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Spain donates 4.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria

Spain has donated 4.4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria. The Spanish Embassy disclosed this in a statement titled: “No one...

Metro

Court stops Oluomo, others from collecting levies

A Federal High Court in Lagos has stopped the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos branch, Alhaji Musilu...

Crime

Gunmen kill pregnant woman, four children in Anambra

GUNMEN have killed at least 12 people, including a pregnant woman and her four children in Anambra State, the BBC reported today. Governor Charles Soludo...

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WHO re-elects Ghebreyesus as DG for second term

  WHO Member States on Tuesday re-elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health...

Monkeypox virus outbreaks can be contained – WHO

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Monkeypox virus can be contained in countries outside of Africa where the virus is not usually...

Russia ‘nearing’ full control of Ukraine’s Lugansk – Defence Minister

  Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday Moscow was nearing full control of Ukraine's eastern separatist region of Lugansk. Recall that Russian President Vladimir...

About 18 million facing severe hunger in Sahel region – UN

  About 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months, the United Nations has warned while citing the...

Singer Ed Sheeran, wife welcome baby girl

  British Pop singer, Edward Christopher Sheeran, popularly known as Ed Sheeran, and his wife,Cherry, have welcomed their second child, a girl. The elated father took...

Rihanna, Asap Rocky welcome first child

  American singer, Rihanna Fenty and her lover and rapper, Asap Rocky, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy. According to TMZ, the couple are...

Africa

70 migrants missing as boat sinks off Tunisia coast

  A boat has capsized in the Mediterranean leaving more than 70 people missing. The boat which was crowded with migrants headed for Europe from Libya...

Burkina Faso flood: Four bodies found as search for survivors continue

  Four bodies of dead miners have been discovered after thirty nine days of searching, Burkina Faso government spokesman discloses. Recall that last month, flood waters...

AfDB ranked world’s Best Multilateral Financial Institution

  The African Development Bank has been ranked as the Best Multilateral Financial Institution in the world in 2021. The ranking, which was done by Global...

DR Congo authorities impound 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory

About one and a half tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized by authorities in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

West Africa

Australia COVID-19 deaths mount as return to school threatens new Omicron peak

Australia recorded another surge of COVID-19 deaths on Monday as an outbreak of the highly contagious Omicron variant peaked, and authorities warned numbers could...

Herdsmen ultimatum: West Africa media lawyers knock NBC, harp on press freedom

The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has frowned at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over its warning to media houses on the coverage...

Kano – Maradi rail to gulp $2 billion as FG signs MoU with contractor

  By Francis Ogwo The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the Kano to Maradi (Niger Republic) Standard Guage raile line project has been...

ECOWAS, AU, UNOWAS commend Ghana for peaceful election

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commended Ghana for the conduct of a peaceful election on Monday, December 7. A joint statement...

Economy

CBN’s interest rate now 13%, first time in over five years

  The policy-setting committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised the monetary policy rate (MPR), which measures interest rate, to 13 per...

Price of yam soars above 60% in two weeks – Survey

  In Lagos State,the price of yam tuber rose significantly across markets recording a 66.4% price increase in the space of two weeks. Also, the...

 Companies rake in higher revenues and margins in Q1 2022

  Largest companies in the country earned sum of N2.33 trillion as revenue in the first quarter of 2022, outpacing their earnings in the corresponding...

Trade deficit hits $764m in Q1 – CBN

  Nigeria’s international trade deficit increased by 175.13 percent from $152.94m in January 2022 to $420.79m in March 2022. This is according to data from...

Banks’ maximum lending rate drops to a 5-year low at 26.61%- CBN

  Banks have reduced the maximum lending rate to 26.61 percent, an over five-year low, amid a rising inflation rate that is expected to hike...

Finance

Auditor-General of Federation tasks tax practitioners on knowledge acquisition

The Auditor-General for the Federation, Chief Adolphus Aghughu, has tasked tax practitioners on acquisition of new knowledge and capacity development to remain relevant in...

FG approves insolvency regulations

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has approved the Insolvency Regulations (IR) 2022. This is...

FG earmarks N6.2b for training of youths on phone repair

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said on Wednesday the Federal Government would spend N6.2 billion on...

FG committed to bridging infrastructure deficit – DMO DG

Ms Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), on Thursday reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to bridging the nation’s infrastructure deficit to attract...

PenCom reviews PRA 2014

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has reviewed the Pension Reform Act 2014 (PRA 2014) as a prelude to advancing legislative action on the Bill. This...

Business

Monkeypox virus outbreaks can be contained – WHO

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Monkeypox virus can be contained in countries outside of Africa where the virus is not usually...

