positions as the east African nation gets ready for its general... read more »

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Tanzania has conquered the scourge of coronavirus. This was declared by President John Mogufuli in a church service in the capital, Dodoma on Sunday. President Mogafuli attributed the... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Head Coach

Former Nigerian international and former assistant coach of Nigeria’s victorious 2013 U-17 side Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed the head coach of the Tanzanian National... read more »

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Our CCTV Cameras Not For Watching Students’ Nakedness – FCET Lagos

Our CCTV Cameras Not For Watching Students’ Nakedness – FCET Lagos

The management of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos State has debunked a publication by a Nigerian newspaper, ThisDay, which claimed that the institution’s... read more »

FG Extends Deadline for NIN

FG Extends Deadline for NIN

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for millions of Nigerians unable to link their National Identity numbers (NINs) with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to February... read more »

INEC Mulls Making NIN Compulsory for Voter Registration

INEC Mulls Making NIN Compulsory for Voter Registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is considering making the National Identity Number, NIN, compulsory for registering voters when the continuous voter registration... read more »

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Seven to Eight Kidnappers Arrested Are Fulanis – Sultan of Sokoto

Seven to Eight Kidnappers Arrested Are Fulanis – Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, HRH Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that though seven to eight kidnappers arrested in Nigeria are Fulani, but that doesn’t mean every Fulani is a... read more »

Sule Lamido Berates Tinubu, Fashola Over Treatment of Fulani

Sule Lamido Berates Tinubu, Fashola Over Treatment of Fulani

Sule Lamido, a former Governor of Jigawa State has called out the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, claiming he has been indifferent over the alleged attack on Fulanis in the... read more »

Makinde Deploys 200 Amotekun Men in Ibarapa

Makinde Deploys 200 Amotekun Men in Ibarapa

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday released a security strategy to be adopted in fighting insecurity and other security challenges facing Ibarapa zone. The strategies, according to... read more »

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Trade

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, had a closed door meeting with the nation’s 36 state governors on the security challenges across the country. He explained that the closure of the... read more »

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Transportation

Ondo2020: INEC to Adopt No-face-mask-no-voting  

Ondo2020: INEC to Adopt No-face-mask-no-voting  

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has directed the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enforce no-face-mask-no-voting rule in the Saturday... read more »

Onitsha-Enugu Road Construction at Zero Level – Obiano

Onitsha-Enugu Road Construction at Zero Level – Obiano

Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano informed President Muhammadu Buhari that construction work at the Onitsha-Enugu federal road has slowed down to almost zero level. Governor Obiano... read more »

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

Have you heard the news? I’m sure you have. But just in case you haven’t, here’s the news on the hour: After 33 years, the 326 Km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri Rail Line and Ancillary... read more »

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Nigerians, Other Denied Visa Due to Muslim Ban Can Reapply – US

Nigerians, Others Denied Visa Due to Muslim Ban Can Reapply – US

The State Department on Monday said US visa applicants who were deprived of visa due to former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on 13 countries, mostly Muslim-majority and African... read more »

PDP, Afenifere, Others Enraged as 10 APC Governors Accompany Buhari to Daura for APC Registration

PDP, Afenifere, Others Enraged as 10 APC Governors Accompany Buha...

Following the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to his hometown, Daura, Katsina State on Saturday to revalidate his membership of his party, All Progressive Congress, accompanied by 10... read more »

Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Passengers

Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Passengers

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has imposed six months travel restrictions on 100 passengers who violated the COVID 19 protocols. Its spokesman, Sunday James, said on Monday in Abuja... read more »

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Trump Lauds Nigerians in Onitsha Who Marched for Him, Describes it as ‘A Great Honour’

Trump Thanks Nigerians in Onitsha Who Marched for Him, Describes it as ‘A Great Honour’...

United States President, Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked a group of Nigerians in Onitsha, Anambra State who held a campaign in his honour. Trump took a break from his presidential poll to... read more »

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

US military forces has rescued an American citizen in Nigeria, the Pentagon stated on Saturday, days after he was kidnapped by gunmen in the south of neighbouring Niger and apparently taken... read more »

WTO DG: Why We Oppose Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination – US

WTO DG: Why We Oppose Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination – US

The United States has explained its stance not to back Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General position, noting the position must be held by... read more »

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Shasha Violence: Criminals Must be Dealt With According to Law – Osinbajo

Shasha Violence: Criminals Must be Dealt With According to Law – Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has described the violence that took place at Shasha community in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital as unfortunate. Reacting to the... read more »

How Igboho’s Visit Led to Burning of Seriki Fulani’s House in Ogun - Police

How Igboho’s Visit Led to Burning of Seriki Fulani’s House in Ogu...

The Nigeria Police has said that some individuals believed to be hoodlums took advantage of Sunday Igboho’s visit on Monday to set ablaze the house of Seriki Fulani in Eggua, Yewa North... read more »

Sunday Igboho Begs Ooni for Forgiveness

I Don’t Know You, Sunday Igboho Tells Ojudu

A popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has denied ever having anything to do with a Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator... read more »

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Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

In an effort to boost women’s leadership and political participation in Africa, the Executive Director, Gender Centre for Empowerment Development (GenCed), Miss Esther Tawiah has... read more »

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World Cup: Russia's World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

World Cup: Russia’s World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

Despite scoring the first goal of the match, hosts Russia lost the game 3:4 on penalties to Croatia. After Cheryshev put Russia ahead in the 31st minute, it only took the Croatians 8... read more »

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins Sweden 2:0

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins S...

The 3-Lions this evening sailed into their first semi-finals since 1990 after winning Sweden 2:0. The two goals which came off a Maguire header in the 30 minute and a Dele Ali header in the... read more »

World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

The Brazilian team were this evening knocked out at the quarter finals of the World Cup after they lost 1:2 to Belgium. A 13th minute own goal by Fernandinho set the Belgians on course for... read more »

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Desire Oparanozie Fumes Over Non-inclusion in Super Falcons' Team

Desire Oparanozie Fumes Over Non-inclusion in Super Falcons’ Team

Former Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie, has lashed out at the Nigeria Football Federation following her exclusion from the list of players for the Turkish Women’s Cup, which... read more »

Ighalo Not Out of Eagles Radar - Rohr

Ighalo Not Out of Eagles Radar – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has not foreclosed the possibility of ‘retired’ striker Odion Ighalo to return to the squad after he teamed up with Saudi Arabian side Al –Shabab. The... read more »

Eze Good Enough To Play For England - Hodgson

Crystal Palace Worked Hard For Win Against Wolves – Eberech...

Eberechi Eze says Palace’s impressive victory over Wolves was a reward for their continued hard work throughout the season. “It’s been a long time coming,” he said in his post-match... read more »

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  • World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

    World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

    In a keenly contested encounter, the Uruguayans narrowly edged past the Egyptian team by a lone goal. Just when fans were settling for a goal-less draw, Jose Gimenez headed in a lovely goal... read more »

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