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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 »

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

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

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 Guillaume Soro were barred by the constitutional council from contesting in next month’s... read more »

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Rohr Sweating Over Osimhen’s Fitness Ahead of Benin, Lesotho Games

Rohr Sweating Over Osimhen’s Fitness Ahead of Benin, Lesotho Game...

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is optimistic the team’s striker, Victor Osimhen will recover in time for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Benin and Lesotho next month. The... read more »

AFCON Qualifier: Why Super Eagles May Travel By Boat For Benin Fixture – Rohr

AFCON Qualifier: Why Super Eagles May Travel By Boat For Benin Fixture – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that the team might travel to Benin by boat for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Rohr’s men are billed to square off against the Squirrels of Benin on March 22 in a game that could decide the fate of the two teams. The German gaffer in an interview with French radio station Europe1 (via Football... read more »

Rohr Takes a Tour of Teslim Balogun Stadium Ahead of AF...

Rohr Takes a Tour of Teslim Balogun Stadium Ahead of AFCON Qualifier

Head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr took a tour of the facilities at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State on Friday ahead of a decisive... read more »

Ighalo Not Out of Eagles Radar – Rohr

Ighalo Not Out of Eagles Radar - Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has not foreclosed the possibility of ‘retired’ striker Odion Ighalo to return to the squad after he teamed up with Saudi... read more »

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... read more »

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Gattuso Expresses Doubt Over Osimhen’s Fitness Ahead of Benevento Clash

Gattuso Expresses Doubt Over Osimhen’s Fitness Ahead of Benevento...

Coach of Napoli, Gennaro Gattuso has expressed doubt over the recovery of Nigeran striker, Victor Osimhen ahead of Sunday’s Serie A match against Benevento, African News Today has gathered. The... read more »

Gunmen Kidnap 300 Girls in Zamfara School

Gunmen Kidnap 300 Girls in Zamfara School

Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government of Zamfara State has been raided by gunmen suspected to be bandits and abducted about 300 schoolgirls in the early hours of Friday, 26th February, 2021. According to a staff of the school who spoke to Punch on the condition of anonymity, the gunmen arrived at the... read more »

Gov Ugwuanyi Imposes Curfew

Gov Ugwuanyi Imposes Curfew

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has imposed a curfew on the Oruku Community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the State. The action followed the... read more »

Policemen Flee as Hoodlums set Station ablaze in Imo

Policemen Flee as Hoodlums set Station ablaze in Imo

There was panic in Imo state Thursday night as hoodlums set the Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters ablaze. It was gathered that the policemen on duty... 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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Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

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

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

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

Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

Update: ECOWAS Elects New President

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

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution ...

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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

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

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

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

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

Herdsmen operating under the auspices of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have say they cannot be evicted from the South-West, citing their rights as guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution to live and... read more »

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

Ban Open Grazing, Senator Tells Buhari

Tolulope Odebiyi, a member of the Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign an executive order to ban open grazing by herdsmen in the country. The senator who represents the Ogun West Senatorial district on Wednesday while regretting the invasion of killer herdsmen into the country from neighbouring countries asked Buhari to... read more »

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

Fayemi Calls on Youths to Embrace Agribusiness

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

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

Jegede Outlines Plans to End Farmers, Herders Clashes in Ondo

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

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

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

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

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Algeria Crude Oil Output Slumped in 2020

Algeria Crude Oil Output Slumped in 2020

Algeria’s oil revenue tumbled in 2020, worsening an economic crisis in the North African country which is highly dependent on crude income, according to data released by the Energy ministry on... read more »

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

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 scored by Borussia Monchengladbach defender Ramy Bensebaini’s lone strike after his first header was cleared by Nigerian defenders in the sixth minute. Coach Gernot Rohr handed FC... read more »

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

Super Eagles Ready to Tackle Algeria, Tunisia

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

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

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

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

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

After failing to sign the Leicester City play maker in the last transfer window, Premier league champions Manchester City is now set to close the deal for... read more »

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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 Cemetery, Lugbe, Airport Road, Abuja, on... read more »

We Lack Soldiers, Military Equipment to Fight Insecurity says El-Rufai

We Lack Soldiers, Military Equipment to Fight Insecurity says El-Rufai

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has attributed the failure in effective policing to uncoordinated and ineffective national level security response in dealing with security threats across the country. This was contained in his speech during the live broadcast on Friday tagged, ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now: Tactics and Strategies to... read more »

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

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

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

Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as A...

Presidency Defends Nomination of Ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has defended the decision to nominate ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate. President Muhammadu Buhari... read more »

Buhari Grants IGP Three Months Tenure Extension – Dingy...

Buhari Grants IGP Three Months Tenure Extension – Dingyadi

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police for three months, the Minister of Police Affairs,... read more »

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BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

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

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes on Abuja Runway

BREAKING: Tragedy as Military Aircraft Crashes in Abuja

A military aircraft, King Air 350 has crashed on the runway in Abuja, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announced on Sunday. This was contained in a tweet by the minister on Sunday, noting that the incident appears calamitous. He said, “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure... 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 »

Ban Flights from UK, Atiku Urges FG

Ban Flights From UK, Atiku Urges FG

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

Osun State Solicits FG’s Support to Build Airport

Osun State Solicits FG’s Support to Build Airport

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has solicited support from the Federal Government for the state’s airport project. The governor on Thursday visited... read more »

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

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

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

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

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

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Why We Invited Military to Orlu - Hope Uzodinma

Why We Invited Military to Orlu – Hope Uzodinma

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma on Tuesday defended the airstrike in Orlu, saying it was not meant to “crush” his people but to prevent a repeat of last October’s #EndSARS protests in the... read more »

Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers

Nobody Can Rename Any Part of Rivers – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that nobody can rename any part of Rivers State. Wike spoke while making reference to the nefarious activities of the disbanded Indigeneous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). The governor spoke on Friday when he received a delegation of Tiv people living in Rivers State under the aegis of Mdzough U. Tiv led... read more »

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

Nigeria: Indigenous People and their Right to Self-Determination

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Elders Forum's Position on the Proposed Constitutional Review

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

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List of Kagara School Abdductees Released

List of Kagara School Abductees Released

A list of the abductees from the Governmenet Science College, Kagara, Niger State has been released to newsmen. The list is as follows: TEACHERS Hannatu Philip Lawal Abdullahi Dodo... read more »

Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

Senate asks Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency over escalating insecurity across the nation. It made the call following kidnap of students and teachers of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Niger State by gunmen on Wednesday morning. The lawmakers further called on the President Buhari led... read more »

We Do not Have Chibok Girls with Us —Irabor

We Do not Have Chibok Girls with Us —Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Leo Irabor, says there are no freed Chibok girls in the custody of Defence Headquarters. He spoke in Maiduguri, the... read more »

Nigeria in a State of Emergency – Buhari to New S...

Nigeria in a State of Emergency - Buhari to New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, told the nation’s new service chiefs that the nation is in a state of emergency, hence the need for them to be... read more »

Kankara Abduction: Buhari Commends Masari, Army for Res...

Kankara Abduction: Buhari Commends Masari, Army for Rescue Operation

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian Army for coordinating the rescue operation of hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped from Government Science... read more »

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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... read more »

We Have No Plan To Make Benin 37th State of Nigeria –Ministry

We Have No Plan To Make Benin 37th State of Nigeria –Ministry

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has dismissed media reports that the Republic of Benin aspires to be the 37th state in Nigeria. In a statement issued by the ministry spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, Onyeama said the report was misleading. “The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to misleading reports in... read more »

BREAKING: Buhari Bows to Pressure, Sacks Service Chiefs...

BREAKING: Buhari Bows to Pressure, Sacks Service Chiefs, Appoints New Hands

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the service chiefs in the country, African News Today has gathered. Buhari appointed new officers to head the country’s... read more »

FG Extends Deadline for NIN

FG Extends Deadline for NIN

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for millions of Nigerians unable to link their National Identity numbers (NINs) with Subscriber Identity... read more »

FUTA To Resume on January 18

FUTA To Resume on January 18

Management of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) Akure has fixed January 18 for the resumption of academic activities. A statement by the... 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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FCMB Appoints Edun as Acting MD

FCMB Appoints Edun as Acting MD

First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) has appointed Yemisi Edun as its Acting Managing Director. Her appointment yesterday followed the decision of the Managing Director, Adam Nuhu, on Tuesday... read more »

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January

CBN Predicts Further Depreciation of the Naira in January 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that a survey conducted by its Statistics Department showed that the naira is projected to further depreciate in January next year. According to the report titled, ‘December 2020 Business Expectations Survey Report’, there might also be a steady rise in the interest rate from December till the next six... read more »

CBN Withdraws 42 Microfinance Bank’s Operating Licences...

