University of Calabar Resumes February 5

University of Calabar Resumes February 5

The University of Calabar will resume on February 5 for the 2019/2020 academic session. A statement by the Registrar & Secretary to Council, Gabriel Egbe, announced the resumption date following the approval by the Senate of the University. According to Egbe, “This is to inform the general... read more »

IGP Orders Arrest of Sunday Igboho

IGP Orders Arrest of Sunday Igboho

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, over an eviction order on Fulanis in Oyo State. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed this in an interview with BBC Hausa. He told BBC... read more »

Don’t Rely on Politicians to Defend Your Territories, Kanu Warns S'West Youths

Don’t Rely on Politicians to Defend Your Territories, Kanu Warns S’We...

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has asked Yoruba youths to defend their land and forests against gunmen attacks. Kanu alleged that politicians could not defend the South-west if the youths rely solely on them for security. The IPOB leader in a statement issued... 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 would not tolerate the explicit flouting of its directive that all remittances be paid to beneficiaries in... read more »

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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... read more »

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Govs Disown Yahaya Bello COVID-19 Claim

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have dissociated themselves from the reported claim by Kogi Governor Yahaya that coronavirus vaccines are meant to kill people and reduce population. The Governors, in a communiqué at the end of their virtual meeting on... read more »

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Bail: Maina to Evade Arret, Flee to US – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has kicked against the bail request of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, alleging that he might evade arrest and flee to the United States of America. According to a fresh... read more »

AFCON
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 »

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 »

Bosso Releases Squad List For WAFU U-20 Cup Of Nations

Bosso Releases Squad List For WAFU U-20 Cup Of Nations

Head Coach Isa Ladan Bosso has picked his 20 -man squad that will contest for the WAFU B Cup of Nations title at the tournament taking place in Porto Novo,... read more »

We Won’t Sack Rohr – Pinnick

We Won't Sack Rohr - Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pelvin Pinnick has reiterated his support for Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr despite recent calls for... read more »

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In 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... read more »

Africa
Former Nigerian Goalkeeper, Joe Erico is Dead

Former Nigerian Goalkeeper, Joe Erico is Dead

Joe Erico, former Nigerian goalkeeper and assistant coach of the Super Eagles has died. Erico, widely known as ‘Jogo Bonito Exponent,’ was the goalkeeper of Electricity Connectors of Nigeria... read more »

My Son’s Gay Status a Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe

My Son’s Gay Status a Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe

Dr Doyin Okupe, former Presidential Spokesperson has said his son’s decision to go public about his gay status is a spiritual challenge. The former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs disclosed this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle while reacting to a trending photo of his son, Bolu wearing rainbow boxers with the... read more »

Reflections From A Wreath Laying Ceremony – Femi Adesin...

Reflections from A Wreath Laying Ceremony – Femi Adesina

There’s no year I attend the Wreath Laying Ceremony marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration that I don’t shed a tear or two. Secret tears.... read more »

Insecurity Deserves More Attention Than COVID-19 –...

Insecurity Deserves More Attention Than COVID-19 - Bafarawa

Dalhatu Bafarawa, erstwhile Governor of Sokoto State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to channel the proposed N400bn for the procurement of COVID-19... read more »

Anambra Police Parade Two Teenagers, 12 Others for Ille...

Anambra Police Parade Two Teenagers, 12 Others for Illegal Revenue Collection, Armed Robbery

The Anambra State Police Command has paraded fourteen males suspects who are engaged in illegal revenue collection and armed robbery in different parts of... 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
Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

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 between farmers and herdsmen in several... read more »

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

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 the agriculture sector to 10 percent by 2024. Emefiele advocated for a spike in the current four per cent. This comes on the heels of optimism by Minister of Finance, Budget and National... read more »

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to I...

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertilizer Says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make forex inaccessible for people seeking to import food items and... 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... read more »

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention ...

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... 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
The Decent For The Indecent, The Just For The Unjust – Femi Adesina

The Decent For The Indecent, The Just For The Unjust – Femi Adesi...

There’s a short video you can find online that brings tears to my eyes. It features soldiers of the Nigerian Army, four spry young men, the type of whom the Good Book says “the glory of young men... read more »

How I Survived Dimka's 1976 Coup — Obasanjo

How I Survived Dimka’s 1976 Coup — Obasanjo

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, on Sunday, disclosed how he survived the February 1976 military coup d’etat, led by Lieutenant Colonel Buka Dimka. He said it was General Olu Bajowa (retd.) that indirectly saved him from being killed in the coup, Punch reports. Obasanjo stated this at the 80th birthday celebration of General... read more »

#EndSARS Protests: Any Act of Hooliganism to be Dealt w...

#EndSARS Protests: Any Act of Hooliganism to be Dealt with – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration will decisively deal with any act of hooliganism hiding behind peaceful protests. Buhari stated this on... read more »

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Took Live Bullets to Scene for...

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... 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 »

Aviation
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 Kingdom as the country battles the second wave... read more »

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, Senator Hadi Sirika where he sought support from the ministry to help the state accomplish the construction of its airport. A tweet by the official Twitter handle of... 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... read more »

FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operatin...

FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operating in Nigeria

The Federal Government has banned Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria in adherence to its principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines... read more »

FG Ratifies $3.1bn Customs Automation Concession Projec...

FG Ratifies $3.1bn Customs Automation Concession Project

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ratified the concession of the automation project of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Minister of finance, budget and... read more »

AWCON
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...

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... read more »

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

The African cup of Nations that was scheduled to take place this year has been moved to 2022. This was disclosed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday after a meeting of the CAF Executive Committee. The postponement was informed by the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted sporting calendar of various federations this... read more »

Biafra
Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers

Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers – Wike

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 of the disbanded Indigeneous Peoples of... read more »

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

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 are twelve adjoining states in the core north also known as the Arewa region.  In taking up Sharia for themselves, Arewa took up their entitlement to self-determination, and were not... read more »

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... read more »

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

Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

Northern Elders Forum Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Statement of Northern Elders... 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... read more »

Boko Haram
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, Katsina... read more »

Kankara Kidnap: Bring Back Our Boys Now, Okonjo-Iweala Asks FG

Kankara Kidnap: Bring Back Our Boys Now, Okonjo-Iweala Asks FG

Former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has told the Federal Government to intensify efforts to bring back the over 300 schoolboys kidnapped from the all-boys Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, State. She said those using the children as pawns must be held accountable. Okonjo-Iweala, who is a top contender for the job... read more »

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping Student...

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping Students in Katsina

The Leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the abduction of about 333 students in Katsina State last week. Shekau in an audiotape... read more »

B’Haram, ISWAP Escapees Now Operate as Bandits, Kidnapp...

B’Haram, ISWAP Escapees Now Operate as Bandits, Kidnappers – Governors Forum

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has said that Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents escaping from military... read more »

UN Envoy Condemns the Killing of Borno Farmers

UN Envoy Condemns the Killing of Borno Farmers

United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Wednesday condemned Boko Haram’s murder of rice farmers in Borno State. The Envoy... read more »

Breaking News
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 9. The initial... read more »

FUTA To Resume on January 18

FUTA To Resume on January 18

Management of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) Akure has fixed January 18 for the resumption of academic activities. A statement by the institution’s Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and Protocol, Adegbenro Adebanjo, said the decision to resume academic activities was reached at its Senate meeting last week. The statement... 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... 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 »

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 »

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
CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January 2021

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 next year. According to the report... 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 in an announcement issued by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) on its website titled, ‘Notice of closure of 42 microfinance banks’. It read, “This is to inform the... read more »

LASG Seals Cubana Night Club for Breaching COVID-19 Pro...

LASG Seals Cubana Night Club for Breaching COVID-19 Protocols

The Lagos State Government on Sunday sealed the Cubana night club, Ikeja GRA for violating the COVID-19 protocols introduced to curb the second wave of the... 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 »

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... read more »

Cameroon

Cameroon School Shooting an Atrocity that Underscores the Urgency...

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

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 rampage. Reuters reports that the gunmen arrived the school with motorcycles around midday in the city of Kumba in South West Region. It was not uncertain if the... read more »

Catholic Priest Slumps and Dies on the Altar During Hom...

Catholic Priest identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego, Cameroon.

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,... read more »

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing –...

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing - Nnamdi Kanu to Atiku

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... read more »

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s Not a Nigerian &#...

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He's Not a Nigerian - APC to Election Tribunal

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and the winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition... read more »

Celebration
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 award for her role in the Kunle... read more »

  Banky W Writes Adesua Touchy Note as They Celebrate Wedding Anniversary  

Banky W Writes Touchy Note for Adesua 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 shared a video of their love story so far took to Instagram to profess love to his wife. Banky W in a post seen by African News Today, titled “Can ‘being in love’ sustain a marriage?”... read more »

Peter Okoye, Falz, AY, Banky W, Others, Show Off Dance ...

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... read more »

FG Declares Thursday Public holiday to Mark Eid-el Maol...

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... read more »

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... 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
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 registration... read more »

43 Million NINs Awaiting NIMC Verification

43 Million NINs Awaiting NIMC Verification

Telecommunication companies in Nigeria have forwarded at least 43 million National Identity Numbers, NINs, to the National Identity Management Commission for verification in order to have them linked with their respective Subscriber Identification Modules, SIMs. Despite the duration of time given for telephone subscribers with NINs to link it with... read more »

Ekiti Govt. Includes N550m Budget For drones Used To Fi...

Ekiti Govt. Includes N550m Budget For drones Used To Fight Kidnapping, Banditry

Ekiti State Government has said efforts are on to procure sophisticated drones as part of efforts to boost surveillance, expose criminal hideouts and combat... read more »

BREAKING: Foreign Diplomats Must Get NIN

FG Extends Deadline for NIN

The Federal Government on Sunday said it is mandatory for foreign diplomats to obtain the National Identity Numbers (NIN). It said an enrolment centre has been... read more »

Breaking: NIMC Shuts Head Office in Abuja

Breaking: NIMC Shuts Head Office in Abuja

The National Identity Management Commission has closed its headquarters in Abuja against all National Identity Number enrolment activities. The move is not... 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
We’ll Clampdown on People With Fake COVID-19 Certificates – Lagos Health Commissioner

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

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 certificates, promising to clampdown on... read more »

UK Speaks on Gowon’s Alleged CBN Looting

UK Speaks on Gowon’s Alleged CBN Looting

The United Kingdom has distanced itself from the indictment of former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, by a member of its parliament, Tom Tugendhat. The UK lawmaker had on November 23, accused Gowon of looting half the Central Bank of Nigeria while he was the head of state. Tugendhat disclosed this during a debate by the parliament on... read more »

Court Declines Maina’s Adjournment Request

Court Declines Maina’s Adjournment Request

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request by Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, for an adjournment to... read more »

EFCC Arrests Bauchi Governor’s Special Adviser For Alle...

EFCC Arrests Bauchi Governor’s Special Adviser For Alleged Vote Buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Saturday arrested the Special Adviser to Governor Bala Mohammed on Civil Service and Labour Matters, Mr.... read more »

BREAKING: Court Remands Maina in Prison Till Trial Ends

BREAKING: Court Remands Maina in Prison Till Trial Ends

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday ordered the remand of a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, in... read more »

Cost of Living
Northerners the Poorest in Nigeria Despite Being in Power More – Yakasai

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

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 their challenges when the North has the... read more »

Governors didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives - Akeredolu

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, who is also the Chairman of South-West Governors’ Forum, said the insistence on official flag-off ceremony by the Coalition Against COVID-19 before the distribution was largely responsible... read more »

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume Next...

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... read more »

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests o...

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’s Growth Projection

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... read more »

We will Implement Agreement Diligently – NNPC Ass...

