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Army court martial former GOC over alleged stolen N400m

The Nigerian Army has commenced the trial of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, over alleged stolen N400...

TOP STORIES

Buhari dissolves Presidential Panel for Recovery of Public Property, awaits ICPC’s Report on ex-Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) led by Mr Okoi Obono-Obla. The Special Adviser...

Minimum wage: Industrial crisis looms in public service

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) has called on Nigerians to appeal to the Federal Government to implement the new minimum wage...

Police arrest soldier who beats civilian to stupor

The police in Lagos, on Tuesday arrested a Nigerian Army personnel attached to Real Estate, Bonny camp, for allegedly beating a civilian to a...

Xenophobia: Gbajabiamila commends Air Peace Airlines, others

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has commended Mr Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace Airlines, for assisting to repatriate...

WORLD NEWS

Evidence points to Iran weapons used in Saudi strike, says alliance, as oil jumps

(Reuters) - An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald...

South African army to stay longer in gang hotspots – Ramaphosa

(Reuters) - South African soldiers will patrol gang-ridden Cape Town streets for an extra six months after President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended their deployment to the end of March 2020.   The army was deployed...

France’s first lady Brigitte Macron to return to teaching

Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, has announced that she will be returning to the classroom. The former teacher would give regular French lessons at a school in a Parisian suburb. Macron told...

Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for potential response to Saudi oil attack

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, after a senior official in...

Hong Kong reopens after violent weekend of clashes and protests

(Reuters) - Hong Kong’s businesses and underground rail stations re-opened as usual on Monday morning, after a chaotic Sunday that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked...

African leaders laud Mugabe at state funeral in divided Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe gave former president Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic...

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ECONOMY

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with its joint venture partners, Shell Production Development Company (SPDC) and Belema OIL, have resolved the dispute on...

CBN tasks bureau de change operators on money laundering, terrorism

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, charged operators of bureaux de change to curb money laundering and terrorism by operating in accordance...

Shell deploys cameras to track spills, crude theft

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) says it has deployed state-of-the-art high definition cameras for quick detection and response to crude...

Buhari constitutes 8-Man Economic Advisory Council to replace EMT

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT). Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser...

VAT increase will deepen poverty, widen inequality, CSOs caution FG

A group of civil society organisations (CSOs) has urged the Federal Government not to follow through with the plan to increase Value Added Tax...

FBNQuest Trustees restates commitment to preserve wealth across generations

FBNQuest Trustees Ltd says it will continue to preserve legacies across generations as its share capital grew from N30 million in the 90s to...

FINANCE

NSE: Market opens on bearish note, down 0.74%

The Nigerian equities market resumed trading week on Monday with a loss of 0.74 per cent, following losses achieved by medium and large equities. Specifically,...

SEC urges capital market participants to embrace innovations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday urged the capital market participants to embrace innovation in all market operations and regulation. Ms Mary Uduk,...

Profit taking: NSE opens trading with 0.21%

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened for the week on Monday still on a bearish trend, amid persistent sell pressure. Specifically, the All-Share Index dipped...

Persistent profit taking: NSE market capitalisation loses N51bn

Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) maintained a bearish mood on Friday for the third consecutive day, with the market capitalisation losing N51...

NSE crucial market indices drop further by 0.25%

The crucial market indices of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained bearish posture, dropping further by 0.25 per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

CBN’s proposed policy for loan defaulters to forfeit deposits in other banks commendable — experts

Financial experts say Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) proposed policy that will ensure that loan defaulters forfeit their deposits in others banks is commendable. They...

Editorial

Resolve the $9.6bn P&ID judgment debt conundrum

The recent decision by an English Commercial Court in the United Kingdom to award $9.6 billion judgment debt against Nigeria in a breach of...

Opinion

Slavery still exists, we must take action–Muhammadu Buhari

August 23rd is the UN declared International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. To mark it, President Muhammadu Buhari...

Buhari and his cabinet of the square in a hole

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Branch. With all the institutional checks on his authority, the Executive Branch should be...