CBN Withdraws 42 Microfinance Bank’s Operating Licences

Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria has withdrawn the operating licences of 42 microfinance banks operating in the country. This was contained... read more »

LASG Seals Cubana Night Club for Breaching COVID-19 Pro...

LASG Seals Cubana Night Club for Breaching COVID-19 Protocols

The Lagos State Government on Sunday sealed the Cubana night club, Ikeja GRA for violating the COVID-19 protocols introduced to curb the second wave of the... read more »

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against O...

Diaspora Remittances: CBN Threatens Sanctions Against Paying Local Currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria has cautioned operators against paying recipients of diaspora remittances in the local currency rather than foreign currency. The... read more »

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Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Cameroon

Nigeria Govt. to Repatriate 4,982 Nigerians from Cameroon

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Senator Basheer Mohammed, has disclosed the commission’s plan to repatriate Nigerian... read more »

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

Ajax Goalkeeper Onana Suspended One Year for Doping

Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday. The club said in a statement Onana had “mistakenly” taken his wife’s medicine which had led to the banned diuretic Furosemide appearing in his urine. Ajax said they had hoped Onana would receive a shorter ban... read more »

Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

Joel Matip Ruled Out of Season with Ankle Injury

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

Cameroon School Shooting an Atrocity that Underscores t...

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

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School in Ca...

Scores of Children Killed as Gunmen Invade School Cameroon

At least six children have been killed and eight injured in Cameroon on Saturday as gunmen invaded a school, shooting recklessly in an area where separatist... read more »

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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. The ‘Chop Life’ singer in a recent... read more »

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

Temi Otedola Wins Best Actress at Ghana Movie Awards

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

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

  Banky W Writes Adesua Touchy Note as They Celebrate Wedding Anniversary  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Communication

Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News

Sports Minister Petitions IG Over Alleged Fake News

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate Sylvanus Ofekun for alleged criminal defamation and incitement capable of... read more »

NIN Mandatory for Bank Account Opening, Voter Registration - Pantami

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 opening, payment of taxes and voter registration. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, he said the government is determined to ensure that all citizens have NIN. Pantami quoted section 27 of the... read more »

Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko

Tambuwal Revokes Contracts Awarded by Wamakko

Over five major contracts including that of a General Hospital in Wamakko town awarded by the former  Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji  Aliyu Wamakko were... read more »

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

NIN Compulsory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – FG

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

NBA Faults Extension of IGP’s Tenure

NBA Faults Extension of IGP’s Tenure

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has faulted the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP),... 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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FRC, ICPC Pledge Cooperation on Assets Recovery, Project Tracking

FRC, ICPC Pledge Cooperation on Assets Recovery, Project Tracking

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, have pledged to work together in the areas of assets recovery and capital... read more »

Okorocha Has Been Released - Imo Police

Okorocha Has Been Released – Imo Police

The Imo State Police Command, on Monday, said former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, has been released. Spokesperson for the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, made this known while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme monitored by newsmen. Ikeokwu said Okorocha was released on Sunday night after he was... read more »

EFCC Parades Medical Doctor, 17 Others Over Internet Fr...

EFCC Parades Medical Doctor, 17 Others Over Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office has paraded a 28-year-old medical doctor, Chijioke Precious, and 17 other suspects over... read more »

EFCC Re-arraigns Kalu on N70bn Fraud Charges

EFCC Re-arraigns Kalu on N70bn Fraud Charges

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu on Tuesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to strike out a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes... read more »

Trouble Brews for Mompha as Court Joins him in Fresh Ch...

Trouble Brews for Mompha as Court Joins him in Fresh Charges Against Auto Dealer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, included socialite Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, in an amended charge against an automobile... read more »

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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 for the pain associated with the... read more »

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

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 their challenges when the North has the most number of poor people. The elder statesman said that the North had varied challenges despite producing more leaders compared to the South. This was... 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 »

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume Next...

Implementation of New Electricity Tariff to Resume next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Ivory Coast FA Presidency: Players Refuse to Support Didier Drogb...

Former Ivory coast and Chelsea talisman, Didier Drogba’s chances of emerging the President of Ivory Coast’s Football Federation suffered a setback after players declined endorsing his candidacy... read more »

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead in France

Ivorian defender, Serge Aurier Mourns Brother Who Was Shot Dead in France

Christopher Aurier, younger brother of Ivory coast defender, Serge Aurier was shot dead in Toulouse, France by unknown shooter. This was confirmed by Serge Aurier’s London based club, Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after reports had it that Christopher was found shot in the stomach by emergency services. The identity of the shooter is unknown at... read more »

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Covid-19

Ghana to Receive World’s First Doses of Free Covax Vaccines -UNICEF

Ghana to Receive World’s First Doses of Free Covax Vaccines -UNIC...

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 inoculations for free to poor... read more »

Anambra Govt Introduces Curfew to Curb the Spread of COVID-19, Among Other Measures

Anambra Govt Introduces Curfew to Curb the Spread of COVID-19, Among Other Measures

The Anambra State government has announced the introduction of curfew in the state, to help curb the spread of COVID-19 virus. The curfew which will last from 9 pm to 6 am daily, will start on Monday, 8th February, 2021 (today) until further notice. This was disclosed by The Secretary to the Anambra State government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu,... read more »

WHO Disqualifies Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid

WHO Disqualifies Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid

Nigeria’s bid to acquire COVID-19 vaccine has suffered a setback as the World Health Organisation-led COVAX global initiative has failed to shortlist the... read more »

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt is set to receive its first set of the COVID-10 vaccine developed by Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Sunday (today). According to the... read more »

Northern Govs to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Pubic

Northern Govs to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Pubic

The Governors of the 19 Northern States in the country have reached an agreement to take the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that the country will receive... read more »

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Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

Canada Asks Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

Canada has issued a notice to its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the country’s precarious security situation and the notable risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal... read more »

Gunmen Kill Okowa's Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Away Rifles

Gunmen Kill Okowa’s Aide, Four Policemen, Cart-Away Rifles

Unidentified gunmen in a white Venza car have killed the Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Okiemute Sowho, also known as Daddy K. On Saturday evening, he was killed along Crudas axis by Akintola Road, Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. Sources said the killing might have been carried out by assassins... read more »

Kagara Kidnap: APC Leaders Patronise Bandits – PDP

Kagara Kidnap: APC Leaders Patronise Bandits – PDP

The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has spoken against the abduction of the Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Niger State,... read more »

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

Kidnapped Rivers NTA Reporter Regains Freedom

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

Clearing Agents Arrested as NDLEA Intercepts N32bn Wort...

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

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

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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... 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 Agbogun village in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state. The suspects, Gbenga Odeniyi, Owolabi Shobayo, Michael Ramoni, Idowu Dauda, Femi Fadahunsi, Rasmus Hammed, Ade Lukman, Yakubu... read more »

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Economy

President Buhari: The Unheralded Achievements – Femi Adesina

President Buhari: The Unheralded Achievements – Femi Adesina

Let me give due credit for the idea of this piece. President Muhammadu Buhari had said recently that elites in the country were not giving due accolades to his administration in terms of where it met... read more »

I Was Surprised Trump Opposed My Candidacy - Okonjo-Iweala

I Was Surprised Trump Opposed My Candidacy – Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, says she was surprised that President Donald Trump’s administration could stand in her way of leading the World Trade Organisation (WTO). At a press briefing, the new Director-General of WTO said she did not see it coming. She said she felt she had a good understanding with the US... read more »

Cryptocurrencies Ban will Boost Anti-Money Laundering C...

Cryptocurrencies Ban’ll Boost Anti-Money Laundering Compliance – ABCON

The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria, ABCON, has backed the Central Bank of Nigeria’s order directing banks to close all accounts... read more »

Cryptocurrency Ban: They Breed Illegal Activities ̵...

Cryptocurrency Ban: They Breed Illegal Activities - CBN Says as it Defends Action

Following the ban placed on cryptocurrencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has defended its decision saying they promote illegal activities and raise... read more »

CBN to Shut Accounts of Diaspora Remittance Violators

CBN to Shut Accounts of Diaspora Remittance Violators

The Central Bank of Nigeria has threatened to suspend the operating licences of operators who continue to violate rules guiding diaspora remittances into the... read more »

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NASU, SSANU Suspend Strike after Agreement with Fed Govt.

NASU, SSANU Suspend Strike after Agreement with Fed Govt.

