CBN Introduces N500m Grant For Undergraduates, Graduates

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said it will support youths in tertiary institutions with grants to promote entrepreneurship and reduce unemployment. The CBN disclosed this on Wednesday in a report, titled ‘Guidelines for the implementation of tertiary institutions entrepreneurship... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu Brought To Court Amidst Tight Security

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja amidst tight security. He was brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am, although sitting had yet to commence as of the time of this... read more »

Terrorists Who Tried To Overthrow Me Are In Nigeria –Turkey President

The President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, says the terrorists who tried to remove him through a coup in 2016 are still active in Nigeria. Erdogan said this on Wednesday at a joint press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari, on the occasion of his two-day official visit to the country. Recall... read more »

El-Rufai Urges To FG Declare Bandits As Terrorists

El-Rufai Urges To FG Declare Bandits As Terrorists

The Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has asked the Federal Government to declare bandits in the North-West geo-political zone of the country as “insurgents.” The declaration, the governor said, would able the Nigerian military to attack and kill “these bandits without any major... read more »

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Release #EndSARS Protesters Immediately – Civic Group, SERAP Warns Nigerian Poli...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Nigerian Police authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a journalist and other protesters arrested at the Lekki Tollgate. The group made the call in a post on its Twitter handle... read more »

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“Dialogue With Nnamdi Kanu” – Primate Ayodele To INEC

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Ayodele has advised the independent national electoral commission (INEC) to make use of electronic transmission of results in the forth coming Anambra gubernatorial election and dialogue with the Indigenous... read more »

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South East Traditional Rulers Demand Release Of Nnamdi Kanu

South-East Traditional rulers have demanded from the Federal Government, the release of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The monarchs who made the demand under their umbrella body of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to... read more »

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

I Gave Oliseh Painkillers to Play AFCON 2000 Final – Okocha

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

CAF Okay Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

CAF Okays Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

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

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

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

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

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

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

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sub...

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sublime Finish

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

Africa

#EndSARS: No Security Officer Punished For Killing, Others One Ye...

A non-governmental organisation, Amnesty International has alleged that the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry dashed hopes of victims rather than providing restitution to them. On October 19, 2020,... read more »

Victor Moses

Europa League: Spartak Moscow Ready For ‘Tough’ Leicester City Test – Moses

Victor Moses says Spartak Moscow will be up for the challenge against Leicester City in Wednesday’s Europa League clash. The Group C encounter will take place at the Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow. Moses played against the Foxes during his spell in England with Crystal Palace, Stoke City, West Ham and Chelsea. The winger reckoned Spartak Moscow must be... read more »

Amended Charges: ‘We Are Prepared For Fireworks’, Nnamd...

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel to the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the Federal Government and others to expect... read more »

FG Scraps DPR, PPPRA, PEF, Sacks CEOs, Inaugurates New ...

Timipre Sylva

The Department of Petroleum Resources, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund are all officially scrapped and do... read more »

Anambra: Court To Deliver Judgement In Suit Against And...

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed December 20 to deliver judgement in a suit challenging the emergence of Andy Uba as governorship candidate of the All... read more »

African Development
Lessons to be Learnt from the Travails of IrokoTV

Lessons to be Learnt from the Recent Attack on IrokoTV

So I just learnt that there was an attack on IrokoTv App in the form of attempts to have it delisted on both Google Playstore and iOS store. This move by some in the North was  in... read more »

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 safety, efficiency and economic viability of the road as well as ensure return on investment. Akpabio disclosed this at the opening of the remote meeting... 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... 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 »

Agriculture
Ogun Governor Signs Anti-open Grazing Law

Ogun Governor Signs Anti-open Grazing Law

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has signed into law, the anti-open grazing bill in the state. On Thursday, the governor assented to the bill during a Security Council meeting at the state... read more »

Bandits Occupy Farms In Katsina, Force Villagers To Supply Fertilisers

Bandits Occupy Farms In Katsina, Force Villagers To Supply Fertilisers

Some farmers in Katsina State have lamented the negative impact of banditry on farming activities in the state. According to them, bandits have stopped them from going to their farms to cultivate food items. The farmers, in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that bandits stormed their farms to either abduct them, kill them or tax them before... read more »

Akwa Ibom Assembly Passes Anti-open Grazing Bill

Akwa Ibom Assembly Passes Anti-open Grazing Bill

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has passed the anti-open grazing bill into law in the state on Tuesday. The bill entitled, “A Bill for a law to... read more »

Gov Ortom Threatens To Sue Buhari Over Grazing Routes

Gov Ortom Threatens To Sue Buhari Over Grazing Routes

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has promised to sue the President Muhammadu Buhari administration if he goes ahead to implement the recommendations of a... read more »

Nigerians Susceptible To Widespread Hunger Under Buhari...

Nigerians Susceptible To Widespread Hunger Under Buhari - NSA

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been battling to surmount the country’s food crisis... read more »

Algeria
Rita Johal, Riyad Mahrez's Ex-Wife Says Man City 'Ruined' Their Marriage

Rita Johal, Riyad Mahrez’s Ex-Wife Says Man City ‘Rui...

Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez’s ex-wife has claimed that he turned his back on their family after signing for the Premier League champions – and believes City’s transfer... read more »

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 on the PFA’s verified Twitter handle. Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester United on loan forward Jesse Lingard were among the list of... 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... 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 »

Armed Forces
DHQ Reacts To Speculation Of Personnel Monitoring CCTV Being Asleep During NDA Attack

DHQ Reacts To Speculation Of Personnel Monitoring CCTV Being Asle...

The Defence Headquarters has debunked claims that military personnel monitoring the closed-circuit television at the Nigerian Defence Academy were fast asleep when the attack on the facility... read more »

 Nigerian Army Foil Terrorist Attack On Borno Community

Nigerian Army Foil Terrorist Attack On Borno Community

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that troops of 25 Task Force Brigade repelled terrorists attack Damboa town in Borno State on Sunday. The troops were said to have overpowered the terrorists in a gun battle, forcing them to flee. The Army Director of Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Monday said two vehicles belonging to the... read more »

Reps Set To Deny President Buhari Sole Power To appoint...

Reps Set To Deny President Buhari Sole Power To appoint, Sack Service Chiefs

The House of Representatives is undergoing the amendment to the Armed Forces Act 2004 which will strip the President of the exclusive right to appoint, remove... read more »

See How They’re Being Sent To God To Answer For Their C...

See How They’re Being Sent To God To Answer For Their Crimes By Femi Adesina

It amazes, even confounds, to hear some people say President Muhammadu Buhari should go after Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with the same gusto he has... read more »

May God Bless Our Troops By Femi Adesina

May God Bless Our Troops By Femi Adesina

President Joe Biden has a favourite sign-off at the end of every major speech: “May God bless America and may God protect our troops.” In August 2020, when... read more »

Aviation
Air Peace’s 12-hour Flight Delay Causes Protest At Lagos Airport

Air Peace’s 12-hour Flight Delay Causes Protest At Lagos Airport...

Air passengers were forced to protest at the Murtala Muhammad Local Airport in Lagos on Thursday night as Air Peace delayed their flight for several hours. The commuters complained that their flight... read more »

Why We Banned UAE Flights - FG

Why We Banned UAE Flights – FG

The Federal Government has debunked reports that the United Arab Emirates placed a travel ban on Nigerian flights, noting that the Nigerian Government placed a ban on the UAE first due to the terms and conditions laid down by the Emirate. Recall that on June 9, the United Arab Emirates announced a lift on travel ban between Dubai and Nigeria after... read more »

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... read more »

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

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... 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 »

AWCON
Eagles Striker, Dennis Marks EPL Debut With A Bang

Eagles Striker, Dennis Marks EPL Debut With A Bang

Super Eagles Striker, Emmanuel Dennis has shown promising prospects after netting the opener in Watford’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Nigerian... read more »

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 performance. He disclosed this while addressing journalists after the conclusion of the Super 6 tournament that was won by Rivers Angels. The Women Football... 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... 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 »

Biafra
IPOB Declares Sit-At-Home On Thursday To Honour Nnamdi Kanu’s Court Trial

IPOB Declares Sit-At-Home On Thursday To Honour Nnamdi Kanu’s Cou...

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said next week Thursday is the only day its members should exercise sit-at-home to honour its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, as he is expected in court. The group refuted... read more »

Anambra Poll: Nigeria’s Electoral Body, INEC Rules Out Dialogue With IPOB, ESN

Nigeria’s Electoral Body, INEC Rules Out Dialogue With IPOB, ESN

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has ruled out the possibility of engaging the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Eastern Security Network, ESN ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. The commission noted that it wouldn’t go out of its way to engage IPOB and ESN that had been outlawed by the... read more »

Malami Asks Court For More Time To File Processes In Ka...

The federal government and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) have asked the high court of Abia state for an extension of time to enable them file... read more »

Chiwetalu Was Released As Nothing Incriminating Was On ...

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has said that the Department of State Services released veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, after a rigorous... read more »

DSS Flies Actor Chiwetalu Agu To Abuja, Bars Family Vis...

The Department of State Services has flown veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, to Abuja as part of investigations for promoting Biafra and allegedly inciting members... read more »

Boko Haram

Boko Haram Invades Damboa Borno, Many Feared Dead

Suspected armed members of Boko Haram terrorists have invaded the Council headquarters of Damboa in Borno state shooting sporadically as they engaged troops locations. Damboa is about an 85km drive... read more »

Why Some Boko Haram Repentant Terrorists Should Be Prosecuted – Senator Ndume

Why Some Boko Haram Repentant Terrorists Should Be Prosecuted – Senator Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno South constituency, has asked for some repentant Boko Haram insurgents that have blood on their hands to be investigated and prosecuted. Recall that weeks ago, the media was agog with reports of repeated surrenders of Boko Haram terrorists to the Nigerian military. More than 2,000 terrorists were reported to... read more »

It’s Hard To Reintegrate Boko Haram members Who Shed Bl...

The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar El-Kanemi, and other traditional leaders in Borno State have expressed reservations about incorporating repentant Boko Haram members into their communities after the harm they have caused.

The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar El-Kanemi, and other traditional leaders in Borno State have expressed reservations about incorporating repentant Boko Haram... read more »

Boko Haram/ISWAP Releases Pictures of Abducted Soldiers...

Boko Haram/ISWAP Releases Pictures of Abducted Soldiers, Yobe Protocol Officers

Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists have released pictures of the two soldiers and Yobe Liaison officer they abducted on Damaturu/Maiduguri highway on Saturday. The... read more »

How Boko Haram, ISWAP Are Using Social Media to Recruit...

How Boko Haram, ISWAP Are Using Social Media to Recruit – Monguno

The National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno (retd), has raised the alarm that social media has become a harbour for terrorist groups such as Boko... read more »

Breaking News
 Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Days of Twitter Ban

Buhari Orders Conditional Lifting Of Ban On Twitter

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, said he had directed a conditional lifting of the ban placed on the operations of the microblogging site, Twitter, in Nigeria in... read more »

BREAKING: Sunday Igboho’s Hearing Adjourned Till Monday Says Beninese Lawyer

Sunday Igboho’s Hearing Adjourned Till Monday Says Beninese Lawyer

The hearing of the charges brought against Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, till Monday, 26 July, by the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic. His Beninese lawyer, Rafael Huvehnou, confirmed this in a chat with SaharaReporters, noting that will remain in police custody till the said date. Huvehnou said if Igboho... read more »

BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results

BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Friday released results of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)... read more »

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

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

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

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day Message

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day Message

Fellow Nigerians, I join you all today to commemorate and celebrate our Democracy Day. It is a celebration of freedom and a victory for one people, one country... 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

Burundi President To Fire All Married Government Officials With S...

The president of Burundi, Évariste Ndayishimiye is set to fire all married government officials who have concubines or are involved in extra-marital relationships. The directive is alleged to have... read more »

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 peace will reign with the election of new President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who was elected in May after taking over from his predecessor Pierre... 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... read more »

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza – Hero or Villain?

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza - Hero or Villain?

Deceased President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza was duly elected President on 26 August, 2005 at a time when the country was recovering from a decade long... read more »

Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza Named ‘Etern...

Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza Named 'Eternal Supreme Guide'

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has been named “Eternal Supreme Guide” by his political party. The move means no one in the governing... read more »

Business
FG Disburses ₦57 Billion To 1 Million Nigerians, Businesses

FG Disburses ₦57 Billion To 1 Million Nigerians, Businesses

The Federal Government has disbursed N56,842,780,000 to 1,079,323 persons and businesses under the Survival Fund program. The companies include those registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission... read more »

Gov Umahi Threatens To Sack Workers, Seize Shops Of Traders Who Sit-at-home

Gov Umahi Threatens To Sack Workers, Seize Shops Of Traders Who Sit-at-home

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has directed the immediate seizure of shops whose owners obey the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra on Monday. The governor also ordered the immediate sacking of civil servants who fail to show up at work on Monday, and called on security chiefs in the South-East zone to deploy security... read more »

Osinbajo Inaugurates Shoe-Manufacturing Hub In Anambra

Osinbajo Inaugurates Shoe-Manufacturing Hub In Anambra

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday inaugurated an ultra-modern industrial shoe-making hub equipped with modern technology at Nkwelle Ezunaka Village in... read more »

Loans: FG Increases Borrowing Limit to N61tn

Loans: FG Increases Borrowing Limit to N61tn

The Federal Government has expanded the country’s borrowing limit to N61tn paving the way for the increment of the current N33.11tn debt portfolio. The new... read more »

FEC Awards N309.9bn Road Contracts to Dangote

FEC Awards N309.9bn Road Contracts to Dangote

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has ratified the award of construction of five roads amounting to 274.9 km at the cost of N309.9bn to Dangote Industries as... read more »

Cameroon
Eto’o Recalls Sydney 2000 Gold Medal Win

Eto’o Recalls Sydney 2000 Gold Medal Win

Slightly over two decades after  Cameroon followed Nigeria to win a back-to-back  Olympic soccer gold medal for Africa, Samuel Eto’o Fils , the four-time African Footballer of the Year,  has yet... read more »

Breaking: Ex-Service Chiefs Buratai, Olonisakin Get Letters of Credence

Breaking: Ex-Service Chiefs Buratai, Olonisakin Get Letters of Credence

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Rtd) has been presented with his Letter of Credence. Buratai is the Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Benin. The immediate past Chief of Defence staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Retired) was also presented with his Letter of Credence. Olanisakin is the Ambassador-Designate... read more »

Troost-Ekong And Collins Ruled Out of Nigeria Clash Wit...

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

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

Rohr Picks Musa, Ekong, 22 Others for Cameroon Internat...

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

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has selected captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong and home boys John Noble and Anayo Iwuala among the 24 Super... read more »

Egypt, Gabon, Ghana Qualify for AFCON 2021

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

Celebration
Family is My Biggest Achievement - RMD

Family is My Biggest Achievement – RMD

Veteran actor, Richard Mofe Damijo has said that despite his great achievements, nothing compares to having a family. The popular actor said this during a recent interview. RMD noted that all the... 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 major social media influencer. Sometime in 2020, the... read more »

Nigerian actor Alex Ekubo proposes to Girlfriend

Nigerian actor Alex Ekubo proposes to Girlfriend

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

Kizz Daniel celebrates Birthday, Welcomes set of Twins

Kizz Daniel celebrates Birthday, Welcomes set of Twins

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

God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

God makes no Mistakes, I deserved Grammy – Burna Boy

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

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

NCC Disqualifies Nigerians Below 18 From Owning SIM

The Nigerian Communications Commission has disqualified anyone below the age of 18 from registering and owning a Subscriber Identity Module in Nigeria. This is according to the draft copy of the... read more »

Withdraw Conditions Imposed On Twitter Now, Wait For ECOWAS Court Decision—SERAP Tells Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised a declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari that the ban on the operations of Twitter in the country would be lifted if certain conditions were met by the American company. SERAP urged Buhari to withdraw the conditions imposed on the microblogging site pending the final... read more »

Google Celebrates Nigeria’s 61st Independence With Eagl...

Google Doodle

The Global tech company, Google, has marked Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day celebration by creating a unique doodle. As a way of marking the celebration, the... read more »

Nigerians Without NIN Won’t Get Passports, Driving Lice...

The Nigerian Communications Commission says the October 31 deadline for linking their National Identity Numbers with their Subscriber Identity Modules remains... read more »

Insecurity: Sokoto Govt Seeks Shut Down of Telco Servic...

Insecurity: Sokoto Govt Seeks Shut Down of Telco Services

The government of Sokoto State has the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to direct all telecommunications companies to shut down their services in 14... 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

Pandora Papers: EFCC Summons Peter Obi

The former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, whose secret and illegal offshore activities PREMIUM TIMES reported in the ongoing Pandora Papers series, has been summoned for questioning by the... read more »

EFCC Arrests Hafsat Ganduje, Wife Of The Governor Of Kano

Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, has been arrested by the EFCC over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son. The arrest comes weeks after her failure to honor the anti-graft agency’s invitation. Mrs Ganduje had earlier been invited to report to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13 but she did... read more »

Abdulazeez, Ganduje’s Son Flees To Egypt After Reportin...

Abdulazeez, Ganduje’s Son Flees To Egypt After Reporting His Mother To EFCC

Abdulazeez Ganduje, the first son of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has fled to Egypt with his family after exposing his mother’s alleged... read more »

EFCC Arrests 3 Spiritualists For ₦16M Get-Rich-Quick Sc...

EFCC Arrests 3 Spiritualists For ₦16M Get-Rich-Quick Scam In Maiduguri

Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a self-acclaimed spiritualist, Mohammed Ibrahim,... read more »

IGP Queries Abba Kyari, As Malami Considers Extradition...

Hushpuppi: Reps Consider Reviewing Abba Kyari’s Honour

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has queried the erstwhile commander of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari, over the... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PPPRA Deletes Template Announcing N212/Per Litre Petrol Price

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

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

TUC Tackles Sylva Over Impending Fuel Price Hike

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

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

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

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

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

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Returns After Acquittal By ICC

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

Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback

Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback

Nigeria lost 3-2 to C Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the 2021 WAFU U-17 championship at the Stade Kegue in Lome, Togo on Monday. The who beat Burkina Faso to secure a place in the final and qualification for CAF U17 African cup of Nations failed to clinch the ultimate trophy. The Ivorian side who were unbeaten since the group stages bagged the... read more »

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage

Former Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire legend, Didier Drogba and his wife of 20 years, Lalla Diakate have divorced. Drogba disclosed this in a post on his official... read more »

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

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

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

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

  Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exile

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

Covid-19

Vaccination Not Compulsory For Civil Servants – FG

Federal Government has explained that taking the COVID-19 vaccine is a choice and not a compulsory exercise, even though it is expected that every Nigerian should get vaccinated against the dreaded... read more »

Boss Mustapha

COVID: FG Removes South Africa, Brazil, Turkey From Travel Restriction List

The federal government says it has taken South Africa, Brazil and Turkey off the list of countries from which travellers are restricted from entering Nigeria. Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19, disclosed this on Wednesday at a media briefing in Abuja. The federal government had, in June, added South... read more »

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Drops After Six M...

A study has revealed that the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech SE vaccine drops in preventing infection by the coronavirus to 47% from 88% six months after... read more »

I Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine For The Sake Of The Gos...

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has explained that he will receive COVID-19 vaccine for the sake of the... read more »

Protest Rocks Edo After Gov Obaseki’s COVID-19 Vaccinat...

Protest Rocks Edo After Gov Obaseki’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rule

Members of civil society organisations and students on Monday staged a massive protest against the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination policy put in place by the... read more »

Crime
N4.9bn fraud: Judge angry as Fani-Kayode shuns trial for fifth time

N4.9bn Fraud: Judge Angry as Fani-Kayode Shuns Trial For Fifth Ti...

Justice Daniel Osaigor of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to pay N200,000 for not making himself available for re-arraignment for... read more »

Zamfara Assembly Suspends Two Lawmakers Suspected Of Aiding Kidnap Of Speaker’s Father, Colleague’s Murder

Zamfara Assembly Suspends Two Lawmakers Suspected Of Aiding Kidnap Of Speaker’s Father, Colleague’s Murder

Zamfara House of Assembly on Monday suspended two of its members for their alleged involvement in aiding and abetting banditry in the state. The two lawmakers are alleged to have aided the kidnap of the Speaker’s father, and the murder of another colleague of theirs. The suspended members, according to a Press release signed by the... read more »

Father Of Zamfara Speaker Dies In Bandits’ Custod...

Father of Zamfara Speaker Alh Muazu Abubakar Magarya has been confirmed dead in the hands of his captors. In an exclusive interview with the brother of the... read more »

Edo Police Parade Three Suspected Cultists Arrested For...

Nigeria Police

The Edo State Police Command has paraded three suspected cultists who allegedly dehumanised a female TikToker identified simply as Olivia. The suspects, who... read more »

Osun Police Give Details Of Bank Robbery In Iragbiji

Gunmen

The Osun State Police Command has reacted to the attack by armed robbers on a branch of Wema Bank in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State. It... read more »

Drug Abuse
Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

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

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

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

Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Economy
Naira-Dollar

Naira Dips To Record Low At Official Market

The value of the naira fell further by 1.68 per cent against the dollar at the official market on Thursday. At the Investor & Exporter foreign exchange window, the local currency opened at... read more »

Osinbajo

Nigeria Can’t Get New Dollars When Exchange Rate is Artificially Low -Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says that Nigeria cannot get new dollars into the system when the exchange rate is “artificially low.” Osinbajo said this on Monday in Abuja at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards the achievement of the nine key priorities of the Buhari... read more »

FG Allocates N5.9tn To Education, Health, Defence, Infr...

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has allocated the sum of N5.93tn to critical sectors of the economy including defence, health, education and infrastructure. According... read more »

FG Saved One Million Jobs, Sustained 150,000 SMEs — Osi...

FG Saved One Million Jobs, Sustained 150,000 SMEs — Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that through the Economic Sustainability Plan, the present administration has saved over one million jobs and... read more »

Why Nigeria’s Economy May Soon Collapse — Former CBN Go...

Why Nigeria’s Economy May Soon Collapse — Former CBN Governor, Sanusi

A former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Muhammad Sanusi, has said the country’s economy is on the brink of collapse. Sanusi disclosed this at the closing... read more »

Education
Niger Delta Students To Shut NDDC Headquarters Over Bursary

Niger Delta Students To Shut NDDC Headquarters Over Bursary

Nigerian students under the aegis of the Niger Delta Students Union Government have scheduled a protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission for Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The protest is an... read more »

Teachers To Enjoy New Salary Structure from January 2022 –FG

Teachers To Enjoy New Salary Structure from January 2022 –FG

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says teachers will begin to enjoy the new salary structure promised by President Muhammadu Buhari, from January 2022. Nwajiuba disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at a symposium organised by the Ministry of Education. The symposium was part of activities to mark the forthcoming 2021 World... read more »

Sit-at-home: FG Comments on Fate of South-East Students...

Sit-at-home: FG Comments on Fate of South-East Students Who Missed WASSCE

The Ministry of Education has clarified the fate of candidates who missed their exams during the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations... read more »

10 Bethel Baptist Students Freed, 21 Still In Bandits’ ...

10 Bethel Baptist Students Freed, 21 Still In Bandits’ Captive

Bandits released ten students of Bethel Baptist School in Kaduna on Saturday with 21 others still being held captive. The Vice President of the Christian... read more »

UNIBEN Students Told To Resume As University Cancels ₦2...

See Also: Insecurity: UNIJOS Suspends Academic Activities, Shuts Hostels

The Senate of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, has approved the removal of N20,000 late registration fee. Recall that the registration fee led to a two-day... 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
Osinbajo

Osinbajo-for-President Campaign Posters Flood Ibadan

Campaign posters of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have surfaced at some strategic areas of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The posters, which bear the portrait of the Vice President, have ‘Osinbajo... read more »

PDP

PDP Chair: Ayu, Shema, Nazif Make Final List of Contenders

The number of contenders for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has been pruned down to the last three. Former Senate President, Iyiochia Ayu, on Tuesday, emerged as the consensus candidate of the North Central, a former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema, emerged from the North West after polling majority polls... read more »

Electronic Transmission of Result Requires Buhari’s Ass...

Electronic Transmission of Result Requires Buhari’s assent – INEC

Commenting on the bill passed by the Senate which gave the Independent National Electoral Commission the sole power to determine the procedure for the... read more »

INEC Awaits Buhari’s Nod on e-transmission of Results

Muhammadu Buhari

The Senate bowed to pressure from the public on Tuesday when it passed a bill that gave the Independent National Electoral Commission the sole power to... read more »

I’m Not Interested in Running for President -Ex INEC Ch...

2023: Give Igbos A Chance, We’ll Unite Nigeria – Governor Umahi

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, says he has no intention to contest for presidency in the 2023... read more »

Employment
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Training Of Exited N Power Volunteers Begins October – FG

The Federal government has disclosed its plan to commence training for the exited batches A and B of the NPower scheme. The Federal Government also said out of 500,000 exited volunteers, 390,000 of... read more »

Rising Unemployment Can Wipe Out Nigeria, Elite Unsafe - Ngige

Rising Unemployment Can Wipe Out Nigeria, Elite Unsafe – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, has said the rising rate of unemployment portends danger for the country. He attributed this on Tuesday and lack of education to the problems bedevilling the country, warning that if not tackled the country might be “completely wiped out.” The minister said this at the inaugural partnership... read more »

Monitors of Govt’s Social Interventions Get Work Tools...

Monitors of Govt’s Social Interventions Get Work Tools

The Federal Government has distributed engagement letters and tablets to the 206 independent monitors engaged to monitor the effectiveness of its National... read more »

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

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

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

Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applican...

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,... read more »

English Premiership

Leicester City Boss Rodgers Predicts Ndidi’s Return Date

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers expects Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi to return to action after the next international break in November. Ndidi suffered a hamstring injury in Leicester’s... read more »

Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Defeat to Newcastle

Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Defeat to Newcastle

Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho continued his impressive goalscoring form this season when he notched a goal for Leicester though it was not enough as they suffered a 4-2 home loss to Newcastle on Friday night. The result left Leicester City’s top-four hopes hanging in the balance as they are just two points above inform Chelsea who face... read more »

Iheanacho Downs Crystal Palace in Style

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL Goals

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

Entertainment
Falz

Lagos Governor Plans To Distract Youths From #EndSARS Anniversary...

