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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Returns After Acquittal By ICC
Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Returns After Acqui...

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 journalists saw. Gbagbo, 76, arrived aboard a flight from Brussels to a tense atmosphere, with police... read more »

Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback
Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Fina...

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... read more »

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage
Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Yea...

Didier Drogba Divorces Wife After 20 Years of Marriage

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

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

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 Amoo qualified for the next round after Cote d’Ivoire beat Ghana 3-1 in their second Group B game on Tuesday. The Eaglets earlier lost 1-0... read more »

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

Laurent Gbagbo Seeks to Return to Ivory Coast from Exile

Former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo plans to return to his home country after his passport was given back to him following his acquittal at the International Criminal Court in 2019, his lawyer disclosed. The former leader has been unable to return to Ivory Coast since his January 2019... read more »

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No AFCON Target For Eguavoen – NFF

The interim handler of the three-time champs has only been directed to do his best at the ongoing competition. The Nigeria Football Federation reveals no target has been set for Nigeria’s interim... read more »

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Musa: Super Eagles Ready To Face Any Team

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa insists the team is ready to face any opponent at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The three-time champions progressed to the second round of the competition after a 3-1 win against Sudan on Saturday. Austine Eguavoen’s led side still have to wait for the conclusion of the group stage games to know... read more »

AFCON 2021: Why Referee, Janny Sikazwe Stopped Tunisia ...

Janny Sikazwe, the referee at the centre of the controversy at the end of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations match between Tunisia and Mali on Wednesday, was... read more »

Sudan Coach, Tia Says Match Against Nigeria Will Not Be...

Sudan national team head coach, Burhan Tia, has made an honest confession ahead of his side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tie with Nigeria on... read more »

Kelechi Iheanacho Fires Super Eagles To Group D Win

Even despite the perceived lack of firepower in the Nigeria squad prior to the tournament, the Super Eagles launched their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with... read more »

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Sit-at-home: Amechi Threatens To Quit Negotiation For Kanu’s Rele...

First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, has lamented that the actions of some leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafra are endangering the ongoing discussion and negotiation... read more »

Ebonyi Government Threatens To Punish Residents Who Will Obey Sit-At-Home Order

Ebonyi State government has warned residents of the state against obeying the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ahead of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s court outing, IGBERETV reports. IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful had announced that a sit-at-home protest will be observed in all states in the South-East... read more »

Imo Has Collapsed Under Uzodinma, Says PDP

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has described as disastrous, the two years reign of Hope Uzodinma as the Governor of the state. PDP in a... read more »

Bola Tinubu Should Retire From Politics, Can’t Cope Wit...

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has said the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, should retire from politics because of his old... read more »

2023: PDP Governors Meet In Port Harcourt To Consider P...

PDP Governors

Governors who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to meet today in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to strategise on how the party can reclaim... read more »

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Attrition of Southern Nigeria Professionals and the Aftermath

Opinion: Attrition of Southern Nigeria Professionals and the Afte...

It is no longer news that there is an unprecedented upsurge in the migration of southern Nigeria professionals over the last 5 years. The best brains in the Southern Nigeria are leaving in droves.... read more »

Lessons to be Learnt from the Travails of IrokoTV

Lessons to be Learnt from the Recent Attack on IrokoTV

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

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpab...

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... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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AFCON: ‘Osimhen Told Me He’s Not 100% Fit To Play’ – Eguavoen...

Super Eagles interim coach, Austine Eguavoen has disclosed the main reason why Victor Osimhen decided to withdraw himself from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Recall that the Nigerian international... read more »

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 international, who wasted no time to announce his arrival to English football, putting in an impressive display in the match. Dennis joined the exclusive list... 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... 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 »

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Ike Ekweremadu Visits Nnamdi Kanu With Some Igbo Leaders

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that he visited leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in the custody of the Department of State... read more »

IPOB Denounces Cannibalism, Says Cannibals Arrested In South-East Not Members

IPOB Denounces Cannibalism, Says Alleged Cannibals Arrested In South-East Not Members Of Pro-Biafra Group. The group also blamed the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma for the recent abductions and gruesome killing of traditional rulers in the state The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied that any of its members are cannibals following... read more »

IPOB Declares Nnamdi Kanu Prisoner Of Conscience

Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, has not committed any crime to warrant his detention. In a statement on Friday, Emma... read more »

IPOB Reacts To Murder Of Imo Monarch Whose Corpse Was D...

The pro-Biafra group separatist group said, “The global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Gets VIP Treatment From Our Facility, DSS D...

The Department of State Services has boasted that detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is being given a very Important Person... read more »

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US Asks Nigeria To Restrict Super Tucano To North

US Asks Nigeria To Restrict Super Tucano To North

The United States Government says the Federal Government is expected to deploy the Super Tucano aircraft only in the northern part of the country where Boko Haram terrorists have engaged the Nigerian... read more »

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 from Maiduguri the state capital located centre of the sambisa forests in the southern Borno Senatorial District. Due to the closing of the... read more »

Why Some Boko Haram Repentant Terrorists Should Be Pros...

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... 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 »

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Armed Robbers Kill Augustine Ekanem In Akwa Ibom After Snatching ...

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed a broadcaster with the Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation, (AKBC) Uyo, Mr Augustine Ekanem. It was gathered that Ekanem alias “Talk and... read more »

Lai Mohammed Does Not Have COVID-19 – Aide

The minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has dismissed claims that he has COVID-19. According to a statement released by his special adviser, the minister is hale and hearty as against reports making the rounds. The statement reads: The attention of the office of the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,... read more »

EFCC Official Reveals AGF Malami’s Role In Unfree...

In a leaked audio, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mohammed Idris, has revealed how the Attorney General and Minister of... read more »

APC Fixes National Convention For February 2022

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced that its national convention will take place in February 2022. Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum,... read more »

Buhari Orders Conditional Lifting Of Ban On Twitter

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

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... read more »

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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Government Declares Two-day Mourning After 41 Killed...

The government of Burkina Faso has declared a two-day mourning period as suspected militants killed at least 41 members of a government-backed civilian militia in the country’s desert... read more »

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 Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, titled “President Buhari congratulates Roch Marc Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election... read more »

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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 »

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I have no interest in holding any board position in FBN Holdings,...

The Chairman of Geregu Energy Group and billionaire businessman, Mr Femi Otedola has debunked speculations that he his interested in holding any board position in FBN Holdings, First Bank or any of... read more »

Osun Lotto Operator Commits Suicide Over Debts

An operator of a gambling house resident in Ikire, Osun State, simply identified as Seyi, has reportedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze. It was gathered that the deceased, whose kiosk is located in the Centre area of Ikire, locked himself up in his gambling kiosk and set himself on fire. It was further learnt that before residents... read more »

Over 1,000 Shops Closed as Gas Explosion claims five li...

