Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exile

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 International Criminal Court in 2019, his lawyer disclosed. The former leader has been unable to return to Ivory Coast since his January 2019... read more »

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have restricted movement in 36 local government areas across 11 states where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is organising bye-elections on Saturday, 5th December 2020.

Bye-elections: Police Impose Movement Restriction in Parts of Lagos, Imo, P...

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have restricted movement in 36 local government areas across 11 states where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is organising bye-elections on Saturday, 5th December 2020. Muyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, on Friday said... read more »

2023: It’s Too Early – Jonathan Reacts to Speculated Presidential Ambition

2023: It’s Too Early – Jonathan Reacts to Speculated Presidential Ambition...

Following speculations of a possible return to active politics to contest the 2023 election, former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has said that it is too early to talk about seeking a return to the office. There have been speculations of an imminent return to the office Jonathan last occupied... read more »

Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy Nominated For Headies

Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy Nominated For Headies

The organisers of the Headies have released the list of nominees for the 14th edition of the music awards. The award ceremony which is aimed at recognizing outstanding achievements features 27 categories to acknowledge and celebrate the work of various artistes in the Nigerian music... read more »

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

Diverse developments in our country often bring to mind lyrics of the song ‘God Moves in a Mysterious Way,’ by William Cowper. The lines go thus: “Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face. His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour.” If we... read more »

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IGP Disowns Suit Challenging Judicial Panels, Orders Investigation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has launched an investigation to unravel the circumstances behind a suit allegedly filled at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the various panels probing allegations of rights abuses against police... read more »

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Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Precede Future Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation has responded to calls by Nigerians for the involvement of domestic league players in Super Eagles’ matches, by agreeing to commence camping with home-based players, for a week or two, prior to the arrival of the overseas-based... read more »

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

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

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

We Won't Sack Rohr - Pinnick

We Won’t Sack Rohr – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pelvin Pinnick has reiterated his support for Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr despite recent calls for the German’s sack. Rohr has been a subject of major criticism after the Super Eagles failed to beat the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying... read more »

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday were unable to score as Sierra Leone held them to a goalless draw as both team jostle for a place in the Africa Cup of... read more »

Super Eagles Depart for Freetown Today

Super Eagles Depart for Freetown Today

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

Africa

Immigration Chief Hails Gov Ugwuanyi’s Commitment to Security

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has commended the efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu towards the security of lives and property in the... read more »

Cross River North Bye-Election: Court Declares Jarigbe PDP’s Authentic Candidate

Cross River North Bye-Election: Court Declares Jarigbe PDP’s Authentic Candidate

Hon Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe has been declared the legitimately elected candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the rescheduled Cross River North Senatorial bye-election set to take place tomorrow. A High Court of the Federation Capital Territory (FCT) rendered the judgement declaring Jarigbe the duly elected candidate to fly the flag... read more »

UN Envoy Condemns the Killing of Borno Farmers

UN Envoy Condemns the Killing of Borno Farmers

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

ASUU Strike: Call Off Strike, Students Plead with ASUU

ASUU Strike: Call Off Strike, Students Pleads with ASUU

Some undergraduates have pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to put them into consideration and suspend the over eight-month... read more »

Sack All Your Cabinet Members, Aides, they Have Failed ...

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

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

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

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

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

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

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

Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

Update: ECOWAS Elects New President

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

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution ...

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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

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

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

Agriculture
Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

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

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

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

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has asked banks in Nigeria to consider increasing the percentage of loans available to the agriculture sector to 10 percent by 2024. Emefiele advocated for a spike in the current four per cent. This comes on the heels of optimism by Minister of Finance, Budget and National... read more »

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

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

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

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

25th June 2020   This article is one that I posted on June 18, 2019 on my Facebook page. The question is now even more urgent with the violence, slaughter... read more »

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

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it plans to empower farmers with N432 billion ($1.1 billion) intervention loan to upscale food production during the... read more »

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

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

  The Dessert Foxes of Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 in last night’s international friendly match played in Austria. The only goal of the match was scored by Borussia Monchengladbach... 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 training ahead of the Friday and Tuesday friendly matches. The Eagles will play against the continent’s champions Algeria and Africa’s second-placed team Tunisia in Austria. The Eagles ranks... read more »

Armed Forces
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, has... read more »

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

The Anambra State Government has said that proactive plans and effective management of limited resources were key factors that enabled the state win the COVID-19 war. The Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Creative Security, Retired Air Vice Marshal Ben Chiobi, disclosed this while welcoming students in the Nigeria Study Tour Group 8,... read more »

Nigeria Air Force Opens Training Centre in Makurdi

Nigeria Air Force Opens Training Centre in Makurdi

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

EndSARS: Anambra Police Commissioner Visits Vandalised ...

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

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

Lekki Shootings: Army Reverses Initial Decision, to App...

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

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

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

FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operating in Niger...

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

FG Ratifies $3.1bn Customs Automation Concession Project

FG Ratifies $3.1bn Customs Automation Concession Project

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ratified the concession of the automation project of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed said the automation project will cost $3.1 billion. She noted the project will be concessioned for 20 years. The council also approved N13.122 billion for... read more »

NIS Issues Entry Guidelines Ahead of September 5 Intern...

NIS Issues Entry Guidelines Ahead of September 5 International Flights Resumption

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

Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Closure as South E...

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

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

Crashed Lagos Helicopter Has no Black Box – Investigati...

Crashed Lagos Helicopter Has no Black Box – Investigation Bureau

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

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

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

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

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

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

Biafra
Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers

Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers – Wike

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

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

28th September 2020   Between years 2000 and 2002, a full one-third of the states of Nigeria declared that they would be governed by Islamic Sharia. These are twelve adjoining states in the core north also known as the Arewa region.  In taking up Sharia for themselves, Arewa took up their entitlement to self-determination, and were not... read more »

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

Police Warns Against IPOB Oct. 1 Sit-at-Home Call

  Police authorities on Wednesday warned against the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for a sit-at-home on October 1. The Commissioner of... read more »

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

Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

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

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

25th August 2020   Given the bloody events in Nigeria, I strongly urge us to dialogue not only at national, but also at international levels regarding... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Medi and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the agitation for change of service chiefs is ‘out of place’. He disclosed this in an interview with Arise TV on Monday. Shehu who said that the onus lies on President Buhari to appoint or sack any of the service noted that his boss retains... read more »

APC Governors Condemn Attacks on Zulum, Say Attacks Tar...

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/09/28/attacks-on-zulum-a-distraction-apc-governors/

Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), have said the recent attacks on the convoy of Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum... read more »

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks Zulum’s Convoy, Soldier Inj...

Boko Haram attacks Zulum’s Convoy, Soldier Injured

  The convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, was involved in a fresh attack on Sunday morning around Baga. The fresh attack which did not... read more »

30 Dead as Boko Haram Attack Borno Governor’s Con...

30 Dead as Boko Haram Attack Borno Governor's Convoy

  The Convoy of Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum was attacked by terror sect Boko Haram on Friday leaving the death toll at 30. Sources in Maiduguri... read more »

Breaking News
BREAKING: Buhari Sacks NAPTIP DG, Appoints Sulaiman-Ibrahim

BREAKING: Buhari Sacks NAPTIP DG, Appoints Sulaiman-Ibrahim

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli. The President appointed Imaan... read more »

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Gunmen kill Ondo Monarch

Suspected kidnappers have killed a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Oluifon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area, Oba Israel Adeusi. According to reports, Oba Adeusi was  shot about 5:50pm near Elegbeka village along the Benin-Akure highway while returning to his community after a meeting in Akure. Sources said he was confirmed... read more »

BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Suit Against Bayelsa ...

Court Orders Maina’s Arrest, Trial in Absentia

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State. In a unanimous judgement by Justice... read more »

Obaseki, Shuaibu Inaugurated For Second Term

Obaseki, Shuaibu Inaugurated For Second Term

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, were on Thursday inaugurated for a second term in office. The ceremony was held at Samuel... read more »

BREAKING: Niger State Governor Tests Positive For COVID...

BREAKING: Niger State Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19

Niger state Governor Abubakar Bello has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor announced this on his twitter handle on Monday. He tweeted: “I have tested... 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
Sanow-Olu Unveils Nigeria’s First Electric Car

Sanow-Olu Unveils Nigeria’s First Electric Car

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

Arabic Inscriptions on Naira Notes Not a Symbol of Islam - CBN

Arabic Inscriptions on Naira Notes Not a Symbol of Islam – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has kicked against a suit filed before the federal high court in Lagos asking for the removal of the Ajami (Arabic) inscriptions on the naira notes. According to the defense presented by the bank, it will require a lot of money to discard already printed notes and print new ones without Ajami. CBN equally said the... read more »

No Plan to Increase VAT – FG

No Plan to Increase VAT – FG

The Federal Government has debunked claims on social media that it plans to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) and other taxes in its proposed Finance... read more »

NCC Approves e-SIM Trial for MTN, 9mobile

NCC Approves e-SIM Trial for MTN, 9mobile

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

Opinion: 5 Reasons Why President Trump won’t Supp...

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

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... read more »

Cameroon

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

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

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School Cameroon

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School in Cameroon

At least six children have been killed and eight injured in Cameroon on Saturday as gunmen invaded a school, shooting recklessly in an area where separatist insurgents have been on rampage. Reuters reports that the gunmen arrived the school with motorcycles around midday in the city of Kumba in South West Region. It was not uncertain if the... read more »

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

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

A Priest of the Catholic church identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the gospel during a holy mass on Sunday at Diego,... read more »

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

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

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is on the search list of the Nigerian government, has decided to offer a legal... read more »

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

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

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

Celebration
  Banky W Writes Adesua Touchy Note as They Celebrate Wedding Anniversary  

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

Musician and politician, Banky W and his heartthrob Adesua Etomi-Wellington on Thursday (today) celebrated their third wedding anniversary. The singer who shared a video of their love story so far... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Thursday as a public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-el Maolud. The celebration is in commemoration of the... read more »

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

  Former Nigeria leaders Yakubu Gowon and Goodluck Jonathan were among the dignitaries that joined President Muhammadu Buhari at the 60th Independence... read more »

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagl...

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagle Square

  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday October 1 address Nigerians from the Eagle Square in Abuja as part of the activities earmarked to... 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
Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Oladokun

Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Olad...

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... read more »

China to Unite with African Leaders Against COVID-19

China to Unite with African Leaders Against COVID-19

The President of China Xi Jinping is scheduled to host a virtual summit with African leaders in solidarity against coronavirus on Wednesday in Beijing, China. This was announced by Hua Chunying, spokesperson of Chinese foreign ministry. The summit will be held at the instance of China; South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU);... read more »

Communication
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
Court Orders Maina’s Arrest, Trial in Absentia

Court Orders Maina’s Arrest, Trial in Absentia

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

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

NSCDC Dismisses Officer Caught on Tape Looting COVID-19 Palliatives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed an officer Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division, Abuja, who was caught on tape participating in the looting of COVID-19 palliatives discovered in the area. The Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, disclosed this in a statement... read more »

Nigeria Sitting on a Keg of Gun Powder – Lai Moha...