We will Implement Agreement Diligently - NNPC Assures Labour After Strike Suspension

Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has pledged commitment to implement agreements reached with... 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
PTF Urges Nigerians to Avoid Second Lockdown

PTF Urges Nigerians to Avoid Second Lockdown

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, has admonished Nigerians to intensify efforts to avoid a second lockdown due to COVID-19 in the country. He disclosed this on Monday... read more »

Nigeria Has Adequate Facilities to Store COVID-19 Vaccine – NPHCD Boss

Nigeria Has Adequate Facilities to Store COVID-19 Vaccine – NPHCD Boss

Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, has said Nigeria had adequate facility to store the 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine which the country is expecting to receive. This was contained in his speech during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-10 in Abuja on Monday. Shuaib... read more »

Reps Propose Three-month Postponement of School Resumpt...

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... read more »

COVID-19: NYSC Ignores Osinbajo Report, Mobilises Corpe...

COVID-19: NYSC Ignores Osinbajo Report, Mobilises Corpers to Camps

Despite the rising cases of COVID-19 across the country, the Federal Government has once again ignored the recommendation by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo... read more »

Breaking: FG Directs Schools To Resume Jan 18

Breaking: FG Directs Schools To Resume Jan 18

The Federal Government has asked schools to resume on January 18, 2021 after “due consultation” with stakeholders. The decision was reached after a meeting... read more »

Crime
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 »

Gunmen Kidnap Travellers in Osun

Gunmen Kidnap Travellers in Osun

Gunmen on Sunday night abducted travellers on Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government of Osun State, according to a report by The Nation. It was gathered that the hoodlums waylaid the travellers and took some of them to a nearby bush near Ori-Oke Omoh, while others were left on the scene. The Nation learnt that one of those abducted... read more »

Osun Police Arraign Housemaid Who Attempted to Abduct B...

Osun Police Arraign Housemaid Who Attempted to Abduct Boss

The police in Osun State on Tuesday arraigned an accused person identified as Olayemi Lawrence for alleged attempted abduction of her employer, Eunice Fateye,... read more »

Amotekun Kicks Off in Ogun

Amotekun Kicks Off in Ogun

The Ogun State Government has said that the full operation of the South West Security Outfit, codenamed Amotekun, will ensure that lives and property in the... read more »

EFCC Issues Warning on Sale, Purchase of NIN

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has issued a stern warning to Nigerians seeking to purchase the National Identity Number from individuals who have already enrolled that they stand a chance of being prosecuted.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has issued a stern warning to Nigerians seeking to purchase the National Identity Number from individuals... read more »

Drug Abuse
Economy
Naira Suffers Further Slump, Exchanges for 473/$

Naira Suffers Further Slump, Exchanges for 473/$

On Tuesday, 12 January 2020, the naira suffered depreciation at the parallel market and Investors and Exports window. Figures obtained from Bureau De Change operators showed that the naira exchanged... read more »

Diri Signs N329bn 2021 Appropriation Bill into Law

Diri Signs N329bn 2021 Appropriation Bill into Law

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has signed the 2021 bill of N329.29 billion into law. The governor had on November 26 presented an estimate of N290.295 billion tagged, ‘Budget of Growth’ to the state House of Assembly. While assenting to the bill in Government House, Yenagoa, Diri said the increase in the figure would address areas of... read more »

Governor Ikpeazu Signs 2021 Appropriation Bill

Governor Ikpeazu Signs 2021 Appropriation Bill

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill into law. The Bill which was passed by Abia State House of Assembly during the... read more »

Niger Votes in Search of First Democratic Transition

Niger Votes in Search of First Democratic transition

Niger heads to the polls on Sunday (today) in an election that is expected to pave way for the first transfer of power between two democratically elected... read more »

Senate Postpones Budget Passage To Next Week

Senate Postpones Budget Passage To Next Week

The Senate on Thursday deferred the passage of the 2021 budget till Monday, next week. Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who made this known at plenary, said the... read more »

Education
School Resumption: Pupils Sent Home From School in Plateau Over Teachers’ Unpaid Salaries

School Resumption: Pupils Sent Home in Plateau Over Teachers’ Unp...

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 as schools... read more »

The National Examination Council has said that a total of 233,000 candidates, who could not take the NECO examination in some states due to the #EndSARS protests at the time would be accommodated in the external examination, African News Today has gathered.

NECO Results: 233,000 Candidates to Retake Missed Subjects

The National Examination Council has said that a total of 233,000 candidates, who could not take the NECO examination in some states due to the #EndSARS protests at the time would be accommodated in the external examination, African News Today has gathered. This was disclosed by the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Godswill... read more »

BREAKING: NECO Releases SSCE Results

BREAKING: NECO Releases SSCE Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results with a two per cent increase of... read more »

ABU Announces Resumption Date

ABU Announces Resumption Date

The Senate of the Ahmadu Bello University has approved Monday, January 25th, 2021 as the resumption date for academic activities in the university. This was... read more »

School Resumption: NUT Gives Conditions for Resumption ...

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... read more »

Egypt
AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquart...

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 federation headquarters. According to... read more »

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

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 second division club, Nogoom, based in Giza. El Hadary’s last club was Nogoom, an Egyptian second division club based in Giza. He said football was experiencing a lot of conflict of interest... 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 »

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:...

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... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egyp...

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt's Exit

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... read more »

Elections
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 exercise begins... read more »

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Faction Seeks Court Restrain Order Against Obiozor Led Faction

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Faction Seeks Court Restrain Order Against Obiozor Led Faction

A faction of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, led by Uche Okwukwu, has asked a High Court sitting in Abuja to restrain Professor George Obiozor, who was elected by the Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze from parading himself as the President General or be jailed. Recall that Obiozor who was an erstwhile Nigerian ambassador to the United... read more »

Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in ...

  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... read more »

2023: Why Power Should Rotate to South – Zulum

2023: Why Power Should Rotate to South – Zulum

Prof Babagana Zulum, Governor of Borno State, has advocated for the return of power to the south in 2023 in fairness to other regions of the country. Zulum... read more »

Uganda Election: President Museveni in Early Lead, Prel...

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... 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
Iwobi Ends 15-month EPL Barren Spell For Everton

Iwobi Ends 15-month EPL Barren Spell For Everton

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi ended his barren spell in front of goal in the premier league when he scored in Everton’s win over Wolves o Tuesday. The Nigerian scored the opening goal as Everton... read more »

Newcastle United Defeat Difficult To Take - Eberechi Eze

Newcastle United Defeat Difficult To Take – Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze has described the team’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United as ‘demoralising.’ The Eagles dominated for most of the game but went home disappointed with nothing to show for their efforts. The midfielder told Palace TV: “It’s demoralising losing like that. We dominated for most of the game and I... read more »

Ahmed Musa Denies Sheffield Wednesday Links

Ahmed Musa Denies Sheffield Wednesday Links

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has debunked reports linking him with a move to Sky Bet Championship club Sheffield Wednesday. Musa is currently a free agent... read more »

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa Linked with West Ham, ...

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa Linked with West Ham, Newcastle

Reports making the rounds have it that Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa’s representatives are talking with a host of clubs in Europe, including some in the... read more »

Saka: Nigeria’s Target Gets England Call-up

Saka: Nigeria's Target Gets England Call-up

  Arsenal star and Super Eagle’s target Bukayo Saka has been included in England team billed to face Wales, Belgium and Denmark in their upcoming... read more »

Entertainment
Again, Instagram Suspends Tunde Ednut’s Account

Again, Instagram Suspends Tunde Ednut’s Account

Instagram has suspended the official handle of Nigerian artist turned blogger Tunde Ednut, after hitting one million followers. Ednut rejoined the platform with another handle (@kingtundeednut), on... read more »

I Contracted COVID-19 from Rudeboy, Passed it To My Wife ― Jude Okoye

I Contracted COVID-19 from Rudeboy, Passed it To My Wife ― Jude Okoye

Earlier today, music executive, Jude Okoye’s wife, Ify, shared a video on her Instagram account showing that she has been placed on oxygen after contracting Coronavirus. The former beauty queen captioned the video, “Surviving COVID”. In an exclusive chat with The PUNCH via the telephone, her husband, Jude, revealed that she contracted... read more »

Nigerian Musician Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-1...

Nigerian 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... 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 »

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 »

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

Ministry of Mines Debunks Allegation of CBN Acquiring Gold From Z...

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 Matawalle. This was disclosed in a... read more »

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

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 hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest which was initiated as a movement to end police brutality and bad governance in the country. The monument was erected some months ago by Anambra state... 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 »

(Exclusive) Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of ...

Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of Abandoned Road, Pledge Readiness to Partner With Government

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... read more »

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Reside...

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Residents of Flood Prone Communities as NiMet Raises Flood Alert

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... 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
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 fully... read more »

Court Sentences Ex-Finbank MD Over N10.9bn Fraud

Court Sentences Ex-Finbank MD Over N10.9bn Fraud

A judge of the Lagos State High Court Sitting in Ikeja, Lateefa Okunnu, on Tuesday, sentenced Okey Nwosu, a former managing director, Finbank Pls, to three years imprisonment on charges bordering on N10 billion fraud. Nwosu was arraigned alongside Dayo Famuroti, Agnes Ebubedike and Danjuma Ocholi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission... read more »

FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Be...

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... read more »

NLC Threatens Strike Over Minimum Wage

NLC Threatens Strike Over Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged states yet to implement the new minimum wage and those owing workers salaries to comply or face mass strike and... 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 »

Fitness and Wellbeing
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...

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... read more »

Red Cross Trains 80 on Safety, Security

Red Cross Trains Over 80 Volunteers 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 three-day event sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, is aimed at increasing the access, acceptance, and security of the organisation’s volunteers as they respond to... 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 »

Opinion: A President Only Deserves a Second Term Becaus...

A President only deserves a second term because he can WORK, not because he can WALK.

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... 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 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 »

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustic...

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustices

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has been issued a 30-day ultimatum by four aggrieved ethnic groups in the state to address lingering injustices meted... read more »

Fulani Herdsmen
Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) - Press Statement

Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) – Press Statement

Released – Thursday, 6th August, 2020 Last night, 33  Atyap natives, who were among hundreds of thousands of already starving indigenes  under a 24 hours rigidly imposed curfew that was 65... read more »

Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did to APC NWC- Afenifere to President Buhari

Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did to APC NWC- Afenifere to President Buhari

Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation in Nigeria has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly in addressing the leadership issues in the security apparatus of the country like he did in his political party, the All Progressive Congress (APC). President Buhari had last week made recommendations to the National Executive... read more »

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over ...

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over Insecurity

The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle was summoned to the Presidential villa to brief the presidency on the state of security in his state. Matawalle... read more »

Arrest Rising Insecurity in Nigeria or be Sacked- Senat...

Arrest Rising Insecurity in Nigeria or be Sacked- Senate President Lawan Tells Service Chiefs

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has tasked the heads of service chiefs to urgently arrest the rising spate of insecurity across the country or risk... read more »

Insecurity in Northern Nigeria: United States Governmen...

Insecurity in Northern Nigeria: United States Government Calls for Prosecution of Perpetrators

The government of the United States has criticized the killing of civilians in Northern region of Nigeria and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be firm... read more »

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

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

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has lauded the contribution of Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the gunners FA cup final triumph against Chelsea at Wembley. The 31-year-old forward scored... read more »

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

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 for the Londoners. He achieved the feat after his brace in midweek against Norwich City in their first home game since the restart of the English topflight. Aubameyang took his tally to 51 in... read more »

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 office. On... read more »

Ghana Presidential Poll: I Did Not Concede Defeat– Mahama

Ghana Presidential Poll: No Attempt Should be Made to Steal Votes – Mahama

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 electorates. Mahama who is a former President of Ghana during a press conference on Tuesday warned said he has neither conceded defeat nor congratulated any of the contenders... read more »

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Mai...