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is plotting to organise concerts with celebrities to distract youths from participating in the EndSARS remembrance event. Nigerian rapper, Folarin... read more »

Someone sent intimate video of my current date and I to blackmail me -Tiwa Savage

Someone Sent Intimate Video of my Current Date and I to Blackmail me -Tiwa Savage

Iconic Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, says that she is currently being blackmailed over a sex video. The sonorous singer noted that the sex video features her and her current lover. The ace singer made this revelation during an interview with American OAP, Angie Martinez of Power 105.1. Speaking about the situation, Tiwa revealed that her lover is... read more »

Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-Lover Drags Film Star, DSS To Co...

Tonto Dikeh's Ex-Lover Drags Film Star, DSS To Court, Seeks N10billion Compensation

Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, the estranged lover of prominent Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has dragged the actress and the Department of State Services (DSS)... read more »

Iyabo Ojo slams Funke Akindele For Paying Blogs To Disc...

Iyabo Ojo slams Funke Akindele For Paying Blogs To Discredit Toyin Abraham’s New Movie

Iyabo Ojo has blasted colleague, Funke Akindele on Instagram regarding a comment she made on a film review page. The actress accused Funke Akindele of... read more »

Zubby Michael Chides Annie Idibia For Calling Out 2Baba...

Zubby Michael Chides Annie Idibia For Calling Out 2Baba On Social Media

Popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael has slammed Annie Idibia for calling out her husband, Tuface on social media. African News Today recalls that Annie took... read more »

Environment
How Firewood Smoke Kills 90,000 Nigerians Annually – Minister

How Firewood Smoke Kills 90,000 Nigerians Annually – Minister

The federal government has said that more than 90,000 people, mainly women and children, die annually from smoke and other complications from firewood. The Minister for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor,... read more »

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

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

 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 Resources, Hon. Anthony Dubem Onyia and the Managing Director of EN-RUWASSA, Dr. Frank Omeje, yesterday, visited the Nvuna River that traverses four... 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... 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 »

Fashion
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‘Use Headless Mannequins To Advertise Clothes, Cover Their ...

The Islamic Police force in Kanu, known as Hisbah has announced regulation of mannequins use, ordering shops to use only headless mannequins to advertise clothing. This, it said, is because Islamic... read more »

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 Empower Women-Led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

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 network with face masks, which will help them prevent the spread of COVID-19 while enabling them to safely engage in income generating activity. The... read more »

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative ...

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... 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 »

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
Pandora Papers

Pandora Papers: EFCC Opens Probe Of Obi, Oduah, NPA Boss, Others

There are indications that the Economic and Crimes Commission has commenced investigations into the alleged tax evasion by some Nigerians named in the Pandora Papers. It was gathered that a former... read more »

FIRS To Spend N2.8bn On Uniforms, N550m On Meals

The tax body has also budgeted about N550m for refreshments and N200m for sporting activities. The FIRS, which is one of the highest revenue-generating government bodies, set aside N262.5m for security votes while N17.8bn would be spent on “miscellaneous” expenses. The details are included in the 2022 budget proposal the agency submitted... read more »

Budget Deficit Rises to N20.64tn Under Buhari

Budget Deficit Rises to N20.64tn Under Buhari

The budget deficit has risen to N20.64tn under the president, Muhammadu Buhari, according to analysed data from the budget office. The data covered periods... read more »

12.5kg Cooking Gas May Sell for N10,000 By Dec – ...

12.5kg Cooking Gas May Sell for N10,000 By Dec, - Marketers

Marketers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, well known as cooking gas, on Saturday, expressed worry over the supply shortage leading to a persistent increase in the... read more »

FG Considers Taking States to Supreme Court Over VAT

FG Considers Taking States to Supreme Court Over VAT

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Wednesday insisted that the anti-open grazing laws of some states... read more »

Fitness and Wellbeing
 World Refugee Day: Red Cross, NCFRMI, SCORP organizes free medical outreach in Enugu

World Refugee Day: Red Cross, NCFRMI, SCORP organizes free medica...

In commemoration of this year’s World Refugee Day, the Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons,... read more »

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 employee of the bank, Mrs Moyo Thomas. This was contained in a statement the bank issued on Tuesday. The statement partly read, “We are aware of several... read more »

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

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... 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 »

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

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

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

Nigeria To Commence Manufacturing of Vaccines Soon – NAFDAC

Nigeria To Commence Manufacturing of Vaccines Soon – NAFDAC

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

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

Governors didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives - Akeredolu

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

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

Nigeria Governors Forum Speaks on Hoarding Palliatives

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

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

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

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

Fulani Herdsmen
We’re Set To Take Battle To Terrorists’ Enclaves – COAS

Oyetola Signs Anti-Open Grazing Law, Defaulters Risk One Year Imp...

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has signed into law the bill prohibiting open grazing in the state. The bill, which was passed by the Osun State House of Assembly on Thursday, August 12,... read more »

Open Grazing Ban: Sanwo-Olu Receives 16 Southern Governors in Lagos

Open Grazing Ban: Sanwo-Olu Receives 16 Southern Governors in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has started receiving 16 of his colleagues from Southern Nigeria. According to several media reports, the governor arrived at Alausa, Ikeja, the venue of their meeting on the state of the nation. The meeting is holding eight weeks after the governors met in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on May 11, 2021.... read more »

Gov Umahi Condemns the Madness of Herdsmen Killings in ...

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

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

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

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

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency ̵...

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency - Ndume

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

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 »

Gambia
Ghana
Ghana FA Appoints Rajevac As New Black Stars Coach

Ghana FA Appoints Rajevac As New Black Stars Coach

The Ghana Football Association has named 67-year-old Serbian Milovan Rajevac as the new coach for the Black Stars, its senior men’s national team. Rajevac replaced former coach Charles Kwabena... read more »

Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tells Buhari

Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tell Buhari

The Ghana Union of Traders Association has reacted to the ministerial delegation sent by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to Ghana in a bid to resolve the rift between Ghana and Nigeria traders, describing it as needless. Dr Joseph Obeng, the President of the Association said the country is only ensuring enforcement of its laws and would not... read more »

FG Sends Ministerial Delegation to Ghana to Address Nig...

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

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a ministerial delegation to Ghana to tackle the persistent rift between Nigerian traders and the Ghanaian authorities. Mr... read more »

Why Nigerian Traders Must Go – Ghanaian Traders

Why Nigerian Traders Must Go – Ghanaian Traders

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

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

Ghana Traders Union Oppose Call to Reopen Nigerians’ Shops

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

HIV/AIDS
Human Rights
Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us - FG

Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that Nigerians are still making use of Twitter to criticise government policies despite its ban. This was disclosed in a... read more »

Igboho: Benin Republic Snub Nigerian Govt’s Extradition Request, May Free Him Today

Igboho: Benin Republic Snub Nigerian Govt’s Extradition Request, May Free Him Today

The attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to extradite Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, to Nigeria from Benin Republic has suffered a setback. Authorities in the neighbouring West African nation have insisted on a fair trial for Igboho before yielding to the demand, SaharaReporters has gathered. The... read more »

Kanu: Britain, Law Firm Express Interest to Take Over c...

Kanu’s trial: Britain, Law Firm Express Interest to Take Over case

The British High Commission and a law firm based in London, Bindmans, have asked for the permission of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,... read more »

UK Parliament to Query Kenya’s Role in Forced Kanu’s Re...

UK Parliament to Query Kenya’s Role in Forced Kanu’s Repatriation to Nigeria

The United Kingdom Parliament is scheduled to probe the circumstances surrounding the repatriation of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi... read more »

Biafran Government Says Rule of Law Must Prevail in Nna...

 Biafran Government Says Rule of Law Must Prevail in Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

The De-facto customary government of Biafra has cautioned the Nigerian government to ensure that the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu follows the stipulated standard... read more »

Information Technology
 Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Days of Twitter Ban

Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Days of Twitter Ban  

The ban of Twitter by the federal government in Nigeria has resulted in the loss of N247.61bn after 100 days of the ban. Recall that the Federal Government had on June 4 suspended Twitter after the... read more »

Twitter Supension: Lai Mohammed Says 7 Of FG's 10 Requests Have Been Met

Lai Mohammed Denies Meeting Twitter Executives In The US

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the online media report that he “sneaked out of Nigeria to meet with Twitter executive’’ in the U.S. is fake. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Washington on Wednesday, the minister said his official visit to the U.S. has nothing to do with the... read more »

JUST IN: FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Again

JUST IN: FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Again

The Federal Government has once more postponed the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to October 31, 2021. This was contained in a joint statement by the... read more »

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Exercise Deadline As Pantami...

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Exercise Deadline As Pantami Lauds Compliance

The Federal Government has ratified the extension of the deadline for the National Identification Number, NIN, and SIM linkage exercise to July 26. The... read more »

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

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

Following a directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and to delete their accounts, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project,... read more »

Infrastructure
Presidential Panel Sells Seven-storey FRCN Lagos Building for N100m

Presidential Panel Sells Seven-storey FRCN Lagos Building for N10...

The Presidential Implementation Committee on Federal Government Landed Property has stated that it has the powers to sell or lease out any property of the Federal Government without prior knowledge... read more »

Buhari Assures Uzodinma To Assist in Fight Against Insecurity

Buhari Assures Uzodinma To Assist in Fight Against Insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State that the federal government will help him to surmount security challenges in the state. The president also promised that he would wield his power as the president to address infrastructural deficits of the state. Buhari, who spoke while commissioning the Egbeada-Onitsha... read more »

FEC Approves ₦84.6 Billion For Road, Airports’ Projects...

FEC Approves ₦84.6 Billion For Road, Airports’ Projects

The projects are in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Katsina and Akwa-Ibom. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved over N5 billion for various contracts in Lagos,... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Approves Multimillion Naira Upgrade Of Lagos ...

Sanwo-Olu Approves Multimillion Naira Upgrade Of Lagos Television

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a multimillion Naira upgrade of key infrastructure at the Lagos Television (LTV) as part of a... read more »

If Not Infrastructure, Then What? By Femi Adesina

 If Not Infrastructure, Then What? By Femi Adesina

Former Governor of Anambra State and running mate to Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi, flew into the eye of the storm some days... 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
Rising Unemployment Can Wipe Out Nigeria, Elite Unsafe - Ngige

Ngige Condemns Killing of Aguleri Monarch

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has condemned the assassination of Chief Alex Edozieuno, a former traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri, calling it an “unfortunate... read more »

FG Implements Cooking Gas Imports Tax, Price Jumps By 100%

FG Implements Cooking Gas Imports Tax, Price Jumps By 100%

The Federal Government has implemented a 7.5 per cent tax on imported Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly called cooking gas, as the cost of the commodity leap by over 100 per cent within a period of eight months. It was gathered on Sunday that the government implemented the VAT on LPG imports about three weeks ago and some dealers were also... read more »

Buhari’s Visit To Tinubu Is On Goodwill, Not About 2023...

Buhari’s Visit To Tinubu Is On Goodwill, Not About 2023 Election - Femi Adesina

The Presidency on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) in... read more »

I Have No Regrets Relocating to Nigeria – Anto Lecky

I Have No Regrets Relocating to Nigeria – Anto Lecky

A former Big Brother Naija contestant and actress, Antoinette Lecky, popularly known as Anto Lecky, has said that though some days could be tough, she had no... read more »

Nigeria Lacks Quality to Reach World Cup Semis – Rohr

Nigeria Lacks Quality to Reach World Cup Semis – Rohr

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

Judiciary
El-Zakzaky Sues AGF, DSS For N2bn Over Detention, Passport’s Seizure

El-Zakzaky Sues AGF, DSS For N2bn Over Detention, Passport’s Seiz...

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has sued the Department of State Services and the Attorney-General of the Federation to court over his prolonged detention... read more »

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Fast Ahead Of My Arraignment, Nnamdi Kanu Tells Supporters

Ahead of his arraignment on October 21, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked millions of his supporters to embark on a dry fast. His counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who stated this on his verified Facebook page, also stated that Kanu was well. Ejiofor said Kanu asked him to tell his followers that he was in high... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Reacts To Claims IPOB Leader Was G...

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has debunked a claim making the rounds on social media... read more »

Pandora Papers: Investigation Reveals How Ex-Nigerian G...

An investigation into the secret businesses of a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has revealed that he broke the law several times. This is despite... read more »

Appeal Court Joins Lagos in FIRS Appeal Over VAT Collec...

Appeal court joins Lagos in FIRS appeal over VAT collection

The court of appeal, Abuja division, has granted the application of the Lagos state government as a co-respondent in the appeal filed by the Federal Inland... read more »

Justice
My Reinstatement Confirms I was Wrongly Sacked - FUOYE Registrar

My Reinstatement Confirms I was Wrongly Sacked – FUOYE Regi...

Mr. Olatunbosun Odusanya, whose appointment as Registrar, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, was terminated by the institution’s council on April 25, said on Tuesday that the Senate order reinstating... read more »

Kanu Was Arrested Without His Documents - Brother

IPOB Alleges Plot to Kill Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Department of State Services, DSS, of plotting to inject its leader, Nnamdi Kanu with a poisonous vaccine. IPOB’s Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, alleged that the poisonous vaccine was meant to kill Kanu slowly. In a statement he signed, Powerful warned that such an attempt should be... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Not Arrested in the UK – British Govt

Nnamdi Kanu Not Arrested in the UK - British Govt

The British High Commission in Nigeria has said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was not arrested in the United Kingdom. It was... read more »

Former South African President Zuma Jailed for 15 Month...