Nigeria sitting on a Keg of Gun Powder - Lai Mohammed

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

Ondo Deputy Gov Accuses Security Agencies of Compromise

Ondo Deputy Gov Accuses Security Agencies of Compromise

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

Breaking: EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker Over Fraud Allegati...

Breaking: EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker Over Fraud Allegations

  The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is currently at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where he... read more »

Cost of Living
Governors didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives - Akeredolu

Governors Didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives – Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday,explained that his colleagues did not deliberately hoard palliatives made for their states. Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman of South-West... read more »

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 week. A news service-based reflective tariff (SRT) structure was implemented on September 1 by the DisCos after approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The new tariff... read more »

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

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

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the projected economic growth for Nigeria may not be realized on the strength of the #ENDSARS protest. The... read more »

We will Implement Agreement Diligently – NNPC Ass...

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

Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has pledged commitment to implement agreements reached with... read more »

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

Strike Called off, Agreement Reached between FG and Labour - Keyamo

Minister of State for labour tweeted in the early hours of this morning that the federal government has reached an agreement with labour leading to a... read more »

Cote d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third Term ambition Amid Violent Protests

Ivory Coast Court Endorses President Ouattara’s Third Term ambiti...

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 Minister... read more »

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogba’s Election Bid

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his candidacy for the top position. The 42-year-old is one of the three prominent candidates for the Ivorian Football Federation top job but he is yet to gain the... read more »

Covid-19
138 NYSC Members Test Positive for COVID-19 —NCDC

138 NYSC Members Test Positive for COVID-19 —NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday  disclosed that a total of 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps have tested positive for COVID-19. Disclosing this during the briefing... read more »

Lagos Govt. Unveils N5b Recovery Fund for Entrepreneurs

Lagos Govt. Unveils N5b Recovery Fund for Entrepreneurs

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has unveiled a N5 billion Lagos Economic Acceleration Programme (LEAP), a post-COVID-19 recovery programme for micro, small and medium enterprises. The launching, tagged: “From Pandemic to Prosperity”, was held in Ikeja, Lagos. LSETF Executive Secretary Mrs. Tejumola Abisoye said the intervention... read more »

Don’t Trivialize COVID-19 Protocols – NYSC to Cor...

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State has charged prospective corps members in the state to take the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines seriously.

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra State has charged prospective corps members in the state to take the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines... read more »

FG: Nigeria Will Profit Early From COVID-19 Vaccines

FG: Nigeria Will Profit Early From COVID-19 Vaccines

The Federal Government has given assurance that Nigerians will benefit early when COVID-19 vaccine is developed in commercial quantity. Dr Osagie Ehanire,... read more »

NYSC Camps Won’t Be Closed If a COVID Case is Det...

NYSC Camps Won't Be Closed If A COVID Case is Detected - NCDC

None of the 37 orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps would be shut down should one corps member test positive to COVID-19, the... read more »

Crime
Explosion Hits Wike Father’s Church, Police Nab Suspects

Explosion Hits Wike Father’s Church, Police Nab Suspects

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

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

One Feared Dead As Armed Robbers Attack Ondo Bank

Pandemonium ensued in Ode Irele town, the headquarters of Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday when some armed robbers attacked a branch of Union Bank Plc in the town. According to an eyewitness, the bandits numbering nine stormed the bank about 4.10 pm and carted away money while one person was feared killed. The eyewitness said... read more »

Widow of Vendor Killed by Gbajabiamila’s Aide Distances...

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

Josephine Okereke, the wife of the newspaper vendor killed by an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) attached to the speaker of the House of... read more »

600 Killed in Tigray Unrest, Ethiopia Rights Body Says

600 Killed in Tigray Unrest, Ethiopia Rights Body Says

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

Student Union Leader Killed by Gunmen in Kaduna

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

A  student union leader in one of the institutions in Kaduna, Comrade Auwal Rabiu, has been confirmed killed, as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked... read more »

Drug Abuse
Economy
Recession: FG Rolls Out Economic Recovery Plan

Recession: FG Rolls Out Economic Recovery Plan

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

We Must Exit This Recession With Precision – Atiku

We Must Exit This Recession With Precision – Atiku

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into another recession. Heaviness of heart, because this could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to patriotic counsel given by myself and other well meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance,... read more »

Commercial Banks in Ekiti Town Shut Down Over Police Wi...

Commercial Banks in Ekiti Town Shut Down Over Police Withdrawal

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

Obasanjo Scores Buhari Low on Foreign Direct Investment...

Obasanjo Scores Buhari Low on Foreign Direct Investment, Security

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again rated the Muhammadu Buhari administration low on intervention security and foreign direct investment, saying... read more »

COVID-19: Nigeria’s Economy too Fragile for Fresh Lockd...

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

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

Education
NUC Orders UI Governing Council to Appoint acting VC, outgoing VC to Hand Over November 30

NUC Orders UI Governing Council to Appoint Acting VC

Following the expiration of the tenure of the Vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed the Governing Council of varsity to appoint an... read more »

BREAKING: ASUU Reaches Agreement to Call Off Eight Months Strike

BREAKING: ASUU Reaches Agreement to Call Off Eight Months Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has reached an agreement to call off its eight-month strike action which has halted academic activities in the country’s public varsities. The leadership of ASUU reached the agreement during a meeting with the Federal Government team headed by Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment on... read more »

Governor Umahi Dissolves State Varsity’s Governing Coun...

Governor Umahi Dissolves State Varsity’s Governing Council

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has dissolved the Governing Councils of the State University and College of Education. The Boards are headed by Franklin... read more »

ASUU Commences Consultation with Members

Strike: ASUU Commences Consultation with Members

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has started consultations with all of its members to confirm the status of the industrial action. According to... read more »

ASUU Strike: FG Makes Concessions, Offers ₦65 Billion f...

ASUU Strike: FG Makes Concessions, Offers ₦65 Billion for Revitalisation, Exempts Union from IPPIS

Following months of strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government on Friday bowed to pressure, offering... read more »

Egypt
AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquart...

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

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

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

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary announced his retirement from football in a television show on Thursday. El-Hadary last played for Egyptian second division club, Nogoom, based in Giza. El Hadary’s last club was Nogoom, an Egyptian second division club based in Giza. He said football was experiencing a lot of conflict of interest... read more »

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

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

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

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

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a... read more »

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

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

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough... read more »

Elections
Delta State To Hold LG Election in March 2021

Delta State To Hold LG Election in March 2021

The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission has fixed March 6, 2021 as the date for the conduct of elections into chairmanship and councilorship positions in the state. The Commission’s... read more »

It Takes More Than Social Media Poll to Win Elections, APC Replies PDP

It Takes More Than Social Media Poll to Win Elections, APC Replies PDP

The All Progressive Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter has berated the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over its prediction that PDP candidates would run riot in the bye-elections scheduled to hold in the state on Saturday. This was contained in statement issues by APC spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, describing PDP’s prediction as an illusion. The... read more »

2023: Nkanu Youths Advocate for Zoning of Enugu Governo...

2023: Nkanu Youths Advocate for Zoning of Enugu Governorship Position to its Zone

Youths from Enugu East Senatorial District, in Enugu State, under the auspices of Nkanu Youth Assembly, have renewed the quest for the governorship position of... read more »

2023: Zoning Agreement Should be Honoured – Fashola

2023: Zoning Agreement Should be Honoured – Fashola

Former governor of Lagos State and Minister of Works, Housing, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday said zoning agreements must be honoured. Fashola who disclosed this... read more »

More Opposition Governors to Join APC After Umahi – Gov...

More Opposition Governors to Join APC After Umahi – Gov Uzodimma

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has hinted that more opposition governors are set to join the All Progressive Congress (APC) train after the defection of... read more »

Employment
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 report to their various state focal persons... read more »

Nigeria: No Date for Reopening of Orientation Camps - NYSC

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 widespread reports on social media that Orientation Course will resume 27th October 2020 with Batch “A” Stream 2 and that the batch has been subdivided into Batches “A” and “B”. The... read more »

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

Nigeria: NLC Insists on Strike Commencing 28th Sept. 2020

The Nigerian Labour Congress has doubled down on its position that there will be a Nation-wide strike from the 28th of September 2020 unless their demands are... read more »

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... read more »

NESG Vs CBN Faceoff: Prospects for SMEs

NESG vs CBN Faceoff: Prospects for SMEs

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

English Premiership
Newcastle United Defeat Difficult To Take - Eberechi Eze

Newcastle United Defeat Difficult To Take – Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze has described the team’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United as ‘demoralising.’ The Eagles dominated for most of the game but went home disappointed with... read more »

Ahmed Musa Denies Sheffield Wednesday Links

Ahmed Musa Denies Sheffield Wednesday Links

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has debunked reports linking him with a move to Sky Bet Championship club Sheffield Wednesday. Musa is currently a free agent after terminating his contract with Saudi Arabia Professional League club Al Nassr. The winger insists he wants a return to top-flight football and is not interested in a move to Sheffield... read more »

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

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

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

Saka: Nigeria’s Target Gets England Call-up

Saka: Nigeria's Target Gets England Call-up

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

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper...

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... read more »

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

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

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

Music Star, L.A.X Buys New House

Music Star, L.A.X Buys New House

Nigerian singer, Damilola Afolabi popularly known as L.A.X has acquired a new duplex. The singer disclosed this on Monday on his official Instagram page where he announced his induction into the landlord association of Nigeria. He wrote, “I dreamt of days like this and now it’s happening. I just joined the landlord association of... read more »

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

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

Nigerian superstars, Burna Boy and Rema have been nominated for the Best International Act category at the 2020 edition of the Music of Black Origin Awards... read more »

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

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

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

DStv, GOtv, not Hacked, Undergoing Upgrade – Official

DStv, GOtv, not Hacked, Undergoing Upgrade – Official

  MultiChoice claims that reports on social media that its entertainment platforms – DStv and GOtv- have been hacked were untrue. A representative of... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

Enraged youths on Thursday set ablaze the statue of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in Onitsha Anambra State. The perpetrators are suspected to be thugs who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest which was initiated as a movement to end police brutality and bad governance in the country. The monument was erected some months ago by Anambra state... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

Residents of Byazhin Across, Kubwa a suburb in the Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja who have long clamored government’s intervention to... read more »

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

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

The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Enugu Chapter has asked residents of flood prone areas in Enugu State to relocate to safer ground as it aims to avert loss of... read more »

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

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

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

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

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

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

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

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

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

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

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

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

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

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

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

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

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

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

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

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

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

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

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

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

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

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

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

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

CBN Website Hacked? Bank Reacts to Speculated Hacking

CBN Website Hacked? Bank Reacts to Speculated Hacking

Nigeria’s apex bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  has dismissed speculations of its website being hacked on Friday. The reports became rife after the website of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was hacked yesterday (Friday) by a group. In a statement on its official Twitter  handle, CBN said that its website was safe and secure as... read more »

Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job

Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job

  President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the efforts of his administration in ensuring that former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, emerges... read more »

Varsity Workers Won’t be Cowed into Enrolling on IPPIS ...

Varsity Workers Won’t be Cowed into Enrolling on IPPIS - ASUU Tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), accused the Federal Government of engaging in blackmail of its workers into enrolling on the Integrated... read more »

Atiku Abubakar Berates Buhari Over 2021 Proposed Budget...