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains Their Marriage Still Intact

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... read more »

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

  President Muhammadu Buhari received the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in a closed-door meeting yesterday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa,... read more »

Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo has approved the resumption of professional football as part of easing of measures imposed to curb spread of COVID-19. The... read more »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
Alleged Assault: Deeper Life School Principal, Others Granted N500,000 Bail Each

Alleged Assault: Deeper Life School Principal, Others Granted N50...

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 School, Uyo, and four accused persons in the... read more »

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Public Disturbance

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 the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Sowore,Juwon Sanyaolu, Damilare Adenola, Peter and Kimrere were by the the Special Weapons Tactical Team of NPF in Abuja over their alleged participation in a... read more »

Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A...

Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A Sovereignty Dispute

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... read more »

#EndSARS: Arrested Protester, Eromosele, Regains Freedo...

#EndSARS: Arrested Protester, Eromosele, Regains Freedom After 12 Days

Social activist, Eromosele Adene, has finally regained his freedom from unjust detention of the Nigeria Police Force. Adene was arrested by the police on... 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 »

Information Technology
NIN: NIMC Resumes Enrolment As Minister Promises to Address Workers’ Grievances

NIN: NIMC Resumes Enrolment As Minister Promises to Address Worke...

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has resumed the enrollment service for the National Identity Number, NIN, in its offices across the country, the commission said on... read more »

NIN Enrolment Suffers Setback as NIMC Workers Go on Strike

NIN Enrolment Suffers Setback as NIMC Workers Go on Strike

The National Identity Management Commission has embarked on a strike action African News Today has gathered. This was contained in a notice of strike signed by the President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC branch, Lucky Michael, and its Secretary, Odia Victor. The notice partly read, “Consequent upon the just... read more »

NIN Holders Pay N15,000 For Date of Birth Correction –N...

Breaking: NIMC Shuts Head Office in Abuja

The National Identity Management Commission, on Wednesday, says National Identification Number holders are required to pay N15,000 to correct their dates of... read more »

NIN: FG Outlines New Conditions for SIM Replacement

NIN: FG Outlines New Conditions for SIM Replacement

The Federal Government has outlined new conditions for telecommunication service subscribers to have their lost, stolen, misplace or damaged SIM cards... read more »

FG Launches Mobile App for NIN Applicants

FG Launches Mobile App for NIN Applicants

Following the directive by the Federal Government for compulsory linking of National Identification Number (NIN) to SIM cards, the National Identity Management... read more »

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

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

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to accept responsibility for the party’s failure at the centre. He said the... read more »

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Administrations Highpoint

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 facilitated, to improve the quality of electricity supply in the area, is one of the state government’s greatest achievements. The 30MVA Injection Sub-Station in Nsukka, was the programme of the... read more »

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grid Collap...

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grip 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... 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 »

Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu s...

Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu says as he Sues for Calm

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

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 “xenophobe”. Soyinka said this during an... 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 Ahmed, who issued the disclaimer while defending the Ministry’s budget before the Senate Committee on Finance in Abuja, said the report of an imminent increase in... read more »

Why Buhari didn’t Speak on Lekki Shootings – Pres...

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... read more »

School Reopening: PTF Rolls Out New Guidelines

School Reopening: PTF Rolls Out New Guidelines

Following federal government’s directive on school resumption as from October 12, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has released fresh guidelines for... read more »

I am Scared of Being Sued to Court, IBB Reveals Reason ...

I am Scared of Being Sued to Court, IBB Reveals Reason Behind Delayed Memoir

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, Nigeria’s former Military President has attributed the delay in releasing his biography to fear of being sued for libel. He... read more »

Judiciary
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... read more »

Abuja Court grants Sowore N20m bail

Abuja Court grants Sowore N20m Bail

Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore has bee granted bail by a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja in the tune of N20m. Sowore was granted bail alongside four other activists who were arrested with him on the New Year’s Eve in Abuja for organising a protest against bad governance. The bail sum of the other stood at N1m each. The publisher... read more »

Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scan...

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... read more »

Oshiomhole can’t Overturn People’s Will Through Judicia...

Oshiomhole can’t Overturn People’s will Through Judiciary Says Shaibu

Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo State has asked a former Governor of the State, Adams Oshiomhole, not to attempt overturning the mandate of the people by... 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... read more »

Justice
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 PSC Head,... read more »

Widow of Vendor Killed by Gbajabiamila’s Aide Distances Self from Family’s N500m Request

Widow of Vendor Killed by Gbajabiamila’s Aide Distances Self from Family’s N500m Request

Josephine Okereke, the wife of the newspaper vendor killed by an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) attached to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has distanced herself from her husband’s family request for N500m compensation. Josephine disclosed this on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja. The... read more »

Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From ...

Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila

The family of the late newspaper vendor, Ifeanyichukwu Okereke, who was murdered by a security aide of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi... read more »

Court Orders Maina’s Arrest, Trial in Absentia

Court Orders Maina’s Arrest, Trial in Absentia

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, adjudged to have... read more »

Nigerian Army Testifies Before Lagos Panel, Claims Offi...

Nigerian Army Testifies Before Lagos Panel, Claims Officers Fired Blank Bullets into the Air

Officers of the Nigerian Army on Saturday appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry Inaugurated to probe the shooting of peaceful #EndSaRS... read more »

Kenya
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... 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 Giriama people to counter colonial masters in the early 20th century. Google in a tweet said, “Today, we honor Mekatilili wa Menza, the Giriama Wonder Woman who had a heart that was full... 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 »

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 »

Labour
Varsity Technologists Threaten Strike Over N40bn Allowance, Issue 14-day Strike Notice

Varsity Technologists Threaten Strike Over N40bn Allowance, Issue...

The National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, on Saturday said it has issued a 14-day industrial action notice to the Federal Government. The association said the action was informed by... read more »

Fayemi begs ASUU to Shelve Strike for Student's Sake

Fayemi Begs ASUU to Shelve Strike for Student’s Sake

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to shelve the ongoing industrial action in the best interest of the students. Fayemi stressed the need for urgent and holistic engagement between Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU in order to bring an end to the current impasse. The... read more »

Ngige Gave False Narrative on Our Strike ASUU Says

Ngige Gave False Narrative on Our Strike ASUU Says

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Lagos state chapter has debunked claims by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige that the union’s... read more »

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Lab...

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... read more »

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 20...

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... read more »

Lagos News
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 appealed to Lagosians to take all the... read more »

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

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 politics of the state and the country come 2023. Agbaje, who was defeated in the last two elections by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu – both of the... read more »

BREAKING: Gridlock as Fuel Tanker Bursts into Flames on...

BREAKING: Gridlock as Fuel Tanker catches Fire 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,... read more »

BREAKING: COVID-19 Second Wave: Sanwo-Olu Shuts Down Sc...

BREAKING: COVID-19 Second Wave: Sanwo-Olu Shuts Down Schools Until Further Notice

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... read more »

Lai Mohammed Chides CNN Over Clarification of its #EndS...

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... read more »

Law Enforcement
Two Men Gang-Rape Teenager in Ogun, Threaten to Post Video

Two Men Gang-Rape Teenager in Ogun, Threaten to Post Video

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two men, Damilare Oyeniyi and Emmanuel Okori, for allegedly gang-raping a 19-year-old teenager. The two suspects who were living in the same compound with... read more »

Several Nigerians Don’t Trust Police – Fayemi

Several Nigerians Don’t Trust the Police – Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has advocated for a reform of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) that would build Nigerians’ trust in the force. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday that quoted the governor to have said this during a stakeholders’ forum on community policing. Kayode in the statement titled, ‘Community... read more »

FRSC Enforces NIN Requirement for Driver’s Licence Proc...

FRSC Enforces NIN Requirement for Driver’s Licence Processing

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has in line with the Federal Government’s directive on the harmonisation of citizen’s data by relevant agencies,... read more »

We are On Top of Security Situation – Fayemi

We are On Top of Security Situation - Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that his government, in collaboration with security agencies, are on top of the worsening insecurity... read more »

#EndSARS: Police Didn’t Abdicate Duties in Ekiti –...

#EndSARS: Police Didn’t Abdicate Duties in Ekiti - Commissioner of Police

Ekiti State Police Command has stated that the protests that rocked the state during the agitation against the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)... read more »

Legislature
Lawan Commends Gov Ugwuanyi’s Commitment to National Unity

Lawan Commends Gov Ugwuanyi’s Commitment to National Unity

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has praised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, for promoting national unity and integration across party divide. Lawan while peaking during the... read more »

Reps Link NIN Demand for SIM Registration to #EndSARS

Reps Link NIN Demand for SIM Registration to #EndSARS

 The House of Representatives on Wednesday said the recent directive to link National Identity Number (NIN) to Subscriber Identification Module cards was linked with strange calls and messages received by public officials from strangers with unregistered SIM cards during the recent #EndSARS protests. The House said it summoned the NCC to verify... read more »

Senate Confirms Garba as NERC Chairman

Senate Confirms Garba as NERC Chairman

Following the nomination of Engineer Sanusi Garba by President Muhammad Buhari, the Senate has confirmed his appointment as Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity... read more »

Senate Passes Bill on Compulsory Health Insurance for E...

Senate Passes Bill on Compulsory Health Insurance for Every Nigerian  

Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health has disclosed that the Senate has passed a bill that makes health insurance compulsory for every... read more »

INEC Chief, Yakubu, to Hand Over to an Acting Chairman ...

INEC Chief, Yakubu, to Hand Over to an Acting Chairman Today

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is expected to transfer control of the commission to an acting chairman... read more »

Liberia
Life
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, Ago-Iwoye, in Ogun State. The late... 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 of age. The President, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, described the former governor of Osun State as “one of the biggest... read more »

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... read more »

Anambra Governor’s Wife Welcomes Anambra First Ba...

Anambra Governor's Wife Welcomes Anambra First Baby of Year 2021

Wife of the Governor of Anambra State and founder of the charity organisation, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative, CAFE, Dr (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano has... read more »

BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood Producer, Chico Ejiro is De...

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... read more »

Lifestyle
Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

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 Pro. The male-barbie took to Instagram on... read more »

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

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 published. The marriage is scheduled to take place on September 4, 2020. The wedding will mark the very first wedding to take place inside Aso Rock Villa, prompting the tag of the “The First... 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 »

Regina Daniels’ Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko ...

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... 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... read more »

Madagascar
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... read more »

Madagascar Education Minister Sacked Over Plans to Buy Sweets for Bitter COVID-organics

Madagascar Education Minister Sacked Over Plans to Buy Sweets for Bitter COVID-organics

Madagascar has sacked her Education Minister Rijasoa Andriamanana for planning to buy sweets for school children who consume the country’s COVID-organics. The Minister had earlier planned to buy sweets worth $2.2m with the aim of reducing the bitterness of the country’s COVID-19 cure, AFP news agency reports. Although the sacked Minister had... 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
Regina Daniels’ Baby is Nollywood Baby of the Year – Actors Guild of Nigeria

Regina Daniels’ Baby is Nollywood Baby of the Year – Actors Guild...

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has declared child of Nollywood actress, Reginal Daniels as the movie industry’s baby of the year. The President of the Actors Guild, Emeka Rollas made the remark... read more »

Opinion: Sudan's Film Industry - A Roadmap to Development by Ricardo Preve

Opinion: Sudan’s Film Industry – A Roadmap to Development by Ricardo Preve

The Sudanese film industry was experiencing a revival after the end of the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. During Bashir’s 30-year tenure, personal freedoms in general, and artistic creativity in particular, were severely restricted. With the fall of the regime, Sudanese film producers saw an opportunity to make up for lost time,... read more »

Music
Flavour Releases Seventh Album, ‘Flavour of Africa

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 titled ‘Flavour of Africa’ in the early... read more »

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

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 this year. The album recently earned the singer his second Grammy Awards nomination. The ringer, dubbed African Giant raked over 64 million streams of the album to earn the number one spot... read more »

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... read more »

MOBO Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Rema Headline Nominations ...

