Lessons to be Learnt from the Travails of IrokoTV

Lessons to be Learnt from the Recent Attack on IrokoTV

So I just learnt that there was an attack on IrokoTv App in the form of attempts to have it delisted on both Google Playstore and iOS store. This move by some in the North was  in “retaliation” for the delisting of Adamu Garba’s Crowwe from Google Play Store. Last I checked,... read more »

 Gov Ugwuanyi Commiserate with Victims as Trigger Happy Police Officer Kill 5, Injure 4 in Enugu

Gov Ugwuanyi Commiserates with Victims as Trigger Happy Police Officer Kill...

Following the unfortunate incident at Golf Estate, GRA, Enugu, on Sunday, involving a Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, who started shooting sporadically, leaving five victims dead and four persons with gunshot injuries, Governor Ifeanyi... read more »

Team Nigeria Fail to Qualify for Olympics Relay

Team Nigeria Fail to Qualify for Olympics Relay

Team Nigeria risk not being represented at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics relay as the men’s 4x100m, 4x400m, and women’s 4x400m and mixed 4x400m teams missed out in their quests to qualify for the showpiece on the last day of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olympics National Trials at the Yaba... read more »

JAMB Faults NIN For Dip in Registration as Revenue Drops to N5.8bn

JAMB Faults NIN For Dip in Registration as Revenue Drops to N5.8bn

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has identified the introduction of the National Identification Number, NIN, into the registration process as a causative factor to the dip in revenue it generated from the sale of forms for the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations... read more »

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FULL LIST: UTME 2021: JAMB Delists 25 CBT Centres

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 25 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres across the country for poor performance at the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) held nationwide on Saturday, June 19. A statement issued on... read more »

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ASUU Threatens Strike Over Non-Payment of Salaries, Remittance of Check Off Dues

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), has threatened to go on strike again over the ‘blatant’ refusal of the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris to pay the salaries and remittance of check-off dues of over 1000 staff for 13 months. The... read more »

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Senate’ll Checkmate Unhealthy Practices Threatening Aviation -Ifeanyi Ubah

A member of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has said the red chamber would do everything possible to safe the Nigerian aviation sector from collapsing. The Senator in a statement on Saturday, pledged to play key roles in the formulation of... read more »

AFCON
I Gave Oliseh Painkillers to Play AFCON 2000 Final – Okocha

I Gave Oliseh Painkillers to Play AFCON 2000 Final – Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha says he gave Sunday Oliseh painkillers to play at the 2000 African Cup of Nations final against Cameroon in Lagos. Oliseh was almost forced to pull out of... read more »

CAF Okay Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

CAF Okays Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has given approval for Alex Iwobi to featured in today’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State. Iwobi was reported to have returned a positive COVID-19 test result prior to Saturday’s match against Benin Republic in Port Novo. It forced the... read more »

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho...

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

The Confederation of African Football has picked Cape Verde referee Fabricio Duarte to take charge of Tuesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations dead rubber game... read more »

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

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

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sub...

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sublime Finish

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

Africa
Twitter Ban: SERAP Sues FG, Lai Mohammed Over Directive to Broadcasters

Twitter Ban: SERAP Sues FG, Lai Mohammed Over Directive to Broadc...

Following a directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and to delete their accounts, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit soliciting for an... read more »

South-East Leaders Express Commitment to United Nigeria Anchored on Justice, Equity, Respect

South-East Leaders Express Commitment to United Nigeria Anchored on Justice, Equity, Respect

Rising from a closed-door meeting held at the Enugu State Government House, leaders of the South-East region reiterated commitment to a united Nigeria where justice, equity and respect for one another reigned supreme. The leaders also asked leaders of other regions in the country to safeguard Igbos living in their regions. The South-East leaders... read more »

Deontay Wilder Traces Roots to Edo state, Pledges to Vi...

 Deontay Wilder Traces Roots to Edo state, Pledges to Visit Nigeria Soon

Former World Boxing Champion, Deontay Wilder, has said he hails from Edo State, Nigeria. Wilder in a viral video obtained by African News Today said he wishes... read more »

Ekiti APC Suspends Two Members for Aligning with Pro-Ti...

Ekiti APC Suspends Two Members for Aligning with Pro-Tinubu Group

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has suspended two of its members for purportedly throwing their weight behind the South West Agenda for... read more »

Why We Didn’t Hide My Wife’s Rape Ordeal From Our Kids...

Why We Didn’t Hide My Wife’s Rape Ordeal From Our Kids

Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, has disclosed that he and his wife, Busola, carried their kids along when she revealed her rape experience in June 2019. Dakolo... 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
Buhari Reveals Plans After Leaving Office in 2023

Buhari Reveals Plans After Leaving Office in 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he plans to go back to his cows and rekindle his passion for farming when he leaves office in 2023. Buhari in an interview with Arise TV said he retained a farm... read more »

Open Grazing Ban Has Come to Stay – Gov Ortom

Open Grazing Ban Has Come to Stay – Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that the onslaught against citizens of his state by herdsmen and herdsmen will not compel his government to repeal the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law. He added that his administration will rather amend the law to increase the penalties against offenders rather than be cowed into... read more »

Fayemi, Akeredolu Absent as South-West Leaders Okay Ran...

Fayemi, Akeredolu Absent as South-Wes Leaders Okay Ranching, State Police

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South-West region on Sunday... read more »

Govs Can’t Ban Open Grazing – Miyetti Allah

Govs Can’t Ban Open Graing – Miyetti Allah

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

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

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

Herdsmen operating under the auspices of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have say they cannot be evicted from the South-West, citing their rights as guaranteed by... read more »

Algeria
Mahrez Wins PFA EPL Fans’ POTM Award Ahead of Iheanacho

Mahrez Wins PFA EPL Fans’ POTM Award Ahead of Iheanacho

Manchester City and Algerian winger Mahrez has bettered Kelechi Iheanacho and other nominees to claim the PFA Premier League Fans’ Player of the Month for March. Mahrez was announced as the winner... read more »

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 Sunday. The COVID-19 pandemic had taken a toll on oil prices, ravaging the economies of producer nations. “The overall volume of hydrocarbon exports... read more »

Sports: African Champions, Algeria Beat Nigeria’s...

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... 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 »

Armed Forces
Buhari Calls Wife of Late Chief of Army Staff, After Failing to Attend Burial

Buhari Calls Wife of Late Chief of Army Staff, After Failing to A...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called Mrs Fati Ibrahim Attahiru, the wife of the late Chief of Army Staff, COAS, and the wives of the other dead officers (through her) to console them over the... read more »

‘Gallantry of Our Heroes will Always be Remembered’ - Osinbajo mourns officers killed in air crash

‘Gallantry of Our Heroes will Always be Remembered’ – Osinbajo mourns officers killed in air crash

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the ill-fated passing of Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff and other officers who died after a plane crash that took place in Kaduna on Friday. The aircraft was conveying 11 military officers on Friday evening before it crashed around the Kaduna international airport. Reacting to the... read more »

NGF Mourns as Nigerian Army Buries COAF, Others

NGF Mourns as Nigerian Army Buries COAF, Others

Following the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Nigeria Governors Forum has expressed shock and dismay over their sudden passing... read more »

Police arrest Four Suspects for Burning its Command in ...

Police arrest Four Suspects for Burning its Command in Imo

Officers of the Imo State Police Command have arrested four suspects on the suspicion of razing the Okigwe South Area Police Command headquarters. Recall that... read more »

Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

The Nigerian Army has reacted to the allegation of deploying soldiers based on ethnic and religious lines to get killed on duty, describing peddlers of such... read more »

Aviation
Why Adeboye’s Helicopter was Grounded

Why Adeboye’s Helicopter was Grounded

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has defended its decision to prohibit a private chopper owned by Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God from flying. The agency... read more »

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

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

A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province has lost radar contact in Borno State. NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Thursday, said the incident happened on Wednesday evening. The statement was titled, ‘Nigerian Air Force Alpha-Jet Loses... read more »

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

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

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

Seven passengers aboard the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft lost their lives when the jet crashed in Abuja on Sunday (today), the Nigerian Air force has... read more »

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes in Abuja

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes on Abuja Runway

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

AWCON
Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said that women football in Nigeria deserves more attention than presently obtainable given their persistent laudable... read more »

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Super Eagles German tactician, Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction with the playing surface of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State. The pitch will host next week’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Crocodiles of Lesotho. The Nigerian team had a training exercise on the turf for the... read more »

Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract...

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

Reigning Africa women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala has charged cooperate bodies and football governing bodies in Africa to invest towards the growth... 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)... read more »

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

The Nigerian Super Falcons beat the Queen Scorpions of Gambia by 6:0 yesterday in Lagos to qualify for the 11th African Women Cup of Nations. The Nigerians had... read more »

Biafra
Asari Dokubo Conned me of N20m - Says Nnamdi Kanu as he Fires Back

Asari Dokubo Conned me of N20m – Says Nnamdi Kanu as he Fir...

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has indicted the leader of the Biafra de facto Customary Government, Asari Dokubo, of conning him N20 million. Kanu disclosed this while reacting... read more »

IPOB Alleges House-to-House Abduction, Killing of South-East Youths

IPOB Alleges House-to-House Abduction, Killing of South-East Youths

The Indigenous People of Biafra have accused security operatives of house-to-house abduction and killing of youths in the South-East. While denying any involvement in the killing of 128 security personnel in Imo State as alleged, the secessionist group said neither IPOB nor its security outfit, Eastern Security Network, had been involved in any... read more »

IPOB Lawyer, Ejiofor Narrates Ordeal After Army, Police...

IPOB Lawyer, Ejiofor Narrates Ideal After Army, Police Invasion of his Residence, Death of Aide

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has explained how he survived an army, police invasion of his residence at the weekend. Ejiofor... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Replies AGF Malami’s Alleged Comments Again...

Nnamdi Kanu Replies AGF Malami’s Alleged Comments Against IPOB, Ighoho

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has expressed resolve to never relent in the struggle for Biafra independence. This was contained in his... read more »

IPOB: Defend Yourselves Against Molestation, Gov Umahi ...

IPOB: Defend Yourselves Against Molestation, Gov Umahi Tells Residents

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has warned that his government will not tolerate any restriction of movement in the State, urging the Ebubeagu security... read more »

Boko Haram
BREAKING: Senate postpones Meeting with Service Chiefs, IGP to Thursday

BREAKING: Senate postpones Meeting with Service Chiefs, IGP to Th...

The Senate on Tuesday shifted its proposed meeting with Service Chiefs, the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Inspector General of Police to Thursday. Senate... read more »

Nigerian Army Changes Boko Haram War Codename to Hadin Kai

Nigerian Army Changes Boko Haram War Codename to Hadin Kai

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that the war against Boko Haram in the North-East has been renamed Operation Kadin Kai from Operation Lafiya Dole. The change was approved by the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, in a statement issued on Friday, noting it would fortify the fight against insurgency, SaharaReporters reports. According... read more »

Air Force probes killing of 20 Soldiers in Aerial Attac...

Air Force probes killing of 20 Soldiers in Aerial Attack

At least 20 soldiers have been feared killed in an aerial attack meant to neutralise Boko Haram/Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP). The Nigerian Air... read more »

Boko Haram attacks Geidam, Hometown of Acting IGP

Boko Haram attacks Geidam, Hometown of Acting IGP

Geidam, Yobe State hometown of the Acting Police Inspector General Usman Baba Alkali, came under attack last night from terror sect, Boko Haram, sending... read more »

BBOG Releases Names of 112 Chibok Schoolgirls Still Hel...

BBOG Releases Names of 112 Chibok Schoolgirls Still Held Captive

The Bring Back Our Girls movement has released a list bearing the names of all the girls still held captive by the terror group, Boko Haram after their kidnap... read more »

Breaking News
INEC Fixes Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls For June 18, July 16 2022

INEC Fixes Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls For June 18, July 16 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections for Saturday June 18 and Saturday July 16 2022 respectively. The Commission made the announcement... read more »

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day Message

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day Message

Fellow Nigerians, I join you all today to commemorate and celebrate our Democracy Day. It is a celebration of freedom and a victory for one people, one country and one Nigeria. 2. As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated... read more »

BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

The Police Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed Usman Alkali Baba as Inspector General of Police (IGP). Minister of... read more »

BREAKING: Two INEC Offices Razed in Ebonyi

BREAKING: Two INEC Offices Razed Ebonyi

Unknown attackers on Tuesday razed two offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ebonyi State, marking the fourth incident of an arson... read more »

JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks

JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board yesterday said the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry earlier slated for June 3 will... 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
Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tells Buhari

Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tell Buhari

The Ghana Union of Traders Association has reacted to the ministerial delegation sent by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to Ghana in a bid to resolve the rift between Ghana and Nigeria traders,... read more »

FG Sends Ministerial Delegation to Ghana to Address Nigeria/Ghanaian Traders Rift

FG Sends Ministerial Delegation to Ghana to Address Nigeria/Ghanaian Traders Rift

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a ministerial delegation to Ghana to tackle the persistent rift between Nigerian traders and the Ghanaian authorities. Mr Ifedayo Sayo, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, in a statement said issued on Monday said the minister will lead the delegation... read more »

Why Nigerian Traders Must Go – Ghanaian Traders

Why Nigerian Traders Must Go – Ghanaian Traders

The Ghana Union of Traders Association, GUTA, at Kasao in the Central region has warned it would shut down shops of foreigners, especially Nigerians, involved... read more »

BREAKING: Awosika breaks Silence after Sack as First Ba...