Businesses were paralysed on the ever-busy Ojekunle Street in the popular Ladipo Market area of Lagos State on Tuesday as over 1,000 shops were shut down as a... read more »

FG Disburses ₦57 Billion To 1 Million Nigerians, Busine...

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... read more »

Gov Umahi Threatens To Sack Workers, Seize Shops Of Tra...

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... read more »

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Cameroon

Musa, Chukwueze On Target As Super Eagles Beat Coton Sport In Pra...

A goal in each half by Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze, earned the Super Eagles a 2-0 win against Cameroon club side Coton Sport in a practice game in Garoua on Friday. The game was arranged as part... read more »

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 described his country’s  conquest at Sydney 2000 as unforgettable. indeed   Africa and the world was  Cameroon’s oysters  in 2000 after the... read more »

Breaking: Ex-Service Chiefs Buratai, Olonisakin Get Le...

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... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Nigeria Lost N10.72trillion To Twitter Ban — LCCI

The Nigerian economy lost N10.72trillion to the suspension of microblogging platform, Twitter, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. The figures were disclosed in a statement issued on... read more »

Nigeria Better With Conditions Met, Keyamo Returns To Twitter

Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, says Nigeria is better off with all its conditions agreed by microblogging platform, Twitter. He stated this in his first tweet on Thursday after the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, lifted the suspension on Twitter after over seven months. “For those who prioritised... read more »

Twitter Reacts To Lifting Of Ban In Nigeria After Over ...

Twitter

Operations of the microblogging platform, Twitter, which was suspended over 200 days ago, by the Nigerian government have resumed. Nigerians can now access... read more »

NIN: Telecom Consumers Reject January Introduction Of D...

Telecom consumers under the aegis of the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers have kicked against the plan by the Federal Government to introduce a... read more »

Twitter Has Agreed To All Conditions Given By Buhari Go...

Festus Keyamo

The minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo has said the social media giant, Twitter has agreed to all the conditions given to it by the... read more »

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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 »

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Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated A...

The Supreme Court has upturned the conviction of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Agburuwhuo Nwobike. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned him before a Lagos State High... read more »

EFCC Raids Abuja Hotel, Arrests Woman, Others With Fake $427,400

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested five members of a syndicate who specialise in counterfeiting foreign currencies, especially the dollar, for sale to unsuspecting members of the public. Acting on intelligence, the commission, in a joint operation with operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, arrested four... read more »

Femi Fani-Kayode Docked Over ‘Forgery Of Medical ...

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has been docked before Justice O. Abike-Fadipe of Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja for alleged... read more »

Kogi Government Sues EFCC, Demands ₦35 Billion In Damag...

The Kogi State Government has finally dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to court over allegations that it fixed N19.3 billion bail-out funds... read more »

EFCC Charges Kenneth Minimah, Others With ₦13 Billion F...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged Kenneth Minimah, a former Chief of Army Staff, with fraud involving alleged misappropriation... read more »

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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 »

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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 ambiti...

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

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

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

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

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Enforce Compulsory Vaccination On LG, State Workers – FG Te...

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency has urged state governments to step up mass vaccination against COVID-19 as part of moves to combat the virus. The agency, in its latest advisory... read more »

Why Garba Shehu, Other Presidential Aides Contracted COVID-19— Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says there is nothing abnormal in presidential aides testing positive for COVID-19. There had been reports that some presidential aides including the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijani Umar; the President’s aide-de-camp (ADC), Yusuf Dodo; his chief... read more »

Canada Lifts Travel Restriction On Nigeria, South Afric...

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Canada has lifted the travel ban on foreign travellers from Nigeria and nine other African countries. This was disclosed by the country’s Health... read more »

We Won’t Reverse Travel Ban Over FG’s Threat – UK

The British High Commission on Sunday said the United Kingdom would not reverse its travel ban on Nigeria because of a threat of retaliation by the Federal... read more »

FG restricts Airlines from UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia in ...

With effect from Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Federal Government will restrict airlines coming from Canada, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia into Nigeria. Minister of... read more »

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NDLEA Intercepts 1.5million Tramadol Tablets, Arms & Ammuniti...

About one million, five hundred thousand tablets and capsules of pharmaceutical opioids such as Tramadol, Exol-5 and Diazepam loaded in Onitsha, Anambra state and heading to Yauri, Kebbi state have... read more »

Nigeria Police

Lagos Barber Stabs Neighbour To Death For Admiring His Pregnant Wife

Policemen at Sabo division of the Lagos State Police Command are on the trail of a barber identified simply as Keke, who allegedly stabbed his neighbor to death, Monday night, in Iwaya area of Lagos, on the allegation that the deceased was making advances at his pregnant wife. The Barber who resides at 3 Akintola street, Iwaya, returned home from... read more »

NDLEA Arrests Fake Security Agent, Brazil Returnee, Rec...

A 76-year-old grandfather, Osagie Robert has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Edo state where a suspected fake... read more »

Housemaid Absconds With Her Madam’s 2-Year-Old So...

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A family in Lagos state is currently in search of their two-year-old son, Praise Otojareri, who was allegedly taken away by their house help simply identified... read more »

Protest Rocks Ondo As Unknown Gunmen Kill High Chief

Some youths in Owo Kingdom in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday night staged a protest over the killing of a high chief in the... read more »

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Stop Patronizing Herbal Concoctions From Hawkers – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against patronizing hawkers who sale herbal concoctions. The NAFDAC DG Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the... read more »

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 military administrator. Marwa took a broom, and swept Lagos almost clean. With Operation Sweep, criminals were given bloody noses, and sent scampering for... 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... 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 »

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Naira slides ahead of Yuletide, exchange for 570/dollar

The naira continued its downward trend as the dollar was sold for N570 in the parallel market on Tuesday. Operators, who spoke to our correspondent, said the dollar was bought and sold for N567 and... read more »

Nigeria Drops To 14 As Egypt Tops Africa’s Investment Destinations

Nigeria has dropped from Africa’s top 10 investment destinations to 14 as Egypt remains the number one nation. This is according to a report by RMB titled, ‘Where to Invest in Africa 2021.’ According to RMB, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, the ranking is based on countries operating environments. RMB Africa Economist, Daniel Kavishe,... read more »

Data Breach By Loan Apps: FG To Protect Nigerians

If Federal Government Can Ban Some Loan Apps, We Will Forgive Buhari, Nigerians Say. Many people on social media have reacted to the news that the federal... read more »

Sokoloan Set To Shutdown, After Paying ₦10 Million NITD...

Soko Loan Lending company, a quick credit startup, in Nigeria is on the verge of a shutdown months after the National Information Technology Development Agency... read more »

Past Governments To Blame For Nigeria’s Economic Recess...

Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the going of Nigerian economy into recession in 2016 was “inevitable” and... read more »

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UNILAG Reinstates Olorunfemi Adeyeye, Rusticated Student Activist

A student of the University of Lagos, Olorunfemi Adeyeye, who was suspended in 2016 by the school’s authorities, has finally been reinstated. Adeyeye, a student of the Department of Building,... read more »

Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna Government Schools To Open Four Days A Week

The Kaduna State Government has directed all public schools in the state to start operating four days a week to enable workers to focus on agriculture. Although the state is being ravaged by banditry, kidnappings and killings, the state government claimed that the new policy was aimed at enhancing productivity as it would allow workers to focus on... read more »

Sylvester Oromoni: Autopsy Report Exonerates House Mast...

The autopsy report conducted on the corpse of late Sylvester Oromoni, alleged victim of bullying, at the Dowen College, Lagos, is out. The report however,... read more »

ASUU Dismisses FG’s N52.5bn, Says Strike Likely Soon

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said the N30bn Revitalisation Fund and N22.5bn Earned Academic Allowance totalling N52.5bn released by the Federal... read more »

ASUU postpones decision on strike, accuses FG of blackm...

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has postponed its decision on strike, saying that consultations are still ongoing. This was contained in a press... read more »

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Egyptian Football Coach Dies After Final Whistle

An Egyptian football coach Adham El-Selhadar has died in tragic circumstances after watching his side El Magd score a 92nd-minute winner. El-Selhadar, 53 suffered a heart attack in the immediate... read more »

Mo Salah Voted Premier League Player Of The Year

Liverpool’s Mo Salah has been voted the men’s Player of the Year in a poll of 400,000 supporters, after netting 32 goals and counting, in all club competitions this calendar year. The Egyptian international was named the best performer in 2021 at the Football Supporters’ Association Awards on Monday. Salah held off competition from... 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 »

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... 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... read more »

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INEC Does More Than Conducting Elections –Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has raised concerns over what it described as huge responsibilities involved in conducting elections in Nigeria. The commission also observed that... read more »

2023: Time Running Out For New Electoral Bill, Says INEC

Continued delay in the assent to the Electoral Act (2010) amendment bill may affect the adoption of the new amendments for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said. The commission said though it operates based on existing legal regime, it was important to have the law that would guide the elections in... read more »

INEC To Conduct Outstanding Bye-elections On February 2...

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has announced Saturday, 26th February 2022 for the conduct of bye-elections in certain federal... read more »

2023: Our choices have consequences — Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has reiterated the need for Nigerians to make the right choice at the polls as the 2023 general elections draw... read more »

PDP’ll Take Over If APC Leaders Fail On Convention – Bu...

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has warned that if the leadership of the All Progressives Congress fails to get its act together on time, the  Peoples... read more »

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Why Millions Of Nigerian Graduates Are Unemployed — FG

The federal government has explained that millions of graduates in the country are unemployed because they do not have specific skills required for the job market. The Permanent Secretary, Federal... read more »

FG Announces The Commencement Of N-knowledge Programme

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has announced the commencement of the N-Power, N-Knowledge programme in the six (6) geo-political including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. She made the announcement through a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Bashir Nura... read more »

Npower: Mobile Money Agents Training Commences

Npower: Mobile Money Agents Training Commences

A four-day training programme to establish beneficiaries in Mobile Money transactions has been launched in the Federal Capital Territory and the North Central... read more »

Training Of Exited N Power Volunteers Begins October – ...

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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... read more »

Rising Unemployment Can Wipe Out Nigeria, Elite Unsafe ...

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... read more »

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Arsenal Takes Final Decision To Sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal have finally decided to sell striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the upcoming January transfer window. According to ESPN, Arsenal will allow Aubameyang leave Emirates in January as long as... read more »

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 2-2 draw against Burnley last month, and has missed the club’s last two games. Read Also: All D’Tigress Players Withdraw From 2022 FIBA World Cup... read more »

Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setbac...

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... 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 »

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Linking Me To Drug Peddling Very Repulsive, Obi Cubana Says

Nigerian socialite, Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, has spoken about his recent invitation to the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for questioning. The anti-narcotic... read more »

Online Begging Is Irritating — Peter Okoye To Man Who Asked Him For N500k

Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye of PSquare, has blasted online beggars in a long rant on his Twitter page. It all started when a bold young man, Prince Nerrow, on Twitter, demanded N500,000 from numerous top celebrities such as Davido, Femi Otedola, Naira Marley, Dangote and more, Igbere TV reports. The online beggar didn’t just stop there, he also... read more »

Frank Edwards Reveals What A Random Fan He Gifted Money...

Popular gospel singer, Frank Edwards has taken to social media to reveal what a random fan he gifted money bought with it. According to the singer, the fan... read more »

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Femi Kuti; Son, Made, Nominated For ...

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti and his son, Made have been named among nominees for the 2022 edition of the Grammy Awards. Both artistes were selected for their... read more »

Davido Is Wiser Than All Those Who Gave Him Money ̵...

Reno Omokri has reacted to the decision of singer, Davido, to give out the N201 million donated to him by his friends and fans. Taking to his Instagram handle,... read more »

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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 »

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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 mannequin 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 »

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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 »

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Finance

Standard Chartered Bank To Shut Down Half Of Nigeria Branches

Standard Chartered Plc says it is closing about half of its Nigerian branches in a pivot to digital banking. The decision was reached following the finance industry coming under pressure from mobile... read more »

Nigerian Senate

Senate Probes N14.7bn PHCN Privatisation Fund In Secret Accounts

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has begun an investigation of N14.7bn proceeds of privatisation of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria allegedly hidden in commercial banks by the Bureau of Public Enterprise. The committee is acting on an audit query in the ‘Auditor-General for the Federation’s Annual Report on... read more »

Debt Servicing Gulps 76% Of Revenue

The Federal Government on Wednesday disclosed that it spent N4.2tn on debt servicing between January and November 2021. This sum represents 76.2 per cent of... read more »

Nigerian Manufacturers’ Association Kicks Against Impos...

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has kicked against the imposition of taxes on soft drinks. The association warned that excise duty would lead to... read more »

AMCON Lists 7,912 Names Owing N4.4tn As Deadline Expire...

