Pastor Adeboye’s Son is Dead

Pastor Adeboye’s Son is Dead

Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has died. Dare Adeboye, 42, was renowned as a life coach, visionary leader, motivator, bridge builder and third child of Baba Adeboye. Church Gist on Thursday in a post said,... read more »

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

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

Popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, officially endorsed DMW Boss, Davido’s “E choke” slang with the introduction of an Emoji. 30BG Boss, Davido, is not only known for dropping steady hits and bangers but has proven time and time again to be a trendsetter and... read more »

Catholic Church Suspends Fr Mbaka Over Fracas with Buhari

Catholic Church Suspends Fr Mbaka Over Fracas with Buhari

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has suspended Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka from liturgical activities for a period of one month owing to the controversy generated by his political vision which has exposed him to attack from the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The clergy was suspended with effect... read more »

How El-Rufai tackled Ex-President Jonathan Over Personal Interest – Omokri

How El-Rufai tackled Ex-President Jonathan Over Personal Interest – Omokri...

Reno Omokri, a former Presidential aide has disclosed how Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has been maligning former President Goodluck Jonathan because he was not picked as Vice President. Omokri said this in reaction to El-Rufai’s indictment of Jonathan having harboured plans to jail... read more »

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

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan almost put him in prison because he thought he was a threat to his second term ambition. El-Rufai, in an interview published in The Point, said although Jonathan was his very close... read more »

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Mob vandalises Akwa Ibom alleged Serial Rapist’s House, ‘arrests’ Father

Youths from Nnung Ikono Obio in the Oruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday, stormed the family house of Uduak Akpan, the prime suspect in the murder of a jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren, and vandalised it. It was gathered that the youth took the action... read more »

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Parents of abducted Kaduna Students protest at NASS

Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State were denied entry to the National Assembly complex, Abuja on Tuesday during a protest. The protesting parents were joined by members of the Students Union Government (SUG)... read more »

AFCON
CAF Okay Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

CAF Okays Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

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

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

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

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

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

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sub...

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sublime Finish

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

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

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

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

Africa
Nigeria Police Reacts to Reports of Fr Mbaka’s Disappearance  

Nigeria Police Reacts to Reports of Fr Mbaka’s Disappearance  Nig...

The Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State command has said it is not aware of the alleged disappearance of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry of Enugu, Nigeria, (AMEN), Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka. The... read more »

DSS Comments on Reports of Fr Mbaka Missing

DSS Comments on Reports of Fr Mbaka Missing

The Department for State Services, DSS has reacted to the reports that the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry of Enugu, Nigeria, (AMEN), Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka is missing, saying that they are not holding him. Many Christians have staged a protest in front of the Catholic Bishop’s court in Enugu, asking the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Callistus... read more »

BREAKING: Senate postpones Meeting with Service Chiefs,...

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

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

Every Club Will Want to Sign a Player Like Simy –...

Every Club Will Want to Sign a Player Like Simy - Nwosu

Former Nigerian player, Henry Nwosu praised the impact of Nigerian Striker, Simy Nwankwo in the Serie A this season despite his club, Crotone suffering... read more »

Argentina Canvasses Stronger Footballing Rapport with N...

Argentina Canvasses Stronger Footballing Rapport with Nigeria

The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina, His Excellency Alejandro Herrero has canvassed the solidification of footballing rapport between Argentina and... read more »

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

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

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

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

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

Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

Update: ECOWAS Elects New President

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

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution ...

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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

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

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

Agriculture
Govs Can’t Ban Open Graing – Miyetti Allah

Govs Can’t Ban Open Grazing – Miyetti Allah

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

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

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

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

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

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

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

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

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

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

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

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

Mahrez Wins PFA EPL Fans’ POTM Award Ahead of Iheanacho

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

Algeria Crude Oil Output Slumped in 2020

Algeria Crude Oil Output Slumped in 2020

Algeria’s oil revenue tumbled in 2020, worsening an economic crisis in the North African country which is highly dependent on crude income, according to data released by the Energy ministry on Sunday. The COVID-19 pandemic had taken a toll on oil prices, ravaging the economies of producer nations. “The overall volume of hydrocarbon exports... read more »

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

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

  The Dessert Foxes of Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 in last night’s international friendly match played in Austria. The only goal of the match was... read more »

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

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

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

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

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

Armed Forces
Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

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

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

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

The Nigerian Air Force has debunked claims by Boko Haram terrorists that it shot down the missing NAF 476 Alpha Jet, which remains uncounted for after it went off the radar in Borno State. Reacting to Boko Haram’ claim, the NAF on Saturday stated that the jet had an accident for several reasons, which the military was investigating and was not... read more »

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

Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF Fighter Jet Revealed

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

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

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

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

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

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

Aviation
Why Adeboye’s Helicopter was Grounded

Why Adeboye’s Helicopter was Grounded

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

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

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

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

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

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

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes in Abuja

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes on Abuja Runway

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

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

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

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

AWCON
Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

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

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

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

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

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

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

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

The African cup of Nations that was scheduled to take place this year has been moved to 2022. This was disclosed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF)... read more »

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

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

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

Biafra
Buhari Govt Attacking me for Blessing Nnamdi Kanu – Fr Mbaka

Buhari Govt Attacking me for Blessing Nnamdi Kanu – Fr Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, AMEN, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has said that the presidency was attacking him for blessing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,... read more »

MASSOB, IPOB declare Sit-at-home on May 30

MASSOB, IPOB declare Sit-at-home on May 30

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have ordered a sit-at-home on May 30. But IPOB said its members in over 100 countries, including Lagos, Abuja as well as northern towns with reasonable population of its members are to also observe the sit -at -home The pro... read more »

‘Be at Alert to Repel Terrorists in Uniform’ – Nnamdi K...

‘Be at Alert to Repel Terrorists in Uniform’ – Nnamdi Kanu Says he Raises Alarm Over Possible Military Air Strike

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has claimed that raised an alert over a possible attack of some areas in Imo State by personnel of... read more »

Military Technology beyond Native Doctors’ Protection, ...

Military Technology beyond Native Doctors’ Protection, APC warns Youths

The ruling All Progressives Congress has warned Nigerian youths to not allow themselves to be used as tools in a war against any tribe or community in... read more »

IPOB/MASSOB asylum: UK replies Federal Govt, Says Offer...

IPOB/MASSOB asylum: UK replies Federal Govt, Says Offer is to Protect those who Need It

The United Kingdom has disclosed that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals are considered on their individual merits in accordance with... read more »

Boko Haram
Nigerian Army Changes Boko Haram War Codename to Hadin Kai

Nigerian Army Changes Boko Haram War Codename to Hadin Kai

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that the war against Boko Haram in the North-East has been renamed Operation Kadin Kai from Operation Lafiya Dole. The change was approved by the Chief of the Army... read more »

Air Force probes killing of 20 Soldiers in Aerial Attack

Air Force probes killing of 20 Soldiers in Aerial Attack

At least 20 soldiers have been feared killed in an aerial attack meant to neutralise Boko Haram/Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP). The Nigerian Air Force through its official Twitter account said it was investigating visuals and reports being circulated. It said: “The attention of the @NigAirForce has been drawn to reports alleging... read more »

Boko Haram attacks Geidam, Hometown of Acting IGP

Boko Haram attacks Geidam, Hometown of Acting IGP

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

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

BBOG Releases Names of 112 Chibok Schoolgirls Still Held Captive

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

Pantami withdraws Radical Comments on Terrorists

Pantami withdraws Radical Comments on Terrorists

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

Breaking News
BREAKING: Tension As Gunshots Rock Police Area Command In Aba

BREAKING: Tension As Gunshots Rock Police Area Command In Aba

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

Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner Ezewanne released — Police

Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner Ezewanne released — Police

The Anambra Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr Emeka Ezenwanne, who was kidnapped on March 31, has been released, the state Police command has confirmed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that Ezenwanne was kidnapped by some gunmen, after a gun battle that led to the death of three police personnel. The kidnappers had invaded the venue... read more »

BREAKING: Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, is Dead

BREAKING: Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, is Dead

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

Midnight Fire razes Popular Ibadan Auto Parts Market

Midnight Fire razes Popular Ibadan Auto Parts Market

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

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

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

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

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
BREAKING: Awosika breaks Silence after Sack as First Bank Chair

BREAKING: Awosika breaks Silence after Sack as First Bank Chair

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

Ghana Traders Union Oppose Call to Reopen Nigerians’ Shops

Ghana Traders Union Oppose Call to Reopen Nigerians’ Shops

Following calls by some Nigerian traders for their shops to be reopened after months of lockdown, the Ashanti regional branch of the Ghana Union of Traders Association, GUTA, has urged President Akufo-Addo to disregard such clamour. Recall that there has been friction between Ghanaian traders and their counterparts from other countries, especially... read more »

Amazon Chooses South African for its African Headquarte...

Amazon Chooses South African for its African Headquarters

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

Dangote: We Lose Multi-Million Dollars to Meet Nigeria’...

Dangote: We Lose Multi-Million Dollars to Meet Nigeria’s Cement Demand

The management of Dangote Cement Plc has said that cost of cement is cheaper in Nigeria compared to Ghana and Zambia and that it is encountering losses in... read more »

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

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

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

Cameroon

Egypt, Gabon, Ghana Qualify for AFCON 2021

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

Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Cameroon

Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Cameroon

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

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

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

Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

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

Cameroon School Shooting an Atrocity that Underscores t...