BREAKING: Awosika breaks Silence after Sack as First Bank Chair

Sacked former chairman of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, has insisted the decision to sack reinstated Managing Director of the bank, Adesola... read more »

Ghana Traders Union Oppose Call to Reopen Nigerians’ Sh...

Ghana Traders Union Oppose Call to Reopen Nigerians’ Shops

Following calls by some Nigerian traders for their shops to be reopened after months of lockdown, the Ashanti regional branch of the Ghana Union of Traders... read more »

Cameroon
Troost-Ekong And Collins Ruled Out of Nigeria Clash With Cameroon

Troost-Ekong And Collins Ruled Out of Nigeria Clash With Cameroon

The Super Eagles have seen the experienced defenders ruled out of their plans heading into Tuesday’s tie against the Indomitable Lions. The Watford and Paderborn stars suffered different knocks as... read more »

Rohr Picks Musa, Ekong, 22 Others for Cameroon International Friendly

Rohr Picks Musa, Ekong, 22 Others for Cameroon International Friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has selected captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong and home boys John Noble and Anayo Iwuala among the 24 Super Eagles who will do battle with five-time African champions Cameroon in a prestige friendly in Austria on Friday next week. The list also has goalkeepers Maduka Okoye and Francis Uzoho, defenders... read more »

Egypt, Gabon, Ghana Qualify for AFCON 2021

Egypt and Ghana have both qualified for the African Cup of Nations on Thursday and were joined by Comoros and Gambia, who will make surprising debuts at next... read more »

Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Camero...

Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Cameroon

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Senator Basheer Mohammed, has disclosed the... read more »

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

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

Celebration
Twitter launches Emoji for Davido’s “E Choke” Slang

Twitter launches Emoji for Davido’s “E Choke” Slang

Popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, officially endorsed DMW Boss, Davido’s “E choke” slang with the introduction of an Emoji. 30BG Boss, Davido, is not only... read more »

Nigerian actor Alex Ekubo proposes to Girlfriend

Nigerian actor Alex Ekubo proposes to Girlfriend

Nigeria Actor and model, Alex Ekubo, strikes his name out of the bachelors’ list as he proposes to girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu. The 2010 first runner-up for Mr Nigeria made the announcement via his Instagram page on Monday, with a picture of himself and his fiancée captioned, “I asked the love of my life @fancyacholonu to marry... read more »

Kizz Daniel celebrates Birthday, Welcomes set of Twins

Kizz Daniel celebrates Birthday, Welcomes set of Twins

Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, has welcomed a set of twins as he celebrates his birthday. The Woju crooner... read more »

God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

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

FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has congratulated music stars Burna Boy and Wizkid over their victory at the Grammy... 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

Adamu Garba Decries Instagram’s Suspension of his Account

Former presidential candidate and owner of malfunctional Cowwe app, Adamu Garba has decried the suspension of his Instagram account on Wednesday. The CEO of IPI solutions disclosed this on Wednesday... read more »

ECOWAS Court Issues FG 30 Days Ultimatum

Twitter Ban: ECOWAS Court Issues FG 30 Days Ultimatum

Following the ban of Twitter by the Federal government of Nigeria, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has issued the government 30 days to file defence in a lawsuit instigated by a human rights lawyer, Ihensekhien Samuel, challenging the ban. Samuel had in a suit filed on behalf of the President of One Love Foundation, Patrick Eholor challenged... read more »

Democracy Day: Twitter CEO Tweets Nigerian Flag

Democracy Day: Twitter CEO Tweets Nigerian Flag

The Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has tweeted the Nigerian flag on Saturday as the country marked its 2021 Democracy Day. Dorsey’s tweet,... read more »

Donald Trump Commends Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Encourages...

Donald Trump Commends Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Encourages Other Countries to Emulate Same

Erstwhile President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for banning Twitter, urging more countries to do the same. The Federal... read more »

We’re in Depressing Times, We Need Each Other to Get Th...

 We’re in Depressing Times, We Need Each Other to Get Through – Kate Henshaw

Iconic Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has asked Nigerians to be one another’s keeper in this time, which she describes as ‘depressing times’. Henshaw... 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
BREAKING: Court Clears Senator Nwaoboshi of N322m Fraud Charge

BREAKING: Court Clears Senator Nwaoboshi of N322m Fraud Charge

A Federal High Court in Lagos has discharged Senator Peter Nwaoboshi of the N322million money laundering charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice... read more »

Zamfara Govt Reopens State Varsity Closed Since 2019

The Management of the Zamfara State University Talata Mafara has announced the resumption of academic activities for the 2018/2019 session. The development follows an outburst over the closure of the school since 2018 after its establishment in 2017 by the governor Abdul’azizi Abubakar Yari administration. The varsity opened the admission window... read more »

EFCC to Prioritise Corruption Prevention – Bawa

EFCC to Prioritise Corruption Prevention - Bawa

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the commission will prioritise measures aimed at preventing... read more »

Nigerians Deserve to Know How Recovered Loot is Spent, ...

Nigerians Deserve to Know How Recovered Loot is Spent, Sultan Tells Buhari  

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to publicise the details of recovered loot and how the... read more »

EFCC Arrests Ex-Kwara Governor, Over N9 Billion Fraud

EFCC Arrests Ex-Kwara Governor, Over N9 Billion Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has taken the immediate past governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed into custody. Reports say a crack... read more »

Cost of Living
Why Our Cement Costs Less in Zambia Than Nigeria – Dangote Cement Plc

Why Our Cement Costs Less in Zambia Than Nigeria – Dangote Cement...

Following the uproar generated by the recent reports that Dangote Cement Plc sells cement at a higher price than it sells to other countries, Zambia notably, its management has clarified that a bag... read more »

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

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

The Presidency has rubbished claims that President Muhammadu Buhari administration had at any point in time promised to make one naira equivalent to one dollar. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said that such promise was never made and tagged reports of claiming otherwise as fake. Adesina stated this when... read more »

PPPRA Deletes Template Announcing N212/Per Litre Petrol...

PPPRA Deletes Template Announcing N212/Per Litre Petrol Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, has deleted an earlier published template announcing an increase in the retail price of petrol The... read more »

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

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

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

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

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

Cote d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Returns After Acquittal By ICC

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Returns After Acquittal By ICC

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo returned home on Thursday for the first time in a decade after being acquitted by the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity, AFP... read more »

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 qualification for CAF U17 African cup of Nations failed to clinch the ultimate trophy. The Ivorian side who were unbeaten since the group stages bagged the... 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... 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 »

Covid-19
Buhari Receives Second Jab of COVID-19 Vaccine

Buhari Receives Second Jab of COVID-19 Vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the second jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine. A statement by the Presidency Twitter handle said President Buhari received the jab on Saturday... read more »

ASUU Lost 30 Members to COVID-19, Ogunyemi Says During Farewell Speech

ASUU Lost 30 Members to COVID-19, Ogunyemi Says During Farewell Speech

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said that about 30 members of the union died as a result of the COVID-19 virus. This was contained in his speech to mark the end of his three-year tenure as the supremo of the academic held on Friday, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State... read more »

House Of Representatives Queries NHIS Over N152 Million...

House Of Representatives Queries NHIS Over N152 Million Spent On Sanitisers, Face Masks, Others

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Finance has queried the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mohammed Sambo, over how the... read more »

COVID-19: FCT Minister bans Prayer at Eid Ground

COVID-19: FCT Minister bans Prayer at Eid Ground

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has banned Eid prayers at the National Eid prayer ground on the Umaru Musa... read more »

COVID-19: FG extends Work-from-home Directive for Worke...

COVID-19: FG extends Work-from-home Directive for Workers tíll June 11

As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government on Monday extended its work-from-home... read more »

Crime
BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

Gunmen have abducted several female students of Federal Government Girls College Yawuri in Kebbi State. The bandits broke into the school premises on Thursday afternoon in police mufti, The Nation... read more »

Robbers Attack Commercial Banks, Police Station in Osun State

Robbers Attack Commercial Banks, Police Station in Osun State

Two commercial banks and police stations were on Wednesday attacked by armed robbers in Apomu and Ikire towns in Osun state. During the attack, it was learnt many people were shot dead by the robbers, even though the state police command said the number of casualty was not available. The robbers were said to have entered Apomu and Ikire through... read more »

Yahoo Boy Kills Twin Brother in Oleh, Delta State

Yahoo Boy Kills Twin Brother in Oleh, Delta State

An individual suspected to be into cybercrime, popularly known as Yahoo boy, has reportedly murdered his twin brother at Oleh, headquarters of the Isoko South... read more »

Gov Abiodun Suspends Aide Arrested in US Over Alleged F...

Gov Abiodun Suspends Aide Arrested in US Over Alleged FraudGov Abiodun Suspends Aide Arrested in US Over Alleged Fraud

Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun has suspended his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Special Duties, Abidemi Rufai, following his arrest in New York by Federal... read more »

Arson: INEC Set to Meet Security Chiefs As 21 Offices A...

Arson: INEC Set to Meet Security Chiefs As 21 Offices Are Razed

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is set to meet heads of security agencies this week as part of efforts to forestall the rising attacks on... read more »

Drug Abuse
Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

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

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

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

Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

Men of Ogun State Police Command on Sunday arrested nine suspected members of a notorious land-grabbing syndicate for unleashing violence on the people of... read more »

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

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

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

Health: Lagos Assembly Calls For Ban of “Sokunday...

Health: Lagos Assembly Calls For Ban of "Sokundaye," Others

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called for the ban and sales of consumption of “Sokundaye” and other hazardous liquid substance in the... read more »

Economy

Return of Fuel Subsidies Disturbing, IMF Tells FG

In a virtual meeting with the representatives of the Federal Government, the mission of the International Monetary Fund stated that the resurfacing of fuel subsidies was concerning. The IMF mission... read more »

Naira Dips to Four-Year Low

Naira Dips to Four-Year Low

Nigeria’s legal tender has dipped further to a four-year low in the parallel market after the central bank’s effort to prompt banks to sell more dollars to customers failed to address the widening difference between the official and black-market rates. Unlicensed dealers were exchanging the naira at 502 per dollar on Wednesday from 500 last... read more »

CBN May Start Printing Gambia’s Currency – Emefie...

CBN May Start Printing Gambia’s Currency - Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that the bank is willing to assist the Central Bank of the Gambia to print its legal... read more »

PDP Govs Lampoon Buhari Over Huge Debt Profile, CBN’s O...

PDP Govs Lampoon Buhari Over Huge Debt Profile, CBN’s Operations

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum on Monday rose from a meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, condemning the rising debt profile of the country. The... read more »

Insecurity: We’ve Agreed to Start Taking Visible Action...

Insecurity: We’ve Agreed to Start Taking Visible Actions – Obasanjo

Arising from their Abuja meeting, elder statesmen in the country under the auspices of Committee for the Goodness of Nigeria, CGN, have refused to publicize... read more »

Education
JAMB extends UTME registration, See Deadline

JAMB extends UTME registration, See Deadline

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has announced the extension of the 2021/202 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration to June 15. The extension was to afford candidates... read more »

University Of Nigeria (UNN) Awards N1,000 ($2) to Best Graduating Students As Prizes During 49th Convocation

University Of Nigeria (UNN) Awards N1,000 ($2) to Best Graduating Students As Prizes During 49th Convocation

Emotions ran wild at the 49th convocation of the University of Nigeria, Enugu State, last Thursday when the university awarded N1000 and N1500 to its best graduating students in several categories. SaharaReporters learnt that parents and visitors were disappointed and angry that the first-generation university could award such “ridiculous... read more »

FG Withholds Salaries of Academics, Expects to be Begge...

FG Withholds Salaries of Academics, Expects to be Begged – ASUU Says it Threatens Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has urged the Federal Government to implement the agreements reached before the suspension of its 10-month strike to... read more »

UNIBEN: Mixed Reactions Trail Suspension of Social Acti...

UNIBEN: Mixed Reactions Trail Suspension of Social Activities

When authorities at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) announced late last month the suspension of social activities on campus, most final year students, who had... read more »

FUOYE Suspends Theatre and Media Arts Lecturer Over All...

FUOYE Suspends Theatre and Media Arts Lecture Over Alleged Sexual Assault, Probes Another

The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has announced the suspension of a lecturer in the Theater and Media Arts Department, Dr Desen Mbachaga, over... read more »

Egypt
Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

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

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

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

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association...

