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Buhari commissions 17-Storey Nigerian Content Development building in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Abuja, pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country, focusing on finishing projects delivered by local contractors...

Metro

‘We’ve been neglected for decades’, Miyetti Allah requests palliatives from FG,...

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged all tiers of government to extend palliatives to the pastoralists community to cushion...

Crime

Five suspected kidnappers arrested in Kogi

The Police in Lokoja have arrested five people believed to be behind recent kidnappings in Kogi and the neighbouring states. The arrest of the suspects...

Security

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UAE breaks out of Arab mould, normalises diplomatic relations with Israel

The United Arab Emirates appears to have broken away from the Arab cycle after reaching a historic deal with Israel on Thursday that will...

COVID-19: France unemployment rate hits 37-year low

French unemployment fell to a 37-year low in the second quarter, as the continuation of a multi-year downtrend was exaggerated by a strict coronavirus...

Trump blasts Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, as ‘meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful’ senator

U.S. President Trump welcomed Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., to the presidential race by blasting her as “extraordinarily nasty” and one of the “most liberal”...

Coronavirus found on imported frozen seafood packaging in China

Authorities in China have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood that arrived from the port city of Dalian, which...

Russia announces ‘world’s first coronavirus vaccine’, administers drug on Putin’s daughter

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced on Tuesday that the country has registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine — called Sputnik V — with state...

Lebanese government quits following Beirut port explosion

Lebanon’s government resigned on Monday as the prime minister blamed “political corruption” for a massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 160...

Africa

19-year-old joins presidential race in Uganda

A 19-year-old Ugandan has picked nomination papers to vie for the presidency in the upcoming general elections. Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa said he had always been...

CAJ calls on Zimbabwean government to stop harassment of journalists

The Congress of African Journalists (CAJ) has expressed concern over the deteriorating press freedom situation in Zimbabwe and called on the government of Zimbabwe...

Africa records over one million COVID-19 cases – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over one million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the...

CAJ calls on African government to end attacks on journalists in the Covid-19 pandemic

The Congress of African Journalists (CAJ) held a maiden conference on “Covid-19 Impacts on Journalists and the Media: Building up To Face Challenges of...

West Africa

Mali protests resume as thousands call for president to resign

Reuter Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali’s rainy capital Bamako on Tuesday renewing calls for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down...

French, Nigerien troops hunt for killers of aid workers in Niger

French and Nigerien soldiers searched through a giraffe reserve and the surrounding area in Niger on Monday for traces of the gunmen who killed...

‘Ghanaian airspace not opened to international flights yet,ignore rumours’ – says Aviation Minister

By Francis Ogwo Ghanaian Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, has said that the country's airspace is still not open for international flights as he...

15 killed as Boko Haram hits northern Cameroun

(Reuters) - Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed 15 people and wounded six others in a grenade attack on a camp for...

Economy

‘We make about N3billion weekly from stamp duty’ – says FIRS

By Francis Ogwo The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) disclosed that it has regularly generated N3billion weekly from stamp duty collection from May till date...

Oil prices bolstered by bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude stocks

Oil prices moved higher on Wednesday after an industry report showed that U.S. inventories of crude fell more than analysts had expected. This bolsters hopes...

Legislations for speedy growth of economy make reps’ priority list

By Francis Ogwo Legislations for the speedy growth of Nigeria's economy would gain the attention of the House of Representatives. This was disclosed in a statement...

CIBN inauguates 14 committees to drive activities

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria(CIBN) on Monday in Lagos inaugurated 14 Committees of its Governing Council to strengthen operations and drive its...

CBN pumps in N3.3tr credit to boost economy

By Francis Ogwo About N3.3 trillion has been set aside for the creative sectors of Nigeria's economy. This was announced by the Central Bank of Nigeria...

Finance

Interim Dividend: NSE market capitalisation rebounds by N135bn

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday posted first week gain with the market capitalisation rebounding by N135 billion, amid renewed investor interest. Speficially, the...

‘Banks’ lending rates rose to 30%’ – CBN report indicates

By Francis Ogwo The Central Bank of Nigeria has disclosed that loans to customers by banks were priced between 15.01% and 30.70% in the first...

‘How we spent N162.5b SUKUK funds on 44 federal roads’ –  Finance Ministry

By Francis Ogwo The Federal Ministry of Finance has released the complete expenditure breakdown of N162.5bn SUKUK funds for 44 critical road projects across the...

‘Prices of food skyrocketed in June’ – NBS

By Francis Ogwo The month of June recorded a huge increase in prices of food, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. This was contained...

CBN directs authorized banks to debit loan defaulters

By Francis Ogwo Starting from August 1, accounts of chronic loan defaulters will be debited by authorised banks in a new directive by the Central...