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

Celebration
Nigerian actor Alex Ekubo proposes to Girlfriend

Nigerian actor Alex Ekubo proposes to Girlfriend

Nigeria Actor and model, Alex Ekubo, strikes his name out of the bachelors’ list as he proposes to girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu. The 2010 first runner-up for Mr Nigeria made the announcement via... read more »

Kizz Daniel celebrates Birthday, Welcomes set of Twins

Kizz Daniel celebrates Birthday, Welcomes set of Twins

Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, has welcomed a set of twins as he celebrates his birthday. The Woju crooner shared this information on his Instagram page on Saturday, his birthday. He revealed the name of his twin sons: Jelani and Janil. Alongside the picture that supposedly showed his hands and that... read more »

God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

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

FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

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

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

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

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

Child Abuse
Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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

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

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

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

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Again...

Lagos Partners Religious Institutions in Campaign Against Domestic Violence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Oladokun

Nigeria: The Debate Over Relinquishing Sovereignty by Victor Oladokun

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

Communication
SERAP Chides NBC, Issues 48 Hours Ultimatum Over ChannelsTV Suspension

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

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

NBC Suspends Channels TV For Granting Interview to IPOB Leader

NBC Suspends Channels TV For Granting Interview to IPOB Leader

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has handed Channels Television a suspension for alleged breach of broach code. The suspension was conveyed in a letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television, issued by the Acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba. According to the letter, the decision was informed by the... read more »

Ezekwesili Threatens to Sue Omojuwa

Ezekwesili Threatens to Sue Omojuwa

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has threatened to sue a blogger and social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa, for alleged... read more »

MTN snubs Banks, links 77 Million Subscribers to Fintec...

MTN snubs Banks, links 77 Million Subscribers to Fintech Platforms

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

Court Orders Extension of NIN Enrolment by Two Months

Court Orders Extension of NIN Enrolment by Two Months

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

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

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

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

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak - 17 Infected, 11 dead

Congo Witnesses New Ebola Outbreak – 17 Infected, 11 dead

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

Corruption
Seven Policemen arrested over N500,000 Extortion in Anambra

Seven Policemen arrested over N500,000 Extortion in Anambra

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

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

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

An Abuja Court is set to hear a suit against Hajia Zainab Dakingari, a daughter of the late President Umaru Yar’adua and wife of former Kebbi State Governor Sa’idu Dakingari, for perpetrating an alleged N2 billion land fraud which involved her firm and another firm, ITBAN Global Resources Limited. Zainab was indicted for the alleged fraudulent... read more »

Buhari, APC Have Failed to Deliver Campaign Promises – ...

Buhari, APC Have Failed to Deliver Campaign Promises – Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has submitted that his party, All Progressives Congress, APC, and President Muhammadu Buhari, have failed to fulfil all their... read more »

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

NYSC Dismisses 34 Employees Over Misconduct, other Offenses

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

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

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

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

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

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

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

PPPRA Deletes Template Announcing N212/Per Litre Petrol Price

PPPRA Deletes Template Announcing N212/Per Litre Petrol Price

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

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

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

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

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

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

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

Governors didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives - Akeredolu

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

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

Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback

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

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage

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

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

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

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

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

  Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exile

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

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

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

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

Covid-19
COVID-19: FG restricts Passengers from Brazil, India, Turkey

COVID-19: FG restricts Passengers from Brazil, India, Turkey

The Federal Government has resolved to  deny non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days entry into Nigeria. This decision was part of the... read more »

No COVID-19 death recorded in Nine Days - NCDC

No COVID-19 Deaths Recorded in Nine Days – NCDC

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control reported zero COVID-19-related deaths for the ninth consecutive day as the nation’s fatality toll remains 2,061. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the country last registered a COVID-19-related death on April 11. It reports that aside... read more »

Why I Won’t Take COVID Vaccine – Oyedepo

Why I Won’t Take COVID Vaccine – Oyedepo

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has defended his decision not to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The clergy... read more »

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

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

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

Fed. Govt. to Continue Administration of AstraZeneca

Fed. Govt. to Continue Administration of AstraZeneca

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

Crime
Gunmen Kill 3 Custom Personnel in Rivers, Raid Military Checkpoint

Gunmen Kill 3 Custom Personnel in Rivers, Raid Military Checkpoin...

Unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed three officials of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, in Isiokpo community in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. Prior to killing the NCS... read more »

Nigerian Man, Omotola Hassan Arrested With Cocaine In India

Nigerian Man, Omotola Hassan Arrested With Cocaine In India

The Pune police have arrested a Nigerian man for possession of cocaine valued at ₹4 lakh, in Kondhwan on Wednesday. The alleged peddler was identified as Shamsuddin Omotola Hassan, aged 48, SaharaReporters reports. Police say the Lagos State indigene intended to sell the drugs. Authorities valued the drugs in his possession at about ₹4,16,000.... read more »

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

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

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

Teenage Girl kills Brother During Fight in Ondo

Teenage Girl kills Brother During Fight in Ondo

A teenager identified as Idowu Biletiri Ruth has stabbed her elder brother to death for reportedly questioning her movement. The incident happened at Igbokoda,... read more »

Gunmen Injure Four Officers, Raze Imo Police Station

Gunmen Injure Four Officers, Raze Imo Police Station

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

Drug Abuse
Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

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

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

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

Economy
Wike Backs Obaseki on N60 Billion New Notes Printing

Wike Backs Obaseki on N60 Billion New Notes Printing

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the claim by his Edo state counterpart, Godwin Obaseki that the Nigerian Government printed about N60 billion to share to the federating units in March... read more »

APC Governors chide Obaseki over N60bn Printing Claim

APC Governors chide Obaseki over N60bn Printing Claim

Governors under the platform of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday ruled Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State off the track over his recent allegation that the federal government printed N60 billion to augment the March revenue  allocation to states. The governors, in a statement in the name of the Progressive Governors’ Forum... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala will drive Global Trade – World Ban...

Okonjo-Iweala will drive Global Trade - World Bank

The international financial architecture is ‘skewed in favor of rich and creditor countries’, the World Bank said yesterday. President of the bank, David... read more »

Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

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

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

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

Education
SSANU Under Pressure to Resume Suspended Strike

SSANU Under Pressure to Resume Suspended Strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, has said the Federal Government’s failure to fulfil its agreements with the union by the April 30th deadline has put it under pressure... read more »

Missing IMSU 300-Level Law Student Found in Mortuary  

Missing IMSU 300-Level Law Student Found in Mortuary  

The remains of a 300-level Law student of the Imo State University, Owerri, Kingsley Chiwueze, has been found in the morgue of the Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri, on Sunday five days after he was declared missing. The deceased was declared missing on Monday after his whereabouts became unknown and efforts to find him proved futile. Reports say... read more »

Terrible People Want To Break Nigeria’s Destiny — Tinub...

Terrible People Want To Break Nigeria’s Destiny — Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has said Nigerians have to align as one despite their differences to prevent strong... read more »

LAUTECH gets Acting VC

LAUTECH gets Acting VC

The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo, State, Prof. Mojeed Olaide Liasu, has been appointed as the... read more »

Makinde Sacks LAUECH VC

Makinde Sacks LAUECH VC

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the sack of the Vice-Chancellor of the Ladoke Atintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Professor... read more »

Egypt
Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

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

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

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

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association...

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elections
Ondo Election Tribunal to Deliver Verdict on Guber Poll Today

Ondo Election Tribunal to Deliver Verdict on Guber Poll Today

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure is set to rule on the October 20, Ondo State governorship poll today. The verdict o the petition filed by Mr Eyitayo Jedege of the Peoples Democratic... read more »

President Talon of Benin Wins Controversial Re-election with Wide Margin  

President Talon of Benin Wins Controversial Re-election with Wide Margin  

President Patrice Talon of Benin easily rode to victory for a second tenure in office, interim results obtained on Tuesday suggested, following the election that took place during the weekend. Talon, criticized for clamping down on his opponents, was first elected as the country’s president in 2016. He contested the Sunday election against less... read more »

Chad President Vies for Sixth Term in Power

Chad President Vies for Sixth Term in Power

President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad is set to contest for his sixth term in office in the oil-producing Central African country. Deby who has been in power for... read more »

PDP endorses Nasarawa Governor for Second Term

PDP endorses Nasarawa Governor for Second Term

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

BREAKING: Tribunal dismisses ADP’s petition against Oba...

BREAKING: Tribunal dismisses ADP’s petition against Obaseki

The Edo State governorship election petitions tribunal on Monday dismissed the petition filed by Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its governorship candidate,... read more »

Employment
Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applicants

Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applicants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

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

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

Nigeria: No Date for Reopening of Orientation Camps - NYSC

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

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

Iheanacho Downs Crystal Palace in Style

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho produced another match-winning performance, scoring the winning goal in the Foxes’ 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday. Iheanacho assisted Timothy Castagne... read more »

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

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

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has lavished praises on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward scored a stunning winner in the Foxes’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday night. Iheanacho set up Timothy Castagne for Leicester’s equalising goal five minutes after the interval before netting the decisive strike 10 minutes from time. The... read more »

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

Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL Goals

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

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

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

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

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

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

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

“Senior Advocate Of Nonsense” – Eedris Abdulkareem Ca...

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

Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’

Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo has explained that his choice of serving in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was an honour for him to serve his country. Keyamo stated this at the weekend when he took a swipe at popular singer and activist, Eedris Abdulkareem. Abdulkareem, in his new song, ‘jagajaga... read more »

Chioma Deletes All Davido’s Pictures

Chioma deletes all Davido’s Pictures

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

Peter Okoye Blames Fans For P-Square’s Breakup as he Re...

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

Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, has blasted fans who claimed he would have won a Grammy with his brother if they remained together as P-Square. Okoye lashed... read more »

Davido Commends Wizkid, Burna Boy for Clinching Grammy

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

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

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

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

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

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

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

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

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

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

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

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

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

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

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

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

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

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

NDDC-gate: Another Gory Exposure of An Ailing Nation

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

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

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

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

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

Now that Obaseki Has Chosen to Stand and be Counted…

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

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

Leadership in Africa: Patriotism or Greed?