Ahmed-Kuru

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria is set to publish the names of 7,912 debtors owing it a total of N4.4tn, it has been learnt. The move follows the... read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Onuachu Wins 2021 Belgian Golden Boot Award

Paul Onuachu has been named the winner of the 2021 Belgian Golden Shoe award. Onuachu becomes the first-ever Nigerian and the fourth African to claim the prestigious honour. Three Africans, Aruna... read more »

Semi Ajayi

AFCON 2021: West Brom Send Ajayi Good Luck Message Ahead Nigeria vs Egypt 

English Championship club West Bromwich Albion have sent a good luck message to Semi Ajayi, as the Super Eagles of Nigeria get set to face Egypt on Tuesday. The Eagles will begin their AFCON 2021 campaign against the seven-time African champions in Garoua. This will be the ninth meeting between both countries at AFCON, with Nigeria recording four... read more »

Day Two Fixtures At AFCON 2021 In Cameroon

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Following is the schedule of matches to be played at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon on Monday: Group B Senegal vs Zimbabwe, 2 p.m. Read... read more »

Why Ighalo Won’t Be Part Of Eagles At AFCON 2021 –NFF...

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo will not feature at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. This was... read more »

2021 AFCON: Super Eagles To Depart For Garoua Today Via...

Super Eagles

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will depart for Garoua, Cameroon, today January 5th 2022, via chartered flight ahead of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. This... read more »

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Fulani Herdsmen

Declare Miyetti Allah As Terrorists, They Have Bandits As Members...

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the Federal Government to declare Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN and Fulani Nationality... read more »

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

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

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, prohibited a minor from grazing and provided for establishment of ranches. The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, while... read more »

Open Grazing Ban: Sanwo-Olu Receives 16 Southern Govern...

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... 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 »

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Aubameyang Banished From Arsenal First-Team Training

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has reportedly been banished from first-team training. According to Sportsmail, the player will continue to be exiled from Mikel Arteta’s plans until the... read more »

Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

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 was captured displaying his tattoo on the Instagram account of Spanish tattoo artist Alejandro Nicolas Bernal. The clip was posted just days after... 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... 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 »

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FIFA Dismisses South Africa Replay Appeal After Controversial Los...

FIFA has dismissed South Africa’s request to have their World Cup qualifier against Ghana replayed. South Africa made a “formal complaint” to FIFA after the match last month, appealing for a... read more »

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 Akonnor who was sacked with his two assistants early this month. He has signed a one-year contract with Ghana and will have Maxwell Konadu and former... read more »

Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tell Bu...

Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tells 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... 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 »

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With City Of David, Gov Umahi Ends 2021 On A High By Femi Adesina

There’s a City of David, not in Jerusalem, but in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. If the biblical City of David was magnificent, this one is no less so. If the earlier was a... read more »

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Union Reject As FG Increases Hazard Allowance From ₦5,000 To ₦40,000 For Doctors

The Federal Government has increased the hazard allowance for medical doctors and health workers in the country. It was gathered that while the government increased the allowance for doctors from N5,000 to between N32,000 and N40,000; other health workers like nurses, laboratory workers among others had theirs reviewed to between N15,000 and... read more »

FG Increases Hazard Allowance From N5,000 To N40,000 Fo...

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The Federal Government has increased the hazard allowance for medical doctors and health workers in the country. It was gathered that while the government... read more »

Bauchi Records 153 Lassa Fever Cases In One Year

The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, says it has recorded 153 suspected cases of Lassa fever between January and December 2021. Executive... read more »

Omicron: Sanwo-Olu Shelves Lagos Peace Walk

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has shelved the Lagos peace walk planned for December 2021. The Governor, in an address on November 30, 2021, had... read more »

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I Won’t Bury My Son Even If It Takes 30 Years To Get Justice – Sy...

Sylvester Oromoni, the father of the late 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, has restated the family’s commitment to get justice, saying that he would not bury... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Starving In DSS Facility – Brother

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that he is being denied food in the facility of the Department of State Service (DSS). Kanu is currently detained in the facility of the DSS on the order of Justice Binta Murtala Nyako-led Federal High Court in Abuja on the treasonable felony charges preferred against... read more »

What Those Familiar With Buhari Told Us After Igbo Elde...

A former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has revealed that ministers and other government officials familiar with the President Muhammadu Buhari... read more »

EndSARS: Omokri’s Petition Against Buhari Removed From ...

An online petition initiated change.org by Reno Omokri, a former special assistant to Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has been removed from... read more »

Release #EndSARS Protesters Immediately – Civic Group, ...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Nigerian Police authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a journalist... read more »

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Twitter Removes Osinbajo’s Post For Copyright Violation Of Beyonc...

Twitter has withheld a tweet by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for copyright violation. On March 8, the vice-president posted a video in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Beyonce’s song... read more »

Nigerians Should Present NIN Before Using Restaurants – Pantami

The Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has stated that in order to secure Nigeria in the next few years, Nigerians should present and verify their National Identity Number even before using a restaurant. Pantami explained why his ministry insisted on the mandatory use of the NIN in spite of over 44 petitions written... read more »

Kaduna Lifts Telecoms Ban

The Kaduna State Government has lifted a three-month telecommunications shutdown it imposed in October due to recent attacks by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja... read more »

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... read more »

Withdraw Conditions Imposed On Twitter Now, Wait For EC...

The Socio-Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised a declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari that the ban on the operations of... read more »

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FG Has Procured Six High-Tech Hilux Vehicles To Safeguard Rail Li...

In a bid to safeguard the rail lines from attack, the federal government yesterday procured and handed over six hilux patrol vehicles inputed with radar scanners to the Nigerian Railway Corporation... read more »

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Nigeria Took Chinese Loans Because They Want To Help With Infrastructure – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government took loans from China because the Asian country was willing to help Nigeria’s infrastructure. Buhari said this on Wednesday during an interview with Channels Television while defending his government’s decision to source loans from China. According to him, anybody that is prepared to come... read more »

FG To Inaugurate Kano-Kaduna Railway December 2022

The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the Kano-Kaduna railway will be completed and ready for inauguration in Dec. 2022. Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the... read more »

Critics Won’t Realise Buhari Is A Blessing To Nigeria U...

Mu’azu Sambo

The newly appointed Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mu’azu Sambo, on Wednesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari, has chosen the right direction for... read more »

We’ll Toll Roads To Repay Infrastructure Debts – Emefie...

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has said most of the roads constructed in the country will be tolled to repay the loans used to... read more »

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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 »

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Desperate Opposition Politicians Out To Run Down Buhari’s A...

Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, yesterday claimed naysayers, sponsored attackers and desperate opposition politicians are out to run down the President Muhammadu Buhari’s... read more »

Dowen College

The Owner Of Dowen College Hasn’t Called Me Till Now – Sylvester’s Father

The father of the deceased pupil Sylvester Omoroni, has revealed that he’s yet to receive a call from the owner of Dowen College. In an interview with Arise news, the aggrieved man disclosed that till this moment the house master, owner of the school and other heads of the institute haven’t called to console him over the death of his son. He... read more »

Ndume Urges Buhari To Sign Unexplained Wealth Order Imm...