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elections
Tinubu: Presidency Clarifies Buhari’s Comment on 2023 Zoning

Tinubu: Presidency Clarifies Buhari’s Comment on 2023 Zoning

The Presidency has debunked reports that President Muhammadu Buhari made reference to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, when he mentioned Lagos in his interview... read more »

BREAKING: Senate Screens Lauretta Onochie, Five Others As INEC Commissioners

BREAKING: Senate Screens Lauretta Onochie, Five Others As INEC Commissioners

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday asked the Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission to screen for confirmation, the appointments of Ms. Lauretta Onochie and five others as INEC commissioners. This is coming eight months after President Muhammadu Buhari sent the list of the nominees to the Senate for screening. It was... read more »

No Single Right-thinking Nigerian Will Support Igbo Pre...

No Single Right-thinking Nigerian Will Support Igbo Presidency – Buhari’s Ex-aide

A former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sumaila, has asserted that not a single right-thinking Nigerian will... read more »

I Don’t Believe in Zoning, Nigerians Should be Allowed ...

I Don’t Believe in Zoning, Nigerians Should be Allowed to Decide - Sen Bulkachuwa

The Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, has said that he does not believe any political party in Nigeria should zone its... read more »

Lead front the Front, PDP Tells Buhari as FG Again Talk...

Lead front the Front, PDP Tells Buhari as FG again Talks Tough

The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the warning issued by President Muhammadu Buhari against sponsors of insecurity in... 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
Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Defeat to Newcastle

Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After De...

Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho continued his impressive goalscoring form this season when he notched a goal for Leicester though it was not enough as they suffered a 4-2 home loss to Newcastle... read more »

‘He’s Been Incredible’ – Rodgers Lauds Iheanacho’s Match Winning Performance

Iheanacho Downs Crystal Palace in Style

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho produced another match-winning performance, scoring the winning goal in the Foxes’ 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday. Iheanacho assisted Timothy Castagne for his team to level the tie five minutes after the break before notching the decider 10 minutes before full-time. The goal meant the prolific Nigeria... read more »

‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester...

‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester City Hero Iheanacho

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has lavished praises on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward scored a stunning winner in the Foxes’s 2-1 win against... read more »

Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL...

Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL Goals

In form Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has joined the elite list of Nigerians to have netted at least 30 goals in the English Premier League after he... read more »

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

Victor Anichebe, former Super Eagles forward has said that the Kanu Nwankwo’s heroics at English Premiership club Arsenal attracted Africans and Nigerians to... read more »

Entertainment
Men are not worth fighting over –Halima Abubakar

Men Are Not Worth Fighting Over –Halima Abubakar

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has said that she is not willing to risk losing her relationship by revealing the identity of her partner. The entrepreneur who also said that men are not worth... read more »

Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation

Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, better known as Baba Ijesha, is set to be arraigned at the Magistrate Court 1 in Yaba on Wednesday, 16th June 2021. He was arrested by the police for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl, the ward of actress/comedienne, Princess. The Lagos Police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi while announcing his arrest in a... read more »

Ogunlala not my Legal Representative – Baba Ijesha

Ogunlala not my Legal Representative – Baba Ijesha

Nollywood actor, Olarewaju James otherwise known as Baba Ijesha, has disowned former Chairman of Ikeja Branch of Nigerian Bar Association, Adeshina Ogunlala,... read more »

BREAKING: Nigerian Musician, Sound Sultan Suffers Throa...

BREAKING: Nigerian Musician, Sound Sultan Suffers Throat Cancer

Popular Nigerian rapper, Olarewaju Fasasi, alias Sound Sultan has been diagnosed with throat cancer in the United States of America. The musician has begun... read more »

“Senior Advocate Of Nonsense” – Eedris Abdu...

"Senior Advocate Of Nonsense" – Eedris Abdulkareem Calls Out Keyamo In New Song

Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abulkareem, has dissed the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, in his latest track, following the revelation... read more »

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

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

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

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

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

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

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

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

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

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

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

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

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

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

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

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

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

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

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

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

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

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

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

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

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

Finance
 Post Title   Separator   Site Title   Post Title  Oyo State Govt Increases Corps Members Stipend to N15,000 from N5,000

Oyo State Govt Increases Corps Members Stipend to N15,000 from N5...

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced an increment in the monthly stipend of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members deployed in the state from N5,000 to N15,000. Makinde disclosed... read more »

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has further officially devalued the country’s currency to N410.25/$ after exhausting all options to maintain the value of the naira.

Inflation Looms as CBN Further Devalues Naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has further officially devalued the country’s currency to N410.25/$ after exhausting all options to maintain the value of the naira. Consequently, experts have expressed fear that the decision to chart the NAFEX Investor & Exporter forex window rate of N410.25 as its official exchange rate to the dollar... read more »

Buhari Seeks Senate Approval for Fresh N2.3trn External...

Presidency Explains Buhari's Absence at Late COAS Burial

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has asked the Senate to approve another N2.3trillion ($6.18bn) external loan. This is contained in a... read more »

Zenith Bank Records 4% Before Tax Profit In Q1 2021

Zenith Bank Records 4% Before Tax Profit In Q1 2021

Zenith Bank Plc has announced a Profit Before Tax, PBT, that shows an increment of 4% to N61.0 billion, from N58.8 billion recorded in March 2020, its... read more »

Why We Sacked First Bank Directors – CBN

Why We Sacked First Bank Directors – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said that its decision to sack all the directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and First Bank of Nigeria Holdings Plc... read more »

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

FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Trains Over 80 Volunteers on Safety, Security

Red Cross Trains 80 on Safety, Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food
Killer fruit juice: Kano confirms 10 dead, 400 hospitalised, Lagos, Cross River, Sokoto warn residents

Killer fruit juice: Kano confirms 10 dead, 400 hospitalised, Lago...

The Kano State Government on Thursday said 10 people had died and 400 others hospitalised after drinking a poisonous fruit juice. The state government had last month said the poisonous fruit juice... read more »

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 vaccines, with the upgrading of existing laboratories across the country. She stated that achieving the ISO 9001 in June 2019, which is the world’s most... read more »

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

Governors didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives - Akeredolu

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

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... read more »

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

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

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

Fulani Herdsmen
Gov Umahi Condemns the Madness of Herdsmen Killings in South-East

Gov Umahi Condemns the Madness of Herdsmen Killings in South-East

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has condemned the increased spate of killings by herdsmen in the South-East region describing it as “madness of herdsmen killings” while stressing that it... read more »

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to end insurgency in the country. The Presidency said the fight against insecurity will be revved up soon with the expected arrival of six Super Tucano light attack aircraft from the United States (U.S.) mid-July. Already, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 14 personnel are in  Georgia, U.S. for training... read more »

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency ̵...

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency - Ndume

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

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

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

Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina

Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina

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

Gabon
Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Br...

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

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

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

Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Leeds 4-2 at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. The match was Aubameyang’s first start in nearly a month after he had been quarantined after he travelled to see his mother who is ill. Prior to the match, the striker had managed five league goals throughout the season for... 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... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ghana
Ghana Border Control on Alert to Nab Freeing Nigerian Jailbreakers

Ghana Border Control on Alert to Nab Fleeing Nigerian Jailbreaker...

The Ghana Immigration Service, GIS, has expressed readiness to prevent Nigerian jailbreakers from entering the country. To this effect, Kwame Asuah Takyi, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, has... read more »

Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

Ghana’s legal tender has been ranked the best performing currency in Africa for the first quarter of 2021. It appreciated at 0.6 per cent to the US dollar, bettering some other prevalent 15 currencies in Africa. Among the currencies are the Egyptian pound, Nigerian naira and the South African rand, Ghanaweb reports. A report by Joy Business... read more »

Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

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

Ghana Receives World’s First Free Covax Jab

Ghana Receives World’s First Free Covax Jab

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Monday received coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for... read more »

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

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

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

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
Police, Brutal Cops Should Compensate SARS Victims – Rivers

Police, Brutal Cops Should Compensate SARS Victims – Rivers

The Rivers State Executive Council has submitted that police authority or operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad found guilty of brutality and other forms of human right abuses should... read more »

CCT Chairman, Umar’s ‘Biafran Boys’ Comment Xenophobic, Liable to Five-Year Imprisonment – Falana

CCT Chairman, Umar’s ‘Biafran Boys’ Comment Xenophobic, Liable to Five-Year Imprisonment – Falana

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has described the Code of Conduct, CCT, Chairman, Danladi Umar’s use of “Biafran boys” to classify the traders he had a fracas with at Banex Plaza in Abuja where he assaulted a security guard as xenophobic and liable to five-year sentence. The CCT chairman was caught in a viral video punching a... read more »

NBA Frowns at Alleged Assault of Security Guard by CCT ...

NBA Frowns at Alleged Assault of Security Guard by CCT Chair

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has frowned at the alleged assault of a security guard by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi, saying... read more »

I Never Bought Abuja property from EFCC – Falana

I Never Bought Abuja property from EFCC - Falana

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

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

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

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

Information Technology
El-Rufai Boasts of Nigeria’s Twitter Ban in a Tweet

El-Rufai Boasts of Nigeria’s Twitter Ban in a Tweet

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has praised the country’s suspension of access to Twitter in a tweet posted on Sunday. The governor said that Nigeria has taught the United States lesson in... read more »

Shoot At Sight Order Still in Force - Buhari

Why FG Suspended Twitter – Presidency

The Presidency has explained that the decision to ban Twitter access in Nigeria temporarily was not just informed by the recent deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet by the microblogging platform. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed announced the suspension of Twitter on Friday in a statement issued by his media aide,... read more »

MTN, Airtel, Glo, Others Implement FG’s Twitter Ban Ord...

 Post Title   Separator   Site Title  MTN, Airtel, Glo, Others Implement FG’s Twitter Ban Order

Telecommunication companies in Nigeria among whom are MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile have commenced blocking user’s access to Twitter, African News Today has... read more »

Twitter Ban: Buhari Govt Has Very Thin Skin for Critici...

 Post Title   Separator   Site Title  Buhari Govt Has Very Thin Skin for Criticism, Ozekhome Says as he Reacts to Twitter Ban

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has said he was not shocked by the decision of the Federal Government to suspend access to Twitter, saying the... read more »

Nigerians to Submit Phone IDs from July – NCC

Nigerians to Submit Phone IDs from July – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has announced that Nigerians will be required to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity, IMEI, of... read more »

Infrastructure
LASG To Close Eko Bridge for Maintenance June 4

LASG, FG To Close Eko Bridge for Maintenance June 4

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that the Eko Bridge from Costain to Alaka in bound National Stadium will be closed for a period of ten weeks for emergency repair work to be undertaken by the... read more »

Makinde Set to Build New Abuja Governor’s Lodge at N1.2bn

Makinde Set to Build New Abuja Governor’s Lodge at N1.2bn

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and the state executive council has ratified N1.2 billion to build a new governor’s lodge in Abuja. This was disclosed by Daud Sangodoyin, the Commissioner of Public Works and Infrastructure, stating that the council ratified N1.2 billion to construct a new Governor’s Lodge at No 2. John Kadiya Close, Asokoro,... read more »

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

By the time we remove hatred, malice, indecent politics, and all the ills that plague our country and its leaderships across different governments, President... read more »

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

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

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

Security Agents Nab Eight Suspects For Attacking ACTDA ...

Security Agents Nab Eight Suspects For Attacking ACTDA Officers in Anambra

A group of eight suspects who attacked and injured field operations officers working with the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, ACTDA, at an... 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
Nigeria Lacks Quality to Reach World Cup Semis – Rohr

Nigeria Lacks Quality to Reach World Cup Semis – Rohr

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, is not convinced of his players ability to reach the semi-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup despite their impressive form for their European clubs during the... read more »

41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States - Chairman

41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States – Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said 41 of its offices were attacked in 14 states since 2019. Its chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, said this during an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. He said a preliminary assessment... read more »

IBB is Alive – Media Aide

IBB is Alive - Media Aide

Former Military President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) is not dead as widely reported by some online media on Thursday morning. One of his media aides,... read more »

Jonathan tried to Jail me, ignored our Friendship – El-...

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan almost put him in prison because he thought he was a threat to his second term ambition. El-Rufai, in an interview published in The Point, said although Jonathan was his very close friend from when he was the deputy governor of Bayelsa State, he persecuted him because he believed those who told him that he was a threat.

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan almost put him in prison because he thought he was a threat to his... read more »

Lagos state Govt. withdraws N25m donation to Amputee Tr...