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

Finance
Zenith Bank Records 4% Before Tax Profit In Q1 2021

Zenith Bank Records 4% Before Tax Profit In Q1 2021

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

Why We Sacked First Bank Directors – CBN

Why We Sacked First Bank Directors – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said that its decision to sack all the directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and First Bank of Nigeria Holdings Plc was in order to preserve the stability of the bank so as to protect minority shareholders and depositors. The apex bank had on Thursday fired all the directors and appointed new persons to... read more »

CBN Questions First Bank for Sacking MD Without Approva...

CBN Questions First Bank for Sacking MD Without Approval  

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has questioned the Board of the First Bank of Nigeria for relieving Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the Managing Director/Chief... read more »

Reps Guarantee Nigerians of Pay-per-view Tariff Impleme...

Reps Guarantee Nigerians of Pay-per-view Tariff Implementation

The House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on pay-per-view tariff has guaranteed Nigerians of its resolve to implement payment commensurate with viewing... read more »

My Government Can Barely Afford Salary Payment – El-Ruf...

My Government Can Barely Afford Salary Payment – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State government has said that its revenue allocation from the Federation Account Allocations Committee, FAAC, since the middle of 2020, can barely... read more »

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

FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Trains Over 80 Volunteers on Safety, Security

Red Cross Trains 80 on Safety, Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nigeria To Commence Manufacturing of Vaccines Soon – NAFDAC

Nigeria To Commence Manufacturing of Vaccines Soon – NAFDAC

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has expressed confidence that Nigeria would soon start manufacturing vaccines, with the upgrading of existing laboratories across the country. She stated that achieving the ISO 9001 in June 2019, which is the world’s most... read more »

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

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

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

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

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

CBN Defends Policies, Responds to NESG’s Claims

CBN Defends Policies, Rebuffs NESG Claims

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

Fulani Herdsmen
Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to end insurgency in the country. The Presidency said the fight against insecurity will be revved up soon with the expected arrival of six Super... read more »

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency - Ndume

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency – Ndume

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has urged the Federal Government to increase the military budget for buying arms to enable them defeat Boko Haram insurgents. He said if the military budget for personnel and overheads dwarfs the amount spent on arms and ammunition, the military would not be able to defeat the insurgents. The... read more »

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

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

Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina

Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina

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

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

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

The Federal Government has declared it won’t negotiate with terrorists and bandits. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd),... read more »

Gabon
Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

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

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

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

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

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

CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post

CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been fined $10,000 for social media posts. CAF said the post had tarnished... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ghana
Ghana Border Control on Alert to Nab Freeing Nigerian Jailbreakers

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

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

Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

A 28-year-old Nigerian man has been repatriated by the Kaneshie District Court for illegally acquiring a Ghanaian passport and birth certificate. The man identified as Iyamu, aka Anthony Kwarteng, had acquired a Ghanaian passport in Spain through a friend but the passport got missing when he paid a visit to Nigeria. He was arrested by the Ghana... read more »

Ghana Receives World’s First Free Covax Jab

Ghana Receives World’s First Free Covax Jab

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

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

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

Police, Brutal Cops Should Compensate SARS Victims – Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

NBA Frowns at Alleged Assault of Security Guard by CCT Chair

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

I Never Bought Abuja property from EFCC – Falana

I Never Bought Abuja property from EFCC - Falana

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

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

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

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

Information Technology
Why We Introduced NIN for UTME Registration – JAMB Registrar

Why We Introduced NIN for UTME Registration – JAMB Registrar

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

Buhari approves Paternity Leave for NITDA Staff

Buhari approves Paternity Leave for NITDA Staff

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

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

NIN Mandatory for Bank Account Opening, Voter Registration - Pantami

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

NIN Compulsory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – ...

NIN Compulsory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – FG

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

Plans Underway to Replace BVN with NIN – FG

Plans Underway to Replace BVN with NIN – FG

Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has said the Federal Government plans to phaseout Bank Verification Numbers, NIN, and... read more »

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

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

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and the state executive council has ratified N1.2 billion to build a new governor’s lodge in Abuja. This was disclosed by Daud Sangodoyin, the Commissioner of... read more »

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

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

The North-Easter part of Nigeria needs fresh $1 billion to tackle the Boko Haram-induced humanitarian crisis affecting more than six million people in 2021, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said. It disclosed this on Wednesday noting that a combination of escalating conflict, displacement, and disruption... read more »

Security Agents Nab Eight Suspects For Attacking ACTDA ...

Security Agents Nab Eight Suspects For Attacking ACTDA Officers in Anambra

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

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt ...

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

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

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

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

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

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

Lagos state Govt. withdraws N25m donation to Amputee Trader over ...

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

Tinubu dismisses reported rift with Buhari

Tinubu dismisses reported rift with Buhari

A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday, reacted to the various challenges bedevelling Nigeria, saying all nations would go through difficult times. He said the difference would be in how to communicate the challenges to citizens and how to make it easier for them to bear. Tinubu stated this in an... read more »

Why IBB annulled Abiola’s June 12 1993 Victory – ...

Why IBB annulled Abiola’s June 12 1993 Victory - Obasanjo

Barely 28 years after, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election, presumably won by the late... read more »

Imo CP Failed to Request MOPOL, Military Reinforcement ...

Imo CP Failed to Request MOPOL, Military Reinforcement – Source

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed, and his top officers have been booted out following Monday’s attack on the state Police Command... read more »

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

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

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

Judiciary
Lawyers Back Financial Autonomy for Judiciary

Lawyers Protest Over Financial Autonomy for Judiciary

The Bwari and Gwagwalada chapter of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has backed the calls for judicial financial autonomy in Nigeria. The lawyer expressed their... read more »

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

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

The Rivers State House of Assembly has confirmed Justice Simeon Amadi as the Chief Judge. He is the second most senior judge of the state High Court. Following a letter from Governor Nyesom Wike that sought Amadi’s confirmation and approval based on the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation. The Speaker, Ikwuinyi Owaji-Ibani, said the... read more »

Buhari Dragged to Court for Re-Appointing NPA DG

Buhari Dragged to Court for Re-Appointing NPA DG

The reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority for a new five years tenure has generated controversy as some... read more »

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

Judge Berates EFCC Over Incorrect Twitter Posts on Shehu Sani

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

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

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

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

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

Police Calls on Lagosians to Ignore Calls for Fresh Protest at Le...

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

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

Following the freezing of the bank account of some promoters of the #EndSARS protesters, a Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria to unfreeze 20 bank accounts linked to protesters and promoters of #EndSARS with immediate effect. The order was given by Justice Ahmed Mohammed following the sudden withdrawal of a suit... read more »

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

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

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

Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

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

Zambia President Fires Health Minister Chilufya

Zambia President Fires Health Minister Chilufya

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

Kenya
Barack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah is Dead

Barack Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah is Dead

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

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

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

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

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

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

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

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

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

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

Labour
Workers Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

Workers Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to commemorate the International Workers’ Day Celebration for the year. This was contained in a statement by the Minister... read more »

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

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

The Federal Government has threatened to implement the ‘n work, no pay rule’ if the striking resident doctors fail to resume duty. This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige during a Channels Television programme on Friday. Ngige while speaking on measures taken to ensure the doctors return to work said the government would... read more »

Resident Doctors Commence Strike Two Days After Buhari ...

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

Members of the Nigeran Association of Resident Doctors, NARD on Thursday (today) began a nationwide industrial action after issuing a prior notice without... read more »

Resident Doctors to Commence Indefinite Strike April 1

Resident Doctors to Commence Indefinite Strike April 1

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

ASUU Threatens Fresh Strive Over Unremitted Deductions,...

ASUU Threatens Fresh Strive Over Unremitted Deductions, Inconsistent Payment  

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has warned that its members might be forced to withdraw from work over what it termed the victimization of its... read more »

Lagos News
Police Raid Cubana Night Club, Arrest over 200 Clubbers

Police Raid Cubana Night Club, Arrest over 200 Clubbers

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

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

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

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday, hailed the late first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, saying the country needed more leaders with integrity and pragmatism. Jakande, who served between October 1, 1979, and December 31, 1983, passed away last Thursday at the age of... read more »

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

Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

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

BREAKING: LASU Appoints Prof. Oke Acting VC

BREAKING: LASU appoints Prof. Oke acting VC

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Damola Oke has been appointed the acting vice-chancellor of the... read more »

COVID-19 Not Hoax – Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19 Not Hoax - Sanwo-Olu

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

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

South-West Abuses Drug Most in Nigeria – NDLEA Boss

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

55 COVID-19 Defaulters arrested in Abuja

55 COVID-19 Regulation Violators Arrested in Abuja

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

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

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

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

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

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

Clearing Agents Arrested as NDLEA Intercepts N32bn Wort...

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

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

Legislature
Aides to Legislators Protest over Unpaid Salary Arrears

Legislative Aids Protest over Unpaid Salary Arrears

Legislative aides under the auspices of the “Concerned National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum” on Tuesday protested at the foyer of the National Assembly over unpaid salary arrears. The aides... read more »

Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup

Reps Meet Chief of Army Staff Over Threats of Breakup

The members of the House of Representatives have held a closed-door meeting with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, to discuss the secession threats in the country. Despite the refusal of the lawmakers and the military to divulge the details to reporters, reports say the succession agitations in the south-West championed by Sunday... read more »

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

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

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

Imo Assembly Impeaches Majority Leader

Imo Assembly Impeaches Majority Leader

The infighting at the Imo State House of Assembly, Owerri, on Thursday, took a different turn as the lawmakers impeached the majority leader, Uche... read more »

Senate Ratifies N11.35bn Police Trust Fund Budget

Senate Ratifies N11.35bn Police Trust Fund Budget

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

Liberia
Life
DSS denies Torturing Buhari’s Late Official Driver

DSS denies Torturing Buhari’s Late Official Driver

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

Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

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

Biden Threatens Financial, Visa Sanctions Against Niger...