MOBO Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Rema Headline Nominations for Best International Act

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... read more »

Wizkid, Beyonce Release Music Video of Afrobeats Hit, B...

Wizkid, Beyonce Release Music Video of Afrobeats Hit, Brown Skin Girl (Watch Video)

The highly anticipated music video of Beyonye’s Afro beats hit track, featuring Nigerian musician Wizkid, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ has been released. The video... 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
Presidency Berates Gov Akeredolu Over Ultimatum to Herdsmen

Presidency Berates Gov Akeredolu Over Ultimatum to Herdsmen

The Presidency has faulted the seven-day ultimatum issued to herdsmen by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, to vacate forest reserve, urging him not to act outside the constitution of the... read more »

Lagos PDP Backs Seyi Makinde As South-west Leader

Lagos PDP Backs Seyi Makinde As South-west Leader

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has endorsed Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde as leader of the opposition party in the south-west zone. The Lagos State chapter of the party pledged its support for Makinde during a stakeholders’ meeting at the government house, Ibadan, on Saturday, The Cable reports. Makinde... read more »

Ekong Lauds Golden Eaglets After AFCON Qualification

Ekong Lauds Golden Eaglets After AFCON Qualification

William Troost-Ekong, Super Eagles assistant captain, has congratulated Nigeria’s representatives at the 2021 WAFU B tournament, the Golden Eaglets for... read more »

BVN-generated NIN Not Useful – NIMC

BVN-generated NIN Not Useful – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission, has announced that the NIN generated by the BVN can only be used after it has been updated at the NIMC enrollment... read more »

Nigeria Has Not Recovered From Civil War – Kukah

Nigeria Has Not Recovered From Civil War – Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Rev Matthew Kukah has said Nigeria has not recovered from wounds of the civil war, 51 years after the unfortunate event. He... read more »

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

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

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 people (unawares) as was the 1999... read more »

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

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, christened Yahoo boys have become role models for Nigerian youths. She made the remark on Friday during a virtual keynote address during an event which had her former principal. President Goodluck... 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 »

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,... read more »

Buhari Reacts to NDDC, EFCC Probes, says it’s an Abuse ...

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Equipment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reacted to corruption allegations rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes... read more »

Nigeria
Three Robbery Suspects Arrested in Osun

Three Robbery Suspects Arrested in Osun

The Police Command in Osun says it has arrested three suspected robbers who hijacked two articulated vehicles and robbed the occupants along Osu-Ile Ife expressway in the state. This is contained in... read more »

WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Tackle Burkina Faso For Final Ticket

WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Tackle Burkina Faso For Final Ticket

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso on Friday (today) in the semi-final of the WAFU B tournament at the Stade De Kegue, Lome. Fatai Amoo’s side came second in Group B behind Cote d’l voire who did them a big favour by edging out Ghana 3-1 on Tuesday. The Eaglets started the competition with a 1-0 loss to the Ivorians... read more »

Father Kukah Must Be Allowed To Practise His Faith And ...

Father Kukah Must Be Allowed To Practise His Faith And Politics – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity has faulted the quit notice handed down to Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew... read more »

COVID-19: Is Veteran Broadcaster Bisi Olatilo Dead? (VI...

COVID-19: Is Veteran Broadcaster Bisi Olatilo Dead? (VIDEO)

Veteran broadcaster, Bisi Olatilo has debunked speculations that he died of COVID-19 complications, African News Today has gathered. Olatilo made the... read more »

I Will Continue Applying For Jobs With Nigeria’s Nation...

I Will Continue Applying For Jobs With Nigeria’s National Teams - Finidi

Former Super Eagles winger Finidi George insists he will continue to apply for jobs with Nigeria’s national teams despite being overlooked twice. Finidi... read more »

Opinion
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 situation or position. If anyone is restive... read more »

Opinion: The "Terrorists" of IPOB - Femi Fani-Kayode

Opinion: The “Terrorists” of IPOB – Femi Fani-Kayode

I watched my brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s interview with my brother Chief Dele Momodu on Thursday evening and I was inspired and encouraged. Nnamdi spoke with such eloquence, passion, courage and strength. He is brilliant and irrepressible. He cannot be underestimated or ignored. Every African should listen to that interview. He cleared a lot of... read more »

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restruc...

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... read more »

The Facts Speak for themselves: You do not have to Spea...

The Facts Speak for themselves: You do not have to Speak for them - Reno Omokri to Femi Adesina

Dear Femi: The Facts Speak For Themselves. You Do Not Have to Speak For Them I watched, with considerable amusement, Femi Adesina’s interview on Channels... read more »

Opinion: The Financial Costs of General Buhari’s Cluele...

Opinion: The Financial Costs of General Buhari’s CluelessNess By Reno Omokri

At least three major UK based companies appear set to deliver a fatal blow to Nigeria’s economy due to the cluelessness of General Buhari’s... read more »

Petroleum
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 FG said... read more »

Autogas, Modular Refinery: PMB Making Conquests Steadily, Surely – Femi Adesina

Autogas, Modular Refinery: PMB Making Conquests Steadily, Surely – Femi Adesina

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 hides a smiling face. His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour.” If we are not discerning enough, the tendency is quite strong to think that all that... read more »

The Essential Buhari: NNPC GMD’s testimony – Femi Adesi...

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... read more »

Oil Prices Hit 8-month Peak Amid Vaccine Hopes

Oil Prices Hit 8-month Peak Amid Vaccine Hopes

Global oil prices on Tuesday rose to the highest level since March, spiking above $47 per barrel (pb) amid hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine dispatch within weeks... read more »

NNPC Begged People to Buy Oil at $9 – Kyari

NNPC Begged People to Buy Oil at $9 – Kyari

Mallam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said that the firm had to beg buyers in April to purchase... 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 »

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

Motorists Lament 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 filling stations in the city, African News Today reports. Motorists in FCT have had to spend several hours in the queue to buy petrol for their cars. The queues started on Tuesday, October 27... 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 »

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... read more »

Politics
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, has blamed the failure of the 2020 EndSARS protests to produce a resolution on the alleged presidential ambition of the All Progressive Congress national leader, Bola Tinubu, in 2023.

Yoruba Media Sabotaged EndSARS Protest Because of Tinubu’s Presid...

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, has blamed the failure of the 2020 EndSARS protests to produce a resolution on the alleged presidential ambition of the All Progressive... read more »

Obiozor, Former Ambassador to US, Emerges Ohaneze President

Obiozor, Former Ambassador to US, Emerges Ohaneze President

George Obiozor, a former Nigerian ambassador to the US, has been elected the president-general of Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo. The election which was conducted in Owerri, Imo State on Sunday saw Obiozor emerge the winner after seeing off two other contenders for the position. Obiozor was the Nigerian ambassador to the United States,... read more »

ASUU Kicks Against Resumption of Varsities, Cites Absen...

ASUU Kicks Against Resumption of Varsities, Cites Absence of COVID-19 Guidelines

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said tertiary institutions across the country are not prepared for safe reopening. This was conveyed by... 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 »

Nigeria’s Sovereignty is in the Hands of Murdering Herd...

Nigeria’s Sovereignty is in the Hands of Murdering Herdsmen – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof.  Wole Soyinka has berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance that Nigeria’s sovereignty cannot be challenged, alleging that the... read more »

Power
Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Electricity Tariff

Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Electricity Ta...

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 the... 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 issued on December 31, 2020, signed by NERCC chairman, Sanusi Garba. The regulatory commission disclosed that the new tariff will remain valid until the issuance... read more »

Electricity Consumers to Get Refund for Meter Payment –...

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... read more »

25m Poor Nigerians to Pay N4,000 Monthly for Solar Syst...

25m Poor Nigerians to Pay N4,000 Monthly for Solar System

About 25 million Nigerians expected to profit from the proposed off-grip solar home systems across rural areas in Nigeria are expected to pay N4,000... read more »

Sanow-Olu Unveils Nigeria’s First Electric Car

Sanow-Olu Unveils Nigeria’s First Electric Car

Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday unveiled Nigeria’s first electric car dubbed Hyundai Kona. The car which is a product of Stallion Group was... read more »

Press Statement
NIN Exercise will Be Reviewed - NCC

NIN Exercise will Be Reviewed – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday assured telephone subscribers that the timeline for ongoing linkage of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) with National Identity Numbers (NIN)... read more »

Teachers Kick Against Edo Pension Scheme

Teachers Kick Against Edo Pension Scheme

Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, on Sunday, directed its members to shun enrollment into the state government’s contributory pension scheme. This was contained a statement titled, “forceful enrollment into contributory pension scheme”, signed and made available to newsmen in Benin City, by Moni Modesty, Assistant General... read more »

Bayelsa Govt. Says Schools To Resume Jan 11

Bayelsa Govt. Says Schools To Resume Jan 11

Bayelsa State Government has directed all primary and secondary schools in the state to resume for the 2020/2021 academic session on Monday, January 11. This... read more »

Second Wave: Rivers Govt. To Re-impose Lockdown

Second Wave: Rivers Govt. To Re-impose Lockdown

Governor Nyesom Wike on Sunday disclosed that he will re-impose lockdown from January 2021, following the rising number of new cases of coronavirus in Rivers... read more »

FG Calls on Religious Leaders To Avoid Messages of Dish...

FG Calls on Religious Leaders To Avoid Messages of Disharmony

Religious leaders in the country have been charged to refrain from stoking the embers of hatred and disunity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji... 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
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House on the Rock Pastor Dies From COVID-19

Adeyinka Akinbami, a pastor with the House on the Rock Church has died of COVID-19 complications, aged 61 African News Today has gathered. Senior Pastor, HOTR, Paul Adefarasin announced his death on... read more »

Nigeria Has Become A Wasteland — Bishop Kukah

Nigeria Has Become A Wasteland — Bishop Kukah

Mathew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese has launched another attack on the government of the day, saying that Nigeria has become a wasteland where people commit sins to seek forgiveness abroad the guise of lesser or higher pilgrimages. The clergy said this in a sermon delivered at the wake for Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau at St.... read more »

Enugu Govt Clarifies Ban on Cross-over Night Activities

Enugu Govt Clarifies Ban on Cross-over Night Activities

Following public outcry over the cancellation of conventional cross-over night activities on 31st December, 2020 in Enugu State, the state government has... read more »

Nigerians Don’t Trust Buhari – Cardinal Onaiyekan...

  Nigerians No Longer Trust Buhari – Cardinal Onaiyekan

Emeritus Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has said that Nigerians are desirous of a government to trust. This was contained in... read more »

Christmas Not a Time to Stoke the Embers of Hatred, Lai...

Christmas Not a Time to Stoke the Embers of Hatred, Lai Mohammed Replies Kukah

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Saturday, cautioned the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, that it was “graceless and... 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
Insecurity: Amotekun Must Not Become Another SARS Says Soyinka

Insecurity: Amotekun Must Not Become Another SARS Says Soyinka

Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate has warned that the South-West Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun, must not be allowed into turn into another Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the... read more »

COVID-19 and the Professors – Femi Adesina

COVID-19 and the Professors – Femi Adesina

I hate to see professors die. And in recent days, we have lost three of them to the strange ailment called COVID-19, currently ravaging the world. Within two weeks, we lost three professors in quick succession. Habu Galadima, Director-General, National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). Femi Odekunle, renowned criminologist and... read more »

Amotekun Officer Didn’t Shoot Policeman Intentionally –...