 Former South African President Zuma Jailed for 15 Months

Ex-president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in jail after he was found guilty of contempt of court over his refusal to answer... read more »

Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Mo...

Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, better known as Baba Ijesha, is set to be arraigned at the Magistrate Court 1 in Yaba on Wednesday, 16th June 2021. He... read more »

Kenya
Kenya Confirms Bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Kenya Confirms Bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Kenya on Tuesday confirmed its bid to host the 2025 athletics world championships, which if accepted, would bring the event to Africa for the first time. Nairobi has hosted both the world under-18... read more »

Kanu Was Arrested Without His Documents - Brother

Kanu Was Arrested Without His Documents – Brother

A brother to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed how they spoke while he was in Kenya shortly before “he went missing.” The brother, Kingsley Kanu, disclosed that the detainee had taken a walk when he was arrested and that he was without his documents. “His UK passport remains in Kenya,” The... read more »

IPOB Reacts To Reports Linking Governor Wike, Senator U...

Kanu Was Arrested Without His Documents - Brother

The media and publicity secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says he or the group has not accused Senator Ifeanyi Uba and Rivers State Governor... read more »

Kenyan Authorities Respond to Arrest, Extradition of Nn...

Kenyan Authorities Respond to Arrest, Extradition of Nnamdi Kanu To Nigeria

Kenyan Immigration and diplomatic authorities have claimed no involvement in the arrest and “extradition” of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra,... read more »

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... read more »

Labour
Chris Ngige

FG Stopped Residency Payment After Strike Suspension – NARD

A fresh crisis may be brewing between the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors and the Federal Government as the association accused the government of already deviating from the understanding... read more »

Resident doctors call off strike, to resume Wednesday

Resident doctors call off strike, to resume Wednesday

The National Association of Resident Doctors has suspended its nationwide strike. The strike which began on August 2 has been suspended with effect from 8am, Wednesday, according to the President of the association, Dr Godiya Ishaya. Ishaya, in an interview with our correspondent, said, “We are suspending the strike for six weeks to give room... read more »

353 Nigerian Doctors Employed By UK in Three Months Ami...

Chinese Banks Set To Establish Operations In Nigeria

About 353 Nigerian doctors have migrated to the United Kingdom to work in the last 100 days. According to Punch, checks on the website of the General Medical... read more »

JOHESU Knocks NMA on Welfare Demands in a Letter To Ngi...

JOHESU Knocks NMA on Welfare Demands in a Letter To Ngige

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has tackled the Nigeria Medical Association for allegedly interfering in its affairs, adding that the best welfare... read more »

Strike: NARD Asks Buhari to Lead Negotiations, Falana H...

Strike: NARD Demands Asks Buhari to Lead Negotiations, Falana Heads Legal Team

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, who have been on strike since August 2, 2021, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to invite... read more »

Lagos News
Lagos Reopens Ladipo Market

Lagos Reopens Ladipo Market

Lagos State Government, through the state Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has reopened the popular Ladipo auto spare parts market in Mushin area of the state. Recall that the market was shut last... read more »

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Decries Rumours, Misinformation Against Vaccines

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Decries Rumours, Misinformation Against Vaccines

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has decried rumours, misinformation, and conspiracy theories against the intake of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria. This was made known in a statement on Friday, which revealed that the Governor spoke at the South-West Edition of Town Hall Meeting on COVID vaccination in Nigeria, hosted by Lagos State... read more »

APC is Focusing On Its Promises — Sanwo-Olu

APC is Focusing On Its Promises — Sanwo-Olu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is focusing and delivering on it promises, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said. Sanwo-Olu said this... read more »

Lagos APC to Hold LG Primaries Today

Lagos APC to Hold LG Primaries Today

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

LASG, FG To Close Eko Bridge for Maintenance June 4

LASG To Close Eko Bridge for Maintenance June 4

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

Law Enforcement
Abba Kyari Asked Me To Pay Proceed Of Hotel Into My Account - Nosa Uhumwangho

Police Panel Recommends Demotion For Abba Kyari To Prevent Extrad...

The probe panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, over his links with serial... read more »

Abba Kyari Asked Me To Pay Proceed Of Hotel Into My Account - Nosa Uhumwangho

IGP Receives NPF Panel Report On DCP Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc on Thursday, 26th August, 2021, received the report of the NPF Special Investigation Panel (SIP) investigating the alleged indictment of the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The report... read more »

Hisbah Arrests Sadiya Haruna For Uploading ‘Sexual Cont...

Hisbah Arrests Sadiya Haruna For Uploading ‘Sexual Content’

The Kano State Hisbah Board has docked a Kannywood actress and social media blogger, Sadiya Haruna, for “uploading sexual contents on her social media... read more »

NDLEA Intercepts Bandits With AK-47 Rifles, 78 Rounds o...

NDLEA Intercepts Bandits With AK-47 Rifles, 78 Rounds of Live Ammunition

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested here armed bandits on an alleged mission Katsina State. The suspects: Adamu Shehu,... read more »

Why Sunday Igboho Escaped During House Raid – DSS

Why Sunday Igboho Escaped During House Raid – DSS

The Department of State Services has said Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho escaped when the secret police raided his Ibadan residence... read more »

Legislature
Designate Bandits As Terrorists, Reps Tell Buhari

Designate Bandits As Terrorists, Reps Tell Buhari

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to designate bandits, who have dominated the North-West and parts of the North-Central geopolitical zones, and their... read more »

Lagos State Assembly Passes VAT, Open Grazing Bills

Lagos State Assembly Passes VAT, Open Grazing Bills

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Value Added Tax Bill into law in the state. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the House directed the Acting Clark of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The House also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state. Read... read more »

Ondo Rep, Adedayo Omolafe ‘Expensive’ Has Died

Ondo Rep, Adedayo Omolafe ‘Expensive’ Has Died

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Mr Adedayo Omolafe has... read more »

PDP Govs Set To Meet Today, Reps Caucus Clamour For Sec...

PDP Govs Set To Meet Today, Reps Caucus Clamour For Secondus Resignation

Members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have called for the immediate resignation of the National... read more »

Hushpuppi: Reps Consider Reviewing Abba Kyari’s Honour...

Hushpuppi: Reps Consider Reviewing Abba Kyari’s Honour

The House of Representatives has plans are not yet in motion to strip the suspended commander of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team,... read more »

Liberia
Life
Legendary ‘Guitar Boy’ Victor Uwaifo Dies At 80

Legendary ‘Guitar Boy’ Victor Uwaifo Dies At 80

The beat stopped on Saturday for ace musician, composer, instrumentalist and sculptor, Sir Victor Uwaifo. He was 80 years old. News of his death was broken last night by his nephew Uwaifo... read more »

Breaking: Captain Hosa Okunbo is Dead

Breaking: Captain Hosa Okunbo is Dead

Billionaire Businessman, Captain Hosa Okunbo is dead. The Business magnate was aged 63. Capt. Okunbo died in london on Saturday, August 7th, after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. It was gathered that he moved there after being told by doctors that his situation was critical. He is survived by a wife and kids. See Also: Former Deputy Senate... read more »

APC Condoles With Abiodun on Dad’s Death

APC Condoles With Abiodun on Dad’s Death

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has commiserated with Governor Dapo Abiodun and his family on the death of his father, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya... read more »

Slain Super TV boss Usifo Ataga Laid to Rest

Slain Super TV boss Usifo Ataga Laid to Rest

The remains of slain CEO Super TV Micheal Usifo Ataga were on Friday interred in a private ceremony at the Ebony Vaults in Ikoyi, Lagos amid eulogies and tears... read more »

Adeboye Consoles Prophet TB Joshua’s Wife

Adeboye Consoles Prophet TB Joshua’s Wife

General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has condoled with  family of late founder of Synagogue Church of All... read more »

Lifestyle
Chioma deletes all Davido’s Pictures

Chioma Deletes All Davido’s Pictures

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

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 (IGP) Monitoring Team at the wee hours of Saturday, raided the venue following a tip-off on large gathering in the club house. Saturday’s raid was the... read more »

Nigerians React as Singer Davido is Spotted with Myster...

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... read more »

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

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

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

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

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

Madagascar
BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

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

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opinion: Nigerian Values – Food For Thought

Opinion: Nigerian Values - Food For Thought

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

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

Africa’s Corruption – A Case Of Warped Europhilia

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

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

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

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

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

Lazarus Chakwera- The New Face of Democratic Struggle in Africa

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

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

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

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

Mali
ECOWAS to Convene Emergency Meeting Over Mali Coup

ECOWAS to Convene Emergency Meeting Over Mali Coup

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

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, recently deposed by mutinying soldiers was flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for medical attention in the late hours of Saturday, a top diplomat said. Keita, 75, was hospitalised in Mali after his release from detention by the military junta who held him for 10 days. The former president... read more »

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

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

A meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation led by former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan with Mali’s coup leaders... read more »

ECOWAS Set to Convene Over Mali Coup

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

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

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Suppor...

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

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

Movies and Films
 My Kids Are My Colleagues When on Set – Jide Kosoko

My Kids Are My Colleagues When on Set – Jide Kosoko

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko has said that he charges less than his regular fees just to partake in blockbuster movies. He stated this in an interview with Saturday Beats. He said, “I am not... read more »

Men are not worth fighting over –Halima Abubakar

Men Are Not Worth Fighting Over –Halima Abubakar

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has said that she is not willing to risk losing her relationship by revealing the identity of her partner. The entrepreneur who also said that men are not worth fighting over as their eyes are always roaming noted that some people are always on the lookout for beautiful relations to crash. She disclosed this in... read more »

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

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

Iconic Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has asked Nigerians to be one another’s keeper in this time, which she describes as ‘depressing times’. Henshaw... read more »

Ogunlala not my Legal Representative – Baba Ijesha

Ogunlala not my Legal Representative – Baba Ijesha

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

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... read more »

Music
Annie Idibia Calls Out Tuface Out, Alleges Infidelity

Annie Idibia Calls Out Tuface, Alleges Infidelity

Annie Idibia, wife of Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, in an Instagram Story later deleted indicted her husband for infidelity. She also claimed that Tuface’s family... read more »

Let Me Be – Paul Okoye Reacts To Trending Divorce Papers With Wife

Let Me Be – Paul Okoye Reacts To Trending Divorce Papers With Wife

Social media has been agog with reports over the alleged divorce proceedings allegedly initiated by Anita, the wife of singer and former member of music duo P-Square, Paul Okoye, alias Rudeboi. On Friday, a court document allegedly filed by Anita went viral on the Internet. The document, which showed notice of petition holden in the High Court of... read more »

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

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

Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, has disclosed that he and his wife, Busola, carried their kids along when she revealed her rape experience in June 2019. Dakolo... read more »

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

BREAKING: Nigerian Musician, Sound Sultan Suffers Throat Cancer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Bank

Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Bank

The Bank of Namibia director of strategic communication, Emma Haiyambo has said that the Namibian economy is set to record the worse dip in recent history due to the ravaging effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Haiyambo who disclosed this while releasing the latest economic projection for December on Monday said the domestic economy is expected to... read more »

News

Chukwueze Plays For Villarreal After Five Months Out Injured

Samuel Chukwueze made his return to action from injury but ended on the losing side as Villarreal lost 2-1 to Osasuna in Sunday’s LaLiga game. Chukwueze has been out of action since May, after... read more »

Airforce Denies Payment To Bandits For Return Of Anti-Aircraft Weapon

Airforce Denies Payment To Bandits For Return Of Anti-Aircraft Weapon

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has debunked news reports circulating on some media platforms alleging that the NAF, through one of its personnel, paid the sum of N20 Million to armed bandits operating in Jibia Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized. The report went on to state that the... read more »

Lagos Police Make U-turn, Approve #EndSARS Protests, Fr...

Hakeem Odumosu

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has made a U-turn on its earlier warning against any gathering or organisation of protest in... read more »

No One Has Monopoly Of Leading Nigeria – Tambuwal

No One Has Monopoly Of Leading Nigeria - Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that no one group of people, no matter their religious affiliation or tribe can arrogate the... read more »

Comparing Buhari To Awolowo, Azikiwe Mischievous – Afen...

Comparing Buhari To Awolowo, Azikiwe Mischievous – Afenifere Slams Femi Adesina

Yoruba’s socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has criticised presidency spokesperson, Femi Adesina, for comparing his boss, Muhammadu Buhari, to a former Premier... read more »

Niger Delta
SERAP Issues Buhari 14-Day Ultimatum To Publish Names of Suspected Looters Of N6Trillion Niger Delta Funds

SERAP Issues Buhari 14-Day Ultimatum To Publish Names of Suspecte...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN to... 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 her kidnappers. Onyia, a nursing mother and an employee of the Nigeria Television Authority, Port Harcourt Zonal office, spent five days in captivity. The kidnappers had blocked her vehicle... read more »

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

Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

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

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

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

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 »

Nigeria
Mixed Reactions Greet Makinde’s Donation To PDP Leaders

Mixed Reactions Greet Makinde’s Donation Of Cars To Oyo PDP Leade...