Miss Daniel, it was gathered, was receiving strange calls from those who staged her story with threats to reveal the truth unless she gave them their share of the money. Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu clarified that the young woman was in the custody of social welfare and not the police. “The police were there but she was not handed over to us. She was handed over to the Social Welfare. There were irregularities and lies in the account of her life she gave. It was discovered that contrary to her claim that her parents died during an accident that left her amputated, her father is very much alive and that she was amputated from birth. “It was also discovered that her presence in Oshodi was staged. Those working with her played on the intelligence of Nigerians to get donations for her. It came to light when the people started threatening her. She promised some N500,000, others different amounts and was planning to return to her home state when the information leaked. “I had to attach some policemen to her to prevent any attack on her when she went to the bank. We suspected those people might follow her but everything went well as they were not seen. “Presently, the state government is preventing her from accessing the money. The government does not want a situation where it will become a trend for people to cook up stories, manipulate the people to get donations,” Odumosu said. F

Her story induced sympathy and before long, cash began to roll in. At the last count, she was said to have raked in N25 million. The Lagos State government was... read more »

Judiciary
Appeal Court to Rule on Ondo Poll Today

Appeal Court to Rule on Ondo Poll Today

The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital is set to deliver judgement on the case between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, and the Eyitayo Jegede of the... read more »

I Feel Sorry for Judiciary – Afe Babalola

I Feel Sorry for Judiciary – Afe Babalola

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, ABUAD, Aare Afe Baba has lamented the poor standard of life of most Nigerian judges who drive rickety cars and reside in rented apartments of built-up areas. He stated this during the presentation of a book, ‘Testament of Judicial Pronouncements,’ in Ado Ekiti on Sunday as part of... read more »

Breaking: Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Suit Challenging ...

Breaking: Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Suit Challenging Obaseki’s Qualification

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the academic qualification of the Edo State Governor,... read more »

Appeal Court Dismisses EFCC’s Seizure of Professional F...

Appeal Court Dismisses EFCC’s Seizure of Professional Fees Ozekhome Received from Former Ekiti Governor

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Judicial Division, has voided the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s seizure of Mike Ezekhome’s professional fees... read more »

Judiciary Staff Continues Strike Despite CJN’s Plea

Judiciary Staff Continues Strike Despite CJN’s Plea

The striking members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JOSUN, have reiterated commitment to its ongoing strike action despite the plea by the Chief... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

Lagos state government and the Police on Thursday urged the people of state to shun calls for fresh protest slated for tomorrow at the Lekki Toll Gate. They said the fact that two groups scheduled protests for Lekki Toll Gate would cause confrontation, pandemonium, public disorder and wanton destruction of property. The Attorney General and... read more »

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

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

Uganda: Court Orders Soldiers to Vacate Bobi Wine’s Hom...

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

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

Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has promised that his administration would keep supporting the judiciary. He spoke yesterday when he swore in eight new... read more »

Kenya
Barack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah is Dead

Barack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah is Dead

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

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

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

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

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

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

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

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

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

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

Labour
NLC Set to Meet Today Over Govs’ N380/Litre Petrol Proposal

NLC Set to Meet Today Over Govs’ N380/Litre Petrol Proposal

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress is set to meet today (Friday) to deliberate and reach a stance on the proposal by governors for the price of petrol to be hiked from N162/litre to... read more »

Kaduna Protest: AFC Speaks on Way Forward

Kaduna Protest: AFC Speaks on Way Forward

The Arewa Consultative Forum, AFC, has weighed in on the dispute between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Kaduna State Government, asking both parties to amicably come to terms. The AFC in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, said the strike action by the NLC has grounded activities in the state. The group... read more »

NCL Talks Tough, Ask El-Rufai to Reinstate Disengaged W...

NCL Talks Tough, Ask El-Rufai to Reinstate Disengaged Workers

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has said it is not backing down on its protest until the Kaduna State Government reinstates disengaged workers and forfeit... read more »

NLC Asks Akeredolu to Suspend Aide for Slapping Pregnan...

NLC Asks Akeredolu to Suspend Aide for Slapping Pregnant Woman  

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ondo State chapter has asked governor Rotimi Akeredolu to suspend his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duty, Dr Doyin... read more »

SSANU Under Pressure to Resume Suspended Strike

SSANU Under Pressure to Resume Suspended Strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, has said the Federal Government’s failure to fulfil its agreements with the union by the April... read more »

Lagos News
Lagos APC to Hold LG Primaries Today

Lagos APC to Hold LG Primaries Today

The local government primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be held today across the 377 wards in 57 council areas in Lagos State. About 338 chairmanship and over 1, 200 councillorship... read more »

There Is A Terror Group Now In Lagos - Nnamdi Kanu

There Is A Terror Group Now In Lagos – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu says there is an organised terror group in Lagos State. The IPOB leader also said the Miyetti Allah in Ebonyi State was functioning as a terror group for years until the Eastern Security Network (ESN) single-handedly drove them out of the state. He stated that the intimidation that the ESN and... read more »

Lagos State Govt. Eases Restrictions on Social Gatherin...

Lagos State Govt. eases Restrictions on Social gatherings, Event Centres

The Lagos State Government has eased restrictions on social gatherings and event centres across the state. This was contained in a press statement titled... read more »

Police Raid Cubana Night Club, Arrest over 200 Clubbers

Police Raid Cubana Night Club, Arrest over 200 Clubbers

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

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

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

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

Law Enforcement
South-West Abuses Drug Most in Nigeria – NDLEA Boss

South-West Abuses Drug Most in Nigeria – NDLEA Boss

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

55 COVID-19 Defaulters arrested in Abuja

55 COVID-19 Regulation Violators Arrested in Abuja

Fifty-five persons were arraigned before an Abuja Mobile Court on Monday, for not wearing face masks. The violators were summarily tried and convicted by the presiding Magistrate, Ebiwari Eremasi, after pleading guilty to the charges. They were fined N2,000 each with an option of engaging in supervised community service. However, one of the... read more »

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

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

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The President has... read more »

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

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

Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orde...

Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

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

Legislature
 Reps Seek Mandatory ‘State of the Nation’ Address for Presidents

Reps Seek Mandatory ‘State of the Nation’ Address for Presidents...

The House of Representatives is seeking to make it mandatory for every incumbent President of the country to address Nigerians on the state of the nation. The green chamber is proposing a bill making... read more »

Reps Scraps Plan to Stop One-Year National Youth Scheme

Reps Scraps Plan to Stop One-Year National Youth Scheme

The House of Representative Committee on Youths has clarified that there is no plan to discard the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC. This was disclosed by the chairman of the committee, Yemi Adaramodu, at an event in Abuja on Thursday, describing the programme as the most successful national at engendering unity in the country. It comes on the... read more »

Senator Omo Agege Explains Why Gulak Was in Owerri

Senator Omo Agege Explains Why Gulak Was in Owerri

Senate Deputy President Ovie Omo-Agege on Tuesday said former Political Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, was in Owerri, the Imo... read more »

Reps Deliberate Scrapping NYSC as Bill Reaches Second R...

Reps Deliberate Scrapping NYSC as Bill Reaches Second Reading

The House of Representative is deliberating scrapping the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme. the Alteration Bill, 2020, of the Constitution of the... read more »

Senate to hold Zonal Hearings on Constitution Review Ma...

Senate to hold Zonal Hearings on Constitution Review May 26

The Senate has said its planned zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution, would hold from May 26 to 27. Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie... read more »

Liberia
Life
BREAKING: NECO Registrar is Dead

BREAKING: NECO Registrar is Dead

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer National Examinations Council (NECO) Professor Godswill Obioma is dead. He died last night in Minna, Niger state. Obioma was appointed as the Registrar of... read more »

Presidency Explains Buhari's Absence at Late COAS Burial

Presidency Explains Buhari’s Absence at Late COAS Burial

The presidency has disclosed the reason why President Muhammadu Buhari did not attend the funeral of late chief of army staff Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers who died in an air crash. It was earlier reported that there was furore over the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo at the funeral... read more »

Army Announces Burial Activities for Late COAS, Other O...

NAF Explains Why Younger Pilots Were Allowed to Fly Army Chief

The Burial proceedings of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Late Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahir and other senior officers has been slated for Saturday in Abuja. The... read more »

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff Dies in Plane Crash

NAF Explains Why Younger Pilots Were Allowed to Fly Army Chief

Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers were killed Friday in a plane crash, the military said late Friday. The... read more »

Why Police Will Detain Baba Ijesha Until Court Resumes ...

Why Police Will Detain Baba Ijesha Until Court Resumes – Lagos Police

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the continued detention of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, is based on... read more »

Lifestyle
Chioma deletes all Davido’s Pictures

Chioma Deletes All Davido’s Pictures

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

Nigerians React as Singer Davido is Spotted with Mystery Lady

Nigerians React as Singer Davido is Spotted with Mystery Lady

Nigeria social media space was awash with video clips of musician Davido who stepped out with another lady in St. Maarten where he is currently vacationing with his crew. The singer is yet to react but video evidence shows the moment he walked down the stairs holding hands with American model Mya Yafai. Immediately the news was broken by an... read more »

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

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

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

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

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

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 »

Madagascar
BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

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

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opinion: Nigerian Values – Food For Thought

Opinion: Nigerian Values - Food For Thought

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

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

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

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

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

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

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

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

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

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

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

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

Mali
ECOWAS to Convene Emergency Meeting Over Mali Coup

ECOWAS to Convene Emergency Meeting Over Mali Coup

The Heads of State and Government arm of the Economic Community of West African State is set to convene an emergency meeting to address the democratic decadence in Mali, following the military... read more »

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 said. Keita, 75, was hospitalised in Mali after his release from detention by the military junta who held him for 10 days. The former president... read more »

Mali Coup: Jonathan Led ECOWAS Delegation Meet Coup Lea...

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... 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 »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

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

Movies and Films
Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

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

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

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

Music
Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’

Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo has explained that his choice of serving in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was an honour for him to serve his... read more »

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

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

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

Davido Commends Wizkid, Burna Boy for Clinching Grammy

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

Burna Boy, Wizkid Make Nigeria Proud, Bag Grammy Awards

Burna Boy, Wizkid Make Nigeria Proud, Bag Grammy Awards

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

Fireboy Bags Five Awards at 2021 Headies Awards (See Fu...

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

The 14th edition of the Headies award held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, with Nigerian singer Fireboy DML stealing the show by winning five award... read more »

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

Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Ex-Plateau Gov Dariye’s 10-Year J...

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

Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Bank

Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Bank

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 pandemic. Haiyambo who disclosed this while releasing the latest economic projection for December on Monday said the domestic economy is expected to... read more »

News
Ohanaeze Dares Northern Groups, Says N100m Bounty on Nnamdi Kanu Won’t Stop Agitation From South-East

Ohanaeze Dares Northern Groups, Says N100m Bounty on Nnamdi Kanu ...

The Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze, has frowned at the bounty placed on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu by a coalition of Northern groups. This was contained in... read more »

Kebbi Legislator Confirms Abduction At FGC, Says Bandits Warned Community of Attack

Kebbi Legislator Confirms Abduction At FGC, Says Bandits Warned Community of Attack

The abduction of students and teachers of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State has been confirmed by the lawmaker representing Ngaski/Shanga/Yauri Federal Constituency of Kebbi State at the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Sununu. Sununu urged the Government and security agencies to rise to the occasion and rescue the abducted... read more »

Gunmen Free Abducted Nigerian Football Coach

Gunmen Free Abducted Nigerian Football Coach

Abducted head coach of the Rivers United Football Club, Stanley Eguma, has been released after he was kidnapped on Tuesday, June 15 by gunmen. Reports say... read more »

Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s Unity and All Iberiberism

Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s Unity and All Iberiberism

Which one is Iberiberism again o? What kind of English shall we not hear in this country? Well, the word is not a regular English language, neither is it my... read more »

Buhari, APC Rode to Power Through Fake News, Falsehood ...

Buhari, APC Rode to Power Through Fake News, Falsehood – PDP Says as it Fires Back

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has fired back at the ruling All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging that the president and his... read more »

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

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

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

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

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

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

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

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

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

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

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

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

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

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

Nigeria
Presidency Accuses Opposition PDP for Insecurity, Spreading Falsehood on Twitter

Presidency Accuses Opposition PDP for Insecurity, Spreading False...

The presidency has said that the recent suspension of Twitter in Nigeria has curtailed the spread of fake news by governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Recall that... read more »

US Summer Series: Oliseh Applauds Falcons Brave Comeback Vs Portugal

US Summer Series: Oliseh Applauds Falcons Brave Comeback Vs Portugal 

Former Super Eagles player and coach, Sunday Oliseh has lauded the Super Falcons for their comeback which saw them secure a 3-3 draw against Portugal, in their second game of the four-nation Summer Series. The Falcons left it late through a goal by Rasheedat Ajibade in the stoppage time to pull level on the scoresheet. The Europeans raced to a 2-0... read more »

Simy Nwankwo Addresses Crotone Future Amid Exit Rumours

Simy Nwankwo Addresses Crotone Future Amid Exit Rumours

Nigeria forward Simy Nwankwo insists he is happy at Crotone despite interest from top clubs around Europe. Nwankwo is expected to leave Crotone this summer... read more »

SCOAN Confirms TB Joshua’s Burial Plans

SCOAN Confirms TB Joshua’s Burial Plans

The burial programme of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of Nations, SCOAN, has been confirmed by the church. African News Today earlier reported that... read more »

Unidentified Gunmen Kill 10 in a Drinking Joint

 Unidentified Gunmen Kill 10 in a Drinking Joint

A yet to be identified gunmen invade a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, lethally shooting about ten persons dead, the police have confirmed. The... read more »

Opinion
ICYMI: Adesina hails Kumuyi, lambasts Preachers making Negative Prophecies

ICYMI: Adesina hails Kumuyi, lambasts Preachers making Negative P...