Amotekun Officer Didn’t Shoot Policeman Intentionally – Commandant

The Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun has said its officer, Ibrahim Ogundele, did not intentionally shoot a police constable, Fatai... read more »

Amotekun Official Shoots Policeman in Oyo

Amotekun Official Shoots Policeman in Oyo

A member of the Oyo State Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has allegedly shot and injured a police officer, identified as Fatai Yekini. reports say Yekini... read more »

January will Be Tough, NCDC Warns Nigerians

January will Be Tough, NCDC Warns Nigerians

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that January 2021 will be tough with an increase in new cases of covid-19. The warning is coming on... read more »

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

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

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 State Ministry of Health said it has... read more »

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

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 scorn. While Nigeria’s minister for health, Osagie Ehanire, said that the country indicated interest in the vaccine as a way of “exploring all knowledge in terms of therapeutics... read more »

FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing K...

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... read more »

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as...

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as Part of Measures to Curb COVID-19 Spread

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... read more »

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Educat...

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN cautions

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the... read more »

Security
Nigeria Suffered From Lazy Leadership in 2020 – Atiku

Nigeria Suffered From Lazy Leadership in 2020 – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria has said that aside from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Nigeria suffered lazy and inspiring leadership, especially from the... read more »

Allow Nigerians Wield Arms, Sagay Tells Buhari

Allow Nigerians Wield Arms, Sagay Tells Buhari

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to permit ordinary citizens to wield guns to protect themselves. Sagay said it has become imperatives for the government to allow citizens bear arms to defend themselves when attacked since it has become submerged by... read more »

Three UN Peacekeepers Killed in C.Africa Ahead of Natio...

Three UN Peacekeepers Killed in C.Africa Ahead of National Polls

Three UN peacekeepers have been killed by unidentified combatants in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, as the country prepares for a... read more »

Buhari Deliberately Sacrificing Dreams of Nigerians to ...

Buhari Deliberately Sacrificing Dreams of Nigerians to Stratify Northern Dominance – Bishop Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev Mathew Kukah has said President Muhammadu Buhari has deliberately sacrificed the dreams of Nigerians for what seemed... read more »

Kankara Abduction: Buhari Acted Smarter Than Jonathan –...

Kankara Abduction: Buhari Acted Smarter Than Jonathan – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has lauded the administration of his principal for responding smartly to... 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
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 Leone on Tuesday. Rohr also stated... 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 Nations qualifying match on Friday at the new Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State. The Super Eagles were leading their West African neighbours Sierra Leone with a 4-1 scoreline... 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
Osimhen Still COVID-19 Positive After Second Test

Osimhen Returns Second COVID-19 Positive Result After Fresh Test

 Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen has returned a second COVID-19 positive result after a new coronavirus test was conducted on him on Monday, Napoli confirmed. The Italian side disclosed this on... read more »

Steven Gerrard Hopeful of Extending Leon Balogun’s Contract at Rangers

Steven Gerrard Hopeful of Extending Leon Balogun’s Contract at Rangers

Steven Gerrard, Glasgow Rangers coach has expressed his desired to extend Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun’s contract beyond the present season. Balogun joined Rangers on a free transfer last summer after departing English side Wigan Athletics following their relegation to league one. The Super Eagles defender signed a one-year deal with the... read more »

Osimhen Clarifies Role in Controversial Party

Osimhen FinOsimhen Clarifies Role in Controversial Partyed By Napoli For Breaching COVID-19 Rules

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has revealed that he did not host the controversial birthday party, adding that he knew nothing about the party, according to... read more »

Enyimba Dumped Out of CAF champions League

Enyimba Dumped Out of CAF champions League

Nigeria’s sole representative at the CAF Champions League, Enyinma have crashed out of the competition despite securing a 2-1 victory over Sudanese... read more »

Eberechi Eze’s Sublime Goal Helps Crystal Palace End Si...

Eberechi Eze’s Sublime Goal Helps Crystal Palace End Six-Game Winless Streak

Eberechi Eze was on the score sheet as Crystal Palace got the better of Sheffield United at the Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Nigerian descent Eze made a run... 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
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 Rohr. Amuneke was previously reported to... read more »

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

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 Mkapa. President of Tanzania, John Magufuli had early on Friday announced the passing of the former President. Mkapa died on Thursday in a Dar es Salaam hospital where he was undergoing treatment for an... read more »

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns ...

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Politicians

Anti-graft agency in Tanzania has cautioned businessmen in the country against sponsoring politicians vying for elective positions as the east African nation... 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... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Hea...

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... read more »

Terrorism
PDP Demands Buhari’s Resignation Over Insecurity

PDP Demands Buhari’s Resignation Over Insecurity

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign following the President’s own admission that his administration... read more »

Kankara: Buhari shouldn’t be congratulated - Ezekwesili

Kankara: Buhari Shouldn’t be Congratulated – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education has said President Muhammadu Buhari should not be congratulated for securing the release of the abducted students from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, alleging that the President created the problem. Ezekwesili said President Buhari does not deserve commendation for... read more »

Please Forgive Us, APC Begs Rescued Kankara Schoolboys

Please Forgive Us, APC Begs Rescued Kankara Schoolboys

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has appealed to the recently kidnapped and released schoolboys of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in... read more »

Kankara Kidnap, Ploy to Embarrass my Government – Buhar...

Kankara Kidnap, Ploy to Embarrass my Government – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has labelled the recent kidnap of over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, as ploy to... read more »

Kankara Kidnap: Garba Shehu Apologises for Incorrectly ...

Kankara Kidnap: Garba Shehu Apologises for Incorrectly Saying Only 10 Schoolboys were Abducted

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has apologised to Nigerians for wrongly saying that only ten... read more »

Trade
Transportation
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 November 18 and 20. The minister made the... read more »

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

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 capsized. A video shared on Twitter by a user identified as @snapandsend and obtained by African News Today shows individuals struggling to swim in the river while onlookers were capturing... read more »

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... 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... 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... 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
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 of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,... read more »

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Fail to 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 avail people who missed out due to challenges informed by COVID-19 pandemic an opportunity to get immunized. The immunization exercise which will be done under the Integrated Child Health... read more »

United Nations
United States of America
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.

No One’s Ambition is Worth Blood of Any Citizen, Jonathan Caution...

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. The American leader has... read more »

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 repost a video of the rally on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday with the tag, “A parade for me in Nigeria, a great honour.” A parade for me in... 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... 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... read more »

Ondo Election: US Sues for Peaceful and Credible Electi...

  Ondo Election: US Sues for Peaceful and Credible election

The United States has urged all the stakeholders in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election to take concrete steps to ensure a peaceful election that... 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
BREAKING: Kidnapped Kankara Students Freed

BREAKING: Kidnapped Kankara Students Freed

The Katsina State Government on Thursday night at about 9pm announced the release of the 333 boys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara who were abducted when bandits invaded the School on... read more »

Katsina Abduction: Gov Masari Confirms 333 Out of 839 Still Missing

Katsina Abduction: Gov Masari Confirms 333 Out of 839 Students Still Missing

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Sunday confirmed that a total of 333 students of Government Science School, Kankara, Katsina State are missing following the bandits’ attack on Friday night. Masari disclosed this when he received a Federal Government delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno on Sunday, Channels... read more »

Katsina Abduction: Government Shuts Down Schools Indefi...

Katsina Abduction: Government Shuts Down Schools Indefinitely

The Katsina State government has ordered all schools in the state to bring to closure their third term for the 2019/2020 academic session. Schools were... read more »

BREAKING: Buhari, Governors Meet Over Security Issues

BREAKING: Buhari, Governors Meet Over Security Issues

President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors of the 36 states of the federation has just concluded a crucial security meeting at the State House in... read more »

We Will Not Allow Unpatriotic Elements Destroy Nigeria ...

We Will Not Allow Unpatriotic Elements Destroy Nigeria - DSS

The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Yusuf Bichi, has warned “unpatriotic elements” against actions that threatened national... read more »

Women Empowerment
Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special Assistant on “Unmarried Women” Affairs

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special A...

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... read more »

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot in Nigeria, Dies Aged 25

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 to complications arising from head injuries sustained in a road accident at NAF Base in Kaduna on Tuesday. Arotile rose to limelight after she set record as the first female combat helicopter... 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
Osimhen FinOsimhen Clarifies Role in Controversial Partyed By Napoli For Breaching COVID-19 Rules

Osimhen Fined By Napoli For Breaching COVID-19 Rules

Super Eagles and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been fined two weeks’ wages by Napoli for flouting the club’s COVID-19 regulations. Napoli announced on Friday that Osimhen had contracted... read more »

Rohr Set 2021 Targets For Super Eagles

Rohr Set 2021 Targets For Super Eagles

Super eagles coach Gernot Rohr said his objective at the dawn of Year 2021 was to ensure  the Super Eagles prompt qualification  for the next  Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Cameroun ahead of a good start towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Rohr-led side floundered in their AFCON campaign in November after an infamous... read more »

I Thought #EndSARS Protest Was Against Virus – Joshua

I Thought #EndSARS Protest Was Against Virus – Joshua

British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua said he thought the #EndSARs protests which rocked Nigeria in October was a fight against the popular virus Severe... read more »

Osimhen Recovers From Shoulder Injury, Returns To Italy...

Osimhen Recovers From Shoulder Injury, Returns To Italy For Xmas

Napoli and Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has reportedly recovered from the shoulder injury which has sidelined him for weeks now and is back in Italy... read more »

Super Eagles 2021 Fixtures Set To Return To Lagos

Super Eagles 2021 Fixtures Set To Return To Lagos

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has assured that the National Stadium pitch in Surulere, Lagos could be ready to host Super Eagles... 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 Depart for Freetown Today

Super Eagles Depart for Freetown Today

The Super Eagles squad and their officials will travel to Freetown, Sierra Leonean capital today (Monday) aboard a chartered flight for the Tuesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier... read more »

AFCON Qualifier: “We Will Work to Put Things Right” – Iwobi Begs Nigerians After Disappointing Draw

AFCON Qualifier: “We Will Work to Put Things Right” – Iwobi Begs ...

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has expressed disappointment over the team’s display in their African cup of Nations qualifiers match against Sierra Leone on Friday in Benin City. The... read more »

We Need To Be Tough - Etebo

We Need To Be Tough – Etebo

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has stressed that they must be mentally and physically ready for the Friday 2021AFCON qualifying game with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone slated... read more »

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Moyo Thomas Breaks Silence on Infidelity Allegation

Moyo Thomas Breaks Silence on Infidelity Allegation

Moyo Thomas, the Nigerian lady alleged to have had an affair with the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Adam Nuru, has debunked allegations that she told her late... read more »

Buhari, Osinbajo, SGF to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on Live Broadcast

Buhari, Osinbajo, SGF to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on Live Broadca...

Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the... read more »

Aero Contractors MD, Ado Sanusi, Resigns

Aero Contractors MD, Ado Sanusi, Resigns

The Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, has resigned. Sanusi confirmed this on the telephone to our correspondent on Wednesday. According to Sanusi, his resignation... 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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Agriculture

Nigeria Secures $288.5m African Development Bank Loan

Nigerian has gotten approval for $288.5m loan from African Development Bank (AfDB) to cushion the impact of coronavirus and the drop in the price of crude oil. Africa’s largest economy... read more »

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos State Government today inaugurated a new Food Market at Agbalata, in Badagry Local Government in order to structure agricultural produce marketing for traceability and quality... read more »

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift - Sanwo-Olu

Lagos to give Agric Estates, Farm Settlements Facelift – Sa...

