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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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I Gave Oliseh Painkillers to Play AFCON 2000 Final – Okocha

I Gave Oliseh Painkillers to Play AFCON 2000 Final – Okocha

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

CAF Okay Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

CAF Okays Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

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

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

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

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

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

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

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sub...

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sublime Finish

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

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We Will Celebrate If Goodluck Jonathan Decides To Join Us - Yekini Nabena

We Will Celebrate If Goodluck Jonathan Decides To Join Us –...

Contrary to notions held in some quarters, the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has not joined the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC). APC’s deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini... 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 »

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 »

Late TB Joshua’s Family Drags Church Officials To EFCC...

Late TB Joshua’s Family Drags Church Officials To EFCC

The family of late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, alias TB Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, has petitioned the Economic and... 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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Lessons to be Learnt from the Travails of IrokoTV

Lessons to be Learnt from the Recent Attack on IrokoTV

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

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has said that the construction of the East-West road would cost N1 trillion. He restated the determination of the ministry to prioritise safety, efficiency and economic viability of the road as well as ensure return on investment. Akpabio disclosed this at the opening of the remote meeting... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

  Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made it to the final stage of the race to the office of the Director General of the World Trade... read more »

Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

Update: ECOWAS Elects New President

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

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution ...

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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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 committee that reviewed the Grazing Reserve... read more »

Nigerians Susceptible To Widespread Hunger Under Buhari - NSA

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 amid the prevailing hunger in the country. The president has vowed to tackle the country’s widespread poverty at a security meeting attended by Osinbajo, security chiefs, and some ministers... read more »

PMB: Call Him Master Finisher By Femi Adesina

PMB: Call Him Master Finisher By Femi Adesina

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

Buhari Reveals Plans After Leaving Office in 2023

Buhari Reveals Plans After Leaving Office in 2023

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

Open Grazing Ban Has Come to Stay – Gov Ortom

Open Grazing Ban Has Come to Stay – Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that the onslaught against citizens of his state by herdsmen and herdsmen will not compel his government to... 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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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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Eagles Striker, Dennis Marks EPL Debut With A Bang

Eagles Striker, Dennis Marks EPL Debut With A Bang

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

Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said that women football in Nigeria deserves more attention than presently obtainable given their persistent laudable performance. He disclosed this while addressing journalists after the conclusion of the Super 6 tournament that was won by Rivers Angels. The Women Football... read more »

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Super Eagles German tactician, Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction with the playing surface of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State. The pitch will... read more »

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

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

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

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

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

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

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

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, said it has declared war on anybody found enforcing sit-at-home order, on Mondays. Describing such people as saboteurs, the pro-Biafra group added that the... read more »

South East Loses ₦10 Billion Every Sit-At-Home Day - Umahi

South East Loses ₦10 Billion Every Sit-At-Home Day – Umahi

Chairman, South East Governors forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Dave Umahi on Sunday evening said the zone loses over N10 billion in every sit-at-home the people of the region observe. Since the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested, the organisation has declared every Monday sit-at-home until he... read more »

There Is Light At End Of The Tunnel – Nnamdi Kanu...

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead legal representative for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has asked his followers not to lack focus as they battle to secure Kanu’s release.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead legal representative for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has asked his followers not to lack... 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 »

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

Why Some Boko Haram Repentant Terrorists Should Be Prosecuted – S...

Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno South constituency, has asked for some repentant Boko Haram insurgents that have blood on their hands to be investigated and prosecuted. Recall that weeks ago,... read more »

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.

It’s Hard To Reintegrate Boko Haram members Who Shed Blood For 12 Years – Shehu Of Borno

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. They expressed fears over the de-radicalisation of repentant members of Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army under its Safe Corridor... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday Igboho’s Hearing Adjourned Till Monday Says Beninese Lawye...

The hearing of the charges brought against Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, till Monday, 26 July, by the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic. His Beninese lawyer,... read more »

BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results

BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Friday released results of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 19th and Tuesday, 22 June 2021. The board added the result for subsequent days would be released daily. The board stated these in a statement by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian... read more »

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

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

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

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day Message

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day Message

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

BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

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

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Buhari Congratulates Burkina Faso President on Electoral Victory

Buhari Congratulates Burkina Faso President on Electoral Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election for a second term in office. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Garba Shehu, Senior... read more »

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Famine Strikes in Burkina Faso as Farmers Seek Help

Burkina Faso has been struck by drought and desertification which has resulted in famine. The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit by drought and desertification. The AFP and Africanews report that the landlocked nation has been hit hard by draught which has caused large scale hunger among its citizens.  Just east of... read more »

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UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

UN Watchdog Reports Continued Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

  A UN watchdog reports that there has been continued human rights violations such as sexual violence, murder, and summary executions in Burundi The citizens had earlier hoped on a new era where... read more »

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi Swears in Ndayishimiye as President

Burundi has sworn in President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye on Thursday as successor to the deceased leader Nkurunziza. Ndayishimiye takes over power two months after the sudden demise of his predecessor, Nkurunziza. Evariste Ndayishimiye emerged President elect in May after running as the candidate of the ruling party in Burundi and the anointed... read more »

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FG Disburses ₦57 Billion To 1 Million Nigerians, Businesses

FG Disburses ₦57 Billion To 1 Million Nigerians, Businesses

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

Osinbajo Inaugurates Shoe-Manufacturing Hub In Anambra

Osinbajo Inaugurates Shoe-Manufacturing Hub In Anambra

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday inaugurated an ultra-modern industrial shoe-making hub equipped with modern technology at Nkwelle Ezunaka Village in Anambra. In a speech at the event, Mr. Osinbajo described the complex as a “one-stop-shop digital leather and industrial hub”. He said the complex had the capacity to produce shoes that... read more »

Loans: FG Increases Borrowing Limit to N61tn

Loans: FG Increases Borrowing Limit to N61tn

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

FEC Awards N309.9bn Road Contracts to Dangote

FEC Awards N309.9bn Road Contracts to Dangote

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

TUC Tackles FG’s Serial Borrowing, Rising Cost Of Livin...