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday night, lambasted preachers making negative prophecies about Nigeria. He urged such clerics to rather emulate the... read more »

The Endless Martyrdom Of Youth, By Wole Soyinka

The Endless Martyrdom Of Youth, By Wole Soyinka

Abubakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling – this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking.  More than the heart is broken, however, more than millions of individual hearts still lay claim to bonds in a common humanity. The already over-stretched sinews of moral restraint have been snapped off the casing of nation being,... read more »

Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs – Bishop Kukah

Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs - Bishop Kukah

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

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and... read more »

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

I’ve Forgiven Americans for Voting Racist Trump —Soyinka

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

Petroleum
Prepare for Fuel Subsidy Removal, FG Tells Nigerians

Prepare for Fuel Subsidy Removal, FG Tells Nigerians

The Federal Government of Nigeria has asked citizens to prepare for the imminent increment in the pump price of petrol, given the current economic realities in the country. This was disclosed by the... read more »

No increase in Petrol Ex-depot Price in May

No increase in Petrol Ex-depot Price in May – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) says it will not increase the ex-depot price of Premium Motor spirit also known as petrol next month. The Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, made this known at the end of a closed door meeting with Petroleum Transport Drivers (PTD), National Association of Road Transporters Owners (NARTO)... read more »

BUA, 27 Others Issued Active Refinery Licences – DPR

BUA, 27 Others Issued Active Refinery Licences – DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has said that it has granted refining licences to 28 investors, including BUA Refinery and Petrochemicals... read more »

No Petrol Price Hike until after Labour Deliberation &#...

No Petrol Price Hike until after Labour Deliberation

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

Long Petrol Queues, Hiked Transport Fare Rock Awka as P...

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

Petrol users in Awka have resorted to buying from few filling stations, including the NNPC Mega Station, after the price of the product rose yesterday’s... read more »

Photos
Relocate Permanently to Your LGAs, Wards - Enugu Gov Orders All Council Chairmen, Deputies, Councilors

Relocate Permanently to Your LGAs, Wards – Enugu Gov Order...

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has asked all Chairmen of the 17 local government areas of the state, as well as their deputies and the 260 elected Councilors to immediately and permanently... read more »

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

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

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 commemorate the 50th anniversary of Arewa House on Saturday in Kaduna said the restructuring would be profitable to achieving sustaining development. He... 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 »

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

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

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

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

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

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

Politics
June 12: Akeredolu Faults Federal police structure

June 12: Akeredolu Faults Federal Police Structure

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has faulted the police structure in the country, saying the only solution to surmount the country’s challenges was to adopt a true federal system of... read more »

Ganduje Bans Thugs At Political Gatherings in Kano

Ganduje Bans Thugs At Political Gatherings in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has banned political thugs at events and gatherings across the state. Ganduje gave the order in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, yesterday in Kano. He said the decision followed the display of dangerous weapons, including sticks, swords, knives and cutlasses by thugs during an... read more »

FG, South-East Leaders Commit to Unity, Stability of Re...

… Zone disowns calls for secession A delegation from the Federal Government led by the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, Governors of... read more »

Femi Adesina: Let’s Garland Ben Ayade

Femi Adesina: Let’s Garland Ben Ayade

I felt like embracing Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, a couple of weeks back when he left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All... read more »

Imo Deputy Governor Denies Resignation Allegations

Imo Deputy Governor Denies Resignation Allegations

Imo Deputy Governor Prof. Placid Njoku has dismissed reports he has resigned, dismissing them as baseless. Njoku, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary,... read more »

Power
Why Fire Razed INEC Office in Udenu LGA, Enugu – Police

Why Fire Razed INEC Office in Udenu LGA, Enugu – Police

The Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command has said the fire incident at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in the Udenu local government area of the state was caused by a... read more »

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

Security operatives in Uganda have arrested the country’s main opposition figure, Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine had last week called on Ugandans to “rise up peacefully and unarmed” in protest against President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the East African country for nearly four decades. He was arrested during the... read more »

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt ...

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria has lent his voice to the Federal Government’s plan to privatise some of its assets. Among the assets to be... read more »

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Powe...

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

The Federal Government has been expending N50bn monthly for the subsidy of electricity supply across the country, the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has... read more »

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

Makinde’s Alleged Move to Dump PDP Untrue - Aide

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

Press Statement
Nigerians Must Stand Against Insurrectionists, Killers – Tinubu

Nigerians Must Stand Against Insurrectionists, Killers – Tinubu

As Nigeria marks Democracy Day today, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to stand against insurrectionists and killers destroying the... read more »

Nigeria May Conduct Census Before 2023—National Population Commission

Nigeria May Conduct Census Before 2023 — National Population Commission

The National Population Commission has said it may conduct a population census in 2022, once it completes its process of demarcation and administering questionnaire, adding that the exercise is subject to approval from the President. This was disclosed to newsmen on Tuesday during a press conference on the commencement of fieldwork for the first... read more »

Bauchi Governor Sacks Commissioners, SSG, CoS

Bauchi Governor Sacks Commissioners, SSG, CoS

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed has dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect. The Governor also sacked Secretary to the State Government... read more »

NCC Orders Telcos to Effect Twitter Ban

FG Can Handle #Twitterban Better –Sanwo-Olu

Telecoms operators said they have received instructions from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to effect suspension of services of micro blogging... read more »

FG Suspends Twitter Operations in Nigeria

FG Suspends Twitter Operations in Nigeria

The Federal Government has suspended indefinitely the operations of the micro blogging and social networking service, Twitter in Nigeria. Minister of... 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
 TB Joshua’s Family Reveals Burial Date

TB Joshua’s Family Reveals Burial Date

A family member of the deceased founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua, has said the late cleric may be laid to rest on July 9, 2021 on his church premises in Lagos... read more »

Why I Don’t Own Private Jet Like Other Pastors – Fr Mbaka

Why I Don’t Own Private Jet Like Other Pastors – Fr Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu, Revered Father Camillus Ejike Mbaka, has revealed why he has decided against buying a private jet like other pastors. Mbaka said that rather than acquire private jets though he has the resources, he would instead feed the poor and help the needy among his flock. The vocal preacher stressed that... read more »

Prophet TB Joshua is Dead, Synagogue Church of all Nati...

 Prophet TB Joshua is Dead, Synagogue Church of all Nations Confirms

Following speculations over the death of the popular pastor, Temitope Joshua, widely known as Prophet TB Joshua, the Synagogue Church of All Nations in the... read more »

Don’t Mix Religion with Constitution, CAN Tells Senate...

Don’t Mix Religion with Constitution, CAN Tells Senate

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev Samson Ayokunle, has cautioned the leadership of the Senate against rubbing off religious... read more »

Sokoto Government Approves N155million for Islamic Scho...

Sokoto Government Approves N155million for Islamic Scholars to Spread Islam

The Sokoto State Government has approved N155 million for the Ministry of Religious Affairs to provide motorcycles to Ulamas (Islamic scholars) in the state... 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

June 12 Protests: US Issues Directive to Citizens

The United States Mission in Nigeria has asked her citizens not to get involved in the planned protests across Nigeria on June 12. This follows the planned protest announced by various groups on June... read more »

World Igbo Congress Drums Support for ESN, Rejects Ebubeagu

World Igbo Congress Drums Support for ESN, Rejects Ebubeagu

The World Igbo Congress, WIC, has disowned the security outfit tagged Ebubuagu recently announced by the governors of the South-East region. The group communicated their standpoint through its Chairman, Board of Directors, Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, and the executive members of WIC, Guardian reports. Basil Onwukwe, the WIC spokesman, urged governors... read more »

FG suspends Adeboye’s Helicopter from flying

FG suspends Adeboye’s Helicopter from flying

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has grounded a private chopper belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian... read more »

Customs Intercepts Contraband Goods Worth N786m in Kano...

Customs intercepts Contraband goods Worth N786m in Kano, Jigawa

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, Zone ‘B,’ have intercepted contraband goods worth Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N786 million in Kano/Jigawa... read more »

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

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

The Nigerian Correctional Service has disclosed that six inmates returned voluntarily while 35 others declined to escape from custody after the prison in... read more »

Science
Insecurity: Govt Does Not Operate in Secrecy, Malami Says as he Reacts to Reports he Advised Buhari To Suspend Constitution

Insecurity: Govt Does Not Operate in Secrecy, Malami Says as he R...

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has debunked speculation that he advised President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Nigeria’s Constitution and... read more »

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

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

The Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet which went off the radar during a Boko Haram operation in the North-East on Wednesday may have crashed. Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force on Friday said the jet might have crashed although the whereabouts of the jet or the two pilots on board remain unknown. According to SaharaReporters,... read more »

Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Ins...

Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

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

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

NIN Mandatory for Bank Account Opening, Voter Registration - Pantami

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

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Kill...

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has urged heads of security agencies to arrest killer-herdsmen in the state. A statement by Commissioner for Information,... read more »

Security
10 Killed as Gunmen Attack Plateau Community, Police Confirms

10 Killed as Gunmen Attack Plateau Community, Police Confirms

The Police in Plateau State has confirmed the murder of ten persons in an attack by gunmen in Kuru village, Jos South Local Government Area of the state on Sunday night. Reports say the attack took... read more »

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

Seven Soldiers Killed in Clash With Unknown Gunmen in Abia Community

Soldiers of 14 Brigade, Army Headquarters, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Barracks, who invaded Ohafia in the Ohafia Local Government of Abia State in search of gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), have burnt down several houses in the area. A source who spoke with SaharaReporters on Sunday said a lot of residents and... read more »

Shoot At Sight Order Still in Force – Buhari

Shoot At Sight Order Still in Force - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration would not be mild in dealing with those attacking police personnel or infrastructure, adding that his... read more »

Buhari Presides Over Emergency Security Meeting

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day Message

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over an emergency National Security meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Although the detailed agenda... read more »

Police IG Issues Order to Officers Ahead of June 12 Pro...

Police IG Issues Order to Officers Ahead of June 12 Protest

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has issued a directive to officers across the federation to clamp down on any person or group who may want... read more »

Senegal
Senegal's Edouard Mendy Becomes First African Goalie to Win UCL

Senegal’s Edouard Mendy Becomes First African Goalie to Win...

Senegal and Chelsea FC goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on Saturday became the first African goalkeeper to win the UEFA Champions League. The goaltender who was in goal for Chelsea FC as they defeated... read more »

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

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 Chelsea’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window. The goal keeper is expected to be in contention for the club’s weekend fixture against... 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... 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 »

Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Rohr Travels To France For Christmas Holidays

Rohr Travels to France For Christmas Holidays

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

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

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

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

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

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

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

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

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

South Africa
Amazon Chooses South African for its African Headquarters

Amazon Chooses South African for its African Headquarters

Amazon is set to open its African headquarters in South Africa with real estate investment in the region of R4 billion. Reports in Cape Town said Amazon would be situated at a new development in... read more »

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

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

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 disclosed that the country had banned sales of alcohol and made use of face masks compulsory in public from Tuesday after the country became the first... 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 »

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus...

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... 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 »

Sport
UFC 263: Israel Adesanya Defeats Vettori to Retain Middleweight Title

UFC 263: Israel Adesanya Defeats Vettori to Retain Middleweight T...

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya has retained his Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight belt after defeating Italian contender, Marvin Vettori, at the Gila River Arena in Arizona on Sunday. He won... read more »

Why Falcons Fell Short Against Jamaica – Waldrum

Why Falcons Fell Short Against Jamaica – Waldrum

Head coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Randy Waldrum has defended his team’s poor showing and shock defeat against Jamaica, at the four-man Summer Series tournament hosted by the United States. The Falcons were defeated 1-0 by Jamaica despite heading into the game as favourites. The margin would have wider but the impressive showing of the... read more »

Why Ademola Lookman, Ejaria Super Eagles Switch is Yet ...

Why Ademola Lookman, Ejaria Super Eagles Switch is Yet to Be Completed - Official

A top official has given a reason why Ademola Lookman and Ovie Ejaria are yet to complete their switch to the Super Eagles after they have represented England... read more »

Football has Been Difficult – Rohr Laments

 Football has Been Difficult – Rohr Laments

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is optimistic fans can return to the stadium during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers set to commence in September after what he... read more »

Eagles Issue Jamilu Collins Fitness Update

Eagles Issue Jamilu Collins Fitness Update

Super Eagles defender, Jamilu Collins is in contention to play in today’s friendly match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon after making a comeback... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suluhu on Course to Become Tanzania’s First Female President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

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

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzania...