Senator Ali Ndume has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently sign or issue an Unexplained Wealth Order, as a way to strengthen the fight against... read more »

Ngige Condemns Killing of Aguleri Monarch

Rising Unemployment Can Wipe Out Nigeria, Elite Unsafe - Ngige

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

FG Implements Cooking Gas Imports Tax, Price Jumps By 1...

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... read more »

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Nnamdi Kanu, Asks UN, US, UK To Send Representatives To Witness T...

Detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the United Nations, Governments of the United States of America and United Kingdom to send representatives to... read more »

Nnamdi Kanu Can Defend Himself In Court –IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, can defend himself in court. The group said Kanu will trash allegations levelled against him by the Nigerian Government. This was disclosed in a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Sunday. The statement said, “We are the global... read more »

Bayelsa Governor, Diri Swears In Wife As High Court Jud...

Governor Diri and Wife

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri on Thursday administered the oath of office on four newly-appointed high court judges in the state including his... read more »

Court Jails Lagos Senior Pastor Over N128million Fraud

Linda Mabi-Praise, senior pastor of Temple of Praise Women Fellowship Global, Surulere, Lagos has been sentenced to five years imprisonment over N128 million... read more »

Dowen College: Late Sylvester Oromoni’s Family Ki...

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The family of late Sylvester Oromoni, Jnr, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lagos State, who was allegedly murdered, has faulted the bail granted to the... read more »

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Some Judges Sell Judgments, Retire To Escape NJC Sanctions – Jega...

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said some corrupt judges are usually made part of election petition tribunals in order to corruptly enrich... read more »

Don Davis: Deeper Life School Principal, Others Remanded In Prison

The principal of the Deeper Life High School where a student identified as Don Davis was allegedly molested and abused, has been remanded in prison custody alongside 4 others. Months ago, Don Davis’ mother, Deborah Okezie called out the management of the school via a Facebook live video. She narrated how her son went to the boarding school... read more »

Nureni Jimoh Locked Up In Kano Office 24 Hours After Co...

Barely 24 hours after an Abuja-based Federal High Court ordered the Kano State Government to apologise and pay the sum of N10 million to the deposed Emir of... read more »

Lagos #EndSARS Panel Illegal, Can’t Probe Military, Pol...

Festus Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), on Sunday dismissed the #EndSARS panel set up by the Lagos State Government and the... read more »

Breaking: Evans the Kidnapper sentenced to death by han...

Billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike known as Evans the kidnapper has been sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court on Thursday. At the sentencing... read more »

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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 »

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Police Extend Recruitment Exercise, Beg Nigerians To Apply

The Nigeria Police Force has extended the recruitment exercise for 2021 to Saturday, January 22, 2022. This was contained in a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on... read more »

Bleak Christmas As Nigerian Federal Civil Servants Lament Delayed December Salaries

The hope of many federal civil servants to mark this year’s Christmas is currently hanging as some of them lament the non-payment of their December salaries by the government. Less than a few hours to Christmas, some of the civil servants at the Federal Secretariat on Friday complained that they are yet to be paid, PM News reports. According... read more »

Subsidy: NLC Fixes Jan 27, Feb 1 For Nationwide Protest...

The Nigeria Labour Congress has warned the Federal Government against plans to remove the fuel subsidy in 2022, saying the action will be met with nationwide... read more »

COVID-19: Nigerian Government Vows To Bar Unvaccinated ...

COVID-19

The Nigerian government has maintained that unvaccinated workers won’t be allowed to access their offices as from December 1 if they are unable to show proof... read more »

NRC Directs Shutdown Of Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan, War...

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has directed district managers to be prepared to shut down train stations plying Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan and... read more »

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Lagos News

Sanwo-Olu Empowers 1,786 Farmers With ₦3.6 Billion

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday officially launched the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project’s Women and Youth... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Approves Multimillion Naira Upgrade Of Lagos Television

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 comprehensive plan to reposition the State-owned television station for national and international competitiveness. According to a release by Mr. Rasaq Musbau, the Director, Public Affairs,... read more »

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... read more »

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Decries Rumours, Misinformation Aga...

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... 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 its promises, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said. Sanwo-Olu said this... read more »

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Uche Nwosu: Police Confirm Arrest Of Okorocha’s Son-In-Law

The police have arrested the 2019 governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Uche Nwosu. Nwosu, a son-in-law to former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was picked up on Sunday. It was... read more »

NDLEA arrests 12 dockworkers linked to N9.5bn seized cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confirmed the arrest of 12 dockworkers at the Apapa Seaport, Lagos linked to the importation of N9.5 billion cocaine. This is contained in a statement issued by the Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Saturday in Abuja. A Federal High Court in Lagos had granted an application by... read more »

Police Panel Recommends Demotion For Abba Kyari To Prev...

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

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... read more »

IGP Receives NPF Panel Report On DCP Abba Kyari

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

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... 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 »

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Ex-Imo Speaker Reacts Angrily As Constituents Tell Him Not To Re-...

A trending video has shown a lawmaker and former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Chiji Collins, spilling kolanuts in anger during a meeting with constituents. In the video, the lawmaker... read more »

Buhari Signs Budget

Budget: National Assembly Faults Buhari, Insists On 6,576 Extra Projects

Members of the National Assembly have insisted on the amendments made to the 2022 Appropriation Bill, including the reduction of allocation to 10,733 projects and insertion of 6,576 new ones. The lawmakers stated that by the power of appropriation conferred on the National Assembly by the constitution, the parliament has the right to tinker with... read more »

BREAKING: Buhari Signs N17.126trn 2022 Budget Into Law,...

Buhari Signs 2021 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday in Abuja signed into law the 2022 Appropriation Bill and the 2021 Finance Bill. The President signed the documents in the... read more »

Auditor General Queries Ministry’s N3.8bn Spending From...

Adolphus Aghughu

The Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation has queried the Federal Ministry of Agriculture for spending a total sum of N3.809bn on the suspended Rural... read more »

Amendment: NASS Dismisses Report On Collection Of Signa...

The National Assembly has dismissed media reports that members of the two chambers of the assembly had commenced collection of signatures to counter President... read more »

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Peter Butler

2022 WCQ: Playing Nigeria Away From Home Big Handicap For My Team...

Lone Star of Liberia head coach Peter Butler says facing the Super Eagles of Nigeria away from home is a big handicap for his side, but they will have to make the best of it. Liberia will host the... read more »

Liberia Set to Reopen Airport and Hotels in Two Weeks

Liberia Set to Reopen Airport and Hotels in Two Weeks

International airport and hotels in Liberia are billed to reopen on June 21, 2020. The decision was disclosed by President George Manneh Weah who says the country is winning the battle against coronavirus. An initial state of emergency scheduled to end on June 9 will not be extended. Liberia has so far recorded 345 cases of Covid-19, as well as 30... read more »

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Divorce: We Are Probing Possible Hacking Of Olori Naomi’s Instagr...

The palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says it is probing possible hacking of Olori Naomi’s Instragam page. It denied knowledge of the report that the marriage between the monarch and his... read more »

Evan’s Co-Defendant Chiemeka Arinze, Dies In Custody

A co-defendant with alleged billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, Chiemeka Arinze, has died in prison custody. Evans is standing trial alongside, Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze and Udeme Upong, over the attempted kidnap of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, before Justice... read more »

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... 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... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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

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

Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, the estranged lover of prominent Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has dragged the actress and the Department of State Services (DSS) before a Federal High Court in Abuja to... read more »

 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 fulfilled yet. The industry has not got to the stage I want it to get to. As such, I must continue to ensure that the industry is sanitised. Yes, I am trained... 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... 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 »

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 »

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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 »

Annie Idibia Calls Out Tuface, Alleges Infidelity

Annie Idibia Calls Out Tuface Out, Alleges Infidelity

Annie Idibia, wife of Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, in an Instagram Story later deleted indicted her husband for... read more »

Let Me Be – Paul Okoye Reacts To Trending Divorce Paper...

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... 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 »

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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 »

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Obi Cubana To Sponsor Ekuma Jeremiah, Hawker To University

Luck found Ekuma Jeremiah, the young hawker, who was caught on camera in the Ajah area of Lagos, earlier in the week, giving money to persons who were being transported to prison in a Nigerian... read more »

Nigeria Police

How Police Sergeant’s ‘Accidental Discharge’ Killed Colleague While On Patrol

Tragedy struck at the Cross River Police Command, when the riffle of a policeman, Sergeant Ubi Arikpo, accidentally went off and killed his colleague, Sergeant Francis Agube. A police source at the Atakpa Police Station in Calabar South narrated that the incident took place in front of the station, while the pick-up van carrying the team of... read more »

Nollywood Actress Laments Nigeria’s Insecurity Af...

Bimpe Akintunde

A Nollywood actress, Bimpe Akintunde, has lamented the rate of insecurity in the country after she escaped an attack by suspected bandits at Onigari along the... read more »

I Hope God Listens To Our Prayers On Insecurity –Buhari...

President Buhari

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed hope that God will listen to Nigeria’s prayers on insecurity, insisting that his administration has done its... read more »

Nigeria Armed Forces’ Subordination To Civil Rule Not I...

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has said the Nigerian military’s subordination to civil rule since 1999 is not in doubt as he pledged... read more »

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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 »

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PMB: Kind To The Living And The Dead By Femi Adesina

The Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari last week. Two names were very prominent in the assemblage: Margery Chuba Okadigbo, the... read more »

Why Buhari Appointed Okadigbo’s Widow NNPC Board Chairman —Aide

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Margery Okadigbo as the Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to repay the kindness done to him by the late ex-Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo. Adesina, in a piece on Friday titled, ‘PMB: Kind to the living and the dead’, stressed... read more »

Laolu Akande Responds To Inquiry About Rumours Of Osinb...

Laolu Akande, the spokesman of Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has responded to an inquiry as to whether his boss will throw his hat into the ring of... read more »

FG To Feed 9 Million Pupils Across 53,000 Public School...

Ongoing efforts by the Federal Government towards successful implementation of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) gained a boost on Monday, as... read more »

I’m Certain My Husband Will Be A Successful Gover...

Mrs Soludo

The wife of Anambra governor-elect, Mrs Nonye Soludo says she is confident that her husband, Professor Chukwuma Soludo would accomplish great things when he... read more »

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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 »

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Kukah: N5,000 Payment To Poor Nigerians, A Big Scam – Kukah

Outspoken Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has picked holes in the planned payment of N5,000 to poor Nigerians. He described the move as a monumental scam meant to... read more »

FG Has No Control Over The Price Of Cooking Gas – Timipre Sylva

The Federal Government, yesterday, declared it has no control over rising prices of cooking gas in the country. This came as President Muhammadu Buhari expressed concern over sundry developments, especially as the global market determines gas prices. Buhari has also directed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, to proceed to... read more »

Petrol Subsidy Rises To N905.27bn, Oil Increases to $79...

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... read more »

Buhari: Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Production To Help Nigeri...

FG To Borrow $3 Billion Via Eurobonds In October

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday played host to the Saudi Arabian minister of Foreign Affairs at State House, Abuja, declaring that the oil rich kingdom... 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 »

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Isa Pantami

Pantami Not Qualified To Be A Professor – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi State, has faulted the appointment of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali... read more »

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, Muhammad Shehu in Gusau on Tuesday said the victims were freed at Kabaro forest in Maru local government area. According to Shehu, the police and the... read more »

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

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

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

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 »

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I’m Ready To Challenge Tinubu For APC Presidential Ticket, Says O...

Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has said he’s ready to challenge a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for the party’s 2023 presidential ticket. This is... read more »

Orji Kalu to Consider Contesting for Presidency If APC Zones Ticket To SE

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, says he will consider contesting for president if the All Progressives Congress (APC) zones its presidential ticket to the South-East region. Kalu disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday after... read more »

BREAKING: Former Nigerian Interim Leader, Ernest Shonek...

Ernest Shonekan, former Head of an Interim National Government in Nigeria, is dead. Shonekan reportedly died on Tuesday in Lagos at the age of 85. Born on May... read more »

Traitors, Saboteurs Met, Told Buhari Not To Release Kan...

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said saboteurs and traitors within its ranks are the ones forcing President Muhammadu Buhari, not to release its leader,... read more »

APC Govs Meet Sunday, To Insist On Convention Before Pr...

The ruling All Progressives Congress will meet on Sunday, January 9, to decide a substantive date for the party’s national convention. This is partly in... read more »

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Power Generation Drops By 1,119.6MW, Sector’s Growth Falls By 45%...

Nigeria’s power sector decreased in growth by 45 per cent in real term in the third quarter of this year when compared to the preceding quarter, data from the National Bureau of Statistics... read more »

Confusion as Buhari Sacks AEDC Management Over Workers’ Strike

There was confusion among power sector operators on Tuesday after President Muhammadu Buhari, fired the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company as a result of the strike embarked upon by the AEDC workers the preceding day. Officials of the Federal Ministry of Power said the management of AEDC had been replaced with an interim... read more »

FG Raises Power Tariff December, Begins Free Meters Pur...

Electricity Metre

Power consumers nationwide may start to pay more for electricity, following plans by the Federal Government to carry out a review of power tariff. This came as... read more »

Libya Overtakes Nigeria As Africa’s Biggest Oil Produce...

Crude Oil

Nigeria has lost its Africa’s top oil producer status to Libya as its crude oil production fell further last month amid lingering supply disruptions,... 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 »

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Enugu Calls Emergency Security Meeting As Suspected Herdsmen Kill...