The leadership of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the non-teaching staff unions of universities has suspended its three-week-old strike after signing a Memorandum of Action (MoA) with the Federal... read more »

Kagara Students Yet to be Released — Niger Governor

Kagara Students Yet to be Released — Niger Governor

Governor Sani Bello of Niger State has debunked speculations that about 42 persons kidnapped by bandits from the Government Science College, Kagara, in the state have been released. Speculations on Sunday night suggested that the schoolchildren have been set free. In his reaction, the governor in a press conference in Minna said efforts were at... read more »

Kagara Abduction: Govt Plans to Swap Schoolchildren for...

Kagara Abduction: Govt Plans to Swap Schoolchildren for Arrested Bandits

Speculations are rife that the government might cave into releasing some arrested bandits as part of the deal to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers... read more »

IPPIS is a Scam, Fed Govt Deceived Us – NASU Chai...

IPPIS is a Scam, Fed Govt Deceived Us - NASU Chair

Chairman of the University of Lagos chapter of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Allied Institutions, Mr. Kehinde Ajibade, has described the... read more »

WAEC Extends Registration Deadline for WASSCE

WAEC Extends Registration Deadline for WASSCE

 The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has announced the extension of registration for its private West African Senior School Certificate Examination to... read more »

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Egypt

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquart...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jonathan Can Never Run Alongside El-Rufai – Omokri

Jonathan Can Never Run Alongside El-Rufai – Omokri

A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has refuted the rumour that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai will run as his principal’s mate in the 2023 presidential... read more »

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to work against Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State if the governor does not stop disrespecting him.

Respect me or Face Stiff Opposition, Fayose Warns Makinde

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to work against Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State if the governor does not stop disrespecting him. Fayose in a live interview with Punch said “If Governor Makinde continues to disrespect me, I will work against him.” The South-West zone of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has... read more »

How Jonathan Lost Second Term Bid For Sacking me – Oyin...

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinola

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinola, former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has claimed that the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the... read more »

Gov. Ugwuanyi Swears in Two Electoral Officers

Gov. Ugwuanyi Swears in Two Electoral Officers

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sworn in Barr. Anthony Ugochukwu Ugwunnadi and Barr. George Obiora Ani as members of Enugu State Independent... read more »

Anambra Guber Poll Will be Easy if Given Ticket – Uba

Anambra Guber Poll Will be Easy if Given Ticket – Uba

Senator Andy Uba, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Anambra State has expressed optimism that with the party’s ticket he would... read more »

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Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applicants

Recruitment: NDLEA Releases List of Successful Applicants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

FG Directs Fresh Verification of N-Power Beneficiaries

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

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

Nigeria: No Date for Reopening of Orientation Camps - NYSC

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

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Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Iwobi Backs Everton to Recover From Manchester City Defeat

Everton of England forward, Alex Iwobi has backed his team to bounce back from Wednesday night’s home defeat to high flying Manchester City. The Carlo Ancelotti side were beaten 3-1 by... read more »

Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is under investigation for a possible breach of coronavirus regulations. The Gabonese striker seemed to break lockdown rules to get a new tattoo. Aubameyang was captured displaying his tattoo on the Instagram account of Spanish tattoo artist Alejandro Nicolas Bernal. The clip was posted just days after... read more »

Burnley, Brighton Join the Race to Sign Musa

Burnley, Brighton Join the Race to Sign Musa

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is drawing attention from other Premier League sides as he is yet to agree terms with West Brom. After being invited over by... read more »

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

Leicester City would be without Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi when they face Fulham tomorrow in the EPL. The key Leicester City pair both missed Sunday’s 3-1... read more »

Eze Good Enough To Play For England – Hodgson

Eze Good Enough To Play For England - Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes Eberechi Eze will be good enough to play for the England senior side but is not yet ready to make the step up,... read more »

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

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

The 14th edition of the Headies award held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, with Nigerian singer Fireboy DML stealing the show by winning five award categories. This year’s event was co-hosted by TV... 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 time. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2020 comedy film has broken a four-year record formally held by Kemi Adetiba’s ‘The Wedding Party’. In a statement released by Cinema... read more »

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Dan Nkoloagu is Dead 

Popular Nollywood actor Dan Nkoloagu has died, African News Today has gathered. The veteran actor’s death was announced by his son Dan Nkoloagu Junior on... read more »

Again, Instagram Suspends Tunde Ednut’s Account

Again, Instagram Suspends Tunde Ednut’s Account

Instagram has suspended the official handle of Nigerian artist turned blogger Tunde Ednut, after hitting one million followers. Ednut rejoined the platform... read more »

I Contracted COVID-19 from Rudeboy, Passed it To My Wif...

I Contracted COVID-19 from Rudeboy, Passed it To My Wife ― Jude Okoye

Earlier today, music executive, Jude Okoye’s wife, Ify, shared a video on her Instagram account showing that she has been placed on oxygen after... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Senate Ratifies N11.35bn Police Trust Fund Budget

Senate Ratifies N11.35bn Police Trust Fund Budget

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

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

Atiku Supports Privatisation of Refineries, Other Govt Assets  

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria has lent his voice to the Federal Government’s plan to privatise some of its assets. Among the assets to be privatised are the country’s refineries, the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Zungeru Hydro Power, Tafawa Belewa Square, among others. It is... 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 »

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

Court Unfreezes #EndSARS Campaigners’ Bank Accounts

Following the freezing of the bank account of some promoters of the #EndSARS protesters, a Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria... read more »

CBN Orders Closure of Cryptocurrency Accounts

CBN Orders Closure of Cryptocurrency Accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday ordered banks and other financial institutions to close accounts of persons and groups operating cryptocurrency... read more »

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Fitness and Wellbeing

FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

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

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

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

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

Red Cross Trains Over 80 Volunteers on Safety, Security

Red Cross Trains 80 on Safety, Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Food

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... 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 intended for distribution to poor Nigerians to curb the hardship induced by the pandemic. The governors in a statement titled, ‘Governors and the CACOVID Palliatives,’ issued by Abudulrazaque... read more »

CBN Defends Policies, Responds to NESG’s Claims

CBN Defends Policies, Rebuffs NESG Claims

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

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

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

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

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

Ethnic Groups in Taraba task Ishaku to Address Injustices

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

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Football

U-17 AFCON: Dosu Backs Golden Eaglets to Top Group B

U-17 AFCON: Dosu Backs Golden Eaglets to Top Group B

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has backed Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to qualify to the knockout phase of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Champions billed for Morocco. The Nigerian team... read more »

Ikpeba Begs NFF – Please, Pardon Oparazonie

Ikpeba Begs NFF – Please, Pardon Oparazonie

Former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba has asked the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to pardon Super Falcons striker, Desire Oparanozie for her transgressions. The Falcons striker was exempted from the list of the 23-man squad that is currently flying the country’s flag at the Turkish Women’s Cup, where the team has won two of their... read more »

Balogun Anticipates Tough Fixtures Without Injured Rang...

Balogun Anticipates Tough Fixtures Without Injured Rangers Captain, Tavernier

Nigerian international, Leon Balogun expects a hard time standing in for injured team skipper, James Tavernier at right-back position despite having featured... read more »

Onazi Signs for Lithunian Club FK Zalgiris Vilnus

Onazi Signs for Lithunian Club FK Zalgiris Vilnus

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has joined Lithuanian champions FK Zalgaris, African News Today gathered. Onazi who has featured for Lazio, Trabzonspor... read more »

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

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

Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Leeds 4-2 at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. The match was Aubameyang’s first... read more »

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BREAKING: Herdsmen Kill Two, Set Amotekun Vehicle Ablaze in Ondo

BREAKING: Herdsmen Kill Two, Set Amotekun Vehicle Ablaze in Ondo

No fewer than two persons reportedly lost their lives when some suspected herdsmen attacked the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps. The incident occurred on... read more »

BREAKING: Herdsmen Kill Two, Set Amotekun Vehicle Ablaze in Ondo

Amotekun Arrests Truckload of Armed Fulani Herdsmen Heading To Ogun, Lagos

Officers of Oyo State Security Network Agency, known as Amotekun, have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the Amotekun corps  stopped the men, who were loaded in a truck, and a quick search revealed... read more »

Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Poli...

Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Politicians

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked political and religious leaders to restrain from divisive comments. Mohammed also called on... read more »

IPOB Berates Facebook for Blocking Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB Berates Facebook for Blocking Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra has decried the blocking of the Facebook account of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement by the group’s Media and... read more »

Sunday Igboho Begs Ooni for Forgiveness

Sunday Igboho Begs Ooni for Forgiveness

Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has asked for forgiveness from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi for alleging... read more »

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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 its “honour and image”. Aubameyang... read more »

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

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 Wembley. The 31-year-old forward scored both goals as Arsenal came from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory in the final on Saturday, to win their first 14th FA cup. “Big games require big... read more »

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Nigerian Singer Davido Considers Quitting Music

Davido Considers Quitting Music

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

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

John Mahama, Ghana’s opposition candidate in the presidential election, on Thursday, rejected as fraudulent the result of the poll in which President Nana Akufo-Addo won a second term in office. On Wednesday, the country’s electoral umpire said that incumbent Akufo-Addo had garnered 51.59 percent of the vote on Monday, ahead of rival Mahama... read more »

Ghana Presidential Poll: No Attempt Should be Made to S...

Ghana Presidential Poll: I Did Not Concede Defeat– Mahama

The candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 7, 2020, presidential election in Ghana, John Mahama, has warned against stealing the... read more »

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Mai...

Fani Kayode not Abusive – Ghanaian Wife Says as She Maintains Their Marriage Still Intact

Following allegations of abuse by Femi Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, his legal wife Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode has said the former minister... read more »

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

Buhari, Ghana President Meet in Aso Villa

  President Muhammadu Buhari received the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in a closed-door meeting yesterday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa,... read more »

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Paternity Scandal: How I discovered Three Children With My Ex-Wife Aren’t Mine – Judge

Paternity Scandal: How I discovered Three Children With My Ex-Wif...

Anthony Okorodas, a High Court Judge in Delta State has said DNA tests disclosed that three children he had with his first wife are not his. He said the discovery was made after he had sponsored the... read more »

Buhari Criminalizes Nonuse of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

Buhari Criminalizes Non-use of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection 2021 which made the use of face masks in public places compulsory among other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on Wednesday told reporters in Abuja that the president accented... read more »

Enugu Red Cross Trains 20 Volunteers on COVID-19 Risk C...

Enugu Red Cross Trains 20 Volunteers on COVID-19 Risk Communication

The Nigerian Red Cross Society has trained over 20 selected Red Cross volunteers in Enugu State on COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement. The... read more »

Yello Fever: Red Cross Trains 140 on Risk Communication

Following the outbreak of yellow fever in Enugu State, the Nigerian Red Cross Society has trained over 140 volunteers of the organisation in the state on... read more »

Govs Disown Yahaya Bello COVID-19 Claim

Govs Disown Yahaya Bello COVID-19 Claim

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have dissociated themselves from the reported claim by Kogi Governor Yahaya that coronavirus vaccines are meant... read more »

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

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

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

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 »

Alleged Assault: Deeper Life School Principal, Others G...

Alleged Assault: Deeper Life School Principal, Others Granted N500,000 Bail Each

The magistrates’ court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday, granted bail in the sum of N500,000 each to the principal of the Deeper Life High... read more »

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Publ...

Sowore, Four others Arraigned in Abuja For Alleged Public Disturbance

The publisher of online platform, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has been arraigned with four others before a Magistrate’s Court in Wuse zone 2, Abuja by... 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 »

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Plans Underway to Replace BVN with NIN – FG

Plans Underway to Replace BVN with NIN – FG

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

MTN Expands NIN Enrolment Capabilities

MTN Expands NIN Enrolment Capabilities

MTN Nigeria has disclosed that it is exponentially increasing capacity to provide National Identity Number enrolment services across its customer interaction touch points pan-Nigeria, rural locations inclusive. The telco in a statement issued on Thursday said it had deployed an onsite appointment booking system designed to limit indoor crowding,... read more »

99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that at least 99 per cent of citizens data was protected and insured, urging Nigerians not to worry about the... read more »

Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC

Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has licensed telecommunication companies to register people seeking to obtain National Identity Numbers so... read more »

FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 

FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said he has secured a registration licence for the State Government to commence the enrollment of National... read more »

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

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

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

Take Responsibility for your Party’s Failure, Wike Tells APC Governors

Take Responsibility for your Party’s Failure, Wike Tells APC Governors

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to accept responsibility for the party’s failure at the centre. He said the APC led Federal Government has failed to ensure the security of lives and property of citizens despite security forming the basis of its promise during... read more »

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Adminis...

Gov Ugwuanyi Rates Improved Power Supply as his Administrations Highpoint

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that the stepping down of 30MVA in Nsukka from the 132KV Makurdi Feeder, which his administration... read more »

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grid Collap...

Blackout in Kaduna, Sokoto, Others as Power Grip Collapses

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

How Travelers Were Stuck at Itobe Bridge, Kogi, for Sev...

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

Travelers who traveled to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on Friday were halted by massive traffic jam at the Itobe Bridget, Kogi State, African... 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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NDDC to train Niger Delta Youths

NDDC to train Niger Delta Youths

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) at the weekend said it would soon begin the training of Niger Delta youths at the Innoson Kiara Academy, a technical and vocational institution... read more »

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

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

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

Why I Shunned Ajax Move – Ajayi

Why I Shunned Ajax Move - Ajayi

West Bromwich Albion defender has explained his quest for first-team football made him reject an opportunity to join Ajax. The 27-year-old centre-back started... read more »

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

I’ve Forgiven Americans for Voting Racist Trump —Soyinka

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

No Plan to Increase VAT – FG

No Plan to Increase VAT – FG

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

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Court Fixes February 19 For Judgment On Saraki's Ikoyi Houses

Court Fixes February 19 For Judgment On Saraki’s Ikoyi Hous...

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos presided by Justice Muhammed Liman has fixed February 19, 2021, for ruling in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the total... read more »

EFCC Recovered N75m From Ex-minister’s Wife, Says Operative

EFCC Recovered N75m From Ex-minister’s Wife, Says Operative

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recovered N75m from Halima Turaki, wife of former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, an operative of the commission identified as Bello Hamma-Adama told Justice Inyang Ekwo, of a Federal High Court in Abuja. During the Dr Goodluck Jonathan era, Taminu Turaki was a Minister... read more »

Akeredolu’s Quit Notice to Fulani, Constitutional...

Akeredolu's Quit Notice to Fulani, Constitutional - Falana

Femi Falana, SAN, has said that the order given by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State asking herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state within seven... read more »

Supreme Court Rejects Request to Unfreeze Abacha’s Acco...

Supreme Court Rejects Request to Unfreeze Abacha’s Accounts in UK, others

The Supreme Court, on Friday, declined the request by a brother to the late Gen. Sani Abacha, Alhaji Ali Abacha, to unfreeze the accounts traced to him and... read more »

Bail: Maina to Evade Arret, Flee to US – EFCC

Bail: Maina to Evade Arret, Flee to US - EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has kicked against the bail request of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed... read more »

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Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

Obaseki Swears in Eight High Court Judges

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

Zambia President Fires Health Minister Chilufya

Zambia President Fires Health Minister Chilufya

Zambia’s presidency on Sunday announced the sacking of the country’s health minister, arrested for alleged graft last year but cleared of charges. Chitalu Chilufya, 48, was held in June following accusations he used ill-gotten gains to acquire property. A court cleared him of the charges in August due to lack of evidence and he resumed his... read more »

Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scan...

Over 1,927 Demand FCMB MD’s Sacking Over Paternity Scandal, Bank Commences Probe

Over 1,927 persons have signed the petition demanding for the sack of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Managing Director, Adam Nuru, over allegations... read more »

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Gov Lalong Assents to N147bn 2021 Budget

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has signed the N147bn appropriation bill and the state anti-kidnapping bill into law. The House of Assembly in the state... read more »

Police Sack Four Senior Officers for Misconduct

Police Sack Four Senior Officers for Misconduct

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has sacked four senior Police Officers for discreditable misconduct and dishonesty. This was disclosed in a statement... read more »

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Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President has said the time has come for African youths to occupy leadership positions. He said youth participation in the activities of political parties... 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 »

Kenya Plans Reintroduction of Betting Tax

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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School Resumption: Pupils Sent Home From School in Plateau Over Teachers’ Unpaid Salaries

School Resumption: Pupils Sent Home in Plateau Over Teachers’ Unp...

Primary school teachers in Plateau State have refused to return to the classroom over unpaid salaries by the government saying they would not return to work on an empty stomach. This came as schools... read more »

Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payment of Minimum Wage

Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payment of Minimum Wage

The government of Enugu State has explained that the reason why some civil servants, including primary school teachers were yet to be paid the new minimum wage was that it was working to fully capture every worker in their payroll. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Adaona Uyawune during the press briefing on the 2021... read more »

School Resumption: NUT Gives Conditions for Resumption ...