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

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

Former Nigerian Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

Former Nigerian Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

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

Buhari Felicitates With Bisi Akande at 82

Buhari Felicitates With Bisi Akande at 82

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

Lifestyle
Nigerians React as Singer Davido is Spotted with Mystery Lady

Nigerians React as Singer Davido is Spotted with Mystery Lady

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

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

Billionaire Femi Otedola’s daughter, Temi Otedola, has won the award for Best Actress (African Collaboration) at the Ghana Movie Awards 2020. Otedola won the award for her role in the Kunle Afolayan movie ‘Citation’ which won the award for Best Movie (African Collaboration) at the event. “I just heard I won the Ghana Movie Award in the... read more »

Davido Considers Quitting Music

Nigerian Singer Davido Considers Quitting Music

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

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

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

Top Nigerian celebrities graced the wedding ceremony of actor and comedian, Williams Uchemba who wedded his heartthrob, Brunella Oscar on Saturday. Rapper... read more »

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 »

Madagascar
BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

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

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opinion: Nigerian Values – Food For Thought

Opinion: Nigerian Values - Food For Thought

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

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

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

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

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

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

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

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

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

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

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

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

Mali
Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

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

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

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

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

ECOWAS Set to Convene Over Mali Coup

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

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

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Suppor...

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

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

Movies and Films
Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

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

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

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

Music
Burna Boy, Wizkid Make Nigeria Proud, Bag Grammy Awards

Burna Boy, Wizkid Make Nigeria Proud, Bag Grammy Awards

Nigeria music duo, Burna Boy and Wizkid, on Sunday clinched their first Grammy Awards. Burna Boy won the best global music album category after topping four other nominees at the 63rd Grammys. The... read more »

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

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

The 14th edition of the Headies award held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, with Nigerian singer Fireboy DML stealing the show by winning five award categories. This year’s event was co-hosted by TV personality and actress Nancy Isime and comedian Bovi. The event was unique as it held in February as against December due to the COVID-19... read more »

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

Nigerian Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Popular Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye, widely known as Rude Boy has tested positive for COVID-19. He took to his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday to disclose... read more »

Rapper Big Lo Dies of Kidney Related Complications

Rapper Big Lo Dies of Kidney Related Complications

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

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

Flavour Releases Seventh Album, ‘Flavour of Africa

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

Namibia
Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Bank

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

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

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

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

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

News
DHQ Reacts to Alleged Coup Plot in Nigeria

DHQ Reacts to Alleged Coup Plot in Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters on Monday refuted the alleged plot to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari, pledging its loyalty to the president. Nigeria had in 1999 returned to democratic rule... read more »

Osihmen scores against Cagliari to Increase Goal Tally

Osihmen scores against Cagliari to Increase Goal Tally

Victor Osimhen was yet again on target after he opened the scoring for Napoli in their Serie A clash against Cagliari at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium. The Nigerian put Gli Azzuri ahead in the 13th  minute after he was played through by Lorenzo Insigne. Osimhen got on the end of a pass from Insigne before beating Diego Godin with his... read more »

Watford Must End Season on a High Note – Success

Watford Must End Season on a High Note – Success

Nigerian and Watford forward, Isaac Success has urged his teammates to end the season on a high note despite coming short to Brentford on Saturday. The Hornet... read more »

Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna

Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna

A train that took off from Lagos State to Zaria has derailed in Kaduna, African News Today has gathered. There were no injuries as the train which was laden... read more »

I’m Pained Each Time Bandits Are Killed – Gov Umahi

I’m Pained Each Time Bandits Are Killed – Gov Umahi

Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi has expressed willingness to dialogue with bandits to determine their grouses and find sustainable solutions to the current... read more »

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

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

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

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

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

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

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

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

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

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

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

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

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

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

Nigeria
Prepare for Fuel Subsidy Removal, FG Tells Nigerians

Prepare for Fuel Subsidy Removal, FG Tells Nigerians

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

Simy Nwankwo Must Leave Crotone To Get Super Eagles Chance Again – Rohr

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr insists in-form forward Simy Nwankwo must leave modest Serie A side Crotone to boost his chances of playing for the country again. Nwankwo has earned rave reviews due to his superb displays for relegation bound Crotone this season. The 28-year-old has scored 19 league goals for Serse Cosmi’s side this... read more »

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

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

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

Nigeria Will Fly Again: We can Believe Kumuyi – Femi Ad...

Nigeria Will Fly Again: We can Believe Kumuyi – Femi Adesina

You rarely hear his voice in public when it comes to secular or controversial issues. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not... read more »

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

ICYMI: Adesina hails Kumuyi, lambasts Preachers making Negative Prophecies

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

Opinion
The Endless Martyrdom Of Youth, By Wole Soyinka

The Endless Martyrdom Of Youth, By Wole Soyinka

Abubakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling – this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking.  More than the heart is broken, however, more than millions of individual hearts... read more »

Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs - Bishop Kukah

Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs – Bishop Kukah

Day by day, Nigeria drifts irreversibly into a dark tunnel. Things are falling apart with unnerving rapidity because those who govern have only a pact to protect their interests. Politics is merely its conveyor belt of ambition. Nigeria has a date with destiny. If we do not turn around, The axe is already laid to the roots of the tree (Matthew... read more »

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

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

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

I’ve Forgiven Americans for Voting Racist Trump —Soyinka

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

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

Enemies of the Country Will Lose Las Las – Femi Adesina

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

Petroleum
No increase in Petrol Ex-depot Price in May

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

The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) says it will not increase the ex-depot price of Premium Motor spirit also known as petrol next month. The Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari,... read more »

BUA, 27 Others Issued Active Refinery Licences – DPR

BUA, 27 Others Issued Active Refinery Licences – DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has said that it has granted refining licences to 28 investors, including BUA Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited. The clarification was issued following a report by Punch on Tuesday that 32 refinery project licences given to private investors in the country had become invalid within the last three... read more »

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

No Petrol Price Hike until after Labour Deliberation

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

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

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

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

Naira Dips to 410/$ at Official Market – Emefiele

Naira Dips to 410/$ at Official Market – Emefiele

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics
Calamity Will Befall Lawmakers if They Fail to impeach Buhari but Attack me – Fr Mbaka

Calamity Will Befall Lawmakers if They Fail to impeach Buhari but...

Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has frowned at the wanton killings perpetrated across the country while lending his voice to the impeachment of... read more »

FG Not Interested in Security of Nigerians - Wike

FG Not Interested in Security of Nigerians – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has expressed sadness over the spate of security challenges bedevilling the country, alleging the Federal Government is not interested in the security of lives and property of Nigerians. The governor disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday night, noting that no government can... read more »

Why It’s Hard to Police Nigeria – Osinbajo

Why It’s Hard to Police Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the massive size of the country has made it more tasking to tackle the security challenges across the country. He... read more »

Hope Uzodinma No Longer Picks My Calls Since he Assumed...

Hope Uzodinma No Longer Picks My Calls Since he Assumed Office – Fr Mbaka

Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of the Catholic Adoration Ministry, Enugu has indicted Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo of paying deaf ears since he... read more »

Over 50 Villages Vacated Due to Bandits’ Attacks in Nig...

Over 50 Villages Vacated Due to Bandits’ Attacks in Niger – Gov Bello

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has said that over 50 villages in five local government areas of the state have been forced to flee their homes due to... read more »

Power
Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

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

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

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

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

Makinde’s Alleged Move to Dump PDP Untrue - Aide

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

Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 – WIke

Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 - WIke

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

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

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

Press Statement
Wike imposes Curfew on Rivers’ Boundaries

Wike imposes Curfew on Rivers’ Boundaries

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

Bayelsa NUJ decries Intimidation of Journalists

Bayelsa NUJ decries Intimidation of Journalists

Chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Samuel Numonengi, has decried intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country. He said the trend should be nipped in the bud insisting that journalists are in dire need of support to discharge their constitutional responsibilities. Numonengi, who spoke at... read more »

Ohanaeze warns FG Against embarking on Unwinnable War

Ohanaeze warns FG Against embarking on Unwinnable War

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide on Thursday said those encroaching on land in Alaigbo were provoking their people and Igbo deities. Ohanaeze President General,... read more »

JAMB Scraps use of Email for UTME, Direct Entry Registr...

JAMB warns Universities against illegal Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced that the use of email would no longer be required for the processing of registration for the Unified... read more »

OPC Replies Dambazau, says Ex-Minister Lost Touch with ...

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

The O’odua People’s Congress has attacked a former Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), for comparing it... 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
Nnamdi Kanu: There’s Nonexistence of Repentant Terrorists, Not Even Pantami

Nnamdi Kanu: There’s Nonexistence of Repentant Terrorists, Not Ev...

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that terrorism is an Islamic ideology, hence there are no repentant terrorists. He made the remark in reaction to... read more »

PDP Asks DSS to Investigate Pantami Over Taliban, Al-Qaeda Links

PDP Asks DSS to Investigate Pantami Over Taliban, Al-Qaeda Links

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Department of State Services, DSS, to as a matter of urgency, invite and probe the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over alleged ties with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan. It read,... read more »

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

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

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

Where’s Your Faith? Pst Chris Oyakhilome Queries Christ...

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

The founder and pastor of the LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has called into question the faith of Nigerian Christians taking the AstraZeneca... read more »

Nigerian Political Space is Dubiously Spiritual – Kukah...