Atiku Abubakar Berates Buhari Over 2021 Proposed Budget  

Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar has taken a jibe 2021 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. He... read more »

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

Exclusive: Red Cross Symbol Not a Religious Sign – Says Red Cross...

The Red Cross Society in Enugu has paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Imam of the Central mosque in the state to introduce and seek the collaboration of the Muslim community in addressing... read more »

Red Cross Trains 80 on Safety, Security

Red Cross Trains Over 80 Volunteers on Safety, Security

Over 80 volunteers of the Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu have been trained on volunteer safety and security, African News Today has gathered. The three-day event sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, is aimed at increasing the access, acceptance, and security of the organisation’s volunteers as they respond to... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

arba Sheu This is the response former aid to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri gave to Garba Shehu’s claim that President was fit to run... read more »

Food
Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Following allegations of hoarding COVID-19 palliatives, governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) debunked hoarding the palliatives intended for distribution to poor Nigerians to... read more »

CBN Defends Policies, Rebuffs NESG Claims

CBN Defends Policies, Responds to NESG’s Claims

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has defended its intervention programmes aimed at stimulating economic growth, saying it everted food crisis during the peak of COVID-19 lockdown. This was stated in a statement by the CBN titled, “Re: Matters of Urgent Attention,” signed by its Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, which was... read more »

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

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

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

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

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustices

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

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 »

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

Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) – Press Statement

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

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

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

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

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

Zamfara Governor, Matawalle Summoned to the Villa Over Insecurity

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

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

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

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

Insecurity in Northern Nigeria: United States Governmen...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prolific Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a new record at Premiership side Arsenal by becoming the fasted player to reach 50 the goal mark fastest for the Londoners. He achieved the feat after his brace in midweek against Norwich City in their first home game since the restart of the English topflight. Aubameyang took his tally to 51 in... read more »

Ghana
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 years of... read more »

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

  President Muhammadu Buhari received the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in a closed-door meeting yesterday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad who disclosed this on his Twitter handle at about 11:36pm did not state the reason for the The meeting was made... read more »

Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

Ghana Approves Resumption of Football

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

Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Osinbajo Assures Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

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

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African ...

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... read more »

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
#EndSARS: Arrested Protester, Eromosele, Regains Freedom After 12 Days

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

Social activist, Eromosele Adene, has finally regained his freedom from unjust detention of the Nigeria Police Force. Adene was arrested by the police on November 7 from his home in Ikeja, Lagos. He... read more »

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

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 2013, “not to bequeath the burden of conflict to the next generation of Africans and undertake to end all wars by 2020.” Silencing the Guns in Africa is a chief initiative of the AU’s... read more »

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

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

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

Army Personnel Arrive Probe Venue, to Present Footage o...

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

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

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

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

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

Infrastructure
Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grip Collapses

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grid Collapses

The power grid in the country collapsed once again on Sunday, leading to total blackouts for several hours in parts of the nation, African News Today has gathered. This was announced by two of the... read more »

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

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

Travelers who traveled to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on Friday were halted by massive traffic jam at the Itobe Bridget, Kogi State, African News Today has gathered. Motorists and commuters plying the Itobe-Ajaokuta- bridge in Kogi State linking the Eastern part of the country to Abuja were left sweating at the bridge for several... read more »

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

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

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has decried the extent of damage done to public and private properties as thugs masquerading under the #EndSARS... read more »

Nigeria: Edo State Recruits Teachers for Rural Communit...

Edo State Recruits Teachers for Rural Communities

  The Edo State Government has commenced the recruitment of teachers for rural and remote communities. The recruitment which is under the Edo Supporting... read more »

Onitsha-Enugu Road Construction at Zero Level – Obiano...

Onitsha-Enugu Road Construction at Zero Level – Obiano

Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano informed President Muhammadu Buhari that construction work at the Onitsha-Enugu federal road has slowed down to almost... read more »

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
Why Buhari didn’t Speak on Lekki Shootings - Presidency

Why Buhari didn’t Speak on Lekki Shootings – Presidency

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has disclosed that the President didn’t mention anything about the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki on... read more »

School Reopening: PTF Rolls Out New Guidelines

School Reopening: PTF Rolls Out New Guidelines

Following federal government’s directive on school resumption as from October 12, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has released fresh guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country. This was disclosed by National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu during press briefing on Thursday. Sani said the new guidelines were... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

El-Rufai lends voice to Southern President in 2023

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

Judiciary
“No Going Back” – Adamu Garba Confident of Victory as he Explains Absence in Suit Against Twitter Boss

“No Going Back” – Adamu Garba Confident of Victory as he Explains...

Adamu Garba, business mogul and former presidential aspirant under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has attributed his absence at the hearing of his suit against Twitter CEO, Jack... read more »

CBN Faults #EndSARS Promoters for Terrorism

Following the nationwide #EndSARS protests, the Federal Government has secured the freezing of accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters after approaching a Federal High Court in Abuja on the basis that the funds might have been linked to terrorist activities. This was revealed in a written address in support of a motion ex parte filed by the Central Bank... read more »

Boko Haram Funding: Brobe UAE’s Findings – Gov. Zulum A...

Boko Haram Funding: Brobe UAE’s Findings – Gov. Zulum Asks FG

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has commended the alleged conviction of some Nigerians on charges bothering on sponsorship of the activities of... read more »

Djswitch Has Gone into Hiding, NBA President says as he...

Djswitch Has Gone into Hiding, NBA President says as he Reacts to Clampdown on #EndSARS Promoters

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata has expressed worry at the measures taken by government against promoters of the #EndSARS... read more »

CBN Clampdown: #EndSARS Campaigners Must Account for Ac...

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

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

Justice
Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila

Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiami...

The family of the late newspaper vendor, Ifeanyichukwu Okereke, who was murdered by a security aide of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has demanded for the sum of N500m... read more »

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

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

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN has advised the courts to immediately release 253 persons arrested by the Police in connection with the #EndSARS protest in the state. According to a statement by the Director, Public Affairs in the Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, the Attorney-General... read more »

We Lack Power to Disqualify Obaseki – INEC

We Lack Power To Disqualify Obaseki – INEC

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

Seven Men Remanded by Court for Gang-raping Minor to De...

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ebute Meta Lagos, on Friday, ordered seven men who allegedly gang-raped a minor to death, be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre.

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ebute Meta Lagos, on Friday, ordered seven men who allegedly gang-raped a minor to death, be remanded in Ikoyi... read more »

What Happened at the Lekki Toll that Night – Acco...

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

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

Kenya
Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google has dedicated a customized Doodle on its homepage to honouring Mekatilili wa Menza, Kenya’s foremost liberation fighter. She is famed for leading the Giriama people to counter colonial... 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 20 percent duty in the Finance Bill 2020. Ukur Yatani, Treasury Cabinet Secretary heaped blame on the Parliament, referencing lobbying of government for the removal of the taxes. Mr. Yarani... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of...

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... read more »

Labour
Fayemi begs ASUU to Shelve Strike for Student's Sake

Fayemi Begs ASUU to Shelve Strike for Student’s Sake

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to shelve the ongoing industrial action in the best interest of the students. Fayemi stressed the... read more »

Ngige Gave False Narrative on Our Strike ASUU Says

Ngige Gave False Narrative on Our Strike ASUU Says

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Lagos state chapter has debunked claims by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige that the union’s strike action was informed by disagreement over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and that the salaries of lecturers were being paid in full while on strike. The... read more »

Lagos News
Lai Mohammed Chides CNN Over Clarification of its #EndSARS Tweet

Lai Mohammed Chides CNN Over Clarification of its #EndSARS Tweet

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has reprobated Cable News Network, CNN, for backtracking on its earlier reports on the shootings at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos State by... read more »

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

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

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has opened a Trust Fund for the rebuilding of public infrastructure that was vandalised during the violence that followed the #EndSARS protest in the state. The governor who made this known on Wednesday said the state had received offers from foreign bodies to reconstruct the affected property. “Instead... read more »

Judicial Panel Turns Down LCC’s Request to Assume Contr...

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

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

#EndSARS: IGP Visits Sanwo-Olu

#EndSARS: IGP Visits Sanwo-Olu

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

Lekki Tollgate Shooting: Why We Won’t Disclose Identity...

Lekki Tollgate Shooting: Why We Won’t Disclose Identity of Soldiers Deployed - Army

The Nigerian Army has said that it will reveal the identities of its personnel who were deployed in Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020. This was disclosed by... read more »

Law Enforcement
We are On Top of Security Situation - Fayemi

We are On Top of Security Situation – Fayemi

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

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

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

Ekiti State Police Command has stated that the protests that rocked the state during the agitation against the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) did not in any way force its operatives to abandon their duty posts in the state. This was disclosed by the State Police Commissioner, Mobayo Babatunde on Saturday. Speaking via telephone... read more »

Nigeria Police Force Warns Against Protests in Lagos

Nigeria Police Force Warns Against Protests in Lagos

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

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

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

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

IGP Tells Policemen to Protect themselves against Attac...

IGP tells Policemen to Protect themselves against Attacks

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called on officers to protect themselves against attacks adding that the men and officers have the right... read more »

Legislature
Senate Confirms Garba as NERC Chairman

Senate Confirms Garba as NERC Chairman

Following the nomination of Engineer Sanusi Garba by President Muhammad Buhari, the Senate has confirmed his appointment as Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The red... read more »

Senate Passes Bill on Compulsory Health Insurance for Every Nigerian  

Senate Passes Bill on Compulsory Health Insurance for Every Nigerian  

Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health has disclosed that the Senate has passed a bill that makes health insurance compulsory for every Nigerian. He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP). He said, “We have passed it in the Senate. Two... read more »

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

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

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

#EndSARS: Senate President Asks Youths to End Protests

#EndSARS: Senate President Asks Youths to End Protests

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

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

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

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

Liberia
Life
OSUN Varsity Student Commits Suicide

OSUN Varsity Student Commits Suicide

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

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

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

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the world amid the COVID-19 scare. This was disclosed by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a communique. Reports suggest as at mid-July, at least 160 countries had closed their schools... 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 »

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

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

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

Regina Daniels’ Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko ...

Regina Daniels' Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko after Birth of Grand Child

Regina Daniels’ father, Jude Ojegwu has revealed that the birth of his grandson has prompted him to amend relationship with Ned Nwokolo, his billionaire... read more »

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

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

Hanan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari will organise her wedding ceremony inside the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sahara Reporters published. The marriage is scheduled to take... 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 known in an interview with the press about his marriage to the screen diva. The 59-year-old former lawmaker narrated how he met his wife. He said, “Why... read more »

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Rarely do you meet a Nigerian youth who is active on social media who does not know and admire Raymond Igbalode Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi. The... read more »

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development ̵...

Traditional Rulers Vitals to National Development - Hamzat

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has stressed the importance of traditional rulers in the promotion of peaceful co-existence among... read more »

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? – Bayo Adeyinka

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? - Bayo Adeyinka

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

Madagascar
CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad is set to appeal his five-year ban from all football-related activities by FIFA over alleged corruption at CAS. FIFA’s Ethics Committee announced Ahmad’ s ban... read more »

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

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

Madagascar has sacked her Education Minister Rijasoa Andriamanana for planning to buy sweets for school children who consume the country’s COVID-organics. The Minister had earlier planned to buy sweets worth $2.2m with the aim of reducing the bitterness of the country’s COVID-19 cure, AFP news agency reports. Although the sacked Minister had... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

Nigerian Culture or Alternative Culture?