Business

Banks limit debit card spending abroad as Nigeria’s forex plunges

Francis Ogwo Nigeria's foreign exchange crisis has worsened as Nigerian banks are about to suspend or reduce the amount their customers can spend abroad using...

Forex: Naira exchanges to dollar at N472

By Francis Ogwo The Naira and the US dollar on Tuesday had an exchange rate closing at N470/US$1 in the parallel market. The exchange rate closed...

Atedo Peterside bows out as Cadbury Nigeria Chairman

By Francis Ogwo Entrepreneur and economist, Atedo Peterside, has resigned from his role as Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria Plc. This was made public in a statement...

Stock market appreciates with investors gaining N15bn

By Francis Ogwo There has been a gain of N15bn for investors in Nigeria's stock market for Monday with a recorded price appreciation by 18...

Buhari flags off construction of $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline project

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday, flag off the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, pipeline, meant to realise the long-held dream of building the...

Energy/Oil/Gas

OML 130: NNPC, partners resolve disputes, unlock $510m gas potentials

By Francis Ogwo The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has come to an agreement with its partners, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) and South...

‘National Gas Transportation Network Code would Go-Live on Monday’ — Official assures

By Francis Ogwo The National Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) has been planned to “Go-Live" on Monday. This was according to the Technical Adviser, Gas Business...

Fuel pumps could go dry in Lagos as NUPENG orders tanker drivers’ strike

By Francis Ogwo There is an imminent scarcity of petroleum products in Lagos as the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has...

Petrol price could go up as PPMC hikes ex-depot of PMS

By Francis Ogwo The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has increased the ex-depot price for...

NNPC records 43% drop in oil pipeline vandalism in May — Report

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says it  recorded 43 per cent drop in cases of damage to its oil pipeline infrastructure by suspected...

Editorial

Governor Zulum’s lucky escape: Buhari must act now

Were it not for divine intervention, Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, would have been in his grave now and Nigeria would...

COVID-19 Watch

No fatality as Nigeria records 453 fresh cases of COVID-19

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 453 fresh COVID-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which confirmed this on its Twitter handle, said the...

Columnists

Washington File by Evelyn Dan Epelle

Biden picks California senator, Kamala Harris, as vice president

Former U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden, has chosen California Senator, Kamala Harris, to join him on the Democratic ticket, fulfilling his pledge to select...

China Chimes by YanDan Zheng

China accuses US of ‘political suppression’ over TikTok, WeChat ban

Beijing on Friday accused the United States of “suppression” after President Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat. Chinese...

Sanwo-Olu’s repeal of Ambode’s Land Use Charge: A look back in...

By Chris Otaigbe Lagos was greeted with some level of relief on August 5, 2020, when the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government decided to repeal his predecessor,...

Opinion

Africa and her diaspora must look inward

Tokunbo Lijadu-Oyemade (Dcns.) It is very unfortunate that Africans in the Diaspora, excluding African Americans, that observe the evils in African states' leaderships are handicapped...

Editors' Picks

Sexism: How Nigeria’s most loved preacher, Enoch Adeboye, became unpopular

Enoch Adeboye, better known as "Daddy Go" (Daddy General Overseer), is a Nigerian pastor loved by his millions of followers, but who has once again riled critics on social media with what they say is his sexist attitude. The 78-year-old ranks low on the flamboyance...

Ozil says he will see out his contract at Arsenal

Arsenal forward, Mesut Ozil, says he wants to see out his contract with the Premier League club, which runs to summer 2021. The Germany World...

Five suspected kidnappers arrested in Kogi

The Police in Lokoja have arrested five people believed to be behind recent kidnappings in Kogi and the neighbouring states. The arrest of the suspects...

UAE breaks out of Arab mould, normalises diplomatic relations with Israel

The United Arab Emirates appears to have broken away from the Arab cycle after reaching a historic deal with Israel on Thursday that will...

‘Are you a lawyer?’ Concerned Lagosian queries Assembly Speaker over credentials

Serial governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has accused the state's assembly speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, of impersonation over claims to be a legal...

Buhari commissions 17-Storey Nigerian Content Development building in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Abuja, pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country, focusing on finishing projects delivered by local contractors...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Imperative of reviewing law establishing EFCC

By Fortune Abang News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Since the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and appointment of Nuhu Ribadu as its...

Big Story

NCDC announces 437 new cases, total now 46,577 as daily recovery...

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night confirmed 437 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in...

Lagos Update

‘Are you a lawyer?’ Concerned Lagosian queries Assembly Speaker over credentials

Serial governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has accused the state's assembly speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, of impersonation over claims to be a legal...