Mixed reactions have greeted the donation of two Land Cruiser Prado jeeps to the immediate past Chairman of Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party, Kunmi Mustapha, and the newly elected Chairman of the... read more »

Osimhen’s Scores to Secure Napoli’s Eight Straight Wins

Osimhen’s Scores to Secure Napoli’s Eight Straight Serie A Win

A late Victor Osimhen’s towering header sealed a hard-fought 1-0 for Napoli which saw them record their eight consecutive win in the Serie A this season. Napoli are now the only team in Europe’s top five leagues with a 100 percent record and reclaims the first position from AC Milan as they have 24 points. Also in action in the encounter was... read more »

PDP Asks Court To Sack Zamfara Lawmakers Over Defection...

PDP Asks Court To Sack Zamfara Lawmakers Over Defection To APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, sought a court order to join three senators, and 27 other lawmakers — all from Zamfara — in a suit against... read more »

Femi Adesina Replies Nnamdi Kanu On Buhari Being ‘Jubri...

Femi Adesina Replies Nnamdi Kanu On Buhari Being ‘Jubril Of Sudan’

The Presidency has rubbished claims by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), that President Muhammadu Buhari is Jubril of... read more »

The Essential Buhari: VP Osinbajo Got It! By Femi Adesi...

The Essential Buhari: VP Osinbajo Got It! By Femi Adesina

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is an honest man. Whatever he tells you, please take it serious. You can even take it to the bank, as it’s a cheque that will... read more »

Opinion
Ngige’s Sermon on the Mount, by Femi Adesina

Ngige’s Sermon on the Mount, by Femi Adesina

Did you watch the interview granted about 10 days ago by Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige, to Channels Television Newsnight program anchored by Ladi Akeredolu Ale? If you... read more »

ICYMI: Adesina hails Kumuyi, lambasts Preachers making Negative Prophecies

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 urged such clerics to rather emulate the Founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, in his optimism that Nigeria will fly again, despite the... read more »

The Endless Martyrdom Of Youth, By Wole Soyinka

The Endless Martyrdom Of Youth, By Wole Soyinka

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

Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs – Bishop Kukah

Nigeria: Before Our Glory Departs - Bishop Kukah

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

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

My $1.9 Billion in Minnesota Bank – Femi Adesina

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

Petroleum
Petrol Subsidy Rises To N905.27bn, Oil Increases to $79.71

Petrol Subsidy Rises To N905.27bn, Oil Increases to $79.71

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation spent a total of N905.27bn on petrol subsidy in eight months amid rising global oil prices, the latest data obtained from the corporation show. With the... read more »

FG To Borrow $3 Billion Via Eurobonds In October

Buhari: Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Production To Help Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday played host to the Saudi Arabian minister of Foreign Affairs at State House, Abuja, declaring that the oil rich kingdom had been quite kind to Nigeria.   Receiving HRH Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud, the President in a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said with Nigeria’s large... read more »

No Petrol Price Hike Until FG, Labour Conclude Negotiat...

No Petrol Price Hike Until FG, Labour Conclude Negotiation – PPPRA

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, has restated that the Petroleum Industry Act had marked the full deregulation of the downstream oil... read more »

JUST IN: Senate Passes PIB Bill, Pegs Host Community Fu...

JUST IN: Senate Passes PIB Bill, Pegs Host Community Fund At 3%

The Senate has passed the conference report of the National Assembly on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The report as passed pegged contributions to the... read more »

Diesel Price Increases to N290 Per Litre

 Diesel Price Increases to N290 Per Litre

The price of automotive gas oil, popularly known as diesel, has increased to N290 per lire. The spike comes on the heels of the rise in the price of crude oil... read more »

Photos
100 Zamfara Kidnap Victims Freed Without Ransom, Says Police

100 Zamfara Kidnap Victims Freed Without Ransom, Says Police

The Zamfara police command has said bandits were not paid any ransom to free 100 children, nursing mothers, and others held hostage for 42 days. A statement issued by a spokesperson for the police,... read more »

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

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 Councilors to immediately and permanently relocate to their respective local government areas and ward. This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Nnayelugo... read more »

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

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

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the time has come for Nigeria to be restructured I order to give more control to the state... read more »

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

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

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

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

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

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

Politics

I Will Not Accept Any Opposition In Edo PDP – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said he would not brook opposition within the state chapter of the PDP in his quest to reposition and strengthen it. He said this at an expanded meeting of... read more »

Buhari Wasting Resources On Fighter Jets That’ll Be Used To Destroy Nigeria – Father Mbaka Warns

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that the fighter jets he is acquiring will be used to destroy the country. According to Sun, the cleric who spoke on Sunday during a sermon at Adoration ground in Emene advised the president to rather focus on building more industries to... read more »

I Am Not Against Tinubu’s Political Ambition – Sh...

I Am Not Against Tinubu’s Political Ambition – Shina Peller

A federal lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Shina Peller has debunked... read more »

BREAKING: Governor Umahi Orders Arrest Of Journalist Ov...

BREAKING: Governor Umahi Orders Arrest Of Journalist Over Facebook Posts About Nigerian Politicians, Army

The police in Ebonyi State acting on the orders of the state governor, David Umahi, have detained a journalist, Godfrey Chikwere over his Facebook posts. It... read more »

No Plans To Return Overseas For Another Surgery – Tinub...

No Plans To Return Overseas For Another Surgery – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, says he underwent surgery on his right knee as well as... read more »

Power
PMB: Call Him Master Finisher By Femi Adesina

PMB: Call Him Master Finisher By Femi Adesina

The country has been agog this week with fallout from the signing of the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. That legislation has now become Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). President... read more »

NCL Issues December Deadline For Implementation Of Electricity Tariff Reduction Agreement

NCL Issues December Deadline For Implementation Of Electricity Tariff Reduction Agreement

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NCL, has demanded that the Federal Government should implement the electricity tariffs reduction agreement by December. The congress in its notice to the government to reduce electricity tariffs by N15 per kilowatt-hour cautioned that it would not accept the serial violations of agreements. The NLC President, Ayuba... read more »

Power Generation Dips Below 4,000MW Amid Gas, Transmiss...

Power Generation Dips Below 4,000MW Amid Gas, Transmission Issues

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, power generation in Nigeria dipped below the 4,000 megawatts mark on Tuesday. The total generation in the country stood at... read more »

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

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

The Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command has said the fire incident at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in the Udenu local... read more »

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arre...

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... read more »

Press Statement
Army Dismisses Pictures, Videos Of Mass Burials In Zamfara

Army Dismisses Pictures, Videos Of Mass Burials In Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed viral images and videos that show the dumping of dead bodies into mass graves, ostensibly from military operations. Maj-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr, Director... read more »

FUOYE Appoints Foluso Ogunmodede PRO

FUOYE Appoints Foluso Ogunmodede PRO

The Federal University Oye Ekiti has appointed Foluso Ogunmodede as the institution’s public relations officer. Ogunmodede, who was until the appointment the Chief Information Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, replaced the erstwhile PRO, Yinka Ademuyiwa. A statement from FUOYE on Sunday titled, ‘FUOYE gets new PRO,’... read more »

Nigeria Needs a Leader With a Broad World View – ...

Nigeria Needs a Leader With a Broad World View - Tambuwal

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, has said Nigeria needs a leader with a broad world view and not a provincial... read more »

Oshiomhole Denies Plotting To Return As APC National Ch...

Oshiomhole Denies Plotting To Return As APC National Chairman

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed insinu­ation that he was plotting to return to... read more »

WAEC Announces Date For 2021 WASSCE

WAEC Announces Date For 2021 WASSCE

The head of the Nigeria national office, West African Examination Council, WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan has on Tuesday announced the timetable for the conduct of... read more »

Real Estate
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 that he bought the property from the... read more »

FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Project

FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Project

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 was disclosed in a statement by Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in Abuja. According to... read more »

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETR...

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... 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 »

Religion
http://saharareporters.com/2021/09/20/police-stray-bullet-kills-pastor-during-morning-devotion-ebonyi

Police Stray Bullet Kills Ebonyi Pastor During Morning Devotion

A pastor of a church, the Glorious Gospel Fire Assembly in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, identified as John Onu, has been killed by a police stray bullet at his house while observing his morning... read more »

Late TB Joshua’s Family Drags Church Officials To EFCC

Late TB Joshua’s Family Drags Church Officials To EFCC

The family of late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, alias TB Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to quiz officials of the church over alleged misappropriation of funds. The crisis comes barely four months after the death of the founder. The crisis is... read more »

Christian Pilgrims Barred From Travelling Over Refusal ...

Christian Pilgrims Barred From Travelling Over Refusal To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Seven intending Christian pilgrims from Bauchi State have been barred from embarking on a religious pilgrimage to Israel due to their refusal to be vaccinated... read more »

NDA Attack: More Woes Looming, Father Mbaka Warns

NDA Attack: More Woes Looming, Father Mbaka Warns

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has warned that the invasion of the Nigerian Defence Academy was tip... read more »

Any South-Easterner Who Becomes President Will Fail – B...

Any South-Easterner Who Becomes President Will Fail – Bishop Mike Okonkwo

The bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, has said that it would amount to pity for a South-Easterner to emerge President on the basis of appeasing... read more »

Rwanda
BREAKING: Lagos Council Boss Dies Days After Winning APC Primary Election

BREAKING: Lagos Council Boss Dies Days After Winning APC Primary ...

The Chairman of the Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area in Lagos, Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji, has been confirmed dead. His death was confirmed by his media team in a Facebook post on... read more »

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

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

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 COVID-19 lockdown regulations. Sanwo-Olu also granted state pardon to 56 inmates from different prisons in the state. This was disclosed by Mr. Moyosore... read more »

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Recei...

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... 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 »

Safety

June 12 Protests: US Issues Directive to Citizens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

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

World Igbo Congress Drums Support for ESN, Rejects Ebub...

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... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

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

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

NIN Mandatory for Bank Account Opening, Voter Registration - Pantami

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

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Kill...

Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders

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

Security

Insecurity: Zambia Ready To Assist Nigeria, Says Envoy

The Government of Zambia on Tuesday expressed concern over the insurgency, banditry, and other security challenges in the country saying they would help Nigeria. Zambia said it would help Nigeria... read more »

CP Hakeem Odumosu Warns Against Any Form Of Protest In The State

Credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on protest today in commemoration of one year anniversary of ENDSARS. Lagosian and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of... read more »

Gov Uzodinma Flags Off ‘Exercise Golden Dawn’ To Tackle...

The Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma flagged off ‘Golden Dawn’, a military exercise aimed at tackling ipob in the state. “It is a well known fact... read more »

Two Killed As Gunmen Attack Neighbourhood Watch Office ...

Gunmen Attack Suleja Community, Abduct Children From House To House

The Enugu police command has confirmed the killing of two members of the neighbourhood watch group in Ogurute, Enugu-Ezike. Daniel Ndukwe, Enugu police... read more »

Tension Rises in South-East, Military Begins Operation ...

Tension rises in South-East, military begins operation against killings, others

The military on Monday began an operation in the South-East as part of efforts to address rising insecurity in the region. The Army indicated this at a press... read more »

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

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

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

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Chelsea have secured the services of Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 club Rennes on a deal worth about £22million. The 28-year old Senegalese has signed a five-year deal from the French outfit making him Chelsea’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window. The goal keeper is expected to be in contention for the club’s weekend fixture against... read more »

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

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

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

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

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

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

Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Rohr Travels To France For Christmas Holidays

Rohr Travels to France For Christmas Holidays

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

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

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

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

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

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

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

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

We Won’t Underrate Leone Stars – Rohr

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

South Africa
Zuma To Attend Brother’s Funeral From Jail – SA Govt

Zuma To Attend Brother’s Funeral From Jail – SA Govt

Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma who is serving a jail sentence will attend his brother’s funeral on Thursday from after he was granted compassionate leave, the government... read more »

 Jacob Zuma Turns Himself In To Police To Begin 15-month Sentence

Jacob Zuma Turns Himself In To Police To Begin 15-month Sentence

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has handed himself over to authorities to commence serving a 15-month sentence he bagged for contempt of court, his foundation has disclosed. Recall that the Constitution Court had in a historic judgement last week sentenced the country’s former leader to a 15-month term for ignoring anti-graft... read more »

Akpeyi Named MOTM in Kaizer Chiefs’ C/League Clash Agai...

Akpeyi Named MOTM in Kaizer Chiefs’ C/League Clash Against Wydad AC

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has named Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Man of the Match, after his impressive display that ensured Kaizer... 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 »

South Africa Enforces Level 3 COVID-19 Lockdown as Viru...

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

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

Sport
All D’Tigress Players Withdraw From 2022 FIBA World Cup Over Neglect, Blast NBBF, Sports Ministry, Others

All D’Tigress Players Withdraw From 2022 FIBA World Cup Over Negl...

All the members of the country’s female basketball team, D’Tigress have vowed not to participate in the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup to be hosted by Australia unless their demands are... read more »

Balogun Relishes First Super Eagles Goal In Seven Years

Balogun Relishes First Super Eagles Goal In Seven Years

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has expressed excitement after scoring his first-ever goal for the national team. The centre-back opened the scoring for the West Africans in the 29th minute of Sunday’s 2-0, win against Central African Republic at the Stade Omnisports, Japoma, Douala. Read Also: NFF Backs Super Eagles To Beat Central African... read more »

Super Eagles Beat CAR 2-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria made good their promise to bounce back from a shocking 1-0 loss to the Central African Republic, CAR by beating the Wild Beasts 2-0... read more »

Anthony Joshua Officially Triggers Rematch Clause To Fa...