School Resumption: NUT Gives Conditions for Resumption in States

The Nigeria Union of Teachers has expressed readiness to resume work but warned that it would declare trade disputes with states owing workers up to four... read more »

NIN: NIMC Resumes Enrolment As Minister Promises to Add...

NIN: NIMC Resumes Enrolment As Minister Promises to Address Workers’ Grievances

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has resumed the enrollment service for the National Identity Number, NIN, in its offices across the country,... read more »

Varsity Technologists Threaten Strike Over N40bn Allowa...

Varsity Technologists Threaten Strike Over N40bn Allowance, Issue 14-day Strike Notice

The National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, on Saturday said it has issued a 14-day industrial action notice to the Federal Government. The... read more »

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Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

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

BREAKING: LASU appoints Prof. Oke acting VC

BREAKING: LASU Appoints Prof. Oke Acting VC

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Damola Oke has been appointed the acting vice-chancellor of the institution. Details shortly.. This post was written by Chinedu Ibeakanma. The views expressed here belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect our views and opinions. read more »

COVID-19 Not Hoax – Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19 Not Hoax - Sanwo-Olu

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

I Still Have a Role To Play in Politics – Jimi Ag...

I Still Have a Role To Play in Politics - Jimi Agbaje

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 and 2019 Lagos State Governorship Elections, Jimi Agbaje, says he still has a role to play in the... read more »

We’ll Clampdown on People With Fake COVID-19 Certificat...

We’ll Clampdown on People With Fake COVID-19 Certificates – Lagos Health Commissioner

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has stated that the Ministry has observed that people have begun to have access to fake Covid-19... read more »

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

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

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

Stop Giving “Juju” to Cult Members, Police Ask Traditionalists

Stop Giving “Juju” to Cult Members, Police Ask Traditionalists

Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Commissioner of police has cautioned traditionalists operating in the Ikorodu Local Government Area of the state to desist from strengthening cultists and criminals in the area with local charms, otherwise called juju in the country. This was contained in his speech during the 2021 Ikorodu Town Hall meeting on... read more »

Anambra Police Parade Two Teenagers, 12 Others for Ille...

Anambra Police Parade Two Teenagers, 12 Others for Illegal Revenue Collection, Armed Robbery

The Anambra State Police Command has paraded fourteen males suspects who are engaged in illegal revenue collection and armed robbery in different parts of... read more »

Court Remands Teenager Who Set Boyfriend Ablaze in Benu...

Court Remands Teenager Who Set Boyfriend Ablaze in Benue

The police on Tuesday, arraigned the 17-year-old girl, identified as Esther Alex, who allegedly set her lover ablaze before the Magistrates’ Court 8. The... read more »

Two Men Gang-Rape Teenager in Ogun, Threaten to Post Vi...

Two Men Gang-Rape Teenager in Ogun, Threaten to Post Video

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two men, Damilare Oyeniyi and Emmanuel Okori, for allegedly gang-raping a 19-year-old teenager. The two suspects who... read more »

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BREAKING: Senate Confirms Bawa’s Appointment as EFCC Boss

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Bawa’s Appointment as EFCC Boss

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr Abdulrahseed Bawa as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC during plenary. The confirmation took place after a... read more »

El-Rufai to FG – Give us State police, Resource Control No

El-Rufai to FG – Give us State police, Resource Control Now

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has asked The Federal Government to as a matter of urgency implement the three specific recommendations of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Committee on True Federalism to address the insecurity in the country. The governor disclosed this when he featured as one of the speakers on a live broadcast on... read more »

New Service Chiefs Set for Reps Screening Wednesday

New Service Chiefs Set for Reps Screening Wednesday

The House of Representatives is set to screen the newly appointed service chiefs, on Wednesday. Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson,... read more »

Senate Deliberates on Buhari’s Request to Confirm Servi...

Senate Deliberates on Buhari’s Request to Confirm Service Chiefs

The Senate, on Tuesday deliberated on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to confirm the newly appointed service chiefs. The President of the Senate, Ahmad... read more »

Reps Propose Three-month Postponement of School Resumpt...

Reps Propose Three-month Postponement of School Resumption

The House of Representatives has frowned at the decision of the Federal Government to allow schools to resume on Monday despite a spike in cases of... read more »

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Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

The burial ceremony of seven Airforce Officers who died on Sunday has commenced at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja. The officers were crew members of the ill-fated Beechcraft King Air 350... read more »

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

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 intersex (LGBTQI) people worldwide, including potentially through the use of financial sanctions. Nigeria’s anti-gay laws have been increasingly criticised by global rights groups, which... read more »

Former Nigerian Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

Former Nigerian Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

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

Buhari Felicitates With Bisi Akande at 82

Buhari Felicitates With Bisi Akande at 82

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

Akeredolu Mourns the Death of Protocol Chief

Akeredolu Mourns the Death of Protocol Chief

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is mourning the death of his Chief of Protocol, Tosin Ogunbodede. This is coming a few weeks after Governor... read more »

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Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

Bobrisky Buys Newly Released Iphone 12 Pro, See How Much

Nigerian cross dresser, Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky has become one of the first Nigerian celebrities to acquire the newly released iPhone 12 Pro. The male-barbie took to Instagram on... read more »

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

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

Hanan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari will organise her wedding ceremony inside the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sahara Reporters published. The marriage is scheduled to take place on September 4, 2020. The wedding will mark the very first wedding to take place inside Aso Rock Villa, prompting the tag of the “The First... read more »

Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her – ...

Regina Daniels was a Virgin When I Married Her- Ned Nwoko

Father of ‘Nollywood’s child of the year’, Ned Nwoko has said that his wife Regina Daniels was a virgin when they got married. The billionaire business... read more »

Regina Daniels’ Father Reconciles with Ned Nwoko ...

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

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

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

Hushpuppimania: The Tragedy of a Bad Influencer

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

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Madagascar

BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

BREAKING: CAS Reinstates Ahmad as CAF President

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

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

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

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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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Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

Ousted President of Mali Flown Abroad for Medical Attention

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

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

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

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

ECOWAS Set to Convene Over Mali Coup

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

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

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Suppor...

Mali Opposition Commends Coup Plotters, Promises Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nigerian Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nigerian Musician Paul Okoye Tests Positive for COVID-19

Popular Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye, widely known as Rude Boy has tested positive for COVID-19. He took to his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday to disclose his status, urging his followers not to... read more »

Rapper Big Lo Dies of Kidney Related Complications

Rapper Big Lo Dies of Kidney Related Complications

Veteran Nigerian rapper, Lotanna Udezue, popularly known as Biglo has died after a long battle with kidney ailment. His death was announced on Instagram by singer Jazzman Olofin on Sunday. Olofin wrote, “Dear BIGLO, heard the sad news last night you passed away. You fought bravely all the way but GOD Almighty knows best. We’ll keep the... read more »

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

Flavour Releases Seventh Album, ‘Flavour of Africa

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

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

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

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

Music Star, L.A.X Buys New House

Music Star, L.A.X Buys New House

Nigerian singer, Damilola Afolabi popularly known as L.A.X has acquired a new duplex. The singer disclosed this on Monday on his official Instagram page where... read more »

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Namibian Economy Expected to Experience Historic Dip – Central Bank

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

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

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

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

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

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2023: I Have no Interest in Tinubu’s Presidential Bid – Fayose

2023: I Have no Interest in Tinubu’s Presidential Bid – Fayose...

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said he zero interest in the speculated presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, in 2023. He disclosed this on a... read more »

Bandits Are Peaceful People, says Sheikh Gumi

Bandits Are Peaceful People, says Sheikh Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic Cleric has defended perpetrators of banditry in the country, saying that they are victims of circumstance. The cleric reiterated his standpoint during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday. Gumi had been an advocate of amnesty for bandits after meeting with them in the forest. He said,... read more »

Akeredolu won’t Engage in Media War with Lawan – ...

Akeredolu won’t Engage in Media War with Lawan - Aide

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed that he would not react to the statement attributed to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on the... read more »

NAF Plane Crash an Unfortunate National Disaster –...

NAF Plane Crash an Unfortunate National Disaster - Defence minister

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi has described the crash of the Nigerian Air Force King 350 plane as a national disaster. Gen. Magashi, in a... read more »

Nigerians Have Shed Enough Blood – Buhari

Nigerians Have Shed Enough Blood – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigerians had shed enough blood over concerns that could have been amicably resolved. This is contained in a... read more »

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Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

Nigeria – Are You A Unionist Or A Secessionist?