1st January 2020 Living in Nigeria, it is tiring to hear the usual response of, “This is Nigeria” or “This is not the UK” or “Are... read more »

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

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

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

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

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

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

Mali
Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

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

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

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

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

ECOWAS Set to Convene Over Mali Coup

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

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

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Suppor...

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

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

Movies and Films
Regina Daniels’ Baby is Nollywood Baby of the Year – Actors Guild of Nigeria

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wizkid, Beyonce Release Music Video of Afrobeats Hit, Brown Skin ...

The highly anticipated music video of Beyonye’s Afro beats hit track, featuring Nigerian musician Wizkid, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ has been released. The video of the song which celebrates the... read more »

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

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

Nigerian musician, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, recounted her experience when she got pregnant while in senior secondary school. The singer shared her ordeal in an Instagram live chat with gospel rapper, Bouqui. She narrated her experience her experience with her pastor in church when he got wind of the news of her preganncy. She said,... read more »

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake M...

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake Mall Concert

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

More than one Month after Abuja Concert, Naira Marley Y...

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

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

Rape Allegation: D’banj Sues Accuser Seyitan for N1.5B...

Rape Allegation: D’banj Sues Accuser Seyitan for N1.5B

Popular Nigerian musician D’banj has lodged a libel suit of N1.5 billion on his rape accuser Ms. Seyitan through his counsel Mike Ezekhome (SAN) Ms. Seyitan... read more »

Namibia
News
Gov Umahi’s Exit from PDP Has No Value – Peter Obi

Gov Umahi’s Exit from PDP Has No Value – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections has described the defection of governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State to the All... read more »

UEFA Nominates Oshoala for Player of the Year Award

UEFA Nominates Oshoala for Player of the Year Award

Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for a place in the 2020 UEFA Fan’s Team of the Year. The forward who has bagged an African women footballer four times but surprisingly missed out on the 2020 FIFA Best nomination, made the list alongside 49 other layers. Oshoala is one of three Barcelona players to have been named in... read more »

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

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

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

PDP Issues 2023 Ultimatum to Tinubu

PDP Issues 2023 Ultimatum to Tinubu

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos State chapter has promised to send the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu packing,... read more »

FIFA Rankings: Super Eagles Slip Three Places to 35

FIFA Rankings: Super Eagles Slip Three Places to 35

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have slipped three places in the latest FIFA ranking for the month of November. The Nigeria national team dropped from 32nd... read more »

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

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

11th August 2020   For the sake of authenticity and thus validity, Nigeria’s Constitution must truly be made by the people, and not be imposed upon the people (unawares) as was the 1999... read more »

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Erstwhile Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has lamented the bastardization of moral values to the level that internet fraudsters, christened Yahoo boys have become role models for Nigerian youths. She made the remark on Friday during a virtual keynote address during an event which had her former principal. President Goodluck... read more »

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

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

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

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has given credence to the list of contract beneficiaries made public by the Minister of Niger Delta affairs,... read more »

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

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

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

Nigeria
Stream Two of NYSC To Resume Camp Thursday

Stream Two of NYSC To Resume Camp Thursday

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic says the second stream of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) will take off from Thursday. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of... read more »

APC Commences Membership Registration December 12

APC Commences Membership Registration December 12

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday announced the commencement of the party membership registration and revalidation. The exercise which will last for four weeks will take place simultaneously in all the wards in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).... read more »

APC Plans Emergency NEC Meeting For Dec. 8

APC Commences Membership Registration December 12

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on December 8. The party held a similar emergency... read more »

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Communit...

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

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

North, Worst Place to be, Insecurity Underreported – Su...

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

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

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

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

I watched my brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s interview with my brother Chief Dele Momodu on Thursday evening and I was inspired and encouraged. Nnamdi spoke with such eloquence, passion, courage and... read more »

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Petroleum
The Essential Buhari: NNPC GMD’s testimony – Femi Adesina

The Essential Buhari: NNPC GMD’s testimony – Femi Adesina

On Friday last week, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), held an engagement with energy editors across diverse media platforms. Yours... read more »

Oil Prices Hit 8-month Peak Amid Vaccine Hopes

Oil Prices Hit 8-month Peak Amid Vaccine Hopes

Global oil prices on Tuesday rose to the highest level since March, spiking above $47 per barrel (pb) amid hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine dispatch within weeks revived hopes for more fuel consumption. The international oil benchmark, Brent crude, gained more than 3 percent to climb to $47.82 pb, The Cable reports. WTI Crude last traded at $45 per... read more »

NNPC Begged People to Buy Oil at $9 – Kyari

NNPC Begged People to Buy Oil at $9 – Kyari

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

Reps to Pass PIB in Six Months – Gbajabiamila

Reps to Pass PIB in Six Months - Gbajabiamila

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

AGAIN, NNPC Hikes Petrol Price, Marketers to Sell at N1...

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

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

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

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

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

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

Motorists Lament as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

There has been scarcity of Premium Motor Spirt (PMS) popularly known as petrol in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as long queues were seen at most filling stations in the city, African News Today reports. Motorists in FCT have had to spend several hours in the queue to buy petrol for their cars. The queues started on Tuesday, October 27... read more »

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

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

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

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor has asked Nigerian government to permit leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi... read more »

Nigeria: Have Buhari’s Children Served as Youth C...

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

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

Politics
  Former President of Niger Mamadou Tandja is Dead

Former President of Niger Mamadou Tandja is Dead

Former President of Niger, Mamadou Tandja has died at the of 82, the government announced on Tuesday. A statement by the government revealed that Tandja who had suffered health challenges in the... read more »

Lekki Shooting Reports: CNN is Desperate – Lai Mohammed

Lekki Shooting Reports: CNN is Desperate – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has indicted Cable News Network (CNN) for desperation after its second on the shootings at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos State that took place on the night of October 20. He disclosed this on Wednesday while appearing on an NTA programme. CNN had on Tuesday released a second investigative... read more »

MASSOB Lampoons South-East Govs For Stand on Biafra

MASSOB Lampoons South-East Govs For Stand on Biafra

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has faulted the South-East governors for favouring Igbo presidency ahead of the... read more »

Why We’re Not Suing Arrested Looters – Oyo Lawmaker

Why We’re Not Suing Arrested Looters – Oyo Lawmaker

Oyo State federal lawmaker, Senator Teslim Folarin has said his decision not to seek redress against looters arrested in connection with carting away with... read more »

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila Visits Family of Vendor Shot ...

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila Visits Family of Vendor Shot by His Security Detail

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, has on Saturday, visited the family of the slain newspaper vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, who was shot... read more »

Power
Nigerians to Pay only for Electricity Consumed- Buhari

Nigerians to Pay Only for Electricity Consumed – Buhari

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

FG Approves Extension of New Electricity Tariffs Suspension by One Week  

FG Approves Extension of New Electricity Tariffs Suspension by One Week  

The Federal Government and the organised labour yesterday agreed to extend the suspension of the new electricity tariffs by one week. The decision was reached on Sunday during a meeting between the FG team and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress. Recall that the government had on September 28 postponed the... read more »

Press Statement
WAEC Shifts WASSCE For Private Candidates To Nov 30

WAEC Shifts WASSCE For Private Candidates To Nov 30

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in Nigeria due to circumstances beyond their... read more »

COVID-19: Oyo Govt. Shuts Down University

COVID-19: Oyo Govt. Shuts Down University

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has issued a directive to the management of workplaces, schools, and religious centres to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols to curtail the spread of the disease. The Task Force, in a statement signed by Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, indicated that the directive... read more »

#ENDSARS: Lagos State Govt. Sets up Panel of Enquiry fo...

#ENDSARS: Lagos State Govt. Sets up Panel of Enquiry for Victims

Lagos State Government has set up a panel of enquiry for victims of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) related abuses and Lekki Toll Gate incident. According to... read more »

The Presidential Speech of Ohaneze Youth Council(OYC) o...

The Presidential Speech of Ohaneze Youth Council(OYC) on 23rd of October 2020 at Owerri, Imo State

#EndSARS Protest: The Journey Of The Lions And Eagles My fellow brave youths of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I salute you all on this third week of... read more »

Breaking News: Lagos State Declares 24-Hour Curfew from...

Breaking News: Lagos State Declares 24-Hour Curfew from Today 20th

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu has announced a 24-hour curfew starting by 4pm today, 20th of October 2020. In a statement made available to... 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
Gov. Ugwuanyi, Nwodo, Obi, 38 Bishops, Others, Grace Dedication Ceremony of Nsukka Catholic Cathedral

Gov. Ugwuanyi, Nwodo, Obi, 38 Bishops, Others, Grace Dedication C...

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, former governor of old Enugu State, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, Senator Chukwuka Utazi representing Enugu North... read more »

CAMA Law Will Help Government Fight Corruption —Buhari

CAMA Law Will Help Government Fight Corruption —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 recently passed into law in Nigeria will aid transparency and corporate accountability in the fight against corruption. The CAMA bill which was signed into law by President Buhari on August 7 was opposed by religious leaders. The law requires religious and charity... read more »

Breaking: Emir of Zazzau Dies at 84

The 18th Fulani Emir of Zazzau

The Emir of Zazzau,  Alhaji Idris, is dead. He passed on at the age of 84 in the early hours of Monday. A family source who spoke to Sahara Reporters said,... read more »

CAN Extols Gov. Ugwuanyi for Good Governance, Peace, Se...

CAN Extols Gov. Ugwuanyi for Good Governance, Peace, Security

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State, has praised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the respect he has continued to accord the... read more »

Emir of Biu, Umar Aliyu Passes on

Emir of Biu, Umar Aliyu Passes on

The Emir of Biu, Umar Mustapha Aliyu, is dead. He passed on in the late hours of Monday at the Federal Medical Center Gombe. The emir who was born on 9th of... 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
Gbajabiamila Reveals Security Aide Who Shot Abuja Vendor Dead

Gbajabiamila Reveals Security Aide Who Shot Abuja Vendor Dead

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has revealed identity of a security aide attached to his convoy, who shot a vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke on Thursday at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja. The Speaker identified... read more »

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 the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, during the 2021 AFCON qualifier between the Super Eagles and Sierra Leone on November 13. Edo State Government had... read more »

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

US military forces has rescued an American citizen in Nigeria, the Pentagon stated on Saturday, days after he was kidnapped by gunmen in the south of... read more »

#ENDSARS: Edo Police Parade Suspects for Jail-breaking ...

Edo police parade 126 suspects for jail-break, looting, others

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 126 suspects in connection with the jail-breaks, looting and vandalism in the aftermath of the #EndSARS... read more »

Breaking: Violence Erupts in Abakaliki

Violence Erupts in Abakaliki

Abakaliki, the state capital of Ebonyi State has once again erupted in violence as gunshots rent the air in major parts of the city. The violence which began... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has today ratified the sum of N8.49bn for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of deadly COVID-19 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval during a virtual council meeting on Wednesday. The minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire presented the memo on... read more »

Security
Names of seven ‘Lekki shootings victims’ surface at Lagos panel

Names of Seven ‘Lekki Shootings Victims’ Surface at Lagos Panel...