The Enugu State Government has summoned an emergency meeting with all the security heads and stakeholders in the Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state. The meeting, which will hold on... read more »

2022: Buhari’s New Year Message (Full Text)

1. We remain grateful to the Almighty God for yet another Year attained as a country, united by a common destiny and resolute in our determination to overcome the several challenges along the path to build the great and prosperous Nation of our dream. 2. I salute the courage and resilience of all Nigerians, which was evident in 2021 as this... read more »

Why We Didn’t Stop Ramaphosa From Entering Nigeri...

The Federal Government on Monday demanded that Britain rescind the ban imposed on Nigerian travellers over Omicron variant of COVID-19, saying that putting the... read more »

#ENDSARS: Lagos Releases Judicial Panel Of Enquiry Rep...

The Lagos State Government has released the online version of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry reports. A statement signed by the Attorney-General and... read more »

Why Buhari Should Not Release Nnamdi Kanu – Northern El...

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to release Nnamdi Kanu from custody. Recall that Buhari after a meeting with the... read more »

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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 »

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Bishop David Oyedepo

Criticisng Men Of God Attracts Leprosy, Bishop Oyedepo Warns Nige...

General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned Nigerian Christians to deviate from criticising their prophets, saying such attitude... read more »

Pmb And The Futurologists By Femi Adesina

It’s the beginning of a year, and it’s that time you hear all sorts from futurists, prospectivists, and foresight practitioners. The Good Book tells us of the 5-fold Ministries of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. These are offices into which God has called some people, to lead, guide and comfort His people.... read more »

Please Pray For Me – Father Mbaka Begs Followers Over F...

Fr Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, said on Sunday that another invitation had been sent to him from the Department of... read more »

Invading Church To Arrest Okorocha’s Son-In-Law Unaccep...

The Anglican Province of Owerri, Imo State, says it will engage the police to find out why it desecrated the church while enforcing the arrest of Uche Nwosu at... read more »

Buhari, Obasanjo Mourn As Anti-Apartheid Icon Tutu Dies...

Desmond Tutu

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, condoled with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, and South Africans on the demise of Archbishop... read more »

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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 »

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Delta to Sustain Partnership with FRSC on Safe Roads Throughout C...

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa says his administration will sustain its partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to ensure safety on roads in the state, especially during the... read more »

Chukwuemeka Ezeife

Inaugurate Anambra Airport, Ex-gov Ezeife Urges NCAA

The former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to go ahead with the inauguration of the Anambra Airport. Ezeife gave the charge on Friday in a statement issued in Enugu, saying the security situation in the South-East was not too serious to stop the inauguration of the facility. He stated... read more »

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... read more »

IPOB Alleges House-to-House Abduction, Killing of South...

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... 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 »

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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 »

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DSS Did Not Invite Bishop Kukah – Sokoto Catholic Diocese

The Department of State Service DSS is yet to invite the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, over his recent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari, his spokesman, Revd Christopher... read more »

Why State Police Is Not An Option —President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he believes that state police was not a good option for curbing insecurity in Nigeria. He made the remarks in an interview with Channels Television. Recall that on May 12, governors under the platform of Southern Nigeria Governors Forum demanded the creation of state police, review of revenue formula in... read more »

Court Has Declared Bandits As Terrorists, Gazetting To ...

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says the Federal Government is yet to officially designate bandits as... read more »

Uzodimma To Name Sponsors Of Insecurity In Imo Tomorrow

Governor Hope Uzodimma will use the occasion of the sixth edition of Imo stakeholders forum scheduled to hold on Tuesday to name those who are sponsors and... read more »

Imo: Six Killed As DSS, EbubeAgu Raid Orlu LGA In Searc...

Six people were reportedly killed and one other injured as a combined team of soldiers and operatives of the Ebubeagu security outfit raided Umutanzi in... read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Joshua vs Usyk

Joshua Dumps Trainer McCracken Ahead Usyk’s Rematc

Anthony Joshua has confirmed he will ‘work with some good coaches’ in a ‘new environment’ before his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. This is coming after questions were asked over Joshua’s... read more »

Ashleigh Plumptre Switches Nationality To Nigeria

Nigerians are excited after former England youth international Ashleigh Plumptre got approval to switch her allegiance to the Super Falcons. The 23-year-old defender, who plays for Women’s Super League side Leicester City, is eligible to represent the African women’s football powerhouse because of her father’s Nigerian... read more »

AFCON: Ndidi, Iwobi, Troost-Ekong, Iheanacho Five Other...

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Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Alex Iwobi are among nine players who have arrived at the Super... read more »

Qualify Eagles For 2022 World Cup Or Get Sacked –NFF Te...

Jose-Peseiro

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has mandated the newly appointed Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro to qualify Nigeria for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar... read more »

AFCON: Three Players Arrive Camp As Super Eagles Begin ...

Three players have arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja, African News Today has gathered. The first player to arrive at the camp was Olisa Ndah, a... read more »

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Sudan Prime Minister, Hamdok Resigns Amid Protests Against Milita...

The Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok, has tendered his resignation from the government. This was after only six weeks of his reinstatement in accordance with an agreement with the military... read more »

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 in 1989 Coup

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 detention for corruption charges could be sentenced to death if he is found guilty of the new charge The 76-year-old will be tried alongside 16 other... read more »

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

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... 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 »

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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 »

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FUOYE Invents Mail Dispatch Robot

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) yesterday disclosed that its Department of Mechatronics had invented a mail dispatch mobile robot that would perform skeletal works and ease administrative tasks... read more »

Enaira App Returns To Google Play Store After Takedown

Enaira App Returns To Google Play Store

eNaira App has reappeared on the Google play store barely 24 hours after it was taken down by the Google team following a series of complaints by Nigerians that downloaded the newly unveiled digital currency Speed Wallet Application. It was earlier reported that eNaira app recorded over 100,000 downloads before it was pulled down when its ratings... 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 »

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

 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... read more »

Earphones Are Designed By Devil To Block Your Way Forwa...

Earphones Are Designed By Devil To Block Your Way Forward In Life - Oyedepo

  The general overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide (a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo has spoken against the usage of earphones and... read more »

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Troops Foil ISWAP Attack At Special Forces’ School, Kill 7 Terror...

The Special Forces and Air Task Force of the Nigerian Military on Sunday foiled a terrorist attack at the School of Special Forces in Yobe State. It was learned that seven ISWAP insurgents were... read more »

Proscription Order: Military To Unleash Tucano Warplanes Against Bandits

Following a ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday declaring bandits as terrorists, the Nigerian Air Force is set to deploy Super Tucano aircraft in the North-West and North-Central regions of the country, especially in Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states. The military, sources say had been reluctant to deploy the aircraft... read more »

Nigerian Military Imposes Curfew As ISWAP Terrorists Ag...