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

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

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 people (unawares) as was the 1999 Constitution. In the past twenty-one years much has been written about the forgery that the 1999 Constitution is. Briefly, “We the people” did not... read more »

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

Under Probe Diezani, Says Yahoo Boys Are Now Role Models

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

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

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

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

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries List Genuine- NDDC

Akpabio’s Contract Beneficiaries list genuine- NDDC

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

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Fani-Kayode Visits Igboho, Advocates for Gun Right

Fani-Kayode Visits Igboho, Advocates for Gun Right

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said Nigerians should be licensed to carry AK-47 to defend themselves if herdsmen are permitted to wield the same type of weapon for their... read more »

Junaid Mohammed is Dead

Former Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed is Dead

A popular government critic, Dr Junaid Mohammed, has passed on aged 71, African News Today has gathered. The 2 Republic lawmaker who was the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last election, was reported to have died in his home state of Kano on Thursday. Ahmed Salik, the deceased’s brother confirmed the death to... read more »

State Police Can be Created within 10 Days – Ekwe...

State Police Can be Created within 10 Days - Ekweremadu

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Committee on Electoral Reforms and Constitutional Amendment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday, said, with the... read more »

PDP Zonal Congresses to Hold on March 6

PDP Zonal Congresses to Hold on March 6

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed March 6, 2021 for the party’s zonal congresses across the six... read more »

Buhari Names Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI Boss

Buhari Names Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for a single... read more »

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Enemies of the Country Will Lose Las Las – Femi Adesina

Enemies of the Country Will Lose Las Las – Femi Adesina

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

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

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

18th November 2020   As the end of 2020 approaches, needless to say Africa, and notably Nigeria will not achieve the African Union (AU) pledge set in 2013, “not to bequeath the burden of conflict to the next generation of Africans and undertake to end all wars by 2020.” Silencing the Guns in Africa is a chief initiative of the AU’s... read more »

Opinion: The “Terrorists” of IPOB – F...

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

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

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restruc...

Nigeria: Referendum By Ethnic Nationalities Not Restructuring

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

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

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

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

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Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

Marketers Hike Petrol to N170

Fuel marketers have commenced increasing their petrol pump prices amid the supply shortfall facing private depots in Apapa, Lagos State. Filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states increased the pump... read more »

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

PDP Cautions Buhari against Fuel Price Hike

The main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari administration against the further increase of fuel price. According to the opposition party, the APC administration is undertaking discussions and consultations aimed at the upward review of fuel price in Nigeria from N170 to a higher... read more »

FG Reduces Petrol Price by N5 Per Litre

FG Reduces Petrol Price by N5 Per Litre

The federal government has announced a N5 reduction in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, bringing the pump price down to N162.44... read more »

Autogas, Modular Refinery: PMB Making Conquests Steadil...

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

Diverse developments in our country often bring to mind lyrics of the song ‘God Moves in a Mysterious Way,’ by William Cowper. The lines go thus: “Behind... read more »

The Essential Buhari: NNPC GMD’s testimony – Femi Adesi...

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

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

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

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

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

Motorists Whine as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

Motorists Lament as Petrol Scarcity Rocks Abuja (Photos)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

IPOB: Orji Kalu Begs for Nnamdi Kanu’s Return

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

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I Don’t Visit Abuja for Solutions to Insecurity – Yahaya Bello

I Don’t Visit Abuja for Solutions to Insecurity – Yahaya Bello...

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said he does not visit ‘Abuja’ for solutions to tackle the security challenges the state is battling with including the farmer-herder clashes prevalent in... read more »

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

FG Expends N50bn Monthly for Electricity Subsidy – Power Minister

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

House of Reps Commences Screening of Service Chiefs

House of Reps Commences Screening of Service Chiefs

The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced screening for the newly appointed Service Chiefs. It said the nation must do everything possible to get the... read more »

Former Ogun Gov Gbenga Daniel joins APC

Former Ogun Gov Gbenga Daniel joins APC

Former Ogun Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). He served as campaign manager of the Peoples Democratic Party... read more »

I Haven’t Left PDP – Goodluck Jonathan

I Haven’t Left PDP – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted reports making the rounds that he has dumped the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All... read more »

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Makinde’s Alleged Move to Dump PDP Untrue - Aide

Makinde’s Alleged Move to Dump PDP Untrue – Aide

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

Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 - WIke

Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 – WIke

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle insurgency, banditry, and corruption will compel Nigerians to vote out the party in 2023. But, the Secretary, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling APC, Senator John James AkpanUdoedehe, dismissed the... read more »

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

Scores Injured as Gas Explosion Hits Rivers Community

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

Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Elec...

Minister of Power Directs NERC to Suspend Reviewed Electricity Tariff

The minister of power, Saleh Mamman, has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to suspend the implementation of the reviewed electricity... read more »

NERC Ratifies Fresh Increase in Electricity Tariff

NERC Ratifies Fresh Increase in Electricity Tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has ratified an increase in electricity tariff across the country, effective from January 1, 2021. This... read more »

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Lagos CP Condemns Molestation of Lekki Protesters, Orders Probe

NBA President Condemns Police, Commences Efforts on Release of Le...

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) said it had begun moves to secure the release of protesters who demonstrated at the Lekki toll gate as part of the #EndSARS Season 2 and #OccupyLekkiTollgate... read more »

NDDC to train Niger Delta Youths

NDDC Orders Contractors Back to Site

The Interim Administrator, Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), Mr. Efiong Akwa, has ordered contractors handling its projects to return to site immediately and complete their work. Akwa gave the order while inspecting  the Niger Delta Regional Specialist Hospital, at Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. A statement signed... read more »

We’ve Turned Heat on Criminals – Makinde

We’ve Turned Heat on Criminals - Makinde

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said his administration has turned the heat on kidnappers and other criminals in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun. He added that the... 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 »

Your Failures, Not Elite are After You, PDP tells Buhar...

Your Failures, Not Elite are After You, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party had said the allegations by the Presidency, that certain Nigerians, particularly the elite, are waging a smear campaign against... read more »

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FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Project

FCTA to Partner Niger State Government on Suleja Smart City Proje...

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has offered the support of the FCTA for the Niger State Government’s Smart city project at bother town, Suleja. This... read more »

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

Lagos Residents Seeking Accommodation to Engage LASRETRAD

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka has enjoined residents seeking accommodation to engage the services of the Lagos State Real Estate Transaction Directorate (LASRETRAD) of the State Ministry of Housing. Benson-Awoyinka on Thursday described the newly commissioned 492 homes named Alhaji Lateef... read more »

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Des...

LASG Warns Residents Against Alteration of Approved Designs

Lagos State Government has issued a warning to the residents of state-owned housing Estates to desist from modifying the approved designs of structures within... read more »

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

Three-storey Building Collapses in Lagos

A three-storey has reportedly collapsed in the Ososa area of Bariga, Lagos State. The building collapsed around 9.30pm on Sunday. According to the Eye witness,... read more »

Lagos: LASEMA Advises Contractors on Building Construct...

Lagos: LASEMA Advises Contractors on Building Construction

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has reiterated the need for all the building contractors and developers in the State to always abide by... read more »

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Viral Audio: I'm Sorry For Being Angry - Apostle Suleman

Viral Audio: I’m Sorry For Being Angry – Apostle Sule...

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has tendered an apology for his outburst in a viral audio clip in which he was recorded threatening to make someone... read more »

I’m Confident Terrorism will be Forgotten Soon in Nigeria — Adeboye

I’m Confident Terrorism will be Forgotten Soon in Nigeria — Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday, expressed confidence that terrorism will soon be forgotten in Nigeria. He spoke at the virtual February 2021 Holy Ghost Service of the church with the theme, ‘God Bless You (2)’. According to him, whatever has a beginning must have an ending, adding... read more »

Bishop Kaigama Laments Biden’s Disregard For R...

Bishop Kaigama Laments Biden's Disregard For 'Human Dignity'

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama has faulted the move by the President of the United States, Joe Biden to increase funding for international... read more »

Police Arrest Anambra Prophet ‘Onyeze Jesus’

Police arrest Anambra prophet ‘Onyeze Jesus’

A controversial Prophet in Anambra State, Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly called ‘Onyeze Jesus’, has reportedly been arrested by operatives from Anambra State... read more »

My Son’s Gay Status a Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe...

My Son’s Gay Status a Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe

Dr Doyin Okupe, former Presidential Spokesperson has said his son’s decision to go public about his gay status is a spiritual challenge. The former Senior... read more »

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

Sanwolu-Olu Grants Funke Akindele and Husband Pardon Over Breach ...