TUC Tackles FG’s Serial Borrowing, Rising Cost Of Living

The Trade union Congress, TUC, has faulted the Federal Government over the spike in the cost of goods and services across the country, saying it has negated... read more »

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Eto’o Recalls Sydney 2000 Gold Medal Win

Eto’o Recalls Sydney 2000 Gold Medal Win

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Egypt, Gabon, Ghana Qualify for AFCON 2021

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

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

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

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

NAS Kicks AS INEC Insists on Electronic Result Transmission

NAS Kicks AS INEC Insists on Electronic Result Transmission

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has insisted it did not require the approval of the Nigerian Communication Commission to transmit election results electronically. This was as the National Assembly told the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, to seek proper legal advice instead of... read more »

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

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

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

Drive With Earphone, Face Six Months Jail Term, FRSC Wa...

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

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has warned that any driver who receives or makes telephone calls while driving, regardless of any wireless gadgets used... read more »

JUST IN: FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Again

JUST IN: FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Again

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

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

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

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

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

IGP Receives NPF Panel Report On DCP Abba Kyari

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

APC Using EFCC to Hound Opposition, Dissenting Voices &...

EFCC Urges Banks To ‘Query’ Customers’ Sources Of Income Before Opening Accounts

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

EFCC Arrests Theodore Orji Over ₦48 Billion Security Vo...

EFCC Urges Banks To ‘Query’ Customers’ Sources Of Income Before Opening Accounts

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

Abba Kyari: Police Provides Update On Status Of Investi...

Abba Kyari: Police Provides Update On Status Of Investigation

The Nigerian Police Force on Tuesday, dismissed reports that the investigation panel on DCP Abba Kyari has submitted its report. Recall that speculations and... 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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COVID-19: FG Adjusts Restriction on Foreign Travellers

COVID-19: FG Adjusts Restriction on Foreign Travellers

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

 COVID-19: Lockdown May Be Reimposed In Rivers – Wike

COVID-19: Lockdown May Be Reimposed In Rivers – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to re-impose the suspended COVID-19 lockdown measures if residents fail to comply with COVID-19 protocols. Wike said this in a broadcast in Port Harcourt. He said that daily figures released from the National Centre for Disease Control showed that both the transmission and death rates in the past... read more »

Christian Pilgrims Barred From Travelling Over Refusal ...

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

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

Oshoala Recovers From COVID-19, Receives African Player...

Oshoala Recovers From COVID-19, Receives African Player Of The Year Trophy

Asisat Oshoala has recovered from Covid-19. Barcelona Femeni posted a picture of the Nigerian striker training after recovering from the disease. She has also... read more »

109 NYSC Members Test COVID-19 Positive, 17 Admitted

109 NYSC Members Test COVID-19 Positive, 17 Admitted

Fears are rife at the various camps of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, across the country, as at least 109 prospective corps members were diagnosed... read more »

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CBN goes after illegal users of its logo

CBN goes after illegal users of its logo

To check the indiscriminate use of its logo, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has engaged security authorities to go after those using its logo illegally. The CBN in a statement issued on Saturday... read more »

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

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

A lawyer attached to the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT), Nosa Uhumwangho, has explained how the embattled ‘Super Cop’, Abba Kyari, made him pay the proceed from a hotel owned by an alleged kidnap kingpin into his account. Uhumwangho stated this while appearing before the Nigerian Bar Association Legal... read more »

Gunmen Attack Bullion Van In Ondo, Kill Two Policemen

Gunmen Attack Bullion Van In Ondo, Kill Two Policemen

Two mobile policemen and one civilian have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in a bullion van attack in Ondo State. The attack occurred on... read more »

Ataga Usifo’s Murder: IGP Baba Transfers Case, Ch...

Ataga Usifo's Murder: IGP Baba Transfers Case, Chidinma To Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the transfer of the case of the murdered Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, from Lagos to... read more »

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

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

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

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Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

Adesina: Buba Marwa and the Bad Guys

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

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

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

Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Economy

VAT: FIRS Risk Losing N92bn Revenue To States

VAT: FIRS Risk Losing N92bn Revenue To States

The Federal Inland Revenue Service may lose about N92bn which it is expected to earn as cost of collection if the Appeal Court upholds the judgement of the Federal High Court asking states government... read more »

 FG’s GDP Growth Insignificant With Rising Poverty – Peter Obi

FG’s GDP Growth Insignificant With Rising Poverty – Peter Obi

The former governor of Anambra State and vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Peter Obi, has undermined the significance of the latest National Bureau of Statistics report which showed that the country’s economy has recorded a five per cent growth to Gross Domestic Product... read more »

FG To Borrow $3 Billion Via Eurobonds In October

FG To Borrow $3 Billion Via Eurobonds In October

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to raise $3bn from Eurobond sales in the second week of October. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National... read more »

SEC Creates A Special Division To Study The Crypto Mark...

SEC Creates A Special Division To Study The Crypto Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that it has now set up a department that will study the crypto market in order to create regulatory policies... read more »

Obasanjo Decries Nigeria’s Rising Debts, Low FDI

Obasanjo Decries Nigeria’s Rising Debts, Low FDI

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed worry over the way states and the Federal Government are accumulating debts as well as over the low foreign... read more »

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Education

UNIBEN Shutdown After Students’ Protest Over Increased Fees

UNIBEN Shutdown After Students’ Protest Over Increased Fees

The management of the University of Benin has announced the immediate shutdown of the University following a protest by students. The closure was announced by the Vice-chancellor, Lilian Salami after... read more »

 Buhari Meets South-East Leaders in Imo

Insurgency: FG Commences Rebuilding Of Schools In Yobe

The Federal Government through the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced the building of more schools in Yobe and other parts of the North-east. NEDC is a department of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The Yobe government had provided land for the building of new primary and... read more »

ASUU Calls On NASS To Pass The Bill To Amend NUC Act

ASUU Calls On NASS To Pass The Bill To Amend NUC Act

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU ) has called on the National Assembly to pass the Bill to amend the National Universities Commission Act to... read more »

JAMB Replies El-Rufai, Says Differential Cut-off Marks ...

JAMB Replies El-Rufai, Says Differential Cut-off Marks Not Awarded

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has debunked claims that it awards preferential cut-off marks to students who sit the Unified Tertiary... read more »

Lagos Government Announces School Resumption Dates

Lagos Government Announces School Resumption Dates

Lagos State Government has announced the resumption of schools for the year 2021/2022 academic session. Public and private schools are to resume on September... read more »

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Egypt

Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

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

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

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

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association...