Nigerian Political Space is Dubiously Spiritual – Kukah

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kuka has said that Nigerian politics operates in an environment that is dubiously spiritual, alleging that... 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
World Igbo Congress Drums Support for ESN, Rejects Ebubeagu

World Igbo Congress Drums Support for ESN, Rejects Ebubeagu

The World Igbo Congress, WIC, has disowned the security outfit tagged Ebubuagu recently announced by the governors of the South-East region. The group communicated their standpoint through its... read more »

FG suspends Adeboye’s Helicopter from flying

FG suspends Adeboye’s Helicopter from flying

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has grounded a private chopper belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at the Lagos Airport. Accoeding to a report by the Punch, it was learnt that the aircraft, AgustaWestland AW139 chopper, with registration number 5N-EAA, was suspended from... read more »

Customs Intercepts Contraband Goods Worth N786m in Kano...

Customs intercepts Contraband goods Worth N786m in Kano, Jigawa

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

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sp...

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.), on Tuesday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari, as directing the nation’s service chiefs... read more »

Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu Births Second Child as ...

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

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

Science
Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

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

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders

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

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Security
Police debunk attack on UNIABUJA

Police debunk attack on UNIABUJA

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

Anambra Gov Imposes 7pm – 6am Curfew

Anambra Gov Imposes 7pm – 6am Curfew

The Anambra State Government has imposed an indefinite 7pm to 6am curfew in some areas in the state. The affected communities include; Igbariam, Aguleri, Umueri, Nteje, Awkuzu And Umunya. In a statement, the Secretary to Anambra state government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said the curfew which begins today, Monday, 26th April, 2021, will be... read more »

50 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Imo Attacks

50 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Imo Attacks

Fifty persons have been arrested in connection with the recent attack on Owerri correctional centre and the police command in Imo state. The state governor,... read more »

South-East Governors Seek Legal Backing for Joint Secur...

Governors of the South-East geo-political zone, on Sunday, rose from a closed-door meeting with the leadership of religious, political and traditional... read more »

Bandits Abduct 77 Persons In Fresh Attack On Kaduna Vil...

Bandits Abduct 77 Persons In Fresh Attack On Kaduna Village

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 77 persons at Libere village in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The incident reportedly occurred... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

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

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

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

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

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

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

Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Rohr Travels To France For Christmas Holidays

Rohr Travels to France For Christmas Holidays

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

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

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

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

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

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

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

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

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

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

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

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

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

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 December 2005. On Monday morning, the firm said in a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that it plans to stop operations in Nigeria. International supermarkets (excluding... read more »

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus...

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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 »

Sport
Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze scores in Crunchy Tie Against Barcelona

Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze scores in Crunchy Tie Against Barce...

Villarreal speedster Samuel Chukwueze scored the opening goal against Barcelona this afternoon, with a little help from Jordi Alba’s butter boots. Chukwueze is renowned for his devastating pace,... read more »

UFC: Nigeria’s Usman Beats Masvidal to Retain Welterweight Title

UFC: Nigeria’s Usman Beats Masvidal to Retain Welterweight Title

Nigerian UFC sensation Kamaru Usman has beat challenger Jorge Masvidal in round two of their fight to mark the fifth defence of his welterweight title at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The encounter which marked the first UFC card in front of a full crowd since the outbreak of the COVID-19 saw the Nigerian extend his... read more »

Rohr: Ighalo’s Presence Would Have Boosted Goal Scoring...

Rohr: Ighalo’s Presence Would Have Boosted Goal Scoring Output of Osimhen, Iheanacho

Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism that the presence of former Super Eagles Forward, Odion Ighalo would have improved the finishing of... read more »

Musa To Make Pillars Debut Vs Enyimba May 5, Opts Out O...

Musa To Make Pillars Debut Vs Enyimba May 5, Opts Out Of Away Games

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa will make his competitive debut for Kano Pillars against Enyimba on May 5, Musa rejoined the Sai Masu Gida on a ‘flexible... read more »

NFF Assures Falcons Coach, Waldrum of Optimum Support

NFF Assures Falcons Coach, Waldrum of Optimum Support

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has assured the coach of the Super Falcons, Randy Waldrum, of maximum support in a bid to build a formidable team that... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suluhu on Course to Become Tanzania’s First Female President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

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

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzania...

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

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

Terrorism
Presidency Defends Pantami, Dismisses Adeosun Comparison

Presidency Defends Pantami, Dismisses Adeosun Comparison

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has defended the Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, noting his views on terrorism are less grievous than former Finance Minister, Kemi... read more »

Chad set to bury Idriss Deby Friday

How Former Chad President, Idriss Deby died

On Tuesday, Chad’s armed forces stunned the nation by announcing that Deby had died from wounds suffered while leading soldiers on the front line against rebels advancing from the north towards the capital, N’Djamena. He was 68. “The president of the republic, head of state, supreme chief of the army, Idriss Deby Itno, just drew his last... read more »

OPC, IPOB Similar to Boko Haram – Dambazau

OPC, IPOB Similar to Boko Haram – Dambazau

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

Osinbajo Calls on Media to fight Fake News

Osinbajo Calls on Media to fight Fake News

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN)  has called on the media to join the fight against fake news. Osinbajo noted that the systemic rot engendered by secrecy... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

BREAKING: Midnight Fire guts Rivers Timber Market

BREAKING: Midnight Fire guts Rivers Timber Market

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

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

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

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

SEC Gives Reasons for Crypto Assets Regulation

SEC Gives Reasons for Crypto Assets Regulation

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

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

Slash on Imported Vehicles’ Duties Commences Next Week – Customs

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

Transportation
Femi Adesina: Zion Train is Coming Our Way

Femi Adesina: Zion Train is Coming Our Way

A quiet revolution took off on April 8, 2021, by 11.05 am. It was unheralded, without ostentation, almost unsung. But it was something that would have great impact not only on today, but also on... read more »

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

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

President Muhammadu Buhari’s mouthpiece, Garba Shehu ha said that the President commenced his annual medical trip to London even before his emergence as Nigeria’s President in 2015. The presidential spokesman disclosed this on Tuesday while interacting with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport’s departure wing, Abuja,... read more »

UAE Prolongs Ban on Nigeria Flights to March 20

UAE Prolongs Ban on Nigeria Flights to March 20

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

Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra Take Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccin...

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

Enugu State Government alongside Ebonyi and Anambra States, took delivery of the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the National Primary... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uganda
  Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A Sovereignty Dispute

Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A Sovereignty Dispute

19th December 2020 On 16th December 2020, history was being made in Nigeria. On that day, there was an official declaration of Constitutional Force Majeure and demand for an orderly process to deal with the unjust and undemocratic situation in Nigeria of using what is referred to as the 1999 Constitution but that is simply Military Decree 24 in... read more »

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

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

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

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restruc...

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

So here we are. Sixty years after Independence we are the world’s poorest Black nation. Quoting from Borgen Magazine in August 2020, “Nigeria, a third... read more »

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

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has urged US President Donald Trump to concede defeat, saying that his ambition is not worth the blood of any American citizen.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has urged US President Donald Trump to concede defeat, saying that his ambition is not worth the blood of any... read more »

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New DG

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New WTO DG

The World Trade Organisation on Friday postponed a meeting where members are expected to pick a new Director-General. The postponement is coming days after the... read more »

Videos
Oyetola declares 24-hour curfew in Osun

Oyetola Declares 24-hour Curfew in Osun

Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state. The Governor who made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Saturday said the curfew was necessitated by the... read more »

Violent Clash in Enugu Claims Lives of ‘21’ IPOB Members, Two DSS Operatives (See Video)

Violent Clash in Enugu Claims Lives of ‘21’ IPOB Members, Two DSS Operatives (See Video)

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed that 21 of its members were killed in a violent clash with security operatives and 47 others arrested in Emene, Enugu State on Sunday. The Department of State Services (DSS) has also alleged that two of its operatives were killed by members of the IPOB. The claims were made by the IPOB and SSS in... read more »

Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk...

Nigeria: Road Safety Officer Hits a G-Wagon While Drunk-Driving

A road safety officer had the misfortune of hitting a Benz G-wagon while drunk-driving. Road safety officers are usually dreaded by road users because of their... read more »

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG’s Speech?

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG's Speech?

A video of the Nigerian Inspector of Police, Idris Ibrahim, fumbling badly with his speech has been trending online. The speech was given on May 14 2018 at the... read more »

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Wel...

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Well

SYLVESTER Stallone joked with fans that it was “great to be back from the dead” after false rumours about his death swept the internet. The Rocky star took... read more »

Violence
Imo Attacks: Why Assailants Overran Police – Minister

Imo Attacks: Why Assailants Overran Police – Minister

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

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

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

Some unknown gunmen have invaded the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State. The attack occurred around 1 am and the gunmen released the suspects in custody in the police facility, Punch reports. Reports also say the gunmen carted away phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the... read more »

Imo Attack an Act of Terrorism – Buhari

Imo Attack an Act of Terrorism – Buhari

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

How Gunmen Freed Scores of Inmates at Imo Prison

How Gunmen Freed Scores of Inmates at Imo Prison

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

Prisoners Set Free as Gunmen Set Owerri Prison Ablaze (...