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Anthony Joshua has triggered a rematch clause with heavyweight rival Oleksandr Usyk, his promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed on Saturday night. The Ukrainian’s... read more »

NFF Backs Super Eagles To Beat Central African Republic...

NFF Backs Super Eagles To Beat Central African Republic In Douala

The Nigeria Football Federation believes the much-adored Nigerian Spirit will come to the fore and ginger the Super Eagles to solidify their FIFA World Cup... 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 »

Opinion: Sudan’s Film Industry – A Roadmap ...

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

The Sudanese film industry was experiencing a revival after the end of the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. During Bashir’s 30-year tenure,... 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 »

Tanzania
Authorities Arrest Leader of Tanzania’s Main Opposition Party

Authorities Arrest Leader of Tanzania’s Main Opposition Party

Law enforcement in Tanzania has arrested Freeman Mbowe, the Leader of the country’s main opposition party Chadema and other members on Wednesday ahead of an imminent conference to demand... read more »

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 Magufuli was elected as President in 2015. Tanzania constitution stipulates, “Where the office of President becomes vacant because of death,... read more »

President John Magufuli of Tanzania is Dead, Opposition...

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... 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 »

Terrorism
Troops Raid Markets Where Terrorists Buy IED Materials to Make Explosives

Troops Raid Markets Where Terrorists Buy IED Materials to Make Ex...

The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm that the Islamic West Africa Province and Boko Haram terrorists are purchasing Improvised Explosive Devices. It said the terrorists were planning to unleash... read more »

 Nigeria Won’t Tolerate Secessionists – NSA

Nigeria Won’t Tolerate Secessionists – NSA  

Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), the National Security Adviser, has said that Nigeria will never harbour any group of secessionists or terrorists seeking to destabilise another friendly sovereign country. Monguno said this on Tuesday during his speech at the opening ceremony of the eighth session of the Cameroon-Nigeria transborder security... read more »

SERAP Issues Buhari 24 Hours Ultimatum To Withdraw NBC ...

SERAP Issues Buhari 24 Hours Ultimatum To Withdraw NBC Order On Reporting of Terrorism

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has issued an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to use his office “to... read more »

Two Soldiers Killed As Troops Battle ESN in Enugu

Two Soldiers Killed As Troops Battle ESN in Enugu

Two soldiers have been killed as troops repelled an attack by Eastern Security Network at Adani community in Uzo-Uwani Council Area of Enugu State. The troops... read more »

Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121...

Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121 Students

Bandits who invaded Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna have confirmed having 121 students in captivity barely 30 hours after they struck. President Kaduna... 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
COVID-19: FG Adjusts Restriction on Foreign Travellers

COVID-19: FG Adjusts Restriction on Foreign Travellers

The Federal Government has relaxed a restriction on foreign travellers without evidence of payment for their COVID-19 PCR test. In a memo by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority obtained by our... read more »

Drive With Earphone, Face Six Months Jail Term, FRSC Warns

Drive With Earphone, Face Six Months Jail Term, FRSC Warns

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has warned that any driver who receives or makes telephone calls while driving, regardless of any wireless gadgets used risk prosecution. The FRSC also said drivers who make or receive calls behind the wheels with AirPods, EarPods or any form wired or wireless earphones and handsfree mode risk six months in... read more »

Buhari Spends N41bn on Presidential Fleet Despite Promi...

Buhari Spends N41bn on Presidential Fleet Despite Promise To Cut Cost

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has so far expended N41.9bn to maintain the Presidential Air Fleet contrary to the promise Buhari made during the... read more »

FG Increases vehicle number plate, driving licence rate...

FG Increases vehicle number plate, driving licence rates by 50%

The Federal Government has started the implementation of new rates for vehicle number plates and driving licences nationwide. According to the Joint Tax Board,... read more »

Computer-Based Test Now a Criterion For Driver’s Licens...

 Computer-Based Test Now a Criterion For Driver’s License

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has started conducting a computer-based test for Nigerians from driving schools seeking to obtain driver’s... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uganda
Ugandan Athlete Missing in Japan Spotted on CCTV

Ugandan Athlete Missing in Japan Spotted on CCTV

A Ugandan athlete who went missing in Japan on July 16 after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics has been spotted at Nagoya Station in central Japan by CCTV, news agency Kyodo reported on... read more »

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

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

A court in Uganda has order security operatives to vacate the home of opposition leader, Bobi Wine, whose house arrest since the recent presidential poll has drawn international pressure, his lawyer said on Monday. Security forces have laid siege on the home of the 38-year-old musician turned politician, preventing him from leaving his home in... read more »

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

  Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

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

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

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

Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has taken an early lead in the presidential poll, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by... read more »

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 »

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

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

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... read more »

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

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

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 including students and staff of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday. The incident... 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 »

Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A...

Nigeria: Constitutional Force Majeure Proclaimed Over A Sovereignty Dispute

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

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

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

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

United States of America
IPOB Declares War on Hoodlums Enforcing Sit-at-home on Mondays

DSS Stopped American Lawyer, Others From Visiting Kanu —Counsel

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lead Counsel for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that the Department of State Services stopped the detainee from seeing his lawyers on... read more »

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

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

Following the request by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the United States to relocate its Africa Command from its present base in Germany to Nigeria, the US has said that it does not harbour such a plan. The response just two weeks after President Buhari asked the US government to consider relocating AFRICOM to Africa as a measure to... read more »

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

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

Biden Threatens Financial, Visa Sanctions Against Niger...

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

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

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

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

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office issued some executive orders undoing some of former President Donald Trump’s policies. Among the 17... read more »

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
Bandits Shoot Zamfara Lawmaker Dead

Bandits Shoot Zamfara Lawmaker Dead

A member of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Mohammed Ahmed, has been shot dead by bandits along Sheme- Funtua Road in Katsina State. Announcing his death, the Clerk of the Zamfara House House of... read more »

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

Gunmen have abducted several female students of Federal Government Girls College Yawuri in Kebbi State. The bandits broke into the school premises on Thursday afternoon in police mufti, The Nation learnt. “They pointed a gun at the school guards and asked them for the girls’ hostels. “Before you know what was happening the bandits invaded... read more »

Seven Soldiers Killed in Clash With Unknown Gunmen in A...

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

Soldiers of 14 Brigade, Army Headquarters, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Barracks, who invaded Ohafia in the Ohafia Local Government of Abia State in search of... read more »

Ganduje Bans Thugs At Political Gatherings in Kano

Ganduje Bans Thugs At Political Gatherings in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has banned political thugs at events and gatherings across the state. Ganduje gave the order in a statement issued by... read more »

Unrest As Traders Set Vigilante Office Ablaze in Umuahi...

Unrest As Traders Set Vigilante Office Ablaze in Umuahia

Some angry traders at the popular Umuahia Timber Market, Abia State, yesterday set ablaze the office of the state Vigilante Service (AVGS) aka “Bakassi... 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 »

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google has dedicated a customized Doodle on its homepage to honouring Mekatilili wa Menza, Kenya’s foremost liberation fighter. She is famed for leading the Giriama people to counter colonial masters in the early 20th century. Google in a tweet said, “Today, we honor Mekatilili wa Menza, the Giriama Wonder Woman who had a heart that was full... read more »

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of...

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... 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 »

World Cup
Qatar 2022: Okoye Confident of Victory Against Cape Verde

Qatar 2022: Okoye Confident of Victory Against Cape Verde

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye is optimistic that the absence of some key Premier League players will not jeopardise the team’s chances of defeating Cape Verde in Tuesday’s 2022 World Cup... read more »

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

The dates for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been confirmed. The Super Eagles media officer, Babfemi Raji, confirmed the dates for the qualifiers which commence in June 2020. Nigeria is drawn in Group C, alongside Cape Verde, Liberia and the Central Africa Republic. The three-time AFCON winners will... 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... 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 »

Youths
Falz

Lagos Police Warn Against Planned #EndSARS Memorial Protest, Thre...

The Lagos State commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has warned residents of the state to desist from participating in any form of protest planned in commemoration of the #EndSARS protest. The... read more »

Osimhen’s Scores to Secure Napoli’s Eight Straight Wins

Victor Osimhen Voted Serie A September Player Of The Month

Super eagle’s striker, Victor Osimhen has been voted Serie A Player of the Month for September by the Italian Footballers’ Association, Newspremises has learned. The Napoli’s player has been in fantastic form for the Partenopei this season following the arrival of manager Luciano Spalleti. The Nigerian national reportedly scored... read more »

Asisat Oshoala Scores, Provides Assist As Barcelona Def...

Asisat Oshoala scored and provided two assists as European champions, Barcelona Femeni, defeated Arsenal WFC 4-1 in the first ever group stage of the UEFA... read more »

Osimhen Urges Fight Against Racism As He Faces Racial S...

Victor Osihmen

Victor Osimhen released a statement urging people to ‘make them understand how disgusting’ racism is after Napoli teammates were subjected to abuse, while... read more »

Osimhen Scores As Napoli Beat Cagliari To Top Serie A

Victor Osihmen

Victor Osimhen scored again as Napoli climbed to the top of Serie A table, he was a torn to the Cagliari defence, as he also won a penalty for his side. After... read more »

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Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comments

Protest in Zimbabwe: US Summons Zanu-PF Spokesperson Over Comment...

The United states has summoned spokesman of the ruling Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe after his disparaging comments about the US ambassador in Harare. Patrick Chinamasa, spokesperson of the ruling... read more »

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

Zimbabwe Drags Health Minister to Court over COVID-19 Medical Supplies Corruption Allegation

The health minster of Zimbabwe has been charged to court on grounds of criminal abuse of power as a government officer, alleged to have awarded a COVID-19 medical supplies contract running into millions of dollars to an obscure company at bloated prices. The company had sold $28 face masks to government at bulging prices. Anti-craft agency on... read more »

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Is Military Coup Imminent in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s Home affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has rebuffed rumours of a coup d’etat being hatched. He made the address on behalf of the Working National... read more »

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Z...

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Zimbabwean Government on its People and Student Leaders

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe.... read more »

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

Zimbabwe: Enthusiasm Greets First Post-Mugabe Polls

As Zimbabweans go to their first post-Mugabe polls, there is a high level of enthusiasm as many feel this is a new era. The turn out for the election has been... read more »

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

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

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

Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

Super Eagles to Relish Boat Trip to Benin – Rohr

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

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

Why Onuachu was Placed on standby – Rohr

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

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Igboho Seeks Treatment In Germany, France

Igboho Seeks Treatment In Germany, France

Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) is critically ill, his lead counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), said yesterday. Alliyu told newsmen that the embattled... read more »

2023: Give Igbos A Chance, We’ll Unite Nigeria – Governor Umahi...

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said the Igbo should be given a chance at leadership in 2023 as the South-East wants to work for the peace and unity of Nigeria. The governor... read more »

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Anambra Poll: INEC Cancels 62,698 Voters’ Card Requests

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed that it has cancelled 62,698 voters card requests in Anambra State for double or multiple registrations. Chairman of the... read more »

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

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 of the Federal Republic of... read more »

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 »

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Buhari Reveals Plans After Leaving Office in 2023

Buhari Reveals Plans After Leaving Office in 2023

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

Open Grazing Ban Has Come to Stay – Gov Ortom

Open Grazing Ban Has Come to Stay – Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that the onslaught against citizens of his state by herdsmen and herdsmen will not compel his government to repeal the Open Grazing Prohibition... read more »

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... read more »

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Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

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. The signing finally put to rest... read more »

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Nigerian Army Arrest Bandit in Military Uniform With Charms Heading to Oyo State

Nigerian Army Arrest Bandit in Military Uniform With Charms Heading to Oyo State

Gallant men of the Nigerian Army along the Mokwa-Jebba Road have arrested an on the run bandit during a stop and search operation along the road. The bandit was heading to Ogbomoso in Oyo... read more »

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

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

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

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

‘Gallantry of Our Heroes will Always be Remembered’ – Osinb...

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the ill-fated passing of Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff and other officers who died after a plane crash that took place in... read more »

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BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

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

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes on Abuja Runway

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes in Abuja

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 by the minister on Sunday,... read more »

Ban Flights From UK, Atiku Urges FG

Ban Flights from UK, Atiku Urges FG

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

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South-East Govs, Elite Can’t Decide Igbo’s Fate, IPOB Replies Umahi

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has said the governors of the South-East geopolitical zone and the elite in the region were too infinitesimal to decide the fate of the... read more »

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Comply With IPOB Sit-At-Home In The North & Lose Your Shops &...

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has rejected the recent call by the Indigenous People Of Biafra on the Middle Belt people to join its sit-at-home campaign, warning that no section of the... read more »

I Didn’t Say Anything About IPOB On Imo, Anambra Killings &...