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Persuade Buhari To Conduct Free, Fair Elections, Wike Tells UN

Persuade Buhari To Conduct Free, Fair Elections, Wike Tells UN

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked the United Nations and other world bodies to persuade President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a free and fair election in 2023. Wike urged the United... read more »

Soludo Remains Our Candidate For Anambra State Governorship Election - APGA

Soludo Remains Our Candidate For Anambra State Governorship Election – APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA0 has disclosed that Prof. Charles Soludo is the party’s candidate for the November 6, 2021 Anambra guber election. A party statement released on Friday reads: We wish to state unequivocally that Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo remains the governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)... read more »

2023: Ohaneze Replies Northern Groups, Says Threats Bas...

2023: Ohaneze Replies Northern Groups, Says Threats Baseless

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has responded to threats by Northern groups that the Southern region would forfeit its demand to produce the president in 2023, describing... read more »

INEC Counters NASS, Says Nationwide E-transmission of E...

INEC Counters NASS, Says Nationwide E-transmission of Election Results Possible

Despite the rejection of electronic transmission of election results by the National Assembly in the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, the use of the technology... read more »

We Ignored Obasanjo’s Warning on Buhari – Oyinola

We Didn’t Listen To Obasanjo’s Warning on Buhari – Oyinola

Erstwhile governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has lamented what he labelled as the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his campaign... read more »

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Monitors of Govt’s Social Interventions Get Work Tools

Monitors of Govt’s Social Interventions Get Work Tools

The Federal Government has distributed engagement letters and tablets to the 206 independent monitors engaged to monitor the effectiveness of its National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in Lagos... read more »

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

Gov Abiodun Suspends Aide Arrested in US Over Alleged Fraud

Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun has suspended his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Special Duties, Abidemi Rufai, following his arrest in New York by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over alleged involvement in $350m unemployment benefits fraud in respect of COVID – 19 pandemic. Reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun... read more »

Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applican...

Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applicants

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

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

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

The House of Representatives on Tuesday moved for the immediate suspension of the controversial Special Works Scheme of the Federal Government. The National... read more »

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

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

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

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English Premiership

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

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

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

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

Iheanacho Downs Crystal Palace in Style

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

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

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

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

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

Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL Goals

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

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

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

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

Iyabo Ojo slams Funke Akindele For Paying Blogs To Discredit Toyi...

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

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

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

Popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael has slammed Annie Idibia for calling out her husband, Tuface on social media. African News Today recalls that Annie took to Instagram on Thursday night accusing Tuface of spending the night with his ex-lover, Pero. Annie went ahead to say that the legend’s family does not like her and tries to do everything... read more »

Annie Idibia Calls Out Tuface Out, 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 »

‘Use Headless Mannequins To Advertise Clothes, Co...

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

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

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

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

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

FG Discovers Gold Deposits Along Abuja-Nasarawa Highway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Program for Creative Industry

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

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

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

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

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

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

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

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

Fashion: Dress Like You by Lois Emmanuel

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

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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

FG suffers N1.76tn revenue shortfall in six months

FG suffers N1.76tn revenue shortfall in six months

Official record has shown that the Federal Government of Nigeria suffered a revenue shortfall of N1.76tn in the first half of this year. According to a revenue performance report, which was obtained... read more »

Nigeria Sole Country Not Taxing Coca-Cola, NCS Says As it Seeks Excise Duty on Soft Drinks

Nigeria Sole Country Not Taxing Coca-Cola, NCS Says As it Seeks Excise Duty on Soft Drinks

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has urged the Federal Government to re-introduce excise duty on all drinks produced in the country. The comptroller-general of NCS, Hameed Ali, stated this in an interactive session on the 2022-2024 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) organised by the house of representatives committee on finance. This is not... 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 said restated that the Petroleum Industry Act had marked the full deregulation of the downstream... read more »

Naira Dips To 517 Against Dollar

Naira Dips To 517 Against Dollar

The naira has continued its recent crash, dipping further against the dollar at the parallel market on Wednesday to exchange at 517/$ after maintaining a 515/$... read more »

FG owes CBN N15.51tn, borrows N14.86tn under Buhari

FG owes CBN N15.51tn, borrows N14.86tn under Buhari

The Federal Government’s total borrowing from the Central Bank of Nigeria through Ways and Means Advances has skyrocketed to N15.51tn, rising by 2,286 per... 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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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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Why Onuachu Remained At Genk – Technical Director

Why Onuachu Remained At Genk – Technical Director

Genk Technical Director, Dimitri De Condé has explained that Super Eagles forward, Paul Onuachu remained at the club despite the desire to leave because no worthy offer was received. “We had made... read more »

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 qualifiers at the Estadio Municipal Aderito Sena, Mindelo. Recall that Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, William Ekong,... read more »

Iwobi’s Goal Nominated For Everton Goal Of The Mo...

Iwobi's Goal Nominated For Everton Goal Of The Month Award

Super Eagle’s player Alex Iwobi has been nominated for Everton’s Goal of the Month award for August. Iwobi’s strike in the Carabao Cup 2-1 away win... read more »

Enyimba Set To Appoint Finidi George As Head Coach

 Enyimba Set To Appoint Finidi George As Head Coach

Former Super Eagles winger Finidi George is expected to be named the new head coach of Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba. Enyimba, according to... read more »

Qatar 2022: Troost-Ekong Sets World Cup Target

 Qatar 2022: Troost-Ekong Sets World Cup Target

Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has urged the team to book a ticket at the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled to hold in Qatar. Gernot Rohr’s charges... read more »

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

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

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has started receiving 16 of his colleagues from Southern Nigeria. According to several media reports, the governor arrived at Alausa, Ikeja, the venue of... read more »

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

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

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has condemned the increased spate of killings by herdsmen in the South-East region describing it as “madness of herdsmen killings” while stressing that it must cease immediately and herdsmen must abide by the culture of their host communities in the region. The governor who doubles as the Chairman of the... read more »

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

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

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency ̵...

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency - Ndume

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

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

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

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Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

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

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

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

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

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

CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post

CAF Fines Aubameyang For Social Media Post

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tells Buhari

Respect the Sovereignty of Ghana, Ghana Traders Tell Buhari

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

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

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

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

Why Nigerian Traders Must Go – Ghanaian Traders

Why Nigerian Traders Must Go – Ghanaian Traders

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

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

Ghana Traders Union Oppose Call to Reopen Nigerians’ Shops

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

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

Ghana Border Control on Alert to Nab Freeing Nigerian Jailbreakers

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

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JOHESU Knocks NMA on Welfare Demands in a Letter To Ngige

JOHESU Knocks NMA on Welfare Demands in a Letter To Ngige

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

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

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

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, who have been on strike since August 2, 2021, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to invite them to partake in subsequent meetings with the Nigerian Medical Association. This was as the association added that human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), would be leading the NARD legal... read more »

NARD Resolute on Strike Continuation After Meeting NMA

NARD Resolute on Strike Continuation After Meeting NMA

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has insisted that its ongoing strike will continue until government their demands are met by the government. The... read more »

NYSC Signs MoU To Include Corps Members On NHIS Program...