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

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

Women Empowerment
FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas

FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas

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

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

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

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

Tolulope Arotile, First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Cup
2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

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

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

For his massive contributions to the success of Croatia, Luka Modric most deservedly won the Adidas Golden Ball Award as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He won the award ahead of Eden Hazard of Belgium who came second and Antoine Griezmann of France who came third Other awards that were presented include the Adidas Golden Boot Award... read more »

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Croatia 4:2. In a match that saw Croatia having about 61% of the ball possession, the French took the... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iheanacho Scores as Leicester City reach FA Cup Final

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his 15th goal of the season as Leicester City defeated Southampton 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. The 24-year-old forward separated the teams at the Wembley Stadium... read more »

Musa Explains Kano Pillars Move

Musa Explains Kano Pillars Move

Super Eagles skipper, Ahmed Musa, has disclosed why he decided to rejoin his former club Kano Pillars. On Tuesday, Kano Pillars confirmed that Musa had rejoined them, having signed a deal until the end of the season. Musa’s agreement includes a clause that allows him to leave when and if he can find a club in Europe. He joins as a Nigeria... read more »

Oshoala Undergoes Surgery

Oshoala Undergoes Surgery

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

UNIBEN dissolves SUG, Suspends Union Leaders

UNIBEN dissolves SUG, Suspends Union Leaders

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

Akpeyi Breaks Silence After Missing Out Of AFCON Qualif...

Akpeyi Breaks Silence After Missing Out Of AFCON Qualifiers

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has stated that the senior national team is open to every player adding that he will always wait for his time despite... read more »

Zimbabwe
Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comments

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comment...

The United states has summoned spokesman of the ruling Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe after his disparaging comments about the US ambassador in Harare. Patrick Chinamasa, spokesperson of the ruling... read more »

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

The health minster of Zimbabwe has been charged to court on grounds of criminal abuse of power as a government officer, alleged to have awarded a COVID-19 medical supplies contract running into millions of dollars to an obscure company at bloated prices. The company had sold $28 face masks to government at bulging prices. Anti-craft agency on... read more »

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s Home affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has rebuffed rumours of a coup d’etat being hatched. He made the address on behalf of the Working National... read more »

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Z...

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Zimbabwean Government on its People and Student Leaders

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe.... read more »

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

As Zimbabweans go to their first post-Mugabe polls, there is a high level of enthusiasm as many feel this is a new era. The turn out for the election has been... read more »

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Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

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

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

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

19 Super Eagles Players Arrive Camp For AFCON Qualifiers, Begin Training Tuesday

19 Super Eagles Players Arrive Camp For AFCON Qualifiers, Begin T...

Over 19 Super Eagles players have arrived at camp for the remaining two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho. According to the team’s media... read more »

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Man Collapses, Dies at FCMB Bank

Man Collapses, Dies at FCMB Bank

A middle-aged man has reportedly collapsed and died in front of a branch of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, at Ikwerre Road, Mile 1 of Rivers state. The death was occasioned by inhuman... read more »

Gov Ganduje Set to Establish Centre for Hermaphrodites in Kano   

Gov Ganduje Set to Establish Centre for Hermaphrodites in Kano   ...

The Government of Kano state has expressed readiness to establish a hermaphrodite centre for people with intersex complications in the state. A statement by the Abba Anwar, spokesman to... read more »

Femi Adesina: Hounding the President, Will They Ever Learn?

Femi Adesina: Hounding the President, Will They Ever Learn?

From Sunday afternoon till evening, I was harried and harassed with phone calls by some people in the media. Can you please confirm the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari? He came... read more »

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AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

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

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

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

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

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

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

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the world amid the COVID-19... read more »

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Agriculture

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

Government Will not Pay a Kobo of Foreign Reserves to Import Food or Fertilizer Says Presi...

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

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

Opinion: Should I Boycott Nigerian Beef?

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

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

Nigerian Farmers to Get $1.1 Billion Loan Intervention from CBN

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

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Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

After failing to sign the Leicester City play maker in the last transfer window, Premier league champions Manchester City is now set to close the deal for about £60m. This deals is... read more »

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

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

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

Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

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

Buhari Grants IGP Three Months Tenure Extension – Dingyadi

Buhari Grants IGP Three Months Tenure Extension – Dingyadi

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police for three months, the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi has... read more »

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Ban Flights From UK, Atiku Urges FG

Ban Flights from UK, Atiku Urges FG

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

Osun State Solicits FG’s Support to Build Airport

Osun State Solicits FG’s Support to Build Airport

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has solicited support from the Federal Government for the state’s airport project. The governor on Thursday visited the Minister of Aviation,... read more »

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

Arik Air Dismisses 300 Workers

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

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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has expressed stern resolve to achieve an independent state of Biafra.

Kanu: I Sacrificed My Parents to Get Biafra, I Will Sacrifice Everything

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has expressed stern resolve to achieve an independent state of Biafra. He said that if he could sacrifice his parents for Biafran... read more »

IPOB Not in Search of Money to Buy Arms, Relies on Local Production, IPOB Replies DSS

IPOB Not in Search of Money to Buy Arms, Relies on Local Producti...

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has assured institutions, especially banks that the group has no plans to attack them. The group stated this while refuting an allegation credited to... read more »

Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari-led Govt. - Presidency

Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari-led Govt. – Presidency

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

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

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

Nigerian presidency said on Wednesday that security agents have been given the order to shoot anyone found carrying AK-47 illegally. Helicopters that violate the ‘no fly zone’ slammed... read more »

Buhari, Ministers, Security Chiefs hold NSC Meeting

Buhari, Ministers, Security Chiefs hold NSC Meeting

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

List of Kagara School Abdductees Released

List of Kagara School Abductees Released

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

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President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting

President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting

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

IPOB Backs Dokubo’s Declaration of Biafra

IPOB Backs Dokubo’s Declaration of Biafra

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnmadi Kanu Thursday backed the formation of Biafra Government as canvassed by the former Niger Delta warlord Mujahid Asari... read more »

Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Gunmen abduct Female Students in Kaduna

Suspected bandits have abducted unspecified number of female students of The Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Mando area of Kaduna State. Police Public Relations Officer, ASP... read more »

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Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School Cameroon

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School in Cameroon

At least six children have been killed and eight injured in Cameroon on Saturday as gunmen invaded a school, shooting recklessly in an area where separatist insurgents have been on... read more »

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

Catholic Priest Slumps and Dies on the Altar During Homily (See V...

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

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

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

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

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  Banky W Writes Adesua Touchy Note as They Celebrate Wedding Anniversary  

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

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

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

Gowon, Jonathan Join Buhari at Independence Ceremony

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

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagle Square

Independence Day: Buhari to Address Nigerians from Eagle Square

  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday October 1 address Nigerians from the Eagle Square in Abuja as part of the activities earmarked to commemorate the nation’s Independence... read more »

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NCC Clamps down on Street Vendors of Copyright Works

NCC Clamps down on Street Vendors of Copyright Works

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has increased efforts at curbing street trading of pirated books, musical works and movies across the country. The commission has arrested three... read more »

Buhari approves N5b for NIMC

Buhari approves N5b for NIMC

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

Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News

Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News

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

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AGF Office Hasn’t Filed Investigation Against Tinubu – Malami

AGF Office Hasn’t Filed Investigation Against Tinubu – Malami

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

2023: Bawa didn’t advise INEC Not to Sell Forms to Anyone —EFCC

Bawa didn’t advise INEC Not to Sell Forms to Anyone —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has described as false a report circulating on social media that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, advised the Independent National Electoral... read more »

Court Rescinds Forfeiture Order on Saraki’s Ikoyi Properties

Court Rescinds Forfeiture Order on Saraki’s Ikoyi Properties

The Federal High Court that sat in Lagos reversed its order of interim forfeiture on the properties of Senator Olubukola Saraki, situated on 17 and 17A MacDonald Road, Okoyi, Lagos... read more »

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Cost of Living

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume next Week

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume Next Week

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

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

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’...

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

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

We will Implement Agreement Diligently – NNPC Assures Labou...

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

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

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

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his... read more »

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FG Warns against Fake COVID-19 Vaccines from China

FG Warns against Fake COVID-19 Vaccines from China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gunmen Kill Six in Osun

Gunmen Kill Six in Osun

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

Sokoto as Polytechnic Student hacks Roommate to Death

Sokoto Polytechnic Student hacks Roommate to Death

Tragedy struck in the Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, Sokoto State as a second year National Diploma (ND) student of the institution, Miss Zainab Bisola  Owoade, was allegedly... read more »

BREAKING: Abducted Zamfara School Girls Have Been Released

BREAKING: Abducted Zamfara School Girls Have Been Released

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

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Economy

CBN Introduces New Charges for USSD Services

CBN Introduces New Charges for USSD Services

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

CBN directs Banks to Start Scan-to-pay System

CBN directs Banks to Start Scan-to-pay System

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

  Naira Trades at N481/$ at Parallel Market

  Naira Trades at N481/$ at Parallel Market

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

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15 Prisoners Set to Receive University Degrees, One Undertaking PhD Studies says Prison Service

15 Prisoners Set to Receive University Degrees, One Undertaking PhD Studies says Prison Se...

John Mrabure, the acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, has disclosed that at least 15 convicts are in line to be conferred with bachelor’s degrees in different... read more »

JAMB Postpones 2021 UTME Registration Over National Identification Number

JAMB Postpones 2021 UTME Registration Over National Identificatio...

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has shifted the commencement of registration exercise for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry earlier... read more »

WAEC Releases 2021 Exam Results

WAEC Releases 2021 Exam Results

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

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

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

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

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

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt’s ...

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

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts, Russia

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts Russia

The Egyptians playing with their star player, Salah were defeated 3:1 by hosts Russia. The first half of the encounter ended goal-less but things changed when in the 47th minute, The... read more »

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Elections

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

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

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

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

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

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency bye-election, Mr Chimobi Ebisike, the... read more »

Igbo Leaders Demand PDP Presidential Ticket, Threaten Defection

Igbo Leaders Demand PDP Presidential Ticket, Threaten Defection

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

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Employment

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

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

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

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

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

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

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

774,000 FG Jobs: States Get Extension

  Some states that have been unable to complete the recruitment process of artisans for the 774,000 Special Public Works (SPW) programme of the Federal Government have been granted... read more »

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English Premiership

Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Everton of England forward, Alex Iwobi has backed his team to bounce back from Wednesday night’s home defeat to high flying Manchester City. The Carlo Ancelotti side were beaten 3-1 by... read more »

Burnley, Brighton Join the Race to Sign Musa

Burnley, Brighton Join the Race to Sign Musa

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

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

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

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

(Exclusive) Women in Abuja Community Take on Repair of Abandoned Road, Pledge Readiness to...