Immediate past President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has distanced himself from a media publication ascribing to him statements on the killings in Imo and Anambra... read more »

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

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 General of Police to... read more »

Nigerian Army Changes Boko Haram War Codename to Hadin Kai

Nigerian Army Changes Boko Haram War Codename to Hadin Kai

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

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BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

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

BREAKING: Two INEC Offices Razed Ebonyi

BREAKING: Two INEC Offices Razed in Ebonyi

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

JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks

JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board yesterday said the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry earlier slated for June 3 will now commence from June 19 to... read more »

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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... 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 statement Onana had “mistakenly”... 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 the remainder of the 2020-2021... read more »

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FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

FG Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy Awards

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

  Banky W Writes Adesua Touchy Note as They Celebrate Wedding Anniversary  

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

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

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

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

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

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NAS Kicks AS INEC Insists on Electronic Result Transmission

NAS Kicks AS INEC Insists on Electronic Result Transmission

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has insisted it did not require the approval of the Nigerian Communication Commission to transmit election results electronically. This... read more »

Insecurity: GSM Operators Comply With FG’s Order, Shut Over 240 Zamfara Base Stations

Insecurity: GSM Operators Comply With FG’s Order, Shut Over 240 Z...

GSM operators in Zamfara State have shut down their base stations in state in compliance with the order of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, that all telecom sites in Zamfara... read more »

Adamu Garba Decries Instagram’s Suspension of his Account

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

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Hushpuppi: Reps Consider Reviewing Abba Kyari’s Honour

Abba Kyari Committed No Crime On US Soil, Shouldn’t Be Extradited – Panel

Embattled Super Cop, Abba Kyari may not be extradited as it could not be established that he committed a crime on US soil. This is according to a report by a panel setup by the Inspector... read more »

EFCC

APC Using EFCC to Hound Opposition, Dissenting Voices – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, and his ruling All Progressives Congress is using security agencies, particularly the... read more »

EFCC

EFCC Arrests Theodore Orji Over ₦48 Billion Security Votes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken into custody a former Abia Governor, Sen. Theodore Orji and his son, Chinedu over alleged N48billion security votes. The two... read more »

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Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume next Week

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume Next Week

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

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

IMF Raises Concerns Over Effects of #EndSARS Protests on Nigeria’...

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

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

We will Implement Agreement Diligently – NNPC Assures Labou...

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

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

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

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

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

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogb...

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his... read more »

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead in France

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead i...

Christopher Aurier, younger brother of Ivory coast defender, Serge Aurier was shot dead in Toulouse, France by unknown shooter. This was confirmed by Serge Aurier’s London based club,... read more »

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 COVID-19: Lockdown May Be Reimposed In Rivers – Wike

COVID-19: Lockdown May Be Reimposed In Rivers – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to re-impose the suspended COVID-19 lockdown measures if residents fail to comply with COVID-19 protocols. Wike said this in a broadcast in... read more »

Oshoala Recovers From COVID-19, Receives African Player Of The Year Trophy

Oshoala Recovers From COVID-19, Receives African Player Of The Ye...

Asisat Oshoala has recovered from Covid-19. Barcelona Femeni posted a picture of the Nigerian striker training after recovering from the disease. She has also received her African Player of... read more »

109 NYSC Members Test COVID-19 Positive, 17 Admitted

109 NYSC Members Test COVID-19 Positive, 17 Admitted

Fears are rife at the various camps of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, across the country, as at least 109 prospective corps members were diagnosed with COVID-19. The NYSC... read more »

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It’s An Insult Comparing Me To Hushpuppi – Invictus Obi

Convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, better known as Invictus, who is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a United States prison for $11m fraud, says it is insulting comparing him with... read more »

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Gunmen kidnap Councillor in A’Ibom

Police on Tuesday confirmed the kidnap of Mr Samuel Ben, councillor representing Ward 6 Central in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon,... read more »

FBI Arrests 35 Nigerians In Scams Worth $117 Million

Federal investigators with the Department of Justice say 35 people in North Texas are accused of conducting romance schemes to defraud and steal money from older adult Americans. Officials... read more »

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Why We Continue To Borrow – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government on Thursday descended on critics of its frequent request for fresh loans describing them as insincere. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, spoke... read more »

Naira Dips To 575/$ two days after Aboki FX update suspension

Naira Dips To 575/$ two Days After Aboki FX Update Suspension

The dollar exchanged for between N572 and N575 in different parts of the country on Monday barely two days after an online platform, Aboki FX, stopped providing updates on the exchange... read more »

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FG recorded N150.36bn fiscal deficit in April- CBN

The Federal Government recorded a fiscal deficit of N150.36bn in April, after recording an aggregate expenditure of N559.67bn and retained revenue of N409.31bn. Figures obtained from the... read more »

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Strike: Uncertainty As FG Asks For Patience, ASUU Kicks

The Federal Government has asked the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to halt its plan to embark on industrial action as the government is working on implementing its agreement... read more »

UNIBEN Shutdown After Students’ Protest Over Increased Fees

UNIBEN Shutdown After Students’ Protest Over Increased Fees

The management of the University of Benin has announced the immediate shutdown of the University following a protest by students. The closure was announced by the Vice-chancellor, Lilian... read more »

 Buhari Meets South-East Leaders in Imo

Insurgency: FG Commences Rebuilding Of Schools In Yobe

The Federal Government through the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced the building of more schools in Yobe and other parts of the North-east. NEDC is a department of the... 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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Zoning has Come to Stay, Say Southern APC Chieftains

Zoning has Come to Stay, Say Southern APC Chieftains

Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress in the southern part of the country have said power should shift to the southern part of the country in 2023 for the sake of equity and... read more »

Northern reps meet Tinubu in UK, back 2023 presidential bid

Northern Reps Meet Tinubu in UK, Back 2023 Presidential Bid

Amid the rumoured presidential ambition of former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, members of the House of... read more »

Anambra 2021: INEC Insists Election Will Hold As Scheduled

Anambra 2021: INEC Insists Election Will Hold As Scheduled

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says security measures are being put in place to ensure that the Anambra governorship election holds as scheduled. In recent months,... read more »

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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... 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 candidates sat for the examination... 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 report to their various state focal... read more »

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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 lend support to the club. He... read more »

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

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League Player of the Month award f...

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

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

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

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

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

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 on behalf of the State. A... read more »

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 ...

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 »

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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 and fashion happens to be one... 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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Pandora Papers: How Kebbi Governor, Bagudu Amassed Billions For Late Sani Abacha

Pandora Papers: How Kebbi Governor, Bagudu Amassed Billions For Late Sani Abacha

An investigation into the secret businesses of Abubakar Bagudu, the current governor of Kebbi State, has revealed how he dispatched a delegation to Singapore in search of a new haven to... read more »

Pandora papers

10 Nigerian politicians implicated in Pandora Papers

No less than 10 Nigerian politicians have been implicated in the Pandora Papers. At least eight African countries are featured in the document. In all, there are 336 politicians listed in... read more »

Anambra Loses N19.6billion During Any Sit-at-home Day – APGA Governorship Candidate, Soludo Laments

Anambra Loses N19.6billion During Any Sit-at-home Day – APGA Gove...

A former Central Bank Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has said the... read more »

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

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 illicit trafficking if... read more »

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 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 »

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Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde and Aare Onakankafo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Thursday met behind closed doors at the Oyo Government House, Ibadan. Details of the meeting, which lasted... 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 picnic. War? Not a tea party,... read more »

Buhari Orders Security Chiefs to Identify Criminals, Sponsors

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

The Federal Government has declared it won’t negotiate with terrorists and bandits. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), who stated this during the... 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 Border Control on Alert to Nab Freeing Nigerian Jailbreakers

Ghana Border Control on Alert to Nab Fleeing Nigerian Jailbreakers

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... read more »

Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

Ghana Cedi Ranked Best Currency in Africa

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

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I’m Healthy, Just Undergoing Therapy – Tinubu

I’m Healthy, Just Undergoing Therapy – Tinubu

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in a video, said he was healthy but only undergoing physiotherapy in London. He said this while addressing... read more »

Tinubu Speaks On UK Treatment, Says Physiotherapy Is ‘Grues...

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, has confirmed that he went through a challenging health condition, saying his... read more »

Address Our Demands Before Expiration of Ultimatum, JOHESU Tells ...

The Joint Health Sector Unions and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations have called on the Federal Government to address its demands, noting that the 15-day ultimatum it... read more »

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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... 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...

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... read more »

NBA Frowns at Alleged Assault of Security Guard by CCT Chair

NBA Frowns at Alleged Assault of Security Guard by CCT Chair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shoot At Sight Order Still in Force - Buhari

Why FG Suspended Twitter – Presidency

The Presidency has explained that the decision to ban Twitter access in Nigeria temporarily was not just informed by the recent deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet by the... read more »

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Buhari Cracks Stubborn Projects, Its’s Just Beginning By Femi Adesina

Buhari Cracks Stubborn Projects, Its’s Just Beginning By Femi Adesina

How did you feel watching Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, inspecting the just completed multi-million dollars bridge at Ikom, Cross River State, early this week?... read more »

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

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

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

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

Femi Adesina: Flying on Wings of Gas

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

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Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

Health: Breast cancer survivors bare it all

For women facing breast cancer, there is nothing like talking with those who have walked the path before them. On Wednesday, that sharing will be taken to a new level. After medical... read more »

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41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States - Chairman

41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States – Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said 41 of its offices were attacked in 14 states since 2019. Its chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, said this during an emergency... read more »

IBB is Alive - Media Aide

IBB is Alive – Media Aide

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

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

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... read more »

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Kanu’s Release A Challenge S’East Leaders Must Achieve – Ohanaeze

Kanu’s Release A Challenge S’East Leaders Must Achieve – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation; Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described as unnecessary the plan by Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to lock down the South-East, noting that it will... read more »

IPOB threatens 30-day Shutdown of South-East Unless…

IPOB threatens 30-day Shutdown of South-East Unless…

The Indigenous People of Biafra has warned that it will declare a one-month sit-at-home protest in Biafraland if its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is not presented in court on October 21. The... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Files Suit Against Kenya Over Extradition to Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu Files Suit Against Kenya Over Extradition to Nigeria

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has sued Kenya over his extradition to Nigeria. The pro-Biafra activist’s brother, Kingsley Kanunta, sued on his... read more »

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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... read more »

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

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

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 and order and possibly... read more »

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

Police Calls on Lagosians to Ignore Calls for Fresh Protest at 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... read more »

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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... read more »

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

The government of Kenya has concluded plans to reintroduce taxation of betting companies within six months following a public outburst over cancellation of the 20 percent duty in the... read more »

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

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Condemns Racism, Says No Communit...

….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 Wednesday in an interview with... read more »

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NARD Resolute on Strike Continuation After Meeting NMA

NARD Resolute on Strike Continuation After Meeting NMA

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has insisted that its ongoing strike will continue until government their demands are met by the government. The latest stand comes after a... read more »

Resident Doctors Continue Strike Despite Court Order

Resident Doctors Continue Strike Despite Court Order

On Monday, the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja had ordered the striking National Association of Resident Doctors, to suspend its industrial action which began on August 2,... read more »

Strike Continues Until Our Demands Are Met – Resident Doctors

Strike Continues Until Our Demands Are Met – Resident Doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors says it will not suspend its ongoing industrial action until the Federal Government meets its demands. The association expressed resilience,... read more »

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Lagos News

There Is A Terror Group Now In Lagos - Nnamdi Kanu

There Is A Terror Group Now In Lagos – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu says there is an organised terror group in Lagos State. The IPOB leader also said the Miyetti Allah in Ebonyi State was functioning as... read more »

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... read more »

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

Lagos State Govt. Eases Restrictions on Social Gatherings, Event ...

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

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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... 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... read more »

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

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

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

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Senate Indicts Accountant-General For Illegally Withdrawing N665billion From Federal Account

Senate Indicts Accountant-General For Illegally Withdrawing N665billion From Federal Accou...

The Nigerian Senate has accused the office of the Accountant General of the Federal of illegally withdrawing N665.8billion from the Development of Natural Resources Fund and Stabilization... read more »

Both Christian, Muslim Schools Being Raided – Presidency Fires Back Bishop Kukah

Both Christian, Muslim Schools Being Raided – Presidency Fires Ba...

The presidency has countered Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah over his recent statement while addressing the United States Congress on the state of insecurity in Nigeria. The... read more »

Reps Approve $8b, €490m Loan Requests By Buhari

Reps Approve $8b, €490m Loan Requests By Buhari

The House of Representatives yesterday gave the nod for President Muhammadu Buhari to take a loan of   $8,325,526,537 as requested by him. The House also approved a separate €490... read more »

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BREAKING: Sound Sultan Dies at 44

BREAKING: Sound Sultan Dies at 44

Popular rapper Lanre Fasasi aka Sound Sultan is dead. The family of the 44 -year- old ‘Jagbajantis’ crooner confirmed his death on Sunday in a statement. Details shortly… This post read more »

Why I Separated Myself From Catholicism – Chimamanda Adichie

Why I Separated Myself From Catholicism – Chimamanda Adichie

Popular Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, recently shared her reasons for separating herself from Catholicism, her early church. She made this known in her piece titled ‘Dreaming as a... read more »

Revealed! Alleged Killer of Super TV CEO Booked Apartment with Fake name, Jewel

Revealed! Alleged Killer of Super TV CEO Booked Apartment with Fa...

