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Political class to blame for disunity in Nigeria – Femi Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, SAN, has said that political class should be blamed for the disunity in the country. He accused them...

Metro

Escaped prison inmates responsible for violence in Imo — Uzodinma

Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has attributed the escalating violence in the state to inmates who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Center on...

Crime

Pastor bags life imprisonment for raping 14-year-old in Rivers

A 39-YEAR-OLD pastor has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl. The convict, Justice Aniele,...

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Nick Cannon loses 5-month-old son to cancer

  Television host and actor, Nick Cannon, has lost his youngest child, Zen, to brain cancer, just five months after his birth. Cannon shared the news...

Full list of winners at 2021 People’s Choice Awards

  The 47th People's Choice Awards was held on Tuesday, December 7, in Santa Monica, California. The award night , which was hosted by Kenan Thompson,...

12 Niger Republic soldiers killed in battle with ‘terrorists’

About 12 Niger Republic soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with terrorists, the defence ministry announced on Sunday. It was also disclosed that...

Bitcoin dips by 0.63% to trade at $48,997.87

  Popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, dipped by 0.63% to trade at $48,997.87 in the early hours of Monday. This is coming after a previous 20% drop to...

AFRIMA Awards 2021: Burna Boy, Wizkid bag multiple nominations

  Nigerian superstars, Burna Boy and Wizkid, have bagged multiple nominations in the 2021 AFRIMA Awards nominee list. The event is scheduled to hold on December...

Governments’ response to Omicron threatens emerging recovery, IATA warns

  As the world adjusts to the emergence of the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that...

Africa

Gambian polls: President Barrow, six others to jostle for country’s top positions

Gambians are set to return to the polls on Saturday making it the first time in 27 years, Jammeh, who took power in a...

Nigeria’s bilateral ties with South Africa to remain strong – Onyeama

  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has reassured that the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa will continue to strengthen...

More than 20 killed in DR Congo’s IDP camp – Red Cross

  An attack on a camp for internally displaced people in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has led to the killing of...

New Covid-19 variant found in four people who entered country — Botswana

The Botswana department of health and wellness on Friday said that the new Covid-19 variant (B.1.1.529), which was first reported to the World Health...

West Africa

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...

Burkina Faso president Kabore wins re-election in landslide

Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore secured a landslide victory in his bid for a second term, according to election results announced Thursday,...

Economy

Nigeria’s external reserve dips by 0.08% to close at $41.085 billion.

  Nigeria’s external reserve declined by 0.08% on Friday to close at $41.085 billion implying a decrease of $33 million compared to $41.118 billion recorded...

Bitcoin bounces back by 4.04% to trade at $50,953.40

  Popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, rose by 4.04% to trade at $50,953.40 in the early hours of Monday after dipping slightly. Cryptocurrencies were mostly lower on Monday,...

Naira slumps at official market amidst forex supply boost

  At the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, the exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar closed at N415/$1. Naira depreciated against the US...

Nigeria’s trade deficit hits N8.9tn in nine months — NBS

  The National Bureau of Statistics has reported that a negative balance of N8.9 trillion was recorded by Nigeria between January and September, 2021 According to...

NEPC blames insurgency over non-export from North-East

Grace Cofie The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has blamed insurgency over the non-export of produce from the North- East. This was disclosed by the NEPC...

Finance

Stock market loses N49bn as firms share prices falls

Grace Cofie The Nigeria Stock Exchange, at the end of trading on Wednesday, recorded a loss as the equities market dropped by N49.21bn and 24...

FG working towards out-of-court settlement with states over VAT – Finance Minister

The Federal Government is considering an out-of-court settlement with states the ongoing dispute over the Value Added Tax (VAT). This was disclosed by the Minister...

FG pledges to implement outcome of revenue allocation review

Grace Cofie The Federal Government has promised to implement the outcome of the ongoing review of the current Vertical Revenue Allocation Formula being carried out...