Oil production dips to 1.2mbpd in April 2022

  In April 2022, Nigeria’s crude oil production dipped to an average of 1.219 million barrels per day (mbpd) representing a 1.53% decline compared to...

Power generation records first uptick in the week at 89.01kMWH

  The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disclosed that power generation in Nigeria recorded its first uptick in the week with GenCos generating a...

Power generation declines for the third time in May 2022- TCN

  The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said Nigeria’s power generation dipped by 0.9% on Tuesday to 86.77kMWh when compared to 87.58kMWh recorded the...

Crypto market loses $400 billion as Bitcoin dips below $30K

  Crisis seems to be rocking the cryptocurrency market as flagship casset, Bitcoin dipped by over 11% in the last 24 hours to trade in...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Crude oil soars to $111 pbl amid weak dollar

  Oil prices rose within the last week as investors weighed tight as concerns about global growth were exacerbated by-product markets and a weaker dollar. It...

NNPC has enough PMS to last over 47 days – FG

  The Federal Government has said that amidst the fuel queues that were noticed in the Federal capital recently, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd,...

Nigeria loses N1.22tn to deficit oil production in Q1 – Reports

  Nigeria could not meet about 22.658 million barrels of crude oil production valued at N1.22tn in the first quarter of this year due to...

Electricity cost to go up as FG approves tariff increase for DisCos

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced that electricity companies in Nigeria can adjust their tariff upwards. The new approval was scheduled to take...

EU bans Russian oil over Ukraine onslaught

  The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, on Wednesday imposed new sanctions against the Kremlin which will include a six-month ban on...

Editorial

Service chiefs should resign and go home now!

Monday’s terrorists’ attack on Abuja-Kaduna rail travellers have further affirmed the incompetence of the nation’s service chiefs. Security breaches across the country have become...

COVID-19 Watch

Covid: Over 3,000 Nigerians killed in two years – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country confirmed an excess of 250,000 coronavirus cases and recorded over 3,000 deaths within the...

Columnists

Young, educated, and indebted: Inside America’s student loan crisis

ABUJA - Young adults in the United States of America will either skip formal training or chase their utopian American Dream by subscribing to...

China Chimes by Yandan Zheng

Hope: The 14th anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake

Fourteen years ago, on May 12, a strong earthquake broke out in Wenchuan, Sichuan. The "pig is strong" was buried under the ruins for...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Why waiving abortion rights is dangerous and should be stopped

Radical SCOTUS and bluenose evangelical Christians poised to eliminate women's right to choose; Why both are dangerous and must be stopped   By LaBode Obanor It was...

Medical Lines with Dr NG Johnson-Ogbuneke

Anti-Malarial vaccines and hypocrisy of drug companies

  Given the speed and global cooperation that urgently produced vaccines of reasonable efficacy to help combat the COVID-19 virus, one cannot help but see...

Opinion

The legality of the CBN Gov to vie for political office

The Central Bank of Nigeria Act (2007) is the legal instrument that establishes the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Office of the CBN...

Who is this Ned Nwoko?

Editors' Picks

Intelligence sources and autopsy reveal how Chadian dictator Idriss Deby was killed, rule out battlefield death narrative

{Disturbing photos: viewers discretion advised}   The sudden death of long-term Chadian President and three-decade strongman, Idriss Deby, allegedly in the hands of rebel forces at a battlefield in one of the fronts north of the arid North African State was casually announced to the shock...

70 migrants missing as boat sinks off Tunisia coast

  A boat has capsized in the Mediterranean leaving more than 70 people missing. The boat which was crowded with migrants headed for Europe from Libya...

Spain donates 4.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria

Spain has donated 4.4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria. The Spanish Embassy disclosed this in a statement titled: “No one...

2023: Gov Makinde wins PDP primary in Oyo

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has been declared the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primary election in the state. The governor polled 1,040...

Peter Obi withdraws from presidential primaries, quits PDP

Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, dumped the opposition party. He will also not participate...

Ekweremadu, Abaribe withdraw from gov race

Former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has announced his decision to withdraw from the race to become the governor of Enugu State under the...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

Clinton Samuel, one among Ghana’s top male model

After winning male model of the year for fashion Ghana award 2021, Clinton Samuel is on a journey to set the record for winning...

Big Story

6-year pregnancy: A miracle too hard to believe

To say my older Sister delivered a baby may not sound exciting enough until you hear that the baby was in the womb for...

Lagos Update

No going back on Lagos Okada ban – Sanwo-Olu

GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state government will go ahead with its proposed ban on motorcycles on highways and six local governments and nine...

Lagos govt reopens Chrisland Schools

The Lagos State Government has ordered the reopening of all Chrisland Schools shut down over controversies that surrounded an immoral act engaged in by...