The names of seven alleged victims of the October 20 Lekki shootings have ‘surfaced’ at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other... read more »

#EndSARS Protests: Gov. Ugwuanyi Appeals to Police Officers to Return to Duty Posts

#EndSARS Protests: Gov. Ugwuanyi Appeals to Police Officers to Return to Duty Posts

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Wednesday, passionately appealed to men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to fully renew their ultimate commitment towards the provision of security of lives and property by returning to their duty posts across the state. Gov. Ugwuanyi made the appeal when he visited the Senior Police... read more »

Police Release 11-year-old Boy Detained for Alleged Inv...

Police Release 11-year-old Boy Detained for Alleged Involvement in Edo Police Attack

The Police force in Edo State has freed an 11-year-old boy identified as Gift Osayuhi who was arrested last week over alleged involvement in the attack of a... read more »

Return to Duty Post or Risk Dismissal, PSC Warns Police...

Return to Duty Post or Risk Dismissal, PSC Warns Policemen Reluctant to Return to Post

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has sounded a note of warning to some officers of the force who are reluctant to return to their duty posts following the... read more »

Judicial Panels Must Investigate Lekki Shooting, Ensure...

Judicial Panels Must Investigate Lekki Shooting, Ensure Accountability for Crime - UK

The United Kingdom has called for the probe of the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos and other related incidents that occurred during the #EndsARS... read more »

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

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

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African side made it out of the groups. A 74th... 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, The Japanese leveled up the score through Takashi Inui ending the first half in a 1:1 draw. In the second half, Senegal took the lead in the 71st minute through Moussa Wague. However, the... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

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

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

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

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

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not... read more »

Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday even were forced to to settle for a disappointing 4-4 draw after leading with a 3 goal deficit in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Friday at the... 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 Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, on Friday. Nigeria will qualify for the next AFCON tournament should they win both games against Sierra Leone. The Eagles currently lead Group L with six... read more »

South Africa
South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine o...

Clinical trials of a United Kingdom (UK) manufactured COVID-19 vaccine is set to take place in South Africa on Wednesday as the country tackles the spread of the dreaded disease. SABC News reports... read more »

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

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 funds. On Monday morning, taxi drivers in Johannesburg and capital city of Pretoria in the province of Gauteng barricaded roads and declined transporting workers. Local media report that police... read more »

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

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

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

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

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

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

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools ...

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) have said the body will be “shutting down all schools over SA” from Monday. The union said in a statement,... read more »

Sport
I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

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

Edouard Mendy Inspires Chelsea to Champions League Knockout State Qualification

Edouard Mendy Inspires Chelsea to Champions League Knockout Stage Qualification

Senegalese goalie, Edouard Mendy was in sparkling form on Tuesday as Chelsea booked a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League after beating Rennes 2-1 in France. Mendy in a post-match interview said he is hoping to continue his impressive form for the west London side. The shot-stopper who made the switch to Chelsea in the summer... read more »

Super Eagles Need Continuity – Okocha Backs Under-fire ...

Super Eagles Need Continuity – Okocha Backs Under-fire Rohr

Former Super Eagles midfield maestro, Austin Okocha said that Gernot Rohr is the right coach to lead the national team to more silverware as he lauded the... read more »

FIFA Bans CAF President Ahmad Ahmad For Five Years

FIFA Bans CAF President Ahmad Ahmad For Five Years

World football governing body, FIFA has placed a 5-year ban on Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad for contravening various codes of... read more »

Osimhen Renders Verdict on Gattuso’s Expertise

Osimhen Renders Verdict on Gattuso’s Expertise

Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen has lauded his club coach, Genaro Gattuso while giving an insight into his experiences playing under the former midfield... 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
General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Politicians

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

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 election in... 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 victory to prayers by citizens. According to him, the disease has been defeated thanks to God. This comes on the heels of concerns by the World Health Organisation... read more »

Terrorism
BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Christian Obodo Regains Freedom After Abduction By Gunmen

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

Sack Service Chiefs Now, Norther Elders ask Buhari

Sack Service Chiefs Now, Norther Elders ask Buhari

The Coalition of North-central Elders (CNCE), has told President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his security architecture by immediately sacking service chiefs. The group made the call in the wake of the security alert raised by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), alleging Boko Haham had laid siege on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja,... read more »

Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See i...

Nigerian Army Speaks on Southern Kaduna Killings, See its Position

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that the killings in Southern Kaduna are one-sided attacks. It stated that it was making effort at accelerated response... read more »

Court Martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniyi: Yoruba...

Court Martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniyi: Yoruba Elders Chide Nigerian Military

Yoruba elders have criticized the court martial of Major General Olusegun Adeniti over his comments on Boko Haram war in the North East. In a clip released in... read more »

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Kill...

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack UN Helicopter, Scores Killed in Borno

 A united Nations aid helicopter has been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, Nigeria. UN reports that the insurgents attacked the helicopter on... read more »

Transportation
Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Monday apologized to Nigerians for the breakdown on the Abuja-Kaduna rail locomotives, which happened between November 18 and 20. The minister made the... read more »

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

A boat conveying officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to their polling unit in the ongoing Ondo State governorship election has capsized. A video shared on Twitter by a user identified as @snapandsend and obtained by African News Today shows individuals struggling to swim in the river while onlookers were capturing... read more »

Ondo2020: INEC to Adopt No-face-mask-no-voting  

Ondo2020: INEC to Adopt No-face-mask-no-voting  

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has directed the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enforce... read more »

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

Have you heard the news? I’m sure you have. But just in case you haven’t, here’s the news on the hour: After 33 years, the 326 Km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri... read more »

Kogi Govt Mourns Victims of Tanker Explosion

Kogi Govt Mourns Victims of Tanker Explosion

  Kogi state government has declared a two-day mourning period in commemoration of those who died in the tanker explosion in Felele, along the... 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
Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Fail to Immunize Chil...

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

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

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 Ugandans paying 200 shillings ($0.05) as daily levy for the use of social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and others. While pushing for the law, President Yoweri Museveni... read more »

United Nations
United States of America
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 repost a... read more »

WTO DG: Why We Oppose Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination – US

WTO DG: Why We Oppose Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination – US

The United States has explained its stance not to back Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General position, noting the position must be held by ‘someone with real, hands-on experience in the field’. The US instead has thrown its weight behind South Korea’s Yoo Myung-Hee to head the... read more »

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

  Ondo Election: US Sues for Peaceful and Credible election

The United States has urged all the stakeholders in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election to take concrete steps to ensure a peaceful election that... read more »

Buhari Sends Get Well Soon Message to Trump, Wife

Buhari Sends Get Well Soon Message to Trump, Wife

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

FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Rigg...

FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Riggers

The federal government has kicked against the visa restrictions imposed on some Nigerians by the United States (US) owing to election rigging during the... 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
#EndSARS: Buratai, GOCs meet over protest

#EndSARS: Buratai, GOCs Meet over Protest

The top hierarchy of the Nigerian Army, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, General Officers Commanding (GOC) of the Divisions and Operation Commanders, are currently... read more »

TVC Resumes broadcast After Being Vandalised

TVC Resumes broadcast After Being Vandalised

Following a four days hiatus due to an attack of its headquarters in Lagos by irate youths, Television Continental (TVC) has resumed broadcasting. A group of angry youths had attacked TVC’s headquarters at Ketu on Wednesday, wrecking its facilities thereby taking the station off air. The attack was part of destruction that took place after... read more »

IPOB: Wike Declares Manhunt for Stanley Mgbere, Places ...

IPOB: Wike Declares Manhunt for Stanley Mgbere, Places N50m Bounty

Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State has placed a N50 million bounty on a leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) identified as Stanley Mgbere. The... read more »

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Relaxes Curfew from 8am to 6pm

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Relaxes Curfew from 8am to 6pm

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced plans to ease the ongoing curfew in the state from Saturday morning from 8am to 6pm. He disclosed... read more »

#EndSARS: Full Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Add...

EndSARS: Full Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Address to the Nation

Fellow Nigerians, it has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security... read more »

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

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

The Government of Bauchi State has clarified its position on the appointment of Balaraba Ibrahim as Special Assistant on “Unmarried” Women Affairs to Governor Bala Abdulkadi Mohammed. A statement... read more »

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

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

Tolulope Arotile, first female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force has died in a road traffic accident. Reports have it that the pilot died due to complications arising from head injuries sustained in a road accident at NAF Base in Kaduna on Tuesday. Arotile rose to limelight after she set record as the first female combat helicopter... read more »

World Cup
World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

For his massive contributions to the success of Croatia, Luka Modric most deservedly won the Adidas Golden Ball Award as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He won the award ahead of Eden... read more »

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Croatia 4:2. In a match that saw Croatia having about 61% of the ball possession, the French took the lead through an 18th minute own goal, off a Mandzukic header. Croatia equalized in the 28th minute off a Perisic shot. Ten minutes later, France took the lead through a VAR awarded penalty... read more »

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

Belgium won the third place position this evening after beating England 2:0. The Belgians showed their intent with a 4th minute goal tapped in by Meunier. This... read more »

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England ...

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England 2:1

Croatia this evening sailed into the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after winning England 2:1 after extra time. Despite taking an early lead through a 5th... read more »

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium...

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium 1:0

The French team triumphed over the Belgians to advance to the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. France went ahead in the 51st minute from an Umtiti... read more »

Youths
Strike: ASUU Commences Consultation with Members

ASUU Strike: FG Says Only One Contentious Issue Left

The Federal Government has  stated that its disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities will soon come to an end as all but one of the issues have been resolved. The Permanent... read more »

We Need To Be Tough - Etebo

We Need To Be Tough – Etebo

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has stressed that they must be mentally and physically ready for the Friday 2021AFCON qualifying game with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone slated for the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. The Galatasaray midfielder who breezed into the Eagles camp in Benin City yesterday, has therefore,  enjoined his... read more »

Confusion in Eagles Camp As Akpeyi and Ezenwa Hit Eagle...

Confusion in Eagles Camp As Akpeyi and Ezenwa Hit Eagles Camp

There is a mild confusion in the Super Eagles camp in Benin city following the arrival of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi who was earlier reported to be having Visa... read more »

Again, WAEC Extends Registration for WASSCE Private Can...

Again, WAEC Extends Registration for WASSCE Private Candidates

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has further extended registration for its 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for... read more »

WAEC Releases Results, Withholds Results of 215,149 Can...