NYSC Signs MoU To Include Corps Members On NHIS Programme

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Insurance Scheme on the inclusion of Corps Members in the... read more »

FG To Recover Millions Of Naira Wrongly Paid To 588 Doc...

FG To Recover Millions Of Naira Wrongly Paid To 588 Doctors

The Federal Government will recover millions of naira wrongly paid to 588 medical doctors across the country. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris... read more »

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Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us - FG

Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us – FG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lai Mohammed Denies Meeting Twitter Executives In The US

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the online media report that he “sneaked out of Nigeria to meet with Twitter executive’’ in the U.S. is fake. In an interview... read more »

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

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

The Federal Government has ratified the extension of the deadline for the National Identification Number, NIN, and SIM linkage exercise to July 26. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Patami, thanked Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the directive by FG on the NIN-SIM registration exercise. This was contained in... read more »

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

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

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

Adamu Garba Decries Instagram’s Suspension of his Accou...

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

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

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

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

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Buhari Assures Uzodinma To Assist in Fight Against Insecurity

Buhari Assures Uzodinma To Assist in Fight Against Insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State that the federal government will help him to surmount security challenges in the state. The president also promised that he... read more »

FEC Approves ₦84.6 Billion For Road, Airports’ Projects

FEC Approves ₦84.6 Billion For Road, Airports’ Projects

The projects are in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Katsina and Akwa-Ibom. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved over N5 billion for various contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Katsina airports. The meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday also approved the dualisation of the Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road at the... read more »

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

Sanwo-Olu Approves Multimillion Naira Upgrade Of Lagos Television

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

If Not Infrastructure, Then What? By Femi Adesina

 If Not Infrastructure, Then What? By Femi Adesina

Former Governor of Anambra State and running mate to Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi, flew into the eye of the storm some days... read more »

Buhari Cracks Stubborn Projects, Its’s Just Beginning B...

Buhari Cracks Stubborn Projects, Its’s Just Beginning By Femi Adesina

How did you feel watching Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, inspecting the just completed multi-million dollars bridge at Ikom, Cross... 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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Rising Unemployment Can Wipe Out Nigeria, Elite Unsafe - Ngige

Ngige Condemns Killing of Aguleri Monarch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I Have No Regrets Relocating to Nigeria – Anto Lecky

I Have No Regrets Relocating to Nigeria – Anto Lecky

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

Nigeria Lacks Quality to Reach World Cup Semis – Rohr

Nigeria Lacks Quality to Reach World Cup Semis – Rohr

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

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How DSS Prevented Nnamdi Kanu’s American Lawyer, Others From Seeing Him – IPOB Lawyer

How DSS Prevented Nnamdi Kanu’s American Lawyer, Others From Seei...

The Department of State Services, DSS, prevented the lawyers representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from seeing him yesterday despite a court order... read more »

Buhari Ratifies Appointment of Husseini Baba-Yusuf As FCT Acting Chief Judge

Buhari Ratifies Appointment of Husseini Baba-Yusuf As FCT Acting Chief Judge

President Muhammadu Buhari has ratified the appointment of justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the acting Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Director of Information, Soji Oye, on Saturday. The statement indicated... read more »

Court Remands Businessman In Prison For Allegedly Insul...

Court Remands Businessman In Prison For Allegedly Insulting Fintiri on Social Media

The Magistrate Court 2, presided by Magistrate Japhet Ibrahim Basani, on Monday remanded a businessman, Ali Numan, in Prison for allegedly insulting Governor... read more »

Court Remands Ex-President Yar’Adua’s Son For Allegedly...

Court Remands Ex-President Yar’Adua’s Son For Allegedly Killing Four Including 2-Year-Old

Aminu Yar’Adua, son of the late former President Umar Yar’Adua of Nigeria, has been remanded in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash... read more »

Benin Republic Set To Determine Sunday Igboho’s Asylum ...

Benin Republic Set To Determine Sunday Igboho’s Asylum Request This Week – Lawyer

Speculations are rife that the Benin Republic will decide on the asylum application by Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, this... read more »

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My Reinstatement Confirms I was Wrongly Sacked - FUOYE Registrar

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

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

Kanu Was Arrested Without His Documents - Brother

IPOB Alleges Plot to Kill Nnamdi Kanu

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

Nnamdi Kanu Not Arrested in the UK – British Govt

Nnamdi Kanu Not Arrested in the UK - British Govt

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

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

 Former South African President Zuma Jailed for 15 Months

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

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

Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation

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

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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,... read more »

Kanu Was Arrested Without His Documents - Brother

IPOB Reacts To Reports Linking Governor Wike, Senator Uba With Arrest Of Nnamdi Kanu

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 Nyesom Wike of being involved in the arrest of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Powerful, in a statement signed by himself and obtained by SaharaReporters on Monday, warned those who used his name... 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 »

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

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President has said the time has come for African youths to occupy leadership positions. He said youth participation... read more »

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Resident Doctors Continue Strike Despite Court Order

Resident Doctors Continue Strike Despite Court Order

On Monday, the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja had ordered the striking National Association of Resident Doctors, to suspend its industrial action which began on August 2, 2021. Justice... read more »

Strike Continues Until Our Demands Are Met – Resident Doctors

Strike Continues Until Our Demands Are Met – Resident Doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors says it will not suspend its ongoing industrial action until the Federal Government meets its demands. The association expressed resilience, pledging not to sign any Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government. The association’s Vice President, Arome Adejo, disclosed this in an interview... read more »

Strike: FG Agrees To Begin Implementation of MoU With N...

 Strike: FG Agrees To Begin Implementation of MoU With NMA August 23

The Federal Government has said it will commence the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding it reached with the Nigerian Medical Association on... read more »

NCL Issues December Deadline For Implementation Of Elec...