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated the commitment of the State Government towards changing the face of the various agricultural estates and farm settlements in the... read more »

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Nigeria Air Force Opens Training Centre in Makurdi

Nigeria Air Force Opens Training Centre in Makurdi

Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has disclosed that the remodeled School of Air Intelligence in Makurdi, Benue State, will strengthen the fight against insurgency. At... read more »

EndSARS: Anambra Police Commissioner Visits Vandalised Police Formations, Urges Officers to Remain Steadfast 

EndSARS: Anambra Police Commissioner Visits Vandalised Police For...

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang has visited the different police offices destroyed by hooligans during the violent era of the #EndSARS protests that rocked the... read more »

Lekki Shootings: Army Reverses Initial Decision, to Appear Before Lagos Panel Saturday

Lekki Shootings: Army Reverses Initial Decision, to Appear Before...

The Nigerian Army is set to appear before the Lagos State Panel of Inquiry on Saturday to answer questions relating to the acclaimed shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate... read more »

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Aviation

NIS Issues Entry Guidelines Ahead of September 5 International Flights Resumption

NIS Issues Entry Guidelines Ahead of September 5 International Flights Resumption

The Comptroller General, Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandele has disclosed guidelines for immigrants ahead of resumption of international flights and visa payment. The... read more »

Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Closure as South East Leaders Commend Buhari

Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Closure as South East Leader...

The federal government of Nigeria on Sunday commissioned the rehabilitated Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for flight operations. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)... read more »

Crashed Lagos Helicopter Has no Black Box – Investigation Bureau

Crashed Lagos Helicopter Has no Black Box – Investigation Bureau...

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has said that the Bell 206-B3 that crashed on Salvation Road, Opebi in the Ikeja area of Lagos State has no black box. Investigation has started... read more »

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Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attacks Against Yorubas

Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Orders Group to Cease Attacks Against Yorubas

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 »

IPOB is Absolutely Necessary for the Fight for the Emancipation of Igbo Land - Igbo Stakeholders

IPOB is Absolutely Necessary for the Fight for the Emancipation o...

Resolutions Reached The Meeting Between Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Some Igbo Stakeholders Being Facilitated By Nzuko Umunna (Bridge Builders) at the Peace And Reconciliation Meeting On July 5th,... read more »

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Sack All Your Cabinet Members, Aides, they Have Failed - Okorocha

Sack All Your Cabinet Members, Aides, they Have Failed – Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the Minister’s and presidential aides he appointed to help in running the government... read more »

Boko Haram Has Committed War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity with Impunity

Boko Haram Has Committed War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity w...

Human rights body, Amnesty International has said that Boko Haram committed unabated crimes against humanity in Nigeria, leading to the wanton destruction of property and loss of lives. It... read more »

Insecurity: Why Buhari Hasn’t Sacked Chiefs – Garba Shehu

Insecurity: Why Buhari Hasn’t Sacked Chiefs – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Medi and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the agitation for change of service chiefs is ‘out of place’. He disclosed this... read more »

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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 »

FG declares Friday 25, Monday 28, January 1 Public Holidays

FG Declares Friday 25, Monday 28, January 1 Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday 25, Monday 28 December 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021 as public holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Celebrations... read more »

BREAKING: Buhari, PTF To Meet Today Over Second Wave of COVID-19

BREAKING: Buhari, PTF To Meet Today Over Second Wave of COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon, the Presidency has said. This was disclosed in a tweet by... read more »

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Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contest, He was Born in Cameroon

Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contest, He was Born in Cameroon

Only natural born citizens by birth are valid and eligible source of producing a president in Nigeria. In an interesting twist, a news brought to the fore by Nnamdi Kanu regarding... read more »

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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 »

Money Rain as President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan Weds (See Video)

Money Rain at Wedding of President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan (See ...

There was no shortage of spectacular scenes as President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan and her groom, Mohammed Turad wedded on Friday. The lavish wedding which had its planners flown... read more »

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NIN: NIMC Debunks Website Crash Speculations, Says its Undergoing Upgrade   

NIN: NIMC Debunks Website Crash Speculations, Says its Undergoing Upgrade   

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has rubbished reports that its website, nimc.gov.ng, has crashed. It said the site is undergoing an upgrade for best performance as many... read more »

FG Extends Deadline for Linking NIN to SIM Cards

FG Extends Deadline for Linking NIN to SIM Cards

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number (NIN) by telecommunication service subscribers as part of SIM registration to February... read more »

Insecurity: DSS Absolves Security Agencies of Blame, Asks Nigerians for Support

Insecurity: DSS Absolves Security Agencies of Blame, Asks Nigeria...

The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked Nigerians to rally support in checkmating insecurity rather than blaming the security agencies. The call was made by the Director-General of... read more »

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NSCDC dismisses Officer Caught on Tape for Looting COVID-19 Palliatives

NSCDC Dismisses Officer Caught on Tape Looting COVID-19 Palliatives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed an officer Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division, Abuja, who was caught on tape participating in the... read more »

Nigeria sitting on a Keg of Gun Powder - Lai Mohammed

Nigeria Sitting on a Keg of Gun Powder – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that that the nation was sitting on a keg of gun powder regarding the issue of fake news and need to immediately begin to... read more »

Ondo Deputy Gov Accuses Security Agencies of Compromise

Ondo Deputy Gov Accuses Security Agencies of Compromise

  The Deputy Governor of Ondo State who is also the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Hon Agboola Ajayi has accused security operatives of compromise in the ongoing... read more »

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CBN Disburses N3.5tr COVID-19 Intervention Cash

CBN Disburses N3.5tr COVID-19 Intervention Cash

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has disbursed N3.5 trillion to various sectors of the economy to assist in cushioning the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Apex bank... read more »

If we truly deregulated, shouldn’t fuel price drop? Atiku Queries

If we Truly Deregulated, Shouldn’t Fuel Price Drop? Atiku Queries...

 Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has questioned the recent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), credited to the deregulation of the petroleum sector by asking, “if... read more »

Most Vulnerable Nigerians Exempted from Tariff Increase, says NERC

Most Vulnerable Nigerians Exempted from Tariff Increase, says NER...

The federal government has exempted poor and vulnerable Nigerians from the increased electricity tariff. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in a... 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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Transport Mogul, Ekene Dili Chukwu’s Son Dies of COVID-19

Transport Mogul, Ekene Dili Chukwu’s Son Dies of COVID-19

Son of late transport mogul and owner of Ekene Dili Chukwu Motors, Augustine Ilodibe Jnr has died aged 42. A statement from the family, signed by deceased’s brother, Obinna, said he died... read more »

Enugu Approves January 18 for School Resumption

Enugu Approves January 18 for School Resumption

Following a meeting of stakeholders in the education sector on Monday, the Enugu State Ministry of Education has announced January 18, 2021, as resumption date for all schools in the... read more »

COVID-19 Vaccine: Nigeria Won’t Conduct Clinical Trial - NAFDAC

COVID-19 Vaccine: Why Nigeria Won’t Conduct Clinical Trial –...

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has said the agency will not conduct a local clinical trial on the proposed vaccines before administering them on... read more »

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Explosion Hits Wike Father’s Church, Police Nab Suspects

Explosion Hits Wike Father’s Church, Police Nab Suspects

The Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has nabbed three suspects for allegedly detonating explosives at a church, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt. The... read more »

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Gunmen kill Ondo Monarch

Suspected kidnappers have killed a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Oluifon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area, Oba Israel Adeusi. According to reports, Oba Adeusi was ... read more »

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

One Feared Dead As Armed Robbers Attack Ondo Bank

Pandemonium ensued in Ode Irele town, the headquarters of Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday when some armed robbers attacked a branch of Union Bank Plc in the... read more »

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Poor Nigerians Expected to Reach 100 Million By 2022 – World Bank

Poor Nigerians Expected to Reach 100 Million By 2022 – World Bank

The World Bank has estimated that the number of poor Nigerians would rise from the current 90 million to about 100 million by 2022 due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The... read more »

Recession: FG Rolls Out Economic Recovery Plan

Recession: FG Rolls Out Economic Recovery Plan

The Federal Government has disclosed some of the actions being undertaken to help the country recover from its current economic recession. The measures were revealed by Minister of Finance,... read more »

We Must Exit This Recession With Precision – Atiku

We Must Exit This Recession With Precision – Atiku

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into another recession. Heaviness of heart, because this could... read more »

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Former UNILAG VC, Oye ibidapo-Obe is Dead

Former UNILAG VC, Oye ibidapo-Obe is Dead

Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos has died, aged 71. Ibidapo-Obe died on Sunday in Lagos State. His death was confirmed by the Chairman of... read more »

School Resumption: Enugu Gov to Meet with Stakeholders on Monday

School Resumption: Enugu Gov to Meet with Stakeholders on Monday

The Enugu State Ministry of Education said it has scheduled a meeting with major stakeholders in the education sector, on Monday, January 4, 2021, to discuss a date for schools to resume in... read more »

ASUU Suspends Strike

ASUU Suspends Strike

The Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, has called off the nine-month industrial action embarked by the association. This was made known at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja... read more »

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Egypt

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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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Obaseki Submits Original Certificate From UI

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Obaseki Submits Original Certificate From UI

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday presented before a Federal High Court in Abuja series of documents, including the original copy of the Bachelor of Arts certificate he... read more »

Tinubu Has Right to Contest for President in 2023, Says APC Chieftain

Tinubu Has Right to Contest for President in 2023, Says APC Chief...

Segun Osoba, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has backed national leader of his party, Bola Tinubu to contest for president in 2023. He said the former governor of Lagos... read more »

Makinde Most Unfair, Unjust to Me, Oyo Deputy Governor, Olaniyan Alleges

Makinde Most Unfair, Unjust to Me, Oyo Deputy Governor, Olaniyan ...

Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan has raised alarm over unjust and unfair treatment meted out to him by his principal, Governor Seyi Makinde. The Deputy governor claimed to have been... read more »

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Employment

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 »

NESG vs CBN Faceoff: Prospects for SMEs

NESG Vs CBN Faceoff: Prospects for SMEs

Most Nigerians were startled and bemused by the recent revelations by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), against Nigeria’s apex Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria. The NESG is a... read more »

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

The management of Air Peace Airlines has reconsidered its earlier decision to sack about 70 pilots following the intervention of the Federal. The recall of some of the sacked pilots was... read more »

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Former Eagles Coach, Oliseh Worried Over Ndidi’s Leicester Deployment

Former Eagles Coach, Oliseh Worried Over Ndidi’s Leicester Deployment

Erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has expressed worry over the current deployment of Wilfred Ndidi at Leicester City after the midfielder was played out of his preferred position... read more »

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi is considering a move away from Goodison Park after being overlooked for Everton’s first two fixtures of the season. Iwobi, 24 arrived at Everton last... read more »

Nigerian Born Tomori on the Brink of Making Everton Switch

Nigerian Born Tomori on the Brink of Making Everton Switch

Chelsea’s defender, Fikayo Tomori is on the verge of signing a season-long loan with Everton. Talks have advanced between both clubs as Everton continue their busy transfer market which... read more »

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Cash for Trash Recycle Hub: FCT Launches Waste Management Initiative

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 »

LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

  Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has said horticulturists who have consistently failed at keeping their assigned open spaces clean and well-groomed would be disengaged... read more »

Oyo revokes parcels of land in Agodi, Jericho GRA over alteration of Land Use, others

Oyo Revokes Parcels of Land in Agodi, Jericho GRA over Alteration...

The government of Oyo State has approved the revocation of some plots of land located within the Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA) and Jericho area of Ibadan. The revocation order,... 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

Commercial Banks in Ekiti Town Shut Down Over Police Withdrawal

Commercial Banks in Ekiti Town Shut Down Over Police Withdrawal

Commercial banks in Ikere-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ikere Council Area of Ekiti State on Tuesday shut down operations following the alleged withdrawal of service by policemen. According to... read more »

Youth Investment Fund: Finance Minister Discloses Beneficiaries to be given N250,000 – N5m  

Youth Investment Fund: Beneficiaries to be Given N250,000 – N5m &...