WAEC Releases Results, Withholds Results of 215,149 Candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the 2020 SSCE results. It also disclosed that it has withheld the results of 215, 149... 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 Qualifier: “We Will Work to Put Things Right” – Iwobi Begs Nigerians After Disappointing Draw

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

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

16 Eagles Train Ahead of AFCON Qualifier, Osimhen Absent

16 Eagles Train Ahead of AFCON Qualifier, Osimhen Absent

Ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Sierra Leone in Benin City on Friday, the Super Eagles had their first leg of training session on Tuesday. 16 out of the 23... read more »

CAF President tests positive for COVID-19

CAF President Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Mr Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement on the website of the continental football governing body on Friday... read more »

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Gov Obaseki Orders Stoppage of All NDDC Projects in Edo, See Why

Gov Obaseki Orders Stoppage of All NDDC Projects in Edo, See Why

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has ordered contractors executing projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to immediately cease work in the state, African News Today... read more »

Umahi: PDP Moves to Halt Defection of Lawmakers

Umahi: PDP Moves to Halt Defection of Lawmakers

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to take legal action against any of the party’s lawmakers who decamps from the party. The warning which was... read more »

Has Governor Bala Mohammed Defected to APC? Governor Responds to Speculations

Has Governor Bala Mohammed Defected to APC? Governor Responds to ...

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed has debunked reports that he was on the verge of quitting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling party at the center, All Progressive... read more »

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AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected for a second tenure. He was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s... read more »

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF...

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said the COVID-19 induced school closure has created a global education emergency occasioned by the inability of a third of children to... read more »

APC extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s return

APC Extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, G...

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has beckoned to aggrieved bigwigs who left the party to return to its fold in the spirit of reconciliation. The ruling party extended an invitation to... read more »

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Agriculture

Nigeria Secures $288.5m African Development Bank Loan

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

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

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

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

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

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

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Military Launches Operation Crocodile Smile to Combat Cyber Warfare as Protest Intensifies

Military Launches Operation Crocodile Smile to Combat Cyber Warfare as Protest Intensifies

The Nigerian army has announced plans to commence its yearly operation Crocodile Smile to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace. This... read more »

#EndSARS: Sweden Speaks Against Police Attacks on Protesters

#EndSARS: Sweden Speaks Against Police Attacks on Protesters

Following reports of attack on peaceful protesters demanding for Police reform, embassy of Sweden in Nigeria has condemned the attacks. The reaction was contained in a tweet on Twitter on... read more »

#ENDSARS: Police Clash with Protesters in Abuja  

#ENDSARS: Police Clash with Protesters in Abuja  

Protesters who are demanding for scrapping of Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigerian police clashed with police operatives in Abuja on Friday. Reports say police fired teargas and shot... read more »

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Breaking: Two Dead as Helicopter Crashes in Lagos

Breaking: Two Dead as Helicopter Crashes in Lagos

A plane has crashed in Lagos, Nigeria leading to the death of the pilot and one passenger. Reports say one person was rescued alive from the Quorum Aviation owned helicopter, Sahara... read more »

Aisha Buhari Confirms Escaping Plane Crash

Aisha Buhari Confirms Escaping Plane Crash

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari has confirmed escaping a plane crash while returning from a medical trip abroad. The first lady disclosed the development in a post on her... read more »

Scores Dead as Plane Crashes in South Sudan

Scores Dead as Plane Crashes in South Sudan

Scores of people are believed to have died in South Sudan after a cargo plane that took off from airport in Juba crashed. Eight people were on board the plane that belongs to South west... read more »

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

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

Nnamdi kanu, leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered its media arm to cease attacks on the Yoruba ethnic group. Chike Edoziem, IPOB Head of... read more »

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

Opinion: What do these Biafrans Really Want? by Pomonua

I asked this question because the noise from their agitation is really taking a nuisance pitch and dimension. Let us set the records straight, the British continues to have an interest in... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#ENDSARS: Thugs Attack Ondo APC secretariat

#ENDSARS: Thugs Attack Ondo APC secretariat

The secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure has been attacked by hoodlums despite the curfew imposed by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The party Spokesman for the... read more »

#ENDSARS: Edo State Government Declares a 24-Hour State-wide Curfew

#ENDSARS: Edo State Government Declares a 24-Hour State-wide Curf...

A 24-hour curfew has been declared by the Godwin Obaseki led Edo state government. This curfew is to commence from 4pm today, the 19th of October across the state. According to a statement... read more »

BREAKING: Edo House of Assembly Speaker Impeached

BREAKING: Edo House of Assembly Speaker Impeached

  Nigeria’s Edo State House of Assembly Speaker Francis Okiye has been impeached today African News Today gathered. Okiye was impeached over allegations of high-handedness while... read more »

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

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

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

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Breaking: FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday

Breaking: FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday

  The Federal Government on Tuesday declared Thursday, October 1, as a public holiday in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary. The Minister of Interior, Rauf... read more »

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

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

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

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness

24th December 2019 When explorers, missionaries and historians described Africa as the “Dark Continent” we condemned them as being antinubianists (Antinubianism is racism specifically... read more »

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Osun Deputy Chief of Staff Embroiled in $120,000 Fraud

Osun Deputy Chief of Staff Embroiled in $120,000 Fraud

Abdullahi Binuyo, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gbeyoga Oyetola of Osun State has been charged to a Hight Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, by the Office of the... read more »

Zamfara Government Alleges Diversion of N10bn Earmarked for Construction of University

Zamfara Government Alleges Diversion of N10bn Earmarked for Const...

The Zamfara Sate Government has alerted public attention to the diversion of N10bn appropriated for the construction of a state university under the administration of former governor... read more »

UNILAG Crisis: Panel Submits Report

UNILAG Crisis: Panel Submits Report

  The Special Presidential Visitation Panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the removal of suspended Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has submitted its... read more »

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CBN Disburses N3.5tr COVID-19 Intervention Cash

CBN Disburses N3.5tr COVID-19 Intervention Cash

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

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

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

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

Most Vulnerable Nigerians Exempted from Tariff Increase, says NERC

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

The federal government has exempted poor and vulnerable Nigerians from the increased electricity tariff. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in a... read more »

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NUC, FME to Undertake Safety Standards Verification Visit to Varsities

NUC, FME to Undertake Safety Standards Verification Visit to Varsities

A joint inspection team made up of staff of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), is set to embark on verification visits to monitor the... read more »

BREAKING: FCT Schools to Reopen on October 11

BREAKING: FCT Schools to Reopen on October 11

Mallam Muhammad Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has announced the resumption of schools across the capital city with effect from October 11th, 2020. The was... read more »

Update: FG Orders Reopening of Unity, Private Schools

Update: FG Orders Reopening of Unity, Private Schools

The Federal Government has approved the reopening of all Unity Schools in Nigeria with effect from October 12. Government shutdown schools indefinitely in March as part of measures to curb... read more »

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Lekki Shooting: Fashola Tampered with Evidence at Lekki Toll by Retrieving Hidden Camera without the Consent of the Panel

Lekki Shooting: Fashola Tampered with Evidence at Lekki Toll by Retrieving Hidden Camera w...

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and respected human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has noted that removing of a camera at the Lekki Toll by the former Lagos Governor and current minister... read more »

Jailbreak in Warri Prison as Inmates escape amidst Shooting and Fire Outbreak

Jailbreak in Warri Prison as Inmates Escape amidst Shooting and F...

A yet-t0-be known number of prisoners have escaped the Nigerian Correctional Centre, commonly referred to as Okere Prison in Warri South council area of Delta State, amidst heavy shooting... read more »

Ebonyi State Government Imposes Curfew as Violence Erupts

Ebonyi State Government Imposes Curfew as Violence Erupts

Ebonyi State governor, David Nweze Umahi has declared 24-hour curfew in the state to mitigate the spate of violence in the state. The curfew comes after thugs on Wednesday set ablaze two... read more »

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Economy

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget on Thursday

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget on Thursday

  President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2021 Appropriations Bill to a Joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday. Buhari’s letter of request was read during plenary by... read more »

Breaking: Nigerian FEC Approves N13.08tn Budget for 2021

Breaking: Nigerian FEC Approves N13.08tn Budget for 2021

  The Nigerian Federal Executive Council (FEC) has projected a N13.08 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the weekly virtual FEC... read more »

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget Next Week

BREAKING: Buhari to Present 2021 Budget Next Week

  President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2021 Appropriations Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly next week. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made the disclosure in his... read more »

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Exclusive: COOU VC Reacts After Three Students Died in Three Days  

Exclusive: COOU VC Reacts After Three Students Died in Three Days  

The Vice Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Professor Greg Nwakoby has said that the management of the institution is making prompt efforts to checkmate the spate of road... read more »

ASUU Strike: UTAS Integrity Test to Take 8 Weeks – Ngige

ASUU Strike: UTAS Integrity Test to Take 8 Weeks – Ngige

FG didn’t budget for purchase of UTAS hardware Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and employment has revealed that the integrity test being done to ascertain the efficiency of the software... read more »

ESUT Set to Defy ASUU, Fixes Exam for November 30

ESUT Set to Defy ASUU, Fixes Exam for November 30

Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) has concluded plans to organise its semester examinations despite the ongoing strike action by members of the Academic Staff of... read more »

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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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2023: Beware of APC’s False Promises - Wike

2023: Beware of APC’s False Promises – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has claimed that administration’s giant strides have muted the All Progressive Congress (APC) and other political parties in the State. Wike said that... read more »

INEC Lauds Media Role in Ensuring Violence Free Polls in Edo/Ondo

INEC Lauds Media Role in Ensuring Violence Free Polls in Edo/Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commended the media for its role in everting violence during the Edo and Ondo governorship elections. INEC on Wednesday said the... read more »

I won't Resign - Ondo Deputy Governor

I Won’t Resign – Ondo Deputy Governor

The deputy governor of Ondo state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi has debunked rumors in some sections of the media alleging his resignation from his position as the deputy governor of the... read more »

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Employment

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

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

Napoli Completes Club Record €50m Deal for Nigerian Striker Osimhen from Lille

Napoli Completes Club Record €50m Deal for Nigerian Striker Osimh...

Napoli has completed the club record signing of Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen from Ligue 1 side, Lille. Osimhen who bagged 18 goals in 38 appearanced for Lille in the just concluded... read more »

Ogun plans August 14 Worship Centres Reopening, Schools to Resume August 4

Ogun plans August 14 Worship Centres Reopening, Schools to Resume...

The Ogun state Government plans a conditional approval for reopening of places of worship  across the state from August 14, 2020 in absolute compliance to COVID-19 safety guidelines. The... read more »

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English Premiership

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

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

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

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

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

Nigerian Born Tomori on the Brink of Making Everton Switch

Nigerian Born Tomori on the Brink of Making Everton Switch

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

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Cash for Trash Recycle Hub: FCT Launches Waste Management Initiative

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Ramatu Tijani has launched a waste management initiative tagged “Cash 4 Trash” recycling hub in Nyanya, Abuja Municipal Area Council... read more »

LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

LASPARK Warns Horticulturists to Keep Environment Clean

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

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

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

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

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The Idiot Class of Nigeria

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

10th October 2019 We can look around us at the type of society that different nations have created for themselves and come up with a general evaluation of the thinking of either the... read more »

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Finance

Subsidy not Sustainable with 60% Revenue Reduction, says Osinbajo

Subsidy not Sustainable with 60% Revenue Reduction, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said federal government can no longer afford to sustain fuel subsidy with 60 percent reduction in revenue generation. Osinbajo made the remark at a virtual... read more »

Economy Will be Revatalised Soon, Buhari Promises Nigerians

Economy Will be Revatalised Soon, Buhari Promises Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the Nigerian economy would bounce back strongly, given the well-planned policy responses to the economic challenges which are fall out... read more »

Deconstructing The Buhari Administration’s Lies on Subsidy by Re...