NCL Issues December Deadline For Implementation Of Electricity Tariff Reduction Agreement

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NCL, has demanded that the Federal Government should implement the electricity tariffs reduction agreement by December. The... read more »

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

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

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

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Lagos News

Lagos Reopens Ladipo Market

Lagos Reopens Ladipo Market

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

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

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

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

APC is Focusing On Its Promises — Sanwo-Olu

APC is Focusing On Its Promises — Sanwo-Olu

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

Lagos APC to Hold LG Primaries Today

Lagos APC to Hold LG Primaries Today

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

LASG, FG To Close Eko Bridge for Maintenance June 4

LASG To Close Eko Bridge for Maintenance June 4

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

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Hisbah Arrests Sadiya Haruna For Uploading ‘Sexual Content’

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 handles.” The actress, Haruna, a resident of... read more »

Why Sunday Igboho Escaped During House Raid – DSS

Why Sunday Igboho Escaped During House Raid – DSS

The Department of State Services has said Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho escaped when the secret police raided his Ibadan residence because there was a gun duel between DSS operatives and Igboho’s guards which lasted for an hour. The DSS also paraded 12 of Igboho’s followers in Abuja on Thursday, saying one other was... read more »

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

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

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

South-West Abuses Drug Most in Nigeria – NDLEA Boss

South-West Abuses Drug Most in Nigeria – NDLEA Boss

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

55 COVID-19 Regulation Violators Arrested in Abuja

55 COVID-19 Defaulters arrested in Abuja

Fifty-five persons were arraigned before an Abuja Mobile Court on Monday, for not wearing face masks. The violators were summarily tried and convicted by the... read more »

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Lagos State Assembly Passes VAT, Open Grazing Bills

Lagos State Assembly Passes VAT, Open Grazing Bills

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Value Added Tax Bill into law in the state. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the House directed the Acting Clark of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to... read more »

Ondo Rep, Adedayo Omolafe ‘Expensive’ Has Died

Ondo Rep, Adedayo Omolafe ‘Expensive’ Has Died

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Mr Adedayo Omolafe has died. Omolafe, popularly called “Expensive” passed on in Akure, the capital city of Ondo state in the early hours of Monday, August 16, 2021. He was a member of the Peoples Democratic... read more »

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

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

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

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

Hushpuppi: Reps Consider Reviewing Abba Kyari’s Honour

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

Senate Indicts Accountant-General For Illegally Withdra...

Senate Indicts Accountant-General For Illegally Withdrawing N665billion From Federal Account

The Nigerian Senate has accused the office of the Accountant General of the Federal of illegally withdrawing N665.8billion from the Development of Natural... read more »

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Legendary ‘Guitar Boy’ Victor Uwaifo Dies At 80

Legendary ‘Guitar Boy’ Victor Uwaifo Dies At 80

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

Breaking: Captain Hosa Okunbo is Dead

Breaking: Captain Hosa Okunbo is Dead

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

APC Condoles With Abiodun on Dad’s Death

APC Condoles With Abiodun on Dad’s Death

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

Slain Super TV boss Usifo Ataga Laid to Rest

Slain Super TV boss Usifo Ataga Laid to Rest

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

Adeboye Consoles Prophet TB Joshua’s Wife

Adeboye Consoles Prophet TB Joshua’s Wife

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

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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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 My Kids Are My Colleagues When on Set – Jide Kosoko

My Kids Are My Colleagues When on Set – Jide Kosoko

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

Men are not worth fighting over –Halima Abubakar

Men Are Not Worth Fighting Over –Halima Abubakar

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

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

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

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

Ogunlala not my Legal Representative – Baba Ijesha

Ogunlala not my Legal Representative – Baba Ijesha

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

Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

Omo Ghetto Becomes Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie

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

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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 in an interview with media personality,... read more »

BREAKING: Nigerian Musician, Sound Sultan Suffers Throat Cancer

BREAKING: Nigerian Musician, Sound Sultan Suffers Throat Cancer

Popular Nigerian rapper, Olarewaju Fasasi, alias Sound Sultan has been diagnosed with throat cancer in the United States of America. The musician has begun chemotherapy in a hospital in the US, SaharaReporters gathered. Chemotherapy which is a form of treatment for cancer entails chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the... read more »

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

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

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

Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloade...

Keyamo blasts Eedris Abdulkareem over ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’

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

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

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

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

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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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House Of Zamfara Speaker, Others Set Ablaze By Bandits

House Of Zamfara Speaker, Others Set Ablaze By Bandits

Bandits have set the home of the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, and other residents ablaze in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Chairman of the... read more »

Gunmen Free About 70 Abducted Zamfara School Pupils After 12 Days In Captivity

Gunmen Free About 70 Abducted Zamfara School Pupils After 12 Days In Captivity

Pupils of Government Secondary School, Kaya, in the Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State numbering about 70 have been freed from captivity. Their abduction of 73 students of the school by suspected bandits was confirmed by the the state police command on September 1. The pupils were abducted on September 1 following which the state... read more »

Army Dismisses Pictures, Videos Of Mass Burials In Zamf...

Army Dismisses Pictures, Videos Of Mass Burials In Zamfara

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

Presidency Clarifies Buhari’s Comment On Future Invitat...

Presidency Clarifies Buhari’s Comment On Future Invitations To Imo

The Presidency has explained the context of the concluding remarks of President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Imo State last Thursday. Special Adviser... read more »

Enugu APC Expels Former Governor, 40 Others As Crisis T...

Enugu APC Expels Former Governor, 40 Others As Crisis Thickens

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State has expelled forty-one members of the party for allegedly violating the party’s constitution. The... read more »

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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... read more »

Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

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 Forum(NEF) on the Senate’s Call for Memoranda on Review of the Constitution. Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has taken note of the published invitation by the Senate ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of... 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 »

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

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

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

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Jigawa Recruits 270 Herders, Establishes 200 Nomadic Schools

Jigawa Recruits 270 Herders, Establishes 200 Nomadic Schools

Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar approved the recruitment of 270 herdsmen as additional teachers in the nomadic schools in the state. This was contained in a press statement... read more »

PDP Members Sue Cross River Speaker, Others Over Entitlements

PDP Members Sue Cross River Speaker, Others Over Entitlements

Seven members of the Cross River State House of Assembly, who are still in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have sued the Speaker, Eteng William and 17 others, demanding payment of their entitlements. They alleged that the entitlements have been denied them for months since they refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with... read more »

Troops Raid Markets Where Terrorists Buy IED Materials ...

