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Beg ASUU to end strike, Presidency tells Nigerians

THE Presidency has urged parents to join the Federal Government in begging the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike. The...

Metro

Former IGP, Tafa Balogun, laid to rest in Osun

THE former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun, has been buried in his home town. Balogun was buried today in accordance with Islamic rites in...

Crime

NDLEA confiscates over N130bn worth of drugs in 17 months

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has disclosed that from January 2021 to May 2022, the agency impounded over 3.5million kilograms of hard...

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Rapper Lil Wayne announces new album

  American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter also known as Lil Wayne, has announced his new album, Carter VI. The legendary rapper made it known during his...

Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson split after nine months

  Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian and her lover, Pete Davidson, have parted ways after dating for nine months. The Beauty and underwear entrepreneur was official...

John Legend, wife expect ‘rainbow’ baby

  American model and TV personality, Chrissy Teigen, and her husband, John Legend, are expecting their rainbow baby. The couple had lost a baby, Jack, in...

Infidelity: Singer Ne-Yo’s wife files for divorce

  Crystal Smith has filed for a divorce from her husband and American singer, Shaffer Smith aka Ne-Yo, just days after her public revelation. Recall that...

UN peacekeeping mission spokesman expelled by DR Congo after protests

  The Democratic Republic of the Congo has asked the spokesman of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO, to leave the country, blaming him for...

266 Nigerian doctors get UK licenses in two months

  The General Medical Council which licenses and maintains the official register of medical practitioners in the United Kingdom licensed at least 266 Nigerian doctors...

Africa

One dead, 46 arrested in South Africa’s illegal mining crackdown

  Police have arrested 46 suspects have been arrested as part of efforts to crackdown on illegal mining operations on the West Rand. One person...

South Africa’s high power costs protest leaves four dead

  Protests over the cost of electricity in a South African township have left at least four people dead , police officials have said. On Monday,...

Nine dead, 130 injured in Libya fuel truck fire

  At least nine people and seventy six others injured after a fuel tanker truck caught fire and exploded Monday in central Libya, health authorities...

Nigeria kicks against ECOWAS parliament’s partial recruitment

  The Nigerian Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the Economic Community of West African States, Musa Nuhu, has written to the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Dr...

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

OPEC raises oil production quota as price dips

  Nigeria’s crude oil production quota for September 2022 has been raised by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Wednesday to 1.83 million barrels...

FG rakes in N2.5bn daily from TinCan port – Customs

  About N2.5bn is said to be generated daily by the TinCan Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service. The Customs Area Controller in charge of...

FG fund 100,000 houses with N712bn mortgage

The Federal Government has on Monday said it was working to increase mortgages provided to contributors under the National Housing Fund to the tune...

Nigeria’s economy doing well under Buhari – Finance Minister

THE Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says the nation’s economy is doing well under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The minister also...

FG, states, LGAs share N802.407bn in June- FAAC

  In the month of June, 2022,the federal, state and local governments shared N802.407bn as federation allocation implying an 18 per cent increase from N681bn...

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

WHO, UNICEF advocate better breastfeeding policies in Indonesia

  UNICEF and WHO are urging the government and partners in Indonesia to support mothers with early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding amid a decline in...

More distressed insurance companies to be liquidated, NAICOM warns

  More insurance companies which are distressed may face liquidation. This is according to the Commissioner, National Insurance Commission, Sunday Thomas. The Commissioner who was represented...

Power supply in the country may drop again soon – TCN

  The Transmission Company of Nigeria, in a statement on Monday, said power supply will drop by 50 megawatts on Wednesday. The drop according to...

Flutterwave, Eversend, other fintech African startups halt virtual card service

  Many African fintech startups offering virtual dollar card services sent emails to their customers on Friday stating that their virtual card service will be...

Fuel scarcity to end in days – NNPC

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited has revealed that the fuel queues in Abuja and Lagos will vanish in three days. This was disclosed by...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Kerosene now selling over N800/litre, amidst rising cost of living

  The price of kerosene has soared to N800 per litre just as the market is beginning to adjust to the newly increased petrol and...

Total blackout as national grid collapses again

THE National grid today collapsed again. According to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, the grid collapse occurred at about 11:27 am. “Dear Customers, we regret to...

Crude oil price soars above $100 again

  Crude oil prices have soared above the $100 mark on Sunday hitting $101.16/barrel after trading around $98/barrel since Tuesday. This is as oil marketers...