There is no more unmistakable evidence for the dishonesty, dubiousness and downright gangsterism of the Buhari administration than the fuel subsidy heist that they have pulled in Nigeria.... read more »

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Fitness and Wellbeing

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a Whooping 800 Meters

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a “Whooping” 800 Meters

In an obvious attempt at showing Nigerians and the world that he is indeed fit, President Buhari today trekked the whole of 800 meters home. Buhari had gone to a mosque in his hometown... read more »

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Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

Opinion: The North and Vanity of Power by Charles Ogbu

Northern Nigeria is a tragic paradox. A walking contradiction, I mean. For over 40 years, the North has ruled Nigeria and controlled every aspect of her national life. The current... read more »

Opinion: An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari - Fani-Kayode

Opinion: An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari – Fan...

Mr. President, many believe that you cannot read and those that believe that you can claim that you cannot go beyond three lines. They say outside of that you can only comprehend... read more »

We Shall Not Bow - Femi Fani-Kayode

We Shall Not Bow – Femi Fani-Kayode

“I am the leader of Uthman Danfodio dynasty. I have never seen where in the hundred books that Uthman Danfodio said Nigeria belongs to the Fulani. What he wrote was the role of Islam... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ghana Stop Operators from Reopening

Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ghana Stop Operators from R...

Bar and pub operators in Ghana have continued to make appeals to the government to ease some restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic to allow them restart operations, the Ghana News Agency... read more »

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Enugu Yellow Fever: Fear of Outbreak Grows in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, Igbo-Etiti LGAs

Enugu Yellow Fever: Fear of Outbreak Grows in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, Igbo-Etiti LGAs

Following the confirmed cases of Yellow Fever in Enugu Ezike, Igbo North Local Government Area, LGA, of Enugu state by the state government, there are fears the outbreak might have extended... read more »

Yellow Fever Death Toll Hits 20 in Benue

Yellow Fever Death Toll Rises to 20 in Benue State

Following the death of three persons from a disease suspected to be yellow fever, the death toll occasioned by the disease has risen to 20 at Okpeilo-Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government... read more »

Yellow Fever Cause of Alleged Uncommon Deaths in Enugu Community - Enugu Govt

Yellow Fever Cause of Alleged Uncommon Deaths in Enugu Community ...

The Enugu State Government has confirmed that Yellow Fever is the cause of deaths from a reported strange illness in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike town in Igbo-Eze North... read more »

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Human Rights

Abaribe Condemns NBC over Channels, AIT, Arise Television Fine

Abaribe Condemns NBC over Channels, AIT, Arise Television Fine

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Tuesday requested the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to stop limiting the right of Nigerians to free speech. Abaribe who made... read more »

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has released a list of police officers being prosecuted for violation of human rights in the state.

Sanwo-Olu Releases Names of Police Officers Under Prosecution for...

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has released a list of police officers being prosecuted for violation of human rights in the state. Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this in a post on his... read more »

Lekki Shootings: Former President Obasanjo Condemns Deployment of Soldiers

Lekki Shootings: Former President Obasanjo Condemns Deployment of...

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the decision by government to deploy soldiers to stop protests at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Obasanjo, in a statement titled “Statement... read more »

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Inspirational

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

For women facing breast cancer, there is nothing like talking with those who have walked the path before them. On Wednesday, that sharing will be taken to a new level. After medical... read more »

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Interview

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

Igbo Elites to Join Kanu in Fight for Biafra If South-East is Denied Presidency in 2023, S...

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

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

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

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

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to ZLP

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to ZLP

Pressure mounts on Jegede to adopt him as running mate for governorship poll   There is a cloud of uncertainty in Ondo State over reports that Agboola Ajayi, the state’s Deputy... read more »

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Court Requests Kogi Govt.To Pay Impeached N180m Owed Allowances Deputy Governor

Court Requests Kogi Govt.To Pay Impeached N180m Owed Allowances Deputy Governor

The National Industrial Court in Abuja has asked the Kogi State Government to pay former deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba, who was impeached in October 2016, N180m in unpaid... read more »

Lagos Shootings Amount to Extrajudicial Executions, Must Be Investigated – Amnesty International

Lagos Shootings Amount to Extrajudicial Executions, Must Be Inves...

Amnesty International has admitted that security operatives killed scores of peaceful protesters in two locations in Lagos State on Tuesday. This was disclosed in a statement by Director of... read more »

Seek Redress in Court, Witnesses and Evidence Readily Available – Fani-Kayode Tells Precious

Seek Redress in Court, Witnesses and Evidence Readily Available –...

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has dared his estranged wife to head to the courts to prove her allegations of physical abuse. Fani-Kayode disclosed this on his official... read more »

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#ENDSARS: Thugs Raze Ondo PDP Secretariat

#ENDSARS: Thugs Raze Ondo PDP Secretariat

The Ondo State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been set ablaze by thugs in the state capital, Akure. This development is coming some hours after the state secretariat... read more »

#ENDSARS: Please, Please and Please, Call off the Protests - Tinubu to Protesters

#ENDSARS: Please, Please and Please, Call off the Protests –...

Tinubu has pleaded with the #ENDSARS protesters to please call of the protests. In a series of tweets titled “Protests – The Remedy for National Maladies is More, not Less,... read more »

#EndSARS: Hoodlums Free Inmates in Benin

#EndSARS: Hoodlums Free Inmates in Benin

  Some suspected thugs on Monday morning broke into the Benin Prison popularly known as White House on Sapele road, Benin and freed inmates. The thugs broke parts of the wall,... read more »

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Kenya

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 »

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests - Kenyatta

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests – Ke...

Top government officials in Kenya will be made to take lie detector tests in the government’s bid to fight corruption in the country. While announcing this, President Uhuru Kenyatta... read more »

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Lagos News

#EndSARS: Schools in Lagos to Resume on Monday

#EndSARS: Schools in Lagos to Resume on Monday

The Lagos State government has approved the reopening of private and public schools across the state from Monday, November 2, 2020 after they were shutdown in the heat of the #EndSARS... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Expands Scope of Judicial Panel to Lekki Shooting, Provides Funds for Private businesses

Sanwo-Olu Expands Scope of Judicial Panel to Lekki Shooting, Prov...

Following public outcry over the shooting at Lekki Tool Gate area of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expanded the scope of the judicial panel of inquiry to cover the... read more »

Lekki Shooting: Fashola Discovers Camera at Shooting Area

Lekki Shooting: Fashola Discovers Camera at Shooting Area

Former governor of Lagos state and Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has discovered a camera at the Lekki Toll Gate Area of Lagos, site of the shooting that took place... read more »

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Law Enforcement

Lagos State Adjusts Curfew to 8pm to 6am

Lagos State Adjusts Curfew to 8pm to 6am

The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8pm to 6am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses. All... read more »

No Jailbreak in Ikoyi Prisons, fire contained - Officials

No Jailbreak in Ikoyi Prisons, fire Contained – Officials

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Lagos has stated that the fire that broke out in a part of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre has been controlled. The service also dismissed fears... read more »

#EndSARS: Hold Enugu Govt. if We are Hurt - Singer Flavour

#EndSARS: Hold Enugu Govt. if We are Hurt – Singer Flavour

  Nigerian musician, Flavour, has expressed concerns over threats to his life. The singer who led the #ENDSARS protest in Enugu with fellow entertainers KCee, Phyno, Masterkraft and... read more »

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Lawan Tackles FG as Senate Intervenes in Govt, ASUU Impasse

Lawan Tackles FG as Senate Intervenes in Govt, ASUU Impasse

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

Rep Members Paid N9.3 every 30 Days – Rep Karu

Rep Members Paid N9.3m Every 30 Days – Rep Karu

A member of the lower legislative chamber, Rep Simon Karu from Gombe State has said that each member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives receives N9.3 monthly as salary and running... read more »

Senate Resumes Sitting as NASS Installs COVID-19 Sanitizing Devices

Senate Resumes Sitting as NASS Installs COVID-19 Sanitizing Devic...

  The National Assembly has completed the installation of automated COVID-19 sanitizing devices on all entrance points to curb the spread of the virus. The chamber now has a chest... read more »

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Life

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

Ajimobi Laid to Rest in Ibadan Amid Tight Security

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

Bishop Matthew Kukah's Homily at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi

Bishop Matthew Kukah’s Homily at the Funeral Mass of Semina...

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020). 1. We have gathered around the... read more »

Kwara Gov Greets Olofa of Offa at 56

Kwara Gov Greets Olofa of Offa at 56

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday felicitated with the Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi (Esuwoye II) on his 56th birthday. This contained in a statement signed by... read more »

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Eid el-Kabir: Remember The Needy, As You Celebrate, Lawmaker Charges Well Meaning Nigerians

Eid el-Kabir: Remember The Needy, As You Celebrate, Lawmaker Charges Well Meaning Nigerian...

As Muslims faithful celebrate this year’s Eid el Kabir, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has called on well... read more »

Eid-El-Kabir: Cleric Urges Nigerians to Live in Togetherness and Peace

Eid-El-Kabir: Cleric Urges Nigerians to Live in Togetherness and ...

A renowned Ibadan based Islamic Cleric, Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke on Friday  urged Nigerians to live in togetherness and peace as exemplified by Prophet Mohammed. This contained in Eid... read more »

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum Entertainment

Eid El-Kabir: Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians of Maximum Entertainme...

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured lagosians, fun lovers, tourists and religious faithful that all the various Parks and Beaches across the State are ready and in good... read more »

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Mali

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

Mutinying solders have reportedly arrested Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. Clips have surfaced on social media showing a convoy of vehicles... read more »

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a one-day peace keeping visit to Bamako, Republic of Mali on Thursday, after a briefing by ECOWAS Special Envoy to Nigeria, erstwhile President... read more »

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Continues in Mali

Mass Rally Demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar’s Resignation Con...

Opposition protesters in Mali turned up en masse in the streets of Bamako, the nation’s capital, demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Friday. Opposition... read more »

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Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award

Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award

Nigerian super star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, professionally known as Burna Boy, has won a second consecutive BET: Best International Act award. Burna Boy was announced the winner in the... read more »

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See What Buhari Has Done to Nigerian Air Force - Femi Adesina

See What Buhari Has Done to Nigerian Air Force – Femi Adesina

When a bird loses its wings, it is no better than a chick running round and merely looking up longingly. It can’t soar into the azure sky, and is just doomed for a certain time to walk... read more »

Defection: Wike Reveals Position on Umahi’s Defection

Defection: Wike Reveals Position on Umahi’s Defection

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that it would be futile to engage in a dialogue with Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi over a return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Wike... read more »

Umahi’s SA on Internal Security, Public Utilities Quits Position

Umahi’s SA on Internal Security, Public Utilities Quits Position...