Troops Raid Markets Where Terrorists Buy IED Materials to Make Explosives

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

I Like This Pampering Don’t You? By Femi Adesina

For those who believe in the ineluctable victory of good over evil, no matter how long it takes, this has been an inspiring week. From the forests of a... read more »

Buhari Meets South-East Leaders in Imo

 Buhari Meets South-East Leaders in Imo

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with leaders and stakeholders in the South-East on Thursday during his visit to Imo State. The meeting was held during the... 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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FG To Borrow $3 Billion Via Eurobonds In October

Buhari: Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Production To Help Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday played host to the Saudi Arabian minister of Foreign Affairs at State House, Abuja, declaring that the oil rich kingdom had been quite kind to Nigeria. Receiving... read more »

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

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

The Senate has passed the conference report of the National Assembly on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The report as passed pegged contributions to the host communities development trust fund at three per cent of the operating expenditure of oil companies in the region. Details shortly… This post was written by Chinedu Ibeakanma. The v read more »

Diesel Price Increases to N290 Per Litre

 Diesel Price Increases to N290 Per Litre

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

Dielsel Price Rises to N280, LCCI Predicts Inflation Wi...

Dielsel Price Rises to N280, LCCI Predicts Inflation Will Rise

The price per litre of Automotive Gas Oil, popularly known as diesel, has jumped to N280, occasioned by the recent hike in global oil prices and naira... read more »

Return of Fuel Subsidies Disturbing, IMF Tells FG

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

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100 Zamfara Kidnap Victims Freed Without Ransom, Says Police

100 Zamfara Kidnap Victims Freed Without Ransom, Says Police

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

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

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

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has asked all Chairmen of the 17 local government areas of the state, as well as their deputies and the 260 elected Councilors to immediately and permanently relocate to their respective local government areas and ward. This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Nnayelugo... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

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

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God Won’t Give Nigeria Another President Like Buhari - Wike

God Won’t Give Nigeria Another President Like Buhari – Wike...

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has hit out at his Ebonyi State counterpart, Dave Umahi, who said God will give Nigeria a president “who has a good heart like President Muhammadu... read more »

FG To Borrow $3 Billion Via Eurobonds In October

President Buhari To Visit Imo Thursday – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, says all is set for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state on Thursday, Sept. 9. The governor disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, on Saturday. Uzodinma, who spoke upon his return from an official trip to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said... read more »

Seriake Dickson Dismisses Rumored Rift With Governor Di...

Seriake Dickson Dismisses Rumored Rift With Governor Diri

The immediate past Bayelsa Governor Senator Seriake Dickson has denied any rift with his successor, Governor Douye Diri. Dickson, Senator representing Bayelsa... read more »

Boss Mustapha is a dedicated public servant — Buhari

Boss Mustapha is a dedicated public servant — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, as a dedicated public servant, saying that... read more »

Nigerian Military May Lose Newly Acquired Super Tucano ...

 Nigerian Military May Lose Newly Acquired Super Tucano Jets To Jihadi Terrorists—Ex-US Ambassador

John Campbell, a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, fears the new Super Tucano fighter jets Nigeria bought may be hijacked by bandits and... read more »

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

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

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, power generation in Nigeria dipped below the 4,000 megawatts mark on Tuesday. The total generation in the country stood at 3,958.7MW as of 6am on Tuesday, down from... read more »

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

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

The Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command has said the fire incident at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in the Udenu local government area of the state was caused by a power surge. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Force Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe on behalf of the Commissioner... read more »

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

Ugandan Opposition Leader and Musician, Bobi Wine, arrested

Security operatives in Uganda have arrested the country’s main opposition figure, Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine had last week... read more »

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt ...

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

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

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

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

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

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FUOYE Appoints Foluso Ogunmodede PRO

FUOYE Appoints Foluso Ogunmodede PRO

The Federal University Oye Ekiti has appointed Foluso Ogunmodede as the institution’s public relations officer. Ogunmodede, who was until the appointment the Chief Information Officer to the... read more »

Nigeria Needs a Leader With a Broad World View - Tambuwal

Nigeria Needs a Leader With a Broad World View – Tambuwal

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, has said Nigeria needs a leader with a broad world view and not a provincial politician. He equally noted that the leader must be incorruptible, must be a person who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal example and building strong... read more »

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

Oshiomhole Denies Plotting To Return As APC National Chairman

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

WAEC Announces Date For 2021 WASSCE

WAEC Announces Date For 2021 WASSCE

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

Buhari Arrives Abuja After 8-day Working Visit to Katsi...

The soldiers on guard duty at the residence were given two.

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abuja at 5.40 pm yesterday after eight days working visit to Katsina, spending the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his country... 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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NDA Attack: More Woes Looming, Father Mbaka Warns

NDA Attack: More Woes Looming, Father Mbaka Warns

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

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

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

The bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, has said that it would amount to pity for a South-Easterner to emerge President on the basis of appeasing the region. The Cleric added that any South-Easterner who becomes President would fail, claiming that the present system cannot allow success. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, the TREM... read more »

Why I To Finance CAN Building With Govt Fund – Obasanjo...

Why I To Finance CAN Building With Govt Fund – Obasanjo Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has recounted how he refused to finance the completion of a Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) building in Abuja despite being a Christian. He disclosed this while speaking during the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria held at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos State. The former president, who was the Convener of the programme in honour of Mbang, described the former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria as a lover of Nigeria. The book, a memoir, chronicling the journey of the octogenarian, is titled, ‘My Life and Times.’ Obasanjo, 84, was Nigeria’s president between May 1999 and May 2007. He was also a military head of state from February 1976 to October 1979. The former President recalled, “He (Mbang) asked me in his capacity as the head of the Christian Association in Nigeria that I should bring money to complete the Ecumenical Centre as they called it then, now it is known as National Christian Centre. I said, ‘No, I don’t have; I won’t put government money into that type of thing because if I do it for Christians, I have to do it for Muslims, I have to do it for Babalawo (traditionalist), I have to do it for Sango worshippers. No. “But he insisted. Again, persistence. I had no choice to agree to now become a fundraiser for the completion of the National Christian Centre and I did. I got people together –the rich, the not-so rich, the poor, the not-so poor and we raised money to complete the National Christian Centre. I don’t believe he has been given credit for that work because if he had not gone the way he did, may be that centre will still remain uncompleted till today.” At the programme, he reminisced how “pressure” was mounted on him in 1999 to contest as president after he was released from prison. Obasanjo recalled how he met the cleric before his election in 1999, saying, “I came out of prison and pressure was mounted on me to contest election as president. Initially, I resisted and I said how many presidents do you want to make out of me but the pressure continued to mount. “Then, I caved in. When I caved in, I decided to go round and one of those I visited was the Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Sunday Mbang. I haven’t met him before but I made a courtesy call and I said, ‘Sir, I have come to see you’ but before I finished, he said, ‘I will not vote for you and I don’t know what you come here for’.” He said though the cleric might not had voted for him but he won the election. “As the President of CAN and me, a Christian, he then became my boss religiously and I became his boss politically and of necessity, we had to work together. Somehow, interest started developing. This man who will say it as it is a man that you need to have around you so that you can say it as it is,” he said. Despite the resounding secessionist agitations as well as many local and international predictions that Nigeria is close to becoming a failed state and will soon break up, Obasanjo said Nigeria would continue to exist no matter what happens. The former President noted that the enemies of the West African nation with over 200 million people won’t win in their agenda to see the breakup of the country. He also said the cost of staying together as a nation was cheaper than the cost of dividing Nigeria. Obasanjo said he would continue to work for the peace and progress of a united Nigeria, adding that the “many enemies” who don’t want to see the country’s continued co-existence would fail. The former head of state made the statement at a time when secessionists’ agitations, fuelled by perceived injustice and worsening security situation, have increased across the country especially in Southern Nigeria. The administration of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has been battling with secession groups including the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra led by detained Nnamdi Kanu; including the Yoruba Nation separatist group spearheaded by Prof Banji Akintoye and embattled Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has recounted how he refused to finance the completion of a Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) building in... read more »