Oil dips below $100 as Nigeria’s production hits 1.158mb/d

  Brent, the international benchmark for crude, fell below $100 per barrel on Tuesday as the latest figures released by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting...

Petrol sells at N250/litre in Abuja as scarcity worsens

The scarcity of fuel has led to extended queues at some filling stations in Lagos, Abuja, Niger and other states even they sold Premium...

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

Only has China succeeded in achieving peaceful rise

Celebrating the 101st anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China On July 1, 2022, the Communist Party of China and the Chinese...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

Heresy! How a renegade Supreme Court is damaging America

By LaBode Obanor Above the entrance of the Supreme Court building in Washington DC, engraved boldly, is the phrase "Equal Justice Under Law." This phrase 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

Different types of mental health disorders

  My mental health is important! Your mental health is important. Our mental health is important. Mental health plays a major role in the body....

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...

BBNaija 7: Beauty disqualified from Level Up edition

Big Brother Naija housemate, Beauty, has been disqualified from the Level Up edition. Her immediate exit had been announced by Biggie after a clip showing...

Rapper Lil Wayne announces new album

  American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter also known as Lil Wayne, has announced his new album, Carter VI. The legendary rapper made it known during his...

Commonwealth Games: Tobi Amusan wins gold

Nigeria’s Tobi Amosun has added the Commonwealth Games gold medal to her collection of laurels. Amusan clinched the top prize in the 100m hurdles final...

Impeachment notice on Buhari not political — Senator Bassey

The Cross River National Assembly caucus Chairman, Senator Gershom Bassey, says the six-week notice given to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Senate to check...

One dies as factions clash at PDP meeting

One person identified as Kuranga has been confirmed dead after a fight that broke out at a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

How Nigeria’s World Cup absence will affect business in Qatar

Nigerian football fans and business owners in Qatar are still reeling from their team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup 2022, which will...

Big Story

UK court stops Nigeria from appealing £1.4b JP Morgan ruling

A UK High Court has blocked the Federal Republic of Nigeria from appealing the court’s decision last month to dismiss its $1.7bn (£1.4bn) claim...

Lagos Update

We’ve not passed Sharia law – Lagos Assembly

THE Lagos State House of Assembly has refuted claims suggesting that its lawmakers secretly passed a Sharia law. In a communique by Chairman, Lagos State...

Supreme Court upholds use of hijab in Lagos schools

THE Supreme Court of Nigeria has granted the use of hijab by female Muslim students in Lagos State Government-owned schools. The apex court delivered the...

Sanwo-Olu returns to Lagos after campaign tour with Tinubu, asks residents to get PVCs

GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today, returned to the state after taking part in the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) special convention held to choose the...

Motorcycle riders sue Lagos govt over ban

THE Trustees of Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria (MTUN) has dragged the State Government before the Federal High Court in Lagos. MTUN and others are...

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...

FCT News

FCT shuts schools over security threat

THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Musa Bello, has ordered schools in the nation's capital to close over security threats. According to a circular...

FCT Police find missing teenager, Amira, debunk abduction reports

THE Federal Capital Territory Police Command has disclosed that it has found the missing 17-year-old Safiyanu Amira. This is as the security agency debunked reports...

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...

Politics

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Trends/ Social Media

Rapper Lil Wayne announces new album

  American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter also known as Lil Wayne, has announced his new album, Carter VI. The legendary rapper made it known during his...

Comedian AY Makun’s movie, Almajiri, bags 27 nominations

  Comedian and actor, Ayo Makun, has rejoiced over his latest achievement with his movie, Almajiri, bagging 27 nominations. AY showed his appreciation to the CEO...

BBNaija’s Mike Edwards celebrates Commonwealth games feat

  Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Mike Edwards, says he made history representing Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The athlete, who finished sixth...

John Legend, wife expect ‘rainbow’ baby

  American model and TV personality, Chrissy Teigen, and her husband, John Legend, are expecting their rainbow baby. The couple had lost a baby, Jack, in...

Actor Tope Adebayo denies fraud, shares story

  Nollywood actor and son of Oga Bello, Tope Adebayo, has reacted to the fraud allegations made by a partner. The partner had accused Tope of...

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Law

Judiciary

EFCC asked me to pay N142m for plea bargain – Mompha

INSTAGRAM celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of extortion. Mompha is facing N6 billion money...

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

Commonwealth Games: Tobi Amusan wins gold

Nigeria’s Tobi Amosun has added the Commonwealth Games gold medal to her collection of laurels. Amusan clinched the top prize in the 100m hurdles final...

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