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State has pardoned Nollywood actress, Mrs Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bello, who were both arrested and detained over breach of... read more »

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Onomo Hotel Group Partners with Bureau Veritas to Receive Safeguard Hygiene Excellency and Safety Label for its Hotels

Kigali, September 9th, 2020 – ONOMO Hotel Kigali is the latest to be added to the list of ONOMO properties to receive Bureau Veritas’ Safeguard certification. ONOMO is one of the first hotel groups to have its properties receive the prestigious safeguard certification. The Safeguard Label is awarded based on compliance with all... read more »

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

The government of Rwanda has said schools will remain shut till comprehensive risk assessment is conducted which will determine period and method of... read more »

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement ...

Rwanda Seals $150 Million Skills Development Agreement with World Bank

Rwanda and World Bank have agreed a $150 million financing agreement to assist the country accomplish skills development in chosen economic sectors. In a... read more »

Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in th...

Rwanda to Carry out Testing Survey of Coronavirus in the Street of Kigali

Rwanda will on Thursday commence a random COVID-19 street testing survey in Kigali and points of entry to ascertain the coronavirus situation in its largest... read more »

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Makinde, Akeredolu Meet Ibadan Market Combative Parties, Seek Peace

Makinde, Akeredolu Meet Ibadan Market Combative Parties, Seek Pea...

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and his Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State paid a visit to the crisis embroiled Shaha community in Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday to sue for peace. The governors... read more »

Buhari Won’t Tolerate Ethnic, Religious Violence – Garba Shehu

Buhari Won’t Tolerate Ethnic, Religious Violence – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the President’s resolve not to allow any ethnic or religious group to malign or perpetrate violence against other groups. This was contained in a statement titled, “President Buhari condemns reported cases of ethnic violence in the country.” Shehu issued... read more »

Gov. Ugwuanyi Commissions 272 Special Constables for Co...

Gov. Ugwuanyi Commissions 272 Special Constables for Community Policing

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has commissioned 272 Special constables drawn from the 17 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state recently recruited... read more »

No Fixed Date Yet to Appoint New IG – Presidency

No Fixed Date Yet to Appoint New IG - Presidency

The Presidency has said no date had been fixed for the announcement of a successor to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu who reached retirement... read more »

Uncertainty Greets Police Hierarchy as IGP’s Tenure End...

Uncertainty Greets Police Hierarchy as IGP’s Tenure Ends Today  

There is palpable confusion among the Hierarchy of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, as the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu expires on... read more »

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Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

Exclusive: How Anambra State Won Covid-19 War

The Anambra State Government has said that proactive plans and effective management of limited resources were key factors that enabled the state win the COVID-19 war. The Special Adviser to Governor... read more »

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

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

Following reports of alleged unusual deaths in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, the State Ministry of Health said it has collected samples from patients and sent to the National Reference Laboratory for investigation. Igbo-Eze North LGA shares a boundary with Kogi State. A... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has today ratified the sum of N8.49bn for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of deadly COVID-19 by the Nigeria... read more »

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as...

Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol, Halts Liquor Licences as Part of Measures to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Botswana has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places and withdrawn liquor licenses in the country as part of effort to curb the spread of... read more »

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Shasha Violence: Criminals Must be Dealt With According to Law – Osinbajo

Shasha Violence: Criminals Must be Dealt With According to Law – ...

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has described the violence that took place at Shasha community in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital as unfortunate. Reacting to the development while on... read more »

Femi Adesina: Ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors. Why Not?

Femi Adesina: Ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors. Why Not?

Almost everything in our country is accompanied by some sort of furore. You do, you are damned. You don’t do, you are damned. No wonder President Muhammadu Buhari often says in private conversations, when some tumults occur on certain issues: “Head or tail, you never win with some Nigerians.” And he then smiles, to show that he has learnt to... read more »

Why Buhari Extended IGP’s Tenure – Police Affairs Minis...

Why Buhari Extended IGP’s Tenure – Police Affairs Minister

Following the extension of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police for three months, the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi has said the... read more »

How Igboho’s Visit Led to Burning of Seriki Fulani’s Ho...

How Igboho’s Visit Led to Burning of Seriki Fulani’s House in Ogun - Police

The Nigeria Police has said that some individuals believed to be hoodlums took advantage of Sunday Igboho’s visit on Monday to set ablaze the house of Seriki... read more »

If Colombia can Have State Police, Why Not Nigeria – Ob...

If Colombia can Have State Police, Why Not Nigeria – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria has lent his voice to the call for state police, saying it will make the establishment of Amotekun... read more »

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Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

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

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

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

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

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

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

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

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

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

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

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

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

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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... 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 Leone on Tuesday. Rohr also stated how Leon Balogun and Samuel Chukwueze are recovering well and should make the trip to Freetown. Osimhen suffered a dislocated shoulder at the Samuel... 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 »

COVID-19: No Fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash R...

COVID-19: No fans for Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash - FG

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have advised the Edo State Government and the Nigeria Football... read more »

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

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

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

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday

Clinical trials of a United Kingdom (UK) manufactured COVID-19 vaccine is set to take place in South Africa on Wednesday as the country tackles the spread of the dreaded disease. SABC News reports that the University of Oxford manufactured vaccine would be tried among about 2,000 people aged 18-35 in South Africa. Half of the participants would be... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

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

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Desire Oparanozie Fumes Over Non-inclusion in Super Falcons' Team

Desire Oparanozie Fumes Over Non-inclusion in Super Falcons’...

Former Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie, has lashed out at the Nigeria Football Federation following her exclusion from the list of players for the Turkish Women’s Cup, which begins on... read more »

Yaya Toure Appointed Assistant Coach of Ukrainian Club Olympik Donetsk

Yaya Toure Appointed Assistant Coach of Ukrainian Club Olympik Donetsk

Yaya Toure, former Manchester City and Ivory Coast player has been appointed assistant coach of Ukrainian club, Olimpik Donetsk. Toure recently worked with Championship clubs Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers as part of training towards his coaching qualifications. He told Olimpik Donetsk’s official website, “I started my professional... read more »

Rohr Confirms Ahmed Musa’s West Brom Transfer talks

Rohr Confirms Ahmed Musa’s West Brom Transfer talks

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the team’s captain, Ahmed Musa, is in talks with EPL club, West Bromwich Albion. The forward has... read more »

Ighalo Completes Transfer to Saudi Club Al Shabab

Ighalo Completes Transfer to Saudi Club Al Shabab

Former Super Eagles strike, Odion Ighalo has joined Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Professional Football League club Al Shabab on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The... read more »

Onyekuru Delighted to Maintain his Goal Form for Galata...

Onyekuru Delighted to Maintain his Goal Form for Galatasaray

Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru is excited to keep getting the goal for Galatasaray on his return to the Turk Telecom Stadium. The Nigerian scored first for... 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 »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

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

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African Leaders Pay Tribute to Deceased Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

African leaders have sent condolence messages to the family of Mkapa and the Government of Tanzania on the death of its former President, Benjamin Mkapa. President of Tanzania, John Magufuli had early on Friday announced the passing of the former President. Mkapa died on Thursday in a Dar es Salaam hospital where he was undergoing treatment for an... read more »

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

General Elections in Tanzania: Anti-graft Agency Warns Businessmen Against Sponsoring Politicians

Anti-graft agency in Tanzania has cautioned businessmen in the country against sponsoring politicians vying for elective positions as the east African nation... read more »

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Has Tanzania Triumphed Over Covid-19?

Tanzania has conquered the scourge of coronavirus. This was declared by President John Mogufuli in a church service in the capital, Dodoma on Sunday. President... read more »

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania’s Hea...

Sports: Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed Tanzania's Head Coach

Former Nigerian international and former assistant coach of Nigeria’s victorious 2013 U-17 side Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed the head coach of the... read more »

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21 Million Subscribers Yet to Obtain NIN – Telcos

21 Million Subscribers Yet to Obtain NIN – Telcos

Telecommunications operators on Wednesday said at least 143 million Subscriber Identification Modules, SIM, are currently identifiable to the National Identity Management Commission for registration... read more »

INEC Mulls Making NIN Compulsory for Voter Registration

INEC Mulls Making NIN Compulsory for Voter Registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is considering making the National Identity Number, NIN, compulsory for registering voters when the continuous voter registration exercise begins soon. This was disclosed by a national commissioner at INEC during an interview with The Punch on Tuesday. According to him, the Nin would help tackle... read more »

43 Million NINs Awaiting NIMC Verification

43 Million NINs Awaiting NIMC Verification

Telecommunication companies in Nigeria have forwarded at least 43 million National Identity Numbers, NINs, to the National Identity Management Commission for... read more »

Ekiti Govt. Includes N550m Budget For drones Used To Fi...