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

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

Relocate Upland to Safer Ground, Red Cross Tells Residents of Flo...

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

Cash for Trash Recycle Hub: FCT Launches Waste Management Initiat...

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Ramatu Tijani has launched a waste management initiative tagged “Cash 4 Trash” recycling hub in Nyanya, Abuja Municipal Area Council... read more »

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The Idiot Class of Nigeria

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

10th October 2019 We can look around us at the type of society that different nations have created for themselves and come up with a general evaluation of the thinking of either the... read more »

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Supplementary Budget Not Yet Sent to National Assembly – Presidency

Supplementary Budget Not Yet Sent to National Assembly – Presidency

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

NYSC Responds to Rumours on Expending Corps Member’s February Salary on Bandits

NYSC Responds to Rumours on Expending Corps Member’s February Sal...

The National Youth Service Corps Management has discredited the speculation that the February stipend for corps members has been expended on the settlement of bandits. The management of the... read more »

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

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

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

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Fitness and Wellbeing

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

Opinion: A President Only Deserves a Second Term Because He Can WORK, Not Because He Can W...

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

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a Whooping 800 Meters

Nigeria: President Buhari Treks a “Whooping” 800 Mete...

In an obvious attempt at showing Nigerians and the world that he is indeed fit, President Buhari today trekked the whole of 800 meters home. Buhari had gone to a mosque in his hometown... read more »

Fitness and Well-being - Exercise Done Right

Fitness and Well-being – Exercise Done Right

Do you know why many people find it difficult to really exercise? Simple! They complicate things for themselves. How? Let’s assume you want to improve your muscle tone. You’ve not been... read more »

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Troops Arrest Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifles In Abuja

Troops Arrest Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifles In Abuja

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

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

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

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

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

Amotekun Arrests Truckload of Armed Fulani Herdsmen Heading To Og...

Officers of Oyo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun, have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan,... read more »

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

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

A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted coup. Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told the BBC... read more »

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Ghana

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

John Mahama, Ghana’s opposition candidate in the presidential election, on Thursday, rejected as fraudulent the result of the poll in which President Nana Akufo-Addo won a second term in... read more »

Ghana Presidential Poll: I Did Not Concede Defeat– Mahama

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

The candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 7, 2020, presidential election in Ghana, John Mahama, has warned against stealing the mandate of the... read more »

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

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains The...

Following allegations of abuse by Femi Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, his legal wife Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode has said the former minister never abused her in their 23... read more »

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Health

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

The striking Nigerian doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors has announced the suspension of its ten days old national strike. This was confirmed by Uyilawa... read more »

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

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

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

Medical Doctors in Delta Declare Indefinite Strike Over Abduction of Colleague

Medical Doctors in Delta Declare Indefinite Strike Over Abduction...

Medical doctors in Delta State under the auspices of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, NAGGMDP, have commenced an indefinite strike to protest... read more »

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Human Rights

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

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

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

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Public Disturbance

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Public Disturb...

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

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Took Live Bullets to Scene for Self-defence – General Taiwo

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Took Live Bullets to Scene for Self-defe...

Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, which was the Army unit deployed to the Lekki Tollgate area on the night of October 20,... read more »

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MTN Expands NIN Enrolment Capabilities

MTN Expands NIN Enrolment Capabilities

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

99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

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

Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC

Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has licensed telecommunication companies to register people seeking to obtain National Identity Numbers so as to decongest the crowds at... read more »

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

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

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

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Administrations Highpoint

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Administrations H...

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

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grip Collapses

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grid Collapses

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

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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

Why We Invited Military to Orlu - Hope Uzodinma

Why We Invited Military to Orlu – Hope Uzodinma

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

NDDC to train Niger Delta Youths

NDDC to train Niger Delta Youths

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

Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko

Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko

Over five major contracts including that of a General Hospital in Wamakko town awarded by the former  Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji  Aliyu Wamakko were revoked by the Governor Aminu... read more »

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Judiciary

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

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

A lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, who filed a criminal complaint before an Abuja Magistrate Court over the actions of 50 persons, including celebrities during the October 2020 EndSARS struggles,... read more »

Justice of Supreme Court, Sylvester Ngwuta is Dead

Justice of Supreme Court, Sylvester Ngwuta is Dead

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

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

Pastor’s Wife Indicts Husband for Sleeping With Church Members, F...

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

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Justice

Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scandal, Bank Commences Probe

Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scandal, Bank Commences Probe

Over 1,927 persons have signed the petition demanding for the sack of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Managing Director, Adam Nuru, over allegations bothering on infidelity with a... read more »

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has signed the N147bn appropriation bill and the state anti-kidnapping bill into law. The House of Assembly in the state had raised the 2021... read more »

Police Sack Four Senior Officers for Misconduct

Police Sack Four Senior Officers for Misconduct

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has sacked four senior Police Officers for discreditable misconduct and dishonesty. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos by the... read more »

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Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

Kenya Relaxes Burial Guidelines Amid Increased Cases of Covid-19

  The Kenyan ministry of health has relaxed guidelines relating to the burial of COVID-19 victims. Kenya had established a guideline which required victims of corona virus to be buried... read more »

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he... read more »

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again - Trump, Speaking About Buhari

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again – Tru...

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President... read more »

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Labour

NLC Stages Protest at National Assembly

NLC Stages Protest at National Assembly

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

Abia Teachers Suspends Strike

Abia Teachers Suspend Strike

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

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

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

Primary school teachers in Plateau State have refused to return to the classroom over unpaid salaries by the government saying they would not return to work on an empty stomach. This came... read more »

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Lagos News

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

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

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

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

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

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

BREAKING: Gridlock as Fuel Tanker catches Fire on Otedola Bridge

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

There is heavy traffic at the Berger-Alausa-Magodo axis of Lagos State after a fuel tanker burst into flames on Otedola bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Saturday. Reports in the... read more »

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Law Enforcement

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

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

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

Buhari Criminalizes Nonuse of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

Buhari Criminalizes Non-use of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection 2021 which made the use of face masks in public places compulsory among other measures to curb the... read more »

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

Anambra Police Parade Two Teenagers, 12 Others for Illegal Revenu...

The Anambra State Police Command has paraded fourteen males suspects who are engaged in illegal revenue collection and armed robbery in different parts of Onitsha. The suspects who were... read more »

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BREAKING: Senate Confirms Bawa’s Appointment as EFCC Boss

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Bawa’s Appointment as EFCC Boss

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

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

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

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

New Service Chiefs Set for Reps Screening Wednesday

New Service Chiefs Set for Reps Screening Wednesday

The House of Representatives is set to screen the newly appointed service chiefs, on Wednesday. Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson, said the service chiefs will be... read more »

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Akeredolu Mourns the Death of Protocol Chief

Akeredolu Mourns the Death of Protocol Chief

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is mourning the death of his Chief of Protocol, Tosin Ogunbodede. This is coming a few weeks after Governor Akeredolu’s mourned the death of... read more »

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

Anambra Governor’s Wife Welcomes Anambra First Baby of Year...

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

BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood Producer, Chico Ejiro is Dead

BREAKING: Veteran Nollywood Producer, Chico Ejiro is Dead

Veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Chico Ejiro is dead. He died in the early hours of Christmas day from a seizure. He only just concluded directing his new movie on Christmas Eve.   Details... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regina Daniels’ Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko after Birt...

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

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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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Music

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... 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... read more »

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

MOBO Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Rema Headline Nominations for Best I...

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

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Chad set to bury Idriss Deby Friday

Chad set to bury Idriss Deby Friday

Chad will bury veteran ruler Idriss Deby Itno on Friday as concerns mount over the loss of a lynchpin in the fight against jihadism in the Sahel and uncertainty over the country’s... read more »

Chad: Opposition Politicians, Rebels Oppose Idriss Deby’s Son Takeover

Chad: Opposition Politicians, Rebels Oppose Idriss Deby’s Son Tak...

Following the death of President Idriss Deby of Chad, opposition politicians have kicked against the army’s choice of his son to inherit power. Late president Déby, died after being shot... read more »

“My Seniorman Iheanacho On Fire” – Ndidi

“My Seniorman Iheanacho On Fire” – Ndidi

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has said fellow countryman Kelechi Iheanacho is on fire currently, after his FA cup heroic saw Leicester City qualify for the final against... read more »

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Niger Delta

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

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

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

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

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reacted to corruption allegations rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said that some... read more »

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers debunk Akpabio’s allegation

NDDC Contract: Lawmakers Debunk Akpabio’s Allegation

Senators mentioned as beneficiaries of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts by Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, have denied the allegation and asked... read more »

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Nigeria

LMC React to Musa’s Kano Pillars Return After Unveiling

LMC React to Musa’s Kano Pillars Return After Unveiling

The League Management Company, LMC, has welcomed the signing of Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa by NPFL side, Kano Pillars. The Kano based football club officially unveiled Musa as their... read more »

North Safest Harbour For Igbos – Ohanaeze

North Safest Harbour For Igbos – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbi, has said that the northern region serves as one of the safest harbours for Igbo people to reside and run their business. This was... read more »

How New IGP Was Chosen – Buhari

How New IGP Was Chosen – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has offered an explanation on how the new Acting-General of the Police, Usman Abba was chosen while he was on medical vacation in London. He disclosed this while... read more »