The pedal-to-the-metal made with wood

Any time a new administration comes into office, there will be some complaining about the new president’s cabinet picks. But we’re seeing something...

Sowore, nationhood and the need to begin again

It would have been a euphonious whisper swiftly lost in a cacophonous torrent. But in the quiet of OUR HEARTS it is as piercing...

Atiku’s unrelenting appeal to emotion: A gambit doom to fail – by Femi Adesina

First, it was laughable, now it gets progressively pitiable, to see and hear efforts by presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in...

The Utility of Poetry in Historical Writings

Historical writing, especially about local communities in Nigeria, had drawn a lot of insights from the literary culture of the affected peoples. More particularly,...

Citizenship, Character, and Leadership

Most people would agree that a good leader must first be a person of character and integrity. Too often, however, many do not follow...

Ethnic Politics and the National Question in Nigeria

The term “divide et impera” (divide and conquer), was reported to have been coined by Philip II of Macedon, the father of...

Editors' Picks

Royal rumble, as Ekiti community begs Gov. Fayemi to dethrone their Kabiyesi

There is trouble in the royal house of Odo Ora Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State as things have completely fallen apart between the people of the ancient town and their traditional ruler, the Oba-Lemo, Kabiyesi, Oba Akinola Adeyemo. So bad is...

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TRENDING

Senator Abbo docked for allegedly assaulting nursing mother

The police on Monday arraigned a senator, Elisha Abbo in a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother. Sen....

AFCON 2019: Belaili, Mahrez star as Algeria outclass Guinea

Superbly-taken goals from Youcef Belaili and Riyad Mahrez set Algeria on the way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Guinea as they...

Hosts Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win Copa America

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on...

World War ll veteran urges FG to pay his pension

A 104-year-old World War ll Veteran of the Nigerian Army, Adamo Aduku on Saturday urged the Federal Government to pay his...

4 escape death as tanker overturns on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday said that four persons sustained various degrees of injury when...

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LAGOS UPDATE

Ijegun tank farms: Sanwo-Olu, DPR meet to fine tune lasting solution

IBRAHIM QUADRI Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has met with the leadership of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to discus measures being taken...

Lagos Assembly Speaker assures residents of speedy completion of Agege Flyover

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on Wednesday assured residents of Agege area of Lagos on the speedy completion of...

Ikorodu monarch kicks against toll on Ikorodu-Sagamu Road

The Ayangbunrin of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, on Wednesday urged Lagos and Ogun Governments to rescind their proposed plan to erect toll-gate on the...

Lagos Govt seeks private sector involvement to boost agric investment, jobs creation

Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, says private sector involvement will boost agriculture investment, development and job opportunities in the state. Lawal...

FCT NEWS

FCT Minister commends China’s giant strides on infrastructures in Abuja

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has commended the Chinese Government’s development strategy involving infrastructure development and investments in several countries and in...

Police arrest 4 alleged soothsayers, others in FCT

The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday said it arrested four suspects, who defrauded their victims in pretext that they were...

FCT Minister seeks partnership with FERMA on road maintenance

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called for a closer collaboration between the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and Federal...

NGO trains 119 police officers in FCT on investigation

Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) an NGO, on Wednesday trained 119 police officers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on investigation and sensitisation on...

Tribunal dismisses APC’s petition challenging PDP’s victory in AMAC/ Bwari Fed. Const.

The FCT National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Mrs Amanda Pam of the APC challenging...

BIG STORIES

We’ll not disappoint, Buhari reassures citizens

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday says the results of 2019 elections clearly reflect the interest of Nigerians, and having received the mandate for a second...

FG/LASG begin reconstruction of LAGOS-Badagry Expressway

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat on Tuesday urged residents to cooperate with road contractors and help monitor the continuation of the...

FASHION

Serena Williams stuns in kimono by Nigerian designer, Jane Ekanem

Tennis star, Serena Williams stunned fans with a black sleeveless Kimono jacket by a Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...

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