LG Spokesman counters Sanwo-Olu, says Onigbongbo chairman didn’t die of COVID-19

The Chief Press Secretary to the late Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area Chairman, Babatunde Oke, Ishmaeel Akerele, has denied that his boss died of...

Lagos-Ibadan Rail: Lagos Govt closes Ilupeju bypass

The Lagos State Government has announced closure of Ilupeju bypass for the Lagos-Ibadan Railway Modernisation Project between 8:00p.m. on Wednesday and 6:00a.m. on Thursday. The...

Sanwo-Olu confirms Onigbongbo LCDA boss, Babatunde Oke, died of coronavirus

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has confirmed that the chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Babatunde Oke, died from coronavirus complications. Mr Sanwo-Olu...

Lagos courts have delivered judgments on 122 sexual offences in 2020 – DPP

The Director of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Yinka Adeyemi, on Tuesday, said that courts in Lagos delivered 122 judgments...

FCT News

Flood: FCTA demolishes 102 houses in Gwagwalada

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has begun the demolition of about 102 houses built along waterways, following the recent flood incident which had...

COVID-19: FCTA extends operational market days to seven

The Federal Capital Development Administration (FCTA) has approved the extension of operational market days in the nation's capital to seven. In a statement signed by...

Sallah: FCT residents decry high cost of livestock, food items

As Muslim faithful prepare for Sallah celebration, residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the high cost of livestock and food items,...

Appeal Court Victory: AMAC Chairman appreciates residents

Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC),Mr. Abdullahi Candido, has expressed appreciation to residents of the area council for their support, following his election victory...

Passengers trapped in Abuja-Lokoja Road gridlock

Passengers travelling to and from the North through Lokoja-Abuja highway are currently in a gridlock on Gegu-Koton karfe section of the road. The News Agency...

Politics

Education

Environment

Trends/ Social Media

Shut down BBNaija now or I’ll use my spiritual power, pastor warns FG

An Anambra-based cleric Prophet Ebelenna Chukwu has threatened to use his “spiritual capability” to shut down the ongoing reality TV show Big Brother Naija...

‘Mummy Calm Down’ boy gets Instagram account, mum breaks silence

Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola famously known as Mummy Calm Down boy now has an Instagram account. Oreofeoluwa had gained 935 followers on the photo-sharing platform as of...

My parents instructed me not to return home after BBNaija – Dorathy

Big Brother Naija season 5 housemate Dorathy Bachor says she is hopeful of winning the N85 million grand prize as she has been instructed...

Kim Kardashian reunites with Kanye West amid tears

Kim Kardashian, popular American Media personality, has reportedly reunited with her husband, Kanye West, days after the Grammy Award winner tendered a public apology...

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Judiciary

Ogun CJ sentences man to 25 years imprisonment for raping 11-yr-old...

An Abeokuta High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 36-year-old man, Ugochukwu Obiakor, to 25 years imprisonment for raping an 11-year- old girl Obiakor, who had...

Customary Court

My husband ‘tricked’ me into leaving his house – divorce seeking woman tells court

A trader and mother of four, Mrs Abayomi Suleiman, on Tuesday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan that her estranged husband, Muideen, tricked...

My wife frequently beats me – Divorce-seeking husband tells court

An electronic trader, Gbade Olaniyi, on Wednesday petitioned an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolved his seven-year-old marriage to wife, Olubunmi, because she...

Landlady in court over alleged breach of trust

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 50-year-old landlady, Olajumoke Azeez, 50, in a Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, over alleged breach of trust. Azeez,...

Court remands man, friend for allegedly defiling his stepdaughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 50-year-old man, Paul Nnadi, and his friend, Ayobamidele Olaiya, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional...

Court remands security guard over alleged abduction

A Lugbe Grade I Area Court, Abuja on Tuesday, ordered that a security guard, Isaac Johnson, who allegedly abducted a 17-year-old girl, be remanded...

Media

Books

Labour

FG spends N15.8bn on hazard allowances — Ngige

The Federal Government says it has so far spent N15.8 billion on hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals and medical centres across the country. Minister...

Resident doctors give FG 3-week strike notice

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have given a three-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or face...

Salary deduction: NLC suspends planned strike in Kano

The joint labour unions in Kano State has suspended its planned one week warning strike to protest the deduction of worker’s salary by the...

Union flays conditions of appointments in Kwara

The Committee of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI) has described some obnoxious conditions for the appointment of Provosts and Registrars in Kwara as unsuitable...

Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Saturday said its members would proceed on total and indefinite strike if the Federal Government failed...

Sports

Ozil says he will see out his contract at Arsenal

Arsenal forward, Mesut Ozil, says he wants to see out his contract with the Premier League club, which runs to summer 2021. The Germany World...

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