World Bank tasks Nigeria, others on debt transparency as external financing reach $429bn

Grace Cofie The World Bank has demanded debt transparency in countries' development process. It has estimated that external financing in Nigeria and other low income...

Speculators record billions loss as naira appreciates

Grace Cofie At the Investor and Exporter forex window, the naira appreciated by 0.8 per cent to close at N414.73 on Wednesday but the Central...

Business

Buhari sacks AEDC management over strike

Grace Cofie President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over a strike by the Nigerian...

COVID-19: International airlines lament low sales, plan to cut flights

Grace Cofie The travel bans imposed by Canada and the United Kingdom on Nigeria have affected international airlines operating in the country. This was followed by...

eNaira will deepen financial inclusion – CIBN

Grace Cofie The President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Dr Bayo Olugbemi, has disclosed that the eNaira is part of the measures...

NEPC blames insurgency over non-export from North-East

Grace Cofie The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has blamed insurgency over the non-export of produce from the North- East. This was disclosed by the NEPC...

ICRC completes evaluation of 13 local, foreign firms for Airport concession

  Grace Cofie The Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and the Federal Government Agency supervising the country’s four main international airports, have completed the evaluation...

Energy/Oil/Gas

Crude oil price soars by 2.03% to close at $71.30/b

  Prices of oil rose in the early hours of Monday as Brent crude rose by 2.03% to close at $71.30 per barrel. This is coming...

Fuel price hike: NMDPRA shuts 425 petrol stations in Lagos in 10 months

  In the past 10 months, no fewer than 425 petrol stations were shut down across 20 Local Government Areas, LGAs, in Lagos State by...

Chevron, ExxonMobil, others to pay N156bn for crude exports

Grace Cofie Nine oil companies including Chevron and ExxonMobil will pay the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) a total of N156.148 billion for the...

Nigeria falls short as Libya becomes Africa’s biggest oil producer

Grace Cofie Nigeria loses status as Africa's top oil producer to Libya due to decline in its crude oil production last month and supply disruption...

NNPC contribution to federation account drops by N13 billion

Grace Cofie The contribution of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the federation account dropped by N13 billion in September. This was seen in a...

Editorial

Cholera: Need for urgent attention

  Between January and July alone, Nigeria recorded nearly 23,000 cholera cases and 526 casualties. This represents a frightening mortality rate of almost 2.2%. What...

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19: International airlines lament low sales, plan to cut flights

Grace Cofie The travel bans imposed by Canada and the United Kingdom on Nigeria have affected international airlines operating in the country. This was followed by...

Columnists

FDI: The story of FMCG Shoprite in Nigeria

  ABUJA - Rumors about Africa’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FCMG), Shoprite, exiting Nigeria caused a stir. In August 2020, Bloomberg reported Shoprite’s planned...

China Chimes by Yandan Zheng

‘Po Fang Le’ is Bilibili phrase of the year

Bilibili, a leading video platform popular among China's younger generation, announced on Monday the phrase of the year on its site to be "Po...

Diaspora Despatch with LaBode Obanor

How the Rittenhouse verdict threatens the pillars of the American society

By LaBode Obanor White allies of the black community who have always fought side by side with black Americans for centuries of struggles against racial...

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

My meetings with De Klerk over apartheid  

By Aliyu Mohammed Gusau Sometimes life affords us opportunity to witness and participate in significant moments in history. Such an opportunity came my way in...

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...

Escaped prison inmates responsible for violence in Imo — Uzodinma

Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has attributed the escalating violence in the state to inmates who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Center on...

NCAA highlights new boarding rules as airlines risk ban over Omicron

  International airlines will be made to pay $3500 fine on each passenger flown into the country not complying with the Federal Government’s Revised COVID-19...

NDDC board will reconstituted at appropriate time – Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has said the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission will be constituted at the appropriate...

Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable. The monarch also advised descendants of the Yoruba race to...