The Federal Government has said that beneficiaries of the N75bn Nigeria Youth Intervention Fund (NYIF) will be given between N250,000 to N5m. This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance,... read more »

COVID-19: Nigeria’s Economy too Fragile for Fresh Lockdown —Buhari

COVID-19: Nigeria’s Economy too Fragile for Fresh Lockdown —Buhar...

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria’s economy is too fragile to enforce a fresh COVID-19 lockdown. He however, called on Nigerians to obey all protocols recommended by health... read more »

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Fitness and Wellbeing

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a Whooping 800 Meters

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a “Whooping” 800 Meters

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 »

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Banditry in Katsina: Bandits Aided by Traditional Rulers- Garba Shehu

Banditry in Katsina: Bandits Aided by Traditional Rulers- Garba Shehu

  Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu has accused traditional rulers in Katsina state, Nigeria of sponsoring bandits in the state. Shehu made the claim in a chat with Sunrise Daily, a... read more »

Position of Northern Elder's Forum, a Mere Irritant and Featherweight - Presidency

Position of Northern Elder’s Forum, a Mere Irritant and Fea...

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President has in a statement today referred to the position of the Norther Elders’ Forum as “a mere irritant and featherweight.” This... read more »

Northern Elders' Forum Blasts Buhari, Says He Has Failed the North

Northern Elders’ Forum Blasts Buhari, Says He Has Failed th...

The Northern Elders’ Forum led by Professor Ango Abdullahi has in a statement decried the spate of killings that have overtaken the North, leading to a daily loss of lives. In his... read more »

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Ghana

Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigerian traders in Ghana affected by the stringent business regulations by the Ghana government will get justice. Osinbajo who stated this... read more »

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana Self Isolates After Contact with Coronavirus Patient

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana Self Isolates After Contact with Co...

The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has been forced into self-isolation after making contact with a COVID-19 patient. The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah confirmed the... read more »

Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Condemns Attack on Diplomatic Premises in Ghana

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Condemns Attack ...

Nigeria has criticized an attack on its diplomatic premises in the capital city of Ghana Accra. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister in a statement on Sunday condemned what... read more »

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Health

COVID-19: NFF Mandates NPFL clubs to Test Players Before Matches

COVID-19: NFF Mandates NPFL clubs to Test Players Before Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has directed the Nigeria Professional Football clubs to carry out COVID-19 tests on all their players ad backroom staff before every match. This was... read more »

Applying Social Distancing to Curb COVID-19 has Failed in Nigeria, Another Strategy Needed – NMA President

Applying Social Distancing to Curb COVID-19 has Failed in Nigeria...

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Professor Innocent Ujah, has bemoaned the ineffectiveness of social distancing at combating the spread of COVID-19 in the country, noting... read more »

Women Affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen Tests Positive for COVID-19

Women Affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen Tests Positive for COVID-1...

Pauline Tallen, Nigeria’s Minister of Women Affairs, has tested positive for COVID-19. This was contained in a statement the minister issued on Sunday, which she personally signed. She... read more »

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Human Rights

Army Personnel Arrive Probe Venue, to Present Footage of Lekki Shootings

Army Personnel Arrive Probe Venue, to Present Footage of Lekki Shootings

Army personnel attached to the 81 Division, have arrived the venue of the inquiry into the alleged shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos... read more »

Stop the Killings in Oyigbo, Rivers State – Amnesty International Tells Nigerian Military

Stop the Killings in Oyigbo, Rivers State – Amnesty International...

Amnesty International, a global human rights body has asked the Military to exercise restraint and stop the alleged killings taking place in Oyigbo, Rivers State. The body disclosed this in... read more »

What Happened at the Lekki Toll that Night - Accounts from Eye Witnesses and Investigations

What Happened at the Lekki Toll that Night – Accounts from ...

What happened at the Lekki Toll Gate on the night of 20th October 2020? There have been tales and counter tales from the protesters, the government and the military. Questions are being... read more »

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Information Technology

SIM Registration: FG Cancels USSD NIN Retrieval Fee

SIM Registration: FG Cancels USSD NIN Retrieval Fee

Following the new directive on linking National Identification Number to SIM cards, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim has directed the Nigerian Communications... read more »

SIM Card to be Linked to National Identity Number - FG

SIM Card to be Linked to National Identity Number – FG

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has directed that SIM cards be linked to National Identity Number (NIN). The directive follows an earlier order by the... read more »

FG Slashes Data Cost by 50 Percent – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has said government has crashed the cost of data to below 50 per cent of its initial price in January... read more »

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Infrastructure

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 »

Nigeria: Exposing Lai Mohammed’s Lies On Electricity Tariff Hike by Reno Omokri

Nigeria: Exposing Lai Mohammed’s Lies On Electricity Tariff Hike ...

My attention has been drawn to comments by General Muhammadu Buhari’s aptly named Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, to the effect that the recent 300% increase in power tariffs is... read more »

Fashiola, Ngige Approve Reinstatement of TCN staff

Fashiola, Ngige Approve Reinstatement of TCN staff

  Former retired staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Chris Okonkwo has been reinstated back to the service of the company. According to a statement signed by the... read more »

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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

El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai has said he supports the call for a southern president come 2023. He disclosed this in an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Saturday as published by... read more »

Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-East is Denied Presidency in 2023, Says Okwesilieze Nwodo

Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-East is Den...

Former National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Okwesilieze Nwodo has said Igbo leaders will join forces with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra... read more »

Oshiomhole Attributes Losing APC Chairmanship to Brawl With Bigwigs, Fires Shots at Obaseki

Oshiomhole Attributes Losing APC Chairmanship to Brawl With Bigwi...

His woes were self-inflicted, governor retorts Adams Oshiomhole the ousted National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has said he stepped on toes of party bigwigs,... read more »

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Judiciary

Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies at 91

Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies at 91

A prominent Islamic scholar and retired justice, Ahmed Lemu, has died on Thursday. The retired justice died aged 91 in Minna, Niger State. His death was announced by his son, Nurudeen, on... read more »

Former Pension Reform Taskforce Team Maina Collapses in Court

Former Pension Reform Taskforce Head, Maina, Collapses in Court

Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Team, collapsed in the dock during the resumed hearing in his N2bn money laundering trial at the Federal High Court in... read more »

Anambra Chief Judge Brants Bail to Seven Prisoners, Discharges One

Anambra Chief Judge Grants Bail to Seven Prisoners, Discharges On...

The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu has granted bail to seven and discharged one inmate of the Nnewi Correctional Centre. The bail grant is in continuation of the... read more »

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CBN Clampdown: #EndSARS Campaigners Must Account for Actions - Presidency

CBN Clampdown: #EndSARS Campaigners Must Account for Actions – Presidency

 The Presidency has said that those who contributed to the recent #EndSARS movement turning violent must face the law. This was disclosed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media... read more »

#ENDSARS: Lagos State Govt. Directs Release of 253 Persons Arrested Over Protests

#ENDSARS: Lagos State Govt. Directs Release of 253 Persons Arrest...

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN has advised the courts to immediately release 253 persons arrested by the Police in connection with... read more »

We Lack Power To Disqualify Obaseki – INEC

We Lack Power to Disqualify Obaseki – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it lacks the power to investigate or disqualify candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo during the... read more »

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Kenya

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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Lagos News

Lagos Govt. Unveils N5b Recovery Fund for Entrepreneurs

Lagos Govt. Unveils N5b Recovery Fund for Entrepreneurs

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has unveiled a N5 billion Lagos Economic Acceleration Programme (LEAP), a post-COVID-19 recovery programme for micro, small and medium... read more »

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Opens Trust Fund to Rebuild Vandalised Property

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Opens Trust Fund to Rebuild Vandalised Proper...

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has opened a Trust Fund for the rebuilding of public infrastructure that was vandalised during the violence that followed the #EndSARS protest in... read more »

Judicial Panel Turns Down LCC’s Request to Assume Control of Lekki Tollgate

Judicial Panel Turns Down LCC’s Request to Assume Control of Lekk...

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry setup to unravel the incidence that took place at Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State on October 20, 2020 has refused the request by operators of the tollgate,... read more »

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Law Enforcement

Nigeria Police Force Warns Against Protests in Lagos

Nigeria Police Force Warns Against Protests in Lagos

The police in Lagos said on Thursday said it would not entertain any demonstration or protest anywhere in the state. The warning came as some groups are hatching plans to begin “the... read more »

#EndSARS: Social Media Responsible for Escalation of Protests - IGP

#EndSARS: Social Media Responsible for Escalation of Protests ...

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Muhammad Abubakar Adamu on Thursday said social media was the a vital weapon used in escalating the #EndSars protests that rocked the states of the... read more »

#EndSARS: IGP Visits Sanwo-Olu

#EndSARS: IGP Visits Sanwo-Olu

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, on Tuesday, visited Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina. Adamu during the visit lamented the degree of... read more »

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Legislature

#EndSARS: Senate President Asks Youths to End Protests

#EndSARS: Senate President Asks Youths to End Protests

  The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, advised the youths engaging in anti-SARS protests to put an  end to their agitations on the streets. He said ending the protests... read more »

ASUU Strike: FG, Senate, ASUU Meet to Appraise UTAS

ASUU Strike: FG, Senate, ASUU Meet to Appraise UTAS

As part of ongoing negotiations towards resolving the dispute between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal government, Minister of Labour, Employment and... read more »

Lawan Tackles FG as Senate Intervenes in Govt, ASUU Impasse

Lawan Tackles FG as Senate Intervenes in Govt, ASUU Impasse

Ahmed Lawan, President of the Nigerian Senate has reproached the Federal Government for committing to an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which it knows it... read more »

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Life

OSUN Varsity Student Commits Suicide

OSUN Varsity Student Commits Suicide

A 100 level student of Osun State University, Ikire campus Juba Orisajafor on Tuesday drank poison and died few hours he preached against suicide on his WhatsApp status. It was gathered... read more »

Security: Family and Friends Mourn as Father of Two is Killed by a Stray Bullet in Lagos

Security: Family and Friends Mourn as Father of Two is Killed by ...

Family and friends of Patrick Stephen were on July 10th 2020 shocked by the untimely death of their son, husband, brother and friend. The ever jovial and vibrant youngman was caught by a... read more »

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

Former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi was buried in the capital city of Ibadan on Sunday. Ajimobi who was Acting National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was laid to... read more »

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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 »

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? - Bayo Adeyinka

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? – Bayo Adeyinka

It looks harmless- just ordinary dancing steps. Great legwork and body movements. Very rhythmic and colourful. It’s just a fad. And like all other fads, it will come, be around for a... read more »

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

1st January 2020 Living in Nigeria, it is tiring to hear the usual response of, “This is Nigeria” or “This is not the UK” or “Are you not a Nigerian?”,... 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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If You Lie, You Will Die- Waje Recounts Pregnancy Experience in SS3

If You Lie, You Will Die- Waje Recounts Pregnancy Experience in SS3

Nigerian musician, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, recounted her experience when she got pregnant while in senior secondary school. The singer shared her ordeal in an Instagram... read more »

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake Mall Concert

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake Mall Concer...

Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, who goes by stage name Naira Marley has been fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court over his June 13 concert at Jabi Lake Mall in violation of COVID-19... read more »

More than one Month after Abuja Concert, Naira Marley Yet to be Prosecuted

More than one Month after Abuja Concert, Naira Marley Yet to be P...