MC Oluomo promises Sanwo-Olu 3m votes in Lagos

Following the Governing Advisory Council (CAC) approval of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's second term bid as governor of Lagos State, the former chairman of the...

Five Dowen students, three house masters in custody – Police

The Lagos State Police says eight persons are in custody over the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, Lekki. Speaking to journalists...

Three Dowen College students in police custody over Sylvester Oromoni’s death

Three students of Dowen College, Lekki Lagos are currently in the custody of the police over the death of Sylvester Oromoni. Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu disclosed...

FCT News

FCT: No riot in Lugbe, viral video false – Police

THE FCT Police Command has dismissed reports alleging that a riot was ongoing and motorists and innocent citizens were being attacked at the Lugbe...

FCT minister closes Dei-Dei market after motorcycle riders, traders clash

FCT Minister, Mohammad Bello, has ordered the indefinite closure of Dei – Dei International Market following a clash between commercial motorcyclists (Okada) and traders. Bello...

FG to construct $272 million 5.76km Abuja light rail

  Plans are underway by the Federal Government of Nigeria to build a $272 million, 5.76km rail track in the Federal Capital Territory. This was made...

This incessant FCT teachers’ strike must stop!

For over a month, government-owned primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory have remained closed. Yet again, teachers in the nation’s capital have resorted...

FCT polls: PDP wins Abuja Municipal Area Council

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Christopher Zaka, on Sunday emerged as the winner of the chairmanship election for Abuja Municipal Area...

Politics

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Trends/ Social Media

Wizkid headlines Headies 2022 with 10 nominations

  Grammy winning artiste, Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, has bagged 10 nominations in the newly released Headies award list. The organisers of Headies on...

‘You call yourself a pastor’, Actor Aremu Afolayan blasts Osinbajo

  Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan, has blasted the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, for turning a blind eye to the state of the country, especially as...

Oba Elegushi, first wife celebrate 19th wedding anniversary

  Oba Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi and his first wife, Olori Sekinat, have celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary today, May 24,...

Actor Blossom Chukwujekwu appreciates fans, family over second wedding

  Actor Blossom Chukwujekwu, has appreciated his fans and family for their support during his wedding with Pastor Ehinome Akhuemokhan. Blossom took to his Instagram post...

2023: Banky W, Ned Nwoko win PDP NASS tickets

  Nollywood actor, singer turned politician, Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, and Regina Daniels's husband, Ned Nwoko, have won their primaries election for...

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Judiciary

Court dismisses Govs’ suit against NFIU on regulation of LG spending

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a suit filed by the 36 states’ attorneys-general and the Nigeria Governors’...

Customary Court

Court dissolves 3-yr-old marriage over father-in-law’s interference

A Customary Court, sitting in Ile-Tuntun, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday dissolved a three-year-old union between Ibukun Amuson and estranged husband, Babatunde, over interference...

Judge advises 27-year-old woman to work towards winning her parents’ love

A Grade I Area Court Judge in Kubwa, Abuja, Muhammad Adamu, on Tuesday advised a 27-year-old woman, Ifeoma Maduaka, who bit and threatened to...

Housewife seeks divorce over husband’s gambling addiction

A trader, Fisayo Akibu, on Tuesday approached a Customary Court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, seeking dissolution of her 19-year-old marriage to husband, Abiodun, over...

My husband forced me to have 15 abortions, divorce seeking woman tells court

A nurse, Shukurat Adewumi has prayed a Customary Court sitting at Mapo in Ibadan to dissolve her 17-year-old marriage to her husband, Adewale, on...

Save me from my husband, step-children – Woman begs court

A businesswoman, Morufat Giwa, on Friday prayed a Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan, to grant her request for divorce and save her from her...

Media

Books

Labour

Akwa Ibom teachers suspend strike

The Akwa Ibom chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Akwa Ibom has suspended its five-day-old strike. The union disclosed this in a...

Fuel price hike: Sokoto NLC to join nationwide strike

  Owing to government's planned hike in fuel price,the Sokoto State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will join the January...

Strike: You can’t gag workers — NLC tells lawmakers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told members of the National Assembly, particularly members of the House of Representatives, that it cannot gag workers...

Lagos nurses, midwives declare warning strike

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has declared a three-day warning strike in demand for better working...

NLC to embark on nationwide protest over fuel subsidy removal

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday asked its 36 branches and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to prepare for a nationwide protest should...

Sports

EPL approves Boehl’s takeover of Chelsea at £4.25bn

The Premier League has approved the takeover of Chelsea FC by a consortium led by American billionaire, Todd Boehly, to bring Roman Abramovich’s 19-year...

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