A preliminary police report on the alleged murder of Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, has shown that the prime suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu, used the name ‘Jewel’ to book... read more »

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Nigerian Singer Davido Considers Quitting Music

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 reports that he had a brawl... read more »

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

Mutinying Soldiers Arrest Mali’s President and Prime Minister

Mutinying solders have reportedly arrested Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. Clips have surfaced on social media showing a convoy of vehicles... read more »

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

Buhari Embarks on Peace Mission to Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a one-day peace keeping visit to Bamako, Republic of Mali on Thursday, after a briefing by ECOWAS Special Envoy to Nigeria, erstwhile President... read more »

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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,... read more »

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Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’

Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’

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

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

Peter Okoye Blames Fans For P-Square’s Breakup as he Reacts to Gr...

Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye, has blasted fans who claimed he would have won a Grammy with his brother if they remained together as P-Square. Okoye lashed out at such fans, claiming they... 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 at the 63rd Grammy for his... read more »

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Tinubu Returns To Nigeria from UK

Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, has returned to Nigeria on Friday — after spending months overseas receiving... read more »

Weighty Matters About Our Country By Femi Adesina

Weighty Matters About Our Country By Femi Adesina

Series of reactions have typically attended the October 1 broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari to mark the 61st anniversary of our Independence Day. These include the good, the bad, and... read more »

2022 WCQ: My Focus On CAR Game, Not Unpaid Salaries -Rohr

2022 WCQ: My Focus On CAR Game, Not Unpaid Salaries -Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he’s more focused on overcoming the Central Africa Republic (CAR) in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers than battling over unpaid... read more »

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Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

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

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

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

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

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

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

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I’m Under Pressure to Contest 2023 Presidential Seat – Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on Wednesday expressed his willingness to contest the 2023 presidential election only if Nigerians canvassed his candidature. The... read more »

Aghahowa Bemoans Ndidi, Etebo Injury Blow

Aghahowa Bemoans Ndidi, Etebo Injury Blow

Former Nigeria international Julius Aghahowa has said the injury to Super Eagles midfield duo Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo is something to think about. Ndidi and Etebo were left out... read more »

2023: Nigeria Could Pose More Problems Than Afghanistan, Saraki Warns

2023: Nigeria Could Pose More Problems Than Afghanistan, Saraki W...

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has warned that Nigeria, because of its population, can pose a bigger problem to the United Kingdom than Afghanistan, in case of political... read more »

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Dielsel Price Rises to N280, LCCI Predicts Inflation Will Rise

Dielsel Price Rises to N280, LCCI Predicts Inflation Will Rise

The price per litre of Automotive Gas Oil, popularly known as diesel, has jumped to N280, occasioned by the recent hike in global oil prices and naira devaluation. The price of diesel on... read more »

Return of Fuel Subsidies Disturbing, IMF Tells FG

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

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

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

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

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

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 from police brutality, giving... read more »

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

Photos: Public Complaints Commission Staff Embark on Warning Stri...

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

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

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

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Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

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

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Buhari Arrives Abuja After 8-day Working Visit to Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abuja at 5.40 pm yesterday after eight days working visit to Katsina, spending the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his country home in Daura. A statement by... read more »

NDU Suspends Uniform for Undergraduates, Bans Indecent Dressing

NDU Suspends Uniform for Undergraduates, Bans Indecent Dressing

The Bayelsa State Government has resolved the conflict between the students and management of the state-owned Niger Delta University over some policies that resulted in two days of a... read more »

BREAKING: Court Ruling has Vindicated Me - Ex-Finance Minister Adeosun

BREAKING: Court Ruling has Vindicated Me – Ex-Finance Minis...

A former Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun said she has been vindicated by a Federal High Court in Abuja. She however admitted that she had traumatic spell on the certificate forgery... read more »

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Why I To Finance CAN Building With Govt Fund – Obasanjo Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has recounted how he refused to finance the completion of a Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) building in Abuja despite being a Christian. He disclosed this while speaking during the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria held at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos State. The former president, who was the Convener of the programme in honour of Mbang, described the former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria as a lover of Nigeria. The book, a memoir, chronicling the journey of the octogenarian, is titled, ‘My Life and Times.’ Obasanjo, 84, was Nigeria’s president between May 1999 and May 2007. He was also a military head of state from February 1976 to October 1979. The former President recalled, “He (Mbang) asked me in his capacity as the head of the Christian Association in Nigeria that I should bring money to complete the Ecumenical Centre as they called it then, now it is known as National Christian Centre. I said, ‘No, I don’t have; I won’t put government money into that type of thing because if I do it for Christians, I have to do it for Muslims, I have to do it for Babalawo (traditionalist), I have to do it for Sango worshippers. No. “But he insisted. Again, persistence. I had no choice to agree to now become a fundraiser for the completion of the National Christian Centre and I did. I got people together –the rich, the not-so rich, the poor, the not-so poor and we raised money to complete the National Christian Centre. I don’t believe he has been given credit for that work because if he had not gone the way he did, may be that centre will still remain uncompleted till today.” At the programme, he reminisced how “pressure” was mounted on him in 1999 to contest as president after he was released from prison. Obasanjo recalled how he met the cleric before his election in 1999, saying, “I came out of prison and pressure was mounted on me to contest election as president. Initially, I resisted and I said how many presidents do you want to make out of me but the pressure continued to mount. “Then, I caved in. When I caved in, I decided to go round and one of those I visited was the Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Sunday Mbang. I haven’t met him before but I made a courtesy call and I said, ‘Sir, I have come to see you’ but before I finished, he said, ‘I will not vote for you and I don’t know what you come here for’.” He said though the cleric might not had voted for him but he won the election. “As the President of CAN and me, a Christian, he then became my boss religiously and I became his boss politically and of necessity, we had to work together. Somehow, interest started developing. This man who will say it as it is a man that you need to have around you so that you can say it as it is,” he said. Despite the resounding secessionist agitations as well as many local and international predictions that Nigeria is close to becoming a failed state and will soon break up, Obasanjo said Nigeria would continue to exist no matter what happens. The former President noted that the enemies of the West African nation with over 200 million people won’t win in their agenda to see the breakup of the country. He also said the cost of staying together as a nation was cheaper than the cost of dividing Nigeria. Obasanjo said he would continue to work for the peace and progress of a united Nigeria, adding that the “many enemies” who don’t want to see the country’s continued co-existence would fail. The former head of state made the statement at a time when secessionists’ agitations, fuelled by perceived injustice and worsening security situation, have increased across the country especially in Southern Nigeria. The administration of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has been battling with secession groups including the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra led by detained Nnamdi Kanu; including the Yoruba Nation separatist group spearheaded by Prof Banji Akintoye and embattled Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

Why I To Finance CAN Building With Govt Fund – Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has recounted how he refused to finance the completion of a Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) building in Abuja despite being a... read more »

 Kano Bans Lovers From Meeting In Public Places At Night

Kano Bans Lovers From Meeting In Public Places At Night

The council boss of Rano Local Government Area of Kano State has banned people of the opposite sex from meeting in public places at night. The bye-law enacted to this effect is as a result... read more »

Earphones Are Designed By Devil To Block Your Way Forward In Life - Oyedepo

Earphones Are Designed By Devil To Block Your Way Forward In Life...

  The general overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide (a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo has spoken against the usage of earphones and phones during church service,... read more »

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Rwanda

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

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 city, a senior health officer... read more »

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Safety

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... read more »

Customs intercepts Contraband goods Worth N786m in Kano, Jigawa

Customs Intercepts Contraband Goods Worth N786m in Kano, Jigawa

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

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

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

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

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Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

The Anambra State Government has said that proactive plans and effective management of limited resources were key factors that enabled the state win the COVID-19 war. The Special Adviser to... read more »

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

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

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

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

Nigerians React to News of FG’s Receipt of Covid-19 Vaccine...

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

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Buhari Reveals Identity of Igboho, Kanu Sponsors

Buhari Reveals Identity of Igboho, Kanu Sponsors

President Muhammadu Buhari has said ongoing investigations have revealed a serving member of the National Assembly as one of the high-profile financiers of the leader of the proscribed... read more »

For Nigeria At 61, It’s Lafiya Dole, Peace By Force By Femi Adesina

For Nigeria At 61, It’s Lafiya Dole, Peace By Force By Femi Adesi...

Nigeria is 61 years old as an Independent country. And so what? What’s the big deal about it? That is what some people will say, arguing that all we have seen is flag independence, and no... read more »

BREAKING: Late Dora Akunyili's Husband, Chike Shot Dead

BREAKING: Late Dora Akunyili’s Husband, Chike Shot Dead

Dr Chike Akunyili, the widower of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili’s has been shot dead by unknown gunmen. A family source confirmed to SaharaReporters that “Chike Akunyili was shot on... read more »

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

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

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

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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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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,... read more »

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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Iheanacho Denied Poland Entry, Out Of Legia Warsaw Match

Kelechi Iheanacho travelled to Warsaw with Leicester but a problem with his travel documents meant he was not allowed into the country; Brendan Rodgers said: “We’ve had an issue... read more »

Aribo Bags A Place in Scottish Premiership Team Of The Week

Aribo Bags A Place in Scottish Premiership Team Of The We

Super Eagles star, Joe Aribo was included in the Scottish Premiership Team of the Week following his impressive performance for Rangers at the weekend. The Team of the Week was compiled by... read more »

Anthony Joshua Taken To Hospital With a Suspected Broken Eye Sock...

Anthony Joshua was taken to hospital with a suspected broken eye socket after his battering by Oleksandr Usyk. And promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the deposed heavyweight champ could not see... read more »

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

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 subsidies. Sudan’s capital... read more »

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African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

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

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

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

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

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Twitter Supension: Lai Mohammed Says 7 Of FG's 10 Requests Have Been Met

Twitter Suspension: Lai Mohammed Says 7 Of FG’s 10 Requests Have Been Met

Nigeria expects to lift its ban on Twitter before the end of the year, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, told Reuters on Thursday, adding that the government was awaiting a response on... read more »

Twitter Supension: Lai Mohammed Says 7 Of FG's 10 Requests Have Been Met

Lai Mohammed Travels To The US To Meet With Twitter

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has travelled to the US to meet with top executives of popular microblogging site, Twitter. SaharaReporters on Tuesday... read more »

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MTN, Airtel, Glo, Others Implement FG’s Twitter Ban Order

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

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Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121 Students

Bandits Kidnap Students in Kaduna, Two Soldiers Feared Dead

Bandits in the early hours of Monday attacked another school in Kaduna, whisking away an unspecified number of students. They attacked Bethel Secondary School in Maramara, Chikun Local... read more »

Gunmen Kidnap Pupils from Islamic School in Niger State

Gunmen Kidnap Pupils from Islamic School in Niger State

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

Buhari welcomes release of Afaka Students

Buhari welcomes release of Afaka Students

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, welcomed the release of the 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State. He also... read more »

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CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January 2021

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

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Paying Local Currency

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Operators P...

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

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, had a closed door meeting with the nation’s 36 state governors on the security challenges across the country. He explained that the closure of the... read more »

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 FRSC Commences CBT For New Drivers’ License Applicants

FRSC Commences CBT For New Drivers’ License Applicants

The Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed the commencement of computer-based tests for new applicants of the national driver’s license. He stated... read more »

Kaduna-Abuja Train Breaks Down, Leaves Passengers Stranded in Bush

Kaduna-Abuja Train Breaks Down Again, Leaves Passengers Stranded ...

The Kaduna-Abuja train has currently broken down in Dutse, Kaduna, for hours leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. According to an Assistant National Secretary of the Nigeria Union of... 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 with water pipes derailed at... read more »

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Buhari Travels To Ethiopia To Attend Prime Minister’s Second-Term Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel out of the country on Sunday to enable him to attend the inauguration of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, for a second five-year term in... read more »

Buhari Travels To New York For UN Assembly

Buhari Travels To New York For UN Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday travel to New York to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman,... 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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Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Fail to Immunize Children

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

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Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

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

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

28th September 2020   Between years 2000 and 2002, a full one-third of the states of Nigeria declared that they would be governed by Islamic Sharia. These are twelve adjoining states... 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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APC Weighs in on US Controversy, Asks Trump to Emulate Buhari

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 was contained in a statement... read more »

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

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

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

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New WTO DG

WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New DG

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

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Police Confirm Killing of DSS Official by Soldiers in Ekiti

Police Confirm Killing of DSS Official by Soldiers in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the killing of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) by three soldiers. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Sunday... read more »

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

Governor Akeredolu Says Gulak’s Death Meant to Instigate Northern...

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

Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia

Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia

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

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

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 country. Teen pregnancy has surged... read more »

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

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 minute Trippier goal, England... read more »

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 »

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N-Power Extends Batch C Physical Verification Till 30th September

The N-Power scheme has just released a new update on the physical verification exercise for Batch C applicants. The exercise has now been extended till the 30th of September, 2021. See... read more »

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Insigne Rubbishes Talks Of Him Angry At Osimhen For “Steali...

The Nigerian forward followed up his brilliant brace against Leicester City in midweek with a simple finish against Udinese on Monday night Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has rubbished... read more »

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Victor Osimhen Scores As Napoli Defeat Udinese 4 – 0

The in-form Nigeria striker scored his first league goal of the season as the Blues overpowered Luca Gotti’s White and Blacks Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A goal of the... 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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  • 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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  • BREAKING: NECO Registrar is Dead

    BREAKING: NECO Registrar is Dead

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

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