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

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

Terrorism
Gunmen Kidnap Pupils from Islamic School in Niger State

Gunmen Kidnap Pupils from Islamic School in Niger State

Scores of pupils were yesterday abducted from Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina, Niger State. The Niger State government and the Police Command, which confirmed the incident, did not specify the... read more »

Buhari welcomes release of Afaka Students

Buhari welcomes release of Afaka Students

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, welcomed the release of the 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State. He also congratulated their friends, families, the government and the people of Kaduna State on the development. Buhari’s position was contained in a statement by his... read more »

Parents of abducted Kaduna Students protest at NASS

Parents of abducted Kaduna students protest at NASS

Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State were denied entry to the National Assembly complex, Abuja on... read more »

Police debunk attack on UNIABUJA

Police debunk attack on UNIABUJA

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police Command has refuted viral messages on social media claiming that bandits attacked the University of Abuja. The police... read more »

Wike imposes Curfew on Rivers’ Boundaries

Wike imposes Curfew on Rivers’ Boundaries

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed night curfew on  the borders Rivers shares with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo states, following recent... read more »

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

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

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

BREAKING: Midnight Fire guts Rivers Timber Market

BREAKING: Midnight Fire guts Rivers Timber Market

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

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

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

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

SEC Gives Reasons for Crypto Assets Regulation

SEC Gives Reasons for Crypto Assets Regulation

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

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

Slash on Imported Vehicles’ Duties Commences Next Week – Customs

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

Transportation
Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna

Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna

A train that took off from Lagos State to Zaria has derailed in Kaduna, African News Today has gathered. There were no injuries as the train which was laden with water pipes derailed at about 5:50pm... read more »

Femi Adesina: Zion Train is Coming Our Way

Femi Adesina: Zion Train is Coming Our Way

A quiet revolution took off on April 8, 2021, by 11.05 am. It was unheralded, without ostentation, almost unsung. But it was something that would have great impact not only on today, but also on tomorrow, and the future. On the date in question, a train took off from Warri, headed to Itakpe, bearing 96 pipelines to be used for the... read more »

Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF Fighter Jet Rev...

Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF Fighter Jet Revealed

The identities of the two pilots in the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet which went missing in the North-East on Thursday has been given as Flight Lieutenant John... read more »

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

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

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

UAE Prolongs Ban on Nigeria Flights to March 20

UAE Prolongs Ban on Nigeria Flights to March 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uganda
  Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

Ghana to Receive World’s First Doses of Free Covax Vaccines -UNICEF

Ghana is scheduled to receive Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a World Health Organization-backed effort to procure and distribute inoculations for free to poor countries. “These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of... 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 »

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 »

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 »

United States of America
Pentagon Responds to Buhari’s Plea to Relocate US African Command to Nigeria

Pentagon Responds to Buhari’s Plea to Relocate US African Command...

Following the request by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the United States to relocate its Africa Command from its present base in Germany to Nigeria, the US has said that it does not... read more »

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday. Nigeria on Tuesday took delivery of 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, the first batch of the 16 million expected through the World Health Organisation-led COVAX facility. The government is expecting 129 million vaccine... read more »

Biden Threatens Financial, Visa Sanctions Against Niger...

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

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

Biden Cancels Travel Ban on Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, ot...

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... 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 »

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
Unrest As Traders Set Vigilante Office Ablaze in Umuahia

Unrest As Traders Set Vigilante Office Ablaze in Umuahia

Some angry traders at the popular Umuahia Timber Market, Abia State, yesterday set ablaze the office of the state Vigilante Service (AVGS) aka “Bakassi Boys” situated within the market. Our... read more »

Police Confirm Killing of DSS Official by Soldiers in Ekiti

Police Confirm Killing of DSS Official by Soldiers in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the killing of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) by three soldiers. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Sunday Abutu, described the killing as unfortunate and mindless. Abutu said the gory incident occurred on Friday evening at a hotel located on NTA Road in Ado-Ekiti, the... read more »

Governor Akeredolu Says Gulak’s Death Meant to Instigat...

Governor Akeredolu Says Gulak’s Death Meant to Instigate Northerners against Igbo People

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has called for a tactical approach to the assassination of Ahmed Gulak. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Governor... read more »

Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia

Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia

Gunmen on Saturday evening attacked the facility of Abia State Police Criminal Investigation Department located at the Ugwunchara axis of Umuahia, the Abia... read more »

BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Police Station in Abia

BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Police Station in Abia

Gunmen in the early hours of Monday razed Ubakala police station in Apumiri community, Ubakala in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. Ubakala... read more »

Women Empowerment
FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas

FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas

The Federal Government Rural Women Cash Grant Programme was flagged off yesterday in Borno and Yobe States. A total of 5,840 women are expected to receive cash grant of N20, 000 each in Borno, while... read more »

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

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

The Government of Bauchi State has clarified its position on the appointment of Balaraba Ibrahim as Special Assistant on “Unmarried” Women Affairs to Governor Bala Abdulkadi Mohammed. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Muktar Gidado, the word “unmarried” as contained in the letter was a clear mistake of... read more »

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot ...

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

Tolulope Arotile, first female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force has died in a road traffic accident. Reports have it that the pilot died due... read more »

Akpabio Slapped for Allegedly Sexually Harassing ex-NDD...

Akpabio Slapped for Allegedly Sexually Harassing ex-NDDC MD, Nunieh

Former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has accused Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta affairs of sexual... read more »

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls Duri...

Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls During Corona Virus Lockdown

The chances of school girls in Kenya continuing their education after lockdown have been threatened by spate of pregnancy among school-going girls in the... read more »

World Cup
2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

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

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 Hazard of Belgium who came second and Antoine Griezmann of France who came third Other awards that were presented include the Adidas Golden Boot Award... 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... 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 »

Youths
Osimhen Loses Coach As Napoli Sack Gattuso

Osimhen Loses Coach As Napoli Sack Gattuso

Victor Osimhen will work under a new coach come next season following the sacking of Gennaro Gattuso by Napoli. Gattuso’s sack was announced by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis after... read more »

Union Berlin Bids Awoniyi Farewell With Special Award

Union Berlin Bids Awoniyi Farewell With Special Award

Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi received a special award for his service from Union Berlin before Saturday’s home clash against RB Leipzig, reports Completesports.com. Awoniyi made his last appearance for Die Eisermen on Saturday following a successful loan stint with the club. The 23-year-old scored five goals in 19 league appearances for... read more »

Nwankwo Kanu Celebrates Ndidi and Iheanacho’s FA ...

Nwankwo Kanu Celebrates Ndidi and Iheanacho's FA Cup Triumph with Leicester City

Nigerians including former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu have taken to social media to celebrate Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi after their FA Cup triumph... read more »

Lazio interested in signing Onuachu

Lazio interested in signing Onuachu

Serie A sides Lazio are interested in signing Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu from Genk this summer, according to Italian radio ReelRadio. Onuachu has been... read more »

Police To Parade Uduak, Suspected Killer Of Akwa Ibom J...

Police To Parade Uduak, Suspected Killer Of Akwa Ibom Job Seeker On Friday

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has announced that Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren will be paraded on Friday to... 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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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Forced To Train In Darkness Ahead of Benin Clash

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

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

Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

The Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has said his players will relish the boat trip to Cotonou for Saturday’s vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Benin. The... read more »

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr during a media parley in Lagos clarified several issues in the national team, ahead of their AFCON qualifiers versus Benin and Lesotho. On the Super Eagles vs... read more »

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Buhari Creating more Problems than Solution – Ohanaeze

Buhari Creating more Problems than Solution – Ohanaeze

Apex Igbo sociopolitical group Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has reacted to another statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that “tougher times await the people of the Southeast of... read more »

Hardship Pushed Bandits into Crime, They Are Tired, Desire Peace – Sheikh Gumi

Hardship Pushed Bandits into Crime, They Are Tired, Desire Peace ...

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has said that bandits are willing to surrender their weapons and quit banditry if they have a genuine partnership with those in government. The... read more »

FG Can Handle #Twitterban Better –Sanwo-Olu

FG Can Handle #Twitterban Better –Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the Federal Government can handle the Twitter imbroglio better, adding that the government can sign ‘rules of engagement’ with the San... 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 »

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

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN ca...

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 world amid the COVID-19... read more »

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Agriculture

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

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

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that his administration had put in place machinery to contribute the state’s quota to national development by attracting $200 million... 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... read more »

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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 about £60m. This deals is... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has defended the decision to nominate ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate. President Muhammadu Buhari had forwarded their names to... read more »

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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... 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,... read more »

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

The management of Arik Air has terminated the appointment of 300 members of staff of airline. The airline disclosed this in a statement titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff... read more »

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Oduduwa, Biafra Republics Imminent – Nnamdi Kanu

Oduduwa, Biafra Republics Imminent – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has expressed optimism that the clamour for the independence of the Oduduwa and Biafra republics would soon materialise. Kanu... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Blasts Iheanacho, Ndidi for Showcasing Nigerian Flag After FA Cup Success

Nnamdi Kanu Blasts Iheanacho, Ndidi for Showcasing Nigerian Flag ...

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has called out Super Eagles duo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi for showcasing the Nigerian flag after winning the FA... read more »

Full Text of Nnamdi Kanu’s Open Letter to President Joe Biden

Full Text of Nnamdi Kanu’s Open Letter to President Joe Biden

Honorable Joe Biden President United States of America The White House Washington DC   Re: REQUEST FOR UNITED STATES MILITARY ASSISTANCE BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI OF NIGERIA Dear... read more »

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Pantami withdraws Radical Comments on Terrorists

Pantami withdraws Radical Comments on Terrorists

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami has renounced his radical comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The Minister said he was young when he made... read more »

OPC, IPOB Similar to Boko Haram – Dambazau

OPC, IPOB Similar to Boko Haram – Dambazau

The erstwhile Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), has compared the O’odua People’s Congress, OPC, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to Boko... read more »

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

Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu Births Second Child as B’Haram Ca...

A United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group, has bemoaned the plight of abandoned Dapchi brave Christian, Leah Sharibu, who is held captive by Boko Haram insurgents for three years... read more »

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BREAKING: Tension As Gunshots Rock Police Area Command In Aba

BREAKING: Tension As Gunshots Rock Police Area Command In Aba

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

Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner Ezewanne released — Police

Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner Ezewanne released — Police

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

BREAKING: Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, is Dead

BREAKING: Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, is Dead

The National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin is dead. According to a report by The Punch, he died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital... read more »

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Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has disclosed that Cameroonian defender, Joel Matip is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines which will rule him out of the remainder of the 2020-2021... read more »

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... 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... read more »

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  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... read more »

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

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

Top Nigerian celebrities graced the wedding ceremony of actor and comedian, Williams Uchemba who wedded his heartthrob, Brunella Oscar on Saturday. Rapper Folarin Falana, popularly known as... 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 anniversary celebration on... read more »

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Twitter Favours Nigeria, Turkey to Test Voice Messaging Feature

Twitter Favours Nigeria, Turkey to Test Voice Messaging Feature

A popular social messaging platform, Twitter, has added a voice messaging feature to its offerings, choosing Nigeria and Turkey as choice pioneer countries to experiment it before rolling... read more »

NIN: NCC Clarifies Fate of Foreigners

NIN: NCC Clarifies Fate of Foreigners

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said that foreigners not spending more than two years in the country do not need to obtain a National Identification Number, NIN, to... read more »

SERAP Chides NBC, Issues 48 Hours Ultimatum Over ChannelsTV Suspension

SERAP Chides NBC, Issues 48 Hours Ultimatum Over ChannelsTV Suspe...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has issued a 48 hours ultimatum to the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to reverse what it described as the... read more »

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Why Diezani’s Prosecution is Stalling – EFCC  

Why Diezani’s Prosecution is Stalling – EFCC  

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has adduced reasons why the antigraft agency was yet to bring former Petroleum Minister, Diezani... read more »

Seven Policemen arrested over N500,000 Extortion in Anambra

Seven Policemen arrested over N500,000 Extortion in Anambra

Seven policemen have been apprehended and detained by the Anambra State command over an alleged N500,000 extortion. The money has equally been returned to the owner by the Police... read more »

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

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

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

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Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume next Week

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume Next Week

Special adviser to the president on infrastrure, Ahmed Zakari has said that electricity distribution companies (DiscCos) will resume implementation of the new electricity tariff next... read more »

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

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’...

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the projected economic growth for Nigeria may not be realized on the strength of the #ENDSARS protest. The organization expressed serious... read more »

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

We will Implement Agreement Diligently – NNPC Assures Labou...

Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has pledged commitment to implement agreements reached with organised labour which led to the... read more »

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

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 Laurent Gbagbo and former Prime... read more »

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogb...

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 »

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead in France

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead i...