Nigerian Army

The Nigerian military has imposed a curfew in Askira Uba and its environs in Borno State as troops repelled another attack in the axis. According to PRNigeria,... read more »

FG Replies US-based Organisation, Denies Sponsoring Ter...

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has said the allegation by a US-based non-profit organisation that the Nigerian government was sponsoring terrorism is “a disgusting... read more »

Buhari Mourns Soldiers Killed By ISWAP Terrorists

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of soldiers killed by fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno... read more »

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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 »

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Dubai Travel: Emirates Airline To Resume Flights To Nigeria

Emirates will resume its passenger operations between Dubai and Nigeria from December 5, 2021, the Dubai-based airline announced on Thursday. Emirates will operate to and from its Nigerian gateways... read more »

Aviation Fuel Price Rises By 70%, International Airlines May Raise Fares

The International Air Transport Association has said the price of jet fuel has continued to increase in recent weeks, with its price increasing by 70 per cent since the start of 2021. According to IATA, the Switzerland-based trade organisation representing over 290 international airlines, the increase in Jet A1 price is putting pressure on... read more »

Arik Airlines Staff Arrested For Seeking Bribe From Pas...

A staff member of Arik Airlines has been arrested by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for allegedly soliciting bribe from a passenger at the... read more »

International Airfares Rise As Naira Crashes On IATA Pl...

The lingering shortage of foreign exchange in Nigeria has forced the naira to crash against the United States dollar on the air ticket pricing template of the... read more »

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... read more »

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National Assembly, NGF Fault UK Travel Ban, Demand Reversal

The National Assembly and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Tuesday condemned the United Kingdom’s travel ban on Nigeria. The lawmakers and the NGF in their separate reactions to the travel ban... read more »

‘I’m Suffering, I Have No Job To Feed’—Nigerian Man To Pope Francis After Migrant Mass In Cyprus

A 25-year-old Nigerian man in Cyprus, Kingdom Miracle Jonathan called on Pope Francis to pray for him as he confessed that he had been suffering since he arrived in the country. Jonathan, who was waiting outside the church on the divided island of Cyprus, where Pope Francis held an ecumenical prayer service for migrants and refugees in Cyprus on... read more »

COVID: FG Removes South Africa, Brazil, Turkey From Tra...

Boss Mustapha

The federal government says it has taken South Africa, Brazil and Turkey off the list of countries from which travellers are restricted from entering... read more »

Buhari Travels To Ethiopia To Attend Prime Minister’s S...

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... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

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

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

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

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

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 »

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No Plan To Sack Govt Workers – FG

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says there is no plan by the Federal Government to lay off government workers. Ahmed said this on NTA’s ‘Good Morning... read more »

Ex-Imo Governor, Okorocha’s Son-in-law, Uche Nwosu Was Arrested, Not Kidnapped – Police

The Imo State Police Command has said a former governorship candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, was arrested and not kidnapped by gunmen as earlier reported. Nwosu is also the son-in-law of a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha. The incident led to apprehension on Sunday as Nwosu was whisked away by gunmen from a church service in his... read more »

Lagos APC Faction Defects To PDP

Lagos4Lagos Movement, a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, has formally defected to the Peoples Democratic Party. On Saturday,... read more »

WAEC Releases 2021 WASSCE Results, Withholds 11%

WAEC

The West African Examinations Council has said 81.7 per cent of the candidates made credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language... read more »

Why I Beat Lecturer To Coma – UNILORIN Student

400-Level student at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Salaudeen Waliu, popularly identified as Captain Walz, who reportedly beat up a lecturer, Mrs... read more »

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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 »

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#EndSARS: US Threatens To Stop Military Aid To Buhari-led Governm...

The United States has once again warned that it may stop rendering military assistance to Nigeria if the country fails to protect human rights. Antony Blinken, the United States Secretary of State... read more »

#EndSARS Report: US Seeks Justice For Victims, Over 75,000 Sign ICC Petition

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has said America is keenly waiting for the federal and Lagos State governments to take action on the report of the judicial panel of inquiry, which probed the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers and policemen on the night of October 20, 2020 at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos. The... read more »

DSS Stopped American Lawyer, Others From Visiting Kanu ...

IPOB Declares War on Hoodlums Enforcing Sit-at-home on Mondays

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... read more »

Pentagon Responds to Buhari’s Plea to Relocate US Afric...

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... 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 »

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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 »

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Omo-Agege Tells Security Agencies To Unmask The Real Killers of T...

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has asked the Nigerian Police and other security agencies to unravel the mysterious circumstances leading to the killing of Vanguard... read more »

Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121 Students

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 Baptist Conference and Proprietor of Bethel Baptist High school, Kaduna Rev. Yahaya Jangado disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday evening after a meeting of the management and parents of the... read more »

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... 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... 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 »

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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 »

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FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Maintain 36th In The World, Fifth Best...

The Super Eagles retained 36th position in the FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking that was released by the world soccer governing body on Friday. The West Africans recorded a win and draw in their two... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala will drive Global Trade - World Bank

Okonjo-Iweala will drive Global Trade – World Bank

The international financial architecture is ‘skewed in favor of rich and creditor countries’, the World Bank said yesterday. President of the bank, David Malpass exposed the partial state of the architecture at the close of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 2021 Development Committee meeting, in Washington D.C. yesterday. He said the... 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 »

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

I’ve Forgiven Americans for Voting Racist Trump —Soyinka

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

We Expect COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria By January – Hea...

We Expect COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria By January – Health Minister

There are indications that Nigeria’s race towards procuring vaccines to combat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will start yielding fruits from January. The... read more »

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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 »

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Detained Female Soldier Will Be Penalised For Accepting Corper’s ...

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said an unnamed female soldier who got romantically entangled with a male corps member at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Yikpata, Kwara State, will... read more »

KWASU Dismisses Lecturer Over Sexual Harassment

Kwara State University, Malete, has dismissed a member of its academic staff, Pelumi Adewale, over the alleged sexual harassment of one Tosin Adegunsoye, a student of the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the school. KWASU Vice-Chancellor, Mustapha Akanbi, made the revelation in Ilorin on Monday, while addressing a news conference to... read more »

EFCC Arrests 60 at Yahoo Boys’ Awards Night

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Operatives of the Lagos Command of the EFCC have arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters during an awards ceremony at the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun... read more »

NBA, SANs Say Lai’s Response on #EndSARS Report Prematu...

The Nigerian Bar Association and some Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Wednesday criticised the response of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai... read more »

Buhari Reacts To #EndSARS Panel Report

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will await the steps taken by states, before taking action on the report of the Lagos judicial panel of... 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 »