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Petroleum

Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

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

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

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

FG Reduces Petrol Price by N5 Per Litre

FG Reduces Petrol Price by N5 Per Litre

The federal government has announced a N5 reduction in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, bringing the pump price down to N162.44 per litre. The new price which... read more »

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Photos

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

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

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Power

Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Electricity Tariff

Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Electricity Tariff

The minister of power, Saleh Mamman, has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to suspend the implementation of the reviewed electricity tariff. The directive followed... read more »

NERC Ratifies Fresh Increase in Electricity Tariff

NERC Ratifies Fresh Increase in Electricity Tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has ratified an increase in electricity tariff across the country, effective from January 1, 2021. This was contained in a directive... read more »

Electricity Consumers to Get Refund for Meter Payment – NERC

Electricity Consumers to Get Refund for Meter Payment – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said that electricity consumers who already paid for meters under the Meter Asset Provider scheme will be refunded. This was contained in... read more »

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Press Statement

Polytechnic Lecturers begin Indefinite Strike

Polytechnic Lecturers begin Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has commenced an indefinite strike with effect from today. The union said this followed the failure of the government to address the sorry state of... read more »

Tinubu Clarifies 50m Youth Recruitment Statement

Tinubu Clarifies 50m Youth Recruitment Statement

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

Awolowo Was Great Influence In My Life - Osita Chidoka

Awolowo Was Great Influence In My Life – Osita Chidoka

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

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

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter has stressed that it will not allow the use of hijab by its pupils, despite the directive by the Kwara State government that Muslim... read more »

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

‘Who is not a Criminal’ – Pardon Bandits Like Coup Plotters, Civi...

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

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

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

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has tendered an apology for his outburst in a viral audio clip in which he was recorded threatening to make someone... 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

Gov Ugwuanyi Imposes Curfew

Gov Ugwuanyi Imposes Curfew

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has imposed a curfew on the Oruku Community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the State. The action followed the crisis that greeted the... read more »

Bandits Are Peaceful People, says Sheikh Gumi

Bandits Are Peaceful People, says Sheikh Gumi

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

Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

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

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Science

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

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

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has today ratified the sum of N8.49bn for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of deadly COVID-19 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control... read more »

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

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

Botswana has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places and withdrawn liquor licenses in the country as part of effort to curb the spread of the fatal COVID-19. This was... read more »

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isolation Centre as COVID-19 cases reduce

Lagos State Government Shuts Down Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isolation Cent...

The Lagos State Government has closed the Eti-Osa coronavirus patients’ isolation centre. This was announced by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the 17th update on the... read more »

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Security

There Are Grand Plans to Incite War in South-East – Umahi

There Are Grand Plans to Incite War in South-East – Umahi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has alleged that there are grand plans by some individuals who do not have the interest of the southeast at heart to incite war in the zone. Umahi who... read more »

Imo Jailbreak: FG Partners Interpol to Capture Fleeing Inmates

Jailbreak: FG Partners Interpol to Capture Fleeing Inmates

The Federal Government of Nigeria has solicited the help of the International Criminal Police Organisation to be on the lookout for prisoners who escaped from prisons in the country... read more »

Police Deployed to Secure Hausa Community in Imo

Police Deployed to Secure Hausa Community in Imo

Security personnel have been deployed in Ama Awusa, a settlement dominated by northerners in Owerri, Imo State to guard against the breakdown of law and order. The deployment was occasioned... read more »

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Senegal

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

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

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Sierra Leone

COVID-19: No fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash - FG

COVID-19: No Fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash – FG

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have advised the Edo State Government and the Nigeria Football Federation against allowing fans into... read more »

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South Africa

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

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

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

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

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

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 »

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Sport

Rohr Applauds Musa’s Kano Pillars Move

Rohr Applauds Musa’s Kano Pillars Move

Coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has expressed delight with the return of team captain, Ahmed Musa to NPFL side, Kano Pillars, saying the move afford him match fitness. Musa has been... read more »

Delta Claims 2020 National Sports Festival Top Spot with 384 Medals

Delta Claims 2020 National Sports Festival Top Spot with 384 Meda...

Delta State contingent has emerged as the winner of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival held in Edo State between April 2 and 14, 2021. The state achieved the feat with 158... read more »

Super Eagles Captain, Musa Signs for Kano Pillars

Super Eagles Captain, Musa Signs for Kano Pillars

Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Ahmed Musa has rejoined Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL, club Kano Pillars until the end of the 2020/2021 football season. A statement by... read more »

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Tanzania

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

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

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

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Tanzania has conquered the scourge of coronavirus. This was declared by President John Mogufuli in a church service in the capital, Dodoma on Sunday. President Mogafuli attributed the... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Head Coach

Former Nigerian international and former assistant coach of Nigeria’s victorious 2013 U-17 side Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed the head coach of the Tanzanian National... read more »

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Technology

Our CCTV Cameras Not For Watching Students’ Nakedness – FCET Lagos

Our CCTV Cameras Not For Watching Students’ Nakedness – FCET Lagos

The management of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos State has debunked a publication by a Nigerian newspaper, ThisDay, which claimed that the institution’s... read more »

Cryptocurrency Ban: They Breed Illegal Activities - CBN Says as it Defends Action

Cryptocurrency Ban: They Breed Illegal Activities – CBN Say...

Following the ban placed on cryptocurrencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has defended its decision saying they promote illegal activities and raise risks, among other reasons. The... read more »

FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 

FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said he has secured a registration licence for the State Government to commence the enrollment of National Identity Number, NIN, for residents... read more »

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Terrorism

Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

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

Bandits Kidnap Many Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Gunmen abduct Teachers, Students in Edo

Gunmen on Wednesday night invaded the National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi, Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State and abducted yet-to-be-ascertained number of... read more »

Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Politicians

Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Politicians

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked political and religious leaders to restrain from divisive comments. Mohammed also called on citizens to resist any calculated... read more »

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Trade

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January 2021

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

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Paying Local Currency

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Operators P...

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

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, had a closed door meeting with the nation’s 36 state governors on the security challenges across the country. He explained that the closure of the... read more »

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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... 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...

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... 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... read more »

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Nigerians, Other Denied Visa Due to Muslim Ban Can Reapply – US

Nigerians, Others Denied Visa Due to Muslim Ban Can Reapply – US

The State Department on Monday said US visa applicants who were deprived of visa due to former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on 13 countries, mostly Muslim-majority and African... read more »

PDP, Afenifere, Others Enraged as 10 APC Governors Accompany Buhari to Daura for APC Registration

PDP, Afenifere, Others Enraged as 10 APC Governors Accompany Buha...

Following the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to his hometown, Daura, Katsina State on Saturday to revalidate his membership of his party, All Progressive Congress, accompanied by 10... read more »

Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Passengers

Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Passengers

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has imposed six months travel restrictions on 100 passengers who violated the COVID 19 protocols. Its spokesman, Sunday James, said on Monday in Abuja... read more »

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Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Redress from African Leaders

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Redress from African Leaders

African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) on Tuesday called on the United Nations, African Union Commission, Diplomatic Peace Organization, African Leaders and especially the... read more »

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Trump Lauds Nigerians in Onitsha Who Marched for Him, Describes it as ‘A Great Honour’

Trump Thanks Nigerians in Onitsha Who Marched for Him, Describes it as ‘A Great Honour’...

United States President, Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked a group of Nigerians in Onitsha, Anambra State who held a campaign in his honour. Trump took a break from his presidential poll to... read more »

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

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

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

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

The United States has explained its stance not to back Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General position, noting the position must be held by... read more »

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Policemen Flee as Hoodlums set Station ablaze in Imo

Policemen Flee as Hoodlums set Station ablaze in Imo

There was panic in Imo state Thursday night as hoodlums set the Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters ablaze. It was gathered that the policemen on duty fled as the hoodlums who were... read more »

Kagara Students Yet to be Released — Niger Governor

Kagara Students Yet to be Released — Niger Governor

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

Nigerians Have Shed Enough Blood – Buhari

Nigerians Have Shed Enough Blood – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigerians had shed enough blood over concerns that could have been amicably resolved. This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant... read more »

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Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

Develop Good Networking Skills, GenCed advises Female Politicians

In an effort to boost women’s leadership and political participation in Africa, the Executive Director, Gender Centre for Empowerment Development (GenCed), Miss Esther Tawiah has... read more »

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

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

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

World Cup: Russia's World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croatia

World Cup: Russia’s World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Pena...

Despite scoring the first goal of the match, hosts Russia lost the game 3:4 on penalties to Croatia. After Cheryshev put Russia ahead in the 31st minute, it only took the Croatians 8... read more »

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins Sweden 2:0

World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins S...

The 3-Lions this evening sailed into their first semi-finals since 1990 after winning Sweden 2:0. The two goals which came off a Maguire header in the 30 minute and a Dele Ali header in the... read more »

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Osimhen Scores against Bologna to mark Napoli Return

Osimhen Scores against Bologna to mark Napoli Return

Victor Osimhen scored on his return from injury to help Napoli secure a 3-1 victory over Bologna in Sunday’s Serie A match. The 22-year-old has been out of action since February 21 when... read more »

Gunmen Kill Okowa's Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Away Rifles

Gunmen Kill Okowa’s Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Away Rifles

Unidentified gunmen in a white Venza car have killed the Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Okiemute Sowho, also known as Daddy K. On Saturday evening, he was... read more »

Kagara Abduction: Govt Plans to Swap Schoolchildren for Arrested Bandits

Kagara Abduction: Govt Plans to Swap Schoolchildren for Arrested ...

Speculations are rife that the government might cave into releasing some arrested bandits as part of the deal to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science... read more »

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  • World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

    World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

    In a keenly contested encounter, the Uruguayans narrowly edged past the Egyptian team by a lone goal. Just when fans were settling for a goal-less draw, Jose Gimenez headed in a lovely goal... read more »

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