Special Assistant to Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi on Internal Security and Public Utilities (Urban), Egwu Chidiebere has resigned his appointment with immediate effect. The development... read more »

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Niger Delta

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers debunk Akpabio’s allegation

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers Debunk Akpabio’s Allegation

Senators mentioned as beneficiaries of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts by Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, have denied the allegation and asked... read more »

My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

My Self Life – And The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

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

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

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

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Nigeria

Ebonyi PDP Chairman: Dissolution of State Executive Ridiculous

Ebonyi PDP Chairman: Dissolution of State Executive Ridiculous

Onyekachi Nwebonyi, chairman of the Ebonyi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), state executive recently dissolved by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has described the... read more »

An Igbo Person Must Become Next President of Nigeria – Abaribe

Igbo President Non-Negotiable in 2023 – Senator Abaribe

Minority leader of the senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe has said that it cannot be bargained for an Igbo person to replace President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s next president in 2023. He... read more »

Wike Reacts to Umahi’s Defection, Says 2023 Ambition Behind Move  

Wike Reacts to Umahi’s Defection, Says 2023 Ambition Behind Move ...

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has claimed that Governor David Umahi’s defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC) was informed by his 2023 political ambitions. This comes after... read more »

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

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

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

Buhari Justifies Increase in Petrol Price, Says It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia

Buhari Justifies Increase in Petrol Price, Says It Makes No Sense...

President Muhammadu Buhari has said it makes no sense for Nigeria to sell petroleum products at cheaper prices than its neighbouring countries. He disclosed this on Thursday while... read more »

We Will Enforce the Law, Police Sounds warning to NCL, TUC Ahead of Protest

We Will Enforce the Law, Police Sounds warning to NCL, TUC Ahead ...

The Nigerian Police Force has issued warning to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) ahead of their strike action and protest slated for Monday to protest... read more »

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Press Statement

IGP Approves New Police Unit to Replace Disbanded SARS

New Police Unit, SWAT to Replace Disbanded SARS – IGP

Former SARS operatives to undergo psychological examination As a follow up to the disbandment of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS),  the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu... read more »

Fayose Should Look Far Away From Oyo State in Search of his Enemies - Makinde

Fayose Should Look Far Away from Oyo State in Search of His Enemi...

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has distanced himself from allegation by Ayo Fayose, that he sponsored the attack against him at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign grand finale... read more »

Government Won’t Be Pressured into Restructuring Nigeria – Presidency

Government Won’t Be Pressured into Restructuring Nigeria – Presid...

The Presidency has said that government will not succumb to threats and restructure the country, describing calls for restructuring as unhelpful and unwarranted at a time when the country... read more »

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Religion

Daddy Freeze Apologises to Living Faith Founder, David Oyedepo  

Daddy Freeze Apologises to Living Faith Founder, David Oyedepo  

On air personality, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has tendered an apology to Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel. The broadcaster... read more »

CAN Condemns CAMA as 'ungodly', Asks Buhari to Suspend it

CAN Condemns CAMA as ‘ungodly’, Asks Buhari to Suspen...

The Christian Association of Nigeria (Can0, has rejected the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, that was recently passed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying sit will... read more »

Anybody Insulting me is Wasting his Time, Bishop Oyedepo to Presidency

Anybody Insulting me is Wasting his Time, Bishop Oyedepo to Presi...

David Oyedepo, Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide alias Winners’ Chapel has replied comments credited to President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social Media, Lauretta Onochie. In... 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

#ENDSARS: NECO Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely over Protests

#ENDSARS: NECO Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely over Protests

The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the postponement of the ongoing Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination indefinitely. Head, Information and Public Relations... read more »

Lekki Shooting: No Life was Lost – Sanwo-Olu

Lekki Shooting: No Life was Lost – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said no casualty was recorded in the shooting that took place at Lekki toll gate area of the state. Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in a state... read more »

Omata, Buhari, Burutai, Sanwolu, Tinubu and Others to be Handed Over to ICC – Fani-kayode

Omata, Buhari, Burutai, Sanwolu, Tinubu and Others to be Handed O...

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the shooting that occurred at Lekki, Lagos State in the late hours of Monday. Fani-Kayode said that the officer who masterminded... read more »

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Security

Ondo State Lifts 24-Hour Curfew, Calls for Peace

Ondo State Governor Lifts 24-Hour Curfew, Calls for Peace

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has announced the suspension of the 24-hour curfew initially imposed following unrest occasioned by hijack of the #EndSARS movement by hoodlums in... read more »

BREAKING: Hoodlums Attack TVC in Lagos

BREAKING: Hoodlums Attack TVC in Lagos

Irate hoodlums have attacked Television Continental (TVC) headquarters in Lagos State on Wednesday (today). The thugs thronged the entrance of the Television station in Ikosi-Ketu area of... read more »

Forces Beyond Our Control Have Made Dark Notes in Our History, Sanwo-Olu says as he Visits Victims of Lekki Shooting

Forces Beyond Our Control Have Made Dark Notes in Our History, Sa...

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described the Lekki shooting as the toughest night of our lives, crediting “forces beyond our direct control” to have sponsored the violent... read more »

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South Africa

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

School children in South Africa resumed classroom activities on Monday, 8th June 2020, as government starts to ease restrictions imposed on the country to curb the spread of corona... read more »

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos  State House  of Assembly on Thursday condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks by South Africans on Nigerians living in their country. The condemnation is sequel to a... read more »

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Attacks on Foreigners

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Atta...

….we’ll deal with troublemakers, Gov vows Lagos State Governor has vowed to deal with troublemakers exploiting the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa to... read more »

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Crown FC Player Collapses, Dies During Friendly Match

Crown FC Player Collapses, Dies During Friendly Match

Crown Football Club of Ogbomoso, Oyo State player, Usman Yusuf died during a friendly match in Abeokuta, Ogun Sate after collapsing on the pitch. Reports say Yusuf lined up for Geteway... read more »

Eberechi Leaves Door Open for Eagles Invitation

Eberechi Leaves Door Open for Eagles Invitation

Crystal Palace of England midfielder, Eberechi Eze has expressed willingness to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria despite being invited to the England U21 team. The midfielder remains... read more »

Joe Scores Twice as Rangers Wallop Hamilton 8-0

Joe Scores Twice as Rangers Wallop Hamilton 8-0

Scottish side Rangers on Sunday restored their nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a ruthless 8-0 victory over Hamilton at Ibrox. The pressure was on Steven... read more »

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Sanwo-Olu Unveils first Electric Car in Nigeria

Sanwo-Olu Unveils First Electric Car in Nigeria

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

#EndSARS: ‘We Had Option to Shutdown Social Media’ – Minister says as he Advocates Cyberspace Regulation

#EndSARS: ‘We Had Option to Shutdown Social Media’ – Minister Say...

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development said that even though the Federal Government had the option to shut down the social media space to quell the #EndSARS protests that... read more »

Osinbajo and a Facebook Vice President to Hold informal Chat Today

Osinbajo and a Facebook Vice President to Hold informal Chat Toda...

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Facebook’s Vice President, Policy and Communication, Nick Clegg will today, Friday, September 18 hold a virtual informal chat. In a Statement... read more »

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RE: Unlawful Killing, Nchatancha Community, Emene, Enugu East LGA

RE: Unlawful Killing, Nchatancha Community, Emene, Enugu East LGA

Ladies and gentlemen, everyone, today again, 22/08/2019, our stalls and offices received disheartening news over the unlawful killing of a woman (an Igbo woman) who hails from Nchatancha... read more »

Opinion: Buhari's Misguided Invitation of Shiites to Terrorism by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: Buhari’s Misguided Invitation of Shiites to Terror...

Buhari is busy importing the incendiary of Middle Eastern Sunni/Shiite conflagration into Nigeria. The decision of the Nigerian government to proscribe the Shiite Islamic Movement of... read more »

Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusalam's Meeting Over Invitation of Miyetti Allah

Nigeria: Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Snub Abdusalam’s ...

Leaders of the Southern and Middle belt areas of Nigeria have declined the invitation extended to them by former head of state, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar to a roundtable on national issues... read more »

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

Fuel Subsidy Removal: History will Judge Buhari Favourably for Removing Fuel Subsidy- Garb...

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

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools

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

Reckless Drivers in Zamfara to be Sentenced to Death – Matawalle

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

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

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US Hits Visa Ban on Election Riggers in Nigeria

US Slams Visa Ban on Election Riggers in Nigeria

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

Enugu Airport Fence Destruction: FG Vows to Bring Perpetrator to Book  

Enugu Airport Fence Vandalism: FG Vows to Bring Perpetrator to Bo...

  Says it will deploy all lawful means to protect national security asset Aviation Minister applauds Buhari, Ugwuanyi’s intervention   The federal government, on Thursday,... read more »

Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of International Air Flights in Weeks

Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of International A...

The Boss Mustapha led Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19 has signed off on gradual reopening of international air flights and train services across Nigeria in weeks, and not... read more »

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John Campbell, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria Berates Nigerian Military

John Campbell, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria Berates Nigerian Military

John Campbell a former Ambassador to Nigeria has said that Nigerians have lost faith in the sincerity of government. He chided the approach of Nigerian government and politicians, claiming... read more »

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Osinbajo Breaks Silence, Speaks on Lekki Shooting

Osinbajo Breaks Silence, Speaks on Lekki Shooting

Following the shooting at Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State, Vice President Yemi Osinbjo has condoled with victims of the violent act that took place on  Tuesday night. Osinbajo took to... read more »

BREAKING: Youths on Rampage in Enugu, Shut Down Abakpa Market

BREAKING: Youths on Rampage in Enugu, Shut Down Abakpa Market (VI...

Youths in Abakpa Nike Enugu state have taken to the streets, forcing shop owners in the Abakpa market to close down their shops. African News Today has gathered that the youths are... read more »

Davido Offers to Pay Hospital Bills of Victims of Lekki Toll Gate Massacre

Davido Offers to Pay Hospital Bills of Victims of Lekki Shooting

Nigerian singer David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has inquired about the medical bills of victims of the Lekki toll gate shooting that took place yesterday in Lagos... read more »

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World Cup: Russia's World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

World Cup: Russia’s World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

Despite scoring the first goal of the match, hosts Russia lost the game 3:4 on penalties to Croatia. After Cheryshev put Russia ahead in the 31st minute, it only took the Croatians 8... read more »

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins Sweden 2:0

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins S...

The 3-Lions this evening sailed into their first semi-finals since 1990 after winning Sweden 2:0. The two goals which came off a Maguire header in the 30 minute and a Dele Ali header in the... read more »

World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

The Brazilian team were this evening knocked out at the quarter finals of the World Cup after they lost 1:2 to Belgium. A 13th minute own goal by Fernandinho set the Belgians on course for... read more »

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WAEC Releases Results, Withholds Results of 215,149 Candidates

WAEC to Release 2020 SSCE Results on Monday November 2nd 2020

The West African Examinations Council has disclosed that the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination would be released on Monday, November 2, 2020. While giving... read more »

ASUU Reveals When Strike Will be Called Off

ASUU Reveals When Strike Will be Called Off

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it is ready to call off its ongoing strike as soon as the Federal Government conducts an integrity test on the proposed payroll... read more »

Inside Story: How Plainclothes Policemen Wounded, Abandoned a Commercial Motorcyclist in Kubwa, Abuja

Inside Story: How Plainclothes Policemen Wounded, Abandoned a Com...

At a time when thousands of youths have taken to the streets to protest police brutality and alleged extrajudicial killings of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), it... read more »

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