Christopher Aurier, younger brother of Ivory coast defender, Serge Aurier was shot dead in Toulouse, France by unknown shooter. This was confirmed by Serge Aurier’s London based club,... read more »

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COVID-19: FG restricts Passengers from Brazil, India, Turkey

COVID-19: FG restricts Passengers from Brazil, India, Turkey

The Federal Government has resolved to  deny non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days entry into Nigeria. This decision was part... read more »

No COVID-19 death recorded in Nine Days - NCDC

No COVID-19 Deaths Recorded in Nine Days – NCDC

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control reported zero COVID-19-related deaths for the ninth consecutive day as the nation’s fatality toll remains 2,061. The NCDC disclosed this on its... read more »

Why I Won’t Take COVID Vaccine – Oyedepo

Why I Won’t Take COVID Vaccine – Oyedepo

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has defended his decision not to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The clergy during his sermon at the... read more »

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Gunmen Kill 3 Custom Personnel in Rivers, Raid Military Checkpoint

Gunmen Kill 3 Custom Personnel in Rivers, Raid Military Checkpoint

Unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed three officials of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, in Isiokpo community in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. Prior to killing the... read more »

Nigerian Man, Omotola Hassan Arrested With Cocaine In India

Nigerian Man, Omotola Hassan Arrested With Cocaine In India

The Pune police have arrested a Nigerian man for possession of cocaine valued at ₹4 lakh, in Kondhwan on Wednesday. The alleged peddler was identified as Shamsuddin Omotola Hassan, aged... read more »

Teenage Girl kills Brother During Fight in Ondo

Teenage Girl kills Brother During Fight in Ondo

A teenager identified as Idowu Biletiri Ruth has stabbed her elder brother to death for reportedly questioning her movement. The incident happened at Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local... read more »

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CBN Promises more Credit Facilities for Youths

CBN Promises more Credit Facilities for Youths

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has reiterated the apex bank’s commitment to provide more loans to the youth. The bank chief urged youths to embrace... read more »

Wike Backs Obaseki on N60 Billion New Notes Printing

Wike Backs Obaseki on N60 Billion New Notes Printing

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the claim by his Edo state counterpart, Godwin Obaseki that the Nigerian Government printed about N60 billion to share to the federating units in... read more »

APC Governors chide Obaseki over N60bn Printing Claim

APC Governors chide Obaseki over N60bn Printing Claim

Governors under the platform of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday ruled Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State off the track over his recent allegation that the federal... read more »

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How NECO Registrar Died – Exam Body Clarifies

How NECO Registrar Died – Exam Body Clarifies

Contrary to speculations, the National Examination Council, NECO, has clarified that its registrar, Godswill Obioma, died of heart failure. This was contained in a statement issued by the... read more »

JAMB Reacts to Speculation of Further Extension of UTME registration

JAMB Reacts to Speculation of Further Extension of UTME registrat...

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said that it is not considering a further extension of the UTME registration period. The examination body added that a large chunk of... read more »

My Conscience and Support Can’t be Bought – Obasanjo

My Conscience and Support Can’t be Bought – Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the level of moral decadence in the society whereby the love of money has displaced values and norms such as honesty and hard... read more »

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World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a single point. Salah opened scoring... read more »

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

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt’s ...

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough permutations, Egypt would have... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts, Russia

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts Russia

The Egyptians playing with their star player, Salah were defeated 3:1 by hosts Russia. The first half of the encounter ended goal-less but things changed when in the 47th minute, The... read more »

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Insecurity: Attackers of Critical National Infrastructure Want me to Fail – Buhari

Insecurity: Attackers of Critical National Infrastructure Want me to Fail – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that sponsors and perpetrators of attacks on national infrastructure in some parts of the country are doing so in a bid to bring down his government,... read more »

Ebonyi Gov on IPOB, Security Challenges in S’East, 2023 Presidency, Others – Adesina

Ebonyi Gov on IPOB, Security Challenges in S’East, 2023 Presidenc...

Engineer Dave Umahi again! Yes, the Governor of Ebonyi State pulls no punches whenever he decides to speak. No tongue-in-cheek, he just fires from all cylinders. That was what he did when... read more »

2023: UK Will Deny Election Riggers Visa, British High Commissioner Says

2023: UK Will Deny Election Riggers Visa, British High Commission...

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has disclosed that the United Kingdom will not grant visas to Nigerians who rig election in 2023. Laing in an interview with Vanguard... read more »

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Employment

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Labour - Keyamo

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Labour – Keyamo

Minister of State for labour tweeted in the early hours of this morning that the federal government has reached an agreement with labour leading to a suspension of the scheduled strike... read more »

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 2020

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 2020

The Nigerian Labour Congress has doubled down on its position that there will be a Nation-wide strike from the 28th of September 2020 unless their demands are met. In a post shared on their... read more »

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

  Some states that have been unable to complete the recruitment process of artisans for the 774,000 Special Public Works (SPW) programme of the Federal Government have been granted... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Everton of England forward, Alex Iwobi has backed his team to bounce back from Wednesday night’s home defeat to high flying Manchester City. The Carlo Ancelotti side were beaten 3-1 by... read more »

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

(Exclusive) Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of Abandoned Road, Pledge Readiness to...

Residents of Byazhin Across, Kubwa a suburb in the Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja who have long clamored government’s intervention to fix their deplorable road... read more »

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

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Residents of Flo...

The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Enugu Chapter has asked residents of flood prone areas in Enugu State to relocate to safer ground as it aims to avert loss of lives and properties in the... read more »

Cash for Trash Recycle Hub: FCT Launches Waste Management Initiat...

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Ramatu Tijani has launched a waste management initiative tagged “Cash 4 Trash” recycling hub in Nyanya, Abuja Municipal Area Council... read more »

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The Idiot Class of Nigeria

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

10th October 2019 We can look around us at the type of society that different nations have created for themselves and come up with a general evaluation of the thinking of either the... read more »

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CBN Questions First Bank for Sacking MD Without Approval  

CBN Questions First Bank for Sacking MD Without Approval  

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has questioned the Board of the First Bank of Nigeria for relieving Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, of his duties... read more »

Reps Guarantee Nigerians of Pay-per-view Tariff Implementation

Reps Guarantee Nigerians of Pay-per-view Tariff Implementation

The House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on pay-per-view tariff has guaranteed Nigerians of its resolve to implement payment commensurate with viewing hours on satellite service. The... read more »

My Government Can Barely Afford Salary Payment – El-Rufai

My Government Can Barely Afford Salary Payment – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State government has said that its revenue allocation from the Federation Account Allocations Committee, FAAC, since the middle of 2020, can barely pay salaries and overheads of... read more »

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Fitness and Wellbeing

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

Opinion: A President Only Deserves a Second Term Because He Can WORK, Not Because He Can W...

arba Sheu This is the response former aid to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri gave to Garba Shehu’s claim that President was fit to run for a second term having trekked... read more »

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a Whooping 800 Meters

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a “Whooping” 800 Mete...

In an obvious attempt at showing Nigerians and the world that he is indeed fit, President Buhari today trekked the whole of 800 meters home. Buhari had gone to a mosque in his hometown... read more »

Fitness and Well-being - Exercise Done Right

Fitness and Well-being – Exercise Done Right

Do you know why many people find it difficult to really exercise? Simple! They complicate things for themselves. How? Let’s assume you want to improve your muscle tone. You’ve not been... read more »

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Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

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

The Federal Government has declared it won’t negotiate with terrorists and bandits. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), who stated this during the... read more »

Troops Arrest Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifles In Abuja

Troops Arrest Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifles In Abuj...

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

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

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

Nigerian presidency said on Wednesday that security agents have been given the order to shoot anyone found carrying AK-47 illegally. Helicopters that violate the ‘no fly zone’ slammed... read more »

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

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

A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted coup. Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told the BBC... read more »

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Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

John Mahama, Ghana’s opposition candidate in the presidential election, on Thursday, rejected as fraudulent the result of the poll in which President Nana Akufo-Addo won a second term in... read more »

Ghana Presidential Poll: I Did Not Concede Defeat– Mahama

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

The candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 7, 2020, presidential election in Ghana, John Mahama, has warned against stealing the mandate of the... read more »

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

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains The...

Following allegations of abuse by Femi Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, his legal wife Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode has said the former minister never abused her in their 23... read more »

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Gov Ganduje Set to Establish Centre for Hermaphrodites in Kano   

Gov Ganduje Set to Establish Centre for Hermaphrodites in Kano   

The Government of Kano state has expressed readiness to establish a hermaphrodite centre for people with intersex complications in the state. A statement by the Abba Anwar, spokesman to... read more »

Femi Adesina: Hounding the President, Will They Ever Learn?

Femi Adesina: Hounding the President, Will They Ever Learn?

From Sunday afternoon till evening, I was harried and harassed with phone calls by some people in the media. Can you please confirm the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari? He came... read more »

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

The striking Nigerian doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors has announced the suspension of its ten days old national strike. This was confirmed by Uyilawa... read more »

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

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

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

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Public Disturbance

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Public Disturb...

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... read more »

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Took Live Bullets to Scene for Self-defence – General Taiwo

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Took Live Bullets to Scene for Self-defe...

Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, which was the Army unit deployed to the Lekki Tollgate area on the night of October 20,... read more »

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MTN snubs Banks, links 77 Million Subscribers to Fintech Platforms

MTN snubs Banks, links 77 Million Subscribers to Fintech Platforms

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

Why We Introduced NIN for UTME Registration – JAMB Registrar

Why We Introduced NIN for UTME Registration – JAMB Registrar

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

Court Orders Extension of NIN Enrolment by Two Months

Court Orders Extension of NIN Enrolment by Two Months

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

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

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 by the late Head of State,... read more »

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... read more »

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Administrations Highpoint

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Administrations H...

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... 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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Tinubu dismisses reported rift with Buhari

Tinubu dismisses reported rift with Buhari

A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday, reacted to the various challenges bedevelling Nigeria, saying all nations would go through... read more »

Why IBB annulled Abiola’s June 12 1993 Victory - Obasanjo

Why IBB annulled Abiola’s June 12 1993 Victory – Obasanjo

Barely 28 years after, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election, presumably won by the late philanthropist, Moshood... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala will drive Global Trade - World Bank

Okonjo-Iweala will drive Global Trade – World Bank

The international financial architecture is ‘skewed in favor of rich and creditor countries’, the World Bank said yesterday. President of the bank, David Malpass exposed the partial... read more »

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Supreme Court upholds INEC’s de-registration of Political Parties

Supreme Court upholds INEC’s de-registration of Political Parties

The Supreme Court has upheld the 2020 decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register some political parties for failing to win any election during the 2019... read more »

Ondo Election Tribunal to Deliver Verdict on Guber Poll Today

Ondo Election Tribunal to Deliver Verdict on Guber Poll Today

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure is set to rule on the October 20, Ondo State governorship poll today. The verdict o the petition filed by Mr Eyitayo Jedege of the Peoples... read more »

Lawyers Back Financial Autonomy for Judiciary

Lawyers Protest Over Financial Autonomy for Judiciary

The Bwari and Gwagwalada chapter of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has backed the calls for judicial financial autonomy in Nigeria. The lawyer... read more »

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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 charges. Chitalu Chilufya, 48, was held in... read more »

Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scandal, Bank Commences Probe

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

Over 1,927 persons have signed the petition demanding for the sack of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Managing Director, Adam Nuru, over allegations bothering on infidelity with a... read more »

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has signed the N147bn appropriation bill and the state anti-kidnapping bill into law. The House of Assembly in the state had raised the 2021... read more »

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Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

  The Kenyan ministry of health has relaxed guidelines relating to the burial of COVID-19 victims. Kenya had established a guideline which required victims of corona virus to be buried... read more »

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he... read more »

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again - Trump, Speaking About Buhari

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again – Tru...

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President... read more »

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Workers Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

Workers Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to commemorate the International Workers’ Day Celebration for the year. This was contained in a statement by the... read more »

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

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

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

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

Resident Doctors Commence Strike Two Days After Buhari Embarked o...

Members of the Nigeran Association of Resident Doctors, NARD on Thursday (today) began a nationwide industrial action after issuing a prior notice without their demands met by the Nigerian... read more »

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BREAKING: LASU appoints Prof. Oke acting VC

BREAKING: LASU Appoints Prof. Oke Acting VC

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Damola Oke has been appointed the acting vice-chancellor of the institution. Details shortly.. This... read more »

COVID-19 Not Hoax - Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19 Not Hoax – Sanwo-Olu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buhari Criminalizes Nonuse of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

Buhari Criminalizes Non-use of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection 2021 which made the use of face masks in public places compulsory among other measures to curb the... read more »

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Legislature

Aides to Legislators Protest over Unpaid Salary Arrears

Legislative Aids Protest over Unpaid Salary Arrears

Legislative aides under the auspices of the “Concerned National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum” on Tuesday protested at the foyer of the National Assembly over unpaid salary... read more »

Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup

Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup

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

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

NLC Mulls Nationwide Protest Over Removal of Minimum Wage from Ex...