As Nigeria battle to contain the spread of COVID-19, the country in line with global containment measure imposed a nationwide lockdown.   The imposed lock down restricted inter-state... read more »

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Kwara Governor, AbdulRazaq Dissolves Cabinet

Kwara Governor, AbdulRazaq Dissolves Cabinet

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has dissolved his cabinet with effect from December 31, 2020. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday night signed by the Chief... read more »

Falcons Forward, Rasheedat Ajibade Elated to Join Atletico Madrid

Falcons Forward, Rasheedat Ajibade Elated to Join Atletico Madrid

Super Falcons forward, Rasheedat Ajibade has joined Spanish Primera club, Atletico Madrid Femenino. She signed a two-year contract with the club after seeing out her contract with Norwegian... read more »

Why I Won’t Defect From PDP - Ikpeazu

Why I Won’t Defect From PDP – Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has debunked rumors that he intends to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) describing them were... read more »

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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 »

My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

When there is a social problem, or a problem that affects the community, this is how in general a Nigerian thinks: “I can see the problem. But it does not affect me at all. So what does... read more »

Reps Accuse Akpabio of Distorted Testimony During NDDC Misappropr...

Members of Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, House of Representative Committee panel probing mismanagement of fund in the Niger Delta Development Commission have faulted Godswill... read more »

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2021: Year to Calm Down, and Wail Less – Femi Adesina

2021: Year to Calm Down, and Wail Less – Femi Adesina

When the year 2020 popped out of the womb of time, nobody knew that it was going to be what Yoruba people call Ogbologbo. Rough and tough. Unpredictable. Hungry and angry, consuming... read more »

Full Text of President Buhari’s New Year Address to Nigerians

Full Text of President Buhari’s 2021 New Year Address to Nigerian...

My fellow countrymen and women, First, I would like to thank and praise the Almighty who saw us through the year 2020 and has given us the opportunity to witness the start of another new... read more »

Certificate Forgery: Court Admits More Exhibits Against Obaseki

Certificate Forgery: Court Admits More Exhibits Against Obaseki

The All Progressives Congress on Wednesday tendered two more documents in support of its allegation of certificate forgery leveled against the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, at the... read more »

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Reps to Pass PIB in Six Months - Gbajabiamila

Reps to Pass PIB in Six Months – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday said the House was determined to pass a Petroleum Industry Bill that will be acceptable to all Nigerians within... read more »

AGAIN, NNPC Hikes Petrol Price, Marketers to Sell at N168-170/litre

AGAIN, NNPC Hikes Petrol Price, Marketers to Sell at N168-170/lit...

The Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), has announced a rise in the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, to N155.17 per litre from N147.67 per... read more »

BREAKING: Four Killed, Scores Injured as Gas Plant Explodes in Lagos  

BREAKING: Four Killed, Scores Injured as Gas Plant Explodes in La...

Lagos has witnessed fresh explosion as Best Roof Cooking Gas plant exploded on Thursday in the Baruwa community of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. The explosion which... read more »

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Nigeria: Have Buhari's Children Served as Youth Corpers? - Reno Omokri

Nigeria: Have Buhari’s Children Served as Youth Corpers? – Reno Omokri

Following the revelation that Nigeria’s current Finance Minister may have failed to serve in the mandatory one-year Youth Service Scheme and may have also forged an exemption... read more »

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Nigerians to Pay only for Electricity Consumed- Buhari

Nigerians to Pay Only for Electricity Consumed – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reechoed his administration’s commitment to putting an end to estimated billing in every form in the country. Riam Buhari who disclosed this in a series of... read more »

FG Approves Extension of New Electricity Tariffs Suspension by One Week  

FG Approves Extension of New Electricity Tariffs Suspension by On...

The Federal Government and the organised labour yesterday agreed to extend the suspension of the new electricity tariffs by one week. The decision was reached on Sunday during a meeting... read more »

Tariff Hike Suspension: We Are Yet to be Informed – Discos

Tariff Hike Suspension: We Are Yet to be Informed – Discos

Following the agreement between the organised labour and Federal Government on suspension of electricity tariff hike for two weeks, power distribution companies on Monday said they are yet... read more »

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President Buhari’s 2020 Christmas Message to Nigerians

President Buhari’s 2020 Christmas Message to Nigerians

I felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in particular and all Nigerians in general on this joyous occasion of Christmas 2020, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. In... read more »

BREAKING: Olu of Warri Indisposed, Receiving Medical Care – Palace Director

BREAKING: Olu of Warri Indisposed, Receiving Medical Care – Palac...

The Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli is “indisposed and currently receiving medical care”, the Olu’s palace administration director, Chief Clement Maleghemi has said. This is... read more »

Our Security Outfit Not Targeted At Innocent Citizens- IPOB

Our Security Outfit Not Targeted At Innocent Citizens- IPOB

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dismissed claims that the security outfit recently launched by the group; Eastern Security Network (ESN) is targeted at... read more »

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IGP Orders Strict Security Nationwide for the Yuletide

IGP Orders Strict Security Nationwide for the Yuletide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered tight security arrangement and strict patrols across the country as Nigerians mark the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The... read more »

How Adeboye Predicted my Electoral Victory – Obaseki

How Adeboye Predicted my Electoral Victory – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said he visited the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, during his re-election bid. Obaseki said the... read more »

North, Worst Place to be, Insecurity Underreported – Sultan of Sokoto   

North, Worst Place to be, Insecurity Underreported – Sultan of So...

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has claimed that the North ranks as the most insecure region in the country. He disclosed this at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria... read more »

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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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IPOB’s Security Outfit Laughable Says South East Governors

IPOB’s Security Outfit Laughable Says South-East Governors

The leadership of the South-East Governors Forum has asked the people of the region to shun the security outfit set up by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),... read more »

Ganduje Orders Closure of Schools in Kano  

Ganduje Orders Closure of Schools in Kano  

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the state... read more »

26 Army Generals Test Positive as 417 Undergo COVID-19 Test

26 Army Generals Test Positive as 417 Undergo COVID-19 Test

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that twenty six Army Generals and other senior officers have tested positive for COVID-19. Four hundred and seventeen are undergoing COVID-19 test after the... read more »

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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 Centre as COVID-19 cases redu...

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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Breaking: Released Kankara Students Arrive Katsina

Breaking: Released Kankara Students Arrive Katsina

The abducted schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School released on Thursday night have arrived Katsina State, Punch reports. The schoolboys were led into the state capital by... read more »

Gov Ugwuanyi Advocates Citizen Engagement to Build Trust Between Police, Nigerians

Gov Ugwuanyi Advocates Citizen Engagement to Build Trust Between ...

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has called for citizen engagement and robust communication strategies to build mutual trust and confidence between the police and the policed to... read more »

Breaking: Senate Summons Defence Minister, Service Chiefs, Other Over Insecurity

Breaking: Senate Summons Defence Minister, Service Chiefs, Others...

Following the persistent insecurity across the country, the Senate, on Tuesday invited the Minister of Defence, the service chides, and heads of the Nigerian Police Force and the Department... 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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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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NFF Approves Over N5B For 2021 Budget

NFF Approves Over N5B For 2021 Budget

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee has approved a budget of the sum of 5.6 billion Naira for the year 2021 in an executive meeting held at Conference Hotel,... read more »

New NPFL Season to Start Before End of 2020 – Sports Minister

New NPFL Season to Start Before End of 2020 – Sports Minister

Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports Development, has said that the new NPFL reason will start before the end of 2020. The Minister disclosed this to journalists in Lagos... read more »

Eagles Yet to Have First Choice Goalie - Rohr

Eagles Yet to Have First Choice Goalie – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said Maduka Okoye must work twice as hard if he wishes to maintain his position as the first-choice goalkeeper for the national team. Okoye has featured... read more »

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NCC Halts Sale, Registration of New SIM

NCC Halts Sale, Registration of New SIM

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered Mobile Network Operators to immediately halt the sale and activation of new SIM cards pending an audit of the Subscriber... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Unveils first Electric Car in Nigeria

Sanwo-Olu Unveils First Electric Car in Nigeria

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu  of Lagos State on Friday  unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum. The Hyundai Kona... read more »

NCC Approves e-SIM Trial for MTN, 9mobile

NCC Approves e-SIM Trial for MTN, 9mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has granted approval for two mobile network operators (MNOs), MTN Nigeria and 9Mobile, to carry out trial on the workability of embedded... read more »

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Buhari Condemns Bandits’ Attack on Katsina School

Buhari Condemns Bandits’ Attack on Katsina School

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack by bandits at the Government Science School, Kankara in Katsina State where students were allegedly taken captive. This was contained in... read more »

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Christian Obodo Regains Freedom After Abduction By Gunmen

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo, who was reported to have been kidnapped on Sunday evening by gunmen in a Delta community, has been freed by the abductors. It was gathered... read more »

CBN Faults #EndSARS Promoters for Terrorism

Following the nationwide #EndSARS protests, the Federal Government has secured the freezing of accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters after approaching a Federal High Court in Abuja on the basis... read more »

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Kogi Govt Mourns Victims of Tanker Explosion

Kogi Govt Mourns Victims of Tanker Explosion

  Kogi state government has declared a two-day mourning period in commemoration of those who died in the tanker explosion in Felele, along the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Wednesday killing... read more »

Fuel Subsidy Removal: History will Judge Buhari Favourably for Removing Fuel Subsidy- Garba Shehu

Fuel Subsidy Removal: History will Judge Buhari Favourably for Re...

The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu has said President Muhammadu Buhari will go down in history as a courageous leader who brought sustainable... read more »

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools

Reviews curfew from 12am to 4am Lifts ban on market, cinema and gym Approves reopening of NYSC orientation camp   The Nigerian government has ratified the phased reopening of... read more »

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FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Riggers

FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Riggers

The federal government has kicked against the visa restrictions imposed on some Nigerians by the United States (US) owing to election rigging during the governorship elections in Kogi and... read more »

US Hits Visa Ban on Election Riggers in Nigeria

US Slams Visa Ban on Election Riggers in Nigeria

The United States government says it has imposed visa ban on some persons for their actions during the conduct of the Kogi and Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections and in the run-up to the... read more »

Reckless Drivers in Zamfara to be Sentenced to Death – Matawalle

Reckless Drivers in Zamfara to be Sentenced to Death – Matawalle...

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamafara State has threatened to reintroduce death penalty for reckless drivers in the state, after the mishap that led to the death of 16 people on Wednesday. A... read more »

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Buhari Sends Get Well Soon Message to Trump, Wife

Buhari Sends Get Well Soon Message to Trump, Wife

  President Muhammadu Buhari, has sent a get-well-soon message to President of the United States of America (USA) Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania, who tested positive for COVID-19... read more »

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BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Not less than seven people have died after gunmen stormed Ungwan Bido village in Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday morning. Two children are also said to be missing... read more »

600 Killed in Tigray Unrest, Ethiopia Rights Body Says

600 Killed in Tigray Unrest, Ethiopia Rights Body Says

A rampage carried out by a local youth group assisted by police and militia led to the slaughter of at least 600 people on November 9 in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the national human... read more »

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Student Union Leader Killed by Gunmen in Kaduna

A  student union leader in one of the institutions in Kaduna, Comrade Auwal Rabiu, has been confirmed killed, as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked motorists on the road linking... 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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Universities To Reopen in January - Ngige

Universities To Reopen in January – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, says the Academic Activities in Nigeria Universities will resume January. He spoke Monday in Alor, Idemili South local government... read more »

Cynthia Morgan Lied Against Davido —Manager

Cynthia Morgan Lied Against Davido —Manager

Multiple award-winning popstar, Davido, has refuted claims that he snubbed Cynthia Morgan after he asked her to call him for a feature via his Twitter account. Morgan’s Public Relations... read more »

Super Eagles Need A Proper Number 10 – Okocha Suggests

Super Eagles Need A Proper Number 10 – Okocha Suggests

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha says what the team need at the moment is a playmaker who can open up spaces for the attackers to score. The team has struggled to replace the... read more »

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