Lagos experiencing fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that the state is now experiencing the fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic. He also noted that the positivity...

Features/Interviews/Analysis

5 takeaways from Anambra governorship election

By Francis Ogwo The results from the recently conducted Anambra governorship election had come with many not in doubt of the likely outcome. This is...

Big Story

350,000 killed by insurgents in North-East — UN

Northeast Nigeria's conflict with Islamist insurgencies had killed nearly 350,000 people as of the end of 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said...

Lagos Update

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...

OWORONSHOKI KINGDOM: London based Idris Martins tipped as possible heir to vacant throne

  As the buzz around who succeeds the throne of the Oworonshoki Kingdom gets louder, reliable sources reveal that London based Auto Engineer Idris Martins...

Leaked #EndSARS report erroneous – Panel member

There are errors in the version of the report by the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on #EndSARS protest and cases of police...

Gas explosion kills five at Ladipo market

At least five persons died on Tuesday in a gas explosion at Ladipo in the Mushin Local Government area of Lagos State. The explosion occurred...

FCT News

FCT teachers begin strike, send pupils home over ‘outstanding entitlements’

Primary school pupils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were today sent back home after their teachers, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union...

Police rescue abducted UNIABUJA lecturers

The police have reportedly rescued the six staff of the University of Abuja abducted by gunmen on Tuesday and reunited them with their families. Details...

ASUU gives FG 48 hours to rescue UNIABUJA kidnap victims

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has given the Federal Government 48 hours to rescue the victims kidnapped from the University of Abuja...

Electric vehicles will be used for public transportation in Abuja — Minister

  The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Muhammad Bello, says electric vehicles will be used as the main means of public transportation in the nation's capital. Bello...

FCTA issues demolition notice to Mpape residents

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced plans to go ahead with its planned demolition of illegal structures in Mpape community within the next...

Politics

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Trends/ Social Media

Toyin Abraham, Tonto Dokeh, others react to Sylvester Oromoni’s death

  A good number of celebrities have reacted to the disheartening news of the death of a 12-year-old boy, Sylvester Oromoni, who suffered injuries and...

Cute Abiola still in custody, wife, mother allowed to visit – Mr macaroni

  Brand influencer, Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, has given an update on the present issue of his colleague, Ahmed Gafar aka Cute...

I’ll never regret the love I gave anyone, even if it wasn’t reciprocated –...

  Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has stated that she is not taking steps back for love even if the ones she has had in the...

Falz, Mr Macaroni reject Sanwo-Olu’s walk of peace

  Popular rapper, Folarin Falana, also known as Falz, and comedian Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, have rejected the Lagos State Governor, Babajide...

I’ve been advised the refrain from physical activities over health issues – BBNaija’s Jaypaul

  Former BBNaija housemate, Jaypaul Ephraim, has released a statement stating that he would be opting out of any form of physical activity due to...

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Judiciary

Court upholds Soludo’s election as Anambra Gov

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the case against the election of Prof. Charles Soludo as the Governor-elect of Anambra State. In...

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

Return to negotiation table not strike action, NANS begs ASUU

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has appealed to the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) return to...

We’ll ensure ASUU doesn’t embark on strike – FG

The Federal Government has said it will ensure that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) does not embark on strike by initiating the...

Foreign doctors in Nigeria get salaries five times higher than local ones – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has decried the salary disparity between foreign medical doctors and their Nigerian counterparts in some states...

UK employs 353 Nigerian doctors in 100 days

About 353 Nigerian doctors have been registered to work in the United Kingdom in the last 100 days. This was revealed on the website of...

Resident doctors vow to continue strike

After 51 days of embarking on strike, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has insisted that it will not call it off until...

Sports

Lewandowski was robbed of Ballon d’Or — Messi

Lionel Messi has insinuated that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was robbed of the Ballon d'Or trophy. The Argentine superstar yesterday clinched a record-breaking seventh Ballon...

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