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

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Now I Avoid Newspapers Due To Depressing Reports—Soyinka

Now I Avoid Newspapers Due To Depressing Reports—Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he now goes days without reading the newspapers to avoid the depression that comes from reading bad reports of insecurity and other anomalies in the... read more »

Buhari, Atiku, Ishaku others mourn as ‘Mama Taraba’ dies at 61

Buhari, Atiku, Ishaku others mourn as ‘Mama Taraba’ dies at 61...

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar were among leaders that on Friday mourned the death of former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Hajiya... read more »

Police To Parade Uduak, Suspected Killer Of Akwa Ibom Job Seeker On Friday

Mob vandalises Akwa Ibom alleged Serial Rapist’s House, ‘arrests’...

Youths from Nnung Ikono Obio in the Oruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday, stormed the family house of Uduak Akpan, the prime suspect in the murder of a jobseeker,... read more »

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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... 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... read more »

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

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 mogul and politician made this... read more »

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Mali

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

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 and his deputy has promised... read more »

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 »

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Nigerian Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nigerian Musician Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Popular Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye, widely known as Rude Boy has tested positive for COVID-19. He took to his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday to disclose his status, urging his... 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 singer Jazzman Olofin on... read more »

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... read more »

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Vincent Onovo Handed Late Super Eagles Call-up Ahead of Cameroon Friendly

Vincent Onovo Handed Late Super Eagles Call-up Ahead of Cameroon Friendly

Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr has invited Vincent Onovo to the team’s camp ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. African News... read more »

Nigeria Afflicted by Leaders Who Are Neither Selfless Nor Visionary – Jega

Nigeria Afflicted by Leaders Who Are Neither Selfless Nor Visiona...

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega has said that Nigeria is afflicted by leaders who lack the vision and selflessness to govern a... read more »

BREAKING: One Dead as Security Operatives Foil Unknown Gunmen Attack on Imo Police Command Headquarters

BREAKING: One Dead as Security Operatives Foil Unknown Gunmen Att...

Gallant security operatives repelled an attempted attack on Imo State Police Command headquarters and other public infrastructure in Owerri, on Sunday morning. Residents were left... read more »

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Niger Delta

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has given credence to the list of contract beneficiaries made public by the Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio. The minister had... read more »

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

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

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reacted to corruption allegations rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said that some... read more »

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers debunk Akpabio’s allegation

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers Debunk Akpabio’s Allegation

Senators mentioned as beneficiaries of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts by Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, have denied the allegation and asked... read more »

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 Rohr Passes Verdict on Eagles Performance Defeat to Cameroon

Rohr Passes Verdict on Eagles Performance, Defeat to Cameroon

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has said the opportunity to offer playtime to new players was more important than gunning for victory in the friendly against Cameroon in Austria... read more »

Bakare Blames Country’s Woes on Corrupt Leaders

Bakare Blames Country’s Woes on Corrupt Leaders

To Citadel Global Community Church Senior Pastor Tunde Bakare, corrupt leaders have steered the country to its current state. Bakare, who contested with President Muhammadu Buhari as... read more »

Femi Adesina: I Suddenly Remembered Why I Fell in Love With President Buhari

Femi Adesina: I Suddenly Remembered Why I Fell in Love With Presi...

President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on Tuesday, warning troublemakers in the country that the picnic was over, and the next day, I saw this comment online from a Buharist, as lovers and... read more »

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Naira Dips to 410/$ at Official Market – Emefiele

Naira Dips to 410/$ at Official Market – Emefiele

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

Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

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

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

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

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

Photos: Public Complaints Commission Staff Embark on Warning Strike, Stage Protest at Head...

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 staged a protest at the... 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 Kanu, to return to Nigeria. The... read more »

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

Nigeria: Have Buhari’s Children Served as Youth Corpers? &#...

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 will Vote out APC in 2023 - WIke

Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 – WIke

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

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

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

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... read more »

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LAUTECH gets Acting VC

LAUTECH gets Acting VC

The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo, State, Prof. Mojeed Olaide Liasu, has been appointed as the acting Vice Chancellor. He is a... read more »

Bayelsa NUJ decries Intimidation of Journalists

Bayelsa NUJ decries Intimidation of Journalists

Chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Samuel Numonengi, has decried intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country. He said the trend... read more »

Ohanaeze warns FG Against embarking on Unwinnable War

Ohanaeze warns FG Against embarking on Unwinnable War

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide on Thursday said those encroaching on land in Alaigbo were provoking their people and Igbo deities. Ohanaeze President General, Prof. George Obiozor, who... read more »

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Religion

Eid-El-Fitr: 3,200 Police Officers Deployed in Imo As Tension Heightens

Eid-El-Fitr: 3,200 Police Officers Deployed in Imo As Tension Heightens

The Imo State Police Command has disclosed that a total of 3,200 officers have been deployed to preempt the breakdown of law and order in the state as Muslim faithful celebrate this... read more »

BREAKING: Fr Mbaka Succumbs, Closes Adoration Ministry

BREAKING: Fr Mbaka Succumbs, Closes Adoration Ministry

The management of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, AMEN, have shut down the church for a period of one month. This was disclosed in a notice issued on Tuesday, noting that Spiritual... read more »

Shi'ites Deny Killing Police Officer During Abuja Protest

Shi’ites Deny Killing Police Officer During Abuja Protest

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, have debunked killing a police officer, ASP Ezekiel Adama, during a protest help in Abuja on Friday last week. The... read more »

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Rwanda

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Turkey Gifts Rwanda Face Masks to Help Combat COVID-19

Rwanda’s fight against coronavirus has been boasted by donation of face masks received from Turkey. The ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Rwanda, acknowledged... read more »

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Safety

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.), on Tuesday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari, as directing the nation’s service chiefs to identify masterminds of... read more »

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

Where’s Your Faith? Pst Chris Oyakhilome Queries Christian Receiv...

The founder and pastor of the LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has called into question the faith of Nigerian Christians taking the AstraZeneca Vaccine against COVID-19. The... read more »

Gunmen Injure Four Officers, Raze Imo Police Station

Gunmen Injure Four Officers, Raze Imo Police Station

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

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Science

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 COVID-19 war. The Special Adviser to... read more »

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... 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...

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... read more »

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Security

BREAKING: Buhari Seeks Senate’s Confirmation of Yahaya as COAS

BREAKING: Buhari Seeks Senate’s Confirmation of Yahaya as COAS

President Muhammdu Buhari, on Tuesday, forwarded the name of Major General Farouk Yahaya, to the Senate for screening and confirmation for appointment as the Chef of Army Staff... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Identifies Suspected Ahmed Gulak’s Killer

Nnamdi Kanu Identifies Suspected Ahmed Gulak’s Killer

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has released an audiotape that in which a voice believed to be that of the deceased former Presidential Political... read more »

Gunmen Kill GEJ’s Former Political Adviser, Ahmed Gulak in Imo

Gunmen Kill GEJ’s Former Political Adviser, Ahmed Gulak in Imo

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, was murdered by gunmen in Owerri, Imo State. This was announced by his former classmate, Dr Umar Ado in a statement on... read more »

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Senegal

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 League quarter-finals. Mane fired... read more »

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Sierra Leone

COVID-19: No fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash - FG

COVID-19: No Fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash – FG

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have advised the Edo State Government and the Nigeria Football Federation against allowing fans into... read more »

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South Africa

South Africa 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 Saturday. The Health Minister Zweli... read more »

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

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 promoted Thuli Madonsela as a... read more »

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA ...

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 »

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Why Some Senior Players Were Excluded From Eagles’ 2002 World Cup Squad – Finidi

Why Some Senior Players Were Excluded From Eagles’ 2002 World Cup Squad – Finidi

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Finidi George has alleged that some superior powers at the helm of affairs pressured then Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onogbinde to drop some senior players,... read more »

Mikel Obi Lauds Chelsea’s UCL Win

Mikel Obi Lauds Chelsea’s UCL Win

Chelsea Legend, John Mikel Obi has congratulated his former side for winning the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League, African News Today has gathered. The West London club beat Manchester City... read more »

Paul Onuachu Hints on Next Move

Paul Onuachu Hints on Next Move

Belgian Jupiter League player of the year and Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu has expressed commitment to Genk and restates the possibility of remaining at the club next season. The... read more »

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Tanzania

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

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

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

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Tanzania has conquered the scourge of coronavirus. This was declared by President John Mogufuli in a church service in the capital, Dodoma on Sunday. President Mogafuli attributed the... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Head Coach

Former Nigerian international and former assistant coach of Nigeria’s victorious 2013 U-17 side Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed the head coach of the Tanzanian National... read more »

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Our CCTV Cameras Not For Watching Students’ Nakedness – FCET Lagos

Our CCTV Cameras Not For Watching Students’ Nakedness – FCET Lagos

The management of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos State has debunked a publication by a Nigerian newspaper, ThisDay, which claimed that the institution’s... read more »

Buhari approves Paternity Leave for NITDA Staff

Buhari approves Paternity Leave for NITDA Staff

The Federal Government has approved paternity and compassionate leave, among others, for the staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency. This was disclosed by the... read more »

NIN Compulsory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – FG

NIN Compulsory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – FG

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

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50 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Imo Attacks

50 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Imo Attacks

Fifty persons have been arrested in connection with the recent attack on Owerri correctional centre and the police command in Imo state. The state governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this to... read more »

Presidency Defends Pantami, Dismisses Adeosun Comparison

Presidency Defends Pantami, Dismisses Adeosun Comparison

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has defended the Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, noting his views on terrorism are less grievous than former Finance... read more »

Bandits Abduct 77 Persons In Fresh Attack On Kaduna Village

Bandits Abduct 77 Persons In Fresh Attack On Kaduna Village

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 77 persons at Libere village in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday, April... read more »

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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... read more »

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Paying Local Currency

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Operators P...

The Central Bank of Nigeria has cautioned operators against paying recipients of diaspora remittances in the local currency rather than foreign currency. The apex bank threatened to strip... 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 explained that the closure of the... read more »

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

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

Enugu State Government alongside Ebonyi and Anambra States, took delivery of the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency... read more »

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

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

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

Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Monday apologized to Nigerians for the breakdown on the Abuja-Kaduna rail locomotives, which happened between November 18 and 20. The minister... read more »

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IPOB/MASSOB asylum: UK replies Federal Govt, Says Offer is to Protect those who Need It

IPOB/MASSOB asylum: UK replies Federal Govt, Says Offer is to Protect those who Need It

The United Kingdom has disclosed that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals are considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international... read more »

Nigerians, Other Denied Visa Due to Muslim Ban Can Reapply – US

Nigerians, Others Denied Visa Due to Muslim Ban Can Reapply – US...

The State Department on Monday said US visa applicants who were deprived of visa due to former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on 13 countries, mostly Muslim-majority and African... read more »

Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

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

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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... read more »

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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 Cautions Trump

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... read more »

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New WTO DG

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New DG

The World Trade Organisation on Friday postponed a meeting where members are expected to pick a new Director-General. The postponement is coming days after the United States declined to... 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 ...

United States President, Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked a group of Nigerians in Onitsha, Anambra State who held a campaign in his honour. Trump took a break from his presidential poll to... read more »

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Gunmen attack another Police Station in Abia

Gunmen attack another Police Station in Abia

The Bende Divisional Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State has reportedly been attacked by hoodlums. The attack, it was learned, took place on... read more »

Mbaka apologises to Bishop, Catholic Church

Mbaka apologises to Bishop, Catholic Church

Fiery Enugu Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has apologised to the Catholic church over the attack and destruction of the Enugu Catholic Diocese Bishop’s Court and Holy Ghost... read more »

Imo Attacks: Why Assailants Overran Police – Minister

Imo Attacks: Why Assailants Overran Police – Minister

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

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Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

In an effort to boost women’s leadership and political participation in Africa, the Executive Director, Gender Centre for Empowerment Development (GenCed), Miss Esther Tawiah has... read more »

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World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium 1:0

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 header. Once France went ahead, they sat... read more »

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 Pena...

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 »

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Man City may to re-sign Iheanacho - Paul Stewart

Man City may re-sign Iheanacho – Paul Stewart

Former Manchester City star Paul Stewart, said his former side could look to bring Kelechi Iheanacho back to the Etihad if he keeps up his good form. Man City will be on the hunt for a new... read more »

Osimhen scores two as Napoli beat Spezia to boost CL hopes

Osimhen scores two as Napoli beat Spezia to boost CL hopes

Victor Osimhen’s latest impressive display saw him score two and set up another to help Napoli crush relegation-threatened Spezia 4-1 in Serie A and boost its Champions League hopes on... read more »

Osihmen scores against Cagliari to Increase Goal Tally

Osihmen scores against Cagliari to Increase Goal Tally

Victor Osimhen was yet again on target after he opened the scoring for Napoli in their Serie A clash against Cagliari at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium. The Nigerian put Gli Azzuri... read more »

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  • World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

    World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

    In a keenly contested encounter, the Uruguayans narrowly edged past the Egyptian team by a lone goal. Just when fans were settling for a goal-less draw, Jose Gimenez headed in a lovely goal... read more »

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