Ekiti Govt. Includes N550m Budget For drones Used To Fight Kidnapping, Banditry

Ekiti State Government has said efforts are on to procure sophisticated drones as part of efforts to boost surveillance, expose criminal hideouts and combat... read more »

Breaking: NIMC Shuts Head Office in Abuja

Breaking: NIMC Shuts Head Office in Abuja

The National Identity Management Commission has closed its headquarters in Abuja against all National Identity Number enrolment activities. The move is not... read more »

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Seven to Eight Kidnappers Arrested Are Fulanis – Sultan of Sokoto

Seven to Eight Kidnappers Arrested Are Fulanis – Sultan of Sokoto...

The Sultan of Sokoto, HRH Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that though seven to eight kidnappers arrested in Nigeria are Fulani, but that doesn’t mean every Fulani is a criminal. He stated... read more »

Sule Lamido Berates Tinubu, Fashola Over Treatment of Fulani

Sule Lamido Berates Tinubu, Fashola Over Treatment of Fulani

Sule Lamido, a former Governor of Jigawa State has called out the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, claiming he has been indifferent over the alleged attack on Fulanis in the Southwestern region of the country. He disclosed this on Thursday in Kano while receiving 27 newly elected local government chairmen of the Peoples Democratic... read more »

Makinde Deploys 200 Amotekun Men in Ibarapa

Makinde Deploys 200 Amotekun Men in Ibarapa

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday released a security strategy to be adopted in fighting insecurity and other security challenges facing Ibarapa... read more »

I Don’t Know You, Sunday Igboho Tells Ojudu

Sunday Igboho Begs Ooni for Forgiveness

A popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has denied ever having anything to do with a Special Adviser on Political Matters to... read more »

FFK Warns Against Arrest of Sunday Igboho

FFK Warns Against Arrest of Sunday Igboho

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that it would be dangerous, reckless and counterproductive for the President Muhammadu Buhari... read more »

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Slash on Imported Vehicles’ Duties Commences Next Week – Customs

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 disclosed by the Comptroller-General of... read more »

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Buhari To Reopen Borders Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, had a closed door meeting with the nation’s 36 state governors on the security challenges across the country. He explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs. African News Today had earlier reported that state governors did... read more »

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Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi Apologises for Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

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

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Officials Capsizes in Ilaje

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

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

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

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

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

Onitsha-Enugu Road Construction at Zero Level – Obiano

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

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

Opinion: Buhari Goes Rail-Wire Says Femi Adesina

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

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PDP, Afenifere, Others Enraged as 10 APC Governors Accompany Buhari to Daura for APC Registration

PDP, Afenifere, Others Enraged as 10 APC Governors Accompany Buha...

Following the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to his hometown, Daura, Katsina State on Saturday to revalidate his membership of his party, All Progressive Congress, accompanied by 10 governors of... read more »

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

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

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

Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Pass...

Immigration Confirms Travel Restrictions on Erring Passengers

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has imposed six months travel restrictions on 100 passengers who violated the COVID 19 protocols. Its spokesman, Sunday... read more »

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

FG Faults US, UK Over Visa Restriction on Election Riggers

The federal government has kicked against the visa restrictions imposed on some Nigerians by the United States (US) owing to election rigging during the... read more »

FG Walks the Talk, Bars Emirates Airlines from Operatin...

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

The Federal Government has banned Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria in adherence to its principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines... 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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  Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

Uganda Election: President Museveni Wins Sixth Term in Office

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ugandan Government to Prosecute Parents Who Don’t Immunize Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BREAKING: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Community

Gunmen kill Ondo Monarch

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

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

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

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

Enugu Yellow Fever: Fear of Outbreak Grows in Nsukka, I...

Enugu Yellow Fever: Fear of Outbreak Grows in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, Igbo-Etiti LGAs

Following the confirmed cases of Yellow Fever in Enugu Ezike, Igbo North Local Government Area, LGA, of Enugu state by the state government, there are fears... read more »

Names of Seven ‘Lekki Shootings Victims’ Surface at Lag...

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

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

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

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN ca...

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the world amid the COVID-19 scare. This was... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Redress from African Leaders

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Redress from African Leaders

African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) on Tuesday called on the United Nations, African Union Commission, Diplomatic Peace Organization, African Leaders and especially the Governments of Nigeria and South-Africa to swiftly swing into action by stepping up pragmatic measures towards putting a definite STOP to these repulsive acts leading... read more »

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

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

The All Progressive Congress has asked US President Donald Trump to emulate his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari after losing an election. This was contained in a statement issued by... read more »

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

No One’s Ambition is Worth Blood of Any Citizen, Jonathan Cautions Trump

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has urged US President Donald Trump to concede defeat, saying that his ambition is not worth the blood of any American citizen. The American leader has maintained his stance on not conceding defeat after the elections held last year. Jonathan’s call came a just a day after pro-Trump supporters... read more »

Trump Thanks Nigerians in Onitsha Who Marched for Him, ...

Trump Lauds Nigerians in Onitsha Who Marched for Him, Describes it as ‘A Great Honour’

United States President, Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked a group of Nigerians in Onitsha, Anambra State who held a campaign in his honour. Trump took a break... read more »

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

US Forces Rescue Kidnapped American in Nigeria

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

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

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

The United States has explained its stance not to back Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General position, noting... 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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Sunday Igboho Begs Ooni for Forgiveness

IGP Orders Arrest of Sunday Igboho

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, over an eviction order on Fulanis in Oyo State. The Senior Special Assistant to the... read more »

Gunmen Kidnap Travellers in Osun

Gunmen Kidnap Travellers in Osun

Gunmen on Sunday night abducted travellers on Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government of Osun State, according to a report by The Nation. It was gathered that the hoodlums waylaid the travellers and took some of them to a nearby bush near Ori-Oke Omoh, while others were left on the scene. The Nation learnt that one of those abducted... read more »

Three Robbery Suspects Arrested in Osun

Three Robbery Suspects Arrested in Osun

The Police Command in Osun says it has arrested three suspected robbers who hijacked two articulated vehicles and robbed the occupants along Osu-Ile Ife... read more »

Nigeria Has Not Recovered From Civil War – Kukah

Nigeria Has Not Recovered From Civil War – Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Rev Matthew Kukah has said Nigeria has not recovered from wounds of the civil war, 51 years after the unfortunate event. He... read more »

Amotekun Official Shoots Policeman in Oyo

Amotekun Official Shoots Policeman in Oyo

A member of the Oyo State Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has allegedly shot and injured a police officer, identified as Fatai Yekini. reports say Yekini... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are indications that Nigeria’s race towards procuring vaccines to combat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will start yielding fruits from January. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire... 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, against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night. Joshua had knocked his Bulgarian opponent, Pulev, out in the ninth round of their title fight in London, retaining his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. In a... 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 »

Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Precede Future Match...

Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Precede Future Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation has responded to calls by Nigerians for the involvement of domestic league players in Super Eagles’ matches, by agreeing to... read more »

Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job

Buhari Assures Okonjo Iweala of Support for WTO Job

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

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World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

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

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dead Body Discovered Along Club Road, Awka After Valentine

Dead Body Discovered Along Club Road, Awka After Valentine

A man in his thirties was found dead along Club Road, Awka, Anambra State capital on Monday after Valentine merriment. The corpse of the young man simply identified as Chuka aka ‘Ado Na... read more »

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Crystal Palace Worked Hard For Win Against Wolves – Eberechi Eze

Eberechi Eze says Palace’s impressive victory over Wolves was a reward for their continued hard work throughout the season. “It’s been a long time coming,” he said in his post-match interview. “We work hard all the time and it’s not come off for us, but today it worked so I’m grateful. “We always put in the work and we’re always... read more »

Rodgers Plays Down Ndidi Injury Concern

Ndidi, Vardy Ruled Out of Fulham Tie

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has played down the severity of the injury copped by midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, in their 1-1 draw against Everton at... read more »

Ighalo Announces Exit from Manchester United

Ighalo Announces Exit from Manchester United

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has announced his departure from Manchester United. He made the announcement in an emotional farewell message posted... read more »

FG Threatens To Shut Down NYSC Camps

FG Threatens To Shut Down NYSC Camps

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has threatened that the government will not hesitate to shut down orientation camps of the National... 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 »