Kano Bans Lovers From Meeting In Public Places At Night

 Kano Bans Lovers From Meeting In Public Places At Night

The council boss of Rano Local Government Area of Kano State has banned people of the opposite sex from meeting in public places at night. The bye-law enacted... 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 phones... 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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June 12 Protests: US Issues Directive to Citizens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

Nigerian Army Debunks killing Igbo, Christian Soldiers

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

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

World Igbo Congress Drums Support for ESN, Rejects Ebubeagu

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

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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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Three Policemen Shot, Corpses Burnt Inside Patrol Van In Delta

Three Policemen Shot, Corpses Burnt Inside Patrol Van In Delta

Three officers of the Delta State Police Command have been shot dead, with their corpses set on fire. The officers attached to Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters, were killed at a checkpoint along... read more »

BREAKING: Gunmen Shoot Sowore’s Younger Brother Dead

BREAKING: Gunmen Shoot Sowore’s Younger Brother Dead

Gunmen have killed Olajide the younger brother of Sahara Reporters’ Publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore confirmed this in a Facebook post on Saturday. The activist said his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen or kidnappers. The deceased is said to be in his late 40s. According to him, the deceased was killed on his... read more »

How Social Media Helped Kaduna Students’ Abductors Flee...

How Social Media Helped Kaduna Students’ Abductors Flee

The Kaduna State Police Command has blamed viral audio on social media for the escape of kidnappers of 37 students of Federal College of Forestry... read more »

Insecurity: Kaduna Govt Bans Inter-state Cattle Movemen...

 Insecurity: Kaduna Govt Bans Inter-state Cattle Movement

The Government of Kaduna State has announced a ban on the transportation of livestock to other states. This was contained in a statement by Samuel Aruwan,... read more »

Insecurity: Zamfara Imposes Curfew, Closes Schools

 Insecurity: Zamfara Imposes Curfew, Closes Schools

Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew across the 14 Local government Areas in the State. The government has also... 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 »

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

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

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

Amazon Chooses South African for its African Headquarte...

Amazon Chooses South African for its African Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Uzoho Completes Omonia Nicosia Transfer

Uzoho Completes Omonia Nicosia Transfer

Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho has completed a transfer to his former club, Omonia Nicosia on a three-year deal. Uzoho linked up with Omonia Nicosia after terminating his contract with... read more »

Aribo Elated With Massive Rangers Win Over Ross County

Aribo Elated With Massive Rangers Win Over Ross County

Joe Aribo is in high spirit for the new season after Rangers got back to winning ways following win against Ross County on Sunday. The Super Eagles player opened the scoring for the Gers in the 4-2 win with Connor Goldson, Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield netting the other goals for Rangers. “The boys are buzzing. We knew what we had to do... read more »

Igbalo Bags Brace As Al Shabab Squander 3 Goal Lead

 Igbalo Bags Brace As Al Shabab Squander 3 Goal Lead

Former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo netted a brace as his club Al Shabab drew 3-3 with Al Ittifaq in their Saudi Professional Football League clash at... read more »

Simy On Verge of Salernitana Transfer, Set to Undergo M...

Nigerian forward, Simy Nwankwo is in advanced talks to join Salerno with a medical scheduled for Thursday ahead of his transfer to the newly promoted Salernitana, Football Italia reports.

Nigerian forward, Simy Nwankwo is in advanced talks to join Salerno with a medical scheduled for Thursday ahead of his transfer to the newly promoted... read more »

Why Samuel Kalu Collapsed On Pitch – Bordeaux doc...

Why Samuel Kalu Collapsed On Pitch - Bordeaux doctors

Bordeaux doctors have said that Nigerian striker Samuel Kalu collapsed on the pitch in a French Ligue 1 game at Marseille on Sunday because of “dizzy... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twitter Suspension: Lai Mohammed Says 7 Of FG’s 10 Requests...

Nigeria expects to lift its ban on Twitter before the end of the year, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, told Reuters on Thursday, adding that the government was awaiting a response on three final... read more »

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

Lai Mohammed Travels To The US To Meet With Twitter

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has travelled to the US to meet with top executives of popular microblogging site, Twitter. SaharaReporters on Tuesday exclusively obtained a video showing the minister and Olusegun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and... read more »

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

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

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

Why FG Suspended Twitter – Presidency

Shoot At Sight Order Still in Force - Buhari

The Presidency has explained that the decision to ban Twitter access in Nigeria temporarily was not just informed by the recent deletion of President Muhammadu... read more »

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

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

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

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 Nigeria Won’t Tolerate Secessionists – NSA

Nigeria Won’t Tolerate Secessionists – NSA  

Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), the National Security Adviser, has said that Nigeria will never harbour any group of secessionists or terrorists seeking to destabilise another friendly... read more »

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

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

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has issued an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to use his office “to urgently instruct Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the directive containing a gag order banning journalists and... read more »

Two Soldiers Killed As Troops Battle ESN in Enugu

Two Soldiers Killed As Troops Battle ESN in Enugu

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

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

Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121 Students

Bandits who invaded Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna have confirmed having 121 students in captivity barely 30 hours after they struck. President Kaduna... read more »

Bandits Kidnap Students in Kaduna, Two Soldiers Feared ...

Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121 Students

Bandits in the early hours of Monday attacked another school in Kaduna, whisking away an unspecified number of students. They attacked Bethel Secondary School... 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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Buhari Spends N41bn on Presidential Fleet Despite Promise To Cut Cost

Buhari Spends N41bn on Presidential Fleet Despite Promise To Cut ...

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has so far expended N41.9bn to maintain the Presidential Air Fleet contrary to the promise Buhari made during the 2015 presidential election campaigns to... read more »

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

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

The Federal Government has started the implementation of new rates for vehicle number plates and driving licences nationwide. According to the Joint Tax Board, Nigerians will now pay N18,750 for standard private and commercial number plates against the old rate of N12,500. Fancy number plate which was N80,000 is now N200,000; motorcycle number... read more »

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

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

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

FRSC Commences CBT For New Drivers’ License Applicants...

 FRSC Commences CBT For New Drivers’ License Applicants

The Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed the commencement of computer-based tests for new applicants of the national... read more »

Kaduna-Abuja Train Breaks Down Again, Leaves Passengers...

Kaduna-Abuja Train Breaks Down, Leaves Passengers Stranded in Bush

The Kaduna-Abuja train has currently broken down in Dutse, Kaduna, for hours leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. According to an Assistant National... read more »

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Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna

Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna

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

Femi Adesina: Hounding the President, Will They Ever Learn?

Femi Adesina: Hounding the President, Will They Ever Learn?

From Sunday afternoon till evening, I was harried and harassed with phone calls by some people in the media. Can you please confirm the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari? He came into the country on Thursday, and he hasn’t been seen since then. Information at our disposal says his health has taken a turn for the worse. I wondered where... read more »

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

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

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

Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

Nigerian Arrested for Obtaining Ghanaian Passport

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

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

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

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

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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 »

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

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

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

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

  Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu Is Dead

Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu Is Dead

A former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, has died. According to Daily Trust, a family source, who confirmed the demise, said he died at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness... read more »

Gunmen Kidnap 15 Students Of Bakura Agriculture College, Zamfara, 4 Killed

Gunmen Kidnap 15 Students Of Bakura Agriculture College, Zamfara, 4 Killed

Gunmen have abducted some students and teachers at the College of Agriculture and Animal Health in Bakura, Zamfara state. Aliyu Bakura, deputy registrar of the college, confirmed the development to BBC Hausa. “Last Sunday night around 10pm they entered and opened fire and took away 15 students and a teacher and his wife and two children,” he... read more »

Tokyo Olympics: Impressive D’Tigress Narrowly Lose To U...

Tokyo Olympics: Impressive D’Tigress Narrowly Lose To USA

D’Tigress fell to a 81-72 defeat to the United States of America in their opening game at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday morning. The Nigerian Ladies put... read more »

Edo PDP Chairman Suspended

Edo PDP Chairman Suspended

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Tony Aziegbemi, have been suspended over alleged misconduct said to have caused disaffection within the... read more »

Unknown Gunmen Attack Police Station in Awka

Unknown Gunmen Attack Police Station in Awka

A divisional police station in Awka has been attacked by unknown gunmen. Eyewitnesses say an unconfirmed number of police officers were killed. The attack... 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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Pentagon Responds to Buhari’s Plea to Relocate US African Command to Nigeria

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

COVID-19 Vaccination Commences in Abuja Friday

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

Biden Threatens Financial, Visa Sanctions Against Niger...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Bandits Shoot Zamfara Lawmaker Dead

Bandits Shoot Zamfara Lawmaker Dead

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

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

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

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

BREAKING: Bandits Abduct Female Students in Kebbi

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

Ganduje Bans Thugs At Political Gatherings in Kano

Ganduje Bans Thugs At Political Gatherings in Kano

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

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

Unrest As Traders Set Vigilante Office Ablaze in Umuahia

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

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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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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... read more »

I’ve Forgiven Americans for Voting Racist Trump —Soyinka

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 “xenophobe”. Soyinka said this during an interview with Arise Television on Wednesday. The Nobel Laureate, who had in 2016 torn his American immigrant visa to shreds for voting Trump, said he... 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 »

President Buhari Commends Anthony Joshua

President Buhari Commends Anthony Joshua

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed delight over the victory recorded by Nigerian-born international heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua,... read more »

FG to Receive 20 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

FG To Receive 20 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

The Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that it is making plans to purchase at least 20 million vaccines to commence the process of protecting the... read more »

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2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

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

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

For his massive contributions to the success of Croatia, Luka Modric most deservedly won the Adidas Golden Ball Award as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He won the award ahead of Eden Hazard of Belgium who came second and Antoine Griezmann of France who came third Other awards that were presented include the Adidas Golden Boot Award... read more »

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Croatia 4:2. In a match that saw Croatia having about 61% of the ball possession, the French took the... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Fake Graduates Will Always Be Held Accountable – NYSC

Fake Graduates Will Always Be Held Accountable – NYSC  

The National Youth Service Corps has expressed commitment not to jeopardise its mobilization process despite pressure from some quarters. The organisation said anyone caught with fake certificates... read more »

Iheanacho Scores to Help Leicester City Fc Win Community Shield

Iheanacho Scores to Help Leicester City Fc Win Community Shield

Kelechi Iheanacho’s 89th-minute penalty gave Leicester more Wembley glory as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in the 2021 Community Shield on Saturday. £100m Jack Grealish was center of attention when he came on for his Man City debut on 64 minutes but it was Leicester’s sub Iheanacho who made the difference, forcing Nathan Ake into a... read more »

Abba Kyari to Appear Before Four-Man Panel This Week

Abba Kyari: Police Provides Update On Status Of Investigation

Suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, may appear before the Special Investigation Panel probing his... read more »

How Hushpuppi Landed in Trouble – Mompha

How Hushpuppi Landed in Trouble - Mompha

Popular social media celebrity Ismail Mustapha aka Mompha, has explained how the ‘stubbornness’ of his embattled friend, Abbas Ramon who is popularly known... read more »

My Two Daughters Play Like Me, Super Falcons Call-up Go...

My Two Daughters Play Like Me, Super Falcons Call-up Good – Peter Ijeh

Peter Ijeh, a former Nigeria international, says that his two daughters, Eveyln and Josephine, possess some skills similar to his and can be great in their... 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 »